• Garmin offers Blackberry owners a lifetime of navigation for a one-time fee

    After Garmin Mobile found its way onto one of my phones, my standalone GPS unit quickly found itself gathering dust. I’m not one of those guys who likes to wear a utility belt and a bag of chargers just to carry a bunch of separate devices; just pack’em all into one, and I’m good to go. Unfortunately, the 10 dollar monthly fee associated with the service can really start to… Read More

  • Who's About To Get Fired From Google?

    We’ve been getting a number of tips that say Grandcentral.com has been down for some users, and that their domain name is set to expire today. We’ve done our best to confirm, and we believe that these rumors have some merit: a) EasyDNS is the registrar of record for Grandcentral.com
    b) EasyDNS’s WHOIS record shows that Grandcentral.com’s domain expires today, May 20th
    c)… Read More

  • T-Mobile getting the Nokia XpressMusic 5310 next week

    Check one off the list of 16 devices rumored to be coming to T-Mobile by August. Today, T-Mobile announced the availability of Nokia’s new music playin’ candy bar, the XpressMusic 5310. The specs: 2 inch screen, QVGA resolution (240×320) 2.0 megapixel camera FM Radio Comes with 1GB MicroSD, supports up to 4GB Real 3.5 mm headphone jack – none of that dongle adapter… Read More

  • Most popular posts for Tuesday, May 20, 2008

    Today’s Top Posts: Netflix Player by Roku review Netflix Player by Roku screenshot walk-through OMG! KIDS GET 3G IPHONE! OMG! MTMini: Even cheaper multi-touch Bluetooth cassette adapter! The real story behind AT&Ts “iPhone Insurance” Rejoice! Rolly now available at U.S. Sony stores Wireless RC car with wireless camera is wirelessly creepy Sony achieves a (small) step… Read More

  • Skype Adds Movies to the Conversation With Jaman

    Skype has partnered with Jaman, an internet movie service, to provide users with thousands of embeddable film scenes that can be added to their chats, profiles, and “mood messages”. The service is still in development, and Skype plans to have it available within the next couple of months. Jaman’s licensed collection consists almost entirely of independent and foreign films… Read More

  • OMG, I Need Those Shoes! Sugar Acquires StarBrand

    Sugar Inc., the company behind PopSugar and a number of other blogs geared towards women, has acquired StarBrand Media. StarBrand provides an online marketplace for a number of major television shows, allowing viewers to purchase the clothes and props they see on TV. Los Angeles based StarBrand will help expand Sugar’s ShopStyle, an ecommerce site that they acquired last September. … Read More

  • Silent, affordable, adequate video solution: Asus' passively cooled 9600GT


    If you’re in the market for it, this silent Asus 9600GT is a great deal right now. The hardware and performance are quite good enough to play Call of Duty 4, Team Fortress, or World at War, but the price is a drop in the bucket. It competes on a par with the 8800GT and Radeon 3870, and has the benefit of being completely passively cooled. Bad news if you’re an overclocker, but… Read More

  • MySpace Moves To Limit Spammy Applications, Just Like Facebook Did

    MySpace may once again start to take action against third party applications that disrupt the user experience (or their revenue streams), it seems. Back before MySpace Platform this was limited to the occasional widget provider that got out of line. But third parties now have a broad arsenal of features to attack users and get additional installations and clicks. Messaging users is among the… Read More

  • French school tells its students to turn off TV, computer, video games

    So get this. There’s a school in France that’s telling its students to give up watching TV, using the computer, playing video games, etc. in a “game” against “an enemy.” (The school’s director’s words.) The enemy, presumably, is fun. The 10-day long ordeal is modeled after our own “TV-Turnoff Week,” which found that kids consumed, so… Read More

  • Anatomy Of A Failure: Lessons Learned

    This post was written by guest contributor Paul Bragiel, founder of Meetro, a location-aware instant messaging platform that was DeadPooled last month. Bragiel is also the founder hosted forum solution Lefora. See our coverage of these two companies here, along with our first post on Meetro in August 2005. Also see our post titled What To Do With Failed Startup IP?. In the spirit of openness… Read More

  • MS blocks HP's AMDs from SP3 update for XP (I love acronyms)

    Since HP can’t seem to make the SP3 patch for XP work with its AMD procs, Microsoft has blocked these computers from getting the free update from Windows Update. The bug affected AMD-based computers that were getting updates for Intel-based computers on accident, notable those made by HD. This would cause endless rebooting as the machines couldn’t utilize the downloaded… Read More

  • Analysts: Cellphones in decline for first time ever in the US

    Thanks for reading CrunchGear, fans, but the time has come for us to pull the plug. Maybe. See, we cover a lot of cellphones, along with Greg over at MobileCrunch, and they’re sort of our bread and butter. But according to the NPD group, an analyst group, cellphones took their first decline in sales in the US market, down 22% in the first quarter of this year. This has never happened in… Read More

  • Pitch yourself and get to Being Digital

    Update: TCUK readers can get tickets at the reduced price of £250 with this link. Being Digital is a conference on Jun 10 which will look at seven digital themes as well as running a startup competition with yours truly. Tickets cost £325 each but TechCrunch UK has one delegate ticket to give away to the best video comment left below this post. It might be funny, clever, inspiring, cynical… Read More

  • Hitachi adds 250GB HD to Wooo Blu-ray recorder

    Here comes the Wooo BH250, the new Hitachi Blu-ray set-top recorder with a built-in 250GB HD for storage of content. So it’s really a Blu-ray disk burner/DVR combo, which is a pretty sweet mash-up. We’ve heard that Blu-ray recording was coming to the Wooo series before, but this is the first actual model that goes on sale for the public. It’s set to hit Japan in June, and… Read More

  • Panasonic Viera PZ850 HDTV: Oh the things money can buy (like YouTube on your TV!)

    So I just got back from a small meeting with Panasonic in depressingly rainy New York a few minutes ago. Rather than make DVICE’s Peter—our Peter, Peter Ha, is horribly ill—and I sit through something like, “We have 85 new TVs coming out this year, let’s look at all of them,” Panasonic only discussed its flagship plasma, the PZ850. The 46- and 50-inch… Read More

  • Bloggers Rejoice! Customized TV Clips With RedLasso (Updated)

    There’s no shortage of video sites that let bloggers embed movies into their posts. But until now, bloggers have typically had to rely on others to capture, edit, and upload this content – there hasn’t been an easy way to create your own clips from recently broadcasted media. RedLasso is looking to change this. The site, which is currently in private beta, has created a… Read More

  • Sprint to cap data at 5GB or 300MB while roaming

    See that Sprint broadband device on the left there? It’s about to be capped, just like Sprint’s “unlimited” data plans. For shame, Sprint. For shame. According to the SprintUsers.com forum, effective July 13th, data plans on the Sprint network will top out at 5GB per month. What’s more, if you’re roaming on another network, you’ll only get 300MB of… Read More

  • Update: ImageShack CEO Hints At His Grander Ambitions

    Yesterday, I reported a strong rumor that Sequoia Capital had invested in image-hosting site ImageShack. Today, I spoke with CEO and founder Jack Levin. He would not comment specifically on the funding rumor other than to say that over the past few months he’s been in discussions with a variety of VCs. So he may still be in the late stages of discussions, or he may have closed the round. Read More

  • Garmin offers Blackberry owners a lifetime of navigation for a one-time fee

    After Garmin Mobile found its way onto one of my phones, my standalone GPS unit quickly found itself gathering dust. I’m not one of those guys who likes to wear a utility belt and a bag of chargers just to carry a bunch of separate devices; just pack’em all into one, and I’m good to go. Unfortunately, the 10 dollar monthly fee associated with the service can really start to… Read More

  • Get inside Carrie's MacBook in a shameless Apple/Sex in the City promotion


    Sex in the City has always been a voyeuristic pleasure for those who enjoy it. It’s okay, admit it. And now you have the chance to go behind Carrie’s back and snoop around her laptop – which happens to be a Macbook Pro. I’m not the biggest fan, but I am very nosy, so this was a pleasure for me. There wasn’t any sensitive information, but the Stickies were full… Read More

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