• Being Stupid And Litigious Is No Way To Go Through Life

    In the past we’ve posted communications whenever someone has threatened to sue us. I think it’s entertaining, and it hopefully makes people think twice before firing up the legal machine with ridiculous claims. So when YouTube sent us a cease and desist letter, I posted it. And when that asshole Shannon Terry threatened to sue us out of existence, I posted that too. Now the… Read More

  • RAZR 2 V8 on T-Mobile next week

    I never, ever thought I’d say this. Er, type this. Whatever. Point is, Motorola’s about to launch a RAZR (yes, they’re still around) on T-Mobile that I actually kind of like. Ok, I like it. A lot. The RAZR 2 V8 looks much like the other RAZR 2 phones out there, though it’s a bit smaller. Don’t be fooled, though: The phone’s running Moto’s new Linux… Read More

  • Nokia, Devicescape to make mobile Wi-Fi easier

    If you’ve used a Nokia phone with integrated Wi-Fi, you know that getting connected to a hotspot isn’t the most pain-free of things to do. There are a few steps to take to connect to even an open network. Nokia wants the process to be far smoother, almost automated, and has partnered with Devicescape for a bundled solution for forthcoming phones. The downloadable software, which… Read More

  • Star Wars + Legos + Watches = Awesome

    We like watches. We like Star Wars. We like Legos. So, naturally, we’re all about these Star Wars Lego Watches, which are just what they sound like. They come in parts, and you get to pick and choose to personalize it, because that’s the kind of nerd you are. Vader, Yoda, Luke and a random Clonetrooper are all four present. For real fun, get all four and combine them to really piss… Read More

  • Zune update leaked?

    A Zune user told the other Zune user on zunerama that somehow Microsoft pushed out an updated version of the Zune software, version 2.1.0522.00. It doesn’t seem to do anything more than just sit there right now, but is this a look at Zune software to come? A failed update that frightened the masses? Zune software 2.1.0522.00 beta? [Zunerama] Read More

  • G8 T-Shirt/Credit Winners


    We ran a contest two nights ago and I’m happy to announce a pair of winners. The winner of the t-shirt is Chris Luebbe and the winner of the $100 gift certificate is Erin F. Congrabulations! Special thanks to G8 for the great giveaways! Read More

  • Plasma TVs could be endangered in Australia

    In Australia, the land down under where everything is somehow deadly, the latest casualty just might be plasma TVs. As TVs get bigger and brighter, they naturally use more energy. Australia is on the cusp of adopting a new energy-rating system for electronics in a six-star system. Plasma TVs, however, wouldn’t make the cut. So the Australian Broadcasting Company is trying to either work… Read More

  • TechCrunch UK and Ireland jobs board now open

    Did I mention we had a jobs board? The jobs board is now open for business here. Come by. Read More

  • Hacking the iPhone 1.1.1 firmware step-by-step


    Why did Washington cross the Rhine? Why did some guys climb Mount Hood? Why did the chicken cross the road? Because they were there. And guess what, true believers… iPhone 1.1.1 firmware is also there, calling to us all. And so, to save you the trouble, I took the plunge today in an effort to figure out just what the 1.1.1 Jailbreak can do for us all. My conclusion? Not much. I have… Read More

  • Event: Virtual worlds show hits London

    Later this month Virtual Worlds Forum Europe (VWFE) is going to be the first major conference in Europe, let along the UK, about – guess what – virtual worlds. It’s odd that it’s taken this long to have a major event about this most fascinating of areas, of interest both to everyone from technology entrepreneurs to media/marketing people. Of particular interest to… Read More

  • Event: Facebook Debate in London

    Fancy learning a little more about Facebook? Those nice people at BIMA have given us two free tickets to The Great Facebook Debate (currently sold out at £25 a head) on Wednesday 17th Oct 2007, 16:30 – 21:00 in London. The debate’s speakers will aim to explore and challenge the various ideas currently being touted in blogs and mainstream media about the all-consuming Facebook… Read More

  • There's More To The FaceBook Traffic Story

    Om Malik says Facebook traffic is tanking, based on the September Comscore data which shows a 9.3% decline in uniques v. steady uniques at MySpace. There’s a problem though – he’s showing unique visitor data but talking about traffic. The Comscore data for U.S. traffic shows only a 4% decline, from 15.2 billion to 14.7 billion page views. MySpace declined 2% in that same… Read More

  • RAZR2 gets a touch of class or trash?

    Not a whole lot that’s new here on the RAZR2 V8, but it does come ensconced in a fancy new outfit like the original RAZR did with Dolce and Gabbana. The Luxury edition comes with 18k and 24k gold plated accents on a shiny, metallic black casing with pin stripes on the CLI lens. The sidebands include an engraved diamond-cut pattern and linear etchings on the nav wheel. The back is supple… Read More

  • Motorola officially announces the PEBL 2 U9

    In case you were wondering, Motorola has officially unveiled the PEBL-like U9 clamshell with CrystalTalk technology (noise reduction), stereo Bluetooth, a 2-megapixel camera with 8x zoom, microSD with 25MB of internal storage, external touch sensitive music controls and animated screensavers on the external display that float. The quadband GSM/EDGE phone is music-centric, which is the… Read More

  • Mippin monetises feeds for mobile

    Yesterday I went along (proof) to the demo by Refresh Mobile of their new service: Mippin. Refresh – backed by Accel Partners – is best known for creating the Mobizines service (which in many ways almost became a noun in it’s own right) only last year. The idea there was that site owners could have their content wrapped in a Mobizine java client and have advertising set… Read More

  • Watch YouTube Videos In Google Earth

    Google wants you to watch YouTube videos everywhere. Now you can watch geo-tagged videos inside Google Earth. Any video tagged with a latitude and longitude will show up when this new layer of Google Earth is turned on. So you can watch videos about the places you are exploring inside Google Earth. It’s a good way to show videos in the context of where they were shot, and also gets… Read More

  • Mr. Clock Radio: Why not wake up next to an absolute creep?

    Aside from looking creepy as all hell, this Mr. Clock Radio serves an important purpose: it’ll simultaneously wake you up and send you into cardiac arrest. It could be least friendly looking clock radio ever devised. Even though Clocky was a loud lumbering jerk, at least it didn’t look like the bad guy from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” OK, enough bashing—what… Read More

  • Facebook Debate: Valuation, Value To Developers and Random Ad Hominem Attacks

    I moderated a panel on Tuesday at the Graphing Social Patterns conference. Dave McClure, a panelist, called it “the most fun, crazy, 90-mph rollercoaster, good time panel session i’ve EVER had the pleasure to be on.” I’m not sure I agree it was the best panel ever, but we had a lively discussion about the value of Facebook, the value of Facebook platform to developers… Read More

  • Video: WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 DS trailer: portable pedigree

    We know a guy who knows a guy who hooked us up with the trailer for WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 for the Nintendo DS, which comes out next month. The game looks to be graphically on par with the N64 games WrestleMania 2000 and No Mercy, probably the best wrestling games ever made. I could do without the cheesy rock music, but that’s the sort of thing you learn to live with as a wrestling fan. Read More

  • AT&T apologizes for censorship nonsense

    Perhaps you remember how recently, AT&T updated its Terms and Conditions to basically state that if you talked shit on AT&T, your service would be cancelled. Facing harsh criticism and backlash from the media and customers, the company has released the following statement. Hit the jump for the full e-mail and read over it a few times. What do you think? Lesson learned or PR switch? Read More

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