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The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • EBGames Listing Xbox 360 HDMI Cable

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/GameStop just got in on the pre-order action with their own "GameStop Universal Premium HDMI Cable". There may not be an official announcement from Microsoft saying whether they support HDMI, but unofficially, there are at least two manufacturers who've jumped the gun. Whether the Xbox 360 will need the HDMI… Read More

  • Mobile Music Floundering?

    Entertainment Media Research conducted a study regarding the proliferation of mobile music downloads, which found that 44 percent of users had no interest in downloading music to their cell phones. The survey also found that only 6 percent of mobile users would download music from their cellular provider’s portal. These numbers aren’t surprising to me in the slightest. For all… Read More

  • iTunes Movie List Revealed – Hope You Like Disney

    . Now we’ve got info on which titles are going to be released. From Walt Disney Pictures: James and the Giant Peach, Pocahontas, The Lion King, Aladdin, Chicken Little, Herbie: Fully Loaded, Sky High, Ice Princess, National Treasure, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. From Disney/Pixar: Toy Story, Toy… Read More

  • Solution for Sudden MacBook Shutdowns

    , take a look at this DIY solution. An engineer from Germany took his own MacBook apart and seems to have found the problem. The cause? The heat sensor cable that sits next to the CPU’s heat sink. As the heat sink expands during use, the cable comes into contact with the sink and gets its insulation melted, thus shorting the cable and causing the MacBook to turn off. After a while, the… Read More

  • HP iPAQ rx4000 Mobile Media Companion: A PMP By Any Other Name…

    Oh boy. HP made a PMP. The iPaq rx4000 has a 2.8-inch screen and uses Windows Mobile 5.0 to play back MP3s and video. It’s also compatible with many VOIP apps so you can use it as a wee phone around the house over WiFi. Finally, you can hook up your phone with Bluetooth. Best of all? There’s a scroll wheel. Yeah. I know. Another mylo/Nokia 770-alike. Sorry. HP iPAQ rx4000 Mobile… Read More

  • IGN Wii Preview

    If you’re interested in the Nintendo Wii and have about 30 miniutes to blow, I suggest you check out this IGN Weekly video from Lepizig. Battalion Wars 2 is the most notable of the games it showcases, the game play for it looks stellar. Redsteel looks as if it could have been immensely cool, had the swordplay mimicked actual controller movements, instead it simply responds to certain… Read More

  • Molecular Identification, Coming Soon

    MobileMagazine is reporting that scientists in the UK have developed a “molecule-based” ID tag–I guess technically any ID tag would be molecule-based, but I think they mean molecule-sized. Anyway, these new tags are created through a process dubbed molecular computation identification (MCID), a process that coerces molecules to produce light using a mixture of chemical. Read More

  • Q1 UMPC Accessories Hands-On

    Slashgear got their hands on all of the fancy-pants accessories for the Samsung Q1 UMPC including a fancy keyboard that folds out of a delicate-looking faux-leather as well as an external optical drive. The overall opinion is that UMPCs are pretty cool but you might as well pick up a USB keyboard and optical drive if you’re not planning on going very portable with this thin. Samsung Q1… Read More

  • Canon EOS 40D Info Leaked


    Canon is allegedly upgrading the EOS series to 40D on September 26th. The new camera will potentially have a 10.1-megapixel sensor, a 2.5-inch LCD and that anti-dust feature. Not much else right now, but we can assume the 30D will go down about $100 – just like with the Rebel XT – and this one will be priced at 30D levels, about $1,300. The image, BTW, is a mock-up. UPDATE… Read More

  • Sony UX-280P UMPC

    When not building exploding batteries, the busy bees at Sony are creating teeny-tiny computers for everyone to buy, be bored with, and then buy again. Case in point: the UX-280P. The original UX model, the 180P, came out eight weeks ago to much rejoicing. However, if you bought a 180P, you may want to fire up the old EBay because the 280P is quite a bit better. * Ultra-portable design… Read More

  • Six Degrees of Crunchation: Democracy in Action Reminder


    Click through to view our three finalists in the creativity portion of the contest. We’ll leave voting open until Noon PST on TODAY since most U.S. folks are probably home for the long weekend by now… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Pimped Ride Edition

    Some stories from the past week: Garmin Nuvi 660 Shows Face
    Sprint Launches Treo 700wx. Surprise!
    DDR For the Rest of Your Body
    120mph Electric Car
    Apple Updates Mini Read More

  • MacBook Nastiness

    Ooof… Maybe Intel is infecting these things with some latent Windows virii because everyone we know is having MacBook troubles. Take the famed Dave Winer, por ejemplo: I continue to have problems with all three of my Macs. The new black MacBook shuts down on its own in the middle of my work. The original G4 laptop is still blue-screening, and my dual CPU desktop G4 is blue-screening… Read More

  • Sprint Launches Treo 700wx. Surprise!

    I’m putting my cocktail down for a moment to tell you that (as expected) Sprint has launched the Treo 700wx. Our source’s specs were right on: 1.3 megapixel camera, Windows Mobile 5 and everything else is just as we expected, including the price at $499. The only real suprise is a minor one, and also the only thing different than the 700w: the wx has dial-up networking via EV-DO… Read More

  • Samsung to Launch Music Store

    . MTV’s done it. Even Wal-Mart has it’s own digital music store. So why not Samsung? While Apple gets it’s movie store ready, Samsung has announced that it will launch it’s own digital music download service, to be compatible with it’s own line of media players. Sure, they’re a a little late to the table, but the idea is that it’s better to have some… Read More

  • DDR For the Rest of Your Body

    The Mossalibra is a new game aimed at dance clubs and parties. Using motion capturing technology to map the player’s movements, the game translates the player into a pixelated image. The image is then projected on to a wall, enabling everyone to watch what a bad dancer you are. Points are scored when you mimic other character’s movements or if you create something new and exciting. Read More

  • The Latest in Hardcore System Mods: Super NICs

    , it’s now just a place to plug-in a cable. Like WinModems of the ’90s, your NIC is just an interface, while your OS and CPU do all the real work of getting your porn downloaded. The Killer takes those pesky network-related tasks from your computer and handles them itself, improving system performance. The main sell, however, is the built-in features designed specifically for gamers. Read More

  • Happy Labor Day Weekend, Y'all

    team who brought this blog from 0 to 60 in about 2.5 seconds. Also, special thanks to you, our readers, for putting up with contest mix-ups and growing pains. I hope we’re keeping you happy. Read More

  • 6 Degrees of Crunchation Creativity-Off


    Click through to view our three finalists in the creativity portion of the contest. We’ll leave voting open until Noon PST on Tuesday since most US folks are probably home for the long weekend by now… Read More

  • Routers in Cali Must Now Have Security Warnings

    According to a new California law, any device “that includes an integrated and enabled wireless access point…[that] is manufactured on or after October 1, 2007, for use in a small office, home office, or residential setting, and that is used in a federally unlicensed spectrum,” will have to include some a warning about the dangers of not securing your wireless network. Read More