• Lenovo busts out new Atom-powered nettop

    The world of nettops is a strange one, my friends. What are they for? Where do they go? Where do they come from? I don’t know the answers to these questions, but the fact is there are computers out there that are just as at home in the kitchen as in the office. And now one of them is from Lenovo. Obviously they’re loving that Intel sauce, because this IdeaCentre C300 is filled… Read More

  • Shouts and Murmurs: New Yorker cover drawn on iPhone

    Artist Jorge Colombo drew this entire New Yorker cover using Brushes for the iPhone, a $4.99 drawing app. He recorded the entire process using Brushes Viewer, offering us a glimpse into the future of touch-screen art reproduced on the cover of a print magazine. Read More

  • The App Store Hype Gets A Dose Of Reality

    Yesterday developer Rick Strom wrote a blog posted titled “The Incredible App Store Hype“, in which he detailed some of the revenue stats he was seeing from the iPhone applications that he had released (some of which rank on the App Store’s top apps lists), and what other developers could expect to make accordingly. His conclusion? That most of the 36,000 applications on… Read More

  • Palm Eos coming in the second half of 2009

    After we broke the story of the Palm Eos’ existence back in April, the information came pouring in. Alas, one thing that no one could seem to nail was a release date. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Mobo, CPU, 4GB of RAM, 512MB ATI Radeon for $140

    Pretty nice barebones combo over at Newegg.com today. You can get a motherboard, AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 512MB ATI Radeon video card for $140 after a $39 instant discount and $25 worth of mail-in rebates. Read More

  • AT&T to see Android in August

    AT&T is playing with black magic, and some of its closest ties may get burned. AT&T will be launching the HTC “Lancaster”, powered by Google’s Android platform, making its way to retail stores in August of this year. Having AT&T’s first Android-powered device being released soon looks like this isn’t something that AT&T is setting on its back… Read More

  • Turn your Xbox 360 avatar into a cake-top figurine

    How many of you modeled your Xbox 360 avatar after yourself? Plenty of you, I’m sure. Not me, no. (Gotta be different.) My avatar, picture here, is named—yes, he has a name—Detective Bashyourbrainsin. He’s my idea of a rogue 1970s New York City police officer. Read More

  • All-electric Jetski goes 50mph, is whisper quiet

    It’s oddly wonderful to see a Jetski darting about in the water accompanied only by sporadic splashing sounds instead of the constant whine of a gasoline motor. The “Eco Watercraft” is an all-electric Jetski that can apparently go up to 50 miles per hour on a battery that lasts three hours in between charges. Read More

  • LogLogic Raises $8.8 Million for IT Security Management Service

    LogLogic, a security and log management firm that helps companies sort though log data and manage their IT systems, has raised $8.8 million in an extended series D round of funding, led by Focus Ventures with Sequoia Capital, Telesoft Partners, Worldview Technology Partners, INVESCO Private Capital, SAP Ventures, CM-CIC Private Equity, Crédit Agricole Private Equity and ELAIA Partners… Read More

  • Because of the Nvidia Ion, Lenovo's IdeaPad S12 will be halfway decent

    Have you been following this Nvidia-Intel spat? Long story short: Nvidia suspects that Intel has been giving laptop manufacturers a sweet deal vis-à-vis Atom processors and Intel’s whole chipset+integrated graphics chip. This upsets Nvidia because its own laptop graphics platform, called Ion, hasn’t been able to find a way onto a laptop… until now! Yes, the Lenovo IdeaPad… Read More

  • Add a hard drive to your Wii

    No more scratched disks! This video and FAQ shows you how to enable a USB hard drive on your wee that can run ISO files straight off the disk, ensuring that your precious, mint copy of Twilight Princess will never be covered with Cheeto dust. Note: this is a way to pirate WIi games. Read More

  • Twitter Heads To Hollywood, Plans To Develop TV Show

    Twitter is crossing mediums to develop a TV show, according to a Variety report. Joining forces with LA-based production companies Reveille Productions and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Twitter plans to launch an unscripted show that will put “ordinary people on the trail of celebrities in a revolutionary competitive format.” Variety says the show’s concept was the… Read More

  • Sony Japan integrates postcard function into Bravia TVs

    Here is some news from Sony, which comes directly from the who-on-earth-needs-this department. The company has launched a new service for the Japanese market that enables owners of Bravia TVs to send and receive e-postcards. Obviously, “Bravia Postcard” [JP] only works if you have an Internet-enabled Bravia at home. Read More

  • USB Conch

    From: Ralph
    To: Piggy
    CC: Lads on the Beach It has come to my attention that some of your team has been using a USB Conch. Please note that it is against company policy to install or use outside hardware on company PCs and using an unauthorized shell-shaped USB hub on your PC is a direct violation of this policy. While we originally used the conch in the early years after the wreck, IT has… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 50% off turpentine!


    This just rolled into our inbox. We don’t know why. All I know is turpentine is now 50%. I also know that you should not drink turpentine. Read More

  • Connect Your Thoughts To The Mindex With Imindi (Private Beta Invites)

    What doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger. Adam Lindemann learned that the hard way with iMindi, a startup trying to create a “thought engine” that was skewered by our judges at last year’s TechCrunch50. “It almost destroyed us,” says Lindemann. But he and his team have completely redesigned the product, which creates a mind map of your thoughts… Read More

  • Palm Pre coming to O2 later this year

    According to the Guardian, O2 has scored the exclusive on the Palm Pre for the UK. It’s been quite a while since we first saw a GSM variant of the Pre at MWC, but things have been quiet ever since. Beating out Vodafone and Orange, O2 – the UK’s largest mobile provider- hopes to stock the upcoming Palm device by the holiday season. But that’s not the only must-have… Read More

  • Farkie Lets You Download YouTube Videos, MySpace Playlists And Much More

    Farkie is a free online tool that lets you extract and download multimedia content from websites and social networking services, including videos from YouTube and MP3 files from MySpace playlists. The web-based file downloader has been in public beta for about two months now, works without the need to register and is easy as pie. All you need to do is copy-paste e.g. a public YouTube video… Read More

  • Russian Investment Firm Poking Facebook For Board Seat

    When the WSJ broke the story about Russian tech investment group Digital Sky Technologies looking to buy a stake in Facebook for $200 million – a deal that would value the private company at $10 billion in preferred stock – there was still some uncertainty about whether the firm was gunning for a seat on Facebook’s board of directors as part of the investment offer, of if… Read More

  • KDDI au rolls out 8 new (and partly awesome) cell phones

    Japanese telecommunications giants SoftBank and Docomo unveiled their summer 2009 line-ups last week and were followed by the country’s No. 2 carrier, KDDI au, today. While SoftBank is to roll out 15 new cell phones this summer and Docomo even presented 17 models, KDDI au showed only 8 new candy bars [JP] in the morning. But some of these are amazing. Read More

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