• Smartphones Now: Palm OS

    Though it sits behind RIM and its BlackBerries in market share in the US, the Palm OS is still a powerful operating system that is favored by many users who swear by its reliability and ease of use. First introduced with the original Pilot 1000 back in 1996, the OS has grown in functionality and robustness while conversely becoming easier to use. Read More

  • A: The 8GB Apple iPod Nano (PRODUCT) RED

    A: The 8GB Apple iPod Nano (PRODUCT) RED

    Q: What’s red, holds approximately 2,000 songs and costs $249 with $10 of that purchase going to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa? Apple adds to iPod line with second red nano [reuters] Read More

  • Smartphones Now: 10 Things I Hate About Smartphones

    Smartphones Now: 10 Things I Hate About Smartphones

    is a special group of features by CrunchGear writers on the latest smartphones available or soon to be available in the US. In this installment, we froth at the mouth at the current crop of smartphones. 10. Proprietary Connectors and Software My wife wanted to sync her Nokia with a PC. We dug around a bit and discovered she needed a special cable. Search for the cable — uh-oh, didn’t… Read More

  • Verizon's VZ Navigator Reviewed: It Works, As Long As You're Not Walking

    I’m all in favor of taking advantage of the technology you have instead of buying a separate device for everything you want to do. Verizon’s fairly new VZ Navigator $10-per-month navigation service is a good example. InfoSync World did a thorough testing of the service and overall the site was impressed with its abilities to give accurate directions and fast updates thanks to… Read More

  • Nvidia 8800GTX Is Really Really Good; ATI Playing Catch-Up Again.

    Can you judge someone by the size of their GPU’s heatsink-and-fan assembly? Because, wow, this thing is huge. Shiny, black and pretty, but huge. Regardless, I guess it’s so big on the upcoming top-shelf 768MB Nvidia 8800GTX because the card is just that powerful. DailyTech got its grubby, benchmarking hands on the card and roughed it up a bit using Half Life 2: Lost Coast, Quake 4… Read More

  • HP, Wal-Mart to Sell $398 Desktops, Laptops On Black Friday?

    We were juiced up on a sugar high on Halloween and missed this tidbit about HP showing up in Wal-Mart with a $398 laptop and desktop just in time for the holiday shopping rush. Our bad, sorry. Anyway, the info comes from Web site Black Friday 2006, which posted scans of future Wal-Mart newspaper inserts. Specs listed for the notebook include an AMD 2800+ Sempron processor, 256MB of RAM, a 40GB… Read More

  • Thinking About MobiTV's $100 million

    There was a bit of buzz a couple of days ago about MobiTV raising another $30 million in capital, adding to it’s already whopping $70 million from previous financings. That’s a lot of money for a startup that lets some people watch a few TV shows on their cell phones. It’s effectively a cable television service that only does business with people who have 2 inch TVs, and… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Assembly Line Edition

    Daily Crunch: Assembly Line Edition

    Phones are a hot topic this week: Samsung SGH-a707 aka Cingular SYNC Launches GMail Mobile: GMail, Mobile Smartphones Now: Windows Mobile 5 Cingular Adds XM Channels To Service Options Along With Music Subscription Services YouTube Mobile in 2007? Nike+iPod to RunAway with AnyShoe Read More

  • November: Next Gen Gaming Month

    November: Next Gen Gaming Month

    Now that we’ve seen the Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 3 in action, it’s time to take a look at what these consoles will actually offer owners on launch day. We know that in the future we’ll have Metal Gear Solid 4 for PlayStation 3, and that Nintendo Wii will have the new Metriod, but that doesn’t really help us when the consoles are 2 weeks away from launch and we… Read More

  • CrunchPlug: Bryce Durbin, Artist

    CrunchPlug: Bryce Durbin, Artist

    Just a quick plug this evening for our resident designer, Bryce, creator of Squid Vicious, Little Green Guy, and just about every graphic element on the site. If you’re in charge of UI, branding, or marketing, please drop Bryce a line. He’s not just a creator of squids – he also does desktop publishing/layout, logo creation, and video editing/animation. BryceDurbin.com Read More

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  • GameStop And Toys 'R' Us Chosen For Wii Launch

    GameStop And Toys 'R' Us Chosen For Wii Launch

    Nintendo of America has stated that it has chosen two retailers, GameStop and Toys ‘R’ Us, to host the launch of the Nintendo Wii. No big surprise here, we already know that GameStop and Toys “R” Us were the first two stores to offer preorders for the Nintendo Wii. Toys “R” Us and GameStop will have more Wii systems in stock than other retailers like Best and… Read More

  • Play PlayStation 3 In Times Square

    Play PlayStation 3 In Times Square

    Toys ‘R’ Us in Times Square, NYC, has set up kiosks with four PlayStation 3 units. So far only one of the four PS3s is playable, so if you’re in the area, you’re going to have to get in line with everyone else. Check it out if you’re in the area! So far, it seems there is only one playable game (Motorstorm), but I’m sure in the very near future we will see more… Read More

  • NxNW up and coming events.

    For some weeks now I have been bemoaning the lack of entrepreneurial events occurring north of Marble Arch. Of course if I had looked harder I would have found the excellent Birmingham based Multipack and the Manchester based Geekup developer groups. Both of these groups have been running events for sometime now and both have events coming up shortly – please see details below. Well I am… Read More

  • Geesee Launches Cross Site Chat

    Slovakian startup Geesee launched its cross site chat service this week and I think it has a lot of potential. It’s an embedded chat service that lets users communicate across any number of web sites in common chat rooms organized by tags. In other words, you can use Geesee to chat about Web 2.0 or any other topic while you are on TechCrunch with people who are on other sites. You can chat… Read More

  • YouTube Going Mobile… in 14 Months?

    YouTube Going Mobile… in 14 Months?

    Crunchgear caught an AdAge story today about YouTube founder Chad Hurley telling attendees at the OgivlyOne Digital Media Summit in New York that YouTube hopes to be able to deliver user generated short video clips to mobile devices by the end of 2007. Hurley said figuring out a monetization model on mobiles was a big part of the challenge, he said he hadn’t seen mobile advertising work yet. Read More

  • Zune Website Now Live

    Zune Website Now Live

    Microsoft’s new new bundled personal media player/service Zune goes on sale on Tuesday November 14. The official Zune website went live this morning at zune.net. The device will retail for $249. The full specs are below, but the Zune has a 320×240 pixel 3 inch screen (a little bigger than the 2.5 inch screen on the current iPod Video), 4/14 hour battery life for video/music, and 802.11… Read More

  • YouTube Mobile in 2007?

    YouTube Mobile in 2007?

    While users can already upload videos to YouTube using mobile phones, there currently is no way to watch videos from YouTube by phone. That could all change within the next year, however. At the OgilvyOne Verge Digital Summit yesterday, YouTube founder Chad Hurley stated that by the end of 2007, YouTube would likely “have something on a mobile device.” With the recent Google buyout of… Read More

  • Nike+iPod to RunAway with AnyShoe

    Nike+iPod to RunAway with AnyShoe

    For those of you who wanted to make use of the Nike+iPod Sport Kit, but don’t feel like using Nike shoes, there is now a product that shows some sympathy to your plight. The RunAway AnyShoe from SwitchEasy is a small housing for the Nike+iPod transmitter. Simply place the transmitter inside the housing and clip it to your shoe for Nike-free Nike+iPod action. The product is available for an… Read More

  • YouTube Mobile in 2007?

    YouTube Mobile in 2007?

    While users can already upload videos to YouTube using mobile phones, there currently is no way to watch videos from YouTube by phone. That could all change within the next year, however. At the OgilvyOne Verge Digital Summit yesterday, YouTube founder Chad Hurley stated that by the end of 2007, YouTube would likely “have something on a mobile device.” With the recent Google buyout of… Read More

  • Clear Polycarbonate Wheels

    Clear Polycarbonate Wheels

    This is one of those things that look cool, but really isn’t. The D’Vinci Forgiato Radurra wheels are made from 2-inch thick polycarbonate and come in 20, 22 and 24-inch sizes. They’ll be available for about $2,000. Now, as far as I’m concerned, the thing that makes these wheels not nearly as cool as they seem is the obvious dirt factor. To perform as desired, you’d… Read More