• Don't Drink The 151.im — The Latest Facebook Phishing Scam

    Facebook phishing attacks seem to be a dime a dozen these days. The latest is oddly simple but people are still falling victim to it. The subject line will be “Hello” and the body of the Facebook email will simply be a the domain 151.im. This one is a bit odd because although it is not automatically hyperlinked in Facebook, some email clients, like Gmail, will auto-link it. Read More

  • Samsung's new N310 netbook reviewed

    Samsung’s newest netbook, the $479 N310, features an elegant and thoughtful design accompanied by an excellent keyboard, according to LAPTOP. The 10-inch Atom-powered machine is equipped similarly to the other 10-inch netbooks on the market, although the N310 features a four-cell battery and relatively high price tag. Read More

  • Google Gets Its Own Fail Whale

    Earlier today, Google users experienced a massive fail whale. Gmail was down, search was slow, Google Reader, YouTube and image search were all sporadic. Even Google Analytics and non-Google sites with AdSense ads were reporting issues. Of course, most of the complaints could be found on Twitter. If you do a search for “Gmail down” or “Google down”, you will still find… Read More

  • Who wants to go to E3?

    I’ll preface this by saying that it is GamePro’s 20th Anniversary and with that they’d like to invite one lucky bloke to help them cover E3 in LA next month. The rules seem pretty simple and if I weren’t already going I’d definitely be entering. This year’s E3 will be the kickass E3 from years ago and not the debacle Devin and I had to endure last year. Read More

  • Alleged photos of PS3 Slim have surfaced

    Hmm… new, slim PS3? These photos—blurry and grainy, naturally—popped up on a Chinese message board, and allegedly show the upcoming slimmed down PS3. (Sony has denied that it has any plans to create a PS3 Slim, mind you.) Read More

  • Long video: WinMo team explains why interface is sorta rubbish

    Whoa whoa, Internet. Let’s not get carried away here. Forty-two minutes of the Windows Mobile team pouring its heart out, explaining the whos and whats of WinMo 6.5? If you’re waaay into WinMo, sure, maybe, but for the rest of us, only a few bullet points are needed Read More

  • We're looking for tipsters and interns

    MobileCrunch, often called The Best Mobile Blog On The Internet TechCrunch Network, is growing at an incredible rate. All of the numbers across the board are rocketing from month to month. That said, we’re not the type of people that like to sit around and hope what we’re doing just keeps working. We’re looking to kick things up a bit. Want to be a part of it? We’re on… Read More

  • Find The Clown: Face.com Tags 400 Million Facebook Photos In 30 Days (More Invites)

    Facial recognition is going to be crucial to being able to search, organize, and discover photos online. One promising startup tackling this problem is Face.com, which launched in private beta 30 days ago as a Facebook application. It scours all your photos and all the photos of your friends using existing tags to train the system. Then it tries to automatically recognize and tag the same… Read More

  • EA Sports' NHL 10 adds first-person fighting, 200+ other 'refinements'

    Along with the promise of “over 200 gameplay refinements,” EA Sports will be adding first person fighting to NHL 10, due later this year. Other enhancements include players being able to “one-time loose pucks, score from their knees, knock pucks out of the air and lift a leg to fake a shot on goal.” Read More

  • MSI shows off 12-inch U200, drops Atom in favor of ULV Celeron

    Along with the soon-to-be-released X-Slim series of ultra low voltage notebooks, MSI has unveiled the next machine in the “U” line, the Wind U200. Unlike the U100 series, the U200 uses an Intel ULV processor instead of an Atom chipset and the screen is 12 inches at 1366×768 instead of 10 inches at 1024×600. Read More

  • Palm Pre "price" and "launch date" kind of revealed

    You may have gotten something in your inbox lately from Sprint giving you the chance to win a Palm Pre on launch. Two interesting tidbits are buried in the contest rules – first, the phone will cost $542.01 (presumably for an unsubsidized model with accessories) and second they’re drawing a winner on May 26 which suggests that the Pre will be launched around then. Read More

  • Manifone Lets You Call People On Skype Without Needing Skype

    Now here’s something interesting. French telecoms startup Manifone has launched a service that lets you call Skype contacts directly, from any fixed line or mobile phone, with no Skype account, additional software, PC or handset required. They claim their Mani-Sky VoIP service is a first in the telecommunications industry, and by golly, I think they may be right. Read More

  • TechCrunch Berlin, June 10 – Panels and pitches from the German scene

    As we announced back in February, TechCrunch is coming to Berlin on June 10 and we hope you’ll join us for an afternoon of speakers and startup pitches, and an evening of networking. There is an amazing tech scene in Germany and we want to do our best to showcase this. That’s why we’re partnering with several local entities on the ground to really display the best of the… Read More

  • Drop.io Adds Seamless Screen-Sharing App With Present.io

    A new screen-sharing app launched today from drop.io, which keeps adding features to its private file-sharing service. The new product is called present.io and it lets you set up a screen-sharing presentation with multiple participants in just a few clicks. Present.io has a lot in common with drop.io’s chat feature which it added last month, except that it looks like this scales to… Read More

  • AT&T announces the Samsung Jack, available on May 19th

    Just announced by AT&T and Samsung, the Jack will be available on May 19th for $99 with a new contract and after rebate. If the device looks familiar it’s no coincidence. The Jack is basically the BlackJack III. The Windows Mobile 6.1 device comes equipped with a 3.2-megapixel camera, aGPS, 3G and Wi-Fi. Hit the jump for the full release and a video unboxing by the AT&T goons. Read More

  • Better than Intel: Fujitsu develops world's fastest processor

    Bad news for Intel for two days in a row. Fujitsu yesterday took the wraps off a new CPU made for supercomputers that can perform 128 billion computations per second, which is 2.5 times faster than the super processor of the current record holder Intel. Read More

  • Aha Mobile Scores $3 Million For Driver-Friendly iPhone App

    Aha Mobile, a startup that is developing a car-friendly informational iPhone app, has secured $3 million in Series A financing from Venrock. Currently in development, Aha’s product is focused on safely connecting drivers to relevant information about the world around them via a mobile device. Aha’s vision is to create an iPhone app that gives drivers the information they need… Read More

  • eBuddy, The Swiss Army Knife For Instant Messaging, Now Available On Android

    The Netherlands-based eBuddy, which markets a comprehensive application that lets users handle multiple instant messaging accounts from the web or their mobile phones, is today releasing an application for the Android platform a couple months after Meebo made its similar product available on there (November 2008). The eBuddy application for Google’s open mobile OS is now available for… Read More

  • eBuddy, The Swiss Army Knife For Instant Messaging, Is Now Available On Android

    The Netherlands-based eBuddy, which markets a comprehensive application that lets users handle multiple instant messaging accounts from the web or their mobile phones, is today releasing an application for the Android platform a couple months after Meebo made its similar product available on there (November 2008). The eBuddy application for Google’s open mobile OS is now available for… Read More

  • Toshiba to roll out world's first notebook with 512GB SSD

    SSDs are picking up steam in the computer market (although there were some bad news), and so it comes as no surprise that today Toshiba announced the world’s first laptop featuring their self-developed 512GB SSD [JP]. The Dynabook SS RX2/WAJ went on sale in Japan today already and costs $4,000. Read More

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