• Overclocking tool adds $1600 worth of speed to your Mac Pro

    But at what cost? This tool from ZDNet allows for super-easy overclocking of your Mac Pro. Until recently, overclocking has been one of the few remaining legs Windows users had up on Mac users, from an objective standpoint at least. The OC tools I’ve used on XP have ranged from the graphic to the obscure, and from the stable to the ridiculous. This ZDNet tool looks pretty simple, but… Read More

  • Netvibes Gets All Digg-Like With Buzz

    Personalized home page service Netvibes has quietly rolled out a new social feature called Buzz. The Buzz section tracks what links are getting starred the most throughout Netvibes network of home pages. Netvibes users can star any of the links they like on their homepages, RSS readers, YouTube boxes, Digg widgets, and other widgets. And when items have been starred, they show up in… Read More

  • NetGear releases open source router

    Linux dorks rejoice! Now you can use your hard-won understanding of microkernel architecture to program a NetGear Wireless-G Router. The WGR614L has a 16MB of RAM and some extra storage space so you can write your own open source router routines and implement them on the box. What can you do with your new, open source router? Ummm, how about… traffic shaping applications, redirections… Read More

  • Two-Factor The Wrong Type Of WordPress Security Solution

    There is a new WordPress plugin out called Phone Factor being billed as a security solution for WordPress, and it has been emailed to me at least four or five times in the past few days. There have been a few security issues with WordPress recently, resulting in a number of automated attacks against self-hosted WordPress blogs (see earlier Techcrunch post). Following the latest series of… Read More

  • Etelos Launch Easy-Access Virtual Server

    Etelos has today announced Etelos Share, a new product that that provides a virtual-hosted server for businesses. The Etelos Share application allows a business to share and store documents internally using a hosted solution, with access to their virtual host through a local drive. The file sharing, storage and backup solution is a new addition to the Etelos suite of products which… Read More

  • Median TV viewer now 50 for first time: Internet, video games to ‘blame’?

    The TV networks had better figure out how to make advertising work on things like Hulu, for it seems young people aren’t watching as much live TV as they used to. Recently released numbers show that, for the first time ever, the median age for the average live TV viewer was 50 last year. The four major networks all ticked up in age, with the exception of CBS, which has always been a… Read More

  • 1938 Media Inks Verizon Deal, CNET Gets Cold Feet

    1938 Media, the controversial (and hilarious) video blogging site founded by Loren Feldman, has been the center of attention over the last few days. Now big partners are starting to take notice, and Feldman is inking some interesting distribution deals. The site grew in popularity after Feldman began mixing puppet parody shows into his usual punditry, specifically targeting hyper-sensitive… Read More

  • New Eees to sport bigger keyboards

    The micro-laptop revolution is a really cool thing, to be sure, but not all of us were born with slender, precision-tip hands. I do all right but some of these baby keyboards make me feel like I have ten thumbs. Well, Asus must have heard the cries of the lumpy and misshapen, because the new iterations of the Eee, the 904 and 905, will have more comfortably-sized keyboards. Of course… Read More

  • Watch Arnold Announce California's Deal with Tesla

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Ftechcrunch%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F1043862%3Freferrer%3Dblip%2Etv%26source%3D1&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s announced earlier today a deal California had made with Tesla Motors… Read More

  • That picture of Microsoft's MyGamerPad is fake

    An unfortunate little rumor had been going around last week, suggesting that Microsoft was planing to launch a PS3 Home competitor to be called MyGamerPad. One picture of the virtual world showed up, but it now looks to be a fake, completely lifted from a posting on deviantART. Hmm, completely lifting level design? Sounds familiar. Please note that we’re only calling out the picture… Read More

  • First Dash Wi-Fi update hits devices

    One of the most compelling features of the Dash – Wi-Fi updates – is finally here. Dash users have to simply connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi and the Dash GPS unit will download and install the update automatically. Try doing that with your TomTom. After the update the devices will have MyRoute, a system that maintains a list of your popular routes and adds your personal… Read More

  • Yahoo Fights For Board Control; Analyst Suggests AOL Merger

    As Yahoo prepares for its upcoming shareholder meeting, it is fighting to convince enough investors that it did the right thing by spurning Microsoft’s various offers, especially the last one which had Microsoft just buying Yahoo’s search business, in favor of doing a search advertising deal with Google. Today, Yahoo filed the slide deck that it will present to shareholders at… Read More

  • Bhutan bans laptops in government

    The Bhutanese assembly has banned laptops in the house in order to prevent lawmakers from becoming distracted while, well, making laws. With democracy, it seems, comes the terrible lure of FreeCell which, as we all know, is what got us into our whole economic mess in the first place. If the SEC paid as much attention to due diligence as they did to to Bejeweled we wouldn’t be in a recession. Read More

  • Index Invests In Online Jewelry As The Wealthy Head Online

    AstleyClarke.com, a high-end fashion jewelry site based in London, has announced a $5.5 million (£2.75m) in funding from Index Ventures in London. Despite gloomy, credit-crunch market conditions, big spenders continue to do so, and they are doing more of it online in the luxury bracket. The move reflects Index’s recent interest in the eCommerce industry with Betfair, Lovefilm and… Read More

  • Pluribo Is CliffsNotes For Amazon Reviews

    Amazon’s customer reviews are an indispensable feature on the online mega-store, allowing shoppers to get a quick read on products without having to turn to magazine reviews or external sites like epinions. But many products, particularly electronics, have hundreds of reviews. Who has time to read through them all? Pluribo, a new startup out of New York, has just released a… Read More

  • Would-be Canadian iPhone buyers ticked off, start petition over data prices

    The just-announced iPhone 3G pricing plan for Rogers in Canada isn’t going down too well. One intrepid Canadian started a Web site, RuinediPhone.com, that has a petition targeting the rather unfair prices. So far, more than 17,000 people have signed the petition, which is intended to make Rogers drop the price of the iPhone data plan. The site’s creator has even written an open… Read More

  • Hi5 Plucks An App Developer From Its Platform

    Second-tier social network Hi5 has acquired app developer PixVerse for an undisclosed amount, just four months after launching its app platform based on the OpenSocial specification. PixVerse offers several applications such as Pix Chat and Pix Wall, which are Flash-based and run on not only Hi5 but other social networks like Facebook as well. The company was founded in February 2007 and… Read More

  • Governator to help announce new Tesla sedan tomorrow

    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is holding a press conference tomorrow with Tesla Motors, makers of some of the coolest electric cars on the planet, to announce their 4 door, 5 passenger sedan slated for release in 2010. Not much information right now but rumor has it that it will be called the Whitestar and should be as efficient as the Roadster model now making the rounds. The… Read More

  • AT&T stores are hiring! Get ye to the AT&Tery!

    In anticipation of a massive influx of folks on July 11 AT&T stores are hiring greeters, runners, and back office managers. AppleInsider is also reporting that activation will be on-site and immediate, ensuring that it’ll take them hours to clear people out of the stores. The instructions support expectations that, at least in the case of sales at AT&T stores, each iPhone 3G… Read More

  • Tesla Sedan Factory Coming to the Bay Area

    We’re just minutes away from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s joint announcement with Tesla Motors, but we already hear that he will discuss how Tesla plans to build its electric sedan factory in the Bay Area, not New Mexico as previously expected. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear as though Tesla will actually unveil the sedan itself. While New Mexico offered a $7 million… Read More

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