• First Look At LiveStation: Not Much To Report

    LiveStation, the Microsoft Research/Skinkers P2P IPTV solution we reported on last night, has sent out beta invites to a number of users. I’ve tested it and have included screen shots below. Frankly, there isn’t much to report. This is a Silverlight application and currently works only on Windows machines. If Silverlight is not installed on your machine it will be during the… Read More

  • Mysterious Sony Digital SLR to Be Announced Soon… Maybe

    You see this Sony digital SLR? Its designation is a complete and total MYSTERY to us all. (Yes, we’re conveniently ignoring the giant Alpha logo. But so is everyone else so that makes it OK.) We do have the raw stats, which is all you really care about anyway. How does a 12.8-megapixel image sensor rub you? Or what about its 3,200 ISO rating? Sounds good, don’it? An announcement… Read More

  • Apple Causing Flash Memory Prices To Jump

    Remember how about a year ago, the big news was that NAND flash memory prices were dropping and iPods were getting cheaper? Yeah, well thanks to the iPhone and new iPods that are due out later this year, Apple is causing the flash memory industry to raise its prices again. It makes sense. There’s a hot product on the market selling like hotcakes and it uses flash memory. You do the… Read More

  • EOS Wireless iPod System: Not to Be Confused With a Proper Sound System

    Monkey see, monkey do. Everyone and their mother (laughing out loud!) is coming out with a wireless iPod sound system these days and Intellitouch is the latest company that wants your money in that regard. Its Eos iPod dock can wirelessly transmit your summer beats up to 150 feet indoors; the range magically doubles outdoors. The dock is able to send music to four speakers at a time and uses… Read More

  • CrunchBoard Jobs

    Some of the latest from CrunchBoard: Rockin’ front- and back-end engineers at MyBlogLog/Yahoo in Bay Area, CA Director of Technology at Participant Productions in Beverly Hills, CA Director, Business Development at CollegeHumor.com and 23/6 in New York, NY Senior User-Experience Manager/Producer -Cars.com at Cars.com in Chicago, IL Web Developer at Mozes, Inc. in Palo Alto… Read More

  • New NiGHTS Screenshots

    Just wanted to throw these screenshots of the new NiGHTS title up since the original is one of my favorite games of all-time. Too bad the Nintendo Wii has the worst graphics I’ve ever seen in my life, otherwise this game would be very exciting for me. Imagine playing NiGHTS on a Playstation 3 – now that’s power. Any of you excited for the sequel to the best Sega Saturn game… Read More

  • Refurbed 360s Banned On XBL

    Before you start pinching pennies and buying certified pre-owned Xbox 360s, you might want to take a step back and consider working another two weeks at McDonalds to save up for a new unit. You see, according to a tipster over at Gizmodo, Microsoft is banning Xbox 360 units for life. The problems began when a guy bought a pre-owned 360, only to discover it wouldn’t connect to Xbox Live. Read More

  • Consumer Advocacy Group Hates Apple's iPhone Battery Replacement Program


    Not the Foundation Apple’s $80 iPhone battery replacement program has upset the Foundation for Consumer and Taxpayer Rights, a nonprofit consumer watchdog group. Busybodies, I like to call them. The Foundation doesn’t like that Apple charges $80 to replace a battery and that Apple didn’t announce any battery replacement plans whatsoever until after the device went on sale. Read More

  • The AudioFile: 10 Facts About Steve Jobs


    The major labels are acting funny lately, and it’s beginning to smell fishy. Warner is once again trying to buy EMI, Lala.com’s free streaming service (which offered mostly tracks from Warner) died of mysterious causes, and Universal appears to be backing away from iTunes. It all comes back to Steve Jobs in one way or another, and his legendary — and increasingly… Read More

  • Taser to Sell Tasing Shotgun Shell


    All we are saying/Is give potentially lethal shots to the head with an electronic shotgun shell a chance Taser is one of our least favorite companies — they make weapons and then deny their lethality — but at least they keep some of our boys in blue safe and offer another way of stopping folks without putting a bullet in their leg. They’re announcing a new product, XREP… Read More

  • New Parallels Ads: I'm a Mac and You're a PC and I'm an Undying Metaphor for the War Between Two Methods for Writing Data to Magnetic Disks, Displaying Information

    Parallels, everyone’s favorite thing to download once, install, try, and then remove because there’s really nothing you need to install on your Mac from Windows except maybe an IDE or game or something, created a set of fairly cool Mac vs. PC ads that don’t drive the whole divide into the ground. Read More

  • Great Outdoors: Coleman Cooler Radio Review


    Just in time for the Fourth of July, Coleman sent me a Cooler Radio — a full-size cooler with AM/FM/Weatherband radio. It’s also got an alarm clock, a line-input jack, and a pair of speakers set into the faceplate on the front. The cooler itself is pretty standard fare: a chest-style red plastic model that holds up to 46 cans of Pabst. (Other beers are not supported, at least in… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Rolling Cooler Edition

    Great Outdoors: Bugz-B-Gone
    Hard Drives With Frickin’ Laser Beams Attached To Their Heads
    Rolling Cooler Brings You Tunes, Beer
    The $50 Paint Job For Your Vehicle
    Nokia Announces First Ever Speakerphone Read More

  • MediaDefender: "It's Not What You Think"

    Randy Saaf, CEO of MediaDefender, a company I excoriated yesterday, dropped us a line explaining that MiiVi was not a trap and instead an internal MediaDefender project, hence the failure to hide their tracks. He explains: MiiVi has nothing to do with the MPAA, the RIAA, or any music or movie studio. It was not even meant to be used by the general public at this time. MiiVi has nothing to… Read More

  • Hacker's eBay: Legitimate Marketplace or Organized Blackmail?

    There’s a new Switzerland based startup launching called WSLabi that is setting up shop to allow “security researchers” to sell vulnerabilities that they find in software via an auction format. Their stated goal is to become a legitimate clearinghouse for vulnerabilities, although some may say it’s just organized blackmail. There are only four vulnerabilities listed… Read More

  • COLOURlovers: For People Who Like Color

    Keeping with this week’s theme of niche social networking sites comes COLOURlovers, a design inspiration and information site focused on color. COLOURlovers is a resource that monitors color trends. COLOURlovers is aimed directly at people who use color and provides a place to compare color palettes, submit news and comments, and read color related articles and interviews. The site… Read More

  • Microsoft LiveStation: Slingbox Without the Box

    http://images.soapbox.msn.com/flash/soapbox1_1.swf The video above shows a demo of a new product called Livestation, a peer-to-peer live television broadcasting application built on the Microsoft Silverlight platform. This is a Microsoft Research initiative, built in partnership with a London company called Skinkers. In the demo, the presenter calls this a “Slingbox without the… Read More

  • Facebook Users Up 89% Over Last Year; Demographic Shift

    Comscore has reported some interesting stats on Facebook, shedding light on the site’s growth after opening up last September and their demographics. Over the past year (May ’06 – May ’07), Facebook saw an 89% increase in unique visitors to the site at 26,649,000 uniques, with a 143% increase in page views at 15.8 billion. The site’s stickiness has increased and… Read More

  • Helio And YouTube Get Official And A Whole Lot More

    We were the first to tell you about the upgrade to Helio UP last week and now we have a few more ‘official’ deets for all the Helio subscribers. YouTube Mobile is now free for Helio All-In members. It took some bitching and moaning from customers, but it happened. Of course data charges still apply for A La Carte memberships. You can’t win ‘em all. Besides… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    In case you guys missed it this morning, you can now sign up for your very own commenting account which will allow you to do cool things in the future. It’s really easy to put yourself on the path to commenting greatness, just shoot an email over to commenter at crunchgear dot com with your name (or nickname), password, and email address in the subject field and our team of highly… Read More

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