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  • Game Over, Mario…RIP

    <div class="center" OMG, OMG, OMG!!! Poor Mario couldn’t control his mushroom addiction and he goes on a drug induced rampage through Brooklyn and…I can’t, it’s too painful. This is what happens when you’re on your last life and the drugs take over. Don’t do drugs, kids. Read More

  • Fujitsu Santa Rosa Laptops Coming Soon

    Some recently released documents on the FCC site have shed new light on the new Santa Rosa-based Fujitsu laptops, but it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles you’d expect. The E-series lifebook gets an upgrade ala E8410/8490 with a Core 2 Duo T7700 2.40 GHz chip and 15.4-inch WUXGA/WSXGA or WXGA display. The A6020 laptop gets an upgrade with the same specs and is now the A6030. Read More

  • Major Zune Announcement on Monday!

    Big news coming out of iLounge about a new Zune being announced on Monday. That’s not a typo, folks. I did say iLounge. Details about what might be coming out of Redmond are skimp, but rumors have been going around about a flash-based Zune for some time. Nothing to lose sleep over, but we’ll keep our ears to ground anyway. New Zune on Monday? [iLounge] Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Just Married Edition

    The AudioFile: Gadget-On-Gadget Love
    Coach Signature Stripe iPod Case
    Ole! Cinco De Mayo Dip Tray Commemorates Mexican Victory, Cheese
    Car Costumes Make This Cynic Sick
    Give Your Momma A Zune Contest Is Over Read More

  • Belkin Supports Boobs

    Belkin announced today the launch of two products benefiting the fight against breast cancer. It has pledged 10 percent of the proceeds from a new pink iPod nano Sport Armband and the “Hope” Remix Metal Nano case. Belkin will give a minimum of $100,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The items will be available on May 6 for $30 each. Here is your opportunity to wear pink and not… Read More

  • Portable DirecTV Unit Available Now; Includes Power, TV

    I live in an apartment. It is a nice apartment with great views of most of Seattle, from the Downtown all the way up to the U-District and even the Freemont Bridge. Sadly, like many apartment dwellers, I’m limited to cable TV. My building has strict rules against DirecTV-style mini dishes. The manager says it’s about decor, we think it’s more to do with the heft discount… Read More

  • Fujitsu Siemens Pocket LOOX N100 Review

    Smaller, lighter, better, is the mantra for the new category of ultra portable multi-function GPS devices. While portable GPS systems aren’t new, manufacturers are expanding the category by cramming in new features. Fujitsu Siemens Pocket LOOX N100 certainly fits that bill, if only somewhat. The difficulty is providing a feature-set that appeals to a broad audience and a user interface… Read More

  • Windows Media 6 Upgrade Now Available for T-Mobile Dashers

    Just a quick note: If you use a T-Mobile Dash you should head over to the T-Mobile WM Upgrade page and download the free Windows Mobile 6 package. While it doesn’t fix all of WinMo’s issues (it’s still Windows), it goes a long way to make it more usable and intuitive. And it’s free. We like free. Make sure to do a sync and a complete back up of your Dash, because… Read More

  • CrunchGear HiFi Reader Response Closes

    Today is the day — for selecting the winners of our CrunchGear HiFi Reader Response contest. The two lucky very lucky winners will each receive a brand new Sansa Connect courtesy of SanDisk. And so, without further delay, the winners are: Read More

  • Mighty Apple, Inc. is Most Innovative Company of the Year Says BusinessWeek

    Now that I know I can’t say anything bad about Apple, it gives me great pride to say that BusinessWeek just proclaimed Apple the most innovative company for the year 2007. All hail Steve Jobs, who makes only $1 in salary per year because he’s so generous. With the iPod now having achieved “Q-Tip”-like penetration and a streaming media solution (which have never existed… Read More

  • YouTube to Start Paying Certain Users for Their Videos

    Pass Google’s vigorous test and you might start getting paid for all of your uploaded YouTube videos. Everyday users, perhaps even including Internet super megastar lonelygirl15, stand to benefit from a program that Google hopes will encourage users to upload more and better clips to the site. For once, the creators of user-generated content will be compensated for making all these… Read More

  • AT&T/Cingular Says No Deep Linking. Whaaa!?

    Remember the Web as it was in the 1990s? We were all getting our feet wet, figuring out how it was going to work. This is part of what makes the Web so powerful, the fact that it’s always evolving. One thing that keeps the motor running is unrestricted linking. You can link to any story on this blog, and we can link to any story on your site. We don’t have to like what you link to… Read More

  • Ole! Cinco De Mayo Dip Tray Commemorates Mexican Victory, Cheese

    Cinco de Mayo (The Fifth of May) is a Mexican celebration which commemorates the victory of Mexican forces led by General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin over the French occupational forces of Mexico. What a better way to celebrate this holiday than with a heated nacho tray? The tray is $18.74 from Target and will keep your nachos and dip warm. Nacho lovers will love the electric Chip and Dip tray… Read More

  • Top Five PSP Mods That Don't Involve Throwing It Out

    Check your calendar. Yes, it’s a Friday, also known as “we need a list of something”-day on the Web. Today’s, care of TechEBlog (they’re good at these lists), is the Top Five PSP Mods. While I say the best PSP mod is the one where you throw it in the garbage and hate yourself for paying full price, apparently there’s a few other ones as well. This one… Read More

  • Breaking: Packard Bell Still in Business, Making GPS Units

    I was supposed to write about these nifty GPS units just announced by Packard Bell, but in researching my story I came across something more noteworthy: Packard Bell is still a company. Formed in LA in the mid 1920s, PB became notorious in the late 1980s through the late 1990s as manufacturer of the crappiest PCs in the world. Indeed, Packard Bell started the trend eMachines would later take… Read More

  • Car Costumes Make This Cynic Sick

    When I first came across the “car costumes”, I was confused. Then I saw the photograph, and I was aghast. They are, sadly, exactly what they sound like: costumes for your hoopty. The first one of you pukes I see sporting one of these on your ride gets to find out what a blogger’s roadrage can be like. All that taser stuff we write about? We keep the demo units, pal. The thing… Read More

  • Moving Day for Mario?

    Employees at Nintendo of America were told on Thursday that the company would be relocating. Game Informer Online is reporting that employees were told that they would have to decide by June 1st whether or not they would be willing to relocate or accept a severance package, and that the new offices would be opened as early as this fall. Both San Francisco and New York were pointed as being… Read More

  • Disney Creates MySpace for Kids, Invents "Network Branding"

    I’d imagine that being a sexual predator of little kids is tough. You’ve got Jonny Law always breathing down your neck, watchdog groups acting as vigilantes, and local news crews looking to make you their next top story. Disney apparently feels your pain, as its developing a social network a not-just-another-social network specifically for the under-14 crowd. While we see the logic… Read More

  • Podcast is Up and It's Fabulous

    Our own Seth Porges saved the day last Wednesday when he chatted with Karen Salmansohn of Be Happy, Dammit. He went through some of our latest and greatest from our Fittness by Crunchgear week. Podcast Page Read More

  • Video: Intel Imagines Our Future, Will Be Run By UMPCs That Let Me Be Me

    This is Intel’s vision of the future, a future where it powers UMPCs that run our lives. In this truly Orwellian vision, meetings can be changed at a moment’s notice, we can get directions while driving to Some Place (while still listening to Beethoven, since there’s been no authentic cultural developments in the future) and check all the late breaking developments while at… Read More