• HP launches a lower price Windows Home Server, the MediaSmart LX195

    HP is really taking the Windows Home Server thing seriously, eh? The company first launched WHS systems over a year and a half ago and we are already on the second generation. This time around though, HP is launching the MediaSmart LX195, which comes in at a lower price, but does sacrifice a bit to get there. That’s fine with me though. Leaked info about this server appeared a few weeks… Read More

  • Latest Transformers 2 trailer

    Oh man. The picture quality on this video is crap, but it still rocks. The story goes that this video was shot by a dedicated fan today at the trailer’s premiere and we hear many Bothans died to bring us this information. Seriously, watch it. Read More

  • Swine Flu: The New Startup Monetization Plan

    Over the last few days, the TechCrunch tips box has been flooded with pitches from companies looking to capitalize on ‘Swine Flu’, the potentially pandemic disease that is currently freaking out a significant portion of Earth’s inhabitants. Now that everyone is stressing about it, what better time to make a buck, right? First, there’s Flu Shirts, an online T-Shirt… Read More

  • Inspired By A Pile Of Crap, Gmail Adds More Emoticons

    You’ve likely already seen it, but it’s still a little unbelievable to me that Gmail included feces as one of its emoticons. If you haven’t seen it, go ahead, check it out, it’s there (the very last one on the bottom row). And now, we’re getting more emoticons — a whole hell of a lot more. A new feature in Gmail Labs, Extra Emoji, adds dozens of these… Read More

  • Crazy heatsink for your CPU creates a vortex, possibly

    If what I’m getting out of the dubious Google translation of this page is correct, this freaky component is a heatsink for your CPU. But it’s so big, and the fan is… also so big! It looks like cool air is pulled in through the vents on the bottom of the four-barreled aluminum “T-Shooter” and blown out the top by a full-size fan constantly sucking air out of… Read More

  • Forget The Pre, Palm's Got A Second Device Coming Out This Year. We're Calling It The Mini-Pre

    I came across some very interesting news today. I was mostly minding my own business, hammering away at our various sources in the hardware industry and trying to dig up some sort of information on exactly when the Palm Pre (pictured right) might be launching, and how many of them will be available. Rumors are flying about both of those issues over the last couple of days. And then, wham! A… Read More

  • Wall Street 2.0: The Twitter Script

    Not much is known about the the upcoming movie of Wall Street 2 other than it will once again team up actor Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko and director Oliver Stone. When 1938 Media’s Loren Feldman heard the news this morning, he decided to come up with his own script—on Twitter. Over the course of more than twenty Tweets, starting with this one, he roughed out the basic plot… Read More

  • Can a pizza box be a gadget?

    If a pizza box transforms into four plates and a smaller box for leftovers, I say that qualifies as a gadget. This thing looks a lot more practical than that cardboard PC we saw a while back. If this becomes a standard (and why wouldn’t it?), these guys stand to make a lot of money — like the guy who invented the little “table” that keeps the cheese from hitting the roof… Read More

  • Forget The Pre, Palm's Got A Second Device Coming Out This Year. We're Calling It The Mini-Pre

    I came across some very interesting news today. I was mostly minding my own business, hammering away at our various sources in the hardware industry and trying to dig up some sort of information on exactly when the Palm Pre (pictured right) might be launching, and how many of them will be available. Rumors are flying about both of those issues over the last couple of days. And then, wham! A… Read More

  • Good idea or not: Netbook stand with built-in DVD super-multi drive

    In case you own a netbook and miss watching your movies on it or burning data on DVD, there is now solution from Japan. A Tokyo-based company called Century has come up with a netbook stand that doubles as a DVD super multi drive [JP]. Read More

  • Let a thousand startups boom

    Robin Klein’s open letter to the UK government about how to stimulate startups got a lot of response from TechCrunch Europe readers. We’ve decided to run two responses to his letter, making their own case for how government intervention should take place. The below is by Simon Cast, (@Simoncast) a freelance Product Strategy/Product Management analyst. The other response is… Read More

  • The way to seed startups

    Robin Klein’s open letter to the UK government about how to stimulate startups got a lot of response from TechCrunch Europe readers. We’ve decided to run two responses to his letter, making their own case for how government intervention should take place. The below is by Jens Lapinski (@jenslapinski), the CEO and Co-Founder of aiHit, a London-based business information company with… Read More

  • A Couple Chrome Videos

    In an effort to spread the word about its Chrome browser, Google commissioned 11 short videos about the browser. My two favorites are after the jump. I think the first one could actually be used as a TV commercial. It wins for best use of color. And the tune is catchy—makes me want to buy a Chrome browser. Wait, I forgot. It’s free. Read More

  • SplashCast Figures Out That To Make Online TV Social, It Is All About The Chatter

    One of the most social video experiences I’ve ever had on the Web was watching the Obama Inauguration speech on CNN.com alongside a live chat stream of commentary from all of my Facebook friends. It was like being in a giant living room that stretched across the country and hearing everyone’s reaction as the event unfolded. The same dynamic on much smaller scale is happening… Read More

  • Palm Looking For People To Review The Pre

    If you’re a social site maven who happens to be dying to dabble with the Pre, Palm wants to talk to you. Palm has just announced a “Real Reviewer” program, in which they’ll be giving a select chunk of socialites a “current-model” Palm phone (read: probably the Pre), along with six months of service. This is by no means the first time a phone company has… Read More

  • Four Months Later, Facebook Chief Privacy Officer Chris Kelly Confirms Bid For California Attorney General

    As we first reported way back in December, Facebook Chief Privacy Officer Chris Kelly today officially launched his campaign for the office of Attorney General of California. You can find his campaign homepage here and, of course, he’s also vying for fans on his Facebook page (complete with custom Facebook application). At this point Kelly has announced his intention to form an… Read More

  • Rare 1200mm Canon lens, for you my friend, only $120,000

    Looking to take pictures of lions? Or perhaps neighbors half a mile away? Well, this 1200mm f/5.6L Canon prime should sort you out. And it’s only $100 per millimeter! For telephoto enthusiasts — nature and sports photographers, birdwatchers, stalkers — this is the Canon holy grail. Unfortunately, like most holy grails of photography, it costs a mint due to being an… Read More

  • FriendFeed Beta Becomes Regular FriendFeed. Hope You Like Real-time.

    Earlier this month, FriendFeed opened the beta testing area of its site to test a major redesign and a big new feature: Real-time updates. Today, it has removed the beta label from the new features, and pushed them live to the regular site. Initially, there was quite a bit of concern from beta testers that the real-time updates were simply too much information being thrown at you, too quickly. Read More

  • 'Flight Control' Sales Stats Offer Fascinating Look At Inner Workings Of The iPhone App Store

    Firemint, the company behind the best selling iPhone game ‘Flight Control‘, has put together a fascinating report outlining the sales trends the company has seen over the last month, from March 24 to April 25. The application has dominated the App Store over the last few weeks, reaching the #1 paid spot in over a dozen countries (though it’s currently fallen to #7 in the US). Read More

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