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  • New LG Shine Models Get T-DMB


    LG continues its South Korean dominance with the addition of two new Shine models that both support the T-DMB multimedia broadcasting standard. The clamshell Shine is the one I told you about earlier but there were no specs available at the time. A few key features have been added to both models from the previous Shine. Both will include fantabulous retractable antennas. The clamshell has… Read More

  • Crumpler Geek Travel Contest Update


    Contest day two! We’ll be announcing the first winner later on today. I’m happy with the comments so far and I know they’re just going to keep getting better. For those of you just tuning in, I’m sure you’d like to know what the hell I’m talking about: Read More

  • T-Mobile to Unveil the Sidekick ID: Slimmed Down SK3

    Over the past few months, rumors of a “Sidekick 2.5” were flying about. I took notice and after a few weeks, checked with some of my sources to confirm. Sure enough, a “Sidekick 2.5” was in the works as a trimmed-down alternative to the Sidekick 3. Today I was leaked a picture of the device, which you see above in a color pattern known as “ugly”. Though… Read More

  • Rumor: Cingular to Launch Router and WiFi Switching Cell Phone Service

    I have found the wifi + cell phone momentum quite interesting and covered two early patents leading the trend. So I’m on a flight and a guy behind me, sitting next to someone worthy of being impressed, talks about what any guy would want to talk about to chat it up, his new cell phone that his company, Cingular, is launching.. Goes like this… Read More

  • The Touchscreen You Don't Need To Touch

    Lucky day, a company has developed a touchscreen where users don’t even have to touch the screen in order to use it; simply waving your hand in front of the TochKo screen (as far as six inches away) does the trick. Apparently it was originally designed for medical use, but let’s not forget that the Internet was originally a military invention. I doubt DARPA thought it’d be… Read More

  • Ditch T-Mobile Without The Fees

    We’re not sure if you noticed or not, but recently it seems every carrier is raising SMS prices. Now T-Mobile has joined its rivals by increasing rates for SMS, yet decreasing MMS prices. And when a provider changes it’s service, you know what that means kids… That’s right! It means you can cut and run with T-Mobile without forking over a $200 cancellation fee. Boy… Read More

  • The Wall Street Journal Reviews Apple TV, Cautions Power Users To Not Get Too Excited

    The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg scored the first review of the Apple TV wireless media streaming device and the big conclusion is that it “work[s] great…” for the average person. In other words, power users may feel that the Apple TV is a little too limited to appeal to them. As a power user, this news saddens me. First, though, the good. The Apple TV was simple… Read More

  • This WoW Thing Is Big With the Kids

    http://www.g4tv.com/lv/15576 Minesweeper MMO? Excel MMO? Cats? What wonders will the folks in the gaming industry offer us next? G4 took MMO mania to its next logical level. Clip: Excel the MMO [Kotaku] Read More

  • FragFX Offers PC Styled Control for PS3

    No amount of auto-aim or assistance can help set in our way gamers like me with first-person shooters on a console. Trying to run and gun is next to impossible, and I’m one of those types that take weeks to complete games like Resistance: Fall of Man for the PlayStation 3. This is partially because I suck, but also because the controls really suck. But now the playing field is being… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Sky Rockets in Flight Edition

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  • Motorola Z3 RIZR on T-Mobile Hands On

    http://s86.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid86.photobucket.com/albums/k90/crunchgear/March%202007/81132388.flv Well, it’s official. The Motorola RIZR, the company’s diminutive RAZR-alike, is out on T-Mobile and it’s pretty cool. I’ve been using it for the past week and I’m pleased to say it’s quite a phone with a very solid fit and finish, great… Read More

  • SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon 1 Rocket

    Privately owned space exploration company SpaceX moments ago successfully launched its Falcon 1 rocket. The rocket was developed entirely by SpaceX. According to company founder Elon Musk, who previously co-founded Zip2 and PayPal, the Falcon 1’s success will drive the cost of space access down “ultimately by a factor of 10.” Read More

  • Cali Lewis

    or whoever sponsors her. Rarely, if ever, will it give you cancer. NOTE: The audio issues were my fault because I was a big gimp and didn’t record my side right. GBTV | John Biggs from CrunchGear.com [GeekBrief] Read More

  • Google Closes Adscape Deal, Plans Google Ads for Games

    Google today confirmed that it has acquired in-game adhouse Adscape Media, though it didn’t give up much other detail, including terms and prices. Google is aggressive with its ads, as that’s the only real revenue the search giant has, and if you think they’re ubiquitous now, wait until the merger is complete. Adscape has several key patents, this acquisition is all about IP. Read More

  • Hitachi Launches HDTVs with DVR, Removable Media

    Hitachi is taking a page out of the Apple rumor book, launching a series of widescreen HDTVs with built-in DVRs, cutting out the pesky Tivo middleman. The idea itself is nothing new, having a DVR and HD tuner built-in to the TV set makes sense. What makes these Hitachi’s notable, however, is that the DVR’s discs are removable. Granted, the discs are in Hitachi’s own iVDR… Read More

  • CrunchGear's Geek Travel Contest by Crumpler


    It’s that time again again, the triumphant return of the Reader Response contest format. This time it’s a contest in conjunction with our Travel for Geeks feature series and, as always, there are some fabulous prizes. What kind of prizes you ask? Read More

  • Palm Buyout Reaching Conclusion; Future Still Uncertain

    , and a couple of private equity firms have entered the fray, and the rumors are that things will finish up this week. Nokia wants the Treo name recognition, and Motorola wants a decent foothold in the smartphone market (the Q is not that). Sadly, if one of these companies gets Palm, we see them absorbing our favorite smartphone maker instead of propping it up. That’s why we, like… Read More

  • Travel For Geeks: The Accessories


    The CG staff travels a lot for work reasons and our own Mike Kobrin put together a tasty selection of gear he likes to travel with for work, but we didn’t want to stop there. After all, travel gives us geeks an excuse to buy more-mobile versions of things we already own, hunt for new solutions to travel problems we didn’t know we had and feel like giants when we use our… Read More

  • Real Life Magazine Confirms Black Xbox 360's Existence, Here in Late April

    So the black Xbox 360 rumor is as old as the day is long, but now it looks like an actual, reputable publication (with sources and everything!) has confirmed its existence. April’s Game Informer says that we can expect a black Xbox 360 with a 120GB hard drive and built-in HDMI out in late April for $479. So that means, compared to the current premium edition, you’ll be paying $80… Read More

  • Sony EU Playstation 3 Compatibility List

    Recently, I reported that Europeans would not be getting a PS2 Emotion Engine chip inside their PS3s thanks to Sony trying to cut costs. Now that Sony has pissed off a bunch of Europeans, it’s now launching a PR campaign to try to rectify the situation to the best of its ability. A list that shows which PS2 games will be compatible has been released on the web for all to see. The… Read More