• iRobot Intros iWoman Personal Housekeeper

    iRobot Intros iWoman Personal Housekeeper


    iRobot, makers of all things Roomba, has pulled the curtain back on its newest house-cleaning tool: the iWoman Depending on which model you get, the iWoman ranges in size from about 4’11” to 5’11”, and cleans all messes around the house. The best part: You don’t need to plug it in, meaning you save on your electric bill. Instead, it runs on food, water, and oxygen. Read More

  • Sony Concedes that Wii is Better

    Sony Concedes that Wii is Better


    Sony conceded today that Nintendo’s Wii is indeed a better system than its struggling PlayStation 3 platform. In a press conference earlier this morning Sony execs admitted to their many follies in the release of its PS3 console. “Seriously guys, wtf were we thinking?” asked Ken Kutaragi. “The thing is bigger than my body.” “I wish I was J. Allard… Read More

  • Shure's Direct Injection Headphones

    Shure's Direct Injection Headphones

    Just in time for Easter, Shure just dropped a bombshell on headphone lovers everywhere by introducing the industry’s first direct-injection headphones. They promise to beat the hell out of regular old canalphones, thanks to a tiny tube sticking out from the end of the earphone that actually rests directly against your eardrum. But don’t worry, it’s only 70 percent as dangerous… Read More

  • E3 to Return to LA Convention Center, Require Models to Wear Facemasks and Robes

    E3 to Return to LA Convention Center, Require Models to Wear Facemasks and Robes


    It seems that the ESA (Electronic Software Association) just can’t make up their minds. First they pulled the plug on the large scale Electronic Entertainment Expo in favor of the E3 Business Summit to be held this July in Santa Monica, but now citing a lack of positive response from the major game publishers, the trade association for the video game industry has announced that for 2008… Read More

  • Samsung Announces New Spokesperson

    Gob Bluth has been named the new spokesperson of Samsung. As a former semi-professional magician, Gob knows that it’s important to create the illusion that Samsung makes decent products. Already, the board members have been extremely pleased with his work, pointing out that you must take a loss to receive a gain (or something like that). In the coming months, Gob will perform a series… Read More

  • RIAA To Drop All Lawsuits, Find Jesus

    RIAA To Drop All Lawsuits, Find Jesus

    The Recording Industry Association of America, or RIAA, announced Sunday that it is dropping all lawsuits directed against illegal file sharers. “We’ve come to our senses and realized that it’s time to create a business model that embraces technology,” said RIAA chief executive Mitch Bainwol. “These lawsuits have created a public-relations disaster for the RIAA… Read More

  • Apple Announces Unlimited iTunes Subscription Service

    Apple Announces Unlimited iTunes Subscription Service

    In a move that will likely trounce its “Complete My Album” feature, iTunes will launch an all-you-can-eat subscription service in June, according to sources at Apple Inc. The service, which will cost around $100 a month, will offer unlimited downloads of videos and music tracks from iTunes’ extensive catalog. Purchased songs, TV shows and videos still will contain the usual… Read More

  • Google Really Takes April 1 Seriously

    Google Really Takes April 1 Seriously

    Google takes a lot of time with its April Fools jokes, and they generally center around new products. Last year we saw the launch of Google Romance. This year, they have two solid fake product launches: Google TiSP (free broadband service) and Google Paper (Prints out Gmail on paper and sends it to you). In addition to TiSP and Paper, see Google Writer, a product invented by the Google… Read More

  • Yahoo Underground Launches – Fringe Culture News

    Yahoo Underground went live yesterday, although the blog post on Yodel Anecdoteal is dated April 1. April Fools joke? I have no idea. There was no PR outreach on the product prior to launch, which is rare at Yahoo. And the blog post won’t accept comments, which is also odd. But the Underground site itself is fairly elaborate (creation of the underground.yahoo.com subdomain, and lots… Read More

  • Spring Cleaning: Dyson D18 Slim

    Spring Cleaning: Dyson D18 Slim

    It’s spring, which means many of you will be begrudgingly scrubbing your homes from top-to-bottom as part of your yearly spring cleaning ritual. As gearheads, many of you will also be searching for the surest ways to maximize your cleaning efforts — the search will undoubtedly lead many of you to the same destination: Dyson. The DC18 is the newest product to emerge from the labs… Read More

  • TechCrunch Has Acquired FuckedCompany.com

    Update (April 2, 2007): For those of you still sending in emails pleading with me not to stop writing about startups – this was an April Fools joke. I do not in fact believe that there “just isn’t anything left to invent.” Thank you. Tomorrow we will announce that we have acquired Philip “Pud” Kaplan’s FuckedCompany.com in a stock for assets transaction. Read More

  • Magnify.net Different Than The Rest Of The Video Crowd

    Magnify.net is a new video startup that is different from the rest of the crowd. Unlike YouTube and dozens of others, it isn’t focused on building a portal around user-uploaded videos. Instead, they are allowing website publishers to create their own video channels, and populate it with videos from other sites (like YouTube, Revver, Yahoo Videos, etc.) that allow embedding. The result is… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: You're Soaking In It Edition

    Daily Crunch: You're Soaking In It Edition

    Swiss Bikeboard For Those That Like Going Down Fast
    Belkin Makes Those Desk Grommet Holes Useful
    JVC’s Bathtub Floating AW33 DAP Relaxes You While You Bathe
    Daylight Savings Aftermath Could Continue
    Apple TV’s USB Port Now Hacked and (Almost) Fully Functional Read More

  • More Traffic Transparency With whos.amung.us

    More Traffic Transparency With whos.amung.us

    Whos.Amung.us is a neat widget we came across tonight that some websites will want to add. It shows the number of concurrent users on a site at any given time. Clicking on the widget also gives good stats on the recent URLs people visited as well as popular pages. Like Sitemeter (which we also have in the bottom right of the sidebar), it doesn’t do anything Google Analytics or other… Read More

  • First Open-Source Car Unveiled

    First Open-Source Car Unveiled

    The world’s first open-source car was unveiled this week at the AutoRAI show in Amsterdam. The c,mm,n (or “common”) was developed by three Dutch technical universities: Delft, Eindhoven and Enschede. The current model features a zero emission hydrogen-powered motor and it seats four (little people by the looks of it). All of the vehicle’s technical data and blueprints… Read More

  • Daylight Savings Aftermath Could Continue

    Daylight Savings Aftermath Could Continue

    When I was at SXSW a few weeks back, the new daylight savings time took place. My Blackjack failed to recognize new switch and I was stuck with the wrong time for the entire week. It was a pain in the ass, but I finally got it fixed when I returned home and patched Windows Mobile. Well according to some speculation, many older devices could spring forward this Sunday when we reach the old… Read More

  • First Joost Commercial

    I have to say that I expected something a little more exciting. Our previous Joost coverage is here, and we have a long post on them coming up. Thanks Orli. Read More

  • Nintendo Wii-Playing WiigoBot Bowls Really Well

    Nintendo Wii-Playing WiigoBot Bowls Really Well

    Robots and the Nintendo Wii make for a fine Friday afternoon. A robot—the WiigoBot—playing the Nintendo Wii, on the other hand, is amazing. Here, the folks from BattleBricks assembled a robot made from legos that bowls a perfect game in Wii Sports. A video of the robot in action is after this here jump. Read More

  • Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Startup Entrepreneur?

    Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Startup Entrepreneur?

    If you’ve applied for a job before, you’ve probably fretted over how to answer questions like “are you inclined to rely more on improvisation than on careful planning?” or “do you like to create challenges for yourself when you take on a new project?”. Companies commonly use personality tests filled with questions like these to assess the fit of a… Read More

  • Panasonic Adds 42-inch 1080p Set to 2007 Plasma Line

    Panasonic Adds 42-inch 1080p Set to 2007 Plasma Line

    Like I mentioned, Panasonic visited Gotham yesterday to show off its plasma TV lineup for the year, including its first 42-inch 1080p model that’ll be available in June for $2,500. (Wow, run-on sentence alert.) Panasonic displayed many of these plasmas at CES earlier in the year, but it doesn’t hurt to get some one-on-one time with them without throngs of people pushing up against me. Read More