• NetFront browser for Windows Mobile lands

    [photopress:netfront_pocketpc.gif,full,right]Access, the owners of the Palm OS, are apparently porting the 3.5 version of the NetFront browser to Windows Mobile. NetFront is the basis of Palm’s Blazer browser, a perfectly workable way to get on the Web. It’s better than Pocket Internet Explorer, so WinMo users might want to consider the option. Access Offers NetFront Browser… Read More

  • Europe getting Centro on February 14

    [photopress:gallery1_sprint_black.jpg,full,center] Europe, Palm’s got a Valentine’s day gift for you. It’s a Centro! The GSM-flavored device will be available from unknown carriers on the 14. Specs are just like the Sprint version we have here, so it’ll be inexpensive and easy to use, as well as quite popular. Centro [Euro Palm] Read More

  • AMD-based computers departing from Dell.com

    [photopress:dell_amd_1.gif,full,left]Ah, it seems like just yesterday AMD and Dell were in some sort of honeymoon phase, finally together after years of teasing and blushing and double entendres. But things are not rosy in paradise, it seems, as there are rumors buzzing around the country club that Dell will shortly call it off. At least online. Those wanting an AMD machine will have to suffer… Read More

  • IBM reduces Cell processor's power consumption, PS3 to benefit

    [photopress:cellpp.jpg,full,center] An international solid state circuit conference, which sounds super fun, has been going on this past week. One thing that we should care about is IBM’s announcement that it has figured out a way to shrink the Cell processor that’s used in the PS3, cutting its power consumption in half (or just about). Following the imaginary flow chart, less… Read More

  • Attention Star Wars fans


    It’ll be way cooler than this. Doug and I will have a special treat for you folks this weekend, so be sure to stick around. And no, I won’t be dressing up as Leia nor will Doug be dressed up as Jabba made from Play-doh, even though I know that’s what you guys want. Despite dashing your dreams, you will want to stop by over the weekend. Trust me. Read More

  • Review: Aliph's Jawbone

    Despite Aliph’s insensitive viral videos circulating the Web nowadays, the Jawbone is a great Bluetooth headset. Yeah, I know I poke fun at you Bluetooth headset wearing funny guys, but when something works and works well, you can’t deny it or make fun of it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still going to make fun of those that wear it in inappropriate places, but that’s… Read More

  • Softbank, Rustic Canyon Put $3.5 million Into DanceJam

    http://v1.tinypic.com/player.swf?file=6b9gyls&s=1 Put new startup DanceJam, a “YouTube for dance videos” down for another $3.5 million, bringing their total to $4.5 million raised. They’ve closed a Series B round of financing from Softbank Capital, Rustic Canyon Partners and a number of new angel investors. Note that I am an investor in this startup. The company, founded… Read More

  • A mouse and gamepad combo? A thousand times YES

      The Evergreen Navigator 365 deserves a spot in my laptop bag but, like all good things, is currently only available in Japan. It costs around $30 or so if you’re in the area and with a little luck, some hard work, and some perseverance, might just make it stateside some day so kids like me can buy it without the 14-hour plane ride. Evergreen Laser mouse cum Game pad… Read More

  • Alltop Thinks My Boss Has a Big Ego

    Guy Kawasaki has just launched a news aggregation site called Alltop that displays headlines from a preselected set of “top” sources. The headlines are broken into categories such as celebrities, gaming, and politics. Which category displays headlines from our very own Michael Arrington’s personal blog CrunchNotes? Egos. Now all of us around the office already knew Mike had… Read More

  • Web Mission launched to showcase UK startups in Silicon Valley

    TechCrunch UK is a media partner in a new initiative to create connections between Silicon Valley in the US, world famous as a crucible of technology innovation, and UK startups, as well as to showcase what the UK has to offer. I’m delighted to support this initiative. Another successful project, Paddys Valley, was created by and for Irish startups in December last year to introduce… Read More

  • Alarm clock with color-coded weather forecasts perfect for people who leave the house once in a while

    Looking to impress your dinner guests but can’t afford a Chumby? Why not show them you sorta mean business with this colorful weather forecasting alarm clock? If the display is red or orange, better pack your speedo because it’s gonna be a bright, sunshiney day. Pink or turquoise and you’ve got some clouds in your future. Purple or green means rain or snow, respectively. It… Read More

  • New CrunchBoard Up and Running

    We’re pleased to announce that we have launched a new version of CrunchBoard powered by Personforce. There are already several new positions posted by highly visible Web 2.0 companies. Digg has posted listings for VP of Business Development and Business Development Manager. JibJab is looking for a Ruby on Rails Software Engineer, a Web Designer, and a Senior Systems Administrator. And… Read More

  • Mustek announces digital photo frame that doubles as an alarm clock and so much more

    I hate my alarm clock as I’m sure most of you do too. I’m still not sold on digital photo frames and I think it’s safe to say most you aren’t either. I only know one person who owns one. But what would you say to a digital photo frame that’s also an alarm clock? What if it had a calendar, indoor temperature gauge and MP3 player? I sure as heck would want one of those. Read More

  • ClearChannel begs gov't to help it keep making money by stopping sattelite radio

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    Wow ClearChannel has been working behind the scenes in a rather unsavory way to prevent the XM-Sirius merger from happening. I know ClearChannel is “evil” because it killed local radio years ago (I ask, who still listens to local radio, and why?), but its reliance on the government to protect its business is silly. Since when was it the… Read More

  • Atari launches Alone In The Dark: Central Park site

    Remember Alone In The Dark? If you do, you might already know that a new version called Alone In The Dark: Central Park will be released for the PS3, Xbox 360, and the PC on June 2nd. Or if you’re like me, you’ll have remembered playing the original game but have had no idea that a new version was coming out. At any rate, there’s a site called CentralDark.com that’s… Read More

  • Microsoft will OWN GTA IV launch, says VP of MGS [Update]


    Wired.com has a great and in-depth interview with Microsoft Game Studios CVP, Shane Kim. When asked how Microsoft would ramp up efforts to do battle with Sony in Europe, Kim had this to say: “Making sure that we own the launch of Grand Theft Auto IV from a platform perspective is really important. So how do we work with our partners there? I think it really is about marketing, right? Read More

  • Knee brace can generate power for small gadgets

    Here’s a great idea for a wearable convergence device. It’s a knee brace that generates enough electricity to power smaller gadgets like cell phones, MP3 players, portable GPS systems, and even “a motorized prosthetic joint or an implanted neurotransmitter,” according to the PhysOrg.com web site. The brace was developed by the University of Michigan and “works… Read More

  • Writers strike over says ex-Disney CEO

    [photopress:strikeovermaybe.jpg,full,center] The writers strike could be over. Ex-Disney CEO Michael Eisner has been quoted by CNBC and others as saying, “It’s over. They made the deal, they shook hands on the deal. It’s going on Saturday to the writers in general… A deal has been made, and they’ll be back to work very soon.” Rumors of a deal had been… Read More

  • Video: Engineering students control robot with Nintendo DS

    Some French students have figured out a way to use the Nintendo DS to control a small robot. The above video shows someone controlling the robot by using the touchscreen, by tilting the DS and by using Pictochat. Longtime readers will know that I think robots, in all their forms, are silly, but this I like. Today these kids are screwing around with robots and handheld video game systems… Read More

  • A Radical Option For Yahoo: Out-Open Google

    Yahoo is between a rock and Google. As Yahoo’s board decides today whether or not to accept Microsoft’s $44.6 billion offer to buy the company, we’ve argued that it really only has two choices: accept the inevitable and go with Microsoft, or outsource search to Google. Both, are in their own way, admissions of defeat and riddled with potential problems. There is another… Read More

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