• Study: If Vibration Feedback Makes Gamers Happy, Sony Makes Gamers Sad

    I like a good, numbing vibration in my console gaming experience as much as the next person, but I can’t say that the absence of force feedback would disappoint me or keep me from buying a PS3. Apparently I’m in the minority though according to a study released by Ipsos Insight. The survey-based marketing research company questioned 1,075 console gamers aged 18+ on their intent to… Read More

  • WinXP As House: Discuss

    , only occasionally fires of a strongly worded column against a particularly egregious example of crapitude. That’s what makes this article in the WaPo especially interesting. It’s basically a recap of Windows XP that says: You can think of Windows XP as a house with a second floor built of spackle, wood filler and duct tape. Gua! He’s going to lose his access from… Read More

  • New Walkmanified Sony-Ericsson at Cingular

    Cingular added today a new Sony-Ericsson Walkman phone to its website as “currently available”. The W300i is a fairly feature-packed phone at a reasonably good price. It features Bluetooth, a 640 x 480 camera, video playback, access to MSN, Yahoo!, and AIM messengers, external speakers, and, of course, Walkman music playback with Memory Stick Micro expansion. The clamshell also… Read More

  • Joel Johnson Launches Dethroner

    and we insist that you add him as well – I personally consider him my blogging mentor and one of the funniest guys on the Internet. Read More

  • Samsung SDC-MS21

    Samsung might be the busiest company I can think of. It seems as if they drop a new product every day. Today we get another new camera, the SDC-MS21. This new unit features 6MP, a 2.5-inch screen, ISO 1600, MP3 playback, SD card and 640 x 480 video. Not as nice as the NV3 review unit I received a few days ago, but it looks like it’ll get the job done. Expect that NV3 review later… Read More

  • Lucky And Flo Are Coming For You, Digital Pirate

    The war on CD and DVD pirates continues today with the MPAA’s introduction of two Labradors named Lucky and Flo. I kid you not. They have trained these dogs to sniff out the polycarbonate used to burn discs. The problem, for the time being, is that they will alert their handlers to any and all CDs and DVDs they sniff, legal or not. They don’t know the difference. The MPAA is hoping… Read More

  • Nestoria has spread its wings nationwide

    Nestoria, the privately funded vertical search engine, has just announced that it can now provide housing details nationwide. Nestoria see this as the next step on their path to make it as easy as possible for people to find properties across the UK. Nestoria make their money by selling advertising, instead of charging estate agents to list their properties. “We’re a search… Read More

  • The Skype Mouse Makes Its Entrance

    There’s something about this new Skype mouse from Sysgration that just makes me want to bang my head against my keyboayrd, but the Inquirer had a chance to play around with it, and they said that: This is certainly a fun product. It works well as a mouse and it works well as a Skype phone, offering a decent-quality sound and a lot of options. We don’t yet know the price but it… Read More

  • Nobu 8" In Wall Touchscreen

    This new system from Nobu was designed to be the ultimate in wall system. It features an 8″ polyester laminate finger touchscreen within a small casing. The system is run by a fanless 1GHz Intel Celeron M processor, a 4GB embedded disk card and upto 1GB DDR memory. It includes ethernet, but WiFi is optional. I have absolutely no use for one of these things, but I want one all-the-same. I… Read More

  • A Look At Piczo And Its Competitors

    San Francisco based Piczo is having a media coming-out party today, with announcements on the current state of the service and key statistics. A few weeks ago CEO Jeremy Verba did the same thing in the UK – which we covered on TechCrunch UK. Piczo is adding 35,000 new member registrations per day, 75% of which are teenagers between 13 and 16 years old. Ten million unique visitors come… Read More

  • Kotaku Polls TGS on PS3 vs Wii

    The ladies over at Kotaku polled a bunch Tokyo Game Show attendees on whether they planned to buy a PS3 or a Wii. The results don’t surprise me so much, but maybe you’ll count yourself more shocked. Anyway, it’s only about 1:40 long, so it’s worth checking out if only due to brevity.
    Wii or PS3? Japanese Gamer Video Poll [Kotaku] Read More

  • Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro DSLR

    Fujifilm announced today an update to the FinePix S3 Pro, the S5 Pro. This model uses the same 12.3MP Super CCD SR Pro sensor and adds the new Real Photo Processor Pro. The true benefits remain to be seen, but Fuji claims the S5 can produce far more realistic images. The S5 also touts an updated auto-focus, i-TTL flash, battery life and ISO 3200. It will be available next… Read More

  • Panasonic Filters Bird Flu, Other Nasties

    Being the resident hypochondriac here at CG, I tend to become easily exciteable by health related technology. So this morning when I woke up, the first thing that caught my eye was this new fancy-pants air filter from Panasonic. It utilizes a new technology dubbed Super Alleru-Buster to eliminate 99.999 percent of the baddies from the air, including things like bird flu, influenze and… Read More

  • TechMeme Invents New Kind of Advertisment

    TechMeme (formerly tech.memeorandum) is a site that bloggers and others check frequently for news. It is an entirely automated web service that looks at what bloggers are talking about, and linking to, and decides what is news based on that analysis. In many ways it is an anti-Digg. Humans have no say in what appears on the TechMeme homepage, other than by blogging about it. TechMeme is focused… Read More

  • Name that Squid Update

    Crunchy The Calamari? Squidster? Those are pretty good, but can we do better? Let’s see some creativity, folks. Here are the specs: Thanks to the amazing Bryce Durbin, we’re lucky enough to have our own jolly mascot, the Blue Squid or Blue Goo or Whatever You Want to Call Him. However, the poor soul doesn’t have a name. In an effort to remedy that, we’re asking you… Read More

  • Apple Wants Yer Podseses

    nee iPodGarage and now PodReady.com. See, the name PodReady would make people think of iPods and that could lead to a .00098% loss of revenue for the Madison, Wisconsin Best Buy store between October 2 and October 3 of this year due to reduced iPod sales. Protect your IP. Protect your designs. Protect your content. But please, big companies, don’t make your shiz a household name and then… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Skipping Edition

    A handful of the past week’s stories, including one contest ending and another beginning: LG’s Cutesy DAP
    iPod Nano Gets a Wood Case
    NES Controller Alarm Clock
    CrunchRace 2000 ends
    Name that Squid Read More

  • Pluggd to make podcasts chunkier, searchable

    Seattle based podcast discovery and management service Pluggd is unveiling a major new feature at DEMO this weekend that combines speech recognition and semantic analysis to let users search for and skip to parts of an audio file that are related to topics of interest to them. It’s more than just speech recognition. This is one of the most compelling examples I’ve seen lately of… Read More

  • "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

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