• ZoneAlarm Secure Wireless Router Z100G: It's The Software That Makes It Good

    Anybody can go out and buy a wireless 802.11g router, but why not get one that has had its security software designed by a company that knows what it’s doing? ZoneAlarm, consumer division of Check Point, must’ve thought the same thing, so it went out and put together the ZoneAlarm Secure Wireless Router Z100G, a single-box solution for home networkers, families, gamers and home-office… Read More

  • Xbox Live Marketplace: Now With Video

    November 22 brings us downloadable content – TV and movies – from CBS, Warner Brothers, and a few others. You download the preview then pay for the movie. Rentals you can hold onto, unwatched, for two weeks, and then have 24 hours to finish it before it goes poof. You can also “purchase” content that will sit on your drive. Pricing is fairly nebulous at this point, but it… Read More

  • Bostitch Nails PopSci Innovation Of The Year

    Popular Science magazine announced its 2006 “Best of What’s New” list today giving innovation of the year to a nail made by hardware manufacturer Bostitch. The HurriQuake nail is designed to withstand nature’s tantrums. The bottom section is circled with angled barbs that resist pulling out in wind gusts up to 170 mph. This “ring shank” stops halfway up to leave… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Vote Tampering Edition

    Daily Crunch: Vote Tampering Edition

    Here are some of Monday’s stories: Hasbro’s Massively Mini DAP for Kids Nvidia Takes On ATI’s Mobile Business With PortalPlayer Purchase Snap Circuits: For the Kiddies Cingular 8525 Hands On TiVo Now More Expensive: Thanks, Santa! Read More

  • Turn to Launch Hybrid CPA Ad Network

    San Mateo startup Turn will unveil an interesting new advertising platform tomorrow at the Web 2.0 conference. It combines Cost Per Action bidding with a wide range of user, site and ad performance analytics. The company calls itself the world’s first automatic targeting, bidded CPA ad network. I often write that new ad networks bore me as a prefix to profiling an interesting one, but lately… Read More

  • Travelhiker.com adds user incentive and looks for investment

    Travelhiker.com adds user incentive and looks for investment

    Travelhiker.com, a social networking site based around travel, has launched a revenue-sharing feature for its members who write full-blown travel guides. The way it works its this: An existing member can write a long review of a travel destination e.g. a gourmet’s guide to Paris or a backpacker’s guide to Sydney. They post recommendations about what to do, where to stay or where to eat… Read More

  • Japanese PlayStation 3 Commercial

    I may be alone in this, but I like the new Sony PlayStation 3 commercials. Yes, they are creepy, odd and make no sense, but once in a while you need a few commercials to talk about, and that’s exactly what PS3 commercials are. Or maybe I’m overlooking the fact that Sony hasn’t figured out Halloween was last week? Who knows, at least this one gets right to the point. Japanese… Read More

  • Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford

    Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford

    Saïd Business School is slowly but surely positioning itself quite savvily in the Web 2.0 space. Last year’s inaugural “Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford” event was excellent (see a PDF report here) and featured speakers like Evan Williams from Odeo and seniors from various other state-side startups like Craigslist (although the lack of Wi-Fi in the lecture theatres was… Read More

  • Panasonic PT-AE1000: Full 1080p HD for Home Theaters

    Panasonic is trying to get under your tree this holiday season with its new AE1000 projector. This slick black box puts out your video at full 1080p. What’s more is that it has a 11,000:1 contrast ratio, which is total hotness. Panasonic is aiming this projector at high-end home-theater lovers, although you should be able to find it for under $5k, which really brings it into the mid-range… Read More

  • LG KE820: Lost in Translation

    LG KE820: Lost in Translation

    Alright, I’m not entirely sure what’s going on here (because my Italian is non-existent), but alicell has a full review on the new LG KE820, which might be a good read if you can understand Italian. The phone is dimensions of the phone are 95 x 52 x 9.9-millimeters and it weighs just 70-grams. It can apparently play MP3s and has a 2-megapixel camera@mdash;and yes it has a flash. While… Read More

  • DropSend For Sale

    DropSend For Sale

    Earlier today TechCrunch.com reported that DropSend, a file sharing application, had announced itself for sale today. The owners, Bristol Bath based, Carson Systems, says that “the site is profitable and growing, but that they don’t have enough time to focus on the service”. The most interesting thing will be to see how much they sell it for, who too and does it start a… Read More

  • Turtle Beach's Ear Force X1 Headset Reviewed: A Long Cord Is A Good Thing

    Back at the beginning of October, I mentioned the release of Turtle Beach’s Ear Force X1 Headset for gaming. While there are plenty of gaming headsets on the market, I like the X1′s combination of features such as the in-line amplifier for control over game volume and the mic and the ability to connect into both your Xbox and PC. ExtremeTech tested them out recently and enjoyed the $60… Read More

  • Sony's Phil Harrison Talks PlayStation 3 Shortages

    Sony's Phil Harrison Talks PlayStation 3 Shortages

    In an attempt to appease the European gaming market, Sony’s Phil Harrison released a statement regarding the PlayStation 3 delay in Europe, stating that Sony has in fact tried to do too much by implementing Blu-Ray into its new console. According to Sony, the manufacturing of the Blu-Ray diode is the cause for PS3 shortages worldwide, and PS3 delays to other countries. We have overreached in… Read More

  • Samsung Black Carbon Quick Look

    A video interlude in which I fondle the Samsung Black Carbon for your edification. I also use the word sleek, which I swore I would never do. Product Page [Samsung] Read More

  • Microsoft Virtual Earth – Now in 3D and With Billboards

    Microsoft Virtual Earth – Now in 3D and With Billboards

    Microsoft is unveiling its integration of detailed 3D imagery into its Virtual Earth this afternoon (see Live.com). US users with Vista-ready Windows computers and IE 6 or 7 will be able to navigate through an aerial view of 15 select cities with enough detail to discern the texture of buildings and read clickable billboards from the likes of Fox, Nissan and John L. Scott Real Estate. Virtual… Read More

  • Mobio Brings Web 2.0 Theory to Handsets for Movie Lovers

    If you’re a mobile geek who actually uses your handset for things besides calling your grammy, and if you like watching movies in theaters (instead of from Limewire, you pirate), then have a look at Mobio. Mobio mashes up movie show times, theater listings, maps and directions, and reviews into a central interface. You search for your movie, find your directions, and buy your tickets, all… Read More

  • Hasbro's Massively Mini DAP for Kids

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/MP3 support. Sure, 128MB doesn't store many songs, but it's enough for a couple Raffi albums. We think it'd be funny to buy this for your friend's kid for Xmas and pre-load it with Cradle of Filth. Or some GWAR videos. Yah, that'd be great. Of course, you'd have to shop at Wal-Mart, and the joke… Read More

  • Mobio Brings Web 2.0 Theory to Handsets for Movie Lovers

    Mobio Brings Web 2.0 Theory to Handsets for Movie Lovers

    If you’re a mobile geek who actually uses your handset for things besides calling your grammy, and if you like watching movies in theaters (instead of from Limewire, you pirate), then have a look at Mobio. Mobio mashes up movie show times, theater listings, maps and directions, and reviews into a central interface. You search for your movie, find your directions, and buy your tickets, all… Read More

  • Sprint Gets KRZY, Too

    Sprint Gets KRZY, Too

    As expected, Sprint today has officially made the Motorola KRZR available to its subscribers. For those two of you not in-the-know, the KRZR is Motorola’s sequel to the pervasive and slender RAZR. You probably have one, or at least know someone with one. They’re getting obnoxious. So why not make them obnoxiousier? Like its Verizon brother, the KRZR (which Sprint is calling the… Read More

  • Cingular 8525 Hands On

    Cingular 8525 Hands On

    If you read my 10 Things I Hate About Smartphones post last week, you’d discover that I hate Windows Mobile and that, even though they run Windows Mobile, I love HTC. So with that piece of cognitive dissonance in mind, I present my review of the Cingular 8525 aka the Hermes, a Windows Mobile Pocket PC smartphone with fold out QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen. It costs $399 with contract. Read More