• IGN Wii Preview

    If you’re interested in the Nintendo Wii and have about 30 miniutes to blow, I suggest you check out this IGN Weekly video from Lepizig. Battalion Wars 2 is the most notable of the games it showcases, the game play for it looks stellar. Redsteel looks as if it could have been immensely cool, had the swordplay mimicked actual controller movements, instead it simply responds to certain… Read More

  • Molecular Identification, Coming Soon

    MobileMagazine is reporting that scientists in the UK have developed a “molecule-based” ID tag–I guess technically any ID tag would be molecule-based, but I think they mean molecule-sized. Anyway, these new tags are created through a process dubbed molecular computation identification (MCID), a process that coerces molecules to produce light using a mixture of chemical. Read More

  • Q1 UMPC Accessories Hands-On

    Slashgear got their hands on all of the fancy-pants accessories for the Samsung Q1 UMPC including a fancy keyboard that folds out of a delicate-looking faux-leather as well as an external optical drive. The overall opinion is that UMPCs are pretty cool but you might as well pick up a USB keyboard and optical drive if you’re not planning on going very portable with this thin. Samsung Q1… Read More

  • Canon EOS 40D Info Leaked

    Canon is allegedly upgrading the EOS series to 40D on September 26th. The new camera will potentially have a 10.1-megapixel sensor, a 2.5-inch LCD and that anti-dust feature. Not much else right now, but we can assume the 30D will go down about $100 – just like with the Rebel XT – and this one will be priced at 30D levels, about $1,300. The image, BTW, is a mock-up. UPDATE… Read More

  • Juicy pinppl is Refreshing Mobile Social Networking Morsel

    In the burgeoning world of mobile-social communities, you’ve got to have a differentiator. Pinppl (pronounced by some as”pineapple,” though definitively pronounced “PIN People” by its founder, Paul Anthony) delivers the goods by building a community exclusive to Blackberry users, all based around the ubiquitous Blackberry PIN. The PIN is Blackberry’s own… Read More

  • Sony UX-280P UMPC

    When not building exploding batteries, the busy bees at Sony are creating teeny-tiny computers for everyone to buy, be bored with, and then buy again. Case in point: the UX-280P. The original UX model, the 180P, came out eight weeks ago to much rejoicing. However, if you bought a 180P, you may want to fire up the old EBay because the 280P is quite a bit better. * Ultra-portable design… Read More

  • Six Degrees of Crunchation: Democracy in Action Reminder

    Click through to view our three finalists in the creativity portion of the contest. We’ll leave voting open until Noon PST on TODAY since most U.S. folks are probably home for the long weekend by now… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Pimped Ride Edition

    Some stories from the past week: Garmin Nuvi 660 Shows Face
    Sprint Launches Treo 700wx. Surprise!
    DDR For the Rest of Your Body
    120mph Electric Car
    Apple Updates Mini Read More

  • New Facebook Redesign More Than Aesthetic

    Facebook launched two new features and a major design change tonight that affects all of their 9.5 million users. The new products, called News Feed and Mini Feed, are designed to change what Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg calls Facebook’s old “Encyclopedic interface,” where pages mostly just list off information about people, to a stream of fresh news and attention… Read More

  • Very Early Look at Synthasite's Ajax Website Builder

    South Africa based incuBeta will soon launch a website builder called Synthasite to help people build webpages entirely online. It will include a lot of the functionality of desktop applications like Frontpage and Dreamweaver (think Writely or Zoho Writer v. Word). Like Sitekreator and Google Page Creator, Synthasite will be an entirely online application. The service, which is in private… Read More

  • A Moment to Say Thanks to our Sponsors

    Just a quick note to say Thank You to our six TechCrunch sponsors, as well as the companies that have listed job openings at the CrunchBoard job board. If you are interested in sponsoring the TechCrunch site, information is here. Our six sponsors are: Faces.com: Faces.com is a social network with a twist, and big on music, picture and video sharing. SKY-Click: Try out the Sky-Click Skype… Read More

  • BarCamp London big success [photos]

      TechCrunch UK were one of the sponsors of BarCampLondon A quick congratulations to organiser(s) of this weekend’s BarCamp London.  It seems the event was very well received, with most people feeling that there should be more unconference-format events like this in London, espeically in light of the backlash that seems to be occuring in the USA to “frothy” me-too… Read More

  • MacBook Nastiness

    Ooof… Maybe Intel is infecting these things with some latent Windows virii because everyone we know is having MacBook troubles. Take the famed Dave Winer, por ejemplo: I continue to have problems with all three of my Macs. The new black MacBook shuts down on its own in the middle of my work. The original G4 laptop is still blue-screening, and my dual CPU desktop G4 is blue-screening… Read More

  • No more boo-hoo bills with Mobiboo

    London based Mobiboo, the UK’s first commercial VoIP phone network to be allocated a UK mobile number range, 07911, today announced the official launch of its mobile VoIP service. “The cost-savings of VoIP have already been proven by companies such as Skype. Mobiboo has gone one step further to replicate a true mix of traditional mobile, DECT and landline phone services to… Read More

  • ComBOTS is easy VOIP and file transfer for your avatars

    ComBOTS is a German company that has just taken its product to beta and appears aimed to carve a chunk out of Skype’s potential customer base. You’ll have to get in line for an account right now but it’s worth an early look at the site. ComBOTS is a Windows based desktop client that facilitates one-to-one communication by VOIP, file transfer, IM and a whole lot of avatars. … Read More

  • Google launches click-to-call in UK

    Search Engine Watch is reporting that Google has now implemented Click-To-Call features in the UK. A search on the word jet2 at Google.co.uk brings up this ad. If you click on the green phone icon, it opens the ad up to enter your phone number. According to Google’s Click-To-Call FAQ “Google foots the bill for all calls, both local and long-distance”   It was only last… Read More

  • WebWorkerDaily, for the Web 2.0 Worker

    Om Malik’s blog network is starting to take shape as he launches WebWorkerDaily this afternoon. The new site is a blog for the distributed worker, where the office is wherever their laptop happens to be. Cell phones, Skype, laptops and other tools have made it possible for an entire generation of workers to do their thing outside of an actual office. This blog is for them. The writers… Read More

  • Has Yahoo found the answer?

    In the battle to win the search war, Yahoo! UK & Ireland have officially launched Yahoo! Answers today, a collaborative social networking service that enables you to ask other members questions, in order to find out the best answer. Yahoo! Answers already has a vast array of questions and answers on the site for you to search on, due to the fact it was originally launched as a beta service… Read More

  • Geesee to offer cross-site chat by tag

    Geesee is an early stage startup from Slovakia that will combine topical web chat, tag search and widgets. If you’ve seen MeeboMe, imagine instead a widget that connects a network of web chat rooms organized by tags with access points across many blogs and web pages. Publishers who put a Geesee widget on their page would be facilitating real time communication about the topic of their… Read More

  • Is Autoquake set to shake up the car industry

    AutoQuake, the company formed in 2005 and made famous by selling David Beckham’s convertible BMW, has rapidly grown into the UK’s foremost online vehicle “remarketing” company (I guess that means second hand car sales to you and I) AutoQuake offers a safe and convenient way to sell your car. Basically you drop off your car at one of their drop off locations or have… Read More