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  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N2 Pictures Leaked

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N2 Pictures Leaked

    Pictures of he upcoming Sony DSC-N2 digicam have just turned up on a Chinese discussion board, showing off its new slim and rounded body. The new N2 is reported to have 10.1 megapixel resolution, a 3x Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar lens, a large touch screen (3 inches), and ISO 1000 support. i4u thinks the official announcement will come at Photokina in September. Forum [via i4u] Read More

  • Onkyo Portable Media Player With No Screen

    Onkyo Portable Media Player With No Screen

    Onkyo’s making this PMP to be sort of a do-it-yourself approach to PMPs. The player fits a 2.5″ hard drive which you need to put in yourself – not to mention buy yourself. Then, better yet, it has no screen, so you’ll have to pipe out all your video through your TV. Wait, I haven’t gotten to the best part, the supported codecs. Yes, because the casing is so large… Read More

  • Panasonic's New 4GB 3CCD Camcorder

    Panasonic's New 4GB 3CCD Camcorder

    The SDR-S150 SD from Panasonic has many features that set it apart from its competitors. It features MPEG2 recording with 4GB of storage and can fit up to 3 hours and 20 minutes of video. In addition to its recording capabilities, the camcorder SD utilizes a Leica Dicomar lens and an Advanced Pure Color Engine to deliver respectable image quality. The SDR-S150 SD will be available in September… Read More

  • SanDisk Introduces 8GB "Nano Killer"

    SanDisk Introduces 8GB "Nano Killer"

    SanDisk, Inc., the makers of all things flash, announced today large shakeups to its line of DAP players–the most notable of which is the forthcoming e280. The new player will carry 8GB of flash memory and a microSD expansion slot. In addition to the new model, prices for existing Sansa players at 2, 4 and 6 gigabytes will be reduced up to 30 percent, bringing the price range of… Read More

  • Cingular 8525 Pictures Surface

    Cingular 8525 Pictures Surface

    Renderings appeared this weekend of the Cingular 8525, the company’s HTC Hermes bastardization. Unfortunately, the Cingular version has had its front facing camera removed, thus preventing it from serving as a video phone. With that feature disabled, HSDPA is the only thing that really distinguishes the 8525 from the 8125. I guess that’s enough to sway some users, but it seems to be… Read More

  • Crunched Gear: Final Crunch

    Crunched Gear: Final Crunch

    Well boys and girls, our Crunched Gear competition is drawing to its staggeringly destructive conclusion. So far we’ve seen destroyed phones, exploded laptops, shattered iPods and other devices crunched beyond recognition, but I have a feeling there are still a few of you out there who haven’t yet entered. You have until noon (let’s say PST time) today to send your entries… Read More

  • Top 10 Most Beautiful Cellphones

    Top 10 Most Beautiful Cellphones

    Gearheads like us may be way into stuff like “features” and “functionality” in our cell phones, but nobody says we can’t appreciate a little dessert with our meal. Fosfor gadgets compiled a list of the 10 most beautiful cellphones they could find, most of which aren’t even available in the US. Which is the top phone? The KDDI Penck by Makoto Saito… Read More

  • Xbox Live Vision Sold At Toys 'R' Us A Little Early

    Xbox Live Vision Sold At Toys 'R' Us A Little Early


    We wonder whether this was a stocking error, or just an employee taking advantage of his position. But here it is, an Xbox Live Vision camera sitting next to a Toys ‘R’ Us receipt. Looks like the XBL Vision is due out any month now. Flickr [via Digg] Read More

  • Man Blames Dell Laptop For House Fire

    Man Blames Dell Laptop For House Fire

    A Florida man says his wife’s laptop was sitting on some papers on a couch when the couch caught fire – spreading, and then eventually destroying his house. The article says the Dell was one of the models that were recalled this week because of potential fire hazards. This man was pretty unlucky that the laptop was sitting on papers and a couch, instead of on a desk like in… Read More

  • Saitek Pro Gamer Command Pad

    Saitek Pro Gamer Command Pad

    This new controller from Saitek utilizes an intuitive 20 button design to give users an edge in FPS and RTS games. The Pro Gamer Command Pad features a backlit ergonomic keypad with an adjustable thumb area for maximum comfort. It has 4-way hat switch and up to 120 commands can be programmed on the device. Back when I used to go to a lot of CPL events, I can’t recall ever seeing a… Read More

  • Apple WiFi Vulnerability was Fictitious

    Apple WiFi Vulnerability was Fictitious

    I’m sure you remember all that fuss about those holes in the Apple WiFi drivers. Well as reality would have it, those claims were erroneous. TUAW reports that SecureWorks, the company sponsoring all this noise, didn’t find a flaw in Apple’s drivers at all. It turns out, the defects exist in a third party card and software that was used to facilitate these… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Argh My Head

    Daily Crunch: Argh My Head

    Well Friday wasn’t the busiest of news days, but quality over quantity right? These are some of the biggest stories from the day that was yesterday. For now I’m gonna go try to work off this hangover.
    TiVo Slaps EchoStar, Its Customers Apple’s New Xserve
    Marriott Hotels Ready Wireless Check-In Lion’s Gate Movies Coming to iTunes Brain XP Read More

  • Maxfield Max-Sin Touch MP3 Player

    Maxfield Max-Sin Touch MP3 Player

    This Verizon Chocolate-looking MP3 player from Maxfield really is pretty. It comes in 512MB and 1GB models and transfers songs over USB 2.0. It plays MP3s, WMAs, and Ogg files. The display itself is only two colors: white and not-white, but it really looks sexy compared other music players. Even the iPod Nano is jealous. Maxfield [via Red Ferret] Read More

  • TiVo Slaps EchoStar, Its Customers

    TiVo Slaps EchoStar, Its Customers

    In a recent ruling, a Texas judge found that EchoStar (Dish Network) had purposefully infringed many TiVo DVR copyrights. EchoStar now must pay TiVo nearly $90 million in damages. In addition to the cash settlement, several million Dish Network DVRS will be rendered effectively useless. Now I can empathize with a company wanting to maintain its intellectual properties and all that noise, but… Read More

  • WOLF KING Warrior

    WOLF KING Warrior

    The new Warrior controller from WOLF KING is basically a reassessment of their preexisting Timber Wolf design. By removing the keyboard component, WOLF KING has created a highly portable 55-function device that is appropriate for LAN party environs. It works as a standalone unit or in concert with a keyboard. While it is touted as being homogenous with several game genres, it looks to be… Read More

  • Lions Gate Movies Coming To iTunes

    Lions Gate Movies Coming To iTunes

    Apple hates when its partners spill the beans on its products too early, and it looks like Lions Gate CEO is going to get an angry phone call from someone in Cupertino after yesterday’s financial earnings conference call. In the call, Lions Gate’s president said: “In terms of iTunes movie downloads, I think most likely some time before the end of the [calendar] year,”… Read More

  • Artison RCC600 In-Wall Subwoofer

    Artison RCC600 In-Wall Subwoofer

    Instead of having a free-standing floor subwoofer that takes up your living room, try this vibration-free reactance-cancelling sub that goes into your wall. It’s created by Cary Christie, and available for $2,000, which isn’t that much considering how much performance you get from something that goes into your wall. The RCC 600 In-Wall Subwoofer is perfect for… Read More

  • Coolest Gadgets Turn One

    Coolest Gadgets Turn One

    Coolest Gadgets turns one year old today and CrunchGear would like to wish the crew happy birthday. It’s not easy to stay afloat in the blogging world for an entire year, but they’ve done it admirably. To celebrate, they’re running a $1000 gadget contest that includes a Nexus 95mv Wicked Laser, a solar powered cell phone charger, a pair of MP3 sunglasses and various other… Read More

  • Pantech PN-218 Compact Flip Phone On Alltel

    Pantech PN-218 Compact Flip Phone On Alltel

    Alltel’s not usually known for their fashionable phones, but this small compact-sized compact-like phone from Pantech will be available from Alltel here in the US. It has a 1.8-inch TFT screen, and a 1.0-inch external screen on the outside. A VGA camera, Brew 2.1 capability, speakerphone, and voice memo completes the package. Although this phone is small, it’s fairly thick too. Read More

  • Apple's New Xserve

    Apple's New Xserve

    In case you weren’t one of the lucky few that made it to WWDC, this is what Apple’s new Xserve looks like. Most of us won’t have any need for it, but for our IT drone readers that happen to work with Xserves, take a good look. Apple’s new server [CNET] Read More