Facebook acquires Storylane and wants to give you better content
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg did say yesterday during a press event for the new news feed that the company’s goal is to be the world’s best personalized newspaper, so the move to acquire storytelling social networking site Storylane is definitely a strategic one. Although the deal between the two social media platforms has not been [...]
Netflix Stops Issuing API Keys To New Developers, Effectively Ending Its Developer Program
Netflix just used the quiet Friday afternoon to announce that it is effectively ending its public developer program. Netflix will stop issuing API keys immediately and will not accept new API affiliates. The company will no longer offer a test environment for developer and its developer portal is already set to be read-only. Netflix’s OData catalog, which was never updated all that regularly in the first place, will be retired a month from now on April 8. The only good news for developers ...
Bang With Friends Launches Site To Help You Have Sex With Strangers At SXSW
Hooking up at SXSW was never very hard, but it just got easier. If you’re in Austin this week and looking for that special someone to have anonymous sex with, look no further: Bang With Friends has extended its hookup app to make it available for the unwashed hordes social media experts looking for a little love after a margarita… or six. If you have never used Bang With Friends, it works like this: You go to the site, click Facebook Connect, and choose from a mosaic of friends who y...
Inside the #SXSWTechCab, where I traded my digital sins for a free ride
Kendo UI is giver SXSW attendees free taxi rides for a small fee: Confess a technological sin with host Irina Slutsky and she'll be your chauffeur. We had to take her up for the offer.
NASA Employees Do The Harlem Shake
We were over the whole thing too ... until astronauts got involved. Everyone from college kids to LeBron James has taken on the Harlem Shake it seems in recent weeks. And while we thought we were over the whole phenomenon, a group of NASA employees at a Virginia flight facility put their own spin on the dance. Enjoy. ...
In First 24 Hours Of 3.0 Launch, Path Made More Money Than Ever And Sent More Than 1M Messages
Earlier this week, Path launched the 3.0 version of its privacy-focused and mobile-centric social networking app. It was an update that was important for two key reasons: It debuted private messaging, and rolled out Path’s first real revenue-generating feature with a shop for premium emoji-like “stickers.” Off-camera on the sidelines of a TechCrunch TV interview today at the South By Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas, Path founder and CEO Dave Morin told me tha...
Gearbox Software fights a losing battle against the bugs in Aliens: Colonial Marines
Aliens: Colonial Marines wasn't merely a bad game when it came out, it was a broken game, with myriad bugs and glitches hampering play. Gearbox Software is still working to get the game in order, and a new patch for the Xbox 360 version of the game addresses some of the more egregious issues.
T-Mobile To Ship BlackBerry Z10 To Business Customers In U.S. Next Week
The Z10, according to reports, will be available for consumers by the end of the month. The Blackberry Z10 is finally coming to the United States. T-Mobile announced Friday, as reported by Reuters, that it will start shipping out its latest model to business customers beginning on March 11. The Z10, according to the report, will be available for consumers by the end of the month. The newest model of the Z10, which was considered a make-or-break game changer for the company, has received m...
Inside Google Street View: From Larry Page’s Car To The Depths Of The Grand Canyon
“Teleportation is the transfer of matter from one point to another without traversing the physical space between them, similar to the concept apport, an earlier word used in the context of spiritualism.“ The concept of moving throughout the world freely without actually having to “physically” travel there is the Holy Grail for many. Being able to explore a physical space that is thousands of miles away without having to deal with the rigors of travel seems like something ...
Rapyuta, the cloud-based robotic brain, is now online
A group of European scientists might've just paved way for cheaper, smaller, and lighter robots by activating the earliest parts of a cloud-based database that robots can access for data in place of a traditional robotic brain.
Geek School: Learning Windows 7 – Managing Applications
Have you ever wondered why your favorite game from Windows 95 just doesn’t seem to run on Windows 7 but other applications do? Well we have the answer for you, as well as a few solutions for how to fix it. Be sure to check out the previous articles in this Geek School series on Windows 7: Introducing How-To Geek School Upgrades and Migrations Configuring Devices Managing Disks And stay tuned for the rest of the series, as we have many more articles over the next few weeks. ...
Best Windows Phone apps
Browse the best Windows Phone 7 apps for your HTC HD7, LG Quantum, Samsung Focus and more, from basics like weather apps and task managers to the ultimate IM client and Foursquare app.
Want To Display Your Product Idea At Fenway? There's A Competition For That
The Daily Grommet wants to help a lucky entrepreneur get their product into the marketplace. Attention entrepreneurs with a great idea: Online marketplace Daily Grommet is sponsoring a competition that will culminate at Fenway Park to pick a new product concept to bring to market. The applications are due today (so hurry!) and finalists will compete at Fenway Park on March 19th to showcase their product using a series of Google apps. The winners will have their product launched in the Dail...
Market Research Provider AYTM Rolls Out Its Biggest Update Yet With Bigger Panels, Better Prices, Video Questionnaires & More
AskYourTargetMarket, a market research firm which got its start in the demo pit at TechCrunch 50 (in the pre-Disrupt days), is rolling out its biggest update to its service ever. According to CEO Lev Mazin, the company has made several improvements across all fronts, which include an expanded consumer reach, the addition of market research experts available, better pricing, a redesigned website, and more. The last time AYTM (as it’s known for short) provided details to its audience reach, ...
Infiniti adds supercharged hybrid model to its lineup with the 2014 QX60
Infiniti makes its seven-passenger crossover, the QX60, more exciting and fuel-efficient with a supercharged hybrid system for 2014. If it's anything like the Infiniti M Hybrid, though, it should be both fun to drive and powerfully frustrating at the same time.
Wrike Launches A Mobile Gantt Chart With Syncing So Everyone Can See The Latest Updates
Wrike has added a type of chart that most seasoned project managers depend on for their work. It’s called a Gantt chart and it’s used to visualize projects in a way that a standard calendar lacks. Wrike is built on top of a real-time collaboration platform with syncing capability, allowing updates to the Gantt chart across the browser or mobile app, or via one of the company’s email plugins. The Gantt chart lets people visualize the schedule, change it and create and assign tas...
So about our SimCity review… [UPDATED]
We're going to hold off on posting a review of EA and Maxis' just-released SimCity until lingering network connectivity and server issues can be worked out. The game is half-functional in its current form.
Geek Trivia: Who Was The Only Civilian Astronaut In The Gemini Space Program?
Who Was The Only Civilian Astronaut In The Gemini Space Program?1) Pete Conrad2) Richard Gordon3) Neil Armstrong4) Buzz AldrinThink you know the answer? ...
Location Aware Apps Get Cool Thanks To Instagram, Google Glass
How you dress and how cool you're being may be next-gen social network triggers. Google's Glass headset may be an even more potent social tool that you may believe, if a new system called InSight is anything to go by: It's clever enough to recognize people in the wearer's field of view by their dress sense alone, and then presents their name on the Glass' display. The developers suggest it may also be useful for spotting your friends in a crowd at a concert or other busy venues--under thes...
Hacker Steals $12,000 Worth Of Bitcoins In Brazen DNS-Based Attack
A Bitcoin brokerage, Bitinstant was hit by hackers who used a bit of social engineering to take control of the company’s DNS servers and ultimately funnel out $12,000 worth of Bitcoins. Hackers first took over the Bitinstant’s DNS domains and then the company’s email servers. They used these to log into another Bitcoin exchange, VirWox, and pull out $12,480 worth of Bitcoin out of a Bitinstant account. The company detailed the hack in a blog post last week, noting that no R...