• Jesus Has the Answers (Or At Least 20 Of Them)

    Jesus Has the Answers (Or At Least 20 Of Them)

    As a good Christian, I try to avoid playing with the Dark Forces of the Universe. Ouiji board? No thanks. Tarot cards? Not my thing. Magic 8-ball? I don’t think so. But what do I do when I need to divine my future? What crutch do I have to turn to when I can’t make decisions and think for myself? Jesus is the answer, friends. Working much like a magic 8-ball, the Answer Me Jesus! is… Read More

  • Moscow Getting WiFi Coin-Box Phones

    Moscow Getting WiFi Coin-Box Phones

    An interesting little tidbit of information here. Comstar UTS and Moscow’s City Telephone Network will be teaming up to deliver 200 WiFi-enabled coin-box telephones throughout the city. These phones will be placed in subways, airports, hotels, and other public places. Each phone will allow customers to pay via coins, pre-paid cards, sms-authorization, and MGTS phone cards. Apparently… Read More

  • Breaking: Odeo Acquired By SonicMountain

    Breaking: Odeo Acquired By SonicMountain

    Details are just coming out, but New York based SonicMountain, a new startup, has acquired Evan Williams’ Odeo. The announcement will come sometime tomorrow. The price is not being disclosed but is in excess of $1 million, and the deal was all cash. Odeo was publicly put on sale last February. The company was bought back from investors late last year. Twitter is no longer part of Odeo… Read More

  • Quick Tidbits: EA To Release Four New iPod Games

    Quick Tidbits: EA To Release Four New iPod Games

    Not a lot of info to work with here but iLounge/Seeking Alpha are reporting that Electronic Arts will be releasing four new iPod games this year. One of the new titles will be Sims Bowling while the other three remain a mystery. This was revealed during an EA’s quarterly earnings conference call and all we know is that the games will be released during 2007. Glad to see someone is… Read More

  • Really Hot Skype Software For Your Blackberry

    Really Hot Skype Software For Your Blackberry

    IM+ from SHAPE Services is about to make Blackberry owners cry out with pure glee. This client lets you IM and talk to Skype friends on the cheap. For $25 you get the ability to make calls not over WiFi, but over friggin’ GSM/3G/CDMA networks. Yeah, that’s right. Free voice calls to friends and cheap-as-hell SkypeOut calls without a WiFi network. Might as well lower your… Read More

  • Dell Latitudes, Too, Have Santa Rosa Fever

    Dell Latitudes, Too, Have Santa Rosa Fever

    Whether you like it or not, today is Santa Rosa Day, where all the king’s horses and all the king’s men pimp their new laptops that have Intel’s latest chipset. Dell is no exception and two of its business-centric laptops, the Latitude D830 and D630, stand on guard for thee. Since they’re intended for business customers they have (as build-to-order options, natch) a… Read More

  • Get That Noose Ready: Surge Of 3-D Films Coming Next Year

    Get That Noose Ready: Surge Of 3-D Films Coming Next Year

    Not all 3-D movies are terrible, but most are rehashed pre-teen jokes with adult innuendos and crappy voice overs. While waiting for Spiderman 3 to start, I had to sit through two previews for PG-rated 3-D animal flicks (yes, one included penguins). I thought that was bad, until I read this Reuters report. Apparently, next year and into 2009, almost every studio will be releasing multiple… Read More

  • JAJAH Lands $20 million Series C Funding From Intel

    JAJAH Lands $20 million Series C Funding From Intel

    VOIP provider JAJAH closes Series C funding of $20 million today, with the lead investment coming from Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of Intel. Previous TechCrunch coverage here. As part of the deal Intel will provide JAJAH access to their community of product dealers, OEM customers and developers, as well as access to Intel’s range of VOIP patents. I spoke to JAJAH CEO Trevor… Read More

  • Sony Introduces VAIO FZ Series

    Sony Introduces VAIO FZ Series

    Going crazy for some Santa Rosa action? Sony delivers the goods today with the new VAIO FZ series of laptops. These new notebooks go on sale in the next week or so and will retail between $1400 and up. Equipped with Blu-Ray drives and sleek designs, the new FZ series looks to be one of the better looking VAIOs hitting the market recently. Read More

  • Pioneer Drops Cheapish PC Blu-ray Drive

    Pioneer Drops Cheapish PC Blu-ray Drive

    Blu-ray is winning and Pioneer agrees! The BDC-2202 PC drive was announced a few days ago, but here’s the real deal. The drive will playback Blu-ray discs as well as read and write to DVD and CD. The 2202 can read BD-ROM/BD-R/BD-RE at up to 5X and can read BD-ROM (DL) and BD-R/-RE (DL) at up to 2X speed. You can even create your own DVD movies and digital photo slideshows and the… Read More

  • CPC Strap: Potentially Better Than an Arab Strap

    CPC Strap: Potentially Better Than an Arab Strap

    Oh… my… God. We get stuff in our mailbox that causes us to pause, puke a little, and move on. But this, friends, will not allow us to move on. It screams at us from the depths — “POST ME! POST ME!” — and jibbers madly in our minds, filling our every waking moment with torment. What is it? It’s a strap for your phone. Read More

  • Pioneer Announces Elite BDP-94HD Blu-ray Player

    Pioneer Announces Elite BDP-94HD Blu-ray Player

    Along with the new 8th-gen plasmas announced today is a Blu-ray player from Pioneer, the Elite BDP-94HD. There isn’t a whole lot to drool over, but the BDP-94HD can be seamlessly integrated into your home theater system via HDMI Consumer Electronics Control Technology. One remote control for all your home theater gadgets…awesome! Unfortunately you’ll have to deal with a 1.2… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Movie Tie-Ins

    CrunchArcade: Movie Tie-Ins

    In case you weren’t paying attention summer has officially arrived. OK, maybe the kids are still in school, the weather isn’t quite that warm yet and it is still two and a half weeks until Memorial Day. But for Hollywood summer is here. Spider-Man 3 just had the biggest single day record at the box office, and this is just one of several highly anticipated films to be arriving… Read More

  • Mother's Day iPod Giveaway: The Entrants

    Mother's Day iPod Giveaway: The Entrants

    Thanks, guys, for coming through at the last minute. I’m going to pick two folks at random to save time but rest assured I appreciate the hard work some of you put into these cards. Funny stuff. Read More

  • Rumors: No Santa Rosa Macbooks But OLED On the Way

    Rumors: No Santa Rosa Macbooks But OLED On the Way

    According to my source who works with Apple, no Santa Rosa-related Macbooks or anything for that matter will be coming in the next few weeks or even months. Sorry. Not happening. Untrue. However, the OLED Macbook rumors seem to be true and our source says we can expect to see them within the next month. Extremely exciting news, I know. But hey, the iPhone is about a month away, so start… Read More

  • Pioneer Project Kuro First Impression

    Pioneer Project Kuro First Impression

    I just got back from seeing the new Pioneer HDTVs and, wow, I’m impressed. The difference between the 720p and 1080p picture quality was barely noticeable, though. Details remain the same from our earlier post, but now we have pricing and launch dates. UPDATE:Optimum Mode not only adjusts picture brightness according to surrounding light, but also adjusts according to what type of… Read More

  • Healthy Vending Tries to Stop Kids From Getting Fat While in School

    Healthy Vending Tries to Stop Kids From Getting Fat While in School

    Look, we tried to offer some advice on how to stay fit and not end up looking like a land monster. But since kids are so hell bent on being fat nowadays, it’s time for parents to cut off access to sugary snacks once and for all. Horizon’s OneSource program manages what schoolchildren eat at lunch, with a fully computerized system that educators and lunch ladies alike can use to… Read More

  • Newsware: Dragging Journalists Into the 21st Century Since [Some Earlier Time]

    Newsware: Dragging Journalists Into the 21st Century Since [Some Earlier Time]

    Actual, out-in-the-field reporters have the benefit of breathing fresh air every day. This little toolkit concept, the handiwork of Benjamin Kuhn, includes a small video camera, audio recorder and a tablet-like thing for jotting notes while out and about. The tablet doesn’t look as compact as you might expect, but its glossy design ranks right up there with the MacTab we saw earlier. Read More

  • Planex Router Supports BitTorrent, MPAA Already Upset

    Planex Router Supports BitTorrent, MPAA Already Upset

    Routers with BitTorrent support aren’t exactly new, but any device that makes watching “The Shield” easier is alright in my book. This one’s from Planex (the MZ-04G, to be exact) and, unfortunately, will probably only be available in Japan. Routers like this are great because, rather than leaving your entire electricity-hungry rig on all night to grab torrents of, you… Read More

  • Goodness Gracious, Another Palm Treo 755p Review: CNET Calls it "Very Good"

    Goodness Gracious, Another Palm Treo 755p Review: CNET Calls it "Very Good"

    The Palm Treo 755p “drops” this week and CNET already reviewed the damn thing (a nice complement to this video review), giving it the reviewer’s crutch of “very good,” which translates to a 7.3. Truth be told, nothing really stands out about the Sprint smartphone, which is set to replace the now ancient 700p, nor is it a “major overhaul” of the… Read More