• 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

  • Epson's Sexy EMP-TW10001080p Projector

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/composite inputs. While projectors aren't for everyone, there are those who swear by them for their media set-ups. The TW1000 will sell in Japan for about $3,000. No word yet on when we might see it over here, but Epson does like to share, so hopefully soon.
    Epson goes full 1080p HD with EMP-TW1000 projector [Mobile Mag] Read More

  • Logitech Drops Stereo-to-Surround Sound Upconverting Speakers for Gamers

    , and Logitech does not want to be left out of the coven. It’s kicking down this new series of speakers for gamers that takes old-fashioned 2-channel stereophonic output and upconverts it using voodoo. And if for some reason you’re a gamer with a flat panel, the center speaker has a nifty clip so you can mount it atop your LCD. Logitech says the speaker packages are an… Read More

  • Microsoft Launches Xbox Live Pipeline

    Microsoft’s Xbox Live Pipeline website launched today, and it’s looking pretty damn cool. Using drop-down menus and a new layout, all of the features available on Xbox Live Marketplace are easily accessible from the website. To be honest, Xbox Live Pipeline is actually easier to browse through than the Xbox Live Marketplace because of the new layout. Though Xbox Live Pipeline is up… Read More

  • What About Zune?

    Daniel Eran at RoughlyDrafted performs surgery on the idea that MS is actually as strong a player as we all think they are. He focuses on two aspects of their business that can be considered failures — Windows Mobile and WMA — and kind of shows that the Zune is doomed to failure, or worse, the bargain bin at Odd Lots. The big secret they missed is that Microsoft hasn’t… Read More

  • Sony-Ericsson Z558 Coming to America

    has been approved by the FCC. The Z558, you might recall, is a basic clamshell save for the dope touchscreen and stylus. As this phone was originally meant for the Chinese market, (touchscreens seem easier for Chinese characters,) we never expected to see it stateside. Why would we need a touchscreen when we have T9? Apparently Sony-Ericsson thought we would. This is another mingling of… Read More

  • Cingular Stands Up for the Little Man

    Cingular took three telemarketers to court yesterday for making calls to their customer’s cellphones and for making their customer’s calling records private through “pretexting.” Cingular said Sebell conspired with a Dominican Republic business Florida Vacation Corporation, to make the calls in June and July 2006. Its second lawsuit alleges American Broadcast Systems Inc. Read More

  • RealityBedding: Half-Naked Girls on Your Bed

    The real draw here isn’t the ladies in their undies kissing — it’s the in-material printing process used on these fancy comforters. Apparently you can wash these things until your fingers bleed and the image won’t rub off or fade. Hey. Are you paying attention? Eyes down here. Listen. Material printing. It won’t rub off… Fine. Stare at the girls… Read More

  • Verizon to Get Treo 700wx By End of Year

    Verizon Wireless is about to add an “x” to its Treo 700w. The 700wx is currently offered by Sprint only. They differ very, very little, support for dial-up networking being the key factor, but everyone wants to be on the same game. It will keep the EV-DO, with Windows Mobile 5, GPS, 1.3MP camera, 240×240 screen, and 128MB built-in RAM that the Sprint version has, but no word on… Read More

  • Memeo AutoBackup Hits 2.0


    We don’t usually write about software here, and definitely nothing as dry as backup utilities, but screw it, this stuff is good and it deserves to be mentioned. Memeo AutoBackup just got a full upgrade to version 2.0. I’ve been using it for about a year and it’s the most brain-dead simple software for backing up your computer. Once you pick the files you want to… Read More

  • Helium: click to compare other peoples' topical writing

    Massachusetts based Helium launched its user generated article database yesterday and combines original writing with user rankings and profit sharing. It’s an interesting model that’s more compelling that proved more compelling than I thought it would once I started using it. The site is fun to use. I should disclose that Helium is a sponsor for the upcoming TechCrunch New… Read More

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