• Star Trek Screening: First Tickets Available Now

    Update to our Star Trek screening on opening night this week: Tickets are now available at Eventbrite. This is a Thursday, May 7 screening at 7 p.m. in Redwood City at the Century 20 theater (it’s new, and awesome). This is the earliest the public can see the movie, so you’ll be among the first to experience it. The theater holds 600 people. We’re paying for the price of… Read More

  • Lingo: Can a mouse be too small?

    There are quite a few mini PC mouses coming out of Japan, but now Tokyo-based TEC is saying their Lingo, a wireless device, is the smallest of them all [JP]. The Lingo weighs only 23g and is sized at 27.5 × 60 × 19mm so the claim doesn’t sound too outrageous. Read More

  • Let's go to Blizzcon and have the time of our lives!

    It’s time for Blizzcon again. Yes, Blizzard’s annual pilgrimage-for-so-so-many returns this August, but tickets for the show itself go on sale on May 16. And this year there’s an Internet stream you can watch! That’s good news for those of you who cannot (or do not want) to travel to Anaheim and dole out the $125 per ticket. Read More

  • NetHaggler Will Barter With Online Retailers For You

    With retail spending at all-time lows thanks to the current recession, stores are looking for ways to provide deals, sales and discounts for consumers. Some stores are even letting consumers haggle for prices. NetHaggler is hoping to woo both consumers and online retailers by providing a service that lets users track and negotiate prices online. Free for consumers, NetHaggler has enlisted… Read More

  • Looky What Apple's Promoting: QuickPWN

    If you own an iPhone or iPod touch you’ve probably at least heard of QuickPWN, the jailbreaking tool. You’d think Apple doesn’t want you know know about it, because it allows you to open up your iPhone to use apps outside of the App Store ecosystem. But looks what we found: In Apple’s own webapp directory, Apple has a listing for QuickPWN. And in fact, if you do a… Read More

  • Contest: Tekken 6 swag

    Well, the original contest didn’t really pan out so just leave a comment and I’ll pick a winner tomorrow. Fair enough? Update: I have no idea what’s going on with WP, but it ate the image and won’t give it back. The prizes include a Tekken 6 Xbox 360 face plate and some fancy piece of art. Read More

  • Kublax launches its financial profiling engine for recession-hit Brits

    Kublax, effectively a UK version of Mint in the US, launches its financial aggregation engine officially in the UK on Wednesday (tomorrow). Meantime it has appointed a new CEO and I understand that it has received yet another additional financing round of “just under” 1 million euro – clearly its backers are convinced of the model as Kublax has been in development for two… Read More

  • Laptop Hunters ads edited on Macs?

    It appears, from shots taken at Crispin Porter + Bogusky (the agency behind the Laptop Hunter ads), that the famously PC-friendly videos were in fact edited on Macs — including, ironically, the one where a PC is selected for video editing. Now, before we all put on our LOLhats, keep a couple things in mind: first, this is an independent ad agency that happened to do these spots… Read More

  • Sequoia-Backed Kenshoo Moves to San Francisco

    Uber-VC Mike Mortiz has a new BFF, and he’s moving to Silicon Valley. It’s Yoav Izhar-Prato, the co-founder and CEO of Kenshoo, an Israeli start-up that gives companies and advertising firms tools and services to manage sophisticated search campaigns. Sequoia invested in 2007, and Moritz has taken a personal shine to the company, according to many sources. “Search is… Read More

  • Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny teaser trailer

    It’s certainly short, but the gameplay footage from Namco’s upcoming Soul Calibur title for the PSP gives us just enough to keep us intrigued. Anyone excited for Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny? Read More

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 up for pre-order

    Oi! Panasonic’s HD video recording Micro 4/3 DSLRish Lumix GH1 is now available for pre-order from J&R. Sure, the 12-megapixel shooter comes with a 14-140mm lens and its diminutive size definitely garners a lot of attention for what it can do, but the going price is a bit steep considering the state of economy. Yes, friends, for $1500 you can get yourself a fancy new Lumix. J&R Read More

  • The 24/7 TechCrunch Office Cam Is Up And Running

    Most of you know that, following a somewhat firm request by the city of Atherton, we finally moved TechCrunch out of my house and into a great new office in the heart of downtown Palo Alto. A few of you have been kind enough to stop by and visit and see us at work. But for those of you who haven’t stopped by, you can now see what we’re up to 24/7, thanks to Ustream. The TechCrunch… Read More

  • Forget Apple, Amazon Should Buy Twitter. Why Not?

    Editor’s note: The guest post below was written by Brian Lawe, CEO and Founder of MyStoreCredit. Brian’s company develops e-commerce tools around payments, cross-promotion and customer mapping. He’s been watching Twitter for some time. The rumors are ripe that Apple, Microsoft, Google and News Corp are all sniffing around Twitter – but no one has mentioned the best… Read More

  • Are TiVo's ads really that annoying?

    No one likes advertisements. But the fact is that they are a part of our society and will continue to annoy. TiVo was previously a walled garden from ads, but they have slowly crept in over the last couple of years. Now, there are ads scattered throughout the system. But are they really that bad? I asked my wife who uses our TiVo the majority of the time and she didn’t even know there… Read More

  • NEC develops new 3D display that works without glasses

    3D displays that work without glasses have been a hot topic in the tech industry for quite a while now. Reportedly, NEC LCD Technologies has made a leap forward by developing a 12.1-inch 3D display that will go on sale in Japan as early as next spring. Read More

  • Follow The Money: Bookies Favor Apple For A Twitter Buyout

    Believe who you want. Twitter may or may not be possibly in late stage discussions with Apple about an acquisition (we’re going with no, though some have said otherwise). Now how about putting some money on it? Last month we covered a Panama-based company called BetOnline that’s doing exactly that, allowing users to bet on which company (if any) will be acquiring Twitter in 2009. Read More

  • Electronic House's 'Home of the Year'

    Sure, 2009 isn’t even halfway over yet but that didn’t stop Electronic House from crowning a winner in its “Home of the Year Awards.” It’s a quaint little 7,000 sqare foot spread located in the Hollywood Hills with none other than a dedicated game room complete with one of those triple-screen racing simulators like we saw at CES this year. Read More

  • Really Broken Steel: Fallout 3 DLC launch marred by bugs, bugs and more bugs

    Looks like Broken Steel, the latest expansion pack (“DLC” in newspeak) for Fallout 3, is giving both PC and Xbox 360 gamers a whole host of problems. PC gamers have reported receiving a cryptic error message when trying to install the game; Bethesda blames a Games For Windows DRM-related glitch for the problem. (I wonder if the pirated copies are affected by this glitch? Good… Read More

  • The Crysis engine does a pretty good job of rendering Blade Runner

    This is a scene from the movie Blade Runner rendered using CryENGINE 2, the game engine that powers Crysis. Read More

  • Video Of SGN's Unlaunched iPhone Jet Dogfighter Game (Verdict: Awesomeness)

    People say the iPhone is really a gaming device with a mobile phone bolted on. And given how much time I spend playing games on my iPhone, I tend to agree. The touchscreen, accelerometer and (mostly still untapped) ability to play games against others over Wifi or 3G make gameplay compelling. Social Gaming Network (among the first to exploit the iPhone accelerometer to create Wii-like games)… Read More

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