BBM Finally Launches For Android And iOS, Years Too Late

If this was 2010, RIM launching BBM on Android and iOS would have been viewed as a nod to open communication and a platform-agnostic product strategy. If this was 2010, it would have been marked as a

Thanks For The 15-Minute Break, WordPress

As you might have noticed, TechCrunch went down entirely (thanks to WordPress VIP), sporting a fun “502” error. If you’re not sure what that means, here’s the skinny on why you

An interview with Joel Johnson on why he's funny

Joel and I were so angry at each other in this picture that Cat Schwartz literally had to keep us apart. I don’t usually want to bring people’s personal lives into focus here on CG. After

Sad: Doom box artist passes away

Sorry to put a damper on your night, but it looks like the artist who provided the amazing cover art for Doom has died. Don Ivan Punchatz provided illustrations for a number of publications, but perha

Sprint continues to lose money, customers

<img src="" alt="Sad Clown, by Mel B." title="Sad Clown, by Mel B." />It seems the Palm Pre is too little, too late for Sprint. Accord

Walter Cronkite, news icon of the 60s and 70s, dies at age 92

One of the most trusted names in news for decades during an era when America needed honesty and good reporting has died today at the age of 92. Walter Cronkite reported on the Moon landing, the assass

Note to the AP: Do not do gadget reviews

[youtube] After all the lip service paid by the Associated Press against wholesale IP theft, I wonder if this is their ultimate so

Dell way down this year

<img src=""><a HREF="">Dell</a>, a company that makes computers, is down 63 percent from $78

Blockbuster checking out?

Sadly, all three have short lifespans Video giant Blockbuster can’t get any money to save itself from bankruptcy. Thanks to years of heavy fighting with Netflix, the company has essentially spen

Chinese boy killed when height adjusting mechanism in chair explodes

<img src="">I kind of hope this is some sort of sick, twisted joke but apparently a 14-year-old boy in China was recently killed

Blue Monster guy laid-off at Microsoft

<img src="">The poor bastard who got a tattoo of the motivational "Blue Monster" <a href="

BlackBerry Storm, she is not doing so well

<img src="">RIM's BlackBerry Storm, the biggest lump of crap to come out of Canada since Celine Dion, sold 500,000 units

Small girl dies after dad drops TV on her

<img src="" />Wow, this is sad news. A little girl in England was killed over the holidays when her father accidentally

Christmas Memory ™: D&D by myself

<img src=""> I was a bad nerd. I wanted to do all the nerd things - program, play D&D, read fantasy - but I was no good at BASIC,

Abit leaving the mobo business; I mourn

<img src="" /> The motherboard humming away in my nice <a href="">Tempest </a>case right now is an Abi

Black Friday fatality: Wal-Mart staffer trampled in Long Island

[image credit: Farriella for the NY Daily News] I was hoping we’d make it through this Black Friday without one of these incidents, but unfortunately it’s happened again: If you haven&#821

Victor makes last VHS player

And now, the end is near; And so I face the final rewind. My friend, I’ll say it clear, I’ll state my case, so please do be kind. I’ve lived a life that’s full. I’ve play

Review: Heineken Draught Keg

Think back on the last party you attended. Perhaps you enjoy sitting around an impeccably decorated living room and sipping glasses of cold, frosty beer poured by a nattily attired waitress named Nico

VisualHub maker to shut down product support

Tyler Loch, maker of VisualHub, one of the best applications for converting video on the Mac ever in the whole wide world, is citing health and relationship reasons for closing up shop and potentially

The ruins of Bell Labs and of American technological hegemony

Can you hear me now? When I was in high school I used to go to Bell Labs in Columbus, Ohio with a buddy of mine, ostensibly to take part in a Scouting activity. There we met with one of their best UNI
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