• Video: Wii Music demo by Team Nintendo

    Miyamoto’s got some moves! Read More

  • The New Apple Walled Garden

    Geeks and enthusiasts wearing WordPress t-shirts, using laptops covered in Data Portability, Microformats and RSS stickers lined up enthusiastically on Friday to purchase a device that is completely proprietary, controlled and wrapped in DRM. The irony was lost on some as they ran home, docked their new devices into a proprietary media player and downloaded closed source applications wrapped… Read More

  • TechCrunch50 Early Bird Pricing ENDS Tonight, July 15, at Midnight . . . Your Last Chance to Save $1,000 on a TechCrunch50 Ticket.

    That’s right . . . we are encouraging everyone to buy tickets now, to save $1,000 on a TechCrunch50 ticket. Our Early Bird pricing ends TONIGHT at midnight. Visit the TechCrunch50 web site for information on all aspects of conference. Hotels are starting to fill-up and sell out during the second week in September in San Francisco, so we encourage you to plan ahead. Buy your tickets… Read More

  • Video: ‘LEGO Batman’ trailer

    Here’s some footage from the LEGO Batman game that’s set to hit various platforms in September. You can play as the good guys or the bad guys. Speaking of bad guys, Killer Moth and Mad Hatter were recently revealed to be part of the game. Never heard of them, but I did have a killer moth destroy a pair of my corduroy pants a few years ago, so I’m guessing the Batman version is… Read More

  • Pretend you live in a video game with giant Nintendo graphics on your walls

    Marathon gaming sessions that go late into the night inevitably continue to play out after my head hits the pillow. My eyeballs that had been subjected to an onslaught of graphic eye-candy just can’t seem to stop seeing explosions, skateboards, or worse, large non-stationary mushrooms. In a collision of worlds, now it seems, that if I wanted to I could further blur my reality by… Read More

  • Network administrator hijacks key to the city

    In an effort to save his job, or at least have the last laugh, a computer engineer has locked up San Francisco’s computer network and he’s not giving up the key. According to reports, network administrator Terry Childs created a password that granted him exclusive access to the city’s computer network; when the pass codes he gave to police didn’t work, he was taken… Read More

  • First piece of Apple software ever sold finally playable in iTunes

    An unearthed piece of computer history has been reconstructed by some long-time die heard preservationists. No other than the first software ever sold by Apple, it is a reconstruction of BASIC, then available on audiotape. So if you have a need to revisit old programming languages, read on. Read More

  • ‘Starpex’ full-size wood guitar controller for PS2/PS3

    If you find yourself feeling like half a man while using the sorta-cheap standard-issue Guitar Hero and Rock Band guitars BUT you don’t think you’re quite ready for the responsibility of owning and learning to play a real guitar, here’s a nice little baby-step along your path to self-realization. It’s a real-feeling, full-size guitar for Guitar Hero and/or Rock Band… Read More

  • Unpatched PCs put in compromising situation in under four minutes

    According to researchers at the SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC), an unpatched PC will last in the wilds of the Web less than four minutes before being attacked and compromised. That’s faster than most people can run a mile, and as ISC’s Survival Time sitepoints out, faster than it takes to download most patches. The ISC has an interactive graph showing the rise and recent plummet… Read More

  • First winner in the Samsung Use Your Instinct Contest

    We have a first winner! Congratulations Kevin C Marvin for his winning entry:

    I can almost hear
    the sound of packaging tape
    as I win your phone You win the Samsung the M520. To recap: Every week we’ll be giving away a cool Samsung phone culminating in the Samsung Instinct! We begin our contest this week gunning for the Samsung Ace. The haiku should focus on sight and must be tweeted to… Read More

  • Video: Official ‘Fallout 3’ trailer

    Here’s the official version of the Fallout 3 trailer that was shown during Microsoft’s press conference at E3 yesterday. Please enjoy with our compliments. Read More

  • See what’s hot in the iTunes app store with Medialets

    Looking for the perfect site for tracking the stats of all the apps in your Fantasy iPhone League? Do such leagues even exist?? Who knows?! At any rate, a site called Medialets.com has up to date stats on which free and for-pay iTunes apps are being downloaded with reckless abandon. You’ll see by the above image that “Super Monkey Ball” is WHITE HOT in the for-pay category. Read More

  • Android still missing, hides SDK updates

    Developers for Google’s Android platform are losing patience waiting for a SDK update. Since Android was announced nine months ago, Google has been stingy with updates for the developers kit, but perhaps more of an issue is Google’s secrecy. Read More

  • Live: 2K briefing

    Bioshock
    This isn’t a press conference, but I’m hearing about a whole new slew of games from 2K. I missed the beginning of the Bioshock demo, but it looks like there will be DLC very soon. Challenge rooms are the hot new item where you can solve a series of puzzles to unlock trophies. The demo I saw required the player to help a little sister get off of a ferris wheel using… Read More

  • JaJah Introduces All VoIP Mobile Handset

    Jajah, a popular VoIP service provider, has teamed with eMobile to release a new mobile telephony service on a handheld device that operates purely over a cellular data network. While the service is only available in Japan (don’t cancel those voice plans yet), it may well serve as an preview of things to come. The service is available to users of the Sharp EMĀ·ONE Ultra Mobile Device… Read More

  • Interview With Evan Williams: Summize Acquisition, API Issues And Their Revenue Model

    I had a chance to sit down with Twitter cofounder Evan Williams at Foo Camp last weekend and talk about the overall state of the company. The first part of the conversation focused on their acquisition of Summize, which we wrote about earlier today (for more on the acquisition, see the Twitter blog, Twitter investor Fred Wilson and Summize investor John Borthwick). Summize, by the way, now… Read More

  • HP announces two inexpensive 5×7 photo printers

    Hewlett-Packard has two new inexpensive photo printers in the $149 Photosmart A630 (seen above) and the $99 Photosmart A530. Both printers are capable of printing out photos up to 5×7 inches in size, which should please those of you who find 4×6 photos to be pedestrian and boring now. The A630 also features a 4.8-inch touchscreen, which is pretty large for a compact printer. Read More

  • German company develops green laser for use in mini projectors

    Berlin-based eagleyard Photonics is currently working on the development of a green laser to be used in mobile projectors, i.e. in cell phones. The laser features optical output power of 20mW, supposedly leading to brigher images. Whereas it is relatively easy to integrate blue and red laser sources into mobile projectors, green laser diodes cause massive difficulties. eagleyard managed to… Read More

  • Free Apps No Longer Dominating iPhone App Store.

    When the iPhone App Store launched last Friday along with the new 3G iPhone, free apps made up 24 percent of the 552 apps available. In other words, the most popular price point was free. The rest of the apps ranged in price from 99 cents to $9.99 and even more. Instead of dictating a uniform price, as he did with music, Steve Jobs let the market decide what price apps should go for. The… Read More

  • Alex Albrecht Tanks and Spanks Bosses in Project Lore

    Alex Albrecht, co-host of DiggNation and The Totally Rad Show, has launched his new project Project Lore. The core of the project is a web series, featuring Albrecht and his friends playing World of Warcraft. In typical Albrecht fashion, they will be sitting around drinking beer, while playing and World of Warcraft and simultaneously trash talking their digital counterparts. The show will… Read More

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