• CrunchGear's Aircell Gogo In-flight Wi-Fi Review

    I know Mossberg ‘reviewed’ the service a while back, but he was on the plane by himself with a cornucopia of devices. That’s not a real world situation. I was skeptical of the whole thing like most of you were, but after yesterday I’m completely sold. It’s not earth shattering or anything. I mean, it’s only Wi-Fi on a plane, but it’s finally here… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 16GB thumb drive for $30 after rebate

    Here’s the 16GB Flash Voyager from Corsair – regular price: $64.99. Then you get a $30 mail-in rebate, bringing the price down to $34.99. Then, according to the fine folks at FatWallet.com, you can use promo code EMCAJCBBB to get another $5 off. That’s a 16GB thumb drive with 256-bit AES encryption for $30. Good deal, no? CORSAIR Flash Voyager 16GB Flash Drive [Newegg.com… Read More

  • New QuickPwn released, iPhone firmware 2.0.2 jailbroken

    Bam! Just 3 days after its release, the 2.0.2 firmware update has been made safe for jailbreak lovers by the always prompt iPhone dev team. It’s a Quickpwn, meaning they’ve taken a lot of the cludge out of the process to speed things up. However, it also means that it won’t update (or unlock) your iPhone/iTouch – just jailbreak it. It’s up to you to update… Read More

  • Ebay Survey Says Americans Buy Crap They Don't Want

    This inbox item caught my eye. Ebay commissioned a survey on behalf of their fast growing Kijiji product (it competes with and engages in litigation with Craigslist). The survey revealed surprising (I use the term sarcastically) facts such as: 90% of Americans have at least one unused item lying around the house Unused electronics items can be found in more than 2/3 of households (70%) 38%… Read More

  • Presenting the Samsung BD-P2550 via BestBuy.com

    The latest and greatest in Samsung Blu-ray tech was just outed by BestBuy.com. Loaded with Blu-ray tech such as 7.1 analog output and the lovely Silicon Optix HQV video processor, the $499 BD-P2550 should strike a cord with higher-end AV nerds. Curiously, BD-Live isn’t mentioned on BestBuy.com, nor is it anywhere in the online users manual (PDF), so we can only conclude that the… Read More

  • Rumor: Activision may allow you to recover all those old Guitar Hero tracks you bought

    This is solely based on conjecture from my meeting with Activision the other week where I demoed a slew of games including GH:WT, but after Harmonix’s announcement that you’d be able to export RB1 tracks to RB2, it got me thinking. Prior to my meeting with Activision I was chatting it up with a few guys from Rockstar Games and were generally nerding out about upcoming video games. Read More

  • The DIY Twitter-reading box robot

    This odd fellow is an Arduino-based system for reading – and reacting to – incoming Twitter messages. While his eyes look like they’re made of CORN it’s nice to see someone as sad as me about getting incoming Tweets. via Giz Read More

  • Xbox 360 getting price cuts in September

    According to Joystiq, it looks like the 360 is getting an all-around price slash sometime before September 7th. While the 60 GB model will be dropping from $349 to $299 and the Elite will be dropping for $449 to $399, the biggest mark down is on the Arcade model: it’s plummeting a full 80 bucks, from $279 to $199. If you haven’t already grabbed one, the coming weeks will be prime… Read More

  • China blocks access to iTunes because of pro-Tibet album

    The Great Firewall of China strikes again! Chinese authorities have blocked access to iTunes because several Olympic athletes downloaded a pro-Tibet album. As an ignorant American, how China handles its business re: Tibet isn’t any of my concern, but blocking iTunes while the Olympics are still ongoing seems unsophisticated to me. Why play into the perception that you’re a… Read More

  • ‘Sith Abandon Ship’ shirt makes water landings funny

    Well crafted, Simon Noynay. Your $20 “Sith Abandon Ship” shirt brings a grin to my grizzled, weary face. If I was still in my early- to mid-twenties, I might be able to pull off wearing a shirt like this. Alas, I’m six months from 30 and will leave such tasks to a younger generation. Look at Vader! It’s almost as if the JOLT from the landing didn’t phase him at… Read More

  • Disney planning new mobile offerings


    Even after shuttering its MVNO business last year, Disney hasn’t given up on its pursuit of the mobile world. Forbes reported that the kid-focused giant plans to plans roll out a mobile storefront, IM system and virtual world widgets for the 9 to 14 year old tween market. Larry Shapiro, executive VP of business development and operations for Disney’s Internet Group, estimated… Read More

  • Pageflakes CEO Bails From LiveUniverse

    That didn’t last long. Pageflakes CEO Dan Cohen, who sold his company to LiveUniverse in April, has left the company to “focus on new ventures.” He gets a gold star for being able to work with the litigious and often-angry-at-TechCrunch Brad Greenspan for a solid four months. CrunchBase Information Dan Cohen Information provided by CrunchBase Read More

  • ASUS to annihilate all netbook competition with revolutionary 10.2-inch LCD panels

    Size comparison: 10.1-inch LCD versus 10.2-inch LCD If you’re standing up, sit down. If you’re driving, pull over. If you’re making love, bookmark this and read it later. Everyone else, prepare to have your minds blown. According to DigiTimes, ASUS will be coming out with a 10.2-inch netbook. That’s not a typo! With the release of the 10.2-inch netbook, the current crop… Read More

  • Suunto X10 GPS watch is ready for an adventure

    Suunto watches are fun. This latest wrist-computer gizmo improves on the companies X9i GPS watch with even stronger GPS tech. Plus, the company throws in an altimeter, barometer, digital compass, thermometer, stopwatch and kitchen sink functions. Back to that GPS stuff though. “After converting your Suunto X10 logs with Suunto Track Exporter, you can share your adventures with anyone… Read More

  • 160GB PS3 finally announced by Sony


    Also announced at GC from Sony is the 160GB PS3 that kicks off with the Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune bundle that includes the new hardware (duh), copy of U:DF, a PSN voucher for PAIN and a fancy DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller. The special bundle will launch in November for $500. Read More

  • TechCrunchUK Voted Best Business Blog In The UK

    It’s been about a year since TechCrunch UK relaunched under the capable hands of editor Mike Butcher, and his hard work is paying off. Readers of the Computer Weekly have voted it the best Web 2.0 and business blog in the UK. Congratulations, Mike. He was also named one of the top 100 media personalities in the UK by the Independent and invite-only, hoi-polloi social club the Hospital. … Read More

  • iPhone 3G gets blinged out with 475 fine cut diamonds

    Hah! Just when we were starting to think today might be a slow news day, word came in on this little gem: bedazller jeweler Knalihs Anthem has studded out 50 iPhone 3G handsets with 475 diamonds each, and wants to sell you one. How much, you ask? If you manage to nab one of the first 10, you’ll walk away with it for a paltry $10,000. Jeez! That’s less than I pay my butlers per… Read More

  • Bethesda announces launch date for Fallout 3

    Some how this managed to fall through the cracks yesterday, so our sincerest apologies. Bethesda revealed to the world that Fallout 3 would be available in North America on the 28th of October while Europe will have to wait until the 31st. The demo I saw at E3 blew me away and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. Look for it on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Read More

  • Transferring Rock Band tracks to Rock Band 2

    And now, the details about how you’ll be able to transfer the tracks from the first Rock Band game to Rock Band 2, which will be released for Xbox 360 on September 14th. Read More

  • Nokia’s Tube touchphone in time for Xmas?


    Reg Hardware reported a Nokia touch-based handset could hit shelves in time for holiday shopping. Devinder Kishore, Nokia India’s marketing director, confirmed that the company has been working on “the Series 60 platform for touchscreen user interface, and a mobile device is expected to be launched by the year-end.” Though Kishore didn’t mention any specific… Read More

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