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The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Is HP Eating Apple's Karma?

    that if , in light of its recent successes, could HP be attaining Apple-like mojo? He makes a few very good points, and positions that against Apple’s rough month. It’s a well-thought, if not brief, read into how fortunes can change swiftly in this industry. With Apple’s battery recall, settlement with Creative Technologies and recent stock option irregularities, it would… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Copious Notes Edition

    Daily Crunch: Copious Notes Edition

    A selection of noteworthy news stories for your perusal: HORNMASSIVE Sound System
    Table of Free Voices
    Protect respect your disks with new DVD condoms
    Aiptek MyNote Digital Notepad
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  • Aiptek MyNote Digital Notepad

    The oldest form of data entry on the planet is handwriting. We learn it before we learn to type. It’s not as efficient as a keyboard, but it can be done anywhere on about anything. (Don’t believe me? Check out any alley in Midtown, NYC.) Handwriting has become a viable option with PDAs and tablet PCs using virtual ink and handwriting recognition to transcribe what you’re… Read More

  • On the Future of Non-Exploding Batteries

    A manager I once knew had an axiom: if it’s got a cable, it’s not really a gadget. As our portable devices get more and more powerful, the consume more and more energy. And technical advances have made formerly usable levels of power performance unacceptable–my first Powerbook, for instance, got around forty-five minutes of usage on a full charge… when it was brand new. Read More

  • Table of Free Voices

    Table of Free Voices

    Located in Berlin, The Table of Free Voices is the fastest, most high-tech table in human history. The table jas a camera and a microphone built into each of its 112 places, allowing the responses of each individual to be recorded and saved as an individually searchable audiovisual portrait. The Table of Free Voices is 124 feet in diameter and is basically a big supercomputer. The lead… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Continues to Develop PlayNow

    Sony Ericsson Continues to Develop PlayNow

    Sony Ericsson plans to further develop its PlayNow service, which is currently only used to listen to and download ringtones. The spokesman from the Japenese-Swedish group did not give any details on how the service will be changed, or when the changes will occour, saying simply: We are developing the PlayNow service further, it is part of our bigger music strategy. As the prices of phones… Read More

  • HORNMASSIVE Sound System

    HORNMASSIVE Sound System

    The HORNMASSIVE sound system can project sound from up to 1km away, making it a great addition to musical festivals around the globe. The mobile sound system is made up of a gigantic 2000-watt steel and aluminum horn, and weighs in at a massive 2-tons, all powered from a commercial 12” speaker driver. The sound system functions as an audio input station, where users can plug-in and… Read More

  • Samsung LN-S5296D 52-inch LCD TV With 1080p

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/VGA inputs. The audio system is SRS TruSurround XT, with a pair of hidden speakers along the edges. This unit will be coming later this fall, but if the specs really are to be believed, LCDs may finally be catching up to the old CRTs in terms of image quality and black-levels. 52-inch samsung lcd flat hdtv due within a… Read More

  • ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 Integrated Intel Graphics Chipset For Laptops

    Gamers and performance enthusiasts balk at the mere mention of “integrated graphics”, and rightfully so. But the Radeon Xpress 1250 is “Vista Ready” and will handle Vista’s Aero Glass GUI features with no problem, meaning it should be powerful enough to run your games at least at a playable framerate. Radeon Xpress 1250 is the first Intel-based chipset to… Read More

  • RAZR Breaks, Motorola Gets Trounced

    RAZR Breaks, Motorola Gets Trounced

    Consumerist has a great exchange between the owner of a broken RAZR v3i and the Argentinean tech support team shuts her down immediately, offering to only replace it for the low-low fee of $175 – until she takes her case to the FCC, the FTC, and the Florida Attorney General’s office. The result? A new phone at no extra charge and a great AIM conversation with Consumerist’s… Read More

  • ViewScore.com: Review Aggregator

    makes a lot of sense. . The site then crawls the web – namely a few major review sites – and grabs the pertinent scores and information.
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  • NW402 Bedside Alarm Clock, Cordless Phone Center, and iPod Dock

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/FM Tuner, stereo speakers, large LCD, speakerphone and even an iPod dock. The dock fits every dockable iPod (surprise), and allows you to set your iPod songs as an alarm to wake up to in the morning. There's also a wireless remote, caller ID, and additional handsets to extend the functionality of this unit. Even… Read More

  • X-Sport BTH-11 Bluetooth Headset With 20-30 Meter Range

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/boom mic, this X-Sport BTH-11 gets more range than most Bluetooth headsets, but make you look even more like a spaceman. The headset's other features are Bluetooth V1.2 support, 15 hours of talk time, Nokia AC adapter compatibility, and weighs 8.8 grams. The range, which is the selling point, is only useful if… Read More

  • Motorola Q Software Update Available For Verizon Customers

    Motorola Q Software Update Available For Verizon Customers

    We thank you, oh Verizon overlords, for finally releasing a software update for the Motorola Q. Your generous endowments of which we are not worthy will add the Microsoft Messaging and Security Feature Pack, which gives push email to our bedeviled Q’s. Your generosity in allowing us to now tether our smartphones to our laptops so we can use thy fast EVDO internet for laptop browsing will… Read More

  • Xbox 360 XNA Express Available For Download

    . The actual XNA will be $99 per year when it’s released, but you can try the XNA Express to get a taste of what you’ll get in the final version. Maybe you can make the next Geometry Wars! Sorry about that. Looks like this is only for Windows XP gaming. The Xbox 360 support will come later this year when the full version is released. Download Page [Microsoft via Major Nelson] Read More

  • Corsair Introduces Dominator RAM With Cooling Fans

    is a more technical explanation on what CAS means. Only the most demanding users will grab this, partially thanks to the $600 price tag on the fanned model and the $400 for the non-fanned model. Pretty expensive, but if you want the top performance for your gaming rig, you’d better hope your mommy and daddy are willing to bump up your allowance. Corsair DRAM Adds Cooling Fan [Extreme… Read More

  • Toshiba Launching 16GB Flash Drives

    Toshiba Launching 16GB Flash Drives

    These 16GB flash drives aren’t the ones that go into a solid state laptop. These are the little thumb sticks you carry around in your pocket with all your midterms and writeups. Toshiba will release 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 16GB sizes of these TransMemory U3 series flash drives. You can pick up your 16GB monster in December through Toshiba’s online shop. The other sizes can be… Read More

  • More Treo 750 Shots

    More Treo 750 Shots


    The Treo 750 pictures have really been leaking harder than the Titanic in hour 3 of James Cameron’s wet-epic—which I never saw, in case you were wondering. Here we can see that it’s heading to Vodaphone, it’s running Windows Mobile 5.1.195, and well, that it’s a Treo. Not that much new, but our Treo fans really explode every time new pictures come out, so… Read More

  • Sony To Slash PS3 Production Target In Half?

    Digitimes of Taiwan says Sony’s target shipment of 4 million PS3 units by the end of 2006 will likely be halved in the coming weeks. Their CEO has been saying their target was 2 million units in November and 2 million units in December. Comparing that with the Xbox 360 numbers, which had 1.5 million units shipped in Q4 2005, 1.7 units shipped in Q1 2006, and 1.8 million units shipped in… Read More

  • Epson's Spurts Out Three High-Definition Photo Printers

    Epson’s rolled out the Epson Stylus Photo R260, R380 and RX580, all “Ultra Hi-Definition” and all using Epson’s MicroPiezo print head to pump out great photos. The R260, which doesn’t need a PC to operate, costs $129 and has a 3.5-inch display to preview photos, memory card slots, and can print 4×6, 5×7, 8×10 and 8.5×11 prints. It can produce… Read More