• The random endorsement: TV streamings apps like TvAnts

    A rather self-serving ENDORSEMENT for your reading misery today. I don’t know what I was doing last week, but records indicate I didn’t ENDORSE anything! At all! I don’t know how you all survived, or why Drudge didn’t put the siren up announcing my oversight, but here we are. Right. So today I’m ENDORSING applications like TvAnts, TVU Player, PPMate and Sopcast. Read More

  • More details emerge about the ASUS Essentio CS5110

    Do a search for “ASUS Essentio CS5110” on Google and look what pops up first. That’s right — John Biggs, ladies and gentlemen. John Biggs. Anywho, back in early March there weren’t too many details on the luscious Essentio, but ASUS has furnished us all with more information in the form of a press release. Still notably missing, however, is a launch date and a… Read More

  • Google Enterprise Takes A Page From Salesforce—Launches Its Own App Marketplace

    Google is obviously making big moves into the enterprise. In February, it relaunched JotSpot as Google Sites under the enterprise group, and next week it is expected to announce deeper integration of Google Apps with Salesforce.com, which should help it introduce Google Apps to more business customers. But today, it is taking a page from Salesforce.com by launching its own marketplace for… Read More

  • IOGEAR's 'Portable Media Player' announced

    I’m not quite sure what to make of this so I’ll see if I can’t get my hands on a review unit to take it for a spin. The IOGEAR Portable Media Player is 3.2-inches wide by 5.25-inches long by .75-inches thick and contains a 120GB hard drive. You hook the device up to your computer via USB, dump videos and photos onto it, and then hook it up to your TV via composite or… Read More

  • Amiga: My parents didn't love me

    Look at that. This a video of about fifty nifty games available for the Amiga back in the day. Even today those graphics are on par with some more casual games and some titles you’d still find on the Wii. The only thing that has changed is the fluidity of motion and increased polygons. I never got an Amiga because in my house you get an Atari 800XL when you spill paint in the garage. Read More

  • Nsyght launches public beta for social search

    Now in public Beta, I covered Nsyght back in October when it was still in early Alpha. This tiny boostrapped startup from West London wants to take your bookmarks and social network and use that to create more relevant search results. The idea is that, over time,a user will have a totally custom-built search index specific to them and their tastes. Notional competitors in this space might… Read More

  • More details on Nokia's 'Tube' device

    Like an old man at a urinal, details have slowly been trickling out about Nokia’s upcoming iPhone killer puncher. A post over on Symbian-Freak.com quotes an anonymous “journalist” as saying the following… Read More

  • CrunchGear presents the CrunchNetwork Mobile Meet-up: May 1 in New York City

    Sign up now for the CrunchNetwork Mobile Meet-up for free booze, prizes, and a chance to rub shoulders with the MONSTERS OF BLOG AKA the slightly portly members of the TechCrunch, CrunchGear, and MobileCrunch teams. We’re holding it upstairs at Red Sky @ 47 E 29th St in Manhattan [Map]. Doors open at 7pm and close whenever our booze runs out and you guys can’t afford your… Read More

  • Dell decides that there's money in tiny, cheap laptops

    Dell will join the likes of Asus, HP, Acer, and whichever other computer companies jump on the tiny laptop bandwagon between now and June to offer low cost, ultraportable notebooks to the masses. Dell will be teaming up with China’s Compal Electronics “to launch low-cost notebook computers…as early as June,” according to a Compal official. June is going to be an… Read More

  • Doom And Gloom Hits Silicon Valley

    You didn’t really think that Silicon Valley would be immune to the general convulsions in the overall economy, did you? I am not sure it is as bad as the NYT gleefully makes it out to be, but there is growing evidence of a tech slowdown, including M&A deals and IPOs drying up, slower job growth, signs of weakness on Web advertising, cautious corporate IT spending, and rising costs… Read More

  • Latest iPhone dev kit reveals 3G chipset

    Did you hear about the iPhone fiasco? Seems the latest dev firmware beta (well, latest until yesterday) expired yesterday, leaving developers with no way to program for a little while. Worse still, if a developer had installed the firmware on their main phone, they were left with a nice brick on their hands. A new firmware was released yesterday, though, so that’s no longer a… Read More

  • Review: Samsung M520 for Sprint

    I’ve had the M520 from Samsung for well over a month now and my previous opinion about the Sprint device hasn’t changed. It’s a great phone with some great features. Sure, it looks plain and boring, but you can’t judge a book by its cover now can you? Samsung just knows what they’re doing when it comes to sliders and the M520 is no different. In fact, I think I… Read More

  • OpenX ups sticks for LA

    London-based open-source ad server startup OpenX is biting the bullet and moving to Los Angeles. In addition former Yahoo senior vice president Tim Cadogan will take the CEO job at the startup by Index Ventures, Accel Partners and others, reports Kara Swisher. OpenX has about 30 employees, including 10 developers in Poland, but not all will head to the US. This is probably a necessary… Read More

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    GelaSkins stickers: Inexpensive way to customize your laptop


    Like GalleryPlayer yesterday, this isn’t news per se, more of a “if you didn’t know about this…” Gelaskins. It’s like a vinyl sticker for your laptop or iPod or iPhone. The company licenses not-too-shabby artwork, then makes the sticker, which you place on your device of choice. That up there is the latest one, called Motherboard, while my personal… Read More

  • To help aging population, Japanese robots put to work

    One-fifth (21 percent) of the Japanese population is over the age of 65, according to the CIA World Fact Book. (Compare that to us here in the Sates, with 12.6 percent over 65 years of ago.) Since its population isn’t getting any younger, Japan has to come up with a source of labor to support its aging population. Robots! A Japanese think tank recently predicated that robots could end… Read More

  • Yahoo Refugee Tim Cadogan Lands at OpenX As CEO

    Executive recruiters are still loving Yahoo. Another former Yahoo executive has landed as the CEO of a startup. This time it is Tim Cadogan, an advertising senior vice president who left Yahoo in February. He is taking the helm at OpenX, a startup which distributes an increasingly popular open-source ad server. More details from TechCrunch UK:
    London-based open-source ad server startup… Read More

  • Universal Roaming SIMcard from Adepto Telecom

    Travelers who frequently cross national boarders have to deal with a myriad of costs when using their cell phones. Costs for making and receiving calls can vary greatly between boarders. Adepto Telecom announced a Pay As You Go service that allows customers to use their mobile phone when they are abroad without incurring roaming, calling or texting charges. The One SIMcard system works in… Read More

  • Nsyght tries to crack the social search nut

    The trend of searching your social network for information is going to be with us for a while. Facebook is clearly interested in improving its own search engine to provide a relevant social graph for each individual. And others in this space include Search Wikia, Rollyo (search sites you trust) and Eureskster (customize a search a topic, and share and distribute the social search widget). In… Read More

  • Troubled Motorola to name David Dorman as Chairman

    Motorola, a company that helped bring the cell phone to fruition, has been struggling lately. To recapture world market share, Motorola will name former AT&T chief executive David Dorman to the position of chairman next month. Dorman will be named to his new position on May 5 of this year, after Ed Zander retires at the company’s annual meeting. Dorman will have plenty of work to do. Read More

  • CrunchNetwork May 1 Mobile Meet-up in NYC

    Sign up now for the CrunchNetwork Mobile Meet-up for free booze, prizes, and a chance to rub shoulders with the members of the TechCrunch, CrunchGear, and MobileCrunch teams. We’re holding it upstairs at Red Sky @ 47 E 29th St in Manhattan [Map]. Doors open at 7pm, May 1, 2008 and close whenever our booze runs out. The event will feature a special Nokia Demo Space with loaner N95s to… Read More

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