• Bowers & Wilkins outs the Zeppelin Mini, audiophile wannabes rejoice

    B&W makes some of the best speakers on earth. That’s a fact. The company also makes the amazing sounding, but weird looking, Zeppelin iPod dock. It’s needless to say that Bowers & Wilkins knows audio, but I’m doubtful about the new $399 Zeppelin Mini. Read More

  • Two-person Snuggie costs $350, is made from Icelandic wool

    Winter will be here before you know it, and if you’ve been eying the probably-flammable and not-all-that-warm Snuggie, maybe you’d prefer to spend a LOT more on a two-person version made from 100% Icelandic wool. Read More

  • Rumors on the Internet: The Prince of Persia movie will be in 3D, but rubbish 3D (Update: Wait, no it won't.)

    Words cannot describe the anticipation all of CrunchGear feels for the upcoming Prince of Persia movie, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. You may remember him from… nope, nope, I have no idea who he is, either. But anyway, news! Despite the fact that every two-bit Hollywood movie these days comes in 3D in some capacity, well, Prince of Persia is no different. There’s a catch, though. Read More

  • OpenTable launches on Android

    Back when OpenTable launched on the iPhone in November of last year, one of the very first comments we got on the story was from a gent named Chris. “Unless it’s on Android, it’s useless,” it read. Good news, Chris! OpenTable is no longer useless to you. This morning, the online restaurant reservation service launched their app onto the Android Market. As with both… Read More

  • The HP Envy 13, 15 leak out without any hint of their Voodoo roots

    The unannounced HP Envy 13 and 15 popped up today on a couple of foreign sites just as Rahul Sood, Voodoo founder, Twittered about something new coming. Let’s just assume that the HP Envy 13 and 15 is what he’s talking about. They seem like solid performing notebooks, but what’s the Envy naming doing there? HP’s high performance line, Voodoo, also uses the Envy… Read More

  • TC50: Clicker Wants To Be TV Guide For The Web

    More and more television content is making its way online. But because of different deals by various networks, it’s all over the place. Even the huge sites like Hulu, only skim the surface in showing what is out there. Clicker, a service launching today at TechCrunch50, wants to be the most comprehensive way to find the video content you’re looking for on the web. While there are… Read More

  • TC50 Backstage: Watch Jason Hirschhorn Dodge Questions about MySpace

    To be fair, when I asked Jason Hirschhorn, chief product officer of MySpace, for a quick interview, he said he didn’t want to talk about MySpace. “That’s cool,” I said. And then I turned on the camera and asked him questions about MySpace. Not surprisingly, he dodged them. But he did talk about his favorite companies so far at TechCrunch50. We should note that while… Read More

  • TC50: Spawn Labs Is Slingbox For Video Games

    Slingbox owners love their devices. They allow you to watch your home television content anywhere you are in the world with an Internet connection. A new startup, Spawn Labs, launching today at TechCrunch50 wants to extend that concept to video games. But Spawn Labs offering is actually a bit more robust because it includes a social element as well. A key part to playing video games is… Read More

  • TouchSmart Web packs a touch interface PC into your printer

    Convergence. That’s the word that comes to mind when I watch the fancy demonstration of the HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart web printer. We’ve all seen the all-in-one PC design, a la the iMac, but how often do we see a printer and a computer in one package? HP is bundling a teeny little touch-interface computer with their latest set of printers, allowing you to access stuff from… Read More

  • TC50: Toys Spring To Life With ToyBots Internet Magic

    Eventually, it’s probably safe to assume that all electronics will be in some way connected to the Internet. As long as you’re not worried about a Skynet-style Terminator apocalyptic future, that’s probably a good thing. With that in mind, the online gaming network SGN began working on a secret project to connect children’s toys to the Internet. Today, ToyBots is… Read More

  • TC50: FluidHTML Wants To Rewrite The Web With Flash-like HTML

    Adobe’s Flash product has obviously been an integral part of the web for many years now. But it still has a major weakness when it comes search engines and complexity. While Adobe and others have been working on solutions to make Flash-based website more Google-friendly, they’re still nowhere near as crawl-able as regular HTML-based pages. FluidHTML or “Fhtml” is a… Read More

  • TC50 Backstage: Ron Conway Defends his "Spray and Pray" Honor

    This morning Jason Calacanis made a quip that Ron Conway is such a prolific angel investor that all presenting companies at TC50 were getting $50,000 just for walking on the same stage with him. Conway made a face, so Paul Carr and I grabbed him back stage and asked his thoughts on frequently being called a “Spray and Pray” investor. As evidence that he doesn’t invest in… Read More

  • Got $2 million? You can buy a T-rex skeleton. Because why not?

    Many years ago (like 1992ish), I subscribed to some sort of Dinosaur magazine. It had all sorts of dinosaur facts and stories that any young child with an interest in science and/or biology. Every issue (it was a monthly publication) came with a single piece of a rather large dinosaur puzzle. Buy all 12 issues, and you have a dinosaur model on your hands. Never did I imagine that, one day… Read More

  • TC50: iTwin Remotely Connects Two Computers Via USB Drives

    Remotely connecting two computers is still a pretty big pain. It usually requires two parties jumping through a bunch of hoops to get things working. This includes each computer having the same software, using various passwords, and waiting on a connection. iTwin, a new startup launching today at TechCrunch50 aims to make the process entirely plug and play. iTwin takes the idea of remote… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Asus 1920×1080 23-inch monitor for $158

    I’ll start the day of with a quick and easy CrunchDeal for y’all. It’s an Asus 23-inch widescreen monitor, with a 1920×1080 resolution, for $158 after some sort of rebate. I know $158 for a 23-inch monitor is nothing to freak out over, but most of the ones I found on Newegg didn’t quite reach that 1920×1080 mark. Being that it’s Asus, as Devin told us… Read More

  • Kickster iPod nano case designed by users

    This is a pretty impressive feat of design work by a community of iPod nano users over at Quirky.com. The Kickster is a $14.35 iPod nano case that features a hard shell, cord wrap, and a kickstand that bends outward for use on a tabletop or swings downward to double as a hand grip while using the iPod nano to shoot video footage. Read More

  • HTC Leo makes an appearance, packs a Snapdragon

    Well what do we have here? Apparently, it’s the first “live” (leaked) images of HTC’s upcoming WinMo-based Leo handset. We know. WinMo. Yay. Well, maybe the inclusion of Qualcomm’s 1Ghz 8520B Snapdragon processor, a rumored 4.3″ large GARGANTUAN touch screen display with a resolution of 800×480, and 320MB of system RAM will change your (and possibly… Read More

  • Keychain-friendly screwdriver set actually looks somewhat useful

    Putting a screwdriver on a keychain isn’t an entirely new concept, but these “heat treated blackened steel” screwdrivers with the flattened heads look like they might actually work pretty well in a pinch, even on otherwise stubborn screws. Read More

  • Bing Pops With Visual Search

    Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand keywords. Today at TechCrunch50, Microsoft senior vice president Yusuf Mehdi announced a new visual search feature on Bing which returns results as an interactive gallery of images. For instance, if you type in “dog breeds,” it organizes them for you in a grid of images that you can scroll through using a slider on the right. When you… Read More

  • The TC50 Backstage Interviews: Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller

    Seems I’ve also been roped in by Sarah Lacy to act as gopher and occasional co-host for her backstage interviews with some of the event’s more interesting experts and pitchers. First up was Penn Jillette, fresh off stage from pitching the Penn and Teller iPhone app. The application essentially lets you text Penn & Teller after which they’ll perform some magic over the air. Read More

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