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  • It's Bluetooth Music Month!


    In case you’re one of the two people on this planet that hasn’t heard, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has declared November “Bluetooth Music Month.” What should you do to celebrate? Well you should start by buying yourself a cell phone with the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) that lets you download songs to your phone and listen to… Read More

  • Cellphone Garter for Sexy, Sexy Geeks, Lonely Girls, Your Realdoll

    This is a garter with a slim pocket for cellphones. That is all this is. We’re not sure who this is for. We’re not sure who would buy this for themselves. Even more, we’re not sure who’d buy this as a gift. But we’re sure they’re out there. They must be, but we just hope we never, ever meet them. That is all we have to say about this item. Garter maker… Read More

  • MacBooks To Get Core 2 Duo Treatment

    , so it’s not totally suprising. But what’s interesting is that only the high-end 2GHz MacBooks are featured, meaning that they will likely be the only models bumped. The 1.83GHz model is still use a regular Core Duo. This makes the high-end MacBooks true prosumer laptops, in both black and white. What’s even nicer is that the 2GHz, 512MB RAM, 80GB HD-sporting MacBook will be… Read More

  • Belkin Drops Gobs of Zune Accessories

    Belkin Drops Gobs of Zune Accessories

    With the launch of Microsoft’s Zune imminent, it’s a surprise we haven’t seen more Zune accessories yet. Belkin, at least, is on the ball—or on the Zune. It’s announced a bunch of Zune accessories that anyone with an iPod should be familiar with. Most expensive amongst accessories is is the TuneBase FM Transmitter for Zune. It’ll retail for $79.99. The… Read More

  • Sprint Gets a SLVR, Calls it MOTOSLVR

    Sprint and Motorola seem to be new friends, as the carrier is now selling Motorola’s popular SLVR under the MOTOSLVR name. The SLVR is Moto’s RAZRed-up candybar phone, with a VGA camera, Bluetooth, and MicroSD. The slim phone also supports Sprint’s TV service, but will anyone watch it on such a small screen? We doubt it. Just yesterday Sprint launched its version of the… Read More

  • YouTube To Go Mobile With Verizon?

    YouTube To Go Mobile With Verizon?


    I reported last week that YouTube founder Chad Hurley stated his ambitions for making YouTube mobile by the end of 2007. Well it now appears that the internet video giant might be inching closer to that goal quicker than it had anticipated. Reuters this morning ran a piece speculating that YouTube might soon be penning a deal with Verizon to deliver its videos to Verizon phones. It does… Read More

  • Kanguru Bio Slider II USB Drive Reads Your Fingerprints So You Don't Have To


    The Kanguru Bio Slider II USB drive has a finger/thumbprint reader on its shell to keep your data safe. Nothing really too new about it, though; it just sounds like the company made it a bit easier to set up and used a more up-to-date 500-DPI sensor for an “extremely low false acceptance rate.” I’d rather have no false positives, but I guess I’m being too picky. Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Acquires UIQ Technology

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/shell used by Sony Ericsson in most of their smartphones. This isn't earth shattering in any respect but it's quite a move by a company that is mostly involved in the hardware side of things. Looks like either things are speeding up in the UIQ front or S-E is just in an acquiring mood. Sony Ericsson to acquire… Read More

  • OQO Not Dead Yet, Shows Up In First Retail Location


    After the initial burst of excitement, I had all but forgotten about the little OQO Model 01+. (You know, out of sight, out of mind.) Anyhoo, the world’s smallest fully-functional Windows XP computer will make its retail debut this holiday season at RCS Experience in New York City. According to the press release “RCS Experience is renowned for its merchandising expertise in… Read More

  • FIC Linux Cellphone

    FIC Linux Cellphone

    The linux cellphone is creeping ever closer. FIC is planning on building a touchscreen GSM cellie with an “iPod-quality” MP3 player and files sharing. It will use all open source software and FIC will offer a full SDK for hackers and pros alike. Looks a bit vapory to me, but we shan’t judge a book by its cover, right? That’s a pretty ambitious list, and it raises… Read More

  • LED Guitar Picks

    LED Guitar Picks

    When you’re gigging around in a rock-n-roll band, you’ve got to remember there’s one thing that separates your band, from the other million rock-n-roll bands out there: showmanship. Bands are always looking for inventive ways to put on a good show, without lighting the club on fire and banning on-stage flames for everyone. Unfortunately, these LED guitar picks from Santa… Read More

  • Compact 200GB Has Ports to Spare, Blue LED

    Compact 200GB Has Ports to Spare, Blue LED

    OtherWorldComputing is selling a fat 200GB travel drive with – get this – FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0 and SATA support for $379.99. You can also get a USB 2.0 version at 120GB for $149.99 and a FireWire+USB version for about $279.99. Aside from the plethora of available ports, this drive is completely bus powered, which means you don’t need a wall wart to power it. Read More

  • ZoneAlarm Secure Wireless Router Z100G: It's The Software That Makes It Good


    Anybody can go out and buy a wireless 802.11g router, but why not get one that has had its security software designed by a company that knows what it’s doing? ZoneAlarm, consumer division of Check Point, must’ve thought the same thing, so it went out and put together the ZoneAlarm Secure Wireless Router Z100G, a single-box solution for home networkers, families, gamers and… Read More

  • Xbox Live Marketplace: Now With Video

    November 22 brings us downloadable content – TV and movies – from CBS, Warner Brothers, and a few others. You download the preview then pay for the movie. Rentals you can hold onto, unwatched, for two weeks, and then have 24 hours to finish it before it goes poof. You can also “purchase” content that will sit on your drive. Pricing is fairly nebulous at this point, but… Read More

  • Bostitch Nails PopSci Innovation Of The Year


    Popular Science magazine announced its 2006 “Best of What’s New” list today giving innovation of the year to a nail made by hardware manufacturer Bostitch. The HurriQuake nail is designed to withstand nature’s tantrums.
    The bottom section is circled with angled barbs that resist pulling out in wind gusts up to 170 mph. This “ring shank” stops halfway up… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Vote Tampering Edition

    Daily Crunch: Vote Tampering Edition

    Here are some of Monday’s stories: Hasbro’s Massively Mini DAP for Kids
    Nvidia Takes On ATI’s Mobile Business With PortalPlayer Purchase
    Snap Circuits: For the Kiddies
    Cingular 8525 Hands On
    TiVo Now More Expensive: Thanks, Santa! Read More

  • Japanese PlayStation 3 Commercial

    I may be alone in this, but I like the new Sony PlayStation 3 commercials. Yes, they are creepy, odd and make no sense, but once in a while you need a few commercials to talk about, and that’s exactly what PS3 commercials are. Or maybe I’m overlooking the fact that Sony hasn’t figured out Halloween was last week? Who knows, at least this one gets right to the… Read More

  • Panasonic PT-AE1000: Full 1080p HD for Home Theaters

    Panasonic is trying to get under your tree this holiday season with its new AE1000 projector. This slick black box puts out your video at full 1080p. What’s more is that it has a 11,000:1 contrast ratio, which is total hotness. Panasonic is aiming this projector at high-end home-theater lovers, although you should be able to find it for under $5k, which really brings it into the… Read More

  • LG KE820: Lost in Translation

    LG KE820: Lost in Translation


    Alright, I’m not entirely sure what’s going on here (because my Italian is non-existent), but alicell has a full review on the new LG KE820, which might be a good read if you can understand Italian. The phone is dimensions of the phone are 95 x 52 x 9.9-millimeters and it weighs just 70-grams. It can apparently play MP3s and has a 2-megapixel camera@mdash;and yes it has a flash.
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  • Turtle Beach's Ear Force X1 Headset Reviewed: A Long Cord Is A Good Thing


    Back at the beginning of October, I mentioned the release of Turtle Beach’s Ear Force X1 Headset for gaming. While there are plenty of gaming headsets on the market, I like the X1’s combination of features such as the in-line amplifier for control over game volume and the mic and the ability to connect into both your Xbox and PC. ExtremeTech tested them out recently and enjoyed… Read More