• Cellphone Talk Time in the Real World

    Cellphone purveyors quote lots of appealing talk time specs, but we want to know the truth about how much time you can get in the real world. Now after months of testing, Norwegian website amobil has the goods on 45 of their favorite phones, with telling results: “Not surprisingly, there were huge differences from phone to phone. The winning phone let you chat away for two-and-a-half… Read More

  • Unfuddle provides secure hosted project management for developers

    Unfuddle is a crisp looking new software development project management service. The look and feel will be familiar to anyone who has used Basecamp for project management, but it’s specifically tailored for software developers. It’s a hosted service with basic features including messaging, milestones, tickets, permissions and source storage via Subversion. While many… Read More

  • Verizon V640 EVDO ExpressCard Reviewed

    If you have an ExpressCard port in your laptop rather than the good old workhorse PC Card, you might be wondering if all the various hardware makers are going wake up and create cards for your early-adopting self. Now some have jumped into the fray, including Verizon Wireless, providing a Novatel V-640 ExpressCard for its EVDO connectivity, and the GearLive crew tested one for our reading… Read More

  • Space Groovin'

    Ever wish you could listen to your satellite radio anywhere? Well, MusicDock’s new service will allow you to do so from your mobile device. Their service includes real-time song information with album art, as well as seamless access on both your mobile and desktop. No special software is required – you just need a paid up satellite service account. How much does it cost? Read More

  • Mind-Controlled Wheelchairs

    The University of Electro-Communications has developed a prototype electric wheelchair that will respond to the user’s thoughts. Now before we all fake injuries, we will need a strap on skullcap outfitted with sensors that will interpret our brain’s waves and allow us to manipulate the chair. The sensors will interpret our thoughts with 80% accuracy, so 20% of the time we’ll… Read More

  • Kid Rock Slumming With AV Geeks

    I’m all for “branching out” and reaching “the kids” when it comes to tech marketing, but this is a bit much. Kid Richie Rock-Anderson will be performing at the CEDIA trade show in Denver on Saturday, September 16. For those not in the know: CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for… Read More

  • $80,173.00 Turbo SD Card

    ZipZoomFly has an excellent deal on a MyFlash Turbo SD card – a mere $80,173.00 after a $20 rebate. Remember – 20 per customer, so act fast! Product Page [ZipZoomFly] Read More

  • Nokia E61, Never Again

    It seems that Nokia’s E61 smart phone doesn’t perform up to Blackberry standards and our friend at ideagroup truly felt the burn. The E61 exhibits slow dialing from contact lists, slowed down his overall productivity, and apparently the WiFi connectivity was less than spectacular. It was so bad that he just felt like throwing the bugger out and it’s now apparently hanging… Read More

  • Cornice: 12GB Per Inch

    Cornice has announced its fifth generation small form factor (SFF) hard disk. Only measuring an inch in length, it holds twelve gigabytes and has a wide variety of potential applications. Not only does this drive have a spectacular capacity for its size, it also has low power consumption and will only use 5% of the battery in the average MP3 player. Now, now, I know what you’re all… Read More

  • XOFTspy Portable Anti-Spyware Drive

    Any world traveller worth their salt knows to pack a few important things – a towel, a guidebook, and protection. That’s why ParetoLogic created the XOFTspy, a USB key that protects you from spyware on the road. Just pop it in an you’ve got instant-anti-web-herpes cleaning in a flash. The program can detect and kill most mal- and spyware applications and even has an… Read More

  • CrunchGear in Iraq

    While we get ourselves back up to speed, we thought we’d share one of the early entries in our Welcome Wagon contest – Bryan rocking out to hot chicks in the Green Zone. Thanks! Read More

  • Crunchgasm Aftermath: Housekeeping

    Hey, guyzes and girlzes. Just wanted to mention that my john at crunchgear email address isn’t working right now, so if you’ve tried to send me something important, forward it to crunchgear at gmail dot com. Or you can AIM me. Also, we’re having some minor issues with the DB today, it seems. Maybe because the server is so fresh it hasn’t yet built up a resistance to… Read More

  • Sony E-Reader 20 Questions

    The folks at Mobileread asked the “Sony Reader Team” to talk about their as-of-yet-unavailable handheld ebook system. He was pretty straightforward in answering the questions and there are some hot features including MP3 and AAC playback as well as some sort of DRM-sharing system so you and six of your closest friends can share books. Best of all? It uses Sony’s excellent… Read More

  • CrunchGear Welcome Wagon

    Howdy, pardners! As a special treat, we’re going to offer some delightful giveaways in the next few days, culminating in a massive Motorola Q blow-out. This first contest is fairly simple. I need to prove to Mike that people are reading CrunchGear.com so I’d like you to bring it up on your monitor and have someone take a picture of you deep in thought over one of my pithy, yet… Read More

  • Sony's Blu-Ray Drive Won't Play Blu-Ray Movies


    Ah, Blu-Ray, your mysteries are manifold. Your high-resolution video promises to tickle our media bones and your extras – oh the extras – will warm us through those long winter nights. Then, when we’re good and ready to watch a heavy-duty Blu-Ray disk on our PCs, Sony’s got us covered, right? Right? Wrong. Sony’s first PC Blu-Ray drive, the BWU-100A, won’t… Read More

  • CrunchGear, For the Gadget Obsessive

    The Crunch Network is expanding today – CrunchGear, our newest blog, was just released into the wild on a shiny new server. CrunchGear is all about new gadgets, gear and computer hardware. We’ve covered gadgets occasionally in the past (Sonos, Eye-Fi, Sony MyLo and others) and this audience in clearly intrested in the newest stuff to hit the market. We’ve brought in a whole… Read More

  • Welcome to CrunchGear.com

    Hello, and welcome to the latest CrunchNetwork blog, CrunchGear.com, a daily journal of all things gadget-tastic. Our goal is to take a long, hard look at the daily gadget grind and separate the wheat – the gear we will actually buy and will actually reach our shores – from the chaff. Every day we hope to bring a digest of the hottest tech stories and intelligent and informed… Read More

  • Traffic fight: Hitwise says Del.icio.us is soaring

    New numbers indicate that, just as the company says, Yahoo! owned del.icio.us has experienced substantial growth since the December acquisition. Respected traffic analysts Hitwise just posted a report that the site’s traffic has more than doubled since January. Last week Michael Arrington made a series of posts here about some contested traffic stats on the popular social… Read More

  • Fanpop: an easy, fun way to share topical information

    Fanpop is a recently launched site that brings together user submitted links, syndicated headlines, forums and social networking. It calls itself a place for fans to share their favorite content regarding any topic. This one scores high on usability and stands a good chance of getting out of the tech niche. Developed by a team from San Francisco, Fanpop is very nicely implemented Ruby on… Read More

  • Sony VAIO UX Series Micro PC Unwires With Cingular

    The Origami hype has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean the Ultraportable PC won’t pass muster with us CrunchGearheads. The VGN-UX180P is a 1.2 pound mini-PC with an Intel Core Solo chip and 30GB of hard drive space. For wireless you’ve got Cingular’s EDGE network, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or wired Ethernet and it looks to be selling for Amazon for a mere $1,749.99. Read More