• TiVo Series 3 Price Finalized: $800

    Popular Mechanics says the TiVo Series 3 DVR is going to be $800. Yep, they sound pretty sure of themselves. So far the price has just been an all-but-confirmed rumor, but if Pop Mech says $800, who are we to argue? They don’t say anything about the launch date, but we’re still thinking somewhere around an October/November timeframe. As you pony up one month’s rent… Read More

  • HTC Moving Into Multimedia Smart(er)Phones

    HTC has announced that they’re moving away from infrared transmission on their phones – big whoop – and will be adding more multimedia and music functions to all of their phones. HTC is one of the biggest names in cellular technology you’ve never heard of so if they’re moving in one direction, expect many major U.S. carriers to follow suit. The makers of devices… Read More

  • Mac Mini Updated To 1.83GHz and 1.66GHz Core Duo

    , the Mac Mini line has also been upgraded today, albeit with just a speed bump. Instead of getting Core 2 Duos like their screened big brothers, the Mac Mini now has a 1.83GHz Core Duo in the $799 model and a 1.66GHz Core Duo in the $599 model. Both of these have a 2MB L2 cache, 667MHz frontside bus, 512MB of DDR2 memory standard, and built-in AirPort and Bluetooth 2.0. The 1.83GHz model has… Read More

  • Sprint to Offer Full-Length Movies

    Sprint is offering full-length movie downloads from a number of studios including Sony Pictures and Buena Vista VOD. Sprint already has mSpot, which is a TV and video download service which costs $6.95 a month. However, Sprint Movies will cost between $3.99 and $5.99 and will be available for a few days a time. “Extensions” on the films will cost 99 cents per 24-hour… Read More

  • WhoIS Domjax?

    DomJax is a very handy new Web 2.0 domain name search engine written using Ajax by Third Eye Solutions. Domjax is basically WhoIS on steroids. It enables you to streamline your domain name search process across all of your TLD’s i.e .com, .net, .co.uk. It also serves as a tool for search engine optimization enabling you to check your web traffic, review content and archived web pages… Read More

  • Six Apart Acquires Rojo

    Blogging platform company Six Apart will announce this morning that it has acquired Rojo, a feed reader and search engine that competes with Bloglines and other companies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but our assumption was that this a less than $5 million deal. Six Apart is not planning on continuing to build out the core Rojo products. In the press release (sorry no link available… Read More

  • Radar.net: Moblogging for Friends, Family

    , a beta mobile photo system that is designed for sharing photos and comments with friends and family rather than with bored exhibitionist couples in deepest Wisconsin. <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/the inside of a pocket. Phone cams were useful little toys, fun for a moment or two and then forgotten. Radar, however, seems to be changing that equation. Read More

  • Blacknight first Irish hosting provider to introduce support for Ruby on Rails.

    Irish based hosting provider and domain registration company Blacknight Solutions has started to offer Ruby on Rails hosting to its clients. Ruby on Rails developers wanting to try out the new technology can get up and running in a couple of minutes. The latest versions of both Ruby on Rails and Ruby gems are available to allow web developers produce content rich applications for their… Read More

  • Friends of the Earth hope politicians get the message

    Britain’s leading political blogs recently joined forces to sell their combined advertising space, in an attempt to cash in on the growing commercial potential of the blogosphere.  The seven websites – including the country’s top three political blogs Guido Fawkes, ConservativeHome.com and former Tory candidate Iain Dale – have launched an advertising sales service… Read More

  • Gliffy helps you draw in a jiffy.

    Gliffy is a next-generation collaborative rich internet application for drawing FlowCharts, UML, Network diagrams etc., has just started its public beta.  Gliffy is purely a web based application, which runs in your web browser, so there is no need to download any additional software to use it. By leveraging new web technologies, Flash (OpenLaszlo), Gliffy brings you a familiar… Read More

  • Apple Releases 24" iMac

    We reported yesterday that Apple would likely release a 24″ iMac at the “It’s Showtime” event, but it looks like they just couldn’t wait until September 12. Apple jumped the gun a bit and today added the new 24″ size to its store. The new system features: 24-inch widescreen LCD 1920×1200 resolution 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor1 4MB shared L2… Read More

  • Mac Ads Feature Giselle, Therapy

    Nick Starr has a very nice write up about the latest Mac ads featuring, in order, Giselle Bundchen, the PC gagging on something, and the two systems in therapy. The Giselle one, seen here, should be pretty hi-larious considering that John “PC” Hodgman’s girlfriend seems to be a guy I went to college with – yes, he wore a dress all the time, then, as well. With Nokia… Read More

  • Intel Restructures

    Last week we reported about a rumor circulating regarding Intel’s plan to restructure its organization, a process featuring mass layoffs–today it’s been quantified. The chip maker released a statement saying: Intel today announced plans for restructuring following an analysis of the company’s structure and efficiency. As a result of the restructuring, the company expects… Read More

  • CrunchGear this Week

    The Six Degrees of Crunchation Contest is over and we gave away a Motorola Q and a Kodak V603 to two lucky winners. Drop in to see some of the entries. In upcoming news, Apple has announced that they’ll be holding a super-secret press conference on September 12 and CrunchGear will be there, liveblogging like fiends. Finally, two CrunchGear editors will be at CTIA next week so drop them… Read More

  • Mobango is coming to the UK

    Italian based Mobango, a social network for mobile internet users, is soon to launch in the UK. Mobango enables users to publish, convert or share with friends their user generated media and content either via the web or via a mobile device. The Mobango web site is a collection of free mobile content such as videos, ringtones, pictures and wallpapers, all easy to download and… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Luxury Living Edition

    Enjoy a selection from yesterday’s news: Guitar Mania Freedom V Wireless Guitar Controller
    Japanese Wine-Identifying Robot
    Teclast TL-T29 Video MP3 Player
    IGN Wii Preview
    Molecular Identification, Coming Soon Read More

  • Facebook Users Revolt, Facebook Replies

    There has been an overwhelmingly negative public response to Facebook’s launch of two new products yesterday. The products, called News Feed and Mini Feed, allow users to get a quick view of what their friends are up to, including relationship changes, groups joined, pictures uploaded, etc., in a streaming news format. Many tens of thousands of Facebook users are not happy with the changes. Read More

  • Google Archives 200 Years of News

    Google News has broken free from its temporal chains; no longer content to display search results from a measly month of prior news, the service has signed with a number of partners to offer news search extending back into early last century. According to PaidContent’s summary of the NYT coverage, sources include the Wall Street Journal, New York Times (to 1981), Washington Post, Time… Read More

  • More (mostly) free music: EMI to partner with SpiralFrog

    EMI Music Publishing is announcing tonight that they are partnering with New York startup SpiralFrog to distribute music for free download. SpiralFrog hit the news late last month with their groundbreaking partnership with Universal to distribute music for free (see our coverage for more details). Universal appears set to buy BMG (the non Sony half of Sony-BMG) for roughly $2 billion in the… Read More

  • Carson Systems launches Amigo newsletter advertising

    Almost two thousand subscribers watched the UK email newsletter advertising app Amigo launch today after the team of well known developers documented the seven month process on their blog BareNakedApp.com. Carson Systems, the company behind the file delivery tool DropSend and the developers’ resource site Vitamin, developed a loyal following as they blogged about Amigo’s… Read More

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