• Pandora Still Hates Foreigners, But Is Now on Sprint and Sonos

    Pandora Still Hates Foreigners, But Is Now on Sprint and Sonos

    Pandora, the U.S.’s favorite streaming music service, just launched two new products, Pandora for Sprint and Pandora for Sonos. Read More

  • Creative Unleashes 2MP Auto-focusing, Plug-N-Play Webcam

    Creative Unleashes 2MP Auto-focusing, Plug-N-Play Webcam

    I know it’s pretty difficult to get excited by a Webcam, so I forgive you for not reading this. But, on the off chance you’re actually shopping for one, you should maybe add the Creative Live! Cam Optia AF to your list; it became available today. Creative promises the $130 camera has a “true 2-megapixel sensor and Live! View technology for sharp, HD-resolution… Read More

  • Pageflakes Targets Groups With Pagecasts

    Pageflakes Targets Groups With Pagecasts

    Personalized desktop startup Pageflakes has long offered collaborative desktop sharing, allowing users to share pages within a private group, edited by multiple people, or published to the world. From Wednesday the service gets a new name specific to group pages: Pagecasts, which the company describes as “the intersection of personalized pages with social media”. Pagecasts launch… Read More

  • Pandora Goes Mobile, and Sonos, and More

    Pandora Goes Mobile, and Sonos, and More

    Music streaming service Pandora has had its ups and downs over the last two years since launching. People love to listen to their personalized radio stations that get more and more tailored as you tell it what you like and don’t like. But recent changes to the royalty rates they must pay the RIAA for playing music over the Internet will be going up drastically in the coming years. Read More

  • Pandora Goes Mobile

    Pandora Goes Mobile

    At the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Pandora has just announced their new mobile client for Sprint phones. TechCrunch has more details on the announcement. The client will let Sprint customers stream their Pandora radio stations to their phones. For the next 30 days the client will be free by going to Pandora.com on your mobile phone. After that, you will need a Pandora premium… Read More

  • Sanyo Wants You To Get Wet…

    Sanyo Wants You To Get Wet…

    …and still be able to capture all the video you want with its new Xacti E1 camcorder. The 8.3-ounce camera is completely sealed up so you can take it in the pool or pond (pond would be good for you) down to depths of up to 5 feet for as long as 30 minutes—plenty of time to capture just about any underwater activity your perverted mind heart desires. It uses AVC/H.264 video… Read More

  • T-Mobile Wing Review

    T-Mobile Wing Review


    HTC, the manufacturer of T-Mobile’s new Wing smartphone, are like great session players. They blend into the background, laying down syncopation, a few horns, some cowbell, while the carriers — the Otis Reddings of this little analogy — take the spotlight. Don’t cry for HTC, though. They’re making good money by making other people shine. Take the Wing, for example. Read More

  • The .CM Scam

    Business 2.0’s Paul Sloan has been digging into the .CM domain name scam. A domain name broker managed to convince the government of Cameroon, which controls .cm, to do a deal where any mis-typed domain name, like Google.cm (instead of google.com), takes the visitor to an advertising-filled landing page (the ads are served by Yahoo). The .CM pages are served based on a wildcard. If… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Supreme Court KSR Patent Ruling Requires Free Thinking

    Patent Monkey: Supreme Court KSR Patent Ruling Requires Free Thinking

    took far less resource and time to develop than that. Without a doubt, the KSR v. Teleflex Supreme Court decision has changed the patent landscape that we at PatentMonkey.com operate in. Without delving into a position piece on the pro’s of IP ownership, we now ask the question, “So what does this all mean?” Read More

  • First Blu-ray Movie/Game Combo Coming From…John Woo

    First Blu-ray Movie/Game Combo Coming From…John Woo


    This is the one and only time I wish I had a PS3. John Woo’s Stranglehold game will have a nice surprise for those willing to dish out $69.95. But before I go into details please allow me, dear readers, to bestow my love of Hong Kong movies upon thee. I’m a big fan of John Woo and I’m not talking about the crap he’s done in the States. Don’t get me wrong, Face… Read More

  • Dell: We've Got Your Ubuntu Right Here

    Dell: We've Got Your Ubuntu Right Here


    Via a leaked company e-mail (i.e. who knows if it’s true) Electronista reports that Dell has slated the 15.4-inch Inspiron E1505 laptop and the Dimension E520 and XPS 410 desktops to be available with Ubuntu Linux as an OS option. No mention of costs or component options, though Electronista speculates that they’ll be Intel-based systems only based on current processors for… Read More

  • Google Takes Stake In Sergey's Wife's Biotech Company

    Here’s an odd story. Google just took a $3.9 million stake in a biotech company called 23andMe Inc. The company was co-founded by Anne Wojcicki, who married Google co-founder Sergey Brin earlier this month. Other investors in the round include Genentech, MDV-Mohr Davidow Ventures and New Enterprise Associates. Brin had personally loaned the company $2.6 million prior to the round. This… Read More

  • 10,000 Joost Invites

    10,000 Joost Invites

    Joost has created our very own signup page for Joost invitations. Just go there and get one. There are 10,000 to start (proving that Joost loves us just half as much as GigaOm, but oh well), and more will come later. This is much easier than our previous method of giving out invitations on the TechCrunch Forums. Thanks, Joost. Read More

  • Alltel Adds City ID Enhanced Caller ID Function: Identifies Unknown Numbers By City, State

    Alltel Adds City ID Enhanced Caller ID Function: Identifies Unknown Numbers By City, State

    This is kinda neat if you find yourself often getting phone calls from parties unknown. Alltel is rolling out with City ID, an enhanced Caller ID service that attempts to identify all those pesky “unknown” phone numbers by city and state. That way, if you get a call from Some Dude and the number doesn’t show up, the phone will display the city and state of the incoming call. Read More

  • XM Up and Running Again

    XM Up and Running Again

    Hot damn, the XM signal is back online! Now we can get back to not listening to Opie & Anthony, though I guess Oprah & Friends does have its fair share of hilarious moments, too. XM had been having signal problems for the last day or so. Users had been complaining that they weren’t able to tune in at full strength. XM’s contingency plan was to tell people to listen online. Read More

  • iPhone Will Be Available For Pre-Paid Users


    A leaked internal screen-shot from AT&T Rejoice! If you’ve been kicking yourself non-stop over the iPhone because you either have another carrier or you use Cingular as a pre-paid service, you need not worry anymore. Proof has risen from an internal AT&T computer screen-shot, which shows available tracking for the iPhone. Three options are listed: iPhone Hybrid Tracking… Read More

  • Zune *This Close* To Working on Windows Media Player 11

    Zune *This Close* To Working on Windows Media Player 11

    The Microsoft Zune uses proprietary software to manage music, software that several folks out there in radio land don’t necessarily enjoy using. The ultimate goal is to be able to fully use the Zune with Windows Media Player 11 and, slowly but surely, indie coders are approaching this goal. A user on the Zunerama forums, ronaldmonster, is so, so close to getting WMP to recognize his Zune. Read More

  • Balance Concept: Part Luxury Cellphone, Part Smartphone

    Balance Concept: Part Luxury Cellphone, Part Smartphone

    It’s both a luxury cellphone and a smartphone, two devices that, apparently, have never been combined together effectively before. Called the Balance by designer Bence Bogar (Hungarian—be gentle), it acts as both a slider and and clamshell phone. When inside a pocket, it takes the form of a clamshell, protecting its two touch-sensitive screens. Whip it out and it slide it around to… Read More

  • World of Warcraft Patch 2.1.0 Out Now

    World of Warcraft Patch 2.1.0 Out Now

    Just as I was talking to my friend about rolling a new Horde character on Burning Blade, out comes this new WoW patch. Dubbed “The Black Temple”, this 256MB patch will allow players to enter, well The Black Temple! Players can fight Illidan the Betrayer before realizing they have plenty of other goodies associated with this patch to check out. There’s a new PVP arena, new… Read More

  • Qwest Now Offering EV-DO Service

    Qwest Now Offering EV-DO Service

    Qwest users can now get some decent wireless Internet on the go. Using Sprint’s EV-DO Revision A network, Qwest is offering users over-priced wireless mobile broadband plans. For $69.99, you can get a paltry 500MB of data a month. According to the report, Qwest will offer a 600MB plan and an unlimited plan as well, which makes no sense considering that 500MB and 600MB aren’t that… Read More