• FilmLoop Dips Toes Into The DeadPool

    Palo Alto-based FilmLoop has reportedly layed off most of its staff of 30 employees after attempts to sell the company failed. This comes just eight months after they raised $7 million in venture capital from ComVentures. Co-founder Prescott Lee and a handful of core technical staff remain. FilmLoop’s service allows users to create photo slide shows and view them via a desktop application… Read More

  • Grouper Just Says "No" To Kenny G

    Grouper, which won the acquisition lottery last year and is now part of Sony, is beginning to take down user videos with copyrighted content. The Grouper blog post discussing the policy says music from Universal is being taken down starting immediately (see our coverage of the Universal lawsuit against Grouper). Grouper is using Audible Magic’s sniffing software to find the offending… Read More

  • Add a Second Hard Drive to Your MacBook, MacBook Pro

    , laptop drives top out at about 200 GB, one-fifth the capacity of a desktop. MCE Technologies, however, has come up with a way for MacBook and MacBook Pro users to push the envelope. By removing the optical drive from your Mac portable, MCE’s OptiBay makes room for a secondary hard drive with capacities of up to 160 GB, for a theoretical maximum of 360 GB. Pricing starts at around $250… Read More

  • USB Organization Certifies Micro-USB for Phones

    Wouldn’t it be nice if your mobile phone had a USB port so that you could grab your photos and ringtones and back-up your contacts? Sure, some of us are lucky enough to have such things on our phones. And some of us even have Bluetooth capable of the tasks. But for the vast majority of cellphones in America, the only way to get information on (or off) is through its carrier’s… Read More

  • Balcony Grill for Us Urbanites

    It’s a balcony barbeque! I know, I know. CES is just days away, and it’s a barbecue that has my expensive panties in a wad, but I desperately want this, though it does not actually yet exist. Perhaps it’s out of consideration for the neighbors of others, or perhaps out of concern for fire safety, or perhaps because it’s from some German-sounding guy’s mind… Read More

  • Nokia E65 Surfaces: High-End Features, Mid-Range Price

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/HSDPA compatibility (GSM for voice, natch), as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and a microSD slot for additional storage. While it seems like those are all high-end features, this is actually a mid-range phone, by Q2 2007 standards; it should go for about $445 unsubsidized, meaning that if Cingular or T-Mobile pick it up… Read More

  • One Terabyte Hard Drives Arrive from Hitachi

    If you’re like us, you download tons and tons of dirty, dirty porn completely legal music and videos. You, then, probably run into the same problem we do: where do you store all this data? The answer comes from Hitachi in the guise of the world’s first terabyte hard drive. Rather, make that hard drives, as the Hitch is dropping two versions of the 7K1000, the Deskstar, ideal for… Read More

  • Cingular Bets on Live Video

    Most people only use their cellphones to make voice calls, we all know this, it is fact. Cingular, however, thinks its come up with a way to entice people to use its 3G features in a new way: video calling. It’s not the video calling of the G.I. Joe wallscreen we’ve all dreamt about as kids, but rather phone-to-phone broadcasting of video, basically using the video camera on a phone… Read More

  • LG Takes Swinging Lifestyle to Your PC

    You’ve got your Superdrives, and your Multidrives, but leave it to LG to create a SuperMultidrive. What is it? Nothing less than an optical drive for your PC that reads both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray DVD, much like the console player we told you about yesterday. That’s the “Multi” part. The “Super” part is that the dual-format reader can also write to Blu-Ray… Read More

  • Wiimote Add-Ons For Wii Sports: Totally Stupid

    Wiimote Add-Ons For Wii Sports: Totally Stupid

    Got a Wii? Got Wii Sports? Really, really, really want that Wiimote to look like a stupid white racquet, bat, or club? You’re in luck. Pretty much the most pointless, useless accessory on the market, for $22 you can own the Wii Sports Pack – three separate attachments for your Wiimote designed with Wii Sports in mind. There’s a tennis racquet, a golf club, and a baseball bat. Read More

  • DIY Pong Watch

    Sure it’s nearly the size of a Gameboy, but this homemade Pong watch is pretty pimp. It appears to just play with itself endlessly, but I imagine it could be somewhat entrancing when you should probably be doing more important things. It uses a 10mm case with a 96×64 OLED dsplay. Oh and battery life is just 25 hours so it might not be hospitable for late nights. Homemade Pong watch! Read More

  • 2007 Bloggies: Vote for Us!

    2007 Bloggies: Vote for Us!


    We’ve been rewarding you and now it’s time to return the favor. The nominations ballot for the 2007 Bloggies is online. If you’ve enjoyed reading CrunchGear for the past six months, we’d appreciate it if you went and voted for us. The categories we fit in are: Best American Weblog Best Computers and Technology Weblog Best Writing of a Weblog Best Group… Read More

  • Xbox 360 2.0 (aka Zephyr) Revealed Somewhat

    Xbox 360 2.0 (aka Zephyr) Revealed Somewhat

    Here’s a sneaky photo of the back of the rumored next version of the Xbox 360, codenamed: Zephyr. The most obvious addition is that of an HDMI port for true/easier 1080p output. It’s also rumored that Zephyr will feature a 120GB hard drive to compliment all the downloadable content available on Xbox Live and an upgraded 65nm CPU. No idea when this will be available for the… Read More

  • Samsung Refrigerates RFID

    Samsung Refrigerates RFID

    If you’ve been following the RFID craze, then this one might be of some interest to you. Samsung is readying a refrigerator that can monitor its contents via RFID. So as contents get low the fridge can tally a shopping list so you know exactly what you purchase on your next grocery visit. It can also purportedly create display recipes based on the available ingredients. Pretty… Read More

  • LG Launches 4 New GPS Nav Systems


    LG is finally jumping into the domestic GPS Nav market, but there are no real surprises here. If you’re at CES you can check out the four new models: LN790, LN740, LN735 and LN730. Touch screens ranging in size from 3.5 to 4.3-inches that will offer a wide range of options including Bluetooth, turn by turn voice guidance, POIs, preloaded maps of the US and Canada and media playback… Read More

  • PumpOne Mobile For Fatties With Cell Phones


    Yep, sorry, called you people fatties again, but at least I’m offering up solutions. Actually, I could stand to lose some weight too, so I thought I should share the newly launched PumpOne Mobile from PumpOne.com with you. The company specializes in workouts to put on your iPod done by digital trainers to show you proper form for the exercises. Taking that concept one step further… Read More

  • Guy Turns Nintendo DS Into An iPod

    Behold the mystery of YouTube yet again folks. Here we have a video of someone running a virtual iPod on his or her Nintendo DS. Using the touch screen and stylus, the user operates the iPod’s clickwheel while the iPod’s display appears on the top DS screen. And does it play music? Oh hell yes. No clue on how this works, but a very cool/hip/urban/rad/gnarly use of the DS. Guy… Read More

  • Toshiba Releases HD DVD Drive


    Toshiba has brought the world it’s first HD DVD write drive while still supporting older formats, ie DVD and CD. A few sample drives of the SD-H903A will begin shipping out this month. It’s not the quickest but it is the first so we’ll give Toshiba some credit, it burns at 1x for both single and dual layer HD DVD-R. It buffers at 8MB and is said to support all HD DVD due to… Read More

  • Buy An Apple Display, Get Tiny Bugs Inside It

    Looks like for a limited time only you’ll be able to purchase an Apple-made LCD display with bugs in it. Or at least that was the case for one gentleman who discovered little, tiny critters inside the display he was using. See that little bugger in the video above? He’s the culprit. Of course this comes off of the Apple forums, so the responses to this conundrum are priceless… Read More

  • We'll Tell Off CE Makers So You Don't Have To

    We'll Tell Off CE Makers So You Don't Have To

    OK, guys. We’re headed to CES on Saturday and will be jet-lagged, hung-over and pissed off. Let’s channel that anger into a little constructive criticism. In the comments, please tell us all your pet peeves about consumer electronics — the price, the size, the ease-of-use — and we’ll put those questions to as many bigwigs as we can, including Michael Dell. We… Read More