• VholdR: Film Your Worst Ideas

    The VholdR is basically a really sweet looking helmet cam whose sturdy aluminum body will make sure the camera survives even if you don’t. It mounts on your helmet any way you want via their attachment system, and features a special rotating lens which takes all the guesswork out of getting a good angle. The camera comes packaged with a free software suite that includes library… Read More

  • 'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed' Coming To The Wii

    I keed, I keed. I’ll be buying this one along with everybody else who wondered how long it’d take before the Wii-mote got turned into a light saber. Well it looks like the answer is "Spring 2008". Aside from flailing your melee arm about all namby pamby, the nunchuck will allow players to "torment foes with their Force powers." You’ll play the part of… Read More

  • IBM Announces Free Lotus-based 'Office' Alternative

    Hot on the heels of yesterday’s Google announcement, IBM has announced that it’ll be offering "Lotus Symphony" on its website as a free download. The software will contain programs similar to Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, albeit with fewer advanced features. Read More

  • SEOMoz Takes $1.25 Million Series A

    Internet marketing and search optimization company SEOMoz has taken $1.25 million in Series A funding from Ingnition Partners. SEOMoz offers a variety of web focused services, although is probably best known for their blog of the same name. CEO and Editor Rand Fishkin said in a post that the money is going to be used to improve the quality of the services SEOMoz provide, the quality of the… Read More

  • XRT3D: Holy Crap

    Now here’s a great little product. It’s called XTreme Reality 3D and it’s a piece of software that works with your webcam to let you control applications and games with your hand in real space. You simple wave your hand in front of a webcam to zoom in, zoom out, and pan through screens, maps, and games. Think of the Wii but without the batons and you’ve got the idea. Read More

  • TC40 Panel Discussion: Exit Strategies

    After this mornings panel focused on getting funded, the last panel discussion for TC40 focuses on the other end of the startup cycle: exit strategies. TechCrunch’s Heather Harde is moderating and is joined by Michael Montgomery (Montgomery & Co.), Craig Walker (GrandCentral/Google), Raj Kapoor (Mayfield), Ted Wang (Fenwick), Michael Marquez (CBS) and Evan Williams (Obvious and… Read More

  • Liquor.com: Five Dollars, Why I Oughta!

    Don’t click through yet, friends, but Liquor.com has a site in the works that will let you pop over, order a few dozen bottles of Smirnoff, and drink up in honor of your shattered dreams, gimlet-eyed lovers, and failures as a human. The site will be one of the first to be able to legally deliver hard booze to 39 states and it even offers a recommendation engine — great for parties… Read More

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    CrunchArcade: Halo 3, The Millenial Star Wars

    It is less than a week until the arrival of Halo 3, the final part of the epic space trilogy and showdown between the Master Chief and the alien Covenant, and Microsoft has announced that more than 10,000 retailers in the United States will be opening their doors at midnight. This past summer at the Electronic Entertainment Expo then Microsoft Game Studio VP Peter Moore called the… Read More

  • Kaltura Wins Spot as 40th Company at TechCrunch40

    Brooklyn-based Kaltura has earned the honor to present as the 40th company in this year’s TechCrunch40 conference, beating next generation forums provider Tangler by a handful of votes. The company, which has been demoing in our DemoPit all of today, received the most poker chips of any company in the pit over the past two days. Conference attendees were given two chips – one to… Read More

  • Fat Nano Brings Fat Margins

    BusinessWeek.com is running an article that breaks down how much all the parts inside the iPod nano end up costing and says that, "despite the addition of a video screen, the new nanos boast the widest margins yet for the line." Read More

  • Hands-on With Sony's V1000 Blu-ray Home Entertainment Center

    Good afternoon, everyone. I just spent a bit of time with Sony’s home entertainment server, the HES-V1000. It’s been pretty hard for me to give Sony any sort of praise lately, but some hands-on time with the V1000 is starting to change my opinion. Seriously, though, who doesn’t want a 200-disc, 500GB, Blu-ray home server? From a design standpoint, the V1000 is gorgeous and… Read More

  • TechCrunch40 Session 8: Entertainment for All Ages

    We’re live blogging each session, adding to the summary of each company direct from the floor of TechCrunch 40. Click Refresh to view. FlowPlay FlowPlay is a virtual world community built around browser-based casual games. Users play casual games as their own created anime-like avatar, earning virtual goods for their character including clothing, refrigerators and other virtual store items. Read More

  • Remember: Enter to Win an Unlocked 8GB iPhone

    In honor of the UK iPhone launch, we’re giving away a free unlocked iPhone. Do it! Do it now! Entry Info Read More

  • Microsoft, Sprint Launch Location-based Local Search

    The partnership that Sprint and Microsoft inked towards the end of the year has finally yielded some worthwhile buzz. Starting today Sprint customers who use Live Search on their mobile will get local results via cell tower triangulation instead of GPS. Either way you’re getting search results in a timely manner without wasting time inputting your zip code. Sprint customers who own a… Read More

  • TechCrunch40 Session 7: Rich Media & Mash Ups

    We’re live blogging each session, adding to the summary of each company direct from the floor of TechCrunch 40. Click Refresh to view. XRT3D XTR3D develops software that lets users interact with computers and gaming consoles using 3D human motions. Their real-time software analyzes 3D human motions using only one simple web cam. It will allow users to play games and interact in… Read More

  • The Bose Computer MusicMonitor Speakers Revealed

    Right now, I’m at Bose’s headquarters and I’ve just spent time with its latest product and Dr. Bose himself. The Bose Computer MusicMonitor is a small, two-speaker system designed for desktop PC use. It’ll be out October 4th and is priced at $399. A travel-bag will also be available for $59 in case you want to take them with you wherever you go. The sound for such a… Read More

  • Wall Street Journal Will Likely Dump Paid Service

    News Corp head Rupert Murdoch has said that he was “leaning toward” making the online Wall Street Journal free, but had not yet made a formal decision. The news comes after the New York Times dumped their pay-for-view service Monday. The Wall Street Journal currently charges $99 per year for full access to all content at wsj.com Murdoch rejected criticism that a free wsj.com… Read More

  • Mint: Online Money Management The Right Way

    Mint is a free online service that lets you keep tabs on where you’re spending your hard-earned cash. It differentiates itself from other personal finance tools because it’s free and it automatically aggregates your banking and credit card data in an easy to use and up to date view that runs the gamut on your financial situation. It even goes as far as suggesting money-making… Read More

  • How to Add Apps to Your iPhone, Video Edition

    For those of you who are about to win an iPhone, we offer this video on how to essentially mess the thing up with all kinds of funky applications, most of which crash a lot — sorry, MobileChat! — and clutter the interface. But on the flipside, some of the apps are great and isn’t it fun to hack? Thought so. <a HREF=" Read More

  • CG Exclusive: Bose Launches $399 Computer Speaker System, The MusicMonitor

    Better photo from SciFi Tech Some of the CG guys are out in Massachusetts today and sent the first pics of the new aluminum-clad Bose MusicMonitor, a dual speaker computer system for PCs. There is no sub-woofer but knowing Bose they did some sort of audio cloaca magic to make things sound pretty good. Like them or hate them, they make a nice sounding product at a mid-level price. Here’s… Read More

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