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  • CrunchGear Week in Review: J-Phone

    Post-Show Glow
    Philipp Goedicke Here I am, staring down an odd week in review [1, 2],
    And since the task is obvious, I’ll do what I must do.
    You know I cannot help myself, though some you may groan,
    I’ll drum up some excitement [3] for the Apple, inc. iPhone.
    The other brand new super-phones [4] are lambs led to the slaughter,
    Because we all have seen, this week, Steve Jobs [5]… Read More

  • Steve Jobs Shows Off The Real iPhone

    We got tips from a reliable source that indeed, the 4GB version of the iPhone will hold “2 billion songs”. Read More

  • Imitation Is King: iPhone Skins Appear For WM 5.0, Palm OS

    Looks like people are already attempting to imitate the iPhone. A Windows Mobile skin that resembles the iPhone’s interface has been released but quickly taken down thanks to Apple’s crack team of lawyers. There’s also a version for the Palm OS that’s still up, but you better grab it quickly before it gets pulled. You can score it here. Apple Bullies Bloggers, Again… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: AOL Online Music Sold to Napster

    In news yesterday, AOL shed more of its business by announcing that they are selling their online Music NOw business to Napster. Napster, surprisingly, has a few patents in their pocket, while our analysis of AOL shows that they had very little to offer other than customer accounts making the low-valuation of $43 per user as compared to Napster’s $328 logical. Yeah, but does Napster have… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Naptime Edition

    The Futurist: Reading The Apple Tea Leaves or… What the iPhone Tells Us About The Future
    Multi-Touch Ala iPhone
    The AudioFile: Wireless Waves Read More

  • Memory Infinite's USB Naughtiness


    These bendable USB drives from Memory Infinite link up together once one gets full via the male-female ends. So feel free to link em together to make one huge USB drive…nerds. :) USB Lovin [Sci Fi Tech via Yanko Design] Read More

  • The AudioFile: Wireless Waves

    . File this under “will the speculation ever end?”: I think Microsoft will ultimately be the big winner, though not with the Zune as we currently know it. Read More

  • Multi-Touch Ala iPhone

    An oldie but a goodie if you haven’t already seen it in the spirit of all this iPhone business the last few days. Mutli-Touch Read More

  • The Futurist: Reading The Apple Tea Leaves or… What the iPhone Tells Us About The Future

    From my absentee perch, the best I can gather is that CES this year seems a bit… underwhelming, shall we say? Chock-full of evolutions, this year´s gala seems notably free of true revolutions. Of course, the biggest bomb came from newly-rechristened Apple, Inc., where the they-finally-did-it iPhone is lurking just over the horizon. Within this device lies a number of clues as to… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Goop Edition

    Non-Newtonian And Ferro Fluid?!?
    DocuPen is Mightier than the Mere Scanner
    Taking a Spin with the PC
    Mac Found In Temple Ruins Of The East
    iPhone Is Too Cool For School Read More

  • Non-Newtonian And Ferro Fluid?!?

    My roommate just showed me these two videos and it tripped me out soooo much I just had to show you guys. Whether you’ve seen them before or not be amazed! The first is a pool full of corn starch and the second has to do with magnets. Edit: I’ve added a third video that has something to do with Sulfur Hexafluoride Read More

  • iPhone Is Too Cool For School

    While I was exploring MacWorld 2007 in San Francisco, I finally ventured into a little area where the iPhone slumbered in its own little case. After fighting through the crowd of golems and hobbits to get closer to the phone, I finally got to take some close up shots of the sexiest cell phone I’ve ever seen. Everything on the iPhone looks top notch, but can anyone say smudge/scratch central? Read More

  • DocuPen is Mightier than the Mere Scanner

    Here is something we wish we had during the show: the DocuPen RC800, a portable color scanner. This full-page scanner will let you copy text and graphics (like those big heavy press kits) faster than Harry Potter can wave a wand, or at least so says the company. The battery-operated device can scan a full page in about four or five seconds and store up to 100 pages in memory. A Universal… Read More

  • Taking a Spin with the PC


    Many gamers already sweat WAY too much, but that’s more from bad hygiene than actually from physical effort exerted during gameplay. While the Wii will get your fat ass off the couch for a change, to really feel the burn there is the PCGamerBike, a mini exercise bike that connects via a USB connection, and can be used with various PC games. It is actually meant to be an integral part of… Read More

  • CES Post Show Thoughts From a Tired Writer


    For many of us the best part of being back from CES is that it is now the longest amount of time until we have to go back to Las Vegas for another CES. That’s not to say that the show isn’t enjoyable, but as with any trade show it means a lot of work, too much walking and too many things to see – many of which will likely never come out. Here are a few thoughts on CES… Read More

  • Mac Found In Temple Ruins Of The East

    OK, so maybe these two little gems weren’t found in ruins, but they might as well have seeing as how Mac case mods as extravagant as this one aren’t seen too often. While I was venturing the Moscone Center North Hall for the MacWorld Expo, I ran across these two bad boys at a MacMod booth. The people working there were selling this “Necromac II” at an auction. At the time… Read More

  • Best In Show: LG's Swinger


    LG’s dual format DVD player was awarded best in show at CES. Find out who else won at CNET. Read More

  • Takeoffs and Landings


    Our CES Vegas adventure is coming to a close. Vince succeeded in his goal of vomiting at every major casino on the strip. Biggs acquired a new nickname: Mumbles. Goldman learned what a kick to the face feels like. And I stayed sober enough to keep the three of them out of jail. We’ll be flying around for most of the day, so posting will be sporadic, but we’ll be back to normal… Read More

  • CellSwapper, An End To Endless Contracts

    comes CellSwapper, a service that lets you transfer cell contracts to desiring parties. The service is particularly useful since essentially every phone now comes with an oppressive two year contract. The service takes advantage of the termination clauses that allow users to end their service if they can find someone willing to take on the remainder of the contract. It also lets the… Read More

  • Blue Screen Of Death In Your Car? AOpen and Mitsubishi Say Yes!


    AOpen and Fortune Motors (Mitsubishi’s lil guy in Taiwan) have jumped into bed together to give you the first Car PC. The Car PC comes jam packed with a Celeron M360/915 chipset, a 40 gig HD, GPS, GMA 900 graphics card, 512 MB RAM, DVD player, Windows XP and support for DirectX 9. The Blue Screen of Death is exactly what I need to cure my road rage. Mitsubishi plans to launch this in the… Read More