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  • Alienware Area-51 m5790 Special Edition

    CES hasn’t yet gotten full swing, but the Pepcom event was tonight and there were several items of interest. I’m a little stretched for time at the moment, because I’m exhausted and about to pass out, but I wanted to make a quick blurb about one of the new Alienware laptops being launched later this week. The Area-51 m5790 Special Edition is the first Alienware laptop to have… Read More

  • OQO 02: It's Alive

    So the OQO 01 didn’t float your boat… how about EVDO + wireless and a new design and keyboard. Add on Vista and potentially we have a winner. It’s still pretty expensive — $2,000 for a basic configuration — but it runs quite quickly and is extremely attractive. Here’s Dynamism’s take: As everyone was sort of expecting, the much anticipated OQO 02 has… Read More

  • Pharos GPS Phone 600 Hands-On

    We got a close look at the GPS Phone 600, the latest unlocked phone from GPS maker Pharos. The mapping software was quite exact — it placed us in the Nevada desert, apparently — and the phone was actually slim and well-made. An interesting addition to this year’s GPS phone line-up. Read More

  • Netgear Drops HD Set-Top Box for Wireless Streaming

    Netgear has beaten Apple’s iTV to the punch with its Digital Entertainer HD media receivers. The set-top boxes work much like the soon-to-market iTV, finding media on your network of PCs or Mac’s wirelessly and allowing you to play it all back on your home theater system. Though not compatible with iTunes downloads, the system can play back most other media formats, including… Read More

  • Cingular Debuts Treo 750: UMTS, Windows Mobile 5

    this past fall, was an instant hit with business minded users, as it’s Palm’s first GSM Treo running Windows Mobile 5. Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Fabulous Electronics

    Heave-ho, boys, and off to CES (or MacWorld)!
    Philipp Goedicke The writing on the wall [1] says that the date looms near
    So save and backup files [2-5],
    Then take care the welfare of your feline pee-er [6],
    And capture burglars’ smiles [7,8].
    Make sure than you can capture all the sights [9] and sounds [10],
    Strap wheels to both your feet [11],
    Have GPS so you can find your way around… Read More

  • Belkin’s TuneStudio Four-Channel Audio Mixer For iPod


    Belkin hinted to us about a CES announcement for musicians and here it is: the Belkin TuneStudio. Designed for use with 5G iPods, the four-channel mixer lets you record digital audio directly to your iPod at 16-bit, 44kHz quality. Basically a portable audio recording studio, the compact unit (I don’t have dimensions, but in comparison to the iPod pictured, it’s fairly small)… Read More

  • Zoom!: And We're Off To CES 2007

    Blake is winging his way to Las Vegas right now and we’ll be staying in the beautiful — and pyramidoid — Hotel Exclusive Luxor. For all of our CES 2007 coverage, just click on over to our CES 2007 coverage page. If you’d like to stop the CG crew for a drink or a delicious $5 steak dinner, AIM me at johnbiggsny or email tips at crunchgear dotcom. Read More

  • Windows Mobile Crossbow In Action

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=5404987844605210971&hl=en David at MobilityToday turned us on to this video of Crossbow in action. Anything, I suspect, is better than WinMo 5.0. Crossbow Video [MobilityToday] Read More

  • Nokia N800 (nee N870) Unearthed

    The Nokia N770 is probably one of the most unsung devices out there. I love mine — it’s a tiny, handy Internet tablet with brains. The N800, it seems, is 10 times better. The fellow at RingNokia got his hands on one and shares some of his unboxing pictures. Strangely enough, it’s missing the expected “870” designation. I tried to create another gallery and… Read More

  • Scorpion Watch Reef Diver Photo Gallery

    I got the Reef Diver in, which I talked about a bit before, and I took a few photos to test CG’s PopUpGallery installation. Feast your eyes. Product Page
    UPDATE – Let me know if this gallery works on your browser in comments. It’s acting strange on OSX and Firefox. Read More

  • Wicked Lasers: MobileCrunch Says They're Wicked

    Perhaps this is what Paul Simon was talking about when he sang about “lasers in the the jungle” — a crazy-powerful 95 milliwatt green laser from Wicked Lasers. I’ve seen these things before and my neighbor even shot mine up at a passing helicopter, causing us all to scamper into the house and cower in the basement. However, Oliver at MobileCrunch did no such thing… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Rehydration Edition

    Ditch iCal, Make Your Office Wall Into A Calendar
    Samsung Refrigerates RFID
    PumpOne Mobile For Fatties With Cell Phones
    Wiimote Add-Ons For Wii Sports: Totally Stupid
    2007 Bloggies: Vote for Us! Read More

  • Add a Second Hard Drive to Your MacBook, MacBook Pro

    , laptop drives top out at about 200 GB, one-fifth the capacity of a desktop. MCE Technologies, however, has come up with a way for MacBook and MacBook Pro users to push the envelope. By removing the optical drive from your Mac portable, MCE’s OptiBay makes room for a secondary hard drive with capacities of up to 160 GB, for a theoretical maximum of 360 GB. Pricing starts at around $250… Read More

  • USB Organization Certifies Micro-USB for Phones

    Wouldn’t it be nice if your mobile phone had a USB port so that you could grab your photos and ringtones and back-up your contacts? Sure, some of us are lucky enough to have such things on our phones. And some of us even have Bluetooth capable of the tasks. But for the vast majority of cellphones in America, the only way to get information on (or off) is through its carrier’s… Read More

  • Balcony Grill for Us Urbanites

    It’s a balcony barbeque! I know, I know. CES is just days away, and it’s a barbecue that has my expensive panties in a wad, but I desperately want this, though it does not actually yet exist. Perhaps it’s out of consideration for the neighbors of others, or perhaps out of concern for fire safety, or perhaps because it’s from some German-sounding guy’s mind… Read More

  • Nokia E65 Surfaces: High-End Features, Mid-Range Price

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/HSDPA compatibility (GSM for voice, natch), as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and a microSD slot for additional storage. While it seems like those are all high-end features, this is actually a mid-range phone, by Q2 2007 standards; it should go for about $445 unsubsidized, meaning that if Cingular or T-Mobile pick it up… Read More

  • One Terabyte Hard Drives Arrive from Hitachi

    If you’re like us, you download tons and tons of dirty, dirty porn completely legal music and videos. You, then, probably run into the same problem we do: where do you store all this data? The answer comes from Hitachi in the guise of the world’s first terabyte hard drive. Rather, make that hard drives, as the Hitch is dropping two versions of the 7K1000, the Deskstar, ideal for… Read More

  • Cingular Bets on Live Video

    Most people only use their cellphones to make voice calls, we all know this, it is fact. Cingular, however, thinks its come up with a way to entice people to use its 3G features in a new way: video calling. It’s not the video calling of the G.I. Joe wallscreen we’ve all dreamt about as kids, but rather phone-to-phone broadcasting of video, basically using the video camera on a phone… Read More