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  • Burn Your Cell Phone

    Burn Your Cell Phone

    A new AP article has hit the ‘net discussing the fact that you can’t truly delete all the info off of your cell phone. Apparently, a company called Trust Digital bought 10 different phones on eBay and tested the phone-security tools that they sell to buisenesses. These weren’t old $5 Nokias, either. They were all “capable of working with corporate e-mail… Read More

  • SanDisk Sansa c200 MP3 Player Announced at IFA

    Some audio player news comign out of IFA 2006 today. Now it’s the Sansa c200 MP3 player from SanDisk. In traditional SanDisk fashion, it has a 1 or 2GB flash drive embedded inside, and a Micro SD card slot for even more storage. Is it just us, or does anyone else think SanDisk includes the expanded memory in order to sell more SD cards? The player itself has a color LCD screen, has 15… Read More

  • Pioneer to Release Combo HD DVD/Blu-ray Drive

    Pioneer to Release Combo HD DVD/Blu-ray Drive

    Pioneer announced at IFA that it will be releasing a drive capable of reading both HD DVD and Blu-ray discs. The BDR-103 will utilize Ricoh’s smart blue laser diode that can recognize what type of disc has been inserted. There have been a few of these drives that have been announced in the past. None of them have gelled, so here’s hoping that the BDR-103 actually makes it to market. Read More

  • Samsung YP-K5 MP3 Boombox With Built-In Speakers

    Samsung YP-K5 MP3 Boombox With Built-In Speakers

    What do you get when you combine a Samsung MP3 player with a set of built-in speakers? Something fairly decent, actually. The Samsung YP-K5 MP3 player looks like a regular player from the front, but has a sliding speaker case mounted on its rear. So how is it? Well, for a flash-based MP3 player it’s kind of bulky. Three times the thickness of an iPod Nano actually. The UI itself is… Read More

  • Apple Updates Mini

    Apple Updates Mini

    People are reporting that their recently ordered Mac Minis have been quietly upgraded prior to shipping. As a revision on the old specs, the new Minis feature: Core Duo 1.66GHz instead of Core Solo 1.5GHz HD 100GB instead of 60GB SuperDrive instead of a Combo! Not a huge revision, but a revision nonetheless. There has been much speculation that this update was coming, but many expected it to be… Read More

  • Firefox 2 Available for Developers (And You)

    Firefox 2 Available for Developers (And You)

    Desktoplinux.com went ahead and downloaded Mozilla’s Firefox 2 Beta 2 edition and were kind enough to do a rundown of the new features. Right now, it’s only available from Mozilla’s FTP site, here. It’s only supposed to be used by developers, but if you really just NEEEEED it now, here’s a rundown of the new features, as listed by the Firefox team: Read More

  • Samsung SDC-MS61 6-megapixel Shooter Revealed At IFA

    Not much detail yet, but the SDC-MS61 point and shoot from Samsung was just announced at IFA. It has 6 megapixels, a 3-inch LCD, MP3 recording and shoots MPEG4 video. It even plays back MP3s, which is definitely useful when you’re trying to take pictures of stuff. More info as it comes in. Samsung’s SDC-MS61 little black digital camera [Shiny Shiny] Read More

  • Paris Hilton is a L33t HaXor

    ? Paris Hilton Hacks Voice Mail using Asterick [VoIP & Gadgets Blog] Read More

  • Six Degrees of Crunchation: Motorola Q Winner

    OK. This wasn’t hard at all. Even the folks who sent in a bunch of fake photos (*cough* *cough*) – which I did not specifically prohibit, by the way – couldn’t touch the tenacity of one young man and his camera. Now to process the creative photos for the winner of the Kodak v603… I’m thinking we won’t even vote, but to be fair I think we will. Read More

  • 6 Degrees: Soon, My Pets

    6 Degrees: Soon, My Pets

    My entire team is MIA today, so I’m busy editing up these entries so they’ll be acceptable. Until then, I offer you this potentially NSFW selection from the collection. Click through to view… Read More

  • Wha-what? Apple Special Event on September 12?

    in LA, which could also mean the launch of an iPhone, but I’m not holding my breath. Reports: Apple to hold special event on September 12th [iLounge] Read More

  • iTunes Movie Store Coming

    is reporting that Apple will be adding $14.99 new releases and $9.99 back catalog movie downloads to their already hep and happening iTunes service… and it’s happening this month. A little bird also told us that a major player, either Sony or Universal, is now ripping their entire back catalog – from 1999 onwards – to digital. The compression algorithm is a huge secret… Read More

  • Live College Football Comes to Mobile ESPN

    streamed live to their handsets. This is in addition to the scores and news already provided with the service. ESPN has deals with several conferences, so chances are (if you’re one of the dozen or so Mobile ESPN customers) you’ll be able to catch your favorite team in action, if you have one. While streaming live content to handsets is nothing new, it’s good to see ESPN… Read More

  • Six Degrees Update: They're All In

    I’m going to go through them right now and figure out the winner of the Q. Then we’ll vote on some of the more creative ones. Read More

  • Onkyo Launches New 1080p Receivers

    Onkyo Launches New 1080p Receivers

    Onkyo makes some great stuff. If I weren’t always on the verge of financial ruin I’d probably get myself one of these. Anyway, the TX-SR674 and the TX-SR604 receivers feature a bevy of high end features and is aimed at mid-level home consumers. Both receivers have two HDMI inputs and 7.1 surround or multichannel sound. They each have Audyssey 2EQ for automatic acoustic calibration… Read More

  • Nokia 5200 and 5300 Images

    Nokia 5200 and 5300 Images

    Mobile Scraper has managed to scrounge up a couple of pictures of the shells of the forthcoming Nokia 5200 and 5300 phones. As you can see the images leave a lot to be desired, but they do illuminate a bit of what we can expect from these forthcoming models. They’re each supposed to feature 1.3MP cameras and, judging from the shells, will support MP3 playback via those dedicated… Read More

  • TiVo Series 3 Unboxed!

    TiVo Series 3 Unboxed!

    JJ at PVR Wire has gotten his grimey hands on a brand new TiVo Series 3 HD DVR. And just to rub it in, he’s posted a slew of pictures of the unboxing. No new information here, but if you have a thing for packaging, or you just want to drool a bit, it’s worth a looksie. TiVo Series 3 Unboxed [PVR Wire] Read More

  • Intel Could Cut Jobs

    Intel Could Cut Jobs

    CNET reports that Intel will likely cut thousands of jobs as part of a bid to increase company efficiency. Paul Otellini, CEO of the Santa Clara based chipmaker, is expected to make the announcement within the next week. The mass layoffs stem from the results of an internal audit dating from April of this year. The cuts are expected to affect as much as 10 percent of Intel’s 100,000… Read More

  • CrunchGear's Back to School Cheat Sheet

    CrunchGear's Back to School Cheat Sheet

    September is here and maybe you or someone in your household–you know, the kid upstairs with the headphones who listens to that demon hippity-hop music?–might be in the market for some back to school technology. Here’s a quick rundown of our favorite picks from the past few months. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Sketchy Details Edition

    Daily Crunch: Sketchy Details Edition

    Here are some interesting bits of news from yesterday: Is HP Eating Apple’s Karma?
    Syringe Shaped USB Thumb Drive
    Dreamcast Watch
    Rolling Robot iPod Dock
    Forbes’ Most Wired Cities Read More