• Tiny Living Xmas Tree for Your Desk

    For less than $10, you can tell that person in your office who whines about getting an office Xmas tree to STFU. And this little guy isn’t some plastic fakey tree, but a real growing organic lifeform. You’ve heard of them, now you can get your own. The best part is that this diminutive Tannenbaum comes with something called “magic feeding fluid”, which, if I had had that… Read More

  • CrunchGear for the Holidays

    Welcome to our first annual Holiday Buying Guide series chock full of fun gear and gizmos for the geeks and non-geeks in your life. We’ll be posting Holiday Guides for the next two months and flag a few interesting items with the “Holiday Guide 2006″ tag for your perusal. Enjoy! PR folks take note: if you’d like to be featured in your guide, please send an email to tips… Read More

  • TrackStick Pro: GPS Snoop/Tracker

    Here’s a great way for pizza shop managers to make sure their young delivery boys are smoking the doobage on the job. The TrackStick is a mountable GPS device that records location as well as temperature at intervals as long as 60 minutes. The oldest history gets pushed out by newer data. You can then place the device in a cradle and create a Google Earth overlay of that… Read More

  • MacBooks Now with Core 2 Duo at Apple

    that seemed to all but confirm that Apple would be bumping the high-end MacBook (sans Pro) from a Core Duo processor base to the more awesomer Core 2 Duo, and today it has. In addition, the Mac maker bumped the processors across the line, including its entry level MacBook at $1099. That’s something of a surprise, but a welcome one to be sure. Though the Apple store is down right now… Read More

  • You know where to Stikkit ;)

    Later today, at O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 conference, Portland-based Values of n will be launching the beta of Stikkit, the company’s inaugural service. I’ve been following the progress of the company since Spring this year, largely due to curiosity as to what the former CTO of O’Reilly, Rael Dornfest, had planned for his latest venture. Indeed, the team has an… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Sunny Days Are Over Edition

    Enjoy these stories from yesterday: Buzzkilling Digital Piggy Bank
    Play Guitar Hero 2 With Elmo
    Muji Wall-Mounted CD Player Hangs On Wall, Plays CDs
    LED Guitar Picks
    Bostitch Nails PopSci Innovation Of The Year Read More

  • Riya's Like.com Is First True Visual Image Search

    Silicon Valley startup Riya, currently a photo search company focusing on facial recognition, is making a significant strategic and product shift this morning. Riya will continue as is, but the company is leveraging the core technology to launch a new image search engine called Like.com (see our previous coverage of Riya here). Like.com is image search. There are lots of other image search… Read More

  • The LaunchPad 13 at Web 2.0 Summit

    The annual Web 2.0 Summit kicked off today at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. The conference Summit, which has been sold out for months, is noticeably larger than last year and hundreds of people are milling about, seeing and being seen. The highlight of last year’s conference for me was LaunchPad, where thirteen young startups showed their stuff to the audience. See our coverage… Read More

  • Nintendo Fusion


    So I’m gonna be that guy who points out typos on retailers’ websites. For your examination, I give you Specimen A: In the Circuit City current weekly ad it erroneously dubbed the Wii the Nintendo “Fusion.” I see what happened here though, the Nintendo Fusion Tour is a Nintendo sponsored music tour featuring some crap pop band called Hawthorne Heights (emo… Read More

  • London 2.0 – the start of something…?

    I went to the “London 2.0” event last night, which has been going for about a year. It started out as an event for Ruby on Rails developers, but when people using Ajax and other things started turning up the organisers (in the main, Sam Newman) held up their hands and changed the name of the event. Essentially it is a free event for developers to get together and talk about some… Read More

  • Zune-Gasm: Hands On With the Zune

    I know we’re a bit late to the trough, but I got the chance to play with the Zune today and can safely say it is a solid product — it feels good, it’s small, and the screen is beautiful. It’s very slim, has a great hand-feel, it will sell and you will like it. I have some video of the Zune I’ll post tomorrow but until then feast your eyes on her skinny… Read More

  • Best Buy Cancels Online PlayStation 3 Preorders

    If you were lucky enough to grab a Sony PlayStation 3 preorder from Best Buy’s website, sorry to say but you’re order will be canceled (if it hasn’t been already). Best Buy has been sending out emails to all its customers with preordered PS3s, telling them that their preorder will be canceled. Not only that, but Best Buy also stated that its online website was not made to… Read More

  • New Wristband for Lazy and Overbearing Parents Ruins Children's Lives

    Right now, your youngsters are experimenting with the marijuana and having unsafe, premarital sex with toothless prostitutes they met at that diner your friends Steve says is,”always a place to find a good time.” Or maybe they’re not. But how are you to know one way or the other? You could start by outfitting your promiscuous offspring with the ionKids location-aware Wristag. Read More

  • DailyStrength: Online Support Groups and Aggregate Treatment Info

    DailyStrength is a new social network that provides a space for people with a wide variety of medical, psychological and life conditions to discuss their struggles and the treatments they are undergoing. While any number of wannabe social networks are likely to spring up in coming years seeking to cash in on medical activity online, this isn’t one of those. DailyStrength has the… Read More

  • Buzzkilling Digital Piggy Bank

    The Pig E Bank takes all the mystery (and, thereby, the fun) out of your kid’s stash by telling them exactly how much money it contains at any given time, which is a very 21st century way to teach your young ones that life ain’t nothin’ but bitches n’ money (you’ll have to figure out the “bitches” part on your own). Instead of the traditional breaking… Read More

  • Samsung Debuts Folding Atrocity, Outrages the Omniscient

    This new device from Samsung is an abomination before God. Somewhere in Duder-onimy, God said with a fury that a laptop shalt not lie down with a cellphone as a cellphone lies down with a PDA. This is not as God intended, read your Bible. Also, you’ll find no mention of the platypus, likewise an abomination. It is kind of neat, though. The P9000 is an ultra-portable origami-esque Windows… Read More

  • Elecom iPod Dock

    For those who don’t want big, expensive iPod speakers laying around and taking up space, Elecom has a small alternative—the ASP-P100. Elecom’s ASP-P100 iPod dock features two built-in 1-watt speakers. The iPod dock connects via USB and operates using four AAA batteries. I’m not sure who keeps buying all of these iPod docks (or why I have to keep writing about them), but… Read More

  • Britain's Tovo Debuts GSM/WiFi Handset for the Masses

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/WiFi phone. That's Tesco, it's a supermarket. And somehow it got its mits on this little bugger as an exclusive for now. It's a standard (if somewhat fugly) GSM phone, even including a camera. But the WiFi chipset is what makes this handset stand out. Not because it's the first or only GSM/WiFi phone… Read More

  • PlayStation 3 Ad In High Definition-Still Doesn't Make Sense

    From kids on rooftops to creepy looking babies, Sony’s engraved new odd images into our minds. The new European Sony PlayStation 3 ad takes you into an indoor environment—an exploding indoor environment, that is. I’m not sure why the old lady is so happy, maybe she’s like the director of these ads—freakin’ insane. And what’s with the random animals… Read More

  • HP Unleashes 30-Inch LCD


    Welcome to the 30-inch LCD age, where HP has just joined the fray against Dell and Apple. HP’s new display has a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 2560 x 1600 pixels and 178 x 178 degree viewing angles. The LP3065 also has three dual-link DVI-D inputs and two dual-link DVI cables. It’s available direct from HP for $1,699 and is expected to ship on-or-around Nov. 11. If you’re in the… Read More

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