• Three DEMO Companies To Keep An Eye On

    This week we’re going to see dozens of companies launch new products. Here are a few of the companies presenting this week at DEMO that are showing some strong potential: In most cases, choice is a good thing. But when it comes to online video, the abundance of content available on the web can be overwhelming. ffwd (pronounced fast-foward) deals with this by picking your videos… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: School Hijinks Edition

    Back to School: Welcome to cooking
    Space Invaders keyboard is purely for nostalgia
    Unsolvable subwoofer inspired by Rubik’s cube
    Back to School: Dorm room light show
    Cedia 2008
    IFA 2008 Read More

  • All The TC50 Diggs, Feeds, Tweets, and Blog Posts You Can Handle

    I know where I am going to be checking to see what people are saying about TechCrunch50 this week. The TechCrunch50 Aggregator. It is a site developed by Sean Percival to collect all the Twitters, FreindFeed comments, blog posts, news stories, photos, videos, Diggs,and Techmeme headlines that are tagged “techcrunch50″or “tc50.” Even right now, in the middle of the… Read More

  • Lipstick and boxer shorts

    For the last few weeks, MSNBC’s election coverage has become so viscerally partisan that you could sense that the coverage was coming close to threatening the fundamental journalistic tenets of broadcast journalism. Namely, that keeping your nose clean with the FCC was paramount. With the advent of 24 hour news operations and campaign rapid response squads, the business of… Read More

  • RealNetworks Lets You Copy DVDs to Your Hard Drive — And Keep the DRM

    As anyone with a lick of tech knowledge knows, ripping a DVD onto your hard drive is, well, frowned upon by the “Powers that be” in the motion picture industry. Realizing that, RealNetworks has launched a new solution called RealDVD, which lets users copy DVDs onto their hard drives without facing legal troubles. Even better, it only takes about 20 minutes to do so. Sounds… Read More

  • TechCrunch 50 revs-up

    So I’m here at TechCrunch 50 and I’ll be part of the team blogging the conference. The conference venue is huge – just a small part of it is pictured above. There’ll be 1,700 people attending and 52 (not 50 actually) startups being launched at the event. There’s been some controversy between TechCrunch and and the competing Demo event about the issue of… Read More

  • Parascale Promises Data Center Heaven: Private Cloud Storage At About $1 A Gig

    Web applications require a lot of data storage. All the videos uploaded to YouTube, for example, are estimated to take up more than 500 terabytes of storage. Google’s servers overall process one petabyte of data every hour or so. Google had to create its own Web-scale file system to handle all the data that it processes and stores. As Web-scale computing and the needs of plain-old… Read More

  • Parascale Promises Data Center Heaven: Private Cloud Storage At About $1 A Gig

    Web applications require a lot of data storage. All the videos uploaded to YouTube, for example, are estimated to take up more than 500 terabytes of storage. Google’s servers overall process one petabyte of data every hour or so. Google had to create its own Web-scale file system to handle all the data that it processes and stores. As Web-scale computing and the needs of plain-old… Read More

  • CollectiveX Groupsites 2.0 Makes Group Organization Sexy

    CollectiveX, a bootstrapped startup located in Maryland, will roll out version 2 of it’s year old social network collaboration platform today. Full disclosure: the company is a TechCrunch50 Exhibitor (which is a sponsor). In a nutshell, think of CollectiveX as a sort of LinkedIn-type professional social network, with collaboration tools for groups (companies, boards of directors, whatever). Read More

  • PSP+XBox360 keyboard = crazy delicious

    Not sure why this was done, but now that l0rdnic0 at acidmods has done it, it makes perfect sense. After all, typing on the PSP is a pain in the butt and this adds quite a bit of functionality. Sadly, this mod isn’t for the faint of heart. via Giz Read More

  • Blue 8GB Zune available at Frys

    Oh, Frys, how I miss thee. Spotted by Zunerama today is a hot blue 8GB Zune with a bevy of new features that include: “Device to Cloud”, “Games” and “Channels”. Wouldn’t you like to know what said new features are, friend? Well, keep reading then. But, I will give you insight to another new feature that’s pretty self explanatory, “Buy… Read More

  • Darth 64: Use the force, Mario

    This homebrew N64 console – JonJandran’s Darth 64 – contains a complete N64 motherboard and controller in a case that looks pretty damn nice. He has a list of features including a headphone jack and a Gamecube style joystick and D-Pad. He reports that you can actually take this thing apart with a screwdriver, which is impressive for a piece of homebrew hardware. Read More

  • Is Search Really 90% Solved?

    Jessica Guynn has an excellent interview with Google’s Marissa Mayer today about Google’s first ten years (today is arguably Google’s tenth birthday). Good stuff in there – Marissa talks about Google’s accomplishments in search and advertising, and looks forward to a future where cloud computing becomes pervasive. Marissa also says she hopes to still be at the… Read More

  • Apple admits Brit invented iPod

    Kane Kramer claims to have invented the iPod some 30 years ago and Apple is willing to admit that he did, in fact, invent the technology behind the iPod. This fact was disclosed while Apple and Burst.com were in the middle of some legal shenanigans and Apple flew Kramer out from the UK to Cupertino to testify on their behalf. Kramer’s patents and drawings, which he was unable to renew… Read More

  • Apple's "Let's Rock" signage going up, iPhone 2.1 coming

    We’re two days from Apple’s “Let’s Rock” event and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco has been decked out. Yay! Moving on. Ars is reporting that they’ve caught wind from a “little birdie” that Apple will release iPhone firmware 2.1 on Tuesday along with new iPods. So what can we expect from 2.1? Earlier reports suggested better… Read More

  • Spyshots of some Dell peripherals

    Jason from Techware Labs seems to have gotten himself some private time with a new Dell keyboard and mouse and I have no idea whether or not these are worth posting, but maybe some of you periphery freaks will get a kick out of it. A new Dell mouse seems to be a shot across the bow for Logitech. The text around the sensor reads “LaserStream Technology” which is a trademark used… Read More

  • CEDIAcrunch hands-on: Wadia 170iTransport iPod dock

    CEDIA is full of iPod docks, but the only one that interested me was the Wadia 170iTransport. It comes from the same company that has been producing uber-high quality, but pricey, digital audio converters since before the last Bush administration. I spent some time with the 170iTransport and walked away fully impressed with the audio and video capabilities. Granted, the unit isn’t… Read More

  • Mitsubishi prices LaserVue TV, better take out a second mortgage

    My hopes of owning such a righteous HDTV have been severely dashed. Mitsubishi has priced their 65-inch LaserVue HDTV that will begin shipping to Diamond stores at the end of this month and you may want to sell your car or take out a second mortgage. That’s a bit of an exaggeration, but the 65-inch set will cost a smidgen under $7,000, which is on par with other 60+-inch HDTVs, but… Read More

  • CEDIAcrunch booth tour: Sharp, where Blu-ray Profile 1.1 and thin LCDs are kings

    Sharp always has one of the sleekest booths at CEDIA. Minimulistic cues abound, I wish I could pull of so much cool in my midwest pad. Anyway, Sharp is showing off their limited edition LCD, a bunch of standard LCDs, and of course, their ‘new’ Blu-ray players that Sharp hopes someone will buy.  Photo set after the jump. Enjoy. Read More

  • CEDIAcrunch hands-on: eSommelier Wine Cellar Management

    I know, I know, but the eSommelier Wine Cellar system is actually really neat. The product scans a wine bottle, prints off a custom label, catalogs it, and can even provide live temperature and humidity conditions in your cellar. Software control comes from either a stationary touchscreen, or coming soon, a wireless touchpad. The whole system costs around $10k, so obviously, not everyone… Read More

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