• Trent Reznor used OiNK

    It’s no secret that OiNK was full of different people, ranging from teenagers in high school to accountants from Sweden. Now Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor himself is publicly admitting he used OiNK for pirating music. “I steal music too, I’m not gonna say I don’t” says Reznor. In a recent interview with New York Magazine, Reznor talks about how OiNK was… Read More

  • Awesome Party Guy Vid!

    Now this is what I call a Halloween costume. Leave your unoriginal iPhone costumes at home people, ’cause Awesome Party Guy is on a roll this year as a YouTube video. He even has a comments section, where people can write dirty jokes and draw dicks after slamming back a couple Jello shots. Dress up as a YouTube clip and let people comment on you directly [MAKE] Read More

  • LG 'jewelry' MP3 players look like plain old MP3 players

    Um. I don’t get it. Maybe I’m not as fashion forward as the rest of the world but these don’t look like jewelry to me. LG has launched its “jewelry concept design” line of Shining Stone UP3 S2 digital audio players, which feature “high quality material and the metal body of the five colors including black diamond, crystal silver, ruby red, pink topaz… Read More

  • Toshiba Vardia RD-A301 HD DVD Recorder with HDD

    Sold your soul to Toshiba and cast Sony into the depths of your own gadget hell? That’s OK, because Toshiba is rewarding its loyal followers with the Vardia RD-A301, a new HD DVD player that’s filled with more features than a 9-year-old’s Halloween candy bag. Aside from having tons of inputs and outputs, including HDMI, the RD-A301 has a built-in 300GB hard drive for… Read More

  • Verizon kicking it into high gear thanks to the iPhone

    ZDNet has an article about how, because of the iPhone, “rivals have to generate some kind of cool factor.” And the uncoolest of them all? Verizon. The article’s author, Larry Dignan, gives three examples of Verizon’s recent shift in strategy. Read More

  • More Tickets for Boston-Bound TechCrunch MeetUp 11

    We are pleased to release our second batch of 250 tickets for the November 16 Boston MeetUp co-hosted with IDG Ventures Boston. There also are a few spots left for start-ups to demo their products on site and what our CEO Heather Harde likes to call “creative sponsorship opportunities”. So far, we have sponsors picking up the tab for the music, specialty cocktails, themed… Read More

  • New Zune accessories zoon

    Microsoft’s Zune Home AV Pack is expected to retail for $99.99 Just in time for the November 13th launch of Microsoft’s next batch of digital music players will be a virtual cornucopia of accessories like docks, speakers, armbands, cases, FM transmitters, docks, and more docks — more than 60 new products in all. Read More

  • Mirae MP-170 speakers on the cheap

    Not all of us can spend $200 or more on speakers for our computers. For the rest of us, there’s Mirae’s MP-170 speakers. Although these aren’t the best speakers in the world, they’ll do just fine for a PC that’s in a living room. That’s because the MP-170s have a built-in display that allows the user to display pictures during audio playback. Depending on… Read More

  • Western Digital shipping Scorpio

    Hahahaha. WD’s 320 GB 2.5-inch drives offer the most available capacity for space-hungry operating systems like Windows Vista. I found that funny for some reason. The 5400RPM drive is available now with all the good stuff that WD brings to its HDDs. A 320GB, 3 GB/s, and 8MB cache is pretty spectacular for only $200. Sucks it’s already sold out. Product Page Read More

  • More Facebook Music Rumors

    Is Facebook finally going to take on MySpace as a place for bands and music fans to hang out? We’ve heard various Facebook Music rumors before. The latest one comes from CO-ED Magazine.com (so you know it’s got to be true!). According to CO-ED’s executive editor Stephen Gebhardt, who says he heard it from a group of marketing managers at a major music label, Facebook has… Read More

  • LG Voyager data sheet leaked

    Verizon is really gearing up for what it thinks is the CDMA version of the iPhone – the LG Voyager. Although the device really isn’t much of an iPhone, it’s still very feature-rich with its VCAST Live TV, EV-DO and a touchscreen. So if you’re seeking out the 411 on the Voyager, I present you with this data sheet. Yes, this one. I’d hardly call a 2-megapixel… Read More

  • FCC approves Nokia 500 GPS system, crowd goes wild

    Nokia’s push into consumer GPS devices is a good thing, if you ask me. Nobody asked me, but whatevs. This GPS system has been approved by the FCC and is slated to begin selling in Europe by the end of the year. Will the Nokia 500, like Akeem Joffer, be coming to America? The answer is uncertain. One thing that is certain, however, is Nokia’s “definitive agreement”… Read More

  • Leaked BIS plan for Sprint is super cheap

    If this doesn’t make Sprint the best CDMA network in the nation then I’m not sure what will other than the fantastic new phones they have coming. Pretty sure $30 is cheap for a BIS plan that includes unlimted BIS e-mail, IM, Web, Data and text messaging on top of the Sprint services. Yeah, it doesn’t include tethering, but that’s only an extra $15, which is still… Read More

  • Lonely tonight? Try the soup!


    Psst… rest of the world. Come here. Don’t tell Japan. OK. We need to stage an intervention or something because this stuff is getting crucial. We were OK with eht cosplay and the tentacle porn and the robot fetishes. Hell, some of us can even accept the blurred out naughty bits in their many and various forms of pornographic representation. But this is freaking nuts. Sure, it… Read More

  • Rocketfish Universal Wireless Rear Speaker Kit review

    Typically, wireless is not considered to be as reliable as wired. Dropped signals and diminished fidelity are typical problems that have plagued this technology. Rocketfish designed this system to eliminate the need for running wires around your walls or under your floors (the latter is even more difficult if you do not have a basement). It comes with a sender unit (sending at 2.4 GHz)… Read More

  • Dough-nu-matic makes mini donuts in under a minute

    This, my friends, is a poorly named product. But you know what they say; you can’t judge a donut making machine by its ridiculous hyphen-happy name. Read More

  • When Will Ask.com's Ad Campaign Start Paying For Itself?

    After sprucing up Ask.com earlier last summer, parent company IAC began spending $100 million this year on marketing to raise awareness of the Ask brand. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been seeing a lot of Ask.com ads on TV lately. (And I pretty much only watch TiVo, yet they are so ubiquitous that they still catch my eye as I fast-forward through the commercials). So how is… Read More

  • Miller Lite Subwoofer brings beer to the ear

    When money gets tough and you want to add a sub-woofer to your 1998 Hyundai Tiburon with the rims you got from that dude off Craigslist, you’ll need something on the cheap. After all, those “professional” boxes made from things like wood and plastic cost way too much for any college student. So it makes sense that some dude instead opted to pound Miller Lite all night and throw… Read More

  • It is the day of the dead

    This is just plain creepy and weird. I love my Mac and at one point I loved my PC, but…but…WTF is this?! It can’t be a photoshop job, can it? Geek’s Tomb Read More

  • Western Digital Passport gets Pink

    Boobs. We love em, right? Of course we do and so does Western Digital. Not to downplay the importance of supporting breast cancer research or anything, but pink products make me barf. I hate pink. I hate guys that wear pink and think they look cool. You’re a tool, dude. Girls and pink are fine. It’s a feminine thing. Totally don’t know where I’m going with this. Anyhoo… Read More

  • Spy shots reveal new Sony-Ericsson UI

    Little is known about these spy shots of a new interface designed for Sony-Ericsson’s UIQ. What I see is a touch-based interface that is half iPhone, half HTC Juno. You would think a guy snapping photos during a corporate presentation would be willing to cough up a little more information! Sneak peek at SonyEricsson’s new UIQ interface [Gearfuse] Read More

  • People claim Manhunt 2 will destroy Western Civilization

    Here come the outrage mongers. As you’re well aware, Manhunt 2 comes out today. Predictably, all sorts of family-oriented “leaders” are up in arms over the game’s release. (Never mind that these “leaders” would be out of a job if they didn’t complain about anything.) The big, scary claim now is that children, my God children, could log onto the… Read More

  • Alcatel-Lucent Posts Third-Quarter Loss

    Alcatel-Lucent, the French-American telecommunications equipment maker, reported a third-quarter loss of $373 million today. To help the bottom line, the company plans to layoff another 4,000 employees beyond the February announcement of 12,500 layoffs. This amounts to a 20% reduction in payroll. It is hoped this move will save the company an additional $578 million by 2009. CEO Patricia… Read More

  • Google Tries To Land Mobile Phone Deals With Sprint, Verizon . . . Anyone

    If things go well, we might finally see that Gphone by the middle of next year. Google is in heated talks with wireless carriers in the U.S., including Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile, (and Vodafone internationally) to carry the Gphone, reports the WSJ. Google already competes (and cooperates) with some of these carriers. It recently fought with Verizon, for instance, over the rules of… Read More

  • Myxer Surpasses 3 Million Mark

    Myxer, a mobile content delivery company, announced that it has reached over 3 million users, making it one of the largest distributors of mobile content. In April of this year Myxer reached 1 million users and has tripled that number in less than six months. If growth continues at this pace, within ten years aliens in a galaxy far, far away will be downloading wallpaper and ringtones from… Read More

  • 4INFO Takes NBC Investment, Signs Mobile Partnership

    Mobile media company 4INFO has taken funding from the NBC-GE joint venture Peacock Equity and a signed a provider deal with NBC. 4INFO is the sixth Peacock Equity investment since the $250 million fund was established in April. Under the deal, 4INFO will become NBC Universal’s preferred mobile SMS advertising partner, providing technology and services that will enable NBC Universal… Read More

  • Big Bucks For Better Comments; SezWho Raises $1 Million

    Hot on the heels of the launches of Disqus and Intense Debate, commenting reputation system SezWho has raised a $1 million series A round from KPG Ventures and upgraded their offering. The investment makes SezWho the best funded of the small group of startups currently trying to improve community for commentors. Considering how enhanced commenting somehow became a more competitive space… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Beggars' Night Edition

    Back from the dead: Automan
    Any golf-playing Trekkies out there? Here’s your putter
    Last-minute costume idea!
    Chris “Long Tail” Anderson is mad as hell and will not take it anymore
    Logitech + Skype = Videocalls Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. Geek wants you to level his WoW character – sort of Sascha I just got proof I am not the dorkiest nerd on the planet. First I read this post and had no idea what he was talking about (other than the game WoW), so I went on to read… Read More

  • Virgin America: Eh, it's ok.

    The excitement I felt before boarding my first VA flight was quickly extinguished upon entering the main cabin. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still going to fly VA wherever they fly going forward, but it wasn’t that cool. The lighting was certainly more pleasant than the usual drab on other airlines and the scenery was significantly better as well. The in-flight entertainment… Read More