• Solar-Powered Wireless Webcam: Perverted Geek's Dream Gadget

    OK, you perverts, have I got something for you. Like something straight out of a late-night Cinemax film, the SCIRC t1 camera is just what you’ve been looking for to make your voyeuristic dreams reality. It’s a completely wireless Web cam, and we mean completely; its power can come from the revealing light of the Sun. This camera can be situated just about anywhere, where it relays… Read More

  • Iqua Snake 2: Hands-Free Bluetooth Weirdness


    While I’m on the subject of companies at the Sands during CES, check out this device from mobile-communications manufacturer Iqua (the company’ll be at the Sands if you’re Vegas bound). With an MSRP of $179, the Snake 2 hands-free Bluetooth headset attaches to the headrest of a car seat (almost all car makes and models according to Iqua) and lets you talk for up to eight… Read More

  • Wikia is Growing – Is Anyone Paying Attention?

    Wikia is Growing – Is Anyone Paying Attention?

    I was going through CEO Gil Penchina’s Wikia presentation slides at the Le Web conference in Paris last month and noticed something that made me realize they could be a huge site some day. According to the company, Wikia is producing 2.5 million page views per day and growing steadily, and their new article growth rate tracks the early days of Wikipedia, nearly identically. The key… Read More

  • Pharos Brings GPS-Enabled Smartphone to USA

    We like the E-Ten Glofiish X500, a Windows Mobile 5 smartphone with a true GPS receiver built-in. Pharos will be the first label to carry the handset in America, calling it the GPS Phone, because it’s imaginative. To be announced tomorrow, it will be sold as an unlocked GSM smartphone, for about $700 at “major retail outlets”, which means you might actually see this… Read More

  • I-O Data Keepin' Viiv Alive With AVeL LinkPlayer2


    What does it mean for a DVD player such as the now-available I-O Data AVeL LinkPlayer2 to support Intel’s Media Center Viiv technology? Well, when combined with a Viiv technology-based PC, you’ll be able to access, share and manage your digital media on the computer through the LinkPlayer2. That’ll let you keep your Media Center PC in another room and still access all your… Read More

  • The Tornado Moves Files So You Don't Have To

    . For the low low, one-time cost of $60, the Tornado lets you transfer files between Windows-based computers via a USB connection. One end goes in one system, the other in the other system and then you just drag and drop to your heart’s content between the two. There’s no software to install, either. Once you’re connected, you get a split-screen interface with views of… Read More

  • German Facebook Clone Sells for €100 million

    German Facebook Clone Sells for €100 million

    German Facebook clone Studivz has been sold to one of its investors, Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH, a German publishing group, for €100 million (about $132 million). Other investors of Studivz include the Samwer brothers, founders of ringtone company Jamba (sold for €270M) and Alando (sold to eBay for €43M in 1999). The story broke on German news site Spiegel. See here for a beautifully… Read More

  • Croatians Love Their Texting!

    Croatians Love Their Texting!

    MMS messages like this one were part of the massive amount of SMS messages that were sent by Croatians to bring in the new year. People from Croatia really helped celebrate 2007 with 32.5 million texts being sent to wish each other a good new year. From the AP: From 07:00 pm (1800 GMT) on New Year’s eve until midnight on January 1, users of Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile and… Read More

  • Shuttle X200 PC Looks Cool As Ice

    Shuttle X200 PC Looks Cool As Ice

    Check out the new digs on the Shuttle X200! Man, you are really looking smooth nowadays. The media-centric X200 PC from Shuttle was announced today and it looks like there’s a great Media Center PC coming our way. Designed to compete against the Mac Mini, the X200 has built-in WiFi, a hybrid digital/analog TV tuner, FM radio, up to a 2GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, and a case only… Read More

  • Blown Up Game Boy From The Gulf War

    Blown Up Game Boy From The Gulf War

    So back during the Gulf War, some GI had a Nintendo Game Boy with him. He got attacked and not only did he make it, his Game Boy did too. Some people are claiming it could just be a re-built Game Boy with the damaged casing re-attached, but I think not. I had one back in 1990 with Tetris and Super Mario Land. That thing was Thick As A Brick. (Video) Fully Functional “Gulf War”… Read More

  • SMC Is Cool With 802.11n, Releases A Bunch Of Stuff

    SMC Is Cool With 802.11n, Releases A Bunch Of Stuff

    If you’re all about jumping on the next-gen bandwagon early, might want to hit up your local electronics store to check out the latest from SMC Networks. SMC released a bunch of 802.11n goodies still with the draft-version of 802.11n with everything from routers to adapters. There’s the Barricade N wireless router for $120 that can connect up to 300Mbps, four Ethernet ports in… Read More

  • HP Announces 2007 TV Lineup; DLPs Out, LCDs More In

    , does include 9 new HDTVs with all but two being LCDs. At resolutions of 720p, HP will have 32-, 37- and 42-inch LCDs as well as two 1080p panels at 42 and 47 inches. Two plasmas with resolutions around 720p will come in 42- and 50-inch sizes. And while DLPs have been ousted, the company is keeping MediaSmart LCD models in the lineup. These panels feature 1080p support along with… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Apple Faces Patent Infringment Suit On Nike+iPod

    Patent Monkey: Apple Faces Patent Infringment Suit On Nike+iPod


    The Washington Post reported this week that:
    “[Apple], the Cupertino, Calif.-based company also disclosed that PhatRat Technology LLC filed a lawsuit Oct. 24 alleging patent infringement. The Nike-iPod product in question, developed jointly with Nike Inc., allow runners to keep track of how far and how fast they’ve gone. The company’s response to the complaint is not yet… Read More

  • Bluetooth Nav System From Samsung

    Here’s another one from Samsung, the STT-D370 which includes TPEG and T-DMB, two digital content transfer systems, but the best part is you can make/receive phone calls and SMS text messages through the microphone and speaker phone via bluetooth. Mapping seems to be ramped up by Read More

  • MacWorld Rumor Poll: What Say Ye?

    ? A bottle of air? You decide! [poll=10] Read More

  • Tune Belt Intros New iPod Nano Accessories

    Tune Belt Intros New iPod Nano Accessories

    Looking to protect your iPod Nano on the cheap? Perhaps Tune Belt and its recently released and expanded iPod cases can fulfill your every desire! There’s the see-through wristband carrier for $17 and the belt case for $15. Each is designed with safety and comfort in mind, so you can rest at night knowing your Nano is safe. The wristband carrier can be strapped onto “fitness… Read More

  • AllofMP3 Owes RIAA $1.65 trillion

    AllofMP3 Owes RIAA $1.65 trillion

    According to the RIAA at least. In a lawsuit filed in a New York court, the RIAA has demanded that AllofMP3 owes it $1.65 trillion. The debt is the result of 11 million AllofMP3 downloads since Oct. 2006. If you do the math, that equates to $115,000 per track—it’s a good thing the RIAA doesn’t run its own download service. AllofMP3 has dismissed the charges on its website… Read More

  • Numark x2 Hybrid Turntable Brings DJ Equality

    <img class="right" src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/MP3, which greatly reduces the quantity of gear you have to lug around. But it's more than just a convergence player. The x2 Hybrid has a vibration fightin' solid-core design, the industry's highest torque direct drive motor, pitch control and the Numark Beatkeeper beat calculator. The… Read More

  • Samsung NAND On Steroids


    Looks like Samsung has been supplying some juiced up 16 GB NAND flash memory to mobile device manufacturers. The new chips are based on 50-nano technology and the company says it will be able to pump out some 32 GB memory cards that are capable of holding “8,000 songs, 30+ hours of DVD recordings and 200 years worth of newspaper archives.” The write rate is double and read rate is… Read More

  • Tag Heuer Phone (??)

    , makers of fancy watches, is releasing a cellphone designed by ModeLabs, a French company that designs phones companies MTV and Virgin Mobile. The phone will be made of stainless steel and take design cues from the other watches in the Tag line-up. This appears to be a direct shot at Nokia’s Vertu line, which means someone at LVMH, Heuer’s parent company, must have woken up from… Read More