The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Penthouse Coming To Cellphones

    Porn publishing giant, Penthouse, announced today that they will begin offering mobile content throughout the Americas and Europe. This content will include games, editorials, audio and video clips, and (duh) pictures. There will even be a new mobileTV channel for the service. They’re saying that it will become available in the next couple of months. I can’t wait to be riding the… Read More

  • QuickPlayer Update – Mmmm… Video

    QuickPlayer Update – Mmmm… Video Quick update on QuickPlayer. The service should be supporting VGA video streaming in the next few months with interestin content from major players including most news channels and ESPN, MTV, and E! Networks. The audiocast quality was quite good but they weren’t ready to show off the video yet. They will roll out streaming video along the… Read More

  • Europeans Testing Hijack-proof Airplane

    Engineers in Europe have begun testing a “hijack-proof” airplane that is supposed to be able to pay attention to suspicious passengers, keep track of the plane staff and even steer clear of tall buildings if a terrorist tries to pull that trick again. The program is called Security of Aircraft in the Future European Environment (SAFEE) and BAE Systems is in charge of the endeavor. Read More

  • Panasonic Toughbook Line With WAN

    Just got a good look at the Toughbook line from Panasonic. I’ve always liked these things – nice round touchpad, great materials, excellent battery life – but take a look at this monster. This is the T5 ($1,899), an ultralight toughbook with touchscreen and – get this – a hand strap. You hold it like a book and rather than having a swivel screen, you just tap on… Read More

  • Lafayette Fiber Case Going to State Supreme Court

    Being from Louisiana, I kind of always thought of Lafayette as one of the most backward cities in the country. The only reason I ever went there was for the cheap booze (did I mention that I’m from Louisiana?). So why am I excited to hear the latest news coming out of the ass-crack of the south? The city has been trying to get fiber run citywide for over a year now, and the guys in… Read More

  • NETGEAR Ships WiFi Skype-enabled SPH101

    Netgear announced today that it has begun shipping preorders of the SPH101, its WiFi Skype phone. They’ll also be shipping to retailers soon. It’s a pretty sweet little phone, too, with a TFT display and no extra software required. If you want to buy one, it’s going for a paltry $249.99. NETGEAR Ships SPH101 WiFi Phone for Skype in Volume [eHomeUpgrade] Read More

  • Sprint Aims for Kiddies with the Sanyo SCP-8400

    Sprint’s finally ready to release the Sanyo SCP-8400. The new phone has a high resolution 2″ QVGA screen, can play MP3/ACC, can take pictures at 1.3MP, and of course, is Bluetooth capable. The main feature that should compel the younger audience is the phone’s ability to download and stream music and video from Sprint’s Power Vision network–I’ve never used… Read More

  • Nokia N-Gage

    Live at CTIA Wireless in Los Angeles, Ca, we just got word that Nokia is releasing the N-Gage. The phone, along with games, will feature public chat, online gaming and a marketplace to download more games. Curious, are you? Check out the video for more information! Nokia CTIA Wireless Read More

  • QuickPlayer for BlackBerry Attracts Media

    Deep breath The Apple event has hardly ended and already we’re knee deep in correspondences from CTIA. What a day! Alright so here is what’s next. QuickPlayer Media Inc., has announced the first round of media partners for its QuickPlayer for BlackBerry application. The QuickPlayer allows for the delivery of streamed audiocasts to BlackBerry devices. It is supported by the… Read More

  • It's Showtime!

    Well the moment has finally arrived, It’s Showtime!. The red carpet is unfurled and Steve Jobs is on stage in the Yerba Buena Center for Arts and Theater. The speculation can finally end. Edit: I’m curious to hear what you all think of today’s announcements. Here is your chance to rack up some comments for our Race to 2000 in talkback. Our pictures are now added below the drop. Read More

  • HP: Dunn Out, Hurd In

    Hewlett-Packard announced today that chairwoman Patricia Dunn would be replaced by CEO Mark Hurd. The move comes on the heels of a scandal that involved corporate spying, mud flinging and all sorts of other nastiness. The replacement will take place on January 18, 2007. Patricia Dunn to Remain HP Chairman Through January 2007 Board Meeting; Board Appoints Mark Hurd As Successor Read More

  • Palm 750 Unveiled

    Palm just unveiled the 750, a new smartphone, in Europe for sale from Vodaphone. We’ll have exclusive video and images of it in an hour. Today, Palm unveiled the first of those devices. The 750v, which looks like a slicker, antenna-less version of its predecessors, will run on Microsoft’s Windows Mobile platform and will only be sold to Vodafone wireless subscribers in Europe. Read More

  • Sprint Adds EV-DO Revision A Cards

    Sprint announced today that it would be adding two new cards that will be complaint with its forthcoming EV-DO Revision A upgrade. The new cards are the Pantech PX-500 and the Aircard 595 from Sierra Wireless. Both cards will support speeds ranging from 450 – 850kbps. The PX-500 will be available for $199.99 or free with a two-year contract, while the Aircard 595 is $24.99 or as low… Read More

  • CTIA In, What Some Would Consider, Da' House

    Howdy. I’m just heading out for the show, trying to make it out to a Palm announcement at 10am and still give you guys some liveblogging. If you’re at the show, AIM me at johnbiggsny or email at john @t crunchgear dooter com.
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  • It's (Almost) Showtime

    There is little more than an hour before Apple’s “It’s Showtime” event. I just wanted to let you all know that Michael Arrington is on site and will be live blogging to your heart’s content. So be sure to keep checking CrunchGear and we’ll be sure to let you know what’s going on. Edit: Inkling Markets currently has iTunes movies in the lead, with a… Read More

  • SanDisk Hits 4GB with miniSD SDHC

    SanDisk has unveiled it 4GB miniSD High Capacity (SDHC) flash card. Before you get too excited, I should note that these things aren’t supported by any devices yet.
    These SDHC cards comply to the new SDA 2.0 standard that will eventually allow miniSD to contain up to 32GB. Amazing really. That much capacity on something so small. They should be widely available next year, but for now… Read More

  • Parrot MINIKIT Bluetooth Speakerphone

    I don’t know why it took this product three years to see the light of day, but it’s brilliant. Parrot has released its its Bluetooth speakerphone MINIKIT device. It’s not just some flimsy piece of crap, either. It has a 2-watt speaker that pumps out HD sound, DSP2 signal processing and voice recognition. This is a truly hands-free device, which begs the question: how come… Read More

  • Uniden UDC-7M Announced

    Uniden just announced a new digital camera model, the UDC-7M. It’s got a 7.1MP CCD, 3x optical zoom, 23MB of onboard storage, “face reorganization technology” (edit: face recognition?) and no viewfinder. Sure, it has a 2.4″ LCD screen on the back, but occasionally, I do still look through that tiny window to see what the camera sees. Am I alone on this? Lacking a… Read More

  • iTunes is Down and Ominous

    In preparation of this morning’s event, Apple has disabled iTunes, most likely to prepare for its $14.99 movie download service. Users have been being greeted by the “It’s Showtime” message, but currently it seems to just be timing out. The event is scheduled to start at 10PST, 12CST, 1EST. I’m betting on an updated iPod, Airtunes Video and, of course, movie… Read More

  • Blackmagic Design Gets Intense

    Blackmagic Design has announced the first HDMI PCI Express card. As you can see it features two ports and is said to work by bypassing the HDV compression chip to allow raw video. It supports 525 NTSC, 625 PAL, 720p and 1080i. It will be available October 15 for $249. This might be the product many people were waiting on before building an HD media center.

    Blackmagic Design Announces… Read More