• FujiFilm FinePix S6000fd Hands On


    You’re past that awkward point and shoot stage but you’re not yet ready to pull the trigger on a full DSLR. What’s a poor photo buff to do? What you need is a super-zoom camera, something like a DSLR and something like a point and shoot but with a powerful zoom lens and some high-end features. What you need is the FinePix S6000fd from FujiFilm. Read More

  • Yoono Adds Blog Suggestions

    Yoono, the Firefox and IE link suggestion plugin, recently added blog and article suggestions to their product. The new suggestions have been added to the top of Yoono’s sidebar and show stories related to the page you’re currently viewing. For instance, a trip to Techcrunch yields the results pictured to the right.
    Yoono is sort of like Del.icio.us and StumbleUpon combined. Read More

  • Nintendo Recalls Original Wii Remote Strap


    After reminding its customers of how to properly apply the wrist strap, Nintendo has announced a complete recall on the original faulty straps. To claim your new strap, fill out this online form and Nintendo should have a new one to you in the near future. And if you can’t stop playing with your Wii while you wait for your replacement strap, you might want to consider taking extra… Read More

  • Reader Response Week Three


    Consider this the conclusion of week three of reader response. We’ve had some incredibly insightful comments and, as always, I’m proud of each and every one of you&mdashyou’re all winners to me! I’m going to do this as one big announcement with both the winner of the Nike+iPod adapter and then the final M2 Convert winners. And so, without further adieu: Read More

  • Home Phones With the GSM Doorbell

    (we rigged ours up to play Mr. Postman. No, not really). But that’s all tech 2G, we’re so over it. Meet the GSM Doorbell. No, really. When your guests arrive, you’ll be notified via your mobile phone. You can then use the phone to open the door and let them in, unlock the gate, or other tasks (release the hounds, etc). If you’re like us and hate waiting for the cable… Read More

  • Oh My Coccyx!

    If you’re planning to hit the slopes this winter, you might wanna invest in a little spine protection. And POC’s Spine body armor could be the ideal solution to this dilemma. This space-aged-looking spine armor consists of six plates that provide protection for your precious vertebrae. It’s available now for $160. But the fun doesn’t stop with your thoracic and… Read More

  • New LG Includes Touchscreen, Mysteries

    When Apple releases the iChat Mobile (or, ya know, iPhone, or whatever), many of us blundits (blogger-pundits) expect it to feature a touchscreen of some sort. There aren’t as many touchscreen-enabled phones as one would think, given that the technology has gotten less expensive in the last few years. Save for certain smartphones, we don’t see them on many handsets, the… Read More

  • Hangman Hands On

    Just got a Hangman iPod thingie in the mail and I strapped it to the boy for a full test. This thing is actually a tiny plastic connector that fits right into the iPod port. You unclick by pressing a little button and attach it by bending the plastic underneath the hasp away. It survived a few minutes of tugging and pulling by a curious and strong baby, so I figure it will survive a day out on… Read More

  • Some Minor Improvements


    Just a quick note to mention a few things I’ve added to the page. First, I’ve decided to show the tags. These tags are essentially tiny feeds, so if you like iPod stuff subscribe to http://crunchgear.com/category/gear/ipod/feed (note the “feed” at the end of the URL). You can do this with authors as well. Next, there is a tiny recent comments box on the side. That… Read More

  • Video of the Etching Laser in Action

    Phil Torrone is really the only guy I know who does what everybody else dreams of doing — playing with lasers, making rockets and jetting around the world telling people how to build stuff. Here is some video of the etching laser in action. One more after the jump… Read More

  • Merry Microsoft Christmas, Oracle and IBM!

    Microsoft’s latest operating system, Vista, which went on sale to corporate customers November 30 — can not run the latest version of Microsoft’s corporate database product, MS SQL Server. Microsoft is working on a SQL Server upgrade (SQL Server 2005 Express Service Pack 2), but it’s in beta and available for testing purposes only. Last month I commented on the lack… Read More

  • T-Mobile Launches Sidekick Wiki For Users

    We always like it when a big company can relate to geeks like us. So when I got an e-mail that T-Mobile was getting involved with wikis, I was ecstatic (for reals)! T-Mobile has started a wiki for their Sidekick users at the upcoming wiki site Wetpaint. Sidekick users can cruise over and contribute facts, browse forums, chat, and more. I think it’s great to see a ton of Sidekick… Read More

  • BlogKits Matches Writers To Advertisers

    A company called BlogKits launched on Monday with the goal of helping to monetize the blogosphere. The company matches smaller-potato blogs to advertisers and provides a risk-free way for both to work together. When most people begin blogging, it is not with the purpose of making a million dollars. It is because they have thoughts swimming around their head that they want to express in a… Read More

  • Ultra Brings SDHC Cards Fast, Large And Cheap

    Ultra, a company probably better known for its PC cases and power supplies, has been bringing a lot of extra gear to the market this year. This morning, it announced an 8GB SDHC card for use in, well, any device that can use the high-capacity cards, for the low price of $149.99. Beyond the capacity size there’s the read speed of 18MB per second and the write speed of 3MB per second, so… Read More

  • Wiimote's Strap Put To The Test

    In that last couple weeks there have been numerous complaints about the sturdiness of the Wiimote’s strap and it’s tendency to break. Since the launch of the Wii, I’ve had more than three parties where gamers and non-gamers alike come together, drink lots of beer and play Wii. My friends aren’t exactly the type to be calm either, if you were to walk in to my… Read More

  • Google Starts Selling Domains For $10 Per Year

    Google has entered the domain business with partners GoDaddy and eNom. An already crowded industry, Google has begun allowing people to register ‘.com’, ‘.net’, ‘.biz’, and ‘.info’ Web site addresses. Web sites that register their domains directly with Google for $10/year will automatically be setup to use Google Apps for Your Domain, which… Read More

  • JamGlue Launches "Remixing for the Masses"

    JamGlue, one of the YCombinator companies, publicly launched today. JamGlue is an online community, similar to SpliceMusic, where you can listen to or mix music from a library of tracks and other mixes. JamGlue was originally in private beta with 2,500 members and a basic library of 1,500 tracks. JamGlue, as their slogan suggests, is about providing “Remixing for the Masses” via… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Boss Edition

    LG UP3Flat A Shuffle Killer?
    ezGear ezPlay Portable DVD Player With ezVision Is Very EZ
    Gaming Scarves For The Brrrrr Weather
    USB-Powered Heated Cushion
    The Villain Chair: Direct Henchmen in Style
    Call for Interns in NYC and SF Read More

  • MusicPlusTV Is Cool…I Think

    Music Plus Television Network (MusicPlusTV) is what MTV was in the 80’s: fun, young, and actually about music. It is an online music video/concert station that launched in June of 2005. Earlier this week they announced a seven-figure round of funding and licensing agreements that made us take note. MusicPlusTV is a network of shows, each with its own genre to focus on. It reminds me a lot… Read More

  • CrunchGear This Week

    The week started out with a roar as Matt broke the news that American Airlines would be offering free wi-fi on its flights. It turned out not to be true (costs 10 bucks), but it was big. If you’re reading this on a Macbook with a tiny hard drive, Peter’s got you figured out – it turns out it’s not that hard to replace the HDD with a more spacious one. I ruffled some… Read More

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