• Geared Keyboard Prevents Typos?

    Don’t you hate typos? Our editors like them – it gives them something to do – but the new Elecom TK-U09FG keyboard due for release next month in Japan might put them out of work. Instead of a standard or scissor action, each key is “geared”, meaning it’s got a pair of rack and pinions that make the key depress evenly across the face, so the center and… Read More

  • T-Mo Drops Two New Sexy, Sexy Samsungs

    T-Mobile just launched two slim Samsungs in a couple different configurations, the T619 clamshell, and the T629 slider. The mid-range phones share similar features, offering a 1.3 Megapixel cameras, Bluetooth, T-Mobile Web, and include Yahoo!, MSN, and AIM messengers. The T629 is basically T-Mobile’s version of Cingular’s D807, a fine phone indeed, and unlike the T619, the… Read More

  • Zune Caught

    Zune Caught

    Seattle must be dripping with Zunes because our Bothan spies – many of whom died while taking these pictures – grabbed a Zune in the wild. That’s right, folks. This little white Zune works, is ready to roll, and is probably in the shipping channel as we speak. I would estimate that these things will be in stores at the end of October or else the merry pranksters who sent us… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Vault Cracking Edition

    Daily Crunch: Vault Cracking Edition

    Some of yesterday’s stories, in case you missed them: Yamaha YSP-1100
    iSoundCap – Put Your iPod Nano In Your Hat
    Key Finder Thing
    Banksy’s Paris Jam
    Engine on a Chip Read More

  • Yahoo! Launches Better Video Content

    Yahoo! Launches Better Video Content

    On a day that saw its stock take a hit, Yahoo! has teamed up with Current TV to launch Yahoo! Current Network, a video site with a mix of professional and user submitted videos arranged in channels. Current TV is a cable and satellite channel backed by environmentalist Al Gore that shows short user-submitted shows and segments in what it called ‘viewer created content’. Yahoo! Read More

  • Zillow Adds User Generated Home Information

    Zillow Adds User Generated Home Information

    Seattle based Zillow is a website that allows people to get information on 68 million homes in the United States (such as an estimated value, size, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, etc.). On Wednesday morning they are releasing new features which will allow users to contribute updated and detailed information about their own homes to Zillow’s national database. This owner information… Read More

  • Memocast seeks to break into international film sales

    Memocast, an online seller of foreign language films, is seeking its first round of venture funding in the coming months to grow its library and start marketing its service. Memocast is carving out a space in the movie download business. While a variety of companies are slugging it out to sell Hollywood features, Memocast is seeking to be the site of choice for those wanting foreign language… Read More

  • VideoEgg bringing video recording to Bebo, Dogster and more

    The very cool video capture service VideoEgg is announcing today that they have entered into agreements to provide their easy video creation tool to a wide range of social networking sites including Bebo, Dogster, Tagged, Hi5, Current.tv and AOL. The VideoEgg client captures and transcodes video from almost any device you can find and makes posting it to the web really easy. VideoEgg is to… Read More

  • iTunes: $1m in movies sold in first week

    Disney chief executive Robert Iger said today that in the first week of the iTunes movie store, the company sold 125,000 movies and generated $1 million. Iger said Disney expects about $50 million in revenue for the year. Disney’s 75 titles are currently the only movies available in the iTunes movie store. For comparison, Apple sold about 1 million songs in its first week online… Read More

  • Zune Phone Rumors: VoIP with an Add-On Mic

    The latest Zune phone rumors from people in the know say the Zune will be VoIP, which makes sense considering it already has WiFi built in. They also say there’s going to be an addon attachment that fits into the dock for the mic. Our guess is Microsoft will combine this with their big Live Messenger push to try to overtake Skype when it comes to desktop VoIP. They’ve already… Read More

  • A week in DRM wonderland

    Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a key issue on the emerging web; how will the benefits of free flowing data be balanced by the commercial interests of content creators or the corporations that own their content? The past week has seen constant flow of important developments in DRM, some of them quite strange. While I try to be understanding of the importance of rights protection… Read More

  • SwarmTeams – Group Messaging For Multiple Devices

    The swarm team is designed for groups, or swarms, that need to message each other no matter what device they’re on. Using text messages and emails, you can reach your group no matter where you are. There are four different apps, Swarm-it!, Swarm-pro!, Swarm-web! and Swarm-api!, four apparently very excited applications that connect you with a mass of people. Read More

  • Newsgator Go! for mobiles out tommorow

    RSS vendor Newsgator will announce tomorrow a new service for reading RSS feeds on Windows Mobile phones. Called Newsgator Go! the program will cost about $30 and will sync its data with other members of the Newsgator family: NetNewsWire for Mac, FeedDemon for PCs, Newsgator Online and Newsgator Inbox for Outlook. Newsgator products are my favorite for reading feeds and I’m excited to… Read More

  • Zune Not Mac Compatible

    Zune Not Mac Compatible

    A wee bird – the selfsame bird who gave us Zune background a few weeks ago – told us that the Zune, out of the box, is completely non-Mac compatible. No mounting, not data drives, no nothing. There will be no drivers and no support at launch and none, one will assume, later on in the year. Read More

  • Engine on a Chip

    Engine on a Chip

    A group of industrious MIT researchers have developed a tiny gas-turbine engine that fits inside a silicon chip measuring about the size of a quarter. The system is said to be able to run 10 times longer than a similarly weighted battery. The engine’s turbines spin at 20,000 RPS to produce 10 watts of power. The researchers expect to start testing the engines in in various electronic… Read More

  • Yamaha YSP-1100

    Yamaha YSP-1100

    The Yamaha YSP-1100 is a great looking system that features 40 individually-amped 1-inch drivers that simulate a surround sound experience. The unit supports Dolby and DTS formats for maximum versatility. It seems to offer all the goods without the the trouble of cables, speaker mounting or clutter in our living room. Another great feature of the Yamaha YSP-1100 is its Night Listening… Read More

  • HTC MTeoR: Best Smartphone EveR?

    HTC MTeoR: Best Smartphone EveR?

    We tend to like HTC here at the Crunch (Blake hates his Cingular 8125 though). They put out more smartphones, in more form factors with feature lists than any other company out there. And the way they deal price-point with the carriers is amazing, as well. So it comes as no surprise to read that Ubergeek Jeremy Toeman at Live Digitally thinks that the HTC MTeoR is the greatest smartphone… Read More

  • NewsGator Goes Mobile

    NewsGator Goes Mobile

    NewsGator will announce tomorrow the addition of a new product that will likely make a nice splash.NewsGator Go! is an RSS aggregator designed for use with Windows Mobile devices. It will provide users with the ability to conveniently read content and manage RSS subscriptions while on the go. The new version is able to synchronize articles and subscriptions with existing NewsGator programs… Read More

  • Segway Polo

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-8940120949202973376&hl=en It’s amazing the sports people will come up with when given a little extra time. This time it’s polo–for Segway, and it’s pretty silly looking. It’s basically just some guys playing polo on their Segways and occasionally falling off. If competitive eating can be considered a sport… Read More

  • 3 Pushing Yahoo! Go in Mobile Internet Tie-Up

    3 Pushing Yahoo! Go in Mobile Internet Tie-Up

    This morning’s paper featured something interesting: a full page ad for 3 featuring the Nokia N73 with the Yahoo! Go application front and centre. 3 has certainly been daring where others fear to tread, recently launching a partnership with Skype, and now Yahoo! One wonders how this meshes with 3′s over-all content strategy since the Yahoo! Go application essentially makes the… Read More