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  • BenQ Apologizes for Ummm… Being Jerks


    It’s a cold comfort, but BenQ has officially apologized for using 9/11 photos in their MusiQ advertising. While Gandhi and Einstein have been used to make us Think Different and absolute horrors — including this one — have been used to sell all manner of things, I think this might be a little too close to the bone for many markets. This is an MP3 player. I assure you… Read More

  • Cingular Launches CU400, Adds PTT

    has launched on Cingular’s website with something we didn’t know about: Push To Talk. We knew Cingular had plans for PTT, but we didn’t think it would debut with such little fanfare and on such a pedestrian phone. Sure, it’s got 3G, but it’s a cheap-o otherwise. In addition to the CU400, PTT can be enabled on the Pearl, the Moto V365, Samsung D407, and SE Z525a. Read More

  • Helio Drift Hands-On

    The past few years have seen some drastic changes to the cellular landscape. Nextel merged with Sprint, Motorola reemerged as a major competitor, Cingular continues to grow, etc. Perhaps the most peculiar of these developments is the emergence and advancement of the mobile virtual network operators (MVNO). Read More

  • Real Guitar Becomes Guitar Hero Controller For Good Cause

    It’s worth mentioning that if you live in the NYC-area tonight, you should come visit our pal Joel Johnson’s charity event called Funde Razor. Proceeds from the event are going to Penny Arcade’s Child’s Play Charity, which helps sick kids in hospitals out through video game donations and such. It’s going to be a great event for a great cause, but there’s… Read More

  • Sony-Ericsson Z310 Comes With Good Looks, Good Features

    I’ll hand it to Sony-Ericsson: They make some great looking phones and the Z310 is definitely one of them. Equipped with a mirror-finish on the front of the phone, this clamshell comes in black, bronze or pink. An integrated icon display appears on the front of the phone and is similar to that of Sony’s 8GB MP3 Walkman. Tech specs on the Z310 are pretty sweet. Be prepared for… Read More

  • Official PSP DevKit Gets Pulled From eBay

    Seems that yesterday, someone spotted an official Sony PSP Developer’s Kit on eBay. With a little less than 2 days left on the auction, the highest bid was only $329—lower than I would have expected. According to the auction, up for grabs was a PSP, cables, and a developer’s PC for programming and compiling games. The ultimate homebrewer’s fantasy. From the forums: Read More

  • iSoundCap Looks Shady, Holds iPod

    If by chance this holiday season, you either plan on robbing a liquor store or hitting the slopes, then we have the must-have iPod accessory for you. The iSoundCap is a pretty basic looking ski cap that you wear on your head when it’s cold out. The only catch is that the cap has a little pocket for an iPod sewed into the side. You can still control your iPod via the clickwheel and… Read More

  • Cell Phones: Now Cancer-free


    Rejoice! You can now retire that tinfoil hat, as a team of researchers in Denmark have concluded that cell phone usage does not raise the risk of cancer. The study analyzed data from the entire population of Denmark and concluded that neither short nor long term cell usage increases one’s risk of cancer. It is considered one of the most comprehensive studies on the subject to date and… Read More

  • M2 Convert Winners: Day 02


    Argh. Sorry for the delay in announcing these, everyone. We’ve been having some technical difficulties and I wanted to give people the night to respond on yesterday’s pieces. I’ve got 11 winners for you here. Jon, who won on the day 01, graciously gave up his copy because he didn’t have an iPod or a PSP. Anyway, make the jump to learn if you’ve won: Read More

  • Wiimote Working On OS X

    If you thought Mac users were going to be left in the cold when it came to using the Wiimote on a computer, you were wrong. A perfectly titled application called DarwiinRemote allows you to use that Bluetooth Wii controller as a peripheral on your Mac. In the video, the gentleman using the remote shows us how you can drag windows and interact with OS X all by using this program developed for OS X. Read More

  • Keep Your Gadgets in Order

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/Firewire hub that also comes with a fan. Yeah. A fan. Another pic after the jump. Read More

  • iPhone Rumor #736573536357856362.024^17


    Jesse Tortora strikes again. Yes the same Prudential analyst that we cited in our Apple gaming rumor yesterday, has today spewed his credential all over Apple’s “iPhone.” According to Tortora, two iPhones are in the works. The first of which he claims has a top priority of playing music, essentially making it a music player first and a phone second. He says it will look… Read More

  • Alienware Area-51 7500 Hands On

    Alienware is known for making powerful, sexy and customizable high-end gaming PCs. Without a doubt, the Alienware Area-51 7500 is a beast. It features an Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme Processor, dual NVIDIA GeForce 7900GTXs, two hard drives (250GB and 300GB), 2GB of DDR2 RAM, Creative X-Fi sound card and Alienware’s signature P2 chassis. The 7500 is easily one of the strongest high-end gaming… Read More

  • Let's Buy a Cell Phone for Grandma!

    When the kings of CrunchGear told me that my next assignment would be a buyer’s guide on cell phone shopping for Grandma, I scoffed, thinking it would be a piece of cake. Unfortunately, I was wrong. There are so, so, so many phones, and your grandmother hates most of them, trust me, I’ve read her LiveJournal. If your grandmother is anything like mine, then she’s something of… Read More

  • Watch Your iPod Videos On Your TV

    The HomeDock Pro, by Digital Lifestyle Outfitters, is an iPod dock that allows users to view videos and music stored on an iPod on their TV. The HomeDock Pro not only displays music and video menus on your TV, but it also allows users to navigate them with an included 18-button remote. The DLO HomeDock Pro is the world’s first iPod dock that lets you view and select your iPod’s… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Word Spy Edition

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  • Child's Play Charity: 'Tis the Season


    For those of you in a festive and/or generous mood, I wanted to give a quick update on the Child’s Play Charity organized by Penny Arcade. Child’s Play is a charity for the benefit of sick kiddies. It helps to provide them with much needed entertainment and diversion during their hospital stays. It has currently raised nearly $300,000 and is well on its way to this year’s… Read More

  • Sony Does Well, Sorta

    When I first purchased a Sony PSP, all I wanted to do was play classic PSOne games on it. Needless to say, I’ve been fairly disappointed since games like Final Fantasy VII and Xenogears never got ported over to the PSP. Fortunately, Sony has taken measures to change that by allowing users to download PSOne games off of the online PlayStation Store. Right now you can download Tekken 2… Read More

  • Wiimote Strap Fix


    Considering that people are launching their Wiimotes into their massively expensive TVs, it’s more than natural that one would want to develop a method for more definitely securing the Wiimote. Pretty easy fix actually. Just get yourself some braided fishing line, I’m going to recommend 15-pound test PowerPro over the SpiderLine recommended in the guide (trust me, I’m from… Read More

  • Belkin Cable-Free Hub: My Your Dongle Is Huge


    Engadget got its hands on the wireless fun that is the Belkin Cable-Free USB Hub and did a tight little testing summary. And sadly, while yesterday I was pretty psyched about picking one of these up, after reading this it sounds like it’s just one more piece of tech flotsam that needs time to mature. The upsides are that the hub is small, the setup was relatively painless and it does… Read More