The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • NBC to Offer Free Streams of Primetime Shows

    NBC today announced that it will begin offering ad-supported streams of all its new fall shows. That means that starting soon you’ll be able to stream episodes of several different “Law & Order” amalgamations, “The Office,” “Studio 60 On Sunset Strip” (which is excellent by the way) and a bunch of others. The network will also launch on October 1 a… Read More

  • CrunchGear and the Race to 2000 Update

    Looks like we’re hovering at 1,345 comments today. Remember, friends: the commentor to post the 2,000 comment gets a special black iPod Nano… OK, not so special, but it’s still a Nano. More info here. Read More

  • Xbox 360 Will Have an Internal HD DVD Drive in 2007

    DigiTimes of Taiwan claims that the Xbox 360 models premiering the first half of 2007 will have internal HD DVD drives. This goes in the face of Microsoft policy, which has been to say the external HD DVD drive is the only option in the near future for HD DVD playback on the Xbox 360. DigiTimes claims that they’ve talked to Taiwan’s optical disc drive industry and found that… Read More

  • Samsung IP-830w Confirmed

    <img src=" smartphone with Windows Mobile and EVDO. It's pretty hefty, but it's a real world phone and includes a Sprint SIM card that has roaming agreements with multiple international GSM carriers. Read More

  • Sony eReader In the Wild

    Phil Torrone from Make got his hands on a Sony eReader, then proceeded to take some pictures of it instead of using it to read. In any case, it actually looks pretty decent, and dare we say it, usable! So far, from what we can see, the lettering is nice and big, and very bright even in the sun. It plays MP3 and AAC files, and takes SD cards for expanded memory. PT will have a full review of… Read More

  • Bagir iPod Suit

    We’ve seen iPod enabled clothing in practically every design flavor, but, to the best of my knowledge, this is the first iPod-oriented suit. Created by Bagir, the iPod Business Suit uses Eleksen’s ElecTex smart fabric touchpad technology to transform the lapel into a five button electronic control panel. It’s wrinkle-resistant and machine-washable, but you’ll probably… Read More

  • CTIA 2006 Coverage: Morons – FIGHT!

    For your enjoyment, a recreation of the noble and traditional art of Japanese Sumo as performed by two drunken fools. Read More

  • Skype for OS X 2 (beta)

    Skype is great. Most of the people who use it like it. But if you’re a Mac user, you’ve always been a little behind in the game. Fortunately, the good people at Skype are fixing that. Today they’ve released the beta version of Skype 2 for OS X, with video. Now you can screw over the phone company without having to boot into that pesky Windows XP, and the software is as easy… Read More

  • ViewSonic 19 and 22-inch Monitor With Built-In iPod Dock

    Yup, it looks like every peripheral at your computer needs to have an iPod dock these days. Tying in with the Apple fanfare yesterday, ViewSonic’s released a 19-inch and a 22-inch monitor, both featuring an iPod dock and a USB hub. You could accomplish the same thing with a regular monitor and a separate dock, but who would want to do that? No pricing yet, but there’s no direct… Read More

  • Dell Launches First AMD-Powered Desktops

    AMD fans can finally get their processor fix from Dell, now that the computer maker’s announced the Dimension E521 and Dimension C521 desktops, both powered by AMD CPUs. These two machines will be available tomorrow and can be outfitted with Sempron, Athlon 64, or Athlon 64 X2 processors. These machines will also come with Windows XP Media Center Edition and optional tuner cards for… Read More

  • Cingular Releases, Unreleases HTC Star Trek (3125)

    For a brief bit this morning, Cingular had the HTC Star Trek up on their site as the 3125. The phone has a 1.3 megapixel camera, 200MHz TI OMAP processor, and runs Windows Mobile 5.0. It’s a clamshell form factor phone, with RAZR-ish design cues. Unfortunately this means no QWERTY keyboard for you to type on, but that comes with the territory. The price was $149.99 with two-year… Read More

  • Trolltech Linux Phone For Application Developers

    Cell phone application developers have a new tool for developing future products. Trolltech has launched their Qtopia Greenphone, an open Linux mobile device that allows you to write and install your own apps, or tweak the ones that Trolltech has already installed. They say this allows developers to be able “to utilize communication functions and features found in today’s… Read More

  • Boost Asks "Where You at?" Loopt Answers

    Boost Mobile, the hip-hop-themed pre-paid service from Sprint Nextel, has the tagline “Where you at?” This grammatically frightening phrase now has meaning, as Boost has partnered with Loopt to launch a mobile friend finder. Just download the little Java app to your phone, set permissions, add your like-Boosted friends who’ve done the same and you’ll all be able to… Read More

  • Blackberry 8703e Launched on Verizon

    Verizon’s just launched the BlackBerry 8703e, an EV-DO capable BlackBerry device. The 8703e has your standard BlackBerry software that you either love or hate, and adds capability to tether your laptop to it to act as a modem. The keyboard on the BB is a full QWERTY and not a half-QWERTY, as seen on smaller, candybar-shaped BlackBerries. This will be available for $349.99 with a… Read More

  • Wii To Launch November 10th?

    Take this with a block of salt, but the picture you see before you is from a FNAC store in Spain. You see what it says on the last line, there? Yea right next to NEUVA CONSOLA! That’s right, this store believes the Wii will launch on November 10th. But, hopefully, we’ll all find out the truth in the next couple of days anyway, with Nintendo’s trio of press conferences… Read More

  • QTFairUse Now iTunes 7 Compatable

    , with it’s sexy album art features, iPod updaters, and movie downloads. It also disabled QTFairUse 2.2’s DRM stripping abilities. So what did the good people who bring you QTFairUse do? They fixed it, quickly. As of last night, you can now download QTFairUse 2.3, which will strip out DRM with iTunes 7, presumedly including downloaded movies. Kudos to Shame on the QTFairUse crew… Read More

  • New Griffin iPod Accessories Announced

    I don’t own an iPod, and it’s very rare that I regret having bought a Creative Zen Vision: M–today is no different. Griffin has announced yet more iPod accessories, and these things are just plain goofy. First up, the iKaraoke. That’s right, now you can dub out the original lyrics of a song with your beautiful voice and broadcast it to the world with the included FM… Read More

  • Splashpower Gives You Wireless Recharging For Your Portable Gear

    toothbrushes charge themselves, by inductance. We’ll save you the Physics 101 lecture and just note that inductance allows you to transfer power via electromagnetism, which means no wire necessary. The one caveat is that only devices that support a SplashModule power receiver can be charged this way. Nevertheless, if more devices support this type of charging, you can have one central… Read More

  • The New iPod Nano Ad: In Color

    Apple’s new iPod Nano ad stresses the fact that it’s in color with streaks of blue, pink and green, not to mention a little silver. They couldn’t very well streak the 8GB black though, so keep in mind there are five different colors, not four, for the updated iPod Nano. People who attended the event yesterday tell us that the bus station ads were already up by the time the… Read More

  • iRiver S10 Is Actually Pretty Neat

    The day after Apple’s big announcement, that showcased several new products, including a new iPod shuffle, comes an announcement from iRiver of their new S10 model MP3 player. It’s about the same size as the Shuffle, but it actually has an LCD screen to display information. It has a capacity of 2GB, the ability to display bitmaps and the capability to play ASF, MP3, Ogg Vorbis… Read More