• Internet Peeps Dinner

    There’s a real buzz beginning in the London start-up space, I’m not sure if there is elsewhere around the UK? In the last few weeks there have been some really good events and meetings. I was at Mashup, Beers & Innovation but sadly missed the most recent Geek Dinner and Ruby on Rails conference/party. Last night was the Internet Peeps dinner organised by Robert Loch at the… Read More

  • Panasonic to Sony: We Do eBook, Too

    At the risk of sounding old-fashioned, wasn’t the eBook something we were supposed to see about six years ago? Really, back when we all started using dial-up modems to connect to the Internet to access the World Wide Web, weren’t the dropping costs and rising resolutions of LCDs supposed to make these disposable, cheap, common-place toys? Whatever. They’re here, now. Earlier… Read More

  • CrunchGear this Week

    While Marshall hits up DEMOFall, we’ve been treking around New York spotting the latest Nokia phones, the Sony Reader, and the latest in Internet tablets, the PepperPad 3. Need more? How about hybrid Blu-Ray/HD-DVDs, a music mug, and some hot rock and roll. Read More

  • We Now Bow to Our Microwave Emitting Overlords

    Holy cow, we’re now just one flying car away from being Jetsons! Lookee here, a microwave oven you can talk to! Not just for shut-ins or Blake Robinsons, the new Daewoo TV-dinner cooker is voice-activated, radiation-emitting, time-saving food machine, meaning you put your Spaghetti with Swedish Meatballs from Stouffer’s in it’s front, say “It’s Tuesday… Read More

  • Mobile TLD .mobi Open to Public Registrations

    You’ve been waiting, you’ve been patient, you’ve been getting by somehow with .biz and .info, but the time has come at last. You can now have our own .mobi domain name. As of today, registration of .mobi domains is open to the general public at $25 for two years. The debate as to whether or not we need another top level domain isn’t one that we can solve in the pages… Read More

  • Nokia 5300: This One's For the Music

    Nokia surprised us last night by launching a low-end music phone, the 5300, at a Gnarls Barkley concert they held at the Nokia Theatre in Times Square. This lumpkin, called the 5300 ExpressMusic phone, is a triband slider with a 1.3-megapixel camera, music control buttons next to the screen, FM tuner. The lower-end 5200, has only one music access key and a lower resolution camera. Both run… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Simultaneously Elsewhere Edition

    Some bewildering and interesting stories from yesterday: PepperPad 3 Pre-Happiness
    Epson’s EMP-1715 USB Projector
    The Japanese MusicMug: DAP Speaker In A Mug
    Blind Camera Takes Other Peoples Photos
    The Info Ring Knows Who You Are, Wants to Share Read More

  • What's Hot at Demo

    The DEMO conference is underway here in San Diego and some clear trends are emerging among the 67 exclusively selected companies presenting. Many of the products are just launched and still less developed than they could be, but they are exciting none the less. The following are some of the most prominent themes of the conference and my favorite examples of companies working in these… Read More

  • Creative Prodikeys Is Rock-n-Roll

    Creative Prodikeys is a 37 touch-sensitive MIDI keyboard with a Multimedia PC keyboard. This is actually a pretty cool idea for MIDI users who have laptops and spend most of their time composing or making samples on the go. Prokideys also saves you some space if you’ve got a desktop by eliminating the keyboard altogether. It’s also a good product for schools that teach MIDI or… Read More

  • The Info Ring Knows Who You Are, Wants to Share

    Phones and PDAs have been able to exchange virtual business cards for a few years now, but nobody seems keen on taking up the feature. The problem is, lining your devices up, pairing them as trusted and finding your person on a crowded list of available devices. Meet the Info Ring. When you shake your new friend’s hand, your contact information is exchanged. You can then sync your ring… Read More

  • No Components For 1080p

    Last week, we posted about how the Xbox 360 will support 1080p, upscale DVDs and upscale your games. We’ve recently learned that copyright restrictions on HD DVD don’t allow 1080p over component cables. AACS over HD DVD format doesn’t allow them to use the component cables for better output than 1080i. VGA is classified as “authorized computer monitor output”. Read More

  • Thomson PMP2516: Almost Cool

    Thomson China brings us this svelte and iPod-ish little DAP, the PMP2516. It’s compatible with pretty much any format you want, MP3, Mpeg 1-4, Jpeg photos, WMA, ASF, WMV, and WAV. The 2.5-inch LCD screen is just the right size for viewing, and this little guy even sports TV-out connectivity, which is nifty indeed. The features are rounded out with USB 2.0 and 1GB storage. Thomson PMP2516… Read More

  • Next Gen Gaming Reaches India

    On September 23, Indian gamers were finally introduced to next generation gaming. Microsoft decided to bring the Xbox 360 to India, making it available in a total of 31 countries. India will be receiving 25 initial launch titles, and will then have 7-10 games added monthly. Codemasters also has given a hand in developing Yuvraj Singh International Cricket 2007, with Indian gamers to be… Read More

  • HD DVD/Blu-ray Hybrid Discs Solves Next-Gen Media Crisis

    British company New Media Enterprises says they’ve made a technical breakthrough to allow multi-layered DVD discs to be produced at only 150% the cost of current generation DVD discs. These multi-layered discs can have both Blu-ray and HD DVD layers on it, rendering the format wars pretty much moot from a media standpoint. The company says they solved the problem of low yields, which… Read More

  • dotMobi Launches Today

    dotMobi, the Internet new top level domain for mobile content, launches to the public today, opening up registration to the public. I won’t say much about it here, because I am not exactly unbiased*, but read what BBC and Financial Times are saying. Whatever your opinion on the usefulness of new top level domains, it’s clear that the launch of dotMobi is creating a lot of buzz… Read More

  • Intel has Four Cores Coming by November, 80 Cores in Five Years

    Good news for Intel fans. Not only did Intel CEO say their Core 2 Extreme processors with four cores will be available in November, he also said the Core 2 Quad for mainstream computers will be released sometime in Q1 2007. Even better news, he promises Intel will have an 80 core processor sometime in the next five years. Five! Intel also says the Quad core processors have 70 percent… Read More

  • Nokia Adds New Accessories to New Phone Frenzy

    the Internets today, and if you’re not overloaded on them yet, then feel free to look through its list of fancy new music-centric accessories for these phones. Besides decent features, they look sexier than most cellphone accessories.They range from standard headsets to desktop speakers, and were designed in conjunction with Sennheiser, and if you know anything about music gear, then… Read More

  • Blind Camera Takes Other Peoples Photos

    Here’s a pretty neat concept dreamed up by an artist/student named Sascha Pohflepp based in Berlin. His new project, named the Blind Camera doesn’t take pictures. It does take a record of what time you pressed its big red button. Then, it goes to the internet and searches for pictures taken at that same time. Maybe an hour later, or a couple of weeks later, when somebody… Read More

  • The Japanese MusicMug: DAP Speaker In A Mug

    Meet the MusicMug! It’s from Asia and it’s a mug! With a speaker! And a DAP jack! It plays your iPod’s music! It’s one of those things we probably won’t see here in the US, but, then, in this case, that’s OK by us. Really. It’s made of bone china, comes in black or white (like your iPod), and has a speaker concealed in the bottom. We’re not sure… Read More