• LG Launches 4 New GPS Nav Systems

    LG is finally jumping into the domestic GPS Nav market, but there are no real surprises here. If you’re at CES you can check out the four new models: LN790, LN740, LN735 and LN730. Touch screens ranging in size from 3.5 to 4.3-inches that will offer a wide range of options including Bluetooth, turn by turn voice guidance, POIs, preloaded maps of the US and Canada and media playback… Read More

  • PumpOne Mobile For Fatties With Cell Phones

    Yep, sorry, called you people fatties again, but at least I’m offering up solutions. Actually, I could stand to lose some weight too, so I thought I should share the newly launched PumpOne Mobile from PumpOne.com with you. The company specializes in workouts to put on your iPod done by digital trainers to show you proper form for the exercises. Taking that concept one step further, PumpOne… Read More

  • Guy Turns Nintendo DS Into An iPod

    Behold the mystery of YouTube yet again folks. Here we have a video of someone running a virtual iPod on his or her Nintendo DS. Using the touch screen and stylus, the user operates the iPod’s clickwheel while the iPod’s display appears on the top DS screen. And does it play music? Oh hell yes. No clue on how this works, but a very cool/hip/urban/rad/gnarly use of the DS. Guy Turns… Read More

  • Toshiba Releases HD DVD Drive

    Toshiba has brought the world it’s first HD DVD write drive while still supporting older formats, ie DVD and CD. A few sample drives of the SD-H903A will begin shipping out this month. It’s not the quickest but it is the first so we’ll give Toshiba some credit, it burns at 1x for both single and dual layer HD DVD-R. It buffers at 8MB and is said to support all HD DVD due to an… Read More

  • Buy An Apple Display, Get Tiny Bugs Inside It

    Looks like for a limited time only you’ll be able to purchase an Apple-made LCD display with bugs in it. Or at least that was the case for one gentleman who discovered little, tiny critters inside the display he was using. See that little bugger in the video above? He’s the culprit. Of course this comes off of the Apple forums, so the responses to this conundrum are priceless like… Read More

  • We'll Tell Off CE Makers So You Don't Have To

    We'll Tell Off CE Makers So You Don't Have To

    OK, guys. We’re headed to CES on Saturday and will be jet-lagged, hung-over and pissed off. Let’s channel that anger into a little constructive criticism. In the comments, please tell us all your pet peeves about consumer electronics — the price, the size, the ease-of-use — and we’ll put those questions to as many bigwigs as we can, including Michael Dell. We… Read More

  • Canon Announces DC50 DVD Camcorder

    Canon Announces DC50 DVD Camcorder

    Canon just announced its new DC50 DVD Camcorder. This $799 handheld camcorder is feature-rich and is perfect for those on the fence between amateurs and professional. The DC50 offers direct-to-DVD recording, a 5.39-megapixel CCD image sensor for 5-megapixel photos, 10x optical/200x digital zoom, DIGIC DV II technology, level and grid image marking, and the ability to record in true HD. Read More

  • Ditch iCal, Make Your Office Wall Into A Calendar

    Ditch iCal, Make Your Office Wall Into A Calendar

    Who needs software and gadgets in their office? Certainly not you! You can get rid of iCal and hit up The Home Depot for some chalkboard paint. Looks like Martha Stewart knows how to multitask like a pro; her DIY Wall Calendar made of chalkboard paint is the perfect way to make your office unique while keeping it functional at the same time. Martha’s guide shows you how to create a… Read More

  • Amazon.com launches independent Endless.com

    In a quirky move, Amazon.com has launched their own independent shoe and handbag niche website, Endless.com. Shoes and handbags will still be available on Amazon. Endless really hides the fact that Amazon owns them — you have to dig into their ‘About Us‘ page, and even then you won’t see Amazon.com’s logo. Amazon.com offers an API that allows etailers/developers to… Read More

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  • Daily Crunch: Puck-Man Edition

    Daily Crunch: Puck-Man Edition

    Japanese Live-Action Pac-Man Skit Rollies: Training Wheels for Sneakers, or Something Smartvue S4 Wireless Draft-N IP Cam Peeps With Better Range Cat Genie Makes Pooping AutoMagic Amazon’s Bezos Shows Off Egg-Shaped Spacecraft Read More

  • Introducing TechCrunch Forums

    We quietly launched a new area of the site tonight – TechCrunch Forums. Reader feedback and comments are an integral part of this blog (in fact, any blog in our opinion), and we want to be able to expand the conversation beyond whatever posts are fresh at a given time. The Forums is the place to do that. Create a thread on any topic you like. This is a good place to pitch your new startup or… Read More

  • An Open Letter to Verizon Wireless, From Yours Truly (and David Letterman)

    Dear Verizon Wireless, I know it’s maybe been a tough year, breaking ground on your new 3G network, losing some traction to Sprint and T-Mobile, watching competitor Cingular make inroads towards stealing some of your high-speed data thunder. What you need is some hip, edgy marketing to lift you spirits, and I think Dave Letterman’s crew has just the right idea: I sincerely hope you… Read More

  • Thank You, Akismet

    Thank You, Akismet

    I named blog spam catcher Akismet as one of the products I couldn’t live without in a post a few days ago. Today we hit the magic number – Akismet has captured over 1 million spam comments and trackbacks, just on TechCrunch. That’s over 1 million pieces of bogus content that we didn’t have to read, sort through manually and delete. Akismet is a relatively easy plugin to… Read More

  • Tough Guy Leather USB Drive

    Most things that are banal can be elevated from “stupid” to “interesting” by wrapping them in leather. See: rock stars, steering wheels, prom dates. So is the case with Digiwork’s latest USB thumb drives. In 1, 2, or 4GB sizes, the otherwise unremarkable flash drives are wrapped in sensual, epicurean leather. With the keyring, this would be the only flash drive… Read More

  • Reader Response: Countdown to CES Day 03

    Reader Response: Countdown to CES Day 03

    The wait for CES is yawn inducing, but it looms at least. That means no more slow news days; no more staring blankly at my monitor, possibly drooling, waiting for something interesting to happen. It also means that Reader Response is drawing to a close for awhile. Today we’re giving away one Belkin SportCommand. It’s a great device that has completely changed my cycling habits. So who… Read More

  • Amateur Hour At PayPerPost

    It’s not often that a company announces the acquisition of another company and then subsequently walks away from the deal, but PayPerPost isn’t a typical kind of company. In a post on the PayPerPost blog today, the company said “We…dug into the Metrics platform and regretfully found that it wasn’t what we were looking for right now.” That came just a week after… Read More

  • Seagate 1TB Hard Drive Coming Soon

    Seagate has been pumping out its 750GB hard drives since April 2006. Well apparently the company had enough of all the “when’s there gonna be a one-terabyte drive?” questions and sent out an e-mail to the media letting us know that a drive of that size will be coming in the first half of 2007. Seagate’s 1TB hard drive will be our second generation 3.5-inch hard drive to… Read More

  • More Halo 3 Beta Opportunities

    If you failed to geet a beta invite for “Halo 3″ during the first round, it appears that you’ve got another shot. All you have to do is log three hours playing Halo 2 online between Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, 12:01 a.m. EST and Feb. 3, 2007, 11:59 p.m. EST. The first 13,333 people to do so and signup at the Halo 3 site will get a beta invite.If that doesn’t work for you… Read More

  • Cat Genie Makes Pooping AutoMagic

    Cat Genie Makes Pooping AutoMagic

    I have cats. Two of ‘um. I once got one of those LitterMaid things, but after a few days, I realized it was a lot more complicated than just changing the litter box manually. Sure it’s a gross chore, but it’s nothing difficult. So I’m sure you can anticipate my reaction for this new cat poop accessory. That’s right, in the spirit of LitterMaid comes the Cat Genie… Read More