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  • Nokia New York Store Sneak Peek

    Nokia New York Store Sneak Peek

    I usually don’t like the “stores” some companies open which are essentially advertising spaces that flog one brand or another. The Nokia store, strangely enough, is very different and very refreshing. First off, you can actually buy stuff there. All of the phones are available and there’s even a fancy Vertu lounge where Finnish podiatrists massage your instep while French… Read More

  • Tzero Tech and Analog Devices Announce Wireless HDMI

    Tzero Tech and Analog Devices Announce Wireless HDMI

    Tzero Technologies and Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) have introduced wireless HDMI suitable for any devices with HDMI compatibility. Pretty good timing if you ask me, the demand for HD and HD accessories is climbing very quickly. So how does the interface work? According to Gizmodo, the HDMI interface compresses data using JPEG 2000, an image compression standard with nearly unnoticeable artifacts. Of… Read More

  • Microsoft MEDX

    Microsoft MEDX

    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has a nice article about Microsoft’s ‘MEDX’ team. The team is responisble for looking at ways Microsoft can influence hardware manufacturing and finding what is “fun” in the computer market. The team name comes from the name of the new office that they’re working in, the “Mobile and Embedded Devices Experience design… Read More

  • New Samsung SCH-B590 is World's Skinniest DMB Phone

    New Samsung SCH-B590 is World's Skinniest DMB Phone

    Samsung unveiled their new SCH-B590 model today, and it looks great–y’know, if you’re into the whole “slimmer is sexier” thing. The phone boasts DMB, a 1.3MP camera and an MP3 player, so that the Koreans can keep playing with all the stuff we know exists but can only dream about one day getting our hands on. This thing claims to be the “thinnest DMB phone on the… Read More

  • New Samsung Clamshell Smartphone Surfaces

    of an unannounced Samsung smartphone that appears to be targeted atBlackberry fans. The clamshell smartphone features Windows Mobile 5, is made for GSM/EDGE networks (with UMTS support), has a 2MP auto-focus external camera and a second internal camera for video conferencing. A MicroSD slot, FM receiver and stereo Bluetooth round this camera out nicely, from a features perspective. What’s… Read More

  • Six Degrees of Crunchiation: The Verdict

    Six Degrees of Crunchiation: The Verdict

    Alright ladies and gents, the ballots are in and tabulated. Ashish was victorious with 83 votes, beating out Ben by only four. Peter finished last with 22 votes, better luck next time, buddy. You’re all winners in my book, but only one of you gets a brand new Kodak v603. I hope you all enjoyed the contest. We have more in the works. Stay tuned for those. Read More

  • Verizon Quietly Drops First American OLED Handset

    . With little fanfare, OLED finally comes to North America thanks to Nokia (via Pantech), with the new Nokia 6215i. This lightweight clamshell features not one, but two OLED displays, an internal at 128×128 pixels, and an external at 96×64. The phone also features a VGA camera with flash and auto-timer, speakerphone, and voice-dialing. This is notable because OLED, as a technology… Read More

  • Hitachi CinemaStar C5K160 For Laptops, Small DVRs

    Hitachi’s newest perpendicular-recording hard drive for notebooks is the C5K160. Like the name, it holds 160GB of “stuff”, and is the standard 2.5-inch laptop hard drive form-factor. But in addition to notebooks, this is going to be used in small digital video recorders (DVRs) next to your TV. DVR makers would use this instead of desktop 3.5-inch hard drives because of the… Read More

  • SanDisk Sansa Base Station For e200 and c200 MP3 Players

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/storage. The dock recharges your player in addition to connecting your PC to upload songs. You can also use the included RCA audio cable to pipe music out to a larger home stereo, which is nice if the Sansa is the only music player in your house besides your PC. The price is set at $69 and should be available in October. Press… Read More

 
  • BenQ DC C1000 10-Megapixel Point and Shoot

    BenQ DC C1000 10-Megapixel Point and Shoot

    The DC C1000 from BenQ is heavy on features but light on weight, which is just the way we like our point-and-shoots. It has a 10.1 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom, a 2.4-inch TFT LCD screen, MPEG4 VGA quality video recording a 30fps, and 24MB of internal storage. The C100 also has SD card support, and is powered by 2 AA batteries, which makes it easy to carry spare batteries while you’re… Read More

  • Japanese Wine-Identifying Robot

    The Japanese, ever so robotically inclined, have developed a Robot that analyzes a wine’s chemical composition without having to taste the wine. And good thing too, because nobody likes a drunk robot. The 2-foot robot has a infrared spectrometer as its right hand, which shoots a beam into the bottle of wine and allows it to analyze the chemical composition instantly. It’s still in the… Read More

  • Sony LF-B10 and LF-B20 LocationFree TV

    Sony LF-B10 and LF-B20 LocationFree TV

    These two Sony LocationFree units let you placeshift your video anywhere you like, much like the Slingbox from Sling Media. The LocationFree lets you control and watch your TV from any connected PC or laptop. The base-stations, the LF-B10 ($200) and the LF-B20 ($250), allow you to control two devices connected with composite or S-Video. Both units encode the video stream using H.264 instead of… Read More

  • Six Degrees of Crunchiation: Final Countdown

    Six Degrees of Crunchiation: Final Countdown

    Well guys, it’s the final stretch. Two more hours to vote. Ashish is currently in the lead, but the margin is narrow and upsets have a way of happening when the clock draws low. So mosey on over to this thread to cast your votes. Six Degrees of Crunchation: Democracy in Action Reminder Read More

  • Nokia Announces Three L'Amour Fashion Phones

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/Black for $575. The 7373 swivel has a 2 megapixel camera, stereo speakers, MP3 playback and comes in Pink, Black/Chrome and Bronze/Black for $448. If these prices are too much, the 7360 is a more affordable $255, and has a VGA camera, MP3 palyback, and comes in, of course, Pink. Press Release [Nokia via Phone Arena] Read More

  • Teclast TL-T29 Video MP3 Player

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/50 chance it will have either DivX or XviD. We're hoping this one makes it to the States, unlike the Meizu M6 which didn't, thanks to them not bothering to license the MP3 format. But then again, if rumors are true and the iPod Nano is getting an upgrade September 12, Apple may just stay one step ahead for a little… Read More

  • EBGames Listing Xbox 360 HDMI Cable

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/GameStop just got in on the pre-order action with their own "GameStop Universal Premium HDMI Cable". There may not be an official announcement from Microsoft saying whether they support HDMI, but unofficially, there are at least two manufacturers who've jumped the gun. Whether the Xbox 360 will need the HDMI cable… Read More

  • Mobile Music Floundering?

    Mobile Music Floundering?

    Entertainment Media Research conducted a study regarding the proliferation of mobile music downloads, which found that 44 percent of users had no interest in downloading music to their cell phones. The survey also found that only 6 percent of mobile users would download music from their cellular provider’s portal. These numbers aren’t surprising to me in the slightest. For all the… Read More

  • iTunes Movie List Revealed – Hope You Like Disney

    . Now we’ve got info on which titles are going to be released. From Walt Disney Pictures: James and the Giant Peach, Pocahontas, The Lion King, Aladdin, Chicken Little, Herbie: Fully Loaded, Sky High, Ice Princess, National Treasure, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. From Disney/Pixar: Toy Story, Toy Story… Read More

  • Solution for Sudden MacBook Shutdowns

    , take a look at this DIY solution. An engineer from Germany took his own MacBook apart and seems to have found the problem. The cause? The heat sensor cable that sits next to the CPU’s heat sink. As the heat sink expands during use, the cable comes into contact with the sink and gets its insulation melted, thus shorting the cable and causing the MacBook to turn off. After a while, the heat… Read More