• Is Apple Going Gaming with HDTVs, iTunes Video Game Store?

    Nothing goes better with our lunch than a good Apple rumor and beer, and today we have both. This one comes from Apple Insider, who’s sources say that Cupertino is wading into the already-crowded gaming market. And it’s not just speculation, an analyst for Prudential, Jesse Tortora, has evidence that Apple has been hiring game designers. Sure, they might be for the already… Read More

  • New Microformat Icons

    For anyone involved in microformats, then this new set of icons designed and created by Wolfgang Bartelme on the behest of Chris Messina aka Factory Joe might be of interest. Download this set. Read More

  • TrekStor Vibez Hands On

    It’s very rare for an MP3 player to get my mark of approbation. The iPod gets it because it “just works” and the Zune, grudgingly, gets it because “it might work soon.” However, the TrekStor Vibez gets it for having the stones to not go with a milquetoast aesthetic. Read More

  • H2O Audio Releases Outdoors Case For iPod Nano, Chest-Hair Not Included

    If you’re the kind of guy or gal who likes to hit the trails instead of the pavement and has a boatload of chest-hair to show off that Brawniness inside you, then there is an iPod case for you. H2O Audio makes some decent cases for protecting your valuable electronics and the Outdoor Case for the iPod Nano is no exception. Though a bit costly at $40, this clear plastic case comes with… Read More

  • Bike Lock + USB Drive = Possible Smash Hit

    This company called Duck Image came up with a concept idea awhile back and is finally being brought to light. Those of you who are really protective and private will surely want to keep your data locked down, so what better tool to use than a bike lock? That’s exactly what this concept USB drive does. Like an old-school bike lock, where you have to twist three numbers to the correct… Read More

  • Yahoo Execs Meet To Discuss Major Shakeup

    Update – 6:15 pm: Yahoo released an official statement about the reorganization at approximately 5:45 p.m. The news confirms the resignation of COO Dan Rosensweig and elaborates on the company’s new business focus. Get more details from our update. Update – 5:11 pm: We are getting real-time updates from executives at the meeting. At least some of the rumors circulating… Read More

  • A new event is launching in February called Startup!

    A couple of months ago Philip Wilkinson from CrowdStorm blogged about something he termed the equity gap. “Speaking to everyone after the [Internet Peeps] dinner, the general feeling was that the VC networks are struggling to find good deals to invest their money and are also taking a cautionary approach to early stage business ventures. It was noted that the UK has a distinct lack… Read More

  • Update: Antec Nine Hundred Very Quiet

    So yesterday I mentioned a review from XYZ Computing on Antec’s Nine Hundred gaming desktop case. The big black box is loaded with three 120mm fans and one of Antec’s Big Boy 200mm fans, which the site reported, and in turn I did too, as being “not very quiet.” Well, now I’m starting to wonder if XYZ even turned the fans on. Three other reviews make it a point… Read More

  • CrunchGear Review: DS-Xtreme

    The DS-Xtreme is a 512MB cartridge that allows you to play game backups and music, and allows you to run hombrew applications on your Nintendo DS. It fits right into the cartridge slot of your Nintendo DS, and even has customizable colored LEDs to give your DS some extra pep. The DS-X is as simple as it claims to be, all you have to do is connect the it to your computer via USB then drag and… Read More

  • New Nonleathal Weapon Reconsiders the Thresholds "Nonlethal"


    Wired has a report up about a new nonlethal weapon developed by the air force over a 10 year period for a cost of $40 million. Dubbed the Active Denial System, or ADS for shorts, the new nonlethal was developed as a new means of crowd control. It works by producing a wavelength longer than an x-ray, but shorter than microwaves. The result is massive amounts of heat, so much that after… Read More

  • Stocking Stuffers: US Modular PowerAid Mobile


    , the US Modular PowerAid Mobile is definitely handy to have around. For $49.99, you get a compact multi-product charger for portable devices. Five connectors are included to use with various devices like cell phones, PDAs, iPods, etc. and it’s small and lightweight enough (less than 5 ounces) for you to throw in your pocket or bag. The PowerAid Mobile begins shipping this month. Hit… Read More

  • Quintura.com plans visual search expansion

    Following its recent launch, visual search engine Quintura.com plans to release a specially designed interface for market-specific sectors. Yakov Sadchikov, co-founder and CEO of Quintura (picture by Darren Straight), told TCUKI today: “As a next step, we are going to release Quintura’s visual navigation/search web services for Women and for Kids.” Sadchikov recently… Read More

  • Chronotech Bluetooth Headset/Wristwatch Combo. Huh?

    File this one under WTF: Chronotech is dropping a Bluetooth watch and headset in one. The watch face pops off the band and then you put it into your ear. So it makes sense — Bluetooth watches are all the rage this year, turning from vaporware to everywhere in no time. Unfortunately, this thing looks like those free watches they used to give away with Burger King kid’s meals…… Read More

  • Hawkee Becomes MySpace For Geeks


    Traditionally, Hawkee has been a place for the developer community to share code, which is somewhat of a social network. As of today, however, the site is officially a bona fide social network. Just in time for the holidays, Hawkee’s new focus is social networking for electronics shopping. Users can compare prices, opinions, and reviews on various electronics. Products are tagged and… Read More

  • Annnnd We're Back


    Sorry for that hiccup everyone, it looks like we’re back up and rolling now. Guess we’re experiencing some growing pains. Anywho, don’t forget about our Reader Response contests. In addition to our grand prize this week, a brand new Samsung Blackjack, we’re also giving away 10 copies of M2 Convert per day for the next nine days. Participation is easy, all you have to do… Read More

  • Stocking Stuffers: ZipWraps Automatic Earphone Retractor



    Probably one of the most useful $10 gifts you can give someone, ZipWraps from Digital Innovations (the skipDR. disc repair people) is a little puck packed with a spring-loaded mechanism that smoothly lets you extend and retract your headphone cables. Setup requires nothing more than popping open the case, looping your cable around a hook inside, closing the cover and pushing a button to… Read More

  • Best Gadgets Of 2006

    Now is the time for not-so-subtle hints about what you want for Christmas. If you’re debating over which Smartphones or MP3 player to get, we can help. Our editors at CrunchGear have searched the globe for the best electronics of 2006. Be sure to check it out when you’re making your list and checking it twice.
    And for those of you in a festive and/or generous mood, I wanted to give… Read More

  • The Internet Address Book the Identity Search Engine.

    About a month ago Roberto Bonanzinga pinged me with details of The Internet Address Book (IAB), an identity search engine that scanned a host of popular social networks – MySpace, LinkedIn, Delicious, Skype etc. – to find a person’s various identities and/or profiles. Although this feature alone was potentially useful it was rather singular. At the time, it seemed like… Read More

  • OpenStreetMap inks deal with Yahoo! Maps

    In a major step forward for opensource geodata, Yahoo! Maps has green-lighted a deal with OpenStreetMap, raising the possibility of breaking the stranglehold on mapping data in the UK. Mikel Maron, a freelance web developer and one of the heads of OpenStreetMap, told TechCrunch UK&I that Scott Reagan and Jeremy Kreitler of the Yahoo! Maps team in US have given permission for OpenStreetMap… Read More

  • Samsung SGH-F500: Damn That's Hot


    Yesterday at the ITU Telecom 2006 show in Hong Kong Samsung showed off the SGH-F500, or Ultra Video, as the first handset to have native support for DivX. Yep, it’s a freakin’ phone. Pretty unlikely it’ll show up in the states anytime soon or ever, and we don’t usually report on such things, but it’s such a crazy design I wanted to make sure you all got a good… Read More

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