• The Al Capone MacBook: Stylish Two Tone

    What do you get when you combine a white MacBook and a black MacBook? Then Two Tone Al Capone MacBook. A Flickr user sreindl.net has a black MacBook that had a keyboard problem. His local Apple store removed the black keyboard, but didn’t have a black replacement in stock. So, in the spirit of usefulness, they replaced it with a white one as a loaner until a black one could arrive. Thus… Read More

  • PlayStation 3 Brings Use To PSP

    PlayStation 3 Brings Use To PSP

    If you own a PSP, you’ll finally have a use for the failing portable device. As I mentioned earlier, PlayStation 3 will feature PSP support via WiFi, letting you access downloaded content on your PS3 with your PSP. Gamer’s Day in San Francisco showed a little preview of what we could expect: The PS3 console had the trailer for the new James Bond movie, Casino Royale, already… Read More

  • Zopa (re)launches now its bigger than Basildon?

    Zopa (re)launches now its bigger than Basildon?

    Zopa, the peer-to-peer borrowing and lending exchange, has just (re)launched its website. The most interesting change is the new system of visualisation for members using custom avatars which seems very Habbohotel to me. Try it out for yourself on their home page. Click on the “I’D LIKE TO MEET” filter and select your options. The site then highlights and circles… Read More

  • Google's Choice of the Word "Eureka!"

    As an addendum to our coverage of Google’s new Co-op customizable search product that launched yesterday – Google officially announced the news on their blog today with a post titled “Eureka! Your own search engine has landed!” I wonder if Shashi Seth and R.V. Guha, the authors of the post, intended to incorporate part of the name of one of the primary existing players… Read More

  • The New Mozilla Recommended Add-ons List: The Winners and the Losers

    In anticipation of the imminent release of Firefox 2.0, Mozilla has relaunched its “recommended add-ons page” this afternoon. (Update: FF 2.0 has officially launched.) The page lost its beta status and gained a picture of a flaming motorcycle (see below). Out goes the old list of 11 recommendations and in comes a new list of 20. The lists are quite different and there are… Read More

  • Mydeo (re)launches and thankfully it isn't another GooTube wannabee.

    Mydeo (re)launches and thankfully it isn't another GooTube wannabee.

    Mydeo is an online video streaming service, primarily aimed at consumers and/or SMB’s, that might have slipped under your radar. Today they are launching a newly redesigned service which promises to offer an improved user experience, a new pricing model and better performance to boot but let’s be clear Mydeo is not another gootube wannabee. Unlike YouTube, Mydeo gives you the… Read More

  • Oracle Linux: Finally Introduced Tomorrow?

    This isn’t strictly gadget news, but it’s big nonetheless. Larry Ellison, holder of the only Silicon Valley ego larger than Mr. Jobs at Apple, is set to drop Oracle’s Linux bomb on the Earth tomorrow at the Oracle OpenWorld in San Fancisco. Oracle is the 800 pound gorilla of the database world, with offices in 145 countries. Ellison himself was at one point Forbel’s… Read More

  • The 12GB, $129 Zippo-looking USB Drive

    Eschewing the normal NAND memory in favor of an old-fashioned mechanical HD, the Monster Drive from US Modular is a different breed of thumbdrive. With roughly the same size and looks as your standard Zippo, the Monster packs 12GB of storage into a slick stainless steel shell. Coupled with the blue LED on the end to display the reading and writing of data, you have something that looks… Read More

  • Sprint Lights Up Revision A EV-DO in San Diego, Starts National Tour

    Good news, San Diego. You’re the first city in the nation to get a taste of Sprint’s Revision A EV-DO. That is, if you’re a subscriber and have a Pantech PX-500, Sierra Wireless Aircard 595, or one of the Novatel data cards, in which case you have to do nothing, as your upgraded automagically, and for free. This gives Sprint’s customers even faster access to its… Read More

  • BOB Will Turn Off Your TV

    BOB Will Turn Off Your TV

    Back in the old days, my mom was around to shut off the TV when I was watching too much. She also used to tell me to stop using the computer for so long because I would hurt my eyes. Sadly, those days are gone and I now live in Chicago, one lone hippie on the banks of Lake Michigan. This means that when I get home after work, I turn on my TV and plant my laptop firmly into my lap. Usually… Read More

  • New Olympus Slim Camera Is Hott

    New Olympus Slim Camera Is Hott

    Olympus Korea showed off yesterday its new Mju-730 model. The new slim camera boasts a 7MP lens, 3x Optical Zoom, “One Touch Perfect Fix” function, and a Simple Mode for novice users. What Olympus didn’t announce was price or availability. Add in that nice-looking, large LCD screen and this camera could be a pretty big hit with people that want a cool-looking, effective… Read More

  • Old UK media group gets on the mashup cluetrain

    Old UK media group gets on the mashup cluetrain

    According to the Media Guardian regional media group Archant is to ramp up its classified advertising, to fight back against the drain of ad revenue to online rivals, with a property website called Homes 24.co.uk. Now ordinarily this would be of only passing interest to TechCrunch UK, largely because most of the time newspaper groups simply put up Web 1.0 shovel-ware and just reprint the paper… Read More

  • Samsung Gets Thinner than Trace

    It seems that every single time we in the GSM camp have a hot new phone to get excited about, we lord it over our CDMA brethren. Then, in short order, they get their own version, causing us to eat humble pie. See, for example, the RAZR or the Samsung D807. The latest phone to jump ship for the stormy skies of Verizon and Sprint is the Samsung SPH-V9900, which is really just a slightly thinner… Read More

  • Edgeio Closes $5 Million Series A Financing

    Edgeio, a classifieds listing company that I co-founded last year with Keith Teare, announced a $5 million Series A financing today. The round was led by Intel Capital and also included an investment from Transcosmos. Previous angel round investors (Ron Conway, Jeff Clavier, Claudio Chiuchiarelli, Frank Caufield Jr., RSS Investors, Millenium Technology Ventures, Michael Tanne, Auren Hoffman… Read More

  • Apple Rumors Round 5,253: iPhone Evidence and Giant-Ass TVs?

    As admitted Apple fanboys, we are 100-percent stoked to finally have our MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo on order. The rumor of this little upgrade has been at the top of the queue on the Apple sites, and his Steveness’s quiet launch is about what we were expecting. But that moves the other rampant rumors up the column. Two that are appearing over-and-over again are the iPhone and the… Read More

  • Pros and Cons: PlayStation 3 Edition

    Pros and Cons: PlayStation 3 Edition

    We’ve heard all kinds of rumors about Sony’s highly anticipated PlayStation 3, and it’s time to get to know the $600 console before you pick one up off of Ebay. Gamers around the world have chosen sides bashing and loving the console at the same time, but most don’t really know what the actual pros and cons of the console. GamePro got its hands on the PlayStation 3 and… Read More

  • Samsung SCH-V900 Has a Sexy Red Dress

    Samsung SCH-V900 Has a Sexy Red Dress

    Well I’m probably not secure enough to be seen with this phone, but if you don’t mind using something so womanly, or you are indeed a woman, you should be on the lookout for the Samsung SCH-V900. While it’s currently only available in Korea-land, it could conceivably find its way to the States sometime this side of the decade. Aside from looking all sexable, it features a… Read More

  • Facebook Beta Testing Social Bookmarking

    Facebook Beta Testing Social Bookmarking

    Facebook users with accounts from Berkeley and Stanford were given access to a new beta social bookmarking feature today that could roll out soon to all Facebook users. The site began offering a blog-like notes feature in August and implemented a controversial news feed feature last month. The new social bookmarking service is less likely to generate controversy. Users can submit items to… Read More

  • Sony Apologizes for Battery Disaster

    Sony Apologizes for Battery Disaster

    I wonder why news always seems to come in droves from a particular source. Sony apologized today for inconveniences caused by its massive battery recall. Yutaka Nakagawa of Sony stated about the recalls at a press conference, “We would like to take this opportunity to apologize for the worries.” The Associated Press writes: The executives were seated while they bowed and did not… Read More

  • Fox to Debut Sinking TV Episodes on MySpace

    Fox Interactive announced this morning that the first and second episodes of Warner Bros. Television’s THE O.C. this season will be available on MySpace and Fox affiliate sites as much as a week before they show on TV. A week after TV broadcast the shows will be taken back offline. Just like the last batch of shows that Fox said would be available on MySpace earlier this month, a… Read More