• Nvidia Recreates Adrianne Curry Into World's First Real-Time, Virtual Celebrity

    Alright, so wasn’t Adrianne Curry already kind of a virtual celebrity? If so, then maybe Nvidia wasted its time using its new G80 processors to create another one that’s possibly just as vacuous, but with better posture. Well, at least this one doesn’t talk, which was the biggest shortcoming of the original model. Nvidia’s made a little movie to show off its creation. Read More

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X60 Tablet Unveiled

    Lenovo unveiled their new ThinkPad X60 tablet PC today. The X60 is a vast improvement over previous tablets offered. It features a newly designed screen that has improved indoor/outdoor viewing and allows users to use their finger as well as a pen for input. Another very cool feature is called Active Rotate; no matter which way the PC is turned, the desktop will always face the user. This… Read More

  • Jangl Uses VOIP to Create Anonymous Phone Numbers

    Jangl formally announced the opening of their beta service this morning. Jangl provides an ID that users can give out to other people to create a VOIP number unique to a single relationship between two people. VOIP is used as the connection between any two phones, be they land lines, cell phones or VOIP calls. The service has been in use at Match.com for several weeks but it’s now… Read More

  • Viewsonic Announces High-Priced Rugged Handhelds

    Viewsonic apparently is looking to make some serious buck off their new V38r-06, V38r-07, and V38r-07a rugged handhelds. Just announced, these guys come with some serious features, but they run friggin’ Windows Mobile 2003. Come on Viewsonic! At least throw version 5.0 on there for the $1600-$2000 you’re going to charge us for these devices. What are you paying out the ying-yang for? Read More

  • Ferrari Does That GPS Thang

    Here’s something you can add to your 1996 Honda Civic with the fat exhaust: The Ferrari Traffic Assist Pro from Becker. For $900 USD, you get a sexy little GPS navigation unit with the Ferrari logo sans horse. It can receive TMC info, keeps a list of speed radars and packs a 400MHz CPU, 4.5 hours of battery life, 4-inch touch-screen with 65k colors, and 64MB of internal memory. You even… Read More

  • ASUS G1 and G2 Gaming Laptops Sport Ultra-Gnarly Lights

    Asus has won a place in my heart for not making a gaming laptop that sucks. Its new G1 and G2 laptops are pretty much the same aside from the ultra-gnarly neon lights on the side and screen size. Enough with the small talk though, I know you want the details straight up. The G1 is the 15.4-inch WXGA/WSXGA model that comes in green and has a 512MB NVIDIA GeForce Go7700 graphics chipset while… Read More

  • Apple Sells About 106k iPods a Day, Showers In Diamonds and Emeralds

    Our pals over at iLounge noticed something with Apple. Apparently during fiscal year 2006, the Cupertino clan managed to sell 39 million iPods between October 2005 and September 2006. That, is a ton of iPodage. When you break it down and divide the 39 million sold by the 365 days in a year, you’ll find that Apple sold an average of 106,849 iPods a day. iLounge speculates that Apple… Read More

  • Klegg Electronics KLM401A 40-Inch LCD With Smart Home Technology

    Klegg’s calling it the “world’s first IP controlled Microsoft Windows Media Center TV.” Maybe that’s true because it’s at least new to me. But I don’t really care since the set just sounds cool. Unveiled at the 2006 Fall Electronic House Expo (EHX) in Long Beach, California this week, the next generation Klegg KLM401A 40-inch flat panel LCD… Read More

  • EB Games/GameStop Take Some Heat For Console Bundles

    Everytime a new console is released, EB Games/GameStop put together a “bundle” for you to purchase from its online stores. Gamers are usually forced to buy these bundles if they want the console at launch due to shortages from the manufacturer. EB Games/GameStop does not offer the console by itself at launch. Since gamers usually buy accessories and games when they buy new… Read More

  • Dash Detox Contest Update: The Nagging Wife

    Our second Dash Detox Contest entrant created a late night infomercial, complete with a chipper announcer and the voice of a shrieking harpy out to steal your immortal soul. Rules:
    I am not allowed to use a cellphone for one month. I need you to hop on your web cam and record a one minute video telling me to be strong. Or if you’re sadistic like Blake, feel free to taunt me with… Read More

  • Vuum Audio VTi-B1: For Audiophiles Only

    The Vuum Audio VTi-B1 doesn’t only look pretty, it also gives you that warm and fuzzy playback that you’ve grown to love. The VTi-B1 iPod dock gives your speakers 15-watts of power each, charges your iPod and looks very cool. There are other cheaper vacuum-tube iPod docks out there, but it all comes down to how each sounds. The Vti-B1 comes with a remote control, RCA audio/video… Read More

  • Over One Billion Bluetooth Products Shipped

    Oh Bluetooth, it seemed like just yesterday you were a fledgling technology. Now you’ve made your way into nearly every mobile phone on the market and are decent for file transfers and do the whole stereo music thing. We’re proud. The number of Bluetooth products shipped to date has exceeded the number of PC users in the world—that’s a hell of a lot of products… Read More

  • TiVo Goes BroadBand With New Services

    No surprise that TiVo needs to continue to innovate what its boxes are capable of to keep from losing to satellite/cable-company DVRs. The latest features, or at least the five announced this morning, “will allow consumers to get broadband delivered video right to their TV set and include it as part of a simple and easy viewing experience.” So, for starters the boxes will allow you… Read More

  • Suunto X9i Watch Reviewed And Looking Adventurous!

    So are you feeling a bit adventurous lately and also need a new wristwatch? Look no further than the Suunto X9i say the dudes over at Spungle. Big and bulky, this bad boy isn’t just a watch, but an expandable survival tool. It comes with a 3D compass, an altimeter, can calculate sea pressure, and has a GPS system accurate up to three feet! Clearly made for the outdoorsman in your family. Read More

  • M-Audio Torq MixLab Makes You An Instant DJ

    If you’ve been itching to start creating your own electronic music or DJing, but aren’t really sure where to start, definitely check out the $99 M-Audio Torq MixLab. The hardware/software solution, that works with Windows and Mac, gives you full control over mixing and mashing up your digital music collection. The Torq LE software will simultaneously import two songs and then… Read More

  • Interview With Jeff Bezos On Amazon Web Services

    Moments after Jeff Bezos left the stage at the Web 2.0 Summit last week I was able to talk to him for a few minutes about Amazon’s web services ambitions. Jeff is emphasizing that new services like Mechanical Turk, Simple Storage Service (S3) and Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) are going to be a key business line for them in the future, and they are planting the seeds now. This was also… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Honeycomb Edition

    ScottEVest Tactical Jacket: Special Sale for CG Readers
    Light Up Plexiglass (Not Available On Riot Shields)
    Motorola’s ic502 Drops On Sprint, Looks Like a Bumble Bee
    Cingular Blackjack Review
    CrunchGear, Zune Contest Winners Hit The Seattle Zune Launch Party Read More

  • Put Any YouTube Video On Your iPod

    There is a ton of good content on YouTube, but copyright infringement claims and DMCA take-down notices mean that any given video can disappear at any time. Having a local copy of the video means you won’t lose access if YouTube removes the video from their site. And if you convert the video to MP4 format, you can transfer it to your iPod as well. Doing this appears to be in compliance… Read More

  • Radio Killed The Video Star?

    OK, radio isn’t really killing video :) A few days ago, I was introduced to RadioSherpa, a very interesting intersection between broadcast radio and the web. The service is the product of two MIT Media Lab graduates, Sasha Javid and Deva Seetharam; incidentally, Deva is one of the architects of the open source cellphone movement. RadioSherpa presents users with a real-time carousel… Read More

  • Google Closes YouTube Acquisition

    Google announced today that they have completed the previously announced acquisition of YouTube. The final price included $15 million in cash, 3,217,560 shares of Google Class A Common Stock, along with an additional 442,210 shares of restricted stock and warrants. The number of shares was determined by dividing the acquisition price, $1.65 billion, by an average value of Google stock over… Read More

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