• LG, Sharp, and Chunghwa nailed for LCD price-fixing

    Such shameful conduct! It looks like from 2001 to 2006, LG, Sharp, and Chinese OEM Chunghwa were conspiring to keep the prices of LCD screens high and agreed on pricing floors to guarantee cash flow for everybody involved. Over five years of first- and second-party sales (Dell and Apple were among the buyers), they must have run up quite a tab, although no one’s done the math yet. Read More

  • The horrifying sounds of broken hard drives

    What’s one of the scariest sounds you can hear come out of your computer? How about the telltale clicking of a broken hard drive? Once you hear that click-click-click you know it’s game over. Hope you backed up your data. Datacent, which is a data recovery company, has a collection of broken hard drive sounds that should put the fear of God in you. Note that the site has been… Read More

  • Apple rolls out big 4th gen iPod nano patch

    Owner of a 4th-gen iPod nano? You might wanna download the 1.0.3 update for your new iPod. The 53MB patch adds Apple in-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic support along with fixes for some Cover Flow issues. Specifically the iPod doesn’t distort Cover Flow when using TV out slideshow and allows you to turn it off when rotating the iPod into a landscape position. So yeah, stop… Read More

  • Video: When do robots cross the ‘realistic or creepy’ line?

    Oh, robots. I think people liked you more when you looked like Rosie than your current “human-light” appearances. Take this one, named Jules by scientists at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory in the UK. It’s supposedly the first “humanoid” robot that “can mimic the facial expressions and lip movements of a human being.” It has its own software that lets… Read More

  • Belkin Switch-to-Mac Cable, exactly what the name implies

    A $50 cable from Belkin will alleviate the headache of switching from a PC to a Mac. Easy peasy, folks. Read More

  • Yahoo Almost To $10. Referee, Please Call This Fight.

    Yahoo dipped again today (as did the market in general), down nearly 9% to $10.34. That means they’ve officially destroyed $31 billion in shareholder value since turning down Microsoft’s acquisition offer earlier this year. We now remember the good ‘ol days back in June when the stock price was in the twenties. If you go by Facebook’s official valuation of $15… Read More

  • NVIDIA's Tegra to debut by mid-2009

    Embedded and generally small systems are becoming a more serious market force every day, not just as mobile phones become more powerful, but media players, netbooks, and miscellaneous stuff like the Pandora. Intel’s Atom seems to be the star of the show right now due to their clout, but VIA has an extremely competitive product, other smaller companies do as well, and now NVIDIA is ready… Read More

  • Rumor: Windows Mobile 6.5 screenshot shenanigans

    With Windows Mobile 6.5 now pretty much a sure thing for 2009, the churn of the rumor mill is growing ever louder. Smartphone France has supposedly dug up some screenshots of the new operating system. As these shots will no doubt pop up week after week on forums around the intertubes until 6.5’s eventual release, we’ll go ahead and weigh in now: fake. So, why are we calling… Read More

  • Whoops! 7-Eleven breaks Wrath of the Lich King release date (by a few hours)

    http://gamevideos.1up.com/swf/gamevideos11.swf?embedded=1&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&src=http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/videoListXML%3Fid%3D22558%26adPlay%3Dtrue Whoa. Head thee to your local 7-Eleven right now (if you can) to check if it’s selling Wrath of the Lich King before it’s official launch at midnight tonight. (I’ll be at home watching Charlie Rose on PBS… Read More

  • This Week on the CrunchBoard

    This week on the CrunchBoard we want to welcome Mirego and Brilliant2 to the new services and sales directories on CrunchBoard. They are great ways to reach the start-up community. While you are checking out these new directories, make sure to look at the latest job listing on CrunchBoard. Click through to see some of jobs posted in the past week. Read More

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