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The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Daily Crunch: Warehouse Sneak Edition

    Here are some stories you might have missed: Instant Power: Just Add Water
    Philips amBX Blows You
    Nintendo Wii Systems Ready To Go
    ASUS Cools Things Off With Massive Copper Cooler
    Two New Feeds: Video and Hot Read More

  • Wake Up

    Many of you might recall a couple weeks ago we gave away tickets to an exclusive Band of Horses show for Seattle area residents. If you’re one of the many who couldn’t get in, or if you just like music in general, keep your eyes on CrunchGear for the next 24 hours. At some point during that time, we’re going to have something very special for our Seattle-area readers and for… Read More

  • Why wiDock? Why Not?

    long enough to write a quick post about it. The wiDock is one such dock. Why? Because instead of just starting with a lowercase “i” like every other iPod accessory, the wiDock adds a lowercase “w.” Isn’t that special? But there’s more. If you want a charging cradle for your iPod, but not a pesky USB cable, this is for you. Plug your iPod into the dock, as… Read More

  • Fox News Attacks Sony PlayStation Portable

    I’m all for bashing the Sony PSP — it’s an overpriced handheld with a slew of awful games, but this is absolutely ridiculous. Fox 29 News is attacking the PSP for its WiFi capabilities. One of the good things about the handheld device is that it supports multiplayer and web browsing via WiFi (it’s one of the few things that justify the PSP’s price). Fox 29 News… Read More

  • Full Zune Walk Through

    The sound is a little rough on this one, but it’s a good effort and you get to see the Zune in her native environment – the sweaty palms of PR people. Read More

  • Can You Tell The Difference Between 1080i And 1080p?


    If you said yes, you’re lying. Or maybe not. CNET executive editor David Carnoy did a little informal testing between HDTVs of 1080p, 1080i and 720p resolutions using Blu-ray and HD DVD content. The verdict: If you’ve got the money to burn on the 1080p set, go for it. If you buy a 720p or 1080i set instead, are you going to regret it later? Probably not. Carnoy says there were… Read More

  • Eager Buyers Line Up For PS3 Too Early

    The picture says it all, doesn’t it? A forum member over at Cheap Ass Gamer caught a picture of hardcore PlayStation 3 fans (or Ebayers) outside of his local Best Buy this week. An employee at the Best Buy stated that they had been there since Monday, so they’ve either got a long haul ahead of them, or those damn Sony PlayStation 3 commercials confused them. Now there are only… Read More

  • Linksys Yahoo! Messenger CIT310 Phone Hands On

    Cordless phones and instant messaging. Two great tastes that taste great together? Yahoo! has teamed up with Linksys to offer a DECT (Digital Enchanced Cordless Telecommunications – essentially a cordless standard that doesn’t interfere with WiFi) phone with Yahoo! Messenger features. The catch? The phone has to be tether to a running PC to send and receive Yahoo! voice calls. Read More

  • Nintendo Wii Systems Ready To Go

    If you didn’t get a chance to preorder a Nintendo Wii, now there’s a solution: Go to Nintendo’s North Bend facility (in Washington, I believe) and raid the damn place. It seems as though this “secret” facility has Wii systems ready to go, as well copies of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. If you do manage to get into the facility, simply ignore the green… Read More

  • Two New Feeds: Video and Hot

    Too busy to read the entire CG feed? Too bored? Too lonely? Repulsed by full RSS feeds? Try these two hot RSS feeds for your browsing pleasure:
    Video – Feed dedicated to all of our posts containing video. This includes our Video Reviews and our Content Stolen from Legitimate Sources. Hot – The hottest stories handpicked by your editorial staff. Consider this the “Staff… Read More

  • Charge Your iPod with a AA Battery (If It's an Emergency)

    What’s notable about the iTurbo iPod charger isn’t that it quickly charges your iPod with one AA battery, or that it looks like a stocking stuffer for a raver. What’s notable is that the product’s Flashcrapular website mentions that it’s the one gadget that’s “great for power outages and other emergencies,” because when your home is destroyed by… Read More

  • Samsung WiMax Mobile Phone (Don't Call It a Cell)

    We are sick and frickin’ tired of the Koreans getting all the rad mobile phonage. Take, for example, this feature-packed slim Samsung found at the WiBro (WiMax to us yanks) summit that we’ll never see here in America. Why won’t we see it? Because it doesn’t use the CDMA or GSM flavors that standard cell networks use. No, it has to get all swanky and uses WiMax for… Read More

  • Play Guitar On Your Nintendo DS

    http://www.gamebrink.com/video/417 Though Nintendo isn’t following the same road to next gen its competitors have, it’s truly constantly reinventing the way people play video games. The video above is footage of a Nintendo DS game called M-06, which turns the DS into a guitar simulator. Like most of Nintendo’s upcoming titles, M-06 is meant to be intuitive, and playable by… Read More

  • Jabra BT-Series Headsets: The BT Stands for Bluetooth Quality

    Here we present the BT8010, a stereo Bluetooth headset that streams audio from a cellphone and or an MP3 player alongside the BT 325s and the 320s. All of them connect to Bluetooth phones and all offer stereo audio from either a Bluetooth enabled MP3 player or a headphone jack. The 8010 actually consists of a “mono” headset that turns into a stereo headset by connecting the two… Read More

  • David Pogue Hates on Zune, Then Loves, Then Hates

    You don’t need us wags here at CrunchGear to tell you that Microsoft may have pissed off its PlaysForSure partners by locking them out of Zune. No, you need David Pogue of the New York Times to tell you. Pogue, who loves everything Apple’s ever done but hates everything else, including Democracy and soduku, respects the Zune as a true PMP, including its slick interface… Read More

  • ASUS Cools Things Off With Massive Copper Cooler


    I like a good processor heatsink/fan as much as the next person. Especially ones like this ASUS Silent Knight that’s definitely meant to be seen and not heard. The all-copper assembly—fins, base and heat pipes—is divided in half by a fan. So it pulls air through the first section of fins and blows it out through the second and, with any luck, right out the back of your desktop. Read More

  • Motorla Q Pro to Vodafone, Plus Hungarian Photo Goodness

    If you’re an avid CrunchGear reader, and we know you are, then you’ll recall a few weeks ago we brought you news that Motorola has plans for its popular Q smartphone that include a second, upgraded model called the “Q Pro.” We told you about the differences between the Q and the Q Pro (mostly involving BlackBerry-like enterprise support), but now we find news (from the… Read More

  • Microsoft Beds Universal

    Microsoft has announced that it has struck a deal to deliver to its Zune store music from the Universal Music Group. The deal will give Universal a cut of every Zune player sold. This arrangement is a departure from the Apple standard that only pays studios per song sold, with the studios getting no cut of the electronics. Universal is expected to receive roughly $1 per $250 player sold. It… Read More

  • Amp'd Mobile to Launch Smartphones, Starting with Motorola Q?

    We just received an anonymous tip on Amp’d Mobile, claiming the youth-oriented network is planning on leveraging its hybrid pricing plans to become the first MVNO to offer smartphones. While this sounds like bullpucky at first, the tipster included these photos (that appear to be real) of what looks like an Amp’d-branded Motorola Q. That got our attention. While it’s known… Read More

  • Instant Power: Just Add Water


    Usually when a lone inventor claims that his or her invention will revolutionize how we do, well, anything, we take it with a whole damned shaker of salt. Susumu Suzuki, however, requires just half that dosage, mostly because he’s the respected president of Tokyo-based building-material maker Total System Conductor. Suzuki claims he has invented a AA battery prototype that doesn’t… Read More