• Sennheiser MX550 Headphones Review

    Sennheiser MX550 Headphones Review

    About a month or two ago, Proporta started carrying a limited selection of Sennheiser’s headphones. Most available come in the form of earbuds that are meant for travel, iPods, or on-the-go gadgets. Nothing special, but you don’t go buying a Sony-brand toothbrush without expecting it to be nothing short of an amazing tooth-cleaning experience. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Treasure Vault Edition

    Daily Crunch: Treasure Vault Edition

    KanaSD Digital Audio Player: Bring Your Own Storage Cards
    Olympus Stylus 770SW Review
    Soundwave MP3 Player Unboxed
    Nintendo’s Profits Triple on Wii, DS Sales
    CrunchGear Meet-up: Budapest
    CrunchGear Meet-up: Warsaw Read More

  • Business.com Sells for $350 Million

    Business.com Sells for $350 Million

    Business.com has closed another chapter in its long journey from a $7.5 million million domain name bought on a hope and a prayer, selling to RH Donnelley for $350 million (WSJ reporting up to $360 million). RH Donnelley beat out Dow Jones and the New York Times during the bidding. The site had been on the block since late June and drew a lot of attention for outlandish valuations that turned… Read More

  • Streamload Upgrade Goes Very Wrong; Some Users Revolt

    San Diego based storage service Streamload is having a hellish summer. On June 22, more than a month ago, they began rolling out “significant improvements” to the service. Users were told in a blog post that some files would become temporarily unaccessible and to expect downtime of up to two weeks. “Please rest asssured [sic] that we are doing everything possible to… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Welcome to TBKE, short but sweet edition. Today’s post contains quick little quips that say a lot without saying a lot. There’s an old proverb that goes a little something like this: The fool speaks, the wise man listens, and the kommenter speaks succinctly with swift keystrokes, which makes people foolish and wise listen with their eyes. Something like that. I wasn’t… Read More

  • Toshiba Upgrades Transmemory USB Flash Drives

    Toshiba Upgrades Transmemory USB Flash Drives


    Windows Vista users will be happy to know that Toshiba has announced the U2K line of Windows ReadyBoost Transmemory USB flash drives. In an effort to increase the performance of Vista machines, the new drives will now act as external memory. It’s a good idea, in theory, but I doubt anything will help Vista. The U2K line will be available this October in 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 8GB ($200)… Read More

  • Toshiba Laptops Get UWB

    Toshiba Laptops Get UWB

    Toshiba has announced that the ultra-wideband, UWB, technology we heard about at CES is now readily available in the uber expensive R400 Tablet PC/laptop line. While UWB lets you transfer data faster than Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, the biggest complaint about UWB is that its range is limited to 3 feet. The docking station aka port replicator includes four USB ports, audio port and an Ethernet port… Read More

  • MySpace Looking for the Next "Prom Queen"

    MySpace Looking for the Next "Prom Queen"

    MySpace had a great deal of success with their short form webisode, “Prom Queen”. The heavily hyped ode to teenage drama drew over 15 million streams during its run and is gearing up for another season. MySpace is looking to take the format to the streets, now soliciting film makers for their own shorts with a chance at earning some money. It’s part of a series of new… Read More

  • Second Life Bans Gambling Following FBI Investigation

    Second Life Bans Gambling Following FBI Investigation

    An ongoing investigation by the FBI into gambling in Second Life is believed to be directly related to Linden Lab’s sudden decision to ban all forms of gambling on Second Life. The FBI investigation commenced in April and was considering the legality of online gambling within the virtual world. The US Government prohibits most forms of online gambling. It was unclear at the time of… Read More

  • Online Details For Gran Turismo 5 Revealed

    Online Details For Gran Turismo 5 Revealed

    GT5 producer Kazunori Yamauchi revealed some tasty details about the online portion of the hottest forthcoming game for the PS3 in a recent interview with Weekly Famitsu. As much as i hate on the PS3, i do realize it’s the lack of content that makes me so lovingly refer to it as a “hunk of junk”, but my reasoning is legitimate, right? This is going to be amazing and I… Read More

  • Samsung Digital Camera/Picture Frame Mashup

    Samsung Digital Camera/Picture Frame Mashup

    Designer Jin Woo Han’s concept for a digital camera/picture frame mashup is simply spectacular. I often find myself wanting to flaunt my latest shots to friends, but the small LCD on the back just doesn’t cut it. With the concept Samsung SS700 you’ll be able to snap your pics and instantly display them to anyone, thanks to the built-in kickstand. Sure the LCD isn’t… Read More

  • Kaiser One Goose-Step Closer to AT&T

    Kaiser One Goose-Step Closer to AT&T

    That hot, hot Kaiser we told you about has cleared FCC muster, meaning it could be hitting the shelves of your local AT&T any time. For those in need of a refresher, the Kaiser is the latest rendition of HTC’s Slidy-McQWERTY line of Windows Mobile smartphones. With 3G, Wi-Fi, and a large touch-screen, its ancestors include the AT&T 8125 and the 8525. The standard Kaiser has a… Read More

  • Hell Hath No Fury Like A Potter Fan Scorned

    Hell Hath No Fury Like A Potter Fan Scorned

    Looking to download a pirated copy of “Evan Almighty”? Better hope you don’t care about what happens to Harry Potter and friends in the final book of the series. Some guy named Len sparked a wildfire of internet nerd rage when he sprinkled the story’s spoilers into the scenes of the “Evan Almighty” download. Now he’s receiving death threats from… Read More

  • Pownce Moving To Open API…Eventually

    Pownce Moving To Open API…Eventually

    Pownce has announced the launch of a group that will work towards the implementation of a public Pownce API. As Pownce puts it so well on their blog “the lack of an API has been a major criticism levelled against Pownce from day one.” Desktop interaction is Pownce’s Achilles heal; the Pownce Desktop AIR client has been defective from day one. An open API will allow third… Read More

  • Soundwave MP3 Player Unboxed

    Soundwave MP3 Player Unboxed

    Remember that awesome MP3-playing re-issue of Soundwave we talked about a few months ago? It’s out, and here’s a hot, hot unboxing in Japanese, the way it should be. I so want this, it’s nuts. And after Soundwave’s absence from the film, I want it even more. He needs the love, you see. Unboxing [Thanks, Evan!] Read More

  • Web Traffic Company Claims Vista Outpacing OS X

    Web Traffic Company Claims Vista Outpacing OS X

    Tom Krazit looked up from his morning cup of coffee at the most recent data provided by web traffic company Net Applications and yelled, “Erroneous! Erroneous. Erroneous on both counts.” Apparently Net Applications is claiming that Windows Vista is eroding Mac OS X sales, based on the kinds of operating systems that its “Hitlink” software tracks. Read More

  • New Pantech C150 Mobile Phone Available Today

    New Pantech C150 Mobile Phone Available Today

    Starting today, AT&T customers will be able to purchase the Pantech C150 camera phone. For what it’s worth, the C150 was a recipient of “a 2006 iF design award for international excellence in brand design.” Apparently, this is quite an award as it’s been going on for over 50 years and entries come in from all over the world and number in the thousands. I guess… Read More

  • AdPinion: Vote for the Ads You Want

    AdPinion: Vote for the Ads You Want

    Adpinion is a new startup trying to get rid of the antagonism between advertisers and web surfers by letting you vote for the ads you want. How you vote determines what ads you and other visitors see when visiting an Adpinion network site. The most basic types of online advertising (banner ads) are widely disliked; an example of this is the increasing interest in ad blockers (40 on Firefox alone). Read More

  • Thorough Investigation Alert: Video Game Prices Are Increasing

    Thorough Investigation Alert: Video Game Prices Are Increasing

    There’s no way in hell I’m paying $200 for a video game. It ain’t happening. At the same time, let’s not ignore the fact that video game prices do seem to be increasing. Makes sense to me: we paid $40 for PSone games and $50 for PS2 games. Basically, Next Gen conducted a Newsweek-like investigation into the topic of increasing video game prices. The online magazine… Read More

  • BGR Hates On Sony Ericsson P1 And So Should You

    BGR Hates On Sony Ericsson P1 And So Should You

    The Boy Genius has his hands on the SE P1 and he’s very disappointed. The P1 may have a 3.2-megapixel camera, UIQ, RSS reader, 3D games, e-mail and its quasi-QWERTY keyboard, but it sucks, according to BGR. His biggest gripe is the keyboard and its “poor implementation.” Without actually having touched one myself, I’m inclined to agree with the Boy Genius. Read More