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  • Japanese Power Suit Makes You Super Human

    Japanese Power Suit Makes You Super Human

    Japanese scientists have developed a new “wearable power suit” that makes you look a lot like a Terminator. The suit is built for nursing homes, where employees would wear them in order to carry patients around. I always thought beds rolled for that purpose, but I guess that’s just not good enough anymore. A combination of portable batteries, micro air pumps and small… Read More

  • Ajax-y New Webmail from Apple

    and little else. That said, it appears they’re going to create an Ajax-ified .mac mail with, get this, multiple mailboxes. This is immensely useful and essentially a network-based version of iMail, which I use and love. I was reading a bit in Wired – The Magazine that Parties Like It’s 1999! – about Microsoft and their Live Windows initiative, which is basically… Read More

  • Next UPMCs: Less Sucktastic (??)

    Next UPMCs: Less Sucktastic (??)

    So far UMPCs have been fairly silly — they’re small, cute, and useless — but the next generation should be much better. They promise. Intel, for example, is showing off a Yahoo-branded UMPC that includes a Core Solo processor for increased battery life. They’re also expecting embedded GPS and wireless as well as cellular networking through Sierra Wireless and… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Life on Mars? Edition

    Daily Crunch: Life on Mars? Edition

    Explore the cold, dusty surface of these recent news items: Verizon Quietly Launches the Moto KRZR
    Cambridge Geniuses Invent Practical Digital Scroll
    Rover Opportunity Nearing Victoria Crater
    Universal Sonic Toothbrush
    CrunchGear New York/Digital Life Reader Meet-up Read More

  • T-Mobile Brings Unlimited Calling To Limited Friends

    that’s been popping up on the back of several new T-Mobile phones? It’s the first salvo in the coming all-you-can-eat talk time wars between cellular carriers. Ok, that’s maybe a little bit of hyperbole, but they’re giving users one of the best new plans we’ve seen so far, and it’s coming October 2. That’s Monday, if you don’t have a calendar… Read More

  • Zune Insider Details Accessories Inside Zune Box

    Besides the next big thing in media players featuring WiFi, your Zune, if you decide to purchase one at the slightly-higher-than-rumored $249.99 on November 14th, will also, naturally, come with a handfull of accessories. It’s all standard fare, but we thought you’d want to know. Personally, we feel that if it’s inlcuded, it’s not really an accessory, but… Read More

  • HP Officially Announces Purchase Of Voodoo PC


    This is sort of out of nowhere for HP, but it just picked up Canadian boutique computer vendor Voodoo PC. HP made an attempt at building gaming desktops a couple years ago, but didn’t seem to put too much time or effort into that market segment and shortly dropped the venture altogether. I’ve always liked Voodoo’s systems, despite their being pretty freakin’ costly… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Live Vision, Live

    Xbox 360 Live Vision, Live

    I’ve been wanting to see the Xbox 360 Live Vision out in the open, but until now I haven’t gotten a chance to check it out. From all the product pages the Live Vision looks a lot bigger than in the pictures above. If you don’t see it, it’s sitting on top of the LCD (which is a 36-inch). The resolution isn’t too bad either. You aren’t going to be blowing up… Read More

  • Zune Pre-Order At Wal-Mart

    Zune Pre-Order At Wal-Mart

    If you want a Zune bad, and don’t want the pressure of walking over to Best Buy in November, Wal-Mart has got the answer. As of today, you can pre-order a Zune for $249.94 on the Wal-Mart website. If you read the tiny little letters you will see “Should ship on 11/14/06.” If you really want a Zune on the 14th, it might be better to just sit tight so you don’t have to… Read More

  • Philips Brings New Approach to Portable Media

    Philips is doing something it’s not normally known for – being innovative in the digital media space. Their new PMP, the PMC7230, plays back MPEGs, MP3s, and PlaysForSure Windows Media files on its 3.5-inch screen. While there’s nothing special there, it’s got a couple other unique things going for it that separates it from the crowded pack. Take, for example, its… Read More

  • Universal Sonic Toothbrush

    From the Why Didn’t Someone Think Of This Sooner Department comes Solutions’ Universal Sonic Toothbrush. Now you don’t have to give up your favorite Colgate or Reach or whatever conventional brush to get the cleansing and gum-stimulating benefits of sonic brushing. Just slip your current toothbrush into the AA battery-powered base, hit the button, and you’re off… Read More

  • KOYONO iPod video Cambino Case By Orbino

    KOYONO makes some nice, tech-friendly coats that lean more towards high fashion than most others. So it’s not really surprising they hooked up with the high-end leather goods craftspeople at Orbino to make the Cambino iPod video case available to its customers. Available in black and three different shades of brown, the case is made entirely by hand from quality Italian calfskin with… Read More

  • In-Wall Control Of Up To 6 iPods

    In-Wall Control Of Up To 6 iPods

    Ever have experience that problem of having six iPods at your house and you want to be able to control them all at the same time? I know, me too, it’s a bloody menace, really. Luckily, there is now a solution. In-wall speaker specialists SpeakerCraft have introduced the MODE Keypad. Essentially, it’s a wall-mounted LCD screen with a scroll-wheel, a volume knob and a few buttons. Read More

  • TechCrunch's Group SMS Service Round-Up

    TechCrunch's Group SMS Service Round-Up


    Marshall Kirkpatrick, our weird cousin from TechCrunch who beats us up when we see him at Easter has written up a nice article detailing the selection different group SMS services that have been popping up lately. Sure, there was Dodgeball, but now you’ve got more than one choice. While he doesn’t cover all the companies offering similar services (that might well be impossible)… Read More

  • Rover Opportunity Nearing Victoria Crater

    Rover Opportunity Nearing Victoria Crater

    Remember when NASA landed those two rovers on Mars a few years ago? The plan was to have them look around for a month or so to find signs of water and even life. Well, they’re still alive and kicking rolling. The rover Opportunity is nearing the Victoria Crater. This is a big deal because Victoria Crater is one of the biggest craters on Mars. It’s estimated at half a mile wide and… Read More

  • White and Nerdy

    Clearly, this is a slow news day. Top 10 Weird All Videos [Srobbin] Read More

  • iPhone, Shmy-Phone: The Rumor Roundup

    It doesn’t even exist and I’m already tired of it. Due to some creative code reading of the Apple iTunes 7.0.1 update release it has been concluded that there may or may not be an Apple-brand phone on the way. Also, there’s word of a Cingular and Apple agreement for a new phone, making Cingular the sole carrier through mid-2007. Here’s a quick recap from some of the… Read More

  • Bethesda Softworks Announces Oblivion For PS3 And PSP

    Bethesda Softworks Announces Oblivion For PS3 And PSP

    Bethesda Sotworks announced today that it will be releasing Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivions for the Playstation 3. They didn’t specify on any dates or how far along in development they are, so my guess is, it’s not going to be a launch game. It’s not so much of an issue though, since not many of us are going to have a chance to grab a console on launch day. Honestly, as powerful… Read More

  • ESPN Mobile: Game Over

    ESPN Mobile: Game Over

    Bloops. I guess we missed this news earlier. Looks like ESPN Mobile is officially closed and if you’re a subscriber you can use your ESPN phone until the end of the year but you won’t have ESPN mobile to push around anymore. The company has signed up only tens of thousands of subscribers since it launched the service in late 2005 and began advertising early this year, with… Read More

  • Cambridge Geniuses Invent Practical Digital Scroll

    In a few years, your PDA might be the size of a typical soda straw. That’s apparently the idea behind this nifty working roll-up LCD that some smartypants at Cambridge have come up with. At less than 1mm thick, and flexible, it rolls up to about the same diameter as the cardboard from a roll of paper towels. It’s still an early prototype, and is currently only capable of… Read More