• NVIDIA adds one more graphics card to your rig

    Sure, why not? NVIDIA’s just announced 3-way SLI and is now one step closer to having your entire case filled with video cards. According to the company, "Now hot, new, graphics-intensive titles, such as Call of Duty 4, Company of Heroes Opposing Fronts, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, and Unreal Tournament 3, can be played at the highest resolution possible, with all the graphics… Read More

  • The Orientation: WiMAX

    Welcome to the first installment of CrunchGear’s The Orientation. This is a new weekly column where we take some of the gadgets, technologies, and concepts of the tech world and make it easily digestible to those who might find some of it to be over their heads. Most of us surf the Web over Wi-Fi on a DSL network or cable modem, and if you’re really unlucky then you’re still… Read More

  • Asus going green – or beige, whatever color bamboo is

    Asus is, I think, a good company – last week they revealed that they don’t care if you crack open their products, and now they’re revealing a new line of laptops in line with a more eco-friendly philosophy. They’re replacing the bulk of the case with bamboo instead of using PVC or other difficult-to-dispose-of materials. Other companies, like Dell and Apple, have pledged… Read More

  • Flickr Adds Stats To Photo Pro Accounts

    Flickr has provided an attractive place to show off your photos and get constructive feedback from the community. However, their advanced comment and tagging system leaves out the vast number of people that simply peruse the site. But today Flickr unlocked those stats for Pro users. Earlier this year Flickr whetted our appetite for stats when they released numbers on what kinds of cameras are… Read More

  • Google Answers Stirs Zombie-Like as Google Q&A

    One of the few triumphs Yahoo has had over Google in the past few years is Yahoo Answers, which is one of Yahoo’s fastest-growing properties. Meanwhile, the more academic (and lumbering) Google Answers was shut down in 2006 when Google figured out that nobody wants to pay “researchers” to do Google searches for them. Some of those researchers went on to start UClue. But now… Read More

  • Canadian man gets $85,000 phone bill

    Awwwwwwww dude. That sucks, man. Poor Piotr Staniaszek (not pictured left). He hooked his $10-per-month unlimited mobile browser phone up to his computer and used it for his Internet service and got a big fat bill for $85,000 in the mail. The worst part? Bell Mobility just let him keep racking up the charges. "The thing is, they’ve cut my phone off for being like $100 over. Read More

  • Activision being a punk, won't let you use Guitar Hero guitars with PS3 Rock Band

    Harmonix, who makes the Rock Band guitar controller, created a compatibility patch a couple weeks ago that would allow you to use 3rd party controllers, including Guitar Hero’s guitar, on the PS3 version of their game. Unfortunately, Activision “objected” to the patch and it’s been on ice for two weeks. I’m not sure what they’re getting out of blocking… Read More

  • Fünde Razor raises over $5K for Child's Play charity


    They raffled off these cube things. Some unappreciative jerk won them. Child’s Play, the children’s charity started by the guys over at Penny-Arcade, raised well over $5,000 at last night Fünde Razor events. Held in Denver and New York, Fünde Razor collected $10 per person, thus gaining said persons the right to rock out to Rock Band. I was at the New York event and while I… Read More

  • While You Are Reading About The Steroids Report, Here Are Some Related Products You Might Enjoy

    The problem with automated advertising on news sites has always been the placing of inappropriate ads next to serious news issues. Take today’s report on steroid use in baseball. For at least a brief period, the story on CNN.com was matched with these “Ads by Google” shown at right trying to sell you the very steroids that the baseball commission is so upset… Read More

  • Zune, Apple TV make Popular Mechanics' worst-of-the-year list

    What are some of the worst gadgets from this past year, according to Popular Mechanics? You’ll be delighted and/or outraged to know that the Zune and Apple TV made the list. The Pleo dinosaur thing also made the list even though it’s not out yet, along with the non-existent Palm Foleo, the creepy looking rabbit monster on the left there, and a myriad of home improvement tools… Read More

  • Simkl Keeps Record of Your IM Conversations Online

    A new service called Simkl History Saver, still in private beta, will keep a running log of all your instant messaging conversations and allow you to access that log via the service’s website wherever you go. Simkl currently only works with desktop IM clients (albeit many of them, such as AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and ICQ – see the full list on the homepage). Setup is fairly simple, although… Read More

  • John Biggs' Holiday Gift Guide: Bringing it all back home

    Come back with me to a simpler time. It was twenty years ago, I was about 12, and the coolest stuff I owned was a huge set of G.I. Joe figures and, as I recall, an NES. I was late to the video game party mostly because I used my Atari 800XL a lot at the time and I recall getting the Bridgelayer vehicle and, that year, a few NES games. I could spend hours setting up my guys in battle formation… Read More

  • Canadian gets $85,000 Cell Phone Bill

    A Canadian oil-field worker was stunned to get a C$85,000 ($83,700) cell phone bill but has been able to cut the damage down to C$3,400. News stories about Piotr Staniaszek have been traveling the globe, making the 22 year-old oil and gas well tester a figure of international media attention after his father went to the press to complain about the size of his son’s cell phone bill. Read More

  • Install Vista SP1 Release Candidate in ten easy steps

    Are you looking to try out the Vista Service Pack 1 Release Candidate but you’re not quite sure where to start? It’s not as straightforward as you might have thought, huh? Just follow this simple ten step guide and you’ll be good to go before you know it. Read More

  • Great moments in the Amazon Suggestion System

    I see you’re buying a scanner. Would you like a USB cable or some salmon? Read More

  • Kwiry Launches. Will Anyone Use It?

    A new service called Kwiry launched today that lets you text yourself things so you don’t forget them, and then e-mails you a link to search results for the same terms. Huh? That was our reaction too. Nick Gonzalez covered the site earlier today on MobileCrunch:
    The product is pretty straight forward. It lets you SMS reminders to yourself while you’re on the go. Hear about a… Read More

  • Google releases Sync for BlackBerries, life is almost complete

    I’ve found the transition from Sidekick to BlackBerry to be an enjoyable and easy task. RIM devices are just so much better. The Sidekick is still a great device and will have a special place in my heart since it did convert me to QWERTY, but I’ve outgrown it and RIM devices have more features, a better OS, third party software support and better hardware. It does everything I need… Read More

  • New Company kwiry Helps You Remember

    If you have ever been out and about and come up with a great thought or idea but didn’t have any way to write it down, now you can use the free service from kwiry to help you remember all those thoughts in your head. If a great idea hits you, or you see something you want to checkout later, simply text it to 59479 (k-w-i-r-y) and it’s waiting for you at kwiry.com and in your… Read More

  • Google Zeitgeist's 2007 Verdict: "Mozart" Is So 2006.

    In our ongoing series of top search terms for 2007 (check out Yahoo’s list here), Google released its <a href="Zeitgeist list for 2007 of fastest rising and fastest falling search terms (see below). And guess what? The Google Zeitgiest list for fastest growing U.S. terms is the same as what we reported ten days ago. But Google did release terms for global searches as well. … Read More

  • 120GB hard drive is roughly the size of a matchbox

    Toshiba’s announced a tiny, tiny 120GB hard drive aimed at subnotebook computers, portable media players, and the like. At 0.31" tall by 2.12" wide by 2.79" long, it’s just barely bigger than a box of matches (although not as thick). The drive has a 4,200rpm spindle speed, 8MB buffer, 15ms seek time, and consumes very little power. Aside from being useful in… Read More

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