• "Red" Alert: Corporate Espionage in Ultra-High-Definition

    , has posted scant but exciting details about a break-in last night at the Red headquarters. Not mere criminals, the felons didn’t make away with only typical, easy-to-fence HD gear, but with paperwork and perhaps hardware related to the Red One camera. Jannard is quick to point out that this won’t set back development and deployment of the camera at all. Nonetheless… Read More

  • Sony Adds Wireless LCD to LocationFree TV

    You might recall a few weeks ago, we brought you news of Sony’s new LocationFree TV boxes. These fancy boxes allow you to take your analog or digital cable feed and send it via IP to your laptop or desktop, so no matter where you are, you can watch the TV you’re paying for. Sony is adding your location to LocationFree with the new LF-12MT1 LCD. In simplest terms, the 12MT1 is a… Read More

  • Samsung/T-Mobile Trace Party

    The inimitable Richard Blakely took some super footage of the T-Mobile Trace party. I think those are the Gym Class Heroes in the background. Great stuff. Read More

  • Attensa 2.0 reads feeds and multimedia in Outlook, for free

    Enterprise RSS and Attention company Attensa has released version 2.0 of their plug-in for Outlook and there are a number of notable changes that have been made. Most important, Attensa 2.0 is free. The company has moved to a strategy to sell customer support subscriptions and seed organizations with their product until a critical mass is met to offer their Enterprise Feed Server. I… Read More

  • PriceShout is a out of alpha and worth a shout.

    Priceshout, a self funded UK based company, has just launched a price tracking/price comparison/social shopping/wishlist website. Think of what Kelkoo.com might have looked like if it had been created in this web 2.0 period. Basically it allows you to build up a personalised price comparison mini-site that tracks the products you are most interested in, and enables you to search, sort and… Read More

  • Palm Buyout Rumor #447; Could This Be It?

    . Now there are rumors swirling at Palm that a suitor has been calling in an effort to buy them out. These rumors have plagued Palm for years, and in response the brass generally sends a company-wide email saying something to the effect of “that’s crap, we’re not for sale.” The thing is, this time, there’s been no such email, and the rumors are pointing… Read More

  • Kensington Gets Skype-Friendly with Desktop USB Speakerphone

    Your VOIP just got upgraded, kid. The Vo300 Skype speakerphone from Kensington is just swell. Plug it in to one of your available USB ports, fire up Skype, and you’re ready to go, hands-free and headset-free. The Vo300 includes it’s own LCD, so it’s not just a mic and a speaker. You can dial by hand, or scroll through your contact list and call histories. If using a headset… Read More

  • Buffalo Brings TV to Your USB

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/U2 TV tuner is a hardware dongle that gives your laptop or desktop TV via USB. The cool little device has support of external antennas to boost reception, and is powered from your USB bus. The U2 monicker does not mean it's red and black. The included software allows you to record Mpeg-4 at 320×180 (not so hot)… Read More

  • Who are you going to call?

    If you read sites like TechCrunch, then it is a fair guess that your friends and family probably think you are some sort of computer expert, someone they can turn to when they need computer related help and advise. This is often a blessing in disguise because once you’ve been successfully identified as an expert, often what was supposed to be a five minute quick question soon becomes a… Read More

  • UK2YOU

    If you are a British expat like – Alex Barnett and Ben MetCalfe – then getting hold of Tetley teabags, Heinz Beanz and/or Marmite can prove difficult. Asking friends to send you food parcels every now and then maybe one solution. Another maybe to use UK2YOU, a new UK focused website with more than 200 shops ranging from Hamleys to Harrod’s to Thornton’s… Read More

  • It's so stupid it just might work!

    They say there is a mug born every minute and the internet is clearly no sanctuary for mugs. Irish Actor Stephen Francis Brady recently launched a new website with the intention of giving away £1 Million ($1.8 Million) to someone out there. How very nice and grand of him but it’s not his money! He has setup a website called “Step up to a Million” or should that be… Read More

  • RebTel gets on the Index

    A few weeks ago I wrote about two new London based companies Truphone and ConnectMeAnywhere which offer cheap international calls on your mobile by redirecting a local call via VoIP. I also briefly mentioned the Swedish company RebTel which offers a similar service.  According to the Business 2.0 blog  “RebTel have just raised $20 million from Danny Rimer at Index… Read More

  • Podcast with Om Malik and Robert Scoble

    We just posted the next podcast episode at TalkCrunch. This was a joint effort, with Om Malik, Robert Scoble and me talking for an hour on a range of topics, from the startups we’re most excited about to the state of VOIP to the upcoming Yahoo Hack Day. We also wish Om a happy birthday and talk about Robert’s new tv show, Scobleshow.com (it hasn’t launched yet, but you can… Read More

  • Lenovo i807 in Pink

    Not only has Lenovo taken over the IBM Laptop business, it’s usurped all the pink paint and hair color in Asia to make these i807 pink phones. The cell has a 2.0-inch screen, 1.3 megapixel camera, A2DP Bluetooth, FM tuner, and MMC card slot. it’s a touchscreen phone, so that means you’re dialing with the screen instead of hardware buttons, something that takes a little… Read More

  • Treo 680 and Treo 750 Heading to Cingular

    Palm briefly had some photos of the Treo 750 (WM5) and Treo 680 (Palm OS) on their website, effectively ruining whatever secret-unveiling Cingular wanted to make. Oops. Sorry buddy, but we’re the one making the phones. You’re just the one distributing it. To us, it means that both Treos are heading toward Cingular customers soon, and if it’s available on Cingular, it may… Read More

  • BlackBerry 8800 Shots

    Engadget Mobile’s got some shots of the upcoming BlackBerry 8800. Featuring a real QWERTY, unlike the BlackBerry Pearl, this 8800 also has the Pearl-like scroll ball, and three branded options. Which means depending on your carrier, you could be carrying one of three slightly different-looking 8800s. Which also may mean that it’s coming out on three different carriers –… Read More

  • VOIP – The Details Kill The Fun

    A bunch of VOIP services have launched to help people make cheaper calls from normal phones. None of them are compelling for the mass market. VOIP is great when you initiate calls from VOIP phones or software (Skype, Vonage, etc.). These VOIP networks can call other VOIP phones, or patch into the normal telephone networks to make relatively inexpensive calls. Vonage long ago replaced my… Read More

  • LG's Sleek C1 Tablet PC


    LG’s quickly becoming one of the “designer” labels, well, everything, seeing as they make phones, refrigerators, laptops and various electronics. This LG C1 Tablet PC continues their trend, with the glossy black cover, Samsung LCD TV-like screen, and white keyboard. All very good, but what about the features? It’s got an Intel Core Duo processor, nVidia graphics, and a… Read More

  • LG's Cutesy DAP

    This DAP from LG has a built-in AM/FM tuner and can play MP3, WMA, OGG, WAV and ASF formats. It includes a rechargable lithium-ion battery that can drive up to 20 hours of audio. The display provides limited information on the side of the player. It is available in black, violet, gold and blue and comes in 256MB, 512MB and 1GB. There is also a cool little function that allows the equilizer to… Read More

  • iCarta Stereo Dock

    Well, here’s an iPod accessory that’s at least somewhat unique. The iCarta is a stereo docking system for using your iPod in the bathroom. You may be laughing, but this may be a good one for people who spend lots of time in the bathroom–like the ladies. I’m sure it can get quite boring doing makeup, getting dressed, blow-drying and flat-ironing your hair. It seems … Read More

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