• Alienware Area-51 m5790 Special Edition

    CES hasn’t yet gotten full swing, but the Pepcom event was tonight and there were several items of interest. I’m a little stretched for time at the moment, because I’m exhausted and about to pass out, but I wanted to make a quick blurb about one of the new Alienware laptops being launched later this week. The Area-51 m5790 Special Edition is the first Alienware laptop to have… Read More

  • OQO 02: It's Alive

    So the OQO 01 didn’t float your boat… how about EVDO + wireless and a new design and keyboard. Add on Vista and potentially we have a winner. It’s still pretty expensive — $2,000 for a basic configuration — but it runs quite quickly and is extremely attractive. Here’s Dynamism’s take: As everyone was sort of expecting, the much anticipated OQO 02 has… Read More

  • Pharos GPS Phone 600 Hands-On

    We got a close look at the GPS Phone 600, the latest unlocked phone from GPS maker Pharos. The mapping software was quite exact — it placed us in the Nevada desert, apparently — and the phone was actually slim and well-made. An interesting addition to this year’s GPS phone line-up. Read More

  • Sonos Now Plays Microsoft DRM'd Songs

    Later today Sonos will announce that their home music devices will now support Microsoft DRM’d music. That means music from AOL Music Now, MTV Networks’ URGE, Napster, Wal-Mart, Yahoo! Music and the Zune Marketplace will all play on the Sonos devices. Users have been able to play music from Rhapsody since September – meaning that all major music services except iTunes are… Read More

  • TechCrunch Weekend Roundup – Including Lasers

    If you missed the weekend posts, here’s a summary of what we wrote about. The CrunchGear guys are coving CES and MacWorld. While I was droning on about dying startups and the possible Web 2.0 Bubble, Oliver at MobileCrunch was playing with a really cool laster pointer (see image). I have no idea what it has to do with “mobile” but I want one. Other posts over the… Read More

  • Netgear Drops HD Set-Top Box for Wireless Streaming

    Netgear has beaten Apple’s iTV to the punch with its Digital Entertainer HD media receivers. The set-top boxes work much like the soon-to-market iTV, finding media on your network of PCs or Mac’s wirelessly and allowing you to play it all back on your home theater system. Though not compatible with iTunes downloads, the system can play back most other media formats, including… Read More

  • Big Layoffs At Insider Pages

    Silicon Valley based Insider Pages, one of the many user review sites that have sprung up in the last couple of years, has reportedly laid off 2/3 of their total staff recently. The news is coming from companies that are interviewing former Insider Pages employees. The company, which is funded by Sequoia, Softbank and idealab, seems to be unable to keep up with the growth of competitor Yelp… Read More

  • A Look at Yahoo's Vista Messenger

    Late last week I got on the phone with Matthew Skyrm and Joshua Jacobson of Yahoo for a demo of the new Vista optimized Yahoo messenger that will be unveiled at CES. Overall we are impressed with the product from a design and user interface point of view, although there are no feature additions of note. The new messenger has taken advantage of Vista’s new Windows Presentation… Read More

  • Cingular Debuts Treo 750: UMTS, Windows Mobile 5

    this past fall, was an instant hit with business minded users, as it’s Palm’s first GSM Treo running Windows Mobile 5. Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Fabulous Electronics

    Heave-ho, boys, and off to CES (or MacWorld)!
    Philipp Goedicke The writing on the wall [1] says that the date looms near
    So save and backup files [2-5],
    Then take care the welfare of your feline pee-er [6],
    And capture burglars’ smiles [7,8].
    Make sure than you can capture all the sights [9] and sounds [10],
    Strap wheels to both your feet [11],
    Have GPS so you can find your way around… Read More

  • Bubble, Bubble, Bubble

    The startup ranks are starting to thin. We’ve added three companies to the TechCrunch DeadPool in the last week (Raw Sugar, FilmLoop and Browster). Even Google got into the spirit of things when they shut down Google Answers at the end of the year. And over on the Forum users are asking “Who’s Next?“ It’s clear that new venture fundings are still out pacing… Read More

  • Browster in DeadPool

    San Francisco based Browster definitely appears to be dead, as GigaOm reported earlier this week. I have been unable to get a confirmation (or any response) from emails sent to CEO Scott Milener and one of the investors in the company, and the site has been up and down (mostly down) for the last few days. Browster’s browser plugin let uses preview sites on search results and some other… Read More

  • Belkin’s TuneStudio Four-Channel Audio Mixer For iPod

    Belkin hinted to us about a CES announcement for musicians and here it is: the Belkin TuneStudio. Designed for use with 5G iPods, the four-channel mixer lets you record digital audio directly to your iPod at 16-bit, 44kHz quality. Basically a portable audio recording studio, the compact unit (I don’t have dimensions, but in comparison to the iPod pictured, it’s fairly small)… Read More

  • Commercial Break For Sponsors

    It’s time for our periodic Thank You to TechCrunch Sponsors and all of our readers. Please take a second to check out each of our current sponsors: Edgeio – It’s the search engine for “stuff.” They’ve added more than 600K listings today alone. If you’re looking for the most comprehensive classified listing on the web, check out Edgeio’s listings… Read More

  • Zoom!: And We're Off To CES 2007

    Blake is winging his way to Las Vegas right now and we’ll be staying in the beautiful — and pyramidoid — Hotel Exclusive Luxor. For all of our CES 2007 coverage, just click on over to our CES 2007 coverage page. If you’d like to stop the CG crew for a drink or a delicious $5 steak dinner, AIM me at johnbiggsny or email tips at crunchgear dotcom. Read More

  • Rumor: Slide's Venture Round Was $20 million

    Here’s something we dug up while talking to people about the FilmLoop DeadPool post. The the size of the round of financing that Slide announced in November, funded by Mayfield Fund, Khosla Ventures, BlueRun Ventures and Founders Fund was not disclosed by the company. But we’re hearing it was in the $20 million range, with a post money valuation between $60 and $80… Read More

  • Windows Mobile Crossbow In Action

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=5404987844605210971&hl=en David at MobilityToday turned us on to this video of Crossbow in action. Anything, I suspect, is better than WinMo 5.0. Crossbow Video [MobilityToday] Read More

  • Nokia N800 (nee N870) Unearthed

    The Nokia N770 is probably one of the most unsung devices out there. I love mine — it’s a tiny, handy Internet tablet with brains. The N800, it seems, is 10 times better. The fellow at RingNokia got his hands on one and shares some of his unboxing pictures. Strangely enough, it’s missing the expected “870” designation. I tried to create another gallery and… Read More

  • Scorpion Watch Reef Diver Photo Gallery

    I got the Reef Diver in, which I talked about a bit before, and I took a few photos to test CG’s PopUpGallery installation. Feast your eyes. Product Page
    UPDATE – Let me know if this gallery works on your browser in comments. It’s acting strange on OSX and Firefox. Read More

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