• Publish2 To Launch Digg Variation As Journalist Resource

    Update: screenshot and additional details of Publish2 is here. New startup Publish2 hasn’t launched or even entered private beta yet, but the company has scored $2.75 million in funding. The investor, Velocity Interactive Group, believes in the idea so much that they put both Ross Levinsohn and Jonathan Miller on the board of directors. Publish2 is talking freely about the product, they… Read More

  • AOL Launches Mobile Portal Powered By Cellufun

    AOL has launched a mobile phone gaming portal powered by Cellufun. The games are available via wap.aol.com and are provided on a free, ad supported basis, and no downloads are necessary. Advertising inventory will be sold by AOL’s Platform-A’s Third Screen media. AOL will offer games including Cellufun’s Call of the Pharoah, a game that relies on a social networking… Read More

  • Verizon announces the updated Samsung u740, Alias

    I’m positive most of you have seen the Verizon commercials for the Samsung u740 that’s now being dubbed the Alias, right? Well, if you take a closer look, you’ll notice that it’s not the original gold and black finish. The u740 not only received a new name, but also a paint job and updated keyboard. All the other great features for the clamshell QWERTY are… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Into the Wild Edition

    Blue sunglasses will make your food look gross, and they’re supposed to
    Elephant cinematographers capture magical tiger moments in new BBC documentary
    Suit of plate armor found at Salem bus stop
    Navy freaking out over the “Holy Grail of Lasers”
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  • Yahoo Shines A Light On Women 25 To 54

    Yahoo has launched Shine, a new content portal aimed at women aged 25 to 54. At its core, Shine is a large blog with magazine style layout. Content is broken up into various subcategories with the front page highlighting the newest content from across the site. Topic areas include parenting, sex and love, healthy living, food, career and money, entertainment, fashion, beauty, home life… Read More

  • Gears of War movie done got a script and director

    Gears of War is grinding towards completion. Keep in mind, though, this article does not mention whether the script and director are any good. Hopefully he or she won’t use actual gameplay as part of the film, a la House of the Dead. I’m still playing the PC version of GoW and it looks great, they could probably just have a pro speedrun it (it’d be under 2 hours) and put that… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: GTA IV achievements leaked?

    There’s no confirmation on this, so take it with a grain of salt, and also beware that there are SPOILERS ahead if you clicky this link. If that wasn’t spoiler-y enough for you, there are descriptions (also unconfirmed) here. Personally, I believe that the best achievements in GTA games aren’t listed, because they can’t be predicted. There should be an achievement… Read More

  • StyleFeeder.com Offers API

    Personal shopping engine StyleFeeder.com has launched an open API that “allows social media developers to create third-party applications, widgets and integrate StyleFeeder’s key functionality into any e-commerce website.” The API includes access into StyleFeeder’s personalized search engine, bookmarking tools, item recommendations, watchlist, “StyleFeed”… Read More

  • iPhone completely crax0red? PWNED available next week

    What may be the deepest crack yet for the iPhone is coming out today next week for your perusal. It takes over “the lowest layers of Apple’s device,” allowing for unsigned, custom firmware to be dropped in. That’s more than allowing custom apps, that’s allowing for a whole different OS to be put on there, or maybe even give it the power to warm up your food. Read More

  • Barnes & Noble's New How-To Site Quamut Already Being Link Spammed

    Barnes & Noble officially launched how-to site Quamut this week, and it’s already attracting link spammers. The main service offers online guides that cover more than 1,000 topics written by experts in each field. Guides include illustrations and pictures and can be purchased as PDF’s or laminated how-to sheets. It’s a reasonable offering; nothing ground breaking but… Read More

  • British Jedi Master Jonba Hehol bested by Darth Vader in England

    [photopress:db_vader_sm.gif,full,left]If you’re a British Jedi, you must wonder about the nature of the Force and what the odds would be that while giving a TV interview about your lifestyle a drunken Darth Vader would appear wearing a garbage bag and attack you and the TV crew with a crutch. No, really, this happened. Jedi Master Jonba Hehol was sadly no match for the Dark Lord of the… Read More

  • Creative bans driver modder for improving its products for it

    [photopress:card.jpg,full,center] We’re going to try to think like Creative here. Let’s say we, as Creative, insist that our drivers for our multimedia cards were Vista-ready. Let’s say they really weren’t, they were buggy drivers with missing features. Let’s say we had no real plans to fix this. We’re a large corporation with better things to do. So… Read More

  • Video: Coolest virus ever infects MacBook Pro

    The Newton Virus. It’s a virus for fun. It doesn’t harm anything or copy itself. It executes just once, with the results above. It only works on MacBooks, as it uses the motion sensor for the fun effect. It installs quickly and sneakily from a thumbdrive. Friends with MacBooks: Beware my prankster’s wrath. Read More

  • Mr. Fusion-like power for cars just a decade away?

    [photopress:2070049523_385bca185b_o.jpg,full,center] In the 1960s most of America assumed that by 2008 we’d be driving nuclear-powered cars around. Even in Back to the Future the Delorian was powered by Mr. Fusion. But alas, anyone can tell you that we’re still chained to oil-powered internal combustion engines, just as we have been for 100 years. But a new material scienticians… Read More

  • Video: Miami, Houston police plotting future drone aircraft

    I do not fear Skynet is real, but this is getting pretty creepy. The Miami-Dade and Houston police departments is petitioning the FAA for clearance to start flying unmanned drone aircraft over the city to track down perps. They’re thankfully not for patrol or traffic uses, those will stay with the beat cops, but they’d be deployed in SWAT or chase situations to give the police a… Read More

  • Steve Jobs sends pointed email to MacBook Pro owner; Poor customer service?

    [photopress:75867463_18098e337a.jpg,full,center] The guys over at BGR are griping at Apple for an email sent to a customer under Steve Jobs’s name. At the heart of the issue is a MacBook Pro which sustained water damage. The owner was miffed that it would cost him $300 for Apple to look into repairing it, not knowing if it was possible or not. He emailed Steve about what he considered… Read More

  • Best Buy getting the Eee PC in first half of April

    For those of you who’ve been looking for the Eee PC to check out and perhaps even purchase but didn’t know where to look, we can help. Turns out Best Buy is landing the laptop at some point in the next two weeks or so. This is the original 7-inch version running XP for $399, but we can likely expect the 8.9-inch version this summer. Read More

  • Stats Junkies Get Another Fix: Woopra

    Want to talk to the people visiting your blog in real time via a chat request? That’s just one of the features of new stats/analytics startup Woopra. Think Google Analytics or Nuconomy, but in real time. The product includes real time statistics (“tiny details on every single visit and/or visitor, where they came from, what pages they visited what keywords they used… Read More

  • Latest Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy Show featuring Biggs

    Every few weeks I pop up on Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy, a radio program based in Atlanta. This week I talked about Bluetooth headsets and my marathon problems (26.2 miles is too far and they refuse to change the distance.) Listen here and listen to the show every week. Read More

  • Six Months In, And 600 Posts Later . . . The Worlds Of Blogging and Journalism Collide (In My Brain)

    Blink, and six months go by. Ever since I made the move from Time Inc. to TechCrunch, my life has become a whirlwind of nonstop blog posting, little sleep, and a growing addiction to news feeds, Techmeme, and my Blackberry. Last week, I wrote my 600th post (this one is No. 617). The boxes I brought over from my previous career are still stacked, unopened, in my TechCrunch office. A lone… Read More

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