• Got 5 minutes and an old pair of sunglasses? DIY Terminator shades, baby

    If you’ve been kicking around the idea of doing a DIY project, this might be a good one to start with. All you do is turn an old pair of glasses into Terminator glasses. It’s basically just installing two red LEDs onto the frames. You don’t even have to use a soldering gun. I know this project is kind of dorky, but it’s easy. Plus, what else are you going to do with… Read More

  • "Barefoot" SSD controller pumps up your favorite solid state drive


    When you have something as modular as a PC, with all its little bits individually replaceable but still interdependent, it stands to reason that advances in one area might necessitate changes in another. Better video cards demand faster interfaces; thus, PCI Express x16. Faster processors and motherboard functions require more power; thus, more pins on the connector. Now, SSDs are taking over… Read More

  • HP announces two new widescreen monitors

    HP announced two new widescreen displays today at SIGGRAPH 08, the LP2475w 24-inch monitor and the HP LP2275w 22-inch monitor. The LP2475w has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 with a 102 percent color gamut, while the LP2275w has a resolution of 1,680 x 1,050 with a 92 percent color range. Both LCD widescreens offer a 1,000:1 contrast ratio. Expect to see the HP LP2475w available in North America… Read More

  • LivePlace To Launch Photo-Realistic Virtual World Rendered In The Cloud

    LivePlace.com has posted a video displaying a very impressive render of a 3D virtual world called City Space. At this point very little is known about LivePlace, other than that the WHOIS lists the domain’s owner as Brad Greenspan, one of the co-founders of MySpace. Note: It appears that in the 20 minutes since I spoke to Greenspan about this post, someone was told to take LivePlace… Read More

  • Canon releases two new combo printers

    Canon today unveiled two more multifunction models to their printer line, PIXMA MP480 and the PIXMA MP190. Both printers combine the capabilities of a scanner and a printer into one unit. The PIXMA MP480 is expected to street around $100, while the PIXMA MP190 will be available for $70. Round up of specs after the jump. Read More

  • Motorola Alexander minus QWERTY equals Motorola Atila

    When shots of Motorola’s last-ditch handset effort, the Alexander, got out a few days ago, a resounding “meh” shot out across the internet. “Meh” on Windows Mobile 6.1, some said. “Meh” on the painful looking keyboard, said others. If the Alexander didn’t get you pumped, perhaps its just spotted sans-QWERTY plus-Touchscreen counterpart, the… Read More

  • Fable 2 achievement list supposedly leaked

    Could be legitimate or could be completely false, but we’ll never know until October. Full list of purported achievements after the jump. Read More

  • New CEO For YuMe, The Ad Company You Should Know About But Don't

    Video advertising network YuMe is bringing in a Canadian to run the place: Montreal-born Michael Mathieu, a former President at Freedom Communications, showed up for work today as CEO, we hear. Founding CEO Jayant Kadambi, who took the company through two rounds of financing and a big partnership with Microsoft, has stepped down to the President position. That Microsoft deal brings YuMe video… Read More

  • Steve Jobs talks App Store: 60 million downloads, $30 million in the first month

    If you were one of the 10 people who thought the App Store would be a failure, you might want to check out this WSJ article. Also, stop talking to yourself on the subway and wearing rain boots in the middle of summer, crazyface. Speaking of the App store for the first time since its launch, Steve Jobs has revealed some numbers. In its first 30 days, Apple has already pushed 60 million downloads… Read More

  • Microsoft tapping Hollywood for exclusive Zune content?

    Looks like Microsoft is putting out feelers at “talent agencies and production companies” in Hollywood to perhaps get a little special love from those guys to put on the Zune. Who knows, maybe the Zune is just one major ad away from blowing up, and all it will take is “Exclusive Terminator: Salvation featurette, only on Zune Marketplace” or some such. The device itself… Read More

  • Tiny DVD RW recorder from Freecom

    Here’s a tiny DVD burner from Freecom. It just plugs right into a USB of Firewire port and starts working right away — no wall outlet required and no drivers to install. It’ll handle blank DVD media of all flavors (including dual-layer and DVD-RAM) and it’s even got Lightscribe technology just in case you want to inscribe delicate and tender messages to everyone for… Read More

  • Canon updates and upgrades CanoScan line

    Canon announced today three new additions to their scanner line. The film and document scanner CanoScan 5600F and two document dedicated models, the LiDE200 and LiDE100. A few new upgrades have been added across the board. Besides powering up faster and scanning quicker, users now have the option of using the new Auto Scan Mode. A dedicated “SCAN” button is incorporated which lets… Read More

  • Mozilla Starts from Scratch

    About a month ago Mozilla announced the beginning of an effort to improve internet security within the Firefox browser. The focus is on improving security metrics by developing more efficient ways to pinpoint security issues and quantify their likelihood. But rather than building upon the CVSS (Common Vulnerability Scoring System), the closest thing out there to an industry standard, they… Read More

  • T-minus zero for Nokia 5610 XpressMusic on T-mobile

    We all knew it was coming, and now it is here. The Nokia 5610 XpressMusic phone is available starting today. Announced earlier this year, the media friendly phone brings another option to those looking for rich music features in their phone. The integrated digital music player supports most standard formats. Also included is a 3.2 MP camera with a dual LED flash. Data can be stored via a… Read More

  • HP unveils DreamColor laptops

    Today at SIGGRAPH ’08, HP announced a number of workstation laptops. Leading pack is the EliteBook 8730w Mobile Workstation with DreamColor display. DreamColor displays supposedly offer exceptional color accuracy. The 17-inch notebook features an Intel quad-core proc, up to 8GB of RAM, and an Nvidia Quadro FX card. Also announced were the EliteBook 8530w Mobile Workstation and 8530p… Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear: You Have Optio-ns

    Next up we have the Pentax Option A40, a 12 megapixel beauty with 3X optical zoom and a song in its heart. Featuring 12 megapixels, the compact and stylish Optio A40 offers three types of Shake Reduction including mechanical, digital and movie. Each version helps deliver sharp, blur-free shots where camera shake is an issue such as action photography or in low light conditions at dawn, dusk or… Read More

  • Systemwide GMail Outage

    Update: As of 3:45 PM PST it looks like Gmail is back up, at least for some users. Update 2: Google’s comment on the outage: Since about 2 p.m. Pacific Time today, many Gmail users have been unable to access their email. We are very sorry for this interruption in service. The issue is being caused by a temporary outage in the contacts system used by Gmail which is preventing Gmail… Read More

  • Nesting: A PageFlakes For Moms

    Back in 2005, Michael wrote that the user-configured AJAX homepage space was getting crazy crowded, with prominent competitors including Netvibes, PageFlakes, and iGoogle, along with a host of others. Each of these services offer an array of widgets that allow users to tailor their homepages to suit their tastes, but for the most part they do it exactly the same way and do little to… Read More

  • Sanyo releases jumbo-res Katana Eclipse product shots

    With the Katana Eclipse rumored to be launching on Sprint in the next 2-3 weeks, I’m sure there are at least a handful of Sanyo fans out there just dying for some poster-sized Katana goodness. Fear not, hungry eyes – Sanyo’s got your back. Check out the new high resolution Katana Eclipse gallery here. [Via Phonenews] Read More

  • Turn your dumpy apartment into a bed and breakfast

    The Internet has revolutionized a lot of things. In particular, it’s made it possible for one person to start a thriving business selling just about anything. If you’ve been dreaming of turning your humble abode into a bed and breakfast, you can now do so for free with AirBedandBreakfast.com – a site that’s almost exactly how it sounds. Read More

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