• Live from the PragueCrunch II Meet-up

    http://share.ovi.com/tools/twidgets/ticker.swf?feed=crunchgear.PrageCrunchII Welcome to PragueCrunch II, Prague’s foremost party to held in Prague every year around the time TechCrunch writers feel like going to Prague to drink great beer and talk start-ups, tech, and gadgets. We’ll be streaming live through Qik and posting images throughout the day. If you’re still… Read More

  • Live from the PragueCrunch II Meet-up

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    Prague Crunch in Prague Welcome to PragueCrunch II, Prague’s foremost party held in Prague every year around the time TechCrunch writers feel like going to Prague to drink great beer and talk start-ups, tech, and gadgets. We’ll be streaming live… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Amiga Raptor Edition

    Casual Friday: Shock mouse costs $6, returns priceless fun until you get bored of it
    Photo report: Japan’s KDDI au presents new designer brand for cell phones (iida)
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  • ZuneHD arrives in a splash of color?

    It’s all very anonymous and tipsterish, but it appears that some promotional material for new Zune hardware called the ZuneHD has leaked onto the blagosphere. Engadget got the pictures, those rascals. The art style is very Zune, so I can see these being authentic. So what do we think the ZuneHD has in store? Read More

  • More creepy anatomical pillows, this time for your baby!

    Do you remember that creepy ‘Hug Me’ pillow? Did you see that and think “Oh man, that’s perfect for me, but what about my newborn infant?” Relax, parents of the world, the Zaky pillow is here! Read More

  • Report: Founders Want To Buy Skype Back From EBay

    As the New York Times reported, Skype’s founders, Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, are in talks with several private equity firms and are amassing their own financial resources to make a bid for the internet phone business. eBay bought Skype from Zennstrom and Friis for around $3.1 billion in 2005. We reported last year that eBay would be willing to sell Skype if the company… Read More

  • Review: HP HDX 16

    You’ve seen the second commercial from Microsoft’s Laptop Hunters series, right? You know, the one where G-diddy picks up the HP HDX 16 over a MacBook Pro. I won’t get into the PC vs Mac argument, but Giampaolo chose poorly because he didn’t know what he actually wanted. Read More

  • Commerce 360 Reinvents Itself As ClickEquations

    ClickEquations (formerly Commerce 360), a paid-search management optimization business, has launched a comprehensive new software that gives ad agencies and publishers the tools to manage their search campaigns. The platform is pretty nifty. Users can open an editing tray at the bottom of the screen and make the desired changes to their Google, Yahoo, or MSN search accounts with the click of… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Dual iPod/iPhone charging station for $29

    Let’s say you’ve got his and hers iPhones. Wouldn’t you want both those iPhones to be together while they’re charging? If so, this adorable charging station from Griffin allows you to charge two iPod devices at once. If you’re a swinging bachelor or bachelorette living the high life, you could also charge one iPhone and one iPod. Or two iPods! The list price is… Read More

  • Review: Able Planet PS5500MM headphones

    Able Planet’s headphones aren’t advertised as travelling hi-fi like the 15G, or as gaming headphones like the Carcharias. They’re supposed to be a sort of “safe alternative,” providing counterbalances for the things research has found cause hearing loss — while also being a solid headset for gaming and multimedia. Do the PS5500MMs live up to the claims? Read More

  • President Obama, Where’s Our CTO?

    President Obama incorporated technology into his election campaign in an unprecedented way, became known as the YouTube president within the first week of being elected, and seems to be forward thinking in his views on innovation and technology, which is why we endorsed him last year. But now we are almost four months into his tenure as President and leader of the free world, and the Obama… Read More

  • President Obama, Where's Our CTO?

    President Obama incorporated technology into his election campaign in an unprecedented way, became known as the YouTube president within the first week of being elected, and seems to be forward thinking in his views on innovation and technology, which is why we endorsed him last year. But now we are almost four months into his tenure as President and leader of the free world, and the Obama… Read More

  • Current TV Cancels $100 Million IPO

    Current Media, the media company backed by former Vice President Al Gore, has cancelled the $100 million IPO that it originally announced in January 2008. In a document submitted earlier today, Current TV attributed the IPO’s cancellation to the current economy: In light of current market conditions, the Registrant has determined not to proceed at this time with the public offering… Read More

  • Co-writer of ‘Rick Roll’ song compares not being compensated by YouTube to exploitation of workers in the Middle East

    Waterman, whose fortune was estimated at £47 million by The Times in 2004, compared this treatment to the “exploitation” of migrant workers in the Middle East. Yes, a man is comparing legitimate plight to his not being properly compensated for all those “Never Gonna Give You Up” (rickroll) views on YouTube. May he be forced to watched Friends for all eternity. Read More

  • Review: Major League Baseball 2K9 (Xbox 360)

    I don’t like baseball and if that makes me un-American then so be it. But I do watch during the month of October and root against the Yankees – assuming they make it to the postseason. So, baseball video games aren’t necessarily my forte, but I know a good thing when I see it or, in this case, play it. However, the die-hard baseball video game fans might not take kindly to… Read More

  • Elevator Pitch Friday: Smallaa Lets You Sort Your Activity Stream By Topic (Invites)

    It is becoming clear that activity streams are taking hold as the default communications interface across a wide variety of social networks and media, from Twitter to Facebook to FriendFeed to Bebo and beyond. Yet the more people we try to keep track of in one consolidated feed, the more noise we have to deal with that increasingly threatens to drown out those golden information nuggets we… Read More

  • Tesla's Elon Musk Calls NY Times Writer Stross "A Huge Douchebag…And An Idiot"

    Undoubtedly Tesla isn’t going to be happy about this video getting attention, but I think it’s awesome to see CEO Elon Musk take a stand against the company’s many detractors. Last November New York Times writer Randall Stross trashed Tesla as a rich man’s car that the government should shun. “Only the Rich Can Afford It. Should Taxpayers Back It?” he… Read More

  • Is $150 too much for a World of Warcraft latex mask?

    Friday being what it is and all (read: a complete waste of time), here’s something that, while utterly pointless, may put a smile on your face. (It may put a frown on your face, too, depending on your persuasion.) Yes, it’s a proper World of Warcraft mask, made of genuine latex, a wondrous compound that has been bringing man joy for some time now. Read More

  • Google Earth Flythroughs Come To The Browser

    Earlier this week the Google Earth team released a new plugin that allows users to view Google Earth tours directly from their web browsers. These tours, which were introduced in the 5.0 release of Google Earth in February, allow users to create virtual flythroughs through any location on Google Earth, which can lead to some pretty impressive results. Google has compiled a handful of the… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Archos 5 160GB Internet Media Tablet for $279

    Originally released at $400, the Archos 5 is currently on sale for $279. It’s got an ARM Cortex processor, 4.8-inch 800×480 touchscreen, Flash 9/MPEG-4/WMV/MPEG-2/H.264 and 720p video support (with an optional $20 plug-in), 802.11b/g wireless, built-in speaker, and a full e-mail client and web browser. Read More

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