• TailRank 2.0 Launches To Take On TechMeme

    TailRank added a bunch of new features today in a major relaunch of the service. If you are unfamiliar with TailRank, review this post that also discusses its competitors. The basic idea is that it tracks what blogs are writing about, and who’s linking to what, to determine what the major discussions of the day are about. A quick glance at the site will show the reader major breaking news… Read More

  • Antec Notebook Cooler S: CrunchGear Review

    Last week at DigitalLife, we had a chance to talk to computer power supply/accessory/enclosure manufacturer Antec about some newly released and upcoming products. One of these was its USB-powered NoteBook Cooler S. At first site we were pretty unimpressed with the looks and design of the device. However, despite a couple shortcomings, it’s a pretty great little device that turned out to… Read More

  • Linksys Proves THESE White People Can't Dance


    To see what’s got to be one of the lamest attempts to get people to understand how Linksys products can fit into their lives, visit the “special” site the company setup, and visit the “Entertainment” and “Fun” pages to watch some people humiliate themselves over and over again. And if you feel like it, you can read about the products too, like the… Read More

  • Vigor Monsoon II Lowers CPU Temps Without All The Liquid-Cooling Tubes


    While Intel and AMD might be doing more to lower the operating temperatures of their processors, overclocking them still causes some high temps, especially if the case is chockfull of other performance components. This generally causes builders and buyers to switch to effiecient-yet-costly liquid-cooling systems. Vigor Gaming, a small gaming PC vendor, has been investing in another… Read More

  • Be an iTunes DJ with SpotDJ

    SpotDJ lets users record radio commentary tied to songs in iTunes. Other users can hear that commentary after listening to the same songs. The site just launched this morning and I like it. After hearing an inserted DJ spot, you can rate it on a scale of 1 to 5 and other users will always hear whatever spot is rated highest by others for a particular song. Users can set preferences as to… Read More

  • Wal*Mart Vs. RIAA: Grudge Match

    It’s not often we side with Wal*Mart on anything, but somehow we find ourselves allied with them against a bigger threat, the RIAA, much like when Cobra and G.I. Joe had to join forces against the Gamemaster. It seems Wal*Mart wants the RIAA to drop pricing of CDs again. This comes after the US Gov’t forced a settlement from the RIAA for price fixing, in the guise of retail… Read More

  • E3 Is Alive

    I’ve been waiting for this announcement to come around. I mean, how could you stop having the biggest video game expo ever? The Entertainment Software Association announced today that the E3 will take place again on July 11-13, 2007 in Santa Monica, California. Apparently, E3 is still going to see the reduction in size promised earlier this year. I don’t think I believe that, though. Read More

  • Gemei X-900 In The Wild

    As cheap as the Gemei X-900 looks, the 1GB portable video player features more than what meets the eye. The X-900 features a built-in camera, video support, gaming support, picture viewing (JPEG, BMP, GIF), FM tuner and even supports FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec). The FLAC support lets you compress audio without losing any of the original CD’s quality, but it will take up a… Read More

  • Plextor PlexEraser Destroys Discs So You Don't Have To


    I get a considerable amount of pleasure from throwing the countless AOL discs I receive in the mail through the Fellowes shredder I have in my office. Unfortunately, this creates a huge pile of plastic shards and allows the organic dye coating the discs to escape and possibly cause environmental damage. Plextor aims to solve the problem with its standalone PlexEraser PX-OE100E drive. Designed… Read More

  • Linksys WRT350N 802.11n Gigabit Router

    Not only does this WRT350N have MIMO draft-802.11n routing capabilities, which means you can get next-generation’s wireless today, it’s a gigabit router as well, so you can transfer your files around your network home network at speeds The Flash would be envious of. All this wireless and wired speed can help you connect your various PCs together in a Michael Jackson/Paul… Read More

  • Earfeeder crafts one feed for all your favorite musicians

    Earfeeder is a service that scans your computer for music and creates an RSS feed you can use to subscribe to news, concert ticket and iTunes availability notifications for all the musicians you listen to. It’s a simple but fun service that you can use once to subscribe to music updates and then forget about. The site uses a Java applet to scan your hard drive for audio files. You… Read More

  • BenQ E720 7-megapixel Shooter

    movies, you’re not alone. The point-and-shoot has a 2.5-inch display and an ISO of up to 1200, and can output shots in 3:2, 16:10 and 4:3 aspect ratios. There’s also PictBridge printing to get your photos directly from a printer – no computer necessary. No pricing on this yet, but the slick design and compact form-factor makes it a pretty great addition to your purse or… Read More

  • First North American PS3 Ad

    Yes, we think it’s stupid too. But at least that giant shadow of a 3 floating over the kid’s apartment building at the end is an accurate depiction of the actual size of the PS3 console. Seriously, the thing is huge. Don’t get fooled by Sony’s mysterious marketing. There’s really no big reason on getting a PS3 this holiday season. Sure, there’s the… Read More

  • MovableType Releases Enterprise Version 1.5

    SixApart released today version 1.5 of their enterprise-scale blogging software MovableType. Today’s release is largely in response to customer requests since the 1.0 release of MT Enterprise in July. New features include full LDAP integration for granular management of users and groups and support for SQL Server. MovableType Enterprise supports multiblog aggregation, allowing a… Read More

  • Possible Treo 680 Launch Plans

    We’ve gotten word from a tipster that the reason that Palm didn’t announce any carrier availability during their Treo 680 announcement was because they’re still trying to pound out the specifics. All four major carriers – Cingular, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint – are driving a hard bargain. One method of deployment possible is with Cingular, offering their 680… Read More

  • GameStop: No Wii For You!


    If you were planning on heading down to your local GameStop location to do a little in-store pre-order of a Nintendo Wii, you can sit your ass back down. The pre-order, which began on Friday, October 13, 2006, ended the very same day.
    GameStop and EB Games stores began accepting limited pre-orders for the Nintendo Wii console on Friday, October 13, on a first come, first served basis. Due… Read More

  • Nintendo Wii Remote Comparison

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/Wavebird is wide. It's obviously much thinner, which means you can hold it comforably in your hand. There's also a bonus shot of the Wii packaging as well. They really made this remote suitable for all ages and all hand sizes. Of course, if your snausages are a bit too chubby to fit around the controller, you… Read More

  • LiveLocker Calls It Quits, Enters DeadPool

    We’re adding LiveLocker to the list of TechCrunch DeadPool companies as well as the next service to try to sell itself on eBay (see previous list of companies selling on eBay here). The eBay listing is here, and our profile on the company from March 2006 is here. LiveLocker could best be described as a del.icio.us/digg combination for rich media (video, audio and photos). The service… Read More

  • Siemens VDO Road Sign Reader

    “120kph? How fast is that in mi…oh crap a tree!” Eliminate the need to even read oncoming road signs with the Siemens VDO-created system that reads them for you and displays it in your heads-up-display. The system reads the signs and interprets them, matching up posted speed limits with what you’re going at right now. The Siemens-designed system should be available to… Read More

  • Griffin's USB Powered Knob Turns Up Whatever

    We know this is, like, a million Internet years old, but we’ve never featured it before, and we know it’ll be new to a lot of our readers. It’s a knob. That’s all, just a knob. It’s from Griffin, is USB, and programmable, so you can use it as a volume knob, or as an old-school shuttle control for video editing, but it’s still just a knob. You could possibly… Read More

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