• Who upgraded to Leopard and is this happening to you?

    So last week I did a clean install of Leopard onto my 2GHz Core Duo MacBook and every time I go to watch a video on YouTube or whatever, the fan immediately fires up. I can’t figure it out. I don’t know why it’s running so hot. Has anyone else experience this? I’m not even watching videos right now and the fan is buzzing like crazy. Read More

  • New details on Dell's first Tablet PC: It will have multitouch!

    We know that Apple’s working on multitouch MacBooks, but it might be Dell that first brings the technology to the market. Buried in a story about Dell’s efforts to go greener is word the the forthcoming Latitude XT tablet PC, which would be Dell’s first, will feature multitouch. We’d heard it was to launch earlier in the month, but so far no go. This is interesting… Read More

  • Change.org Launches "Ning" For Non Profits

    Change.org uses social networking to help social causes. The site already has it’s own network for linking volunteers to causes and voters to politicians. Now they’ve also launched a new Ning-like DIY white-label social network for non-profits. For the launch, they’ve already partnered with 50 non-profits, like CARE, Greenpeace, and Amnesty International. Any other non-profit… Read More

  • Amatuer programmer breaks German code faster than dedicated Colossus machine

    Wiki image, dontcha know? Surely you’ve heard of the German Enigma machine and the Allied efforts to crack it during World War II. Well researchers, using a rebuilt Colossus machine (yup, that’s it right there), wanted to see how fast they could crack similar codes, only they made it into a contest. They invited amateur coders to see who could crack the code first: a giant… Read More

  • Yak4Ever Takes Second (and Final) Dip into Deadpool

    Well, that was fun while it lasted – for consumers at least. Yak4Ever has sunk back into the TechCrunch Deadpool after reemerging from it in May. This time it looks as though it’s there to stay. We first reported on Yak4Ever when it was called AllFreeCalls back in January. The company exploited a loophole in Iowa telephony law that let them provide free international calls to users. Read More

  • The Matrix is eight years old and so are the moves


    Killer Bean Forever – Official Trailer – video powered by Metacafe Don’t get me wrong, I liked the Matrix movies and the fight scenes were top notch, but everyone has copied that style and it’s getting really, really old, like, eight years old. But it’s not every day you see a… Read More

  • What washed up rock star blames college kids for killing the music industry?

    The record industry doesn’t have a f—ing clue how to make money. It’s only their fault for letting foxes get into the henhouse and then wondering why there’s no eggs or chickens. Every little college kid, every freshly-scrubbed little kid’s face should have been sued off the face of the earth. They should have taken their houses and cars and nipped it right there… Read More

  • Hands on with the LG Venus

    Here’s the Venus. Let’s forgot about the connotation of the name because there’s nothing girly about this phone. I’m pretty sure I like it more than the Voyager. Again, I didn’t have too much time with this one last month so a full review will follow next week. I just wish the entire screen was touch, but you can’t have everything in life. Enjoy the pics in… Read More

  • Hands on with the LG Voyager

    The Voyager is the one on the right Well, it’s been a few weeks since I last saw the LG Voyager and I have to admit that it’s way better than I originally thought. Maybe it was the lighting and the lack of time I had with the device, but I sort of like it now. The touchscreen is pretty responsive and it’s way lighter than you’d think considering its size. Expect a… Read More

  • This is hardly a ghetto blaster cellphone

    To me, “ghetto blaster” can mean either of two things: a so-so album by Armand van Helden and a stupidly large boombox popular in urban areas some 20 years ago. Looking at this cellphone—generically referred to as the Mini Boombox GSM Cell Phone—the phrase “ghetto blaster” does not come to mind. Yes, it plays MP3s, but so so watches nowadays. Yes, it has… Read More

  • Exploit makes iPhone a Spyphone*

    Now this is scary. That iPhone in your pocket just might be your worst enemy. Ultranerd Rik Farrow, at the behest of Fast Company, has discovered a way to trick iPhone users into downloading malware to the handset. The application then allows the owner of the app to own the phone, and allows them to also intercept any text, email, or voice conversation you have. Thus your iPhone becomes a… Read More

  • Charles Martinet, the voice of Mario

    "It’s me…Mario!" That’s Charles Martinet talking. Upon first glance, I noticed that this clip is damn near 10 minutes long and thought that it might drag on and on but it’s actually got some pretty interesting factoids and tidbits about how game development and video game voice-overs work. WiiWii interviews Charles Martinet, voice of Mario, Nintendo [YouTube]… Read More

  • Boston CG Readers, come drink with us

    TechCrunch is having a post Meet-up party that I think us CGers can crash. Thrill to seeing Doug Aamoth drink four shots at once, one in each orifice. Exclaim in mild wonderment at my burgeoning beer gut. Drink for free. Huzzah! After Hours with TechCrunch: We’ve also decided to continue our social networking at a nearby pub when we’re done at The Estate at 11 pm. Please join us at… Read More

  • Listen To Top Indie Songs On Your iPhone

    Mzinga isn’t the only new product launching tonight at the Boston TechCrunch Party. Massachusetts based OurStage is debuting a new iPhone site where anyone can listen to top ranked Indie songs as well. Ourstage, which launched in March 2007, is a site that lets users rank and buy Indie songs. Artists upload the songs, which users then judge – two song snippets are heard and the… Read More

  • Interview with John Carmack, 'id Mobile' coming soon

    Interesting interview with John Carmack over on GameDaily.com if you’re old enough to remember when Wolfenstein and Doom came out. I remember buying a $5 demo of Doom at an Egghead Software store. Remember that place? I loved that store. Remember when you had to actually go to the store to get games? Ah, simpler times. Anyway, the interview with Carmack is good. He’s starting a… Read More

  • Show off your insecurities aggressively with this remote

    Nothing says "I have an assload of money" like a $30,000 pure gold remote control. I’d suggest keeping the price tag on this beauty for when you have company over, just so everyone knows that it’s more than a fancy puck-shaped remote. It’s Danish, too, so try to slip that into the conversation somewhere. Not to skimp on the features, this trouser-snake-elongating… Read More

  • Philips phone can sit in your drawer for two months

    The Xenium 9@9 from Philips has an amazing two-month standby time. That’s roughly half as many months as 2000 Flushes lasts. If you decide to talk on this phone, you could do so for 17 hours. As such, I’ve decided that it’s a GREAT business phone. You could work two 8-hour days where you literally talked all day long and you’d still have an hour left over to call mom… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: It's a Woot-off!

    Holy crap, friends! It’s a Woot-off today! For those who don’t know, a Woot-off is when Woot dot com decides to forgo the one-item-per-day format it usually has and sells product after product at super-low rates till they’re all sold out. They don’t do it often, but they’re doing it today. So go to Woot dot com and score some good deals today. You’ll thank… Read More

  • Will the Credit Crunch Inflate the Internet Bubble?

    Professional social network PartnerUp has surveyed 862 real estate, mortgage, and financial workers about their intent to start their own businesses following this summer’s subprime mortgage financial crisis. The results are thought-provoking: 56.2% of the respondents claimed that they were “seriously considering starting a business within the next 6 months” and 13.4%… Read More

  • Jimbo Wales working to take down Facebook and Google in one swing?

    There are a few wars waging on the virtual battlefield of the Internet between all types of services, like that between search engines, or between social networks. Wikipedia has won the battle of open information management, and General Jimmy Wales is ready for his next engagement, which is apparently a dual-front fight against both Google and Facebook. In a meeting of South African… Read More

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