• The Futurist: That Most Wonderful Time of the Year or… A First Look at the 2007 CES

    The Futurist: That Most Wonderful Time of the Year or… A First Look at the 2007 CES


    In this very special episode of The Futurist, we take a myopic look into the future. Three weeks into the future, that is, to a land called Las Vegas and an event called CES — the annual tech orgy where PR people treat men’s mag product reviewers to lap dances, the smell of choco-fountains permeates the air of every corridor, and there is nary a blogger around without sore… Read More

  • Do Cameraphone Megapixels Really Add Up?

    . But are we really getting the megapielage we’re paying for? Al-Manazir thinks not. After receiving a Nokia N70 for review purposes, and running a few optical tests, the results were not good. The supposed 2-megapixel camera on the N70 actually output images at less than VGA quality. What’s more, the image was focused off-center, causing even more image degradation. The article… Read More

  • Crazy 3D Avatars From Gizmoz

    Crazy 3D Avatars From Gizmoz

    I first met Eyal Gever, the founder of Gizmoz, at the Israeli Web Tour conference in Palo Alto a couple of months ago. Later that day I saw Eyal again, at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. This time he was giving a demo (in the middle of a hallway) to a group of Fox Interactive folks, including their M&A team. I sat in on the demo, which went on for half an hour or more as the Fox… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Sparky Edition

    Daily Crunch: Sparky Edition

    Snoopy iPod Nano Kit: From The Peanut Gallery
    Spion Orbitor Electronic Listening Device for the Devious
    Solar Power in Her Purse
    Tiny Desk Heater For The Inherently Frigid
    iSkin Keyboard Protector Read More

  • New Blogger Out of Beta

    New Blogger Out of Beta

    The new Blogger beta product, open to a limited number of users in August, is now live for all users. The key changes include the addition of tags, which Google has always called “labels,” and an option to create a private blog. You can also now sign into your blogger account using your Google credentials, and Google has made editing the template and posts significantly more… Read More

  • TechCrunch Readers Are Shallow

    Yesterday I wrote about some of the changes at top dating site Yahoo Personals, designed to make profile matching easier and faster. And I also dug into some of the new business model experiments being conducted by some of the younger startups out there. A good example is YesNoMayB, a South African startup that allows users to quickly scan photographs of potential mates and pick out the ones… Read More

  • I Wish Google Could Buy AllofMP3

    A number of record labels finally pulled the trigger and filed suit against Russian music site AllofMP3 today. The lawsuit was filed in New York. Given that AllofMP3 maintains that it complies with Russian law, it might not be a stretch to assume that AllofMP3 won’t be showing up for their day in (a U.S.) court. AllofMP3 is still in business, but under a triage of attacks. Their own… Read More

  • Rumor: MacBook Thin Specs Confirmed?

    , including the 1280×800 pixel resolution of the 12-inch widescreen display, the standard 1GB or RAM (expandable to 3), and 2.16 or 2.33GHz Core 2 Duo procs, among others. While we don’t think it does exist, we do concede it would kick much ass. Sadly, this would be Apple shooting itself in its foot, as the MacBook Thin would cannibilize its own MacBook sales. In addition, the… Read More

  • MyLugger: Stuff Your Desktop In A Sack

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/Mac Pros and LCDs, I totally can. Or you can. The bags are made from durable, water-resistant 1000 Denier cordura with heavy foam padding and a plastic shield between the foam and fabric for better protection. A padded shoulder strap is included and there’s an extra handle to make it easier to carry on your shoulders. Read More

  • Del.icio.us Widget Released

    News from Del.icio.us has been slow the last year – a couple of controversies and some solid overall growth. It’s an example of something the Internet really needed, but it’s also a bit of a one-trick pony. You bookmark stuff, tag it, and share it. Good data comes out of aggregrated user generated data. That’s pretty much the end of the story. I love Del.icio.us, but… Read More

  • Reader Response: Festivus Week – Day 3

    Reader Response: Festivus Week – Day 3


    Ah Wednesday, Reader Response Festivus Week moves on bringing us one day closer to Friday; one day closer to that Nikon D40. It also means that today is the first day we’re giving away a SanDisk Cruzer Titanium. I’ve been using a Titanium flash drive for a bunch of months now and I heart it. U3 enabled drives kick major ass. Especially if you use a lot of public terminals. You… Read More

  • Gmail and Flickr Added to Wifi LCD Frame

    There are tons of digital photo frames out there. They’re typically small LCDs within a stylish frame for displaying digital photos. They’re not everywhere yet, but they’re catching on. We don’t have one yet as they’re still a little too static for most of us. The eStarling Gmail/Flickr frame is different. Using its integrated WiFi, the frame connects to your home… Read More

  • iSkin Keyboard Protector

    iSkin Keyboard Protector


    Have you ever found yourself shaking an upturned keyboard trying to expel crumbs from its not-so-bottomless underbelly? If so, then you should probably be in the market for a keyboard protector. Read More

  • Tiny Desk Heater For The Inherently Frigid


    This litte heater isn’t a new, new product, but I wanted to mention it because it totally kicks ass. I’m not big on Sharper Image’s products for the most part, ’cause they always seem a bit cheesy and shoddy. However, my hands get pretty cold, to the point where typing is a chore due to my stiff fingers. Sharper Image calls it the World’s Smallest Big Heater… Read More

  • RIAA Gives Up on Mom, Shoots for Kids

    RIAA Gives Up on Mom, Shoots for Kids

    TechDirt tears into the RIAA today after they dropped the lawsuit against Patricia Santangelo and have decided to attack her daughter instead. They’ve even fixed the suit so they’re not responsible for legal fees, which means a working mother must now pay for a massive lobbying organization’s arrogance. Obviously forcing cash-strapped American moms to pony up tens of thousands… Read More

  • Hangul LG Shine


    Now this is what I’m talking about! I have most certainly found my Mom her last minute gift for Christmas. LG has released a new Hangul Edition of their hottest new phone, the Shine. With the help of fashion designer Lee Sang-bong and poet Yoon Dong-joo’s “Night of Counting Stars” perfectly engraved on the back, the Special Edition Hangul Shine is sure to be a hit not… Read More

  • MojoPlay Gaming LCDs For 2007

    ? MojoPlay understands and for 2007 the display maker is rolling out three new displays made specifically for console gaming. The MP-920XB made for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 is a 9.2-inch LCD with a mounting system that seamlessly connects to the 360 without affecting the cooling vents on the top of the console. It’s resolution is a decent 800×480 and there are built-in stereo… Read More

  • Robots in Disguise!

    Robots in Disguise!


    Oh ho ho, here’s a little gem that I know a few of you will be interested in. The first trailer for next summer’s “Transformers” movie is online, though it’s currently only available through Yahoo! Movies UK—I expect it to be on the US site soonish, but this is the Internet age, who wants to wait?! Some cool footage here. Hopefully Spielberg’s… Read More

  • Conde Nast Uses Girls to Teach It Cool, Supply Sweet Virgin Blood

    Conde Nast Uses Girls to Teach It Cool, Supply Sweet Virgin Blood

    Guys… Guys… Graydon, wake up. Listen. These [air quotes]social network[air quotes] things are soooooo hot. They’re really popular with children — who has kids here? Nobody? Ok, we got some, don’t worry. Paula, we do not want to hear about your uterine journey, no, just wait… later. At the Holiday Party. Sure. Slides. Whatever. — and our magazines… Read More

  • Spion Orbitor Electronic Listening Device for the Devious

    Spion Orbitor Electronic Listening Device for the Devious

    I was browsing Uncrate this morning when I stumbled upon the Spion Orbitor Electronic Listening Device. While it’s nothing new, it managed to call forward a horde of memories that were repressed somewhere between my first kiss (don’t ask) and my freshman P.E. class.(ditto). When I was a kid my uncle gave me one of these things and I used to terrorize the neighborhood with it. Read More