• Bluetooth-enabled VTech 5.8GHz cordless phone handles landline and mobile calls

    Thanks to built-in Bluetooth support, the $150 VTech LS5145 cordless phone is able to basically act as a wireless headset for your mobile phone, in addition to being able to make and receive standard landline and/or VOIP calls. It works on the new 5.8GHz Digital Spread Spectrum and is expandable up to 12 total handsets. There’s also a 65K color display, built-in answering machine and… Read More

  • Netflixers

    Not that this statistic is any indication of the how the format war is going, but it’s staggering nonetheless. Netflixers browse Blu-ray titles 1.8 times more than HD DVD, but the HD DVD browsers are 4.4 times more likely to make that their default. The actual figures equate to 2.4:1 in favor of HD DVD then Blu-ray. Except this doesn’t mean a whole lot considering the fact that of… Read More

  • Rolex will never do a phone, LG or otherwise


    I may not be a smart man, but I do know watch companies and there is no way Rolex and LG are teaming up to make a phone. It appears that TechDigest got to see a “Rolex” mock-up at an LG design facility with a real Rolex watch embedded in the phone face. Rolex has too much time, money, and goodwill invested in its brand to even consider trying something like this — let Armani… Read More

  • "Cheaper" Blu-ray drive now available on laptops

    Need big storage but want to keep it optical? Maybe you have 45GB of porno that you want all on one disc? Take a gander at Optiarc’s BC-5500A – a Blu-ray drive that’ll fit in most laptops. You can snag it for only $335 and it can also burn dual-layer DVDs, single-layer DVDs, and good ol’ regular CD-Rs. It’ll be available this week at most online retailers. Better… Read More

  • Who the heck is Jasper and why is he in my Xbox?

    No sooner had we realized that the Falcon had landed, we’re hearing mumblings around the Web that Jasper will soon invade the Xbox 360 console. Jasper will eventually replace Falcon with a 65nm graphics chip from ATI. The latest batch of 360s is rolling with 90nm graphics chips and 65nm CPUs. So why does any of this matter? Well, I don’t know if you heard, but the Redmond… Read More

  • How to Jailbreak but not activate/un-simlock your 1.1.1 iPhone

    The DevTeam so close to a fully-working 1.1.1 iPhone that I can taste here in my Brooklyn basement. Good on ‘em. Thus far they’ve Jailbroken the firmware and now have read/write access to the file system and can install AppTapp, which is absolutely great. That doesn’t mean you should try this on your non-AT&T iPhone, however, because they haven’t been able to… Read More

  • BlackBerry Pearl 8130 coming to Sprint next month

    The baby BlackBerry, the Pearl, was already announced for Verizon last week and now it’s creeping into bed with Sprint. The CDMA 8130 brings it with built-in GPS that complements Sprint’s 3D maps over the Navigation service as well as voice-guided driving directions. You also get the music store, live TV or VOD and OnDemand services that bring you the latest news, sports and weather… Read More

  • HD DVD notebooks to fall below $1000 by year's end?

    Toshiba VP Carl Pinto says that by Christmas time, "you’ll be able to buy notebook computers at retail stores for under $1000," in reference to HD DVD-equipped notebooks. It’s not all that surprising of a revelation, seeing that Toshiba is one of the major proponents of the HD DVD standard, but steadily falling prices on HD DVD hardware is a good way to get that… Read More

  • Urban Fidelity 'Planet' sound-dispersing speakers

    Sure they’re expensive — starting at $1295 — but can you really put a price on metallic planet-shaped balls that "disperse sound in a perfect 360-degree soundfield"? Read More

  • AT&T rolls out Samsung a517

    Stop the presses! AT&T has unveiled the Samsung SGH-a517 and it’s only $49.99 with the usual two-year contract. Is it wicked exciting? Probably not. It seems like your average flip phone. ::shrug:: I didn’t think we needed another one. Does this look any different from the others? Read More

  • Other UK bands to copy Radiohead

    Not musically, but how they’ll go about selling their upcoming albums. Brit rockers Oasis and funkadelic party-machine Jamiroquai are slated to release their forthcoming albums directly to their fans on a “pay as you wish” system. The move comes after fellow UK musicians Radiohead used the same tactic to sell “In Rainbows”, which was released today, to fans. As… Read More

  • Happy 1st Anniversary YouTube and Google; Now Move Over a Bit

    Time for another roundup, and this one coincides with a notable first-year anniversary: that of Google’s $1.65 billion acquisition of YouTube, confirmed on October 9th, 2006. Since then, the name “YouTube” has become virtually synonymous with “online video sharing”. According to Comscore, the website maintains a sizable lead over competitors with 205,593,000… Read More

  • MacBook Pro battery adapter crap out on you?

    What’s that smell? Oh yeah, that’s just someone’s MagSafe adapter burning up on their MacBook Pro, but don’t worry Apple has pulled the 85W power supplies from retail stores. But fear not. Apple is working vigorously to rectify the situation. A freshly redesigned adapter is in the works and should be coming soon. The Apple Store indicates that MagSafe adapters are 2 to… Read More

  • Accel Pours $8M into Israeli RayV

    Globes is reporting that RayV has raised $8M in Series B from Accel Partners. While the company has been in stealth mode, and its site offers little information, sources have confirmed that RayV is developing a P2P live broadcasting offering. Evidentially, users will be able to create and broadcast video playlists at “high video quality”. Similar to Joost, RayV will require the… Read More

  • One for the real geeks


    Quite possibly the SQL joke of this century We try to keep a broad spectrum of coverage here at CrunchGear, but ultimately, we’re all geeks inside. For those of you who program or are dorks in the true sense of the word, I present to you an xkcd comic with a hell of a SQL joke. If you don’t get it, read this tidbit of information. Should help. xkcd Read More

  • Myvu Universal Edition review

    It’s hard being NinjaMan, Ninja of the Future. Just ask the stewards on my last flight. They had to put up with me looking like a total moron and loving every minute of it. Why? Because I was wearing the Myvu Universals, a pair of video glasses for the iPod — or any other device with a video output — that basically turns you into the coolest guy on the plane. These glasses… Read More

  • AniBoom Gets Its Own Channel on Joost

    Israeli-startup AniBoom just went live with an animation channel on Joost to launch, the peer-to-peer Internet TV service. AniBoom is an animation site with 30,000 videos, contributed from about 3,000 animators around the world. AniBoom, which competes with MyToons, currently splits advertising revenues with animators who contribute to the site, and holds an annual $50,000 contest to attract… Read More

  • Samsung announces dos music phones

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Music phones are all the rage and they’re not going to die anytime soon. We’ve covered a lot of them before and lately it’s been Samsung running at the front of the pack. There’s the Beat and the Juke and now the SGH-F330 and SGH-i450. Samsung is all about bringing you, the consumer, perfect duality in a blend of… Read More

  • Toshiba Portable DVD Player AC Adapters Recalled

    Toshiba has recalled about 142,000 AC adapters sold with its SD-P1600 portable DVD player due to a potential defect wherein the adapter causes the DVD player to overheat, resulting in a burn hazard. The DVD players were sold in retail stores between January 2005 and April 2006 for between $200 and $230. If you have one of these players, you should stop using it and call Toshiba at (877)… Read More

  • Exclusive preview of upcoming Halo title

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=26200 The video about is gameplay footage up Bungie’s yet-to-be-titled Halo game for the Xbox 360. Hit play and let the fun begin. After the jump, more details on what the game will be like. Read More

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