• Chameleon-like LED Clock Attracts Zombies

    The things people do to sell a simple clock these days amazes me. This retro clock doesn’t seem to be anything special, but after dark it changes appearance to something cooler. During the day the clock features a white frosted face with black hands, but after dark it emits a blue hue that will undoubtedly attract zombie-like stares. Pick one up for $148 and be the coolest nerd on… Read More

  • Nokia N73 Hands-On

    I haven’t owned a Nokia since the 8260 and that was a very long time ago. I didn’t have a problem with it, but I did have a problem with AT&T wireless being bought out by Cingular. Does anyone remember a time when incoming text messages were FREE? Spending some time with the N73 was a homecoming of sorts, but I felt like an 85 year old trying to learn how to use a computer. Read More

  • Buffalo Wireless-N Nfniti Router


    Buffalo announced this morning an addition to its fleet of excellent wireless routers. The Wireless-N Nfiniti utilizes the latest 802.11n specifications — Draft 1.0. It also optimized for streaming HD video, music, and voice. It features the AirStation One-Touch Secure System (AOSS) for quick and secure setup. The router has also been designed to work with peripherals like the… Read More

  • X-Ray Business Cards


    File this under “coolest thing ever.” It just arrived in via email and I’m wondering where I can order a set. Note that this is the card of a “Debt Recovery Agent” and that the X-Ray depicts a thoroughly broken finger. Quite appropriate. I’d like to have my next set of cards made like this. Maybe I could show an image of a wrist with carpal tunnel syndrome. Read More

  • PS3 Interest Creeps Up A Bit, But Wii Still King

    Fanbois live on the Internet, so it makes sense to gauge the interest level of the three video game consoles by tracking related searches. The big conclusion from a UK racking firm suggests that while interest — as measured by the number of searches on retailers like Amazon — searches for PS3 have increased 127 percent since the system’s European launch, the Wii and Xbox 360… Read More

  • Newsvine Relaunch Today: Build Your Own News Site

    Seattle-based news site Newsvine will relaunch this afternoon with significant changes to the user experience. They’re calling the release “Evergreen.” Among the changes: like Netvibes, Pageflakes and other personalized homepages, users will now be able to move most modules on the Newsvine home page around, or delete them altogether. Users can also add whatever news feeds… Read More

  • Best Buy To Carry HD Radio Receivers

    Though HD Radio is still in its infancy, it’s a technology that will eventually catch on in the following years as long as the support is there for it. Best Buy has now started stocking HD Radio receivers at all 832 of its stores, which will surely give HD Radio the help it needs. Says Robert Struble, President and CEO of iBiquity Digital Corporation, who developed the technology behind… Read More

  • AT&T Will Market iPhone To Business Users, Analysts Don't Want It

    AT&T, the company formerly known as Cingular, will in fact market the iPhone to business users, making Microsoft’s recent claims all the more relevant. If this seems dumb to you — because of the lack of third-party apps, non-replaceable battery and new, untested operating system — then it certainly seems dumb to many of those analysts we always read about. One of which… Read More

  • Yahoo Music To Add Music Lyrics Later Today

    Look for music Lyrics to be added for hundreds of thousands of songs to Yahoo music later today, the first time they will appear legally on the Internet. They are being provided through a partnership with Gracenote, which is best known for its technology to detect and block copyrighted songs on websites. The company has been working with labels for some time to aggregate rights to song… Read More

  • LoTR Online: I Just Wet My Pants

    I’m not a big MMO gamer, but I’ve been hoping and dreaming on LoTR Online since I was a baby in my mother’s womb. I actually have a boxed copy upstairs and I’m about to install it — I have to take some meetings and write for you people a bit before I do — but there’s something about being a dwarf in the Prancing Pony that gets me hot and bothered. The… Read More

  • Halo 3 Video Leaked: Not So Hot Looking

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?umid=59795 Halo 3 is the Xbox 360’s killer app for sure and now footage from the game has been leaked onto the Internet. If you can ignore the terrible, terrible background music, you’ll see a game that looks a hell of a lot like Halo 2. Maybe it’s just a really early build (or a fake), but I’m not really all that… Read More

  • Former Apple CFO Told To Pay Up – Big Time

    When the SEC is on your back and you’ve been backdating stock options, you’re kind of in a tight situation. So when former Apple Chief Financial Officer Fred Anderson was offered a deal to pay back $3.5 million bucks plus a $150,000 fine, you can bet your iPod he took it. The charges date back to 2001 when Anderson was working for Apple and was granted multiple stock options that… Read More

  • LG KS10: Phone With Google

    A while back, you may remember LG and Google announced some wacky partnership where LG would start releasing a series of phones called “Phones with Google,” which would feature some of Google’s applications pre-installed on the devices. Now the KS10 has emerged and this slider is looking incredibly loaded. Featuring Symbian 60 (It’s not a Nokia?!), HSDPA/WCDMA, a… Read More

  • Rent The HAL-5 Exoskeleton For $590/mo

    Tired of carrying in those groceries for your elderly neighbor all the time? Need to change the flat tire on your 1981 IROC-Z Camaro in the driveway? Don’t bother exerting all your energy on these mundane tasks when you can just pay for a Japanese invention that makes it easier. The HAL-5 exoskeleton can now be rented for just $590 a month for the next year, basically allowing anyone who… Read More

  • Transmission 0.71 Released – Key Issues Fixed

    Mac OS X users have always gotten a bit of a shaft on decent Bit Torrent clients. There’s always Azureus, but it’s cluttered, slow, and a resource hog. And until the recent release of Bit Rocket, there wasn’t much else: except for Transmission. In the past, Transmission has been banned on almost every private Bit Torrent tracker on the net. Why’s that? Transmission used… Read More

  • Griffin AirDock iPod Dock: Now With Space Age "Remote-Controller"

    If I didn’t know any better, I’d say that the Griffin AirDock looks no better (nor any worse) than any of the 2.3 million iPod docks out there. In addition to syncing your iPod, charging the battery, and outputting all audio/video to an external device, the AirDock has an RF remote control. Did you hear that? A remote control, people! Through the magic of radio, the remote control… Read More

  • T-Mobile Launches USB Modem Reminiscent Of A Maxi-Pad

    T-Mobile has introduced the web’n’walk USB modem to rival that of Vodafone’s, but it’s way cheaper, says T-Mobile. The USB modem is PC and Mac compatible, and offers broadband like speeds of up to 1.8Mbps. If you’re in the UK you can purchase one for £29.99 with a monthly fee of £29 on an HSDPA connection. Product Page [via Tech Digest] Read More

  • Apple Releases iQuiz iPod Game On The Cheap

    So you’ve got a 5G iPod, you’re bored, and only have the change buried deep within your sofa? No fear! Apple has a remedy for your boredom and it comes in the form of a 99 cent iPod game called iQuiz. To top it all off, iQuiz isn’t just a game, it’s a collection of four mini-games that include entertainment trivia, music quizzes, and pop culture puzzles. But even after… Read More

  • CastTV Raises $3.1 Million, Battles Google And AOL In Video Search

    San Francisco-based CastTV, a video search service that is yet to launch, announced a $3.1 million round of financing from Draper Fisher Jurvetson this morning. We first wrote about the company, which is led by husband and wife team Edwin Ong and Alex Vikati, last October. See our post and screenshots here. AOL arguably has the best video search technology through their acquisition of Truveo… Read More

  • Bringing Back TechCrunch UK

    After a long winter hiatus, I’m pleased to announce that TechCrunch will be re-launching in the UK. We are aiming for a June 1 September re-launch. We do need your support to get re-energized. There are three ways you can help: We’re in the market for a great Editor, TechCrunch UK. Please see our job description on CrunchBoard. We want new ideas and new angles. Please share… Read More

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