• Happy Valentine's day, CrunchGear readers!

    [photopress:tetrisval.jpg,full,center] Just wanted to say thanks for reading us today when you should be scrambling around, trying to find a way to impress your certain someone, which you won’t do, because his or her friend bought their signif a ride in a horse drawn carriage, and while your homemade dinner and expensive wine and diamond necklace seemed perfect, it just doesn’t… Read More

  • Apple users, meet The Continental

    [photopress:tk_201g.jpg,full,center] Travelers who are MacBook users, rejoice. Or even those who like to charge their iPods on the go. Or other Apple products that use the block-style adapter, for Incipio has a kit that allows you to adapt your adapter to the odd power outlets of the rest of the world. And it’s $40, way cheaper than picking up a native power brick, no? Oh, and… Read More

  • NFC comes to Taiwan via BenQ

    [photopress:benq_t80_nfc1.jpg,full,center] Okay, friends, it’s time for a new geek-flavored acronym! I used it earlier today when discussing the future of SIM cards, and now a housing project in Taiwan will be testing it out with new mobile phones from BenQ. It’s NFC, or Near Field Communications. In essence, you use your phone like a debit card. BenQ is building the technology… Read More

  • LG VX9100, VX8610 en route to Verizon Wireless: VX8610 has built-in Bluetooth headset

    [photopress:somevzwphone.jpg,full,center] Heads up for those of you on a Verizon Wireless contract. Two new LG cellphones are heading your way in the next few months, ones that will be comparable to the enV and the Chocolate. The VX9100 sorta resembles the enV, but is thinner and has a simpler two-button directional pad. Other than that, it’s not breaking any new ground&mdsh;two… Read More

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    The Orientation: Touchscreens

    This week we’re going to take a closer look at what Devin thinks is just a fad. Touchscreens seem to be invading all sorts of devices from cell phones to TVs more so now than ever before. They’re meant to improve our lives, or, at the very least, make things more convenient. But do they? How do they even work? Will one form or another of the technology last? Surely, Devin is wrong. Read More

  • The Air Poo: greatest invention of all time

    When John Biggs sees this his head is going to explode. It beats the crap out of that toilet seat he reviewed a few months back. A docking station for your MBA and iPod with a seated heat, multi-touch flusher, and built-in surround sound. Taking a poo has just been taken to the next level. No word on price just yet, but we’ll follow this one very closely. Product Page Read More

  • NCAA Football 09 coming to the Wii, but who is on the cover?

    Attention Nintendo Wii owners and lovers of college football. EA announced NCAA Football 09 for the hot selling Japanese console today and in honor of the momentous occasion they want to involve you directly. You, the voters, will get a say on which team will be on the cover. Actually, you’ll be picking the mascot from your favorite team or alma mater to grace the cover of the first… Read More

  • Microsoft Will Launch Something That Made Scoble Cry. I Want (To See Scoble Cry)

    Proving perhaps you can break an embargo without breaking an embargo, uberblogger Robert Scoble writes about an amazing Microsoft product that makes him cry. Scoble gives no hints as to what it is, but writes this about the product: It’s even rarer that I see software that I know will change the world my sons live in…While watching the demo I realized the way I look at the world… Read More

  • HSUPA PC/Express cards from Option loosed on AT&T

    Today, Option announced the GT Ultra and GT Ultra Express for AT&T’s 3G BroadbandConnect and EDGE networks. The GTU works with any laptop with a PC Card Type II slot while the GTUE is, you guessed it, Express card slots. Both cards are tri-band UMTS/HSPA and GPRS/EDGE compatible. The GTUE has a flip-up antenna and automagically installs A&T’s Communication Manager when… Read More

  • $20 Indian cellphone to bring telephony to developing world

    [photopress:spicephone.jpg,full,left] An Indian telecom corp will release a $20 cellphone that’s aimed at the developing world/celphone market. The phone, nicknamed the people’s phone (much like the people’s elbow) has absolutely zero features other than being able to make and receive calls—no screen, no Web browser, no nothing. Frankly, that’s all I want in a… Read More

  • Apple TV's "Take Two" upgrade rocks; Causing problems with Leopard for anyone else?

    [photopress:SG100264.jpg,full,center] So I had to wait an extra day for some reason, but last night I got my Take Two upgrade for my Apple TV up and running. I rented an HD movie (The Simpsons, for those who’re curious) and it looked and sounded great. The 5.1 Dolby Surround was flawless and the video looked just amazing, far better than what I get with Comcast HD. The update itself… Read More

  • Game On: Zynga and SGN Battle For Social Gaming Developers

    The social networking game is all about scale. There are so many apps now on Facebook alone, nearly 16,000, that it is nearly impossible to get noticed unless you are already part of one of the bigger app companies. Cross promotion between apps is the key. Some of the largest app companies like Slide or RockYou, for instance, typically charge 50 cents per install to distribute apps from… Read More

  • Military plans to shoot rogue satellite out of the sky

    [photopress:satshoot.jpg,full,center] We’re gonna shoot that rogue satellite out of the sky. How clutch is that? Yup, the president just gave the go-ahead to knock that now-broken satellite right out of the sky. The satellite, which the military hasn’t had control of since its launch in December 2006, is predicted to fall back to Earth the first week of March. Rather than risk… Read More

  • Indiana Jones 4 trailer, now in Quicktime HD!

    [photopress:indiana_jones_4_photo1.jpg,full,center] Today is one of the best days I’ve ever had here at CrunchGear. So far I’ve written about a new Star Wars movie, the new Star Trek movie, and now I’m really, really happy to give you the new Indiana Jones movie’s teaser trailer in HD. That’s some sort of holy trinity, right there. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of… Read More

  • Star Trek delayed to 2009

    [photopress:star_trek_chokes.jpg,full,center] I’m really looking forward to the new Star Trek movie. I love what JJ and his crew can do, and I was excited about a Trekkie Xmas. But it appears I’m going to have to wait, as the release has been pushed back to early 2009. That’s, like, a year away. The good news is last night I got my Apple TV’s “Take Two”… Read More

  • QuickCup heats up water in 3 seconds: tea anyone?

    [photopress:tefalquickcup.jpg,full,right] The QuickCup, delightful little device that it is, somehow manages to heat up water in three seconds. From there you can make a cup of tea or cocoa or whatever else requires hot water. I know, it’s all very complicated. Be sure to watch the embedded video on the manufacturer’s Web site. I think they hired Oasis for the background music. So… Read More

  • ROKR E8 to T-Mobile sports Linux, 2GBs, and 2.5G?

    [photopress:suckr.jpg,full,left]I still think the name ROKR is a bad name for a phone, and you can’t tell me that the ROKRs we’ve seen so far don’t suck. That being said, I kind of like how the upcoming E8 for T-Mobile is shaping up. 2GB internal storage, MicroSD, 2-Megapixel picture taker, SVGA video, stereo Bluetooth, and FM tuner make this fairly feature packed. What makes… Read More

  • SIM cards to get NFC payments soon, but will it be enough?

    [photopress:simcards.jpg,full,center] Subscriber Identity Modules, or SIMs, might be on the verge of extinction. SIMs themselves are getting smarter, now capable of doing far more than hold your cell number and a phonebook of your friends. The problem is that most carriers — especially those in the USA — don’t give a rat’s pooper for the capabilities. That means… Read More

  • The Clone Wars might not actually suck

    [photopress:20080212_2_sm.jpg,full,center] I’ve been reading the last couple days about this forthcoming CGI Star Wars movie, and I’m torn. I’m not a fan of CGI prequels/sequels simply because I like actors on a screen. However, I think many stories — especially this one — need to be fleshed out more, and comic book tie-ins and official novels are usually crap… Read More

  • Video: My Apple Genius

    It’s Valentine’s Day, and this is cute as hell. And for the young lady in the video, I can fix your broken iPod. I’m kind of known for it. Read More

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