• From The Inbox: John S. Wants Us To Start Acting Like Journalists


    From: “John S.”
    Date: September 5, 2008 11:43:36 AM PDT
    To: tips@techcrunch.com
    Subject: Celebrity Dating Network How is it that Techcrunch will do countless stories on every idiotic widget created by countless 19 year olds who manage to get their uncles at some VC to fund it because they can back door money to each other yet you guys won’t cover something really interesting? Read More

  • Video: Is this the new iTunes visualizer?

    http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=169308&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1
    Magnetosphere revisited (audio by Tosca) from flight404 on Vimeo. Could the work of artist Robert Hodgins be what Kevin was talking about the other day? The Magnetosphere plugin was available up until a few months back. I can’t… Read More

  • ABI research believes "Blued Tooth" will soon be important

    ABI research analyst Douglas McEuen believes that a new technology named “Blued Tooth” will become an important part of the technical landscape between now and 2050. The new standard, released by Nokia and named after a Finnish pirate, adds wireless connectivity to many devices includes “cellular telephones,” computing devices, and potentially pocket televisions… Read More

  • Walking for the detectives

    As the BeeGees sang “Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk/I’m a member of the Muslim Brotherhood intent on wiping the two Great Satans from the earth and returning the power of the Caliphate to lands far and sundry.” It seems that NASA is using shadow analysis to follow humans from space. By using gait analysis, investigators can detect a specific walk regardless of… Read More

  • LG PRADA II specs leaked

    Further confirming the existence of a PRADA II, BGR has managed to get their hands on the full tentative specs: Quad-band GSM/EDGE, dual-band HSDPA (850MHz/2100MHz) 950mAh battery 240×400 3.0″ screen 5 megapixel autofocus camera with flash and VGA recording Bluetooth 2.1 Wi-Fi b,g Infineon MP-EH + M180 chipset Motion sensor FM Radio 104.5 x 54 x 16.8 mm It’s certainly a powerful… Read More

  • Screenshots And Video Of The New Joost

    So much for Joost’s carefully prepared plans to release a browser version of their TV over IP service later this month. News leaked this morning that Joost would be abandoning their year old XUL based desktop client in favor of a browser based service that’s more like Hulu and YouTube. Users will still be required to download a plugin that facilitates P2P transfers of files, which… Read More

  • Bill Gates/Jerry commercials: Raisin' rhetoric

    http://www.crunchgear.com/video/player.swf?movie=microsoft.flv TC found an internal Microsoft memo talking about the Bill/Jerry commercial and how it’s supposed to start a conversation about Microsoft and its various offerings. Long relegated to telling their story by forcing people to turn on their new PCs and see a little Windows icon, this new advertising tactic is aimed less at… Read More

  • Canon hints at upcoming 5D

    A US and European teaser seems to point to an upcoming 5D that may or may not eclipse the the closest competitor. More as this evolves… tee hee. via DPR Read More

  • HTC Touch Diamond to Sprint on September 14th

    While early rumors seemed to indicate that the HTC Touch Diamond would be coming to Sprint on September 2nd, it seems that the actual date will be September 14th instead, according to PC Magazine. The device will cost $249 with a two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate. I’ve been using the European version of the Touch Diamond as my main phone for a while now and it works… Read More

  • Back to School: Data backup for under $100

    If there’s one very-important rule when it comes to schoolwork, it’s to save early and save often. I’d also add that you should save elsewhere, too. So here are five options for backing up your files. Read More

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