• Xbox 360 HD DVD for PC

    When Microsoft announced the HD DVD drive for the Xbox 360, there was a lot of speculation whether the drive could be used on a regular PC. Now that the drive is starting to appear in stores, people have begun to experiment and confirm the speculation. Dan at UNEASYsilence took one of the drives and connected it to his PC. After a bit of driver searching he was able to get it functioning… Read More

  • MySpace in talks with UK mobile networks

    UK mobile operator 02 has confirmed it is in talks with MySpace (among others) over a tie-up to allow their subscribers to access MySpace pages and their own profile via mobile. Although MySpace has been doing this for a while with the MVNO Helio in the US, it is reportedly looking to land a bigger fish in the form of Cingular, the number one mobile network in the US – so talking to… Read More

  • Google CEO Says Cell Phones Should Be Free

    During a recent speech on business innovation held at Standford’s Graduate School of Business, Google CEO Eric Schmidt stated that he believes mobile phones should be free. Schmidt believes that as the capabilities of cells expand and more-and-more people start carrying PocketPCs, advertising will become a viable platform for mobile users. If this does indeed occur, cell providers could… Read More

  • RocketBoom Refuses to Drink Zune Kool-Aid, But That Didn't Stop Us! or A Brief Note on CG's Independence

    was supposed to be a Zune.net promo partner and backed out stating that he feels he can’t disparage the Zune because of that connection. The resulting post, which is fairly nebulous, allows me to sit down for a minute of meta-blogging to clear up any misconceptions about our Zune contest and our recent slew of Zune coverage. First off, Zune is big news. It’s a major hardware release… Read More

  • Motorola’s ic502 Drops On Sprint, Looks Like a Bumble Bee

    If you’re one of the awesome Sprint/Nextel users out there, boy do we have a treat in store for you. The ic502 from Motorola has been released for Sprint and is the first phone for the network that supports both iDEN (Nextel) and CDMA (Sprint) frequencies. This means you can use it with Sprint, Nextel, or Verizon (if you really want it that badly). It’s kind of a lame phone though… Read More

  • Beggars Can Be Choosers Redux

    We seem to be having some problems with the voting mechanism, so I’m making another post in an attempt to rectify the problem. Your choice is between Kristin’s video and Scott’s website. Voting closes at 6PM EST. [poll=6] Read More

  • Air Guitar T-Shirt: Available In XXXL

    Trashers: you now have something better than Guitar Hero to satisfy you: The Air Guitar T-shirt. Seems those Aussies down under have come up with a shirt bound with sensors on your elbows and sleeves to measure arm and body movements. You can create chords, rub out power ballads, and mimic your favorite Maiden riffs all by moving your arms as if an actual guitar were beneath you. The device… Read More

  • Cingular Blackjack Review

    I might as well just give up. As I’ve made clear before, I don’t like Windows Mobile. It’s an aesthetic choice as much as technical one, but what the hell do I know. I’m just a blogger. So with that in mind, I present the inestimable Cingular Blackjack, a feature-rich super-slim Windows Mobile 5.0 smartphone for the masses. Read More

  • TechCrunch UK & Ireland launch party video

    Apologies for the delay, but here (YouTube version) and here (MyDeo version for Windows) is the video we shot at the recent TechCrunch UK & Ireland launch party. Just this once we pushed the envelope and brought in the fabulous Silver Apple Media to shoot some high quality footage at the event, of which this is just a taster. This is not intended to be an in-depth piece, more an overview. Read More

  • Watch Your Back iPod, Zune Is Coming For You

    Don’t you dare declare that the iPod has won the MP3 player war yet. According to a new survey that interviewed 1725 teens and adults, 58% that existing iPod owners said that they’d be likely to purchase a Zune or another brand of MP3 player over Apple’s extremely popular MP3 player. “Our conclusion,” says principal analyst Steve Wilson, “is that iPod… Read More

  • Zune Beggars Can Be Choosers

    Wow. You all surprised me. I really didn’t expect to have such a high turnout, thanks for making me wrong. Your entries have been great and I’m glad you all participated. The above comic from Sydney, for instance, was one of our favorites and should be considered our second runner-up. We received all sorts of pleas, from all sorts of people. The entries are, in fact, still… Read More

  • Windows Vista: Cracked for Your Protection

    Vista is now gold and shipping to happy OEMs who are merrily installing it into new machines and then handing it off to their pirate friends in deepest Asia and Eastern Europe who have already succeeding cracking the bugger. It’s not quite a crack — they’re just using parts of the Beta releases to ensure that the cracked Vista ignores most of the licensing requirements… Read More

  • Confabb: Find, Track and Review Conferences

    Confabb is a new service launching today that offers a centralized place to find information about all kinds of conferences. The site offers everything from speaker and event reviews to photos of the events after the fact through integration with Flickr. It’s an impressive full service site that could become the go-to spot for at least tech conference attendees and possibly a wider… Read More

  • BlueAnt Wireless Z9 Headset: Sexy?

    Looking for a Bluetooth headset that doesn’t make you look like a complete douche? Be sure to keep an eye open for BlueAnt Wireless’ Z9 headset. Not only did it win the 2007 CES Design and Engineering award, but it comes loaded with features like dual microphones, echo suppression, upgradeable firmware, and seven hours talk/180 hours standby time. Now you’d also have to be… Read More

  • Symbol Dropping Palm Like A Bad Habit


    Sorry Palm, but no one likes you anymore. Yet another company is dropping development for Palm OS. Symbol Technologies announced last week that as of January 2007, it would no longer be shipping Palm products. This should come as no surprise though, as Symbol has been letting folks know that Palm has pretty much sucked compared to Microsoft’s increasingly-popular Windows Mobile… Read More

  • Farecast Selling Airline Ticket Price Guarantees

    Seattle based airfare prediction service Farecast is testing what the company calls its first retail product beyond basic price forecasts; the company is now offering to lock in ticket prices against an increase for one week for $1. When the testing period for the product, called Fare Guard, has ended the price will become $10. See details below to test out this product. Farecast uses… Read More

  • Weekly Crunch: Pacific NW Forest Edition

    Take a look at last week’s posts, including the winners of the Seattle Zune contest. Seattle Zune Contest: We Have Winners!
    Tiny Living Xmas Tree for Your Desk
    Buzzkilling Digital Piggy Bank
    Philips amBX Blows You
    Hasbro’s Massively Mini DAP for Kids Read More

  • The New Multiply 3.0 vs. Vox

    Privacy-centric multimedia social networking service Multiply is releasing what it calls version 3.0 of its service tonight; Multiply targets users who are interested in sharing content with people they know in real life and exercising strong privacy controls. Privacy in social networking is the big selling point for SixApart’s newest service, Vox, as well. Vox is also strong on… Read More

  • Microsoft Launches Aggreg8: Not Good

    File this in the “strange” category. An email tells us that Microsoft launched a new social network for IT professionals a couple of days ago called Aggreg8. The domain names aggreg8.com and aggreg8.net were sold by the previous owner just a couple of months ago for $5,000, and the existing RSS feed aggregator at that domain name has been moved to aggreg8.co.uk. The new service… Read More

  • CreateMyNet takes on business networking

    CreateMyNet is a social networking site aimed at small businesses, professional associations, trade associations and individuals. It’s currently in Alpha testing and the public Beta is – according to a press statement in October – due out this week. With the permission of its owners, TechCrunch UK secured a look at the Alpha version, and it is still very much in the early stages. Read More

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