• Captain's Log: Google Calendar Now Knows That It's Stardate [-28]01210.00

    It’s no surprise that Google has its fair share of Trekkies, and they’re as excited about the new Star Trek film as anyone. So excited, in fact, that the Google Calendar team has put together a new ‘Stardate’ calendar that will tell you exactly today’s date in the Star Trek universe. There are a few ways to go about adding this to your Google Calendar. The easy… Read More

  • Video: A minute and a half of jetpack wonderment

    If previous videos of the Martin Jetpack have left you wanting more, here’s more. It’s a minute and a half controlled float inside an empty warehouse. Sure, the guy’s only a foot or two off the ground but I’d still really love to take one of these things for a spin. Read More

  • Nokia N97 up for pre-order

    The Nokia N97 is almost here, but those that can’t wait to fork cash over to Nokia can now opt for a pre-order. There seems to be some sort of fire sale going on too ’cause Nokia has the flagship unlocked handset marked down $174 and coupon code CARTP409N brings the price down to $454. Read More

  • Nokia's Very BigHuge Giant App Store! (TM)

    Nokia is planning an app store that could explode your head out of your ears and make your bladder explode in delight. Called the Ovi Store, this amazing app store will have 20,000 apps on launch, enough for all the men, women, and children in Scranton, Pennsylvania to enjoy an app a day for fifteen years. I’m not quite sure why Forbes sees the Ovi Store as the second coming of the… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Unlocked Nokia N96 for $450

    If you’re down with the unlocked cell phone movement, you can get a new Nokia N96 for $450 today — on sale, presumably, to make way for the impending N97. Read More

  • CrunchBoard Job of the Week

    This week’s TechCrunch Europe Job of the Week is for a Lead Developer PHP/MySQL with Lendaround. Remember, it costs only £20 to post *any* kind of advert on the CrunchBoard related to your startup/business, whether it be jobs, searches for office space or requests for new projects. Every week we publish the Job of the Week here (8,000+ on RSS) and Twitter it to about 7,000+ more people. Read More

  • Video: The Death Star vs the USS Enterprise

    It looks like we have an answer in the endless Star Wars vs Star Trek debate. If the USS Enterprise showed up in Imperial controlled San Francisco, the Death Star could easily blast the starship out of the sky. It’s that simple. Star Wars wins. Or so says the must-see video after the break. Read More

  • Is the Growth Of The Web Slowing Down Or Just Taking A Breather?

    There are now 231.5 million Websites according to Netcraft. But last year the number of new sites added to the Web slowed down to 29.9 million, from 48.7 million in 2007. Royal Pingdom went through Netcraft’s server surveys to come up with the chart above, which shows the increase or decrease in the number of Websites for every year going back to 1996. The growth of the Web so far can… Read More

  • Search Goes Real-Time With Scoopler. Twitter Dominates Results.

    There’s a new trend that starting to sweep the web: Real-time. Everyone wants access to information as it happens instantaneously. FriendFeed recently went real-time and now Facebook is starting to embrace it. But those are just two services — what if you could search all the web in real-time? That’s the idea behind Scoopler. Scoopler is a search engine created by AJ Asver… Read More

  • There's A Queen On Twitter, And She Ain't Latifah

    Forget Ashton Kutcher and Oprah Winfrey, there’s a genuine queen on Twitter these days: Rania Al Abdullah, Queen of Jordan, joined the tweeting masses yesterday and she really has a feel for the micro-medium too! And yes, it’s the real deal since it was Matthias Lüfkens who filled us in on her presence on the micro-sharing service, and since Lüfkens works for the World Economic… Read More

  • Nokia N97 up for pre-order

    The Nokia N97 is almost here, but those that can’t wait to fork cash over to Nokia can now opt for a pre-order. There seems to be some sort of fire sale going on too ’cause Nokia has the flagship unlocked handset marked down $174 and coupon code CARTP409N brings the price down to $454. Read More

  • TicketLeap Goes Anywhere With Online DIY Box Office Solution

    TicketLeap, the Philadelphia-based provider of Internet ticketing services for event organizers, recently launched a product that turns any Internet-enabled computer with a browser into a functional box-office ticketing system. The new product, dubbed Anywhere, allows organizers of events – big or small – to facilitate the online handling of ticket sales at the venue door or… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Pod Inspector Edition

    Swifferbot drags its microfiber belly across your floor
    The WoWPod insures you play World of Warcraft safely, comfortably
    Star Trek USB phone lets you boldy go six feet away from your computer Read More

  • Next09: Video Interview With Chris Messina On The Current State Of OpenID

    The last video interview I did at the Next09 conference in Hamburg that I wanted to feature here on TechCrunch is the conversation I had with mr. Captain Web 2.0 himself, open web advocate Chris Messina. Besides his involvements with Citizen Agency, the DiSo Project and Vidoop, Messina somehow finds the time to also be closely involved with the OpenID Foundation as a board member and… Read More

  • PSP-3000 hacked on 5.03 firmware

    We have visual confirmation that firmware 5.03 has been successfully hacked, and will run emulators. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the exploit hasn’t been released yet, and you’re just going to have to wait patiently to play Dig Dug (or do it here). Read More

  • Konami code-enabled website listing

    The well-loved and possibly most-remembered “secret” code of all time, the Konami code, is waning in significance. Unless you’re a frequent Gradius and Contra player (though I can’t be the only one), you probably find few occasions on which to use it. Fortunately, there are a few games, and by games I mean websites, out right now which will take the code. Unfortunately… Read More

  • Fujitsu's new security chip lets you lock or wipe a laptop, whether it's on or off

    Fujitsu has been leading the charge on a new generation of secure devices, as that is becoming more and more a concern — not just for companies, but for individuals, who now store sensitive data on their laptops more than ever before. The new security setup, co-developed with Willcom, will consist of a special receiver and an encrypted hard drive (Fujitsu loves those). The decryption… Read More

  • Craigslist Competitor OLX Scores $5 Million For Online Classifieds

    OLX, the Craigslist for the rest of the world, has raised $5 million in funding from from Nexus Capital India. The company raised $13.5 million in Series B funding in April 2008 from General Catalyst Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Founders Fund and DN Capital, bringing the total funding raised to $28.5 million. OLX raised $13.5 million in Series B funding in April 2008 from the same… Read More

  • Swifferbot drags its microfiber belly across your floor

    Oh god oh god! Household monsters are becoming real! This biomimetic slugbot is meant to pick up dust around the house, but it reminds me more of low-level enemies in NES games than any of its robot helper contemporaries. The Fukitorimushi (“wipe-up bug”) is an autonomous robot like a Roomba, but it moves in a freaky inchworm style. The funny thing is, it would be creepy enough… Read More

  • How Fortune, Forbes and BusinessWeek Can Save Themselves

    I’m getting shit for this post no matter what. By insinuating business magazines are better off than papers when I currently write a column for BusinessWeek people will call me biased. (As Arrington would say, “consider that your disclosure.”) Likewise, I have a lot of friends at all three publications who probably won’t appreciate what I have to say. But Arrington… Read More

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