• Google Fails To Blink

    Google Fails To Blink

    Google responded to Viacom’s $1 billion lawsuit over alleged YouTube copyright infringement today. Their answer: Let’s fight this out, in front of a jury. We earlier predicted that there was no way Google would agree to a settlement with Viacom that involved any damages, and assumed that they would work to sign a licensing deal instead and convince Viacom to simply settle the lawsuit. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Sledgehammer Edition

    Daily Crunch: Sledgehammer Edition

    Peter Gabriel Offers DRM Free Music on We7
    LG + Cirque de Soleil = Quidam
    WTF was Sony Thinking?! NSFW
    Help Key: Burning Discs, Not Coasters
    NeuroSky, Yet Another Brainwave Gaming Startup Read More

  • CrunchGear HiFi Reader Response Continues

    CrunchGear HiFi Reader Response Continues


    Today marks the first day of the second week of our CrunchGear HiFi series. We have a few more reviews and features coming so stay tuned for all of that. In addition to some great content, we’re also running an audio inspired reader response series. What is on the line, you ask? Good question: Read More

  • Silverlight: The Web Just Got Richer

    Silverlight: The Web Just Got Richer

    Update: Listen to our podcast interview with Silverlight product manager Brian Goldfarb at TalkCrunch. Today at Mix07 Microsoft made a number of major announcements, mostly around the recently-released Silverlight (formerly known as Windows Presentation Foundation/Everywhere). Microsoft presented both new products and a new vision for how services and software will interoperate in the… Read More

  • 45 More Reasons To Play With Your Wii This Summer

    45 More Reasons To Play With Your Wii This Summer

    Already bored with your Wii games? Afraid you might actually have to go outside this summer? Fear not, your pasty-white skin is safe from the sun. Nintendo worldwide president Satoru Iwata announced today that 45 new Wii titles will be ready for purchase in the second quarter of 2007. And then there’s the online gaming! Pokemon Battle Revolution and Mario Strikers Charged are the first… Read More

  • Rebrand & New Features: Google IG To Relaunch as iGoogle

    Google’s personalized home page, Google IG, has been rebranded as iGoogle and will relaunch tomorrow at igoogle.com. A number of bloggers were brought in to Google HQ today and are reporting the details. iGoogle is Google’s entrant into the crowded customizable Ajax home page space, where My Yahoo is the clear leader with over 50 million monthly unique visitors. iGoogle currently… Read More

  • Is Your Mobile Phone Driving Away the Bees?

    Is Your Mobile Phone Driving Away the Bees?

    It didn’t sound like a very techie story when it first made the news last week in the United States: bees are disappearing throughout the country, seemingly abandoning their colonies. OK, this might not seem like such a big deal either, but keep in mind that most of the world’s crops depend on pollination by bees… and this becomes a more serious issue. Albert Einstein only once… Read More

  • PS3 Gets Price Cut

    There is no actual confirmation from Sony that the PS3 will see a price cut anytime soon, but increased output of blue-violet diodes hints at future price cuts. Production of the diode — a key ingredient of the PS3’s Blu-ray drive — is currently at 1.7 million a month and Sony is now prepared to up that to 5 million which will decrease Sony’s materials cost which… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Elite Not So Elite After All

    I’ll agree with Nicholas on the fact that the Elite doesn’t deserve an 8.5 rating just because it’s black, has a 120GB HDD and HDMI. Microsoft is continuing its quest to screw us from all sides and pinch us for money every chance it gets. Ben over at Ars Technica learned just how bad the situation is first-hand. Read More

  • Peter Gabriel Offers DRM Free Music on We7


    Former Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel partnered up with MediaGraft to launch a new music service on Sunday offering music downloads that are free of DRM and cost you nothing. Free music that’s free of DRM and the artists are getting paid? There has to be a catch, I mean, this is too good to be true, isn’t it? Of course it is, but it’s a step in the right direction. The… Read More

  • Skype Yer Mom

    Skype Yer Mom

    Skype (my favoritest Internet communications service for voice, text and video owned by eBay) and Intel (my favoritest chipset company that starts with the letter “I”) are teaming up this Mother’s Day (May 13, 2007), giving users in the U.S. and Canada free SkypeOut calls to any landline or mobile number around the world. The “Gift of Gab” promotion, as… Read More

  • You, TV, Electric Bills And You

    You, TV, Electric Bills And You

    It stands to reason that the larger your TV set gets the more power it sucks from the socket and the higher your electric bill will be. Of course this also raises your cost of ownership, something few people take into consideration when buying a new TV. As you can see in the chart I swiped from CNET’s TV power consumption quick guide, running your average plasma TV requires 328 watts… Read More

  • Sony Vaio Laptops Leaked

    I really love the Interwebs. It makes my day go by so much faster. A few Notebook Review forum members did some digging around the European Sony site and uncovered the latest VAIO laptops. Five different lines will be unveiled for July and they sure sound great. An 11.1-inch TZ, 13.3-inch SZ5 and two new 15.4-inch FZ are set to debut along with rumors of a 13.3-inch CZ and 14-inch CR… Read More

  • Xbox 360 GPU Slims Down For Fall

    Now that the Elite buzz is laid to rest with the US launch today, rumors are buzzing around about a possible switch to smaller, cooler, cheaper 65nm Xenos GPUs for the Fall. Now, the source is China-based Commercial Times so I’m going out on a limb and saying this could be the biggest rumor…today. Sources were cited as saying an engineering version had been shipped and that… Read More

  • NeuroSky, Yet Another Brainwave Gaming Startup

    Gaming via brainwaves is the next logical step in the evolution of gaming, but I didn’t think it was this close to becoming a reality. Emotiv was the first real glimpse I had into the future of brainwave gaming and I was fairly impressed. OCZ showcased the Neural Impulse Actuator at CeBit and that seemed to be the closest thing we’d have to real brainwave gaming for a while, but… Read More

  • SlingPlayer v1.0 For Your Mac Released Today

    Sling Media has announced that v1.0 for Mac users will be available for download today at 3PM EST. Version 1.0 includes remote controls on the side that look so life-like, pretty cool, huh? SlingPlayer for “Mac v. 1.0 is an Aqua® application and adheres to Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines.” Sling gave thanks to the Mac community for helping them mold the overall appeal so… Read More

  • iSkins' Urbany, Outdoorsy iPod Clothing Accessories

    iSkins' Urbany, Outdoorsy iPod Clothing Accessories

    With summertime right around the corner, I’m sure all you active people will be wanting to enjoy the outside (bloggers have no such luxury), iPod included. iPod accessory maker iSkins has three new Urbany ways to integrate your iPod (or cellphone or whatever) with your wardrobe. The first is the Grooverider, which, apparently, brings you “into the supernatural world of… Read More

  • Five Super Fantastic Mac Mods

    My recent switch to a Mac has been a surprising and fun-filled transition from Windows machines. I feel pretty dumb for not having made the switch sooner. But after some time you start to get bored and you need to find new ways to make your toys interesting again and the best way to do that is to mod the living bejeezus out of it. Now, I don’t mod things very much because of my twitch… Read More

  • Really, is the Xbox 360 Elite Worthy of an 8.5 Rating?

    Really, is the Xbox 360 Elite Worthy of an 8.5 Rating?

    The Xbox 360 Elite should be rolling into you local video game store right about now, and reviews have already started to hit the many tubes that make up the Internets. CNET’s is just as good as any, but they review kind of weird. At least, not how I would have done it. Read More

  • Trouble in Wii World? Virtual Console Sales Slowing

    Trouble in Wii World? Virtual Console Sales Slowing

    So this might be a bit of a stretch, but the highly respected Wired pontificates that sales on Nintendo’s Virtual Console aren’t as good as they should be. Some 3.3 million games have been sold on the VC since its launch, which is actually up from 1.5 million back in January. The problem, Virginia, is that sales haven’t grown fast enough. With the Wii still damn near… Read More