• Sonic the Hedgehog meets Unreal Tournament in side-scrolling shooter

    Well will you look at this? It’s Unreal Tournament being played as a side-scroller on a level right out of Sonic the Hedgehog. Read More

  • Biz Stone Plays It Cool On Colbert

    Twitter co-founder Biz Stone appeared on The Colbert Report last night. In case you haven’t seen it already, the video is embedded above. Stone describes Twitter as “The messaging system that we didn’t know we needed until we had it.” To which Colbert responds: “That sounds like the answer to a problem we didn’t have until I invented the… Read More

  • Next iPhone to have 3.2-megapixel camera, mystery product emerges

    A hot new rumor coming in from the Far East this morning about the next iPhone and an unknown Apple product, folks. According to the Digi Times, OmniVision is hard at work churning out 3.2-megapixel CMOS sensors for Apple’s next iPhone. But that’s not all. It looks like OmniVision has also secured a contract to produce 5-megapixel sensors for Apple as well. It’s unclear… Read More

  • Dice.com Shows 45% Drop In Tech Jobs

    This morning’s news about the latest unemployment statistics was dismal and quite sobering. The U.S. has lost 5 million jobs in the past 16 months, and the unemployment rate has hit a 25 year high, reaching 8.5%. Our own TechCrunch layoff tracker reports nearly 320,000 tech jobs lost since August. While jobs are being shed at an unprecedented rate, job listings are also being affected… Read More

  • April Fools' Tauntaun sleeping bag might become an actual product

    It’s true what they say: some of the best products start out as fake products on April Fools’ Day. I don’t know who says that but the next time someone says “You know what they say: some of the best products start out as fake products on April Fools’ Day,” the “they” part of that phrase will be me. Or something like that. Read More

  • Samsung's 12.1-inch NC20 netbook now available

    Samsung’s enticing NC20 netbook is now available at Newegg for $549.99. You’ll get a 12.1-inch screen with a 1280×800 resolution, 160GB hard drive, 1GB of RAM, and 3.3-pound weight. Read More

  • European Web Video Network Intruders TV Relaunches

    About two years ago, web video startup Intruders TV started out by covering tech / internet industry news in Europe with reporters in key countries like the UK, Ireland, France and Germany. Today, the web TV company is relaunching and will soon be expanding its coverage to more countries and other fields like music, movies, cleantech and fashion. The biggest change for today’s release of… Read More

  • Video: Hands-on with the Concord C1 Quantum Gravity Power Reserve

    The good men at Professional Watches got some face time with Concords strange and magical C1 complete with liquid nanotechnology power reserve. This thing is nuts. While I appreciate the dedication to unique design and engineering, I still can’t see where Concord is going with this. The watch is nigh on unwearable, as we see from the video, but hopefully they’ll be able to move some… Read More

  • Ritz Camera closing 300 stores, sales start April 4

    Ritz Camera will close almost 50% of its stores in a move to reorganized after a court-supervised bankruptcy. The closing will leave 400 stores in the U.S. Ritz was one of the first and finest camera chains but, as we all know, these chains are about as useful now as a dinosaur with a buggy whip. Online news sources provide most of the camera advice we need and online stores make it easy to… Read More

  • Zune marketplace going international, could hit your living room

    Zune may be closer to expanding internationally than we thought. A few new job postings at Microsoft point to the possibility of seeing a 10-foot-interface for Zune designed for TVs – perhaps via the XBox – as well as a call for more music reviewers. Ars found the two postings here and here. The gist: Read More

  • Woman falls into hole at golf course, dies

    Horrible news from Japan: A 38-year-old woman from Sapporo died yesterday after falling into a sink hole that suddenly opened up when she was playing golf with her husband and two children. The golf course is located in Abira, a small town in Hokkaido, Northern Japan. Read More

  • IBM could buy Sun

    IBM is in talks to buy Sun Microsystems for $7 billion. This would turn IBM into a one-stop shop when it comes to Unix server sales, a fairly lucrative niche in this cloud-happy world. Read More

  • Happy Cheese Weasel Day!

    Unknown to most, April 3rd is Cheese Weasel Day, the holiday where the Cheese Weasel brings dairy goodness to all the good boys and girls in the tech industry. While the origins are murky, it seems to have started around 1992 when a weasel was spotted carrying a Kraft Single. This, they assumed, must be the Cheese Weasel, and therefore, that it must be Cheese Weasel Day. What was the weasel… Read More

  • Proporta 3G iPod shuffle sleeve: Always wear protection

    Proporta has announced their most recent addition to the iPod accessory train, the Silicone Sleeve for the 3G iPod shuffle. From just a personalization point of view, it’s a pretty cool product. They offer three options to choose from currently, and all of them seem to be fairly tasteful and well designed. We have seen their products before, and they passed muster from Biggs. Given the… Read More

  • Mitsubishi develops super-efficient RFID tag reader

    Radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags are widely used today to identify and track persons or objects using radio waves in a number of areas: payment systems, electronic toll collection systems, transportation systems, logistics etc. Existing RFID tag readers can only be used for tags moving several km/h, but now Mitsubishi has developed a device that’s able to read tags moving as… Read More

  • Legends of Zork: This is not the Zork you're looking for

    Remember Zork? Sure you do. It was great. The grues, that scary white house, the keys, the puzzles… it was the ur-game, the game that defined many of our childhoods and the game we’ve been trying to find ever since. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wished that the latest 3D RPG for XBox 360 or PC was more like Zork. There is only so many Hobbit knock-offs you can… Read More

  • Review: Fujitstu 400GB HandyDrive

    A man becomes preeminent, he’s expected to have enthusiasms. Enthusiasms, enthusiasms… What are mine? What draws my admiration? What is that which gives me joy? The Fujitsu 400GB HandyDrive 5. This small drive quite portable and amazingly light. It is the first drive I’d consider traveling with simply because it comes in a solid, no-frills case and is powered over USB. Read More

  • Time Warner looks for best way to drive away customers

    In a bold move that will probably cost them a large portion of their informed customer base, Time Warner cable is going to add a bandwidth cap to their internet services. Essentially, once you exceed your bandwidth for the month, the meter starts running. And since the allocated amounts for each user’s bandwidth each month are, lets face it, kinda low, this looks to be a huge cash cow for… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Pool Fun Edition

    How did the world get a workprint of X-Men Origins yesterday? Blame terrorists
    Just in time for summer: Super-cute Hello Kitty ventilator
    Star Wars: These are the pool toys you’re looking for Read More

  • Some of our speakers for Geek 'n Rolla – Tech Startups Rock! – April 21, London

    Our first ever TechCrunch Europe conference for tech startups old and new, Geek ‘n Rolla, is shaping up pretty nicely, even if I do say so myself. Today I’m going to share with you the amazing profiles of just some of our speakers and panelists. And on Monday we’ll continue with even more profiles of those appearing. Geek’n Rolla is sponsored by Viadeo one of the… Read More

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