• Logitech Z-10 Interactive 2.0: Those Are Some Speakers

    Logitech Z-10 Interactive 2.0: Those Are Some Speakers

    Logitech is really firing on all cylinders these days, at least in terms of industrial design and usability. These Z-10 speakers look way cooler than almost anything else I’ve seen out there and, if past experience is any guide, should sound halfway decent as well. The speakers have a touch sensitive surface and reverse LED that is compatible with iTunes, Windows Media Player, Winamp… Read More

  • Google Apps Break on Through

    Google Apps Break on Through

    I personally love me some disembodied web apps and Google is set to deliver us all from the horror of the thick client. Their service, Google Apps for Your Domain, will include Gmail, Talk, Calendar, and Page Creator under your own personal domain, allowing you to offload most major PIM tasks and maybe one basic webdev task to Google’s own overburdened – yet surprisingly… Read More

  • Google Makes Its Move: Office 2.0

    Google has deployed the first pieces of its upcoming Office suite. They’ve launched Google Apps for your Domain, a set of Google services targeted to small and mid sized companies. With the new service, companies can use Gmail, Talk, Calendar and Page Creator under a single control panel. Applications and data will be hosted by Google, for free, with ad support. And that’s just… Read More

  • London Geek Girl Dinner

    London Geek Girl Dinner

    There is another London Geek Girl Dinner this week. (29th August) Obviously it’s strictly for women but there is one way chaps to get in according to Sarah Blow: “If you are male and wish to attend this event you must bring a female with you or be brought by a female. NO FEMALE, NO ENTRY!!!! Sorry Guys! (We will keep the numbers balanced!) And ladies, one date only… Read More

  • New book about Mobile Web 2.0

    New book about Mobile Web 2.0

    Ajit Jaokar and Tony Fish, two well known UK speakers on topics concerning the mobile web, have just finished writing their new book “Mobile Web 2.0” Below are some of the hot topics this book covers. Mobile content and the changing balance of power (The power of user generated content) I am not a number, I am a tag (The impact on the telecoms industry’s management of… Read More

  • SkyTone USB Phone

    aka the RST102 is made by Radian Technologies and connects via USB to any laptop. Drop in a CD, turn on Skype, and away you go. In the mini review by Marc “The Sharc” Orchant we link below, it’s notable that a Skype handset “feels funny.” Think about it: we either use Skype with a headset or a webcam with microphone and speakers. We rarely hold something up to… Read More

  • Windows Vista Start-up Sound Sucks, Is Holy

    in defense of Big Bill, informing us that: Microsoft’s Steve Ball gave Robert Scoble some reasons for the startup sound, which as of current planning cannot be turned off: 1) “A spiritual side of the branding experience. A short, brief, positive confirmation that your machine is now conscious and ready to react”; 2) “The startup sound is designed to help you calibrate… Read More

  • Plextor Working on Wafer-thin DVD Burner

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/RWs at 24x. No pricing or availability and it seems like a bit of a niche product. It's powered by USB only, so there won't be an ugly wall wart to worry about. I have a Gateway ultralight , the NX100 with only one “spindle” – that’s marketing talk for any disk drive, which, in this case, is… Read More

  • BloomBox is a mint of an idea.

    BloomBox is a mint of an idea.

    About a six weeks ago I was kindly invited to attend an event here in London called UGTV06 by Andy Bell. It was a very good seminar talking about how mainstream media in the UK is embracing the “user generated content” age. It was the same evening that MTV UK announced the launch of their own UGC project Flux. Later that evening Tim Morgan previewed Bloombox a white-label web… Read More

  • TechCrunch Gets Chumy with Chumby

    TechCrunch Gets Chumy with Chumby

    TechCrunch got a chance this weekend to check out the Chumby, a device that is certain to make a huge impact next year. It is notable because of its complete hackability. What one does with it is essentially limited only be one’s imagination. Users can program this small handheld device to perform pretty much any desired function. It features a 266Mhz ARM controller, 32MB SDRAM, a 320 x… Read More

  • VideoJug enter a crowded market with a nice twist

    VideoJug enter a crowded market with a nice twist

    VideoJug, has just been launched, by Dan Thompson, David Tabizel and Danny Kelly, to host a range of video clips offering advice and demonstrations on topics such as how to clean windows or how to clean ketchup spills on a carpet. The current crop of videos are short, sharp and well presented by the Videojug management. Of course VideoJug hope other people will also upload their own, how… Read More

  • Chumby Devices Handed Out at Foo

    Chumby Devices Handed Out at Foo

    The founders of Chumby wanted to create a new device that begs to be hacked. Yesterday, they introduced a prototype of their new gadget to 100 or so attendees of Foo Camp in Sebastopol, California. I was lucky enough to get one. Chumby is a small, wifi enabled, touch screen information device. When you take it out of the box and plug it in it is essentially a glorified alarm clock. But when… Read More

  • Greenpeace Scores Electronics

    Greenpeace Scores Electronics

    Greenpeace has announced the results of its first global exam on green electronics and the score card is somewhat surprising. As you can see above, companies like Nokia and Dell are inching toward the green, while others like Apple, Motorola and Lenovo are ranked way into the red,. The initiative was developed in order to help reduce the use of toxic chemicals and electronic wastes (e-wastes)… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Dead Skin and the Dirty Ground Edition

    Daily Crunch: Dead Skin and the Dirty Ground Edition

    Here is a selection of stories from yesterday’s news. Pioneer + Bluetooth + iPod Meetup Rumored
    Philips Lumalive
    OLPC Children’s Machine Inches Closer
    More Canon: LV7575PR Projector
    DSILO: Dead Skin In/Lint Out Read More

  • Life-Saving Webcams

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/minute. The Crime-Fighting, Life-Saving Webcam [ABC News] Read More

  • Announcing Yahoo (Open) Developer Hack Day

    Announcing Yahoo (Open) Developer Hack Day

    A few months ago I was able to hang out at Yahoo Hack Day, and see first hand the energy that developers are willing to put in to their own projects and ideas. Yahoo is now taking the Hack Day idea one step further. On Friday, September 29, 2006, Yahoo will open up its Sunnyvale headquarters to all developers for a 24 hour Hack Day, followed by a really cool party on Saturday night. If you are… Read More

  • Digg sends C&D to DiggGames?

    Digg sends C&D to DiggGames?

    We learned tonight from James Yu’s blog that Utah software engineer and professional genealogist Matt Misbach has posted a letter online that appears to be from an Indianapolis law firm representing Digg.com. The letter demands that Misbach immediately stop using the trademarked name Digg on his site DiggGames.com. Misbach used that site to highlight flash games he found on the front… Read More

  • Wink 2.0 to launch next week

    Social search engine Wink will launch version 2.0 of its service early next week with changes designed to make make search more social than ever. I’ve described below the information I was able to get out of them prelaunch, but I hope there’s more to come. Social search has a lot of potential and I do like Wink’s approach. Here’s the basics on Wink. It’s a… Read More

  • ZohoProjects challenges Basecamp on project management

    ZohoProjects challenges Basecamp on project management

    AdventNet’s online productivity suite Zoho has added a project management system to its already long list of offerings. ZohoProjects is now accepting new signups and there’s a demo account you can use from the front page. The Zoho team told me that if Basecamp targets “the less is more crowd,” ZohoProjects will be feature rich. It’s not there yet, but it… Read More

  • IE7 (RC1) might cause you problems …

    IE7 (RC1) might cause you problems …

    Microsoft announced today the release of IE7 RC1 and thankfully this time I don’t have to uninstall Microsoft Explorer myself. This time Microsoft do it for me as part of the install! I do sometimes wish I could stop the installation of IE7 right there but sadly Windows Update only works with IE. Currently I have IE7 Beta3 running on my desktop and I nearly pushed the button to upgrade… Read More