• Sony Finds Self With GPS Device

    Sony Finds Self With GPS Device

    Sony announced today the second addition to its NAV-U line of GPSes. The NV-U71T has a 3.5-inch, antiglare screen and the unit attaches to your windshield with a suction cup. The new GPS utilizes a Gesture Command function that allows users to access specific commands by signing a specific motion across the touch-sensitive display. It also includes about 7 million points of interest preloaded on… Read More

  • Idio: A Personalized Flash Mag on Music and Design

    Idio is a Flash magazine launching tomorrow that will deliver personalized content and rich media advertising regarding design and music. Angel funded and based in the UK, I think Idio stands a strong chance of succeeding. It could also be an important look into the future. Here’s how it will work. Users are asked to identify themselves demographically and use sliders to express their… Read More

  • Cingular 8525 Smartphone Documents Leaked, Launch Imminent

    Looks like Cingular’s going to be releasing their 8525 quite soonish now – we’re looking at the first week of November – much to the delight of smartphone lovers everywhere (on Cingular). In case you didn’t know, the Cingular 8525 is the successor to the Cingular 8125, with tri-band UMTS/HSDPA, quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 400MHz processor, Windows Mobile 5, 64MB SDRAM… Read More

  • Apple's Magsafe Plane Adapter

    MacBook Pros this morning, the Magsafe Plane adapter lets you safely plug into the airplane’s DC power ports – not available on el cheap-o Southwest flights. The power adapter may look like the one in your car, but trust us, it doesn’t work there. The adapter can only power your MacBook Pro/MacBook while in use, it can’t charge it up. That’s due to the fact… Read More

  • BlackBerry and Treo Devices Get Opera Mini

    As much as we like the BlackBerry, we have to say their default browser sucks a bit of goat cheese. So it’s probably great news to everyone that Opera’s just released a version for both BBs and Treos (Palm Treos, most likely, since WM already had a version). There are three ways to get the browser: 1) Point your phone’s current browser to http://mini.opera.com; 2) Send an SMS… Read More

  • Macbook Pro Core 2 Duo Porn

    Macbook Pro Core 2 Duo Porn

    Oh man I want one of these so bad. CNET has scored a bunch of lustworthy pictures of the new Macbook Pro Core 2 Duos. Try not to drool. Apple’s Core 2 Duo Macbook Pro Photo Gallery [CNET] Read More

  • Lik-Sang Sued Out of Business By Sony

    Lik-Sang, the Hong Kong-based video game and video game accessories company, has been forced out of business thanks to Sony and Sony Europe. As you may have heard, Sony’s filed a lawsuit against Lik-Sang for infringing on their trademarks by selling Asian Sony PSP consoles to people in Europe, and bypassing various other anti-region-lock schemes. Lik-Sang is going to refund all orders on… Read More

  • Oregon Scientific Action Helmet Camera

    Oregon Scientific Action Helmet Camera

    The ATC-2000 Action Helmet Camera is a new activity camera for action oriented individuals. It shoots hands-free full color digital video in 640 x 480 VGA at 30fps. And as one would expect from an action cam, the ATC2k is both water and shock resistant. Sadly it only supports SD cards, so there is no bluetooth synching for constant picture uploading via a phone, but I guess it is, at least, better… Read More

  • BYO Falcon Northwest FragBox2

    Not that you couldn’t build your own small-form-factor gaming PC in a Silverstone case before, but now you can get the satisfaction of doing it and still pretend you spent thousands of dollars on a pre-built system from a boutique vendor. Priced at $299 (pricey for sure, but it includes an ATX-sized 750-watt PSU), Falcon Northwest’s FragBox 2 chassis is now widely available through… Read More

  • Zune Spreads the Love, Offers Credits for "Shared" Songs

    Zune Spreads the Love, Offers Credits for "Shared" Songs

    The Zune mystery thickens. Our CrunchGear rumorists have discovered that when you share a song via Wi-Fi using Zune’s three day/three play system AND the other party purchases the song later in the iZunes Music Store (IZMS), you get a credit that you can later trade in for music and media. Very clever, Microsoft, very clever. Clearly the goal here is to create a bit of viral marketing for… Read More

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  • Bose In Ear Headphones

    Bose In Ear Headphones

    It was only a matter of time before Bose slapped their logo on a pair of in-ear headphones. While I like my QC3s, I’d really have to try these things before I sprung for them. Priced at $99.95, they’re tipped in soft, murky silicone and offer Bose sound in a tiny package. Not amazing, but worth looking into. Product Page [Bose] Read More

  • Super Talent Launches Solid-State IDE Drives

    With standard consumer hard drive disk sizes quickly approaching 1TB for a single drive, this 16GB Flash-based drive (with a street price of about $500) from memory manufacturer Super Talent is puny. However, the company’s IDE Flash drives (available in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities) are perfect for UMPCs and laptops because they are lightweight, have low power needs and are highly reliable. Read More

  • MacBook Pro: Now Core 2 Duo-er

    MacBook Pro: Now Core 2 Duo-er

    Apple just sprung a secret upgrade on the world in the form of MacBook Pro notebooks with Core 2 Duo processors. The two notebooks affected are the 15- and 17-inch models and offer up to 39 percent boost in performance, all told. Every MacBook Pro features the new Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4MB of shared L2 cache, which is up to 39 percent faster than the previous 2.16 GHz MacBook Pro and… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Blue Glow Edition

    Daily Crunch: Blue Glow Edition

    Be mesmerized by the wonders of these amazing stories: Stratellite Completes First Flight Test Wireless Video Baby Monitor to Monitor your Baby Wirelessly Electric Marshmallow Toaster for Perfect Toasted Marshmallows New WiFi-Enabled Frame Features SideShow Target Wii Glow Cards Read More

  • AOL Video Adds Paramount, Product Still Lags Market

    AOL Video Adds Paramount, Product Still Lags Market

    AOL Video announced the addition of movies from Paramount Pictures today, adding to their catalog of films from Fox, Sony, Universal and Warner Bros. They now offer more than 300 titles from major movie studios. We wrote about the major movie download services (CinemaNow, MovieLink, GUBA, Amazon Unbox and iTunes) last week. AOL Video offers a number of services beyond the sale of premium movies… Read More

  • Google Co-op Launches

    Google Co-op Launches

    Google just launched a customized search service called Google Co-op (screen shots below). Co-op allows a user to create and launch a search engine with just a few specific websites included. Searches will return results from only that website. Users have a number of options to customize the search engine: choosing which pages they want to include in their index, how the content should be… Read More

  • Zune to Pay You Back for Sharing Songs?

    What would a day on CrunchGear be like without at least one totally unconfirmed but juicy rumor? Our spies are going into overtime as the deadline for the Zune approaches (that’s November 14, chuckleheads). Though this is something we’ve heard before, we’ve now got a second source that independently mentioned the same idea, which gives us a clue to it having some weight: spiffs… Read More

  • Zetabyte Amazon Storage Device

    Zetabyte Amazon Storage Device

    Zetabytes? Pounds, baby, pounds! The Zetabyte storage device is actually a networked storage system that backs up to Amazon’s S3 networked file system. It cans store up to 690GB for, and this is the kicker, $299 a month. The cheapest plan is $49 a month for 30GB. The real key is that all of the data stored on the zBox, as it’s called, goes straight to Amazon’s S3 service. The… Read More

  • Cingular Posts Mystery Phone, Fanboys Go Nuts

    Cingular today has launched a newly redesigned website. Gone is that horrid, unfocused, washed out orange-is-the-new-black they were pushing in exchange for a more bluish and white theme. It’s a welcome improvement. Here’s the fun, though: on Cingy’s homepage, you’ll notice the image above in the flash loop that plays. The attractive young lady in the image is holding a… Read More

  • PPTShare: Compress PowerPoint Files Up To 95%

    PPTShare is a Windows desktop client that compresses large PowerPoint files by as much as 95%. Huge PowerPoint files have long been a problem, and if the medium is going to see extensive use in the future it’s going to need some way to be usable on platforms like the web and mobile applications. Starting at $45 for an individual license through $17 per user for between 250 and 500 users… Read More