• 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

  • The Pirate Bay's little-talked-about financier's adventures in extreme right-wing politics

    To me, the ongoing Pirate Bay trial is utterly boring: courtroom machinations, childish snickering (tee-hee, this random record industry CEO doesn’t understand the technical underpinnings of the BitTorrent protocol… do you?), etc. Wake me when there’s a verdict! One thing that did catch my eye this morning was this hot little item regarding one of The Pirate Bay’s… Read More

  • Airline travel for the rich just got better

    Flying Coach stinks something awful and the few times that I’ve flown Business or First Class in the last year have made my 12+ hour flights bearable. London-based Priestmangoode is responsible for the overhaul of Swiss’s First Class cabin on Airbus A330-300s and I must say they did an impeccable job. Just look at the photos. Each seat has ample room for an adult and the amenities… Read More

  • Sega Dreamcast + iMac = iCast

    In what may qualify as nostalgia overload, an enterprising Canadian has replaced the insides of an old all-in-one iMac with a Sega Dreamcast console. The end result is the iCast. Read More

  • Startup Launch: Buzzable Creates Twitter Groups Around RSS Feeds (500 Invites)

    One of the most requested features for Twitter is the ability to create groups. While users wait (and wait and wait) for Twitter to add this feature, a number of startups are going ahead and showing how it should be done. The latest of these is a LaunchBox Digital startup called Buzzable which just launched today. Buzzable lets you create Twitter groups around RSS feeds, and does so in a… Read More

  • Japanese company sells remote control brick with built-in mini speaker

    I don’t know who exactly needs this but a Japanese company called ELPA (slogan: “We develop a useful commodity for life”) thinks a remote control with a built-in speaker is what we all have been waiting for. Read More

  • Live Stream: TechCrunch Cloud Computing Roundtable

    Here’s the live stream of our Cloud 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

  • Even the real audiobook actors don't care about text-to-speech

    Wil Wheaton AKA the guy on Star Wars recorded himself reading from his own book and then recorded the Kindle 2 reading the same passage. The result, as you’ll hear on his blog, is inconclusive (what if TTS gets so good it will sound JUST LIKE WIL WHEATON? WHAT THEN?) but it kind of shows where everyone’s head is at in terms of the Authors Guild. Read More

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