• 10 Days of CrunchGear: Dash'll Have-it

    Next in our 10 Days of CrunchGear giveaway we have the Dash Express. This is literally one of the best GPS units we’ve ever used at CG. You are a fool for not entering this giveaway. Dash Express, the first Internet-connected automotive GPS navigation device, delivers traffic and destination information in exciting new ways – offering a wide range of new capabilities available… Read More

  • Most popular posts for Monday, August 11th

    Today’s Top Posts: 10 Days of CrunchGear: Set Controls for the Heart of the Sun 10 Days of CrunchGear: You Have Optio-ns T-minus zero for Nokia 5610 XpressMusic on T-mobile HP unveils DreamColor laptops Tiny DVD RW recorder from Freecom Canon updates and upgrades CanoScan line Microsoft tapping Hollywood for exclusive Zune content? Fable 2 achievement list supposedly… Read More

  • MOG Launches Ad Network, Rick Rubin Joins Board

    Mog, a platform for music blogs with backing from Universal and Sony BMG, is launching an ad network dubbed MOG Music Network. In conjunction with the announcement, MOG is also adding experienced record producer Rick Rubin to its Board of Directors. MOG Music Network will allow partner blogs to embed widgets that display content from other blogs, and will also allow bloggers to have their… Read More

  • Nintendo asks Miyamoto to keep his hobbies hush hush


    Sounds a bit Orwellian, but when you think about it, it’s probably a good idea to gag the guy. After all, the man starts doing something, gets an idea into his head, then makes a million-seller about it. If EA hears the guy talk about how he’s taken up curling, then jumps Nintendo’s gun and comes to market with a sweet curling game, suddenly Nintendo is out about a… Read More

  • Using a cell phone to stop car theft

    Forget cell phones that can play music, take pictures and occasionally make a call, this cell phone system controls your car. It can thwart a car theft by stopping the car in its tracks. The Block & Track anti-theft system was invented by 18-year-old Morris Mbetsa. The self-taught Kenyan inventor created the system that uses a combination of voice, DTMF and SMS text messages to issue… Read More

  • Tech or tail? Playboy show has guys choosing between gadgets and classy ladies

    Mmm — the sweet, sweet smell of exploitation. Playboy TV’s shameless new show puts a guy with three girls. He must dismiss one immediately, then whittle it down to one after a little vetting process. Once he goes on a “real” date with his one remaining chick, he has to choose at the end whether to have a “weekend getaway” (likely at an hourly-rate motel)… Read More

  • Griffin’s new iTrip could save a low-tech party from bad music

    This always seems to happen to me: I go to a party and find that the host has horrible taste in music. It’s usually hair bands form the 80’s or something like that. Since I am not afraid to voice my opinion, I tell them that no one likes this music. After the rest of the guests back me up, they usually tell me to put on whatever I want. This is where the problem starts. I have no… Read More

  • Got 5 minutes and an old pair of sunglasses? DIY Terminator shades, baby

    If you’ve been kicking around the idea of doing a DIY project, this might be a good one to start with. All you do is turn an old pair of glasses into Terminator glasses. It’s basically just installing two red LEDs onto the frames. You don’t even have to use a soldering gun. I know this project is kind of dorky, but it’s easy. Plus, what else are you going to do with… Read More

  • "Barefoot" SSD controller pumps up your favorite solid state drive


    When you have something as modular as a PC, with all its little bits individually replaceable but still interdependent, it stands to reason that advances in one area might necessitate changes in another. Better video cards demand faster interfaces; thus, PCI Express x16. Faster processors and motherboard functions require more power; thus, more pins on the connector. Now, SSDs are taking over… Read More

  • HP announces two new widescreen monitors

    HP announced two new widescreen displays today at SIGGRAPH 08, the LP2475w 24-inch monitor and the HP LP2275w 22-inch monitor. The LP2475w has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 with a 102 percent color gamut, while the LP2275w has a resolution of 1,680 x 1,050 with a 92 percent color range. Both LCD widescreens offer a 1,000:1 contrast ratio. Expect to see the HP LP2475w available in North America… Read More

  • LivePlace To Launch Photo-Realistic Virtual World Rendered In The Cloud

    LivePlace.com has posted a video displaying a very impressive render of a 3D virtual world called City Space. At this point very little is known about LivePlace, other than that the WHOIS lists the domain’s owner as Brad Greenspan, one of the co-founders of MySpace. Note: It appears that in the 20 minutes since I spoke to Greenspan about this post, someone was told to take LivePlace… Read More

  • Canon releases two new combo printers

    Canon today unveiled two more multifunction models to their printer line, PIXMA MP480 and the PIXMA MP190. Both printers combine the capabilities of a scanner and a printer into one unit. The PIXMA MP480 is expected to street around $100, while the PIXMA MP190 will be available for $70. Round up of specs after the jump. Read More

  • Motorola Alexander minus QWERTY equals Motorola Atila

    When shots of Motorola’s last-ditch handset effort, the Alexander, got out a few days ago, a resounding “meh” shot out across the internet. “Meh” on Windows Mobile 6.1, some said. “Meh” on the painful looking keyboard, said others. If the Alexander didn’t get you pumped, perhaps its just spotted sans-QWERTY plus-Touchscreen counterpart, the… Read More

  • Fable 2 achievement list supposedly leaked

    Could be legitimate or could be completely false, but we’ll never know until October. Full list of purported achievements after the jump. Read More

  • New CEO For YuMe, The Ad Company You Should Know About But Don't

    Video advertising network YuMe is bringing in a Canadian to run the place: Montreal-born Michael Mathieu, a former President at Freedom Communications, showed up for work today as CEO, we hear. Founding CEO Jayant Kadambi, who took the company through two rounds of financing and a big partnership with Microsoft, has stepped down to the President position. That Microsoft deal brings YuMe video… Read More

  • Steve Jobs talks App Store: 60 million downloads, $30 million in the first month

    If you were one of the 10 people who thought the App Store would be a failure, you might want to check out this WSJ article. Also, stop talking to yourself on the subway and wearing rain boots in the middle of summer, crazyface. Speaking of the App store for the first time since its launch, Steve Jobs has revealed some numbers. In its first 30 days, Apple has already pushed 60 million downloads… Read More

  • Microsoft tapping Hollywood for exclusive Zune content?

    Looks like Microsoft is putting out feelers at “talent agencies and production companies” in Hollywood to perhaps get a little special love from those guys to put on the Zune. Who knows, maybe the Zune is just one major ad away from blowing up, and all it will take is “Exclusive Terminator: Salvation featurette, only on Zune Marketplace” or some such. The device itself… Read More

  • Tiny DVD RW recorder from Freecom

    Here’s a tiny DVD burner from Freecom. It just plugs right into a USB of Firewire port and starts working right away — no wall outlet required and no drivers to install. It’ll handle blank DVD media of all flavors (including dual-layer and DVD-RAM) and it’s even got Lightscribe technology just in case you want to inscribe delicate and tender messages to everyone for… Read More

  • Canon updates and upgrades CanoScan line

    Canon announced today three new additions to their scanner line. The film and document scanner CanoScan 5600F and two document dedicated models, the LiDE200 and LiDE100. A few new upgrades have been added across the board. Besides powering up faster and scanning quicker, users now have the option of using the new Auto Scan Mode. A dedicated “SCAN” button is incorporated which lets… Read More

  • Mozilla Starts from Scratch

    About a month ago Mozilla announced the beginning of an effort to improve internet security within the Firefox browser. The focus is on improving security metrics by developing more efficient ways to pinpoint security issues and quantify their likelihood. But rather than building upon the CVSS (Common Vulnerability Scoring System), the closest thing out there to an industry standard, they… Read More

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