• TakeTV, she is dead


    SanDisk’s TakeTV — the thing where you plugged a thing into your computer, dragged over movies, and then schlepped them to your TV — is dead along with its content site, FanFare. I probably could have told you that while the concept was solid there was one hole in the plan — that whole schlepping part. Imagine countless exchanges like this: Customer: So I put the movies… Read More

  • The Mouse That Roared

    Our visit the other day to the GooglePlex was extraordinary on a number of levels. At its simplest, the Gmail group opened its kimono to bloggers and what’s left of the mainstream media – full stop. We were asked not to live video the announcements of Gmail Labs, and to clear photographs with the team in case we accidentally revealed some strategic details. But the tour of the… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Unsolved Mysteries Edition

    Breaking: Exclusive leaked pics of the iPhone 2! Thinner design? Check! Different colors? Check! Video chatting? Check and check!
    ‘Lost’ Rubik’s Cube is all about the Dharma Initiative
    Are you nerdy enough to rock this DIY Iron Man arc reactor?
    2 new digital photo frames from Japan
    Meet Pekoppa, the plant which listens to your sorrows
    This DVD turns shy boys into Romeos (or not) Read More

  • Breaking: Apple to launch iChat for Windows on Monday!?

    Follow me here. There’s a lot of discussion on Digg and other blogs (Hi, Ryan!) saying that these photos of the iPhone 2 are fake, and the part about a Windows XP or Vista requirement is proof. But look again: The Windows stuff is a footnote. And what’s it a footnote to? Look at the images above. It’s talking about iChat, and says “Now available for iPhone —… Read More

  • Is This the New iPhone?

    A while ago, CG’s Matt Hickey got a packet of screenshots of a squat green iPod from an anonymous source. That same green iPod got us a C&D from Apple and was finally proven to be the iPod Nano. Well, Matt just got another packet of photos and aside from a few discrepancies with might just be looking at a mock-up of Apple’s marketing collateral for the new iPhone. What does… Read More

  • Breaking: Exclusive leaked pics of the iPhone 2! Thinner design? Check! Different colors? Check! Video chatting? Check and check!

    Update: Post-WWDC Keynote, it’s obvious these are not pictures of the (slightly disappointing) 3G iPhone. What can we say? It seemed like a good idea at the time. And Matt was drunk. It wasn’t long ago that my inbox was full of screen caps from an image editing program of a new iPod, it was a fat yet small iPod that we now know as the 3rd gen Nano. We posted the photos and were… Read More

  • Most popular stories for Friday, June 6, 2008

    Today’s Top Posts: Show us the tech in your car, win $200 in audiobooks from Simply Audiobooks iCraw formerly known as iCall switches iPhone calls to VoIP Microsoft is totally jealous of Apple Camera with Eye-Fi card uploads thieves pictures after theft CrunchWord Puzzle! Screw the Smart Car: The Polish Fiat 126p aka Maluch is 35 years old Qik goes WinMo: Our exclusive interview This… Read More

  • Zelda packin' heat in this Half-life 2 model mod

    Sure, you’ve seen Zelda smack people around in Smash Brothers — but have you ever seen her pack a gat? Half-Life 2 modder FluxMage has managed to rig up a Zelda model and put it in place of the Alyx model used in game. Even if you don’t want to sit through all 7 minutes of the video, check out the first minute or so: seeing Zelda slip a pistol into her dress and use a gravity… Read More

  • Photos of the iPhone 2 leaked

    Whooooooa. Images purported to be screen grabs of iPhone 2 materials have leaked. It appears there will be at least two color variations. One with a black back, the other red as part of the Product (RED) campaign. It also appears to be a good amount (22%?) thinner, with what seems to be stereo speakers on the back. Perhaps most excitingly, the photos give an outstanding view of a front… Read More

  • Amazon goes down: Metal Gear Solid 4/Playstation 3 bundle to blame?

    Amazon’s site has been down off and on today, completely out of service. The company’s been mum on the topic, but it went down shortly after the Playstation 3/Metal Gear Solid 4 bundle the fans have been drooling over went on sale. Gamers in the PS3 forums have been speculating that the demand for the bundle is at fault. It makes sense that the fanboys would be all trying to get… Read More

  • Hop-On announces a dirt cheap smartphone, 3G/GSM phones

    We’re still not too sure about Hop-On, but the announcements keep on coming. Hot on the tail of their “Anti-iPhone” handset announcement, they’ve announced plans to expand their line to include a smartphone, along with a handful of disposable 3G/GSM phones. The HOP 1801 smartphone will sell for $125 bucks – and that’s about all the press release says about it. Read More

  • Merry Xmas: Sub-$100 Blu-ray drives for PCs in your stockings

    This is rather cool. Sony and HP’s joint Blu-ray operation has said that by the holiday season this year Blu-ray drives for desktops should be under $100. This is an important step to getting universal Blu-ray adoption, something we all want. These are readers only; they’d be able to burn standard DVDs and CDs. Similar drives for laptops should be about 50% higher, or $150… Read More

  • Review: Lowepro Flipside 200

    Much like its big brother the Fastpack 250, the Flipside 200, has been a great addition to my arsenal of travel luggage for gadgets and cameras alike. The Flipside 200, however, has primarily been my camera bag for the better part of the last three months. My Pentax K200D with battery grip and two extra lenses fit nice and snug into the compartments that are revealed by zipping open the main… Read More

  • Bioshock 3 confirmed; Bioshocks 4 through 8 rumored

    That’s right, I’m starting the rumor here. Why not? Why not 8? If such an unique game and story can survive a trilogy, why not an octilogy? Seriously, though, Bioshock 3 was confirmed yesterday by Take-Two as being in the works. Wasn’t so long ago we heard that number two was coming out, not to mention the movie and iPhone versions. Ah, the birth of a franchise — and… Read More

  • With Beema, Your 3D Avatar Is Only A Phone Call Away

    Beema, a 3D animation studio that has been working in the corporate space for the last decade, has released a new platform in beta that allows users to generate 3D speaking avatars with only a phone call. During signup, users enter their phone numbers and carrier information, which is tied to their account. From then on Beema makes things easy – you simply call their free 800 number… Read More

  • Interesting: 3D chips with microscopic water cooling


    Chips these days are pretty much flat. And I’m not talking about tortilla chips. They call those silicon things wafers for a reason: all those little gates and channels are lying flat in a single layer. Chipmakers know that you can stack chips on top of each other and multiply your computing power due to the decreased distance the signal has to travel (I’m kind of at the edge of… Read More

  • Palm's new Treo 800w shot in the wild and looking good

    The Treo 800w’s launch date of June 22 is getting closer, and the phone has once again been spotted in the wild. The Windows Mobile smartphone featuring the new Treo form factor is making Palm’s business users excited. Treo users are known as being loyal, but the fact that Palm hasn’t update the device’s look — short of killing the antenna — in quite awhile… Read More

  • Lego Johnny 5 is totally awesome, totally detailed

    Johnny 5, you see, is alive. Or at least as far as robots made out of Legos go. This is one of the most precise Lego replicas i’ve ever, ever seen, and that’s saying a lot as I’m a total Lego nerd. Every joint is fully movable. Add some lightning and a clumsy romantic sub-plot and you’ve got one of the best movies of the 80s. Did you know that the Indian guy from… Read More

  • The Crowd Takes On Naming Consultants With NameThis

    Let me just say before I begin that I think everyone should come up with their own names. I could never understand why companies pay naming consultants to come up with empty product or company monikers that nobody can remember anyway. (Unless you are Altria, and you just want people to forget that you are really Phillip Morris). Well, now companies can ask strangers on the Internet to… Read More

  • Loren Feldman Did Not Buy Cnet

    But Loren Feldman, of 1938 Media, (the guy who always seems to be at Michael’s house) is going to be producing a weekly video for Cnet. Dan Farber, the bravest man in newsdom, is also trusting him with a blog. Congratulations. I hope it involves puppets. Lots of puppets. CrunchBase Information Loren Feldman 1938 Media Information provided by CrunchBase Read More

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