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  • Do You Love or Hate Bose? Tell Us Why and Win a Prize!


    Bose is sort of the Hillary Clinton of tech — you either love them or hate them, and they’ve got lots of cash. I’m looking to do either an upcoming column on the topic or, if your responses to this are amazing enough, a simple rundown of wild Bose stories. And so, dear readers, I come knocking for help. If you have any Bose stories, shoot me an email. Maybe your 3-2-1… Read More

  • Kevin McDigg Lets Loose on iPhone, Blogosphere Goes Nuts

    You get a couple of beers into Kevin Rose during a podcast, and what happens? All Hell breaks loose, that’s what. Kevin has a little bit of “inside information” on the iPhone. A clearly nervous Kevin “spills the beans” on some of the iPhone’s features, including it’s small form factor, slide-out keyboard, 4GB and 8GB flash RAM sizes, and innovative… Read More

  • Boston Rails Getting Cellular Access


    Boston will soon have prevalent cellular access on the T Central Artery road tunnels (thanks Rob). Due to a deal struck with the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint Nextel and Cingular will all have a presence in the tunnel system. Which means Bostonians will soon be able to have awkward, cramped conversations during their commutes. This is relevant because up to… Read More

  • Acer Gets Viiv Certified LCD

    Acer has announced the AT3705, a 37-inch HD-ready LCD that has claimed of the title of the world’s first Intel Viiv certified monitor. The display is able to “test for compatibility of networked media devices with Intel Viiv technology-based PCs while sharing content over a home network.” In addition to that noise, it can also playback recorded digital TV and it has support… Read More

  • Review: KEF 3000 Series Home Theater System

    If you’re looking for a home theater system that is affordable, sexy and sounds fantastic, look no further than the KEF 3000 Series Home Theater System. The system features a set four satellite speakers, a center channel speaker and a subwoofer. Each of the speakers is backed up by KEF’s Uni-Q driver, which boosts the mids and lows to output a better overall audio experience. Read More

  • Nintendo Wii Sells Over 1,000,000 Units

    PlayStation 3 may have Cell processing and high definition graphics, but what it doesn’t have is more sales than Nintendo. The Nintendo Wii has sold over 1 million units in 2 weeks, selling more than double the amount of PS3s sold. Of course there aren’t nearly as many PlayStation 3s as there are Nintendo Wiis, but hey, that ain’t our problem. Nintendo Wii Sells Over… Read More

  • Guitar Hero For Rich Kids: Gibson Rolls Out All-Digital Axe


    Gibson is rolling out the HD.6X-PRO, an “all-digital” version of their classic Les Paul guitar. The coolest part of it seems to be the multiple outputs. In addition to an SLM output that spits the sound of all six strings out of one amp at the same time, and a stereo output for splitting the strings between two different amps, its also got a “Hex” output that splits… Read More

  • BenQ Uses 9/11 To Push New MP3 Player, Spell Incorrectly

    Rojas over at Engadget brought to our attention that BenQ is pushing its new MusiQ MP3 player with background images of the World Trade Center. Aside from being a distasteful use of the disaster, BenQ apparently also has some beef with Webster’s Dictionary, because the last time we checked, “believe” isn’t spelled “belive.” In fact, look at that silly… Read More

  • Matt/CG Shout-out on Geekbrief

    We’re huge fans of GeekBrief.tv with Cali Lewis and were thrilled – thrilled! – that our own Matt Hickey got a full-bore shout-out from the selfsame organization. Head on over and get their videocast. They’re great. In fact, a buddy of mine loves Cali so much he named one of his Jack Russells after her. Not sure what that’s supposed to suggest about the dog or… Read More

  • Parrot Intros Bluetooth-Enabled Digital Photo Frames

    Digital photo frames with WiFi are so Wireless 1.0. The new hotness? Bluetooth photo frames. Pair your favorite camera phone photo, and send it directly to the frame. The photograph travels through the Blue ether to the frame, where it is displayed for all to see. We can’t wait until this gets hacked. Imagine a frame that randomly grabs photos from the phones of unsuspecting passersby. Read More

  • Another Day, Another RAZR

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/HSDPA model headed to Cingular. It just cleared the FCC, so it's now only a matter of time. Moto was nice enough to favor this RAZR with a 1.3-megapixel camera, microSD, stereo Bluetooth, and dual cameras for video calls, so you can pretend you're on G.I. Joe while looking even lamer because you bought a… Read More

  • Wii Component Cables Hands-On

    A few days ago, we had come across in game screenshots of a Nintendo Wii using component cables instead of the bundled composite cables. Today, my Wii component cables finally arrived, so I was able to see the difference myself. As I had mentioned in the previous post, the biggest problem I had with the The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was the blurry text, and there’s a lot of it… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Archaeology Edition

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  • Dish Network to Unveil DVR Video Archiver, Piss Off Networks

    So it seems our good friends at EchoStar are all set to piss off some networks. To that, we say “Kudos!” They’re set to announce a DVR archiver that will let users of certain Dish Network DVR models create a “virtually unlimited” library of saved shows. No clue if the shows will be on a local hard drive or some external server. Look for this at CES, but who knows… Read More

  • Intel Says, "Standards, Schmandards", Goes for 802.11n

    Intel’s yet-to-be-released Centrino Pro chipset (AKA “Santa Rosa”) is set to feature the draft 802.11n version of WiFi, even though it’s not an official standard. This puts Intel in good company with its partner Apple, who’s been using this strategy for a couple months now. Read More

  • Kleenex Pillow: A Pillow with Kleenex!

    Why didn’t we have one of these when we had that cold last month that knocked us on our collective ass? The Kleenex pillow is not for wiping your snot-holes, but is a regular pillow with a built-in Kleenex dispenser. After blowing your sick into the tissue paper, what you do with it is up to you. Maybe you need a garbage-can/end-table combo, we dunno. The point is, no more reaching a… Read More

  • Halo 3 Public Beta

    Alright at risk of being tarred and feathered, I’m going to venture another Halo 3 story. I know I erroneously reported a couple of weeks ago that Halo 3 was about to drop, but it seems we didn’t get our wires crossed by much. On Dec. 4, Bungie and Microsoft will launch a public beta signup for the massively anticipated title. Unfortunately for the rest of the world, the beta is… Read More

  • BenQ MusiQ


    Just when you thought manufacturers had tapped the forms of potential MP3 players, BenQ comes along and turns our perceptions on their heads. The BenQ MusiQ MP3 player is exactly what it looks like, an MP3 player in the shape of dog tags. The player uses a built-in microSD card slot. It includes the MusiQ player and a special dog tag. There is one called “magic bean” for the… Read More

  • Meet the Antikythera Mechanism

    You can take your Treos, iPods, Laptops, HDTVs, xBoxen, PSPs, and Cellphones and forget them. Do you know where they’ll be in 100 years, or even 10? No way. How about in 2156 years? Yah, that’s what we though. That’s because these gadgets, no matter how practical and ubiquitous, are things we rightly take for granted, they’re the state of the art. None of them are ahead… Read More

  • Razer DeathAdder Strikes


    You might remember the Razer Death Looms Near campaign that we mentioned a few weeks ago. The page had a few questionably relevant verses from Dylan Thomas’ famous villanelle “Do Not Go Gently Into That Goodnight” and it said to check back on Dec. 1. Well, today is the 1st and Razer has delivered the information as promised. The new product is the DeathAdder gaming mouse. Read More