• Bookeen announces (possibly bad) ebook reader

    Ebook device Bookeen announced last week that they are going to be introducing a new device, the “Cybook Opus.” Intended as an alternative to the Kindle, the details are sketchy so far, but we know that they are trying to make a lighter, more portable device then the other devices on the market. Read More

  • Glympse: A Hassle And Worry-Free Way To Share Your Location, Minus The Social Network

    We’ve all been there. You’re late for a meeting with friends, stuck in traffic and unsure of when you’re actually going to arrive. You call them with updates like “well, I’m closer now, but still not sure…” and a shaky “maybe I’ll be there in 20 minutes?” What if your friends could track exactly where you were without the… Read More

  • A Bunch Of Hot Spammers Had The Day Off Of Work LOL.

    Around noon Pacific time today, a small meme broke out on the Internet. At nearly the exact same time, over a dozen Twitter accounts all tweeted out the message “Oh i had the day off work lol. thats why im home.” All were sent out from what appear to be the Twitter accounts of cute girls. Why? Because they’re all automated spam accounts set up by some lame online dating… Read More

  • Zazzle Goes To The Dogs, Expands Business Abroad

    Zazzle, the site that lets you custom-design and sell everything from T-shirts and sneakers to postage stamps and skateboards, is launching localized sites and offerings in Australia and Canada. The company has also expanded its existing UK site, which was launched in late 2008, to the greater European market by accepting payments in Euros. And for pet-friendly users, Zazzle has unveiled a line… Read More

  • Time-lapse astrophotography of the Milky Way

    Time-lapse photography is very cool to do, but fairly difficult. It requires a lot of patience, and the willingness to spend hours with your camera pointed at one subject without knowing whether or not your photos will turn out until it’s all said and done. Astrophotography is an easier form of time-lapse (at least in my opinion) but it still takes a lot of patience and time. Read More

  • CrunchBase Data Rocks. Too Bad The Q1 Numbers Suck. Our Report

    We’re all glad Q1 is behind us. Silicon Valley and the start-up ecosystem certainly was not immune to the general economic malaise. The TechCrunch sweet spot, early-stage start-ups, was particularly hurt. The number of start-ups getting started was down 65% vs Q1 2008. We saw just 184 new start-ups formed, down from 546 in 1Q 2008. Start-Ups Founded: January 2008 – March 2009

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  • Exclusive Leaked Screenshot Of Nokia's Maemo Harmattan

    After we broke the news this morning that Nokia was cracking away at a phone-friendly and potentially ad-supported version of their Internet tablet OS, Maemo, we figured we might be able to swing a screenshot. Sure enough, our boy Sirm came through. With that, we present the world’s first ever look at the mobile OS Nokia tentatively plans on launching around the end of 2010: Maemo Harmattan. Read More

  • Science: CHOP research muscles out AIDS

    Researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, who have been researching AIDS for almost a decade, have come up with a novel new way to fight the immunovirus. Traditional vaccines didn’t seem to be working, so Dr. Philip Johnson, chief scientific officer at Children’s Hospital, shifted gears, and used muscles to deliver a gene in order to create a protein that… Read More

  • Microsoft patents magic wand

    Microsoft has very wisely patented a magic wand, a patent that will come in handy if and when wizards emerge from Agartha and attempt to take over the world. Oh they’ll be within their legal rights to try to push us all around, but they won’t be able to use their magic wands. The wizards, not Microsoft. Microsoft can push us around all they want. Read More

  • Fox Television Tries To Crowdsource Cartoons Through Aniboom

    Fox Television, the proud home of The Simpsons and Family Guy, is looking for another cartoon franchise to add to its roster. But rather than searching in Hollywood, it is crowdsourcing cartoon ideas on the Web. In a contest hosted on animation site Aniboom, professional and amateur animators alike will be able to submit a two- to four-minute animated video online for a chance at cash prizes… Read More

  • Nightglow Offers Tabbed Browsing For The iPhone, But It's A Resource Hog

    Over the past few years, tabs have become one of those must-have features in a web browser. The mobile web is a bit different obviously, because the screen is so small, but some mobile browsers like mobile Safari give you the option to have multiple windows in which to browse. But let’s be honest, multiple windows are a pain, we want tabs. And with Nightglow, a new browser for the… Read More

  • Leaked: RunKeeper To Get A New Logo, Website Overhaul

    We only just opened the MobileCrunch Tips Line, and the stories are already pouring in. Keep’em coming, guys. According to a source close to the matter, popular iPhone fitness app RunKeeper will soon be seeing a rebranding and website overhaul. We’ve obtained a screenshot showing most of the major changes, all of which seem to be visual at this point – but if nothing else… Read More

  • Wii: Madden NFL 10 to feature 'genre-defining' style

    Wii owners looking for this year’s Madden title to return to the roots of the franchise might be a bit disappointed. Though the team at EA Sports has promised that the game will “stay true to our core,” the game itself will be an “experience that you can only find on the Wii” chock full of “larger than life” characters who “look like… Read More

  • AMD teases Intel, launches website about it

    AMD launched the Break Free Page: a collection of articles and quotes ramming about Intel’s bad behavior. I understand that Intel was a bad boy and revenge is sweet but making a website about it seems a little cheap. Maybe the time and effort put in slapping Intel should go to making processors. Read More

  • All My Mail: A Smarter Inbox For Your iPhone

    I’ve made no secret of my dissatisfaction with the iPhone’s built-in mail client, which omits basic features like search that makes navigating through any sizable inbox nearly impossible. Things are going to get much better with the release of the iPhone 3.0 software update this summer, which includes some search functionality, but there’s still plenty of room for improvement. Read More

  • Twitter Reaches New Heights As Climber Tweets From Everest

    Gavin Bate, an Irish mountain climber, is climbing Mount Everest and recording his ascent to the world’s highest peak via Twitter. Bate, who is climbing for his charity Moving Mountains, has been climbing Mount Everest for the past 37 days and has been tweeting updates, his coordinates, and links to his podcast from his climb. He’s also been posting updates to his… Read More

  • Android v1.5 “Cupcake” Release Pushed Back One Week

    Dying to prove to the world that your buddy can down four Chipotle burritos in one sitting? If you’re waiting on T-Mobile to roll out Cupcake and all of its video-shooting, Youtube-uploading abilities, you’ve still got a while to go. T-Mobile just announced on its online forums that the release of Android v1.5 “Cupcake” is going to be delayed yet another week. The… Read More

  • Got an iPhone? You can start a band.

    When Malaysian wireless carrier Maxis went to go throw a big iPhone promo event in Penang, they decided to get some live entertainment. Being that it’s an iPhone event, what band would be better than one using nothing but iPhones as instruments? These 4 guys managed to dig up 4 iPhones and learn to play a handful of popular songs in a week for the event, so we figured we should show… Read More

  • Pentax K-7 image and specs emerge [Update]

    Finally, we have the factory specs on the Pentax K-7, and the teasing is over. Keep in mind these are factory specifications, but Pentax has been known to change things slightly before the camera’s actually hit the sales floor, usually for the better. We are seeing that most of the rumors are true however, including the much hoped for 100% viewfinder. Read More

  • The Sims 3 leaked all over the Internet

    Looks like The Sims 3 has leaked, several days before its official release date. Big surprise, right? Like these things don’t happen all the time. It can be found where you usually find these things. Read More

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