• TechCrunch Europe now media sponsor of TechFluff.TV

    As the famous phrase goes: I liked the product so much, I bought the company. Ok, well it’s not quite the same, but I’m happy to say that TechCrunch Europe is – as of today – a media sponsor of TechFluff.TV, the weekly dose of video news and views from the UK tech scene. Check out today’s new episode here, or watch it below. If you want to be a proper… Read More

  • ScrollMotion partners with major publishers to turn popular books into iPhone apps

    Tired of lugging around paperbacks, but don’t feel like dropping the extra change for a standalone e-book reader when you already own an iPhone? ScrollMotion has announced that they’ve partnered with Random House, Simon & Schuster, Houghton Mifflin, Penguin Group USA and Hachette to begin selling e-books repackaged as iPhone applications, or “books-as-apps”. Serving… Read More

  • Nerf Vulcan hacked into chaingun

    We all know that modding a Nerf gun to fire up to 500 rounds per minute is not easy at all without a proper guide. Fortunately some folks always have enough time to make proper how tos for those in need. Read on for a full video. Read More

  • The most kickass gadgets of 2008, according to me

    It’s been an exciting year filled with a cornucopia of gadgets having passed through the CrunchGear offices. Most I’ve loathed and a few I’ve adored, but only a handful of things end up finding their way into my gear bag. Here’s my brief list in no particular order. Read More

  • Video: WhiteKnightTwo takes flight

    WhiteKnightTwo, the plane that will eventually launch Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo just took its maiden test flight and the videos are already up. Watch them and see how weird this plane looks. What if regular commercial aircraft looked like that thing? We could just put all the noisy kids and crying babies on one side and enjoy some peace and quiet on the other. Click on for the videos. Read More

  • We were for sale, but now we're not says TrustedPlaces

    TrustedPlaces, one of the UK’s earliest ‘social’ local review startups, has admitted that they were in speculative sales talks until recently. I confirmed with co-founder Walid Al Saqqaf who said that they were unexpectedly approached two months ago by an interested party looking to acquire the site. As a result of this interest he said he and co-founder Sokratis… Read More

  • LG announces sunlight illuminated 14.1" LCD display

    Tired of the glare from the sun on your notebook screen? Well, LG has cleverly found a solution to use that sunlight for increased visibility and efficiency. Today, LG Display announced a new 14.1-inch LCD dedicated for notebooks, designed for both indoor and outdoor use. Read More

  • $1 Liquid lens glasses could help millions

    Among the major goals of the world are decreasing hunger, stopping preventable yet widespread disease, and promoting education and literacy in third-world countries. That last one may get addressed soon, as a major issue among the extremely poor throughout the world is a lack of eyeglasses, and one inventor believes that with these cheap, adjustable liquid-lens spectacles, he may have… Read More

  • The RIAA won't find ISPs so eager to cooperate with its new anti-piracy scheme

    The RIAA’s new scheme to fight music piracy doesn’t sit well with small ISPs. Under the plan, rather than file lawsuit after lawsuit against John and Jane Doe, who may or may not even exist, the RIAA wants ISPs to cooperate with it by, ultimately, cutting people off from the Internet. That’s not going to happen easily Read More

  • EA to release games on Valve's Steam completely free of DRM

    Not only are EA games going to be released on Steam henceforth—in and of itself a big deal—but the games will be totally free of DRM. It seems the largest video games publisher has learned its lesson, and the hard way: legitimate gamers (that is, non-pirates) want nothing to do with digital rights management. Read More

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