• 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

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  • 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

  • From the Peanut Gallery: I Need A Laptop

    From the Peanut Gallery: I Need A Laptop

    The more I write about gadgets and electronics, the more I realize how frequently my opinions can be wrong. Often times I base my ideas on sound analysis and statistics and I still end up wrong. That’s why I’m going to ask you all for help on something. I’m currently in the market for a laptop. Discouraged by my past two lackluster Powerbooks, I’ve decided to stop using… Read More

  • Super Bowl XLI Commercial Coverage

    . Hickey is sitting at the 30 yard line of the Big Game at our favorite watering hole in Seattle, the Twilight Exit. And I’m sitting in my room staring blankly at the television from bed with my broke ass Powerbook sputtering toward death. We all know that the Superbowl is chock full of the most innovative and geektastic commercials of the year, so we will be live blogging our thoughts on… Read More

  • PatentMonkey: Superbowl Edition

    PatentMonkey: Superbowl Edition

    We’ve got a few inventive thoughts rolling into the Super Bowl weekend: Read More

  • Superbowl 2007: Beatles Come to iTunes?

    While you’re hunkered down in your home theater, HD turned to the big game, watch for a commercial by Apple. The company formerly known as Apple Computer has reserved a 30-second spot to run in the first half. While details are clouded in Apple secrecy, it means they’re also glossed in Apple rumors, the juiciest being that the ad will be a way for Apple to announce a deal to sell the… Read More

  • Apple Recommends Against Vista, For Now

    Apple Recommends Against Vista, For Now

    If you’re an iTunes PC user, Apple has a simple bit of advice for you: Don’t upgrade to vista yet. The company has cited several compatibility issues that might arise when users attempt to use the popular music player with Windows Vista. Among these problems are issues that would prevent users from playing purchased music or video, synchronizing contacts and calendar, and runtime… Read More

  • Google PowerPoint Clone Coming

    Somebody took what appears to be a header file from an existing Google application and posted it as a document on Google Docs & Spreadsheets. Based on some of the text in the document, the current code name of the presentation application is “Presently,” a play on the original Docs & Spreadsheets application, an online word processor called Writely that was acquired by Google… Read More

  • Kensington VoIP Phone Melts in Your Hand

    Kensington VoIP Phone Melts in Your Hand

    The Kensington Vo200 Bluetooth Internet Phone is a neat little device that fits and charges in the PCMIA slot of your laptop. It can be used to make calls over VoIP services like Skype, MSN and Google Talk. The phone has three hours of talk time and 30 hours of standby time, and also blinks when you have 10 minutes of talk time left. The fold-out design is particularly cool. Unfortunately, the… Read More

  • Paging Dr. iPod

    Paging Dr. iPod

    A bit old in the blogosphere, but still a goodie, the $500 Thinklabs ds32a Digital Stethoscope comes with a 2GB iPod Nano and special recording attachment that allows you to record the sweet beats of your patient’s heart. The stethoscope technically will work with any recording device that has line-in or mic inputs. However, Thinklabs prefers the iPod Nano because of it’s interface and… Read More