• John Lennon Solo Catalog Hits iTMS

    Steve Jobs is thisclose to getting the Beatles’ full catalog on his iTunes Music Store. For now though, fans can hit up the entire library of John Lennon’s music. Everything from “Working Class Hero” to “Sometime in New York” will be available in both regular iTunes format and iTunes Plus for $1.29 a track with 256kbps AAC quality (mediocre at best, but… Read More

  • iPod v. The Insulin Pump: Adaptive Path Rises To The Challenge

    When I wrote about Amy Tenderich’s call for someone to design a better Insulin pump, perhaps by taking inspiration from the iPod, I didn’t really think anyone would actually do it. This certainly wouldn’t be an attractive market for Apple, and there are only so many design firms out there who would be willing and able to dedicate time to the project without being paid. But I… Read More

  • Why the Leopard Dock Eats It and How to Fix It

    Folks have been complaining about the visual clutter of the upcoming Leopard dock and one man has decided to do something about it. The dock, as it stands now, offers two odd reflections and some perspective issues, knocking the elegance of OS X icons into the gutter and confusing art nerds everywhere. ThinkMac is proposing the dock above, which is resizable, separates document short-cuts… Read More

  • Paradigm's Speakers On a Stick


    Yeah, never mind the missing second “n” in Millenia, because Paradigm’s forte is speakers, not spelling. The Millenia 20 Trio ($999) is an odd beast that combines left, right, and center-channel speakers into a single bar-shaped cabinet. Trying to fool your ears into thinking you’ve got separate speakers instead of a one-piece job is usually an exercise in futility… Read More

  • Robots Plague Mobility City

    If thumb pounding action and clever robots appeal to you, OrangePixel’s new game, Captain Comet – Attack of the Robots, maybe just what your mobile phone is lacking. Captain Comet is a platform action game that requires skill, intelligence, and patience; all video game virtues. “With Captain Comet we introduce a new mobile hero in a genre more aimed at the real… Read More

  • Nokia’s BL-5C Battery May Add to More Than Just Global Warming

    If drowning polar bears and beached whales concern you, check your Nokia phone battery. The Nokia-branded BL-5C battery has been found to malfunction on rare occasions, and overheat while being charged. This short circuit can cause the batter to dislodge. All BL-5C batteries manufactured by Matsushita Battery Industrial Co., Ltd. Of Japan manufactured between December 2005 and November 2006… Read More

  • Facebook Opens Up Their Data Feeds

    Dave Winer is tracking some new features being released by Facebook that debunk the theories that the company is focused on building a completely closed silo of user data and news. Facebook’s news feeds, launched last year to a lot of controversy, has proven to be a brilliant move. It gives users a constant stream of data on what their friends are up to, and help spread new memes… Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear Giveaways: Today's Winners

    Four lucky winners today. The contest is still rolling, our Facebook group is still winning goodies, and you guys just might get lucky. Motorola Red RAZR from Sprint – Clyde H
    Nokia BH-800 Headsets – Jason K
    Andrew H
    Hangtimer – P Raja
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  • Boston Acoustics For The Rich, Outdoorsy, Couch Potatoes

    Boston Acoustics has announced three speaker systems to spice up your TV viewing, outdoor patio party, and snobbish needs. The TVee Model Two is a TV entertainment enhancement system that consists of a soundbar that features four 2.5-inch mid bass drivers and two 0.5-inch dome tweeters. The TVee soundbar can sit above or below your TV or you can mount it on the wall. Hopefully your TV is… Read More

  • Netflix Quietly Rolls Out Social Networking Features

    We caught wind this morning of some new social features on the Netflix website. Members can now navigate to a “Community” section, which replaces an older “Friends” page. According to the Netflix Community Blog, the company unveiled the new community section on July 30th and has been tweaking it significantly over the last couple of weeks. There are a number of… Read More

  • Logitech V470: Bluetooth Mouse With Lasers

    Who doesn’t need a mouse with Bluetooth? Seriously? I sure as heck could use one. I’ve acclimated myself to touchpads and all, but a mouse would be so much easier to use. The V470 mouse features Bluetooth 1.2 and has a side-to-side scrolling plus zoom (allows you to scroll horizontally or vertically and zoom in and out), battery life up to four months and it comes in high-gloss blue… Read More

  • Numark Finalizes Release Date For iDJ2

    Plagued by delays, it finally seems Numark’s latest iPod DJ mixer, the iDJ2, is set to be released. Come September, you’ll be able to plunk down a whopping $600 on an iPod mixer that’s supposed to revolutionize DJing. the iDJ2 features dual iPod docks, scratch pads, pitch control, beat-matching, key-lock, and the ability to play two songs from the same iPod at once, which… Read More

  • iStraw: For the Mysophobe In All Of Us

    I have slight case of mysophobia, but I’m not some OCD freak about everything. That would be a terrible lifestyle to lead and I understand that some people can’t help it, but this is beyond my comprehension. I can understand the need for an iStraw when you’re traveling the globe, but anyone carrying this around on a normal basis has some major issues. The iStraw is a… Read More

  • Zork for the iPhone: You Were Eaten By a Grue

    I don’t want to turn CG into iPhoneAppCentral.com, but this is too good to pass up. They’ve ported Frotz to the iPhone so now you can “GO EAST” and “PICK UP SWORD” all from the comfort of your glossy touchscreen. Read More

  • MySpace, A Place For (prescription painkillers and heroin) Junkies

    The drugs of choice for the MySpace generation: prescription painkillers (oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine and methadone) and heroin. So says Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals, the company behind a new drug addiction area of MySpace called Addiction411. The site says it was developed to educate the public about dependence on opioids and provide “user-friendly” information on… Read More

  • British Orchestra To Perform Concert In Second Life

    Yahoo! News really needs to get the facts straight. It’s currently saying that the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing the first professional concert in Second Life. Hmm, that’s funny. This Google search shows that Duran Duran and Suzanne Vega have already performed in-game. Seems like a bunch of crap, unless you don’t consider Duran Duran “professional… Read More

  • Moo Card Carrying Cases

    Say that three times fast! If you use Flickr, you’re probably familiar with Moo and the cute little biz cards they print up with your photos. Problem is, these cards are differently shaped than the standard business card Joe Blow (or Matt) hands you. So if you rely solely on Moo cards (or don’t), why not get a proper carrying case? These beautiful cases are available from Splatgirl… Read More

  • Care To Swamble On That?

    Las Vegas based (where else?) Swamble is a new mobile-focused website that lets users place and accept wagers on just about anything they can think of. It’s a bit like UK-based Gottabet. But U.S. residents can’t legally use Gottabet because it allows cash wagers. Swamble, for now, allows bets to be settled only with things other than cash. The site is optimized for mobile use. Read More

  • How To Kill A PS3

    There are some sick people in this world and the guys over at PS3 Vault seem to be the merriest bunch of them. The team spent quite a few hours stress testing the PS3, putting it through tasks no human would ever endure. Each environment they tested the PS3 included running various games and movies on the console for a total of 108 hours per environment. A typical family room at 73 F was fine… Read More

  • 46 Million Nokia Batteries Waiting To Burn Your Face Off

    Nokia, you’ve got some explaining to do, rather, Matsushita has a bit of explaining to do over the 46 million batteries that are potential fire hazards. A short circuit in the BL-5C batteries manufactured between December 2005 and November 2006 are at risk of overheating when recharging in the 1100 series on up to the N91 and E60. Of course, Nokia is offering replacement of all batteries… Read More