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  • Dell Adds AMD Mobile CPUs To Laptop Lineup


    Not a huge shock, but now that Dell’s added AMD processors to its desktop lineup, the mega computer retailer has added AMD’s Sempron and Turion lines of mobile processors to its notebooks. On the consumer side you’ll find the new Inspiron 1501 with a choice of CPUs ranging from the budget (or PoS, depending on how much patience you have while you work) 1.8GHz Sempron 3500+… Read More

  • Sprint Gets KRZY, Too

    , Sprint today has officially made the Motorola KRZR available to its subscribers. For those two of you not in-the-know, the KRZR is Motorola’s sequel to the pervasive and slender RAZR. You probably have one, or at least know someone with one. They’re getting obnoxious. So why not make them obnoxiousier? Like its Verizon brother, the KRZR (which Sprint is calling the MOTOKRZR)… Read More

  • PSP Cell Phone With Nintendo Emulator

    The PSP-clone cell phone is another ultra-cool phone that will probably never reach American shores. Released by TJR of China, the V191 PSP -clone cell phone features video playback (AVI), music playback (MP3, MPEG-4), a microSD memory card slot, a 1.3-megapixel camera and a touch-screen display. The V191 does not have the analog stick found on the original PSP, nor does it have a UMD drive. Read More

  • TiVo Now More Expensive: Thanks, Santa!

    else. The Series 3 units aren’t selling well, as far as we know, and now the service is getting more expensive. They’re raising their prices from about $12.95 a month with a one-year commitment to $19.95 per month with $12.95 coming with a 3 year commitment. I love me some TiVo, but I’m not sure what the hell is up over there. 1. At the time of activation of a TiVo Service… Read More

  • Techbargains.com Helps Find Your Wii, PS3


    Everyone on the Internets is so nice and helpful these days. Earlier we mentioned a Wii inventory mashup one of our readers created. Shopping site Techbargains.com is getting in on the hunt for next-gen consoles as well, offering Wii- and PS3-specific shopping engines to locate the consoles in the inventories of online vendors. A trip to the PS3 and Wii TechHunter sites turned up nothing… Read More

  • AMD In Your Apple Power Mac G5 Quad…Sort Of


    So, AMD’s ownership of ATI now means that anywhere you once put the graphics chip-maker’s products, you’ll now be putting in AMD. In this case, it’s the newly available ATI Radeon X1900 G5 Mac Edition. The card is your best option for delivering high-end 3D graphics performance to an older Power Mac desktop with a x16 PCI Express slot. For $349, you get 36 pixel… Read More

  • Nvidia Takes On ATI's Mobile Business With PortalPlayer Purchase


    I do so love a bit of healthy competition. Nvidia announced today it will purchase chip-maker PortalPlayer for $357 million. PortalPlayer, which supplied Apple chips for its iPods up until this April when Apple switched suppliers, specializes in high-performance system-on-chip (SoC) technology designed for use in mobile media players. With Nvidia’s graphics know-how and… Read More

  • Intec Power AC Adapter Xbox 360

    If you’re worried about your Xbox 360 overheating and then erupting into a fiery inferno that then consumes all of your worldly possessions, including your grandfather’s favorite wooden leg, then take a look at the Xbox 360 Power AC Adapter from Intec. Unlike the mammoth brick that comes stock with 360s, this adapter includes a fan that is said to keep it from blazing. It also… Read More

  • Nikon D40: Affordable DSLR?

    Well here’s one that caught me by surprise, the Nikon D40. Apparently this unit is an affordable addition Nikon’s popular line of DSLR cameras. All that’s really confirmed at this point is that it has 6.1-megapixels, a 2.5-inch LCD screen, three AF points, three metering modes and, of course, USB 2.0. You can also probably expect that body to be plastic, rather than fancy metal. Read More

  • Snap Circuits: For the Kiddies


    When I was a kid, I had something similar to this, but I got it at a garage sale. Since it was secondhand, it was missing parts. I remember flipping through the instruction manual hoping to build stuff and seeing the previous owners’ notes in the margins, but being unable to complete the projects myself because, while they remembered to include the manual, they forgot to include all… Read More

  • Sanyo's New 42-Inch LCD Can Brave the Elements


    The Sanyo CE42LM4WPR is a 42-inch LCD display that bears at least one major difference from its brethren: it’s weatherproof. That’s right, the CE42LM4WPR has an IP56 weather-resistant certification, meaning it can withstand various outdoor hazards that typical electronics don’t find agreeable. Not only can it stand up to humidity, it can deal with blasts from “strong… Read More

  • How to Get Yourself Some Wii

    Wiiloaded takes a very, very close look at where you can potentially think about seeing a Wii before they are completely and unavoidably sold out. Gamestop and EB Games are right out, but Wal-Mart, Toys ‘R’ Us, and, interestingly, Costco/Sam’s Club are probably your best bet. If you intend to camp out then remember to bring a blankie, some money, and no self-respect. After… Read More

  • Spybot Search and Destroy Destroys Tablet PCs: Can You Blame It?

    , an anti-spyware application, that it is dealing with some hard core spyware. The resulting fix disables most of the tablet buttons and locks out the pen settings icon in the system tray. You can restore to a previous time after running SS&D, but why would you? Just buy a keyboard and mouse, prop the Tablet against the door, and pretend you own a very slim desktop PC. Spybot Search… Read More

  • Top Ten Things to Improve in OS X Leopard

    While most of these are fairly esoteric, TUAW has some good ideas for making OS X even better than the average bear. For example: Removing applications – and all their baggage: Deleting (or “uninstalling”) an app on Mac OS X is easy: you just move it to the trash. But what about all the extra data apps create when you use them (databases, media libraries, etc.)? Because… Read More

  • Windows 3.11 Is Alive

    This is a serious oldie, but it just appeared on the Diggdar, so we’ll give it a little airtime. Just look at 2006 Google showing up on 1989 Windows 3.11. Beautiful. A bit long, but go ahead and grab a Crystal Pepsi and rock out. Read More

  • Cingular 8525 Hands On


    If you read my 10 Things I Hate About Smartphones post last week, you’d discover that I hate Windows Mobile and that, even though they run Windows Mobile, I love HTC. So with that piece of cognitive dissonance in mind, I present my review of the Cingular 8525 aka the Hermes, a Windows Mobile Pocket PC smartphone with fold out QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen. It costs $399 with contract. Read More

  • Wii Inventory Locator

    If you’re like me, you skimped on preordering a Wii, but now you’re starting to feel doubt about whether or not you’ll be able to get a console in some agreeable time frame. Well, reader Chris Lambert wrote in to say that he’s developed a mashup based on the Wii inventory numbers Target released. The numbers are supposed to be relatively accurate, so check it out, it… Read More

  • Weekly Crunch: Robot Survey Edition

    Here’s a recap of last week’s news: Survey!
    Lexar JumpDrive Mercury: Awesomest JumpDrive Mercury Ever
    All Your Base Are Belong To U-ROBO
    Asus W6 and S6 Leather Laptops
    Good Morning, Starshine: The Wake-Up Light Read More

  • Palm, Samsung to Drop Surprise QWERTY Fun for Xmas (With Cingular Rebates)!

    Cash back bonanza holy moly! We’ve got two scoops in one, all based on a flickr screen grab. Sometimes Cingular auto-tragically publishes stuff it don’t mean to. Oops, Cingular! We found this graphic on flickr. Cingular, the orange fan of all things with the words “Treo” and “GSM,” is set to launch not just the anticipated Treo 680 this winter, but also… Read More

  • Cingular Revamps Biz Site: Treo 680 Culprit?

    , we notice that Cingular’s website (at least the business end) keeps going down. Then up. Is this a ripple-effect of the imminent Treo Launch? Or something else altogether? We have no idea here at CrunchGear Central. We did, however, notice that a new marketing loop plays from time-to-time on the main business website, featuring highlighting of the word “now.” This falls in… Read More