• BT Contact enters public beta

    BT Contact “your personal communication hub”  has officially entered its public beta phase. We previously wrote about BT contacts when it was still in alpha.  The goal for this product is to provide a one stop website for all of our “federated communication” needs -i.e combining in one place various IM + Email + Address Books + SMS + Directory Enquiries … Read More

  • CrunchGear This Week

    Gobble gobble — we at CrunchGear are taking a bit of a breather this holiday, but we’re giving away a full Proporta portable gear accessories kit to one lucky reader. All you have to do is send an email to contest @ crunchgear dot com with the subject “THANKS PROPORTA.” Just talk about the gadget you’re most thankful for and we’ll pick one winner at… Read More

  • MySpace seeks mobile partners

    MySpace is on the hunt for mobile tie-ups to launch and promote MySpace mobile services across Europe. Jean-Paul Sanchez, vice-president of mobile, Europe, at MySpace – who recently joined from Vodafone – is negotiating the distribution deals, which are likely to incorporate marketing partnerships. According to Sanchez, MySpace is focusing on three key business areas: mobile, video… Read More

  • My AOL's new RSS aggregator now with personalised content recommendations

    AOL have just added a nice new feature to their beta RSS aggregator called personalised content recommendations. “We hope that our recommendations can help you to combat information overload as well as introduce you to appealing content suggestions.” Recommendations were added in a two pane design highlighted in the lower pane of My AOL below, The two panes are explained as… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Limin' Hologram Edition

    ‘Holographic’ HDTV Spotted on Ebay UK
    Toys Not To Buy This Holiday Season
    Helio Makes Moves, Opens Stores, Feeds People To Fish
    Holidays 2006: Must Have Wii and PS3 Accessories
    Giving Thanks Giveaway Read More

  • Million dollar MacBook!?

    Last night was the Internet People event with Robert Loch. I turned up with Paul Walsh from Segala where earlier we had debated about what is Web 3.0? Basically we concluded that it’s the Semantic Web with technologies like RDF, Microformats, GRDDL and ContentLabels being just a few of the newer technologies that will form part of the vocabulary which we will all be rattling off in… Read More

  • CBS Is Pretty Damned Excited About YouTube

    Just a little over a month after a partnership was announced that puts CBS content on YouTube legally, CBS Interactive President Quincy Smith is beside himself with praise for their new partner. In a press release today, YouTube says that CBS content has been viewed 29.2 million times since October 18, which is an average of 857,000 views per day. Here’s an example of a clip. Smith… Read More

  • What's The Most Popular Camera on Flickr?

    The most used camera among Flickr users is the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT, according to new statistics tracking camera usage released by the company. Flickr determines the most popular cameras based on data automatically included with most digital cameras today. The most popular “point and shoot” camera is the Canon Powershot SD400, and camera phone is the Sony Ericsson K750i. I… Read More

  • Flock Ditches Shadows Bookmarking Service

    In a blog post yesterday, Flock’s Mike Dosik announced that they will no longer support the Shadows bookmarking service (Shadows is a product of Pluck) in the upcoming Flock 2.0 release. A number of angry Flock users commented on the post, wanting to know why. Co-founder Geoffrey Arone stepped in with an explanation: “Shadows is owned by the Pluck Corporation, who is doing quite… Read More

  • Treo 680 Video Love

    If Blake’s mega Treo 680 rundown wasn’t enough good times for you, the Mobility Today people popped up a couple hands-on videos overviewing the new every-person’s Treo. Warning though, this is filled with some pretty steamy Palm-device action. Check out another video after the jump of some footage the site shot at this year’s Digital Life show of all the new colors of… Read More

  • Here Comes the Treo 680

    Hot off the press comes news from Palm and Cingular announcing that the Treo 680 will be available Nov. 24, otherwise ominously known as Black Friday.
    The Treo 680 uses Palm OS 5.4.9 and sports a bevy of features beyond its predecessors, including many upgrades to the user interface. Read More

  • Blogger Wars: How Jason Calacanis Gets Even

    Nick Denton (pictured left) likes to use his blog Valleywag to take shots at competitors – his most recent attack was on Jason Calacanis (on right), who founded and then cashed out of the blog network Weblogs, Inc. Denton has always played second fiddle to Jason, never quite achieving the same level of success. Many say this is because he can’t handle it when his writers get… Read More

  • Toshiba Launches Tablet PC with UMTS/HSDPA

    , perhaps). That means that with the new M400, you can (theoretically) get T1-equivelent speeds on a mobile network without having to tether your handset or use an add-on card. Sure, you’ll need a SIM from your provider, but, provided you’re in a 3G metro area, you’re all set. Actual speeds in most areas now top out at between 700-750Kbps, but for most of us, that’s… Read More

  • PSP Firmware Update Enables Remote Play

    If you’re one of the few with a PlayStation 3 and would like to use your PSP for Remote Play, you’re gonna have to download the new 3.0 firmware update. The new update will allow you to view images and stream music from your PSP to PS3, as well as enable the Remote Play feature, allowing you to use your PSP as a controller for the PS3. The new firmware update also has an Auto… Read More

  • Cerulean Studios Previews Trillian Astra

    Cerulean Studios has begun to offer some information about the next version of its popular cross-network IM tool, Trillian. The new version, called Trillian Astra, has a preview site and video now available that Jordan Running pointed us to first. Trillian lets users use one application to IM with people on a number of other IM systems. This new version is going to see some big changes in… Read More

  • Dash Detox Contest Vote-Off 2.0

    This is our second try for this whole thing. Looks like our polling system is screwed up, so here we go: a new poll. I’ll be adding the previous votes in a moment. We’re closing the polling at noon EST tomorrow. The Dash Detox Contest is officially over and here are our six entries made by five entrants. Here’s how we’ll do this. You will vote on each entrant, not… Read More

  • 'Holographic' HDTV Spotted on Ebay UK


    BornRich spoted this peculiar HDTV rig on Ebay. The system utilizes an HD projector and a hanging piece of specially cut glass to deliver an image that looks as if it’s hovering in midair. The display technology blurb calls it a holographic screen, but there really isn’t anything holographic about it. At 80-inches, it’s definitely a cool screen, but that’s about it. Read More

  • LG Prepping Low-End 3G Phone for Cingular

    Cingular, to its credit, is really pushing its 3G service hard, making it accessible to even modest handsets, like the LG CU400. Feature-wise, it’s pedestrian at best, with Bluetooh, a VGA camera, and dual displays, all things our mom’s phone has. But it does have connectivity to Cingular’s UMTS/HSDPA network, and should support DUN, meaning if your laptop sports Bluetooth… Read More

  • ADS Tech's Instant Video To-Go Converts Video For Mobile Devices


    See how happy this girl is? It’s because she used ADS Tech’s Instant Video To-Go to transfer video from her Windows PC to her portable video player, such as an Apple iPod or Sony PSP. Instead of using software alone to handle the conversion, ADS set it up so that this USB drive does the H.264 conversion instead. The hardware-based coversion is up to five times faster than relying… Read More

  • Lenovo Reaches 22-Inches

    Akihabara reports that Lenovo is now offering a 22-inch widescreen LCD. The display supports a 1680×1050 WSXGA+ resolution. It also has a 700:1 contrast ratio, a 300cd/m2 brightness and 5ms response time. The D221 will be available in Europe in early December for $350EUR. Expect it to drop stateside in relatively quick succession for about $460. A Lenovo 22” Wide screen [via Gizmodo] Read More

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