• 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

  • Submersible Camera Bags


    Underwater photography has been a fairly expensive hobby, with housings that go up into the hundreds or thousands of dollars. With the Ewa-marine bag, you can take your point and shoot into the water for $100, and your SLR for only $350. The PVC bag is waterproof, obviously, and durable yet flexible, so you’re able to press your camera’s control buttons without too much hassle. Read More

  • KEF Five-2 Standing Speakers

    KEF claims that these these two speakers plus a subwoofer can deliver “true” five-channel sound in your living room. We’ll take their word for it. The “racetrack” speaker enclosures use their Uni-Q drivers and NXT panel design, and are supposed to work well with KEF’s HTB2 Subwoofer, which apparently you have to buy separately. These will be available in… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Accessories Pricing Finalized


    Those accessories for the Xbox 360 we showed you earlier have been nailed down in price. According to the Microsoft press release, the Live Vision camera will come in two models. The standard one is $39 for the camera, one month Xbox Live Gold membership, a headset (the el-cheapo one), 200 Marketplace points and free copies of Uno, TotemBall and Robotron. The Gold package gets you all that… Read More

  • ATI Radeon X1950 XTX Looms

    On September 14, ATI will set loose its new flagship card. The Radeon X1950 XTX can purportedly outperform its nearest competitor, the GeForce 7950 GX2, in “extreme high definition” resolutions using only half the processors. It can be run individually, or paired with another x1950 XTX in Crossfire mode to deliver even more performance. From what I gather, the X1950 XTX uses… Read More

  • FreshBooks pushes the envelope in online billing

    There’s a number of lightweight online invoicing services available, but one Toronto’s FreshBooks is seeking to differentiate itself with some interesting integration with other services. FreshBooks, formed in 2004 and formerly called 2ndSite, today began allowing users to automatically send invoices to customers by US Postal Mail. Customers who have said they prefer not to use… Read More

  • Penagain?

    Pacific Writing Instruments has tackled a subject that could affect students everywhere. The Escondido based company sat down and reevaluated the design of traditional writing utensils and developed a new model that they call the Penagain. The Penagain is designed to eliminate the hand tension associated with penmanship. If the resulting product actually works, the design could save millions… Read More

  • Creative Zen Vision W Unveiled


    Popular Mechanics, the first place any gadget hound turns to to get their news, just unveiled the Creative Zen Vision W. It’s got a huge 4.3-inch widescreen (that’s what the W stands for) display, up to 60GB of storage, DivX playback and CompactFlash expansion slot for sticking in your photos. If you ignore the screen on the front, the body itself does seem pretty similar to the… Read More

  • Blackberry 8707 in the Wild


    Not much context or detail to go with this photo, but it looks like a guy went to Japan and was able to use his Blackberry 8707 there too. Have a look, BlackBerry fans. StapleDesign Read More

  • UBiQUiO 501 PoCkEt Pc PhOnE

    Remember the UBiQUiO 501 smart phone from Tech Faith Wireless? Yea the smart phone that looked conspicuously similar to the now ubiquitous Motorola Q. Well Mobility News writes that the UBiQUiO has appeared on Expansys for a paltry $514.95. So if you’re interested in paying $300 more for a Q, grab your credit card and head over to Expansys. To be fair, the UBiQUiO (I feel like I’m… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Accessories Preview Video

    http://www.gamevideos.com:80/swf/video.swf?plylst=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gamevideos.com%3A80/video/asx%3Ffileurl%3DXbox360Periphs_320x180.flv%26videoid%3D5201%26usersubmitted%3Dfalse%26runtime%3D444&showlogo=false&playAuto=no GameVideos has a preview up on all the new Xbox 360 accessories that were introduced at E3. Among them, the steering wheel, the wireless Xbox Live headset, the Xbox… Read More

  • TiVo Series 3 in the Wild

    I’ve been waiting for this moment most of my adult life. Since I excoriated the Series 2 DT, TiVo probably will never hold and kiss me again, but I’m so happy to see these spy shots of the Series 3 and maybe, just maybe, they’ll learn to love me again. Oh TiVo, you came and you stopped me from shaking… Anyway, here are some spy shots of the Series 3 with dual CableCARDs… Read More

  • ATI TV Wonder 650 OTA HDTV Tuner

    episodes. I guess my question is this: how valuable is OTA HD to people? Would you get a tuner card just to PVR some HD sports every weekend? Discuss. Product Page [ATI via HDBeat] Read More

  • Microsoft Habu Mouse

    go to advertising a shiny mouse, but who are we to judge? This sucker has 2000 DPI resolution, has 7 programmable buttons, and an always-on mode so the mouse doesn’t go to sleep just as you’re trying to turn over that last important card in FreeCell. No price, but it will be available in October. Product Page [NotforNoobs via Gizmodo via RazerZone] Read More

  • CrunchGear This Week

    CrunchGear.com is going strong and hopefully you’ll mosey on over to check out some hot gadget action. This week has been packed with news including a gaming mouse from Microsoft, the Habu and secret shots of the TiVo Series 3 that will make grown men cry. We also have a contest coming up… read all about it later today. We’ll be offering a Kodak V603 camera and a Motorola Q. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Cheap Wii Edition

    Here are some highlights from yesterday’s posts. MobiBLU Q-Bling
    Wii to Cost a Wii $170
    Water Level Battery-Status App For NTT DoCoMo In Japan
    HoMedics Release iCush
    Bower and Wilkins 800D Read More

  • Facebook Does Ad Deal, But Not With Google

    Facebook signed an advertising deal (update: also in NY Times) with Microsoft that will put Microsoft adCenter sponsored links and other ads on the Facebook site. There are no financial terms available for the deal, which runs through 2009.

    This news is most notable because the partner that Facebook chose isn’t Google. Google has been hyper aggressive in stalking the big advertising… Read More

  • Wow – Grouper Sells for $65 million

    Sony Pictures is announcing the acquisition of online video startup Grouper tonight, Tuesday, at midnight EST. The acquisition price, confirmed by Grouper, was $65 million in cash. Our previous coverage of Grouper is here. Sausalito, California based Grouper has built three key technologies: an online video sharing site, a desktop video editor and most importantly a closed (non-bittorent)… Read More