• Fake iPod headphones almost like the real thing


    This is pretty cool. The folks at Cult of Mac bought some $14 knockoff earbuds fro the iPhone. They look exactly like the iPhone earbuds but “broke down in a week.” Read More

  • The return of the TV-B-Gone

    Just when you thought it was safe to go to a consumer electronics show, some clever individual has come up with a way to make that most infamous of TV remotes, the TV-B-Gone, even smaller. Now you have a few more choices on where to conceal your weapon of mass distraction as you are searched by a security guard. While the original TV-B-Gone wasn’t exactly clunky, some people just… Read More

  • Mother Teresa, MLK, The Dalai Lama And Twitter. All But One Have A Nobel Peace Prize…So Far

    Remember a few weeks ago when we wrote about former Deputy National Security Advisor Mark Pfeifle saying that the founders of Twitter should get the Nobel Peace Prize? Most everyone thought it was just a half-serious comment made on the fly. But it turns out, Pfeifle wasn’t joking. At all. In an op-ed today in the Christian Science Monitor, Pfeifle lays out exactly why he thinks… Read More

  • HTML 5: Ogg Theora Vs H.264 In The Battle For A Web Video Standard

    With YouTube and other video sites serving up over a billion streams a day, it’s beyond contention that web-based video is not only mainstream, but has become fundamental to the web experience. Why, then, is a huge majority of web video in a wrapped in a proprietary Flash candy coating — essentially making Adobe the gatekeeper of video content? It’s worked okay so far… Read More

  • Review: Klonoa for the Wii

    To say that Namco’s Klonoa is a throwback would be an understatement. Sure, we first saw Klonoa in 1997 for the PlayStation, but the remake for the Wii is more than just a reboot. It’s a throwback to the golden age of gaming circa 1985. It reminds me of classic side scrolling action that’s since been supplanted by 3D shooters and other abominations that I find myself… Read More

  • Video: A Nintendo Wii tune put to dance

    Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the Mii channel theme through the eyes of a dancer. Read More

  • The Europas Shortlist: Our nominees for the best in Europe

    The Europas, the European Startup Awards 2009 for European and EMEA tech companies, will be held on July 9 in London. Over 400 entrants were voted on by the industry and these results merged with those from 19 expert advisors. Here are the shortlisted nominees in each category in alphabetical order: The Europas Shortlist: Best Web Application Or Service (EMEA) Amiando
    Babbel
    Dopplr
    Jimdo
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  • Back To Basics: Ditch Delicious, Use Pinboard

    I’ve been a long time Delicious user for bookmarks, going back to way before the acquisition of the company by Yahoo in late 2005 (one of our early scoops). But over the years I’ve used it less and less. It’s slow, sometimes offline. A couple of weeks ago it wouldn’t let me log in, saying my password was incorrect. I was sure it was right, but I requested a password… Read More

  • The Europas Shortlist: Best New Startup, Summer 2008-2009

    The Europas, the European Startup Awards 2009 for European and EMEA tech companies, will be held on July 9 in London. Over 400 entrants were voted on by the industry and these results merged with those from 19 expert advisors. Here are the shortlisted nominees in alphabetical order: SoundCloud
    Spotify
    Stupeflix
    TweetDeck
    Tweetmeme (While you’re here, subscribe to our Twitter feed and… Read More

  • The Europas Shortlist: Best Investor Personality (EMEA)

    The Europas, the European Startup Awards 2009 for European and EMEA tech companies, will be held on July 9 in London. Over 400 entrants were voted on by the industry and these results merged with those from 19 expert advisors. Here are the shortlisted nominees in alphabetical order: Fred Destin, Atlas Venture
    Morten Lund
    Robin Klein, TAG
    Saul Klein, Seedcamp/Index Ventures
    Yossi Vardi, Angel
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  • The Europas Shortlist: Best Investor (VC or Angel fund, EMEA)

    The Europas, the European Startup Awards 2009 for European and EMEA tech companies, will be held on July 9 in London. Over 400 entrants were voted on by the industry and these results merged with those from 19 expert advisors. Here are the shortlisted nominees in alphabetical order: Atlas Venture
    Eden Ventures
    European Founders Fund
    Index Ventures
    TAG – The Accelerator Group (While… Read More

  • The Europas Shortlist: Best Startup Founder(s)

    The Europas, the European Startup Awards 2009 for European and EMEA tech companies, will be held on July 9 in London. Over 400 entrants were voted on by the industry and these results merged with those from 19 expert advisors. Here are the shortlisted nominees in alphabetical order: Alastair Mitchell, Andy McLoughlin, jointly, Huddle.net
    Alexander Ljung, Eric Wahlforss, jointly, Soundcloud
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  • The Europas Shortlist: Best Mobile Application (EMEA)

    The Europas, the TechCrunch Europe Awards 2009 for European and EMEA tech companies, will be held on July 9 in London. Over 400 entrants were voted on by the industry and these results merged with those from 19 expert advisors. Here are the shortlisted nominees in alphabetical order: eBuddy
    Fring
    MobyPicture
    Shozu
    Spinvox
    Tweetdeck Mobile (While you’re here, subscribe to our Twitter feed… Read More

  • The Europas Shortlist: Best Mobile Startup (EMEA)

    The Europas, the European Startup Awards 2009 for European and EMEA tech companies, will be held on July 9 in London. Over 400 entrants were voted on by the industry and these results merged with those from 19 expert advisors. Here are the shortlisted nominees in alphabetical order: Aka-aki
    Bambuser
    Goojet
    Nimbuzz
    GetJar
    (While you’re here, subscribe to our Twitter feed and RSS… Read More

  • Valve on Left 4 Dead 1-2 cross-play: "That's something we're trying to work out"

    It seems like Valve is hitting on some unexpected obstacles with its sequel to last year’s smash zombie hit, Left 4 Dead. Although they must have expected it, since every one of their games has featured huge differences between “1” and “2,” as well as expansions (free or paid) that were worth the money. Left 4 Dead 2 seems to be little more than a medium-sized… Read More

  • The Europas Shortlist: Best Entertainment Application or Service (EMEA)

    The Europas, the European Startup Awards 2009 for European and EMEA tech companies, will be held on July 9 in London. Over 400 entrants were voted on by the industry and these results merged with those from 19 expert advisors. Here are the shortlisted nominees in alphabetical order: eRepublik
    Moshi Monsters
    Playfish
    SoundCloud
    WeeWorld (While you’re here, subscribe to our Twitter feed… Read More

  • The Europas Shortlist: Best European / Real World Gadget (EMEA)

    The Europas, the European Startup Awards 2009 for European and EMEA tech companies, will be held on July 9 in London. Over 400 entrants were voted on by the industry and these results merged with those from 19 expert advisors. Here are the shortlisted nominees in alphabetical order: Fon
    INQ Mobile
    Modu
    My Name Is E
    Poken (While you’re here, subscribe to our Twitter feed and RSS… Read More

  • The Europas Shortlist: Best Cleantech / Environmental Startup (EMEA)

    The Europas, the European Startup Awards 2009 for European and EMEA tech companies, will be held on July 9 in London. Over 400 entrants were voted on by the industry and these results merged with those from 19 expert advisors. Here are the shortlisted nominees in alphabetical order: Alertme
    Amee
    Dopplr
    RouteRank
    SpeedSell (While you’re here, subscribe to our Twitter feed and RSS… Read More

  • The Europas Shortlist: Best Enterprise / B2B Startup (EMEA)

    The Europas, the European Startup Awards 2009 for European and EMEA tech companies, will be held on July 9 in London. Over 400 entrants were voted on by the industry and these results merged with those from 19 expert advisors. Here are the shortlisted nominees in alphabetical order: BlueKiwi
    FreeAgent Central
    Huddle
    VideoPlaza
    Zendesk (While you’re here, subscribe to our Twitter feed and… Read More

  • The Europas Shortlist: Best Social Innovation (which benefits society, EMEA)

    The Europas, the European Startup Awards 2009 for European and EMEA tech companies, will be held on July 9 in London. Over 400 entrants were voted on by the industry and these results merged with those from 19 expert advisors. Here are the shortlisted nominees in alphabetical order: Aleveo
    Amazee
    Decisions For Heroes
    Mendeley
    School of Everything (While you’re here, subscribe to our… Read More

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