• 51,324 LEGO blocks + 1 virgin gamer = 1 LEGO DSi

    We kid, we kid. Sean Kenney, apparently some sort of LEGO artist who may or may not be a virgin, was commissioned to construct this massive LEGO Nintendo DSi. The entire beast weighs over 250 lbs and comprised of 51,324 LEGO blocks. To bad the screens aren’t working touchscreens cause, well, that would make it the awesomest f’n thing ever. The Rockefeller Center’s Nintendo… Read More

  • Yahoo Takes A Few Steps Out Of Image Search With A Better Preview Pane

    One of the annoyances of doing image search on Yahoo and Google is the way they’ve both handled image previews. Up until now, when you clicked on a thumbnail image after doing a search, both engines took you to a preview page showing a larger version of the image in a pane at the top and the original Website it appears in below. Like many other frustrated image searchers, I find… Read More

  • Meeting24.tv Keeps Online Meetings Simple

    Meeting24.tv is a new web conference system that lets up to 24 users simultaneously hold meetings online through an extra-simple UI. The service is offered by WIT, a Tokyo-based research lab (meeting.24 is available in both English and Japanese). Utagoe, the same Tokyo- (and San Jose)-based company that runs Utagoe Live 100 (FriendFeed for video streams), developed the streaming technology… Read More

  • Outrage? Did you really expect to use Skype for iPhone over 3G?

    Help me out here. The iPhone version of Skype was released the other day; it’s Wi-Fi-only, but it’s a VoIP product, so I don’t understand from where the outrage is coming. Do people, e.g. the Consumers Union, expect AT&T to subsidize the phone to the tune of hundreds of dollars, and then allow you to use some other provider exclusively? A “dance with the one who… Read More

  • Video: Nintendo DSi Shop goes live in the US [Update 2]

    The DSi shop wasn’t supposed to go live until Sunday, but it looks like Nintendo opened it up late last night. We’ll have video shortly, but in the meantime check out the games and apps that are currently available. Videos are now live demoing the DSi Shop and the DSi Browser. Read More

  • Pirates versus Ninjas mobile for baby's crib

    While the Pirates versus Ninjas debate has been well-documented, in the interest of good parenting perhaps you should expose your baby to both sides of the argument and let an opinion form naturally. Luckily, there’s a Ninjas AND Pirates mobile that would be perfect to dazzle and delight your offspring as he or she drifts off to sleep. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Pentax discounts compacts, DSLR

    Looking for a point and shoot or DSLR at a discounted price? Who isn’t in this economy, right?! Well, Pentax is discounting four of their popular models for the next week. Read More

  • Sonic the Hedgehog meets Unreal Tournament in side-scrolling shooter

    Well will you look at this? It’s Unreal Tournament being played as a side-scroller on a level right out of Sonic the Hedgehog. Read More

  • Biz Stone Plays It Cool On Colbert

    Twitter co-founder Biz Stone appeared on The Colbert Report last night. In case you haven’t seen it already, the video is embedded above. Stone describes Twitter as “The messaging system that we didn’t know we needed until we had it.” To which Colbert responds: “That sounds like the answer to a problem we didn’t have until I invented the… Read More

  • Next iPhone to have 3.2-megapixel camera, mystery product emerges

    A hot new rumor coming in from the Far East this morning about the next iPhone and an unknown Apple product, folks. According to the Digi Times, OmniVision is hard at work churning out 3.2-megapixel CMOS sensors for Apple’s next iPhone. But that’s not all. It looks like OmniVision has also secured a contract to produce 5-megapixel sensors for Apple as well. It’s unclear… Read More

  • Dice.com Shows 45% Drop In Tech Jobs

    This morning’s news about the latest unemployment statistics was dismal and quite sobering. The U.S. has lost 5 million jobs in the past 16 months, and the unemployment rate has hit a 25 year high, reaching 8.5%. Our own TechCrunch layoff tracker reports nearly 320,000 tech jobs lost since August. While jobs are being shed at an unprecedented rate, job listings are also being affected… Read More

  • April Fools' Tauntaun sleeping bag might become an actual product

    It’s true what they say: some of the best products start out as fake products on April Fools’ Day. I don’t know who says that but the next time someone says “You know what they say: some of the best products start out as fake products on April Fools’ Day,” the “they” part of that phrase will be me. Or something like that. Read More

  • Samsung's 12.1-inch NC20 netbook now available

    Samsung’s enticing NC20 netbook is now available at Newegg for $549.99. You’ll get a 12.1-inch screen with a 1280×800 resolution, 160GB hard drive, 1GB of RAM, and 3.3-pound weight. Read More

  • European Web Video Network Intruders TV Relaunches

    About two years ago, web video startup Intruders TV started out by covering tech / internet industry news in Europe with reporters in key countries like the UK, Ireland, France and Germany. Today, the web TV company is relaunching and will soon be expanding its coverage to more countries and other fields like music, movies, cleantech and fashion. The biggest change for today’s release of… Read More

  • Video: Hands-on with the Concord C1 Quantum Gravity Power Reserve

    The good men at Professional Watches got some face time with Concords strange and magical C1 complete with liquid nanotechnology power reserve. This thing is nuts. While I appreciate the dedication to unique design and engineering, I still can’t see where Concord is going with this. The watch is nigh on unwearable, as we see from the video, but hopefully they’ll be able to move some… Read More

  • Ritz Camera closing 300 stores, sales start April 4


    Ritz Camera will close almost 50% of its stores in a move to reorganized after a court-supervised bankruptcy. The closing will leave 400 stores in the U.S. Ritz was one of the first and finest camera chains but, as we all know, these chains are about as useful now as a dinosaur with a buggy whip. Online news sources provide most of the camera advice we need and online stores make it easy to… Read More

  • Zune marketplace going international, could hit your living room

    Zune may be closer to expanding internationally than we thought. A few new job postings at Microsoft point to the possibility of seeing a 10-foot-interface for Zune designed for TVs – perhaps via the XBox – as well as a call for more music reviewers. Ars found the two postings here and here. The gist: Read More

  • Woman falls into hole at golf course, dies

    Horrible news from Japan: A 38-year-old woman from Sapporo died yesterday after falling into a sink hole that suddenly opened up when she was playing golf with her husband and two children. The golf course is located in Abira, a small town in Hokkaido, Northern Japan. Read More

  • IBM could buy Sun

    IBM is in talks to buy Sun Microsystems for $7 billion. This would turn IBM into a one-stop shop when it comes to Unix server sales, a fairly lucrative niche in this cloud-happy world. Read More

  • Happy Cheese Weasel Day!

    Unknown to most, April 3rd is Cheese Weasel Day, the holiday where the Cheese Weasel brings dairy goodness to all the good boys and girls in the tech industry. While the origins are murky, it seems to have started around 1992 when a weasel was spotted carrying a Kraft Single. This, they assumed, must be the Cheese Weasel, and therefore, that it must be Cheese Weasel Day. What was the weasel… Read More

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