• NEC TYPE-N01: Greatest Laptop Ever?

    NEC TYPE-N01: Greatest Laptop Ever?

    Spec-wise, the TYPE-N01 from NEC and Takara might not be the fastest kid on the playground, but what it lacks in speed, it makes up for in style. As you can see, the TYPE-N01 is decked out in all sorts of scary looking garb, including a red button and what looks to maybe be a fingerprint scanner. Really, it’s just a tricked out LaVie G type L laptop with a 15.4-inch WXGA display. Under the… Read More

  • Holidays 2006: The Season's Best Point-and-Shoot Cameras

    Basically every digital camera that’s not a digital SLR (dSLR) is a point-and-shoot camera. From there though, the camera model types get more segmented by features as well as by size: compact, ultra-compact, advanced/enthusiast and super-zoom. And with so many models of each type on the market, we decided it was about time we broke down and told you about some of our favorites. Read More

  • Fujitsu Releases New Tablet PCs

    Fujitsu Releases New Tablet PCs

    Fujitsu has announced it will be releasing two new extremely portable tablet PCs to the LifeBook line: The T4215 (on the right) and the P1610. The LifeBook P1610 is 1.4-inches thick and features a 1.2GHz Core Solo U1400 processor, a WXGA resolution display, 512MB of RAM, 30GB hard drive and 802.11a/b/g WiFi. To make it look and feel more like a James Bond device, the P1610 also features a… Read More

  • Gateway Announces New NX570X Laptop

    Gateway Announces New NX570X Laptop

    Along with a couple new LCD displays we told you about earlier, Gateway has also announced it will be releasing its new NX570X PC notebook. The stock NX570X will feature an Intel Core Duo processor (upgradeable to Intel Core 2 Duo), 512MB of DDR2 RAM, an 80GB hard drive, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 and a 15.4-inch Ultrabright widescreen display. The notebook will also feature WiFi and… Read More

  • Like.com: Be Like Anyone

    Like.com: Be Like Anyone

    This is an interesting way to shop. Riya has just launched Like.com, an image search system that lets you tag images and then find other things online that look like those images. For example, you apparently can grab a still of Paris Hilton in action, select her video camera, and then find similar night vision cameras on the market. Here’s what our drunken uncles at TechCrunch have to say… Read More

  • Gateway Announces 22-Inch And 24-Inch HD Widescreen LCD

    Gateway Announces 22-Inch And 24-Inch HD Widescreen LCD

    Gateway has announced that it will be releasing new 22-inch and 24-inch HD widescreen LCDs for all your viewing pleasure. The new 24-inch LCD features DCDi video processing technology, 1080p support, 1920×1200 resolution, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 6ms refresh rate and new, touch-sensitive controls for adjusting the display. The touch-sensitive feature, labeled by Gateway as EzTouch, will feature… Read More

  • Microsoft's Entertainment Domination Plan

    Forget the fact that Microsoft is being overshadowed by Google and that Google is looking like the 800lb gorilla beating down Microsoft. Microsoft has other plans they’ve been working on — plans that have been really coming together the past few weeks and that quite frankly, I’m sitting here in amazement. Earlier this week, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 division announced… Read More

  • Vista is Ready to Roll. Really?

    The word around the blogosphere is that tomorrow, November 8, 2006, will be the day that the retail and OEM versions of Vista will finally start marching down the assembly lines, but ZD-Net asks a fairly poignant question: just because Vista has “gone gold”, does that mean it’s ready for prime time? The November 8 start of manufacture will ensure the ship window of “early… Read More

  • Sprint Adds Three More Cities to EV-DO Party

    as the first cities in North America with access to the true CDMA-flavored 3G speeds that EV-DO Rev A offers, with downlinks up to 850kbps and uplink up to 400kbps. Now those are the official numbers, but users have reported getting as fast as 1.5Mbps down, that’s real mobile broadband. So if you’re in one of these cities, and if you’re Sprint-inclined, you can pick up a PC card… Read More

  • Skype 3.0 Beta Released

    Skype 3.0 Beta Released

    Skype got an extreme makeover and is now available in Windows beta for those so inclined. New features include direct access to SkypeCasts, which are cool if, um, useless at this juncture as well as some UI tweaks and file sharing extras. You can also creat public chats and invite the world to talk with/at you about any topic. It comes with banning services for trolls. No word on a Mac version… Read More

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  • Zune File Transfer in Action

    Gizmodo has some hot video video of one Zune sending another Zune a song. It takes about 30 seconds for a 2 minute song, which isn’t bad at all. Too bad it’s three play/three day DRM nonsense, folks, or else this would be Zune’s iPod-killing feature. MS says they’ll be improving on this in time, so we’ll see. Zune File Transfer Race [Gizmodo] Read More

  • CrunchGear This Week

    CrunchGear This Week

    We’re leading this post with news of our latest contest, a T-Mobile Dash giveaway in conjunction with T-Mo’s Dash-a-Day Giveaway. How do you enter? Create a 1 minute video of you giving advice to someone who is trying to give up cellphones for 30 days. Simple, huh? Read on for the full scoop and enter early and often. In other news, we got some face time with the Zune, the Wii, the… Read More

  • Cell Phone Detox Contest

    Cell Phone Detox Contest

    OK. Advice time. I’ve taken an assignment with Time Out NY (I know! Fancy!) and will have to go through cellphone detox for thirty days. This means, ideally, that after 30 days I won’t use a cellphone at all when I’m out and about and that I will have stopped waking up at 3am to check my AIMs and emails on the Sidekick. Therefore, in order to keep me motivated, I need 30 days of… Read More

  • Tiny Living Xmas Tree for Your Desk

    For less than $10, you can tell that person in your office who whines about getting an office Xmas tree to STFU. And this little guy isn’t some plastic fakey tree, but a real growing organic lifeform. You’ve heard of them, now you can get your own. The best part is that this diminutive Tannenbaum comes with something called “magic feeding fluid”, which, if I had had that as… Read More

  • CrunchGear for the Holidays

    CrunchGear for the Holidays

    Welcome to our first annual Holiday Buying Guide series chock full of fun gear and gizmos for the geeks and non-geeks in your life. We’ll be posting Holiday Guides for the next two months and flag a few interesting items with the “Holiday Guide 2006″ tag for your perusal. Enjoy! PR folks take note: if you’d like to be featured in your guide, please send an email to tips @… Read More

  • TrackStick Pro: GPS Snoop/Tracker

    TrackStick Pro: GPS Snoop/Tracker

    Here’s a great way for pizza shop managers to make sure their young delivery boys are smoking the doobage on the job. The TrackStick is a mountable GPS device that records location as well as temperature at intervals as long as 60 minutes. The oldest history gets pushed out by newer data. You can then place the device in a cradle and create a Google Earth overlay of that device’s… Read More

  • MacBooks Now with Core 2 Duo at Apple

    that seemed to all but confirm that Apple would be bumping the high-end MacBook (sans Pro) from a Core Duo processor base to the more awesomer Core 2 Duo, and today it has. In addition, the Mac maker bumped the processors across the line, including its entry level MacBook at $1099. That’s something of a surprise, but a welcome one to be sure. Though the Apple store is down right now, look… Read More

  • You know where to Stikkit ;)

    You know where to Stikkit ;)

    Later today, at O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 conference, Portland-based Values of n will be launching the beta of Stikkit, the company’s inaugural service. I’ve been following the progress of the company since Spring this year, largely due to curiosity as to what the former CTO of O’Reilly, Rael Dornfest, had planned for his latest venture. Indeed, the team has an illustrious… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Sunny Days Are Over Edition

    Daily Crunch: Sunny Days Are Over Edition

    Enjoy these stories from yesterday: Buzzkilling Digital Piggy Bank Play Guitar Hero 2 With Elmo Muji Wall-Mounted CD Player Hangs On Wall, Plays CDs LED Guitar Picks Bostitch Nails PopSci Innovation Of The Year Read More

  • Riya's Like.com Is First True Visual Image Search

    Riya's Like.com Is First True Visual Image Search

    Silicon Valley startup Riya, currently a photo search company focusing on facial recognition, is making a significant strategic and product shift this morning. Riya will continue as is, but the company is leveraging the core technology to launch a new image search engine called Like.com (see our previous coverage of Riya here). Like.com is image search. There are lots of other image search engines… Read More