• Samsung SGH-a707 aka Cingular SYNC Launches

    ASAP, the Samsung SYNC, or SGH-a707, gets all launched today. The skinny clamshell phone, exclusive to Cingular, is optimize for high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) for “instant access” to the new music services via a one-touch Cingular Music key. It has external touch-sensitive multimedia buttons as well and a microSD slot for your storage needs. Oh and it supports stereo… Read More

  • Zune.net: Zune's A-Comin'

    Big launches this November, Wii, PlayStation 3 and, of course, Zune. The highly anticipated PMP from Microsoft, set to drop in just under two weeks, got a little closer to needy hands and prying eyes today, with the launch of Zune.net. The site touts a handful of information on the player as well as specs on some of the artists included on the players. Viewers can also check out Zune… Read More

  • Smartphones Now: Windows Mobile 5

    If you’ve heard about a Windows-based smartphone in the past year or two, it’s most likely running Windows Mobile 5.0. Actually a subset of what Microsoft calls Windows CE, Windows Mobile 5.0 (WM5) runs with a portion of Windows CE 5.0’s total features. Various subsets of Windows CE is used for OSes like the Windows Mobile Pocket PC Edition, Windows Mobile Smartphone Edition… Read More

  • BenQ Officially Releases FP241W 24-Inch LCD Monitor


    Not that I have anywhere near the $1,099 to pick one of these up today, but just knowing that this 24-inch BenQ widescreen monitor exists makes me kinda gleeful for the day when it drops to $500. With the FP241W, the company promises the screen will take “game playing to new heights” thanks to its High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) that will allow for data-transfer rates… Read More

  • GMail Mobile: GMail, Mobile

    MobileCrunch got the scoop on GMail Mobile, a Java-based application for smartphones that gives direct access to your GMail inbox in a streamlined and quite attractive little package. To get it, visit gmail.com/app and rock out. It has dedicated keys for forwarding, replying to, and browsing messages, reducing the overall hunt and peck experience considerably. We’re busily installing… Read More

  • Cingular Adds XM Channels To Service Options Along With Music Subscription Services


    If you’re one of the more than 58 million Cingular Wireless customers in this country, on November 6 you’ll have the option to listen to audio streams of 25 of XM satellite radio’s commercial-free music channels on your handset. For a service charge of $8.99 per month (you didn’t think it would be free, did you?) subscribers will get a helping of the service’s… Read More

  • PlayStation 3 Hands-On Preview

    Sony’s PlayStation 3 event in NY finally let gamers get their hands on near-complete versions of PlayStation 3 games. Along with nice 1080p HDTVs and cool-looking chairs, gamers got to play the big PS3 launch title Resistance: Fall of Man. Also having tried out the game earlier today, I’ve got to say that I’m disappointed in the game so far. Though the PS3 supports 1080p… Read More

  • Nintendo Wii Unboxed

    Mexican gaming magazine Atomix got its hands on a Nintendo Wii system to test out and is is trying to make us jealous about not having one ourselves by releasing pictures of the Nintendo Wii box, the console and all of the peripherals. The Nintendo Wii itself looks good, but I don’t know about that grey brick on the bottom, it seems to take away from the sleek look of the console. Read More

  • Gmail For Mobile Launches Today

    See MobileCrunch for the details – Gmail for Mobile, a downloadable gmail application for java-enabled phones, launches this morning at 5 AM PST. Previously, users were only able to access gmail via a mobile browser. But for java-enabled phones, using the Gmail for Mobile application will significantly speed email use. The application requres a java-enabled phone and a data plan… Read More

  • SWSW interactive comes to London and asks "Where am I?"

    What happens when you take twenty artists, designers, writers, musicians, bloggers and bon vivants, give them each two minutes and the same question to answer, and turn them loose before a live audience? This is the premise of 20×2, a staple of SXSW Interactive that marks its ninth show (and first outside of Austin) in London, England on Sunday, November 19th. With each show, 20×2… Read More

  • Hasta La Vista Microsoft … we won't be back!

    Earlier today I wrote about my personal experience of moving away from my desktop-OS-centric web 1.0 world to a more collaborative online-centric web 2.0 world. In light of Google’s recent acquisition of JotSpot and the news that Scrybe, the hot new online/offline communication suite, went into beta today; it made my [long] post seem more appropriate. After publishing it, I was… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Island of Robots Edition

    Here are a handful of yesterday’s exciting stories: Smartphones Now: A Guide to the Hottest Smartphones of 2006
    Sony CDX-HS70MW Everything-Proof Head Unit For Boats
    iLounge’s 2007 iPod Buyers Guide
    All Your Base Are Belong To U-ROBO
    Asus W6 and S6 Leather Laptops Read More

  • Internet Peeps Dinner with Simon Murdoch

    There is another Internet People’s dinner being held on Wednesday the 8th November. The speaker this time is Simon Murdoch, CEO of Friendsabroad, Partner in Episode1 and former Head of Amazon.com in Europe. The event is at Adam Street Private Members Club and starts with a drinks reception at 6.30pm followed by a 3 course dinner with wine and coffee at 7pm. Places are limited to 60… Read More

  • Is it bye bye Microsoft or just au revoir?

    Due to the nature of TechCrunch (UK), I am forever installing and uninstalling beta software, therefore it was only a matter of time before my Media Center PC crashed. Luckily I only lost a few days worth of work which I had not backed up. i.e a few new emails, calendar entries and contacts in my Outlook 2007 PST store. So if I have not written back to you or called you that may be why. Read More

  • InstaCalc: A Shared Embeddable Calculator

    InstaCalc is an online calculator that can be embedded in a web page, edited by anyone, displayed in charts and shared in a given state with a link. If you’ve got a formula and some numbers, you can post it on your blog or website and I can see how things would work out with different numbers. The math is done in real time. As you can see below in developer Kalid Azad’s example… Read More

  • TV 2.0 Should Be Easy: An Interview with Paul Cleghorn of Tape It Off The Internet

    TechCrunch UK’s Mike Butcher has written a long post about the future of TV on the internet based on an exclusive interview with Paul Cleghorn, the founder of the new TV aggregation site Tape It Off the Internet. Our previous coverage of TIOTI is here. Cleghorn’s primary contention is that bringing TV online will be much easier than has been the music industry’s experience. … Read More

  • Wal-Mart Will Offer Nintendo Wii And PlayStation 3 Preorders

    If you didn’t get a chance to preorder a Nintendo Wii at EB Games/GameStop or ToysRUs, you’ve still got a few chances to preorder a Wii system and/or a PlayStation 3 online. Wal-Mart doesn’t have a date posted up on when they will be taking preorders, but like most online retailers, you can be put on an email list to be notified when the preorder will be available. If you… Read More

  • Last.fm Relaunches with New Features

    Music recommendation service Last.fm relaunched this morning with a number of new features including a Flash player in addition to the desktop client, free MP3s available from independent artists and affiliate sales of recommended concert tickets. See our previous coverage of Last.fm here. At relaunch, the company says it has 15 million unique active users per month from 200 countries… Read More

  • GameStop/EB Games Not Canceling PS3 Preorders

    There’s a rumor going around that GameStop/EB Games is canceling PlayStation 3 preorders that are being sold in Ebay. It all started from one post at Evil Avatar. The post stated: Today during a conference call, managers of EB Games stores in Canada were told that a list is being made of all pre-orders for PlayStation 3’s that have been posted for sale on eBay. Lists will be… Read More

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