• Samsung MP4 Player Leaked

    OK so maybe it isn’t the new Samsung MP4 player but it looks like a pretty nice knock off. On my frequent jaunts to Korea as a kid I saw my fair share of knockoffs so I’m not very surprised by this but the fact that PaiPai, a Chinese based company, released this player with Samsung’s logo just has me baffled. The 512MB flash player with miniSD, a 2.2-inch 220 x 176 display… Read More

  • Sony Humps Memory Stick to 32 Gigabytes

    like BetaMax and UMD and MiniDisc. Oops. Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Bedrest Edition

    Home, Sweet Couch
    Philipp Goedicke We’re back home, decompressing,
    Unpacking a mental mess [1, 2, 3],
    And spending some time guessing
    Just who killed CES. [4]
    (My guess: it wasn’t Jobs and his sleight-of-hand tricks [5, 6],
    It’s those seven other “dudes” who get lucky with the “chicks” [7].) And, already, faux iPhones can be gotten on the street [8],
    Read More

  • SmugMug: The (Anti) Web 2.0 Company

    SmugMug CEO Don MacAskill, who has said “maybe I just don’t get this ‘Web 2.0′ term” in the past, is proceeding to teach those of us who claim to know exactly what it means a thing or two. The company launched a suite of stunning new features tonight. SmugMug, which took its first customers in late 2002, is the go-to service for serious photography nuts. Read More

  • LG Super Multi Blue HD Up for Order

    . It appears now that Best Buy has put the player up for sale on its website in spite of the Feb. 4 launch of the unit. So if you’re looking to get some hot Blu-ray on HD DVD action and you’ve got $1,200 to blow, head on over to Best Buy to make your wildest dreams come true.
    Best Buy Product Page [via Gizmodo] Read More

  • Farecast's Price Guarantee on Flights Goes Live

    Seattle based Farecast moved its price guarantee product out of beta tonight and onto the live site. Farecast is a service that predicts airline pricing in the future (U.S. domestic market only), helping customers decide if they should purchase a flight now, or wait. They’ve been testing a product which allows users to lock in a price found on the site for up to a week. For $10… Read More

  • Four Month Old Wize Gets $4 Million

    Silicon Valley based Wize is a site that tracks expert and user product reviews across the Internet and churns them through an algorithm to create a single, 1-100 “WizeRank.” We first profiled Wize and some of its competititors late last year and said Wize had the best chance for commercial success of the bunch. Tonight, they are announcing a first round of financing – $4… Read More

  • HyperBike

    With my Saints vanquished in a devastating loss to da Bears, it’s time that I turn my attention to the other sport in my life: cycling. Or at least some crazy bastardization thereof. The HyperBike is based on the design of a racing wheelchair with one key difference—it utilizes the rider’s arms and legs. It 8-foot exterior wheels that tilt in toward the top to increase stability. Read More

  • 2007 Puts iPods in Half of All Cars

    I have a Belkin iPod car kit in my Kia that allows me to bump and rock to the Arcade Fire through my Alpine system as I drive to and from rehab. I installed it myself, and it was fairly straight forward, though it was a pain in the ass. If you’re an iPod owner in the market for a car now, however, you’re in much better shape, as over half of the models available in America in the… Read More

  • Wii Wii Sunday

    I got a Wii, I got a Wii, I got a Wii, I got a Wii, I got a Wii!!! Read More

  • Forget Second Life. Get a First Life.

    Darren Barefoot voices his dismay over all the Second Life hype by creating a very, very funny parody site called “Get a First Life.” The site describes itself as a “3D analog world” and suggests you “access your closet to build your First Life look.” My favorite line is “Fornicate using your actual genitals.” Hilarious. No comment from Second… Read More

  • Sharp Announces 8.28-Megapixel 1/2.5-Inch CCD

    Sharp has announced that it now has an 8.28-megapixel senor measuring just 1/2.5-inches. That rings in at just 60-percent of the size of Sharp’s previous, tiny CCDs. The new sensors will likely be built into ultra-slim cameras and possibly (based completely on my irrelevant assertion) cell phones. Sharp will begin shipping samples of the CCD to manufacturers next week, but it won’t… Read More

  • Cypres Concept Phone

    Here’s a concept phone from designer Nao Tamura. It doesn’t appear to have much functionality, but it’s certainly different. The Cypres looks to me like something out of the Matrix. I kind of dig the design, but then again I’ve always had a penchant for clear cases with exposed circuitry. Design Page [via Yanko via Gizmodo] Read More

  • The Ad Generator

    The Ad Generator is a simple site that’s kind of fun to watch. It’s not a business at all – it was created by Alexis Lloyd as part of her thesis project at Parsons The New School for Design. She’s taken “words and semantic structures from real corporate slogans,” and remixed and randomized them to generate new ones. She then takes “related”… Read More

  • booBox To Help Bloggers Sell Stuff

    Brazil-based booBox is preparing to launch a set of tools for bloggers and other website owners that will help them sell items they are writing about. They’ve submitted some basic information to us, but there is clearly a language barrier and we are still digging into the details. For now, the best way to understand how it works is by walking through the working demo on the booBox site. Read More

  • Google Blacklist Contained Confidential Information

    Internet security firm Finjan will confirm on Monday that Google’s much-discussed anti-phishing blacklist contained confidential usernames and passwords of individuals, including credentials for accounts at banks and other financial institutions. See the screen shot below for an example – click for a larger view. Google’s current anti-phishing blacklist, which has no… Read More

  • FCC Approves Sidekick 2.5?

    According to Phone Scoop, the FCC has approved a new Danger Hiptop. The devicefalls somewhere between the Hiptop 2 and 3. PC-150 is the model, but all of the details are not yet clear. What is known is that the device does not have Bluetooth and that’s about all that is certain. So it could be released on some provider other than T-Mo for all we know. The confidentiality request on the… Read More

  • Windows Vista Ultimate Signature Edition

    So with so many flavors of Windows Vista set to debut, one would think there couldn’t possibly be room for one more. Outlandish as always, Microsoft has dreamed up yet another version of Windows: Windows Vista Ultimate Signature Edition. Yes, for $259, you get a numbered box with a fake Bill Gates signature printed on the front. If you really want a copy, head on over to Amazon for… Read More

  • Hi5 Traffic Surges, May Be Second Largest Social Network

    Some of the best data on the growth of social networks is coming out of the widget startups. People put widgets on their various social network user pages, and traffic is referred back to the widget companies. Other than policy changes that can have a significant impact on widget usage, it is the best traffic data available outside of the social networks themselves. What I’m hearing… Read More

  • Next TechCrunch Event

    The last two TechCrunch parties were a great success, and I particularly enjoyed meeting people that I knew only through blogging at the New York event last November. We’re in the planning stages of the next TechCrunch event, to be held mid year 2007. The location will most likely be in the bay area, and we have a new format idea that I think will be really interesting to attendees… Read More

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