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  • eDeck lets you gamble for real money via Wi-Fi

    eDeck lets you gamble for real money via Wi-Fi

    Here’s a handheld electronic gaming device that’s hooked directly into the Venetian’s gambling empire via a simple Wi-Fi connection. Let me be the first to say: FINALLY! The Venetian is such a dump but I love gambling there. Now I can just go lock myself in one of the rooms instead of actually hitting the (dirty, sticky, grimy) floor in person. In another stroke of genius, the… Read More

  • Prepare yourself and your loved ones for CTIA Wireless 2008

    Prepare yourself and your loved ones for CTIA Wireless 2008

    It’s only been a few months since MWC 2008 but that doesn’t mean US carriers can’t get in on the new cellphone act. Peter and Doug are winging their way to Las Vegas for CTIA Wireless 2008 as we speak, promising to cover a number of new “cellular telephones” including R.I.M’s new “Blueberry” electronic mail phones and Motorola’s hot RAZR phone… Read More

  • CES could leave Las Vegas, pigs take to the air

    CES could leave Las Vegas, pigs take to the air

    NBC is posting that CES will leave Las Vegas, which is like saying the Pope will leave Rome. Las Vegas’ 31st International Consumer Electronics Show could be one of its last, organizers said Monday, saying they believe they can get a cheaper deal elsewhere. As I said before, CES is losing value as a venue for announcing technology. It is a trade fair where vendors and buyers meet to greet… Read More

  • And we're off: CES 2008 Meet-up

    The whole team is gearing up for CES next week and we’re ready to walk the halls, drink the whiskey, and eat the bad food so you don’t have to. If anyone in Las Vegas wants to meet up with the CG crew for wings, beer, and shop talk, drop us a line at tips @ crunchgear.com and we’ll try to plan an impromptu evening meet-up on Tuesday night. More info as we get it, but as you can… Read More

  • iTMS Getting "Live from Las Vegas" Concerts

    iTMS Getting "Live from Las Vegas" Concerts

    Perhaps you heard back in 2006 that the Palms resort and casino was opening up an $80 million concert theater decked out with state of the art equipment. Now that the theater/hall/whatever is open, Palms is ready to cash in by recording each concert and offering it on the iTunes Music Store. The first show will be March 17th featuring Evanescence and will feature extra songs, behind-the-scenes… Read More

  • Sony's New PictureStation Photo Printers

    Sony's New PictureStation Photo Printers

    Sony dropped a load of new photo printers today — the PictureStation DPP-FP90 (pictured above) and the PictureStation DPP-FP70 (pictured after the jump). Both print “lab-quality 4×6-inch prints” in 45 seconds (remember when you had to wait at CVS for an hour?), and the company seems especially proud of the built-in editing features that let you fix up your exposure, focus… Read More

  • Sony Shows Off Energy Link Portable USB Gadget Charger

    Sony Shows Off Energy Link Portable USB Gadget Charger

    It’s pretty much bona fide that USB is the new charging standard. Rather than trying to force a new way of charging on everybody (which wouldn’t be too out of character), Sony is playing nice and showing off a useful new portable USB charger. Just pop in batteries and this thing sends juice to your gadget of choice — far easier than loading up your laptop, I’d say. It hits… Read More

  • Live From Vegas: New Sony Cyber-shot Camera Line Detects Faces

    Live From Vegas: New Sony Cyber-shot Camera Line Detects Faces

    Sony pulled the curtain back from a gaggle of digital cameras today. The big feature is the new face-detection tech: Which they claim automatically focuses in on up to eight (count’em: EIGHT) faces. Plus, if they move or you move, the focus follows (which is good, because getting eight people to stand still ain’t easy, as anybody in a ska band can tell you.) Also of note: All these… Read More

  • Live From Las Vegas: Sony Announces New "Budget" Blu-Ray Player

    Live From Las Vegas: Sony Announces New "Budget" Blu-Ray Player

    Sony made the BDP-S300 official today. Which, for about $600, makes it the cheapest non-PS3 way to watch Little Man in high-def. It also upscales your regular-ol’ DVDs to 1080p, features component video output to 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i, and pumps out 8 channels of uncompressed audio. It’ll hit in the Summer, and won’t make a lick of sense as a purchase, since PS3s will… Read More

  • Sony's Complete Spring/Summer TV Line

    Sony's Complete Spring/Summer TV Line

    Sony showed off a bunch of new TVs today. The big feature is the across-the-board inclusion of Bravia Internet Video Link–which lets you tune into all those Web-bound videos of people getting hit in the head that crave so much. And, as I said before, the name Bravia is no longer just for LCDs–micro-displays and front-projectors now get to share the honor. Click the jump for the some… Read More