• Netflix and Xbox 360 secret love connection?

    Netflix has been polling its members on whether they’d like movies streamed to their TV via their 360s. They declined to say whether this indicated an upcoming partnership, but I seriously doubt they’d even put a question like that to consumers unless it was a viable option already worked out with Redmond. And why not? Everybody wants a piece of the Netflix pie, whether… Read More

  • Intruders TV – videoing startups so you don't have to

    I really like the guys from Intruders TV. They are, to some extent, Europe’s answer to (first) PodTech and latterly FastCompany TV. I really hope they are successful because creating original video interviews is not for the faint-hearted. For those of you who don’t know them, Intruders.tv is a global network of video blogs covering the web 2.0 and technology ecosystem. What they… Read More

  • Guess who just got an iPhone?

    Meeeeeee. I sure as heck didn’t pay for it, but some strings were pulled and now I have one to pet heavily for the next couple weeks. Maybe now Biggs will shut up and not whip his out every two seconds. I’ll stick with AT&T for a little bit, but rest assured that Jailbreaking will commence shortly. Read More

  • BlinkBox inks deal with FreemantleMedia

    BlinkBox, the UK start-up we reviewed in October last year, has signed a deal with FremantleMedia to bring a bunch of old TV shows including Baywatch, Danger Mouse and Count Duckula to the service. Fremantle has a big library and has licensed 18 of its properties for use on BlinkBox, which join content from Warner Bros, Universal, Paramount, Aardman and Discovery Networks. BlinkBox users… Read More

  • Craigslist hoax turns out to be pretty craptastic

    Not cool, man. Not cool. Two fake ads surfaced on Craigslist.com saying that Jacksonville, Oregon resident Robert Salisbury “was forced to leave the area suddenly and his belongings, including a horse, were free for the taking,” according to a report by KGW News. Salisbury returned home to find upwards of 30 people ransacking items from his barn and the exterior of his home. When… Read More

  • Concept triple-core Radeon from Asus


    Interesting. I’m not sure why they went with three instead of the obvious four, but this single card sports two R670 cores on the back and one on the front. That’s the core of ATi’s last generation of 3800s, so it’s at least as powerful as a 3870 X2, which is a viable retail product. They call it the Trinity, which is okay I guess, but has uncomfortable Matrix… Read More

  • All About Linux 2008: Great Moments in Linux History

    The above video may or may not be an accurate depiction of the early days of Linux. Read More

  • Microsoft: "We're totally into our new iPhones, might even port Office over."

    Fortune is reporting that Microsoft may be eyeing the iPhone as a potential outlet for their warez teams, including programming Office applications and voice control for Apple’s joy box. “It’s really important for us to understand what we can bring to the iPhone,” Tom Gibbons, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Specialized Devices and Applications Group… Read More

  • Great Moments in Linux History

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F778599&brandlink=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2F%3Futm%5Fsource%3Dbrandlink&brandname=blip%2Etv&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf In honor of Linux Week at CrunchGear, here is… Read More

  • Revision3 Strengthens Blip.tv's Roster With Syndication Deal

    Here’s a video match made for the Web. Revision3, the video playground of Digg founders Kevin Rose and Jay Adelson, is teaming up with Blip.tv to syndicate all of its shows. That includes Diggnation (shown above with hosts Alex Albrecht and Rose), the GigaOm Show, Web Drifter, and Tekzilla. Some of these shows are already popular, especially Diggnation. And they are distributed in… Read More

  • TechCrunch Sponsors Rock

    Thank you to our great group of sponsors who make reading TechCrunch possible. Flybridge Capital Partners, Boston-based VC with $560 million under management RaiseCapital, connecting entrepreneurs and investors online MySQL Conference and Expo, April 14-17, Santa Clara Brightcove, Internet TV and video platform Rackspace, hosting services Text Links Ads, marketplace for text-based… Read More

  • Rumor: Next-gen Eee PC to sport touchscreen

    Asus President Jerry Shen said the next-gen Eee PC would not have a touchscreens in January, but panel makers in China are telling otherwise. Sometime in Q2 a new Eee PC will be launched with a resistive touchscreen, but why would anyone want that? I don’t go poking the screen on my laptop so why would I want to do that on the Eee? The touchscreen panels are said to cost Asus an extra $10. Read More

  • Feast your eyes on the the world's lightest phone: Modu

    The Guinness Book of World Records has named the Modu mini phone “the lightest mobile phone in the world.” The phone, which we saw at MWC this year, weighs a mere 1.4 ounces and is .3 inches thick. Modu received a $100 million cash infusion last week. The phone, as you’ll remember, works as a standalone mobile device or fits into different “jackets” that… Read More

  • Windows Mobile 6.1 to be released on the first day of CTIA

    I was told recently that Windows Mobile 6.1 would be released very soon, but I wasn’t given an exact date. Screen shots made the rounds in February if you’re keeping track. Pocket-Lint, on the other hand, has it from a source close to the matter that Microsoft will unveil WinMo 6.1 on April 1. Makes sense. We’re still a little unsure about what new features will be in 6.1, but… Read More

  • Programmer's bed

    For those long, long nights spent programming your bubble sort comes a clever bed/desk combo that might be problematic if you fall through the bottom of the bed and onto your desk. It costs a mere $3,650, twin mattress included. Great for future college students and those guys who wear capes in the CS department and flirt with the desk attendants who are oblivious to their existence. Product… Read More

  • Robotic cockfighting at the Robo-One Championships

    http://www.reuters.com/resources/flash/includevideo.swf?edition=US&videoId=78870 Here’s something everyone can enjoy; intricate robot fighters bobbing, weaving, and punching. It’s the twice-yearly Robo-One Championships in Tokyo. The most recent tournament played host to 112 robots ranging from your standard karate-bot to the more interesting chicken robot named… Read More

  • Reminder: We twit

    If you love you some twitter, you can follow: * http://www.twitter.com/crunchgear – Live feed of new stories.
    * http://www.twitter.com/johnbiggs – John Biggs
    * http://twitter.com/nicholasadeleon – Nicholas The rest of the guys send up smoke signals. Read More

  • Jott.com review


    This morning I got my mytreo.net Newsletter and despite the fact that the page anchors don’t work in Gmail, I read (skimmed) the first paragraph and decided to try the service they were promoting, Jott. The link in the email took me to a Palm page with a longer article that I didn’t actually read and no quick and easy way to get to what ever Jott was going to make me do to use… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Tom Clancy MMO is a go

    Ubisoft recently acquired the rights to author Tom Clancy’s name and they’re going forward with an MMO. It’s unclear how much Ubi was paying in royalties, but the acquisition is estimated at EUR 60 million. Ubisoft expects they’ll be saving themselves EUR 5 million a year with the rights. President of Ubisoft Yves Guillemot had this to say, “Having no fees… Read More

  • Teach/your children well/that they live in a constantly monitored police state


    Remind the wee ones that they’re never alone with Jennifer Lew’s plush security camera! The piece, made to illustrate an NYT story even includes a little mouse to, you know, symbolize the role of the PC as a stalking aid. It’s comforting yet vaguely unnerving at the same time, just like Grandpa! Plush Surveillance Camera By Jennifer Lew [DaddyTypes] Read More

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