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The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Verizon Going MAXX With Big, Fat RAZR

    ubiquitous RAZR phone, out now for almost two years, is getting long in the tooth? Do you retire it, hoping people will love its successor, the KRZR? No, you take the slim phone, known for being svelte, and make it fatter. Verizon apparently thinks there’s enough life left in the RAZR brand to bring yet another variant to us, the RAZR MAXX. And, like its name implies, this is the high-end… Read More

  • Motorola Q Pro, Back in Black

    The Motorola Q was the brief-but-exciting sweetheart of the Windows Mobile world but a few months ago. Affordable, with a slick Treo-meets-RAZR form factor, it made smartphones sexy for the first time in awhile. But it’s been lamented for being stale, with other contenders improving on Moto’s design while Moto just stands there. But the Motorola people are upgrading the Q. The… Read More

  • Pure Digital Camcorder Does Direct Uploads


    Pure Digital has upgraded its inexpensive corner-store camcorder to let you capture video and get it up on the web in three steps. Now before you get all excited, the uploading experience is not as direct as you may think. The Pure Digital Point & Shoot Camcorder (30 minutes, $129; 60 minutes, $169) now has software that lets you get the video off the camera via USB connection to your… Read More

  • MobiBLU Goes 2.0, Adds Video, Photo Viewing

    MobiBLU is back with the Cube2, an update to the absolutely tiny DAH-1500i Cube MP3 player. The PlayForSure-certified Cube2 adds a full color OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display that can be used to view digital images and watch video clips, proving that you can still have a full selection of controls and multimedia playback options without sacrificing a screen. The Cube2 is first… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Web Edition

    Daily Crunch: Web Edition

    Some of the items that caught our attention last week: Creepy Crawly Remote Controlled Tarantulas
    Remote Control Lantern for Lazy, Shiftless Campers
    It’s a White (Chocolate) Xmas for Verizon
    Apple’s iPod Nano Turns Red
    LED Rat Throwie Read More

  • CrunchGear Meet-up: The Aftermath

    CrunchGear Meet-up: The Aftermath

    About 100 CrunchGeeks descended on Under the Volcano Friday night for the first ever CrunchGear meet-up. There was lots of booze and prizes and there was much rejoicing by all who attended. Thanks for coming out guys, we’re glad to have met you and look forward toward future gatherings. Perhaps something to coincide with CES. If anyone else took pictures, please send them to our tips… Read More

  • Creepy Crawly Remote Controlled Tarantulas

    Since it’s getting close to All Hallow’s Eve (that’s Halloween to you, bub), we thought it would be nice to show you the bestest gadget we’ve seen so far this year for scaring the skirts off of your friends. These little remote controlled tarantulas are scary-looking just standing there, but imagine the fright on the faces of your friends and foes as these… Read More

  • Tiny 3-Port USB Hub: Small, Slick

    The more gear we get, the more USB ports we need to support them. In a day when most computers sport four or fewer ports of the Universal Serial Bus-type, a good USB hub is a must. We find ourselves liking this neat little critter from the geniuses over at Elecom in Japan we found on EverythingUSB. It transforms your measly one USB port into 3, with the top and bottom ports angled so that… Read More

  • Remote Control Lantern for Lazy, Shiftless Campers

    We remember reading a Popular Science from the late sixties we found at our grandparent’s place that dealt with “camping in the future”. Most of their predictions have not come true: sure, we have self-assembling tents, but we don’t take “food pills” instead of trail mix, and my Ultra-Sonic Bear Repelling Rocket Swiss Army Belt must have been lost in the… Read More

  • Wii Remote Programming Video

    Here’s a short video about programming the Nintendo Wii remote to do certain actions. The video starts with a little introduction to LiveMove, and shows how it’s used to attach actions to the Wii remote. It’s an interesting enough video, but maybe a cooler example would’ve spiced it up a little. My favorite part is when he mentions the “crazy coo-coo bird”. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Legloo Edition

    Daily Crunch: Legloo Edition

    It’s cold in Crunchland. Enjoy these handpicked selections from yesterday’s exciting newsday: Magic Lightboard…Y’know, For Kids
    iRiver Clix Goes 4GB
    Arcade In A Box Is Literally That
    Lego Ice Tray: Make Frozen H2O Legos!
    Nintendo Panties Read More

  • Sony Says No European Delay For PS3

    It turns out all the online bashing of the PS3 delay in Europe really caught Sony’s attention. An unnamed Sony spokesperson told GamesIndustry.biz: Any reports of a further delay to the launch of the PS3 in Europe are categorically not true. We are still fully committed to a March 2007 launch date. Ken Kutaragi has not done any media briefings since the Tokyo Game Show, and the story is… Read More

  • New Wii Interface Screens

    New Wii Interface Screens

    Here’s some more Nintendo Wii eye candy to hold you over until Wii’s launch date of November 19. The screens aren’t confirmed by Nintendo, but they are looking pretty legitimate to me. If the screens turn out to be real, you’ll already have seen some of the other options you will be able to mess with on your Wii. Things like console name, sensor bar and WiiConnect24… Read More

  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas Supports Xbox Live Vision

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas Supports Xbox Live Vision

    Sick of using your cool new Xbox Live Vision for next gen Uno? Well, now there is finally a big title that will integrate the Xbox Live Vision into its game play. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas will allow users to take screen captures of their faces and put them onto their very own customized players. The customization offer is only for online play, but that’s where it counts anyway. Read More

  • We Want Wii: Preorder Demand Higher Than Expected

    The reports are coming in, most Gamestops and EB Games stores were overwhelmed with larger crowds for the Nintendo Wii than they were earlier this week with the Playstation 3. Most stores sold out before they even opened. If I had read this yesterday, I would not have believed it, but my experience at EB Games today says different. When I arrived at EB Games around 9:00 AM earlier this week… Read More

  • Blizzard Empties WoW Players' Banks

    Blizzard Empties WoW Players' Banks

    I have no idea what Blizzard is doing, but they’ve got some serious issues they need to sort out if they’re accidentally emptying out people’s bank accounts. In World of Warcraft, you get to choose a specific server you want to play on. The server is essentially your character’s world. If you ever want to switch to play with a friend who is on another server, you have… Read More

  • Phillips Brings Ambient to Video Games

    There is nothing worse than playing a video game and having no peripheral stimulation. Sure, you’ve got the big TV, you’re playing Halo, you get the Wraith, but everything surrounding your 42″ flat panel is distracting the hell out of you. There is no remedy. But Philips has an idea. It’s taken that “ambient backlit flat TV” thing up a notch with its… Read More

  • Lego Ice Tray: Make Frozen H2O Legos!

    We could use these new Lego ice trays to make Lego ice cubes and build a Fortress of Solitude for our Superman Returns action figure, but we have a better idea. We’re going to fill them up with vodka and Jell-O mix (cherry) to build a Castle of Inebriation, a citidel impenetrable to the likes of the Soldiers of Sobriety! At fist dawn, we’ll join the Bloody Mary Militia and fight… Read More

  • CrunchGear Meet Up Update: Know Your Editors

    CrunchGear Meet Up Update: Know Your Editors


    John “The Weblo” Biggs
    Ragin’ Blake Robinson
    Josh “Whole Milk” Goldman More info? Click here. Read More

  • Obey Hangover Wallet Includes Bottle Opener

    If Andre the Giant wants us to be able to open our beer wherever we are, who are we to say no? The guys at Obey Clothing have put together this stylish wallet designed in line with their own “Propoganda Engineering” fashion line. Besides the window for your ID and a place for your kids’ photo, it’s got a handy beer key. This thing screams hipster louder than a line of… Read More