• What you need to know about v1.1.1 software for the iPhone

    Oh hies, Apple fanboy. Did you know that your precious iPhone can now stream your music to a Bluetooth headset? That is, of course, you upgraded to version 1.1.1 and your iPhonez wasn’t h@ck3d, which by the way works fine now even if it was bricked. Learn how to downgrade from 1.1.1 to 1.0.2 here and then you can bring back your bricked iPhone to life. Read More

  • Sputnik's Dad Speaks Out

    One of the greatest achievements of man was the first space satellite, Sputnik. Launched by the Russians 50 years ago, Sputnik was the first man-made object to orbit the Earth. It didn’t do much; it was more proof-of-concept than anything, but it acted as a catalyst for the Space Age, igniting the Space Race that is now stalled. The thing is, Sputnik was a hack. The man behind the… Read More

  • Microsoft launches UK startup fund

    Microsoft chief exec Steve Ballmer’s was in London today to announce a new startup fund for the UK called the Microsoft Startup Accelerator Programme. The programme, which already exists in the US, is to encourage startups and in doing so to also promote Microsoft technologies to them such as Silverlight and Live Services. There are a handful of UK firms kicking it off, including… Read More

  • BenQ announces another point-and-shoot

    BenQ sure is churning out the digital point-and-shoots lately. The latest camera is the 7.2-megapixel DC-X735 featuring a 2.5-inch LCD, 3x zoom, SDHC slot with support up to 4GB, up to 6400 on the ISO and MPEG4 video recording. The X735 comes in two shades, midnight-black and vixen-red. It hits the streets next month. Product Page Read More

  • Lolcats + Halo = Halolcats

    Hell hath frozen over. I love my Lolcats, but this is taking it way too far. An actual press release after the jump. Read More

  • ChannelFlip cranks up Web TV shows

    ChannelFlip, a Web TV production company which makes shows for 18-35 men, is launching its beta service this week, with a fuller launch planned next week. ChannelFlip shows will typically be about things aimed at a ‘male’ demographic. Each episode is about five minutes, good for ‘snack TV’ typical of the Web. Shows can also be exported via RSS/podcast to iPod or… Read More

  • Old DVD-recorders increasing in value

    You may be able to get a DVR with your cable box, but nothing comes close to being able to record shows and burn them to a DVD. So it makes sense that years-old DVD-recorders are going for as much as $1800 on Amazon.com and eBay. Consumers aren’t able to find boxes that can both record and burn shows without a monthly fee in stores anymore, so they’re turning to the Internet in… Read More

  • Nokia purchasing NAVTEQ

    The world’s largest mobile device manufacturer has announced their intent to purchase the leading provider of comprehensive digital map information, NAVTEQ, for $8.1 billion. Nokia realizes the importance of location-based services and they’re taking the necessary steps to one-up the competition down the road. The deal should be all squared away by Q1 of 2008. Press Release Read More

  • Flash: New Radiohead album costs whatever you want it to

    Radiohead’s newest album will cost whatever you decide to pay for it. Want to give the band $10? Go ahead. $3? Sure, why not? $0? You got it. (Sorta, since you’ll need to pay credit card fees.) The album, In Rainbows, will be released on October 10 as a digital download on the band’s Web site. Since it’s no longer tied to a record label, the band can do whatever the hell… Read More

  • TechMeme Leaderboard Launches

    The TechMeme Leaderboard, which we wrote about last night, is now live. See it here. Founder Gabe Rivera’s announcement of the new site is here. The leaderboard shows the top 100 news sources, ranked by the number of headlines attributed to that blog on TechMeme over the previous thirty days. Archives of previous lists will be available, and an OPML file of all included sources can… Read More

  • TIOTI takes wraps off social TV aggregator

    [Like this post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed] TIOTI.com (Tape It Off The Internet) has been almost a year in closed, invite-only beta so hopefully today it’s ready for its close-up. It should do. It’s had 18,000 users users to test the site with, who will now be joined by anyone who registers. Providing links to a wide range of online TV services such as Apple, Amazon, AOL and… Read More

  • The reason you live: Super Mario sound FX keychain

    Look, let’s cut the bullshit and get straight to the point, shall we? This is a keychain that plays Super Mario Bros. sound FX and has a bright red paint job with an old school Mario logo. It is without a doubt the best $5.99 you will ever spend. Why’s this? Because the next time you get drunk off your ass and stumble out of the freshman dorms at your school, you’ll find a… Read More

  • Shock: College kid complains that campus computer store rips people off

    I link to this article because A) I go to NYU (don’t go there; go to a real college instead) and B) it has to do with technology. Some kid’s computer crashed, right, and took it to the campus computer store. Right there I’d call him a dope because anyone who’s spent more than five seconds in there knows how outrageously overpriced it is. (I’m pretty sure blank CDs… Read More

  • Microsoft to compete with AppleTV

    Yeah, duh. Anything Apple does, Microsoft will be there to compete, either directly or indirectly. Now according to SeekingAlpha, the latest item in Microsoft’s cross-hairs is AppleTV. For years, MS has been using its Windows Media Center extender technology to allow devices like the Xbox 360 and your home computer to be turned into Windows Media Center platforms. Though it’s… Read More

  • Adobe buys Buzzword, looks to compete with Google Docs & Co.

    These are good times for us cheap and/or poor folk, what with seemingly every company under the sun coming out with free Office-like Web apps. Today’s such app is Buzzword, recently purchased by Adobe. Buzzword lets users work collaboratively, editing documents as a group. The wordy press release can mostly be discarded as public relations speak, but there’s one line that put a… Read More

  • Big surprise: Nintendo won't have enough Wii this holiday season

    This December, a lot of little boys and girls are going to be severely disappointed when they discover they didn’t get a Nintendo Wii for Christmas or Hanukkah. Don’t blame the ‘rents though, because Nintendo is (probably) purposely not manufacturing enough Wiis to keep up with demand. Is there any proof of this? No, but a year after the console’s launch, you still… Read More

  • FriendFeed To Aggregate Social Network Data Into A Single Feed

    There has been an absolute flood of tech news this morning. Lost somewhere in the shuffle is the private beta launch of a new startup, founded by four ex-Googlers, called FriendFeed. And while it may not get a lot of attention today, keep an eye on them. I have a feeling it will be a very popular service. It’s a simple product that, like a ton of sleepy competitors (see Spokeo, … Read More

  • Wixi Gives Away 5,000 Invites to Our Readers

    Media-centric social network Wixi, which launched at TechCrunch40 a couple of weeks ago, is giving away 5,000 invitations to its private beta to TechCrunch readers. To claim yours, go here and enter “havefun” as the Wixi access pass. Once you sign up, you’ll be able to invite six of your friends. After these 5,000 invitations run out, users will be put on a waiting list… Read More

  • WiFi for UK iPod touch users

    Do you live in London like Pete Doherty and have an iPod Touch? Well then! Leave that pipe at home and head out into the streets baby, ’cause you’ve got yourself some WiFi for that iPod Touch thanks to The Cloud. A new plan called Cloud Unlimited Music will be available today for £3.99 or ~$8 and allows iPod Touch users to access the internet as much as they want. Basically… Read More

  • Nokia Maps

    Nokia is buying digital mapmaker Navteq for $8 billion. (See WSJ coverage here).  Navteq powers many in-car navigation services, but it is also one of the providers of mapping data used in Google Maps. Every mobile device should include mapping services. It’s a natural fit. But will Nokia try to charge extra for this or will every future Nokia phone come with free maps? You can… Read More

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