• HP MediaSmart servers to work with YouTube

    HP’s MediaSmart Connect receiver will soon be able to tune into something called YouTube, displaying “videos” on HP MediaSmart TVs. The “videos” will be full-screen and hilarious, to be sure. The exact date for YouTube-on-MediaSmart, I’m afraid, wasn’t revealed. Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Warcraft III, StarCraft now available to download

    Flickr’d. Wow. Blizzard has made Warcraft III (and its expansion, separately) and StarCraft Anthology available for download from its Web site. Both games, originally released in 2002 and 1998, respectively, have won awards left and right. Warcraft III (and the expansion) cost $20, while StarCraft is $15. Mac and PC. Wanna hear a secret? I’ve never played either game. Does that… Read More

  • New LEGO Batman character revealed

    And it’s Two Face. Check out gameplay footage from Warner’s upcoming LEGO Batman after the jump. Read More

  • Non-Psystar PCs running Leopard appearing

    John Biggs has a Psystar. It’s a generic PC that runs OSX Leopard, and runs it well at that. It was roughly $550 shipped, and there’s something that gives one a sneaky feeling when using it, as if you’re getting away with something. The Psystar, though, may be just the tip of the iceberg. Apple Insider points out that there are now other PC clones running OSX, and you can… Read More

  • Mike Ming and Dell: $699 of sexy laptop

    Dell is selling exclusive, $699 Inspiron 1525 laptops “attuned to youth culture” with design artwork by Mike Ming. The laptops come in “Sea Sky” or “Bunch o Surfers” and run Intel Dual Core Pentium with 3GB of memory and a 160GB hard… Read More

  • Video: Rad propeller clock looks cool and dangerous, like me

    What happens when a nerd takes a circuit board, LEDs, and an electric motor? He makes a virtual clock out of said spinning circuit board, and the results are cool, though not something I’d want to put my fingers near. Read More

  • Review: Samsung Access, AT&T Mobile TV

    The Access from Samsung is the more economical choice for those looking to drop some coin on AT&T’s Mobile TV service. The candy bar from Samsung fared much better than the LG Vu in terms of service quality, but its screen is much smaller and the rest of the phone is pretty plain Jane. There’s no Gmail, IMAP or POP support like the Vu. As big as the Access is there’s… Read More

  • Warner Music to test variable song, album pricing

    The days of the 99-cent single could be over. Warner Music has teamed up with a company, Digonex, that collects and analyzes music sales data from a number of online music stores. Using the data, and applying some sort of Warner Music formula, Digonex then alters the price of the song to reflect things like demand, amount of time it’s been available, and so on. In trials, songs have… Read More

  • Another cellphone watch: So tired. So tired.

    The $250 EP2502 has an OLED display, a 2 megapixel camera, MP3/MPEG4 playback, tri-band support. So you wear this bastard on your wrist, talk into it when making a call, and generally look like the biggest wang on the street. Seriously: I love me some watches. I love me some cellphones. But unless this thing can hang out in my brain and let me take my calls and transmit them as neural… Read More

  • Review: Nyko Kama Wireless Nunchuck

    One of the biggest issues I had with the Wii was the Nunchuck. It felt bolted onto the the console and was basically a way to add a few triggers and an analog stick to the Wiimote. Not amazing and, when in the heat of battle, prone to flinging out of your hand and flailing wildly. Nyko took a look at the Nunchuck, said we can make this better, and has with their $34.99 wireless solution. Read More

  • Announcing the Mobile Connections Forum at Supernova

    We’re partnering with Supernova for the third year in a row this year. This time, we’re are creating a forum called “Mobile Connections,” to discuss important themes to advance innovation in the mobile environment. The forum will include both invited speakers and selected submissions from the community below. You can be involved
    For Mobile Connections at Supernova… Read More

  • The internet is a series of tubesteaks being cooked by a Tesla coil

    The Nevada Lightning Laboratory made these for Maker Faire, and smartly turned the terrifying viewing in to a picnic lunch by using the power of electricity to zap a couple hot dogs into delicious submission. They want to build a pair of these ten times bigger, inside which an observer could stand and measure whatever phenomena manifest in the middle of a lightning storm. Shocking.
    [via… Read More

  • Rumor: Sprint's Treo 800w to drop June 22

    We’re hearing more and more about the Sprint Treo 800w, the first new Treo from Palm sporting the new Centro-like re-design. It’s a good looking phone, WinMo aside, and has many fanbois up in a tizzy. WMExperts has it that the 800w will hit the streets for Sprint on July 22nd. What’s notable about this device is that it’s the first Palm smartphone with integrated… Read More

  • Solar-powered hearing aids help poor deaf folk

    Did you know that there’s 250 million people around the world who are hearing-impaired? Even worse, two-thirds of them live in the developing world. Odds are, these people don’t have the type of money needed to buy conventional hearing aids, primarily because their expensive batteries last only about a week. What if you could design an affordable hearing aid for the… Read More

  • Zune invades Canada June 13

    Hip hop hooray!!! Pricing as follows for you Canucks lusting over the Zune. * Zune 80GB: SRP $249.99 CDN (available in black or red)
    * Zune 8GB: SRP $189.99 CDN (available in black, red or pink)
    * Zune 4GB: SRP $139.99 CDN (available in black, red or pink) Thanks for sending this in, Stephane. Read More

  • Egg cellphone concept could be best one yet

    Go ahead and tell me this cellphone concept, the Egg, doesn’t look better than the HTC Diamond. The color scheme, the contours and curves, the UI, it all looks better, I think, than the Diamond. Yes, the Diamond has the advantage of being a “real” cellphone, but these days I tend to like concepts more than actual, finished products. Read More

  • One-third of Hong Kong households watch TV via the Internet; U.S. not even close

    This adorable graph shows worldwide IPTV penetration. More specifically, it shows the percentage of households per country that watch TV via the Internet. Hong Kong leads the line, followed by Iceland and Estonia. Not a single Western Hemisphere country is listed, which must thrill the likes of NBC (Hulu) and ABC. Certainly, I watch all my TV shows (“Lost,” “the… Read More

  • HTC’s Diamond may Rough-up iPhone

    High Tech Computer (HTC) announced the HTC Touch Diamond today. The Touch Diamond utilizes 3G (third generation) mobile technology. The device runs Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional and has a touch screen that can be used one-handed. Apple hasn’t said when it will launch a 3G phone, but the company is expected to do so later this year. Starting this June, the Touch Diamond will… Read More

  • UK CCTV cameras used to solve only 3% of London crime

    Despite having more CCTV cameras than anywhere else in Europe, UK police have solved a whopping 3 percent of London robberies with them. Considering that all those cameras cost somewhere in the billions of pounds, or infinity dollars, that’s not exactly the return on investment many had wanted to see. As to why the cameras aren’t being used to solve crime, New Scotland Yard says… Read More

  • PrimeSense could add 3D vision to consoles

    Imagine the Wii with 3D vision. The console would understand if you were behind an object and images would move accordingly and you could reach out with your hand to “touch” items on the screen. The technology is real and it works and PrimeSense, a small Israeli company, is trying to release it into the wild. PrimeSense, which just closed a $20 million funding round led by… Read More

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