• Papercraft Nazi Enigma Machines

    [photopress:slots.jpg,full,center] When I was first learning about encryption and encoding, I was fascinated by the Nazi’s Enigma Machine. This device confounded Allied forces in the early days of World War II and is considered by some to be an ancestor of the modern computer. It was a complex device with many dials and knobs, as well as a keyboards. A soldier had to be trained to use… Read More

  • IBM starts Cloud Computing Centre in Dublin

    IBM is to establish what appears to be Europe’s first Cloud Computing Centre at the IBM Innovation Campus at Mulhuddart, West Dublin. Some 21 people will work in the Centre which will serve as a European hub to provide research and services to a number of satellite facilities to be built in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Read More

  • All About Linux 2008: Your next cellphone will probably run Linux, and you won't even know it

    Linux, as most people think of it, is an alternative desktop OS for nerds. And those people are right: the vast majority of machines running Linux are the personal computers of hobbyists and enthusiasts. That being said, you might be using Linux now and not even know it. Stripped-down versions of Linux are well suited for modern cellphones. The OS already has all most of the needed code… Read More

  • Facebook Tidbits From Snap Summit In San Francisco

    Facebook Senior Platform Manager Dave Morin gave the afternoon keynote talk today at the Snap Summit in San Francisco. He revealed (or in some cased confirmed speculation around) a number of interesting tidbits about the Facebook business and upcoming products: Morin said Facebook Chat will launch next week. When the chat product was confirmed on March 18, Facebook would only say it would… Read More

  • OpenX – those 2008 priorities in full

    Not long after London-based advertising software startup OpenAds spent some of its $20.5 million in VC funding on changing its name for the for the sixth time, its confusing the hell out of its customers. Again. This week well meaning company blogger/marketer Scott Switzer posted about OpenX’s priorities in 2008. These include stability, simplicity, integration and efficiency. Hold on a… Read More

  • Citigroup Raises Yahoo Target To $34 Based On Revised Microsoft Bid

    Citigroup has raised its Yahoo price target to $34/ share based on their belief that Microsoft will revise its takeover offer. Citigroup analyst Mark Mahaney said in a research note that “We believe that a Yahoo sale to Microsoft — at a price higher than the initial $31 bid is the most likely outcome” and that the limited combined market share of the combined companies… Read More

  • Dude arrested for douchery during charity giveaway of Wii game

    If you see something — like someone trying to auction off Brawl at a GameStop to people who actually really want the game — remember it is your duty as a citizen to totally dick out and push around cameramen. If you want to help the guy they were trying to help, pop over to his site and drop him a few bucks. Read More

  • Netflix and Xbox 360 secret love connection?

    Netflix has been polling its members on whether they’d like movies streamed to their TV via their 360s. They declined to say whether this indicated an upcoming partnership, but I seriously doubt they’d even put a question like that to consumers unless it was a viable option already worked out with Redmond. And why not? Everybody wants a piece of the Netflix pie, whether… Read More

  • Intruders TV – videoing startups so you don't have to

    I really like the guys from Intruders TV. They are, to some extent, Europe’s answer to (first) PodTech and latterly FastCompany TV. I really hope they are successful because creating original video interviews is not for the faint-hearted. For those of you who don’t know them, Intruders.tv is a global network of video blogs covering the web 2.0 and technology ecosystem. What they… Read More

  • Guess who just got an iPhone?

    Meeeeeee. I sure as heck didn’t pay for it, but some strings were pulled and now I have one to pet heavily for the next couple weeks. Maybe now Biggs will shut up and not whip his out every two seconds. I’ll stick with AT&T for a little bit, but rest assured that Jailbreaking will commence shortly. Read More

  • BlinkBox inks deal with FreemantleMedia

    BlinkBox, the UK start-up we reviewed in October last year, has signed a deal with FremantleMedia to bring a bunch of old TV shows including Baywatch, Danger Mouse and Count Duckula to the service. Fremantle has a big library and has licensed 18 of its properties for use on BlinkBox, which join content from Warner Bros, Universal, Paramount, Aardman and Discovery Networks. BlinkBox users… Read More

  • Craigslist hoax turns out to be pretty craptastic

    Not cool, man. Not cool. Two fake ads surfaced on Craigslist.com saying that Jacksonville, Oregon resident Robert Salisbury “was forced to leave the area suddenly and his belongings, including a horse, were free for the taking,” according to a report by KGW News. Salisbury returned home to find upwards of 30 people ransacking items from his barn and the exterior of his home. When… Read More

  • Concept triple-core Radeon from Asus

    Interesting. I’m not sure why they went with three instead of the obvious four, but this single card sports two R670 cores on the back and one on the front. That’s the core of ATi’s last generation of 3800s, so it’s at least as powerful as a 3870 X2, which is a viable retail product. They call it the Trinity, which is okay I guess, but has uncomfortable Matrix… Read More

  • All About Linux 2008: Great Moments in Linux History

    The above video may or may not be an accurate depiction of the early days of Linux. Read More

  • Microsoft: "We're totally into our new iPhones, might even port Office over."

    Fortune is reporting that Microsoft may be eyeing the iPhone as a potential outlet for their warez teams, including programming Office applications and voice control for Apple’s joy box. “It’s really important for us to understand what we can bring to the iPhone,” Tom Gibbons, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Specialized Devices and Applications Group… Read More

  • Great Moments in Linux History

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F778599&brandlink=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2F%3Futm%5Fsource%3Dbrandlink&brandname=blip%2Etv&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf In honor of Linux Week at CrunchGear, here is… Read More

  • Revision3 Strengthens Blip.tv's Roster With Syndication Deal

    Here’s a video match made for the Web. Revision3, the video playground of Digg founders Kevin Rose and Jay Adelson, is teaming up with Blip.tv to syndicate all of its shows. That includes Diggnation (shown above with hosts Alex Albrecht and Rose), the GigaOm Show, Web Drifter, and Tekzilla. Some of these shows are already popular, especially Diggnation. And they are distributed in… Read More

  • TechCrunch Sponsors Rock

    Thank you to our great group of sponsors who make reading TechCrunch possible. Flybridge Capital Partners, Boston-based VC with $560 million under management RaiseCapital, connecting entrepreneurs and investors online MySQL Conference and Expo, April 14-17, Santa Clara Brightcove, Internet TV and video platform Rackspace, hosting services Text Links Ads, marketplace for text-based… Read More

  • Rumor: Next-gen Eee PC to sport touchscreen

    Asus President Jerry Shen said the next-gen Eee PC would not have a touchscreens in January, but panel makers in China are telling otherwise. Sometime in Q2 a new Eee PC will be launched with a resistive touchscreen, but why would anyone want that? I don’t go poking the screen on my laptop so why would I want to do that on the Eee? The touchscreen panels are said to cost Asus an extra $10. Read More

  • Feast your eyes on the the world's lightest phone: Modu

    The Guinness Book of World Records has named the Modu mini phone “the lightest mobile phone in the world.” The phone, which we saw at MWC this year, weighs a mere 1.4 ounces and is .3 inches thick. Modu received a $100 million cash infusion last week. The phone, as you’ll remember, works as a standalone mobile device or fits into different “jackets” that… Read More

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