• Random software recommendation Friday: Vox audio player for Mac OS X

    Here’s a random software recommendation for your Friday afternoon enjoyment. It’s Vox, it’s for Mac OS X, and it’s a lightweight music player. No, it’s not going to replace iTunes on your system—there’s no library feature, for one thing—but it’ll play some of the more obscure formats out there. Read More

  • Twitterrific Comes Roaring Back Into The iPhone Twitter App Wars

    During the past several months, a war has been brewing between Twitter apps for the iPhone. But it’s been largely two-sided. You were either in the Twitterfon camp or the Tweetie camp. And if you were using any other app, it was only because you didn’t know any better. But with the release of Twitterrific 2.0 [iTunes link] for the iPhone, a new player has entered the… Read More

  • Tweets From Space: NASA Turns To Twitter And YouTube To Reconnect With The Public

    “I find it frightening that the first alien contact we might make could be a tweet.”
    Truer words have never been spoken by a YouTube commenter. NASA astronaut Mark Polansky, who will be commanding the next mission to the International Space Station, has just posted a video to NASA’s official YouTube channel inviting YouTubers and Twitter fans to take part in his next… Read More

  • Palm Pre Contacts Podcast

    We’re not entirely sure if this is some sort of Sprint training video or something aimed at the general consumer, but it looks genuine. The video clearly demos webOS’s contact capability. It’s really nothing new, but hopefully more of these videos will leak and shed some more light on webOS and the Palm Pre. Read More

  • Fun rumor: Activision looking to turn Guitar Hero into a TV show

    Get ready for… Guitar Hero Idol, maybe! There’s some rumblings going on that Activision Blizzard is considering turning Guitar Hero into a TV show. It’d either be an American Idol-esque contest show or more along the lines of a reality show. (Those are still around, reality shows?) Yes, perhaps the dumbest idea to ever come out of the United States of America. Read More

  • Star Wars or Star Trek?

    Once and for all: Star Wars or Star Trek? Read More

  • The Konami Code Strikes Again: Facebook Adds Some Flare

    Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start. There are few codes more sacred to old school gamers than the Konami code – a cheat code that originated on the original NES and has since made its way into many other games. More recently, some popular websites have been getting in on the action, with mischievous easter eggs from sites including Digg and Google… Read More

  • T-Mobile "Bigfoot" G1v2 pictured?

    We learned the other day from a slightly shady-looking leaked document that the second version of the G1 will be hitting T-Mo some time in the fall. Believable, but the picture for the phone looked all wrong — a little too Ocean-y for us (though we love that phone) [Greg says: I was totally right about the G1v2 image in that document being a fake placeholder]. But BGR appears to… Read More

  • Harman/Kardon announces the BDP 10, its first Blu-ray player

    H/K is finally getting into the Blu-ray game with the BDP 10. The Profile 2.0 player comes with the standard fare of Blu-ray capabailites of BD-Live, 1080/24p, advance audio codexs and a front mounted USB port for playback of DivX and JPEGs off of a FAT32 volume. The back panel is equipped with HDMI, Ethernet, optical, and coaxial audio outputs. Interestingly, the high-end Blu-ray player… Read More

  • Does Barclays Bank hate tech startups? Or just small businesses in general?

    When tech startups get up and running one of things they need to work smoothly is cash flow. As the excellent presentation by William Reeve at GeeknRolla showed, cashflow can actually be an amazing weapon in your fight to create a business. But if the bank you are dealing with throttles your cashflow, how are you going to stay in business? That’s at least the conclusion of BoxedIce, a new… Read More

  • Android v1.5 widgets demoed on video

    Even after a three minute presentation by an Android engineer, some of the things lurking around in the Android v1.5 (which should hit your G1 next week, if it hasn’t already) haven’t seen much exposure thus far. Take the new Widgets system, for example: while Android has had Widgets since launch, the related APIs and the marketplace have both been made widget-friendly, allowing… Read More

  • Journalism school ‘requires’ students buy iPhone

    Oh look, outrage. It’s been a few minutes since we last ran into outrage. This time: an evil plot, hatched by the Missouri University School of Journalism, that, in effect, lets students cover the cost of their iPhone or iPod touch with federal student loans. Someone call Superman, or at least Daredevil. Read More

  • Kindle can't say "Barack Obama"

    Hay-ree-et Bee-char Sto-wee The Kindle 2 and the Kindle DX pronounces “Barack Obama” as “Bay-rack Oh-bamma,” slightly embarrassing for a device designed to display and read newspapers. An NYT story find this to be slightly funny but, as we all know, text-to-speech has been a fail party for years, no matter what the Authors Guild says. Read More

  • Did SeeqPod Find A Savior In Redmond?

    We’ve covered SeeqPod quite a bit here on TechCrunch. The San Francisco startup has been hard at work to develop a way to intelligently index media files on the Web to make them searchable online, and introduced an API which many other startups and projects made use of to power their own music, video and audio search engines. But despite the fact that its technology has always been… Read More

  • Video: Captain Kirk vs Captain Picard

    Captain Kirk: Bold, suave, and hotheaded. Captain Picard: Careful, wise, but tough. Who would win? A GoAnimate video attempts to answer the debate. Read More

  • Woot! Refurbished 8.9-inch Eee for $160

    You can get a refurbished 8.9-inch Eee PC for less than you’d spend on wining, dining, and general merrymaking over the weekend. Sellout.Woot! offers the omnipresent netbook for a namby-pamby $159.99 with $5 shipping and a 90-day warranty which almost makes this seem like an impulse buy. Read More

  • GirlsWithiPhones: More proof that girls are slightly more mature

    I’m glad I have a daughter. When she grows up she might post a picture of herself in her underwear on GirlsWithiPhones.com [marginally NSFW] as opposed to my son whom I’m only going to assume will drop his drawers and wave his junk around on GuysWithiPhones.com [NSFW]. While this may never be the case, it seems that these two behaviors are very sex-specific. Call me a pessimist. Read More

  • Mini HDMI connector developed, the future looks bright

    It’s looking good that HDMI might become a standard port on small gadgets if the new connector is approved. The prototype mini-HDMI connector (far left) can transmits all the data as its full size counterparts, but is significantly smaller. How small? It’s half as small as the current portable size and even a touch smaller than micro USB. Somehow the 6.4mm wide connector still has… Read More

  • Captain's Log: Google Calendar Now Knows That It's Stardate [-28]01210.00

    It’s no surprise that Google has its fair share of Trekkies, and they’re as excited about the new Star Trek film as anyone. So excited, in fact, that the Google Calendar team has put together a new ‘Stardate’ calendar that will tell you exactly today’s date in the Star Trek universe. There are a few ways to go about adding this to your Google Calendar. The easy… Read More

  • Video: A minute and a half of jetpack wonderment

    If previous videos of the Martin Jetpack have left you wanting more, here’s more. It’s a minute and a half controlled float inside an empty warehouse. Sure, the guy’s only a foot or two off the ground but I’d still really love to take one of these things for a spin. Read More

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