• Sprint Mogul update includes EVDO Rev. A support

    Good news for HTC Mogul owners on the Sprint network — there’s a new update available that’ll allow your phone to connect to the higher speed EVDO Rev. A network where you could very well enjoy double the data speeds. The current EVDO Rev. 0 protocol features download speeds of 400- to 700-kbps and upload speeds of 50- to 70-kbps. EVDO Rev. A bumps the download speeds to… Read More

  • Nyko Zero Wireless controller for PS3 rumbles into stores

    We first saw Nyko’s Zero controller at CES and now it’s in stores. The $60 controller is the first PS3 controller to hit the market with rumble capabilities (dual vibration motors). But it’s not a one trick pony. The Zero boasts up to 25 hours of continuous play and can be recharged via USB. Range on the Zero is up to 30 feet thanks to the utilization of the 2.4GHz… Read More

  • 500GB Buffalo MiniStation

    What is really small, holds 500 gigabytes, and costs $329? The 500GB Buffalo MiniStation. Can I go back to bed now? Product Page Read More

  • The great true story of the man who brought Donkey Kong to the 2600

    The entire walk-through Landon Dyer’s story of joining Atari after creating a Centipede clone was excellent but here’s a telling detail from the end of the first video game age. There were some distant purges in marketing. The little “conversion” group of 8 programmers I was in had been moved to a satellite location far away from any of Atari’s major buildings, so… Read More

  • Review: Otterbox Armor Series iPod Touch case

    The Otterbox Armor Series iPod Touch case is waterproof, dustproof, dirtproof, sandproof, and drop-proof while at the same time allowing access to most of the Touch’s functions. While the extra added bulk might scare some people off, those who need maximum protection at a not-too-shabby price will appreciate this case. Read More

  • Microsoft drops Xbox 360 price in Europe

    We heard mumblings last week about the possibility of a price drop in Europe for the Xbox 360 and earlier this morning they came true. The price of the 360 now starts at €199.99/£159.99. I’m sure this has nothing to do with the upcoming GTA IV launch, but Microsoft did say they were going to own that game and a price drop certainly helps their case, right? From Friday, 14th March… Read More

  • MacBook Air: Weapon of TSA distraction

    Care of the Onion Here, friends, is the danger of depending too much on X-ray searches — there is a valley between the dangerous and the benign and most items fit in it but if you make something dangerous that looks utterly benign or make something benign that looks, to the trained TSA agent, dangerous, you’re in trouble. Long story short, Michael Nygard was held up at the… Read More

  • Wikka wikka wack! iPhone scratchpad coming

    http://www.crunchgear.com/video/player.swf?movie=MixMeisterScratch.flv Coming soon to an iPhone near you: something that could potentially make musicians out of all of us. MixMeister is a cool iPhone app that lets to remix and scratch songs by sliding your fingers across the iPhone screen. Why it won’t make you Nick Latino overnight, it might be good for impressing my Shadowrun… Read More

  • Project Canoe: Cable Companies Paddle to Catch Up To Google in Targeted TV Ads

    Whenever cable companies feel threatened, they form a joint venture. The latest is called Project Canoe, an effort by all six major cable companies in the U.S. to deliver targeted TV ads to viewers through their set-top boxes. The NYT reports: Collectively, the cable companies will initially put about $150 million behind the effort in order to build a national service that can sell… Read More

  • LOLPeter's vote-off – FINAL COUNTDOWN

    [photopress:scaled.icanhazdecent128491456553524233.jpg,full,pp_image] Without further ado, we invite you to vote on the best LOLPeter from CeBIT 2008. Remember: the image with the most votes by Monday, noon EST, wins a 4GB Sandisk Cruzer flash drive. Read More

  • Kilobytes for all

    My nerd bone hurts for understanding and laughing at this, but ain’t it true? Kilobyte [xkcd] Read More

  • WiBro PMP from Samsung should infuriate us all

    [photopress:SWT_W100K_002.jpg,full,pp_image] We’re a couple months away from seeing any WiMAX activity here in the US, but it’s coming, at least. Will we have any WiMAX ready devices? Probably not unless the rumors of the Nokia N810 WiMAX tablet are true. Per the usual, Samsung has gone and announced a WiBro PMP that features a 4.3-inch WVGA touchscreen, DMB, DMB PIP, GPS, a… Read More

  • Cell Carriers Fight FCC over Backup Power

    Past disasters like Hurricane Katrina knocked out wireless communications and impacted emergency crews and victims when they needed to talk. To avoid similar losses of communications in the future, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wants most cell phone transmitter sites in the U.S. to have at least eight hours of backup power in the event main power fails. Regulators claim this… Read More

  • Bungie sends a treasure trove of stuff to sad gamer

    Shortly after an — ahem — misunderstanding involving Microsoft’s Xbox tech support department, a gamer, and an autographed Xbox 360 case (you can read all about the original fiasco here), things seem to have been made right — by Bungie. Bungie, makers of the wildly popular Halo series, sent the gamer a bunch of cool stuff to replace the signatures and drawing of… Read More

  • SanDisk Sansa Fuze is real, coming soon

    We first caught wind of the Fuze last week and now it’s official. The 4GB Fuze will come in red for now, we assume more colors will be available, and will retail for $100. The little PMP features a 1.9-inch screen, digital FM radio, voice recording and a microSD/SDHC slot. Battery life, according to Amazon, puts the Fuze at 24-hours for audio and 5-hours of video playback. $100 sounds like… Read More

  • Interview with RedOctane founders, what do you want to know?

    A little later today we’ll be interviewing Charles and Kai Huang from RedOctane (the guys who brought us Guitar Hero) and we wanted to share this opportunity with you folks so leave a comment or e-mail us at tips at crunchgear dot com with your questions. Thanks! Read More

  • Sprint Offers Phone with Faster Download Speed

    Sprint Nextel will offer a cell phone models that can connect to a faster data network. Download speeds will double and upload speeds will increase up to eight times. Sprint and Verizon Wireless operate EV-DO Rev. A networks, but use them only for laptop communication cards. Their fastest phones have used the older and slower EV-DO Rev. 0 network. Sprint announced today that it was releasing… Read More

  • British company advances see-through camera tech

    Remember the X-ray technology from Total Recall? A British company has developed what it calls “ThruVision” — a similar technology that “uses what it calls ‘passive imaging technology’ to identify objects by the natural electromagnetic rays — known as Terahertz or T-rays — that they emit,” according to Reuters. “Depending on the… Read More

  • Zoho People Launches for Free. Does Salesforce.com Have Anything to Worry About?

    If you’ve heard of Zoho, you probably think of Zoho Office, its suite of Web-based productivity software (word processor, spreadsheet, presentation). But Zoho Office is primarily as a marketing exercise. Zoho’s real business is in offering a series of Web-based enterprise apps that it started introducing last September—CRM, Project Management, Web conferencing, an… Read More

  • Fodder for your "I need a bigger monitor" argument

    At my previous place of employment, I found myself in a puzzling predicament. I’d been given an underpowered desktop machine hooked up to a 17-inch CRT monitor and told to get to work managing projects and updating stories for highly-trafficked news web sites along with various other tasks involving a plethora of open desktop windows. I quickly became that guy at the office —… Read More

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