• Palm Pulls the Plug on Treo 650

    The long-in-the-tooth (but still our personal favorite) Treo 650 is now listed as “no longer available” on Palm’s website. If you try to select it, you’re prompted to have a look at Palm’s other smartphones, thank you very much. Cingular, however, still lists the Treo 650 as being available, though still more expensive after rebates than its younger, stronger… Read More

  • I’ll Have The #3 For The iPod Nano

    I’ll Have The #3 For The iPod Nano

    Americans love things in combos. We love to feel like we’re getting a bargain for a bunch of crap we really don’t need. Rivet’s new combo pack for the iPod Nano accomplishes just that. For 50 of your hard earned dollars, you can get yourself a clear GRAB case with a belt clip, a lanyard, and a pair of RHYTHM headphones with three sets of interchangeable earbuds. And the… Read More

  • Flashlight + Slippers = WTF

    These are slippers with small flashlights built into the toe, to make navigating through your luxury penthouse late at night easier, without having to wake what’s-her-name from the club. We say penthouse because, at $70, you have to be a person of considerable income to waste your money on this crap. One nice feature, however, is the lack of a proper power switch. The lights are activated… Read More

  • Toys search site launches using Google Co-op

    Mad For Toys is a new search engine that uses Google’s Co-op service to do a niche search on the UK’s 250 toy stores which are online. Toys are grouped into four categories, Traditional, Contemporary, Collectibles and Models (like model cars etc), although a lot of the shops have been hand-picked. Mad For Toys is produced by the Internet creative consultancy Futurescape. It… Read More

  • Palm Gets PalmOS Guts, Planning New OS, or Just Fixing What's Broken?

    In an unusual move, Palm today announced a $44 million licensing deal with Access to license the source code of PalmOS 5 (Garnet). There has been speculation that Palm would eventually license the hibernating OS 6 (Cobalt) to take advantage of its multi-tasking nature and built-in one handed navigation, or be an early licensee of Access’s next-gen mobile OS, called ALP (Access Linux… Read More

  • M2 Convert: Day 03

    M2 Convert: Day 03


    The saga continues! We’ve had a bumpy two days, but appear to be settling into our new home now. A more stable server means a more loving environment for our little heathens Matt, Raj and Vince, since I won’t have to yell at them all day in fits of of misplaced drunken rage at our previous old-and-busted server. So that at least is cause for celebration (for them). Alrighty… Read More

  • Free trip to Hong Kong for budding UK entrepreneurs

    Thanks to Colin Donald over at JigsawUK who has pointed out this new program from the British Council: Digital Pioneers is an international mentorship programme that aims at identifying and nurturing a new generation of creative entrepreneurs in the digital media industry. This programme will run in parallel in both Hong Kong and UK, annually. Six outstanding entrepreneurs aged 21-35 who… Read More

  • Your Baby Wants Nipple Adapters

    Today was a normal day, right? I had some lunch, hung out, and did my standard Yahoo! search for the word “nipples.” And guess waht! Somehow it returned something SFW for us to share with you gadget-obsessed nerds. The Yahoo! business site tells the story of the Nipple Adapter, a gadget every parent of an infant or toddler should have. Put simply, it turns the mouth of any… Read More

  • BBC Backstage Party Final Guest List

    BBC Backstage Party Final Guest List

    Ian Forrester has just sent out the final guest list for this weekend’s London Xmas party. Please see if your on there. Plus keep an eye on this URL for developments around a possible Club wide Twitter system and other late breaking news. Ian is also looking for help from people on the main list. If you can spare a couple of hours before the doors open to help out for the good of… Read More

  • Microsoft Xbox 360 Bundle Selling for $259 In Japan

    Microsoft Xbox 360 Bundle Selling for $259 In Japan

    Microsoft has put together an Xbox 360 Blue Dragon bundle that features a Blue Dragon faceplate, action figures and the actual games, which is three DVDs long. The bundle is selling like crazy in Japan (Blue Dragon is only available in Japan), for an ultra-cheap $259. So far, the Japanese market hasn’t taken to the Xbox 360 too fondly, so this seems to be a good strategic move by… Read More

  • WildCharge Makes Tesla Proud

    WildCharge Makes Tesla Proud


    Chargers are one of the banes of being a tech dork. It’s a necessary evil, but they’re a pain in the ass to keep track of. That goes doubly if you travel a lot. I really can’t even begin to express how many chargers I’ve left in anonymous hotel rooms, never to be seen again. And what woe there is when you discover your charger missing miles away from home as your… Read More

  • Server Move Today

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/or Diggs we've been getting recently — an admittedly nice problem to have. We'll post when we've finally moved over, so please keep us posted if you see any unusual, frustrating, or nasty problems that pop up during our switch. Thanks to the folks at Media Temple and Blake, who stayed up all night to… Read More

  • BitTorrent to Acquire µTorrent

    BitTorrent to Acquire µTorrent

    Bram Cohen, the creator of the BitTorrent protocol, announced that his company would be finalizing an acquisition of µTorrent today. “Together, we are pleased to announce that BitTorrent, Inc. and µTorrent AB have decided to join forces,” Cohen wrote in his blog. “BitTorrent has acquired µTorrent as it recognized the merits of µTorrent’s exceptionally… Read More

  • Yahoo's Semel Says No Layoffs, Sort Of

    Yahoo CEO Terry Semel blasts some of the rumors out there about Yahoo, including reports (by us) of layoffs, that he was leaving and that Dan Rosensweig and Susan Decker were taking a joint role to lead the company until a replacement was found. Semel also says he welcomed the Garlinghouse memo – something we find hard to believe. He says “They talk about laying off 15-20% of… Read More

  • An academic manifesto for Web 2.0?

    An academic manifesto for Web 2.0?

    In recent years, the School of Informatics at the University of Bradford has produced graduates that have gone on to staff the likes of AOL and Freeserve (now Orange’s broadband division). Indeed in the late-90s and the first era of the British internet industry, one department alone provided Freeserve with a co-founder of the company, a number of designers, developers and project… Read More

  • What is the collective term for a mashup of startups …

    What is the collective term for a mashup of startups …

    A few months ago I was speaking with Clive Gringas a partner from the city legal firm Olswang about the UK startup market. Having been a software developer in his past and now a commercial lawyer focusing on e-commerce, the Internet and IT, Clive has a unique insight. We began to discuss how different it was developing software today, mainly because of the simplicity of the development tools… Read More

  • Jobberwiki Gives You Watercooler Talk Before Getting Hired

    Jobberwiki Gives You Watercooler Talk Before Getting Hired

    Every mission statement says that a company is good to employees but only actual employees really know the truth. That is the premise behind Jobberwiki, a new job site that lets anyone contribute insight on jobs or companies they have worked for. Jobberwiki launched just a few days ago and has almost no content but we think it has the potential to be useful. It is a lot like Jobster, except… Read More

  • Google and Sky to partner on video and comms

    This is huge breaking news and is all over the web today. Sky and Google are to partner over offering Sky-branded, but Google-based services. The two companies will team up to offer online video (both Sky content and user-generated), voice communications and search advertising. Sky will launch a user-generated video portal powered by Google’s video tools – whether that’s going… Read More

  • M-EKURDR, For Left-handed Freaks

    M-EKURDR, For Left-handed Freaks


    If you count yourself among the left-handed minority, Elecom has got a product for you. Its new M-EKURDR mouse is ambidextrous, with a toggle switch that converts it from left to right hands.
    OK, at first this mouse seems sort of ridiculous, but consider the niche real quick.There are a lot of left-handed couples who share a computer. With this mouse, they can easily flip back-and-forth… Read More

  • Panasonic Adds Two Noise-Zooming Camcorders To High-def Party

    Panasonic Adds Two Noise-Zooming Camcorders To High-def Party


    Panasonic’s just made official two new consumer high-def cams to join their already boss prosumer collection. The HDC-SD1 uses SDHC cards and is being touted as the “world’s smallest and lightest 3CCD High Definition video camcorder,” while the HDC-DX1 (when will these guys learn about model names!) throws your vids onto DVD. They’re both pretty tiny, so the… Read More