• OKWAP (Who??) Launching a Phone

    Taiwan’s OKWAP announces they are jumping into the shark infested smartphone pool. The S868 runs Windows Mobile 5.0 and incorporates a 2.4 inch touch-screen, 2 megapixel camera with autofocus, GPRS, Bluetooth, Infrared, stylus and alphanumeric keypad but it does keep its dainty figure weighing in at a mere 4.3 ounces. To set themselves apart OKWAP has added their own shortcut menu as well… Read More

  • Panasonic Updates Lumix Line Nine Times

    The good people of Panasonic have dropped not one, not two, but nine DMC digital picture taking machines this morning into our hot, hot inboxen. The line-up has pretty much something for everybody, from low-end to mid-range. Here, we look at our three favorites. Read More

  • Got Wood? LG Does And They're Going Back To The Future

    LG has announced their limited-edition run of the 60PT1 wrapped in wood instead of the sleek and lighter cases most modern boob tubes have today. The 60 inch plasma TV is set to launch the beginning of Q2 in SK with a 1,000 unit limited-edition run. No word on pricing yet but I imagine it setting you back quite a bit. I guess it’s cool to have your modern TV look like it was made back… Read More

  • Zune Battery Possibly Cracking Displays

    Rumor ’round the fabricated watercooler is that the Zune is trying to commit suicide. Apparently the lithium ion battery behind the Zune’s display is swelling from overheating and putting a great deal pressure on the screen, causing it to crack or break. Microsoft says the issue doesn’t pertain to its warranty so users who have had this happen to them are pretty much SOL. We… Read More

  • Kingston Named Official CompactFlash for Miss America

    We don’t watch the Miss America pageant. We think it’s ultimately demeaning to women and sets an impossibly absurd ideal of what a woman should look and act like, fixing hopeless standards of beauty for young women the nation over. Also, the swimsuit competition just isn’t as hot as it used to be. But that doesn’t mean we can’t find some way to geek out about… Read More

  • NYC's Robotic Parking Garage

    The Big Apple is catching on to the increasingly high demand for more parking and is solving the problem in Chinatown with robots. Automotion Parking Systems will be opening the first automatic, robotic parking garage in NYC next month. The garage will have only one attendant available to take cash payments and to explain the system to new users. Costing about $400 a month or $25 per day, a… Read More

  • Mobio Mobile Lifestyle Portal: Useful Web Services On Your Cell

    Cingular’s 3G network allows me to do much more with my mobile handset, such as take advantage of services like JuiceCaster and MyWaves. Mobio Networks now joins that group with its GetMobio product. GetMobio is a free service you can download to your cell phone that loads you up with 50 dynamic applications and widgets that work together and are based on mash-ups of Web services. And… Read More

  • RAZR Gets An iPhone Theme

    It’s understandable that someone would want to skin their smartphone with an iPhone skin while they wait for the real thing to drop. A number of iPhone themes have appeared and a few of them actually look decent. But a Motorola RAZR? I guess nothing says “iPhone” more than a cheap, crappy phone that every person in the country has. Completely useless? Totally. Still want it? Read More

  • Sandio 3D Game O' Mouse

    Sandio, a 3D input technology company, has begun shipping its 3D Game O’ mouse. The mouse boasts unique 6DOF 3D input technology that makes it versatile for 3D applications. The laser mouse features resolutions up to 2000 dpi and it sounds a voice as the dpi changes. The key to this device though is its independent 3D 6DOF command generation. The 3D 6DOF technology allows users extra… Read More

  • Sony's 70-inch Bravia Powerhouse

    With the Super Bowl coming up, a lot of you are probably running out to Best Buy
    to pick up an HDTV for the game (which you’ll promptly return on Monday). Too bad you’re not going to be able to get your paws on this beast from Sony in time, as this 70-inch LCD TV doesn’t hit stores until later next month. For $33,000, you’ll be getting the Sony Bravia XBR 70-inch LCD… Read More

  • The Floppy is Dead, Part 523

    PC World, a British computer superstore, has stopped ordering floppies and will stop selling them when their on-hand supplies run out. While this is not news to us super nerds, it’s important to note that we once were able to drag files over back and forth between computers on little disks of spinning plastic that could hold 1.44 megabytes of data. Let’s all bow our heads for a… Read More

  • You're My Fave! Contest Update

    If you’ve yet to participate in the You’re My Fave! contest, you have about two more hours to enter yourself into the running before the contest ends at 12 noon EST. To participate, all you have to do is head over to Technorati, log in or create an account (make a fake one for all we care), favorite us and take a screenshot. Send the screenshot to contest at crunchgear dotter com… Read More

  • Canon HV20: HD Camcorder

    Canon just announced the HV20, a 1080i HD camera with building in hard drive. The camera uses Canon’s 1920 x 1080 CMOS and can take 24p cinema style video along with 3.1-megapixel stills. It includes a hot shoe for external light sources and microphones. 10x zoom and mini HDMI — wow! — round out the package. Strangely enough there is no mention of hard drive size but it does… Read More

  • Zink Pocket Printer Holds Promise

    Zink is using a new kind of printing technology utilizing crystalized-ink embedded in paper. The result is a heat-activated printing solution that will create quick, great looking photos. Zink’s first product is a small pocket printer that is about the size of a deck of cards and is priced to sell for less than $100. The printer will easily connect to a mobile phone or a computer to… Read More

  • Puzzle Alarm Clock Wakes You Up, Pisses You Off

    Perhaps physically getting out of your bed to find your alarm clock just isn’t your thing. That’s ok. If you’re more of a thinker, then there’s still a unique, annoying alarm clock for you. This puzzle alarm clock has three puzzle-pieces on top that pop out when the alarm goes off. To shut off the alarm, you’ll need to use that noggin of yours to solve the puzzle. Read More

  • Russia Busts Out A Gem-infused Ubiquam U300 Phone

    Hello. My name Viktor. I help post CrunchGear, yes? My homeland Russia have extremely nice phones. Best provider SkyLink has made deal with Almaz Holding to design amazing phone. The two take a Ubiquam U300 handset (it feature CDMA and EV-DO, no torture) and ahh, how you say, add silver drawing of a mustang using 7.2g of silver. Then they add 29 0.01 carat gems and you done. Only one exist and… Read More

  • Skype 2.5 For Mac Ready To Download

    in the mail and today the Internet-communications company goes and drops a new version of the free app for Mac OS X users: Skype 2.5. The beta’s been around since mid-November, but the final version was officially released today. And aside from a slightly updated look, there’s a new birthday reminder feature and the abilities to send SMS messages to any mobile phone in the world… Read More

  • CNN Calls Gates Out On Vista's Design

    Sometimes you gotta face the music, Billy boy. You know damn well you copied a lot of features from OS X when designing Vista and now CNN is calling you out. Watch this video to see Gates get called out on his own game and go “no no no” as a rebuttal. But according to Gates, Vista has revolutionary features like support for tablet PCs and parental controls. Parental controls? Wow! Read More

  • Samsung FlapCam

    Could this be Samsung’s newest digital camera to hit the market? No but it sure does have a unique design that makes you wonder. The FlapCam from Matthias Lange has all the usual features of a normal digital camera but it does let you fold and fold and fold so you can protect the lens and display from dust and scratches. Read More

  • March Of The Penguins

    These little happy feet have a seizure every time you pump up the jams, well at least their eyes do. You may have your very own fit while watching the eyes twitch around like Vince’s mom’s, so proceed with caution. Four total watts of sound emanate from these penguins and the set goes for around $32. Read More

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