• Playstation Home Launches In October

    According to “third party relations” Q&A document released on the Sony Developers site we’ll be seeing Playstation Home in October. Closed Beta testing will begin in April going through August with 15,000 users. Open Beta will be available to 50,000 users starting in August until its Live launch in October. Other tidbits worth noting include the size of the initial… Read More

  • SXSW: Liveblogging Dan Rather

    SXSW: Liveblogging Dan Rather

    Blake is at SXSW right now and trying to liveblog all the keynotes. He already blogged Phil Torrone doing his geekenwerk until PT and his friend Limor turned on a cellphone jammer and shut down his WAN card. Head over for some good coverage of a great event. SXSW 2007: Dan Rather Keynote Read More

  • False Alarm: Beatles Still Not on Online Music Stores

    False Alarm: Beatles Still Not on Online Music Stores

    The Beatles will not appear on an online music store any time soon. Wippit, some small potatoes online store, just “announced” that they secured the rights to sell Beatles songs online. Except they were lying. EMI, the company that owns the rights to the Beatles’ music, told them to remove the inaccurate press release or they’d unleash hell. Frankly, I don’t see… Read More

  • Sidekick 3, Heroic Girl Save The Day

    Sidekick 3, Heroic Girl Save The Day

    When you’re faced with a break in and only have seconds to react, grabbing your phone and hiding in the closet is an excellent choice. That’s exactly what 12-year old Katie Ruiz of Queens did when two armed men broke into her home with pistols. Katie thought fast by grabbing her Sidekick 3 she had just recently received and running to a closet for safety. Inside she dialed 911… Read More

  • Express' Play List Jacket: Is That an iPod in Your Pocket?

    Express' Play List Jacket: Is That an iPod in Your Pocket?

    Pseudo fashion clothier Express will release the iPod-compatible Play List Jacket later this month. Just like every other iPod-compatible article of clothing, it has a slot to fit your music player and built-in buttons to control the tunes. And of course, the jacket is “contemporary” and “elegant.” Fancy iPod man jackets cost $248. Awesome, you already dress like a tool… Read More

  • LG Shine Dipped In Gold And Folds

    Just announced in SK are LG’s two newest Shine models. Details are skimp, but I don’t anticipate anything new or exciting from either. The Shine we’ve come to know and love has been dipped in gold. The CDMA version will be launched in SK in the coming weeks. Details on the clamshell Shine are very scarce and it seems to be unchanged feature-wise. We haven’t even heard… Read More

  • T-Dancer Sound Sensitive Shirt Great For Illegal Raves

    T-Dancer Sound Sensitive Shirt Great For Illegal Raves

    Those who are currently sober at 11:10am on a Monday morning probably won’t understand the beauty of this. But to those who are drunk or using, the T-Dancer is some of the coolest apparel out there. On the front is a dancing lady with a neon-colored background. Nothing special, right? Incorrect you are my friend. The shirt comes with a sensitivity dial to increase or decrease the amount… Read More

  • Viewsonic PJ258D: First Projector to Feature an iPod Dock

    Viewsonic PJ258D: First Projector to Feature an iPod Dock

    The Viewsonic PJ258D, the first projector to include a built-in iPod dock, will please both men in suits and everyday users. Laptop Magazine just gave it a thorough look-see and only had a few problems. First, while it’s cool and all that it includes an iPod dock to play your videos, the projector’s menu interface is pretty bad. Since part of the reason why the iPod is so popular… Read More

  • Gucci Phone Fake Because I Say So

    Gucci Phone Fake Because I Say So

    On March 9th, Engadget Mobile fabricated a charming story on a Gucci-branded cellphone. After looking at the above-left picture for about 45 seconds, I realized it was Photoshopped to all hell and back and is never going to come out. Ever. I mean sure, with the recent announcement of that iPhone rip-off LG Prada phone, one could easily imagine the fashion house of Gucci coming out with a phone… Read More

  • The iPhone In Total Summation

    The iPhone In Total Summation

    I think every person who sees this feels a bit better about their Monday. I know I do. Official Site [The Joy of Tech] Read More

  • Mundu IM V4: Mobile IM On the Cheap

    Mundu IM V4: Mobile IM On the Cheap

    Mobile IM is the number four cellphone killer app — the other three are, in order, voice, SMS, and Snake — but, surprisingly, it’s the hardest to use. Of all the IM programs I’ve tried, only Danger has managed to make it seamless as possible. Mundu, a new product from Indian developers Geodesic is coming in a close second. The product supports AIM, MSN Messenger… Read More

  • AnyFix: Charge Any Phone, Any Time

    AnyFix: Charge Any Phone, Any Time

    Chalk it up to the ‘talians for good pizza, pasta, and yours truly. They tend to make some good stuff everywhere from food to fashion. Now the latest, greatest invention to come out of Italy is the AnyFix, a universal phone charger that is designed to recharge more than 80% of cellphones on the European market. It comes from the genius mind of Prof. Luigi Colani who has quite the… Read More

  • Nikon D40x Quick Look

    While we were with Nikon, its Senior Technical Manager Lindsay Silverman went through a few of the improvements Nikon made to the D40 to bump it up to the new D40x. Read More

  • Samsung Q1P UMPC Gets Vista Certification

    Samsung Q1P UMPC Gets Vista Certification

    Samsung’s Q1P ultra mobile PC (UMPC) is the first such device to receive Windows Vista certification. Now that it’s Vista certified, it can sit at the cool kids’ lunch table at school. UMPCs haven’t exactly lit the world on fire (just look at the price—$1,300? No thanks), but it’s good to see more and more devices support Microsoft’s version of OS… Read More

  • Mii Transfer X: Swap Them Miis

    Mii Transfer X: Swap Them Miis

    Apparently, people are getting really into their Nintendo Mii creations lately. So much, that someone has released Mii Transfer X 0.1, a Mii-sharing tool that works on OS X. Basically, it lets you copy your Mii to your Mac so you can share it on the internets with other dorks. Lovely. At least the source code is available and you can also use the Wiimote with it. Why people are sharing their… Read More

  • Terrorist Blows Up Internet Cafe In Morocco

    Terrorist Blows Up Internet Cafe In Morocco

    I suppose I can somewhat understand the tactic of blowing one’s self up in a place like Iraq, but an Internet cafe in Morocco? Some nutball terrorist was trying to enter a web cafe in Morocco so he could check out the latest and hottest terrorist sites (I personally recommend “Barely Legal Marxists”). When the cafe owner’s son didn’t let him in, the dude blew… Read More

  • BlackBerry Pearl Gets AT&T Branding, Red Coat of Paint (So Does The Treo 680)

    BlackBerry Pearl Gets AT&T Branding, Red Coat of Paint (So Does The Treo 680)

    Cingular—oh excuse me, I mean AT&T—just announced red editions of the BlackBerry Pearl and the Treo 680. (The Treo is officially “crimson.”) Both are available immediately. That in and of itself shouldn’t grab any headlines, but the Pearl is the first device that’s been given the full AT&T branding, dumb all lowercase logo and all. That, on the… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Shock Edition

    CrunchGear Week in Review: Shock Edition

    Super Paper Mario: OMG
    Samsung Fridge Puts Rachael Ray On Ice
    Shock Ball: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Funner
    MC4 Music Cocoon: Frankenstein’s Rejected Spawn?
    PMA 2007 Read More

  • PicksPal Is Beating Vegas Sports Betting Odds

    Last year I wrote about PicksPal, a fantasy sports betting site where well over 100,000 members bet their friends and coworkers on the outcome of sporting events (and they just launched a nifty March Madness site as well). No money changes hands, but top users can win various prizes. It’s all for fun, but the company started selling the top picks of its best users in October. For $10… Read More

  • March Madness Office Pool, Web 2.0 Style

    March Madness Office Pool, Web 2.0 Style

    PicksPal, a fantasy sports betting site, is launching a March Madness game this morning. Picks are made via an Ajax interface by clicking on the winners through to the Final Four. Once you’ve selected winners for all of the games, you can invite friends to participate as well, and create a widget showing your picks to put on a blog or social networking site. Users can also set up… Read More