• TechCrunch50 (DemoPit): MyJambi Founder Fetches Coffee For Other Startups

    Last week at TechCrunch50, a slew of great companies were showing off their services in the DemoPit. And although not all of them were able to fully show off how their sites could work on-site, one company, MyJambi, was lucky enough to do just that. MyJambi is a social marketplace where users can buy and sell services online without the use of anonymous service postings. Anything from… Read More

  • Don't Let Facebook Force The New Profile On You. Here's How To Get The Old One Back

    Don’t like the look of the new Facebook? Upset over last week’s mandatory changeover? You can do something about it, at least for now. If you really want to keep Facebook the way it was, just add the Facebook Developer application here, and then click on over to facebook via this link. Voila! You’ve got the old Facebook look and feel, and you can change back any time… Read More

  • Look.Fo Makes It Easy to Send Google Search Results

    TinyURL is the place to go if you have a long URL that you want to cut down for friends, but if you’re looking for a way to easily send Google search results to them without picking a specific page, Look.fo lets you send them an exact link to your query in a simple style: look.fo/your search query. I had the opportunity to try out Look.fo and it works as advertised. The page’s… Read More

  • WSJ: T-Mo Android announcement on September 23, HTC Dream late October

    The Wall Street Journal reports that T-Mobile will start selling the very first Android-powered smartphone in late October. (That is, of course, provided the world doesn’t descend into anarchy by then.) The paper cites “people familiar with the matter,” which is much better than citing “eh, just a feelin’ we have.” Look for some sort of official… Read More

  • Sharp didn't forget VHS, now marries it with Blu-ray

    In Japan, Sharp today announced [JP] the release of the Aquos BD-HDV22, a combination of a Blu-ray and a VHS recorder. Yes, VHS. The device goes on sale November 25 and will cost $1,500 (at this point, availability outside Japan is unknown). Next to copying their VHS tapes to Blu-ray discs, users are able to record TV programs and videos stored in the HDD (capacity: 250 GB) in these two formats. Read More

  • Maybe They'll Put Zunes In The Happy Meals

    Microsoft announces that Zune users will be able to access the Zune music store for free from 9,800 U.S. McDonalds, care of Wifi provider Wayport. Users can wirelessly stream and download music, tag and purchase songs directly from the built-in FM radio and access personalized music recommendations and programming. That’s a nice feature for the 2 million or so Zune users out there. Most… Read More

  • Japan gets exclusive, super-cute Hello Kitty-Roomba

    iRobot‘s Roombas have been enjoying brisk sales in Japan for a few years now. To further boost brand awareness, their sales agent in this country collaborated with Sanrio, the company behind Hello Kitty and other extra-cute comic characters, to produce a Hello Kitty-Roomba. The Nippon-only device is based on the Roomba 530 model, with the only difference being the cute design. Available… Read More

  • Backblaze's One-Click Online Backup Opens To The Public

    Backblaze, the service I described as “Online Backup With Time Machine’s Finesse“, has launched to the public. The site tries to differentiate itself from the myriad of other online backup solutions available by emphasizing simplicity. Backblaze advertises a 3-click-setup, tucking away all but the most basic features behind an “advanced” menu (which includes… Read More

  • Study shows business travelers prefer their BlackBerry to their loved ones

    Outside of Thanksgiving, does this scene even remotely exist anymore? How much do you love your BlackBerry? Like, say, more than you love your spouse? As crazy as that sounds, it’s not too uncommon. A recently conducted study by Sheraton suggests that, if given the choice, some 35 percent of business travelers would rather pal around with their BlackBerry than their spouse. Just as… Read More

  • Update On TechCrunch Reader Chrome Usage: Trending Up To 8.12%

    Checking back in Google Analytics to see how Google Chrome usage is trending now that the browser has been out in the wild for two weeks. A couple of days after launching on September 2, 6.23% of visitors to TechCrunch were using Chrome. Today usage is up to 8.12% over the period since launch. (It may soon overtake Safari, which is at 8.84%). Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Family Portrait Edition

    Kid asks for Photoshop help, gets hilarious results
    Video: WowWee’s FlyTech Bladestar Flyer now shipping
    Hammacher Schlemmer selling WowWee Rovio under the totally uncool name of Anywhere Home Sentry
    Sweater Friends Episode 13: Jack Johnson’s Drummer
    Best Buy to acquire Napster Read More

  • Verizon BlackBerry Storm "Minute With Mike" briefing video leaked

    Remember those BlackBerry Storm still shots that leaked out from the internal Verizon employee announcement just a few hours ago? The entire video from which the screens were captured has now leaked online. The video quality is a bit like being 3 shots in and sitting on a tilt-a-whirl, but if you’re itchin’ for Storm information and the stills just aren’t doing it for you… Read More

  • New Tokyoflash watch: 7 selectable colors on one watch

    I’ve always liked Tokyoflash watches, but I’ve also always been wary of committing to a single crazy-ass color whenever a design impressed me; the ones I liked were always monochromatic. No more! The newest Tokyoflash timepiece, the Negative, sports 7 different colors you can switch between whenever you feel like it. At last, something to go with that day-glo jumpsuit you use… Read More

  • HP df300a1 3.5” digital photo frame

    This just makes sense. A nice little portable digital photo frame. Small and compact, the frame is perfect for showing off pics of the fam. It even comes with a leather protective case. Read More

  • HP df1000 series 10.4” digital photo frame

    Here’s a pretty sweet looking new frame from HP. A mahogany solid wood frame surrounds the 10.4” LCD panel. It comes with two sets of interchangeable double mats allowing the ability to match a wide décor. Read More

  • New HP Laser mice actually look kind of awesome

    Who knew HP had the chops to put together something like these? I think maybe they had a little help from Mom and Dad. Actually, they had help from Voodoo, at least with that funky-looking gaming mouse. There isn’t a lot of info but I’m thinking it has much the same specs as the HDX: variable DPI from 400-2400, up to 500Hz polling rate, several profile settings, and a nice… Read More

  • Review: Slacker G2 personal radio player

    Today, Slacker announced the G2 personal radio player, which is 10x better than the first gen device. The 4GB model handles 25 stations while the 8GB model stores up to 40 are available for $200 and $250, respectively. The Wi-Fi has also been beefed up and battery life is up around 15 hours. The G2 is 40 percent smaller than the first gen model and you can side load your own music to the… Read More

  • HP updates TouchSmart desktop PCs, IQ804 and IQ816

    Today, HP updated their popular TouchSmart PCs. Both the IQ804 and IQ816 feature a 25.5-inch HD 1920×1200 resolution display. The main difference between the two boils down to a DVD drive for the 804 and Blu-ray drive for the 816 along with a few other minor spec changes. The 804 comes with a 2.10GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5850 proc while the 816 has a 2.10GHz T8100 Intel proc. Both handle up… Read More

  • HP announces High-Def notebooks, HDX X16 and HDX X18

    Building on their cavalcade of notebooks announced a few months ago, HP whipped out two entertainment-focused notebooks today. The biggest draw for both the HDX 16 and HDX18 are their 16:9 HD displays, sort of. The HDX18 boasts a full 1080p display while the HDX16 cranks out 720p. Full specs and details after the jump. Read More

  • New wireless mice and keyboard from HP – OMG a Ctrl-Alt-Del key!

    I didn’t have a good time with the last wireless keyboard/mouse combo I had, but I’m ready to try again. This keyboard has the most dumb/smart feature of all time, a Ctrl-Alt-Del key. That’s awesome. Yes, there are jokes to be made, but I use the task manager for more than killing crashed programs. Anyway, the keyboard also has a “rotary button,” commonly referred… Read More

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