• Last minute Apple "Let's Rock" rumors

    With the Apple press conference mere hours away, the ‘ol rumor mill is work’n overtime. Quoting long time sources, AppleInsider claims that the iPod Shuffle is going to five color options and while the Classic is only going to be available in two. The real news is that the third-gen Nano is getting a whopping nine color palette and will… Read More

  • Samsung producing Atom-powered netbook

    Samsung is the latest runner in the Atom-powered netbook marathon. No word on any specific details just yet, but we do know that the sub-laptop is gong to sport a 10-inch screen, three USB ports, an audio in and out along with a VGA output. Expect the lil’ guy to hit the Korean market at the end of October for a yet to be announced price. Read More

  • Air Canada to use Gogo Wi-Fi for international flights

    Canadian travelers will soon be able to emulate their favorite CrunchGear blogger, Peter Ha, as they glom on to Aircell’s Gogo wireless internet service aboard their next international Air Canada flight. You’ll recall that Sweet Pete recently blogged from 37,000 feet using Gogo service aboard American Airlines. What fun we all had! You’ll have to wait until at least spring… Read More

  • TechCrunch50 Livestream: Day 2

    http://www.ustream.tv/flash/live/280032Powered by Ustream We’ll be streaming TechCrunch50 here all day so everyone can see the conference’s demos for themselves as they happen. You can also find our written coverage of the conference here and coverage from other news outlets below. Update:Done for the day. Come back tomorrow. Read More

  • Intel now shipping 80GB solid state drives

    Intel might as well just build entire computers. Make the whole thing one big system-on-a-chip, huh? The company recently announced some solid state drives; the 1.8-inch X18-M and the 2.5-inch X25-M. Both drives are currently available in 80GB capacities, with 160GB versions expected later this year. Intel claims that the multi-level cell drives are good for up to 250MB per second read speeds… Read More

  • Reminder: Apple "Let's Rock" Event Today at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern

    Take a break from TC50 – but not a long one – and head over to CrunchGear as we report live Yerba Buena Center (I called it the Buena Yerba Center last night. Boy was my face red!) at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern. I’m headed over right now and I’ll report when I’m in place and on the case. Update – We have full details on all the new iPods on CrunchGear. Check… Read More

  • Google On the Run From the Privacy Cops

    Amid growing scrutiny from government regulators in the U.S and Europe, Google is amending its privacy practices and keeping the IP addresses of consumers who do searches on Google for a shorter period of time. The dominant search engine will keep server log data for only nine months now instead of 18 (which itself was a reduction put in place last year from an indefinite retention period). … Read More

  • BlackBerry 8220, a flip phone, will officially debut this week

    Research in Motion will officially unveil the BlackBerry 8220 at a CTIA trade show, which starts tomorrow. Did you know that this new BlackBerry is a flip phone? That’s sorta unexpected from prim and proper RIM. CrackBerry already has a pre-release model, and this video gives a brief overview of some of the smartphone’s key features. What’s unknown, though, are pesky things… Read More

  • Circuit City giving away 1,600 Microsoft Points with Xbox 360 purchase

    If you’re in the market for an Xbox 360, especially now that we’re post-price cut, you’d do well to buy one from Circuit City. The retailer is giving away a card for 1,600 Microsoft Points with every console purchase. That’s good for at least one of the Xbox Live Arcade games you play for a few minutes at a clip. You should also note that Circuit City is selling a few… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Until the End of the World Edition

    Plastic Logic will show off a fancy, new electronic paper device today
    End of the world on Wednesday, take a half day today
    Tweegee: Ya know, for the kids. No, really. It’s a kid thing.
    PSA: TomCruise.com launches iPhone version of wildly popular movie star Web page
    ‘Spore’ gets walloped on Amazon thanks to DRM Read More

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