• Video Review: Philips Prestigo SRT 9320 fancy-pants touchscreen remote control

    There’s an episode of Seinfeld (“The Slicer”) where George and Jerry discuss the merits of skin care and the skin care industry. Neither of them think very highly of either—at one point, George tells Jerry that all you need to do to take care of your skin is “wash it, dry it, move on!” That’s how I’ve always felt about remote controls… Read More

  • Contra remade in LittleBigPlanet is unbelievable

    It’s no secret that I love old NES games, and of course Contra is among my favorites. You can imagine my delight, then, on finding that some utterly insane NeoGAF forum members had put together a start-to-finish remake inside LittleBigPlanet on the PS3. Using the toolset they’ve been able to sort of jury-rig the guns, turrets, bosses, and even the rear-perspective base… Read More

  • Acer "Hornet": Wii-like PC game platform

    I’d be skeptical of this Wii knockoff by a reputable hardware company, except that Asus has already gone down this road, so why not Acer? The Hornet, as reported on this Turkish site, appears to be an Atom-powered supercompact nettop meant to be clippped to the back of your monitor or HDTV, and has what appears to be a camera on the top corner. The camera will, I’m assuming, track… Read More

  • Eggstra! Eggstra! read all about it!

    Some women are getting creative trying to make some quick cash in these troubled times: they’re trying to sell their eggs to fertility clinics. Inquiries to one fertility clinic in Illinois, for example, were up 40% in 2008. It sure beats stripping, but according to one clinic only 5-7% of potential egg donors are actually accepted. Egg donations may seem like an easy way to mak big… Read More

  • Breitling announces new Navitimer 125e Anniversaire

    Breitling announced their latest addition to their product line today, the Navitimer 125e Aniversaire. Based on their standard Navitimer, the 125e is limited to a run of 2,009 pieces, so make sure you get your order in fast if you want one. Read More

  • Just weird: A semi-NSFW gadget from Japan for the weekend

    This gadget (or gag item or whatever you may call it) of a very special kind comes directly from John Biggs’ favorite country of Japan: a pillow that looks like a pair of legs [JP]. The weird thing reminds me of the mouse pad for perverts and leaves me lost for words. Read More

  • Review: JimmyJane Form 6 Massager


    First, let’s get this out of the way: Tried this bugger on both myself and my good lady wife. So this is a hands-on review. Back in Columbus, Ohio the local adult shop was called the Lion’s Den. It was a chain – there were a few in Columbus and I guess they were all over Ohio. They have a NSFW website now. This place was chock-full of porn and cheap sex toys. I’ll… Read More

  • Review: Timex Expedition WS4

    What’s that? Come here, sweetie. They didn’t mean it. What did they say exactly? Come here. Stop crying. Ok. Count to ten. Deep breath. They called you “fattie?” You’re just bigger than the other sports watches, sweetie. Look at Suunto. Or look at Casio’s Pathfinder line. You’re about the same size but you have more features! What? The T-Touch said that? Read More

  • 8 Little Things We Still Can't Stand About the iPhone

    The iPhone is like the bacon-wrapped scallop of the mobile world. Both are quite visually pleasing relative to their peers, easy to use, and generally liked by the masses. Spend a little too much time with either, however, and you start to see the flaws. With the scallops, the grease and animal fat that was oh-so delicious on the way down begins to clog your arteries and slow your saunter. Read More

  • iVerse Comic Reader for iPhone and Android looks sweet, if limited

    Carrying around a little screen at all times means — what else? — that you can read comics all over the place while looking as if you’re checking your email. The iVerse app, for both iPhone and Android, lets you read comics that have been customized for viewing on a small screen. Instead of having you zoom around a full-sized page, they’ve cut the pages into smaller… Read More

  • Shock: Hackers sometimes hack just to be jerks

    Internet security experts, and the people who pretend to be them, often only track hacks and the like when there’s money or personal information involved. You know, stolen credit card numbers, eBay phishing scams, etc. That’s all well and good—“I just want to make sure my money is safe!”—but a study detailing a sample of last year’s Internet hacks… Read More

  • Bill Clinton misses out on Tesla ride

    Apparently Bill Clinton was mere moments away from picking up chicks experiencing the finest in green transportation all over Burbank, California in a Telsa Roadster. Jeremy Snyder, general manager of the Los Angeles Tesla Store, handed a set of keys to Mr. Clinton at the end of a President’s Day luncheon after the former president expressed interest in driving a Roadster. Read More

  • Forthcoming PlayStation Home plans revealed

    Good afternoon, PlayStation Owners- Just wanted to keep you abreast of some happenings that will go down on Home in the coming months. Nothing that’s going to knock you on your buttocks, but there’s a handful of things worth mentioning. Hit the jump to see what’s going down. Read More

  • OSLO accord pushes location-sharing between social networks

    We’ve had OpenId to make the transport of your ID easier between Web sites. We’ve had initiatives on Data Portability to make it easier for you to move your data around between social networks and other apps. But what we haven’t had yet is a way to allow you to share your location between different platforms. That’s something that a new, largely European-inspired… Read More

  • LG denies plasma TV withdraw claims

    News broke yesterday that LG was investigating quitting the plasma biz, but now George Mead, the Marketing Manager for Digital Displays at LG Electronics UK, is denying these claims. He told T3 that “LG Electronics UK has no intention to withdraw from the Plasma TV market.” Oh, see what he did there? LG Electronics UK. Nice, but what ’bout us Americans? Read More

  • Live Stream: TechCrunch Cloud Computing Roundtable

    Here’s the live stream of our Could Computing Roundtable, which kicks off at 2:30 PST with product demos from a handful of early-stage cloud-focused start-ups, with commentary from a panel of experts. Shortly thereafter our roundtable discussion will bring together a dozen panelists from some of Silicon Valley’s most acclaimed companies who will discuss the future of… Read More

  • Y Combinator's FathomDB Takes The Hassle Out Of Managing Your Database

    Our Cloud Computing Roundtable just saw the launch of FathomDB, a new Y Combinator startup that offers database administration as a service. The startup manages many of the tasks that database administrators typically have to deal with, like database backups, monitoring, and launching replacement servers in the event of a crash. The service is primarily operating with MySQL databases hosted… Read More

  • Mitter: Friendfeed For Online Videos (And Other Media)

    Sometimes it’s hard to remember which video you have seen, left a comment on, rated, or who recommended it to you. And it’s getting harder to cut the noise in the heavily crowded online video space (YouTube users alone are uploading 15 hours of new content every 60 seconds). This is where Mitter, a service provided by Tokyo-based Metacast comes in (the site is available in… Read More

  • BlackBerry Niagara is really the 9630, still coming to Verizon

    BG just dropped a bomb about the 8230 that’s actually the 9630, but has the codename Niagara. It’s still going to be a World Edition, which means it will support CDMA 1x, EV-DO Rev. A, GSM, GPRS, EDGE and UMTS. No Wi-Fi, but that’s what you should expect from Verizon by now. The 9630 may or may not have a camera, but if it does it’ll be a 3.2-megapixel shooter. And… Read More

  • Diomede Offers Green File Storage In The Cloud For A Fraction Of The Cost

    At today’s TechCrunch Cloud Computing Roundtable event, a new storage company called Diomede launched in private beta with the goal of offering low cost cloud-based storage that is also very energy efficient. The basic premise behind the service is that not all data in the cloud needs to be immediately available, but that most people still pay for the immediate access anyway. While… Read More

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