• Guitar Shaped Like Old School Famicom

    Guitar Shaped Like Old School Famicom

    Can someone give this guy a hand for craftsmanship? Not only did a Japanese guy take the time to recreate a Nintendo Famicom (aka NES) out of wood, but he turned it into a guitar, complete with a gamepad headstock. Some of the tiny details include a cartridge right behind the bridge, real, wood buttons on the headstock, and a second controller below the high E string. I’d love to kick out… Read More

  • Meet the New Boss, Same As the Old Boss

    Hello MobileCrunch readers. The guys at CrunchGear have been tasked to update and moderate MobileCrunch and we will soon be ramping up with a new lead reporter focusing on Mobile 2.0. Before we begin, however, I’d like to get your input on what you’d like to see here. We will definitely be running M2.0 profiles, just as the Oliver did, but we’d also like to bring some of our… Read More

  • StarTAC III: Back on the Streets

    Remember StarTAC? You might not, it’s been a good decade since the popular Moto hit the scene back in the days of analog phone service, but at the time, it was a big deal. It was the first “clamshell” cellphone to hit the US market, as well as the first to feature a “vibrate” function, and was so small and light that you could actually carry it in your pocket without… Read More

  • Ning Demo Video

    http://www.podtech.net/player/podtech-player.swf?bc=3F34K2L1 If you haven’t taken the time to try out the new Ning today, Robert Scoble has filmed an excellent demo of the product (basically the same demo I saw yesterday) from CEO Gina Bianchini. There’s a lot of coverage from other bloggers as well. Read More

  • Sony Internet Video Link

    Sony Internet Video Link

    Image courtesy of Gizmodo With Apple TV almost out, Sony knew it needed a competitor that was overpriced and flawed – just like plenty of other Sony products. Sony’s Internet Video Link aims to be just that, costing $300 and basically possessing the streaming media functions from a PS3. As far as content goes, there’s partnerships with AOL, Group, Yahoo!, and others. Sony… Read More

  • Sony's Three New Bravias

    Sony's Three New Bravias

    Are you lame? Do you always like to be one step behind the pack? An underachiever? Then we’ve got some TVs designed with you in mind. Sony has announced some thin, rear projection HDTVs that are supposed to be 22% smaller than your standard rear projection set. Lined up is the 50-inch KDF-50E3000, the 46-inch KDF-46E3000, and the 37-inch 37H1000. The first two drop in July, with the latter… Read More

  • Sony Cooks Up Stylish T-Series Cyber-Shots

    Sony today has introduced a new line of its digital Cyber-Shot cameras in the T-series, launching with a pair of decent-on-paper, slim point-n-shoots. Coming in black, silver, or red (pictured), the T100 is a mighty picture taking machine, with 8-Megapixels of resolution, a 3-inch LCD, and 5x optical zoom (of the Carl Zeiss variety, of course). The T20 is a slightly more pedestrian version of the… Read More

  • Goldman Sachs Says 14 Million iPhones Sold By 2009

    Goldman Sachs Says 14 Million iPhones Sold By 2009

    Truthfully, I didn’t expect Apple to sell 14 million iPhones by the end of 2008, but who am I to back up a claim like that? The investment firm Goldman Sachs is saying that by the end of 2008, Apple will sell more than 14 million iPhones total. Although 14 million is impressive, the firm predicts that only 4 million will be sold in 2007 alone. 2008 is where it picks up, with a total of 10.5… Read More

  • Sony Rear-Projections: Uber-thin

    Sony Rear-Projections: Uber-thin

    I was talking to some folks who knew people who worked at Sony and they are pissed. Essentially the marketing budget gets eaten up by things like this — a 1080p 3LCD TV with a slim-line design — and the rest of the company gets the shaft. This model, the KDF-46E3000, is a thin rear-projection that comes in 37-, 46-, and 50-inch models. Say what you want about Sony TVs, but this battle… Read More

  • Sony Bluetooth Headphones: Surpisingly Attractive

    Sony Bluetooth Headphones: Surpisingly Attractive

    I’ve seen a lot of Bluetooth headphones in my day including offerings from Koss and Plantronics but these are a pair that I could probably wrap my head into… errr… you know what I mean? Wrap around my head? The Sony DR-BT21G uses all the latest Bluetooth protocols and pairs with both phones and a whatever Bluetooth dongle you care to use. No price and it looks like Asia-only… Read More

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  • Daily Crunch: Web 2.0 Edition

    Daily Crunch: Web 2.0 Edition

    Self-Measuring Football Makes You Feel Like Peyton Gotcha! Spider Torture SnoopStick: A Big Brother for the Only Child Soundwave: Transforming, MP3 Playing Decepticon! New Version Of Wiimote Out In Stores Read More

  • Ning In Full

    Ning In Full

    I have to hand it to Ning – it took them well over a year after their initial beta launch to fulfill their promise of allowing “anyone” to create social applications, but they’ve done it. Ning relaunches tonight with new functionality and an interface that allows even the most novice of web users to create their own highly customized social network in moments. The site has… Read More

  • No Apple TV in February, March Looking Likely

    Waiting for your Apple TV? Yah, me too. The Apple store website has changed the shipping date from late February to mid-March, something disappointing. Reuters confirmed the change of date with Lynn Fox, a spokesperson from Apple, who said that “wrapping up Apple TV is taking a few weeks longer than we projected, and we now expect to begin shipments mid-March.” That’s just in… Read More

  • MySpace: Why We Block Widgets

    MySpace: Why We Block Widgets

    MySpace PR has replied to our request for comment on the Imeem blockage that we reported over the weekend. Julie Henderson, SVP Corporate Communications at Fox Interactive (MySpace’s parent company), says: If a widget violates our TOS, we block them. Breaches would include any person, widget or software that violates copyright, poses security risks, distributes pornography or engages in… Read More

  • "Can You Hear Me Now?"

    Verizon is looking to topple Cingular as the nation’s largest carrier and Alltel is standing in their way. So what does a big bully do in this situation? They buy ‘em out. Word on the street is that Verizon is putting in a bid to swoop up Alltel and beat out Cingular/AT&T by about 10 million users. If the FCC gives them the thumbs up we’ll have to hear that annoying… Read More

  • Cool Crunchboard Jobs

    Some of the top jobs this week from Crunchboard: Interaction Designer at Piczo Inc. in San Francisco, CA Blog Writer / Managing Editor at Briggs Media PTY LTD in Anywhere USA Sr. Software Engineer -Video Search Engine at Truveo in San Francisco, CA Web Developer at Warner Bros. Records in Burbank, CA Web Designer at NYTimes.com in New York, NY Information Architect at NYTimes.com in New York, NY… Read More

  • iPods To Get Cover Flow, Firmware Update Coming Soon

    The crew over at Giz has word that a new firmware update is coming for iPods, giving you the Cover Flow function that’s in iTunes. They’ve also been tipped off that iPods will not get a refresh until after the iPhone has launched. I hate to say it, but I told you so. Cover Flow Read More

  • V Cast Mobile TV Gets Official

    Less than a week ago I filled you on the upcoming launch of the Samsung u620 which will be the first to sport Verizon’s V Cast Mobile TV. Now the official launch of both the phone and service has been sparse, but a quick tinker on the testman page has revealed a firm date. March 1 will be the official launch date, but a listing of cities is no where to be found. Plug in your zip and see if… Read More

  • Soundwave: Transforming, MP3 Playing Decepticon!

    , and one of our favorites has always been Soundwave. You’ll remember him as the blue, monotone-voiced lieutenant to Megatron, popular for his unwavering loyalty to the Decepticon cause. What made Soundwave so cool, though, was that he transformed into a Walkman, complete with lackeys in the form of cassette tape robots that would eject from his chest. You’ll remember Rumble and Ravage… Read More

  • Samsung GX10 Hands On

    Samsung GX10 Hands On

    The Samsung GX10 is a beefy DSLR from a company well-known for its slim-and-sexy point-and-shoots. While it’s done a consumer DSLRs before, this 10.2-megapixel beast is quite a step up from the previous 6-megapixel version, the GX1S, they sold for about $550 last year. As a burgeoning camera nut, I was excited to see the GX10 entering an already crowded marketplace. Does it have a chance… Read More