• Is breathalyzer source code fair game?

    Kentucky-based CMI has come under fire on more than one occasion for not turning over the source code used in the breathalyzers that it sells to various law enforcement agencies, citing trade secrets as the reason for keeping the code under wraps. Well that hasn’t sat too well with people who have been pulled over and cited with DUIs, as some of them have claimed that the machines… Read More

  • Hulu Streams Bush's Goodbye And Obama's Hello

    Tonight Hulu will stream outgoing President George W. Bush’s farewell address live. The speech will begin at 5PM PST/8PM EST. On Tuesday, the site will also be streaming President-Elect Obama’s inauguration speech. Read More

  • More support robots headed for the military

    I like the idea of combat robots — not necessarily hunter-killer type robo-soldiers, but more along the lines of support bots like BigDog and these new developments from MIT. The idea, of course, is to reduce not just the number of humans at risk on the field, but to automate dangerous tasks like delivering supplies under fire; after all, the supply line is a weak spot in any army and… Read More

  • Leaked Office 14 screenshots confirms love for Office 2000

    Microsoft Office used to be a solid desktop publishing suite but after every new incarnation, it gets more bloated and overbearing. The leaked screenshots of Office 14 reaffirms Microsoft’s need to reinvent the wheel in order to drum up more sales. Personally, I’m content with Office 2000 but have ascended into the cloud that is Google Documents. I don’t think there is a… Read More

  • MCH Media's iPod Killer from the UK!

    Truth be told, maybe the MCH Media CS-one Media Box Touch isn’t an iPod killer. It’s a flash-based personal media player equipped with a 3.2-inch touch screen, CMOS camera, accelerometer, 18 hour battery and touch buttons around the bezel. Plus, the player comes preloaded with games and is available in 6 colors. Read More

  • CrunchBoard Jobs: Bed & Breakfast Software Engineer, CTO, Program Manager, Web Architect

    Want to work as the software engineer for BedandBreakfast.com? Or a healthcare CTO? Or as a Software Development Engineer for the Windows Live Social Network? Jobs are available in Seattle, New York, Austin, San Francisco, or Mountain View, CA. (Here at TechCrunch, we’re looking for a Rails Developer.) Some other jobs currently on CrunchBoard: Read More

  • Worst Microsoft Video Promo Ever, Take 2. Just Cover Up The Mac With Stickers.

    Earlier this month, Microsoft Research released Songsmith, a song-making app that works only on Windows. To promote the app it released what might very well be the worst promo video ever, featuring a girl singing in front of her laptop about how great Songsmith is. Besides just being painful to watch (see for yourself below), the laptop she is using to show her Dad how to use Songsmith is a Mac! Read More

  • What should Sony do with the PSP?

    It seems Sony is asking gamers what they think of the PSP, which means Sony has no idea what it wants the PSP to be. Do you use it for gaming exclusively, or do you also use it as a media player? Do you exclusively use it as a media player? Will you please buy 10 PSPs and five games per system so we don’t close a bunch of divisions? And so on. Read More

  • SGN's iBowl Adds Full Online Support

    SGN has just released the latest update to its smash-hit iPhone game iBowl, which closed out 2008 as the 4th most popular game on the App Store. The version incorporates network support, allowing users to see what their friends online have just bowled, and adds another dimension to an already-great game. We’re big fans of the Wii-like series of iPhone games to come from SGN. The… Read More

  • 2K head: Wii market flooded with crappy titles

    It’s not that this is some major revelation or anything — I think at this point we’re all pretty clear on the average quality of games for the Wii — but to hear it spoken so matter-of-factly by the Global President of 2K Games means it’s more than an unspoken truth, it’s… well, a spoken one. Christoph Hartmann of 2K had this to say in a recent intervew: Read More

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