• Fujifilm S9100: It's Not an SLR, But Who's Counting?

    Another camera? The S9100 is a 9-megapixel pseudo-SLR with 10.7x optical zoom and picture stabilization. The lens has an equivalent range of 28mm – 300mm includes a Real Photo, which adapts the flash and aperture to the ambient light and can also bracket shots, taking three shots using varying settings in just a few seconds. It has a 2.5-inch screen and will cost $599 in… Read More

  • Canon Launches Long-Awaited Rebel XT Follow-up: Rebel XTi

    Heavens to murgatroid! A new Rebel! The XT is pretty much the SLR of record in the prosumer market – no one else can really come close to their sales. Well, here’s the next generation, the XTi aka the Canon EOS 400D, a 10-megapixel SLR with new CMOS sensor, a 2.5-inch screen, and a self-cleaning system which vibrates the mirrors to dislodge dust, dirt, and chewed food. How much are… Read More

  • Nikon Pumps Out Five COOLPIX Point-and-Shoots

    What have we here? Five new Nikon cameras? Let’s go down the list: COOLPIX S10 – Shown above – 6.0-megapixels with 10x optical zoom. On board movie/image editing and 2.5-inch LCD with swivel. 16MB of on-board memory. Available in September for $399.95. Read More

  • Piczo Announces Itself to the UK

    Social networking site Piczo, is on a UK press tour this week and is releasing some interesting statistics on its worldwide and UK-based usage. Piczo was founded in early 2004 as a paid service. Based on early user feedback it was relaunched as a free service, and founder Jim Conning sent out 100 emails to Canadian teenagers announcing the new site. That is where Piczo’s marketing… Read More

  • Almost Exclusive: Amazon Readies Utility Computing Service

    Amazon Web Services are readying their latest service called EC2 which will allow users to setup and run servers and computing capacity in the cloud. Users of the service can setup a server instance which is hosted with Amazon, and then access and use the servers they setup just like any other. With EC2 there would no longer be a requirement to source and setup physical hardware and the… Read More

  • Welcome to TechCrunch UK!

    Tom Coates famously wrote last July, what many of us in the UK were thinking and discussing. “Where are all of the UK start-ups?” Besides the tenuous UK links to the success of Skype and the deservedly and often quoted rising star of the UK start-up scene LastFM; where indeed were all the other cool new UK start-ups to match Flickr, Delicious, Writely, Technorati, Six Apart… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Who Needs a Terabyte? Edition

    Here are a few highlights from yesterday’s news. Maxtor Shared Storage II Hands On
    Onkyo Introduces D-TK10 Guitar Speaker
    Gulbransen Virtuoso Violin
    Lawnmower Roomba?
    Submersible Camera Bags
    Crystal Roc Introduces Swarovski-Studded Musical Instruments Read More

  • Announcing TechCrunch UK

    I am pleased to announce our latest Crunch Network blog – TechCrunch UK – which launched moments ago. TechCrunch UK is obviously not a translated blog like TechCrunch France and TechCrunch Japan (although both of these blogs have lots of original content as well). Instead, TechCrunch UK is all about UK based and/or focused startups. Many of these startups are written about on… Read More

  • Let's Share Some Files – Four Services Compared

    File sharing has long been a popular use of the Internet. I remember sitting at my laptop and asking a friend to name a song, and then seeing if I could download it off of Napster and play it before he could find the cd on the shelf, put it into the player and play the song himself. I often won those competitions. The old Napster is long gone, but was of course replaced with many other P2P… Read More

  • Pixsy to monetize visual metasearch

    Time Magazine called image and video search engine Pixsy “clever” in its list of the Top 50 Coolest Websites early this month. I talked to Pixsy about their technology tonight and I think it’s something more than clever. On a pace to have 5 billion thumbnail images and counting indexed around the first of next year, Pixsy could make a whole lot of money. The images come… Read More

  • Enhanced Sony Connect Goes Live

    An enhanced version of Sony Connect went live today with a few extra features to let you play around with. There’s a whole new navigation system that lets you browse and find the artist you’re looking for with ease. The navigation not only helps you find the artist you’re looking for, it also shows you who the artist was influenced by, and who the artist themselves are… Read More

  • Onkyo Introduces D-TK10 Guitar Speaker

    The D-TK10 guitar speaker, developed by Onkyo and renowned guitar manufacturer Takamine, is a revolutionary cabinet that is modeled after a guitar. It features a freely-vibrating thin-wall enclosure based on high-end guitar construction to create a much fuller and richer sound. The speaker has strategically placed struts, stringers, and thickness variations (like a guitar) so it can harness… Read More

  • Maxtor Shared Storage II Hands On

    If you had told me a year ago that I’d have a terabyte of data hanging on my home network, I’d have probably laughed. First off, who needs 1 TB?! That’s just silly. And secondly, there’s nothing out there that can make that block of storage usable. After all, share drives are wonky and web-based applications are junk right? Well, I just got a 1 TB block of usable… Read More

  • Wablet's going to rock web IM

    I got a preview of the forthcoming web IM system Wablet yesterday. I posted about the first rumors about Wablet three weeks ago. It’s a Flash service that can access all your accounts on the major IM services or users can get a Wablet username. IM sessions can be embedded in blogs and social networks or they can appear in a popup box from any page. That’s nothing new, but… Read More

  • Crystal Roc Introduces Swarovski-Studded Musical Instruments

    If you’re a fan of swarovski-studded musical equipment, the Retro Mic from Crystal Rock is right up your alley. The Retro Mic was made by Morten Schjolin, a producer who has worked with Jennifer Lopez and Leanne Rhymes, and is yours for the taking for about $3,770. If the mic doesn’t tickle your fancy, Crystal Rock is also introducing a whole line of Swarovski-Studded gear… Read More

  • Olympus SP-510 UZ 10x Zoom Digicam

    The Olympus SP-510 with its 10X optical zoom is great for people who need to get in a little bit closer, but don’t want or need the hassle of a DSLR. The camera has a 7.1 megapixel sensor, an additional “Fine Zoom” option that will boost the total zoom to 15x, 2.5-inch LCD on the back, an ISO of 4000, and xD-Picture Card slot for storing your photos. The camera should be… Read More

  • Gulbransen Virtuoso Violin

    The Gulbransen Virtuoso Violin is a self-playing violin developed by film scorer Fred Paroutaud and the late Dr. Thomas Paine, administrator of NASA during the Apollo moon flights. Virtuoso has claimed to be the world’s first self-playing violin. What looks like an invisible hand playing the violin is actually a programmed automation without the use of any digitally sampled sounds. Read More

  • AllPeers Opens Doors to Public Today

    AllPeers, the much anticipated Firefox plugin for drag and drop P2P filesharing, is going to start offering public accounts today according to a post on the company’s blog. The Prague based company has received funding from Mangrove Partners (early funders of Skype) and Index Ventures, and has received an overwhelmingly positive response in private beta testing (Update: except among… Read More

  • Amina Tech’s SoundUnseen Plaster-In-Wall Speakers

    Amina Tech’s SoundUnseen Plaster-In-Wall Speakers are high-powered vibration element flat speakers that can be plastered entirely into a wall or a ceiling, and can produce a high definition sound without any interference. The speakers not only get rid of visible wiring and room clutter, but they pack on an interesting design that makes location and listening position of the speakers… Read More

  • Lawnmower Roomba?

    The people who brought you the vacuum cleaner and the wet-floor cleaner are about to go into the lawnmowing business, according to Forbes. In a profile of Roomba, they say: Next comes a robot lawn mower and bigger military bots that can go faster and farther. Now instead of making your kids mow the lawn, you’ll make them set up the Lawnba to do all the work for them. The only concerns… Read More