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  • WWDC 2007 Hype Update: How to Read Our Coverage


    Jack… there’s another island. Our own Matt Hickey is now entering the building with the rest of the Macinworld at the Moscone Center. As his reports stream in, we will turn off the main page and show only our WWDC 2007 page during the conference. Once the conference is over, we’ll switch back to the regular format and post the coverage to another dynamic page. If this… Read More

  • Hitachi DZHS300A Hybrid Camcorder Review


    Debuting back at CES 2007, the DZHS300A Hybrid Camcorder was the first of its kind for Hitachi and the world. The DZHS300A gives you the option of recording video either directly to an internal 8GB hard disk drive (the DZHS500A ups storage to 30GB) or to DVD-R, -RW or +RW discs or DVD-RAM discs. Also, some built-in editing tools and a one-touch dub button lets you clean up and send video from… Read More

  • Pegasus Concept Wheelchair Adds Vertical Movement

    By now you should know I’m a whiny brat like that kid on the “The Sopranos,” and that I always look favorably upon gadgets that try to help the needy. Hence, Pegasus, yet another design concept that tries to improve the lives of the wheelchair-bound. In addition to functioning as an everyday wheelchair, the Pegasus allows for some degree of vertical movement, giving the… Read More

  • Rumor: Touchscreens Gone for All But High-end Palms

    , we receive another tid-bit from the Palm rumor bin. It seems that the company is phasing out touchscreens for all but their highest-end Treos. This means the Gandolf and a whole set of new Treos, launching this and next year, will be without touchscreens. How this will work is anyone’s guess, but we suspect it’s a cost-cutting measure and also suggests the Palm OS will become… Read More

  • Resistance Not So Futile To the Church of England


    In the game Resistance: Fall of Man for the PlayStation 3 you get to battle an insidious alien threat that has invaded the British Isles in an alternate 1950s timeline. But now a greater threat has arrived, namely the Church of England, which says that Sony didn’t seek permission to use the Manchester Cathedral in the game. One of the PS3 launch titles in the U.K. this spring, the game… Read More

  • Janky Japanese MP3 Player Cleans Your Face With The Power of Negative Ions

    Japan is great. Well, for the purposes of this post it is. Where else on Earth can you find an MP3 player with an incredible 128MB of memory that features a built-in negative ion dissipator? Yes, yes, dear friends, not only will this player, the mpion, play 12 of your favorite songs, but its negative ion blaster will clean your face, clear your pores and make you a happier person. Read More

  • Oral B Takes Umbrage at Suggestion that Toothbrushes Can Make You Happy


    LoveHoney is a UK company that sells odd little self-pleasuring devices. For example, they sell something called the Brush Bunny that can fit on top of an electric toothbrush and turns said toothbrush into a masturbation device. Fair enough. No harm, no foul. But LoveHoney suggested that the cap fits on Oral B electric toothbrushes and, as a result, makes Proctor & Gamble lawyers think… Read More

  • Apple In Talks To Launch iTunes Movie Rental Service This Fall

    Apple wants to launch an iTunes film rental service by the fall and is currently discussing the possibility with several Hollywood studios to see that it happens. Reports show that Apple wants to charge $2.99 per 30-day downloadable rental and that the download would be DRM’d “like whoa” (m wording) in order to prevent wily pirates from further distributing the downloaded file. Read More

  • Western Digital Increases Storage On MyBook Drive

    Today, Western Digital announced it will be giving a boost to its MyBook series of external hard drives. You can now get a MyBook World Edition II with two 750GB hard drives, making the total combined storage a staggering 1.5TB. The World Edition II drive can be setup to share contents via its gigabit-ethernet port and can store up to 180 hours of HD video. If you’re looking for… Read More

  • HTC Touch Review: An iPhone It Is Not

    A brief video overview of the HTC Touch
    With Apple’s iPhone quickly approaching its release date, HTC and Microsoft knew they had to squeeze something out to compete. Granted, they’ve been working on this concept for years before they even knew about the iPhone — that’s how the industry works. That said, HTC’s Touch looks to offer big features in a small package… Read More

  • Jobs' Keynote Leaked

    Oh. My. God. His holiness’ keynote is less than four hours away and I can barely contain myself. This supposed keynote outline comes from a German site and we have no idea whether or not it’s true. Will there be anymore iPhone details revealed? Will Leopard be the star of the show? A new iMac perhaps? Well, if this “leaked keynote” is any indication of the things to… Read More

  • Guy Tries to Make Money Off of iPhone Without Pissing Off Apple Lawyers

    Not sure what to make of this Cafepress T-shirt store, but we’re all iPhone all the time here at CG Central (not really) and we respect the efforts of the little guy to make a buck off of the table scraps of good-will cast off by the big guys. So here we have t-shirts that say “Gimme a call on my mobile on June 29.” Yeah, I’m kind of thinking the same thing, but… Read More

  • Sony CR Line: They Gots the CLR! KTHNX


    Looks like we posted a teaser for the new Sony CR line, a set of thin and light notebooks that come in five fancy colors, sangria, cosmopolitan, dove, indigo and dark Tahitian night (actually black). The laptops are aimed at the less techie set and weigh about 5 pounds with a 14-inch display and optical drive. There’s an instant A/V mode for playing back music and moves and it… Read More

  • Play WWDC '07 Bingo!

    Without a doubt, the one thing on everyone’s mind today is WWDC. Instead of being a traditionalist by sitting around and refreshing blogs non-stop, why not enjoy a fun game of Steve Jobs Bingo? This nifty Mac OS X app has a bingo card full of things Stevie J may or may not say or do during his WWDC keynote. You can check off things like “Shows photos from AppleStores” or… Read More

  • Whiny Kid Wants To Keep Playing World of Warcraft After Bedtime

    Since today will probably be a bit slower than normal due to a certain event, I’ve been trying to find some tidbits that might just brighten up your day. Whether you play World of Warcraft or not, you’ll be sure to keel over in laughter when you listen to audio of a kid bitching at his parents about going to bed when he just started a raid. The audio runs about five minutes or so… Read More

  • Never Buy Anything From This Website

    A week or so ago, I posted this DJ mix I made using M-Audio’s Torq Mixlab. To get some of those hot beats, I actually had to pay money for insanely hard-to-find white label DJ remixes, which I didn’t mind in the least bit. I used DJDownload.com, which has a fantastic selection of tracks, an nice UI, good prices, and unrestricted, DRM-free MP3 files. Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Slow and Steady Edition

    Segway Finally Aids Law Enforcement
    CrunchArcade: War Simulations on the Front Line
    Landeez All-Terrain Wheelchair: Exactly What It Sounds Like
    Badonkadonk Tank: Yours for Only $20K
    Beerbot: It Totally Does What You Want Done Most Read More

  • Flash Based Video iPod Put On Ice

    Well, it looks like a flash based video iPod won’t be coming this year after all. It’s no secret that Apple has been planning a flash memory video iPod, but the exact time table has been in question for a very long time. According to Taiwanese memory manufacturers, Apple has placed monthly orders of 20 million 1GB NAND flash memory units for Q3, but they say the MP3 giant… Read More

  • Details Leaked On Palm Treo 800w


    Palm Treo lovers are in for a treat with details emerging about the 800w. Sprint subscribers will be seeing the latest Treo this Q4 and it kicks the 700wx out of the water. So what makes the 800w so special? It surely isn’t WinMo 6 because that’s more of a downfall than anything else. What does make it special is boost up to EV-DO Rev A. speeds, WiFi, GPS, a 320×320… Read More

  • Hrm… Sony Goodness Tomorrow?

    We just spotted this teaser on the Interwebs. Some sort of Sony goodies tomorrow? Maybe an anti-Apple ray? Read More