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The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • PS3 Box: As Big As Your Head

    PS3 Box: As Big As Your Head

    Apparently the PS3 comes with cinder blocks, because how else can you explain what they could be hiding deep inside that cardboard case. As PS3Land writes: From the looks of the box, you may need to bring a friend to help carry your PS3 home! I wouldn’t let my friends touch my new PS3. They’ll steal my console like they stole my bike. Edit: Clearly Biggs has a mammoth head if it is… Read More

  • BitTorrent To Pre-Install Software On Electronics

    BitTorrent To Pre-Install Software On Electronics

    Illegal downloading just got a good bit easier, L.A. Boy Scouts Be Damned. Software maker BitTorrent has signed a deal that will enable it to pre-install its software on electronic devices. The first companies to go along with this are Asustek Computer, Planex Communication and QNAP Systems. If all goes according to plan, and the RIAA and MPAA don’t intervene some time soon, BitTorrent… Read More

  • Holiday Portable Media Player Guide: What's Right for You?

    Holiday Portable Media Player Guide: What's Right for You?

    There are loads of PMP choices—not all of them from Apple—that are worthy of being carried around and fondled as you go about your day. What’s right for you may not be right for the businessman who commutes two hours, or the athlete who burns more calories sneezing than you do the entire day. We know you don’t fit into any one “demographic,” but we… Read More

  • Weekly Crunch: Excitebike Edition

    Weekly Crunch: Excitebike Edition

    Here are some stories from the past week, including John’s trip to Korea: Sudoko Toilet Paper: You Know You’re Thinking About It
    Leica M8 Goes Digital, Expensive
    T3 Scooters Wants Cops To Dump Segway
    The Device
    CrunchGear in Korea: Hello from Sunny Seoul Read More

  • Lego PC: A Guided Tour

    Ari Levine, a very well-spoken young man, walks us through his water-cooled Lego PC. The video is a bit dark, but he shows us all we need to know. Read More

  • Microsoft Office RoundTable: An Answer to Costly Teleconferencing?

    Microsoft Office RoundTable: An Answer to Costly Teleconferencing?

    The Microsoft Office RoundTable is a table-top device that provides synchronized voice and video conferencing. What’s cool is that from a video perspective, it produces “a 360-degree, panoramic video of side-by-side images of everyone who taking part in the conference.” The system can then identify and spotlight the individual who is speaking so that one receives prominence… Read More

  • L.A. Boy Scouts Giving Copyrighted Material The Respect It Deserves

    L.A. Boy Scouts Giving Copyrighted Material The Respect It Deserves

    OK, so I’m an Eagle Scout. I have a suspicion that at least a couple of our readers are, too. It is with that spirit that I am sad to write this story. The Boy Scout Council in Los Angeles has begun a new program to award Scouts a “Respect Copyrights” activity patch. Guess what it’s all about and who helped come up with the concept? According to the article… Read More

  • Sudoko Toilet Paper: You Know You're Thinking About It

    Sudoko Toilet Paper: You Know You're Thinking About It

    Sudoku toilet paper is exactly what it sounds like: toilet paper with that insanely popular sudoku game on it. So, instead of reading Maxim as you do your ungodly business, you can do math puzzles, provided you keep a pen on the back of your toilet. And if you do indeed keep a pen there, we’d like to know why, seeing as how you’d never heard of this product before today. Is it to… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Minor Surgery Edition

    Daily Crunch: Minor Surgery Edition

    Here’s an overview of interesting stories from Friday: In2Games Fusion Controller
    Stress-o-Meter
    Freedom V Wireless Guitar Controller Review
    iPod Turns Five, Competition Still Looking for Killer
    CrunchGear in Korea: Samsung Anycall Studio Read More

  • CrunchGear in Korea: Samsung Anycall Studio

    This is really the only cool footage I grabbed this trip – most of the time we were in a conference room, van, or an off-limits area *SNIFF* – but it was fun to wander through Samsung’s techno wonderland/store. That strange glowing table halfway through is very Minority Report. You move the window over a character on the screen and you get a close up of that character in action. Read More

  • Quanta UMPC Prototype Shows Others How It's Done


    Now this is more like it. Quanta, the large Taiwanese laptop manufacturer for like, everyone, has developed an ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) I can actually get behind. (Unlike the POS I mentioned this morning.) A first for the company, the prototype UMPC is based on Intel’s Viiv platform, which if true means it could do high-def video playback and 5.1-channel surround sound, have Gigabit… Read More

  • In2Games Fusion Controller

    In2Games Fusion Controller

    Following the example set by Nintendo’s Wiimote and Sony’s SIXAXIS, In2Games “Fusion” motion-sensing controllers are joining the battle of next gen controllers. Unlike the Wiimote and SIXAXIS, Fusion does not approximate motion. Fusion actually uses “sound waves and other technical wizardry” to provide accurate on-screen depictions of your motions. To swing… Read More

  • Sony Delays LocationFree TV

    Sony Delays LocationFree TV

    Sony, the company that used to make innovative electronics and now just delays stuff, has today introduced its latest entry into the world of high-tech delays, this time on its LocationFree TV. Just days after announcing a LocationFree TV client for its own Sony-Ericsson P990, the time-sucking giant announced that the LocationFree TV base station, the hub that the entire LocationFree TV… Read More

  • Nvidia: No Overclocking The G80 For You


    Due to too many returns on GeForce 7900 GT, Nvidia is forbidding its partners from overclocking the upcoming G80 cards, according to The Inquirer. The site backs up the report by bringing up how Nvidia locked down overclocking on the dual-GPU 7950 GX2 cards. However, I4U is calling bullshit on it, since its in possession of an overclocked XFX 7950 GX2 XXX. I have to agree with I4U on this one. Read More

  • Nintendo Wii: 480p At Launch Confirmed

    Nintendo Wii: 480p At Launch Confirmed

    There’s been a lot of talk of whether or not the Nintendo Wii will have component cables available at launch for users that own big-screen TVs and want to run Wii games in progressive-scan. Yesterday, Nintendo of America commented on the subject telling us that the Wii will support 480p via component cables the day the console releases. The component cables must be bought separately… Read More

  • Stress-o-Meter

    Stress-o-Meter

    I’m not really sure why anyone would need this product. It seems to me that people would be well enough aware that they’re stressed out. Nevertheless, if you feel that the quantity of your stress is in question, then perhaps you should take a look at the Stress-o-Meter. Simply place your fingers in the grooves and the meter lights up to inform you just how stressed you actually are. Read More

  • Boost Adds Hybrid Prepaid Plans

    Boost Mobile, the hip-hop MVNO, is moving into the popular hybrid plan market with three new plans for those who don’t qualify for (or want) the credit-munching post-paid plans most of us use, but also don’t like the nail-biting pay-as-you-go aspect most prepaid plans feature. All under the “Premium Prepaid” brand, Boost is offering three plans that all include… Read More

  • Verizon Wireless Gives Users Daily V-Cast for $3

    Verizon Wireless is going daily with access to its V-Cast service. Currently, the V charges its customers $15 a month for the privilege of watching unlimited shorts from sports and the news. The new plan allows customers to sign up for one 24-hour period, where it’s all you can eat, then the love stops, and you awake with a hangover and no recollection of where you are or how you got… Read More

  • Sony Says No To Importing PlayStation 3

    Sony Says No To Importing PlayStation 3

    In the words of Ali G, “What is legal?” In the case of Sony vs. popular online retailer Lik-Sang, importing PS3s, PS2s and PSPs into Europe from Japan is not. Judge Michael Fysh found Lik-Sang guilty of selling intellectual property rights that belonged to Sony, when it sold Sony PSPs to Europe. After the court ruling, a Sony rep stated: The law is clear; grey importing PS2, PSP or… Read More

  • Meizu M6 SP – Cheaper, But Still The Same

    We’re all fans of the Meizu Miniplayer here, thanks to its iPod Nano-like size and its iPod Video-like functionality. So it’s good news to us that they’ve just released an SP edition of their 1, 2 and 4GB players. The SP edition goes for an average of $30 cheaper than the standard editions, but according to Meizu, the quality is just the same. For those of you unfamiliar with… Read More