• AT&T's Pogo Web Browser

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&file=http%3A//blip.tv/rss/flash/782432&feedurl=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/rss/&autostart=false&brandname=CrunchGear&brandlink=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/ Just got a chance to see AT&T’s latest product — a web browser called Pogo. That’s right: the folks that brought us the iPhone and… Read More

  • Verizon pushing FCC to treat all TV suppliers equally

    [photopress:fiostv_multi.jpg,full,center] Verizon’s petitioning the FCC to make it easier for customers locked into cable monopolies to leave in favor of similar services offered by ISPs, such as Verizon itself. Verizon, AT&T, and others offer TV via data, an alternative to cable, and Verizon feels that customers much jump through too many hoops to switch as it is. In essense… Read More

  • Review: WowWee Flytech Butterfly

    It flies like a real butterfly! I was actually quite surprised at the build quality on this thing. Usually these sorts of things blow into a million pieces on the first day but the Flytech butterfly withstood quite a few crash landings during our trials. The dog also bit it a few times, which is usually the kiss of death for toys like this. Read More

  • Motorola's new mobile TV more than just a boob tube

    [photopress:MobileTV.jpg,full,center] Motorola today announced its latest mobile TV, the DH02. The portable handset offers a 3.5-inch touchscreen that plays back video at 25 frames per second and includes PVR and timeshifting capabilities, as well as microSD for playing back downloadable content, GPS with maps, and HSDPA for 3G data. Really, its more like a PDA with video playback, but if… Read More

  • For your protection: Pentagon okays development of new radio system

    [photopress:newpentrad.jpg,full,center] The Pentagon would like you to know that it has approved the development of a new type of radio system to be used in our future weapons of war. It goes by the acronym-friendly name Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS, not to be confused with JSR) and will be developed by either Boeing or Lockeheed Martin, which has “who would have guessed?”… Read More

  • Via teams up with Nvidia to form Nviadia, or Nvivia, or possibly Nvoltron

    The graphics giant and the chipset maker are going to be working together just as Via is launching a competitor to Intel’s Atom chipset. The Isaiah chip is tiny and low-power, providing an excellent alternative to Atom for smaller form factors like UMPCs and small laptops. Nobody knows exactly what the terms are on this agreement because Via and Nvidia are being hush about it. Not sure… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Zero Punctuation does it again, this time to the Wii

    http://update.videoegg.com/flash/proxy.swf?jsver=1.4 I hate me some Wii, but Zero Punctuation is usually able to review Wii games without completely upsetting anyone but the most wankerish fanboys. This one is about Zach & Wiki, an adventure game. Read More

  • Sony promises crapware-free computing by the summer

    Pocketables is reporting that Sony will offer all of its PC and laptops with “Fresh Start” um… installed? Uninstalled? For those who don’t remember, “Fresh Start” was Sony’s acceptance that its laptops and PCs were so loaded with crapware when the came from the factory that they were almost unusable. Business buyers could opt to get a “Fresh… Read More

  • Claim: This is the world's thinnest 256MB SSD

    [photopress:FSD56GC25H.jpg,full,right] Super Talent Technology claims that this solid state drive (SSD) is the world’s thinnest, with a capacity of 256MB. Does that really matter to us in any practical sense? Probably not, no, but it’s always fun to look at these “most/biggest/bestest” deals. The FSD56GC25H (easy to remember!) can double as a SATA hard drive thanks to… Read More

  • Analyst: Take-Two's rejection of EA was improper, un-ladylike

    Wedbush Morgan, an analyst firm that likes to analyze and comment on things, says that Take-Two is making a mistake in spurning EA’s advances. $26 per share is a good deal, they say, and the company isn’t going to be any more valuable after the release of GTA IV, which they assume was the reason behind Take-Two’s unwillingness to sell. EA is getting serious now and trying… Read More

  • Asus eee PC 900 rocks some multi-touch

    The new Asus eee PC 900 — not the potential touchscreen model — ended up on the FCC site today and it’s looking good. One interesting point: It has a multi-touch trackpad, something that will definitely make the anti-Apple fanbois happy. It looks very similar to the original eee, but expect improvements, including a possible 8 hour battery, in the future. Read More

  • AT&T Is Working on Its Own 3D Browser (Pogo). What Are They Thinking?

    It takes either a very brave or very foolish company to enter the browser wars. But that is exactly what AT&T is doing—in a small way. I was just shown a demo for Pogo, a 3D browser based on Mozilla that is in private beta (we should be getting invites in a couple weeks). It is a project that comes out AT&T’s business development group and Vizible, a Toronto-based… Read More

  • Skullphone shows up on LA digital billboard

    You know I love me some skulls. LA-based artist Skullphone fooled some folks into thinking he had hacked into 10 Clear Channel billboards in LA, but CC clarified and said he paid to get himself up there. It only ran for two days. Anyone in LA see it in person? via Laughing Squid Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Best Buy selling HD DVDs for $10

    I haven’t been to my local Best Buy, but it’s being reported that some are clearing out stock or sending them back to publishers. One location in Dublin, CA has discounted all HD DVD movies to $10 with TV shows discounted at 70 percent. While two locations in Chicago have pulled all HD DVD discs and put them in back to be shipped out. I better get my copy of “I Am… Read More

  • CNET Cuts 10% Of Workforce, Effective Immediately (Updated With Internal Memo)

    CNET has announced that it will cut 10% of its workforce, or 120 people, effective immediately, in a move said to help it “focus on long-term growth amid complaints from some investors.” CNET has had no shortage of headlines recently, from changes at the top through to an ongoing battle for control against largest shareholder Jana Partners. According to an internal memo from CEO… Read More

  • Medusa HDMI hub: Curiously named, ordinarily equipped

    [photopress:medusahdmi.jpg,full,center] The difference between this Medusa HDMI three-port hub and others like it is primarily, if not entirely, size. The former makes due with a square-shaped body, while the latter—lots of them, at least—gimps along in the shape of a rectangle. Spec-wise, nothing doin’. It supports HDMI 1.3 and 1080p. That’s all you need from a hub… Read More

  • Mozilla Discusses Firefox 3 and Microsoft's Public Embrace of Open Standards

    Mozilla invited a group of bloggers to its headquarters in Mountain View today for an open discussion centered around the upcoming release of Firefox 3 (currently in public beta). CEO John Lilly started things off by pointing out that this coming Monday is the Mozilla Organization’s ten year anniversary. He described the organization as rather humble and discombobulated when it was spun… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: GTA street map leaked!

    This reminds me of old times where you’d have a sheisty, inaccurate, hand-drawn map of say Hyrule crammed into the tiny instruction booklet. Some enterprising fellow uploaded some pics and promptly removed them, but not before they made it to the tips inbox at Kotaku. They’ve got it all nice and gallery-ed up so take a look. The town itself looks interesting, and is obviously… Read More

  • THX says Blu-ray is dead. Does that mean no Star Wars in HD?

    Guess what? One of THX’s chief scientists says Blu-ray is toast. Laurie Fincham was recently interviewed by Home Cinema Choice Magazine and when asked about HD DVD’s recent death he commented with this, Read More

  • Hands-on with the Kodak Z1085 IS

    [photopress:102_0223.JPG,full,pp_image] Kodak announced a number of entry- to mid-level point and shoots at CES and the Z1085 IS is one of the higher-end monsters. It is just now shipping and I got the chance to sit down with some Kodak folks to discuss what makes this model better than the rest. Basically, the camera performs considerably more post-processing on the pictures than competitors. Read More

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