• Presenting the BSOD Tattoo

    I’m not sure why anyone would want to get this tattoo, but someone did. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for geeky tattoos (I’m considering a 20-sided die somewhere), but this is a Windows BSOD (Blue Screen of Death, n00b). I don’t understand. Maybe it’s pro-Windows, maybe it’s anti-Windows, or maybe that abject confusion is the point? Either way… Read More

  • YouDeparted Lets Users Speak From Beyond The Grave

    Nevada based YouDeparted provides an encrypted electronic safe deposit box with up to 5GB of space that can be accessed by loved ones in the event of a members death Members use the service to store important information and last messages. When a member passes away, designated family members and friends may unlock the account. Before an account can be unlocked, a minimum number of Recipients… Read More

  • Tether Time: Share Your iPhone's EDGE Connection

    Hot damn, you can now tether your iPhone. That is, if you’re willing to get your hands a little dirty and aren’t afraid of doinking around with some network settings. The basic process involves creating a SOCKS server on your iPhone, creating an ad-hoc wireless connection on your computer, and getting the two to smooch passionately. This is great news for iPhone owners, although… Read More

  • HP's New 15.5-Pound Entertainment Notebook

    I’m halfsies about whether or not notebooks should be used for daily entertainment purposes. If you’re on a plane or in a hotel somewhere, go right ahead. Be my guest. But if I come to your house to watch some TV and you have to fire up the old laptop, that’s kinda weird. So it’s with half-hearted enthusiasm that I present to you the HDX Entertainment Notebook PC… Read More

  • Ninguna Sorpresa: Spanish Version Of The Latest Harry Potter Book Hits The Internet

    A fan translated, Spanish language version of the latest Harry Potter book has hit the internet. Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows made headlines early this month when the English language version found its way onto Bit Torrent prior to its official launch. The unofficial Spanish language version can be obtained and/ or read in several ways: a blog by the name of Spanish Hallows on Blogger… Read More

  • Yahoo! Picks Novarra For Next-gen Mobile Platform


    Depending on which mobile phone I’m using to surf the web with, websites are routed to the mobile version, which is fine and dandy, but there are certain times when I’m forced to scroll up/down, left/right and this pisses me off. I’m sure some of you have experienced this once or twice. Well, now I know to go through Yahoo’s oneSearch because they’ve picked… Read More

  • New Photo Of Asus P750 Smartphone

    The Asus P750 is a Smartphone that runs Windows Mobile 6. Ever heard of it? Doesn’t matter. It may or may not be coming here but here’s a new photo of it. It’s got a 520MHz processor, 256MB ROM and 128MB RAM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM radio, a 3.2-megapixel camera, and it works on GSM/GPRS networks. Should come out in October, but there’s no word on how much… Read More

  • iPhone Heading to Europe in Q4, Not Q3

    Apparently the iPhone will be hitting European shores in Q4, instead of Q3 as some had guessed. Bad news for our pals across the pond who are waiting for Cupertino’s latest and greatest. But hey, you guys get plenty of cool phones before we do and by Q4 we’ll probably all be in flying cars anyway and you’ll have forgotten all about the iPhone! Steve Jobs thinks that Apple… Read More

  • Alltel Adds 'mywaves' Mobile Video Service

    Alltel Wireless, which is now known to follow its name with the phrase "America’s largest network," announced yesterday the ability to access mywaves mobile video service on several of its phones (take that, YouTube!) and damn it all if it didn’t slip right by the CrunchGear news desk. The service is $3.99 per month and, oh yeah, why should you care? Well, mywaves has… Read More

  • Microsoft Acquires Advertising Exchange Platform AdECN

    Microsoft announced today that it had agreed to acquire AdECN, an advertising exchange platform company based near Santa Barbara. AdECN offers a real-time, auction-based, neutral exchange for online display advertising that works in a similar way to stock exchanges. A member of the AdECN exchange buys on the exchange for its advertisers and sells on the exchange for its publishers. AdECN is… Read More

  • No iPhone Until Q4 for Europe


    If you’re in Europe you can get out of line for the iPhone. Get in line for the Louve instead (not that the line there moves very fast some days). As our sister site CrunchGear is reporting, the iPhone won’t be released until the fourth quarter of this year. Not to worry, the third quarter of 2007 (that would be now) is flying by. We’re hearing that Steve Jobs thinks Apple… Read More

  • Sony HD Video Walkman Bound For Europe

    Touted as the first HD Video Walkman, Sony’s GV-HD700E is aimed at filmmakers or anyone else who needs to be able to play HDV and/or DV tapes out in the field. Read More

  • Truemors For Facebook

    Guy Kawasaki’s Truemors is testing out a new version of the service for Facebook. This is a very different application from Truemors.com, which is a sort of Digg for rumors. TFF is an application to spread rumors just with your friends, or a subset of friends: TFF is very different from Truemors.com. Our site is for you to “tell the world,” so if you post something at… Read More

  • CTIA Responds to U.S. Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary

    Today the CTIA – The Wireless Association issued a statement in response to testimony from U.S. Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator of the National Telecommunications Information Administration John Kneuer. This testimony was given today during the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee hearing “Preparing Consumer for the… Read More

  • 50 Invites To The ThinkFree Premium Beta Test

    ThinkFree Premium Edition, a desktop client that provides seemless Microsoft Office style functionality both offline and online launched in closed beta recently, and we have free invites for TechCrunch readers. The first 50 readers to email techcrunch@thinkfree.com will obtain instructions and access to the beta trial of ThinkFree Premium. ThinkFree premium edition provides the same features… Read More

  • Alesis iMultiMix 9R Sound Mixer + iPod Dock

    This iMultiMix 9R, cousin to this other iMultiMix, is more for professionals than us jerks here, but it’s still neat to look at. It’s more or less a sound mixer with an iPod dock tacked on for the convenience of the artists. It’s got a whole bunch of features that I’ve never heard of (not being a professional mixer, you see) like 48V phantom power and auxiliary sends… Read More

  • If You Grind, She Will Come

    http://gamecockmedia.com/flvplayer.swf This commercial for the game Fury sure is a funny one. They suggest that if you spend all your time grinding while trying to level, your girlfriend is gonna get boned by the pizza guy. Then, while you slurp away at your cola, he’s gonna pour some wine, cook pasta, and bone again. So the lesson to be learned? Stop playing World of Warcraft and… Read More

  • Shoe Pure 100 Looks Like An Dinosaur Egg

    I’m not gonna lie. I have over 20 pairs of shoes and about 7 of them really smell bad. Some worse than others, it’s all my fault. During those hot summer days when I’m half-drunk, I throw on shoes without socks and 5 hours later it smells like rotting cheese. If I had the Shoe Pure 100 though, my shoes would smell like roses the next day. The egg-shaped device glows a… Read More

  • PSP Force Feedback Mod: Just a Proof of Concept, Calm Down

    I guess you can consider this a mod. Someone took apart a PSP and installed a tiny motor, giving the portable system ghetto force feedback. It doesn’t look like the mod will be mass produced or anything and it’s more of a “look what I can do!” than anything else. Be that as it may, it’s good to see people “hacking” their hardware. If I had any… Read More

  • scanR to Release Version for Facebook

    Who needs to take notes when you can take a picture? The guys over at scanR have made note taking a thing of the past. With this nifty little service you can take a photo with your mobile handset and then send it to scanR, where it will then be e-mailed to you. Now the company has given us the word that they’re going to release a version for Facebook too. With the service students can… Read More

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