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  • Drive-by Video Of Video Game Campers

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    The Hole – video powered by Metacafe A lot of us realize that some of you are diehard gamers and will wait outside a long time for a PS3. That’s great and all, but when it’s pouring rain outside and there are supposedly “wind gusts of up to 60mph”, you’re just an idiot for standing… Read More

  • Gizmondo Exec Sentenced, Playtime Over


    Just an update on the tragic endbits of the handheld gaming vaporware platform, Gizmondo. BBC is reporting that Gizmondo’s former European operation head, Bo Stefan Eriksson will be going away for some quiet time. An LA court sentenced him to 3 1/2 years in jail after entering a guilty plea to charges of embezzlement and drunk driving, which was sparked by his spectacular crash of a… Read More

  • Breaking: Palm Treo 680 Delayed Due To Manufacturer Screw Up

    So earlier we told you how Amazon yanked the Palm Treo 680 off their website. Now we know why thanks to a reliable source – Apparently 144,000 Treo 680s were shipped out and had to be sent back because some genius forgot to connect the internal microphones. The manufacturer (who isn’t HTC) had to take back all 144,00 680s and fix them all. No word yet on how long shipments are… Read More

  • Zune Says “Screw You” To Songs On Dude's Hard Drive

    Blogger Aran Johnson got a Zune and the poor guy is dealing with yet another problem: Zune’s software only imported 600 of 3200 songs he had on his hard drive. Now before you start going “Bullshit! He bought them off iTunes and he’s a douche” and all that jazz, know that the majority of Aran’s music was ripped from CDs he owns. He tells of how he ripped his… Read More

  • Sling Media Partners With 3 Group For Mobile Content

    Today Sling Media announced that it would be partnering with the 3 Group as part of an initiative to help bring TV to additional mobile handsets. Currently, only a limited number of mobile phones and PDAs can run the SlingPlayer Mobile software used to stream TV from your home via the Slingbox. Support has now been added for the Nokia N73 and Sony-Ericsson W950 handsets. The partnership will… Read More

  • Cingular Double-Downs on the Blackjack, 8525

    Both the Samsung Blackjack and the red-hot 8525 just got all officialized over at Cingular.com and are available now. If you’re willing to forgo two years of your oh-so-short life in favor of unlimited wireless access, you can pick them up on the (relative) cheap: $400 for the 8525 and $200 for the Blackjack. When you consider that these QWERTY-enabled badasses sport 3G speeds and… Read More

  • Xbox 360 HD-DVD Add-On Works With Macs…Sorta

    Don’t go wetting yourself and punching your Windows-loving friends in the face just yet. The guys over at UneasySilence got their hands on one of the upcoming HD-DVD player add-ons for the Xbox 360 and tore it apart to check out the kit inside. After some kanoodling, they were able to hook it up to a Windows box and get some HD-DVDs playing. When they plugged it into their Mac’s… Read More

  • PS3 An Engineering Masterpiece?


    Market intelligence firm iSuppli is calling the Sony PlayStation 3 an engineering masterpiece offering supercomputer performance at an entry-level PC price. This follows the company’s teardown analysis of the system, which estimates the combined materials and manufacturing cost of the 20GB version at $805.85 and $840.35 for the 60GB model; the units will sell for $499 and $599… Read More

  • Gresso Dives Into High-End Mobile Market, Uses Hotmail

    Out of nowhere comes this company Gresso who is already aiming to dive into the luxury mobile phone market that is mostly dominated by companies like Vertu. So how can this thing possibly take on a $10,000+ brand like Vertu? Well first off, the damn thing is made of gold and 200-year old African blackwood. That’s going to already jack up the price. Secondly, each phone is unique because… Read More

  • Amazon Is Selling Xbox 360s For $100…Maybe Sort Of


    The mystery of the $100 Xbox 360s at Amazon.com has been revealed. The e-tailer is doing a promotion called Amazon Customers Vote. Every week for the next four weeks it’ll be giving customers a chance to vote for one of four special deals. What’s being offered in the first week? Yep, a 360 core system for $100.
    This week you get to vote for one of the following four deals… Read More

  • Halo 3 to be Preceded by Downloadable Content for Halo 2, Calls for Beta Testers

    OK, we know. Halo 3 isn’t dropping this weekend. It was, however, a rumor that was worth being discussed, but let us now get to some real business. According to a press release from Microsoft today, we’ll be seeing a one-minute commercial for Halo 3 on December 4. In addition, Spring 2007 will see Halo 3-ish content for Halo 2. The new content includes maps for the… Read More

  • Verizon and Samsung Team to Drop Mobile TV in America

    , has cleared the confines of the FCC dungeon, we’re one step closer to being more like Korea. Verizon is set to offer a Samsung slider that will be the first handset to take advantage portable television, and it’ll be sooner rather than later. The U620 is a fairly decent midrange phone, offering EV-DO, a 1.3-megapixel camera, microSD, and Stereo Bluetooth. It also packs… Read More

  • Nikon Officially Pops Out D40 dSLR For $599**


    Just wanted to drop this quick update on the Nikon D40 dSLR we wrote about earlier this month. Nikon has officially announced the camera saying it’s an “ultra-compact, lightweight, 6.1-effective megapixel digital SLR camera with simplified new features, exceptional handling speed, and a redesigned, visually-intuitive menu system that brings digital SLR cameras to a whole new level… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Investigation Edition

    Aven iLoupe Lets You Check Out Dorito Crumbs Up Close
    The Dream Of A 10-Gram Camera
    Inside EA Mobile
    Microsoft Wants To Give You A Cookie For Zune Song Sharing
    Wi-Ex zBoost YX500/510 Cellphone Extender First Look: Oh Wow Read More

  • Unlocked Treo 680 Surfaces on Amazon; Disappears

    Palm Treo 680 available for pre-order on Amazon for $413, with a shipment time of 1-2 weeks. Before we could finish getting this post up, however, the item switched to “not available” on the website, something fairly telling. It’s worthy to note that the version Amazon had ready for you when it was a pre-order item was the unlocked GSM version, not the all-but-official… Read More

  • Dual Wireless DVD Player for Lovers, Kids

    If you’re lonely, don’t read any further. This product isn’t for you “live at home in Mom’s basement kind of geeks” like Vince. No, this device is for couples, people in love. You might have seen them on your TV. Maybe you pine about being part of one. Maybe you are, but that would really be weird. Anyway, the dual-audio out on this portable DVD player… Read More

  • Next Gen Console Review: You, Me, and PS3

    Peter Suciu, a New York-based gaming writer, got his hands on both the Wii and the PS3 and will be posting live from the launch events this week. Here is his take on the next gen consoles that you crave. Sony has won the last two rounds, but recently Atari founder Nolan Bushnell said he felt it was just a fluke, while others have said that Nintendo and SEGA were so focused on doing more of… Read More

  • Pink, Orange Zunes On the Horizon Plus Next Gen Specs

    No sooner are we welcomed to the social that a little bird tells us that orange and pink first gen Zunes might be ready for us all around the holidays AND that one-point-five gen Zune specs are finalized and that there are prototypes circulating at Zune-quarters in Seattle. The new colors are already in the grimey hands of those who worked on the Zune project. The new models will be the same… Read More

  • Pinnacle Announces PCTV To Go: Be Afraid Slingbox

    Looks like Pinnacle has caught a case of the ol’ Slingbox bug that’s going around. They’ve just announced that in late November for $249, you’ll be able to purchase PCTV To Go. This new product stays true to their popular PCTV line of products by allowing consumers to watch TV on their PC via their wireless network, integration with Windows XP Media Center Edition… Read More

  • Oakley Announces Thump Pro

    Oakley apparently didn’t get the memo that their MP3-playing sunglasses, known as the Thump, are a flop. They’re ugly, feel weird, and are costly. But lucky for us, Oakley isn’t going to let the man get them down. They’ve announced a November 17th release date for their new sunglasses, the Thump Pro. Thump Pro is designed for athletes and performance-demanding… Read More