• Students get significant discount at Photoshop World Conference

    [photopress:psworlddd.jpg,full,center] Kids looking to “make it” as a graphic designer (good luck!) may want to consider heading down to Orlando next month for the Photoshop World Conference. It’s a gathering of Photoshop’s best and brightest, as well as those who employ them. So, you go down there, futz around for a bit, exchange e-mail addresses and hope that one day… Read More

  • RIM schedules outage for March 22

    If you know any CrackBerry addicts then feel free to pass this along. I don’t think you want them freaking out tomorrow unless you’re a cold hearted meanie. RIM “Scheduled” Outage for March 22nd Description: Database upgrade for all North American subscribers in
    the following locations: The Americas Change Window Start Date and Time: 03/22/08 06:00:00 (GMT) Change
    Read More

  • You Suck at Photoshop #9

    http://www.mydamnchannel.com/xml/mdc_embed.swf?episode=602 Just watch it, artard. Teletubbies? Read More

  • Gibson adds five more companies to its 'to sue' list

    Not long after serving Activision with papers alleging patent infringement for the Guitar Hero series of video games, Gibson Guitar Corp. has now decided to go after retailers that sell that game as well. In light of this news, Activision said the following; “Our ‘Guitar Hero’ retailing partners have done nothing wrong. We will confront this and any other efforts by Gibson… Read More

  • EU startups get plugged at Plugg

    This week there was a new conference on the Web 2.0 block in Europe. Plugg saw investors and startups from across Europe come together to discuss the market and some 20 startups pitched their companies at the event, attended by about 300 people. Although much smaller than Le Web 3 in Paris (which gets about 1,500 attendees), Plugg had the makings of a more intimate atmosphere amongst… Read More

  • The Vaio Fresh Start option: Start your computing experience right… for $50

    Sony, in their infinite wisdom, is offering a way to remove all of the crapware and “extras” they stuff onto their PCs and notebooks. It’s called Fresh Start and, like a douche, it costs money (namely $50) and basically blows bubbles up your jacksy. I found the option on the VGN-TZ2000 Configure-to-Order Vaio TZ and it also requires Windows Vista Business, sort of a… Read More

  • Get Into The SearchMe Private Beta Right Now

    New Sequoia-backed visual search engine SearchMe is just starting to send invitations to their private beta, which launched last week. The company says there are 30,000 people now on the waiting list. But if you want to get in now, just click here and enter your email. The first 1,000 people get in immediately. CrunchBase Information SearchMe Information provided by CrunchBase Read More

  • Fixing the Firefox 3 JFIF problem


    Click to see full-sized image. Not sure what purpose it serves, but Firefox 3 on OS X changes the names of jpg files to jfif, which is the umbrella filetype for JPEG encoded files. As a blogger and collector of pornography involving goats and fish, I find this very problematic. You can, however, create an Automator task to fix your JFIF files on the fly. I’ve attached it to a… Read More

  • Averatec releases new $1100 'ultraportable' notebook

    Ever the purveyor of affordable notebooks, Averatec has just released a 12.1-inch, 3.9-pound “ultraportable” notebook. I don’t know if I’d stretch this into the ultraportable realm — maybe thin and light, although “thin” is kind of stretching it too. Anyway, it’s a pretty good price for what you get; an AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core processor… Read More

  • Myrl launches Web-based virtual world

    Virtual worlds are all very well but they are usually closed systems which don’t integrate well with the Web, and since the Web won the platform wars a while back it makes sense to integrate the two a little better. Despite this, virtual worlds are still adding users. There are now more than 200 virtual worlds and Gartner Research estimates that 50 to 60 million people will participate… Read More

  • Firefox 3: So easy a caveman could do it

    Firefox 3 won’t be out of beta until the end of June but Mozilla told Reuters yesterday that anyone can go ahead and download the most recent version and run it without worrying too much. It’s now stable enough for everyone, not just developers. Read More

  • Bids In: Verizon and AT&T Big Winners

    The FCC ended bidding for the 700 megahertz spectrum yesterday. Verizon Communications and AT&T won the largest shares of the spectrum after 260 rounds of bidding. The FCC raised $19.12 billion from bidders. Verizon and AT&T won more than $16 billion worth of licenses, airwaves they plan to use to for voice, data services and new wireless technologies. Frontier Wireless, a partner of… Read More

  • NBA games coming to theaters in 3D

    Smart guy, that Mark Cuban. He knew that people with high definition TVs would rather watch a show about dolphins in HD over anything else being broadcast in standard definition so he invested a bunch of money into HD programming. Now he’s betting that people will actually want to watch professional basketball if it’s broadcast at a public theater in 3D. Hell, I’d… Read More

  • CBS Sports Facing March Madness Backlash on Facebook. "This App Blows."

    Don’t mess with March Madness. CBS Sports is learning that lesson the hard way on Facebook, where a major backlash is happening over its NCAA basketball bracket application. Yes, this is the same application that was allowed to spam users’ friends with more invites than other Facebook apps. The app—which lets you pick which basketball teams you think will win March… Read More

  • CrunchWord Puzzle!

    Here’s the latest CrunchGear-themed crossword puzzle. You can find the answers to the clues spread throughout this week’s posts. Enjoy! CrunchWord Puzzle for Friday, March 21st Read More

  • MoConDi to Offer Free Greystripe Mobile Games

    MoConDi announced today that it will make over 800 free games available to community members of the MoConDi-run MeYou Community. The games will come from Greystripe, a company that distributes ad-supported mobile games. MeYou users can download games, recommend games to other community members, or learn about a hot new game from others. “Mobile social networks are an ideal place for users… Read More

  • Federated Media's Battelle Slams Rival, Hints At Investing In Publishers

    Two thing jumped out at me when I read a CNET interview with John Battelle of Federated Media this morning – his direct criticism of competitor Glam Media as a “flavor of the month,” and his suggestion that he may take equity stakes in his publishers. Full disclosure – Federated Media is our ad selling partner. Sometimes we love them. Sometimes, not so much. Glam Media… Read More

  • Australian Startup Carnival Highlights Antipodean StartUps

    The results of the Australian Startup Carnival were announced Sunday, and as a judge I had the opportunity to review every entry. The carnival was entry based, so not every Australian startup was featured, and yet there were some great entries. The winner was Perth, Western Australia based Scouta, a media recommendations service we’ve featured a couple of times on TechCrunch. The judges… Read More

  • Euro startups plugged at Plugg

    This week there was a new conference on the Web 2.0 block in Europe. Plugg saw investors and startups from across Europe come together to discuss the market and some 20 startups pitched their companies at the event, attended by about 300 people. Although much smaller than Le Web 3 in Paris (which gets about 1,500 attendees), Plugg had the makings of a more intimate atmosphere amongst… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Cars in the Balance Edition

    Shelf swivels in response to lopsided weight
    360 Vodka: World’s first eco-friendly spirit
    Remember Micro Machines?
    Break It Down Elmo dances for our sins
    Contest: Win this Geeks.com 2GB hunk of garbage Read More

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