• Janky Japanese MP3 Player Cleans Your Face With The Power of Negative Ions

    Japan is great. Well, for the purposes of this post it is. Where else on Earth can you find an MP3 player with an incredible 128MB of memory that features a built-in negative ion dissipator? Yes, yes, dear friends, not only will this player, the mpion, play 12 of your favorite songs, but its negative ion blaster will clean your face, clear your pores and make you a happier person. Read More

  • Oral B Takes Umbrage at Suggestion that Toothbrushes Can Make You Happy


    LoveHoney is a UK company that sells odd little self-pleasuring devices. For example, they sell something called the Brush Bunny that can fit on top of an electric toothbrush and turns said toothbrush into a masturbation device. Fair enough. No harm, no foul. But LoveHoney suggested that the cap fits on Oral B electric toothbrushes and, as a result, makes Proctor & Gamble lawyers think… Read More

  • Apple In Talks To Launch iTunes Movie Rental Service This Fall

    Apple wants to launch an iTunes film rental service by the fall and is currently discussing the possibility with several Hollywood studios to see that it happens. Reports show that Apple wants to charge $2.99 per 30-day downloadable rental and that the download would be DRM’d “like whoa” (m wording) in order to prevent wily pirates from further distributing the downloaded file. Read More

  • Western Digital Increases Storage On MyBook Drive

    Today, Western Digital announced it will be giving a boost to its MyBook series of external hard drives. You can now get a MyBook World Edition II with two 750GB hard drives, making the total combined storage a staggering 1.5TB. The World Edition II drive can be setup to share contents via its gigabit-ethernet port and can store up to 180 hours of HD video. If you’re looking for… Read More

  • HTC Touch Review: An iPhone It Is Not

    A brief video overview of the HTC Touch
    With Apple’s iPhone quickly approaching its release date, HTC and Microsoft knew they had to squeeze something out to compete. Granted, they’ve been working on this concept for years before they even knew about the iPhone — that’s how the industry works. That said, HTC’s Touch looks to offer big features in a small package… Read More

  • Jobs' Keynote Leaked

    Oh. My. God. His holiness’ keynote is less than four hours away and I can barely contain myself. This supposed keynote outline comes from a German site and we have no idea whether or not it’s true. Will there be anymore iPhone details revealed? Will Leopard be the star of the show? A new iMac perhaps? Well, if this “leaked keynote” is any indication of the things to… Read More

  • Guy Tries to Make Money Off of iPhone Without Pissing Off Apple Lawyers

    Not sure what to make of this Cafepress T-shirt store, but we’re all iPhone all the time here at CG Central (not really) and we respect the efforts of the little guy to make a buck off of the table scraps of good-will cast off by the big guys. So here we have t-shirts that say “Gimme a call on my mobile on June 29.” Yeah, I’m kind of thinking the same thing, but… Read More

  • Sony CR Line: They Gots the CLR! KTHNX


    Looks like we posted a teaser for the new Sony CR line, a set of thin and light notebooks that come in five fancy colors, sangria, cosmopolitan, dove, indigo and dark Tahitian night (actually black). The laptops are aimed at the less techie set and weigh about 5 pounds with a 14-inch display and optical drive. There’s an instant A/V mode for playing back music and moves and it… Read More

  • Play WWDC '07 Bingo!

    Without a doubt, the one thing on everyone’s mind today is WWDC. Instead of being a traditionalist by sitting around and refreshing blogs non-stop, why not enjoy a fun game of Steve Jobs Bingo? This nifty Mac OS X app has a bingo card full of things Stevie J may or may not say or do during his WWDC keynote. You can check off things like “Shows photos from AppleStores” or… Read More

  • Whiny Kid Wants To Keep Playing World of Warcraft After Bedtime

    Since today will probably be a bit slower than normal due to a certain event, I’ve been trying to find some tidbits that might just brighten up your day. Whether you play World of Warcraft or not, you’ll be sure to keel over in laughter when you listen to audio of a kid bitching at his parents about going to bed when he just started a raid. The audio runs about five minutes or so… Read More

  • Never Buy Anything From This Website

    A week or so ago, I posted this DJ mix I made using M-Audio’s Torq Mixlab. To get some of those hot beats, I actually had to pay money for insanely hard-to-find white label DJ remixes, which I didn’t mind in the least bit. I used DJDownload.com, which has a fantastic selection of tracks, an nice UI, good prices, and unrestricted, DRM-free MP3 files. Read More

  • Mobile Game Audio Needs Some Faith


    While mobile gaming is getting better despite the small size of the third screen, and even control issues are adapting, one thing is still missing, namely the audio. Mobile gaming sounds like something straight out of the days of the Atari 2600. Turns out all you need is some Faith, or more accurately Faith West. This month the mobile content technology developer will introduce the first… Read More

  • China Mobile Signs Billion Dollar Deal with Ericsson

    China Mobile has signed a deal with Swedish telecom company Ericsson to the tune of a billion dollars, reports TechWhack. This deal would have Ericsson supply China Mobile with the equipment to expand their coverage in the growing Asian sector, both with network capacity and performance of the service. Under this deal Ericsson will supply China Mobile with the necessary core and radio… Read More

  • Disney Launches Donald Duck Content

    It isn’t always about Mickey when it comes to the Mouse House after all. Walt Disney Group announced that they’re going to launch special mobile content to celebrate the birthday of the Donald Duck cartoon. The catch is that this content is available to mobile subscribers in India. The unique “Donald Zone’ has been created on Reliance Mobile World, Plantehutch and… Read More

  • Mobile Phones Used by the Youth!

    File this under, “tell me something I didn’t know.” A new Harris survey shows that cellular phones are being widely used by those under age 30! Seriously, it took a survey to find this out? Most of the findings are pretty much what we expected. The survey shows that 18 to 29 year olds are the largest group that are only using cell phones, or the Internet for making phone calls. Read More

  • Party over at French MVNO

    And you thought things looked bad for Amp’d Mobile! Well, French MVNO Ten Mobile is out of cash and accordingly to rumors was last seen holding a sign on the French highways that read “fournira le service mobile pour la nourriture” (“will provide mobile service for food”). OK, so it isn’t that bad, but the company, which has about 15,000 customers, has… Read More

  • Sony BMG Music Entertainment Inks Deal with MobiTV

    Mobile and broadband network provider MobiTV has signed a deal with Sony BMG that would make more than 2,500 music videos available to the MobiTV service. These videos will be put into immediate rotation on the various existing, branded music channels, which will now contain a library of more than 7,000 music videos in total on the mobile service. The two companies will also collaborate on… Read More

  • Decline in Mobile Sales in Taiwan Expected

    Technology pundits typically look East to see the latest trends, so could we see sales of mobile phones decline in the months to come? While probably unlikely to hit the U.S., sales of mobile phones are actually expected to decline this in Taiwan. The Taipei Times is reporting that mobile sales may falls slight as local service providers reduce efforts to boost new 2G subscriptions due to… Read More

  • LiveBlogging the Apple WWDC Conference

    The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference opens today in San Francisco. We’ll be live blogging the event all morning over at CrunchGear. Jobs starts on stage at 10am PST. We’ll also be posting updates here on TechCrunch. For those drinking the Apple Kool Aid, Daily Tech Talk has a translated version of a German website’s post of an alleged leaked copy of the keynote speech. Read More

  • Technorati: When Will The Traffic Party End?

    Recent Comscore stats show Technorati continuing to surge in traffic, more than tripling since a year ago. Founder and CEO Dave Sifry recently mentioned about this staggering growth in a blog post. Technorati’s internal numbers showed massive growth early this year. They had nine million unique visitors in March, up from 3.5 million two months prior. And page views, he said, were up… Read More

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