• Some Retailers Stop Carrying 20GB PS3

    Sony can’t catch a break. Now it looks like the company itself and several retail outlets have stopped selling the 20GB version of the PS3. Sony’s own SonyStyle online store (note: what a terrible name for an online store—SonyStyle! Yuck.) and retailers like EB Games and Best Buy now only offer the more expensive (and more profitable) 60GB PS3. Sony says this is because of… Read More

  • BlackJack Contender Primed for Market, Adds WiFi, Looks

    Those ninjas at UBiQUIo have a new phone that looks to be aimed squarely at the BlackJack from Samsung. The QWERTY-enabled 503G shares not only the form factor of the BlackJack, but also many features, including Windows Mobile, HSDPA, a 320×240 sceen, and 64MB use Bluetooth. What’s better, it’s running the new WinMo 6, to BlackJack’s 5, and includes WiFi and a… Read More

  • T-Mobile Replacing MDA With Wing (Possibly)

    Most likely due to the fact that no one cared about the device, T-Mobile has started to do away with the MDA. As a replacement, the T-Mobile Wing (aka HTC P4350) will take over full-QWERTY/PDA duties, featuring the brand spankin’ new Windows Mobile 6.0. MyMobile911 reports that the device will have a spring-loaded sliding keypad, the same screen at the Cingular 8525, and a blue… Read More

  • New Day, New Apple TV Ad

    Seriously. Apple marketing folks know how to push all the right buttons. Look at the signifiers in this: Jack Black, lovable underdog. The iMac: beautiful computer that no one owns but the audience wants. The house: California ranch with lots of light. Then you hit the TV in a nice spacious living room and there’s Jack Black again, rocking out. Pull back, show the box in all its… Read More

  • Halo 3 Beta Hits Xbox Live on May 16

    The semi-closed Halo 3 demo will be available on Xbox Live on May 16. (At 8 a.m. EDT, to be exact.) The demo consists of three medium- to large-scale multi-player maps and will only be available to people who already signed up for it last year or for people who purchase a specially marked copy of the game Crackdown. The full game is expected to go on sale in the fall and pretty much… Read More

  • CrunchGear Boooring Edition: Dell Axes The Axim

    Look at that headline! So much humor contained in such a small sentence! Anyways, yesterday Dell announced that it would no longer be producing its Axim line of PDAs and the company has no further plans to do a follow-up product. If were like every other site on the net, we’d give you the history of the Axim, but CrunchGear cuts straight through the bull to deliver the facts you want. Read More

  • Donkey Kong – Post-It Note Edition

    Bored UCSC Engineering Students + 6400 Post-It Notes = A delightful Donkey Kong scene on a window. End of transmission. UCSC Engineering Building Attacked By Giant Gorilla [UCSC.edu] Read More

  • The Great Skype Contest of 2007, Day 2

    Alright, friends, as of 9AM EST, we’re no longer accepting “SkypeMe” subject lines. Now you’ll have to scour our posts for the next secret subject line. Yesterday’s winner is Dan K. who, to recap, will receive: Read More

  • MySpace TrailerPark: Dedicated Movie Trailer Site

    I got a chuckle this morning when I saw an email from MySpace that they were launching a new service called “TrailerPark” (I thought perhaps they were targeting an underserved demographic for membership expansion). But their new service has nothing to do with that. Instead, it’s a dedicated site for movie trailers. The service is run through MySpace Video. Trailers can be… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Accost Edition

    Lacoste Gets Jiggy With The Second Life Crowd
    $600 Swarovski-encrusted Nintendo DS Lites
    Rumor: Red Zune to Include Exclusive Sports Content
    Real Life Link Shield Deflects Nerf Weapons, Girls
    The Great Skype Contest of 2007 Read More

  • Western D Lays Out Media Drives for Media Devices

    How much porn are you downloading? Collectively speaking, enough for major hard drive manufacturers like Western Digital to develop drives targeted towards your bad habits. The venerable manufacturer has released a line of Serial ATA drives in capacities from 80 to 500 GB made specifically for DVRs and Media Centers to play back and record tons and tons of digital content. WD has increased… Read More

  • Google Takes Partial Ownership Of Maxthon Browser

    Multiple sources are confirming that the Chinese/Israeli startup behind the Maxthon Browser has sold a minority stake to Google. The total investment size is rumored to be around $1 million. We are also hearing that this investment is part of a “much larger strategic deal” between the two companies. Maxthon has had over 80 million downloads of its browser, and over half of its… Read More

  • Apple iPod v. The Insulin Pump

    Amy Tenderich writes one of (if not the) most influential blogs about diabetes, Diabetes Mine. Noting the news today about Apple selling its 100 millionth iPod and praising the exceptional industrial design of Apple products, she asks for Apple’s help in designing better medical devices. She points out blood glucose monitors and insulin pumps in particular (recent model insulin pump… Read More

  • Forget the eBay Exit, Sell on Web2.0forSale

    Steve Poland, a regular contributor at TechCrunch, has just launched a new website for selling web 2.0 related websites called Web 2.0 for Sale. People are also invited to list programming code, prototypes, domain names, or other related products/services. There is some overlap with VentureBoard, another excellent resource. Websites are becoming cheaper and more modularized, making them easier… Read More

  • Finetune Launches Apollo Desktop Player

    Social music site Finetune (profiled here along with competitors) launched their Apollo-based desktop music player this evening. To use it you must download and install the Apollo runtime on your Mac or PC, and then install FineTune. Links to both are here. After installation, you can run the Finetune web service on your desktop, outside of the browser. The player has been around in beta for… Read More

  • Salesforce Says Hello To Microsoft Sharepoint And Other New ECM Competitors

    Salesforce released a new content management platform this evening, called Apex Content. It allows customers to build applications around unstructured “documents” such as office documents, HTML, audio/video and email files and then integrate those applications into other Salesforce applications. The technology behind Apex Content was originally developed by Koral Technologies… Read More

  • Real Pix of Real Xbox TID For Real

    Using an analog joystick to type out “LOL U R TARDD” on your Xbox to your buddy across town sucks. Vince earlier today clued you in on Microsoft’s remedy to this situation, the QWERTY TID for Xbox. While it looks cool as a product render, you’re a gear head, you like photos of physical, tangible gear, so here’s some porn for ya, gearperv. Pictures of text input… Read More

  • Rumor: Red Zune to Include Exclusive Sports Content

    . What got my attention was the whispers we’ve been hearing about some sort of “sports package” for the Zune. When I pinged Cesar over at Zune Insider Friday night, he said he couldn’t talk, he was off the clock. No problem, if I can’t get info via the official channel, I’ll just see what I can get from my network of MS spies. And I landed something cool. Read More

  • Anti-Piracy WinDVD Patch Looms

    Pssst, hey, video pirate, come here. I got a tip for ya. See, it seems that Corel, maker of the InterVideo’s WinDVD software, is pushing a mandatory update for the program. They don’t like the fact that you’ve been using it to rip Blu-Ray and HD-DVD discs and bypassing the AACS protection. They’re here to put an end to your game, see, and your vid-ripping ways. And… Read More

  • Real Life Link Shield Deflects Nerf Weapons, Girls

    This one goes the cosplayers in the audience (you know who your are). It’s a full-sized replica of Link’s Hylian Shield. Manufactured by True Swords, its been designed to parry the mightiest of blows from you foe’s Styrofoam weapons. And when you’re not using it for preventing your throat from getting slit feel safe in knowing that it’s keeping a constant vigil… Read More

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