• Canon EOS Rebel XS launched: An entry-level upgrade

    The Canon EOS Rebel XS replaces the XT and XTi with a 10-megapixel sensor, live view to watch the action on the 2.5-inch LCD, and a 7 point auto-focus system. It comes bundled with the EF-S 18-55m f/3.5-3.6 IS with image stabilization and should sell in the XTi price range (about $700). It’s only available in Japan now but expect it to hit the US in July. via PCMag Read More

  • An Apple palate cleanser

    I just noticed that our last twenty posts were Apple-related. To that end, I’ve decided to offer this little aperitif to cleanse your minds of the iPhone 3G (“Now with more 3G!”) and the rest of the WWDC folderal. Rinse and spit. Read More

  • Strands Introduces Amazon-like Recommendation Engine

    The recommendation engine Strands has released a new “Plug-and Play” product recommendation service that will allow online retailers to generate Amazon-like recommendations. eCommerce providers can implement the service through either the site’s API or with a widget plug-in, and Strands says that setup should take as little as 30 minutes. Earlier this month Strands launched… Read More

  • HP's TouchSmart all-in-one PC [Update 3: More video]

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F985820%3Freferrer%3Dblip%2Etv%26source%3D1&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf HP’s new TouchSmart 2 is an all-in-one with a full touchscreen that is completely portable and includes a… Read More

  • Drop.io Adds Scribd's iPaper For Smoother File Browsing

    Drop.io, a file storage and sharing service, has partnered with Scribd to bring streamlined document viewing to the site. From now on all supported documents that have been uploaded to Drop.io will be viewable in Scribd’s Flash-based iPaper viewer. Drop.io’s “drop box” storage isn’t exactly unique, but it has a nice interface and a few key features that help… Read More

  • HP unveils Voodoo Envy 133 notebook, Omen desktop [Updated with video]

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F985637%3Freferrer%3Dblip%2Etv%26source%3D1&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Today in Berlin HP announced the Voodoo Envy 133 notebook that was hinted at last week in the video teaser… Read More

  • YouSendIt Does The Heavy Lifting For Outlook

    YouSendIt, an online file transfer service with a focus on businesses, is removing the beta label from an Outlook plugin that automatically reroutes large attachments through its so-called “FedEx for the internet” system. Email accounts tend to place really low caps on attachments – don’t even think about sending 2GB of movies to your friends and expect them to land… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Here Comes Trouble Edition

    iPhone 3G
    WWDC 2008
    .Mac reborn, now mobileme: Sync your life from A to Z
    New hybrid Panasonic fluorescent bulb gets bright – fast
    World’s first solar battery charger for cell phones
    ‘Barbie Girls’ site finally adds a V.I.P option
    Stress-absorbing magic vase from Japan Read More

  • Twitter Fails To Fail, Community Rejoices

    When Twitter took drastic measures to try to survive a single day of heavy traffic (today’s Steve Jobs keynote at the WWDC), I said “…they may win the day. Expect silence on our end if they do, and a merciless blog post if they fail.” Some commenters thought that was unfair of me, though, and in a weak moment I subsequently promised to give Twitter a golf clap it they… Read More

  • Google hearts the Konami code

    Even as Google grows bigger and bigger, its developers continue to slip little Easter eggs into their applications. It’s never anything huge – just little inside jokes which serve as a reminder that there are living, breathing people behind the otherwise faceless applications. As Blogoscoped points out, one of these people has infused a bit of gamer lore into Google Reader. Log… Read More

  • Game Over. Hulu Wins. They Have The Daily Show. And Colbert.

    Ok, I’ve been ridiculously hard on Hulu from the beginning. But that ends. Today. Because Hulu is now streaming full episodes of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report, from Comedy Central. No more Tivo. No more dealing with BitTorrent. I can just log in and watch the show in 480p, and that makes me very, very happy. I will never again refer to Hulu as Clown Co. Or… Read More

  • GigaOM launches…A TV Station

    Interesting new site launch over at GigaOM’s popular video news blog, NewTeeVee – NewTeeVee station. The site contains videos from various video sites like YouTube, Blip, etc. that have been selected by editor Liz Shannon Miller, who was previously at Variety and the Daily Reel. NTV Station is leveraging some of the tools created for Ostatic, another site recently launched by… Read More

  • iPhone 3G pre-registration likely on 02 site from Tuesday

    02, exclusive carrier of the iPhone in the UK and Ireland, will be launching the iPhone 3G from their Web site tomorrow, as implied by a notice posted tonight right after Steve Jobs stepped down from his speech at WWDC. My sources say O2 will be using their site to control the initial sale of iPhones as they get them from Apple, though whether that’s because of production/supply delays… Read More

  • Video: Watch the WWDC 2008 keynote, from beginning to end

    http://www.matthickey.com/WWDC2008Keynote.mov Afraid we may have missed something in our coverage of today’s WWDC keynote? Want to see what it’s like to be a cutting edge liveblogger? Or do you just want to relive the history? No matter which is for you, we’ve got you covered. Click the play button above to see the entire event from start to finish. What was your favorite part? Read More

  • Google And Salesforce Cooking Up Something New Together

    Google and Salesforce can’t seem to get enough of each other: over a series of announcements the companies have aligned their product strategies more and more closely over time. Now the companies are planning something new together, to be announced by Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Google VP Engineering Vic Gundotra at Salesforce’s upcoming Tour de Force developer event on June 23… Read More

  • Intel kind of gets beat at its own game, briefly

    Recently, Corel showed off a Cell-optimized version of DVD Movie Factory on a Toshiba’s SpursEngine 1000 (SE1000). The board transcoded 1080p H.264 video to a smaller resolution in about half the time as an Intel Core2 Quad. It’s even more impressive when you read that the li’l Cell is about half as powerful as the big daddy Cell found in the PS3. If you’re thinking… Read More

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    WWDC 2008 Keynote Live – Recap

    CONFIRMED – iPhone 3G launched – $199 for 8GB model. $299 for 16GB model. Coming July 11th. The WWDC 2008 Live Keynote is over. Thank you for tuning in! Hit the jump to see what the fun was like. Read More

  • With iPhone 3G official, we ask: what about the jailbreaking community?

    Relax, it’s over, we came out of it alright. The iPhone 3G is officialized, and it’s pretty hot. Not just the faster speeds and real GPS, but the forthcoming apps and low price tag make it more a more than drool-worthy piece of hardware. But what about us jailbreakers? Many of use run our iPhones on T-Mobile and run a plethora of free, non-official apps. The dev teams have done… Read More

  • Uh, isn't that what the iPhone does when it crashes?

    At the end of Apple’s new commercial for the iPhone 3G, the camera swings around from behind to show the front of the device. After displaying the standard springboard homescreen, the screen flips over to an Apple logo on a black background — the same screen shown during boot up. What a creative way to show off the product while seamlessly incorporating the company’s logo… Read More

  • Old news in an hour, but iPhone will be free on 02

    I just got it confirmed from an O2 source (hat tip to Will Harris at ChannelFlip – you know why), that the UK 3G iPhone will be free on an 18 month contract to new O2 customers, but £100 for existing customers. Although announced today by Steve Jobs at the WWDC (see TechCrunch’s live coverage), the iPhone will ship to customers in the UK on July 11. The news is pretty astounding. Read More

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