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  • Totally Unbiased Magazines At CES 2007

    Oh yeah. Totally. We swear. Read More

  • Sling Media Announces SlingCatcher, Adds Palm OS Support

    Sling Media announced this morning that not only would it be producing a version of its SlingPlayer software for the Palm OS, but that they’re releasing an entirely new product: The SlingCatcher. What is SlingCatcher? Sounds like a jacked up SlingBox. From the release: “The SlingCatcher includes both standard definition and high definition AV outputs to connect to a TV including… Read More

  • Dumbest Ad Yet At CES 2007

    Came across this ad this morning in the CES mag we got delivered. Apparently OmniMount thinks that channelling Justin Timberlake’s music is the key to getting people like us to stop by its booth. To quote the ad: “I’m bringing sexy back (yeah!) Them other mounts don’t know how to act. (yeah!) We’ll pass. Thanks, but no thanks. Read More

  • JWin iLuv Bluetooth Audio System

    JWin today announced their iLuv i199 Bluetooth audio system. As wireless music device, you can stream your iPod, radio, CDs, or whatever via Bluetooth to a set of wireless speakers or headphones. JWin uses its BluePin wireless audio transmitter/receiver to receive music from your device and then transmits music over a Bluetooth connection. You can stream music from your cellie to the iLuv. I… Read More

  • Nokia N800: Uber-Brief Hands On

    Sorry about the size of this video, but we lost some of the footage so all we have is Blake fondling the N800. We have a meeting with the Nokia folks a little later so we’ll get a nicer look then. Until then, drool, baby, drool. Read More

  • What Does Markoff Know?


    Just saw an article by John Markoff on a potential “mobile computer” to be announced “tomorrow” by “Apple” at “MacWorld.” He’s couched it in so much mystery that it almost seems that he knows something — but then again. What say ye? Industry executives and competitors believe that Apple has developed the first of a new generation… Read More

  • OQO 02 Video Hands-On

    A quick look at the OQO’s 02 handtop Vista PC. Compelling? Quite. Read More

  • Scoble, Others, Visit With Bill Gates, Vista Begins to Kick Ass

    http://www.podtech.net/player/podtech-player.swf?bc=3F34K2L1 Lots of Vista/Microsoft news today including the addition of IPTV to the XBox Dashboard and the launch of Windows Home Server along with technology like SideShow which adds Media Center functionality to small devices like remote controls. We’re going to try to track down a few hotnesses for you in the next few hours, but it… Read More

  • Roxio Steps In To Make TiVoToGo For Mac A Reality

    You may have read about this already, but there is now a legit way to get TiVoToGo on computers running Mac OS X. Yes, it’s true. Mac users can now experience the excruciatingly long transfers of recorded video to their laptops and desktops that only Windows users have been able to have until now. Though none of that’s the fault of Roxio. Roxio does an excellent job with the… Read More

  • Alienware Area-51 m5790 Special Edition

    CES hasn’t yet gotten full swing, but the Pepcom event was tonight and there were several items of interest. I’m a little stretched for time at the moment, because I’m exhausted and about to pass out, but I wanted to make a quick blurb about one of the new Alienware laptops being launched later this week. The Area-51 m5790 Special Edition is the first Alienware laptop to have… Read More

  • OQO 02: It's Alive

    So the OQO 01 didn’t float your boat… how about EVDO + wireless and a new design and keyboard. Add on Vista and potentially we have a winner. It’s still pretty expensive — $2,000 for a basic configuration — but it runs quite quickly and is extremely attractive. Here’s Dynamism’s take: As everyone was sort of expecting, the much anticipated OQO 02 has… Read More

  • Pharos GPS Phone 600 Hands-On

    We got a close look at the GPS Phone 600, the latest unlocked phone from GPS maker Pharos. The mapping software was quite exact — it placed us in the Nevada desert, apparently — and the phone was actually slim and well-made. An interesting addition to this year’s GPS phone line-up. Read More

  • Netgear Drops HD Set-Top Box for Wireless Streaming

    Netgear has beaten Apple’s iTV to the punch with its Digital Entertainer HD media receivers. The set-top boxes work much like the soon-to-market iTV, finding media on your network of PCs or Mac’s wirelessly and allowing you to play it all back on your home theater system. Though not compatible with iTunes downloads, the system can play back most other media formats, including… Read More

  • Cingular Debuts Treo 750: UMTS, Windows Mobile 5

    this past fall, was an instant hit with business minded users, as it’s Palm’s first GSM Treo running Windows Mobile 5. Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Fabulous Electronics

    Heave-ho, boys, and off to CES (or MacWorld)!
    Philipp Goedicke The writing on the wall [1] says that the date looms near
    So save and backup files [2-5],
    Then take care the welfare of your feline pee-er [6],
    And capture burglars’ smiles [7,8].
    Make sure than you can capture all the sights [9] and sounds [10],
    Strap wheels to both your feet [11],
    Have GPS so you can find your way around… Read More

  • Belkin’s TuneStudio Four-Channel Audio Mixer For iPod


    Belkin hinted to us about a CES announcement for musicians and here it is: the Belkin TuneStudio. Designed for use with 5G iPods, the four-channel mixer lets you record digital audio directly to your iPod at 16-bit, 44kHz quality. Basically a portable audio recording studio, the compact unit (I don’t have dimensions, but in comparison to the iPod pictured, it’s fairly small)… Read More

  • Zoom!: And We're Off To CES 2007

    Blake is winging his way to Las Vegas right now and we’ll be staying in the beautiful — and pyramidoid — Hotel Exclusive Luxor. For all of our CES 2007 coverage, just click on over to our CES 2007 coverage page. If you’d like to stop the CG crew for a drink or a delicious $5 steak dinner, AIM me at johnbiggsny or email tips at crunchgear dotcom. Read More

  • Windows Mobile Crossbow In Action

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=5404987844605210971&hl=en David at MobilityToday turned us on to this video of Crossbow in action. Anything, I suspect, is better than WinMo 5.0. Crossbow Video [MobilityToday] Read More

  • Nokia N800 (nee N870) Unearthed

    The Nokia N770 is probably one of the most unsung devices out there. I love mine — it’s a tiny, handy Internet tablet with brains. The N800, it seems, is 10 times better. The fellow at RingNokia got his hands on one and shares some of his unboxing pictures. Strangely enough, it’s missing the expected “870” designation. I tried to create another gallery and… Read More