• New Joost Launches Now. And Next Month Joost Will Be 100% Flash.

    The new browser-based Joost, which we wrote about two weeks ago (screen shots here), launches this morning. The new Joost still requires a plug-in to facilitate P2P transfers of files (reducing Joost’s bandwidth costs and making high-demand live performances feasible). There are lots of new community features in the new Joost, which we outlined in our previous post. Joost isn’t… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Inscrutable Edition

    Eizo-C@T-one: Remote controller and optical mouse in one device
    SanDisk unanimously turns down Samsung’s buyout offer
    We Tell You: Why Samsung wants SanDisk
    Japan soon gets new super-fast train
    “Grapefruit” 360-degree video camera – wonderful or terrifying? Read More

  • Earthscape iPhone App Now Free For Limited Time, Grab It Now

    Earthscape (iTunes link), the incredible iPhone application that brings Google-earth to the iPhone, just discounted its $10 pricetag to…free. For a “limited time.” The app, which we first wrote about in May, puts a little globe in your pocket that you can spin around and zoom in to specific locations. It shows where you are based on your GPS coordinates, highlights locations… Read More

  • Yammer Hammers Forward With API Launch; See It Soon In Twhirl

    Yammer, a Twitter-like messaging system for businesses, has seen solid growth since launching last week at TechCrunch50 (and taking the top prize). CEO David Sacks says there are now 10,000 networks and 50,000 users just one week in. Yammer’s business model is to let people use the service for free, spreading it throughout the enterprise. When and if a company wants to take… Read More

  • In case you needed more Portal, here's a prequel


    There’s a feeling one gets when finishing Portal of “Wow.” And shortly after that, “Wait. It’s done?” And yes, it is. The game is excellent, and some actually praise its shortness, but I felt it could have used a bit longer of a mid-section; after you learn the controls but before things get out of hand there was room for a few more puzzles. Fortunately… Read More

  • Matsushita aka Panasonic Lumix G-series camera will shoot in HD, coming Spring 2009

    At a press conference in Japan for the Lumix G1, Matsushita aka Panasonic revealed that an upcoming Lumix G-series will, in fact, shoot in HD. Matsushita claims that the camera will be a ‘world’s first’ with an interchangeable lens and the ability to use the autofocus function for shooting in HD. It’s unknown what compression will be used, but it will more than likely… Read More

  • Praise the Lord, Guitar Praise: Solid Rock has been unboxed

    Well, lookie here. The wonderfully, family orientated Guitar Praise has gone through the obligatory unboxing. Nothing real surprising as the guitar apparently looks and feels like a knock-off. Even the software has a done-that feeling, but if your ‘rents don’t want you jamming Pantera’s Cowboys from Hell, Guitar Praise might be the next best thing. Read More

  • Today on MobileCrunch

    Not reading MobileCrunch yet? Why the heck not? While a MobileCrunch post or two might make the jump over to CrunchGear each day, there’s a ton of good stuff each day that you’ll only see on that side of the fence. (By the way, check out our new look!) Here’s some stuff you may have missed on MobileCrunch today: We’ve got a new look! MobileCrunch is looking for… Read More

  • The Canon 5D Mark II was held back by the marketing department

    Per a Canon employee talking to Tech Digest, the engineers behind the 5D Mark II were held back by the megapixel race instead of focusing on the sensor. The chaps in marketing reportedly wanted to beat out Nikon’s latest DSLR flagship (rumors says it’s coming tomorrow 9/18 btw) and us consumers are apparently dumb, paying attention just to the mighty megapixel.  Read More

  • We've got a new look!

    After a few years on the theme of yesteryear, MobileCrunch has been given a facelift under the mighty styling scalpel of Mark Hendrickson. Readers of TechCrunch should feel right at home with the new look. It’s sharp, it’s clean, and it’s just oh-so-easy on the eyes. Though there might be a few tweaks here and there in the coming weeks, a couple of features have already… Read More

  • MobileCrunch: WSILF

    MobileCrunch.com, our comely sister in this thing we call the blogoscape, just got an amazing new redesign courtesy of Senor Hendrickson over at TC. Pop in to celebrate her face-lift and stay for the mobile industry news served up by the inimitable and not-fired Greg Kumparak. Read More

  • "Grapefruit" 360-degree video camera – wonderful or terrifying?


    I can’t tell whether the idea of this 360-degree video camera is a good or a bad thing, but I’m surprised we haven’t seen more stuff like it. Stitching the images together from a live feed can’t be that hard if you control the hardware — this might be really nice for concerts and stuff. Or, alternately, we’re heading towards a situation where everybody… Read More

  • Yahoo's All New Home Page A Mix Of Old And New

    Yahoo will begin bucket testing a new version of its home page this evening with small percentage of users. The company’s last home page redesign was more than a year ago, and earlier this year Yahoo began integrating third party content onto the site via their new Buzz product. Any changes to this page ripple broadly through the Internet – 314 million people visit the Yahoo home… Read More

  • Confirmed: Microsoft cutting Jerry Seinfeld ads tomorrow

    We’ve confirmed with multiple sources that Microsoft will announce the second phase of their $300 million marketing campaign, which, unfortunately, axes Jerry Seinfeld. Waggener Edstrom confirmed the move tonight. According to WaggEd, Microsoft will spin it in a way that would make us believe that axing Jerry was the plan the whole time, which it is according to our sources out West. Read More

  • MobileCrunch is looking for interns

    Do you live and breath mobile? Do you want to be the one to bring the news to the masses as it breaks? MobileCrunch is now looking for interns. Think you’re the one for the job? Shoot us a line at mobilecrunch at crunchgear dot com. Be sure to include a bit of information about yourself, a basic rundown of your background, and some examples of your writing style. Read More

  • Video: How to completely obliterate your HDD with thermite

    Yeah, I’m thinking that’s a bit overkill. But I guess if you truly need a single hard drive to be completely destroyed, a pound of thermite burning at 5000 degrees is one way to do it. Although “burnin’ stuff up good” isn’t necessarily gadget-related, this little how-to at Hack A Day is remarkably thorough in what mixtures to use, how to ignite correctly… Read More

  • Next NVIDIA generation features faulty last-gen solder?

    NVIDIA’s “abnormal” number of GPU failures have been the subject of much discussion and speculation during the last couple months. The culprit seems to have been the high-lead solder, which everybody rightly assumed NVIDIA would abandon — after all, it’s cost the company hundreds of millions in direct costs and probably far more in lost sales, lost brand… Read More

  • It's Over For Seinfeld, But Crispin Porter Keeps Microsoft Business

    People at Microsoft that I trust are saying that it has absolutely, positively, definitely (really) always been the plan to have Seinfeld appear in just the first few warm up commercials for their $300 million Vista ad campaign, and then move on to the meat of the messaging. And I believe them, with the appropriate wiggle room (like if the ads were super well received, they may have exercised… Read More

  • How does Apple decide what apps make it into the app store?

    LMAO. I <3 The Joy of Tech. Hit the jump to see the rest of the chart. Read More

  • SGN Launches Wii-like iGolf For iPhone.

    Once you’re done turning your iPhone photos into works of art that Monet would be envious of, check out iGolf, a minutes-old app created by Palo Alto-based Social Gaming Network. The application uses the iPhone’s accelerometer to detect a golf-swing like motion with the phone. Choose a club and swing the iPhone just like a golf club. Save your high scores and challenge your friends… Read More

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