• Subtitling Glasses Put the Text Where It Belongs

    I prefer watching imported movies in their native language with subtitles. It would suck to give a passionate performance only to have some hack voice actor dubbed over your lines, don’t you think? Subtitles on the screen, though, are distracting. I like the idea behind the subtitle glasses. Using a Universal Soldier-esque optics, the subtitle feed from your TV or DVD player is… Read More

  • Plasma Lift: Hey Honey! What TV?

    Let’s say you go drop $1,200 on a new flat-panel TV, but you don’t want Sweetie to know you’ve spent the rent. What do you do? Return it to the store in recognition that you messed up, meaning you cave to your signif’s common sense? Or find a clever, gadgety way to hide your toy from his or her scrutinizing eyes? Good answer. The Plasma Lift is a fairly gaudy looking… Read More

  • Moto's KRZR Gets Pinked

    You think you’re sooooo cool with your RAZR. I’ll bet you also wear flip-flops in public, pooka-shells, and perhaps that dress-over-jeans thing, too, dontcha? You’re what we call a “fashion victim.” And we’re here to help. If you like your RAZR but don’t want to be stuck in 2004, we recommend getting yourself a KRZR, Motorola’s follow-up to the RAZR. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Dweebs in the Garage Edition

    Make the Cute iPod Cuter
    Ontario to Ban Edison’s Folly
    Downloaded Star Trek Off iTMS? Claim Your $25
    GPS Fitness
    Colored Barcodes Hitting DVDs And Video Games Read More

  • Push Ringtones, Reason to Give Up on This Merry-Go-Round Called "Life" on Horizon

    I can think of a few things I could spend $7.7 million on that would be less annoying and potentially misanthropic as Push Ringers. The idea isn’t new — some folks call them Ring Backs. When I call you, it plays the song I’ve picked. This is the worst thing ever. Sure, people like me would use it for good. I hope you like “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey. But… Read More

  • Wine That Loves: No More Guessing What Wine Goes With What Food

    Biggs, the bossman here, knows his wine, so he knows what wine goes with what foods. I, on the other hand, am ignorant of this magical magic. Wine That Loves should eliminate this problem by placing a label of what type of food the wine goes with right on the front. There’s five different wines in the collection, each of which goes with a different food: pasta, roasted chicken, pizaa… Read More

  • Vista Service Pack Coming in Fall

    Holding off buying a Vista PC or waiting to roll Vista out in your enterprise solution? According to Paul Otellini, CEO of Intel, a Vista Service Pack should launch in October or November, letting slip one of Microsoft’s most closely guarded secrets. See, folks don’t like to buy new software. Just ask the folks who are waiting patiently for Windows XP to really get rock solid… Read More

  • Digital Drumsticks for DAPs

    Remember Hit Stix? Sure you do. It was a poorly-executed good idea in the early days of motion-sensing toys. It was a pair of plastic drumsticks connected to a belt-holstered speaker. You moved the stick, and an actuator inside would make contact to a lead, sending a short “snap!” of static to the speaker. That was Hit Stix. The iPod Digital Drumsticks are the updated version of… Read More

  • Make the Cute iPod Cuter

    There are a gazillion tons (metric) of iPod cases, and they’re pretty generic for the most part. A case has to have something special for us to even put our drink down long enough to give it a look. That being said, we like these Cut & Paste Boomwave creature skins for the Nano. Not only does it protect your DAP, but it also turns it into an adorable thing of some sort, we’re… Read More

  • Police Raid Polish University Over P2P

    Piracy is on the rise at colleges and universities around the world, but one school in Poland must have taken it too far. On Wednesday, Police raided Koszalin University of Technology due to the massive amount of pirating going on. What they found was far beyond a kid’s homemade server. The feds seized a PC running DC++ hub software, 10 laptops, and 60 hard drives, which contained… Read More

  • Onkyo 7.1 Amplifier Is Golden

    Onkyo’s newest amplifier is dipped in gold so it must be the shizzle! The TX-SA505 looks to be a powerhouse with all the goods packed into the golden-hue casing. It claims to improve the sound quality of DVDs by making them more vivid. The 7.1 amp is fueled by 160 watts per channel. It even includes a fancy new patented technology called VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) that… Read More

  • Cletus: "XM Has Commercials, Ergo Is Not Commercial-Free"

    An Arkansas man is madder than a snake in a rocking chair factory and is suing XM Satellite Radio for falsely stating that it has 100 percent commercial-free music channels. While his complaint is valid — most of the music channels have promos for other channels and the less popular channels advertise all kinds of crap — this definitely feels like a sham lawsuit. The major… Read More

  • Panasonic Shows Some Love

    I’m happy to inform all of you, dear readers, that Panasonic is offering a $1,000 cash rebate to anyone purchasing the award-winning full-HD 1080p projector, PT-AE1000. That’s so nice of you! But the good times don’t stop there. Wha?! Panasonic will also be extending the warranty to three years or 3,000 hours, whichever comes first. Considering the fact that the… Read More

  • Circuit City/Napster To Offer Music Service, May Also Offer Fire, the Wheel, and Written Word


    You’d think that with 5 million music services already in the works that Circuit City and Napster would think twice about teaming up. No such luck. The company will sell subscription services — essentially Napster — for $14.95 per month. The chain will probably sell a co-branded player which will probably fail. Circuit City, Napster to offer joint music service [Reuters] Read More

  • Random Page Redirect For WordPress Blogs

    This morning we wrote about StumbleUpon’s site specific stumbling and Rafe Needleman’s idea of having a button on blogs that pulls up a random article. I pinged WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg (TechCrunch runs on WordPress) after the post and asked him if anyone has created a plugin for WordPress that does this. They hadn’t, so Matt wrote one and published it. The plugin… Read More

  • History Changing Ultimate Ears Headphones On The Way?

    Bravo to iLounge, which, apparently, has a pair of super top secret Ultimate Ears headphones. The Web site’s lead editor is having a real tough time keeping this info to himself, but says that the headphones are “seriously impressive” and a “true killer product.” The headphones seem to focus more on accurately reproducing mids and highs at the expense of… Read More

  • RIM Blames BlackBerry Outage On Buggy Cache Software

    RIM messed up and nearly destroyed Western civilization with the great BlackBerry Outage of 2007 earlier this week. We now know the reason for the catastrophe: buggy software. RIM installed an untested piece of caching software that wasn’t quite up to snuff. The cache and the company’s database fought tooth and nail, leaving middle management types in some kind of panic. The moral… Read More

  • GPS Fitness


    GPS is a technology with far more merits than simply helping you find your way around the city. It can also greatly augment your workout regimen — with the right equipment of course. While plenty of fitness oriented GPS devices exist on the market, Garmin has taken a considerable lead in this still nubile market. In this piece, we’ll take a look at two devices that have… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson W970: The Adriana Loves It Some Video

    Sony Ericsson is one leaky vessel, with a Spanish forum somehow obtaining pics and information of the upcoming W970, nicknamed “Adriana.” It’s said to be a cellphone that really focuses on delivering a solid multimedia experience. To that end, the Adriana will focus on video playback, but the paltry 512MB of built-in memory seem to negate that idea. As seen in this highly… Read More

  • Ontario to Ban Edison's Folly

    Ontario, a place to live and a place to grow, is outlawing incandescent bulbs in 2012 in a move to encourage energy savings on a national scale. The switch would save six million megawatt hours per yer. The ban wouldn’t effect special use cases, like medicine, and will encourage the use of compact florescents that use 75 percent less energy than the older incandescent bulbs. Good on… Read More

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