• Amazon Rents Out Its Checkout Cart

    Amazon is outsourcing more of its Web-scale software. Yesterday, it beefed up its payment services with the launch of Checkout by Amazon and Amazon Simple Pay. Other e-commerce sites can basically insert an Amazon Checkout cart on their sites and Amazon’s software will handle one-click ordering for anyone with an existing amazon account, order management, shipping and sales tax… Read More

  • Sega Toys/Hasbro won't give us their music robot A.M.P. anytime soon, it seems

    Sega Toys in Japan seems to have postponed the release of the “Automated Music Personality” robot A.M.P. for an unknown time period. Apparently, potential buyers in the US, where Hasbro will be responsible for marketing the robot, are affected as well. The A.M.P. was originally slated for release in October in the US and one month later in Japan. Japanese buyers will not be able… Read More

  • Cricket to deliver Fox mobile content

    No contract carrier Cricket Wireless has signed a mobile content deal with News Corp division Fox Interactive Media. Now Cricket customers can access Fox’s portfolio of mobile sites including: MySpace, Photobucket, IGN, FOXSports, RottenTomatoes, AskMen and more. Doug Hutcheson, president and CEO of Cricket’s parent company Leap said: “This is a significant milestone in… Read More

  • Maybe: Next iPod nano to have bigger screen, larger form factor

    Is this what the new iPod nano will look like? So says iLounge, a site that doesn’t really deal in nonsense rumors. Apple is keen to incorporate a larger screen in this year’s nano, but the only way to do that is by using a form factor like the one pictured here. Sorta reminds you of the old iPod mini, right? The screen would have the same 1.5:1 aspect ratio as the iPhone and… Read More

  • Sanyo releases new and improved Xacti 720p camcorder (HD800)

    Sanyo announced the successor model to its Xacti HD700 720p camcorder today, the HD800 [JP]. The new cam comes with an 8 megapixel 1/2.5-inch CMOS sensor, and shoots 720p video (1280×720) at 30fps in MPEG4 format. Features include SD/SDHC support, a “face chaser” function for up to 12 persons, 5x optical zoom and a 2.7-inch LCD screen. Sanyo also developed a… Read More

  • Nuvifone delayed

    As part of its quarterly earnings report, Garmin announced delays for its first mobile phone, while they had previously announced the Nuvifone would be available sometime during the fourth quarter, now don’t expect to see one until the first half of next year. See CrunchGear for the full scoop. Read More

  • They're already working on the next generation of video game consoles

    A fun game, full of bright colors and imaginative gameplay. Rare. Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo are already working on the next generation of video game consoles, according to Forbes. That said, don’t expect them for several years. Crushing, yes. Even though we’re almost three years into this generation (the Xbox 360 was first released in November, 2005), developers are only… Read More

  • Sirius XM Radio CEO Mel Karmazin to appear on Opie and Anthony today

    A follow-up to yesterday’s “What of O&A?” post, Sirius XM Radio CEO Mel Karmazin is slated to appear on the show during the 9am hour today. Opie and Anthony fans know that Karmazin has always been a “Howard Stern guy,” so this should make for good radio. Karmazin is similarly scheduled to be on Howard Stern, if you’re so inclined to seek out that… Read More

  • Goober Takes Shotgun Approach With IM Client

    Goober is an instant messenger developed by a team of Germans now officially based in Delaware that’s going up against the big guys (Skype, MSN, ICQ, etc.) with a desktop client that overflows with features – some useful, some more superfluous. The cross-protocol Goober client (available for Windows and soon Mac and Linux as well) can be used to instant message with both peers on… Read More

  • NFL to stream games online this season

    The NFL will broadcast games online this fall, bucking its previous “the Internet is evil, sue, sue, sue!” methodology. The NFL’s broadcast partner, NBC, will stream select games this season, streams that appear to be the real deal. That is, NBC will stream the very same TV feed that you’re used to watching, complete with John Madden’s insightful commentary. Read More

  • LG, now with surround sound

    LG announced plans to launch mobile phones that include Dolby’s Mobile audio platform, which according to the release, is built on “Dolby’s extensive portfolio of technologies,” and has been “optimized for mobile applications.” LG is the first handset maker to include Dolby Mobile in handsets designed for the worldwide market. Some Dolby Mobile features you… Read More

  • New York City not interested in municipal Wi-Fi

    New York City wants to provide its residents with affordable broadband Internet access, but doesn’t think a municipal Wi-Fi network is the way to go. (Those haven’t done too well, remember.) To that end it’s hired some fancy-sounding consultancy, Diamond Management and Technology Consultants, to help come up with an Internet plan. Companies being linked with the job include… Read More

  • Clickable Raises $14.5 Million More For Online Ad Management

    Clickable, the web advertising management company that launched at TechCrunch40, has closed a $14.5 Million Series B round led by Founders Fund, Union Square Ventures, and FirstMark Capital. The round brings Clickable’s total funding to $22.5 million, and comes only eight months after the company completed its $6 million two-part Series A round. Clickable offers users a web-based… Read More

  • PS3 firmware 2.42 released: Improves playback quality of some games

    Ladies and germs, Sony has released the 2.42 firmware for the PS3. According to the official US PlayStation blog, Pravda, it “improves the playback quality of some PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation format software.” Let’s hope we don’t have to download it all over again next week because of bugs. Image from Flickr via PS3 Scene Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Warp Speed Edition

    Overclock world record: Q6600 2.4GHz run at 5.1GHz
    Study: Cell phone users have troublesome kids
    Expanding on the Alcubierre warp drive by manipulating the 11th dimension
    Plankton wants to stick a nail in your USB drive
    Exclusive: Octane 120 video game cabinet – with beer tap Read More

  • MySpace Announces Five New Senior Execs (Four Of Them Have MySpace Pages)

    MySpace COO Amit Kapur apparently meant it when he told me earlier today that MySpace is continuing to hire despite letting 5% or so of staff go in the coming days. He introduced five new senior executives this evening via an email out to all staff, the text of which was forwarded to me and is copied below. The new execs are Manu Thapar, SVP of Engineering (formerly Yahoo VP Engineering)… Read More

  • Why True Knowledge pisses on Cuil – Those pictures in full

    Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. And the cool thing about Cuil (and when I say cool I mean “funny”), is that it keeps getting the pictures wrong. As The Register has pointed out (note: not suitable for work), Cuil’s attempts to associate pictures with search results are getting “cuiler” by the minute. Meanwhile, from the screen grabs… Read More

  • T-Mobile's Sidekick 2008: Yes, it kicks ass and yes you can have ours

    Good morning from CrunchGear. We have the new Sidekick 2008, a svelter, sexier version of everyone’s favorite messaging phone here in the office in a sexy shell from SidekickShells.com. The phone itself is $149 with a two year contract and shells are $14.99 for one and $20 for two. The shells are probably the coolest thing about the new phone, aside from the amazing size and weight. Read More

  • Starting the campaign for The Tech Hub

    I’ve long known about Dublin’s Digital Hub but seeing is believing, and when I was over there recently for our TechCrunch Meetup I visited the place and was mightily impressed. Here’s what it’s all about: The Digital Hub is a community of people – artists, researchers, educators, technologists, entrepreneurs and consumers, all working together to create innovative… Read More

  • Overclock world record: Q6600 2.4GHz run at 5.1GHz

    What a ridiculous project! But how awesome would it be to be the hardcore system building nerds they asked to do this? A couple months ago, a French Tom’s Hardware-related superteam got together to overclock an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz as far as it would go. They just put up the pictures and everything yesterday. They used liquid nitrogen cooling and a pretty serious-looking… Read More

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