Features

  • R.I.P. Google Video

    R.I.P. Google Video

    Oh, Google Video. How I loved you so. Your hour long clips of Penn & Teller doing magic tricks, your full versions of pirated movies, leaked to your service. You had so many good things going for you. Then Google bought YouTube and you started getting ignored. Don’t worry, I still used you. I like videos longer than 10 minutes! But I guess that wasn’t enough. Now Google has done… Read More

  • Analyst Says iPhone May Have Learning Curve

    Analyst Says iPhone May Have Learning Curve

    10 days is all you have left until you can pick up a sweet, juicy iPhone from your local AT&T shop. But before picking it up, you may want to hear American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu’s take on the most popular phone ever. Wu says that while the iPhone is a hot ticket and people are sure to buy it, it does have flaws that need to be addressed. The biggest concern is that people… Read More

  • YouTube Releases Remixer, Mobile Site

    Sammy the Cat VS The Mantis! Big news for ‘Tube fans. Over the weekend, the world’s favorite video site released some cool features that are sure to please the masses. First up is the long-awaited version of YouTube mobile. No longer is Verizon the exclusive provider of YouTube videos, so anyone with a mobile phone can now enjoy the top videos on YouTube. Unfortunately, top videos are… Read More

  • Feature: Ten Lamest Fake Movie Gadgets Ever

    Feature: Ten Lamest Fake Movie Gadgets Ever

    One of the staples in any good geek-tastic film is unusual gadgets. How many of us lust after lightsabers? You know you’d love to have a real one, so would I. But not everything that screenwriters, producers and directors come up with for films carry the same cachet. In fact, some fake gadgets are so lame that they become legendary. This list is not complete, far from it. I encourage you… Read More

  • The AudioFile: 2.4's a Crowd

    The AudioFile: 2.4's a Crowd

    With all the wireless technologies out there, the airwaves are getting about as crowded as a New York City street at rush hour. Most of the traffic is on the 2.4-GHz frequency band, including everything from cordless phones to Bluetooth and WiFi, not to mention leakage from microwave ovens. Worse yet, once wireless speakers become a must-have companion for HDTV setups and people start streaming… Read More

  • Fitness By CrunchGear 2007

    Fitness By CrunchGear 2007

    Summer is around the corner and, although it may not look like it outside, you might soon want to walk on the beach with your shirt off and not have Greenpeace try to roll you back into the surf. That’s why CG is running a full set of fitness features — round-ups, advice, and great tech tips — to help you prepare for warmer weather. Let’s face it. The CG crew consists of a… Read More

  • Toy Fair Doesn’t Mean Playtime

    Toy Fair Doesn’t Mean Playtime

    It all sounds like a day filled with fun. The New York Javits Convention Center packed with toy companies from around the world. And truth be told, it should be fun. But it never is… maybe the Javits is built on an old Indian burial ground or something, and has cursed the world of toys. More likely it is the fact that toys are big business, and the late middle age men hawking their products are… Read More

  • Things We Hate About Apple

    Things We Hate About Apple

    Since its founding over 30 years ago, Apple has been one of the most important companies in the tech industry. Having defined the personal computer, mainstream GUI-based operating systems and an arsenal of other gear, Apple has been instrumental in advancing technologies. But for all its accomplishments, Apple also manages continually to be one of the most inflammatory companies trading today. Read More

  • Smartphones Now 2006

    Smartphones Now 2006

    Thanks for reading this year’s edition of Smartphones Now. It’s been a long week for us getting our bearings with such an extensive feature-set, but in the end everything gelled quite happily. We hope you all enjoyed Smartphones Now. I should also take this opportunity to let you all know that this is only the beginning of our features. We have many more slated for the next several… Read More

  • CrunchGear's Back to School Cheat Sheet

    CrunchGear's Back to School Cheat Sheet

    September is here and maybe you or someone in your household–you know, the kid upstairs with the headphones who listens to that demon hippity-hop music?–might be in the market for some back to school technology. Here’s a quick rundown of our favorite picks from the past few months. Read More