• A third opinion on Google Chrome OS


    It’s a full-blown civil war on the internet right now over whether Google’s Chrome OS is going to be the web’s ultimate salvation or be completely and utterly useless. I humbly suggest we wait until we’ve actually seen the OS before we make conclusions about whether it’s going to kill Microsoft and invade our lives. After all, the only thing that happened today… Read More

  • Twitter Gets In Your Face About Upgrading to Firefox 3.5

    Woah, this is weird. Twitter has apparently starting promoting Firefox 3.5, which was released last week, to some of its users. Judging by Twitter Search, the banner began popping up around eight hours ago, and given how few people have tweeted about them it seems like they’re not being very widely distributed. The amusing thing about the banner is that Twitter’s site may not… Read More

  • Razer's Moray+, a compact gaming audio solution

    Razer’s had the Moray headset for some time now, but I never considered it worthwhile since really, it was just a pair of mid-range in-ear headphones. That’s changed a bit now, and I just got a package with a pair of Moray+ headphones in it. What’s the difference? Well, now it’s got an in-line microphone, which I foolishly did not include in the picture I just took. Read More

  • Why we need to chill about ChromeOS

    We’ve been sitting things out today as our brothers at TC pant over ChromeOS, the latest OS based on Linux to impress, however lightly, upon the synapses of our country’s journalistic elite. ChromeOS can’t beat anything. In fact suggesting that ChromeOS will beat Windows or even OS X is like expecting Coby to come up behind Sony and Samsung next year in Blu-Ray player popularity. Read More

  • Felt Mac classic iPhone case is soft 'n cute


    If I had an iPhone to put a case around, I’d probably get a huge solid-steel one like this one, but since those cost $200 I might settle for a cute Mac Classic sleeve. It’s slightly sold-out, unfortunately, but you might bookmark it for later in case the maker decides to pop out a few more. I’m not sure how much it costs, but you’ll get back every dollar you… Read More

  • IR multi-touch surfaces for about $2,000: Very cool

    Have a burning need to install a large, multi-touch screen in your home or office? Well you’re in luck. DemandEvolution has created a multi-touch screen for artistic, office, and personal use that requires a projector and can then scan that screen for motion and react accordingly. Take a look at these wacky videos for a clearer picture. Read More

  • Happy 100th Birthday Audi, and thanks for all the pianos


    Audi is 100! Wait, what? When was the car invented? Okay, some time earlier. But I had no idea Audi had been about this for so long. They’ve given us some beautiful cars and probably a lot of other stuff since the company was founded in 1909. And now, to celebrate their centenary, they’re bringing out a grand piano, of all things. Read More

  • Creative bringing out Zii player with HD camera

    Some FCC documents have been filed by Creative which clearly outline (so to speak) a media player with a nice, big touch screen and an “HD” camera, which bespeaks 720p or better. The “Egg” version apparently is for developers, although I’d like to have “developer edition on mine anyway. Beyond that everything is pretty much speculation, so we’ll just… Read More

  • Jolicloud Raises $4.2M From Atomico, Mangrove; Zennström Takes Board Seat

    On the very same day that a certain search and Internet advertising giant based in Mountain View, California has made public its plans to soon bring to market an open-source operating system that it hopes will give Microsoft a run for its money when it comes to powering the netbooks of this world, a lone startup from Paris, France has raised millions in financing to do exactly the same thing. Read More

  • Charge4all, your friendly neighborhood charging tube

    For some people, this little doodad will be a godsend. With a single AC adapter, you can charge up to four devices at the same time. There are interchangeable connectors for most popular devices, and if the included 5 don’t cover your bases, one of the many purchasable extras should do the trick. It seems to be mostly limited to mobiles, but a mini-USB cable is a handy addition and… Read More

  • LaCie's LaCinema Rugged plays 1080p video for $350

    If money is no issue, and you’re looking to play 1080p content—alt.binaries.hdtv.h264 says hi—on your big screen TV, you really ought to look into getting a proper PC, one with one of those fancy nVidia GPU that you can use to hardware accelerate said Blu-ray rips. That being said, it looks like LaCie just came out with a stand-alone device that should play most of the HD… Read More

  • Best idea of all time: a key that is also a keyring


    I favor simplicity in all things, and while sometimes combining devices results in greater complexity, in this case it seems to simplify things. It’s possible, however, that the reason nobody has made one of these before is that something about it doesn’t work. Even if that’s true, however, this thing also doublestriples as a weapon. That’s three devices in one! Read More

  • Explore Stargate Universe's Destiny with Photosynth

    Who’s excited about Stargate Universe? Everyone! I knew I wasn’t alone. Anyway, the story is suppose to take place aboard an Ancient ship that’s locked in autopilot so you’ll probably end up seeing a lot of the ship. If you’ve got a few minutes to kill, head over to the just launched SG-U website for two Photosynths showing the Destiny’s gate room and a… Read More

  • Y Combinator Endorses Bump Technologies In The Quest To Destroy The Business Card

    Last summer, I wrote a lengthy rant against business cards, calling them “virtually useless as one of the last bits of information that we pass non-digitally”. Ten months later, I couldn’t agree with myself more. Just like the handshake, the business card is an annoying relic of the past. Each card I get joins a ridiculously large pile on my dresser that has become… Read More

  • Let's slow down with the scary-sounding cyberwar stuff

    Matt Drudge is running two big stories right now: The Google Chrome OS, and the apparent cyberattack that took down a few U.S. government Web sites. Several outlets, including the AP, are already going with the scary-sounding “It was the North Koreans!” angle, but let’s slow down for a minute. Read More

  • Scoble, Newmark and Foremski talk about the Traveling Geeks trip in London

    Robert Scoble, Craig Newmark and Tom Foremski discuss what they have learned so far on the Traveling Geeks tour in London and what differences they see between Silicon Valley and the London tech scene. Read More

  • Rumor: Nikon's 2009-2010 roadmap

    Nikon Rumors may or may not have Nikon’s 2009-2010 product roadmap, but we kind of hope what it’s the real thing. It’s loaded with six upcoming DSLRs and tons of lens, including the D3000 and D300s being announced on August 4th just like we thought. Then next year we should see the rumored D4 with the D4x coming later in the year, along with the D400 and a Coolpix model… Read More

  • WSOP Update: Calacanis Out, Sacks Still In (And Bails On TechCrunch Event)

    Update on the tech gurus at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. We were tracking four players: Facebook exec Chamath Palihapitiya, Mahalo CEO Jason Calcanis, Geni/Yammer CEO David Sacks and former Yahoo exec David Goldberg. At least two are now out of the game. Jason Calacanis and Chamath Palihapitiya busted out on day 2 (apparently Calacanis’ ridiculous gangster costumer only took… Read More

  • Cc:Betty Shows Some Twitter Love, Integrates Twitter Into Email Organization Platform

    Cc:Betty, a free service that helps organize group email threads, is the latest startup to catch the Twitter bug. The email collaboration service is integrating with Twitter, so that users of the service can tweet in and out of a of the collaboration platform, as well as see each other’s latest tweets. Cc:Betty routes, parses, and organizes email conversations in a simple at-a-glance… Read More

  • Image Licensing Network GumGum Grabs $2.6 Million And Is Growing Fast

    Image licensing network GumGum has raised $2.6 million in and extended Series A funding round led by GRP Venture Partners with First Round Capital participating. This brings GumGum’s total funding to close to $4 million. GumGum has been seeing fast growth since its launch last year. Measured as an advertising network (but for images), GumGum became a Quantcast Top 100 site, reaching… Read More

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