• Treo 680 + iPod: Time to Call the Exorcist

    A tipster sent in this video of a Treo 680 attacking an iPod’s volume control. Now it’s going nuts! Read More

  • iPod Death Watch

    Bummed when your iPod shows that yucky Mac face and you’ve gotta go dish out another few hundred dollars for a new one? Aren’t we all! iPodMechanic has released a fun lil app cleverly named the iPod Death Clock to tell you when your iPod is going to bite the dust. While this may not be completely accurate it’s pretty amusing and it’s like playing Russian roulette or… Read More

  • Ookles To Launch in Early 2007

    Ookles To Launch in Early 2007

    Ookles, which we noted as a “Flickr Gunner” back in April, is preparing to launch early next year. The company has been quietly developing their new personal media destination site for about a year now, and has only made a few public comments about the service. I had a chance to see an early demo of Ookles late last week, though, and there are at least a couple of really outstanding… Read More

  • Audiovox Wants You Wireless In Your Living Room

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/video components." The adapters will be sold under the Terk brand name (the antenna people!), using UWB to send high-definition video streams wirelessly around your place of occupancy or business. It’s non-line-of-sight so you can send signals through walls and ceilings with wired transmission quality from HDMI… Read More

  • iFrogz Releases Clear Case, Color Case For 2G Nano

    iFrogz Releases Clear Case, Color Case For 2G Nano

    Looking for a case to go along with that spankin’ new iPod Nano you’re getting this holiday season? Check out iFrogz’ new 2G iPod Nano cases. The clear case comes comes in a frosty, clear design with an iFrogz logo in the back that comes in 10 different colors. This is a different style for iFrogz, who usually has all kinds of customization options available with their cases. Read More

  • Better Use That Best Buy Gift Card Soon

    Better Use That Best Buy Gift Card Soon

    In case you haven’t been paying attention to multiple consumer warnings about gift cards, consider this your final warning. Best Buy reported a $43 million profit for fiscal year 2006 thanks to gift cards that haven’t been used in two years. Seriously people. Wake up, smell the coffee and check your wallets. Best Buy isn’t the only retailer making a killing off unused gift cards. Read More

  • Sierra Wireless AirCard 595 For Verizon Now Available

    Sierra Wireless AirCard 595 For Verizon Now Available

    If you’re looking for some sweet speeds for cruising the Internet on your laptop and you’re a Verizon customer, be sure to check out the AirCard 595 from Sierra Wireless. Available for $99 from the Verizon store (or $50 with two-year agreement), this bad boy is one of the first EV-DO Rev. A cards available to Verizon customers. The card can also be used on Verizon Wireless’ CDMA… Read More

  • Xmas Tree Made Of Crappy Electronics

    Xmas Tree Made Of Crappy Electronics

    We realize it’s cool to be a geek and all, but some people really get into it. Example A: The Electronic Xmas Tree. Built with cold cathodes, blacklights, LEDs and completed with a Hello Kitty angel on top, this thing screams Sanrio fan/geek. Says Flickr user Jovino who posted the photo: “This tree was made (almost) completely from pre-existing stuff around my house. The foundation… Read More

  • SageTV Adds Mac Support To Its Media Center Software Sort Of

    SageTV makes a handy media center application for Windows and Linux PCs, which does all kinds of good things, but mostly it turns your computer into a powerful DVR. The company makes and sells a companion app called SageTV Placeshifter for tapping into the media center to control and watch live or recorded TV from any computer connected to the Internet, much like a SlingBox. Today its announced a… Read More

  • NYC Cabs Getting TV and Location Tracking

    NYC Cabs Getting TV and Location Tracking

    If you live in NYC like some of us, you know that cabs are nothing exciting. They’re just fast transportation (well, sometimes at least) from one point to another for when you’re drunk as a skunk. All that is about to change though, thanks to a new touchscreen the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission showed off last week. Set to debut in the next few weeks, the touchscreen… Read More

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  • Treo 750 Starts Showing Up At Cingular Stores

    Treo 750 Starts Showing Up At Cingular Stores

    Some Cingular employees must have been overjoyed this weekend. Seems Treo 750 demo units started showing up in a few Cingular stores recently. Is it the same thing as the Vodafone version? Yes. Are all the features still the same? Yes. But do we care because we’re fanatical geeks? Sadly, yes. It’s still looking good and has a “Q4 release date,” but with only 13 days left in… Read More

  • Release Your Inner Peeping Tom With A Cellphone Telescope

    Release Your Inner Peeping Tom With A Cellphone Telescope

    Allow me first to mention that if you have a cellphone and use it to take pictures, chances are you know that anything farther away than 5 feet is going to look like a big ol’ blur. Luckily, now you can snag this mini Mobile Phone Telescope to grab great shots of friends far away, distant locations and people undressing in their bedrooms at night. Yes, we know that people may actually use… Read More

  • Myspace And Cingular Get It On

    Myspace And Cingular Get It On

    Peace Helio users! Catch ya later! Looks like you’re no longer the only wireless provider with a MySpace deal. Cingular Wireless and MySpace have teamed up letting its wireless customers access their profiles on the social-networking site while on the go. You and your 15-year-old punk girlfriend with pink highlights can check your profile, make comments, upload pictures from your phone and… Read More

  • Brando Adds Electric Shaver To Its List Of USB Products

    This is all very simple and very strange. With a spare USB port on your computer you can power/recharge damn near anything, granted you have the appropriate cable. Electronics-vendor Brando seems to be hunting down every single USB-powered device it can find, including this electric razor. Pretty straightforward: Plug the razor into a USB port, charge it up and shave stuff. I’d go through… Read More

  • Samsung SCH-W531 in FCC Limbo

    Samsung SCH-W531 in FCC Limbo

    Keep your eye out in the future for the Samsung SCH-W531. Aside from looking like it could blend in with a couple of Sub-Zero fridges, this phone has some decent features you might not catch on other Samsung models. It features dual-mode GSM and CDMA, a camera and video capture, Bluetooth, the ability to act as a mass USB storage device, and an HTML capable web browser. It can even handle MS… Read More

  • Zune's Secret Shutdown Extends Battery Life

    For those of you that have gotten your hands on a Zune (Zuners) here’s a tip from Web site Zunerama about getting a little extra juice from you new mobile media player. It’s all in how you shut the device down. Instead of holding the pause/play button down till the screen goes dim, try holding down the down button on the directional pad along with the Back button at the same time. This… Read More

  • LG DA70 All-in-One TV

    LG DA70 All-in-One TV

    Looks like LG is working it’s way back into the home entertainment market with the first product in their TV-PC series. Tagged the DA70, it was launched yesterday in an enticing all black 26-inch LCD television with PC functions letting you watch Family Guy reruns while surfing the net for the newest and greatest stories from the Crunchgear team. Equipped with an Intel Celeron M430 CPU, 160… Read More

  • Digg Breaks Away From All News Focus

    Digg Breaks Away From All News Focus

    Later today, Digg, which just celebrated its second birthday, will release a number of new features. The primary release is the first content area of the site that isn’t news-focused. Users can now Digg their favorite podcasts (feeds and individual episodes). The podcasting homepage will list the most popular podcasts by category (comedy, gaming, health, etc.). Their aim is for Digg to… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: iSonnet

    CrunchGear Week in Review: iSonnet

    Editor’s note: We at CrunchGear think our readers deserve something a little more than just a bland rundown of last week’s announcements, rumors, product launches and reviews. So on Monday mornings we’ve enlisted the help of Philipp Goedicke to write our recaps to complement Bryce Durbin’s illustrations. Fans of National Public Radio’s weekly news quiz show… Read More

  • BluOynx Mobile Content Server

    Agere Systems has announced the BluOynx Mobile Content Server, a device that aims to un-tether users from PCs and stationary storage devices. The BluOynx server is a small portable server that is controlled via cell phone. It is about the size of a credit card and supports USB, Bluetooth and WiFi. The server will come in capacities ranging from 1GB – 40GB. Read More