• Helios H2000 Upscaling DVD Player: 1080i, Works With XviD

    Still put off by the so-called high-def optical disc format war? For $99 come August, you’ll be able to grab the Helios H2000 upscaling DVD player. It connects to your HDTV via an HDMI or component connection and upscales video to 1080i from any number of sources, including Divx and XviD. No, it’s not as satisfying as a fully featured HD DVD or Blu-ray player, but if you’re… Read More

  • Logitech VX Nano Mouse

    Looking for a notebook mouse that doesn’t suck? Might want to peep Logitech’s latest offering, the VX Nano Cordless Laser Mouse. With a reported six months of battery life on just two AAA batteries, this mouse is great for just leaving in your travel bag. The USB receiver is almost microscopic when compared to others on the market. So far, we’re lookin’ good here. Word… Read More

  • Zune 2.0 For The Holidays

    The geeks over at Whiz Byte have the scoop on the G2 Zune and when we might see it. According to a MS rep, we can expect to see it just in time for the holiday rush. It’s a bit strange that MS wants to move the Zune towards ‘parity with iPod’, but then again, MS has been playing second fiddle to Apple for quite some time. What a waste of time. Hot Scoops, Whiz Byte, Hot… Read More

  • PS3 1.90 Firmware Released: Emoticons!

    Sony just “dropped” firmware version 1.90 for the PS3 in Japan. Expect it here any minute now. The change log shows that most of the improvements are mere cosmetic or otherwise fairly minor. Still, you’ll now be able to force 24Hz output for Blu-ray over the ol’ HDMI. CD audio output can now also be changed to 44.1/88.2/176/4kHz. You can also now change video setting… Read More

  • iPhone Security Flaw Allows Full Data And Phone Access

    Have iPhone, be careful. According to a new New York Times article, a computer security firm has discovered a flaw in the iPhone that allows someone to take complete control of the phone via a website. Independent Security Evaluators has successfully breached the iPhone using malicious code on a webpage to take control of the data and phone features on device. The scary part is that the… Read More

  • Monday Morning Happiness

    See this? This is the sole reason why SEGA doesn’t make consoles anymore. It’s a fantastic tribute to video gaming in the nineties. Complete with some fatass standing in the background, this photo includes but is not limited to the following: Sega CD, Sega Genesis, Sega 32X, Game Genie, Sega Genesis Cleaning System, Sonic and Knuckles, and Sonic 3. I know there are one or two… Read More

  • South Park World of Warcraft Episode Nominated For An Emmy Award

    I’m going to tell you a very special secret. I missed the South Park episode “Make Love, Not Warcraft” during its original air time. I was devastated and determined to see the episode; so determined that when it came on again, it was in the middle of making love and I actually stopped and watched it. Sorry babe, but Stan just got the Sword of 1000 Truths and I’m horny… Read More

  • Sprint Nextel in Last Place in Call Center Satisfaction

    The motto in the logo may say “Sprint Ahead,” but not so fast there. Because as a former Sprint subscriber this news comes as no surprise, Sprint Nextel came in last place in call center satisfaction in a survey published by Vocal Laboratories. This 15th quarterly SectorPulse study on the quality of customer service among America’s largest wireless carriers had Verizon in the… Read More

  • Groove Mobile Extends Handset Support


    Mobile music service provider Groove Mobile has expanded the scope of its mobile music handset platform to support new handsets from Samsung, LG, HTC, Motorola, Nokia and Sony Ericsson. The company, which provides full track mobile downloads, has upgraded its platform to support the top selling handsets. Groove Mobile offers its customers access to nearly two million songs from various… Read More

  • A&E Television Networks Launch Mobile Channels

    Whether you need to get your fill of Modern Marvels or are just a junkie for Dog The Bounty Hunter, you can tune in from a mobile handset. A&E Television Networks and MobiTV, Inc. have announced the launch of A&E Mobile and The History Channel Mobile. These made for mobile channels are available today on the MobiTV service via participating mobile carriers throughout the… Read More

  • BIO-key To Provide BART with Mobile Data Software

    Today BIO-key International Inc., a wireless public safety solutions provider, and its partner CYRUN, announced a contract award with the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Police Department for BIO-key’s mobile data software. Under this contract the MobileCop solution from BIO-key will be incorporated into CYRUN’s Alliance PD Central Computer Aided Dispatch and Records Management System. Read More

  • Chinese Mobile TV on the Rise

    Let the games begin! Next summer’s Olympic Games in Beijing will likely be the catalyst of mobile TV service in the land of the Dragon. Juniper Research predicts that mobile TV will grown from about $36 million in 2007 to nearly $100 million during next summer’s Olympic Games. The study’s findings suggest that sports related content will be the prime attraction for mobile TV… Read More

  • Amp’d Mobile Offers Some Answers

    We’ll be watching the Amp’d Mobile site very closely today. The MVNO has posted an FAQ page detailing its closure and offering some options for its current customers. What we do know is that the site might be shutting down tomorrow (July 24), and customer service will likely be hanging up later today. Amp’d Mobile FAQ Read More

  • Amp’d Shutting Down?

    This could be the final week for mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Amp’d Mobile, which had previously filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy last month. Last week Verizon Wireless, the carrier that provides the network services for Amp’d, had petitioned a judge to allow it to cease services to the MVNO. Amp’d had been behind on the charges it owed to Verizon, and it is the… Read More

  • Memory Card Compatible Handsets on the Rise

    Israel-based mPortico has conducted a survey that shows the global penetration rates of handsets with mobile memory cards has increased dramatically in the past 24 months. The research is based on 990 phones currently available in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The initial data further confirms that mobile devices with MicroSD and MiniSD expansion-slots currently make up the largest share of… Read More

  • moblog:tech Seeks Funding


    Last week moblog:tech announced that the company, which runs moblog.co.uk and bigartmob.com, is going into a funding acquisition round, and is seeking initial investment. The company currently offers mobile technology to let users take photos and videos with a camera phone and then post them to the Internet. To date the company is 100% management owned and debt free. [moblog:tech] Read More

  • Living in the 80’s!

    Did you love the skinny ties, new wave music and the era of Ronald Reagan? If so then you might enjoy the Bodacious 80’s Challenge, a new trivia game that will come out in August from Time Lapse Mobile for major North American carriers including Sprint, T-Mobile, Cingular and Bell Mobility. The game features more than 1,500 questions and images from the 1980’s from more than 100… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Yo ho ho and a bottle of…fun??? Here are three great comments from the not so distant past. Paul G gets the ball rolling with a little quip about an iPhone made of sand: “He couldn’t get a real [girl], so this is the next best thing. Shortly after producing this work of art, an attractive woman in a bikini kicked him in the nuts.” Use your words, attractive woman. Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Smashy Smashy Edition

    Fun With Frickin’ Lasers!
    Hand Gestures Eliminate TV Remote Control
    Bell & Ross BR 01 Phantom
    Soundwave: Behind the Music
    German Throws Computer Out Window, Escapes Fine
    Skateboard Like A MotoGP Racer
    CrunchGear Meetup Final Update: Budapest is Go! Read More

  • WiMax Versus Municipal Wireless

    There’s a pretty good article written by Glenn Fleishman over on Wi-Fi Networking News about the benefits of municipal wireless versus WiMax. I happen to live in a city that offers solar-powered wireless access to its residents and when this service (known as ParkWiFi) was originally announced about a year ago, I assumed I’d be able to redistribute the $50 per month I was… Read More

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