• Exclusive: CrunchGear Sneaks a Hands-On with Motorola Q9h

    Yours truly likes Seattle. There are many, many people running around our assorted bars with many, many gadgets that are rumored or upcoming or even ones we think don’t actually exist. This weekend afforded me the chance to play with one such gadget, the Motorola Q9 variant due for AT&T. Read More

  • Canon Adds Two More To A-series

    Are we done yet? No. Crap. Nothing new in the feature department for the two A-series PowerShots that we haven’t already heard about today. The A650 IS is a quirky 12.1-megapixel camera with 6x optical zoom lens, 21 shooting modes, and vari-angle 2.5-inch LCD. Huh? We’ll get to that in a second. The A720 boasts 8-megapixel resolution and shoots VGA video. Read More

  • Refurbished iPhones Hit Apple Store


    Why? Because wtf wants to see another picture of the iPhone? I don’t. Mac Chick Of The Month. It was only a matter of time before refurbished iPhones were going to hit the Apple Store and now they have. Both the 4GB and 8GB models are 100 bucks cheaper, but are they worth purchasing? I suppose they are if you’re a cheapskate bargain shopper. The 4GB is rather tempting for only… Read More

  • UK Gets Xbox 360 Price Drop, Elite This Friday

    UK fanboys on the fence about purchasing a 360 have heard the news they’ve been longing for, price cuts across the board and the debut of the Elite this Friday for our brethren across the pond. The Core system will receive a £20 discount to £179.99 and the 20GB rig gets a £30 reduction to £249.99. That’s it. BTW: If anyone in London wants to show me around while I’m there… Read More

  • When Woz Wuz Young

    Not sure what to make of this commercial featuring the Woz and his fancy new Datsun, but it sure makes me want to buy… I’m not sure what. Apples? Datsuns? via Macenstein Read More

  • "Call Center From Hell:" Disgruntled Call Center Employee Spills All

    Not sure what to make of this missive I found in our comments, but it makes for an interesting read. This guy apparently worked at Audatex Ann Arbor in Michigan and hated every minute of it. The most interesting thing? He was a French speaker and therefore couldn’t go to lunch with the other French speaker because then they would totally blow out the “bi-lingual” calling… Read More

  • InviteShare In The Press

    Associated Press writer Rachel Metz covers InviteShare, the company we acquired last month that lets users get hard-to-find invitations to private betas. I spoke to Rachel a couple of times while she researched the article. She mentions the fact that some startups might not like the fact that InviteShare allows people to bypass the normal invitation mechanisms they set up. But she also gets… Read More

  • Canon's Legion Of ELPHs Increased By Two


    870 in Black This getting to be a little tiresome, Canon. I don’t want to write about your new cameras anymore. Someone call the waaambulance. The PowerShot ELPH line is getting even better with the addition of the SD950 IS and SD870 IS digis. The 950 is a full-body titanium 12.1-megapixel stud with a 3.7x optical zoom and 2.5-inch LCD. The 870 can only muster up 8-megapixels, but it has… Read More

  • Japan Building The Next Internets

    Those crazy Japanese are at it again with talk of building some new fangled technology that will replace our beloved Internets by 2020. This is all well and good, but they better deliver on the promise of faster and more secure throughputs as well as resiliency against virus’ and breakdowns. Read More

  • Windows Live SkyDrive: Watch, Share P0rn From Anywhere

    There are a handful of online storage and sharing sites out on the Web today, but Windows Live SkyDrive aka Windows Live Folders is much different and seems to be easier to use. All you need is a Windows Live ID, e.g. a Hotmail or MSN account, and you instantly have access to 500MB of space to share with friends and family, the public or just personal use. All of it can be accessed via the Web… Read More

  • France's Jooce Enters WebOS Space

    New Paris startup Jooce says they are targeting the “cybercafe generation” with their new Flash-based web operating system and sharing platform. Jooce is most like Goowy, another Flash based web OS/desktop. But Jooce is different enough to merit a closer look. They says 500 million people a day log on to the Internet from a cybercafe, and they are the target of the Jooce product. Read More

  • N-Gage Still Exists, I-play Offering New Games

    When was the last time you saw anyone with a Nokia N-Gage? I’m pretty sure the last time I saw one was in 2003 at the Cingular AT&T store. I actually forgot they even existed until about 15 minutes ago when I saw this. The N-Gage platform will be getting a whole new set of games from I-play starting this fall with WRC (World Rally Championship) and Super Mah Jong. The games from… Read More

  • Canon PowerShot G9: DSLR Disguised As Point-And-Shoot

    Strap in because this isn’t the last digital camera Canon has announced for today. We’re about half way there. The PowerShot G9 is being targeted towards consumers who want a DSLR in a point-and-shoot form factor. That’s what all they say, right? Except for the fact that Canon is offering RAW and RAW+JPEG shooting modes on this 12.1-megapixel PowerShot. The G9 also… Read More

  • Hudson Entertainment Rings-up Slip-N-Slide Records

    When I first heard the term hip-hop, I thought it had something to do with Peter Rabbit and the Easter Bunny. It turns out; Hip-hop is one of the most lauded forms of popular music today. Hudson Entertainment is taking advantage of this trend by teaming up with Slip-N-Slide Records, and providing customers ring tones, ring backs, and voice tones that feature popular artists. Big names like… Read More

  • You Caused Skype To Shutdown


    Hahahahaha. Skype has announced what was the root cause behind last Thursday’s major outage and it was you, Windows users. It seems as though it was Patch Tuesday (Windows Update) on the 14th, which caused everyone and their mother to reboot around the same time. This in turn caused a high number of log-in requests and shoddy P2P network resources resulted in what we saw last… Read More

  • Comparing The New iMac Keyboard To The Oldies

    Good ol’ Vince gave the new iMac keyboard a qualified thumbs up last week, and, silly you, you may be wondering how the keyboard compares to other, older Apple keyboards. Of course you do. Well one guy posted just such a gallery, showing us how the new hotness compares to some of the old clunkers. Nostalgia, full speed ahead. Read More

  • Cloudprint: When 50 Internet Cafes in Goa Aren't Enough

    HP has unveiled a new printing technology, called CloudPrint, that allows you to upload documents to HP’s servers in PDF format and then print them anywhere in the world. You send the file through the free service and receive an SMS with a “pick-up” code. You can then go to any Cloudprint printer — HP provides a handy map — and type in the code to print your… Read More

  • Yea or Nay: Apple's Lastest iPhone Ads Are In Response To Waning Interest

    So here’s an interesting postulate: Apple released brand new iPhone ads last week because it’s hurting for attention. That’s sorta hard to believe, especially given the heaps of press Apple got in the months and days prior to the phone’s release, but I guess it makes sense. Business 2.0 even has a graph to prove its thesis. Whoa. Read More

  • Say Hello To Canon's 21-megapixel DSLR, EOS-1Ds Mark III

    Obviously everyone is ecstatic over the announcement of the EOS-40D, but how about the 1Ds? The 21.1-megapixel full-frame DSLR is made from a light-weight magnesium alloy and offers up blasts of five FPS and up to 56 Large/Fine JPEGS or 12 RAW images. Excuse me, Canon, as I kneel before thee. The EOS-1Ds Mark III will begin shipping in November for $7,999. Press Release Read More

  • Hey, Ladies! Hey, What? I Will Track You Using Satellite Technology

    It isn’t April, so this can’t be a joke, but the Aphrodite Project looks pretty darn odd. It is some sort of shoe — a platform pump, I believe they call it — that contains a GPS tracker and little compartment for money, mace, and pictures of Mama, is sleeping on the Russian steppes, far, far from this horrible nightclub. Read More

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