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  • Red One Prototype, Lens Found; Remainder Remains AWOL

    has been recovered. The private investigators hired by Jannard to find the missing gear have been successful in locating the swiped prototype, lens, and some personal computers. The development information, however, is still at large, though Jannard is optimistic in his post over at DVXUser. In addition, Red asks us not to speculate on the motives or identities of the thieves, but… Read More

  • The iSing Speaker-Dock for iPod: Tubular

    , which we all agree are sexxxy. It looks slick, and comes in your choice of silver, green or purple. The accents are in “iPod white,” it works with pretty much any iPod with a dock connector, has volume control, and that’s about it. But when you’re buying speaker-docks like this, it’s really about the style anyway, right? iSing – Speaker dock for your… Read More

  • Target Prepares for Wii

    RetroNintendo writes that Target has begun eliminating it’s GameCube section to make room for Wii. There are a couple of images featuring a Wii backdrop with some cutesy 20-somethings making questionable hand gestures—apparently to demonstrate the Wii controller. Anyway, get ready: the Wii is coming. Wii at Target [RetroNintendo] ps On an unrelated note, if you’re looking… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Harmless Grafitti Edition

    Here’s a recap of Friday’s posts: Home Makeover: Smoke Detector Edition
    Company Harvests Water from Air
    Minox Classic 4-Megapixel Leica M3 Camera
    Netflix Wants Your Advice
    Philips Shows Off New Concepts Read More

  • Core 2 Duo MacBook Pros: In Production Now?

    Another day, another completely unsubstantiated Apple rumor. This one comes to us courtesy of Apple Insider. Its sources claim Apple is close to replacing the Core Duo processor in the current line of MacBook Pros with the Core 2 Duo, and bringing the clock speeds up to 2.33GHz. In fact, they said production has started. That would kick much ass. Of course, we’ve been waiting for this… Read More

  • Psile Media PCs: Stylish and Quiet

    CoolTechPC, a mail-order PC house in southwesten Washington, has introduced us to a fashionable, drool-worthy new PC, the Psile series. These media PCs are outfitted with impressive specs, but that’s not why they’re cool. The design is intriguing: CoolTechPC has eliminated the noisy fans, so even when the machine is booting up, it makes almost no noise at all. The idea here is… Read More

  • Sharp Unveils 4k TV

    In the year 2010, you’ll be watching 4k video. That is, video shot at 4096 x 2160 pixels, at 60 frames per second. Or something similar. That pushes HD up the ladder by a factor of 4. It’s your TV in the future, and the company that will bring it to you will be Sharp. Yes, the same Sharp known for that anemic “organizer” that your grandmother got you for Xmas in 1999… Read More

  • AMD To World: We've Got Your 65nm CPUs Right Here


    AMD is sticking to its promise to ship 65nm processors before the end of 2006. The more energy-efficient chips, code-named Brisbane, will be available in limited quantities as dual-core Athlon 64 X2 5000+, 4800+, 4400+ and 4000+ versions. These will be joined by more powerful 90nm models: 5400+ (2.8GHz, 1 MB L2 cache), 5600+ (2.8GHz, 2 MB L2 cache) and 6000+ (3GHz, 2 MB L2 cache). The… Read More

  • Cable Has Enough Bandwidth to Combat Fiber to Homes

    Your cable modem is about to get speedier. A new report suggests that cable providers have figured out a way to resequence the data traveling through their network to increase available throughput to speeds rivaling the fiber connections to homes that are already being rolled out. Where’s all this new space coming from, a wise geek may ask? The soon-to-be-abandoned analog television… Read More

  • First PS3 Ad Spotted in NYC

    Ours pals at Gizmodo have spotted a big PS3 banner ad blanketing the side of a building. It shows a PS3 hovering with a clock melting at the top. Deleon astutely cites that the ad is reminiscent Dali’s “The Persistence of Memory.” I’ll be on the lookout for something similar in Chicago. First Sony PS3 Ads Hit NYC [Gizmodo] Read More

  • ENV Fuel Cell Bikes

    Mobile Magazine reports that Discovery has gotten some video of those ENV fuel cell bikes in action. The bikes are notable for its emission neutral technology that emits only water. It’s cool, but ultimately just a masturbatory diversion. Hydrogen fuel cells are too costly and too uncommon to possibly hope to meet the demands of consumers anytime soon. But check out the video for some… Read More

  • Home Makeover: Smoke Detector Edition

    Now that we’ve solved the mysteries of the existence, society can turn its attention to more important matters—like making existence more attractive. Smoke detectors rests snugly into this group. Their utility is unquestionable, yet they remain undeniable eyesores. But a company called Architectural Devices aims to correct that problem. The Modern Smoke Detector is a gloss covered… Read More

  • Unable to Find Aliens, Mars Probes Probe Each Other

    File this one under the “probably not news” category, but it’s Friday and I’m still in Starbucks. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter recently captured an image of the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity roving the rim of Victoria Crater.
    Opportunity at Crater’s ‘Cape Verde’ [NASA via Slashdot] Read More

  • Vonage V-Phone: USB Dongle with Vonage

    If you’re one of those types who prefer Vonage over Skype, and you’re also the type who’s on the go often, then you’re probably the type to appreciate this USB phone from Vonage. You’ve been able to order it for awhile now, but it’s shipping from Vonage’s site now. It’s not a traditional phone, but cool nonetheless. The V-Phone is a USB dongle… Read More

  • BeamBag: The Phallic Light with a Soft Sack

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/transvestite hooker. You can get it now for about $25 at BrookStone, you know, that store in the mall full of lo-tech gadgets, like this one? Sharper Image is where it's at, ya heard? (Not really) BeamBag HandsFree Light Rests on All Sorts of Surfaces [Chip Chick] Read More

  • OS X Panther Goes Old School


    One industrious individual in Australia with a surplus of time has managed to put OS X an old 25MHz Centris 650. Yea it can be done. Yea it takes a lot of effort. Yea it performs are poorly as you’d expect. I’m trying to stop wondering why people do the things that they do, but sometimes it’s difficult.
    I’m not knocking the guy, it’s cool for the geek factor… Read More

  • Hava is the Slingbox for Windows Media Center

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/over the net and they can all watch simultaneously. The Hava box also has component, S-Video, composite, and RF inputs for TV, and can use IR blaster to control set top boxes you get from your cable provider for HD TV or digital cable. You can get one now for $199. The major difference between this and Slingbox is the fact… Read More

  • Braun D800 Shaver Digital Camera?!

    Not really sure what the hell is going on here. Apparently Braun has decided to step out of the restroom and start taking pictures (or maybe it’s taking pictures in the restroom). The grooming experts will soon be releasing the D800 digital camera. It features 6.2MP with interpolation to 8MP and a 3x optical zoom. There is 32MB of on-board memory and SD/MMC expansion. It also has video… Read More

  • HTC Herald Pictures Leaked

    The HTC Herald, which looks to be the HTC Hermes’ thinner and younger sister, has just been leaked by someone along the HTC chain. The phone can be considered a “dumbed down” version of the Hermes, thanks to its lack of camera, and lowered CPU speed (200MHz instead of 400MHz). The other specs are about the same, with 64MB of RAM, 128MB of ROM, 2.8-inch screen, QVGA… Read More

  • T-Mobile's 3G Network Gets the Green Light

    T-Mobile announced today its plans for a spiffy new 3G network, which is about what we expected. The network will be UMTS-based, and its plan is to spend a hair over $2 billion on the project, which should be completed by 2009. Unfortunately, it must operate at frequencies incompatible with the European UMTS standard. That’s not ideal, as existing handsets won’t be able to take… Read More