• Canon iVIS HG10 High-Def HDD Camcorder

    Passively watching HD content is for the dinosaurs. The *really* cool people film their own HD content, and judging by recent releases, such recording is inching closer to the mainstream. Canon’s the latest company to get involved and its iVIS HG10 one-ups Panasonic’s efforts by having a built-in hard drive, 40GB to be exact. (With Panasonic’s jawn you have to carry SD cards… Read More

  • Washing Machine, No Detergent Necessary

    If you’re like me, you launder your clothes roughly once per quarter and fly into an incoherent rage before you even get the washing machine lid open because someone (probably you, three months ago) has used all the detergent. Well for just shy of a thousand bucks, Haier will sell you a washing machine that doesn’t use detergent yet still somehow gets clothes clean. The WasH20… Read More

  • Wired: Why Cell Phones Are Bad

    Cell phones are loved by millions, and probably hated by just as many. This reporter is in the first group. I love my cell phone probably more than any electronic device after my TV. Being able to always be in touch… love it! Being able to chat with people while I’m walking back to the office from a meeting… what could be better? But some people don’t feel the same way. Read More

  • Amp'd Mobile Customers Get Another Option

    A small Maine-based mobile company is opening its arms to Amp’d Mobile refugees. Prexar Mobile has secured the right to offer contract-free monthly plans to former Amp’d customers who, until now, had to choose between switching to Verizon or using their phones as decorative lumps of useless crap. Read More

  • MojoBaby Let’s SOE Fan Faire Attendees Share The Experience

    If you have your mojo on for Sony Online Entertainment Fan Faire, the largest gathering of its kind devoted to SOE’s popular online roleplaying games, then you’ll probably want to share the experience not fortunate to get out into the real world. But fortunately this year MojoBaby is helping fans stay connected during the August 2-5 event at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in… Read More

  • Verizon Wireless Expands NBCU Offerings, Brings AC/DC Catalog to V CAST Music

    While NBC dropped the “Must See TV” tagline a few years ago, the network still has a lot of programming worth watching. And now V CAST subscribers will have access to a bit more of it. Verizon Wireless and NBC Universal (NBCU) have announced that V CAST cusomters can view short video on demand from an entire suite of NBC channels, including NBC News, NBC Sports, “Access… Read More

  • MOTODEV Game Developer Challenge

    Do you have what it takes to be the next big mobile game developer? You have until August 10 to try to make it big. Motorola and I-play are asking independent game developers across the world to submit their mobile game apps to the MOTODEV Game Developer Challenge. Together with Sun Microsystems and Microsoft, I-play and Motorola encourage developers to enter unpublished games in one of… Read More

  • Prexar Mobile Picks Up the Amp’d Pieces

    Yesterday Prexar Mobile, a provider of wireless voice, messaging and data services, announced it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire the strategic wireless assets of Amp’d Mobile. Customes will continue to get uninterrupted wireless service. “Amp’d Mobile worked diligently on an agreement that would guarantee continuity of service for their former customers and a way… Read More

  • Future of Mobile Event Announced

    Registration has opened up for Future of Mobile, which will be held on November 14 BFI IMAX Theatre in London. This one-day meeting of the minds will include some of the biggest names in mobile site and application development, program chaired by Brian Fling of Blue Flavor and hosted by Carson Systems, the team behind the Future of Web Apps Conference and the upcoming Future of Web Design… Read More

  • CTIA Responds to Latest Rules for 700 MHz Auction

    Yesterday the CITA – The Wireless Association responded to the latest rules regarding the upcoming 700 MHz auction. From CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent: “The FCC’s considerable deliberation over the 700 MHz auction rules has left us pleased in a number of respects and still concerned in others. Specifically, we believe the Commission has taken the appropriate approach… Read More

  • AdME Let’s You Become a GuitarStar

    Music-based games are all the rage on the latest video game consoles, and now they’re about to invade the mobile gaming platform. AdME, a provider of music-driven entertainment products, announced the release of GuitarStar, a next-generation mobile game for the AT&T Wireless network. The game uses “beat-matching” technology that transforms a mobile handset into a… Read More

  • Dynetic Transcoding Music Solution

    Dynetic Mobile Solutions has announced a partnership with Neurotic Media to “mobilize” its brand campaigns for independent and major record labels. Dynetic’s “emoveo” software platform makes easily transcoding and optimization of rich media files such as those for music and videos, and for delivery to more than 4,800 types of mobile devices worldwide. Read More

  • MyDomain: Web Not Optimized for Mobile

    File this one under information we already know: According to MyDomain, Mobile Web users continue having to deal with poor access speed and sites that are just plain hard to view. MyDomain, a Web site hosting company, has jumped on the .mobi bandwagon. And sometimes it is interesting to hear what those who are a little late to the party have to say. “More and more companies, from… Read More

  • Can you Survive Hollywood? Vivendi Games Mobile Will Let You Try

    If you’ve seen HBO’s “Entourage” or “The Player,” Robert Altman’s inside look at movie industry, you know that Hollywood can be anything but kind. But soon you can learn for yourself with “Surviving Hollywood,” a new game from Vivendi Games Mobile, which arrives on all major wireless carriers next week. This story-based simulation game… Read More

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  • Amazon To Launch Payments Services; Will Compete With PayPal and Google Checkout

    Look for a launch announcement by Amazon this week or next of a new web service around payments, adding to their S3 (storage), EC2 (virtual server) and other services. They’ve been quietly testing the service, which will compete with PayPal and Google Checkout, for a few weeks. It is an extension of the existing Amazon Payments, which allows third parties selling items on… Read More

  • TC Interns' 10 Favorite Facebook Applications

    As a few titans of tech blogging recently began to go back and forth over whether platform-enhanced Facebook is really worth the hassle, we lowly interns over here at TechCrunch decided to list our favorite Facebook applications to see whether third-party additions have really improved our social networking lives. As early twenty-somethings who experienced Facebook when it was exclusively… Read More

  • Scouta Brings Recommendations To iTunes

    Social music and video recommendations startup Scouta has today launched free Mac software that automatically provides social recommendations for iTunes, iPods, iPhones, and the Apple TV. Scouta launched in February with a service that recommends audio and video content to members based on personal content preferences. The new agent allows Scouta to base recommendations on a member’s… Read More

  • DirecTV Announces New TiVo Features For 2008

    Launching in 2008 are software enhancements that will give DirecTV DVR users with built-in Series 2 TiVo a Recently Deleted Folder and Overlap Protection as well as Remote Booking. No need to upgrade now is there? Press Release Read More

  • New iMacs To Debut Next Tuesday

    It looks like the new 20- and 24-inch iMacs will be making their debut next Tuesday at an exclusive press event at Apple HQ in Cupertino. Unlike past events where e-mails were sent out it seems phone calls from Apple’s marketing department were informing the press of the Mac exclusive event. The new slimmed down keyboard should also be making its debut along with demonstrations of… Read More

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