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  • Samsung Black Carbon Hands On

    The ultra-slim Black Carbon from Samsung just winged its way to our FedEx box this morning, so I thought it might be nice to shoot a few photos before we do a formal review next week. I was very skeptical about this – the Trace was kind of silly – but the $399 Black Carbon, or Senor BC as we can call him, is very, very slim and very, very sexy. Read More

  • OSIM iGallop, Get Fit and Look Like a Jackass


    So this morning Brookstone sent us a holiday gift guide and this is the first product in it. “For the Fitness Buff,” comes the OSIM iGallop Core & Abs Exerciser. The machine works by compelling your body to compensate for its wild motions (like riding a bull or something). As the saddle moves in different directions, certain core muscles are, hopefully, stimulated in order to… Read More

  • PlayStation 3 Event In NYC

    I love California and all, but all these gaming events happening in NYC make me wish I was out of town for a while. Sony will be hosting another PlayStation 3 party (just like the one they held on Nov. 1) that will be open to the public. You’ll be able to play PlayStation 3’s launch titles, and there will be free food. If you’re in NYC and have the day free, swing by 160… Read More

  • Smartphones Now: Palm OS

    Though it sits behind RIM and its BlackBerries in market share in the US, the Palm OS is still a powerful operating system that is favored by many users who swear by its reliability and ease of use. First introduced with the original Pilot 1000 back in 1996, the OS has grown in functionality and robustness while conversely becoming easier to use. Read More

  • A: The 8GB Apple iPod Nano (PRODUCT) RED


    Q: What’s red, holds approximately 2,000 songs and costs $249 with $10 of that purchase going to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa? Apple adds to iPod line with second red nano [reuters] Read More

  • Smartphones Now: 10 Things I Hate About Smartphones

    is a special group of features by CrunchGear writers on the latest smartphones available or soon to be available in the US. In this installment, we froth at the mouth at the current crop of smartphones. 10. Proprietary Connectors and Software
    My wife wanted to sync her Nokia with a PC. We dug around a bit and discovered she needed a special cable. Search for the cable — uh-oh… Read More

  • Verizon's VZ Navigator Reviewed: It Works, As Long As You're Not Walking


    I’m all in favor of taking advantage of the technology you have instead of buying a separate device for everything you want to do. Verizon’s fairly new VZ Navigator $10-per-month navigation service is a good example. InfoSync World did a thorough testing of the service and overall the site was impressed with its abilities to give accurate directions and fast updates thanks to… Read More

  • Nvidia 8800GTX Is Really Really Good; ATI Playing Catch-Up Again.


    Can you judge someone by the size of their GPU’s heatsink-and-fan assembly? Because, wow, this thing is huge. Shiny, black and pretty, but huge. Regardless, I guess it’s so big on the upcoming top-shelf 768MB Nvidia 8800GTX because the card is just that powerful. DailyTech got its grubby, benchmarking hands on the card and roughed it up a bit using Half Life 2: Lost Coast, Quake… Read More

  • 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