• The Venice Project Is Now Joost


    “Yesterday, we were The Venice Project™. Today, we’re Joost™. Tomorrow, we’re yours! Imagine having infinite choice, and TV that is truly interactive. TV anywhere, anytime…” Umm OK… Joost Read More

  • Elekson Brings SideShow to Bags

    I’ve used Windows Vista. I hate Windows Vista. I believe it’s a bloated, copy-cat of an operating system that does more to impress Microsoft’s stock holders than it does to address the legitimate concerns and complaints of unfortunate Windows users. That being said, there is one part of Vista that I do rather like, an aspect that in fact fills me with the feature envy that we… Read More

  • Nimbuzz Talk Launches, Connects Mobiles and PCs

    Nimbuzz Talk Launches, Connects Mobiles and PCs

    MobileCrunch has announced the beta release of Nimbuzz Talk, a mobile/PC app that connects cellphone and PC users. The application supports voice, presence, conference calls, and SMS messaging between mobile devices, PC’s, and mobile to PC or PC to mobile. It currently works with MSN, Google Talk, and their own Nimbuzz chat client. It reminds me of another mobile/PC release… Read More

  • Dell's Latitude D620 ATG Rugged Laptop

    Dell's Latitude D620 ATG Rugged Laptop

    Seems Dell is the latest company to jump on the rugged-notebook bandwagon. Dell’s D620 ATG (All-Terrain Grade) laptop is a response to Panasonic’s infamous line of ToughBook computers that can take pretty much anything thrown at them (literally). The base model starts at $2500 and comes with a 14-inch widescreen display, up to 4GB of RAM, Core 2 Duo CPUs, port covers… Read More

  • Rubberband Machine Gun of Death

    Rubberband Machine Gun of Death


    When I was a kid, my mom used to drag me to these arts and crafts fairs at the high school auditorium. It was horrible. Row upon row of potpourri and stupid frilly crap. There was, however, one beacon of hope. Read More

  • Sony To Manufacture CF Cards

    Sony To Manufacture CF Cards

    Not a huge announcement, but those of you with DSLRs might want to perk your heads up for a second. Sony has announced they’ll be manufacturing Compact Flash cards up to 4GB capacity. The Type I cards will have 66x and 133x transfer speeds. The cards will coincide with Sony’s α100 D-SLR camera system. No word yet on pricing or who is going to shell out the extra $10 for that… Read More

  • 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