• Behind The Scenes Of China's Cloning Empire

    Popular Science has a fascinating article about China’s cloning industry including information about an iPhone knockoff known as the P168 (see the above video). Aside from consumer electronics products, the article also focuses on automobile and fashion industry look-alikes. Apparently some cloning operations are so organized and efficient that they’re able to produce… Read More

  • Why Your iPhone Can't Copy And Paste (Yet)

    John Gruber has written an article about the iPhone’s lack of a cut/copy/paste feature and, although he expects Apple to provide clipboard and text selection in the future, he explains why it wasn’t present in the first place. The basic gist of the article is that the iPhone’s main function is to allow people to easily consume information rather than create it. The lack… Read More

  • Slim Samsung Clamshells Hit Verizon, Helio

    Two of Samsung’s anorexic offspring are saying hello to the world a little prematurely, but we’re ok with that. The Gleam aka SCH-U700 will launch on VZW covered in gold. All we know other than network are the camera and external music controls and display. Hooray! The skinnier of the two Samsungs is the SPH-A513 aka Fin. It will be the thinnest clamshell on the market with a… Read More

  • Are You Ready To Bar Camp?

    Bar Camp, an open multi-day event where people can share ideas and talk about just about anything they like, is a very important event for me. Two years ago I attended the first Bar Camp, which was held at Social Text’s offices in Palo alto. It was just a few weeks after starting TechCrunch, and nearly everyone I met there is now a friend. It was held just before all the craziness… Read More

  • Is Vista Broken? Joe Wilcox Says 'Yes'

    Joe Wilcox does not like Windows Vista. I can sympathize. I just bought a new PC and after using XP for the last however-many years, I was excited to see what all the Vista fuss was about. Read More

  • New Space Hotel Opening In 2012

    “We have calculated that there are 40,000 people in the world who could afford to stay at the hotel. Whether they will want to spend money on going into space, we just don’t know.” These words from Xavier Claramunt, company director for the upcoming three-bedroom space hotel set to launch in 2012. The price for a three-day stay? A cool $4 million. Read More

  • T-Mobile Samsung Blast Reviewed


    Pretty on the outside like a fresh Apple mixed with tar Samsung has come a long way since it started manufacturing cellphones. Over the past two years, I’ve seen a lot of great phones appear with the SAMSUNG logo plastered on the front of each device. But lately, Samsung hasn’t been doing much to impress. Repetition and competition are key points to blame when it comes to figuring… Read More

  • Onkyo DV-HD805 HD DVD Player

    This format war will drag on until we’re long since bored with it, if we’re not already. Onkyo’s shiny new HD DVD player, the DV-HD805, takes full advantage of the format’s extra features, including those that require a network connection. Movie freaks will be thankful for its ability to play movies at 24 frames per second—a feature that sorta came out of nowhere… Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear Giveaway: Kodak 5300 All-in-One Printer

    Now that you’ve won a camera, how about a photo printer to go along with it? Kodak has donated a Kodak 5300 All-in-One Printer featuring Kodak’s new ultra-cheap ink technology. Check out our review and read on for how to enter. Read More

  • iMovie '08 Supports HDD, DVD Camcorders, YAY!

    Owners of Mac and HDD/DVD camcorders finally have a reason to live or at the very least not to throw either against the wall. Say hello to iLife ’08, iMovie in particular. Your frustrations at Apple for not supporting AVCHD and MPEG-2 formats ends now. It may set you back $79, but it’s certainly worth it if you own a Sony, JVC, Canon or Panasonic model that’s been tested… Read More

  • How To Spot An HDMI-Equipped Premium Xbox 360

    Oh you didn’t know? Microsoft decked out the Premium Xbox 360 with an HDMI port, giving you one less reason to shell out the extra cash for an Elite 360. (I’d save for the new Halo 3 360, but that’s just me.) How do you spot the HDMI-equipped Premium? Um, it says that it has an HDMI port. Also, you’ll find the word “Zephyr” on the box. Class… Read More

  • More Details About Palm's Upcoming Foleo

    If you’ve been following news about the upcoming Palm Foleo, you may have noticed that it’s gotten a lukewarm reception from many gadget websites. Common complaints are that it’s underpowered, overpriced, and can’t play videos. For $500 you could get a cheap laptop that does exponentially more than the Foleo can do. That being said, I’m still getting one. Read More

  • Dell Experiencing Shipping Delays, Again

    Let this be a lesson to all of you. Dell struggles when it comes to shipping things in a timely manner and who really wants a bloated 7-pound laptop? This time around it’s the XPS M1330 and Inspiron laptops. Over at Notebook Review, an XPS delay dedicated thread already has 9,000 comments. The Inspirons aren’t experiencing the massive delays, but it all depends on what color you want. Read More

  • Oh Noes! iPhone Touchscreen Craps Out


    Sadly, Apple Kitteh is wrong on this one This is exactly why I’m waiting for iPhone 2.0. Maybe I’m the weird one, but I never buy v1.0 of anything, especially Apple products. Although, I haven’t had too many issues with my MacBook. The forums over at Apple Insider and Macrumors have been lighting up over the past few days with some irate iPhone users experiencing dead spots… Read More

  • Moto RAZR2 Debuts On Verizon Wireless: Such A Powerful LCD

    The much-hyped Motorola RAZR2 debuts on Verizon Wireless today. It will come with all the focus group-tested VZW features that I never use like V-Cast music downloads and VZ Navigator GPS. So the service is as you’d expect from Verizon. Here that means the best call quality out of all the major carriers, but you do have to put up with VZW’s habit of crippling phones. Read More

  • Sell Your Digital Wares Through Edgeio Paid Content

    Classified listing service Edgeio now lets you sell content through your listings. The new type of listing called “Paid content” consists of the same listing Edgeio already hosts, but comes with an embedded digital locker. Through the locker, users can securely sell text, file downloads, and streaming media through a widget hosted by Edgeio. It seems a good fit for selling podcasts… Read More

  • Spinning Camera Concept Takes Great 360 Degree Panoramas

    This spinning digital camera marks the second day in a row that I’ve seen a clever, useful concept. My whole world is crumbling right before me. It works like a top (or dreidel, I suppose), one with a built-in camera. Spin the camera and it takes a 360 degree panorama of the area. All photos are stored on a memory card, as they usually are. Read More

  • New iMac Keyboard Is OK, But Don't Expect It To Be A Good USB Hub

    ThinkMac, the guys behind the NewsLife RSS reader (I used its predecessor, NewsMac, back in the day), just got Apple’s fancy new iMac keyboard and delivered onto us a short, sorta mixed reaction review. There’s no silly unboxing, no “boy it’s sexyyy¡” here, just the opinion of some hard-working Mac developers. Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear Giveaway: Samsung L77 7.1-megapixel Digital Camera

    Our first prize of the day is the Samsung L77 7-megapixel digital camera. This super slim camera has a 38-266mm optical zoom with 2.5-inch screen and 20MB of built-in memory with slots for SD and SDHC cards. Here’s a full review — I can’t find ours for some reason — and special thanks go out to the folks at Samsung for supplying us with some great gear. Read More

  • Happy Birthday, CrunchGear!

    In honor of CrunchGear’s first birthday, the CG team is giving away over 30 prizes in the next 10 days, culminating in a get-together in Manhattan and maybe an iPhone or two. Head on over to check it out. Read More