• A Dolphin Reviews Today's Hottest Smartphones

    Do you hear that? It’s the sound of a potentially good joke ruined by poor execution. Such is the case when The Onion, America’s finest news source, had a dolphin review three highly anticipated smartphones, the Palm Treo 680, the BlackBerry Curve 8300 and the Apple iPhone. The reviewer, Flappy the Dolphin, thoroughly tested each smartphone, taking them underwater with him back to… Read More

  • Microsoft: We Will Never Support Blu-ray, Stop Asking

    I thought Microsoft had made it abundantly clear that it was backing HD DVD, but talk has surfaced in recent days of the company embracing Blu-ray, especially if it feels HD DVD isn’t catching on. No sir, that couldn’t be further from the truth: We’re fully committed to HD-DVD and have absolutely no plans to support other optical formats…. Current reports indicating… Read More

  • Halo 2 vs. Halo 3

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=19593 Halo 3 is almost upon us. OK, not really because September 25 is a long ways away. Some of you lucky fanboys are playing the Beta, so your thirst is somewhat quenched. Is Halo 3 that much better than Halo 2? Here’s a video comparing the multi-player game play for both versions in HD! Frag away! Read More

  • HP's Point and Search

    http://admin.brightcove.com/destination/player/player.swf Ok. Maybe I can wrap my mind around this demo. It’s basically a PDA with GPS and wireless that knows where you are and lets you “point” at buildings for reviews, maps, information, and phone numbers. There’s another video after the jump, but both of them are squonky for me on OS X so let me know what you think. Read More

  • Fun Alert: Pocket Watch Keychain Concept

    The Pocket Watch keychain is two hip and groovy gadgets in one. It’s part keychain and part pocket watch, united together in some Volton-like cacophony of fun. The cube, which measures just 20mm square, displays the time when the cord is yanked. The underlying principle for it is that you need keys to get somewhere, so why not get there on time? Clearly many hours of research went… Read More

  • Halo 3 Beta Extended

    Giddy as a schoolgirl when you realized a Halo 3 Beta key came with Crackdown? Wet yourself when the Beta was finally released? I’m sure you did. But Beta’s usually have some problems and Halo 3 was no different. Users were having problems downloading the Beta, but an update to Crackdown on Xbox Live fixed that problem. Problem solved, right? No. WTF, why can’t I see text?! Read More

  • Skype To Offer Gaming Connectivity

    Skype has announced that it will be offering a software developer’s kit (SDK) for its new GameXN framework. The plan is for Skype users to be able to invite one another into online games. No word yet on if Skype plans on allowing users to communicate via VoIP during the game, but I’d imagine it’s in the works. Windows Live Messenger already has some similar features, but a lot… Read More

  • Rumor and Innuendo: XM Losing 20K Subscriptions Per Day in Clash With Opie & Anthony Fans

    Hell hath no fury like the Opie & Anthony pests scorned. Rumors, utter utter rumors, suggest that between 19,000 and 38,000 subscriptions were canceled as of yesterday in response to the radio duo’s suspension. That works out to about 20,000 subs killed for each of the past two days. Add that to the many XM units still being destroyed and XM certainly must be feeling the heat as a… Read More

  • Samsung Smörgåsbord Smells Like…

    I’m usually on-board with the mobile phones that Samsung puts out on the market, but the 5200 makes me scratch my head and rethink my loyalties. The dual slide design is nice and all, but you can’t rip the QWERTY out in favor of gaming controls. WTF! It runs on WinMo so I could care less about the 2.8-inch touchscreen, 3-megapixel camera and HDSPA. Does anyone else notice the… Read More

  • Unboxing the Halo 3 Zune: Almost As Exciting As Reboxing It

    http://www.gearlive.com/video/newflvplayer.swf Call me a Sulky Sally, but I’m about as excited about the Halo 3 Zune as I am about paying my mortgage — I guess it’s necessary, but it really doesn’t charge me up. Apparently the rest of the world disagrees and, in order to be fair to those people I’ve posted Unboxing.com’s video of opening a box containing… Read More

  • Sony Says Yes to PSP Store, Fall Launch Expected

    So Sony announced that it’s going to launch a PSP store, intending to have it up and running sometime this fall. Then again, we’ve pretty much assumed that was going to happen since it launched the handheld two years ago. And really, it wasn’t much of an announcement, just a one-off comment by SCEA’s president saying that it should’ve been here by now and that… Read More

  • NBC2GO to Air Preakness Stakes

    While the Preakness Stakes doesn’t get quite the hype of the Kentucky Derby, this race at Pimlico Race Course is still a big event in horse racing. It is also the second leg for Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense on his quest for the elusive “Triple Crown” of the famed Thoroughbred racing series. And this year’s event will serve as the debut event for NBC Sports, as… Read More

  • Game Content Under the Microscope: Watch What Our Kids Watch


    Should the ratings for video games be updated? Since being adopted in 1994 the landscape of video games has changed greatly, and some experts believe it is time for a revision, or at least redefinition of what is appropriate for adults and what is family friendly. In this fourth part of our series on video game violence and content CrunchGear spoke with Doctor David Walsh, president of… Read More

  • Samsung Develops 8GB MicroSD Card

    Not too sure how many of you use music phones out there in lieu of an iPod, but if you do, Samsung has some exciting news. Today, the company announced that it has developed an 8GB microSD card. This new model has an 8MB/sec write-speed, as opposed to the previous 2MB/sec speed on older cards. This is great news, because transferring 8GB of videos and music is just not what I call a fun… Read More

  • Starcraft 2 Coming, Maybe

    Are there any Starcraft fans in the house? Don’t be shy; it’s OK to answer yes because no one will know. Now, it’s all speculation at this point that Starcraft 2 will be coming out, but the fact that the URL has been bought and redirected to the main Blizzard site makes me wonder. What do you guys think? Is Starcraft 2 coming soon or did Blizzard just swoop up the URL for… Read More

  • Nancy Drew’s Mobile Mystery


    To help promote the upcoming Nancy Drew movie, AOL has launched “Nancy Drew and the AOL Mobile Mystery,” a new micro-site where fans can go to solve a mystery worthy of the teen sleuth. Those would be junior detectives who might need a bit of help can send an instant message from their Mobile AIM service to the Nancy Drew IM “Buddy.” By writing to this screen name fans… Read More

  • AT&T Introduces Mobile Backup

    I can’t tell you the number of times people have come up to me asking how to recover phone numbers because they dropped their phone in the toilet. Maybe they should stop using their phones while on the crapper. Either way, anyone with AT&T can now start using their phone without worrying about losing valuable information thanks to Mobile Backup. Read More

  • Watch With Built-In PayPass

    Over in Turkey, a local bank has a new promotion that is going to make credit cards a thing of the past. In a deal with MasterCard, the bank is now offering a wristwatch with a built-in PayPass credit card. All you have to do is just swipe your watch at a counter that accepts PayPass and you’re good to go. No need to sign anything as long as the price of your total purchase is under… Read More

  • Slideon Concept MP3 Player or Game Boy SP? You Decide

    This Slideon concept MP3 player has a simple premise: slider cellphones have grown in popularity, so why not make a slider MP3 player? This flash-based player tucks the buttons, of which there are only five, underneath the screen when not being used. The screen looks to be plenty large with an adorable, ghost-like character floating around the infinite blueness. One more hot pics inside. Read More

  • CrunchGear This Week

    Well, we had quite a bit of fun this week telling the world about piracy and watching iTunes get cracked. We also have a contest running — all you have to do is tell us your ISP horror stories and you could win a Sansa Connect. Most importantly, however, Peter Suciu has been examining game violence this week, talking with game designers, ESRB representatives, and trying — but… Read More

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