• Dell coming to Future Shop in Canada tomorrow

    The Canadians gave us The Kids in the Hall, one of the greatest sketch comedy troupes in the history of North American comedy. It appears that we’re now half-assedly returning the favor, as Dell computers will be sold in all 131 Future Shop retail stores and online at FutureShop.ca, starting tomorrow. Some of the available Dell products include; the Inspiron 1525 laptop, the XPS 1330… Read More

  • Oh. My. God: A true ani-digi mechanical

    A lot of folks won’t quite get the import of this piece but let me tell you it’s probably one of the coolest things I’ve seen in years. Remember The Difference Engine? Well, imagine if the mechanical computers and Gibson and Sterling were talking about were miniaturized into something the size of one of my nipples. You’d have this Di Grisogono Meccanica DG. It is limited… Read More

  • Review: LG Glimmer from Alltel

    [photopress:scaled.IMG_1699.JPG,full,pp_image] As promised we’ve given the LG Glimmer a good drubbing and came back satisfied that almost everyone would enjoy this sexy haptic slider from LG. With the demise of the RAZR, phones have gone one of two directions — gloss black/dark or odd metals. The RAZR brought us into the chrome and steel era of cellphone design and I believe that LG… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Revisiting the idea that Resident Evil 5 is racist

    How lucky we are to be alive in 2008, friends! Our lives are so comfortable that we can LOOK FOR RACISM in Resident Evil 5. Look, read this and form your own opinion. Newsweek’s N’Gai Croal lambasts the upcoming Capcom game for racist undertones. Or is it overtones, since the game is so damn racist and all? “Croal’s first reaction to the trailer was, ‘Wow, clearly… Read More

  • NVIDIA introduces new GPUs, motherboard as part of 'fastest GeForce platforms ever'

    If you’ve got $600 burning a hole in your pocket, maybe head on down to your nearby electronics superstore and throw down for the NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2. It’s got 256 processing cores on a single board and it’s “up to 60% faster than the closest competitor,” according to NVIDIA. It can be paired up with another 9800 GX2 in Quad SLI mode for Vista, just in… Read More

  • 3G iPhone to cost $400

    Rumor has it that the 3G iPhone, which should launch at WWDC 2008, will cost about $399 and have 8GB of memory. A 16GB version will cost $499 and a possible 32GB will cost $599 while a terabyte version, the size of a man’s fist, will cost $1 billion. I made up that last part. They’re expecting an overhauled look and feel without changes to the UI or OS. There will be two… Read More

  • Video: CrunchGear interviews James Dyson

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F822101&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Last night Nicholas and I attended the James Dyson Awards Reception and checked out what some Western engineers have engineered to make our… Read More

  • Fon Raises Another $9.5 Million In C Round

    Fon, the Spanish startup that wants to bring free WiFi across the planet, just raised $9.5 million (six million Euros) in a C round led by Coral Capital Management. Also investing was British Telecom (which struck a distribution partnership with Fon last October), Google (a previous investor), investment bank Allen & Co., founder Martin Varsavsky (through his Jazzya holding company), and… Read More

  • mediaFORGE Launches Interactive Widget Ads

    mediaFORGE has launched a new interactive ad platform that marries banner ads and widgets. mediaFORGE’s widget focused offering adds fully customizable widgets as a rollover to traditional ads. As visitors roll over the ad, a flash-based widget appears allowing users interact with content, be it shopping, browsing specials, deals, viewing videos or pictures, or listening to music. Read More

  • PS3 firmware 2.3 will add DTS-HD

    PS3 firmware 2.3 is scheduled to come out next week, which adds DTS-HD output. That’s pretty damn significant, because you couldn’t visit an AV message board without seeing folks bemoan its (previous) absence. It was the last “piece of the puzzle,” to use a crutch. With DTS-HD, the PS3 is not only a complete, as far as I know, Blu-ray player, but it’s 100… Read More

  • Mr. Walter Mossberg's spring guide to buying a laptop

    http://services.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/452319854 Looking for a laptop? Not sure what to buy? Do you fall within the “mainstream, nontechnical consumers” category? Got seven minutes? Watch! For those of you who meet none of the above criteria, here’s the short version; There are many laptops; some small, some large. Dell is cheap, Apple isn’t. Get… Read More

  • Canon's XL H1S, H1A have a new zoom lens!

    Canon‘s not about to let Nikon get all the press today, no sir. Two new high-def camcorders, the XL H1S (pictured) and XL H1A, are on the way, and add a couple features that, apparently, were requested by professionals. (That last sentence, by the way, is utterly worthless. When does a company release a new product that doesn’t add “features”?) Both HDV tape-using… Read More

  • Hack tus Consolas Virtuales

    This video shows the hacking of the virtual console to pop in homebrew and emulated games. Not completely amazing but a good show of progress on the Wii hacking front. Read More

  • WorldTV partners with Qik for live video

    Ireland-based WorldTV, an online TV startup which lets users mix clips from video sharing sites and their webcam, is adding interoperability with US-based mobile video broadcast service Qik, which itself just raised a $3 million Series B round. Qik users will be able to stream live video to WorldTV channels – adding a live element to its existing integration with LiveVideo –… Read More

  • Longer-lasting, safer lithium-ion batteries coming?

    People who wear lab coats somewhere in Illinois (Argonne, to be exact) have reportedly developed a lithium-ion battery that’s capable of storing 30 percent more energy while at the same time being safer than current lithium-ion batteries. What’s more, the technology has been licensed to Japanese laptop battery manufacturer Toda Kogyo, so we might actually see these batteries in… Read More

  • A duo of Nikon S52 point-and-shoots let loose

    Also announced today from Nikon are the Coolpix S52 and S52c. Both 52s feature 3x zoom, 9-megapixels, 38-114mm Nikkor lens, ISO up to 3200, a ginormous 3-inch LCD and a slew of features that have become the norm like red-eye fix and face priority to name a couple. So what’s the difference between the two? The S52c has Wi-Fi like the S51c before it. They’re both SDHC compatible and… Read More

  • Nikon Coolpix P80 zooms up to 18x

    Nikon’s latest Coolpix, the P80, likes to get all up in your grill with 18x zoom. The 35mm equivalent turns out to be 27-486mm. Holy Hell! With a 2.7-inch LCD, ISO up to 6400 (should be good for low light), and a 10.1-megapixel CCD sensor, you should be able to snap a few good photos. The P80 can be set to P, S, A and M modes if you’re feelin saucy and with Sport Continuous Mode… Read More

  • Dimdim Debuts Hosted Web Conferencing Solution

    Dimdim is an open source alternative to proprietary web conferencing packages like WebEx and GoToMeeting. We first wrote about them back in September 2006 when they were offering an alpha version of their on-premise solution. Today the company is releasing a hosted version of that solution that requires no setup to use – not even a browser plugin like other offerings. CEO DD Ganguly says… Read More

  • Blockbuster set to announce streaming set-top box

    Hey what’s another box underneath your TV, right? Especially when it’s got movies streaming directly from Movielink and Blockbuster, yeah? According to Reuters, Blockbuster “is developing a set-top device for streaming films directly to TV sets and is expected to announce the offering sometime this month.” So we’ll have another Vudu-like hardware box just for… Read More

  • CG Exclusive: An Interview with James Dyson

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F822101&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Design guru James Dyson talks about design versus engineering. It’s was a little noisy at the event but getting opportunity to talk to the… Read More

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