• Introducing CrunchGear.com/Gear

    We here at CrunchGear understand your pain. You’re an early adopter, you have loads of junk lying around, and you need somewhere to buy and sell cool gadgetry without the hassle of scammers and spammers. Introducing CrunchGear.com/gear. This new service uses Edgeio’s classified ads serving technology to propagate your CG/gear listings all over the Interweb and costs $2 per item. Read More

  • HD Video Sales Still Slow


    This data might be a little biased — it was commissioned by Sony — but according to a Nielsen VideoScan Blu-Ray is outselling HD DVD by 9 to 2, with only The Departed in the HD video top ten. Among the numbers revealed: as of March 18, VideoScan put the cumulative number of Blu-ray titles sold since the format’s inception at 844,000 units, versus HD DVD at… Read More

  • Timex TX: Takes a Licking, Doesn't Look Like a $9.99 Drug Store Watch

    Watch geeks, rejoice. That vaunted name in timekeeping, Timex, is creating a new line of high-end, $500 watches. The 300 series has a perpetual calendar, the 500 series has a second time zone, and 700 series has a stopwatch, second time zone, and compass. They will also be introducing mechanical watches for the snobs out there. This is really a great move for Timex. Citizen and Seiko are… Read More

  • VideoGames > Girls

    Do you like your Sixaxis more than sex? Resistance rather than human companionship? SuperNES instead of showering? Well, here’s a video for you along with a clever little riff on Doom II being like a horrible ex-girlfriend. How dating my ex was like playing DOOM II on nightmare mode [Mingle] Read More

  • Lone, Crackpot Inventor Gets Big Military Contract for Helihovercraft

    In the annals of sci-fi and, in fact, history, it’s the lone inventor, toiling away in his basement, who discovers amazing insights and is ignored, tragically, by the general public. Luckily, Geoff Hatton got the word out before aliens/zombies/ninjas could attack the President. Hatton’s project, a hovercraft/helicopter platform that can fly at an almost unlimited height and offers… Read More

  • Lacoste Gets Jiggy With The Second Life Crowd

    First off, forgive me for saying the word Jiggy. Now, apparently this game/Second Life/whatever you call it is getting really big. One of my favorite clothing companies, Lacoste, has struck a deal with Linden Labs to create a virtual modeling contest. Alligator & Co. are looking for 100 “remarkable” avatars to appear in Second Life and model Lacoste clothing. Six of the… Read More

  • Akimbo Courts PC Users, NHL Fans


    Most video-content companies are concentrating on getting their stuff off your computer and onto your TV. Akimbo was already on TVs, however, and is now working on getting that content onto your PC. The company announced today that its Internet video-on-demand service will be available next week in beta release for Windows XP and Vista-based PCs. Akimbo already made it possible for users to… Read More

  • Stink-free Durian

    A Thai scientist has invented an oderless variety of durian, an Asian fruit famous for possessing an odor so nauseating that its banned from many hotels, airlines, and even the Singapore subway. Durian newbs often describe the fruit as smelling like dirty feet, an unwashed locker room, or dead cat, but aficionados swear by the distinct smell and even claim to grow to like it. This is… Read More

  • Kids and Gaming: A Daddy's Perspective


    It’s 10 o’clock. Do you know what your kids look like? Clive Thompson is a pretty cool guy. He covers tech without dumbing things down and he has a kid, so I can relate to his musings on video gaming and the little ones. He basically says, along with Brian “Grandpa” Crecente of Kotaku, that games are like movies — let the wee ones only watch video games with the… Read More

  • Dash Express Looking for Beta Testers

    The Dash Express is an Internet-connected GPS device with cellular and and WiFi built-in. It essentially “talks” to other Dash devices and informs other users of traffic issues and allows for point of interest search. You can even send GPS directions to your unit from the house. They’re looking for nation-wide road testers to rock out with the Dash Express for the summer… Read More

  • LG Shine Is Here: Dumb, But Very Pretty

    The Shine is coming, the Shine is coming! Actually, it’s already here, for $230 with a 2-year contract. Yup, one of the most hyped cellphones in recent months (alongside the iPhone and LG Prada) is finally available on Verizon Wireless as the LG XV8700. There’s no denying that it’s a pretty phone, but it’s really nothing more than a brushed metal clamshell. (On Verizon… Read More

  • Scientists Call Out D-Wave Systems' Quantum Computer

    There’s a fine article in the Old Gray Lady about the potential charade known as D-Wave Systems’ Orion, a so-called quantum computer that was first demonstrated in February. D-Wave Systems bills the computer as the world’s first “practical” quantum computer, something many scientists have a problem with. To these scientists, many of whom have devoted their… Read More

  • $1 Million SiK rex Remote Control: Typo or Not, It's Still Silly

    How does a $1 million remote control—excuse me, the SiK rex—that works with a bunch of Apple stuff rub you? Sure, it’ll control a MacBook Pro, Apple TV, iPod Hi-Fi (Remember that? Me neither.) and the like, but I’m usually not willing to pay more than $850K for my remotes. It only ships within the U.S., though. Lucky us. SiK rex – Remote Control for Apple MacBook… Read More

  • The Great Skype Contest of 2007


    New versions of Skype for Windows and Mac have been available for a little while now, and while the CG staff was quick to download the latest versions of the free VoIP app, we’re a little concerned that some of our readers haven’t heard the call, so to speak. To make Skype even freer, the company has given us five SMC WiFi Phone and FON Router kits to give away to our readers. Read More

  • Holy Cow! Apple Sells 100 Millionth iPod

    We’d like to remind you all that a little over five years ago, there was no iPod. MP3 players were limited to the likes of a 256MB Rio that would set you back $189.99 at an EBGames. Then came the iPod. It rocked an industry, set a new benchmark, and become the product to have. Now Apple has sold its 100 millionth iPod. Think about that for a second. That’s enough iPods to fill up… Read More

  • Help Key: Hosting a Kickass LAN Party


    A good gaming PC and monitor are ready to go. Computer gaming doesn’t have to be a solitary experience. Today most shooters and strategy games feature multiple modes as robust as the single player campaigns. And you also don’t need to limit your multi-player sessions to playing online where you don’t actually see or talk to the other participates directly. Getting together… Read More

  • Update: Body Armor—Not iPod—Saves Soldier's Life in Iraq

    So it turns out that an iPod didn’t save Kevin Garrad’s life in Iraq, but that his body armor did. That’s a little less interesting (from a gadget blog perspective), but good news nonetheless. The rest of the meme holds true: the soldier got into a firefight with a bad guy and was shot, unbeknownst to him. When he got back to his barracks intending to listen to his iPod and… Read More

  • Yahoo! And Sandisk Partner For WiFi Device

    Yahoo! just announced a partnership with Sandisk on the Sansa Connect. This device is a media player with built-in WiFi which syncs with your Flickr account and comes with ready-to-listen-to Yahoo! Music content. The Sansa Connect will contain 4GB of storage, Internet radio, a 2.2-inch screen, and comes with a reasonable $250 price tag to boot. Those of you willing to shell out the $15… Read More

  • Toshiba Unveils Inexpensive Notebook With Expensive Features

    Toshiba has its ups and downs with notebooks, but the Satellite A135-S4527 looks
    like a pretty solid deal overall. Expected to hit retail stores this week for under $800 total, the A135 comes with some impressive features like a dual-core 1.73GHz Intel Core Duo T2060 CPU, 1GB of RAM (bravo Toshiba!), DVD burner, 120GB hard disk, and Vista Home Premium to boot. Yes, all this for under $800. How… Read More

  • Windows Live Messenger (MSN) Hits Xbox Live Next Month

    Starting next month Xbox Live users will be able to instant message each other and all their Windows Live Messenger (MSN) buddies, be they on a PC, Windows mobile device or the 360 itself. You’ll be able to type using an on-screen keyboard or any ol’ USB keyboard you have laying around. The Spring update to Xbox Live brings not only Windows Live Messenger to the online service… Read More

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