• CrunchDeals? Get two free HD DVDs when you buy a Blu-ray/HD DVD combo player and two Blu-ray discs

    I’ll leave this up to you as to whether or not you consider this a good deal. In light of what retailers like Best Buy and Circuit City are offering to HD DVD refugees, Amazon’s decided to get in on the good-will action by offering the following; “For a limited time, receive two HD DVDs from the list below for free when you buy the Samsung BD-UP5000 1080p HD-DVD Blu-Ray… Read More

  • Limited Edition GTA IV Xbox 360 consoles

    Apparently there’s some game called “Grand Theft Auto IV” coming out. I’ve never heard of such a game but so help me God if it’s violent or glorifies crime, I’m going to try to get on Fox News to talk about how bad it is for our nation’s youth. Maybe it’ll just be a courtroom style simulation where you play a lawyer who prosecutes people that… Read More

  • These Crazy Musicians Still Think They Should Get Paid For Recorded Music

    Why is it the Brits have all the crazy-stupid ideas about how to screw up the music industry even more than it is already? British musician Billy Bragg argues in the New York Times today that some portion of Bebo’s $850 million sale price should go to the musicians who uploaded their music to the site. Note that Bragg neatly sidesteps the fact that music was uploaded to the site by… Read More

  • Sony A900 DSLR at Japan's Photo Imaging Expo

    Look what Master Chong (sweet name, by the way) found. It’s the A900 from Sony. Yum. It won’t be released until August or September but here are some of the specs; 24.6-megapixels, thumb and forefinger scroll wheels, and dedicated function buttons for things like ISO and white balance. There’s also a metering mode selection switch, slow sync button, and a full-frame sensor. Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Guitar Hero: On Tour priced and dated

    Activision/RedOctane’s hottest new addition to the Guitar Hero franchise will ship June 22 for a mere $50. That’s right, Guitar Hero: On Tour for Nintendo’s DS is now up for pre-order from Amazon so get it now! Read More

  • Gigantic undersea trench-digging, cable-laying robot

    I said “cable-laying,” get it? Anyhoo, if you’re in the market for a huge remote controlled submersible robot that weighs 50 tons and can bury oil and gas pipes at the bottom of the ocean, look no further than the Ultra Trencher 1 by a company called SMD. It uses propellers to submerge itself to depths up to a mile and then uses ninja-like high-pressure “jet… Read More

  • Bridging Desktop And Web Applications – A Look At Mozilla Prism

    New platforms like Adobe Air and Mozilla Prism are evolving that combine the benefits of Internet flow with the flexibility and power of desktop applications. They are part browser, part desktop app and are extremely efficient for certain types of applications. Flash, Silverlight and Ajax get most web applications over the hump in terms of usability and are the technologies behind the fast… Read More

  • CrunchArcade Video: Opening movie from Mario Kart Wii

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=32108 This is from the Japanese version and I won’t comment on it because I’ve chosen not to watch it. Leave your thoughts in comments. Read More

  • Mac Mini not going anywhere, anytime soon

    Image snagged from here. Some time ago the AI claimed that Apple’s Mac Mini was going down the pooper and that it would soon be pulled from the lineup. Well, as anyone can tell that never happened. In fact, Apple is finally going to give the little white box a major overhaul instead of the measly changes it’s incurred over the last year or so. The overhaul entails a move to… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Arcade Fun Edition

    Wall-E trailer from Pixar
    Nerdy Brit girls invent dope sunlight-sensitive nail polish to quash school rules
    NBA games coming to theaters in 3D
    Crazy classic XBox controller
    For AT&T, $1.33B due in 10 days for spectrum win Read More

  • Battle Of The Podcasting Geek Chicks

    A long weekend usually means less news, but for those looking for a new and quite often attractive take on news, the ongoing battle for geek chick supremacy offers a bountiful choice. Webb Alert http://p.castfire.com/cHNHf/video/9013/webbalert_2008-03-21-023917.flv Michael discribed Morgan Webb’s daily tech show as “a winner” and even stays up till 2am to catch new episodes. Read More

  • Cricket Wireless offering unlimited data for $35/month

    When I was back home in Portland a couple months back the tattoo shop I frequent had a Cricket shop next door and I didn’t really think anything of it. I know they’re small time and only offer service in Portland, Spokane, Nashville, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, the Central Valley of California and eventually Tulsa, but they’ve got a pretty sweet deal going on for those needing… Read More

  • Wall-E trailer from Pixar

    http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/x4oqpf I’m sure you’ve all seen trailers for this movie, but this is the final one before the movie is to be released in late June and I thought I’d share. The HD version can be found here. via TechAmok Read More

  • Nerdy Brit girls invent dope sunlight-sensitive nail polish to quash school rules

    [photopress:varnish1.jpg,full,center] OK, this is really rad. Some students at a British high-school wanted to wear colored nail polish, but their school prohibited any kind of make up. They found the ban to be unfair so they came up with a novel approach that would keep them out of detention, but allow them to wear their blood-red fingertips. They invented nail polish that disappears when its… Read More

  • Crunch Network

    The Back Burner: Things we didn't post this week

    A big thank you to everybody for filling our tips at crunchgear dot com inbox with wonderful, unique, and newsworthy items. Here are five that we just couldn’t get to this week. Re: weekend party hey I just stumbled upon your photo you look good my msn name is jane22star@hotmail.com Read More

  • Crazy classic XBox controller

    I just watched King of Kong and marvelled at how ergonomic the original ball controllers used to be. Now, thankfully joystick maker ShaolinDrunkard has created this homebrew controller with all of the standard XBox buttons along with a glowing stick for your mashing pleasure. I discourage you from trying to play CoD 4 with this but Pac Man must kick ass. Flickr via Technabob Read More

  • Review: Samsung SC-HMX10C camcorder

    The last time I used or even owned a camcorder was back in the mid-90s. They were always too big and transferring video was only something a pro did unless you were just copying to a VHS tape. It wasn’t worth the time or the effort. My, have times changed. As with most technology, things get smaller and easier to use. Such is the case of the Samsung SC-HMX10C 720p camcorder. I’ve… Read More

  • Happy Easter from all of us at CG

    From all of us at CG to all of you, have a happy holiday. Eat some peeps for us and thanks for reading. The CG staff Read More

  • Sony will not charge for VAIO Fresh Start

    We just got this in from Sony regarding the Fresh Start program. “Starting March 22, Sony will offer Fresh Start free of charge. We want VAIO users to have the best experience possible with our PCs, and we believe Fresh Start will help ensure that happens right out-of-the-box.” Read More

  • Startups Battle Over Who Invented Risk-Like War Game First

    Many college students (but few others) will recognize the Risk-like game known as Turf that pits thousands of students against each other in a weeks-long online wargame that is similar to the board game Risk, but uses the college campus as the map. What started off as a for-fun experiment by Yale student Gabe Smedresman in January 2007 resulted in a game that went on for over a month and… Read More

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