• Aviary Invites Readers To Try Their Online Design Suite

    When I first saw Aviary I called it an incredibly ambitious art project. Aviary is creating a online creativity ecosystem that consists of a Flash based graphics suite tied to a marketplace where artists can sell their creations. For the suite, the New York based team of 12 has been developing over 14 graphics tools ranging from pattern generators to vector based graphic editors. They’ve… Read More

  • Repairs begin on cut undersea cables

    John is pretty hopped up on this stuff, so I’ll continue the trend. The undersea cables that were cut last week will, hopefully, soon be back up and running. Ships have been deployed to begin repairs and the one nearest the UAE is receiving treatment as we speak. FLAG Telecom, an Indian-owned cable network operator released this statement: “FLAG repair team is operating in… Read More

  • Rainbow Six Vegas 2 dated

    For the rabid Tom Clancy fans in the audience here’s some good news. Ubisoft has finally dated the latest TC title, Rainbow Six Vegas 2, and it’s due out March 21. Hooray! Read More

  • Reble, Reble, I Like Your Playlist

    In the old days, when people had stereos (remember those), if you wanted to listen to a friend’s music collection, you had to go to their house. Today, you check out their iLike playlists on Facebook, their Last.fm profile, or any of dozens of other social music sharing widgets and Websites. Now you can add Reble.FM to that list. Reble.FM is free software you download to your desktop… Read More

  • iPod Touch upgraded to 32GB

    I should really check things out before jumping the gun like that. Looks like the iPod Touch just got a bump up to 32GB, but $500 is kind of a lot. It is flash memory, though. Damn it. It’s available now through the Apple Store, retail stores and resellers. Apple Store Read More

  • 16GB iPhone is finally here, maybe I'll buy one

    It’s sort of a shocker, but sort of not. After months of speculation Apple has officially announced what we’ve all been expecting. The 16GB version is here for $499.99. I’m still not buying one, but how about a 32GB Touch, Apple? I really want one of those. What about you guys? It’s available now through the Apple Store, retail stores and resellers. Apple Store Read More

  • Apple Store is down: battle stations, everyone

    It is Tuesday and we’ve been hearing mumblings about an update to the MacBook Pro line. I’m not too sure what else it could, but I doubt it’s going to be anything mind blowing. I guess I’ll just throw it out there as I’m sure some of you might think it’s a 16GB iPhone. The 16GB Touch has been around long enough. Looks like all country stores are up, but ours. Read More

  • Fring Adds File-Swapping To Its Mobile VoIP App

    There is no reason why mobile IM and VoIP software should be any different than PC-based versions. Case in point: Today, mobile VoIP startup Fring is adding some new features to its mobile application, including file-swapping. Fring uses your cell phone’s data plan or WiFi connection to make free Internet calls. Like Skype, it charges a small fee to connect to landline and mobile… Read More

  • Nokia’s Gaming and Social Networking Services Now Available

    The world’s largest cellphone manufacturer, Nokia, has expanded its mobile Internet services by launching its new N-Gage gaming service and social networking site Share on Ovi, today. The gaming service and media sharing site are a large part of Nokia’s strategy to create mobile services under its new Ovi brand. The social networking site will allow users to share photos and videos. Read More

  • New iPhone and iPod Models have Twice the Memory

    Apple announced that it has new models of the iPhone and iPod with twice the memory of older <img src='http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/apple-logo6.jpg' alt='apple-logo6.jpg'class="left"
    versions. A version of the iPhone will now sell with 16 gigabytes of memory. Since its launch in June of 2007, Apple has sold over 4 million iPhones. The… Read More

  • MySpace launches platform, aims at UK devs

    MySpace launches an applications platform to compete with Facebook today at developer.myspace.com. Although MySpace signed up to Google’s OpenSocial project, it’s own platform will have MySpace-specific “extensions”. From today, there will be a one month application development period allowing developers to build and test their apps without them being available to… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Shoot Shoot Edition

    TiVo releases seriously flawed Super Bowl ad data
    HOW TO stay a virgin this Valentine’s Day
    PMA 2008: DSLR Rain Cover for Hydrophobes
    Forget that keychain breathalyzer, what you want is this Halitosis Detector
    CG Spain Meet-up: The CG in Spain falls mainly in the plain Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. Charlie from Sidekick LX review The internet on this phone does not suck! It is very nice and smooth. When you take out the battery, the settings dont reset either! I dont know where your getting u info fom but its wrong!! The only retarded… Read More

  • Microsoft's Acquisition Of Yahoo: Not As Bad As Some Think

    The Microsoft is evil meme is alive and well this week as many digest Microsoft’s $44.6 billion takeover offer for Yahoo. There’s Flickr users protesting, talk of Yahoo teaming up with Google to block Microsoft’s bid, and general Microsoft is bad sentiment everywhere, even from Google itself. While Microsoft acquiring Yahoo may not provide the ultimate in happy endings to… Read More

  • Podcasts Taking Off (Again): eMarketer

    Some interesting new figures have been released by eMarketer today that shows that podcasts are taking off in both traffic and revenue, and the outlook is even better again. The general view on podcasting is that it had been passed by as video became the hot vertical, particularly as earlier iPod’s gave way to new players that supported video as well as audio. These figures would… Read More

  • MySpace Developer Platform Goes Live (Sorta)

    MySpace is holding an event in San Francisco tomorrow with 250 application developers to ceremonially launch its application platform…for developers only, that is. Over the next month, developers big and small will have the opportunity to begin developing applications for MySpace using the company’s new, OpenSocial-based APIs. Until that month has passed, only a maximum of ten or… Read More

  • Yahoo's Zimbra Releases v5.0 with BlackBerry Support, New Ajax Features

    Zimbra, an open-source alternative to Microsoft Exchange Server that was acquired by Yahoo this past September, has released version 5.0 of its collaboration suite. The upgrades are various and wide-reaching, with support finally here for the BlackBerry and several improvements made to Zimbra’s browser-based email client. In addition to managing their email, calendars and contacts… Read More

  • Flux Takes Off

    The Viacom-backed Flux social network, which launched just last September, is really taking off. Flux is a partially distributed social network. Like Ning (and more recently KickApps), it’s a place for sites to easily create a new social network, or bolt a social network onto an existing site, and add users from other platform social networks with a single click. Ning has the benefit of… Read More

  • CrunchGear Barcelona Meet-up

    I’m headed to Barcelona tomorrow and will be rolling around the Catalonian country-side for a few days before MWC, which starts next Monday. I’d love to talk to start-up folk and/or fans in B-town and Girona. My number in Spain, thanks to the super-cool MaxRoam, will be +34957780732 and my SMS-only number will be +972543563127. I’m also available via email. I’d like to… Read More

  • NEC has those new LCD monitors you asked for, sir

    I had an NEC CRT monitor for years and it never did me wrong. Got it with my first Alienware system in late 2000 and it stuck with me till I got my Dell LCD (It was just time) and even now I look back on it with fondness. So I can recommend NEC as a brand but I can’t speak just yet to the quality of their LCD monitors. The specs look good, though: 16:10 wide screen, 5ms response time… Read More

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