• Datacolor SpyderTV Hands On

    Datacolor SpyderTV Hands On

    Prior to sitting down to view that yearly bacchanal of violence and beer last night, the SAG Awards (I TiVo-ed it, natch), I decided to whip out the SpyderTV by Datacolor to calibrate my 56-inch JVC DLP. One of the major issues I’ve always had with this HD TV is that standard definition TV always looks washed out and messy, especially when running through the TiVo. In order to at least fix… Read More

  • Mead Binder With Integrated Speakers

    Mead Binder With Integrated Speakers

    Back in the 1980s and early 1990s, you just weren’t cool if you didn’t possess a Trapper Keeper. The Trapper Keeper turned Mead into an iconic name that every kid in a school would instantly recognize. Now Mead is looking to break new ground again by introducing a binder with integrated speakers under it’s Five Star line of products. The binder comes with a built-in audio-jack to… Read More

  • The Help Key: Back The Frak Up

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/editor, the situation was particularly dire.) Since then I’ve been very “don’t let this happen to you” when I talk to people about backing up their files. The number of digital media files alone on my computer skyrocketed over the past few years and to lose that stuff would be devastating. You likely feel… Read More

  • Free International Calling Yanked… Not Quite

    at the Times. It was essentially a free international number that terminated in Iowa and then connected you to international numbers anywhere around the world. We used it quite a bit until they yanked it. Read More

  • Watch Porn in Your Visor

    Watch Porn in Your Visor

    GadgetUniverse has an interesting product up. It’s a visor mounted DVD player with FM transmitter and apparently allows your bored passengers to enjoy red hot work-out porn from the comfort of your Impala’s bucket seats. At $299.95, it seems a little iffy but the 7-inch device can play DVDs, VCDs, and MP3 disks as well as SD cards. It also has a TV tuner and a touch screen. Pretty… Read More

  • Sony Gives In, Releases iPod Dock

    Sony Gives In, Releases iPod Dock

    As far as Sony goes, we’ve always appreciated its Discman and Walkman line of products. But when the iPod strolled in, Sony sort of started to suck in the DAP department. So it really should come as no surprise that Sony is releasing the CPF-IP001 iPod Docking Station. Just a basic docking station, the device comes with two 5-watt speakers and a 15-watt subwoofer, making it a bit louder than… Read More

  • Samsung i7 Video Walk Through

    Here’s a nice in depth look at the i7. The swiveling touch screen is pretty enticing and the UI seems pretty easy to navigate. Enjoy! i7 Porn [Techfresh] Read More

  • Viva La e-Revolution!

    Viva La e-Revolution!

    First reported in the blogosphere last November, the speaker allows the user to adjust volume or tune the built-in FM radio simply by moving their hand within the vicinity of the device. The 10-inch tall gadget features two 0.7-watt speakers that can be powered with batteries, AC or USB. The speaker also displays three colorful background lights. The e-Revolution Motion Speaker is now available… Read More

  • Slinky Chair Wows Crowd

    http://embed.break.com/MjE4NjA0 There aren’t much details about this chair, but one commenter believes it is made out of a massive amount of flexible cardboard. Evan Ackerman over at OhGizmo! describes it as “a bunch of interlocking two dimensional chairs that can accordion out to whatever length you want, slinky style.” Regardless, I want one just to woo the ladies, who can be… Read More

  • HD VoIP: Wha?

    HD VoIP: Wha?

    What the heck? HD VoIP is apparently the latest marketing scheme by Canadian telco Iristel. Apparently it adds CD quality voice calls to standard VoIP which is, to put it lightly, about as useful as… I don’t even know. Sounds essentially like bullshit. Generally, friends, VoIP is fairly low quality simply because it can be. If you want high quality VoIP get a nice headset and download… Read More

  • How to Install Vista

    Har har har! Opie and Anthony via Gizmodo Read More

  • Web Services Help Heal Your Pain: Ring Exchange

    Web Services Help Heal Your Pain: Ring Exchange

    Are you done with her? Did she make that “snort snort” noise in the bathroom one too many times? Is her hair slightly off-color and won’t match your new speakers? Does she want to talk about your “cheating” again? Well, drop her like a bad habit and resell her engagement ring at a tidy profit. Yes, friends, the Internet has finally found a way to turn heartache and… Read More

  • Sign Up for Sling on PalmOS

    Sign Up for Sling on PalmOS

    Sling Media now is accepting beta applications for the PalmOS. The requirements are that you have a Treo 700p (or in some cases, a Treo 680, Palm TX, or Treo 650), a Sling Box and an unlimited data plan. The application is long (it takes about 10 minutes to complete) and the first wave of tests will begin Feb. 5. Watch out for the disclaimer: Sling Media can’t be held responsible for your… Read More

  • Happy Birthday, TechCrunch France

    Happy Birthday, TechCrunch France

    Ouriel Ohayon, editor of TC France, is celebrating his site’s 1st birthday today and had his readers create some excellent celebratory logos. We don’t often highlight the other members of the esteemed TC family, but Ouriel is doing a bang-up job and now that his site is on to solid foods and is almost walking, we’re just tickled. TechCrunch France Read More

  • Make Your PC Look Like Wii

    Someone with too much time on his hands and not enough money to buy the Nintendo Wii decided to remake the look and feel of the OS on his computer. The results are pretty astonishing, especially the video of the Wiimote being used in conjunction with the screen. Now if he can only get it to play Wii games :-p. The fake OS also is available for download. Wii OS [via Digg] Read More

  • Nokia RM-230: Maybe

    The 3GSM Conference is just around the corner and Nokia recently submitted what seems to be a swiveling music phone with the FCC. We’re not too sure what series this phone will fall under but it seems it will be the successor to the 3250 but we won’t know for sure until March 16 when the confidentiality request will expire, or at 3GSM. According to Phone Arena the new Nokia will be… Read More

  • Web 2.0 Directory Go2Web20 Upgraded

    Web 2.0 Directory Go2Web20 Upgraded

    When we first wrote about Go2Web20 on its release in September 2006, it was a side project of Israeli founders Orli Yakuel and Eyal Shahar. They thought it would be a nice way to show off their passion for Flash and keep a directory of new web startup logos and basic information. The site proved to be so popular that the two have kept working on it, adding new companies and products (there are… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: LonelySquid15 Edition

    CrunchGear Week in Review: LonelySquid15 Edition

    I’m Almost Ready for My Close-Up (Sleepy Thoughts on Video You Didn’t Demand) Philipp Goedicke Now Vista’s out. It’s great [1]. Or trash [2]. New Shuffles hit the floor [3-5]. But YouTube beckons with some cash [6]. Wake up, you’re on in four. [7] Show off new products from all sides, Tell others what you see [8-13]. If you made it, beam with pride [14]. Wake up… Read More

  • European Startup Plazes Raises €2.7 million

    Plazes, which is based in Zurich and Berlin, is announcing its first institutional round of financing this morning. They raised €2.7 million, or about $3.5 million, from Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures. We first profiled Plazes on June 11, 2005 (the day this blog started). It’s evolved significantly since then, obviously, but the core idea is the same – Plazes tracks your physical… Read More

  • Next Generation Entrepreneurs Compete At Google HQ

    If you happened to wander onto the Google campus last Sunday, January 28th, you might not have been surprised to notice a flurry of activity around building 40, even on a Sunday night. But you would have walked in on an incredible sight. An entire auditorium filled with hundreds of people mingling around and stopping by colorful booths where friendly and enterprising 12 year girls explained their… Read More