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  • Samsung SCH-W531 in FCC Limbo

    Keep your eye out in the future for the Samsung SCH-W531. Aside from looking like it could blend in with a couple of Sub-Zero fridges, this phone has some decent features you might not catch on other Samsung models. It features dual-mode GSM and CDMA, a camera and video capture, Bluetooth, the ability to act as a mass USB storage device, and an HTML capable web browser. It can even handle… Read More

  • Zune's Secret Shutdown Extends Battery Life


    For those of you that have gotten your hands on a Zune (Zuners) here’s a tip from Web site Zunerama about getting a little extra juice from you new mobile media player. It’s all in how you shut the device down. Instead of holding the pause/play button down till the screen goes dim, try holding down the down button on the directional pad along with the Back button at the same… Read More

  • LG DA70 All-in-One TV


    Looks like LG is working it’s way back into the home entertainment market with the first product in their TV-PC series. Tagged the DA70, it was launched yesterday in an enticing all black 26-inch LCD television with PC functions letting you watch Family Guy reruns while surfing the net for the newest and greatest stories from the Crunchgear team. Equipped with an Intel Celeron M430 CPU… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: iSonnet

    Editor’s note: We at CrunchGear think our readers deserve something a little more than just a bland rundown of last week’s announcements, rumors, product launches and reviews. So on Monday mornings we’ve enlisted the help of Philipp Goedicke to write our recaps to complement Bryce Durbin’s illustrations. Fans of National Public Radio’s weekly news quiz show… Read More

  • BluOynx Mobile Content Server


    Agere Systems has announced the BluOynx Mobile Content Server, a device that aims to un-tether users from PCs and stationary storage devices. The BluOynx server is a small portable server that is controlled via cell phone. It is about the size of a credit card and supports USB, Bluetooth and WiFi. The server will come in capacities ranging from 1GB – 40GB. Read More

  • Linksys Debuts iPhone VoIP Devices


    So you might recall some mutterings last week that implied that an iPhone would be announced on Monday. Well as I said the other day, there will be an iPhone announcement tomorrow, but it’s not from Apple. No, it’s actually from someone completely different. Linksys will announce Monday morning the addition of two new phones to its iPhone product line. It has launched seven… Read More

  • Amazon To Sell Wii and PS3 on Tuesday


    Last week we broke a story that Amazon would soon have many more PS3 and Wii units up for grabs. We didn’t know the date at the time, but it’s been confirmed: the systems will be available on Tuesday. But there is a catch. If you want one of these highly elusive systems, you have to head over to Amazon now and sign up for the system you prefer. People will be chosen by lottery… Read More

  • Death from Above: WowWee Dragonfly

    Holy crap this looks cool. WowWee, makers of the popular Robosapien, are preparing to take to the air with the Dragonfly. The Dragonfly is a radio controlled device doesn’t seem to have any AI, but what it lacks in brains, it makes up in flight. That’s right, the Dragonfly is capable of impressive duration flights. It’s able to fly for about 15 minutes on one charge. Sure… Read More

  • Google and Orange Readying GPhone?

    As much of the tech world prepares for a mysterious iPhone announcement, speculation has started to swirl regarding a possible Google phone built by HTC with service provided by Orange. According to a report released today by The Observer, Orange executives recently made a trip to the Googleplex to start hammering out details of the jointly branded device. Read More

  • Commenting Issues

    If you’re posting comments and they’re not showing up, do not panic. They might have hit the moderation queue were one of the crack editors will free it into the wild shortly. This is to avoid “hot sexy russians ladies” from appearing on the sidebar over on the right. Read More

  • V for Vista, Baby: David Pogue is a Cheeky Monkey

    David Pogue is going to get a nasty letter from Microsoft PR on Monday! He’s a bad, bad man for suggesting that Vista and OS X have glaring similarities. I’d embed the video here, but the New York Times is very Web 0.5, so go ahead and visit David’s little travelogue of the specific points where Vista and OS X diverge. Good stuff. Video Read More

  • $920 Pink Zune On eBay


    David Ciccone found a fancy pink Zune on eBay. Fair enough — some underfed member of the Zune design team needs a little extra money so he/she decided to sell their Microsoft Billmas present. But get this: it’s now selling for $920 on the ‘Bay. Clearly the invisible hand of the market is at work here. Brown, black and white are so passe at this point that only pink will do. Read More

  • USB, Optical Snow Globe Mouse

    The only creature stirring on your desk this Xmas should be a mouse, a snowglobe mouse, really (haha!). It’s your standard optical USB mouse with scrollwheel, with the exception of the damned snow scene in the palm rise, which is made of transparent plastic. Shake it up, and artificial snow falls slowly to the ground through the Astroglide-like substance inside. There it rests at the feet… Read More

  • Stanton Gets Active With ATM.6

    The Stanton ATM.6 Active Monitor is developed specifically for DJs with home studios, so if you’ve got a high-end professional setup, look elsewhere for monitors. For everyone else, the ATM.6 monitors are great home studio additions. The big difference between the ATM.6 monitors and most other monitors is that they’re active, which means the little amplifiers inside the monitors… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Tile Edition

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  • Reader Response: Festivus Week


    As I mentioned previously, Reader Response for the coming week is going to be big. Rather than awarding one grand prize on Friday, we’ll be awarding prizes every day next week. And boy are they good prizes. Since Festivus is next week, we’ve decided to pull out all the stops and give away some of our best prizes ever. So good in fact, that you’re going to have to take the… Read More

  • Zune's DRM, WiFi Opened By Swedish Teen?

    While we firmly believe that Zune hacking should first and foremost be confined to making the device work on all operating systems (OS X, Linux, Windows), we still like to see any kind of progress being made in this arena. Nutzipper, some sort of clever hacker from Sweden, has claimed to have successfully hacked not only the DRM scheme of the Zune, but also its WiFi-based music sharing aspects. Read More

  • The Skype's the Limit

    is cheaper than standard analog long distance, we know this, but it’s still a watch-the-minutes-tick sort of deal for many. In the interest of the holiday season, Skype has announced its first discount unlimited calling plan, and its cheap. For just $15 a year (you read that correctly), you can make all the Skype calls you want. No limits, no evening minutes, just talk time. You have to… Read More

  • Sexy Mvix Media Center Unboxxxing

    Your TV isn’t ready for the Mvix MX-760HD multimedia player, but the guys at skippy.net think theirs is. Not only did they write about how slick this device is (by slick we mean it puts out 1080p, like any of our TVs can handle it), but they also took some great unboxing pics and put them in a flickr album. Like regular porn, gear porn is hottest when it’s made by amateurs. If… Read More

  • Find Your Wii

    . I wrote a little shell script that would do this for me automatically at certain intervals, but this seems considerably better. For example: Gamestop: Nintendo Wii Most Wanted Bundle is sold out at 2006-12-15 13:05:17
    EB Games: Nintendo Wii Most Wanted Bundle is sold out at 2006-12-15 13:05:15
    Gamestop: Nintendo Wii Most Wanted Bundle is in stock at 2006-12-15 13:03:43
    EB Games: Nintendo… Read More