• Google knows where you at

    This week Google announced Mobile Search with My Location, for devices running on Windows Mobile. By either using GPS or cell-ID, Google can tap into your location and deliver location-specific information. Previously, the system returned results based on the last location entered. The new Search with My Location feature will be able to give much more precise results. You have to specifically… Read More

  • Fujitsu Lifebook U2010 gets spec'd out – GPS comes standard

    Even though we first spied the Fujitsu UMPC back in May, it seems like just yesterday that the U2010 busted out on the sub-laptop scene. Most were impressed with the little lappie until the $1300 projected price appeared. The official release just dropped from Fujitsu and scanning over the spec sheet didn’t reveal any surprises except for the GPS integration and a FM… Read More

  • NIN latest tour a spectacle of LEDs and lasers

    from Neil Kohler on Vimeo. Wired takes on the NIN “Lights in the Sky” tour and gives us a glimpse at the systems involved. The group has always integrated special effects into their performances, but after you read this… Read More

  • Spam for breakfast

    Yesterday, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled the state’s anti-spam law unconstitutional. Good news to the ears of Jeremy Jaynes who gets a free pass. The spammer was previously convicted as the first felony spammer in the country in a 2004 trial. He had been sentenced to nine years. Ugh. It’s still morning here on the West Coast. Read More

  • 1 Million RSS Readers: Thank You, TechCrunch Readers

    Sometime last week, in the middle of the TechCrunch50 conference, we reached an awesome milestone – over 1 million average daily readers to our RSS feed. It took us just under 39 months to get to this point, a little over three years. The number of subscribers tends to bounce around a lot because it represents the number of people each day who view our feed in a RSS reader like… Read More

  • DIY: 1080p projector

    The Systm guys take on an oldie but goodie do-it-yourself project this week and complete a Lumenlab DIY Projector Kit. Workshop geeks have been making their own projectors for years, but with 1080p LCDs prices so damn low, you might want to recall those woodshop skills and build a one. While these kits do save you some scratch, the project isn’t exactly something you can build without a proper workshop&hellip… Read More

  • Microsoft's Real Problem: Facebook is the New Outlook, and Other ways that Redmond is not Listening to Generation Y

    Microsoft, for all its problems, is a great software company. Its core products, the Windows operating system and the Office productivity suite, still dominate their respective markets and, while they are continually facing more capable competition and hence have declining market share, Windows and Office remain strong product offerings. Yet, it is clear that something is rotten in the State… Read More

  • Sony unveils the HT-FS1 2.1 home theater speaker set

    The advent of the super slim HDTVs ushered in the era of crappy, built-in speakers. Gone are the days of large cabinet TVs and decent sound, so inexpensive all-in-one speaker solutions are increasingly more popular. Sony’s latest is the HT-FS1 2.1 setup that sports three HDMI inputs and one out, allowing owners to run all the sources into the subwoofer, with just one cable ends up at TV. Read More

  • PwnageTool and QuickPwn released for 2.1 iPhone Firmware

    iPhone owners; if you still feel the need to Jailbreak and customize your Jesusphone in the modern AppStore era, the tools needed now work with the latest 2.1 firmware. Have fun! Oh, and there is a GUI jailbreak option now for the iPod touch so you don’t have to do it manually. Read More

  • Hacking a voting machine for fun and political profit

    This hack isn’t something that you, as a random voter, could initiate on November 4, 2008. The video will not show you how to go into the booth and hit a random pixel on the touchscreen to access a secret voter override menu. Nope, this hack requires classic social engineering along a trojan horse loaded onto the initializing PC before the Sequoia Voting kiosk hits the polling… Read More

  • Hummer dealership calls it quits; sells Smart cars instead

    Flip-flop. Hopping on the bandwagon. Smart business design. Whatever you wanna call this, we’re down with it. The Las Vegas Dan Towbin Hummer dealership is jump’n ship and has plans to start selling Smart cars along with Vespa scooters instead of the monster SUVs. The car man himself says it’s more of a business decision than anything else as peeps are dumping their… Read More

  • Colorado Newspaper Twitters Three-Year Old's Funeral

    In a move that was not only morbid, but called into question by a slew of critics, a Colorado newspaper reporter Twittered a three-year old’s funeral Wednesday after the child died in a car accident earlier in the week. In what some are saying is the result of the newspaper’s undying desire to be the first to report on local news, it Twittered the live events at the funeral instead… Read More

  • DIY Zip Drive hard drive enclosure and other random uses for the outdated gadget

    http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/1732400/new_life_for_old_zip_drives.swf Ike has you rained in for the weekend and you already folded enough Netflix envelopes? Grab that IOMEGA Zip Drive at the bottom of your parts box and throw some new life into it. The video above will guide you through the steps needed to turn the unused device into a hard-drive enclosure, project case, bank, and even… Read More

  • TC50: Japanese Companies Take The Role Of Representing Asia

    Japan, the world’s third biggest Internet market in terms of web users (following China and the US), disappointed at last year’s TechCrunch40 conference with no company from Nippon presenting in San Francisco at all. But this year, the country bounced back, with a total of three companies having been selected as TechCrunch50 finalists and two others as DemoPit companies. These are… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Skate or Live Edition

    An LCD in a gear shifter: useful or just eye candy?
    ‘Mini-Motion’ games with tiny controllers coming
    Sure, why not? Ethical, fair trade USB devices
    DIY: Netflix origami
    Altec Lansing Expressionist BASS desktop 2.2 speakers Read More

  • Beta key giveaway: Newber, the location-aware second line for your iPhone

    This week at CTIA, California’s FreedomVOICE launched Newber (a portmanteau of “New” and “Number”), a secondary business line product for the iPhone. The idea isn’t too far from that of Google’s GrandCentral: One phone number that will always ring on the phone nearest you. GrandCentral’s means of pulling this off is a bit blind, dialing all… Read More

  • Beta key giveaway: Newber, the location-aware second line for your iPhone

    This week at CTIA, California’s FreedomVOICE launched Newber (a portmanteau of “New” and “Number”), a secondary business line product for the iPhone. The idea isn’t too far from that of Google’s GrandCentral: One phone number that will always ring on the phone nearest you. GrandCentral’s means of pulling this off is a bit blind, dialing all… Read More

  • Verisign Selling Moreover, Weblogs Assets

    Verisign is exploring the sale of its Moreover and Weblogs assets, we’ve confirmed from a source with knowledge of the sale process. Both businesses were acquired in October 2005 – Moreover for an estimated $25 million and Weblogs for an undisclosed but significantly smaller amount. We had previously heard rumors that Verisign was in negotiations to sell the assets, which have… Read More

  • Google News displays '02 United Airline story and causes $1 billion run

    Google News’ credibility is, ironically, in the news after the bots in charge decided that a 2002 news article about United Airlines then recent bankruptcy should belong under the “most viewed” section. Once the headline appeared, anxious investors purged over $1 billion of the companies stock, causing it to drop from around $12 a share to just under $3 before trading was… Read More

  • Mippin launches feature which was supposed to be what they did anyway, right?

    Mippin, the startup which converts RSS feeds for easier reading on mobiles, is launching a “new” feature it calls the Mippin Mobilizer. This allows bloggers to create a mobile version of their site which automatically optimised for any mobile phone with a web browser. This is useful – there are over 2000 different handsets out there and they all render web site differently… Read More

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