• PS3 Shortage Solved: Some Jerk Bought 200

    PS3 Shortage Solved: Some Jerk Bought 200

    Looks like we’ve found all the missing PS3s — some eBay punk bought up 200 and is selling them at probably 200% profit. Way to screw with babies, dude. Why not go to a day care and steal a bunch of blankies. Then beat up a kid for his Pokemon cards. These appear to be overseas models, so who knows what that means for buyers in the U.S. PlayStation 3 Shortages [DavidCiccone] Read More

  • Wii Unboxing

    Vincent over at SlashGear fought off a sick kid and his mom to get a Nintendo Wii. Marvel at his amazement. Be amazed at his marvelment. Unboxing [SlashGear] Read More

  • iPhone Story on CNBC: Meh

    A fairly nebulous story on the iPhone. Looks like the MSM is picking up on rumors. Read More

  • Live from New York, It's Wii

    Live from New York, It's Wii

    Throngs of rabid fans in Times Square is nothing new. With the MTV studios across the street this is practically a daily happening. But it wasn’t the latest hip-hop artist, boy band or even Britney that brought out the masses. The crowds this time were at the world’s largest Toy R Us. And what brought them out on this chilly November evening? Read More

  • Replacing DRM With A Music Tax Is Incredibly Stupid

    A couple of weeks ago The Register’s Andrew Orlowski published an interview with Peter Jenner about the future of the major music labels and DRM. A number of blogs picked up the story and wrote about it in a resoundingly positive way. It certainly starts off well – Peter Jenner is a respected figure in the music industry (he was Pink Floyd’s first manager, as well as managing The… Read More

  • Optimus Taking Pre-Orders For Full-Sized Keyboard

    Optimus Taking Pre-Orders For Full-Sized Keyboard

    Surely you recall the Optimus Keyboard, a 103-key gadget of awesomeness where each key is a tiny LCD that’s individually reprogrammable. Well some news is finally coming out again: the keyboard will be available for pre-order starting December 12th. Price and quantity available have not been announced but there are some rumors that it might cost something in the $200 range. While digging… Read More

  • Yahoo's Brad Garlinghouse Makes His Power Move

    Brad Garlinghouse, the Yahoo SVP who owns massive pieces of the overall organization (front page, mail, IM, etc.) wrote an email memo to senior staff about his views on the state of Yahoo. The entire email, including typos, was reprinted by the Wall Street Journal today and is copied below. The memo calls for a top-down overhaul of Yahoo to eliminate redundancies and expedite decision making. The… Read More

  • More Dash Detox Entries

    We just received a couple more entries for the Dash Detox Contest. First up comes from CrunchGear reader Josh. It’s a parody of the old favorite “your brain on drugs.” Funny stuff. Next we have “an open letter from John Biggs’ dog,” from CG reader Erik. Thanks for the entries so far everyone. You still have a couple more days if you want to participate. You can… Read More

  • AMD Aims at Living Room

    AMD Aims at Living Room

    AMD has developed a prototype media vault device that can be used to store and stream content to TVs and PCs. The, as of yet, unnamed device is aimed directly at the market Apple hopes to broach next year with its iTV. While there are few details currently available about the AMD prototype, Joe Menard, the corporate VP at AMD, speculates that we could begin seeing the AMD media device sometime… Read More

  • PlayStation 3 Launch Line for Charity

    PlayStation 3 Launch Line for Charity

    So the PS3 launched yesterday to the tune of 400,000 units across the US. Gamers everywhere swarmed electronics stores hoping to get their hands on one of the coveted consoles. There were all sorts of reports of violence and general shenanigans. One PS3 was even smashed right in front of the store it was purchased at, while those waiting in line looked on in disgust and horror. This story is a bit… Read More

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  • The Gama Watch Tells Time, RADs

    Sometimes we find gadgets on the Interwebs and we have no idea who the target demographic is. Others are aimed far more steadily at a specific audience. Take, as an example, this Gamma Watch. It’s not called a Gamma Watch just because it sounds cool, it’s called Gamma Watch because it’s got a freakin’ radiation detector in it. Sure, it doesn’t offer any radiation… Read More

  • Add Snap Previews to Any Site For Free

    One thing people really like about the Snap search engine is that it gives a large preview screen of every search result. The idea is that users can save time by seeing the site before they click to it. That can be an advantage when wading through increasingly sophisticated SEO and spoof sites that aren’t relevant to your search. Snap has 300 million stored site images, updated regularly… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Temple of Zune Edition

    Daily Crunch: Temple of Zune Edition

    G-Tech Fabric Keyboard Hits Major Retailer For The Holidays Holidays 2006: The Season’s Best Home-Theater-In-A-Box Systems Daisy MP3 Player Brings Hope To The Open Source World Helio Drift Gets a Close-up Zune: Let’s All Go to the Social Read More

  • Zune: Let's All Go to the Social

    Zune: Let's All Go to the Social

    I walked into Biggs’ house Wednesday after about 12 hours of mental and physical anguish from being stuck in transit. Travel disaster in the extreme, complete with booking oversights, flight delays, nauseating turbulence, incomprehensible babbling Korean people and a midget with a perm. I was pissy, to be sure. But then Biggs handed me a small box labeled Zune. Now I can’t say it was a… Read More

  • Benchmark: Clean tech and social networking the focus for 2007

    Benchmark: Clean tech and social networking the focus for 2007

    Following the news that Benchmark Capital Europe has raised €430 million for its new (third) European venture capital fund, I spoke to Barry Maloney (pictured), partner with Benchmark. The fund has found itself significantly oversubscribed, making it one of the largest venture capital firms in Europe. Past investments include Bebo, BetFair PageFlakes, RawFlow, RebTel, Zopa and Setanta. Maloney… Read More

  • ShoZu Interview

    TechCrunch’s Mike Butcher spoke to Dr. Andy Tiller, CTO of ShoZu.com, about their latest moves (including enabling the uploading of content from the mobile via WiFi), and whether the concept of “Mobile 2.0″ really does have “legs”. The audio is 15 mins long. <p> </p> Read More

  • Holidays 2006: The Season's Best Home-Theater-In-A-Box Systems

    With all the talk about screen resolutions on HDTV sets, people tend to forget about the other important part of the high-def experience: 5.1-channel surround sound. So if you’ve got yourself a sweet plasma, LCD, projector, or rear-projection HDTV and you’re rocking the built-in speakers (though we know there are some good ones out there) you’re doing you and your loved ones a… Read More

  • Prototype Phone: Powered by the Sun for Patchouli-frangranced Vegan Commies

    Attention, hippies: if you could put down your bong for one second, we have something here you might like. T3, the British magazine about gadgets and babes, has come back from Tokyo with these photos and stats on a prototype phone powered by solar energy. Cool, right? Sure, if you live outdoors on a cloud-free mountaintop. But then how would you get service? We don’t like the idea. Maybe a… Read More

  • Creating Devices With The Windows Live Hardware Platform

    Taking a cue from Sam’s analysis of the X-series launch and Three’s inclusion of Windows Live Messenger on a pair of non-Windows handsets, I thought I’d post up a presentation I stumbled across outlining Microsoft’s vision for embedding Windows Live services in various consumer electronics devices. There are a couple interesting clues on the future relationship between… Read More

  • Sony-Ericsson to Slim Down

    If you’re a Sony-Ericsson holdout who loves the sturdy phones, high-end features, and intuitive interface it offers, you’ve probably been watching with some envy the shrinking form-factors the rest of the cellphone world enjoys, specifically Motorola and Samsung. Sure, your phone has a 332-megapixel camera with Tungsten flash, radar, anti-fungal spray and a laser pointer built in, but… Read More