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  • Pink Zune Confirmed, Just in Time for the 61st Anniversary of the Pilbara Strike of Indigenous Australians

    All your dreams, My Little Pony Fans, have come to fruition. What better way to prove that you and Butterscotch really like your tunes than with a fancy pink Zune for $249 from EB Games. ClicZune dug up the news by apparently visiting the EB Games site, which is definitely a sly bit of newsgathering, and discovered the Pink Zune should drop on May 1, 2007. The Pink Zune, or Pinkie, is a… Read More

  • CrunchGear Tips for Airplane Trips

    Booking flights is one of the most depressing parts of traveling. Those big adventure plans always seem great until you see how much it’s going to cost. But all is not lost. There are several ways to significantly reduce your airline expenditures. And fortunately for you, we’re familiar with more than a few ways to help you realize that goal. Read More

  • Laptop Chiller Pads: Crave Finds The Coolest of the Cool Coolers

    The key to laptops is that they go on top of your lap, thus the name. But as they get more powerful, they get hotter, and anyone who’s spent a good deal of time with a MacBook Pro on their thighs will tell you, it’s not fun. Because of this, laptop coolers have become something of a full-fledged product category, with many manufacturers trying many different ways to keep your… Read More

  • The AudioFile: The Record Shop of the Future

    Ever since Tower Records closed its doors for good late last year, I’ve been wondering about what record stores are going to be like in, say, 10 years’ time. Will they be nothing more than rooms full of self-serve digital music kiosks? People are buying digital music online in droves, and there’s only growth in sight as broadband penetration [eeeww] marches on and new… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Night Visitors Edition

    Proporta Releases Wireless FM Stereo Transmitter
    Have You Found The Easter Eggs In Google Homepages?
    Shooting the Messenger (If the Message is “Wake Up, Jerk”); or, the Glock Clock
    CD Sales Down 20% From 2006
    CG Surfer Edition: Reef Sandals Stash Your Booze And Bills Read More

  • Apple TV's Guts On Display

    So Apple TV is finally out. Is it just us, or did it cause less of a stir than we thought it would? The general consensus is a qualified “Meh,” which we concur with. Does it suck? No. Does it rock? No. It just is, it’s a box that does what it does, and we suppose there’s nothing wrong with that. But what if it’s cooler than Apple is letting on? The Apple TV is like… Read More

  • Crumpler Geek Travel Contest Winner Part Deux

    We have our second winner! After poring through the comments from the past 24 hours, we’ve settled upon one commenter who tickled us beyond the rest. Could it be you? Maybe…. Read More

  • Mac OS X Tiger: Top 12 Security Issues

    “Hi, my name is Peter Ha and I’m a Windows user.” That’s what I used to say at my Windows Anonymous meetings, but now I can proudly say that I’m a Mac user. I made the switch last summer after I moved to NYC and left my PC desktop back on the West Coast. The transition was pretty smooth, but I still have a long ways to go in regards to all the tips and shortcuts. Read More

  • Linksys Wireless Adapter/Finder: It's a Candy Mint And a Breath Mint

    Know what sucks? When you have a really cool idea, like, something that you invent in your head, you get really excited about it, as it’s totally something that fulfills a need. You come up with a product, say a combination of two things into one, and realize you could make a million dollars on it, only to discover that someone else has beaten you to market. This is how I felt when I… Read More

  • Million Dollar Laptop: Notebook for the Super-Idiot Super-Rich

    Dear Millionaires, When I came across the Million Dollar Laptop, I was astounded by the idea that anyone would pay one million dollars for something like this. As near as we can tell, it’s a fairly standard high-end laptop with a slick-looking docking station. Don’t get me wrong, it looks really, really cool, check the video after the jump for a demonstration. I wouldn’t… Read More

  • Best Buy And Apple Cut A Deal

    Truth be told, the last company I expected to strike a deal with Apple was Best Buy. But who am I to judge? In a statement today, Best Buy said that next Tuesday, all 822 stores will have the Apple TV available for purchase. This positions Best Buy to gain some increased sales considering that it’ll be another two weeks before other stores start selling Apple TV units. If you want… Read More

  • Shooting the Messenger (If the Message is "Wake Up, Jerk"); or, the Glock Clock

    We’ve seen more than our share of interesting alarm clocks on the pages of CrunchGear over the months, and there are in fact many that we don’t cover. There are just too damned many. But sometimes we come across clocks with totally unique ways to make us wake up, and we take notice. And if they’re cool enough, we share them here with you. One such clock is the Gun-Operated… Read More

  • Adds Anonymized Phone Numbers to Classified Listings

    Without a doubt, the most popular classified ads site on the Internet is Craigslist. The simple, utilitarian site is a shining example of how the p2p Web can work, and one of the secrets to its success is the anonymization of its users by email forwarding and masking. Many people who wouldn’t want their real email addresses published can use an anonymous, temporary address… Read More

  • Apple TV and the Competitors You Could Have Already Been Using

    I swear sometimes it’s like you people aren’t paying attention. Did you not know that digital media adapters or network media devices have already existed for some time? Could you not wrap your minds around attaching a laptop or desktop to your TV to view Internet content? All of a sudden ’cause Mr. Jobs says it’s OK for you to stream stuff to your TV, you drool and… Read More

  • Motorola RIZR Z3 Hands On Redux

    T-Mobile sent me the RIZR in a plain envelope with no note or box. I slid it out and half-expected Morpheus to call me and warn me of impending Agent encroachment. No such luck. What I did find out, however, is that Motorola still hasn’t lost its mojo and can still pump out a cool phone. Read More

  • Crumpler Geek Travel Contest Update

    One winner is down and the contest chugs on. We still have two Crumpler bags to give away in our Geek Travel Reader Response contest. I’ve been pleased with the influx of comments we’ve had in the past couple of days, I hope they’ll continue after the contest ends. Another winner will be announced tonight. Anyway, if this is the first you’re reading of our Geek… Read More

  • Ron Jeremy: Porn Star, Potential Philatelist, Tech Reviewer The King of Porn and Surreal Life star, Ron Jeremy, is joining the ranks of bloggerdom. The “hairy, chunky, aging porn star” will have his own show on called Techsmart with Ron Jeremy. Who knows what sort of tech stuff he’ll be reviewing, but it’s gonna be hot and funny. I’m sure he’ll have some of his lady… Read More

  • CD Sales Down 20% From 2006

    The future of the CD is not looking good. Last year, 112 million CDs were sold between January 1st and March 18th. This year? A paltry 89 million. Don’t get me wrong. 89 million CDs in three months is still an lot of discs sold. But a 20-percent drop in sales? That says something. The music industry is blaming lackluster sales on the growing demand for digital downloads. I’ll… Read More

  • Guy Goes Off On T-Mobile Dash

    A while back I received a T-Mobile/HTC Dash to play with and truth be told, it wasn’t too exciting. Windows Mobile is just a crappy OS and until it’s redone completely or undergoes a major overhaul, I really don’t plan on using it…or an HTC phone I suppose. Anyways, this 9-minute long video stars The fat Phat Guy going off on a rant about the Dash. Surprisingly though… Read More

  • CG Surfer Edition: Reef Sandals Stash Your Booze And Bills

    If there’s one thing I miss more than surfing everyday back home in sunny California, it’s wearing flip-flops. I really hate wearing shoes. Reef’s are my sandals of choice, hands down. I probably have six pairs and I’m always looking for more. I saw the DRAM the other day and it put a smile on my face because the weather is getting better and the ladies are slowly… Read More