• HP and Staples involved in price-fixing?

    Shame on you, Staples and HP! Lull us into a false sense of security with your hilarious Easy Button and not hilarious celebrities’-hands-doing-stuff commercials while you pull the wool over our eyes with your printer ink price-fixing. I feel violated, although that might have nothing to do with this HP/Staples stuff. These are all allegations at this point, so let’s not get too… Read More

  • Dell Adds Gutsy Gibbon, Expands Linux Offering


    Dell has announced that Ubuntu 7.10, Gutsy Gibbon, will now be offered on its systems. The update comes only about a month after Ubuntu made 7.10 available. Also announced was the inclusion of LinDVD with all Dell Ubuntu systems. So now they can play DVDs straight out of the box. Starting at $499, the Ubuntu systems offer a significant price reduction over Dell’s Windows boxes. Read More

  • Maemo OS2008 for Nokia N800/810 looks hot

    OS2008 is officially available for the N800 and it looks pretty hot. The web-browsing is almost perfect now — Flash video looks good — and Ajax web apps work as well. There are some new application manaement features and more codec support as well as a video converter for DivX/Xvid. Tabletblog is just giddy about theirs so maybe we should all download ASAP. Internet Tablet… Read More

  • Win a Samsung G800 mobile with TechCrunch and JPG Magazine

    JPG Magazine is a community-created photography magazine, and one of the themes that will be published in issue 15 is called “Surroundings – Places that mean the most to you”, sponsored by the Samsung G800 mobile. If you submit your photos to JPG, you’ll have the chance to be published in the magazine. Plus TechCrunch UK and CrunchGear are giving away 5 new Samsung… Read More

  • Dell drops 30-inch DisplayPort

    Cheers to you, Dell. If there’s one thing I like about your little company it’s your monitors. They just don’t suck as much ass as others and you can be sure you’re getting what you pay for. So it is with great pleasure that I introduce the first commercially available DisplayPort monitor. The 3008WFP’s 2560×1600 resolution, 8ms response time, 3000:1… Read More

  • Firefox 3 Beta 2 Available

    Mozilla announced last night the availability of Firefox 3 Beta 2, which should be setting your auto-update notifications buzzing right now. The new version includes: Improved security features such as: protection from cross-site JSON data leaks, tighter restrictions on site-specific content using effective TLD service, better presentation of website identity and security, malware… Read More

  • Our man in Silicon Valley?

    [Update: Please join the TechCrunch Europe Facebook group] Right after my long post about VCs and startups in Europe, something interesting happened. In the post I advised startups that – while starting-up on Europe offers great opportunities – it’s still smart thinking to put out feelers in Silicon Valley, or at least have some kind of connection. Not long after we had a… Read More

  • Popular Mechanics organizes candidates' geek policies

      I’d be lying if I said that a politician’s technology policies didn’t weigh heavily into my decision whether or not to vote for him (or HER, God bless America!). Thankfully, Popular Mechanics has broken all the respective candidates science and technology policies down into bite-size digestables. The categories include Auto, Digital/Tech, Energy/Climate, Environment… Read More

  • A de-Lane Hartwell-ized Bubble video for your edification

    So here’s the reworked version of the Richter Scales “Bubble” without an image by Lane Hartwell hidden cleverly inside. My opinion, if you care, is that she shouldn’t put her stuff on Flickr if she doesn’t want it to be ganked. And, as Scoble wrote: “I think it really is lame to take pictures of people (who don’t get a cut of the profits) at… Read More

  • FCC Reveals 700mhz auction bidders


    Look who’s bidding for 700mhz spectrum! Yesterday, the FCC announced the list of applicants to the upcoming 700 MHz spectrum auction. Of the 266 applications submitted, only 96 were accepted, and another 170 were deemed incomplete (but these will be given a chance to provide the required information and participate). You can download both lists, along with the announcement here at… Read More

  • Could this possibly be the Mylo 2? Oh, I'm a'quiver!


    Image copyright Ryan Block/AOL Limited. All rights reserved. Illegal usage prohibited by Cardinal Law. Hello! I am tired this evening. I am nice girl that would like to chat with you. Engadget got some HOT SCOOPS on the Mylo 2, Sony’s thing that is small and lets you connect to the Internet. While there is no telling if they took a meeting on this a few months ago and actually saw it… Read More

  • University of Manitoba holds funeral for mainframe

    The University of Manitoba recently held a funeral for its 47-year old IBM 650 mainframe — four people had to carry the almost 2,000-pound computer as Amazing Grace played in the background. This video is pretty funny and it’s my opinion that all your favorite technology items should receive similar ceremonies. How to really bury a mainframe [NetworkWorld] via Slashdot Read More

  • Holiday Horror contest extended: Last day!

    I’ve been getting emails about the Holiday Horror contest complaining that folks can’t vote. To that end, I’m allowing you to post stories and vote/make comments until noon on Wednesday. Votes count the same as comments, so tell all your friends to post ribald, jolly comments to your post and I will generate scores for each post programatically. If you have entered the… Read More

  • Blancier custom watches introduces pilot model

    Blancier makes handmade watches to order. You go on their cool flash builder and you select a case, movement, face, and strap. Your piece is then hand-assembled and engraved. I have one and it’s quite striking. Well, now they have a pilot’s model with large, luminous numbers and a bright hands. It comes in 42mm or monstrous 55mm models. This model looks great on a leather strap… Read More

  • Win a Samsung G800 5-megapixel cameraphone


    Our close personal friends at JPG Magazine are holding a photo contest for aspiring shooters. All you have to do is upload a few cool photos by December 31st and we’ll help them pick a winners from the pool. This is a great opportunity to show of your photo skillz and get a very cool quad-band camera phone with 5-megapixel camera and 3X zoom. JPG Magazine is a community-created… Read More

  • Viacom Inks $500 Million Ad Deal With Microsoft; Makes a Hollywood Play For Videogames Too

    In yet another move to strengthen the anti-Google coalition, Viacom announced a complicated deal with Microsoft that combined Web advertising, TV advertising, video licensing, and an online gaming partnership. Back in April, Viacom signed another deal with Yahoo for search advertising across its sites, which is still in place. The media company’s Web strategy seems motivated by its… Read More

  • FCC Reveals 700MHz Wireless Auction Bidders

    Yesterday, the FCC announced the list of applicants to the upcoming 700 MHz spectrum auction. Of the 266 applications submitted, only 96 were accepted, and another 170 were deemed incomplete (but these will be given a chance to provide the required information and participate). You can download both lists, along with the announcement here at the FCC’s Website. Some interesting… Read More

  • Magnify.net Releases Video Blogging Platform, Seesmic Competitor?

    Magnify.net, hitherto a platform intended primarily for collecting and sharing videos found around the web, is broadening its focus with the release of a service that lets you record video clips directly into the browser using a webcam. While such functionality is nothing groundbreaking, Magnify.net is apparently hoping that its method of collecting video recordings in so-called… Read More

  • Google Talk Gets One Step Closer To The Ultimate Babel Fish

    “Meanwhile, the poor Babel fish, by effectively removing all barriers to communication between different races and cultures, has caused more and bloodier wars than anything else in the history of creation.” Douglas Adams, Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy

    Google now offers instant machine translation in Google Talk, a step on the road to the ultimate Babel Fish. The new service is… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Pick-Up Artist Edition

    An Interview with Neil Strauss of The Game: Foolproof pick-up gadgets
    “The Hobbit” films greenlit with Peter Jackson
    Teutonic toilet seats can be a buzzkill
    Sun Table powers laptop, costs roughly as much as a whole pallet of extra laptop batteries
    The Unreasonable Stance: Only Luddites Don’t Have Smartphones Read More

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