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The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Six Degrees of Crunchation Contest: No Entries = My Dog Gets the Q

    Well, friends, it’s Monday and I have exactly no “Six Degrees of Crunchation” contest entries. The concept is pretty simple: take your picture holding up a sign with your own name or a sassy saying and then pass that sign to a friend and have them take their own picture THEN have that friend pass it on to one of their friends, ideally someone YOU don’t know. Simply… Read More

  • Saitek Eclipse II Keyboard Exposed

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-8452436028992515657&hl=en The Saitek Eclipse II lights up in three fancy colors, red, blue, and purple, and still has room for media buttons including a volume dial and a few pre-set keys for track forward, reverse, and play/pause. The Eclipse II costs about $70.00 online. Saitek Eclipse II Gaming Keyboard Review [EverythingUSB] Read More

  • Dash Navigation to Potentially Rock You Like a Hurricane

    Dash Navigation to Potentially Rock You Like a Hurricane

    No screenshots yet, but Dash Navigation is offering to change the way we drive to work by offering… hold on, where’s that press release… “Dash saves drivers significant time and enables them to find and explore new destinations. Dash will not only deliver real-time and relevant information to the car, but also create a network of drivers who help each other avoid… Read More

  • Radius 320 Seamless Display

    Radius 320 Seamless Display

    Wall Street Types take note: this is perfect for bringing up your trade sheets, the Drudge Report, and maybe a game of FreeCell or twelve. Best of all, this 50-inch panel from SeamlessDisplay consists of three 20.1″ panels stuck together seamlessly, allowing for some cool left to right window dragging action. What’s the catch? You need a card – or cards – that… Read More

  • Naneu Pro u120 Bag Hands-On

    Naneu Pro u120 Bag Hands-On

    When looking for a gear bag, you will find that there are a multitude of features to distinguish one bag from the next. It seems that every manufacturer has created some clever little gimmick to help set their bags apart and to drive sales. There are two features, however, that are absolutely imperative to all bags: its economy of space and its efficiency of padding. Often times it seems as if… Read More

  • Keyspan VoIP Phone

    Keyspan VoIP Phone

    Priced at $79 and powered by AAA batteries, the Keyspan VoIP Phone is pretty basic yet compelling enough to take a second look. It connects to Skype directly and, best of all, it is compatible with both Macs and PCs. It’s pretty bare bones, but for less than a Benjamin and the fact that it’s completely cordless should make up for any deficiencies in the UI side. Product Page [Keyspan] Read More

  • Logitech Z-10 Interactive 2.0: Those Are Some Speakers

    Logitech Z-10 Interactive 2.0: Those Are Some Speakers

    Logitech is really firing on all cylinders these days, at least in terms of industrial design and usability. These Z-10 speakers look way cooler than almost anything else I’ve seen out there and, if past experience is any guide, should sound halfway decent as well. The speakers have a touch sensitive surface and reverse LED that is compatible with iTunes, Windows Media Player, Winamp… Read More

  • Google Apps Break on Through

    Google Apps Break on Through

    I personally love me some disembodied web apps and Google is set to deliver us all from the horror of the thick client. Their service, Google Apps for Your Domain, will include Gmail, Talk, Calendar, and Page Creator under your own personal domain, allowing you to offload most major PIM tasks and maybe one basic webdev task to Google’s own overburdened – yet surprisingly… Read More

  • SkyTone USB Phone

    aka the RST102 is made by Radian Technologies and connects via USB to any laptop. Drop in a CD, turn on Skype, and away you go. In the mini review by Marc “The Sharc” Orchant we link below, it’s notable that a Skype handset “feels funny.” Think about it: we either use Skype with a headset or a webcam with microphone and speakers. We rarely hold something up to… Read More

  • Windows Vista Start-up Sound Sucks, Is Holy

    in defense of Big Bill, informing us that: Microsoft’s Steve Ball gave Robert Scoble some reasons for the startup sound, which as of current planning cannot be turned off: 1) “A spiritual side of the branding experience. A short, brief, positive confirmation that your machine is now conscious and ready to react”; 2) “The startup sound is designed to help you calibrate… Read More

  • Plextor Working on Wafer-thin DVD Burner

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/RWs at 24x. No pricing or availability and it seems like a bit of a niche product. It's powered by USB only, so there won't be an ugly wall wart to worry about. I have a Gateway ultralight , the NX100 with only one “spindle” – that’s marketing talk for any disk drive, which, in this case, is… Read More

  • TechCrunch Gets Chumy with Chumby

    TechCrunch Gets Chumy with Chumby

    TechCrunch got a chance this weekend to check out the Chumby, a device that is certain to make a huge impact next year. It is notable because of its complete hackability. What one does with it is essentially limited only be one’s imagination. Users can program this small handheld device to perform pretty much any desired function. It features a 266Mhz ARM controller, 32MB SDRAM, a 320 x… Read More

  • Greenpeace Scores Electronics

    Greenpeace Scores Electronics

    Greenpeace has announced the results of its first global exam on green electronics and the score card is somewhat surprising. As you can see above, companies like Nokia and Dell are inching toward the green, while others like Apple, Motorola and Lenovo are ranked way into the red,. The initiative was developed in order to help reduce the use of toxic chemicals and electronic wastes (e-wastes)… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Dead Skin and the Dirty Ground Edition

    Daily Crunch: Dead Skin and the Dirty Ground Edition

    Here is a selection of stories from yesterday’s news. Pioneer + Bluetooth + iPod Meetup Rumored
    Philips Lumalive
    OLPC Children’s Machine Inches Closer
    More Canon: LV7575PR Projector
    DSILO: Dead Skin In/Lint Out Read More

  • Life-Saving Webcams

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/minute. The Crime-Fighting, Life-Saving Webcam [ABC News] Read More

  • Pioneer + Bluetooth + iPod Meetup Rumored

    . It’s a trustworthy source and Bluetooth has basically gone stereo, so this is more likely than not going to be true. Nike + iPod was a great move for both companies, I think, and Pioneer needs this shot in the arm. Read More

  • More Canon: LV7575PR Projector

    More Canon: LV7575PR Projector

    Canon has been bombarding us relentlessly with new products for the past couple of days. Today we get its new LV7575PR digital projector. It features a 1.3x Canon Optics lens that can be enhanced with four optional lenses, including one for ultra wide angles. This new projector is capable of displaying up to 1080i at 5500 ANSI lumens. One of the cooler features comes with the addition of… Read More

  • Marantz SA-7S1 SACD Player

    Marantz SA-7S1 SACD Player

    Marantz, makers of many things expensive, has announced the SA-7S1, a super Super Audio CD player. It sports a built-in anti-vibration technology to provide shake free playback of your SACDs and CDs. This is a totally useful feature, because I’m sure you’re all well aware how much CD players vibrate. It will be available in Japan this October. The price tag is set at $6200 because… Read More

  • Vertu Constellation: The Affordable Vertu

    Vertu Constellation: The Affordable Vertu


    We’re going to have to take Nokia’s word on the affordability of these new Vertu Constellation phones, seeing as they haven’t released a price and the launch date is way over in October. There are three models available, one with gold and black leather, one with polished steel and black leather, and the third with satin steel and dark-brown leather. The good news is these… Read More

  • Can Employers Be Liable For Your BlackBerry Addiction?

    Can Employers Be Liable For Your BlackBerry Addiction?

    A Rutgers University study may suggest that employers may be responsible for your eventual BlackBerry addiction stemming as a result of you pecking away at those keys at all hours of the night. This sounds as ridiculous to us as employers being responsible for you internet addiction, your caffeine addiction, or your sanitary-toilet-seat-cover addiction. According to Porter, this potential… Read More