• JRC's Crackberry-like Phone Makes It Suck To Be That Guy

    Wilcomm, a Japanese network operator, has released JRC’s WX220J which is a cordless phone, based on the PBX standard most companies use, that can hold up to 10 different fixed line numbers. If you’re that guy/gal who gets left at the office when everyone else goes home, you can take this brick home with you. Wilcomm says you can even take it on the train since it also acts as a PHS… Read More

  • Latest CrunchBoard Jobs

    Latest CrunchBoard Jobs

    Here are a few of the great startup jobs recently listed on the CrunchBoard Job Board: Traffic Manager at Tagged Inc in San Francisco, CA Data Warehouse & ETL Architect at NBC Universal in NY, NY Category Manager, AOL Travel at AOL, Inc in Dulles, VA LAMP Web Developer at Expo TV in New York, NY Sr. Developer at Piczo in San Francisco, CA Web2.0 Software Engineer/Partner at TheChipLab.com in… Read More

  • Social Network For Betting Junkies

    London based Gottabet is a social network that handles the logistics on small, friendly bets. Users set up bets, either for actual money or for the Gottabet currency, called “peanuts,” which have no cash value but give bragging rights. An example bet is “How Many People Will Jack Bauer Kill in Season 6?” Participating costs 30 peanuts, and the winner takes the entire pot. Read More

  • CES 2007: TeleNav, Trimble Outdoors And Polaroid's ClickFree Products

    There are a few more products from CES I wanted to fill you in on. One I met with before CES (TeleNav), one I missed my meeting with (Trimble Outdoors) and the other was a spur-of-the-moment thing (Polaroid’s Media Backup Drives). TeleNav makes GPS solutions for mobile devices. (Trimble does, too, for that matter.) TeleNav’s big announcement for CES was that it’ll have the first… Read More

  • Email, Holograms of the Dead to Haunt Your Inbox

    What if your grandfather’s urn (you know, the vase on the mantle your mom won’t let the cat near) had WiFi and could send you birthday emails years after Grandad has gone to heaven? That’s the idea behind Microsoft’s “Immortal Computing” initiative. In fact, that’s pretty much it: before you shuffle off your mortal coil, you record a series of messages… Read More

  • Plantronics + Quiksilver/Roxy = Bluetooth Audio That Doesn't Look Douchey

    (or, indeed, unwired) clothing is something we’ve seen before, iPod remotes in sleeves and the like, but Plantronics has partnered with Roxy and Quiksilver and they seem to have gotten it right, releasing a series of snowboarding equipment with built-in stereo Bluetooth hands-free kits. The line of parkas and helmets allows not only for chatting with co-boarders on the slopes via Bluetooth… Read More

  • Boot Camp: Free for Leopards, $30 for Tigers

    When Leopard, the forthcoming version of Apple’s OS X, hits the streets in the coming weeks, it will ship with Boot Camp, built-in software that allows Intel-based Macs to dual-boot to Windows XP (or, indeed, Vista). It’s included as part of the 10.5 OS package. But if you’re planning on sticking with Tiger, the most recent OS X version, Apple wants you to pay $30 for Boot Camp. Read More

  • The Ruckus Network Launches, We Look For The O-Ring

    Another day, another iTunes competitor. Ruckus has been kicking around for a couple of years now, but it has finally gotten its act together enough to launch a coherent music store. But “music store” might be the wrong term to use, as all of the music downloaded from Ruckus, even that from major label artists, is free. The idea is that by offering the music in an easy-to-navigate… Read More

  • Colorado Apple Store Gets Jacked

    Colorado Apple Store Gets Jacked

    You may have a hard time scoring an iPod Nano if you live near Boulder, Colorado. Earlier this month, a small plexiglass display case was snatched from an Apple store on 29th Street. The thieves made off with 42 iPod nanos by simply grabbing the case and walking out it, as the display stand wasn’t bolted down in any way. Police say employees failed to notice any suspicious activity on the… Read More

  • Quickoffice 4 for Symbian S60 Out Now

    While the small screen might not be ideal for writing the Great American Novel, it’s great for last-minute changes or reviews of documents. Quickoffice 4, the latest rendition of the popular mobile software, does just that and is now available for Symbian S60-powered handsets, giving users read and write capabilities on the fly. At $50, the price seems to be a bit steep for phone software… Read More

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  • LG Mobile Lets You Share Music

    LG’s newest and greatest HSDPA handset is the LG SH-110. This sweet piece of Korean mobile gadgetry lets you make video and voice conference calls via Bluetooth. It roams globally thanks to CDMA and WCDMA. You can even share music between two people through Bluetooth headsets. Also, by way of a USIM (Universal Subscriber Identity Module), the SH-110 gives users easy access to banking and… Read More

  • NY Times: "Hoo Hoos and Ta Tas Look Bad in HD"

    NY Times: "Hoo Hoos and Ta Tas Look Bad in HD"

    I’m all for progress, but perhaps we’re reaching a stage in our evolution where the fruits of our intellect are surpassing our ability to keep down our Chef Boyardee. It seems that someone — we know who you are — is complaining that HD porn is getting really nasty. Public Enemy #1? Razor burn, friends. That’s right. Jenna’s stubble looks like a truck… Read More

  • Shed Some Flab With Your Wii

    Shed Some Flab With Your Wii

    When the Wii first debuted last year, gamers thought they’d be whipping themselves into shape by playing titles like Wii Sports and Madden ’07. Now, it’s confirmed that instead of going outside and playing real sports, you can drop some pounds by doing it all virtually. Mickey DeLorenzo spent a little over six weeks playing Wii Sports for 30-minutes a day. He ate the same, kept… Read More

  • CES 2007: Dear Diary…The Recap

    Just thought I’d milk CES for a couple more posts today. The first of which is this handy recap of my CES 2007 meetings. Here are all the links, and so you don’t have to wade through all the posts looking for specific companies, I’ve listed them out with the individual links. If there are any products that you’d really like us to get you more information on, please let us… Read More

  • CompUSA Banks on Windows Vista or Money Back Guarantee

    If you’re one of the many who are interested by the idea of Windows Vista but are hesitant to take the $400+ plunge without back-up, then look to your local CompUSA for a safety net. The national computer retail chain is guaranteeing that you’ll love Windows Vista, or you get your money back. In addition, the techs will re-install your former OS free of charge if you’re not… Read More

  • Vodafone Goes Virtual

    Not to be outdone by some rascally start-up called YouNeverCall, Vodafone has announced its plans to start selling in-game mobile phones for Second Life. If you can afford it, go for the Treo. A word to the wise: if you sign up for a 2-year contract in a virtual world, go ahead and cancel your real-life cell plan, you’re probably not going to be talking to anyone but your mom ever again. Read More

  • Solar Flower: Double the Hippie Feel-Good Junk

    Here we are in 2007, a new year full of promise and heartfelt bliss, and I find this. It’s a Solar Night Flower. Sunlight charges it during the day, and the Solar Night Flower’s (SNF for short) fiber optic veins light up at night, giving the effect of a pretty daisy being electrocuted for the murder of another flower (it was a pansy). At least it’s not USB powered. We’re… Read More

  • Personal Rail Service Concepts

    Personal Rail Service Concepts

    Perhaps you live in a city with some abandoned trolley tracks near you. Or perhaps, you live in a suburban home near abandoned rail-road tracks. Either way, these concept ideas for personal rail transportation are genius. Imagine being able to take a ride down a set of tracks all by yourself. Some of the concepts are motorized, but others (such as the unique surfboard model) rely on old-fashioned… Read More

  • Black-Market Vista Hits the Streets in China for Less Than a Latte

    We all know that China cares very little for our silly copyright laws, and that is illustrated nicely with these black-market knock-offs of Windows Vista that have hit the streets of Beijing. Instead of paying $400 for a copy of the latest, resource-hungry version of Microsoft’s flagship product, you can get a “Frankenbuild” version on the street for less than $3, including… Read More

  • Native Instruments Audio 8 DJ Interface

    Native Instruments Audio 8 DJ Interface

    Professional DJs know that in 2007, it now takes more than two Technics-1200s and a RANE mixer to get the job done at a high-roller nightclub (unless you’re Carl Cox). Native Instruments, maker of all music software elite, knows this too and showed off its new digital DJ interface at NAMM. The Audio 8 DJ interface comes with four RCA inputs and outputs, MIDI input/output, mic in and audio… Read More