• CrunchGear in Korea: Hello from Sunny Seoul

    CrunchGear in Korea: Hello from Sunny Seoul

    Just landed an hour ago. I’m here with Samsung suckling on the sweet teat of junket whoredom. In all honesty, this should be a pretty cool trip as we’re going to see WiMAX in action, their Mobile TV solutions, and visit KES 2006, which is kind of like CES but Korean. To whet your appetites, I’ve got some pictures of the R-MCA-05-0038 phone – the June? – with built-in… Read More

  • All Hands On Wii: Next-Gen Console Reviewed

    All Hands On Wii: Next-Gen Console Reviewed

    If you’ve been contemplating about whether or not to buy the Nintendo Wii this year, we’ve got some news for you: Nintendo has been touring around the nation and having secret parties in which invited guests from the media have full on access to the Nintendo Wii, and its launch titles. 2old2play’s doodirock (yup, that’s his name) was actually invited to one of the parties… Read More

  • Slingbox to Hit Symbian This Year

    Slingbox to Hit Symbian This Year

    Nokia and Sony Ericsson fans have been clamoring for Symbian Slingbox support and now their cries of anguish have been heard. Zatz is reporting that a Slingbox client will for S60 and UIQ phones will hit Europe and Asia this year and the US next year. Sling Media writes: The new SlingPlayer Mobile for Symbian OS software package will enable users to transform their supported Symbian smartphones on… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Malicious Edition

    Daily Crunch: Malicious Edition

    Check out some of these recent stories: Siemens VDO Road Sign Reader FLCL Halloween Costume GlowSkin, The Skin That Glows McDonald’s MP3 Players Come With Malware Antec Notebook Cooler S: CrunchGear Review Read More

  • Firefox 2.0 About to Ship – Here's What's Happening

    Mozilla offered up Firefox 2.0 Release Candidate 3 tonight, bringing the official launch of version 2.0 all the closer. Most TechCrunch readers have probably tried previous release candidates but there are a number of things readers may be interested in considering as full scale roll-out of the new version approaches. 2.0 is several months late and doesn’t offer a whole lot of new features… Read More

  • Sequoia Invests in Blog Network Sugar Publishing

    Sequoia Invests in Blog Network Sugar Publishing

    Blog network Sugar Publishing (the most popular blog in the network is PopSugar) has raised “around $5 million” in a Series A round investment from Sequoia Capital. Michael Moritz will join the Team Sugar board of directors. No word on the valuation, although I suspect it’s in the $12-15 million range pre-money. Like all good rumors, the source of this one is a venture capitalist… Read More

  • Phanfare Says Rich Internet Applications Are Best

    Phanfare Says Rich Internet Applications Are Best

    Photo and video storage and sharing service Phanfare has offered a downloadable desktop client for Windows and Mac since early 2005. It’s an impressive tool – but the company found that people wanted access online. Today Phanfare launched a simple version of its desktop client on the web, called My.Phanfare. It’s an interesting case study in support of what are being called Rich… Read More

  • TailRank 2.0 Launches To Take On TechMeme

    TailRank added a bunch of new features today in a major relaunch of the service. If you are unfamiliar with TailRank, review this post that also discusses its competitors. The basic idea is that it tracks what blogs are writing about, and who’s linking to what, to determine what the major discussions of the day are about. A quick glance at the site will show the reader major breaking news as… Read More

  • Antec Notebook Cooler S: CrunchGear Review

    Last week at DigitalLife, we had a chance to talk to computer power supply/accessory/enclosure manufacturer Antec about some newly released and upcoming products. One of these was its USB-powered NoteBook Cooler S. At first site we were pretty unimpressed with the looks and design of the device. However, despite a couple shortcomings, it’s a pretty great little device that turned out to be… Read More

  • Linksys Proves THESE White People Can't Dance

    To see what’s got to be one of the lamest attempts to get people to understand how Linksys products can fit into their lives, visit the “special” site the company setup, and visit the “Entertainment” and “Fun” pages to watch some people humiliate themselves over and over again. And if you feel like it, you can read about the products too, like the WRT350N… Read More

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  • Vigor Monsoon II Lowers CPU Temps Without All The Liquid-Cooling Tubes

    While Intel and AMD might be doing more to lower the operating temperatures of their processors, overclocking them still causes some high temps, especially if the case is chockfull of other performance components. This generally causes builders and buyers to switch to effiecient-yet-costly liquid-cooling systems. Vigor Gaming, a small gaming PC vendor, has been investing in another solution… Read More

  • Be an iTunes DJ with SpotDJ

    SpotDJ lets users record radio commentary tied to songs in iTunes. Other users can hear that commentary after listening to the same songs. The site just launched this morning and I like it. After hearing an inserted DJ spot, you can rate it on a scale of 1 to 5 and other users will always hear whatever spot is rated highest by others for a particular song. Users can set preferences as to how often… Read More

  • Wal*Mart Vs. RIAA: Grudge Match

    It’s not often we side with Wal*Mart on anything, but somehow we find ourselves allied with them against a bigger threat, the RIAA, much like when Cobra and G.I. Joe had to join forces against the Gamemaster. It seems Wal*Mart wants the RIAA to drop pricing of CDs again. This comes after the US Gov’t forced a settlement from the RIAA for price fixing, in the guise of retail collateral… Read More

  • E3 Is Alive

    E3 Is Alive

    I’ve been waiting for this announcement to come around. I mean, how could you stop having the biggest video game expo ever? The Entertainment Software Association announced today that the E3 will take place again on July 11-13, 2007 in Santa Monica, California. Apparently, E3 is still going to see the reduction in size promised earlier this year. I don’t think I believe that, though. Read More

  • Gemei X-900 In The Wild

    Gemei X-900 In The Wild

    As cheap as the Gemei X-900 looks, the 1GB portable video player features more than what meets the eye. The X-900 features a built-in camera, video support, gaming support, picture viewing (JPEG, BMP, GIF), FM tuner and even supports FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec). The FLAC support lets you compress audio without losing any of the original CD’s quality, but it will take up a noticeable… Read More

  • Plextor PlexEraser Destroys Discs So You Don't Have To

    I get a considerable amount of pleasure from throwing the countless AOL discs I receive in the mail through the Fellowes shredder I have in my office. Unfortunately, this creates a huge pile of plastic shards and allows the organic dye coating the discs to escape and possibly cause environmental damage. Plextor aims to solve the problem with its standalone PlexEraser PX-OE100E drive. Designed for… Read More

  • Linksys WRT350N 802.11n Gigabit Router

    Linksys WRT350N 802.11n Gigabit Router

    Not only does this WRT350N have MIMO draft-802.11n routing capabilities, which means you can get next-generation’s wireless today, it’s a gigabit router as well, so you can transfer your files around your network home network at speeds The Flash would be envious of. All this wireless and wired speed can help you connect your various PCs together in a Michael Jackson/Paul McCartney… Read More

  • Earfeeder crafts one feed for all your favorite musicians

    Earfeeder is a service that scans your computer for music and creates an RSS feed you can use to subscribe to news, concert ticket and iTunes availability notifications for all the musicians you listen to. It’s a simple but fun service that you can use once to subscribe to music updates and then forget about. The site uses a Java applet to scan your hard drive for audio files. You can check… Read More

  • BenQ E720 7-megapixel Shooter

    movies, you’re not alone. The point-and-shoot has a 2.5-inch display and an ISO of up to 1200, and can output shots in 3:2, 16:10 and 4:3 aspect ratios. There’s also PictBridge printing to get your photos directly from a printer – no computer necessary. No pricing on this yet, but the slick design and compact form-factor makes it a pretty great addition to your purse or your… Read More

  • First North American PS3 Ad

    Yes, we think it’s stupid too. But at least that giant shadow of a 3 floating over the kid’s apartment building at the end is an accurate depiction of the actual size of the PS3 console. Seriously, the thing is huge. Don’t get fooled by Sony’s mysterious marketing. There’s really no big reason on getting a PS3 this holiday season. Sure, there’s the Blu-ray… Read More