Best Email Ever: How One Soldier Stationed In Afghanistan Got His Amazon News Today

It's only my third official day on the job at TechCrunch, but it's been a pretty awesome time thus far. We saw an email come through the wires that stopped us in our tracks during our Amazon coverage

USA Taps Yap.TV For New Social TV App

Today the USA television network has announced a partnership with Yap.TV to power its mobile social application. <a href="

Space Shuttle Discovery Makes Final Preparations For Last Flight Ever

<img src="" />Well this stinks. Space Shuttle Discovery is in the closing stages of preparation for its final flight ever. After that

Hi-Tech Vending Machines Spreading Across The U.S.

<img src="" />You go to Japan and their vending machines are pretty much Prothean technology come to life. You go to a Wal-Mart in Flori

Now legal in the U.S.: Jailbreaking your iPhone, ripping a DVD for educational purposes

<img src="" />It’s no longer illegal under the DMCA to jailbreak your iPhone or bypass a DVD’s CSS in order to obtain fair us

U.S. Army arrests Wikileaks whistleblower

<img src="" />Wikileaks vs. the U.S. Military continues. You'll recall that the U.S. Army <a HREF="

EA Sports sez Spain will win the World Cup, USA crashes out in second round

<img src="" />Another day, another <a HREF="">EA Sports</a> prediction, <a HREF="http://www

Hard at work? Congress spends all day playing with the iPad

<img src="" />The <a HREF="">iPad</a> is a huge hit in the United States Congress. I mean, passing an

Would America support a national broadband tax or is that too 'big government'?

<img src="" />The Cousins <i>were</i> mulling over a broadband tax, but the new Government has put a stop to that. (Now they're consid

Wikipedia finds out first-hand that, in America, the naked human body is a terribly sinful thing

<img src="" />We can observe some 170 billion galaxies in the known universe, and I'm thoroughly convinced that this planet, in

Good idea? Internet voting coming to U.S. elections for military, overseas citizens

<img src="" />This is probably a case of where the idea is sound but humans will no doubt muck everything up. Thirty-three states here in

U.S. military launches unmanned X-37B spacecraft. Too bad it refuses to tell us what it's for!

<img src="" />It's all a bit like <a HREF=""><i>Mass Effect</i></a>. The U.S. Air Force suc

Boy Scouts now awarding geocaching badges

<img src="" />Up until a few minutes ago, I had never heard of "geocaching." One quick YouTube video later, and I'm all, "That sounds

Government Accountability Office: Don't believe piracy studies because they're wicked flawed

<img src="" />You know how you read stories that say the U.S. loses X-amount of jobs per year due to <a HREF="

Why is World of Warcraft encouraging me to vote?

Well this is a strange one. I just received in the mail (that’s “real” mail, not e-mail) an official letter from the National Association of Secretaries of State encouraging me to ta

Justice? 80,000 Americans facing copyright-related lawsuits

<img src="" />We haven't really progressed beyond the year 2004, have we? With respect to copyright news, I mean. The latest: the "US Cop

Video: The $113.5 million F-35B Lightning II can float in the air for a little bit

<img src="" />There's a certain amount of pride in seeing a country pump out something like the new F-35B Lightning II fighter jet. At $113.

Is Wikileaks trying to destroy America? (No.)

<img src="" />Just hilarious. Apparently the U.S. intelligence community thought Wikileaks so odious that it labeled it a "potential

Four percent of American gamers are pirates~!

<img src="" />Four percent of U.S. gamers admit to pirating video games, according to a new NPD report that apparently we're not cool en

Study: Americans consume 34 gigabytes of information per day

<img src="" />There's a pretty interesting report that was just published today entitled “How much information?” It was put toge
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