• Yahoo Is Clearly Up To Something Big Around Music

    There have been rumors that Yahoo Music is preparing to launch a big new product sometime soon. And when I read this overview of a presentation given by Yahoo Music’s VP of Product Development Ian Rogers last month it basically confirmed it for me: expect something new and interesting from Yahoo Music in the near future. Some background: Rogers, along with former Yahoo music GM David… Read More

  • JBL On Stage IIIP for iPod and iPhone

    Product Name: JBL On Stage IIIP
    Description: The On Stage IIIP is a ring-shaped portable speaker for the iPod and iPhone. It’s very small and cute at just only 6 inches by 1-3/4 inches, and it can run on AC power or on six AAA batteries (for up to 12 hours). The four drivers put out a combined 6 watts per channel, and JBL claims their Slipstream port design increases bass output… Read More

  • JBL iPod Alarm Clock with HD Radio Inside

    Product Name: JBL On Time 200ID, On Time 400IHD
    Description: The On Time 200ID lets you wake up to your iPod, iPhone, radio, or a buzzer. It also has a 1/8th-inch line input for connecting other audio devices. The small one-piece speaker has a backlit LCD and touch-sensitive controls, and a backup battery preserves your settings even if power is interrupted. The silver grille covers two… Read More

  • New Mini-Speakers from JBL

    Product Name: JBL On Stage 200ID/400ID, Duet 200
    Description: The JBL On Stage 200ID and 400ID are a pair of iPod speaker/docks. (Please try to stay awake for this anyway.) Both have a universal iPod/iPhone dock on top, and the 200ID has two full-range drivers while the 400ID has four plus a tweeter. The Duet 200 is identical to the On Stage 200ID but it lacks an iPod dock and instead takes… Read More

  • Motorola to buy Soundbuzz

    Motorola announced today that it will buy privately held online music store Soundbuzz. Motorola is hoping the acquisition will help it expand its mobile music offerings in Asia.
    Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. “Soundbuzz will become part of the Motorola entertainment family,” said Ian Chapman-Banks, vice president of marketing at Motorola Asia-Pacific’s mobile… Read More

  • CG Live at CES 2008: Bill Gates Keynote

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  • Exclusive: Mozilla Secretly Launches A Viral Campaign For Firefox

    Mozilla has quietly launched a new viral campaign in support of Firefox, complete with song (YouTube TC exclusive above) and some fighting words against Internet Explorer. The main part of the campaign is a site by the name of Fight Against Boredom which apparently means don’t use Internet Explorer, use Firefox. The site itself features a fake talk show setup, links to a Facebook… Read More

  • Gateway makes affordable gaming laptops, PCs

    These FX-edition laptops and PCs from Gateway come in black and brown. The gaming laptop, for example, features high-end Intel processors and NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS 512MB GDDR3. It has HDMI out. The laptop is priced at about $3,000 and will be available next month. The flagship model, the Gateway P-171XL FX Edition, comes with an Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900 processor, NVIDIA® GeForce™… Read More

  • Motorola Acquires Online Music Store Soundbuzz

    Motorola has acquired Singapore based music downloads site Soundbuzz. Soundbuzz offers online music purchases throughout the South East Asia and Oceania region and currently has partnerships with Hutchison 3, Motorola, Airtel, SingTel, M1, Optus Zoo, Telstra/ BigPond Music, Microsoft (Windows Media Player 10), Creative Technology and Sony BMG. Downloads from the Soundbuzz retail store sell… Read More

  • Sony BMG Confirms DRM Free Music, But Will Force Customers to Visit A Store To Buy It

    As we reported January 4, Sony BMG will become the last of the big four record companies to sell DRM free music, but with one very stupid catch. DRM free music from Sony BMG will be available from January 15 to those who purchase a plastic card called the “Platinum Music Pass” for the album they want from a retail store for $12.99. Buyers will then have to visit MusicPass.com and… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: DJ Kicks Edition

    Hot new tube amp for iPod looks great, but how does it sound?
    Skull shaped floppy disk
    Belkin’s RockStar allows 5 hipsters to listen to LCD Soundsystem simultaneously
    Wii is gimmicky: I didn’t say it, but I wish I had said it in exactly this same manner
    Wowwee: Really freaking cool this year
    The Vamp: Scary outdoor bat robot
    CG’s Best of CES… so far Read More

  • Is Time Running Out For CNET And Its 2,600 Employees?

    The New York Times is reporting that a group of investors has gathered a 21% stake in CNET and is trying to take over the board of directors and seriously shake things up. This comes after years of poor stock performance, including a 19% decline over the last three years as other Internet companies have soared. The consortium, which consists of Sandell Asset Management, Spark Capital, and… Read More

  • The Truth That Dare Not Speak: The CES Keynote Sucked

    Another year and another keynote speech at CES tops the headlines on Techmeme. The team over a CrunchGear did a good job under the circumstances live blogging Bill Gates and others from Microsoft as they spoke on stage, but it’s a speech no one is yet seriously telling the truth about. The Microsoft keynote at CES sucked. Sucked is not a word I usually throw around with glee abandon… Read More

  • Hands on with XtremeMac's iPod docks, cases

    Genuine leather cases for your iFones. Cows died so you can encase your Apple biscuit. How do you feel about that? They sure are pretty, though. Read More

  • Linksys CES cavalcade

    [photopress:IMG_0346.JPG,full,center] Who wants 802.11n? Linksys has a full selection of new routers and bridges for the N generation including a $99 switch that looks like an alien spaceship. Take the Linksys Ultra RangePlus Wireless-N Gigabit Router for example. It has 802.11n and Gigabit Ethernet and should hit the $100 mark when it’s released. Read More

  • Linksys' new network interface, EasyLink Advisor

    http://www.crunchgear.com/video/player.swf?movie=linksysinterface.mp4.ff.flv Linksys’ new interface is probably the most useful I’ve seen in a network peripheral. Each items pops up as a little icon and shows full information including IP address and potential problems. The system also allows unattended updates. Read More

  • Hands on with ViewSonic's goodies

    Here’s ViewSonic’s 47-inch 1080p LCD TV with built-in ATSC/NTSC/QAM TV tuner. Contrast ratio is pretty good at 6000:1 with 11 input connections that include three HDMI 1.3 ports. Yay! I like it. I want one. I must have one. Read More

  • CG's CES 2008 Keynote liveblog: Relive the magic

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  • Wikia Search Is A Complete Letdown.

    Many of us have waited a year as the Jimmy Wales hype machine promised a human powered search engine that could take on Google. Tonight that search engine launched at alpha.search.wikia.com, and it may be one of the biggest disappointments I’ve had the displeasure of reviewing. First of all, it’s barely a search engine at all. It’s based on the open source Nutch software… Read More

  • Liberty Media Acquires Controlling Stake in Bodybuilding.com For $100 Million

    Liberty Media has acquired a controlling stake in online retailer and fitness website Bodybuilding.com for $100 Million. Bodybuilding.com sells a broad range of fitness supplements, clothing and supplies as well as offering general fitness articles and a social networking service where over 100,000 users swap exercise goals or post pictures. According to comScore, Bodybuilding.com had around… Read More

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