• Smartphones Now: Linux

    If you thought Linux-based OSes were for back rooms, hardcore geeks, and computer science grad students, you’d be right. Recently, however, its made great strides toward becoming much more “user friendly,” even advancing to the point where they’re usable as phones. But what makes you want to pick a Linux smartphone? Read More

  • Xbox 360 to Get HD Movie Downloads, Maybe

    Xbox 360 to Get HD Movie Downloads, Maybe


    Rumor has it that Microsoft might soon launch a service that allows users to download HD movies for a $4 rental fee. If this is indeed true, Microsoft might have a massive hit on its hands. This could essentially usurp the entire rental industry. An Xbox 360 HD download service would be capable of rendering the iTV obsolete before it even drops. No need to get an iTV for use as a digital hub… Read More

  • Lexar JumpDrive Mercury: Awesomest JumpDrive Mercury Ever


    I’ve handled many USB flash drives, from ones that simply hold data to biometric drives that scan fingerprints to U3 drives that let you store and launch your favorite apps no matter what PC you’re using. The Lexar JumpDrive Mercury is top to bottom one of the most full-featured drives available, with great read/write speeds and a modest price at just $50 for 1GB (a 2GB model is… Read More

  • Zune Reviewed

    Zune Reviewed


    Our pals at Gizmodo have gotten their grimy hands on a Zune and conducted a thorough review complete with pictures and video. No real new information exposed, but some details are firmed up. One thing that is clarified is the guesting feature. Users can add guests to their Zune Marketplace and share songs without the 3×3 limitation. The guest method is limited by whether or not the user… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Update Still Not So Rosy

    Xbox 360 Update Still Not So Rosy

    Following the recent Microsoft Xbox 360 dashboard update, users are reporting that they are unable to play games, and unable to play on Live. The problem, known as ERROR CODE E71, has been acknowledged by Microsoft, who stated that only 1% of Xbox 360 users are experiencing the problem. Seeing as how the big Xbox 360 title Gears of War is due out in 4 days, this is the worst time of the year… Read More

  • Idiomag.com launches later today

    Idiomag.com launches later today

    Idiomag.com launches its open beta trial later today. The site is billed as a personal online magazine which will share ad revenue with content providers of RSS feeds – in theory that could be the smallest blogger to the biggest media owner – providing a user-friendly face to RSS content which will try to monetise it more efficiently than clunky banners inside feeds. In an email… Read More

  • TiVo Selling Standalone Series3 Remote

    TiVo Selling Standalone Series3 Remote


    If you’re clinging to your TiVo Series2, but find the the Series3 remote compelling, you’re in luck. TiVo has dubbed it the Glo premium remote and started selling it as a $49.99 standalone accessory. The Glo features fully backlit and metal domed keys, learning capabilities, improved ergonomics, bigger nav pad and a glossy finish with a chrome perimeter. Better remotes can be had… Read More

  • Nintendo Wii Playable At Florida GameStop

    Nintendo Wii Playable At Florida GameStop

    With Nintendo Wii being released in a mere 16 days, it’s about time we start seeing playable Wii demo kiosks around. A south Florida GameStop is now offering gamers the chance to go in and try out Excite Truck on the Wii, and you can bet you’re gonna have to give the employees some kind of collateral for a chance to touch the Wiimote. It’s been reported that you will have to… Read More

  • Apple Shuffles Employees

    Apple Shuffles Employees

    It’s actually more harmless than it sounds. Engadget is reporting that every Apple employee will be receiving for the holidays a free 2G iPod Shuffle. So if you work at Apple, keep your eyes on your mail box. You should be receiving your Shuffle by month’s end. And for those of you wishing to read a review of the new Shuffle, iLounge is running what might be the first review on the… Read More

  • VoodooPC Announces Quad-Core Gaming Rig

    VoodooPC Announces Quad-Core Gaming Rig

    If you’re in the market for a new gaming computer, then take a look at the new quad-core Omen from VoodooPC. The Omen features Intel’s new quad-core Core 2 Duo Extreme processors, 2GB DDR2 RAM, 80GB hard drive and a Creative Labs X-Fi Xtreme Music sound card. The Omen is fully upgradeable, but with its $5,500, you may want to add the additional hardware yourself. VoodooPC uses… Read More

  • EA Posits PS3 and Wii Launch Quantities

    EA Posits PS3 and Wii Launch Quantities


    In a recent conference call, Electronic Arts CFO Warren Jensen expressed EA’s beliefs about PS3 and Wii shipping quantities. Jensen stated: We’re thinking that with PlayStation 3 in North America, the [2006 shipment] range is probably 500,000 to 800,000. If you take the middle of that range, that’s approximately what Microsoft sold last year on the Xbox 360. On the Nintendo… Read More

  • BrightRoll Launches DIY Video Ad Network

    Video ad network BrightRoll relaunched this morning with a name change from PostRoller and now offers direct access to the ad insertion process for consumer video producers. The company’s technology serves up ads in multiple formats, monitors click throughs to determine which format is most effective and switches ad formats dynamically for the best results. Video publishers can choose… Read More

  • Samsung Black Carbon Hands On

    Samsung Black Carbon Hands On

    The ultra-slim Black Carbon from Samsung just winged its way to our FedEx box this morning, so I thought it might be nice to shoot a few photos before we do a formal review next week. I was very skeptical about this – the Trace was kind of silly – but the $399 Black Carbon, or Senor BC as we can call him, is very, very slim and very, very sexy. Read More

  • OSIM iGallop, Get Fit and Look Like a Jackass

    OSIM iGallop, Get Fit and Look Like a Jackass


    So this morning Brookstone sent us a holiday gift guide and this is the first product in it. “For the Fitness Buff,” comes the OSIM iGallop Core & Abs Exerciser. The machine works by compelling your body to compensate for its wild motions (like riding a bull or something). As the saddle moves in different directions, certain core muscles are, hopefully, stimulated in order to… Read More

  • PlayStation 3 Event In NYC

    PlayStation 3 Event In NYC

    I love California and all, but all these gaming events happening in NYC make me wish I was out of town for a while. Sony will be hosting another PlayStation 3 party (just like the one they held on Nov. 1) that will be open to the public. You’ll be able to play PlayStation 3’s launch titles, and there will be free food. If you’re in NYC and have the day free, swing by 160… Read More

  • Smartphones Now: Palm OS

    Though it sits behind RIM and its BlackBerries in market share in the US, the Palm OS is still a powerful operating system that is favored by many users who swear by its reliability and ease of use. First introduced with the original Pilot 1000 back in 1996, the OS has grown in functionality and robustness while conversely becoming easier to use. Read More

  • A: The 8GB Apple iPod Nano (PRODUCT) RED

    A: The 8GB Apple iPod Nano (PRODUCT) RED


    Q: What’s red, holds approximately 2,000 songs and costs $249 with $10 of that purchase going to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa? Apple adds to iPod line with second red nano [reuters] Read More

  • Smartphones Now: 10 Things I Hate About Smartphones

    Smartphones Now: 10 Things I Hate About Smartphones

    is a special group of features by CrunchGear writers on the latest smartphones available or soon to be available in the US. In this installment, we froth at the mouth at the current crop of smartphones. 10. Proprietary Connectors and Software
    My wife wanted to sync her Nokia with a PC. We dug around a bit and discovered she needed a special cable. Search for the cable — uh-oh… Read More

  • Verizon's VZ Navigator Reviewed: It Works, As Long As You're Not Walking


    I’m all in favor of taking advantage of the technology you have instead of buying a separate device for everything you want to do. Verizon’s fairly new VZ Navigator $10-per-month navigation service is a good example. InfoSync World did a thorough testing of the service and overall the site was impressed with its abilities to give accurate directions and fast updates thanks to… Read More

  • Nvidia 8800GTX Is Really Really Good; ATI Playing Catch-Up Again.


    Can you judge someone by the size of their GPU’s heatsink-and-fan assembly? Because, wow, this thing is huge. Shiny, black and pretty, but huge. Regardless, I guess it’s so big on the upcoming top-shelf 768MB Nvidia 8800GTX because the card is just that powerful. DailyTech got its grubby, benchmarking hands on the card and roughed it up a bit using Half Life 2: Lost Coast, Quake… Read More