• Cable companies salivating over digital TV switch

    Cable companies are excited about the impending switch to digital TV. It’s not just about broadcast, but also the elimination of analog signals via cable as well. That means the operators will require a set-top box for all customers, not just digital subscribers as it is now. This frees up much valuable bandwidth for more digital services, such as HD programming. Not only that, but… Read More

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    The Back Burner: Things we didn't post this week

    A big thank you to everybody for filling our tips-at-crunchgear-dot-com inbox with wonderful, unique, and newsworthy items. Here are a few that we missed.
    “Last weekend before holiday… Catch me while you can…I leave on Wednesday the 20th May When you are ready for the ultimate in upscale, exclusive female companionship give me a call. Your pleasure is my business…. Read More

  • CrunchGear Exclusive: First Samsung Glyde commercial

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F919448%3Freferrer%3Dblip%2Etv%26source%3D1&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf This TV spot for the Glyde doesn’t go live until Monday, but we thought we’d share it with you today. Read More

  • Battle Over Data Ownership on Gillmor Gang

    Epic Gillmor Gang today. Everyone went in with guns blazing over the data portability/ownership debate that has spilled out over the Facebook/Google scuffle. DataPortability founder Chris Saad was also on the call, but failed to take a leadership position in the debate (he did, however, weigh in with a blog post on the subject before the call). Their influence may be waning. As the podcast… Read More

  • Storyblender Brings a Goofy Side to Casual Animation

    Storyblender, which recently launched in private beta, is a new casual animation platform that will appeal to users who want customized movies in a hurry. The site was a presenter at TechCrunch 40. If you’d like to try it out, you can grab one of 500 invites here. The site is straightforward, which is a good thing because there doesn’t seem to be a tutorial yet. New users… Read More

  • Airwolf replica on eBay is awesome

    Holy crap, who’s got $38,000 I can borrow? See, there’s this replica of Airwolf on eBay that I’d really like to pick up. I mean, it doesn’t fly, but how badass would this look parked on the roof of my building? You could see it from Queen Anne! People would always wonder, is that where Jan Michael Vincent lives? Of course it’s not, but I could get an eye patch… Read More

  • This just in: Free ringtone spam might be a scam.

    If I’ve learned one thing from the internet, it’s that unsolicited offers of free stuff are, more often than not, bad news. Believe it or not, Nigerian princes do not actually want to give you 12 million dollars. Nor do any of those obnoxious advertisers actually want to give you a bunch of free stuff for your cell phone. Sure, you may get a free Flo-Rida ringtone, but chances are… Read More

  • Capcom's "We Love Golf" for Wii gets exclusive Western content

    Capcom’s upcoming summer golf title for the Wii is getting some exclusive content just for us Westerners. Isn’t that great? Of course it is. We Love Golf takes advantage of the Wii-mote and let’s you birdie for the win against friends near and far. Capcom decided to include two new characters and the ability to unlock Capcom themed outfits like: Apollo Justice, Arthur… Read More

  • 1983: Byte Magazine reviews the very first Compaq clone PC – 28 pounds and portable!

    I’ll let the article do the talking here. Who doesn’t love this vintage computing stuff? I hardly understand most of it since I grew up with DOS, Windows 3.1 and Mac OS 6 more than anything else, but it’s great to take a trip to the deeper past every once in a while. My favorite part: The Compaq computer is designed to be portable, and although it weighs 28 pounds, it… Read More

  • Uwe Boll doesn't very much like Stride gum's schemeing against him

    How could you hate him? That Uwe Boll doesn’t like being in the news, he loves it! This time, Popular Mechanics caught up with the outspoken director, and got his take on Stride gum’s crusade against him. Stride’s scheme to get people to sign the petition against him (which only applies to video game adaptations), Boll says, would be like Obama offering people $10 to vote… Read More

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