• AT&T Gets First Crack at Blackberry Curve (Surprised?)


    In case you were wondering about the Blackberry Curve and where you can get it, because I’m sure you have been, I’ve got you covered. The Curve will be available on AT&T’s network first, which isn’t much of a surprise, ’cause they’re always down with the latest Blackberrys first. No official word on the launch date, but expect it sometime this Spring. Read More

  • SMobile: Mobile Security For Your Mobile

    We at CG as technology “experts” are often approached by friends and family for solutions to life’s technological problems. Por ejemplo, a friend noticed an increase in his Blackberry spam. He didn’t mind all the porn so much, but was concerned about potential viruses. And I said “You can’t get STDs from e-mail,” and he said “no dude, viruses on… Read More

  • CrunchGear Boooring Edition: Ask.com Wins Some Award

    I bet that you, me, and even Dupree all use Google for our web search. But when it comes to mobile phone-based searching, it’s really anyone’s game. Know why? Because I’m trying to make a call or send 300 texts within the next hour and I really don’t have time to use my phone for searching. In fact, chances are, if I actually have a WAP or Internet plan for my phone… Read More

  • Samsung Super TVs

    Samung’s new TV line comes in sizes that range from 37- to 52 inches and can play back 1080p video at full resolution, a feat that was once only available – at least at a price that humans could comprehend – to DLPs. The TVs, the M87, R87, and Q97 will be about $3000 when and if they hit these shores. That said, it’s currently UK-only and just now shipping, so get on… Read More

  • Tubearoo.com Predicting Death Of Basic Cable?

    http://www.tubearoo.com/player/spiked_player.swf?file=http://www.tubearoo.com/videocodes/84608/data.xml&auto_play=false Tubearoo.com, a popular(?) video-sharing site, shot out a press release today with an interesting statistic about the growing number of people viewing streaming video that I took extreme liberties with when I wrote the headline. According to the National Cable… Read More

  • LG Shine Gets 3G HSDPA, Now Does Video Calls, Still Not Here

    LG must hate America because not only has it still not released the Shine here yet, but it’s already going to launch an updated version with 3G (HSDPA) capabilities this month. The extra bandwidth can be used for video calls thanks to the built-in VGA camera. Otherwise, the Shine, she remains the same: 2-megapixel camera, MP3 playback and shine like you’ve never before… Read More

  • Blu-Ray Just Got Hella Cheap

    Been itching to take full advantage of that hi-def TV you recently purchased? If there ever was a time to buy a Blu-Ray player, it’s now. Pioneer recently announced it would be bringing its BDC-2202 Blu-Ray player to the United States in June. It can read BD-R discs at up to 5x and dual-layer discs at 2x speeds and looks like a pretty decent player overall. But why so great? What makes… Read More

  • The Coolest Halo 3 Figurines Ever

    As Halo 3 gets closer and closer to its release, related merchandise has already started trickling out. Above are the four coolest Halo 3 figurines you’ll see this year. Made by Kubrick, these awesome little Spartan figurines comes in red, blue, green, and friggin’ active camo! Each figure stands at 2.5-inches tall and are imported from Japan, so they’ve got to be… Read More

  • 3D Widget Dashboards Could Make Leopard Even Easier to Use When Browsing Widgets

    I’m usually pretty excited to hear Apple news but this interests me to the level of 0.0. It seems Apple is working on a cube-like spinning system that will presumably allow you to add multiple pages of widgets to your Dashboard instead of just one panel. If you use widgets, more power to you. However, if you’re like me and hit the Dashboard for a little quick calculator action… Read More

  • Why You Can't Just Go Ahead and Post "09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63-56-88-c0"


    Fred von Lohmann at the EFF posted a very interesting article on why you can’t just go around posting “09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63-56-88-c0″ on every public website in the world and hold “09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63-56-88-c0″ parties in your home, office, or school. Essentially, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act states that you cannot… Read More

  • Toshiba Horns In on the Desktop Linux Party

    Sure, ripples touched the Linuxverse earlier today when reports surfaced on the Internets that Dell would likely be pre-installing Ubuntu Linux on consumer desktops and laptops later this year. The idea of desktop Linux is one shared by most Linux fans, and this is exactly the type of movement it’ll need to take hold. In addition to Dell, Motorola is laying the groundwork for a… Read More

  • PS3 Kills 360 – Murder In The 1st Is What They Gave It, Yo

    John Davidson over at 1Up was woken up by his kids early one morning. The brats wanted to play some Xbox 360 and being a good father, he kindly obliged. So the two children set off to the living room, where inside an entertainment unit, lay an Xbox 360 and a Playstation 3. Now allow me to go off on a tangent for a second: Read More

  • Creative Zen Stone, Now in Six Rocking Colors for Rocking Out to Rock & Roll

    The Creative Zen Stone, which looks a hell of a lot like the iPod shuffle, will soon be available in these six colors. Yes, this is truly earth-shattering news, because you’ll be able to “rock in [color].” Go ahead, rock in blue, rock in red, or, if you’re certifiably insane, rock in black. How you’ll be able to “rock” with only 1GB of storage… Read More

  • Skype Slashes SMS Prices

    Do you use Skype? Do you SMS people with Skype? No? Didn’t think so. Well, now there’s a bit more reason to give it a go. From May 2 to May 8 — which is the week of Saint Erasmus, the martyred patron saint of digital communications popular in Asia and Europe but not so popular in the United States — SMSes through Skype will be 50% off. What does that translate into… Read More

  • Nokia Announces Bevvy of Beauties For Emerging Markets

    Nokia has brought out the big guns, well, I guess in this case it’s the small guns for the emerging market that is…India?! First up is the clamshell 2660 with dual screens. The 2660 features GPRS, Bluetooth, FM radio, MP3 ring tones, an integrated hands free speaker and a 500-entry phonebook. This, too, can all be yours for a mere $115 Q2. There is a lot more so keep going! Read More

  • Singing Protest Songs, Users Paste HD DVD Encryption Key Everywhere

    Wow, OK, don’t mess with nerds (’cause they’re real brave as long as they’re behind their keyboards, you see.) This whole HD DVD encryption thing has now jumped the shark, with respected newspapers now reporting on the so-called Digg riots of 2007. In celebration of this shark jumping, here’s a sampling of some of the more creative ways that folks have implemented… Read More

  • International Pandora Listeners Getting The Shaft

    For those of you unfamiliar with Pandora, it’s pretty much the best Internet radio service out there next to iTunes. It helps you find artists similar to those you currently listen to and it does a pretty darn-good job of doing it. But there is bad news for those of you who use Pandora and don’t live in the United States. As of today, you’re now banned from listening to… Read More

  • Oh My God, Yes: Cellphones Drop in Popularity for the First Time

    Hear that? It’s the sound of silence. (No, not that.) For the first time ever, people made less calls on their cellphones than the previous year. Researchers tagged folks who use pre-paid cellphones and found that they made 28.5 percent fewer calls than last year, the first time that’s happened in the ten years since they started keeping track. Possible reasons include people… Read More

  • The Futurist: Why New Technology Means Better TV

    As a general rule, journalists (particularly us of the tech stripe) go gonzo when trying to proclaim something a new “trend.” We take one example of a hit YouTube video and proclaim it to be the death of TV. The stories are usually the same: Lead with an example of a internet video that became part of the geek cultural canon (take the anti-Hillary Clinton/Apple… Read More

  • Alltel's Samsung Wafer With XM Radio

    About this time last year, I took a look at the Samsung Trace and went “Damn, this is a thin phone. I’m probably going to break it in the next two weeks.” I didn’t, but the new Samsung Wafer from Alltel Wireless is quite the skinny puppy as well. Aside from having a thin body and being called the SCH-R510 when it’s feeling grouchy, this phone comes loaded with… Read More

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