• Sony Drops Two Blu-ray Devices

    Sony announced at CEATEC 2006, two new Blu-ray recorders. Each recorder has an onboard hard drive that can record two digital shows simultaneously. Users can then backup programming on 25GB Blu-ray drives. The devices can also play AVCHD discs. The BDZ-V9 supports 1080p output, DLNA streaming to PCs and compatible devices. It can also convert to MPEG-4 for playback on a PSP. The unit includes… Read More

  • Road Angel Mobile Helps You Avoid Tickets Without Cleavage

    Cellphones with GPS functionality are becoming more and more commonplace. The role of GPS isn’t just to tell you where you are, but to help you automagically interact with your surrounding environment. Road Angel Mobile, out of the UK, is using cellphone GPS to help you avoid speeding tickets. With the software application loaded onto your Nokia handset, and that handset paired with… Read More

  • Sprint Releasing MOTOKRZR, MOTORAZR, MOTOSLVR By November

    Good news MOTO fans, as Sprint’s announcing the November availability of the KRZR, RAZR and SLVR phones. According to the release, all three phones will be EV-DO compatible, and have access to NFL Mobile, Sprint TVSM and Sprint Movies. Since there’s a month left until November, you have plenty of time to decide whether you want the candybar-shaped SLVR, the old wide-but-thin RAZR… Read More

  • Zip-Linq Road Warrior Kit is Handy Dandy

    Being a tech-toting nerd has its advantages, to be sure. When a pretty girl is wondering aloud about what time “Project Runway” comes on, it’s easy to impress her by looking it up on your Treo. But keeping all that gear connected can be problematic. Enter Zip-Linq’s Road Warrior Kit 2, your laptop’s version of a shaving kit. Boasting enough USB goodness to to keep… Read More

  • World's Smallest MiniSD Reader

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/s, depending on the miniSD card you use. The reader is USB 2.0 compatible and can work in Windows, OS X and most likely Linux. Heck, it's probably small enough to fit inside your cell phone itself, letting you carry around both the card and the reader simultaneously. Product Page [Alfa Media via Red Ferret] Read More

  • MSI Crystal 945 is a PC in an iMac's Body

    If you’ve been enamored with the iMac’s shape and size, but can’t bring yourself to use OS X, now there’s the MSI Crystal 945. It has the same general shape and style as an iMac – screen, base, speakers enclosed – but you can run Windows. Oh wait, so can an iMac. Nevertheless, the 945 has a Pentium 4 Prescott CPU, integrated graphics, PCI Express… Read More

  • Asus Guarantees 802.11n Final Compatibility Through Free Upgrades

    The major concern about buying draft 802.11n cards and routers is that they won’t be compatible with the final specification once that’s out in late 2007 or 2008. Asus puts your mind at rest with their new guarantee that their WL-500W and WL-100W “Intensi-fi” routers will be upgradeable to the final spec using Firmware or hardware upgrades. This means for any… Read More

  • Creative Makes Digital Music Listenable With Xmod


    This isn’t the first external sound enhancement product from Creative, but it certainly looks the most promising. Compatible with Windows and Mac computers and basically any audio player available, the Xmod connects between your headphones/speakers and your source, upconverting the audio to Creative’s X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity 24-bit surround audio standard. For use with an MP3… Read More

  • Nemo: Like Front Row for Windows


    Microsoft knows how to take a technology and drive it into the ground. Take Nemo, a front end for Windows Live that includes Spaces, Messenger, and Live Call. The interface is designed for widescreen televisions and monitors and includes a Front Row-esque lazy susan system of picking out folks to contact. It uses the new Vista presentation layer to make things look like Minority Report on… Read More

  • Sweet Silver Fatty Drive: Western Digital 1TB MyBook Pro Edition II


    It must be external hard drive season. Coming after Buffalo’s DriveStation Duo release yesterday comes Western Digital’s launch of the 1TB MyBook Pro Edition II. Like the Buffalo, this MyBook is stuffed with two drives that can be switched between RAID 0 (striping for speed) and RAID 1 (mirroring for data protection) and has FireWire 400/800 and USB 2.0 ports. WD trumps Buffalo in… Read More

  • Dyson Airblade

    The Airblade is a hand dryer developed by Dyson in the UK. It pumps out air at 400mph to completely dry hands in about 10 seconds. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to have any added sanitation gain over the current, useless hand dryers. The existing dryers use warm air, which people say kill germs—but the air clearly isn’t hot enough to really kill much of anything. I was… Read More

  • CrunchGear Reader Meet-up: Nearly "Sold Out"


    Hey, all. Just noticed we sold out all our tickets on EventBrite/MollyGuard so I added 25 more. Head on over but once they’re gone, they’re gone. The place isn’t HUGE so we have to keep things fairly tame. Clearly this concept is a success so we’ll definitely try it out in other cities and at other times during the year. Read More

  • Keyboard As Art: Logitech diNovo Edge


    Logitech’s first rechargable keybord, the diNovo Edge is the long-awaited update to the slim-and-pretty 2003 model. It uses Bluetooth, which gives you extended range over RF keyboards, so controlling a media center PC from you couch isn’t out of the question. The keyboard features every kind of high-end advancement Logitech could think of apparently. The body is laser cut from… Read More

  • XBox Comes With Dirty Sweatpants

    You know you’ve gotten a good deal when the XBox you order on eBay comes with a pair of soiled sweatpants and a ratty old shirt. It seems Chip got this darling prize from a 100% positive feedback seller when he ordered an XBox and opened opened it to find a few treats. As one wag pointed out, it’s the “dance dance revolution accessory kit.” This is not to say this is a… Read More

  • Pentax X-Change Concept Camera

    The implementation looks pretty creepy, but the idea here is cool. Pentax is showing off their X-Change concept point and shoot at PhotoKina this year and what they’ve come up with is a small, portable camera with replaceable lenses. The camera has no CCD. Instead, the CCD is built into the lens and is activated when you attach it to the body. This allows for varying focal lengths and… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Link Edition

    Here are some highlights from Monday: MIT Improves Nuclear Power
    Shilling for Cash
    It’s Got Wood: Wooden PC Mods
    A Look At The Wii Interface
    Stick Your Wood In Your USB Port Read More

  • MySpace Goes Prime Time

    Fox is expanding it’s Full Throttle offering of television shows (see Fox Streams More TV to Internet). The key difference from the previous offering seems to be that Fox is now distributing the shows through MySpace in addition to 24 local affiliate websites (this was a pain because you had to make up a physical address if you didn’t live in a covered geographic area like Los… Read More

  • CastTV Will Revolutionize Video Search

    Husband and wife team Edwin Ong and Alex Vikati first met at Stanford, and then founded a company together called Filefish in 1999. They raised $4.6 million in venture funding in 2000, and the company was acquired by Oracle in 2003. Now they are preparing to launch their second company, CastTV. It is an ambitious effort focused entirely on video search. And that’s not a bad place to be. Read More

  • TechCrunch 8: Party In New York

    Our seventh TechCrunch party, held at August Capital two months ago, was a blast. Over 800 attendees sipped wine, checked out some new companies and watched a nearly naked man streak through the more fully dressed attendees. We will be announcing TechCrunch 8, a party in New York, in the next week or so. The venue and date are 90% nailed down. If you are interested in sponsoring the event… Read More

  • Stick Your Wood In Your USB Port


    I’m sure you people were begging for more things wrapped in wood, so check out these USB memory sticks from the Netherlands. Design company OOOMS “manually selected” sticks and had them professionally stuffed with USB drives, making them incredibly unique and killing their pocketability in one fell swoop. Available in 256MB ($57), 512MB ($60), and 1GB sizes ($88). Who… Read More

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