• Panasonic Adds 42-inch 1080p Set to 2007 Plasma Line

    Like I mentioned, Panasonic visited Gotham yesterday to show off its plasma TV lineup for the year, including its first 42-inch 1080p model that’ll be available in June for $2,500. (Wow, run-on sentence alert.) Panasonic displayed many of these plasmas at CES earlier in the year, but it doesn’t hurt to get some one-on-one time with them without throngs of people pushing up against me. Read More

  • Sidekick ID: Fuglier Than We Thought

    Well, we showed you the first picture of the Sidekick ID and it was pretty fugly to begin with, but we didn’t expect it to be this bad. Leaked on the T-Mo Website is a rebate form with some official photos of the ID and it makes me want to purge. There’s a $50 rebate and a supposed April 18 launch. Colorful Sidekick ID spotted in its full glory: a rebate form [Engadget] Read More

  • Pioneer To Show Off 8th-Gen Plasmas This May

    Pioneer is all over plasma TV, and it looks like it’s going to launch its 8th-gen plasmas at an event in Rome this May. Pioneer kept going on and on at CES about how it wanted to make plasma the premier TV technology and this announcement should finally reveal what it’s been up to. It used to be that I was sorta down on plasma, but companies like Pioneer and Panasonic, which showed… Read More

  • Swiss Bikeboard For Those That Like Going Down Fast

    Didn’t get enough time on the slopes this winter and still feel the need to go downhill at breakneck speeds? Well the Swiss are one step ahead of you. Behold the Bikeboard! The original Swiss Bikeboard — a cross between a scooter and a snowboard — was developed for use on snow (check the picture after the jump), but the makers designed it so the boards can be easily switched… Read More

  • Apple TV's USB Port Now Hacked and (Almost) Fully Functional

    Up till now, the Apple TV’s USB port has been like your appendix: there, but not really doing anything. Incorrigible hackers have now figured out a way to unlock the port, letting the Apple TV use any number of different USB devices (think mice, keyboards, hard drives, etc.) On the other side is a video of Nicholas from The Last King of Scotland playing around with a newly hacked USB port. Read More

  • Belkin Makes Those Desk Grommet Holes Useful

    Belkin has finally made those lame grommet holes in our desks useful with a trio of In-Desk products. Two are USB 2.0 hubs with 4 ports that are either angled or flush depending on your preference. The third In-Desk is an iPod dock that charges and syncs to your PC/Mac and it includes a stereo-in jack. All three grommet hole conversion hubs retail for $39.99 and will be available… Read More

  • LG DVD Writer with LightScribe

    LG has dropped an external DVD writer with LightScribe that burns at 18x in Europe — of course. The LG GSA-E40N is powered by USB and the external Super-multi drive burns DVD±R media at 18x, DVD±R DL at 10x and DVD-RAM at 12x, CD-Rs at 48x and CD-RWs at super fast 32x. LG’s newest drive is Windows compatible and its tough outer shell allows you to place it vertically or horizontally. Read More

  • Xbox 360 120GB HDD Pre-Loaded With Awesomeness

    Microsoft has revealed what sort of goods (content) we can expect in the 120GB HDD that will be standard on the Elite and as a stand alone add-on. The list is quite extensive and very exciting. Both Elite and stand alone HDD will have a full version of Hexic HD, a slew of dashboard themes and some gamer pics (hopefully they’re cooler). A few other goodies are included as well so hit the… Read More

  • Wireless USB Finally Drops…In Japan

    OK, so the Y-E-Data YD-300 WUSB hub isn’t fully Wi-Fi hence the WUSB tag, which stands for Ultra-Wideband Wireless Hub. In any case the four-port USB hub will “wirelessly” transfer to any dongle plugged into your PC up to 10m away. Transfer speeds are said to be similar to USB 2.0, so it only makes sense to go “wireless.” The question is: would you pay $350… Read More

  • JVC's Bathtub Floating AW33 DAP Relaxes You While You Bathe

    JVC has perhaps the strangest digital audio player right now and it’s currently floating around Japanese bathtubs. The XA-AW33 is a waterproof DAP that’s supposed to cause you to relax. When music bellows out of its mono speaker, it generates water ripples; a blue LED is also said to enhance the calming effect of the DAP. It’s got 265MB of flash and plays MP3s and WMAs. I… Read More

  • iPhone Released on June 11 Says Cingular

    The iPhone will come out on June 11. Someone over at CNET had the bright of calling Cingular (well, AT&T) to ask them when the phone would come out, and the voice on the other end of the line revealed the June 11 date. The date makes sense: Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference begins that same day and, well, we (save for Dvorak) know it’s coming out in June at some… Read More

  • The AudioFile: Dear iPod Firmware Engineers…

    When some companies produce a music player, they continually look to add features based on consumer feedback. Consider Cowon and Archos as two prime examples; they are constantly tweaking the firmware, and both have active online communities that actually seem to influence the future of the product. So WTF with Apple? The company has gotten so focused on taking someone’s great idea… Read More

  • Amazon's War on Statsaholic

    Statsaholic (formerly Alexaholic) launched a year ago and provided much easier access to Alexa traffic data than the Alexa site itself. Statsaholic also had other features Alexa didn’t offer, like embeddable graphs and data smoothing. Others agreed, and soon started linking to Statsaholic instead of Alexa when doing traffic comparisons. At one point, Alexa was the no. 3 search result… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Hot Pursuit Edition

    Schuberth J1 Super Helmet
    Star Wars Postal Stamps On The Way
    Nokia 7088: L’amour Luxury, or Simple Slider?
    CrunchGear Boooring Edition: MOTOTRBO 2-Way Radios
    Battletest: Vyper exo by Booq Read More

  • Project Agape: Sean Parker To Apply Virality To Altruism

    Yesterday I sat down with Sean Parker at his offices at the Founders Fund in San Francisco to see a demo of his new and yet-to-be-named startup (the working name for the project is Project Agape). Parker is a larger-than-life twenty seven year old who co-founded Napster and Plaxo and was the founding president of Facebook. He’s been working full time on Project Agape for the last… Read More

  • John McCain's MySpace "Enhancement" Makes Daily Show

    The “enhancement” that Newsvine CEO Mike Davidson made to Presidential Candidate John McCain’s website was mentioned on the Daily Show Thursday evening. Lots of other mainstream press attention, too. Davidson’s shareholders should be happy – this was a major guerrilla marketing event for Newsvine. Screenshots and video are… Read More

  • SellABand Music Model Gaining Traction

    Marshall Kirkpatrick wrote about German startup SellABand when it launched last August. Like Amie Street, SellABand has an innovative way for struggling new artists to get their music heard, and make some money as well. Artists sign up and upload some of their music. Users listen to it. If they like it, they pay $10. If a band reaches $50,000 in donations, SellABand helps them record an album… Read More

  • Battletest: Vyper exo by Booq


    Fresh off the assembly line comes the brand new Vyper exo briefcase from Booq, a company whose motto reads, “Empowering the next generation of creative performance.” It’s an ambitious and open-ended goal, that is most appreciated by a very specific demographic (you). In the interest of full-disclosure, my current day pack is a Vyper XM, so it’s possible that… Read More

  • Dell to Offer Linux Based Systems

    Dell announced today that it would begin offering Linux on its systems. “Dell has heard you. Our first step in this effort is offering Linux preinstalled on select desktop and notebook systems,” said a statement on its website. The company currently offers Linux on its servers, but the option has been unavailable on consumer oriented systems. No information is available as to… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Elite for just $1,199!

    Out of curiosity, I just popped over to Amazon.com to search for a pre-order page for the Xbox 360 Elite. Lo and behold there are nine up for sale (or pre-order depending on which seller you go with; none of them are Amazon, though) with prices of either $1,199.99 or $2,474.99. Am I missing something here? The system isn’t due in U.S. stores till April 29 with an estimated retail price… Read More

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