• AwkwardTV Brings 3rd-Party Apps To Apple TV

    The Apple TV has gone up one more notch in my book thanks to the AwkwardTV Loader. This simple plug-in displays any and all available third-party plug-ins on your Apple TV and it even lets you download them from the net! A lucky few have been chosen for this closed beta testing. Unfortunately, I was not one of them, but I’m keeping my eyes on AwkwardTV for more chances to get in on the fun. Read More

  • Is This The Zune Phone UI?

    Is this thing on? OK, does everyone remember the Zune Phone CG told you about? You do? Very good. Other than the fact that it was coming out and we didn’t know anything else about it, but it seems the patent monkeys have found the patent for the Zune Phone’s UI. The UI appears to be tiled and whatever it is you wish to see will be brought to the forefront whilst everything else… Read More

  • Mac Sales On A Roll For Q1

    According to research firm Gartner, Apple is doing better than anyone could have imagined. Thanks to the rusty launch of Windows Vista, Mac Sales have shot up almost 30% in the first quarter of 2007. Does this mean that Apple is finally swooping in and conquering 50% of the PC market? No, but it means Apple is not the same company it was 10, even 5 years ago. This new boost in Mac sales… Read More

  • Hey, You Three! Disney Mobile Is Rolling Out New Features!

    Good news for the few Disney Mobile subscribers out there. Looks like you’ll be getting some new features later this year. Some sound pretty useful actually, like a unique calendaring service that will allow parents to keep a web-based calendar that can push event alerts to family phones via SMS. Another service called Scout will also be debuting this year on Disney Mobile. Scout will… Read More

  • The Hardest Mario Level Ever As Played By Mel Brooks

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=6204903272262158881&hl=en Apparently this came from a Chinese site and shows one of the hardest custom Mario levels ever. However, the best part is the voice-over by RubixsQube, who considers his work “performance art.” Turn down your speakers — NSFW. via BoingBoing Read More

  • The Futurist: Is Verizon Trying To Destroy Our Nation's Telephone Infrastructure?

    It wasn’t so long ago that the only way you could talk to your friend down the block was over a landline. In a flash, nearly the entire world became blessed with the gift of wireless, and cell phones became standard procedure. Today, if one so desires, they can eschew their rotary phone altogether, and go VoIP (if having just a mobile doesn’t cut it.) Such diversity and choice is… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Fitness Week Edition

    Barry Bonds will tell you: if you don’t take swings, you don’t hit home runs. In innovation, the same thing is rings true — you have to keep swinging until you hit a home run. In honor of Fitness Week, we’ll take a look at some of the leading fitness players, like Nike and Adidas, in terms of patented technology, and take a look into just how many swings… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson W999i Revealed

    As far as music phones go, I believe Sony Ericsson was and still is the only mobile phone manufacturer to get it done right. The Walkman-series phones are always beautifully designed, feature rich, and have great music playback capability. But now all that is history. Why? Look at that phone above. That is supposedly the rumored Sony Ericsson W999i Walkman phone. It looks absolutely stunning… Read More

  • No PS3 Price Drop In Sight; Firmware Updated To 1.70

    Despite being more than 2 million machines behind schedule in sales, Sony says it has no “specific plan to cut the PlayStation 3’s price.” The company has apparently pegged the system’s future to the success of Blu-ray: if Blu-ray fails to gain a foothold, the PS3 will be in a tough spot. While that may be what Sony is publicly saying, financial analysts say that… Read More

  • International, Jet-setting Playboy? Use Flyclear

    For those of us who fly frequently, we know that going through the security checkpoints over and over is a pain in the ass and a huge hassle for geeks due to our abundance of electronics on hand. Well if you’ve got $100 a year to shell out and are ready to pay a $28 one-time fee, try Flyclear for a change. This clear, credit-cardesque device allows you to speed through airport… Read More

  • Gateway Announces E-155C Tablet

    How Gateway is still around and turning a profit in 2007 is beyond me, but apparently they’re pulling it off somehow. The latest from the Gate’ is the E-155C convertible tablet PC. Some of the features include a 12.1-inch XGA rotating touchscreen, Intel Core 2 Duo ULV CPUs, 802.11a/b/g WiFi (what, no pre-N?), card reader, fingerprint reader, Firewire, and a DVD Burner. Nothing… Read More

  • Steampunk Goes RSS

    Forget traditional newsreaders like NetNewsWire and FeedBurner. Real men go for the gusto when it comes to tech and this Steampunk-inspired RSS telegraph machine is no exception. This beautifully designed machine will actually click out your RSS feeds Samuel Morse style. That’s right, it’s not just for show and tell, this damn thing will actually grab your RSS feeds via a… Read More

  • Diablo PC: Ugly and Powerful, but Mostly Ugly

    Not to be outdone by the garish showboating of Alienware, Smooth Creations (so smooth!) has debuted its Diablo PC line of gaming PCs. We’re not sure if there’s an actual name for the color of this thing, but ColorPicker’s closest match was “vomited banana and tequilla shooter”. The beast does have the goods under the hood, it’s a full-fledged gaming machine… Read More

  • CrunchGear This Week

    Just popping in to talk a little trash and mention that CG has all kinds of exciting Sidekick ID coverage along with Fitness Week featuring all sorts of goodies including Marathon Training for Nerds, a review of the Bowflex Revolution, and a piece on Women’s Fitness Gear. Read More

  • Bowflex Revolution

    Nautilus has been making Bowflex systems for about 20 years now — we’ve all seen the infomercials. Get the body you want in 60 days! Just 135 easy payments of $99.95 plus your soul and kidney. They’ve been on TV for as long as I can remember and if you’re like me, you’ve occasionally wondered whether or not there was any merit to the system. Read More

  • Goodbye Froogle

    Froogle has been renamed “Google Product Search” says Marissa Mayer, Google’s VP of Search & User Experience. It also sports a redesign, and product results are now returned at the top of normal Google search results at appropriate times. Thus ends the name Froogle as a Google brand. It was launched in 2002, never really went anywhere, and was unceremoniously dumped from… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Pac vs Cap Edition

    Pac-Man World Tournament Announced
    SEGA and Marvel Bring out the Super B Team
    Apple Fined Over Air Quality Violation
    Free* Reality Bedding for CG Readers
    Why Video Games Don’t Cause Violence Read More

  • Exclusive: MySpace News Launches Thursday

    On Thursday morning MySpace will launch its much rumored news property at news.myspace.com. Expect the site to go live and a press release to be issued around 7 am EST. The news property is built on Newroo technology, a company they acquired in early 2006 for a rumored $7 million. Newroo had interesting technology, but were acquired prior to launch. I spoke to Newroo founders (and current… Read More

  • Zude: Mix and Rip Your Personal Page

    Zude is a new social webpage network. I say “social webpage network” because Zude isn’t so much about making friends and commenting on on profiles as it is about creating your own personalized webpage. You create a personalized webpage from modules that hold your own content or clips grabbed from the web (even embed whole webpages). Each module can be placed anywhere on… Read More

  • NIN Tells RIAA To F*ck Off?

    This, dear readers, is why I would actually pay for a CD. Whether or not you’re a fan of Nine Inch Nails is not in question, but whether or not you’re a fan of CDs is. Apparently, the new CD is shiny and black before it’s been played, but after a while it changes. Pretty cool stuff don’t you think? Tech Amok took the time to translate the binary on the back and it… Read More