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  • SMC Is Cool With 802.11n, Releases A Bunch Of Stuff

    If you’re all about jumping on the next-gen bandwagon early, might want to hit up your local electronics store to check out the latest from SMC Networks. SMC released a bunch of 802.11n goodies still with the draft-version of 802.11n with everything from routers to adapters. There’s the Barricade N wireless router for $120 that can connect up to 300Mbps, four Ethernet ports in… Read More

  • HP Announces 2007 TV Lineup; DLPs Out, LCDs More In

    , does include 9 new HDTVs with all but two being LCDs. At resolutions of 720p, HP will have 32-, 37- and 42-inch LCDs as well as two 1080p panels at 42 and 47 inches. Two plasmas with resolutions around 720p will come in 42- and 50-inch sizes. And while DLPs have been ousted, the company is keeping MediaSmart LCD models in the lineup. These panels feature 1080p support along with… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Apple Faces Patent Infringment Suit On Nike+iPod

    The Washington Post reported this week that:
    “[Apple], the Cupertino, Calif.-based company also disclosed that PhatRat Technology LLC filed a lawsuit Oct. 24 alleging patent infringement. The Nike-iPod product in question, developed jointly with Nike Inc., allow runners to keep track of how far and how fast they’ve gone. The company’s response to the complaint is not yet… Read More

  • Bluetooth Nav System From Samsung

    Here’s another one from Samsung, the STT-D370 which includes TPEG and T-DMB, two digital content transfer systems, but the best part is you can make/receive phone calls and SMS text messages through the microphone and speaker phone via bluetooth. Mapping seems to be ramped up by Anycall Land and Samsung claims its built in Real 3-D mapping offers the best graphics on the market. The… Read More

  • MacWorld Rumor Poll: What Say Ye?

    ? A bottle of air? You decide! [poll=10] Read More

  • Tune Belt Intros New iPod Nano Accessories

    Looking to protect your iPod Nano on the cheap? Perhaps Tune Belt and its recently released and expanded iPod cases can fulfill your every desire! There’s the see-through wristband carrier for $17 and the belt case for $15. Each is designed with safety and comfort in mind, so you can rest at night knowing your Nano is safe. The wristband carrier can be strapped onto “fitness… Read More

  • AllofMP3 Owes RIAA $1.65 trillion

    According to the RIAA at least. In a lawsuit filed in a New York court, the RIAA has demanded that AllofMP3 owes it $1.65 trillion. The debt is the result of 11 million AllofMP3 downloads since Oct. 2006. If you do the math, that equates to $115,000 per track—it’s a good thing the RIAA doesn’t run its own download service. AllofMP3 has dismissed the charges on its website… Read More

  • Numark x2 Hybrid Turntable Brings DJ Equality

    <img class="right" src=", which greatly reduces the quantity of gear you have to lug around. But it's more than just a convergence player. The x2 Hybrid has a vibration fightin' solid-core design, the industry's highest torque direct drive motor, pitch control and the Numark Beatkeeper beat calculator. The… Read More

  • Samsung NAND On Steroids

    Looks like Samsung has been supplying some juiced up 16 GB NAND flash memory to mobile device manufacturers. The new chips are based on 50-nano technology and the company says it will be able to pump out some 32 GB memory cards that are capable of holding “8,000 songs, 30+ hours of DVD recordings and 200 years worth of newspaper archives.” The write rate is double and read rate is… Read More

  • Tag Heuer Phone (??)

    , makers of fancy watches, is releasing a cellphone designed by ModeLabs, a French company that designs phones companies MTV and Virgin Mobile. The phone will be made of stainless steel and take design cues from the other watches in the Tag line-up. This appears to be a direct shot at Nokia’s Vertu line, which means someone at LVMH, Heuer’s parent company, must have woken up from… Read More

  • RSS Lovefest

    . Also, please favorite us on Technorati. It will make us so happy and we’ll hug and kiss you all night long. Can you tell I’m jet-lagged? Read More

  • Scorpion Watch Company Reef Diver

    Just got in the new Scoripion Reef Diver for review. This is a custom-made automatic watch created by a couple of guys in Denver and it’s quite a looker. It has an automatic ETA movement with hacking seconds hand — that means the seconds hand stops when you pull out the crown — and is water resistant to 30ATM or 1000 feet. They’ve only made 100 of the red Reef Divers… Read More

  • Board(Bored)Fisher

    And the winner of the lamest thing I’ve ever seen goes to…BoardFisher! Who would pay $75+ to bungee a crate on their surfboard? Not me! Point and laugh, I did. Lamest Thing Ever [BoardFisher] Read More

  • The Shining…It's Real

    LG plans to launch the Shine, GSM, stateside at CES so I guess one of Korea’s cool phones will be making it here after all. As usual, we’ll still get the short end of the stick as the EU will get it first. The Shine will be showcased in Vegas with an all stainless steel booth designed to show off just how shiny it is! The Shining [Chosun Ilbo] Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Transformers Attack! Edition

    Purported Transformers Gadget-bot Prototypes
    Stain Detector Helps Detect Grody, Invisible Stains
    Stackable Hard Drives; Lego Styling
    Got Cash And Want Water-Based Thrills? Check Out Seabreacher
    Reader Response: Countdown to CES Read More

  • Need A PS3?

    Hit up Best Buy. Apparently they’re chock full of ’em. Read More

  • Reader Response: Countdown to CES Day 01

    Happy Jan. 2! You know, I only recently got used to writing 2006—and now it’s 2007. I wonder if I’ll adapt to writing the correct date sometime this side of July. At least on CrunchGear, WordPress handles the date for me. I bet you all are waiting eagerly for your daily winners, which is good, because I have them for you. Two of ‘um. A lucky pair who will each be… Read More

  • Purported Transformers Gadget-bot Prototypes

    We always discuss handy gadgets that fit in your pockets; cellphones, digital cameras, game systems. But, like many of you, we got our love of all things gadgety via a lovely line of toys from the early-to-mid ’80s: Transformers. That’s why we find it exceedingly fitting that the script for the new Michael Bay Transformers film, opening July 4th, calls for a handful of gadgets… Read More

  • The Sucky Future Is Now: In-Car WiFi

    Further adding to the headache that is the rental car experience, Avis will be adding WiFi services to all of its rental cars as an add-on service, starting next year. Autonet Mobile, the provider of the service, is poised to announce the deal at CES, but we caught early wind via the NY Times. For $11 a day, you can download porn at 60MPH, which, really, is the fulfillment of the original… Read More

  • Stain Detector Helps Detect Grody, Invisible Stains

    While it’s being marketed as a tool to help you find hidden stains so you can make your pad smell better, we know it’s really so you can all play CSI at home. The Stain Detector Light uses the same UV technology that the detectives use to find “protein stains”, blood, bile, or, uh, what-have-you. Wanna scare someone? Visit them in their hotel room with this thing pointed… Read More