• CrunchGear, Zune Contest Winners Hit The Seattle Zune Launch Party

    When you win a CrunchGear contest, you get treated right. We went with our two winners Hana and Alka to breakfast with the Secret Machines, Cesar from Zune Insider and a host of other media-types (and a couple other contest winners) this morning, and had a great time celebrating the Seattle launch of Microsoft’s Zune media player. Hit the jump and see a photo recap of the day… Read More

  • The Beggars Have Chosen!

    As you know, this past weekend we ran a national giveaway for a Microsoft Zune with a Belkin Folio Kickstand Case. We had received hundreds of entries by yesterday’s noon deadline. After much deliberation, we were able to narrow the pool down to two contestants and we’ve been tallying the votes all day. In the left corner, stood Kristin from Baton Rouge, with her seemingly… Read More

  • First ever London Open Source Jam at Google

    Ben Laurie, of Apache-SSL fame has posted about the the First London Open Source Jam, to be held at Google’s London Victoria HQ this Thursday, 16th Nov. Quoting: “Some people may choose to present a 5 minute lightning talk on what they’re doing. Then little groups will form and people will work together on code! We’ll encourage contributing good things back to open… Read More

  • News Corp. Looking At BubbleShare – No Deal Yet

    Toronto-based photo sharing site BubbleShare, which we’ve followed since its December 2005 launch, has been involved in aquisition talks with News Corp., the parent company to MySpace, according to a source close to the deal. News Corp. would not comment on the rumor. We’ve held off on reporting this as it our understanding that the deal is not yet finalized, but rumors of the… Read More

  • C-SPAN To Launch User Video Site

    Public interest TV station C-SPAN and online media storage provider StreamLoad have announced that the two companies will collaborate on a new user submitted video site set to launch later this month and called ViewFinder. The ViewFinder site is already online, though it’s clearly not ready for launch (I just guessed the URL correctly after seeing the press release). Everyone wants in… Read More

  • Minibar London: Another 2.0 event

    Minibar, another new event (see also London 2.0) aimed at the BarCamp/developer crowd, has turned up giving people “a chance to snaffle some free beer while discussing p2p, Creative Commons, web applications, social networking and general Web 2.0 mayhem.” If this sounds off-putting, then consider this: So far they have 60+ people registered from the following companies: ebay… Read More

  • Zune Unboxing

    This, friends, is the obligatory footage of me opening the Zune box. If you’re in New York and you have a Zune, come and find me. We can join the Social together. One of us… One of us…. Read More

  • HP Re-brands MoGo MouseBT As Their Own

    HP should probably stop re-branding things under their name. Let’s face it, that iPod by HP thing didn’t work out too well, did it now? Now HP is re-branding the MoGo MouseBT as the “HP Bluetooth PC Card Mouse”. Same specs that include Bluetooth, touch sensitive scroll wheel, and the ability to recharge the battery via your PC card slot? You betcha. Only difference… Read More

  • Ten Reasons to Buy a DSLR

    If you’re going back-and-forth on whether you should get a point-and-shoot camera or a DSLR, Kurtis from TheTechLounge has whipped up an article that might be on some interest to you. It examines the pros of owning a DSLR over a regular digital camera. He breaks it down into 10 categories that summarize all the reasons one should opt for a DSLR. It’s a good and quick read that… Read More

  • Composite Cables Don't Do Wii Justice

    Well all know the Nintendo Wii isn’t going to give us the high definition graphics that PS3 and Xbox 360 deliver, but that doesn’t mean games on the Wii look awful, does it? It turns out when IGN tested out its Nintendo Wii, the graphics on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess looked bad. Really bad. The problem was coming from the Wii’s connection to IGN’s LCD… Read More

  • Light Up Plexiglass (Not Available On Riot Shields)

    This is a simple, yet brilliantly creative idea. Take one part plexiglass, etch a drawing in it with a soldering iron or really sharp knife, and insert an LED. Boom. You got yourself an instant sign. By drilling a hole in the end of the plexiglass, you can stick a high-performance LED in the end and power it with whatever you want (in this case, some batteries will do). This lights up your… Read More

  • ScottEVest Tactical Jacket: Special Sale for CG Readers

    , at least without the solar panel. Scott writes: HUGE discount off our most popular jacket, the Tactical 4.0. This usually sells for $229.99, but with special coupon code “EMPDISC”, you get 40% off, or only $137.99, or a savings of $92! Go ahead and check it out. Product Page [ScottEVest] Read More

  • Xbox 360 HD DVD for PC

    When Microsoft announced the HD DVD drive for the Xbox 360, there was a lot of speculation whether the drive could be used on a regular PC. Now that the drive is starting to appear in stores, people have begun to experiment and confirm the speculation. Dan at UNEASYsilence took one of the drives and connected it to his PC. After a bit of driver searching he was able to get it functioning… Read More

  • MySpace in talks with UK mobile networks

    UK mobile operator 02 has confirmed it is in talks with MySpace (among others) over a tie-up to allow their subscribers to access MySpace pages and their own profile via mobile. Although MySpace has been doing this for a while with the MVNO Helio in the US, it is reportedly looking to land a bigger fish in the form of Cingular, the number one mobile network in the US – so talking to… Read More

  • Google CEO Says Cell Phones Should Be Free

    During a recent speech on business innovation held at Standford’s Graduate School of Business, Google CEO Eric Schmidt stated that he believes mobile phones should be free. Schmidt believes that as the capabilities of cells expand and more-and-more people start carrying PocketPCs, advertising will become a viable platform for mobile users. If this does indeed occur, cell providers could… Read More

  • RocketBoom Refuses to Drink Zune Kool-Aid, But That Didn't Stop Us! or A Brief Note on CG's Independence

    was supposed to be a Zune.net promo partner and backed out stating that he feels he can’t disparage the Zune because of that connection. The resulting post, which is fairly nebulous, allows me to sit down for a minute of meta-blogging to clear up any misconceptions about our Zune contest and our recent slew of Zune coverage. First off, Zune is big news. It’s a major hardware release… Read More

  • Motorola’s ic502 Drops On Sprint, Looks Like a Bumble Bee

    If you’re one of the awesome Sprint/Nextel users out there, boy do we have a treat in store for you. The ic502 from Motorola has been released for Sprint and is the first phone for the network that supports both iDEN (Nextel) and CDMA (Sprint) frequencies. This means you can use it with Sprint, Nextel, or Verizon (if you really want it that badly). It’s kind of a lame phone though… Read More

  • Beggars Can Be Choosers Redux

    We seem to be having some problems with the voting mechanism, so I’m making another post in an attempt to rectify the problem. Your choice is between Kristin’s video and Scott’s website. Voting closes at 6PM EST. [poll=6] Read More

  • Air Guitar T-Shirt: Available In XXXL

    Trashers: you now have something better than Guitar Hero to satisfy you: The Air Guitar T-shirt. Seems those Aussies down under have come up with a shirt bound with sensors on your elbows and sleeves to measure arm and body movements. You can create chords, rub out power ballads, and mimic your favorite Maiden riffs all by moving your arms as if an actual guitar were beneath you. The device… Read More

  • Cingular Blackjack Review

    I might as well just give up. As I’ve made clear before, I don’t like Windows Mobile. It’s an aesthetic choice as much as technical one, but what the hell do I know. I’m just a blogger. So with that in mind, I present the inestimable Cingular Blackjack, a feature-rich super-slim Windows Mobile 5.0 smartphone for the masses. Read More

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