• Apple files dismissal motion against Psystar counterclaims

    The latest chapter in the David vs Golitha battle has just unfolded in the Northern District of California with a dismissal filing by Apple. Jobs & Co. state in the claim, Defendant Psystar Corporation is knowingly infringing Apple’s copyrights and trademarks, and inducing others to do the same. Psystar makes and sells personal computers that use, without permission… Read More

  • Praise Jebus! Amazon shipping Panasonic BD35 and BD55 later this month

    Panasonic’s latest Blu-ray players were announced, priced and finally, finally, a shipping date has been found. According to Amazon, the BD35 is going out on October 25 and the BD55 on October 28. Next time Panasonic, can you just let us know the price and shipping info when you announce a damn product. Seriously. BD35 & BD55 via EngHD Read More

  • PC reads unadulterated Spam

    http://cdn.episodic.com/player/EpisodicPlayer.swf?config=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.episodic.com%2Fshows%2F21%2F226%2F10%2Fconfig.xml John Hodgman recreates spam emails verbatim and reads them in his best small-midwestern-college poetry reading voice. Does Apple know he’s doing this? Can’t they make him sign an NDA or sue him? Read More

  • CrunchGear Experiment #1: The Halo 3 Nobility Ray

    We at CrunchGear posit that the music from Halo 3 will add nobility and gravitas to the most mundane of tasks. We tested it, with mixed results. Read More

  • Google Launches Its Own Memetracker

    Google has just launched a new homepage for its blog search that bears a strong resemblance to Techmeme, Memeorandum and their “memetracker” counterparts. The site displays a listing of the top stories from across a variety of topics including business, politics, technology, and entertainment. Memetrackers identify emerging trends on the web, especially across blogs. They are… Read More

  • Run for the hills! Xbox Live is down! [Update 3]

    Got some bad news for those wanting to get in some COD4 action after work; Xbox Live is down. It just kind of stopped working and the only word comes from the Xbox 360 support site without any indication on when it will be back up. Status: Users will not be able to connect or log into Xbox LIVE. We are aware of the problem and working to resolve the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience… Read More

  • True iPhone killer: the BlackBerry Terminator

    “Put down your iPhone. You have 20 seconds to comply.”
    “I think you’d better do as he says, Mr. Jobs.”
    “You now have 15 seconds to comply.” Yeah I know that’s from Robocop, not Terminator, but the latest BlackBerry device, the Terminator, looks more like ED-209 than a hunter-killer. It’s got all the usual stuff — infra-red vision… Read More

  • Kingston launching new DDR3 memory for the gaming crowd

    Gaming nerds that demand the latest and greatest might want to take a closer look at Kinston’s latest memory. Dubbed HyperX, the memory company claims that these are the fastest DDR3 memory units made to date with a 2GHz speed and feature CL9-9-9-27 @ 1.9 volts over the 2GB pair. These memory modules have launched in the States with a $227 MSRP and are shipping right now. Go my… Read More

  • Glam Teams With GumGum To Serve Free, Legal Images

    Image licensing platform GumGum has scored a deal to serve free legal images across Glam Media’s publishing network. Glam publishers will have access to photos from Splash News’ catalog of celebrity images, many of which run from $75-500 apiece under standard licensing deals. In lieu of these fees, GumGum will allow publishers to display their images with ad overlays free of… Read More

  • Moto Rapture VU30 and Samsung Sway U650 get dated for VZW

    Couple new just-over-budget phones comin’ down the line to Verizon Wireless. I can’t say I’m too excited about that Rapture, but the Sway looks pretty svelte. Cheaper, too. Neither one is very flashy, but it looks like the nicer sliding form factors from Samsung are starting to trickle down a little more. I remember drooling over some of the Korea-only handsets a year ago… Read More

  • WiMax testing in Baltimore: Nickjr.com loads in 15 seconds

    Laptop Magazine, the most popular laptop magazine in the Scranton Airport, jetted down to Baltimore where they tested Sprint’s XOHM service in the wild. The results, when compared to Verizon EV-DO were impressive. It took 6 minutes to download a 233MB video while EV-DO tool 24 minutes while web pages loaded in about half the time, consistently, when compared to EV-DO. Their video, live… Read More

  • Can't afford a Canon 1D? Make one out of balsa wood

    Now that’s the do-it-yourself spirit! Now if only I could afford some balsa wood. This little project looks like a lot of fun if you’re really good at carpentry. Shape the surface of the pentaprism portion, the shutter release guard circumference and both shoulders of the upper portion of the camera. Then create the upper portion of the eyecup. What?! I can’t just… Read More

  • The ultra-portable Sony VAIO TT laptop gets torn apart

    The Sony VAIO TT launched last week and we already get to see what’s inside the uber-portable laptop. Kind of amazing piece of technolgy when you think that the lappie has 4GBs of memory, a Blu-ray drive, 3G wireless, and 256MB SSD hard drive all shoved into a package less than an inch thick. At least with this pic, no one can pull the ‘pic or didn’t happen.’ Here is… Read More

  • Comment of the day: Trendy Apple edition

    Who cares if your Mac Pro might give you leukemai as Mikea pointed out that Apple can make anything hip, even death-inducing toxic Mac Pro fumes.  Mikea –19 hours ago Instead of having a mass recall, apple will just make leukemia cool. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Steve Jobs could make Lisa Frank stickers cool again.  Read More

  • Shock: Research shows UK iPhone users are happy with their device

    Flickr’d New research shows that UK iPhone users are as happy as can be with their device, despite some of the earlier hiccups associated with the iPhone 3G’s launch. The survey, conducted by a research company Wavemetrix, suggests that it’s the apps, stupid, that make the iPhone so gosh darn attractive. One user said that he checks daily for new apps, and that he buys… Read More

  • HP Picks Up LeftHand Networks For $360 Million to Boost Storage And Virtualization

    HP on Wednesday announced that it will acquire LeftHand Networks, a company focusing on iSCSI SAN technology, for $360 million in an attempt to bolster its virtualization services for the enterprise. HP believes that the LeftHand acquisition will help it attract more midsized organizations that are trying desperately to keep storage costs down as their needs continue to climb. The acquisition… Read More

  • Want A Free Pass To All TechCrunch Events For A Year? Fund A DonorsChoose Classroom Project

    The economy might be about to tank, but why should the children have to suffer? If you are going to give to charity this year (and you should, every one of you), we highly recommend giving to DonorsChoose. Each donation funds a classroom project or equipment for teachers who too often have to fund supplies out of their own meager paychecks. This year we are once again participating in… Read More

  • Kevin Mitnick detained after trip to Colombia

    Kevin Mitnick, the infamous hacker who basically gave script-kiddies the power to lord over dumb journalists and law enforcement folks, was detained after a trip to Bogota where he gave a talk to reporters from El Tiempo. When he landed in Atlanta, customs officials pulled him out of line and searched his bags where they found: Read More

  • Fresh BD-Live content now available for Transformers, now with more awesomeness

    If you’re lucky enough to own a PS3 or a Blu-ray player with Profile 2.0 and you own Transformers then you’re in luck, friend. Dreamworks has let loose a video for BD-Live dubbed “Robot Ninjas”, which is the battle scene between Barricade and Bumblebee. According to HDD, the video was pulled together from “video diary footage and animatics culled by the… Read More

  • SE C905 release date found

    Great news for those Brits looking forward to the Sony Ericsson C905 cell phone and all the photo-centric features like GPS geo-tagging, Xenon flash, and face recognition as it should breach the UK’s shores sometime early this October. Still no word on pricing or other regions availability, but if the Internet tends to be a leaky place so that info should drip sometime soon. Read More

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