• Rumor: Comcast mulling 250GB/month download caps

    Comcast doesn’t like its customers. Well, not all of them, especially those who actually take advantage of the massive amounts of bandwidth it makes available, and is preparing to penalize those of you (or of us) that download tons of content. Rumors from Broadband Reports, the excellent connectivity ratings site, show that Comcast might be considering 250GB per month caps on… Read More

  • Nikon may have inadvertently announced the mid-range full-frame D10

    Nikon’s strict naming conventions seem to have betrayed them. When they release a battery grip, they include the model number it’s for in the name. So the D200’s battery grip is the MB-D200. Well, they recently let fly the “MB-D10,” which fits the D300. The source says he has never known Nikon to just arbitrarily change a name like that, so given the size the… Read More

  • Id announces Doom 4

    Like many of you, my first FPS gaming experience was Doom. It was on an old 486 with the “turbo” button engaged. It was maybe five frames a second and looked like shit, but back then it was revolutionary. Id’s bringing Doom back for a fourth time, officially announcing development is starting on Doom 4. No word on what the game’s like, but we’re guessing you… Read More

  • Wii's Nintendo Channel is now live

    The Wii’s Nintendo Channel is now live. It’s a channel that basically has instant access to downloads of game demos, promotional videos, and other content from Nintendo and its partners. Not for everyone, but many Wiitards have been itching for it. You’ve got to update your firmware to use it, but then you can go nuts. Read More

  • 100-year-old Adix calculator: elegant, beautiful, and practical

    Apologies to our friend from the Seattle meetup who hates steampunk; this was too great to pass up (and not strictly steampunk). This wonderful little machine was state-of-the-art in 1903, when it was used for adding up columns. That’s really all it can do; it has no functions other than addition because the mechanism is so simple and elegant, each paddle shifts a gear a certain… Read More

  • Interns needed

    Like gadgets? Like to be hazed? Join us as a CG Intern. Email john @ crunchgear . com with two posts in CG style and a short description of your background including location, WoW-level, and estimated ability to write poorly quickly. Read More

  • The loneliness of joining the social

    A lonely LA Craigslist user is looking for Zune love in all the wrong places. He posted a “Strictly Platonic” personal looking for someone to share music wirelessly with. As we all know, if you own a Zune and you go looking for someone to share with, you’re probably going to wander for a long time. The whole draw of the Wi-Fi was originally to “meet” people… Read More

  • Mass Effect for PC has crappy dial-a-DRM

    Apparently those of you who’ve been waiting for the PC version of the popular console game Mass Effect will have to make sure your DSL bill is paid up, as the game requires an online connection even for the single player mode. Why’s this? Because the game will phone home every 10 days [scroll down three posts] to make sure you haven’t shared your activation key or are using… Read More

  • Phillips jumping into touchscreen phone race

    Looks like Phillips is looking to get a piece of the touchscreen phone action with the X800, says Chinese site CCID. Based on the pictures they’ve obtained it looks like the UI is a mishmash of Sony’s PSP/PS3/whatever else and Samsung’s Croix interface. Details are very scant with this one, but one picture suggests it will launch in Hong Kong under Vodafone. Read More

  • BT making a comeback in the mobile services world, makes me LMAO

    I find it quite laughable that BT is making its return to the mobile market with a “BlackBerry-style smart-phone” considering that device is the HTC Dash, which is a dinosaur here in the States. The service itself dubbed Total Broadband Anywhere seems akin to T-Mobile’s HotSpot@Home service. Actually, it is the same thing. The other device being rolled out with BT’s… Read More

  • External HDD coming for PS3 from Sony?

    Sony seems to be uncomfortable with the current HDD configuration of the PS3 or so it seems according to David Reeves, the SCEE head honcho. They did reduce the price of the PS3 by switching to a smaller capacity hard drive, but I don’t see anyone wanting to buy varying options from Sony if it were an option. I’ll gladly use one of my existing portables or buy a cheap 2.5-inch SATA… Read More

  • Wits and Wagers now on XBLA… plus a contest

    Have you every played Wits and Wagers? It’s basically a trivia game that involves betting. You’re asked a question and you write down an answer (all of them are numerical). You then place it on a board and bet on the answer you think is closest to the truth — even if its not yours. It’s kind of like poker… with trivia.
    That said, the game is coming to XBox Live… Read More

  • Rockstar releasing GTA IV patch for PS3 sometime today

    Soon after GTA IV launched it was rather apparent that all the bugs weren’t squashed for the PS3 and the only solution Rockstar could muster up was to re-install. Sometime today, if it hasn’t already happened, Sony and Rockstar will release a patch to help alleviate the stress being put on the servers. “reducing the loads on the servers at GameSpy and hopefully the… Read More

  • Pioneer drops a pair of high-end Blu-ray decks

    Pioneer’s launching more fun stuff today, including a pair of Blu-ray players for its home theater line. The Elite BDP-05FD and Pioneer BDP-51FD are both next-gen players with features that look great on paper, including HDMI 1.3, dedicated video and audio processors, and 1080p upconverting of regular DVDs. I have a 720p upconverting Pioneer player and it actually looks quite good. The… Read More

  • Pioneer's "absolute black" feature sounds sinister but effective

    The new KURO line of TVs from Pioneer have one thing in mind: blackness. I’m okay with that. They say that the new line of KUROs has blacks several times deeper than the last line, though at this point I start wondering whether we’re getting diminishing returns; one can only see so much black. I think it’s a “see for yourself” kind of thing, and I look forward to it. Read More

  • Twitter Starts Blacklisting Spammers

    You know you’ve made it as a communications medium when you start attracting spammers. On Twitter, the problem is getting bad enough that the service is starting to blacklist people who spam other members. There is already an unofficial site called The Twitter Blacklist that lists 329 known spammers on the service (see screen shot below). That has nothing to do with Twitter officially… Read More

  • T-Mo Europe launching the Diamond as the MDA Compact IV

    Everyone’s favorite classy phone is being redubbed as the MDA Compact IV and sold in Europe — it will come free with certain plans, just like we like it.
    Sadly they’re dropping the Diamond name and there is no mention of U.S. availability. Check out our recent HTC coverage here for full details on the diamond. Read More

  • Concept CD/MP3 DJ kit seems far from wikka-wikka-whack

    This concept device from Continuum is a dual MP3/CD player with tactile turntables and a full complement of DJ tweaks. While it’s not — and will probably never be — available, it’s a cool marriage of the mechanical and the electronic in a package about as big as your old boombox. However, if you’re looking for something that exists and is available now I just… Read More

  • Interview with the creator of an R2D2 impostor

    Don’t let the glossy outer shell and blue markings fool you — this is not the droid you’re looking for. In fact, it is a meticulously designed copy of R2D2 created by Chris James and is radio controlled and can play back R2D2 sound bites and hum the Star Wars theme. It cannot, however, save you in the event of a rebel attack. Sadly, this model is remote controlled and… Read More

  • Fora.TV Squeezes Another $2 Million Out of Hearst and Adobe, But Still Comes Up Short

    Web video for intellectuals is a hard sell. The videos on Fora.TV come from speeches given by intellectuals and business people. It competes with Big Think, which has a slightly different format. Will Hearst and Adobe Ventures believe in it enough to put another $2 million into Fora.TV, along with some other unnamed investors. Together, with the $2 million in seed capital they invested… Read More

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