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  • ILM Enters Stephen Colbert's Green Screen Lightsaber Contest

    In case you don’t watch the show, Colbert made a challenge to A/V nerds everywhere to take footage of him on a green screen waving a lightsaber around and insert in cool backgrounds – sort of like the movies Sin City or Sky Captain. Plenty of good entries were sent in, with some even making it on his show. Well, if you were thinking of doing one you can pretty much give up now… Read More

  • Rumor: Another PS3 Delay In Europe

    Things just don’t seem to be going very well for Sony, at all. After all the console bashing, the shortages and consumers being simply fed up with all the crap Sony has been feeding them you’d think Sony would get their act together from here on out. Well, just to pile on the heaps of bad news here’s some more: MeriStation is reporting that Ken Kutaragi recently admitted… Read More

  • Dyson Root 6: Robo-Sucker

    Looks like Dyson has done it again. Their new Root 6 uses the same air chamber design as their vacuums and doesn’t lose suction when filled with filth and muck – I can attest to this, as we’ve had the Dyson Ball for a while after picking it up for a song at Best Buy. The name and shape are kind of creepy, but it looks like it’s all sucking all the time with this… Read More

  • CrunchGear Reader Meet Up: It's On

    Thanks to some excellent backdoor maneuvering by our crack ad team, we’ve lined up some excellent sponsors, including SoonR, an Ajax-tastic mobile desktop system that gives you full access to your Outlook email and desktop from any phone browser. So that means we’re on for tomorrow at 7pm. Here’s a post re-cap. Join us for our first reader meet-up! The event will coincide… Read More

  • 'RED' iPod Nano Coming Tomorrow?

    iLounge is reporting that a new, red iPod nano will be announced tomorrow on the Oprah Winfrey show by Bono himself. The red iPod will be a part of the Product RED program that is currently literally painting cities red to battle AIDS. The episode was apparently taped earlier this week and featured Bono and a 4GB “iPod nano RED.” It’s supposed to cost the same $199, with… Read More

  • Nintendo Wii Preorders Starts Tomorrow

    Gamestop sent out emails earlier today letting everyone who signed up for the Nintendo Wii preorder notification know that preorders be available tomorrow, Friday the 13th. Like we stated yesterday, you probably won’t need to preorder a Nintendo Wii due to so many consoles coming out on launch day. Still, there will be bit of Nintendo fans out there that are going to go and preorder the… Read More

  • PalmSource to Change Name to Access

    PalmSource, the manufacturer of the Palm OS, is undergoing yet another name change. Access, the Japanese mobile software maker and parent company of PalmSource, is apparently absorbing the company into its Access brand. While the Palm OS will still be called such, PalmSource will now be known as Access. This divestment of the Palm-themed monicker is not a good omen for Palm fanboys, as many… Read More

  • Palm Drops Treo 680 for American GSM Carriers in Four Colors

    , announced its new Treo 680. The new consumer-aimed smartphone is much like the 650 Cingular sells now, though it’s a slicker device. The 680 does away with the 650’s antenna, rounds out the corners, and comes in four fashion colors: Graphite, Cimson, Arctic, and Copper. The Bluetooth has been upped to version 1.2, and the phone app is modernized, as well. Sorry, no WiFi. The 680… Read More

  • Speaker Dock for Musicphones Gets It Right

    With the official tally of generic iPod speaker docks now at 1,233,359, it takes something unique to catch our eye – and unique is exactly what the new Mobile Phone Sound Station from Trust is. You see, it’s strong enough for an iPod, but made for a phone. The speaker dock has attachments to work with your Nokia, Motorola, Samsung and Sony Ericsson musicphone as well as your iPod… Read More

  • Gomadic Mobile Dual Charger For Phones and iPods

    Need to charge both your iPod and your phone at the same time? How about both your phone and your wife’s phone? Save the fight for another time by grabbing one of these Gomadic Dual Rapid Car Chargers. It plugs right into your standard cig lighter and charges up two things at once. You have to choose which “tip” you want to use for your particular phone or iPod, but it only… Read More

  • Bluetooth Group Develops TransSend Protocol – Saves Data to Mobile Devices

    The new TransSend specification from the Bluetooth group lets you send data from a web page to a mobile device quickly and easily, all from just clicking an icon from a web page. It works by installing a bit of software on your PC that then recognizes a TransSend button (or protocol) or activate the TransSend feature, which then searches for Bluetooth devices in range and sends the data to the… Read More

  • Zune's Altec Lansing Speaker Dock

    this morning, now check out an as-of-yet unannounced accessory for the Zune. The Zune dock from Altec Lansing seems to be just a set of speakers with controls on top. We say “just”, but this kind of product has fed the families of iPod accessory employees for years now. We don’t know whether the player has a USB port to connect to your computer, or whether it has any kind of… Read More

  • Put A Little Of The Dark Side In Your Pocket

    or at the company’s booth at DigitalLife will receive a collectable button and backer card. The Star Wars series will begin shipping in January 2007 with prices ranging from $79.95 to $169.95. Mimoco [Product Page] Read More

  • Sony Developing Video Walkman

    Even with the iPod maintaining, at last count, a 243% share on the market, Sony’s not giving up on their Walkman line of MP3 players. Oh no, they’re actually ramping up efforts to make a Walkman that plays video. Their Senior Vice President said they were making a product that handles images, which by any logical assessment means that player will do video as well as images. Read More

  • Microsoft's First Xbox 360 HD DVD Ad

    Definitely cheesy, but the ad gets the point across that you can see six times as many dancers on your screen if you watch movies on HD DVD vs regular DVD. That is the message, right? Xbox 360 HD-DVD Commecial [Techeblog] Read More

  • Iomega's Rev Loader 560 Holds 560GB

    <img src=" transfer rate via USB 2.0, and is made up of eight 70GB disks. From what it looks like physically, the drives should be removable and transferrable, but that doesn't make sense from a logistical standpoint – unless you have eight logical drives mounted on your OS as well. In any case, the REV 560 is 7-inches… Read More

  • Dell Announces TVs, Printers, And Overclockable XPS M1710 Notebook

    At the Digital Life show in New York, Dell announced a slew of products, including high-definition LCDs, all-in-one printers, a widescreen LCD monitor, and a refreshed M1710 gaming laptop. The company also said it’s enhanced its Dell MediaDirect technology. MediaDirect lets you play music and view photos and videos stored on your laptop without booting into Windows. The feature will… Read More

  • Sony Says: You'll Get Composite And Like It

    If you had plans to pick up a PS3, run home and connect it to your HDTV for some high-def Blue-ray and/or gaming good times, make sure you pick up an HDMI or component cable before you leave the store. That’s right, Sony’s only including a composite cable in the box with the PS3. According to a report on IGN, “purchasers of either the 60 Gig or 20 Gig models will get a… Read More

  • Home On iPod Returns In Apple Patent Filing

    Ever wish you could just take your computer’s entire Home directory with you on a portable drive, and then sit down at any computer, plug in your drive and access everything? Well, those were Apple’s plans back in 2003, by including a feature in Mac OS X 10.3 Panther dubbed “Home on iPod.” However, the component was inexplicably removed from pre-release builds of… Read More

  • CrunchGear Gets Up-Close and Personal with Zunes

    Cesar Menendez, our brother blogger over at Zune Insider, was nice enough to invite us to a little Pre-Zuning at the Souped Up Cafe, where he was holding a little meet-up for all the Zune fanboys in the Seattle area. In addition, he was nice enough to let us snap a few pics of the hardware (pics of the interface were a no-no, it’s still a work-in-progress) he’d brought with… Read More