• 80GB Playstation 3 Won't Have Emotion Engine


    Say goodbye to all those games you bought for PS2 With cost cutting measures going into effect at Sony, it makes sense for the console manufacturer to remove the Emotion Engine chip inside the PS3. But what does it mean for you? Essentially, that Emotion Engine chip is a PS2/PS1 on a chip. Take it out and use a software emulation solution instead and you’ll find that half your older… Read More

  • InFocus Introduces Fresh 1080p DLP Projector

    Just dropped $500 on that fancy Blu-ray player and want to get the most out of it? Try out the InFocus Play Big IN82 projector and see if it holds up to your high standards. This $5500 bad boy uses a single DarkChip3 processor to achieve native 1080p playback with Blu-ray and HD DVD. Throw in HDMI 1.3 and you have yourself one hell of a home theater. What makes the IN82 shine though is the… Read More

  • Ring: The Alarm Clock You Wear

    Another day, another made up Yanko Design product. This time, we inspect a new design concept for an alarm clock called Ring. Ring consists of two elastic, vibrating rings that charge on an alarm clock dock. You set the time you want to wake up to each ring and then let them charge. Once charged, throw one on before you pass out and you’ll be awoken in a whole new way. Each ring… Read More

  • Vertu Gets The 3G, Leather Treatment

    Rollin’ in mah Bentley
    Cruisin down the street
    Got bling on my wrists, ankles
    neck and teeth Got a call on my cellie
    Yo let me show you it
    This Vertu Ascent T
    has gotta be the shit It’s not out yet
    Still with tha FCC
    But I got a unit
    Cause I got 10,000 Gs Read More

  • Casio Unveils Two New Exilims


    The Exilim EX-S880 Casio introduced two new digital cameras in its popular Exilim line today. The EX-S880 and EX-Z77 both have all the great features normally found on an Exilim, like Best Shot technology, the new EXILIM Engine 2.0 image processor, and high-quality video capture. But these two cams also have the power of YouTube inside of them. The included YouTube Capture mode allows for… Read More

  • GameTap Now on Macs: PPC Users Not Invited

    Mac users who are gamers (more than half of us here at The CG) can now indulge themselves in 500 video games thanks to GameTap. Let’s clarify that: Mac users on Intel-based systems can get their “game on.” You’ll find a decent range of games on the service, with titles like Street Fighter Alpha 3 (I think I have 24 versions of that game now) and Metal Slug, in case you… Read More

  • Nintendo Says "Bring It" in Response to PS3 Price Cut

    Fight! Sony may have slashed the price of its PS3 yesterday by $100, but Nintendo isn’t worried at all. No, not only is Nintendo not worried, but it’s calling Sony out. Quoth the vice president George Harrison: A $100 price drop won’t make a difference. Can Sony afford a $200 price drop? I don’t think so.” I tend to err on the “$100 won’t make a… Read More

  • AOL Launches Three New myAOL Products Into Beta

    This morning AOL is launching a suite of personalized products into beta: myPage (personalized home page), Mgnet (image-driven content discovery and recommendation engine) and Favorites (feed reader and bookmarking). All three services can be accessed via tabs on the main myAOL page. I’ve previously written about a couple of these – last month I wrote about the Favorites product… Read More

  • Coglets Bring Easy Data Driven Apps to Your Web Page

    Coghead is launching a new product today called Coglets. For an overview of this space in general, see this post where we talk about some of Coghead’s competitors. Previous Coghead coverage is here. Coglets let you embed any Coghead application you make on a web page. Coghead applications are database driven applications for inputting and outputting information from a database, created in… Read More

  • Silly Woman! Only One iPhone Per Customer!

    I’m not quite sure what’s going on here. It actually looks more staged than real, but it seems some moron bought first place in line in Dallas for $800 and then sauntered in expecting to buy out the store. Instead, she was told she could only buy one and the guy she bought out got a phone and a bunch of cash. Pretty dopey. via MobilitySite Read More

  • Best Buy Tech Tells All

    Consumerist, the site every CEO loves to hate, just ran a huge interview with a former Best Buy employee who essentially said that Geek Squad techs pirated MP3s, sold amateur porn to amateur porn sites, and generally come from that expensive yet dangerous school of IT admins — the Devry. benpopken: Is porn-stealing then a form of insubordination and acting out?
    hashand: Well, more a sense… Read More

  • CrunchGear Budapest Meet-up Registration Page

    I’m 90% certain we’ll hold this on Tuesday night at 7pm at a yet undisclosed venue. If you are attending, please register through the link below. Event Registration Read More

  • Sony VAIO FZ180 Laptop Review


    I’ve spent the past few weeks playing with Sony’s new Vista-driven Vaio FZ180 laptop. It’s thin, white, and packs a Blu-ray drive, but should you plop down two grand for it? Full review after the jump Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Uninvited Guest Edition

    Jason Mask + Bicycle Helmet = Better Breathing
    Who Needs Keys? SmartScan Biometric Scanning Opens Doors to Our Future
    Old Crap-Ass Phones That Cost Way Too Much
    RoboCup: Robots Play Soccer, America Still Hates the Sport
    AMD’s Two TV-tuning Wonder Dongles Read More

  • Japan Knows How to Sell Mobile Phones

    It seems that this is the time for those in the mobile scene to hit the road. While I am sorry to report that I didn’t bring back any images of mobile phone stores from England or France (I must have been busy trying to actually enjoy a vacation), I’m seeing that James Quintana Pearce over at mocoNews did take some time to snap photos of mobile stores in Japan. Having been to Japan… Read More

  • Pass and Go Securely

    Keeping information secure is a rising concern with mobile devices, especially as things get more and more connected. So it comes as welcome news that Secure Computing Corp. has released a new software authentication tool that can generate one-time-use passwords for mobile devices as well as laptops. Information Week is reporting that this new solution, called Safeword MobilePass, is designed… Read More

  • France is into Mobile Games

    Having just returned from Paris, the new report from GfK doesn’t seem the least bit surprising to me. It says that some 2.7 million mobile phone games were downloaded in France in the first quarter of 2007, and the average selling price was EUR 4.29. As with other markets, mobile gaming seems to be on the rise and phone games were being played just about everywhere in the City of Lights. Read More

  • Amazon Unbox Users Just Got Lazier

    TiVo users now have the power to download movies from Amazon via their TV rather than placing orders from a PC. The “Buy on TV’ feature does exactly what it claims to do. TiVo subscribers can rent or purchase movies from the comfort of their couch by using the TiVo remote control. As long as you have a Series2 or Series3 TiVo that has a broadband connection then you’ll never… Read More

  • Rumor: iPhone Firmware Upgrade Coming Soon

    Mobility Today seems to have the scoop on a list of features that will be fixed or added when the iPhone receives its first firmware upgrade. When that upgrade will show up is anyone’s guess. The list is quite extensive, but the tipster was really excited about a file browser: So anyway a FULL file browser is coming so you can browse just like windows mobile explorer only in the cool… Read More

  • World Of Warcraft Gets Simpsonized

    Found this on a random, late-night YouTube journey. It’s eight minutes of dorked out laughs with that Simpsons touch of humor. Marge and Bart end up playing together in an MMORPG that closely resembles WoW. Good laughs. Read More