• Vista's Media Center Remote Sneak Peek

    Vista enthusiasts will already know the Windows Media Center viewing and recording suite will be included on all higher-end copies of Vista. No longer a separate SKU, Media Center is now ready for a mass market audience – and so is its remote. And just like all mass market technology, its streamlined and made easier to use. Compared to the old Media Center remotes, the new Vista remote… Read More

  • Folding@Home Works 20x Faster On a GPU Than CPU?

    we looked at earlier to run the Folding@Home software, you’ll get 20 to 40 times the output compared to a CPU. That’s a mighty bold claim, one that Techreport discovered wasn’t quite as it seemed. Although Stanford claims the beta GPU client runs 20 and 40 times faster on new Radeons, and although Radeons have many gigaflops of processing power, the current client… Read More

  • Delphi SKYFi3 Wants Your Card in Its Slot


    Man, I never get tired of making juvenile “slot” comments. Anyhoo, Delphi and XM radio continue their satellite-radio partnership with the SKYFi3. It’s 65-percent smaller than the previous generation SKYFi and adds a microSD slot so you can store an “unlimited number of MP3 files” though you’re limited to the capacity of your card so I guess it’s… Read More

  • Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 3200 With Antimicrobial Technology

    Although Blake is our resident germ-freak, none of us enjoy the thought of having any kind of microbiotics crawling all over something we spend half the day with our hands on – and we’re not talking about our own bodies. The Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 3200 not only solves that with patented AgION antimicrobial technology, it’s wireless, got loads of buttons customized… Read More

  • Death of a Dongle: ATI's Radeon X1950 Pro

    The Radeon X1950 Pro from ATI that launched today is the company’s $199 competition against Nvidia’s GeForce 7900 GS. Based on a new graphics chip — the R570 — it’s the first of ATI’s cards to not need an external dongle to connect two cards in a dual-GPU CrossFire configuration. The old, thick-cabled dongle was not only a pain to connect, but was far… Read More

  • Sony Bravia Ad: Paint-tastic

    This is Jonathan Glazer’s Sony Bravia ad, a paint spectacular using massive quantities of paint and 250 to mix and film. The paint was completely water soluble and apparently edible and I have absolutely no idea what is going on except that the denizens of that Soviet-style block must be pissed. Video Page [Sony] Read More

  • Media Temple Crushes Shared Hosting

    Media Temple launched a major new hosting service this morning called Grid Server. It matches low end shared hosting services in pricing ($20/month) but promises to grow along with the site, manage huge short term traffic spikes without a disruption in service or performance and avoid the “bad neighbor” problem common with shared hosting services. The basic $20 package includes 100… Read More

  • I/OMagic Still Exists, Releases External Hard Drives


    Just goes to show you, just because you haven’t seen a product from a company in awhile, doesn’t mean it’s disappeared forever. I/OMagic, makers of miscellaneous storage-related products, launched two external hard drives today. Other than their decent looks, they are dreadfully unimpressive with USB 2.0 ports and some data-protection software with 256-bit Blowfish-level… Read More

  • CrunchGear in Korea

    Attention Seoul TC readers: CrunchGear’s John Biggs is in South Korea this week and would love to meet up with you all to discuss the state of Web 2.0 and tech in the land of the Hyundai. You can reach John at john at crunchgear dot com or call his cell, 010 3143 5699. Be sure to visit CrunchGear often for updates, pics, and video. Read More

  • TokyoFlash Presents Retsu

    Retsu, a watch by Saishin, is one of the smallest LED watches we’ve seen, and it’s available exclusively from TokyoFlash. Retsu is only 1.4 ounces, which is a lot lighter than most of the watches available on TokyoFlash. Telling the time isn’t as confusing as most of the watches found there, either: Amazingly simple to read, the lights race up to the digit then trail off… Read More

  • Nintendo DS Media Enhancer: DS-Xtreme

    The DS-Xtreme is a media enhancer for the Nintendo DS or DS Lite. DS-Xtreme features 512MB of memory that can store game backups, audio, video, homebrew applications and more. The card is very simple to use- all you have to do is plug and play. DS-Xtreme features a USB port that plugs into a PC and mounts itself as a flash drive. All you have to do is drag and drop, put the card into your DS or… Read More

  • CrunchGear in Korea: Hello from Sunny Seoul

    Just landed an hour ago. I’m here with Samsung suckling on the sweet teat of junket whoredom. In all honesty, this should be a pretty cool trip as we’re going to see WiMAX in action, their Mobile TV solutions, and visit KES 2006, which is kind of like CES but Korean. To whet your appetites, I’ve got some pictures of the R-MCA-05-0038 phone – the June? – with… Read More

  • All Hands On Wii: Next-Gen Console Reviewed

    If you’ve been contemplating about whether or not to buy the Nintendo Wii this year, we’ve got some news for you: Nintendo has been touring around the nation and having secret parties in which invited guests from the media have full on access to the Nintendo Wii, and its launch titles. 2old2play’s doodirock (yup, that’s his name) was actually invited to one of the… Read More

  • Slingbox to Hit Symbian This Year

    Nokia and Sony Ericsson fans have been clamoring for Symbian Slingbox support and now their cries of anguish have been heard. Zatz is reporting that a Slingbox client will for S60 and UIQ phones will hit Europe and Asia this year and the US next year. Sling Media writes: The new SlingPlayer Mobile for Symbian OS software package will enable users to transform their supported Symbian… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Malicious Edition

    Check out some of these recent stories: Siemens VDO Road Sign Reader
    FLCL Halloween Costume
    GlowSkin, The Skin That Glows
    McDonald’s MP3 Players Come With Malware
    Antec Notebook Cooler S: CrunchGear Review Read More

  • Firefox 2.0 About to Ship – Here's What's Happening

    Mozilla offered up Firefox 2.0 Release Candidate 3 tonight, bringing the official launch of version 2.0 all the closer. Most TechCrunch readers have probably tried previous release candidates but there are a number of things readers may be interested in considering as full scale roll-out of the new version approaches. 2.0 is several months late and doesn’t offer a whole lot of new… Read More

  • Sequoia Invests in Blog Network Sugar Publishing

    Blog network Sugar Publishing (the most popular blog in the network is PopSugar) has raised “around $5 million” in a Series A round investment from Sequoia Capital. Michael Moritz will join the Team Sugar board of directors. No word on the valuation, although I suspect it’s in the $12-15 million range pre-money. Like all good rumors, the source of this one is a venture… Read More

  • Phanfare Says Rich Internet Applications Are Best

    Photo and video storage and sharing service Phanfare has offered a downloadable desktop client for Windows and Mac since early 2005. It’s an impressive tool – but the company found that people wanted access online. Today Phanfare launched a simple version of its desktop client on the web, called My.Phanfare. It’s an interesting case study in support of what are being… Read More

  • TailRank 2.0 Launches To Take On TechMeme

    TailRank added a bunch of new features today in a major relaunch of the service. If you are unfamiliar with TailRank, review this post that also discusses its competitors. The basic idea is that it tracks what blogs are writing about, and who’s linking to what, to determine what the major discussions of the day are about. A quick glance at the site will show the reader major breaking news… Read More

  • Antec Notebook Cooler S: CrunchGear Review

    Last week at DigitalLife, we had a chance to talk to computer power supply/accessory/enclosure manufacturer Antec about some newly released and upcoming products. One of these was its USB-powered NoteBook Cooler S. At first site we were pretty unimpressed with the looks and design of the device. However, despite a couple shortcomings, it’s a pretty great little device that turned out to… Read More

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