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  • This WoW Thing Is Big With the Kids

    http://www.g4tv.com/lv/15576 Minesweeper MMO? Excel MMO? Cats? What wonders will the folks in the gaming industry offer us next? G4 took MMO mania to its next logical level. Clip: Excel the MMO [Kotaku] Read More

  • FragFX Offers PC Styled Control for PS3

    No amount of auto-aim or assistance can help set in our way gamers like me with first-person shooters on a console. Trying to run and gun is next to impossible, and I’m one of those types that take weeks to complete games like Resistance: Fall of Man for the PlayStation 3. This is partially because I suck, but also because the controls really suck. But now the playing field is being… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Sky Rockets in Flight Edition

    Chapit Helper Robot Reminds You of How Lonely You Are
    GPS System Helps Blind People Mosey Around Town
    SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon 1 Rocket
    Travel For Geeks: The Accessories
    Cali Lewis <3s CrunchGear Read More

  • Motorola Z3 RIZR on T-Mobile Hands On

    http://s86.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid86.photobucket.com/albums/k90/crunchgear/March%202007/81132388.flv Well, it’s official. The Motorola RIZR, the company’s diminutive RAZR-alike, is out on T-Mobile and it’s pretty cool. I’ve been using it for the past week and I’m pleased to say it’s quite a phone with a very solid fit and finish, great… Read More

  • SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon 1 Rocket

    Privately owned space exploration company SpaceX moments ago successfully launched its Falcon 1 rocket. The rocket was developed entirely by SpaceX. According to company founder Elon Musk, who previously co-founded Zip2 and PayPal, the Falcon 1’s success will drive the cost of space access down “ultimately by a factor of 10.” Read More

  • Cali Lewis

    or whoever sponsors her. Rarely, if ever, will it give you cancer. NOTE: The audio issues were my fault because I was a big gimp and didn’t record my side right. GBTV | John Biggs from CrunchGear.com [GeekBrief] Read More

  • Google Closes Adscape Deal, Plans Google Ads for Games

    Google today confirmed that it has acquired in-game adhouse Adscape Media, though it didn’t give up much other detail, including terms and prices. Google is aggressive with its ads, as that’s the only real revenue the search giant has, and if you think they’re ubiquitous now, wait until the merger is complete. Adscape has several key patents, this acquisition is all about IP. Read More

  • Hitachi Launches HDTVs with DVR, Removable Media

    Hitachi is taking a page out of the Apple rumor book, launching a series of widescreen HDTVs with built-in DVRs, cutting out the pesky Tivo middleman. The idea itself is nothing new, having a DVR and HD tuner built-in to the TV set makes sense. What makes these Hitachi’s notable, however, is that the DVR’s discs are removable. Granted, the discs are in Hitachi’s own iVDR… Read More

  • CrunchGear's Geek Travel Contest by Crumpler


    It’s that time again again, the triumphant return of the Reader Response contest format. This time it’s a contest in conjunction with our Travel for Geeks feature series and, as always, there are some fabulous prizes. What kind of prizes you ask? Read More

  • Palm Buyout Reaching Conclusion; Future Still Uncertain

    , and a couple of private equity firms have entered the fray, and the rumors are that things will finish up this week. Nokia wants the Treo name recognition, and Motorola wants a decent foothold in the smartphone market (the Q is not that). Sadly, if one of these companies gets Palm, we see them absorbing our favorite smartphone maker instead of propping it up. That’s why we, like… Read More

  • Travel For Geeks: The Accessories


    The CG staff travels a lot for work reasons and our own Mike Kobrin put together a tasty selection of gear he likes to travel with for work, but we didn’t want to stop there. After all, travel gives us geeks an excuse to buy more-mobile versions of things we already own, hunt for new solutions to travel problems we didn’t know we had and feel like giants when we use our… Read More

  • Real Life Magazine Confirms Black Xbox 360's Existence, Here in Late April

    So the black Xbox 360 rumor is as old as the day is long, but now it looks like an actual, reputable publication (with sources and everything!) has confirmed its existence. April’s Game Informer says that we can expect a black Xbox 360 with a 120GB hard drive and built-in HDMI out in late April for $479. So that means, compared to the current premium edition, you’ll be paying $80… Read More

  • Sony EU Playstation 3 Compatibility List

    Recently, I reported that Europeans would not be getting a PS2 Emotion Engine chip inside their PS3s thanks to Sony trying to cut costs. Now that Sony has pissed off a bunch of Europeans, it’s now launching a PR campaign to try to rectify the situation to the best of its ability. A list that shows which PS2 games will be compatible has been released on the web for all to see. The… Read More

  • Chapit Helper Robot Reminds You of How Lonely You Are

    You’ve got to be pretty damn lonely to need a robot for a friend, but that’s what Japan’s Raytron is hoping for when you see Chapit. Chapit is a tiny robot that looks like a cross between Honda’s Asimo and a cookie jar. Not only does it provide you with no questions asked companionship, but it’ll actually help around the house, too. Things like turning on and off… Read More

  • Epson's R-D1 Digital Camera: Old Schoolio, Only For Foolios

    Epson’s retro-looking R-D1 digital camera, originally released way back in in 2004, just received a slight upgrade. Crazy! It now has a 6.1-megapixel sensor (that’s it? I’ve seen cellphones with more than that) and lost some weight, now weighing a slim 5.7-ounces. So yeah, it’s probably not the best camera out there right now, but you’re essentially just paying… Read More

  • Now We're Cooking With iPods

    Just the other day I was praying to the iPod gods for an under-cabinet multimedia player to accommodate my iPod in the kitchen. Shazam! Philips has announced the DCD778 Docking Entertainment System for iPods, DVD, (S)VCD, MP3-CD, CD-RW and Picture CDs. The entertainment hub features an 8.5-inch widescreen LCD, built-in ATSC/NTSC TV tuner, digital FM/AM tuner, two 2-inch speakers, wireless… Read More

  • Toshiba HD DVD May Gain Market Share With Lowered MSRP

    Lately, Blu-Ray seems to be lurching ahead with increased sales and growing appeal. But come April 1st, the tables may turn for Sony and its next-gen format. According to several retailers who posted on the AVS Forums, Toshiba will be updating its MSRP on the HD-A2 HD-DVD Player to $399, the HD-A20 to $499, and the HD-XA2 to $799. These new prices (especially the A2’s) should lure in… Read More

  • On Vista UAC: Come On, Already! Be Nice! Gosh!

    Lies! Lies! Lies! George Ou of ZDNet is sick — sick! — of those commercials where John Hodgman, playing a PC with Vista, has to “Cancel or Allow” everything. He’s disgusted. In fact, Vista’s User Account Control is great and anyone who says any different doesn’t understand that Vista is great. Read More

  • Panasonic and the Tale of the Three Noise Canceling Headphones

    Yet another pair of noise canceling headphones about to hit stores, this time from Panasonic. Actually, make that three pairs of headphones, the HC500, HC150 and HC30. The HC500 does the best job of eliminating unwanted external sounds, supposedly getting rid of 92 percent of them. The other two only manage to get rid of 75 percent. (Which is still better the Bose in-ear headphonesI looked at… Read More

  • Treo 750 Running WinMo6

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=7772038415366662699&hl=en I’m really feeling diminishing returns on all the the WinMo6 coverage — I want a smartphone OS that works, damn it, and nothing seems to be on the horizon. Even WinMo6 seems to be more of the same. However, Mobility Today has a hands on with the Treo 750 running Microsoft’s latest and it looks… Read More