• AllofMP3 Outsources Marketing to U.S. Government

    AllofMP3 is a Russian web service that sells digital music at very low prices without any copy protection. The service, which would clearly be illegal in the U.S. and many other countries, continues to operate apparently legally under Russian law. Our previous coverage of AllofMP3 is here. AllofMP3 has become the center of attention in major trade negotiations between the U.S. and Russia… Read More

  • London Mixer is a NEW gathering event by PaidContent.org

    London Mixer which is run by PaidContent.org was originally going to be on the 17th October at the same time as Beers & Innovation and Swedish Beers but they have graciously rearranged the date for their 1st event in London, which is now on October 18th, starting at 6pm until 9pm. The venue is still at the Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA.    “As the name… Read More

  • MobMart the mobile auction site, lets you do everything with just your phone.

    MobMart is a new mobile-powered auction site. MobMart is “the first auction site” that lets you do everything from your mobile; sell, browse, bid and pay. To sell something is really simple; just snap a picture, send it to 07720 11 00 22 and fill in the simple form. Selling is completely free. And because you’re using your camera phone, you can also post video clips too. Why… Read More

  • Zoho Adds Single Sign On Across Online Suite

    We’ve been tracking the progress of Zoho’s online office suite for since its launch last year. The Zoho development team regularly releases new feature and tweaks (one or two per month on average) instead of the occasional monster update. We like that, but we don’t cover every update here on TechCrunch. If you’re interested in up to date information on what they are up… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Harmless Grafitti Edition

    Here’s a recap of Friday’s posts: Home Makeover: Smoke Detector Edition
    Company Harvests Water from Air
    Minox Classic 4-Megapixel Leica M3 Camera
    Netflix Wants Your Advice
    Philips Shows Off New Concepts Read More

  • Oh no Google supports XML-RPC!

    Google has announced it’s opened a ping server for bloggers to ping them directly when you create a new blog entry using the XML-RPC protocol. In order to ping Google directly you simply need to add the following link to your blog software: http://blogsearch.google.com/ping/RPC2 What happens is the blog software alerts the Google server via the HTTP POST method that there is a new entry… Read More

  • Core 2 Duo MacBook Pros: In Production Now?

    Another day, another completely unsubstantiated Apple rumor. This one comes to us courtesy of Apple Insider. Its sources claim Apple is close to replacing the Core Duo processor in the current line of MacBook Pros with the Core 2 Duo, and bringing the clock speeds up to 2.33GHz. In fact, they said production has started. That would kick much ass. Of course, we’ve been waiting for this… Read More

  • Psile Media PCs: Stylish and Quiet

    CoolTechPC, a mail-order PC house in southwesten Washington, has introduced us to a fashionable, drool-worthy new PC, the Psile series. These media PCs are outfitted with impressive specs, but that’s not why they’re cool. The design is intriguing: CoolTechPC has eliminated the noisy fans, so even when the machine is booting up, it makes almost no noise at all. The idea here is… Read More

  • Sharp Unveils 4k TV

    In the year 2010, you’ll be watching 4k video. That is, video shot at 4096 x 2160 pixels, at 60 frames per second. Or something similar. That pushes HD up the ladder by a factor of 4. It’s your TV in the future, and the company that will bring it to you will be Sharp. Yes, the same Sharp known for that anemic “organizer” that your grandmother got you for Xmas in 1999… Read More

  • AMD To World: We've Got Your 65nm CPUs Right Here


    AMD is sticking to its promise to ship 65nm processors before the end of 2006. The more energy-efficient chips, code-named Brisbane, will be available in limited quantities as dual-core Athlon 64 X2 5000+, 4800+, 4400+ and 4000+ versions. These will be joined by more powerful 90nm models: 5400+ (2.8GHz, 1 MB L2 cache), 5600+ (2.8GHz, 2 MB L2 cache) and 6000+ (3GHz, 2 MB L2 cache). The… Read More

  • Cable Has Enough Bandwidth to Combat Fiber to Homes

    Your cable modem is about to get speedier. A new report suggests that cable providers have figured out a way to resequence the data traveling through their network to increase available throughput to speeds rivaling the fiber connections to homes that are already being rolled out. Where’s all this new space coming from, a wise geek may ask? The soon-to-be-abandoned analog television… Read More

  • First PS3 Ad Spotted in NYC

    Ours pals at Gizmodo have spotted a big PS3 banner ad blanketing the side of a building. It shows a PS3 hovering with a clock melting at the top. Deleon astutely cites that the ad is reminiscent Dali’s “The Persistence of Memory.” I’ll be on the lookout for something similar in Chicago. First Sony PS3 Ads Hit NYC [Gizmodo] Read More

  • ENV Fuel Cell Bikes

    Mobile Magazine reports that Discovery has gotten some video of those ENV fuel cell bikes in action. The bikes are notable for its emission neutral technology that emits only water. It’s cool, but ultimately just a masturbatory diversion. Hydrogen fuel cells are too costly and too uncommon to possibly hope to meet the demands of consumers anytime soon. But check out the video for some… Read More

  • Blue Dot Launches Partner Program, Adds DOS's MZ to Advisory Board

    I took a trip to Seattle last night to attend the Venture All Stars event and catch up on the startup scene in the area. Robert Scoble was there too so watch for video interviews on Scobleshow in the future. The most intriguing thing I saw were some new developments from Seattle startup Blue Dot. We first profiled this social bookmarking and networking service when it launched at Gnomedex. Read More

  • Home Makeover: Smoke Detector Edition

    Now that we’ve solved the mysteries of the existence, society can turn its attention to more important matters—like making existence more attractive. Smoke detectors rests snugly into this group. Their utility is unquestionable, yet they remain undeniable eyesores. But a company called Architectural Devices aims to correct that problem. The Modern Smoke Detector is a gloss covered… Read More

  • Unable to Find Aliens, Mars Probes Probe Each Other

    File this one under the “probably not news” category, but it’s Friday and I’m still in Starbucks. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter recently captured an image of the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity roving the rim of Victoria Crater.
    Opportunity at Crater’s ‘Cape Verde’ [NASA via Slashdot] Read More

  • mobile2.0: The Event

    The Web2.0 conference is fast approaching. Once again, we will hear industry leaders like Jeff Bezos, Ray Ozzie and Vint Cerf ruminate on the future of the Web. But where, amongst all the trendy social network, tagging and media sharing hipsters, can you hear about the intersection between the Web and the Mobile platform? On this topic, the conference program is strangely silent. Don’t… Read More

  • Vonage V-Phone: USB Dongle with Vonage

    If you’re one of those types who prefer Vonage over Skype, and you’re also the type who’s on the go often, then you’re probably the type to appreciate this USB phone from Vonage. You’ve been able to order it for awhile now, but it’s shipping from Vonage’s site now. It’s not a traditional phone, but cool nonetheless. The V-Phone is a USB dongle… Read More

  • BeamBag: The Phallic Light with a Soft Sack

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/transvestite hooker. You can get it now for about $25 at BrookStone, you know, that store in the mall full of lo-tech gadgets, like this one? Sharper Image is where it's at, ya heard? (Not really) BeamBag HandsFree Light Rests on All Sorts of Surfaces [Chip Chick] Read More

  • OS X Panther Goes Old School


    One industrious individual in Australia with a surplus of time has managed to put OS X an old 25MHz Centris 650. Yea it can be done. Yea it takes a lot of effort. Yea it performs are poorly as you’d expect. I’m trying to stop wondering why people do the things that they do, but sometimes it’s difficult.
    I’m not knocking the guy, it’s cool for the geek factor… Read More

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