• Amazon Unleashing Onslaught of Wiis and PS3s Soon

    Amazon Unleashing Onslaught of Wiis and PS3s Soon

    We’ve just received information from a reliable source that Amazon will soon have the Nintendo Wii and the Sony PlayStation 3 readily available. There is no specific date currently set, but it will be “in the coming days.” So if you’ve been checking back at your local Best Buy every day or contemplating paying a premium for a system on Ebay, you might want to consider… Read More

  • Presto! For the Elderly

    Presto! For the Elderly

    As we reported recently, Presto is a service that aims to bring e-mail to those incapable of operating a computer. It uses a special printer designed by HP that hooks up to your phone line to print e-mails. The thought is that those without the slightest inkling of technical knowledge will still be able to receive e-mails from their friends and family. In some capacity, the idea makes sense. I… Read More

  • HD-DVD Trumps DVD: The Visual Argument

    ) offers a level of detail far beyond that of standard DVD. The problem is, most of you haven’t seen it in action. We could tell you all about compression rates and codecs and algowhatevers, but there’s an adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, and in this case, we fully agree. The stills in the link below are from Lord of the Rings, of course, but the trick is to mouse over… Read More

  • Apple’s 2G iPod Shuffle Can Take A Washing

    Apple’s 2G iPod Shuffle Can Take A Washing

    We all know the real pen-test of electronics is how resistant to water they are. Apple’s second-generation iPod Shuffle is officially built-tough now that it’s handled a wash cycle thanks to a lad who left it in his pocket after a snowboarding trip. At first he went to dock it on his computer and it wouldn’t work. After letting it dry out for a while (the key to getting stuff to… Read More

  • Panasonic Adds Verizon 3G Service To ToughBooks

    Earlier in the week, HP announced a partnership with Cingular Wireless to bring 3G HSDPA service to its Compaq nc6400 notebook. Today, Panasonic announced the direct selling and activation of Verizon Wireless’ 3G Wireless Broadband service on its durable Panasonic Toughbooks. What does this mean for you? Buy a ToughBook and you won’t need to work at a HotSpot anymore. You’ll be… Read More

  • Apple Planning MVNO, Squashing Helio?

    , we know that if we type the word “iPhone” again, our heads will explode, but what we don’t know is Apple’s plan for carriers. Kevin from Digg said he had knowledge that it would work on all networks. Of course, he also mucked up which technology Sprint uses, so we don’t count that as canon. We mentioned briefly a couple months ago the idea that Apple might start up… Read More

  • Gears of War Ad Pushing Units. Your Pick For Best Tech Ad Ever?

    A guy who works in the video game section of a Manhattan Best Buy recently told me that people were coming into the store en mass, asking for Gears of War because they “liked the commercial.” You know, the one with the mopey song from Donnie Darko in it. “People come in and they actually say: ‘I have no idea if it’s a good game, but I love the ad’ and walk out… Read More

  • Call for Interns in NYC and SF

    Call for Interns in NYC and SF

    Got some spare time on your hands? Want to work with the fastest growing tech blog on the web? Live in San Fran or New York? Want me to stop talking like this? Apply for an internship today! The job offers no monetary compensation, but you will get to learn the ropes of blogging (it’s like rocket science, seriously, you need our help as much as we’d appreciate yours). And you’ll… Read More

  • Amazon To Sell Wii and PS3 Soon

    Amazon To Sell Wii and PS3 Soon

    If you’re pounding the pavement looking for a Nintendo Wii or Sony PS3, then this should take a load off. We’ve heard from a credible source that Amazon is going to start selling both game consoles “in the coming days.” Finding a Wii or a PS3 is like finding a four-leaf clover these days. Stores like Best Buy simply cannot keep them on the shelves fast enough and you have… Read More

  • XNA Game Studio Express From Microsoft

    XNA Game Studio Express From Microsoft

    Just a quick heads up for all you C# developers out there. Microsoft’s new dev kit called XNA Game Studio Express now allows you to code out applications for both Windows and Xbox 360 at the same time. You just end up using two separate compilers for each platform to get the job done. Freelance game developers take note, this is a great way to have that Windows-based game you’re… Read More

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  • Analyst Sheds More Light On Rumored iPhone

    Analyst Sheds More Light On Rumored iPhone

    True or untrue, we love us some hot Apple gossip with a scoop of details on top. Rebecca Runkle over at Morgan-Stanley decided she’d throw out her two cents on Apple’s iPhone. According to Runkle, the phone will launch in the first-half of 2007, will have an impressive 3.5-inch LCD, and a hefty-ass price tag. Expect to pay $599 for a 4GB model and $649 for a 8GB model. Aside from your… Read More

  • Skin Your New Shuffle

    I’m pretty sick of silver electronics, so I’m all in favor of these slick little covers from RhinoSkin for the 2G Shuffle. The iPod Shuffle Accents come in four colors—red, blue, green and pink—and are made from lightweight aluminum. The pack of four will only run you $19.99. RhinoSkin [company site] Read More

  • Holiday Buyer's Guide: Gaming Notebooks

    Holiday Buyer's Guide: Gaming Notebooks

    Trying to decide what is the right portable PC for your needs can be difficult. Laptops come in many shapes and sizes, and offer a range of features, but generally speaking gaming PCs tend to be beefy machines with the latest video cards, a load of memory and a large hard drive. But what if you want to a mobile—or maybe luggable—gaming experience? You need a gaming notebook. Here is a… Read More

  • ezGear ezPlay Portable DVD Player With ezVision Is Very EZ

    ezGear ezPlay Portable DVD Player With ezVision Is Very EZ

    A company like ezGear should lay off the EZ a bit but we’ll let it slide for now. Its new ezPlay Portable DVD Player is pretty decent looking. It’s shaped like an old-school Sony Discman and plays DVD, MP4, VCD, CD, and MP3 discs. What sets it apart from all other portable DVD players though is that you can hook it up to ezGear’s ezVision Video iWear system. The ezVision system… Read More

  • Just Look at the Sony-Ericsson W880

    Sony-Ericsson is known for style, and the latest up-and-coming, much-rumored phone raises that bar even higher. The W880 is the product name for the phone formerly known as the Ai. SE had announced it would start making its handsets thinner while making them even more feature-packed than they already are, and this metal-cased device is a strong start. Read More

  • MusicJam Adds Recording to Karaoke Offering, Sales of Earplugs Set to Soar

    CrunchGear likes karaoke. For reals. Nothing gets our teamworkometer cranked up like seeing Raj on stage belting out Journey, except Brad Pitt’s abs in “Fight Club,” but that’s just Vince. But we must take issue with the MusicJam iPod karaoke machine. We’ve seen iPod karaoke before, but this desk-top unit also acts as a recorder, so that after you’re done… Read More

  • The KRZR, The KRZR, The KRZR's On Fire!

    The KRZR, The KRZR, The KRZR's On Fire!

    Ouch! I almost burned my hand typing up this post. You see, the KRZR is so hot, that Motorola just had to introduce a new color that could capture the heat. So behold the creatively titled KRZR Fire. This guy comes with a delicious red paint job that reminds me of a fire engine mixed with some holiday cheer. Not only is it bright red on the outside, but also the color drips into the cracks on the… Read More

  • DLO Tackles 2G Shuffle

    DLO Tackles 2G Shuffle

    DLO has announced the launch of two accessories for Apple’s crazy popular new Shuffle. The Power Bug AC Power Adapter and Dock Cable gives the ability to charge your Shuffle via AC power rather than through the USB port. It also provides an extra sync cable for syncing your Shuffle on the road. Read More

  • Linksys Jumps the Gun with 802.11n for USB

    Do you want pre-standardized 802.11n connectivity but don’t want to wait until it’s all officliazed? Linksys is here to help you, readers. If you’ve got a USB port, you can have 802.11n, with its uber-fast data rates and longer range. Looking like an old-skool radio microphone, the WUSB300N joins the list of “pre-N” devices on the market. And, like the others, you… Read More

  • LG UP3Flat A Shuffle Killer?

    LG UP3Flat A Shuffle Killer?

    Look out Apple. LG is looking to introduce a few low-capacity MP3 players into the market and not only do they look like a 1G Shuffle mixed with a Chocolate, they look better than the iPod Shuffle and most DAPs out there. LG’s UP3Flat MP3 player is going to come in sizes 512MB to 2GB and has an incredibly streamlined and sexy look with touch-sensitive buttons. All models will come with a… Read More