• AOL One Step Behind Again: New Home Page Identical To Yahoo

    AOL has started beta testing a new home page (the main AOL.com portal). AOL Senior Product Manager (and occasional TechCrunch contributor) Frank Gruber introduced it on his personal blog earlier today, although he is not the product manager for the product. Nice portal…but it is nearly identical to Yahoo home page, which was redesigned last year. Click on the image above for a larger view. Read More

  • Ken Kutaragi Resigns, Weeping Heard in Solid Snake's Condo

    Ken Kutaragi, chairman of Sony Computer Entertainment, will step down in June and will be replaced by Kazuo Hirai, former SCEA head. Reasons include the slow uptake of the PS3 and problems with PSP and UMD format popularity in the face of rivals Nintendo and Microsoft. This is a sad day for video gaming simply because Kutaragi essentially rebuilt high-end video gaming after the tumble in the… Read More

  • Cozmo Wants to Kill Your TV

    TiVo came along and is helping kill the idea of a TV time slot. The growth of on demand online video has been helping finish the job. Cozmo.Tv wants to create a TV 2.0 by changing the way you consume online video from a random walk to personalized content. Next week at Always On, they will officially announce the new embeddable video widget they’ve been working on for the past couple… Read More

  • OWC Solves Your USB2+eSATA Portable Drive Problems


    OWC announced the Mercury On-The-Go USB2+eSATA Portable Drive today, so you better line up and grab one. The 2.5-inch drive easily connects to your Mac/PC via USB and USB 2.0 or through the eSATA port connection, which is way faster, but you know that. The drive is ensconced in an impact resistant acrylic enclosure that also incorporates a shock-isolation technology that keeps it… Read More

  • Tables Turned Audibot

    No, it’s not a new transforming sports coupe. It’s a Linux-based broadcasting box that connects to the internet and streams any audio source and then makes it available for download via iTunes or any RSS compatible MP3 service. The device costs $1200 in the Pro version and $600 for a “reborn” version that is made from a scavenged old PC. The company also offers a… Read More

  • Idol And Apple Partner For Fundraising

    You may have caught the American Idol episode dubbed “Idol Gives Back.” It featured a bunch of famous recording artists and celebrities doing songs with Idol contestants and what not. I just saw a commercial so that’s what I’m assuming went down. Anyways, Apple will be offering all of the performances from last night’s show on the iTunes Music Store in the form… Read More

  • Windows Longhorn Server Beta 3 Available

    Want you some next-gen server technology, IT dork? Why not head over to this 32-bit or this 64-bit ISO download site and serve yourself up some Longhorn. I haven’t followed Microsoft server warez since my legitimate IT days, so I’m not quite sure anyone is particularly interested, but here are a few improvements: Read More

  • LG Looks to One Up iPhone, Then The World

    You don’t mess with SK when it comes to cell phones. We, I can claim that, know what we’re doing, so just step aside and let us handle our business. The density of cell phone designs in SK would make you wet your pants – I almost did. The iPhone can kiss my tookus because I know the ‘next big thing’ will come out of Seoul and not Cupertino. After all, Apple did… Read More

  • GearBoard: Don't Forget!

    The GearBoard is hanging out over on the side there, all by its lonesome, and would love some gear. Need a PIX 506E Firewall for $650? Need a Digital Rebel? Give it a click. It lets you reach a whole new audience that the other sites just don’t have: intelligent, computer-savvy folks who know bargain when they see one. Read More

  • Apple Q2 Earnings Report: The Aftermath

    We don’t cover earnings reports that much simply because the news sequestered therein is usually geared more towards the folks who get paid $100K to cover earnings reports, a stalwart band to which we do not belong. That said, here goes: Apple sold 1,517,000 computers (36 percent more than last year’s Q2) and 10,549,000 iPods this quarter (24 percent growth). They saw revenue of… Read More

  • Sony to Release ATRAC-, Bloatware-free Walkman

    What’s more surprising? That Sony is releasing a drag-and-drop Walkman, the B100, that doesn’t use a music loading app and won’t support ATRAC or that there’s a site dedicated to ATRAC news? I’m going with the latter. The Walkman comes in 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB versions and should be available next month, probably only in Japan. Do we care? Not specifically, but… Read More

  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Keeps It Real

    For the past 9,837,438,643 Call of Duty games, the setting and time-period has always been World War II. The latest installment from the popular franchise will now set players in a modern day warzone. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is now being developed by Infinity Ward, the team behind Call of Duty and its sequel, Call of Duty 2. Excited? Then be sure to watch the NFL Draft on ESPN. During… Read More

  • TEAC HiFi: Bone Conduction Style

    I’ve grown very fond of my hearing in the last few years and that’s a sad thing to say at my age. I often find myself saying, “huh”, more than I like to. After having my Able Planets my ears can’t handle normal headphones anymore. So, the Teac Filltune Bone Conduction headphones are pretty bangin’ and I’d like to give these a whirl. These high-end… Read More

  • Fixya: Fixya Junk


    How do we get tech support? Well, you can RTFM or call the help-line. That usually results in a 25% chance of fixing the problem. Then you can do a search, find a forum mentioning your problem, post (“HEY GUYZ MY IPOD BROKED SCREEN WHATTF? HELP!!!!”) or pay a fee at Experts Exchange, a site that seems to have an answer to every question but is so hard to navigate that you… Read More

  • Sony Unveils PS3 Eye, World Keeps Spinning

    Sony brought out the next generation Playstation Eye webcam and it sure looks pretty…pretty lame. OK, it’s not really lame, but it has a weird design. I know the microphone is said to be heavily improved over its predecessor, but wouldn’t it look better if it were below the camera? I suppose the adaptability to specifically pick up on voices to filter out background noises for… Read More

  • Reminder: Sansa Connect Reader Response Contest


    Just a reminder: We’re also giving away two little devices that many of you are eager to get your greasy paws on: the Sansa Connect from SanDisk. Make the jump for full details: Read More

  • My Lap! My Lap! My Lap Is On Fire!

    Strike up a match, light the candles, and welcome another member to the exploding laptop club. After an Acer laptop exploded in someone’s lap recently the company decided to make the move to recall 27,000 laptops due to overheating batteries that were made by — get this — Sony. Hmmm, between Dell, Sony, and now Acer’s exploding laptops, maybe using Sony-made laptop… Read More

  • Hitatchi Now Shipping 1TB Hard Drive

    Need lots of storage on the cheap for all your porn and pirated movies data? Be sure to inspect Hitatchi’s new Deskstar 7K1000 hard drive. Boasting an incredible 1000GB of storage, put two of these in your desktop and you seriously have no reason to complain about storage shortages ever again. The most amazing aspect of this drive? The price! Your dreams of owning a terabyte are only… Read More

  • The Futurist: What's Next In Cellphones, Apple and RIM Edition

    Cell phones — everybody’s got them. Even your 12-year-old nephew whose parents keep tabs on him via the inboard GPS carries a RAZR. So what’s next in this omnipresent device? In this week’s column, we take a look at what the future of the iPhone, and what we can learn about Apple’s upcoming Macbooks by looking at it, as well as why we can expect to see the… Read More

  • Jobs: iTMS Subscription Service Probably Not Going To Happen

    When Jobs speaks about music, rest assured, his crowd is awaiting and listening with open ears. Recently, the Apple CEO said that the iTunes Music Store is “unlikely” to get a subscription-based service. From an interview with Reuters: Never say never, but customers don’t seem to be interested in it,” Jobs told Reuters. “The subscription model has failed so… Read More