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  • Volkswagen And Sirius Strike Deal

    Looks like Sirius and Volkswagen have successfully completed a deal that will make Sirius Satellite Radio standard in select VWs from 2008 to 2012. The Touareg 2, New Beetle, New Beetle Convertible, GTI, and GLI models will all have Sirius included standard, though you’ll still have to shell out the monthly bucks for a subscription to the service. Thankfully, VW includes a 3-month… Read More

  • Video Game Addiction Not Real, Not Yet At Least


    An actual addict So all this talk about video games possibly being addictive, yeah, it’s all nonsense. Well, so far it is. Whereas the American Medical Association was prepared to discuss classifying video game addiction as an actual, treatable disease, people left, right and center cried foul and the issue issue has now been sent to the “further-research-is-necessary” dustbin. Read More

  • The ATM Turns 40 Today

    Today, we must pay homage to a device we take for granted on a daily basis. The Automatic Teller Machine turns 40 years old today and did you know that it started out across the pond before making its way to the US? Creator Shepherd Barron got the idea while sitting in a bathtub, idly pondering how he could get his own cash anywhere in the world or UK. He got the idea of the ATM from a… Read More

  • Samsung SGH-F210: Sexy AND Small

    Though it could be a few million years before we see this Samsung cellie hit US shores, it’s still a hella cool phone with some radical design. The SGH-F210 was unveiled in CommunicAsia this week and the response has been phenomenal. It sort of looks like one of the newer Sony Walkman MP3 players on the market, except much more badass. Features in this small package include tri-band GSM… Read More

  • Leopard Roadmap: Feature Complete By August, Gold Late September

    The WWDC build of Leopard is all over the Internet and judging by the numerous, illicitly obtained screenshots and video walkthroughs, you can tell it’s still a little rough around the edges. Apple will look to rectify this in the next several months, finishing up development in early September. The Leopard development roadmap has allegedly leaked online, so we can give you a… Read More

  • Samsung Now Shipping 64GB SSD

    This morning, Samsung announced it would begin shipping its new 1.8-inch 64GB SSD. That’s 64GB of porn data that can be accessed very quickly. Some of the features that make this SSD pop include faster startup times, skip-proof data protection, since there’s no moving parts, and extended product life. It also uses less power, meaning there’s no need to scoop up that 600W… Read More

  • Nintendo Possibly Worth More Than Sony

    Over the weekend, a lot of reports hit sites like Digg saying that Nintendo was now worth more than Sony in terms of market value. Looking at the numbers, it still seems Sony is ahead with 6.64 trillion yen versus Nintendo’s 6.3 trillion yen. With the extremely popular Wii and DS systems selling like hotcakes, it’s no wonder why Nintendo is doing so well. As fantastic as this… Read More

  • PSP Has Untapped Power, That's Why It Stinks: WipEout Dev

    It’s no secret that Sony’s PSP isn’t quite the hit the company had wanted it to be. Now, you can blame the unqualified success of Nintendo DS as why the PSP hasn’t taken off, or, like the director for WipEout Pulse, you can blame lazy developers. Pulse recently called upon PSP developers to do more with the system—it can play MP3s right out of the box, so why… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Toybox Edition

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  • What AT&T Retail Employees Will Be Doing On June 29

    I know everyone is sick of everything iPhone, but we’ll do our best to refrain from posting every little tidbit of news this week. But I can’t promise anything because manufacturers seem a tad scared to release anything this coming week. This here leaked document describes a few of the duties that retail employees will be given on launch day. The only reason I’m bothering to… Read More

  • All The Leopard You Could Ask For

    http://admin.brightcove.com/destination/player/player.swf Stacks Like many of you, I’ve chosen to refrain from downloading the leaked Leopard Beta because I’d rather wait for the full-fledged version to be released before pirating it. (DISCLAIMER: We do not endorse piracy!) Anyways, the demo given at WWDC just didn’t whet my appetite and I’m sure most of you will agree. Read More

  • Chumby: We Want One, So Do You

    Less than 1 year ago a startup called Chumby began handing small squeezable Internet-ready devices at the Foo Con in Sebastopol, Cal. Recently, they have begun prepping the final version, which features some updated specs and features. This small alarm-clock-type thing packs a 350MHz CPU, 32MB RAM, 64MB flash ROM, Wi-Fi, 320×240 3.5-inch touchscreen LCD, speakers, audio output, microphone and… Read More

  • PatentMonkey: NEC Gets Cell Phone Smart File Downloading Patent

    Apple notes it is the only player one of two players in WiFi enabled smart phones offering expanded reach when cell coverage is, well, not so good. This week, NEC was issued a related patent on wirelessly downloading files by selecting between cellular or WiFi networks reminding us that the iPhone is going to launch with so many cool features, and will most happily step on some toes in… Read More

  • Insane Laptop: Alienware m9750

    Looks like Alienware will never stop out-doing itself. This bad boy comes packed with up to two 512MB GeForce Go 7950’s using SLI and a slew of Core 2 Duos to pick from. Other options include a pair of 200GB HDD’s in RAID 0 for a total of 400 gigs of media-storing power. The 17-inch 1920×1200-resolution LCD is also sure to impress. Integrated b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth 2.0… Read More

  • Apple Has A Sense Of Humor

    Check out this image from Cupertino’s newest OS, Leopard. Looks like it popped up when the user tried to connect to a Windows share. Can you spot the funny? We can only imagine the stifled giggles that were brought on by this screen shot. Windows share as seen by Mac OS X Leopard [via Digg] Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Hai readerz, 1nce agen it is tyme fer teh be$t commenturs. Johnal ‘s thoughts on the format war put him in first. Good job man, did you get that TV yet? As far as I can tell, the focus was never really on whether this would have a huge impact on revenue derived from HD DVD rentals. Read More

  • Don't Think The iPhone Will Appeal To Business Folk?

    It remains to be seen whether or not business users will be breaking their crackberry addictions when the iPhone launches next week, but a couple of features could sway you at the last minute. I know a few of you have asked us to cease and desist all coverage of the iPhone from here on out, but hey, there’s nothing else worth telling you about. The iPhone will ship with the standard OS X… Read More

  • Safari Beta Upgrades to 3.0.2

    Apple hopes that Safari will become the next big thing, which we applaud them for, but they sure have a long way to go before IE and Firefox need to worry. Apple quickly upgraded Safari to 3.0.1 for Windows after a few exploits had been found within the first 24 hours of release. Being in Beta we expect upgrades to come fast and furious. The following changes have been addressed for both Mac OS… Read More

  • PSP Firmware Update Unleashes Full CPU Potential

    Many of us were under the impression that the PSP’s firmware upgrade to 3.5 only allowed remote access to PS3s, but there was some speculation going around that it had also unleashed the CPU’s full potential. Rumors are fun and all, but hard facts make everyone feel warm and fuzzy. Sony has now officially confirmed that the firmware upgrade, has indeed, unleashed the full potential… Read More

  • Vista: Most Secure OS, Pigs Fly

    Based on an incredibly long article from eWeek, Microsoft’s own security strategy director Jeff Jones has concluded that Vista is the least vulnerable OS. Jones says that Vista has only had 12 publicly known exploits compared to 129 in Red Hat Enterprise, 29 in Ubuntu, and 16 in OS X. Analysts argue that these results are based on Vista’s limited deployment and the fact that… Read More