• XP To Live Until 2010

    is already on its way but that doesn’t mean XP will go away without a fight. Microsoft will support XP Home until about 2010, which means you can spyware that baby up for a full three years before Microsoft stops taking your calls. It is going to be significantly extended” [Darren Huston, president of Microsoft’s Japan unit] said in an interview with Kyodo News. “When I… Read More

  • The Safest Thing You'll Read All Day

    I don’t know about you, but the last time I actually bothered to check a smoke alarm in my home, the battery had died long ago. Usually I just blow it off or go out and buy another battery, but what if a fire struck during the grace period between batteries? A lot of us tend to ignore fire safety and DuPont knows this, so they’ve created a smoke alarm that never needs batteries… Read More

  • Draq Queens Unite For The YOUniverse Funk Fone

    After a long day at CrunchGear, I usually get ready for the nightlife by slapping on some cherry red lipstick, some eyeshadow, blush, and a lot of concealer. Then I throw on my spandex pants, adjust my fake boobs, put on some high heels, and hit the streets looking for action with Josh. Occasionally though, I like to dress up in private so I can chat with my pals (at $1.99 a minute) on the phone. Read More

  • iBoy: iPod + GameBoy

    Upset that your old-school GameBoy can’t play music and that your iPod doesn’t look like an old-school GameBoy? Well, one clever bloke went out and did something about it. Behold the iBoy, a strange mash-up of iPod and GameBoy that just barely makes sense, in a cosmic way. There are full pics of the process if you’d like to recreate it yourself, but I wouldn’t suggest it. Read More

  • Warming Gloves Use Your Breath For Heat

    File this one under “bacteria ridden” and “disgusting”. Apparently some company named Gorgonz(ola cheese?) thinks that the best way for you to keep your hands warm is by blowing hot, stale air from your mouth into the gloves. The gloves then lock in and distribute the heat throughout your hand for killer warmth. Now call me crazy, but who in the hell wants to blow air… Read More

  • Geek Porn: Women Of Warcraft

    It seems the people over at GameDaily are getting very lonely. They’ve thrown up a little piece called “Women of Warcraft” where they compare in-game female characters of different races to real-life celebs. Think of it as Perez Hilton meets Blizzard. Read More

  • PopCatcher Catches FM Radio So You Don't Have To


    When I lived in Seattle and listened all the time to KEXP, I would have loved to have had the PopCatcher MusicDock MD-601. On the surface, it’s just a decent looking FM radio with a dock at the top for connecting the included MP3 player, presumably for recording music directly to the portable. That alone wouldn’t be particularly interesting, since there are a number of digital… Read More

  • Make Your Own Squid Vicious iPod Cosy

    Hokey smokes! Someone out there is stalking CG editors because they apparently know two things about us — we love squids and Vince loves to knit! Make magazine just found an amazing how-to that lets you make your very own blue squid iPod cosy complete with horrible, all-seeing eyes and dangerous stingy stingers. Project Page [Craftster via Make] Read More

  • T-Mobile Getting HTC Athena

    Look out T-Mo customers, a new bad boy is in (a very European) town! T-Mobile will be releasing the HTC Athena as the “Ameo” in Europe in a few weeks. Aside from having a crazy design to begin with (it’s sweet nonetheless), the Ameo will feature Windows Mobile, a stunning 5-inch VGA touchscreen, 8GB of hard disk space for all your porn media, quadband GSM, HSDPA, GPS, a… Read More

  • HD DVD to Fail, PS3 Bites Back, and Big TVs For Cheap: CNET Predicts

    David Carnoy, fairly well-known guy who is aware of technology, dropped a list of seven predictions for 2007. He seems just about spot on about some of them — 60-inch plasma for $2,000, digital photo frames being the next smash consumer product — but it will be interesting to see how some of his more controversial opinions pan out. First, he believes that HD-DVD is dead and… Read More

  • Leaked Motorola Investors Document Shows Off Slew Of New Products


    Thanks to a leaked investors document, the dudes over at Electronista think that updated 3G KRZR and RIZR models are due out soon. They point out that both phones now include a camera lenses on the front of the devices. Through this, they go on to explain in detail how this must mean that 3G versions are coming soon and that, clearly, they must HSDPA. Thus, the two phones will drop on AT&T. Read More

  • Sony-Ericsson W880i Gets OK'd By FCC

    The W800 series of Walkman phones have been a pretty big hit for Sony-Ericsson. I still have my beat up W800i in all its orange glory and I love it. Now S-E have just gotten approval from the FCC for its new W880i phone – an ultra-slim, dark, metallic version of its younger brothers. Unfortunately, not much information was released with the FCC approval. For now, we know the phone has… Read More

  • Windows Vista Now Available From NewEgg

    Chances are if you’re geeked out enough, you’re already well familiar NewEgg and its awesome deals. If you’re dying to get Vista but don’t want to wait until that pesky January 30th “release date” they keep talking about, you’re in luck. You can now order Vista from NewEgg in the following flavors: Vista 32-bit Ultimate Single Pack DVD (OEM)… Read More

  • Boy Genius Unleashes High Quality HTC Vox Pix

    We know that the previous set of HTC Vox pics were, at best, blurry as hell. But thanks to the power of 3D product rendering photography, we now present to you the HTC Vox in all its glory. In case you’re not up to date, this is the hot HTC jaunt that’s probably coming out for AT&T later in the year. It runs Windows Mobile Crossbow, has a 2-megapixel camera, a slide out… Read More

  • Otterbox Announces Two New Blackberry Cases

    Blackberry users know the elements are out to get you and your precious communication device. So you’ll be happy to know that Otterbox has announced two new water-resistant, rugged Blackberry cases. The Otterbox 1930 and 1931 are designed to take the ultimate ass-kicking so your Blackberry can stay completely intact. They may not be the prettiest cases on the market, but they’ll… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Tell Squid Edition

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    Plen: The Bluetooth-Enabled, Rollerskating Robot
    TellMe: A Robot Does the Searching, You Do the Swearing
    Shiny Shiny Flashes the LG Shine
    Nokia Working On Diamond Casing Read More

  • The Job Board Bubble

    The world has changed since I wrote about the need for a decentralized job board service last August. Just not quite in the way I had hoped. Job Boards are the product du jour of tech blogs. We have one, and countless others have sprung up as well. The idea is that the best candidates read these blogs, and by definition are up to speed on cutting edge tech issues. By advertising there, you get… Read More

  • Battleground Wikipedia

    There’s been a discussion over the last few days over a Microsoft employee offering to pay an Australian blogger named Rick Jelliffe to edit certain Wikipedia pages relating to Open Office standards, including this page. Jelliffe writes about the offer here. Doug Mahugh at Microsoft freely admitted to doing this in a comment to a Slashdot article on the matter. According to another source… Read More

  • Shiny Shiny Flashes the LG Shine

    Girls, fire up your jealousy motors, because Susi from Shiny Shiny in the UK has gotten her well-manicured hands on a phone that you’re going to want (and most vain men, to boot): the LG Shine. What’s special about the Shine? When the screen isn’t in use, it becomes a mirror, allowing you to make sure your hair is ok, confirm your lipstick isn’t smudged, and check for… Read More

  • CrunchDeal: Samsung Blackjack for $99

    is just outside the price range most of us are willing to spend on something we don’t truly need. Take heart, casual smartphone wannabe, as we’ve uncovered a deal for you. Right now, if you purchase the BlackJack with a 3G unlimited data plan, and also sign up for AT&T’s DSL service for home in-store, then the conglamorate will load you up with mail-in rebates, bringing… Read More

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