• Google Stares Down Microsoft And Wins

    Microsoft has agreed to make changes to Vista in response to a complaint by Google alleging that Vista’s inbuilt search functionality competed unfairly with Google Desktop Search. According to a NY Times report, Google’s complaint was made confidentially in line with rules established as part of a previous settlement over anti-competitive behaviour by Microsoft. The settlement… Read More

  • New CrunchBoard Jobs

    Here’s the latest from the CrunchBoard job board: 3 Summer Interns at TechCrunch in Atherton, CA Manager, Wireless Product Development at NBC in Englewood Cliffs, NJ Director, Strategy and Business Development at NBC in Englewood Cliffs, NJ Director, Corporate Business Development – Consumer Team Lead at Cisco in San Jose, CA Songbird: Senior Developer Evangelist at Songbird… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    In today’s edition of Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar we are introducing a new graphic, which among others, features our lovable squid. Can you kids name them all? Travis has been a dedicated reader for some time and his two comments on the UK video game fiasco earned him the first spot. I agree that banning a video game that is clearly aimed at ADULTS is pretty dumb. Read More

  • Josh Likes Horses


    Josh and I headed out to a “Holidays” event where we saw a new Ubisoft game for the Wii called Horsez 2. Here we see him watching one of the nice Ubisoft ladies leading one of the horses farther and further — a majestic sight, verily. Want to ride horses all by yourself? Wait until November, buckaroo! Read More

  • AT&T Cell Phones, Now with Live Video

    At the NXTcomm trade conference this morning AT&T Chairman Randall Stephenson announced live video sharing on their 3G enabled handsets. If both users have a compatible handset and are in a 3G coverage area, you can invite the callee to see your video by just pressing your camera button. The functionality is based on Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem and runs on compatible phones such… Read More

  • Toshiba Satellite P205 Review


    The fingerprint magnet known as the P205 The past few Toshiba notebooks I’ve reviewed have not been as stellar as others on the market. With the Satellite P205, Toshiba has included features like a built-in webcam, an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, and DVD burner. Has Toshiba fixed its problems that have plagued them with mediocre reviews in the past? Read on to find out. A first look at the… Read More

  • Wired Almost-Sorta Reviews the Leopard WWDC Beta: Most Impressive

    The WWDC build of Leopard still hasn’t leaked onto the Internet (aside from, perhaps, some super-private BitTorrent trackers), but Wired has a mini-review of the beta. Keeping in mind that Leopard isn’t scheduled to come out until October, Wired basically gave it the Thumbs Up. The brightest spot seems to be the new Finder, which makes browsing around your file system easier. Read More

  • Rumor Rumor Rumor: Nintendo to Sell Video Games on iTunes for Use on iPhone

    Here’s a tasty, if not completely unsourced rumor for the mid-afternoon doldrums. A story on NoHeat says that Nintendo is thinking of releasing some of its video games for the iPhone. The games would cost $29.00, which is already more expensive than most of the games on the Virtual Console, and would be sold on the iTunes Store. The report brings up how hard it’d be to control… Read More

  • Google Acquires Zenter; Y Combinator Gets Another Payday

    Google made another acquisition announcement today – they’ve bought a company called Zenter (“a company that provides software for creating online slide presentations”) to help complete their upcoming Powerpoint/presentation application. The price wasn’t disclosed. This is another liquidity event for Y Combinator, which funded Zenter (we covered their debut… Read More

  • Internet Users Pick Clinton's Campaign Song: Celine Dion Instead of Dio

    Hillary Clinton asked YouTube users last month to pick her campaign theme song. They have selected Celine Dion’s “You and I” and not “Holy Diver” by Dio like we wanted. Clearly the Internet is filled with people who have zero taste in music. Oh, right, MySpace… And why is Clinton bothering YouTube users with issues of such *great* import? How about this… Read More

  • 33 Free Ways to Watch TV Online

    You can’t throw a stone on the Internet without hitting at least half a dozen video sharing Web sites. Mashable, which covers social networks and the like, put together a list of 33 different, totally free ways to watch TV and other video online. The list includes the usual suspects like YouTube and Joost (where’s Break.com?) but there’s also several lesser known ones. Be sure… Read More

  • Sony Laptop Batteries Catching Fire, Again

    “Woe is me.” That has to be Sony’s motto of late because they’ve been attempting to put one fire out after another, literally. This time around it isn’t Dell that got burned, but Toshiba. In late May a Toshiba notebook caught fire and the culprit was a Sony battery, again. After an investigation it was found that the battery had a short circuit resulting in a… Read More

  • Google and PG&E Test Crazy New Hybrid Vehicles

    We’re RICH!
    Not content with hegemonic domination of the Internets, Google is now seeking dominion over the open road. Earlier this week (read: yesterday), Google and Pacific Gas & Electric tested a collection of hybrid vehicles that could turn the industry on its head (roof?). Read More

  • Fring Coming To Windows Mobile Devices

    Fring is getting ready to announce that the free VoIP service will be coming to Windows Mobile devices, but I felt like spilling the beans and letting you all know first. Let the Fringing begin! Fring Read More

  • Voice Chat Ruins Online Video Games

    Does voice chat destroy the illusion of being a wizard master or whatever-the-hell and take all the fun out of online video games like World of Warcraft? This guy thinks it does and in a piece only slightly reminiscent of a Penthouse letter, he explains how listening to and playing with an 11-years-old boy online killed the role playing mood of yet another Saturday night. Whereas with… Read More

  • AT&T Video Share Launches

    AT&T’s video share service has officially been launched, albeit years behind the rest of the world, but, hey, better late than never. It’s fairly straight forward in that the service allows you to stream video from your mobile handset to another. Are you witnessing Lindsay Lohan crashing cars and playing with knives? Wanna prove it to your friends? See where I’m going… Read More

  • The Zelda Series Walkthrough Blog: God Is Dead


    Proof of Intelligent Design And their whole body, and their backs, and their hands, and their wings, and the wheels, were full of eyes round about, even the wheels that they four had … And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of an 30-something-year-old gentleman who wants to replay the entire Zelda series, and the second face was the face of John screaming in horror at… Read More

  • BlackBerry Curve 8300 Review


    This is not the Curve I admit it: I’m a Crackberry addict, er, guy. There’s a reason why the BlackBerry has sold so many units. The BlackBerry device by Research in Motion (RIM) is a great portable email device. Initially, the BlackBerry’s popularity started with government and finance communities, but over the years its spread to the more casual email addicts. The… Read More

  • Sonos Hires Former Sony Exec as President and COO

    Sonos has announced the installation of Phil Abram as its new president and chief operating officer. He comes fresh off an 11 year stint at Sony where he held a number of strategic management roles, the most recent being vice president and senior general manager of television products. The move could signal a significant strengthening of the core for Sonos, who, to date, has released… Read More

  • $10 DSL from AT&T: It's a Little Bit Country

    The Consumerist and Cory Doctorow both wrote a bit on AT&T’s secret $10 DSL (“Downstream speeds up to 768Kbps/Upstream speeds up to 128Kbps”) which offers bare bones access because of an FCC loophole they couldn’t close when the bought BellSouth. You have to sign up for a full year, though. That’s all well and good, but Cory suggests avoiding the service… Read More

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