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  • HP, Wal-Mart to Sell $398 Desktops, Laptops On Black Friday?


    We were juiced up on a sugar high on Halloween and missed this tidbit about HP showing up in Wal-Mart with a $398 laptop and desktop just in time for the holiday shopping rush. Our bad, sorry. Anyway, the info comes from Web site Black Friday 2006, which posted scans of future Wal-Mart newspaper inserts. Specs listed for the notebook include an AMD 2800+ Sempron processor, 256MB of RAM, a… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Assembly Line Edition

    Phones are a hot topic this week: Samsung SGH-a707 aka Cingular SYNC Launches
    GMail Mobile: GMail, Mobile
    Smartphones Now: Windows Mobile 5
    Cingular Adds XM Channels To Service Options Along With Music Subscription Services
    YouTube Mobile in 2007?
    Nike+iPod to RunAway with AnyShoe Read More

  • November: Next Gen Gaming Month

    Now that we’ve seen the Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 3 in action, it’s time to take a look at what these consoles will actually offer owners on launch day. We know that in the future we’ll have Metal Gear Solid 4 for PlayStation 3, and that Nintendo Wii will have the new Metriod, but that doesn’t really help us when the consoles are 2 weeks away from launch and we… Read More

  • CrunchPlug: Bryce Durbin, Artist

    Just a quick plug this evening for our resident designer, Bryce, creator of Squid Vicious, Little Green Guy, and just about every graphic element on the site. If you’re in charge of UI, branding, or marketing, please drop Bryce a line. He’s not just a creator of squids – he also does desktop publishing/layout, logo creation, and video editing/animation. BryceDurbin.com Read More

  • GameStop And Toys 'R' Us Chosen For Wii Launch

    Nintendo of America has stated that it has chosen two retailers, GameStop and Toys ‘R’ Us, to host the launch of the Nintendo Wii. No big surprise here, we already know that GameStop and Toys “R” Us were the first two stores to offer preorders for the Nintendo Wii. Toys “R” Us and GameStop will have more Wii systems in stock than other retailers like Best… Read More

  • Play PlayStation 3 In Times Square

    Toys ‘R’ Us in Times Square, NYC, has set up kiosks with four PlayStation 3 units. So far only one of the four PS3s is playable, so if you’re in the area, you’re going to have to get in line with everyone else. Check it out if you’re in the area! So far, it seems there is only one playable game (Motorstorm), but I’m sure in the very near future we will see… Read More

  • YouTube Mobile in 2007?


    While users can already upload videos to YouTube using mobile phones, there currently is no way to watch videos from YouTube by phone. That could all change within the next year, however. At the OgilvyOne Verge Digital Summit yesterday, YouTube founder Chad Hurley stated that by the end of 2007, YouTube would likely “have something on a mobile device.” With the recent Google buyout… Read More

  • Nike+iPod to RunAway with AnyShoe

    For those of you who wanted to make use of the Nike+iPod Sport Kit, but don’t feel like using Nike shoes, there is now a product that shows some sympathy to your plight. The RunAway AnyShoe from SwitchEasy is a small housing for the Nike+iPod transmitter. Simply place the transmitter inside the housing and clip it to your shoe for Nike-free Nike+iPod action. The product is available for… Read More

  • Clear Polycarbonate Wheels


    This is one of those things that look cool, but really isn’t. The D’Vinci Forgiato Radurra wheels are made from 2-inch thick polycarbonate and come in 20, 22 and 24-inch sizes. They’ll be available for about $2,000. Now, as far as I’m concerned, the thing that makes these wheels not nearly as cool as they seem is the obvious dirt factor. To perform as desired… Read More

  • No Touch-Screen For YOU: Relax, It Was Just A Typo

    Jeez, I really can’t wait for Apple to release a touch-screen/touch-sensitive something, because I really can’t take this rumor crap much more. This time around it’s a supposed secret slip up someone discovered in an Apple Computer iPod developer document. The original document had a single note that stated “All other Notes feature capabilities described in this… Read More

  • Survey Reminder


    I know most of you have filled out our advertising survey, so I apologize for flogging this thing so strongly. Nevertheless, for the few of you out there just tuning in, or those who haven’t gotten around to it yet, please follow the link and fill it out. It’ll take just a few minutes and will help us to improve the site all around. Thanks for your time! Survey! Read More

  • HSDPA Invades Canadia


    Rogers Wireless announced today that it would be bringing HSDPA service to Canada. It is currently available in parts of Toronto and it is expected to spread its grasp across Canada throughout 2007. Currently, the only product available through Rogers with HSDPA is the Sierra Wireless AirCard 860. It will be available starting November 24 for $49.99 with a three year contract or $349.99 for… Read More

  • Intel Core 2 Quad: Damn, That's Fast!


    So the verdict’s officially in on Intel’s new quad-core processors: Four cores is better than two. On the surface that might not seem like a big shocker, but as I’m sure you all know not all new technologies live up to their promises. There’s more than a smattering of coverage coursing through the Internets’ pipes today, but ComputerShopper.com popped out a… Read More

  • Smartphones Now!

    Greetings all, I just wanted to take a minute to remind you that we’re currently in the midst of our Smartphones Now 2006 feature set. We’re covering a wide array of smartphone topics and anyone who owns, or might someday own, a smartphone should gives the features a read. The topics included thus far are: Smartphones Now: Windows Mobile 5

    Smartphones Now: Opera Mini 2 Opens Up… Read More

  • Samsung SGH-a707 aka Cingular SYNC Launches

    ASAP, the Samsung SYNC, or SGH-a707, gets all launched today. The skinny clamshell phone, exclusive to Cingular, is optimize for high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) for “instant access” to the new music services via a one-touch Cingular Music key. It has external touch-sensitive multimedia buttons as well and a microSD slot for your storage needs. Oh and it supports stereo… Read More

  • Zune.net: Zune's A-Comin'

    Big launches this November, Wii, PlayStation 3 and, of course, Zune. The highly anticipated PMP from Microsoft, set to drop in just under two weeks, got a little closer to needy hands and prying eyes today, with the launch of Zune.net. The site touts a handful of information on the player as well as specs on some of the artists included on the players. Viewers can also check out Zune… Read More

  • Smartphones Now: Windows Mobile 5

    If you’ve heard about a Windows-based smartphone in the past year or two, it’s most likely running Windows Mobile 5.0. Actually a subset of what Microsoft calls Windows CE, Windows Mobile 5.0 (WM5) runs with a portion of Windows CE 5.0’s total features. Various subsets of Windows CE is used for OSes like the Windows Mobile Pocket PC Edition, Windows Mobile Smartphone Edition… Read More

  • BenQ Officially Releases FP241W 24-Inch LCD Monitor


    Not that I have anywhere near the $1,099 to pick one of these up today, but just knowing that this 24-inch BenQ widescreen monitor exists makes me kinda gleeful for the day when it drops to $500. With the FP241W, the company promises the screen will take “game playing to new heights” thanks to its High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) that will allow for data-transfer rates… Read More

  • GMail Mobile: GMail, Mobile

    MobileCrunch got the scoop on GMail Mobile, a Java-based application for smartphones that gives direct access to your GMail inbox in a streamlined and quite attractive little package. To get it, visit gmail.com/app and rock out. It has dedicated keys for forwarding, replying to, and browsing messages, reducing the overall hunt and peck experience considerably. We’re busily installing… Read More