• The Silicon Valley Going To Get 1,500 Sq. Miles Of Wireless Coverage

    Good news for our brothers in the Bay. The Metro Connect consortium, which includes Cisco and IBM, got the winning bid to provide WiFi to the entire Silicon Valley. Each city in the valley needs to approve the contracts, but Metro Connect is privately owned and plan to operate through sponsorships, not through money from each city. What’s also interesting is that Internet VoIP calls will… Read More

  • Sirius Stiletto 100 Video

    Slashgear has a rendered video of the forthcoming Stiletto 100 from Sirius. This little device will be the first DAP capable of truly portable satellite radio, basically enabling it to function like a Walkman, except with satellite radio. It also features 2GB storage for MP3s and WiFi for wireless connectivity.
    SIRIUS Stiletto SL100PK1: First Ever Video! [SlashGear] Read More

  • HTC Launches Four New Smartphones

    HTC released today four new smartphones to round out its Q4 offerings. All of the phones run Windows Mobile 5 and each of them offer slightly different features: HTC S620 – HTC’s new, super slim form factor with integrated QWERTY keyboard: perfect for email and messaging HTC P3300 – HTC’s first dedicated navigation PDA with in-built GPS and complete with TomTom NAVIGATOR… Read More

  • Miglia Wireless VoIP for Mac and PC

    Migilia has released a 2.4GHZ wireless handset that can work on either Mac or PC. It has no display and transmits through a USB dongle. The setup includes software that can synch with AIM, iChat AV, MSN or Skype, making it a versatile option for VoIP. It might be a bit light on features, but for those of you wishing a bit more privacy than simply talking into a mic, this device seems like a… Read More

  • Korean Air Bans Dell, Apple

    The Korea Times is reporting that following a similar move by the Aussies at Qantas, Korean Air has banned Dell laptops and Apple Powerbooks and iBooks from its flights. The decision comes at the heels of recent widespread issues with exploding laptop batteries. Laptops from Sony, the makers of the questionable battery, remain unaffected because they were apparently using better… Read More

  • 400,000 PS3s For U.S. Launch

    If you haven’t already preordered PS3, now would probably be a good time. Sony’s Ken Kutaragi spoke to the associated press earlier today and suggested that only 400,000 Playsation 3 consoles will be available on launch day. That isn’t the worst part, either. Kutargi stated that Japan will only be receiving 100,000 consoles on launch day. The limited amount of stock is a… Read More

  • Two Choice Samsungs Coming to T-Mobile September 11th

    T-Mobile has added a “coming soon” page for two hot new Samsungs, the fashionable Trace (T519) and the more serious T719. Both phones feature a 1.3 Megapixel camera, Bluetooth, quad-band GSM and EDGE. The Trace is a superslim candybar with a micro-SD slot, 80MB built-in memory and speakerphone. The sexy thing should do quite well with the not-a-RAZR crowd. The new T719 is a… Read More

  • BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Hands-On

    I got to see the Pearl firsthand last night and I was pleased. This is probably the first BlackBerry that someone with some sense of fashion would consider using. Rather than looking like a lump of blue putty with a keyboard, the pearl is an ultra-slim, ultra-light smartphone that happens to use RIMs email client. No QWERTY keyboard on this bad boy – just a SureType numeric keypad with… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: DJ Edition

    Enjoy the memories of yesterday’s posts: Plug ‘n’ Play USB Turntable
    Music Booster Portable DJ Rig
    Windows Media Experiencing DRMing Pains
    Pink XM Inno for Breast Cancer
    Apple Releases 24″ iMac Read More

  • Interview With Kiko Acquiror Elliot Noss

    We have a new podcast up on TalkCrunch – an interview with Tucows CEO Elliot Noss. Tucows just acquired one year old Ajax calendar Kiko for $250,000 on ebay. We spoke for about twenty minutes on his reasons for buying the company and what he plans on doing with it. Elliot also talks for a few minutes about the bidding drama on ebay, where the sale price increased by over $100k in the… Read More

  • Troubles in Diggville

    The incredibly successful news site Digg has hit a few speed bumps recently. Digg is a news site that promotes news stories, submitted by users, to its home page based on votes by other Digg users. If a story is “dugg” by enough users, it goes to the home page and a lot of traffic is directed to the link in the news story. In addition to the recent targeting of Digg’s business… Read More

  • Wink 2.0 goes live

    Social search company Wink just went live with their relaunched site, making better use of collaboratively built collections, offering a Firefox toolbar and other changes we detailed in an early preview. Wink is a smart, well funded company with a useful service in a space that’s got a lot of potential. This relaunch isn’t terribly exciting but it does make one of the major… Read More

  • ChangeEverything makes goal sharing a quiet advertisement

    ChangeEverything.ca is a Canadian 43Things clone that will launch this month and is provided by the largest credit union in the country. Sixty year old Vancity credit union won’t be monetizing ChangeEverything, but using it as a branded promotion for its financial services along with other long running community building efforts. Though formal launch will occur on the 18th, the site… Read More

  • Plug 'n' Play USB Turntable

    The Plug ‘n’ Play USB Turntable allows you to listen to your vinyl LPs digitally on your computer via USB. The turntable can also be connected to your stereo system if you just want to listen to those smooth LPs again. This is a really good product for DJs who have hundreds of vinyl’s they keep around for sampling. Plug ‘n’ Play USB Turntable also comes with… Read More

  • It's a Desk Clock, It's a Digital Frame; It's a Desktop DigiFrame & Clock

    elsewhere? It’ll show your JPGs, PNGs, GIFs, TIFs and BMPs, works with your Windows PC, has 240×160 resolution, and can hold 22 photos at a time on a pair of AA batteries, so you don’t even need to use your computer. I find it odd that as our screen sizes get bigger, we start looking for more ways to display information elsewhere. We can’t all have three monitors… Read More

  • Hauppage and Cyberlink: Satellite TV on Your PC

    <img align="left" class="left" src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/satellite receiver and go. But if you could take out that whole pesky "running cables" thing, you'd have a real entertainment box. Hauppage and Cyberlink have done just that with their new PowerCinema solution. The PowerCinema is basically a component for your PC… Read More

  • Music Booster Portable DJ Rig

    The name says it all, doesn’t it? The Music Booster is a portable DJ rig mounted into a tricycle and requires no external power whatsoever. Music Booster features a CD drive, LCD, onboard equalizer and more audio-savvy gear. As for sound, it features two small speakers and a decent sized subwoofer all mounted into the tricycle itself. Everything is well put together, the audio gear is… Read More

  • Vivapop launches boutique web calendar

    Greenwich, CT based Vivapop has launched a web based calendar and events management service that offers a very nice interface, cross platform bidirectional syncing and voice recognition for mobile access. Whether this or any web calendar stands a chance in the face of Google’s integration of GCal and GMail is always a question, but Vivapop’s niche audience and premium feature… Read More

  • Windows Media Experiencing DRMing Pains

    According to sources, a problem between Windows Media servers and FairUse4DRM has currently crippled live Windows Media DRM abilities. If users try strip DRM from a file that references a live stream, FairUse4DRM essentially destroys the the DRM on the Windows Media server and renders the feed useless for other users. Technicians are purportedly scrambling frantically now to fix the problem… Read More

  • Cingular Selling iTunes Compatible Motorola RAZR V3i

    After everyone who really wanted one got theirs on eBay, Cingular’s finally selling the RAZR V3i for $299 minus $50 rebate. Sure, the RAZR V3i supports iTunes and has a 1.2 megapixel camera instead of the dinky VGA one in the old RAZR, but is it worth $249? In case you weren’t familiar with the V3i, it has Bluetooth, MP3 ringtones, iTunes compatibility with a dedicated key… Read More