• Seagate Says It Has The "World's Fastest Hard Drive"

    Seagate Says It Has The "World's Fastest Hard Drive"

    Seagate sure is proud to show off its new Savvio hard drive. Seagate claims that this 15,000-RPM drive is the fastest on earth due to the 2.5-inch frame it uses. It also consumes less power than most hard drives while idling. You can even access data in a lightning-fast 2.9ms! Wow, this is real exciting stuff! I mean, think about what you could do in 2.9ms! You could pretend to picture John… Read More

  • iPhone In Wonderful 3-D!

    iPhone In Wonderful 3-D!

    Behold the power of home computing! This is a sweet 3-D rendering of the iPhone done by a gentleman who took a bunch of images of the iPhone off Apple’s website and threw them together. The result? A sweet animated GIF reminiscent of 1996 and Angelfire websites. iPhone 3-D Official Site Read More

  • Morgui Wants To Kill Sarah Conner

    Morgui Wants To Kill Sarah Conner

    Check it. That white-skulled, scary as shit robot you see? His name is Morgui. Morgui is the product of the UK’s University of Reading. He’s used to test out different inputs in robotics and looks straight out of The Terminator. But as you may know, Terminator and crew aren’t for kids and neither is Morgui according to officials. With its realistic movements, incredibly… Read More

  • Wherefore Art Thou, DRM?

    Wherefore Art Thou, DRM?

    Ars Technica and BusinessWeek take a cold, hard look at the reasons behind DRM and why — assuming honest people won’t break DRM — it’s still in play. Essentially, content providers are afraid of losing control over their content. Back when wax cylinders were all the rage and VHS tapes were hitting the market, Jack Valenti was actually worried that multiple people… Read More

  • Penny Arcade Weighs in on CES

    Penny Arcade Weighs in on CES

    I’m just going to quote these guys and leave it at that. This is how I felt ALL THE TIME in Vegas. I can only see, oh, two hundred or so flat-panel televisions before I feel confident that they are very flat indeed. It was fun to see the men in the show’s car audio cavern pretend that they weren’t huge dorks and were, in fact, masculine, but that’s all. They seemed… Read More

  • First Pirated HD-DVD Movie Hits BitTorrent

    , weighing in at 19GB, has appeared on the Interwebs and is now being happily seeded and downloaded as we speak. This is hilarious for multiple reasons, but the most telling one is a conversation I remember at an event over the summer. A well-intentioned rep was telling journos that HD-DVD is uncrackable because it “checks online” for a key of some sort. While this is ostensibly… Read More

  • Razer Collection: Getting Better All the Time

    Razer Collection: Getting Better All the Time


    After much fanfare, Razer has begun steadily releasing hardware in its high-end gaming peripherals line. The latest is some sort of 2.1 sound system called the Mako. The THX-certified system uses two satellite speakers, a subwoofer, and a wonky little remote control that hangs out like a gaming lolly. Will it improve your in-game audio? The one shown at CES was just a mock-up, but if… Read More

  • 13 Minutes with the Nokia N76: 12 Minutes too Many?

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=5036622942191935859&hl=en Stefan at Ring Nokia loves Nokia. He wants to work for them. He loves them so much that he locked himself up with the N76 and videotaped himself talking about it for 13 minutes. While we can’t speak for his sanity, if you enjoy or are at least aware of the existence of Nokia, feel free to click away. But… Read More

  • Dummy Nokia E61i In the Wild

    Dummy Nokia E61i In the Wild

    I dug the E61 and I suppose I’ll dig the E61i. This updated version of Nokia’s Symbian smartphone has all the slim good looks of the E61 but hopefully none of the nasty slowdown problems. What you see here is actually a “dummy” version for cellphone stores and costs a mere $22.99 for those so inclined. An interesting opportunity to for Nokia fetishists, but little real… Read More

  • Netflix Offering PC Video Streaming

    , another brand steps up and begins offering stuff folks really want. Starting today, Netflix will start offering streaming movies for free to subscribers. On Tuesday, Mr. Hastings will begin to answer that question. Netflix is introducing a service to deliver movies and television shows directly to users’ PCs, not as downloads but as streaming video, which is not retained in… Read More

  • TiVo Fast-Foward Ads: They're Back

    and the BEGINNING of the next segment? Apparently this only appears over certain pre-coded commercials but best of all you can plop your ass down for more commercials by clicking the green thumbs-up button. Please don’t make me get MythTV on your ass and give up my TiVo subscription entirely. I thought we were friends. TiVo’s Fast Forward Ads Are Back [Surmise] Read More

  • Pantech's New Mobile Recognizes Your Face

    Pantech's New Mobile Recognizes Your Face

    Pantech has launched a clamshell phone known as the IM-U170, sporting both looks and functionality. Its metallic casing comprises of magnesium and its keypad is illuminated with Electroluminescent light which makes you look like a complete badass. The IM-U170 has two camera’s for video conferencing. The outer camera is a pretty standard 2 megapixel while the integrated VGA camera is… Read More

  • Teeny Tiny Bluetooth Adapter

    So you’re not ready yet to make the jump to a new, Bluetooth enabled computer yet, that’s fine. You can get a USB dongle and you’re set, but you look rather foolish, as Bluetooth dongles are to laptops what Bluetooth headsets are to your head: choad-making material. Newton Peripherals is here to make your life less choady. Its Mogo is the Bluetooth adapter you’ll need… Read More

  • Microsoft eToilet: Fun-neee!

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/off switch, and holds 5 billions songs. It also accepts and macerates human waste! And we missed the secret meeting. The eToilet is not unlike a regular toilet in its basic functions, but includes a 21-inch flat-screen monitor built into the toilet lid itself that swings out on a swivel arm when in use. Many of its functions… Read More

  • Ambidextrous Keyboard For the Ambidextrous

    Ambidextrous Keyboard For the Ambidextrous

    Released at CES this year, Cypress came out strong with a keyboard that swivels to accomodate both left and right handed users and the ability to adjust height. Ya that’s about it, no word on pricing or availability. UPDATE – I thought this looked familiar. Infinium just rebadged it.
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  • Ditch Your Cingular Contract! Free! Easy! Legal!

    Ditch Your Cingular Contract! Free! Easy! Legal!

    There are few things that piss me off more than anti-consumer contracts, especially of the cell phone variety. But getting out of that contractual noose has been the Holy Grail of techies for years, with most people being forced to either run out the clock or gulp down a ridiculous fee. Well, relief is here, at least for Cingular customers. Consumerist‘s got a must-read step-by-step… Read More

  • Skip-Away Fixes Your Scuffed CDs

    Are you still using CDs for whatever reason? Well, that’s your problem. They’re large, get scratched up, and don’t hold much data. If you do have some legacy information on some that have been abused, or really feel the need to rip Careless Whisper by Wham!, then you need Skip-Away, a colorful box for repairing scratched or warped CDs. It’s fully automated, meaning you… Read More

  • Luxeed Lights Up Multi-Hued Keyboard

    , the keys of Luxeed’s keyboard light up to any one of 512 colors that can be pre-programmed into “skins”, or can be downloaded from Loxeed’s website. Though there’s no mention of it, we see this as being something fairly scriptable. Imagine if it was set to illuminate certain key shortcuts in certain programs, for example if you’re running Firefox, the… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Gumshoe Edition

    Daily Crunch: Gumshoe Edition

    Who Killed CES?
    iPhone != Newton?
    Blackberry Pearl Goes White
    Pioneer Shallow Subwoofer
    Have An Intel Mac? Have Five Bucks? Ok, You Can Use 802.11n Read More

  • Netflix, I Was Just Kidding About Breaking Up With You

    Netflix, I Was Just Kidding About Breaking Up With You

    Last month I wrote a post called “Why I Am Breaking Up With Netflix” that outlined the reasons I was switching to BlockBuster’s Total Access after years as a loyal Netflix customer. BlockBuster’s new offering, which basically turns every mailed movie into a coupon for a free movie at any BlockBuster outlet, has been a huge success. BlockBuster now has 2.2 million… Read More