• Google Desktop For Linux Now Available

    Google Desktop For Linux Now Available

    Google Desktop, meet Linux. Google’s Beijing eggheads developed the app to run on Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu, Suse and Red Flag flavors, giving Penguin-heads quick access to Gmail, local files and Web searches. Google Desktop for Linux uses KDE or GNOME and is currently available in 10 different languages. Google Desktop goes Linux [News.com] Read More

  • Robert Scoble: Live Video-Blogging and First in Line for iPhone

    http://www.kyte.tv/flash.swf?embedId=3226436&appKey=MarbachViewerEmbedded&uri=channels/6118http://www.kyte.tv/images/updatenotice.swf If you’re waiting in line for iPhone and you’re feeling like a total loser, you’re not. Blogstar Robert Scoble is with you, camped out in front of the Apple store in Palo Alto, hoping to be the first to get his hands on the Thing. Read More

  • Plantronics Announces Late-Summer Earware

    Plantronics Announces Late-Summer Earware

    Plantronics has two, count ‘em, two new headsets — one cancels noise out, the other keeps noise in. The Voyager 520 is a noise-canceling Bluetooth headset “featuring robust noise-canceling technology for business-quality performance”. It’ll set you back $99.99, available in August. For the less-mobile (but still pretty mobile), there’s the sound-isolating… Read More

  • Meet the iPhone Kids

    Ok, to understand the video after the jump, you must watch this video that you’ve probably seen before. Ok, seen it? Great. Read the rest of this entry to see the fun. Read More

  • Sony VAIO WA1 Wireless Music Streamer

    Sony VAIO WA1 Wireless Music Streamer

    I guess it’s wireless boom box Thursday here at The CG, what with Parrot’s PARTYand now the Sony VAIO WA1. This little guy works in tandem with your PC and/or Wi-Fi network to spread nothing but house music’s most memorable beats. Sony’s probably thinking that people don’t really want to listen to music on their computer’s crappy speakers nor do they want… Read More

  • Sound ID SM100 Bluetooth Headset Review

    Sound ID SM100 Bluetooth Headset Review


    With so many Bluetooth headsets around, I could see where it would be easy to dismiss the Sound ID SM100. The company’s more than likely unfamiliar to you — unlike Nokia, Plantronics, Motorola and Sony Ericsson that are everywhere — and family and friends probably will not have heard of them either. Hell, I didn’t know about them till a couple months ago. Also… Read More

  • iPhone Activation and Credit Check Information

    iPhone Activation and Credit Check Information

    The Boy Genius has gotten his grubby, child-like paws on an internal AT&T memo stating that employees must offer to pre-qualify customers’ credit before activating the iPhone. If your credit’s in the tank, you’ll have to pay a $250 security deposit. Trouble is, you can’t activate the iPhone in store and if you fail the credit check, you can’t pay the $250 over… Read More

  • Parrot PARTY Portable Boom Box: Cue "Ain't No Party" Jokes

    Parrot PARTY Portable Boom Box: Cue "Ain't No Party" Jokes

    Bluetooth crazy Parrot showed off two new music playing widgets at the British Invasion-themed Pepcom trade show thing last night. Pictured above, the Parrot PARTY (yes, its name is in all caps; no, I don’t know why) is a small stereo boom box of sorts that hooks up to your A2DP-compatible cellphone or anything else that works with Bluetooth. Once paired with the device of your choosing… Read More

  • Hollywood Targets Cell Phones

    Hollywood Targets Cell Phones

    As the summer blockbuster season heats up, so too is Hollywood’s use of ads targeting mobile consumers. Users who click ads for Paramount’s Transformers, Universal’s Knocked Up, and Warner’s In the Land of Women go to a mobile Web page to select theater times and locations. “AdMob helped us deliver an innovative, cost-effective campaign to help us reach our… Read More

  • Pentax Announces Superfied K100D

    Pentax Announces Superfied K100D

    Pentax announced an update to their ever-popular K100D dSLR, which is a simple-to-use, entry-level model that even your mother could use. So what’s new with K100D Super? Building on rock solid features like the Shake Reduction system is a ground-breaking Dust Removal system commingling with SDM lenses. If that isn’t Super than I don’t know what is. Hmmm. How about the… Read More

  • Q&A With David Pogue on the iPhone

    Q&A With David Pogue on the iPhone


    Pogue answers just about every question you could have about the iPhone. Do you care? Do you want to buy one? Feel like watching his cheesy video, again? Yeah, you do. Often-Asked iPhone Questions [New York Times] Read More

  • Steve Jobs to Address Apple Employees Today on iPhone Launch

    Steve Jobs to Address Apple Employees Today on iPhone Launch

    Steve Jobs will give the whole Apple team a pep talk later today in preparation for the iPhone’s launch. Apple employees will gather at “Town Hall,” which reeks of Big Brotherness, where they will hear Jobs give his last speech before the big launch. Since the iPhone’s launch, right or wrong, is probably the biggest launch in electronics in quite some time, I imagine… Read More

  • Whaaaa??? Apple doesn't manufacture iPods?!

    Whaaaa??? Apple doesn't manufacture iPods?!

    “Who makes the Apple iPod? Here’s a hint: It is not Apple.” With those 12 words, University of California Berkeley-professor Hal Varian begins an excruciatingly detailed look at where each of the 451 parts that make up the iPod come from and how the countries that supply these parts figure into the United States’ trade deficit. I hate to ruin such a gripping plot line… Read More

  • Nielsen Now Tracks Your Cellphone Habits

    Nielsen Now Tracks Your Cellphone Habits

    You may already be familiar with Nielsen, the company that tracks and monitors TV viewing habits. Only they don’t want to be known for just that anymore. No, they want a piece of that sweet, up and coming cellphone business. So it purchased a company—Telephia—in order to track and monitor cellphone use. With Telephia’s technology now its own, Nielsen will be able to… Read More

  • Five Nintendo Exclusives Coming From Midway

    Five Nintendo Exclusives Coming From Midway

    I know the PS3 and Xbox 360 users are going to be crushed to find out that Midway will be making five of their hot hot upcoming games just for Nintendo systems. Two of the titles, Cruis’n and Game Party will be exclusive Wii titles, while Ultimate Mortal Kombat, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends: Imagination Invaders and The Bee Game are for the Nintendo DS. See? You’re… Read More

  • Apple Retail Stores Are Having A Sleepover

    Apple Retail Stores Are Having A Sleepover

    Apple is beefing up security for ‘iDay’ by mandating that the store manager and one other poor bastard sleepover Thursday night. They’ll be napping between the stock room and Genius Bar. I sure as heck wouldn’t stand for that. I’d demand overtime and a nice expense account for the night. The Apple stores will open at 10 a.m. on Friday and all the madness can… Read More

  • Blu-ray Camp Cheats To Win The War

    Blu-ray Camp Cheats To Win The War

    It’s become perfectly clear how Blu-ray will squash HD DVD and win the ‘war.’ They’re going to be giving away five free movies as a promotion in Q3 when you purchase a Blu-ray player or PS3. I don’t think HD DVD can afford to let this one slide (though they ran a similar promotion a while back). They’ve got 60-90 days to turn things around or they’ll… Read More

  • TechCrunch Readers Can Join Swaptree Now

    I just posted on the Swaptree private beta and upcoming launch. You can actually join right now, and there are no limits on signups. Just go to swaptree.com/techcrunch.htm and follow the instructions. Let me know what you think. Read More

  • For Your Refreshment: "The Nothing to Do With iPhone" Tag

    Tired of iPhone coverage? Want a safe haven? Click here to read stories with nothing to do with the iPhone. CrunchGear: Always Thinking of You, Our Dearest, Cutest, Little Reader. Read More