• Video: Check out Ford's new car computer system, with Microsoft's Sync

    http://videos.streetfire.net/vidiac.swf?video=dfa695ce-4979-4ab4-a172-9a9c0185249c&versionfile=flash/FlashPlayerVersion.txt Ford thinks Sync is cool, but not quite cool enough, so it’s developed this interactive next-gen dash system that takes Sync and adds its own goodness, such as touchsreen GPS and real-time traffic. It’s not a replacement for Sync, but rather a… Read More

  • Trailer released for second Futurama movie, The Beast with a Billion Backs

    I heart Futurama. I dig the series and, even though I made the typical fanboy mistake of assuming a movie would suck something terrible, I really enjoyed Bender’s Big Score. With the release of the trailer for the second flick, The Beast with a Billion Backs, I’m starting to get all giddy again. It apparently follows up on the events of the first, so if you didn’t hate the… Read More

  • Live From All Things Digital: Gates and Ballmer Preview Windows 7, Multi-Touch

    Michael is at the D6 conference in Carlsbad, California where Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates are set to take the stage this opening night and preview the user interface of Microsoft’s next operating system, known as Windows 7. It is expected to be released in 2010 and to replace Vista. During the keynote, Corporate VP Julie Larson-Green demoed new multi-touch functionality based on the… Read More

  • Citysearch Sued For Click Fraud

    Los Angeles based law firm Kabateck Brown Kellner, LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against Citysearch, accusing it of promoting click fraud. The suit was filed on behalf of plaintiff Tom Lambotte, who has charged that Citysearch has failed to recognize or reimburse him for the clickfraud that took place on an ad he placed between December 11 and 31, 2007. The suit also applies to anyone… Read More

  • CrunchNetwork Prague Meet-up Wrap-up and Take-aways

    http://share.ovi.com/tools/twidgets/ticker.swf?feed=CrunchNetwork.CGEurope The Prague CrunchNetwork Meet-up was a roaring success, the kind of drunken brodeo full of tech geeks and one or two of the women who love them we in the Valley and New York take for granted. Best of all I got to see a few nascent start-ups in the Prague tech scene and even a few well-established products that we might… Read More

  • Alleged pictures of 3G iPhone

    Real or fake? Of course, none of our opinions matter since none of us work at Apple or at this supposed accessory manufacturer, but it’s fun to argue with everyone else on the Internet like we’re some sort of authority, right? I, for one, continue to be unimpressed. Read More

  • Now people are turning busted gaming consoles into casemods. That's just crazy talk!

    Sure, they’re not as useful as some purpose-made cases, but these case mods are pretty cool. If your favorite gaming console bites the dust, you too could turn it into a PC with a little wire, glue, solder, duct tape and nerves of steel. My fave by far is the Game Boy hack, because using the screen for the fan input is just awesome. When someone figures out how to casemod my Blackout… Read More

  • Video: Real rock drummers playing Guitar Hero World Tour

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F947079%3Freferrer%3Dblip%2Etv%26source%3D1&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Watch as Travis Barker of Blink 182 fame (now with +44), Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers and… Read More

  • Intel delays Montevina chipset

    Intel was projecting a June launch for the Centrino 2 chipset, but TG Daily is reporting that Intel has indeed run into issues with FCC certification and graphics issues that was reported earlier by Tech Trader Daily. TG’s source is claiming a soft launch for July 14 with a full rollout a couple weeks later. For the Apple fanboys, that means no new MacBooks or MacBook Pros until later… Read More

  • Rough Housing: 24-inch rugged LCD touchscreen would work great in your family's rumpus room

    Sure, the SV-2400 announced today by Stealth Computer is “built to withstand the demanding effects of harsh environments typically encountered in industrial plant floor and Human Machine Interface applications,” but wouldn’t it also stand up to your bratty kids’ peanut butter and jelly-covered hands and the generally rambunctious nature of the rumpus room in your… Read More

  • OmniVision's 8MP mobile phone camera is sensitive to your lighting needs

    It seems that only now are we beginning to really see decent image quality combine with truly small form factor in digital cameras. This new sensor from OmniVision solves one of the problems facing the tiny cameras in cell phones, webcams, and embedded electronics: low light sensitivity. Because of the nature of the sensors and their small size, every photon counts and more often than not… Read More

  • Windows 7 screen grabs look better than they sound

    So Microsoft’s Sinofsky had a pretty good dance with CNET about Windows 7, really not saying much of anything. But a picture’s worth a thousand words, right? Howzabout a ton of pics? We can confirm these are indeed screen shots of the current build of Windows 7 as it will be introduced in 2010, but keep in mind that’s three years away and many changes might be made. Read More

  • Three details about Windows 7

    CNET has a very long interview with Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky, the guy in charge of the Windows 7 project. Sinofsky dekes and jukes like the great Walter Payton to provide almost zero details about the next version of Windows, despite an almost 4000 word long article. Here’s what we know, though. 1. Windows 7 will be available “about three years after the general… Read More

  • Your girlfriend won't think you're cheap for buying these Zirconia headphones

    In addition to duping non-detail-oriented lady-friends into long-term relationships, it seems Zirconia is also useful for constructing headphone drivers — or something. I’m not an acoustical engineer, so I’ll have to defer to the guys at Panasonic on the topic of how the crystal prevents sound distortion. Now, sound quality is a subjective thing, but I think we can all… Read More

  • 3,000 Developers To Converge On Google I/O Tomorrow. Here's What To Expect.

    Google’s third developer conference, and the first to be called Google I/O, kicks off on Wednesday at the Moscone Center in San Francisco with a keynote presentation by Vic Gundotra, Google’s VP of Engineering. Here’s what to expect: A focus on the ecosystem comprised of the browser as an operating system + ubiquitous connectivity + emerging cloud computing. Lifting of… Read More

  • Online Realtors Win Rights to Housing Database

    The National Association of Realtors has settled its antitrust case with the Department of Justice, and has given online realtors full access to the industry-standard Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Databases. The MLS is a comprehensive listing of homes that are are available on the housing market, and until this point the NAR has restricted access to online brokers. These online brokers have… Read More

  • Being Digital comp winners

    I’ve managed to twist the arm of the organisers of the upcoming Being Digital conference, and those nice people at Sun Microsystems Startup Essentials who are sponsors, to add another delegate place for me to give away. So I’m happy to announce that I’ve selected Phreadz to demo at the event, while a delegate place each will go to Qajack and Ki-Work, who both took the trouble… Read More

  • Building your productive workspace: Yes you can!

    Let’s start with the basics here for CrunchGear’s Productivity Week; your workspace. Everyone’s work area should be an exercise in functionality and each one will undoubtedly be as unique as a fallen snowflake or the DNA test results that cleared you of all those murders back in ’99. That being said, let’s take a look at my personal workspace as I share some… Read More

  • Leaked Screen Shots of Windows 7 Hit CrunchGear's Inbox

    If you’ve been waiting to see what Windows 7 will look like then you may want to head over to CrunchGear to check out a bevy of screen shots that hit our inbox earlier today. Of course, the release is a couple years out, but we’ve confirmed that this is what the current build of Windows 7 looks like. Coincidentally, Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky was interviewed by CNET… Read More

  • What.cd, other BitTorrent trackers ordered shut by Canadian Recording Industry Association

    There’s a bit of a scare going around the BitTorrent community today, with word that the Canadian Recording Industry Association has “ordered” the closure of several popular trackers, including What.cd. The CRIA has told Moxie Colo, which hosts the trackers in question, to take the offending sites down, issuing cease and desists like they’re going out of style. For… Read More

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