• 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 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

  • Ambidextrous Keyboard For the Ambidextrous

    Released at CES this year, Cypress came out strong with a keyboard that swivels to accomodate both left and right handed users and the ability to adjust height. Ya that’s about it, no word on pricing or availability. UPDATE – I thought this looked familiar. Infinium just rebadged it.
    Ambidextrous Keyboard [Asus] Read More

  • Ditch Your Cingular Contract! Free! Easy! Legal!

    There are few things that piss me off more than anti-consumer contracts, especially of the cell phone variety. But getting out of that contractual noose has been the Holy Grail of techies for years, with most people being forced to either run out the clock or gulp down a ridiculous fee. Well, relief is here, at least for Cingular customers. Consumerist‘s got a must-read step-by-step… Read More

  • Skip-Away Fixes Your Scuffed CDs

    Are you still using CDs for whatever reason? Well, that’s your problem. They’re large, get scratched up, and don’t hold much data. If you do have some legacy information on some that have been abused, or really feel the need to rip Careless Whisper by Wham!, then you need Skip-Away, a colorful box for repairing scratched or warped CDs. It’s fully automated, meaning you… Read More

  • Luxeed Lights Up Multi-Hued Keyboard

    , the keys of Luxeed’s keyboard light up to any one of 512 colors that can be pre-programmed into “skins”, or can be downloaded from Loxeed’s website. Though there’s no mention of it, we see this as being something fairly scriptable. Imagine if it was set to illuminate certain key shortcuts in certain programs, for example if you’re running Firefox, the… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Gumshoe Edition

    Who Killed CES?
    iPhone != Newton?
    Blackberry Pearl Goes White
    Pioneer Shallow Subwoofer
    Have An Intel Mac? Have Five Bucks? Ok, You Can Use 802.11n Read More

  • Netflix, I Was Just Kidding About Breaking Up With You

    Last month I wrote a post called “Why I Am Breaking Up With Netflix” that outlined the reasons I was switching to BlockBuster’s Total Access after years as a loyal Netflix customer. BlockBuster’s new offering, which basically turns every mailed movie into a coupon for a free movie at any BlockBuster outlet, has been a huge success. BlockBuster now has 2.2 million… Read More

  • Wikipedia Search Engine WikiSeek Launches

    Palo Alto based startup SearchMe has kept a low profile since being founded in March 2005. The company, which has 17 employees and raised $5 million from Sequoia Capital over two rounds, will launch a number of what founder Randy Adams calls “long tail search engines” in the near future. The first product they are launching is WikiSeek, which went live about an hour ago and will… Read More

  • Have An Intel Mac? Have Five Bucks? Ok, You Can Use 802.11n

    Sneaky Apple. I remember back in the day they made me pay for an upgrade to iChat AV (as opposed to the regular iChat at the time) when iSight came out. Now if you have an Intel Mac and you want to use it with Apple’s new 802.11n-capable Airport Extreme Base Station, you’ll need to shell out $4.99 for a software patch allowing you to use it. Seems Apple has been secretly… Read More

  • Halo 3 Legendary Edition Comes With Bitchin' Helmet

    Those who call themselves Halo fans better have $100 ready to drop come Halo 3 launch time. Walmart.com has leaked the Halo 3 Legendary Edition package, which costs $100, comes with an individual, serialized package and three bonus discs, and a Master Chief helmet. According to the site, the Legendary Edition of Halo 3 for the Xbox 360 is currently “In Stock”, but you and I both… Read More

  • CES 2007: Two Queens, No Smoking

    Since everyone else has done a post on CES, I believe it is now my turn to share my story with you. CES 2007 was terrible. At least 75% of the stuff there was terrible and compared to CES 2006, 2007’s show was utter garbage. There wasn’t a “stand out” product, the iPhone announcement basically halted activity and coverage on Tuesday, and Josh told me that when two… Read More

  • Venice Project Launch Name: Joost

    The Venice Project, the new online television startup led by Skype founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, has always been a working name for the company. Until today, no one outside the company knew name the company would eventually launch as. A tip from reader Joost Schreve led us to the domain name Joost.com: if you click the “cancel” button multiple times an unformatted web… Read More

  • Lamborghini VX2 Lappy's From Asus


    Just announced from Asus in Taiwan is the new line of Lamborghini laptops, the VX2 is based on Intel’s Centrino Duo Mobile technology and will be running Windows Vista. The new Asus is supposed to give you the feel of owning a super fast race car without the high insurance premiums. You can get one in either signature Lamborghini yellow or black with each one cast with… Read More

  • iPhone != Newton?

    CG reader Bruce sent us a note today pointing out an interesting aspect of the the iPhone decision. He writes: A lot is being said about the exclusive Cingular deal, no 3G, and the high price for a phone. How about short term positioning this as a true “pocket pc”? It has a PC O/S, wifi access for online use, great screen, etc… If Apple wants to sell this through their… Read More

  • Apple TV Gets Spec'd


    Last week’s launch of the Apple TV was met with some fanfare and a lot speculation. The fanfare came from the usual suspects, while the speculation came from everyplace else. Speculation on whether the device was redundant and what powered the $299 unit. It might be too soon to comment on redundancy, but, thanks to Apple Insider. today we, at least, have some potential answers on… Read More

  • CES 2007: Dear Diary…


    I had such high hopes and big plans for this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. And yet, within four hours of setting down in Las Vegas, my dreams began to crumble. I wanted to offer you, the readers, more than just constant, mind-numbing blasts of product announcements, so I scheduled more than 40 meetings with a wide variety of vendors between Sunday, January 7 and Wednesday… Read More

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