• Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford

    Saïd Business School is slowly but surely positioning itself quite savvily in the Web 2.0 space. Last year’s inaugural “Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford” event was excellent (see a PDF report here) and featured speakers like Evan Williams from Odeo and seniors from various other state-side startups like Craigslist (although the lack of Wi-Fi in the lecture theatres was… Read More

  • Panasonic PT-AE1000: Full 1080p HD for Home Theaters

    Panasonic is trying to get under your tree this holiday season with its new AE1000 projector. This slick black box puts out your video at full 1080p. What’s more is that it has a 11,000:1 contrast ratio, which is total hotness. Panasonic is aiming this projector at high-end home-theater lovers, although you should be able to find it for under $5k, which really brings it into the… Read More

  • LG KE820: Lost in Translation


    Alright, I’m not entirely sure what’s going on here (because my Italian is non-existent), but alicell has a full review on the new LG KE820, which might be a good read if you can understand Italian. The phone is dimensions of the phone are 95 x 52 x 9.9-millimeters and it weighs just 70-grams. It can apparently play MP3s and has a 2-megapixel camera@mdash;and yes it has a flash.
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  • DropSend For Sale

    Earlier today TechCrunch.com reported that DropSend, a file sharing application, had announced itself for sale today. The owners, Bristol Bath based, Carson Systems, says that “the site is profitable and growing, but that they don’t have enough time to focus on the service”. The most interesting thing will be to see how much they sell it for, who too and does it start a… Read More

  • Turtle Beach's Ear Force X1 Headset Reviewed: A Long Cord Is A Good Thing


    Back at the beginning of October, I mentioned the release of Turtle Beach’s Ear Force X1 Headset for gaming. While there are plenty of gaming headsets on the market, I like the X1’s combination of features such as the in-line amplifier for control over game volume and the mic and the ability to connect into both your Xbox and PC. ExtremeTech tested them out recently and enjoyed… Read More

  • Sony's Phil Harrison Talks PlayStation 3 Shortages

    In an attempt to appease the European gaming market, Sony’s Phil Harrison released a statement regarding the PlayStation 3 delay in Europe, stating that Sony has in fact tried to do too much by implementing Blu-Ray into its new console. According to Sony, the manufacturing of the Blu-Ray diode is the cause for PS3 shortages worldwide, and PS3 delays to other countries. We have… Read More

  • Samsung Black Carbon Quick Look

    A video interlude in which I fondle the Samsung Black Carbon for your edification. I also use the word sleek, which I swore I would never do. Product Page [Samsung] Read More

  • Microsoft Virtual Earth – Now in 3D and With Billboards

    Microsoft is unveiling its integration of detailed 3D imagery into its Virtual Earth this afternoon (see Live.com). US users with Vista-ready Windows computers and IE 6 or 7 will be able to navigate through an aerial view of 15 select cities with enough detail to discern the texture of buildings and read clickable billboards from the likes of Fox, Nissan and John L. Scott Real Estate. … Read More

  • Mobio Brings Web 2.0 Theory to Handsets for Movie Lovers

    If you’re a mobile geek who actually uses your handset for things besides calling your grammy, and if you like watching movies in theaters (instead of from Limewire, you pirate), then have a look at Mobio. Mobio mashes up movie show times, theater listings, maps and directions, and reviews into a central interface. You search for your movie, find your directions, and buy your tickets… Read More

  • Hasbro's Massively Mini DAP for Kids

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/MP3 support. Sure, 128MB doesn't store many songs, but it's enough for a couple Raffi albums. We think it'd be funny to buy this for your friend's kid for Xmas and pre-load it with Cradle of Filth. Or some GWAR videos. Yah, that'd be great. Of course, you'd have to shop at Wal-Mart, and the… Read More

  • Mobio Brings Web 2.0 Theory to Handsets for Movie Lovers

    If you’re a mobile geek who actually uses your handset for things besides calling your grammy, and if you like watching movies in theaters (instead of from Limewire, you pirate), then have a look at Mobio. Mobio mashes up movie show times, theater listings, maps and directions, and reviews into a central interface. You search for your movie, find your directions, and buy your tickets… Read More

  • Sprint Gets KRZY, Too

    As expected, Sprint today has officially made the Motorola KRZR available to its subscribers. For those two of you not in-the-know, the KRZR is Motorola’s sequel to the pervasive and slender RAZR. You probably have one, or at least know someone with one. They’re getting obnoxious. So why not make them obnoxiousier? Like its Verizon brother, the KRZR (which Sprint is calling the… Read More

  • Cingular 8525 Hands On


    If you read my 10 Things I Hate About Smartphones post last week, you’d discover that I hate Windows Mobile and that, even though they run Windows Mobile, I love HTC. So with that piece of cognitive dissonance in mind, I present my review of the Cingular 8525 aka the Hermes, a Windows Mobile Pocket PC smartphone with fold out QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen. It costs $399 with contract. Read More

  • Recycled Virgins

    Don’t get excited, fanboy. We’re just telling you about a new initiative from Virgin Mobile, a fairly popular MVNO amongst you youth types. It has started packaging envelopes with their new handsets with the intention of its customers using it to recycle their old handset. It’s kind of a cool idea, if people actually use it. Far from going to the dump, the phones will be… Read More

  • Palm, Samsung to Drop Surprise QWERTY Fun for Xmas (With Cingular Rebates)!Palm, Samsung to Drop Surprise QWERTY Fun for Xmas (With Cingular Rebates)!

    Cash back bonanza holy moly! We’ve got two scoops in one, all based on a flickr screen grab. Sometimes Cingular auto-tragically publishes stuff it don’t mean to. Oops, Cingular! We found this graphic on flickr. Cingular, the orange fan of all things with the words “Treo” and “GSM,” is set to launch not just the anticipated Treo 680 this winter, but also… Read More

  • Dell Adds AMD Mobile CPUs To Laptop Lineup


    Not a huge shock, but now that Dell’s added AMD processors to its desktop lineup, the mega computer retailer has added AMD’s Sempron and Turion lines of mobile processors to its notebooks. On the consumer side you’ll find the new Inspiron 1501 with a choice of CPUs ranging from the budget (or PoS, depending on how much patience you have while you work) 1.8GHz Sempron 3500+… Read More

  • Sprint Gets KRZY, Too

    , Sprint today has officially made the Motorola KRZR available to its subscribers. For those two of you not in-the-know, the KRZR is Motorola’s sequel to the pervasive and slender RAZR. You probably have one, or at least know someone with one. They’re getting obnoxious. So why not make them obnoxiousier? Like its Verizon brother, the KRZR (which Sprint is calling the MOTOKRZR)… Read More

  • PSP Cell Phone With Nintendo Emulator

    The PSP-clone cell phone is another ultra-cool phone that will probably never reach American shores. Released by TJR of China, the V191 PSP -clone cell phone features video playback (AVI), music playback (MP3, MPEG-4), a microSD memory card slot, a 1.3-megapixel camera and a touch-screen display. The V191 does not have the analog stick found on the original PSP, nor does it have a UMD drive. Read More

  • TiVo Now More Expensive: Thanks, Santa!

    else. The Series 3 units aren’t selling well, as far as we know, and now the service is getting more expensive. They’re raising their prices from about $12.95 a month with a one-year commitment to $19.95 per month with $12.95 coming with a 3 year commitment. I love me some TiVo, but I’m not sure what the hell is up over there. 1. At the time of activation of a TiVo Service… Read More

  • Techbargains.com Helps Find Your Wii, PS3


    Everyone on the Internets is so nice and helpful these days. Earlier we mentioned a Wii inventory mashup one of our readers created. Shopping site Techbargains.com is getting in on the hunt for next-gen consoles as well, offering Wii- and PS3-specific shopping engines to locate the consoles in the inventories of online vendors. A trip to the PS3 and Wii TechHunter sites turned up nothing… Read More