• Adobe Hires Co-Inventor of Image Resizer Technology

    The day before yesterday I showed the above video (it has now been viewed nearly 100,000 times), which shows some jaw dropping examples of next generation image manipulation, and said “I want this in PhotoShop immediately.” Well, that may be happening sooner rather than later. Co-inventor Shai Avidan has now joined Adobe and will work out of their Newtown, MA office. More info on… Read More

  • Android And Google In Cahoots On Google Phone OS

    Some more information about the upcoming Google phone. The phone will be developed by Google and the software will make use of some of the assets Google acquired when it purchased a company called Android. Read More

  • Boing Boing Launches Gadget Blog with Joel J at the Helm

    Because there aren’t enough of these gadget blogs on the Internet, today finds the wonderful crew at Boing Boing launching their own blog specifically for and about gadgets. While some of our colleagues might be a little shaken by the idea of more competition, especially this high-profile, we are actually thrilled at the idea of a gadget blog with the Boing Boing mindset. Thrilled! Not… Read More

  • Acer Will Grow Gateway, Get Access To Packard Bell

    So for $710 million, Acer bought Gateway — the same company that was worth $7 billion back in 1997 and purchased eMachines in 2004. Its fall from grace is a testament to the importance of good management and an even better business model. Read More

  • Lots and Lots of Google Phone Rumors: HTC, Android, and even Yahoo in the mix

    The pace of rumors and leaks around the fabled Google Phone is picking up, suggesting that Google is making a real push to launch something early next year and is no longer trying to keep everyone quiet. Yesterday CrunchGear got confirmation from a senior (and anonymous) HTC exec that they’ve created some twenty devices for Google to test and are shooting for a Q1 2008 launch. Today… Read More

  • Tetris Street Fight

    What happens when two dudes dressed as Tetris pieces get drunk and try to fight each other? This. At least it’s in Tijuana where shit like this is the least of everyone’s worries. Tetris cosplayers in parking-lot brawl [BoingBoing] Read More

  • The Steve and Woz Lego Set

    Get ready for the next mini run specialty lego set from Podbrix – this time it’s the “Young Woz and Jobs Playset” and goes on sale on Wednesday (8/29) at 6 pm PST: Re-creating the early years of Woz and Jobs collaboration the Young Woz and Jobs Playset is a 300 unit limited numbered edition and features meticulous detail. What ideas was Jobs percolating in his… Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear: It's Over

    The cakes have been eaten, the random numbers generated, and we have the winners. First of, we want to thank all those who submitted. I’m here are our final winners and a special cavalcade of cakes for you all to drool over… except for the dude on the boat. I don’t know what that was about. Read More

  • Ello Guvnah!


    Taken from the top of the Eye
    Greetings CG readers from Merry Olde England. I’ve been in London for almost a week now and thought I’d say hello. I’ve enjoyed every minute of my trip so far including the usual tourist traps like Big Ben/Parliament, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace. I’m in absolute heaven with football coverage everywhere I look. Read More

  • Jobs And Wozniak Get Lego'd

    Remember how Apple was originally founded by Steve Jobs and fat man extraordinaire Steve Wozniak? You can now relive the moments they shared in the ’70s through Legos! Podbrix will be offering 300 limited-edition playsets that feature both Woz and Jobs pondering in a computer lab. If you miss out on the limited run, don’t fret. These playsets don’t come cheap at $39.99 a pop… Read More

  • Vertu Constellation Released In Rose Gold

    Hey! Need a new phone? Don’t want the iPhone but still wanna flaunt your money? Check out the Vertu Constellation, now in a beautiful rose gold color. It’s available in black leather only, because it’s more special than the regular gold-version. Scratch-resistant and chock full o’ laser-engraved keys, this phone will set you back at least $8000, possibly more… Read More

  • Sirius Goes Redneck, Launches "Nascar Collector" Show

    Hun dee durr thar partner! I was juss crackin’ open a can of Milwaukee’s Best and saw that yer a NASCAR fan yerself! Ya know that high-tech satellite radio crap? The one that’s a “play on words” as they call it. Surious! That’s it! Yeah, well I reckon I heard some news ’bout a new NASCAR show a’comin and it done be good. Supposed to debut… Read More

  • Daewoo DPC-8099OD-I Is Really A Portable DVD/iPod Player

    Despite the ridiculous model name for this thing, Daewoo’s latest portable DVD player looks like it packs all the right features into a small form factor. First and foremost, there’s a slot for an iPod next to where you insert the DVD, meaning you can watch videos from your iPod on the go should you run out of discs from Arrested Development, Season 2. There’s also support… Read More

  • Because Your Wife Left You: Hot Virtual Chicks

    Gamerhelp really is one classy website. In true VV fashion, they’ve put together a list of virtual chicks they’d like to “bone”. The list is 25 deep and starts off with none other than Christie from the infamous Dead or Alive series. You know, the one where you fight with big-breasted women in destructible arenas. It’s all good until you check out #23, who is… Read More

  • Logitech Introduces ClearChat USB Headsets


    The ClearChat Pro has volume control built-in to the earpiece Whether you use Ventrilo for talking to guild members in World of Warcraft or Skype for calling family overseas, one thing is certain: you’ll need a good headset. Today Logitech has launched two new headsets that are both OS X and Windows compatible. The ClearChat Pro and ClearChat Comfort are supposed to sound better than… Read More

  • Free Text Messaging from Yahoo!

    Yahoo!, one of the largest Web mail services, will now provide free mobile phone text messaging for users. Yahoo! Mail now allows users to send free text messages to mobile phone numbers in the Untied States, Canada, India and the Philippines. Instant messaging and enhanced e-mail services have also been added. The new Yahoo! Mail allows people to connect in real-time to their contacts in Yahoo! Read More

  • Toshiba T401 DAP Has The Wi-Fi

    Toshiba’s always good for a DAP or two and its two latest—the T401S and T401—maintain that trend. The big news here is that the T401 brings with it Wi-Fi certification, letting users connect directly to the Internet to download podcasts and, more likely, to transfer music to and from their PCs. And I do mean PC, what with that Windows logo button on the bottom-left. Read More

  • $1.4 Million IBM Server Falls Off Forklift

    D’oh! Some genius at a warehouse didn’t properly secure a server to a forklift and it fell off while it was being loaded into a truck. Federal contractor T.R. Systems’ employees must have really been dicking around, because had they known a $1.4 million server was just wrecked, I’m sure a few of them would be running in the other direction. So how did it happen? Read More

  • FlickIM’s Democratic Development

    FlickIM, a company that went into service on July 15, 2007, listens to its subscribers and adds services to its AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) chat application that is tailored for the iPhone through democratic methods. Users can send lists of services that they would like to see provided on the application and FlickIM adds the most popular services. FlickIM has recently added text messaging… Read More

  • Casio Announces EX-V8 Digital Camera

    Lately, Casio has been cranking out digital cameras equipped with YouTube-related features and the EX-V8 is no exception. This 8.1-megapixel shooter comes with the ability to publish your videos directly to YouTube. It also uses the H.264 codec to keep those 16:9 videos looking good without a huge file-size. Some of the other features included are the ability to shoot 848×480 video, a… Read More

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