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Google+: One Hell Of A Trojan Horse

There's no shortage of <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/google-plus/">Google+</a> in the air these days. Overeager pundits and soothsayers are hoping to be among the most visible voices on the

Surveillant Society

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/lens.jpg" />One aspect of the Egyptian uprising (among the others, most ongoing) that was overpowered by the wild acclamation of social

Frame Wars

Recent reports that have both Peter Jackson and James Cameron shooting films at 48 frames per second (fps) have attracted a lot of commentary, and as this is a blog that covers trends and bleeding-edg

On Nuclear Power: Regulating Our Reaction

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/fukushima.jpg" />As a result of the ongoing tragedy in Japan, in particular the threat of meltdown or catastrophic radiation release from

China Switches To Homegrown CPUs For Supercomputers, Cites "Dependence On Foreign Technology"

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/loongson.jpg" />We've had a few editorials here lately regarding <a HREF="http://crunchgear.com/search/China">China</a>. I wrote about <a

Judge Allows Sony's Request For Identifying Information For Anyone Who Visited Hacker's Sites

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/slimcode.jpg" />This is a rather disturbing turn of events. Federal Magistrate Joseph Spero has <a href="http://www.wired.com/threatlevel

Our Take: Apple's iPad 2 Announcement

This morning’s Apple press event has come and gone, and as you likely have noticed, we covered just about every aspect of it. The iPad 2 itself, the new features and apps coming with iOS 4.3, th

People, Not Things, Are The Tools Of Revolution

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/egypt1.jpg" />Warmest congratulations to the Egyptian people, whose truly grassroots revolution has reminded the world what political action i

The Optimism Of The Gadget Maker

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/0-1.jpeg">We are at a strange point at whatever economic upturn we're experiencing in the world economy. Things aren't quite "right" yet,

Our Great Sin

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/waste.jpg" />I recently watched, like many of our readers, the interview (<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/01/31/exposed-apples-terri

Five Reasons The PSP2 Won't Succeed

Sony has announced the PSP2 (temporarily named the “Next Generation Portable”), perhaps the final boss of handheld consoles. It’s far more powerful than its destined competitor, Nint

Today, A Ban On Headphones While Crossing The Street; Tomorrow, A Ban On Chewing Gum While Walking

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/street.jpg" />In the wake of the sensible legislation banning on texting while driving and requiring of hands-free in cars, it seems that

Murch And Ebert's Misguided Malignment Of 3D

An article is making its way around the net today, a letter written to Roger Ebert by an Oscar-winning editor and sound engineer, Walter Murch, decrying a fundamental flaw in 3D filmmaking that he ass

A Brief Explanation Of Why Minecraft Matters

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/minecraft1.jpg" />On Wednesday, it was announced that a game called <em>Minecraft </em>had hit a million sales. This probably isn't the f

The Star Wars Re-Release: Much We Have To Learn

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/swbr.jpg" />As we saw <a href="http://ces.crunchgear.com/2011/01/is-star-wars-finally-headed-to-blu-ray-this-year/">teased </a>before CES

What I Want For Christmas: A 16:9 iPad

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/ipad300.jpg" />There really aren't any signs pointing to the iPad 2 being that much different from the current model. It's not bigger or

The Dangers Of Externalizing Knowledge

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/thinker_r.jpg" />Contemplating the shortcomings of the younger generation has ever been a hobby of the elder. As I start to transition to the

Federal Prosecutors: Supply Line Leaks May Constitute Insider Trading

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/spy.jpg" />A new federal investigation is focusing on <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703730304575633173086330184.html"

The Future Of Paywalls: Microtransactions, Buy-Ins, And Content Wars

A few nights ago, I was discussing with a friend the practicability of putting content behind a paywall. He felt it was an outdated notion and that advertising or some other method would pay. I disagr

Nice Knowing You, Nook

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/nook_color.jpg" />The new <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/10/26/barnes-noble-reveals-a-color-nook-please-act-surprised/">Nook Col
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