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  • Motorola Sales Not RIZNG

    Bad news for all you INVSTRS out there: Motorola sales are sinking and it’s not subtle. The telecom giant has posted a loss of a whopping $181 million for Q1 alone. Decreasing sales of mobile handsets contributed greatly as sales have declined 15% to only $5.4 billion. I’m really surprised Motorola didn’t see this coming. You can only keep releasing the same slimmed down… Read More

  • HD-DVD Sprints Ahead

    The war between Blu-Ray and HD-DVD is officially back on. Toshiba has announced that over 100,000 HD-DVD players have been sold in the US. Oddly enough, Toshiba’s numbers don’t include the Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive add-on, which is one of the most popular selling HD-DVD players on the market. This means that Blu-Ray is slipping behind and better start coming up with some new… Read More

  • Apple Fined Over Air Quality Violation

    Apple is no stranger to fines and lawsuits, but the latest is a bit out of left-field. Back in April of 2006, Apple’s Elk Grove facility was using their backup generator for non-emergency use. Not just for a few hours mind you, but almost a whole week. As a result, Jobs & Co. will cough up $43,200 in fines as part of a settlement between Apple and the Sacramento Metropolitan Air… Read More

  • Cellphone Ads Coming Sooner Than You Think (And Want)

    Odds are you’re already carrying the one device that advertisers have been waiting for since the industry’s inception. Your cellphone, says BusinessWeek, will become a personalized billboard of sorts, with companies big and small texting you information about their products. What’s more, since many cellphones all have some sort of GPS capability built-in, advertisers will be… Read More

  • Only 244 Copies of Vista Sold in China

    Microsoft sold a whopping 244 genuine copies of Windows Vista in China during its first two weeks of availability. (It sold some 20 million copies of the OS in its first month of availability globally.) So either no one in China uses Microsoft operating systems, or they do a whole lot of piracy over there. My guess is it’s the latter. Original Article in Japanese [Plus D via SQLSpace] Read More

  • Why Video Games Don't Cause Violence

    We very rarely cover current, non-tech events on this site, simply because they don’t often overlap with our mission to bring tech news to a broad audience. However, I’ve decided to post on the various reactions to the Virginia Tech shooting from pundits who blame violent behavior on video games. Read More

  • New Zune Features On May 1?

    The Microsoft Zune may see new features announced at a digital entertainment conference next month. Wooo! It seems the Zune’s director of music marketing is scheduled to discuss “exciting updates on developments in Microsoft’s new innovative device” on May 1. What exactly are these “developments” pertaining to Microsoft’s “innovative” device? Read More

  • Sony Casts Doubt On VR PS3 Controller

    So the Sony VR glove patent that had the world abuzz a few days ago may not ever come out. Sony had a chat with Next Generation and said that the patent filing is simply part of what Sony has to do every time it comes up with a new idea. Just because it filed the patent doesn’t mean it has any intention of actually coming out with the device. This really shouldn’t come as any… Read More

  • TurboTax Fails on Tax Day: Bloops!

    The TurboTax forums lit up yesterday as hundreds of frustrated filers tried to press submit but only got server capacity issues. Hrmmm… the IRS only allows e-filing through CPAs or certain web services and those web services fail dismally. Sounds like the efficiency of the private sector at work! A typical post? Okay, so the deadline has come and gone and I still cannot get my filings to… Read More

  • Xilt Controller Mod Gives Xbox 360 Wii-like Controls, Superpowers

    Before the end of the month you should be able to add Wiimote-like motion-sensing to the Xbox 360’s controller called Xilt. It’s a mod that’s said to install in as little as 10 minutes (only seven wires are needed) and was built “from the ground up” to ensure maximum flexibility. Yeah, info… not so much. Still, it’ll work with both wired and… Read More

  • Steve Rubel Apologizes for Saying He Doesn't Read PC Mag


    Louderback counters with a right and it looks like the fight is OVEEERRRRRRR! GRRR! Tech press fight! Steve Rubel, a blogger and PR ninja for Edelman, wrote that he doesn’t read the dead-tree version of PC Magazine and just throws that noise in the tee-rash when it lands on his doorstep. Then Jim Louderback, EIC of PC Mag is all like “WAT? PERV! BAN HIM FRM IRC!” and Steve… Read More

  • Korea's LG Prada Has DMB-TV, Europe's Doesn't

    While Europe already has the LG Prada phone, LG’s homeland of Korea had to wait until today to see its official announcement. For its home market, LG adds support for DMB-TV, digital TV broadcasts that Korea just loves to pieces. That explains the big antenna seen here. Other than that, the specs are the same as the Euro Prada: 3-inch touchscreen, 2-megapixel camera, etc. Read More

  • Free* Reality Bedding for CG Readers

    Do you like beds? Do you like bedding? Do you like pictures of ladies kissing? Well, you’re in luck because Reality Bedding is offering free — all you pay is shipping — XL/Full Size bedding from a special promo site. The bedding features a specially printed image by photographer Tanya Chalkin and, if you play your cards right, will be the only women on your bed until you move… Read More

  • Google Phone: Here Before The End of 2007?

    Stop living your life for just a second because we have a possible release date for the rumored Google Phone: late 2007. Supposedly the phone will be manufactured by HTC (they make the Dash, among others), which will have more than one million Google Phones (GPhones?) by the end of the year. This news comes to us by way of DigiTimes, the Taiwanese tech-oriented newspaper that often gets… Read More

  • BlackBerry Outage Kills Three, Causes Mass Firing of F*cking Stupid Executive Assistants


    I need my email. Do you hear me? I need my email! At about 5PM PDT last night, RIM’s push mail servers seemingly failed and created a mass outage in the “Western hemisphere,” leaving hundreds of men in chinos and shirts with their company name stitched above the breast pocket aghast and potentially causing multiple heart attacks and angry calls to the Help Desk to… Read More

  • The Proud Interplay of Journalistic Spirit: Smashing a Camera Phone

    We at CG like to explore all facets of any particular issue and, as a result, we are open to comments and, more importantly, intelligent video commentary by our readership. Luckily, YouTube isn’t just for kitten movies: it also allows for the sort of pithy commentary on the news of the day that we come to expect from the bathroom stalls at Wayne’s Hog Pit on Route 40. Speak, muses… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Bike Race Edition

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  • Xbox 360 Portable Display


    Peripheral manufacturer Hori has announced the Compact TFT Monitor EX. It’s a 12.1-inch monitor that can display 720p via an RGB connector. It also includes stereo speakers and a headphone jack. It might still weigh 30-pounds and not be, well, very portable, but this LCD attachment for the Xbox 360 could be the most portable the system is going to get. You can get yours this July for… Read More

  • Indoor Fitness: Making the Most of the Great Indoors

    Ideally we’d all live on a beach and spend our days taking in some rays. Unfortunately even when the sun is shinning there are times when we’re trapped inside. Quality of life can be affected by stale air, limited space and bad weather. But a good work out can help can change your mood. For those times when the sun isn’t shinning outside there are ways to stay fit, feel… Read More

  • More Insight Into Leopard Delay

    Yeah, yeah, we know already know that Mac OS X 10.5—Leopard to you and me—has been delayed until October. And we kinda know that the delay is because of the iPhone. But what does that even mean? A Silicon Valley analyst has surmised that the iPhone is so complicated to that, last minute, Apple had to pull a bunch of developers off Leopard to help work out some of the… Read More