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The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • General Dynamics Gets Rugged

    If, however, you are actually planning to scale Mt. Everest, you might want to look into the 6 pound, 8 ounce GoBook XR-1 from General Dynamics. It features an Intel Core Duo 1.83GHz and various memory and hard drive configurations in a case designed to withstand the most torturous situations, and General Dynamics is a defense contractor, so they actually design torturous situations. Read More

  • JBL Tackles Mt. Everest

    Alright so technically, they just made some speakers named Mt. Everest, but they do weigh 313 pounds, which might as well be as heavy as a mountain for some people (me). The Mt. Everest speakers blast at 500-watts and measure mountainously at 9″ x 18.5″ x 44″. So if you have $30,000 to buy them, I hope you have a lot of spare room. Our pals in Nippon will be able to purchase… Read More

  • Iomega UltraMax RAID Compatible 640GB External Hard Drive

    This Iomega UltraMax external hard drive is compatible with Macs and PCs and is styled like the Mac Pro, which means it’s big, silver and looks like a cheese grater. The UltraMax has a triple interface, which means Firewire 800, Firewire 400 and USB 2.0 are all supported. Using the external switch, you can also turn off the RAID so you can double your storage but lose the redundancy. You… Read More

  • Access The NYTimes On Your Mobile Phone

    . How 19th century of him. You’ve got access to the NY Times on your 2-inch Sony Ericsson. You’re logging on and reading the Business, Sports, and Arts section via mobile.nytimes.com, when Mr. Old School is getting his fingers all dirty flipping the pages. Nope. You’re sittin’ pretty. Just have to wait a few seconds for this article to load. Ahh, there it is. No… Read More

  • CrunchGear and the Race to 2000: We Broke 1000

    That was fast. We just broke 1000 comments. Click here for more info on the contest. Read More

  • Ant's Life Studio, the Ant Farm for the Desk Monkey

    The Ant’s Life Studio mini game is the Tamagochi for people who enjoy insects as pets, a.k.a. weirdos. The ant farm lets you build nests, feed the queen ant and protect your subjects from being eaten by spiders. There’s 100 different nests to build, which is little consolation to the target market: The insects humdrum existence and work orientated lifestyle however is being aimed… Read More

  • EBay is Decadent and Depraved

    – so I’m going to come out and say it: eBay is now useless, especially for selling electronics. You might be OK if you’re selling a pot-holder shaped like a monkey, but trying to put a laptop, phone, or MP3 on there or attempting to purchase any of those items is fraught with danger and idiocy. Case in point: I tried to sell a phone that I have lying around here, fairly… Read More

  • White MOTO PEBL Courtesy of Maria Sharapova

    Maria didn’t make or design these herself, but Motorola is giving away 50 special edition white MOTO PEBLs with her signature on it. If Sharapova’s signature didn’t make this special enough, these white PEBLs aren’t actually for sale yet, so if you manage to win one you’re going to be the coolest kid in your 5th period Algebra class. The sweepstakes started August… Read More

  • HTC P3300 PDA Phone With TomTom Navigator Software and GPS

    Convergence is the name of the game with the HTC P3300 PDA-Phone. The P3300 comes with a GPS and TomTom Navigator 6 both built-in, which means this can be your primary GPS navigation device if you don’t already have one (if you’re in Europe). The device itself runs Windows Mobile 5.0, has a GPS module, GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity, Bluetooth 2.0, WiFi, FM Radio, and push email… Read More

  • Xoxide PrimoChill Custom Water Cooled Case

    The truly hardcore PC modders build their own case-mods with water cooling, but for those of us who are out of college and actually have jobs, this Xoxide PrimoChill does all the water-cooling and case-modding for you. The case is a custom-modded X-Qpack with laser-etched windows, UV PrimoFlex tubing, and a UV waterblock plate. It also comes with a UV blue Reservoir and a bottle of UV blue… Read More

  • Color Phasing Speakers Bring The Rave To Starbucks

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/Speakers disco. These are two 5W PMPO speakers, which would also work as a set for your laptop when you're out. There are even little knobs for changing the color as well as the volume. You can grab a pair for £49.99, or $93.79. Kind of pricey for a set of regular speakers, but these are rave speakers, baby! Product… Read More

  • Maxtor Fusion Hands-On


    As promised, I dug a little deeper into the Maxtor Fusion 500GB drive and I can report that as far as I’ve experienced, it’s one of the easiest ways to get your images and videos on the web. Aside from online services like PhotoBucket or .Mac, publishing content to the web has thus far been fraught with mystery and confusion. I love that I can publish my photos and video… Read More

  • Vista Offers Audio Upgrade

    Finally, some good news coming out of Vista-world. It seems that Vista will have quite a few high-end audio features including volume equalization and speaker tuning. For example, Vista will support microphone arrays for better speech recognition and will also add Bass Boost and surround-sound simulation for laptop users. Most of these functions were once offloaded to hardware or run by… Read More

  • Sonicare e9500 Hands-On

    Brushing your teeth is one of those morning activities that everyone has to do, but few people actually think about. It’s a mechanical motion. Sometimes I do it so absentmindedly, that I can’t remember if I’ve already done it until I realize that my mouth tastes like toothpaste. But for all the thought that doesn’t go into the process, the toothbrush is one of the… Read More

  • CS FM07 Wireless Card Reader and FM Transmitter

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/MMC flash cards and USB-enabled storage devices like a thumb drive or a USB hard drive. When you plug in any of these, the player will stream music over FM to your car or home stereo, albeit only on one of 7 frequencies. The reader and transmitter is powered by your car's cig adapter or 7 AAA batteries. When you're… Read More

  • IBM Shipping Wii Chips

    IBM announced today that it has begun shipping Power Architecture-based chips to Nintendo for use in the Wii. Yet we still have no definite price or release date. Maybe Nintendo is planning to pull an Apple-esque move where they announce everything and it’s available immediately. Maybe, but probably not. I want to play “Battalion Wars 2,” so hurry up dammit. Wii Chip… Read More

  • Plug and Play Atari Keychains

    In lighter news, ThinkGeek is selling these teeny-tiny Atari controller key chains. The best part? Each keychain contains a completely playable version s of Atari classics. To play, you connect a six-foot cord to your TV and select a game. The keychains run on 3 AAA batteries and act just like real Atari controllers. Joystick 1 – Asteroids and Millipede Joystick 2 – Centipede… Read More

  • HP Spies Hacked Reporter's Phone

    OK. Hacking your board is one thing – if you want to be a dick, go ahead, Ms. Dunn – but this is another matter entirely. Apparently a the same company that Dunn hired to dig out the mole in her own board also perused records from CNET.com and the Wall Street Journal by posing as employees of those companies. The hack, which MSNBC calls pretexting but we all know as social… Read More

  • Nokia Ponders What's in a Name

    Following the success of phones such as the RAZR, which has now essentially become ubiquitous, Nokia has decided that it too will begin naming some of its newer phones. Keithy Pardy, head of marketing for the cell giant, also admitted to being slow on the uptake of thin phones, but said it’s working on thin models and “looking at what’s next.” Not sure where we can… Read More

  • Latvians Might Not Want to Marry Vista, But Know It's Been Around the Block

    AFP is reporting that Latvians – they’re in Europe – are all a’twitter about Microsoft Vista. Vista, it seems, means “fowl” or “frumpy woman” in Latvian, evoking images of Microsoft Windows Russian Bathroom Attendant Edition. “Everybody in my office bursts out laughing whenever I start talking about the new operating system,”… Read More