• Speaker Dock for Musicphones Gets It Right

    With the official tally of generic iPod speaker docks now at 1,233,359, it takes something unique to catch our eye – and unique is exactly what the new Mobile Phone Sound Station from Trust is. You see, it’s strong enough for an iPod, but made for a phone. The speaker dock has attachments to work with your Nokia, Motorola, Samsung and Sony Ericsson musicphone as well as your iPod… Read More

  • Why did Carphone Warehouse buy AOL UK's "access" business!?

    So finally AOL UK’s access business has been bought and the winner of the dutch auction is Carphone Warehouse (CPW) who acquired the business for £370m from AOL’s parent company Time Warner. This makes CPW the third largest ISP in the UK with 1.1 million broadband customers behind BT Retail (2m) and NTL (1.5m). (see the table below from issue 12 of UKBBMM) But why are CPW chasing… Read More

  • Gomadic Mobile Dual Charger For Phones and iPods

    Need to charge both your iPod and your phone at the same time? How about both your phone and your wife’s phone? Save the fight for another time by grabbing one of these Gomadic Dual Rapid Car Chargers. It plugs right into your standard cig lighter and charges up two things at once. You have to choose which “tip” you want to use for your particular phone or iPod, but it only… Read More

  • Bluetooth Group Develops TransSend Protocol – Saves Data to Mobile Devices

    The new TransSend specification from the Bluetooth group lets you send data from a web page to a mobile device quickly and easily, all from just clicking an icon from a web page. It works by installing a bit of software on your PC that then recognizes a TransSend button (or protocol) or activate the TransSend feature, which then searches for Bluetooth devices in range and sends the data to the… Read More

  • Zune's Altec Lansing Speaker Dock

    this morning, now check out an as-of-yet unannounced accessory for the Zune. The Zune dock from Altec Lansing seems to be just a set of speakers with controls on top. We say “just”, but this kind of product has fed the families of iPod accessory employees for years now. We don’t know whether the player has a USB port to connect to your computer, or whether it has any kind of… Read More

  • Put A Little Of The Dark Side In Your Pocket

    or at the company’s booth at DigitalLife will receive a collectable button and backer card. The Star Wars series will begin shipping in January 2007 with prices ranging from $79.95 to $169.95. Mimoco [Product Page] Read More

  • Sony Developing Video Walkman

    Even with the iPod maintaining, at last count, a 243% share on the market, Sony’s not giving up on their Walkman line of MP3 players. Oh no, they’re actually ramping up efforts to make a Walkman that plays video. Their Senior Vice President said they were making a product that handles images, which by any logical assessment means that player will do video as well as images. Read More

  • Microsoft's First Xbox 360 HD DVD Ad

    Definitely cheesy, but the ad gets the point across that you can see six times as many dancers on your screen if you watch movies on HD DVD vs regular DVD. That is the message, right? Xbox 360 HD-DVD Commecial [Techeblog] Read More

  • Iomega's Rev Loader 560 Holds 560GB

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/s transfer rate via USB 2.0, and is made up of eight 70GB disks. From what it looks like physically, the drives should be removable and transferrable, but that doesn't make sense from a logistical standpoint – unless you have eight logical drives mounted on your OS as well. In any case, the REV 560 is 7-inches… Read More

  • Dell Announces TVs, Printers, And Overclockable XPS M1710 Notebook


    At the Digital Life show in New York, Dell announced a slew of products, including high-definition LCDs, all-in-one printers, a widescreen LCD monitor, and a refreshed M1710 gaming laptop. The company also said it’s enhanced its Dell MediaDirect technology. MediaDirect lets you play music and view photos and videos stored on your laptop without booting into Windows. The feature will… Read More

  • Sony Says: You'll Get Composite And Like It

    If you had plans to pick up a PS3, run home and connect it to your HDTV for some high-def Blue-ray and/or gaming good times, make sure you pick up an HDMI or component cable before you leave the store. That’s right, Sony’s only including a composite cable in the box with the PS3. According to a report on IGN, “purchasers of either the 60 Gig or 20 Gig models will get a… Read More

  • Home On iPod Returns In Apple Patent Filing


    Ever wish you could just take your computer’s entire Home directory with you on a portable drive, and then sit down at any computer, plug in your drive and access everything? Well, those were Apple’s plans back in 2003, by including a feature in Mac OS X 10.3 Panther dubbed “Home on iPod.” However, the component was inexplicably removed from pre-release builds of… Read More

  • CrunchGear Gets Up-Close and Personal with Zunes

    Cesar Menendez, our brother blogger over at Zune Insider, was nice enough to invite us to a little Pre-Zuning at the Souped Up Cafe, where he was holding a little meet-up for all the Zune fanboys in the Seattle area. In addition, he was nice enough to let us snap a few pics of the hardware (pics of the interface were a no-no, it’s still a work-in-progress) he’d brought with… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Bathtime Edition

    You’re soaking in these highlights from yesterday’s posts: German Fishloft Makes Your Fish Cooler Than The Other Fish
    My Bathroom Is Now Complete
    Rubik’s Cube Stereo Speakers, Lamps
    RealityBedding: Half-Naked Girls on Your Bed
    The Non-Mug Mug Won’t Burn Your Fingers Read More

  • How Much Money Do You Make?

    A couple of months ago I heard about a new startup that requests users to disclose detailed salary information about themselves, and in return they get information on what others are making. It seemed like a great way to get good user generated information at no cost, and there are lots of ways to make money by reselling the aggregate data to third parties. The problem was that the site… Read More

  • Eight Social Networking Sites for Men Who Love Men

    We were contacted today by the founder of the soon to launch social network for gay men BigJock.com. It lead us to take a look around the gay male online social networking space and write the following overview of some of the current market leaders. Niche social networks are likely a viable business because they allow specialized functionality and a subjective community feel as opposed to… Read More

  • Preezo Enters Online Office Race

    Google and Zoho aren’t the only companies making waves in the online office race. New startups are launching regularly that emulate one or more products in Microsoft’s Office suite.

    Preezo just threw their hat in the ring with their soon-to-be-released PowerPoint clone. We’ve tracked a number of these products, including Zoho, Empressr, Thumbstacks. We’ve also tracked… Read More

  • Novatel Conjures Up HSDPA/UMTS/EDGE/GPRS/EIEIO Express Card

    Say you’ve got a cell phone provider with high-speed data, like Cingular. Then say you’ve got a laptop with one of these slick new Express Card slots, like the MacBook Pro. The traditional PCMCIA cards Cingular sells aren’t compatable. What to do? Wait a little while longer, that’s what. But not much longer. Novatel has introduced us to their Merlin XU870. It’s… Read More

  • The Top 10 Annoying Things About Next Gen

    The bashing, ranting, and rumors of the console wars have begun – and only one of the three next gen consoles is out on the market. If you’re already sick of hearing about the console wars, you better tune out of video games for a while until every gamer ends up owning every console. Maybe then there will be some kind of peace among us. Until that happens, Unfettered Blather has… Read More

  • The Non-Mug Mug Won't Burn Your Fingers

    If your coffee is too hot, and you’re (like us) not a fan of mugs (makes us look a little too Lumbergh for our tastes), then you might want to look at this nifty ceramic cup from Stephen Reed. It’s a regular cup with raised ridges running along the longitude, so your fingers are actually insulated from the scalding liquid via air. Clever. Reed says his inspiration was computer… Read More

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