• DJ Hero Renegade Edition shipping 10/27 for $200

    Dang. I now know to put aside $200 for the Renegade Edition. Pre-order DJ Hero for all three major consoles and get it in time for Halloween. Xbox edition [Gamestop]
    PS3 edition [Gamestop]
    Wii edition [Gamestop] Read More

  • The Online Ad Recession Continues. Is This What A Reset Looks Like?

    The recession in online advertising, which began in the first quarter of 2009, continued into the second. Every quarter we keep track of the combined advertising revenues of the four largest Web advertising companies (Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and AOL), which together represent the lion’s share of all online advertising revenues and is a decent proxy for the market as a whole. In the… Read More

  • Aluminum MacBook Pro, iPhone turned into cake

    Look at that photo. All of that is edible, and likely delicious. The mouse, the iPhone, the MacBook Pro, all of it. The pens, the Post-It notes, the mouse pad, all made of sweet, sweet cake. Read More

  • HTC Hero flying towards an October 11th launch on Sprint?

    Oh, the Internet. How mysterious it is. Packed from e-window to e-wall with “experts”, 95% of whom have no clue what they’re talking about. Then there’s that other 5% who, to some extent, do have an idea of what they’re talking about. Unfortunately, the endless torrent of falsities (bored kids making up Apple products, bored creepers misrepresenting the fact that… Read More

  • LG launches new LED and LCD TVs, the world rejoices


    LG has just announced the SL80 and SL90 series televisions, televisions so strikingly beautiful that peace has broken out in the Middle East and Cher has finally forgiven Sonny in her heart. The SL80 (above) and 90s (below) have an edge to edge, bezel-less design with motion smoothing and improved contrast ratio. • The SL80 series utilizes slim CCFL technology with TruMotion 240Hz to… Read More

  • InsideView Turns Social Media into Business Intelligence

    Yesterday InsideView, a service that mashes social data into sales intelligence, announced the launch of SmartCloud, a tool allowing instant integration with practically any social media site or business data source. With the offering, sales representatives can quickly tap into a content source and receive business intelligence through SalesView, the company’s content mashup engine. The… Read More

  • The TechCrunch Europe Guide to Bootstrapping – Your Advice

    This week TechCrunch Europe interrogated your hive mind on the subject of bootstrapping your startup. Most startups bootstrap for at least part of their lifetime and how it’s done can determine whether you make it as far as exogenous funding. We also asked founders what you should spend money on even when your resources are limited. In the next two weeks we will look at getting funding… Read More

  • Intel no longer accepting Z-series Atom orders

    Intel’s apparently putting the kibosh on orders for its super low-voltage Z-series Atom processors. The Z-series chips can be found mostly in UMPCs and MIDs but had also made their way into various netbooks like the 12-inch Dell Mini series and the Acer Aspire One 751h, to name a few, as they provided a nice loophole to the “no screens over 1024×600 resolution” rule. Read More

  • While We Wait For 12seconds' Robust iPhone App, We Get A Dead Simple One

    12seconds showed off a really slick-looking new iPhone app at our Real-Time Stream CrunchUp earlier this month. Unfortunately, that’s not quite ready yet. But in the meantime, they have another iPhone app that is ready, and it’s about as simple as can be — which may be good thing. Called 12cast, the app claims to be the “simplest way to get video on Twitter.”… Read More

  • Italy's H-Farm is an incubator with ideas – and it's coming to London

    Italian startup incubator H-Farm Ventures is running a competition with $200,000 prize money to fund the the 10 most original and potentially successful ideas for web shows, interactive formats and what they call “trans-media narration”. Cirkus is a competition that ends on September 5th, 2009, and is open to anyone who can come up with a fresh and engaging web based program. Read More

  • Ninja Star Coat Hook strikes a death blow to clutter

    The path of the Ninja is a deadly one, my friends. It’s also relatively clean. They don’t like clutter. Very fastidious — almost like cats. So it should come as no surprise that all your Ninja friends probably use these Ninja Star Coat Hooks. Read More

  • Spotify launches video advertising – one step from Spotify Video service?


    Is Spotify planning to move into video as well as music? Today it launches a new video advertising unit. The first advertiser is Sony Pictures which is using the player to promote Sony Pictures’ latest cinema release, the Tony Scott-directed crime thriller The Taking of Pelham 123, starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Roomba 500 robotic vacuum for $199

    A vacuuming robot: you know you want one. I have a Roomba. It sits in its box under my desk ever since we hired a cleaning person to come twice a month. Seriously, though, you should get a robotic vacuum. Amazon has knocked $80 off one of the higher-end Roomba units, the 500 series, bringing it to a cool $199 with free shipping (today only). Read More

  • Should Journalists Be On Twitter? Three Quarters Of NYTimes Readers Don't Think So.

    Apparently, the New York Times is still unsure whether its reporters should be allowed to Tweet or not. Intrigued by this tweet from writer and consultant Stowe Boyd, I registered for the New York Times’ Insight Lab, an online community / focus group made up of Times readers interested in providing the media company with direct feedback. The homepage features a quick poll asking members… Read More

  • Thanko sells dental USB microscope

    Does your dental plan suck? Are you afraid of the dentist? If yes, then the Dental Microscope [JP], offered by Tokyo-based crap gadget specialist Thanko, might be the right choice for you. Similar to its lightoscope released back in April, this new microscope is a combination of a microscope and a light. Needless to say, there’s a USB port, too. Read More

  • BongoBing Opposes Microsoft Trademark Application For "Bing"

    The Laptop Company, operator of a web-based shopping platform through its BongoBing website, has filed a request for an extension of time to oppose Microsoft in its efforts to register a trademark for the name “Bing” with the USPTO. Furthermore, The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has effectively granted the extension request until October 28, 2009. Here’s what BongoBing CEO… Read More

  • Am I Last To Find Out You Can Circumvent PDF Usage Restrictions With Gmail?

    I expect many of you already were aware of this, but I can imagine at least some of you aren’t yet, so here goes: apparently you can lift the usage restrictions from Adobe PDF files by simply forwarding them as attachments to your Gmail account and opening them in HTML mode right from your inbox. That way, you can copy whatever the ‘secured’ PDF contains to a text editing… Read More

  • Should The Government Jail The Hacker That Broke Into The Pentagon? Or Hire him?

    British hacker Gary McKinnon has finally lost his latest High Court bid to avoid extradition to the United States to face charges for breaking into US military and Nasa computers in 2001 and 2002. After his arrest, and without a lawyer present, McKinnon admitted to hacking, but denies it was malicious or that he caused damage costing $800,000 (£487,000). The argument of his lawyers was not… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Cannon & On & On Edition

    Apple releases iDisk for iPhone
    Toy Story, Cars, and Prince of Persia LEGO Minifigs are coming soon
    The Bass Cannon: It is a cannon that sends out bass Read More

  • I Quit The iPhone

    I have loved the iPhone, but now I am quitting the iPhone. This is not an easy decision. I was there in January 2007 when it was announced and I bought the first iPhone as soon as it was available. I happily bought the iPhone 3G a year later. I’ve proudly yelled “I Am A Member Of The Cult Of iPhone.” I’ve been an unabashed cheerleader for the device to all… Read More

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