• 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

  • Sony-Ericsson Cybershot K770 Announced

    Sony-Ericsson today officially announced the highly anticipated Cybershot K770. This powerful cameraphone is due out in Q4 and is only a mere 14-mm thin! It packs a 3.2-megapixel camera unlike some other phones, has an included 256MB M2 card for storing all those high-rez pics, an LED flash, and a beautiful 1.9-inch QVGA display. Top it off with a lil’ tri-band GSM and you have a hell of… Read More

  • iPhone Unlocked For Reals

    Alright, so this is what I think. I think that until one of you readers leaves a comment confirming this unlocking method, it’s just another stupid rumor. Some guy on some forums says that you can buy a Turbo SIM card and can program it to work on your network via the iPhone. So you get the SIM card, you get the iPhone unlocked. All the features too apparently. Sounds fishy. So… Read More

  • Shure Music Phone Adapter Review


    While I’m not thrilled that Apple chose to make the iPhone’s headphone jack inaccessible to most high-end headphones, adapters are popping up left and right. The best one I’ve seen so far is the MPA-3c from Shure. For $40, you get a 32-inch cable with an integrated microphone that turns any set of headphones into a cell-phone headset. You also get a little bit of control… Read More

  • Expanding Profits Require Femtocells Says In-Stat

    I was walking to work yesterday and found a video on my phone that proved the existence of Bigfoot. When I tried to replay the evidence for my colleagues in the office, I couldn’t get a signal. No one believed me and I was laughed at. If this has happened to you, you’re not alone. In-Stat research shows that the future for mobile technology will rely on devices that allow… Read More