• Scrybe Could Set a New Standard In Office Apps

    Jason Clarke found a great new startup today called Scrybe. It hasn’t launched yet, but they’re using YouTube to showcase the product (see video below). More companies should do this – it gives the company a way to show everyone exactly what their product is all about and control the messaging during the crucial pre-launch stage. Scrybe looks to be a unique online… Read More

  • If You Use PhotoShop, Check Out Paint.net

    If you use Photoshop regularly, check out the just released version 3.0 of Paint.NET (download it here). It is 3.6 MB download that handles most of the basic (and many of the advanced) functions of Photoshop. It’s free, and even better it loads in just a couple of seconds on a newish Windows PC. I tested it, and it does everything that I need – if it was usable on a Mac… Read More

  • Getting Down To Business: YesNoMayB

    We’ve covered the best new dating sites, and even the most popular gay male dating sites, here on TechCrunch. But none of these sites capture the speed and simplicity of speed dating, where you meet a bunch of potential mates in a short period of time. South Africa-based dating site YesNoMayB nailed it. Forget all the long, detailed profiles and complicated algorithms for figuring out… Read More

  • Google Acquires SpaceShipOne?

    Categorize this as another unsubstantiated Google rumor, but the word on the street is that Google has acquired SpaceShipOne and is putting it inside building 43 at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. No word on the purchase price, or if this was a donation, or why the ship is not staying at the Smithsonian. SpaceShipOne made headlines in 2004 when it won won the $10 million… Read More

  • CrunchGear in Korea: Samsung Anycall Studio

    This is really the only cool footage I grabbed this trip – most of the time we were in a conference room, van, or an off-limits area *SNIFF* – but it was fun to wander through Samsung’s techno wonderland/store. That strange glowing table halfway through is very Minority Report. You move the window over a character on the screen and you get a close up of that character in action. Read More

  • MusicNation: Major Labels Try to Buy Friends

    MusicNation is a brand you’ll likely be sick of hearing about a few months from now. The company has built the destination site for a forthcoming super promotion by Clear Channel radio for an online music talent contest. That contest is sponsored by Epic Records, Universal Music Group, and EMI. The winners of the will receive recording contracts with Epic. Universal and EMI will… Read More

  • Quanta UMPC Prototype Shows Others How It's Done


    Now this is more like it. Quanta, the large Taiwanese laptop manufacturer for like, everyone, has developed an ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) I can actually get behind. (Unlike the POS I mentioned this morning.) A first for the company, the prototype UMPC is based on Intel’s Viiv platform, which if true means it could do high-def video playback and 5.1-channel surround sound, have Gigabit… Read More

  • In2Games Fusion Controller

    Following the example set by Nintendo’s Wiimote and Sony’s SIXAXIS, In2Games “Fusion” motion-sensing controllers are joining the battle of next gen controllers. Unlike the Wiimote and SIXAXIS, Fusion does not approximate motion. Fusion actually uses “sound waves and other technical wizardry” to provide accurate on-screen depictions of your motions. To swing… Read More

  • Sony Delays LocationFree TV

    Sony, the company that used to make innovative electronics and now just delays stuff, has today introduced its latest entry into the world of high-tech delays, this time on its LocationFree TV. Just days after announcing a LocationFree TV client for its own Sony-Ericsson P990, the time-sucking giant announced that the LocationFree TV base station, the hub that the entire LocationFree TV… Read More

  • Nvidia: No Overclocking The G80 For You


    Due to too many returns on GeForce 7900 GT, Nvidia is forbidding its partners from overclocking the upcoming G80 cards, according to The Inquirer. The site backs up the report by bringing up how Nvidia locked down overclocking on the dual-GPU 7950 GX2 cards. However, I4U is calling bullshit on it, since its in possession of an overclocked XFX 7950 GX2 XXX. I have to agree with I4U on this one. Read More

  • Nintendo Wii: 480p At Launch Confirmed

    There’s been a lot of talk of whether or not the Nintendo Wii will have component cables available at launch for users that own big-screen TVs and want to run Wii games in progressive-scan. Yesterday, Nintendo of America commented on the subject telling us that the Wii will support 480p via component cables the day the console releases. The component cables must be bought separately… Read More

  • Stress-o-Meter

    I’m not really sure why anyone would need this product. It seems to me that people would be well enough aware that they’re stressed out. Nevertheless, if you feel that the quantity of your stress is in question, then perhaps you should take a look at the Stress-o-Meter. Simply place your fingers in the grooves and the meter lights up to inform you just how stressed you actually are. Read More

  • Boost Adds Hybrid Prepaid Plans

    Boost Mobile, the hip-hop MVNO, is moving into the popular hybrid plan market with three new plans for those who don’t qualify for (or want) the credit-munching post-paid plans most of us use, but also don’t like the nail-biting pay-as-you-go aspect most prepaid plans feature. All under the “Premium Prepaid” brand, Boost is offering three plans that all include… Read More

  • PicLens: Super Size Your Slide Shows

    PicLens is a new photo viewing plug in from CoolIris. The tool lets user watch a full screen slide show of any photo series from Flickr, Photobucket, Facebook, and image search results Google, Yahoo!, and Ask. The software is sparse on features and user control so far, but it’s so visually compelling that you’ll likely enjoy using it quite a lot anyway. This first version is… Read More

  • Verizon Wireless Gives Users Daily V-Cast for $3

    Verizon Wireless is going daily with access to its V-Cast service. Currently, the V charges its customers $15 a month for the privilege of watching unlimited shorts from sports and the news. The new plan allows customers to sign up for one 24-hour period, where it’s all you can eat, then the love stops, and you awake with a hangover and no recollection of where you are or how you got… Read More

  • Sony Says No To Importing PlayStation 3

    In the words of Ali G, “What is legal?” In the case of Sony vs. popular online retailer Lik-Sang, importing PS3s, PS2s and PSPs into Europe from Japan is not. Judge Michael Fysh found Lik-Sang guilty of selling intellectual property rights that belonged to Sony, when it sold Sony PSPs to Europe. After the court ruling, a Sony rep stated: The law is clear; grey importing PS2, PSP or… Read More

  • Meizu M6 SP – Cheaper, But Still The Same

    We’re all fans of the Meizu Miniplayer here, thanks to its iPod Nano-like size and its iPod Video-like functionality. So it’s good news to us that they’ve just released an SP edition of their 1, 2 and 4GB players. The SP edition goes for an average of $30 cheaper than the standard editions, but according to Meizu, the quality is just the same. For those of you unfamiliar with… Read More

  • Panasonic Drops Two Toughbooks with Core Duo

    Panasonic’s Achilles-like (indestructible unless you hit it at the right place) line of notebooks just got a refresh with two models, the CF-30 and the CF-19. These two notebooks passed such tests as 26 drops from 36 inches, vibration in ground vehicles, water spillage on the keyboards, extreme temperature, dust and altitude resistance. Also known as the “infant” series… Read More

  • "Halo" Film In Turmoil

    Not exactly tech, but news that might interest a few of you nonetheless. Variety reports that Universal and Fox have pulled out of the “Halo” film. Sources close to the issue have cited financial squabbles as the root of the studio desertion. A representative for Peter Jackson, who is producing the film, stated that Universal called a meeting in an attempt to reduce… Read More

  • Nyko's Upcoming Frontman Wireless Guitar Hero Controller

    . Nyko’s releasing a wireless guitar controller for the upcoming Guitar Hero 2, featuring their trademark wireless Nyko technology and the two-tone black and red color of the Gibson Explorer. 1up had a chance to try the controller, and says all the buttons feel in-place and that the guitar should hit shelves next month for around $59.99. We’re not sure whether Red Octane will sue… Read More

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