• Game Over: HD DVD To Join Deadpool

    Paramount is said to be about to switch to Bluray according to CrunchGear, the final fatal blow in Microsoft’s and Toshiba’s effort to establish HD DVD as the Next Generation DVD standard. HD DVD had been in trouble leading up to this weeks CES conference after Warner Bros decided to switch to Bluray exclusively January 4. In the longer term the battle may well end up being… Read More

  • Hands on with the Lenovo IdeaPads

    [photopress:lenovo__006.jpg,full,pp_image] Here’s a hands on of all the new Lenovo IdeaPads. Photos by Devin. Above is the 15-inch. Read More

  • Panasonic + T-Mobile = Wi-Fi Lumix

    Panasonic has teamed up with T-Mobile to bring a Wi-Fi Lumix that juices T-Mobile’s hotspots to upload photos directly to Google’s Picasa Web albums. Not sure when it comes out, but it’s on its way. Read More

  • Microsoft Has Announced A Takeover Bid For Fast Search & Transfer Priced At $1.2 Billion

    Microsoft has made an offer to acquire enterprise search company Fast Search & Transfer. Norway based Fast Search and Transfer offers enterprise search to over 3500 companies, including many in the Fortune 500. Fast solutions cover areas including Corporate Operations, eCommerce, Information Management, Market Management, Mobile, Online Media, OEM Search Integration, Risk Management… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Lone Meatball Edition

    Wacom proves that size does matter, and pressure sensitivity too
    Like being at a very, very tiny concert
    Contest: The saddest CES meatball/hush puppy in the world
    Exclusive Video: CrunchGear gets all hands-on with Surface; I get faced by Microsoft in a good way
    CG Live at CES 2008: Bill Gates Keynote Read More

  • Rumor: Paramount set to jump ship, HD DVD all but dead

    HD DVD’s booth at CES was a sad, sad sight to see. You could tell by the demeanor of everyone working the booth. They knew. Blu-ray’s booth was less than 20 yards away and they were rocking out and people were milling around trying to watch demos, take pictures with Captain Jack Sparrow and the Spartans from 300. Don’t get me wrong, I’m in HD DVD’s camp, but how… Read More

  • Mitsubishi laser TV rocks my socks

    Not entirely sure how it works, but the picture quality on the 65-inch Laser TV is stunning and produces twice the color of HDTVs today. It’s the first of its kind in terms of laser tech and it also does 3D ala Real D. The Laser TV is also said to be energy efficient, but there aren’t any stats on it. Details are limited and a launch date has not been set other than a vague date… Read More

  • Here Comes Yahoo Live, I Mean Yahoo Life

    Yahoo didn’t just announce their new open mobile platform today at CES. They also got the heavyweights – Jerry Yang and David Filo – up on stage to give more details on the project they’re calling Yahoo Life! (previously dubbed “Inbox 2.0“). [Update: A Yahoo spokesperson clarifies that although Yang kept talking about “Life!” onstage, the project… Read More

  • LongJump Launches Cloud Database Service

    LongJump, an SaaS offering that enables ordinary people to build and customize database-centric applications (for sales, marketing, IT, HR, finance, etc.), has launched a new offering dubbed “Database-as-a-Service (DaaS)” that allows the more technically literate to build applications with databases in the “cloud” (i.e. stored on LongJump’s servers). The company… Read More

  • Google Enabled Televisions Coming Soon

    Japanese manufacturer Matsushita (Panasonic) has signed a deal with Google that will see the company launch flat panel television sets that allow users to access YouTube and other Google services such as Picasa Web Albums. The deal is said to be non-exclusive with the first units set to be launched in the United States in Spring. The deal isn’t the first internet enabled television to… Read More

  • PubMatic Takes $7 Million Series A

    TechCrunch 40 finalist PubMatic has taken $7 Million Series A in a round led Nexus India Capital that included original investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Helion Ventures. PubMatic offers a meta ad server that sits between online publishers and online ad networks like Google AdSense, Yahoo Publisher Network and Value Click. Their service helps small and medium sized publishers manage… Read More

  • CES so far

    A selection of fine posts from our CG cellars. Please, drink responsibly. Contest: The saddest CES meatball/hush puppy in the world
    Exclusive Video: CrunchGear gets all hands-on with Surface; I get faced by Microsoft in a good way
    Hands-on with Garmin’s nu nüvi line of GPS gear
    Roomba’s misshapen cousin shows its face
    Alienware’s curved monitor: Dude, seriously?
    More… Read More

  • CG's CES Highlights: Hands on with the Surface

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf Matt Hickey got a chance to sit down with the Microsoft Surface and discovered that it’s not just a bigass table. Read More

  • SoonR Raises $9.5M from Cisco, Bringing Total Funding to $15.5M

    SoonR, a backup service focused on enabling access to your files from mobile devices, has raised $9.5M from Cisco Systems in a Series B round of financing. This brings the total funding for this two-year-old company up to $15.5M. SoonR synchs your files to cloud storage via a downloadable client that runs in the background of both Macs and PCs. When you’re on the go, you can access… Read More

  • Memo To UK: No Pandora For You

    Pandora is to block users in the United Kingdom from January 15 after failing to obtain a reasonable licensing agreement. Pandora first started blocking users outside the United States in May 2007 due to licensing issues, but had continued streaming into the UK under the belief that they would be able to obtain an affordable license to continue doing so. UK Pandora users received an email… Read More

  • Wacom proves that size does matter, and pressure sensitivity too

    Wacom had this awesome big touchscreen with a big line to use it. I’m really not much of an artist and probably would have drawn something obscene anyway, so I resisted the temptation to hang around. Of course, Leonardo here was just starting some masterpiece so I probably wouldn’t have gotten a shot anyhow. The screen looked really nice and didn’t appear to have any lag… Read More

  • Sony does Surface-like photo transfers

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf Hey, look at this doodad. It’s similar to a near-field technology feature that Microsoft showed off a while ago with its Surface technology except this is from Sony. You basically drop your camera on top of that cube, which is actually a media storage device. The cube senses that your camera is there… Read More

  • BigSight Aims to Become White Pages of Web, Pulls Data from Facebook

    While we’ve covered the people search sector, and Facebook’s entrance into that sector, we have yet to profile a nascent site called BigSight that seeks to become the go-to web destination for people profiles. BigSight differs from other people search sites like Wink and Spock by focusing on the creation of a centralized repository of profile information rather than crawling the web… Read More

  • Like being at a very, very tiny concert

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf Follow me here. These little plastic figurines are hooked up to an AV player that plays specially-encoded discs. Whatever the real-life human musicians do on the screen gets replicated by the little plastic dudes. It’s like being at Chuck E. Cheese all over again except that the animatronic musicians… Read More

  • Contest: The saddest CES meatball/hush puppy in the world

    Doug and I spotted this forlorn hush puppy/meatball in the CES press room and thought it was the best thing we had seen all day. Granted, we haven’t been drinking and our Danny Gans tickets aren’t until Wednesday. Special bonus: tell us what we should name this thing in comments and one lucky commenter will win a Samsung MP3 player. Read More

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