• TSA says MacBook Air is OK to fly

    Bob at the TSA Evolution Blog Team (the kindly gnomish face of the TSA that actually makes me think these morons are listening) responded to the intimation that MacBook Airs are weapons of mass destruction. Screeners are trained to look for certain things in laptops and other devices and when they saw an anomaly, they reacted. Good on them. They’ll also be scanning a MacBook Air to… Read More

  • Mario Kart for the Wii dropping April 27th

    Now I have a second reason to get a Wii. Mario Kart Wii has been slated for an April 27th launch date for the US and it comes with the Wii Wheel. There is a 12-player race mode via Nintendo Wi-Fi and includes 16 new courses as well as 16 previous courses. You can even pick whether you want a kart of motorbike. It’s going to be righteous. Press Release Read More

  • AOL buys Bebo for $850m in cash

    Time Warner’s AOL has acquired leading social media network Bebo for $850 million in cash. It seems like a good move which will supercharge AOL’s advertising reach into social networking, and immediately put the heat on Microsoft, which has failed in social networking, and ailing Yahoo!, almost certain to be acquired itself very soon. TechCrunch US is prepping some analysis has… Read More

  • Rumor: WiMAX Nokia tablet launching at CTIA

    If the rumors are true then Nokia will announce the WiMAX N810 tablet that’s been swirling about for months. They did mention it coming way back in August so this seems to make sense. Doug and I will be on the ground to sort it all out for you in April. Nokia N810 with WiMAX launching April 1st at CTIA? [BGR] Read More

  • 2007 a bumper year for tech exits – reality bites in 2008

    First Capital has exclusively released to TechCrunch UK the information presented at its breakfast seminar this yesterday. The data contained makes for interesting reading if you are a startup trying to value your business. They studied about 600 international internet M&A deals since the start of 2005 and found that 2007 produced very high valuations for deals, but that this was –… Read More

  • Apple sued in patent spat by ZapMedia

    [photopress:LHA20060919205759_9_TN.jpg,full,center] Zap Media, an Atlanta-based media services company, is finally suing Apple over iTunes and the iPod. At first blush, it would seem as if the group is nothing but another patent squatter trying to broaden the definitions of intellectual property, but a little digging shows that the company might actually have a case, though a tough one. At… Read More

  • Gibson claims Guitar Hero idea, sues Activision

    So I’m thinking of suing Activision. I figured that since everyone else is doing it, the company might not notice and just send me a check to avoid the hassle. I’ll just go for something small like $250 and claim that since I played air guitar to Appetite for Destruction back in ’87 — thus simulating a rock concert — I came up with the idea for Guitar Hero. Read More

  • Partial List: Microsoft's Nominees For The Yahoo Board

    Unless Microsoft and Yahoo amicably agree on a deal to merge, the next step in the process is for Microsoft to propose an alternate slate of directors for the consideration of the Yahoo shareholders in their upcoming shareholder meeting. Once (and if) Microsoft gets control of the board, an acquisition is a done deal. The deadline to propose board members originally was tomorrow. However… Read More

  • Koreans love them some StarCraft

    My people are crazy. My people love MMOs. This comedian has a routine based on Starcraft. I don’t know whether I should laugh or turn away in shame. via Kotaku Read More

  • MySpace Opens Up The OpenSocial Spigot: App Gallery Goes Live

    Today is the first chance most people will get to actually see an OpenSocial app working on MySpace. The MySpace developer platform, which was first rumored waaaay back in October 2007 and announced shortly afterwards, throws its gates open to users today, about five weeks after the social network let developers begin building and testing their apps using OpenSocial. When the platform was… Read More

  • Video: Speed Racer trailer

    Cool beans, right? Anyone excited? Read More

  • Corsair shows Macs some love with low latency memory

    [photopress:scaled.corsairmac.png,full,pp_image] Corsair has just announced the world’s first high performance memory modules for the Mac. They’re low latency and tuned for the new Penryn-based MacBooks and MacBook Pros. The new modules feature Serial Presence Detect profile characteristics, which basically amounts to Macs being able to allocate memory when needed in the most… Read More

  • Midway reveals new Mortal Kombat is on the way

    Capcom is set to release Street Fighter IV soon, but does anyone remember another arcade fighter from the same era? “Get over here!” Ring any bells? Well, Midway has revealed that a new Mortal Kombat title is coming this year! I remember playing on the PC and it was darn fun. I pwnd everyone with Sub-Zero and had many a flawless victory. Details are extremely limited on this one… Read More

  • Samsung's pebblish YP-S2 MP3 player groped on video

    The ladies at Shiny Shiny got there paws on Samsung’s newest 1GB MP3 players. They’re sort of meh. Shiny Shiny Read More

  • ObamaIn30Seconds: Make a TV Ad For Obama, And MoveOn.Org Will Air It Nationally

    Moveon.org just launched a contest to see who can create the best TV ad for Barack Obama. These should be along the line of MoveOn.org’s BushIn30Seconds ad contest in 2004 (except these are supposed to be positive). Anyone can upload a video, and the best one submitted to ObamaIn30Seconds by April 1 will aired nationally. The winner will also receive $20,000 worth of video equipment. … Read More

  • Cool solutions for using GPS devices underwater

    There’s a pretty interesting MSN group made up of diving enthusiasts dedicated to using GPS devices while underwater. GPS signals aren’t able to penetrate water to any meaningful depth so the group devised a few simple but smart solutions that basically involve enclosing portable GPS doodads inside waterproof cases. When the divers need to check their respective positions, they… Read More

  • iPhone 2.0 in all its boring firmware glory

    Here we see some first video of the unlocked, super-hacked 2.0 firmware with Exchange support, a new calculator (!!), and complete carrier agnosticism. This is actually a completely new, essentially branched version of the developer firmware and is barely even an Apple product anymore. Amazing work by the iPhonedevteam, am I right? via Giz Read More

  • Judge Throws Out CNET's Objections to Investor Lawsuit

    The showdown between CNET and its largest shareholder, Jana Partners, may be entering a new phase. Following a tense meeting last week with Jana representatives, there is now a good chance CNET’s hard stance against giving Jana any board seats (despite the consortium owning a 21 percent share in the company) is about to vaporize. According to a source close to the situation (updated… Read More

  • The Incredible Hulk trailer is live

    You can view the HD versions here. Read More

  • TiVo to feature YouTube videos later this year

    The wait is finally almost over. Sometime later this year, TiVo Series3 and TiVo HD owners have access to the wonderful world of YouTube, allowing them “to search, browse and watch these videos directly on their television sets through their broadband connected TiVo DVRs.” Dave Zatz finds it interesting that only Series3 and TiVo HD owners will be getting this feature, wondering… Read More

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