• Who is this sassy Lauren, she of the cheap HP?

    Lauren AKA the girl from the Windows commercial is really Lauren De Long, a SAG-eligble actor with special skills including cheerleading, stage combat, and ear prompting. Giz and TechFlash tracked her down and she informed them that she is under NDA for her involvement in Microsoft’s laptop taste test. So she wasn’t an average girl picked up off the street, BangBus style… Read More

  • Cellmania Gives Carriers Their Own Android Marketplaces

    Cellmania, a company that builds and licenses the software that drives many mobile phone stores, has launched a new platform called the Android Content Storefront for Android phones that will allow carriers and manufacturers to install their own, customized app stores on Android phones. While Android phones already offer Google’s official app store, Cellmania CEO Ronjon Nag says that… Read More

  • Cellmania Gives Carriers Their Own Android Marketplaces

    Cellmania, a company that builds and licenses the software that drives many mobile phone stores, has launched a new platform called the Android Content Storefront for Android phones that will allow carriers and manufacturers to install their own, customized app stores on Android phones. While Android phones already offer Google’s official app store, Cellmania CEO Ronjon Nag says that… Read More

  • iPhone Skype works on AT&T 3G?

    Sweet mercy! Is this the soul of the new machine? A breathless post on 9to5mac points out that it is generally possible to run Skype on AT&T’s 3G network. Their question: “IS THIS THE END OF THE VOICE CARRIERS?” I’ve been trying to download the flipping thing all morning so I can’t quite report on the accuracy of these claims but I suspect this is… Read More

  • Reminder: Prague-Crunch ][ Meet-up is April 11


    Hey, TC/MC/CG/TCEU Central European readers! We haven’t forgotten about you. Robin Wauters and John Biggs will arrive in Prague on April 11 for a wee get-together at Hergetova Cihelna AKA the Brick Factory. We’ll start the day off at about 2pm and will be drinking, talking, and networking until the wee hours of the night. You can find the bar here on Nelso. Read More

  • Google's New VC Fund Lacks Domain Name

    Now that Google has come out of the closet with its proper venture capital fund, dubbed Google Ventures, I’m curious as to how many people will be going to googleventures.com today, only to find that the domain name is neither owned or operated by the company. We’re not sure if this is an oversight or if Google has actively tried but failed to claim ownership over the domain name… Read More

  • CTIA 2009: Novatel Ovation MC935D USB Modem on the way in Q2

    It’s certainly not the main Novatel device we’re hoping to see announced while we’re here in Vegas, but they’ve gotten the announcement party started a bit early with this morning’s debut of the Ovation MC935D. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Fun Assassin Edition

    Dell launches colorful Inspiron line
    Brando’s Transformed Mirror IQ Blocks: Just what you think they are
    USB cigarette: Thanko strikes again Read More

  • Reminder: Prague-Crunch ][ Meet-up is April 11


    Hey, TC/MC/CG/TCEU Central European readers! We haven’t forgotten about you. Robin Wauters and John Biggs will arrive in Prague on April 11 for a wee get-together at Hergetova Cihelna AKA the Brick Factory. We’ll start the day off at about 2pm and will be drinking, talking, and networking until the wee hours of the night. You can find the bar here on Nelso. Read More

  • Facebook Hooks Up With Adobe For Richer Social Applications In Flash

    Not to be outdone by MySpace announcing a deeper partnership with Microsoft yesterday, bringing Silverlight technology to its development platform and mobile application, Facebook and Adobe are today announcing a partnership and the release of fresh Flash client libraries to make it easier for developers to plug into the Facebook Platform inside their social applications built with… Read More

  • Google Ventures Opens For Business, Investment Scope Covers Just About Anything.

    The long awaited Google venture capital fund, Google Ventures, is now open for business. The Fund is led by managing partners Bill Maris and Rich Miner. The fund’s FAQ says they’ll invest in just about any type of startup (“consumer Internet, software, hardware, clean-tech, bio-tech, health care and others”) and they’re willing to invest just about any amount… Read More

  • The Twitting Point

    Bill O’Reilly has the last word on Twitter for today. He thinks the Twitterati is crushing talk radio, by sucking up all our listener time. He thinks that’s bad; I hope he’s right and it drives Rush out of business. It won’t drive The View out of business if Barbara Walters has a say; she regularly tries to shut down the Twitversation. We’re becoming a nation… Read More

  • Update on Canon's rumored new video device


    More info! Keep in mind this update is merely an update to the rumor. It’s not a confirmation or anything like that. The anonymous source, bless him, has added some tidbits to the earlier announcement, which was slightly cryptic. For instance, “120Hz” is clarified to 120 full frames, but the camera will supposedly be limited to 60. Why? No one knows. Read More

  • High-res display now available for Dell Mini 10 or is it?

    HP’s 2140 was supposed to start shipping with a HD display sometime last month and quick check on the site reveals that it’s still not available. Some of the personal reviews state that the low-res displays caused them to return the netbook. It makes me wonder if there’s some manufacturing issue over in China with these high-res displays. I bring this up because it appears… Read More

  • Mega Man II for iPhone: it sucks

    How to kill buzz: After releasing an excellent retro-remake (say Mega Man 9), offer a poorly-ported version of perhaps the series’ most treasured game. Let’s just look at the basics, here. In porting a game from the original system, you might want to consider whether said system had a joystick or a D-pad, and then use that. I guess Capcom felt this was a better solution. Not to… Read More

  • Tinker Gives Twitter Its Long Awaited Events Firehose

    Over a year ago Fred Wilson wrote about the need for a Twitter events firehose – a place where users could input a handful of keywords collectively referred to as an ‘event’, which could be used to monitor current news as it happens in near real-time. Tomorrow morning, he’ll get his wish when Glam Media launches a new service called Tinker to the public. As its… Read More

  • Lala Gets A Fresh Coat Of Paint, Still Rocks

    Tonight music-streaming service Lala will be rolling out a number of improvements to its homepage and integrated music player. While the site has had a clean feel since its relaunch last October, it has also been a bit spartan – users had to navigate to various links to find their playlists and songs, and while it looked good it wasn’t as functional as it could have been. The… Read More

  • Some classy-looking PC cases in latest from Antec

    Antec, perhaps the most popular PC case maker around, has released a couple cases which are actually quite tempting. I see a lot of gaudy cases about, but these, particularly the P183, are understated and classy. They look as if they have plenty of room, too, although it isn’t as adventurous as Corsair’s debut case. Read More

  • Best Buy to sell Webster Hall bootlegs

    In the three years that I’ve lived in Manhattan, I’ve had the chance to frequent all the famous concert venues that this town has to offer except for CBGB. I know, I know. Let’s just not go there. It’s in these dark, damp and rank halls that I’ve seen a handful of amazing bands perform while watching others crash and burn. I’ve always thought that a band is… Read More

  • A moment of silence, if you will, for Microsoft Encarta


    The digital encyclopedia that was, ladies and gentlemen. I remember thinking how obsolete that first CD set made my Funk & Wagnall’s encyclopedia — and yet, 15 years later, Encarta is going to a better place and I still have the Funk & Wagnall’s, which combined with Wikipedia encompasses the whole of human knowledge. The well-meaning but perennially obsolete… Read More

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