• Back to School: Cameras


    So this is your first year of real independence and trust me, you’ll want to document every possible thing. That’s probably one thing I failed to do during my collegiate days. Girls making out and possibly showing you their hooha’s are something you’ll want to hold onto while at college. You never know when you’re going to need to blackmail said hooha to get… Read More

  • Shrewder mobile bills with Shrooda?

    Shrooda.com is a fascinating new startup that offers a mobile price comparison engine. Here’s how it works. You enter your username and password for your mobile phone services online billing. Shrooda then takes your itemised bills and determines the best price plan available to you in the UK. The site uses product feeds from the major retailers of mobile phones and supports the… Read More

  • Airfonix integrates Dolby into new wireless transmitter

    Today Airfonix announced their AFX-19DD051 wireless transmitter for delivering wireless audio to the home theater. The two-channel transmitter with built-in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound and Dolby Pro-Logic II decoding delivers uncompressed, 24-bit wireless digital audio at 48-MHz transmission rate to active and passive speakers. It features two S/PDIF coaxial/optical inputs and stereo… Read More

  • AT&T launches new 3G dongle

    The AT&T USBConnect Mercury is a 1.7Mbps U.S.B. dongle that works with Windows and Macs and is completely 3G HSPA compatible. The dongle will be free with a 2-year $60/month or more data plan. The basic 5GB domestic plan costs $60 for US customers. Customers traveling outside the U.S. can choose one of AT&T’s
    DataConnect North America or DataConnect Global plans. The DataConnect
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  • Sprint gets dirty with two new rugged handsets: Moto V950, i365

    Sprint has just announced that they’ll be adding two more Motorola handsets to their rugged lineup: the Renegade V950 (on right), and the i365 (on left). Both are iDen/Direct Connect compatible, and meet mil-spec requirements for durability against blowing rain, dust, shock, and vibration. For military folk and construction workers, that means it’ll come out unscathed after a day… Read More

  • PPLparty to become Youmeo – A UK FriendFeed?

    PPLparty.com, a three year old social networking site for UK party-going clubbers, re-launches next Monday as Youmeo, a social networks aggregator somewhat along the lines of FriendFeed (you know, plug in your Twitter details, Flickr account, etc). PPLparty founder 19-year old Calum Brannan remains the founder of the new site which basically ports the old PPlparty community into the new… Read More

  • Lots of gadgets to be featured in new Star Trek movie

    Guess what? Apparently there are going to be a bunch of gadgets in the new Star Trek movie. Not some gadgets, not a handful of gadgets, but “all the gadgets,” according to the movie’s producer, Brian Burk, who told MTV Movies the following: “We intentionally don’t talk too much about the story but there’s all the gadgets you could want. No replicators… Read More

  • Sprint gets dirty with two new rugged handsets: Moto V950, i365

    Sprint has just announced that they’ll be adding two more Motorola handsets to their rugged lineup: the Renegade V950 (on right), and the i365 (on left). Both are iDen/Direct Connect compatible, and meet mil-spec requirements for durability against blowing rain, dust, shock, and vibration. For military folk and construction workers, that means it’ll come out unscathed after a day… Read More

  • IFA 2008 Overload: Home Appliances

    IFA 2008 offers the curious spectator an awful lot to look at.  There are hundreds of televisions, computers, projectors, stereos, navigation systems, MP3 players, and all other manner of gadget covered by CrunchGear, from all the brand names you know and love.  But this year’s IFA introduced a new set of products to the show: so-called “white goods”.  Things like… Read More

  • Philips reveals new Digital Voice Tracer recorders, we swoon


    Ooooh Heaven is a place on Earth! You know the day is off to a good start when Philips releases some digital voice recorders! Their Digital Tracer line has been updated with the 660, 860 and 880 models with up to 2GB of memory with speed control for transcription and USB recording support. It also records directly to MP3 and can do direct FM radio recording. Wait! There’s more… oh. Read More

  • We7 adds EMI Music tracks

    We7 – the ad-supported music download service based in the UK backed by Eden Ventures and Spark Ventures – has signed a deal to add 400,000 tracks from EMI Music’s repertoire of artists, including, appropriately, We7 founder investor Peter Gabriel. The tracks will be available through both on-demand, ad-funded audio streaming and paid-for MP3 downloads. We7’s… Read More

  • What will Chrome mean for us?

    Obviously the media is full of news about Google’s Chrome browser today. But do you think it will have an impact in the UK/European market? Will users take up the Chrome browser to the point where it will impact the mainstream? Or will it remain a browser for early adopters? With Firefox still relegated to the minority (though significant minority), does Chrome have a real chance? What… Read More

  • Sony Sountina: A Vibrating Organic Cylinder

    The Sony Sountina is another 360° single speaker system.  This one uses a vibrating organic cylinder.  Insert obligatory double-entendre here.  The Sountina also has colorful LEDs to breathe “blue, amber and purple light into the space.” Read More

  • Giving Google Chrome A Spin. This Thing Moves Fast.

    Google announced Chrome yesterday and the company has already offered Windows XP and Vista owners the opportunity to try it out. And although I’ve only been able to use it for just a little while, Google Chrome is not only one of the fastest browsers I’ve ever used, it’s easily one of the best. The Google Chrome install was quick and easy. In a matter of seconds (literally)… Read More

  • And… new iPods = official

    This just hit my inbox. I guess all of our hard-won speculation on the iPod Nano will soon pay off. Read More

  • New MSI Wind models to be sold in the UK

    Our friends across the pond will soon have some options as far as the MSI Wind netbook is concerned. Three new versions will be available soon, although there’s no definite time frame apart from “contact a local official MSI distributor,” per MSI. So here’s what’s coming. First, the U90X-007UK (pictured far left) will have an 8.9-inch screen instead of the… Read More

  • New 4G Nano all but official

    iPod accessory maker Hama – for some strange reason – put out a bunch of iPod Nano 4G cases at IFA 2008, essentially outing the new Nano to within an inch of its life. As folks are pointing out, Hama is the real deal when it comes to accessories and isn’t just some small-fry OEM attempting to drum up interest… or is it? Check out more 4G Nano coverage. Read More

  • Zune 120GB priced at $250?

    There’s a pre-order page over on B&H Photo Video that lists the upcoming 120GB Zune at $250. That’s some aggressive pricing, to say the least. It’s not set in stone, of course, but this does look rather legit. There’s also a blue version of the 8GB Zune up for pre-order as well. I was able to add both items to my cart, so that’s a good sign. [via Zunerama] Read More

  • IFA 2008 Booze Cruise

    2008 is the first year that the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin has included so-called “white goods” in addition to the traditional media and entertainment products on display.  Particularly interesting to me were a collection of high-end wine coolers like those pictured above, and the Philips Perfect Draft beer fridge.  Stick a pony keg inside the Perfect Draft and you… Read More

  • Logitech goes thin with new Illuminated keyboard


    You heard it here, folks. I’m going back to Windows! Well, not entirely, but my office rig will soon be a Windows-based PC. Thanks to my brother for donating his old machine to me. So now I’m in the market for some new goodies. I already have the Logitech MX Revolution mouse, which is hands down the best mouse I’ve ever owned and now I’m in the market for a keyboard. Read More

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