• Video: Judge Judy, "What is rocket science?"

    Oh, Judge Judy. I credit you with more laughs per half an hour than any other TV show. Your wit is quick, humor dry, and honesty pure. But you are not the best part of the show. Oh no, it’s watching trash bicker over items such as the iPhone and fail miserably when asked a rhetorical question. Then again, the chick in the video probably doesn’t know what a rhetorical question is… Read More

  • Enter the pitch competition for Geek 'n Rolla

    Our first ever TechCrunch Europe conference for tech startups old and new, Geek ‘n Rolla, will feature a pitch competition from early stage startups. You can be looking for funding, publicity or both. But you need to be a tech startup, less than 3.5 years old, with or without “seed” funding already. The emphasis will be placed on Web and mobile tech startups which can… Read More

  • Windows 7: You love it, you really really love it!

    You guys really love Windows 7! One of those fancy research firms conducted a poll and found that 44 percent of people (IT professionals) said they were “very satisfied” with the beta. Finding 44 percent of people to agree on anything is hard enough, but to find these people showering Windows 7 with love must make Microsoft a very proud papa indeed. Read More

  • Holy Smokes Study: More than 97% of all e-mail is spam

    This may come as no surprise to you, but don’t think that spam is going away anytime soon. In fact, according to a recent Microsoft study, more more than 97 percent of all sent e-mail is spam. Ninety-seven percent! Granted, most of that stuff will never hit your inbox, thanks to improved filtering, but still! All that wasted bandwidth. Read More

  • Acer officially announces 11.6-inch netbook

    Acer has officially acknowledged the rumored 11.6-inch Aspire One netbook and has added some pretty nice specs to boot. This upcoming version will contain the previously-mentioned 11.6-inch 1366×768 backlit LED screen, a 160GB hard drive, and will be only one inch thick. Read More

  • FCC confirms that a 3G Sidekick is on the way

    At this point, it’s not really a secret that a new Sidekick is on the way. The rumors have long indicated that the next ‘Kick would be 3G-enabled, and no one really doubted it – but the FCC has gone ahead and confirmed it anyway. Smack dab in the middle of their approval lays mention of 1700 Mhz AWS support, perfectly suited for T-Mobile’s budding 3G… Read More

  • BackType Connect For WordPress Brings The Web's Conversation To Your Blog

    Last month Y Combinator startup BackType introduced a new feature called BackType Connect, allowing users to enter the URL of any blog post to see related comments on other blogs, Twitter, FriendFeed, and a number of other services. The service is quite useful but hasn’t been particularly convenient until now, as users would have to visit the BackType website in order to see the… Read More

  • Test Drive: 2010 Ford Fiesta

    The NY Auto Show kicks off later this week, but we’ve already seen a few things worth mentioning. We’re on the fence about the P.U.M.A., the new GTi from VW is nice (details later today), but the Scirocco would have been a lot cooler and then there’s the 2010 Ford Fiesta. Oh yes, the Fiesta from Europe is coming stateside and it’s looking pretty mean. We had the chance… Read More

  • A.P. Exec Doesn't Know It Has A YouTube Channel: Threatens Affiliate For Embedding Videos

    (Updated) Here is another great moment in A.P. history. In its quest to become the RIAA of the newspaper industry, the A.P.’s executives and lawyers are beginning to match their counterparts in the music industry for cluelessness. A country radio station in Tennessee, WTNQ-FM, received a cease-and-desist letter warning from an A.P. vice president of affiliate relations for posting… Read More

  • Rock Band Unplugged for the PSP out on June 9

    Harmonix just announced that RBU for the PSP is launching on June 9 in both North America and Europe. I’m not entirely sure what they mean by my hands being the peripherals, but my tendinitis is already acting up. Like the console versions, Rock Band Unplugged will have World Tour, Band Survival and Warm Up modes along with character creator. It’s also going to feature over 40… Read More

  • The ultimate Wall-E case mod

    Seriously. This case is insane. Like crazy russian insane. Why in the world would someone take all that time and material to build a solid metal Wall-E computer case? Read More

  • DIY: Create a toddler-proof remote control

    Kid-less people do not understand a young child’s obsession with electronics. Being a cell phone or a remote, if their parent uses the device like crack, the kid wants a piece of the action. It’s not that they want to actually talk to someone or control the TV, but rather mimic what their parents are doing. I have my doubts that this DIY remote will actually hold a… Read More

  • Polar Rose Combines Facebook Connect With Facial Recognition Technology To Tag Photos On Flickr

    Polar Rose, a photo tagging startup we wrote about during its private launch, has released a new version of its application that lets you name and tag people in your photos on your Flickr account using your Facebook contacts. Polar Rose will detect people in your photos, let you name the people using your Facebook contact list, and then suggest tags of other photos that include your… Read More

  • You can now buy Xbox Live download codes from Amazon

    You can now buy digital downloadable Xbox 360 goodies from Amazon. That is, you can head over to amazon.com and buy a, say, Duke Nukem 3D download code, then download the game from your Xbox 360 using said code. Yes, sorta like using xbox.com, but now it’s Amazon, so there Read More

  • Digital King's Fish-eye magnet mount conversion lens for the iPhone looks promising (video)

    As far as the hardware is concerned, one of the biggest weaknesses of the iPhone is the camera (although I personally think it’s enough to take the occasional shot here and there), prompting accessory makers especially from Asia to come up with add-on lenses. Crunchgear featured these three times so far. Most of them are cheap and seem to be pretty crappy. But a new conversion lens from… Read More

  • The Samsung Formally Known as OmniaHD gets thumbs up from FCC

    Just yesterday we learned that Samsung had dropped the Omnia moniker from its upcoming HD-capable smartphone. Despite this last minute name change, the Samsung currently known as i8910 has just received approval from the phone-reviewing folks down at the FCC. According to its official Certificate of Compliance, the US-bound i8910 will include the following radios: 850/1900 GSM/GPRS/EDGE… Read More

  • Space tourist returns safely to earth

    Everyone. You can resume breathing normally as U.S. billionaire Charles Simonyi and the rest of the Russian-American space crew returned to earth from their space trip.We know you were worried about the space tourist after the original landing site was changed as it was deemed too swampy. Read More

  • T-Mobile Customer Survey hints at alternative HTC Magic names

    With T-Mobile-branded Dreams making accidental appearances and FCC filings abound, it’s pretty much inarguable that the HTC Magic is coming to ol’ Magenta. Seeing as it’s the second T-Mo Android phone and borrows much of its aesthetics from the G1, you might assume that T-Mobile would be branding it the G2; call the HTC Magic the “G2” around an HTC rep, however… Read More

  • Video: chicks, lightsabers, and beer

    Sorry, ladies. This one is for our guy readers. If we ever run across a similar video that is distinctively targeted towards women, we’ll post that one as retribution. Anyway, guys, click through for an awesome video titled on YouTube as “SABER sexy lightsaber underwear fight.” Read More

  • Who the Hell Is Enrolling in Journalism School Right Now?

    A little more than ten years ago, I stumbled out of a liberal arts college with a mediocre GPA into a job with a weekly business journal with a smallish circulation in my hometown of Memphis, Tenn. I’d never studied business or journalism, and I came from a family of academics. I didn’t even really understand what a stock was. But there was something I loved about it. I had… Read More

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