• Lik-Sang Sued Out of Business By Sony

    Lik-Sang, the Hong Kong-based video game and video game accessories company, has been forced out of business thanks to Sony and Sony Europe. As you may have heard, Sony’s filed a lawsuit against Lik-Sang for infringing on their trademarks by selling Asian Sony PSP consoles to people in Europe, and bypassing various other anti-region-lock schemes. Lik-Sang is going to refund all orders… Read More

  • Oregon Scientific Action Helmet Camera

    The ATC-2000 Action Helmet Camera is a new activity camera for action oriented individuals. It shoots hands-free full color digital video in 640 x 480 VGA at 30fps. And as one would expect from an action cam, the ATC2k is both water and shock resistant. Sadly it only supports SD cards, so there is no bluetooth synching for constant picture uploading via a phone, but I guess it is, at least… Read More

  • BYO Falcon Northwest FragBox2


    Not that you couldn’t build your own small-form-factor gaming PC in a Silverstone case before, but now you can get the satisfaction of doing it and still pretend you spent thousands of dollars on a pre-built system from a boutique vendor. Priced at $299 (pricey for sure, but it includes an ATX-sized 750-watt PSU), Falcon Northwest’s FragBox 2 chassis is now widely available… Read More

  • Zune Spreads the Love, Offers Credits for "Shared" Songs

    The Zune mystery thickens. Our CrunchGear rumorists have discovered that when you share a song via Wi-Fi using Zune’s three day/three play system AND the other party purchases the song later in the iZunes Music Store (IZMS), you get a credit that you can later trade in for music and media. Very clever, Microsoft, very clever. Clearly the goal here is to create a bit of viral marketing… Read More

  • Bose In Ear Headphones

    It was only a matter of time before Bose slapped their logo on a pair of in-ear headphones. While I like my QC3s, I’d really have to try these things before I sprung for them. Priced at $99.95, they’re tipped in soft, murky silicone and offer Bose sound in a tiny package. Not amazing, but worth looking into. Product Page [Bose] Read More

  • Super Talent Launches Solid-State IDE Drives


    With standard consumer hard drive disk sizes quickly approaching 1TB for a single drive, this 16GB Flash-based drive (with a street price of about $500) from memory manufacturer Super Talent is puny. However, the company’s IDE Flash drives (available in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities) are perfect for UMPCs and laptops because they are lightweight, have low power needs and are highly reliable. Read More

  • MacBook Pro: Now Core 2 Duo-er

    Apple just sprung a secret upgrade on the world in the form of MacBook Pro notebooks with Core 2 Duo processors. The two notebooks affected are the 15- and 17-inch models and offer up to 39 percent boost in performance, all told. Every MacBook Pro features the new Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4MB of shared L2 cache, which is up to 39 percent faster than the previous 2.16 GHz MacBook Pro… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Blue Glow Edition

    Be mesmerized by the wonders of these amazing stories: Stratellite Completes First Flight Test
    Wireless Video Baby Monitor to Monitor your Baby Wirelessly
    Electric Marshmallow Toaster for Perfect Toasted Marshmallows
    New WiFi-Enabled Frame Features SideShow
    Target Wii Glow Cards Read More

  • AOL Video Adds Paramount, Product Still Lags Market

    AOL Video announced the addition of movies from Paramount Pictures today, adding to their catalog of films from Fox, Sony, Universal and Warner Bros. They now offer more than 300 titles from major movie studios. We wrote about the major movie download services (CinemaNow, MovieLink, GUBA, Amazon Unbox and iTunes) last week. AOL Video offers a number of services beyond the sale of premium… Read More

  • Google Co-op Launches

    Google just launched a customized search service called Google Co-op (screen shots below). Co-op allows a user to create and launch a search engine with just a few specific websites included. Searches will return results from only that website. Users have a number of options to customize the search engine: choosing which pages they want to include in their index, how the content should be… Read More

  • Zune to Pay You Back for Sharing Songs?

    What would a day on CrunchGear be like without at least one totally unconfirmed but juicy rumor? Our spies are going into overtime as the deadline for the Zune approaches (that’s November 14, chuckleheads). Though this is something we’ve heard before, we’ve now got a second source that independently mentioned the same idea, which gives us a clue to it having some weight… Read More

  • Zetabyte Amazon Storage Device

    Zetabytes? Pounds, baby, pounds! The Zetabyte storage device is actually a networked storage system that backs up to Amazon’s S3 networked file system. It cans store up to 690GB for, and this is the kicker, $299 a month. The cheapest plan is $49 a month for 30GB. The real key is that all of the data stored on the zBox, as it’s called, goes straight to Amazon’s S3 service. Read More

  • Cingular Posts Mystery Phone, Fanboys Go Nuts

    Cingular today has launched a newly redesigned website. Gone is that horrid, unfocused, washed out orange-is-the-new-black they were pushing in exchange for a more bluish and white theme. It’s a welcome improvement. Here’s the fun, though: on Cingy’s homepage, you’ll notice the image above in the flash loop that plays. The attractive young lady in the image is holding… Read More

  • PPTShare: Compress PowerPoint Files Up To 95%

    PPTShare is a Windows desktop client that compresses large PowerPoint files by as much as 95%. Huge PowerPoint files have long been a problem, and if the medium is going to see extensive use in the future it’s going to need some way to be usable on platforms like the web and mobile applications. Starting at $45 for an individual license through $17 per user for between 250 and 500… Read More

  • Polycom Hands-Free Speakerphone for Skype

    It’s no secret that we like Skype—mostly because it’s simple. That’s why we’re taking a shine to this Communicator by Polycom. It’s a hands-free conferencing device, just like the ones it makes for landlines, but it’s pre-loaded with everything you need to get your Skype on. Plug it into your USB port and you’re all set. It comes in blue, has… Read More

  • TechCrunch UK launch party

    Well, after three days we’ve finally recovered from the hangover induced by the TechCrunch UK launch party. What can I say? It was a blast. We had a lot of representatives from the UK startup scene. To name just a handful they included Nestoria, Crowdstorm, DropSend, WebKitchen, BottleTalk, Mydeo and Reevoo. But since we conducted video interviews with all of these and a few more… Read More

  • Wireless Video Baby Monitor to Monitor your Baby Wirelessly

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/7 surveillance of your infant is with a baby monitor. And, being a gadget lover, you're going to get the most effective, feature-packed one on the market, aren't you? That baby monitor might be the wireless BVM we found on BosieBoo. It's a two-part solution, one being a hand held wireless video monitor, the… Read More

  • Spectec Brings WiFi to Windows Mobile Devices via MicroSD

    If your Windows Mobile smartphone is suffering from WiFi envy, it can now get the help it needs. Spectec, who brings us all things SDIO, has developed a WiFi card that sits in your device’s microSD slot, and is 802.11g compatible. This is one tiny, Lilliputian WiFi card. In addition to being small and granting your phone WiFi powers, the miniature card works with Skype, so that you can… Read More

  • Jingle Networks Has Now Raised Over $60 million

    Like Skype, the main attraction of Jingle Networks is to destroy a fat existing market. Skype gave users a way to bypass costly telephone calls by routing them over the internet for free. Jingle Networks, through its 1-800-Free-411 service, is helping to destroy the $8 billion U.S. 411 market by making those calls free as well. So while carriers continue to charge an average of $1.25 for each… Read More

  • Box.net Announces Funding, 500K Registered Users

    Online storage company Box.net will announce today that it has taken $1.5 million in Series A funding from Draper Fisher Jurvetson and has crossed the 500,000 registered user number. The funding was already known about after it was included in an SEC filing in August. Box.net previously received angel funding from a variety of people, including most notably Mark Cuban. (Update: Box.net… Read More

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