• Daily Crunch: Robots Attack! Edition

    Hunker Down with the Vector Tough Brite Storm Tracker
    Flickr Gets Into The Holidays
    Microsoft Raising Army of Killer Robots, With Your Help
    Defend Your Macbook with iSight
    Black Q: It’s What’s Inside That Counts Read More

  • Bill Gates On The Future Of DRM

    Microsoft convened a small group of bloggers today at their Redmond headquarters to discuss the upcoming Mix Conference in Las Vegas. Highlights of the day included: The receipt of a Zune as a gift (the third I’ve received from Microsoft – I now have all three colors) Seeing the look on Gates’ face when he walked into the room and every single one of us had a Mac open on… Read More

  • It's Time To Thank The Sponsors

    Every couple of weeks we take a moment to thank our sponsors for making TechCrunch possible. Now’s that time. Thank you to our sponsors and, as always, our loyal readers. TechCrunch Sponsors: Carbonite – Carbonite is a simple back-up solution that I have been using for the past couple of months. It allows you to automatically back-up files in the background while your computer… Read More

  • StumbleUpon Launches Video Referral Site, StumbleVideo

    StumbleUpon’s social browsing application has been such a big hit that the company is launching a separate site for video referral called StumbleVideo. StumbleUpon is a browser toolbar that recommends Web sites based on viewing patterns of other people with similar user profiles. StumbleVideo will do the same type of recommending for video, only it is not a browser extension. It is a… Read More

  • M2 Convert Winners: Day 07


    Another day, another round of M2 Convert winners. I’ve scoured the edges of Tuesday’s posts and dredged up 10 new winners for you all. With only 30 copies left, we’re entering the final hump of the giveaway. But here are the winners for day seven: Read More

  • W531 Dual-Class Phone Makes Its Way to Sprint

    GSM is used by most of the world as a standard for cellular communications. Sprint and Verizon have traditionally poo-pooed the idea of being compatible. After all, the phones are locked to the provider’s network, so who cares? Sprint does, it seems. It’s prepping Samsung’s W531. It’s a CDMA phone with a GSM SIM slot, a dual-class badboy, like a half-mage/half-paladin. Read More

  • Black Q: It's What's Inside That Counts

    , but it’s come to our attention that this black Q actually has differences that are more than skin deep. Besides a rubberized exterior for a better grip, the new Q offers a software upgrade that includes improved power management for longer battery life and a unique (and, we think, useless) feature allowing the user to control the jog wheel with the volume buttons on a Bluetooth headset. Read More

  • Defend Your Macbook with iSight


    If you’re the owner of Macbook, then I suggest you take a look at this authsight program that works in conjunction with iSightCapture. The concept is simple. Every time there is a failed login on your system, the iSight takes a snapshot of the person who punched in the erroneous info. And you can set it to automatically upload the images to an FTP so you can track the person on the… Read More

  • ACESS Announces ALP Delayed Till '07

    Palm OS and cell phone developers have been waiting patiently for ACCESS to release the development environment for ALP, or ACCESS Linux Platform, the company’s successor to the aging Palm OS. ACESS had told developers that it would release the package by the end of the year, however a statement on its Website today says that the deadline will not be met. Further, the statement notes that… Read More

  • Microsoft Raising Army of Killer Robots, With Your Help

    It was only a matter of time, really, until Microsoft started development on its army of robots to rule the Earth. In the guise of the Microsoft Robotics Studio, Redmond aims to dominate the world by 2012. The idea behind the robotics studio is that any hobbyist can build any robot from popular off-the-shelf robotics kits and control said mechanoids with the studio. One set of objects and… Read More

  • Ford Racing: 1, 2, 3, Bankruptcy

    If you prefer a trip to the local arcade over playing video games at home, take a seat on Ford’s new twin-unit arcade racing machine. The $19,000 arcade machine features Ford Racing: Full Blown, which includes cars like the 68′ Mustang GT and the SVT Cobra. The arcade machine also gives you force feedback steering wheels, driving pedals, racing chairs and 12 tracks. The arcade… Read More

  • Siano Mobile TV ExpressCard

    Since ExpressCard 34 appeared in Apple’s Macbook Pro, a few items for the new slot have popped up here and there – nothing of real value. In comes the SuwonExpress Card from Siano Mobile and Samsung. Shove the card into the side of your notebook and enjoy mobile TV on the go. The card is going to be bundled with some software from CyberLink, so it shouldn’t be too bad a package. Read More

  • Chris Pirillo and Wife Read Vows From UMPCs


    It seems Blog Ninja Chris Pirillo and his lady wife dediced to read their vows off of two UMPCs. I really don’t know what to think. It seems like a logical idea — geeks in love, etc. — but why didn’t they get an HD projector and scroll the vows on the back wall of the church, U2 style. That would have been geeking out. Anyway, congrats, kids. A Tablet PC Wedding… Read More

  • Hunker Down with the Vector Tough Brite Storm Tracker


    These things look ridiculous, but they’re such an immense utility for everybody, especially those of us who live in disaster prone areas (like me). Aside from looking like something out of a bad SciFi movie, the Vector Tough Brite (aka bright) Storm Tracker provides an LED-area light, spotlight, AM/FM radio and a 5-inch UHF/VHF black and white TV. The most important part, however, is… Read More

  • Admit You Have a Zune, Win A Vaja Zune Case


    We have a winner! Tricia popped up in our random drawing. Bought a Zune? Need a case? Drop a comment under the post describing why you love your Zune SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much and we’ll send one lucky commenter a handsome Vaja Balance Zune case. The case is really very nice. It’s made of thin leather and has a great feel to it, so you’ll be pleased. It comes with these… Read More

  • Detroit Pistons MP3 Player

    Looks like the Detroit Pistons are readying to become the next Chinese knock-off company. But don’t get on their cases just yet. Despite looking a lot like a first-generation iPod Shuffle, this $25 MP3 player is only 128MB and plays WMA and MP3 formats and comes with a beautiful Pistons logo on the front of the device. It could be the best thing to come out of Detroit since Ford and… Read More

  • HTC Love Is Lookin’ Cute

    HTC is about to show us some love with the release of the Love. The HTC Love is focused primarily on media and really is a multimedia device more than a phone. This quad-band GSM device comes with EDGE, WiFi, FM radio, a 2-megapixel camera, a 2.8-inch 64k color LCD at 340×240 resolution, 256MB of ROM/64MB of RAM, microSD with a plentiful 512MB card packaged with the device, USB, and… Read More

  • Question: Where Are You?

    Quick question: where are most of you located? I’m trying to plan our coverage and wanted to post the coolest stuff at the right time. [poll=8] Read More

  • Amanda Congdon on ABC: Travesty or Horror?

    Everyone in this crazy post-Web 2.0 world deserves a break, but please, people, explain to me Amanda Congdon’s draw and/or why this snippet of WTF is being hosted by ABC? I know my video reviews suck the donkey wang, but there’s an ABC News bug down in the corner there. I thought she’d have a budget. ABC++VIDEOCASTPAGEDOTCOML33T!
    Amanda Congdon’s Webcasts Are Real… Read More

  • Yahoo Begins Panama Roll-Out In The U.S.

    Panama, Yahoo’s long awaited upgrade to their search marketing program, is now open to any U.S. business. Previously, the program was only available to Yahoo’s existing search marketing customers that wanted to upgrade to the new platform. Panama will bring much needed updates to help Yahoo compete more effectively with Google’s contextual advertising platform. Under Panama… Read More