• Review: Debaufre Aircraft-8

    What you do know will hurt you. As a long-time lover of larger than life watches, I was pleased when Steinhart nee Debaufre released a line of watches to rival Bell & Ross’ attempts at recreating old-timey airplane dial. As I’ve mentioned many times before, Bell & Ross watches are obscenely huge and obscenely expensive so to find a watch that mimics – but does not… Read More

  • eBay UK puts staff on notice as the US mothership cuts jobs and spends big

    eBay UK has today put three quarters of their UK staff on notice for redundancy, according to my sources. Although a spokesperson for eBay UK, which employs around 100 people, told The Times that “some people’s roles are at risk of redundancy” and would not say how many jobs or which departments are most at risk, my sources paint a black picture of what’s going on… Read More

  • Cliffy B explains Gears of War 2 absence on PC

    Last week Cliffy B made a few remarks about why GoW2 wouldn’t be ported over to the PC and his argument was based two things: piracy and the making games for open systems was a pain. Shacknews recently rapped with Cliffy after a GoW 2 event and went a bit further into the subject. Check it out after the jump. Read More

  • Forget The Blackberry “Application Center.” The BerryStore Will Have Better Apps.

    As Research in Motion prepares to open its Blackberry Application Center to answer the iPhone’s App Store, an unaffiliated startup called the BerryStore has already launched a competing app store for Blackberry Apps. What makes it better than the official BlackBerry App Center (besides the name), is that apps in the BerryStore work across both old and new BlackBerries alike (not just… Read More

  • Apple sold 10 million iPhones in 2008


    iPhones not to scale By using some fairly interesting IMEI collection, the folks at Mac Observer have found that Apple sold 10 million iPhones in 2008, reaching and potentially surpassing Steve’s original stated goal. By looking at phones sold over the last few months, Mac Observer’s “Apple Finance Board” found that the phone has gone through nine 1 million unit runs. Read More

  • Geode: The New Geo-Tagging Project From Mozilla Labs

    Tomorrow Mozilla will launch a new geotagging project called Geode into Mozilla Labs that promises to leverage your physical location to enhance your overall browsing experience. More details will be provided in a post tomorrow, but this is what we know already: Read More

  • Logitech sneaks out Harmony 510 Advanced Universal Remote

    Without so much as a peep from Logitech’s PR group, the Harmony 510 Advanced Universal Remote was launched today and comes in under $100. The 510 appears to be the stripped down model of the lineup and handles up to five separate devices. Not much else going on, but it’s surely a great remote. Read More

  • Canon zoom lens in pieces — many, many pieces


    The engineering behind lenses, especially zoom lenses, is astonishing in its precision and complexity. No time is this more apparent than when you can get a good look at what’s inside a lens. A FredMiranda forum member took apart a bum 17-85mm EFS Canon lens and found it to be full of glass, rings, and other wonderful things. If you cut a lens in half you get the inside picture, but… Read More

  • Rockstar Games and Jordan Brand team up for exclusive Midnight Club: LA sneakers

    I wasn’t aware of this until now, but there was an actual Midnight Club in Tokyo that was formed in 1985. The street racing gang would play along on the Bayshore Route of the Shuto Expressway between Tokyo and Yokohama. I bring this all up because Midnight Club: LA is coming soon and with it is a promotion to give away 40 pairs of custom MC: LA Jordan brand kicks. The 1987 Air Jordan… Read More

  • Forget The Blackberry "Application Center." The BerryStore Will Have Better Apps.

    As Research in Motion prepares to open its Blackberry Application Center to answer the iPhone’s App Store, an unaffiliated startup called the BerryStore has already launched a competing app store for Blackberry Apps. What makes it better than the official BlackBerry App Center (besides the name), is that apps in the BerryStore work across both old and new BlackBerries alike (not just… Read More

  • MSI Wind U100 Netbook now available at Best Buy [Update]

    The wait is over, netbook fans. MSI just announced that the U100 netbook is now available nationwide at Best Buy. The Intel Atom 1.6GHz equipped 10-inch netbook comes with 1GB of RAM, Windows XP Home Edition, a 120GB HDD, and weighs only 2.3lbs. It comes in black and white and starts at $399. I just checked Best Buy’s online store, but it doesn’t look like the U100 is available… Read More

  • Spore expansion set for November; let the chiseling begin


    As visionary as Will Wright is, I think Spore has been compromised by his commercial sensibilities — or those of Maxis’ marketers. An interesting article in this month’s Seed suggests that the game was originally less commercially viable than it is now, and the original vision was muddied somewhat by the need to reach a wide audience. Unfortunate, but perhaps… Read More

  • Does it make sense to update your social networks via a voice call?

    Ping.fm, a fairly new service that lets you update your status on several social networks at once, has signed a deal with the UK’s Spinvox whereby you can now update your status via a voice call. Ping.fm works on Twitter, Facebook, Jaiku, Pownce, LiveJournal, Tumblr, MySpace, Bebo and Friendster. It’s not unlike Socialthing, another an activity aggregator. There is also HelloTxt… Read More

  • Ford announces MyKey feature for 2010 fleet

    Debuting with the 2010 Ford Focus is MyKey, a teenage drivers worst nightmare. With the MyKey feature enabled, parents will be able to govern how fast their child can drive and annoy them with other regulations. A chip in the key of said teen driver will trigger software that restricts the vehicle from going over 80 mph along with limiting the audio system’s volume and a six-second beep… Read More

  • Hands on: Pantech C610 for AT&T

    Pantech and AT&T just announced the C610 a few hours ago, and we’ve already splayed one out for the world to see. For only setting you back $49 bucks with contract (or $0, in some markets), the handset is surprisingly easily on the eyes. It’s obviously not going to be a bar-setter, but with 3G, assisted GPS, AT&T Video Share, microSD, Bluetooth, and a 1.3 megapixel… Read More

  • Nyko's Media Hub+ now available for the PS3

    Nyko announced that their Media Hub+ for PS3 is available starting today for $19.99. This tiny USB powered attachment expands your PS3’s media capabilities with three USB ports and a SD memory card reader. Product Page Read More

  • Clever promotions company fills USB drive with beer, other liquids declared the best thing on earth

    This is what’s wrong with Digg. I just wish I had found it first. Heh. CNK Read More

  • Meet Mark Zuckerberg In Munich, Tomorrow

    Attention all TechCrunch readers in Munich: here’s your chance to meet Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. (Hmm, I wonder if he’ll be making some sort of announcement). He will be giving a speech at a closed, invite-only event on Tuesday evening, October 7 at Amiando headquarters. Amiando CEO Felix Haas is offering to give admission to one lucky TechCrunch reader. … Read More

  • Joy of Tech takes on Apple rumors

    This one isn’t nearly as amusing as the MS Cloud computing spoof from last week and none of the panels actually made me laugh. Okay, the Jonathan Ive one is pretty good. Check out the rest after the jump. Read More

  • SimplyBox: Drag-And-Drop Clips Of The Web For Research, Sharing

    Web bookmarks are badly in need of an overhaul. Sure, they’re fine for jumping to the dozen or so sites you visit on a daily basis, but they quickly become unwieldy whenever they’re used for research purposes. Folders of bookmarked job listings or apartment openings on Craigslists become practically useless as you frequently need to revisit them to remind yourself why you… Read More

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