• Google Really Takes April 1 Seriously

    Google takes a lot of time with its April Fools jokes, and they generally center around new products. Last year we saw the launch of Google Romance. This year, they have two solid fake product launches: Google TiSP (free broadband service) and Google Paper (Prints out Gmail on paper and sends it to you). In addition to TiSP and Paper, see Google Writer, a product invented by the Google… Read More

  • Yahoo Underground Launches – Fringe Culture News

    Yahoo Underground went live yesterday, although the blog post on Yodel Anecdoteal is dated April 1. April Fools joke? I have no idea. There was no PR outreach on the product prior to launch, which is rare at Yahoo. And the blog post won’t accept comments, which is also odd. But the Underground site itself is fairly elaborate (creation of the underground.yahoo.com subdomain, and lots… Read More

  • Spring Cleaning: Dyson D18 Slim

    It’s spring, which means many of you will be begrudgingly scrubbing your homes from top-to-bottom as part of your yearly spring cleaning ritual. As gearheads, many of you will also be searching for the surest ways to maximize your cleaning efforts — the search will undoubtedly lead many of you to the same destination: Dyson. The DC18 is the newest product to emerge from the labs… Read More

  • TechCrunch Has Acquired FuckedCompany.com

    Update (April 2, 2007): For those of you still sending in emails pleading with me not to stop writing about startups – this was an April Fools joke. I do not in fact believe that there “just isn’t anything left to invent.” Thank you. Tomorrow we will announce that we have acquired Philip “Pud” Kaplan’s FuckedCompany.com in a stock for assets transaction. Read More

  • Magnify.net Different Than The Rest Of The Video Crowd

    Magnify.net is a new video startup that is different from the rest of the crowd. Unlike YouTube and dozens of others, it isn’t focused on building a portal around user-uploaded videos. Instead, they are allowing website publishers to create their own video channels, and populate it with videos from other sites (like YouTube, Revver, Yahoo Videos, etc.) that allow embedding. The result is… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: You're Soaking In It Edition

    Swiss Bikeboard For Those That Like Going Down Fast
    Belkin Makes Those Desk Grommet Holes Useful
    JVC’s Bathtub Floating AW33 DAP Relaxes You While You Bathe
    Daylight Savings Aftermath Could Continue
    Apple TV’s USB Port Now Hacked and (Almost) Fully Functional Read More

  • More Traffic Transparency With whos.amung.us

    Whos.Amung.us is a neat widget we came across tonight that some websites will want to add. It shows the number of concurrent users on a site at any given time. Clicking on the widget also gives good stats on the recent URLs people visited as well as popular pages. Like Sitemeter (which we also have in the bottom right of the sidebar), it doesn’t do anything Google Analytics or other… Read More

  • First Open-Source Car Unveiled

    The world’s first open-source car was unveiled this week at the AutoRAI show in Amsterdam. The c,mm,n (or “common”) was developed by three Dutch technical universities: Delft, Eindhoven and Enschede. The current model features a zero emission hydrogen-powered motor and it seats four (little people by the looks of it). All of the vehicle’s technical data and blueprints… Read More

  • Daylight Savings Aftermath Could Continue

    When I was at SXSW a few weeks back, the new daylight savings time took place. My Blackjack failed to recognize new switch and I was stuck with the wrong time for the entire week. It was a pain in the ass, but I finally got it fixed when I returned home and patched Windows Mobile. Well according to some speculation, many older devices could spring forward this Sunday when we reach the old… Read More

  • First Joost Commercial

    I have to say that I expected something a little more exciting. Our previous Joost coverage is here, and we have a long post on them coming up. Thanks Orli. Read More

  • Nintendo Wii-Playing WiigoBot Bowls Really Well

    Robots and the Nintendo Wii make for a fine Friday afternoon. A robot—the WiigoBot—playing the Nintendo Wii, on the other hand, is amazing. Here, the folks from BattleBricks assembled a robot made from legos that bowls a perfect game in Wii Sports. A video of the robot in action is after this here jump. Read More

  • Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Startup Entrepreneur?

    If you’ve applied for a job before, you’ve probably fretted over how to answer questions like “are you inclined to rely more on improvisation than on careful planning?” or “do you like to create challenges for yourself when you take on a new project?”. Companies commonly use personality tests filled with questions like these to assess the fit of a… Read More

  • Panasonic Adds 42-inch 1080p Set to 2007 Plasma Line

    Like I mentioned, Panasonic visited Gotham yesterday to show off its plasma TV lineup for the year, including its first 42-inch 1080p model that’ll be available in June for $2,500. (Wow, run-on sentence alert.) Panasonic displayed many of these plasmas at CES earlier in the year, but it doesn’t hurt to get some one-on-one time with them without throngs of people pushing up against me. Read More

  • Sidekick ID: Fuglier Than We Thought

    Well, we showed you the first picture of the Sidekick ID and it was pretty fugly to begin with, but we didn’t expect it to be this bad. Leaked on the T-Mo Website is a rebate form with some official photos of the ID and it makes me want to purge. There’s a $50 rebate and a supposed April 18 launch. Colorful Sidekick ID spotted in its full glory: a rebate form [Engadget] Read More

  • Pioneer To Show Off 8th-Gen Plasmas This May

    Pioneer is all over plasma TV, and it looks like it’s going to launch its 8th-gen plasmas at an event in Rome this May. Pioneer kept going on and on at CES about how it wanted to make plasma the premier TV technology and this announcement should finally reveal what it’s been up to. It used to be that I was sorta down on plasma, but companies like Pioneer and Panasonic, which showed… Read More

  • Swiss Bikeboard For Those That Like Going Down Fast

    Didn’t get enough time on the slopes this winter and still feel the need to go downhill at breakneck speeds? Well the Swiss are one step ahead of you. Behold the Bikeboard! The original Swiss Bikeboard — a cross between a scooter and a snowboard — was developed for use on snow (check the picture after the jump), but the makers designed it so the boards can be easily switched… Read More

  • Apple TV's USB Port Now Hacked and (Almost) Fully Functional

    Up till now, the Apple TV’s USB port has been like your appendix: there, but not really doing anything. Incorrigible hackers have now figured out a way to unlock the port, letting the Apple TV use any number of different USB devices (think mice, keyboards, hard drives, etc.) On the other side is a video of Nicholas from The Last King of Scotland playing around with a newly hacked USB port. Read More

  • Belkin Makes Those Desk Grommet Holes Useful

    Belkin has finally made those lame grommet holes in our desks useful with a trio of In-Desk products. Two are USB 2.0 hubs with 4 ports that are either angled or flush depending on your preference. The third In-Desk is an iPod dock that charges and syncs to your PC/Mac and it includes a stereo-in jack. All three grommet hole conversion hubs retail for $39.99 and will be available… Read More

  • LG DVD Writer with LightScribe

    LG has dropped an external DVD writer with LightScribe that burns at 18x in Europe — of course. The LG GSA-E40N is powered by USB and the external Super-multi drive burns DVD±R media at 18x, DVD±R DL at 10x and DVD-RAM at 12x, CD-Rs at 48x and CD-RWs at super fast 32x. LG’s newest drive is Windows compatible and its tough outer shell allows you to place it vertically or horizontally. Read More

  • Xbox 360 120GB HDD Pre-Loaded With Awesomeness

    Microsoft has revealed what sort of goods (content) we can expect in the 120GB HDD that will be standard on the Elite and as a stand alone add-on. The list is quite extensive and very exciting. Both Elite and stand alone HDD will have a full version of Hexic HD, a slew of dashboard themes and some gamer pics (hopefully they’re cooler). A few other goodies are included as well so hit the… Read More

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