• MySpace Will Allow Direct Uploads, But Is It Too Late?

    MySpace yesterday announced that it would allow users to finally upload videos directly to the site. According to the company, users can hook up a camcorder, go to MySpace TV, and click the “Record” button to record a video to the site on-the-fly. The company thinks it may be on to something with its new direct upload feature, though. MySpace claims the videos can be embedded… Read More

  • Post-price cut, Xbox 360 sales increase really very much a lot

    Well! It looks like that price cut for the Xbox 360 is doing wonders for sales. Compared to the last pre-price cut weekend, Microsoft says sales of the Xbox 360 at some retailers rose 100 percent. That is, if Store A sold 10 Xboxen the weekend of August 29, it sold 20 Xboxen the weekend of September 5. Or, in English, if you lower the price of something, more people are able to afford it, and… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Don't Forget Your Red Bull Edition

    Matt – Your Red Bull is in the freezer
    News from the future: Bionic lady undergoes nerve-remapping treatment
    Japanese company sells emergency shoes
    Large Hadron Collider Picture Set
    If you’re reading this, the world didn’t end last night Read More

  • TC50 (Demopit): Firefox Extension Deckkr Wants To Simplify Web Browsing

    At TechCrunch50, there were a number of promising web companies, which didn’t make the cut as TechCrunch50 finalists, but were chosen as DemoPit participants instead. One of these companies, which I thought was especially noteworthy, is called Mulodo, a web start-up based out of Tokyo. Mulodo showcased Deckkr, a Firefox extension that makes it possible to get around the web without having… Read More

  • VCs teams jostle for the European cup with new players

    The tectonic plates of venture capital in Europe are shifting once again as three major firms have recently brought in new blood. Leading pan-European venture capital firm Wellington Partners is bolstering it’s presence in London with the appointment of the former Yahoo! manager and 3i sector partner Daniel Waterhouse a full-time Venture Partner. Almost simultaneously, DFJ Esprit, also… Read More

  • Waiter, there's Bluetooth in my iPod Touch 2G


    Interesting. Well, I guess there is a difference between the old Touch and the new Touch — although Apple’s been mum about it. The chip iFixit found supports Bluetooth 2.1+EDR+FM. What do you think, people? Secret ripoff or secret surprise? Reminds me of the secret 3G in Dell Inspiron Minis.
    [Thanks for the tip, Staguave!] Read More

  • Sun's Rich Green on Virtualization

    Sun’s executive vice president of Software Rich Green announced Sun’s xVM Server software and xVM Ops Center 2.0 in a broadcast from Sun’s campus TV studio. Green also announced a suite of comprehensive services and support, and launched xVMserver.org, an open source community where the the new offerings as well as xVM VirtualBox software are freely downloadable. The Sun… Read More

  • If you didn’t know this already, Big Brother has 360 vision

    Today ImmerVision, the supposed expert in 360 Panoramic Imaging Technology, released a press release to simply toot its own horn. The only announcement found in the document was the fact that surveillance companies are using its technology. Duh! Companies are adding the IMV1-1/3 lens to existing security setups to add complete situational awareness. You can go to ImmerVisions website to see… Read More

  • New Skullcandy cans to incorporate mirasol screens


    I was skeptical when Peter sent me the link; I thought “color screen on a headset? What, is it to show your avatar or something? I bet this is gonna be corny.” But lo and behold, it looks bad-ass. This new type of display is supposed to be pretty efficient, so you don’t need to worry about how much it’s draining your battery — a major concern in a… Read More

  • News from the future: Bionic lady undergoes nerve-remapping treatment

    There’s really no way to describe this story without making it sound like it’s from the future. This lady, who has one of the world’s most advanced bionic arms after losing one in a motorcycle accident, has begun feeling her missing arm again. This is nothing new in itself; phantom limb pain is an established phenomenon as old as amputation. However, this case is different… Read More

  • Japanese company sells "intelligent" toy helicopter

    http://blip.tv/play/ih_M4DaJ5FQ Tokyo-based Taiyo Corp. [JP] is selling a new wireless toy helicopter for indoor use that can be used even in very small rooms. The beginner-friendly, so-called Micro Master HG3, features special sensors that prevent the helicopter from crashing into ceilings by descending automatically right before it would happen. Taiyo claims its the first company in the… Read More

  • Zero Punctuation on Too Human

    http://static.escapistmagazine.com/media/global/movies/player/FlowPlayerDark.swf?config=%7Bembedded%3Atrue%2CplayList%3A%5B+%7B+%27url%27%3A213%2C%27linkUrl%27%3A%27http%3A%2F%2Fwww.escapistmagazine.com%2Fvideos%2Fview%2Fzero-punctuation%2F213-Too-Human%27%2C%27linkWindow%27%3A%27_top%27%2C%27name%27%3A%27Too%2BHuman%27+%7D+%5D%2CsplashImageFile%3A%27http%3A%2F%2Fwww.escapistmagazine.com%2Fglobal%2Fcastfire%2Fsplash%2F213.jpg%27%2CshowVolumeSlider%3Atrue%2CinitialScale%3A%27fit%27%2Cloop%3Afalse%2CautoPlay%3Afalse%2CautoBuffering%3Afalse%2CusePlayOverlay%3Afalse%2CautoRewind%3Atrue%2CbufferLength%3A15%2CmenuItems%3A%5Bfalse%2Cfalse%2Cfalse%2Cfalse%2Ctrue%2Ctrue%5D%7D Yes. Yes. A million times yes&hellip… Read More

  • PS3 owners will have to wait out 10-minute Bioshock install

    Yikes. Eurogamer is reporting that PS3 owners must sit through a 4.98GB install that will take approximately 10 minutes to load up, but you’re used to that sort of thing, right? Before entering Rapture you’ll have to listen to eerie music and be subjected to Rapture ads. Joy! Read More

  • Yammer Takes Top Prize At TechCrunch50

    Three jam-packed days, and 52 startup demos later, we finally have a winner for this year’s TechCrunch50. Every day, the presentations just seemed to get stronger and stronger. There were so many strong contenders this year that we are awarding five jury selection prizes, in addition to the top prize. But there must be a winner, and that winner is…Yammer. Yammer is Twitter with… Read More

  • Heat watcher watch cautions against heat strokes

    Nagano-based Chinon [JP] has released a wristwatch that doubles as a portable health monitor. The so-called Heat Watcher is able to caution users who exercise or work under extreme circumstances against heatstrokes. Users can pre-set the watch via 3 levels that determine the expected intensity of the work or exercise (light, medium and hard). One’s own physical stability can be selected… Read More

  • Israel Makes Strong TC50 Showing

    Israel seems to be the country with the single biggest foreign contingent at TC50 with no less than 6 of the 50 companies presenting on stage. Some more Israeli startups can be found in the demo pit, the exhibition space and just walking around the venue floor shopping for investors, customers and partners. Here is a round-up of the 6 Israeli companies that presented on stage: Read More

  • TC50: Footnote, A Social Network To Help Us Remember The Dead

    In what was easily the most morbid presentation of our TechCrunch50 conference,we were introduced to a new kind of social network: Footnote, a place for dead people. Of course, the site isn’t going to be filled with the interactions of the waking dead. Instead, it’s meant as a social memory book, asking users to upload old photos, share stories, and fill in a timeline of their… Read More

  • Hands on with RIM's BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220

    RIM today used CTIA to launch their first BlackBerry flip phone, the Pearl Flip 8220 (formerly known as the KickStart), bringing it to the floor for the world to see. Just like the original Pearl, the Pearl Flip uses the two-letters-per-key SureType QWERTY setup. Combined with predictive typing, I was able to two-thumb type at a speed just a tad bit slower than I would on a standard… Read More

  • Fracture demo going live September 18 for Xbox 360

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=34642 Lucas Arts’ upcoming Fracture title won’t be available for retail until October 7th in the US, but everyone will get a chance to play, if you’re on XBL, on September 18th. Read More

  • Sprint HTC Touch Diamond deboxed and hands-on'd

    We just put our hands all over Sprint’s recently announced version of the HTC Touch Diamond, and documented the process for all to see. As is becoming common for HTC lately, the Sprint version of the Touch Diamond is quite a stunner. Oddly, they’ve dropped the jagged design on the rear of the phone, something the standard Touch Diamond is known for. In its place is a slab of soft… Read More

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