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  • T-Mobile Replacing MDA With Wing (Possibly)

    Most likely due to the fact that no one cared about the device, T-Mobile has started to do away with the MDA. As a replacement, the T-Mobile Wing (aka HTC P4350) will take over full-QWERTY/PDA duties, featuring the brand spankin’ new Windows Mobile 6.0. MyMobile911 reports that the device will have a spring-loaded sliding keypad, the same screen at the Cingular 8525, and a blue… Read More

  • New Day, New Apple TV Ad

    Seriously. Apple marketing folks know how to push all the right buttons. Look at the signifiers in this: Jack Black, lovable underdog. The iMac: beautiful computer that no one owns but the audience wants. The house: California ranch with lots of light. Then you hit the TV in a nice spacious living room and there’s Jack Black again, rocking out. Pull back, show the box in all its… Read More

  • Halo 3 Beta Hits Xbox Live on May 16

    The semi-closed Halo 3 demo will be available on Xbox Live on May 16. (At 8 a.m. EDT, to be exact.) The demo consists of three medium- to large-scale multi-player maps and will only be available to people who already signed up for it last year or for people who purchase a specially marked copy of the game Crackdown. The full game is expected to go on sale in the fall and pretty much… Read More

  • CrunchGear Boooring Edition: Dell Axes The Axim

    Look at that headline! So much humor contained in such a small sentence! Anyways, yesterday Dell announced that it would no longer be producing its Axim line of PDAs and the company has no further plans to do a follow-up product. If were like every other site on the net, we’d give you the history of the Axim, but CrunchGear cuts straight through the bull to deliver the facts you want. Read More

  • Donkey Kong – Post-It Note Edition

    Bored UCSC Engineering Students + 6400 Post-It Notes = A delightful Donkey Kong scene on a window. End of transmission. UCSC Engineering Building Attacked By Giant Gorilla [UCSC.edu] Read More

  • The Great Skype Contest of 2007, Day 2


    Alright, friends, as of 9AM EST, we’re no longer accepting “SkypeMe” subject lines. Now you’ll have to scour our posts for the next secret subject line. Yesterday’s winner is Dan K. who, to recap, will receive: Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Accost Edition

    Lacoste Gets Jiggy With The Second Life Crowd
    $600 Swarovski-encrusted Nintendo DS Lites
    Rumor: Red Zune to Include Exclusive Sports Content
    Real Life Link Shield Deflects Nerf Weapons, Girls
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  • Western D Lays Out Media Drives for Media Devices

    How much porn are you downloading? Collectively speaking, enough for major hard drive manufacturers like Western Digital to develop drives targeted towards your bad habits. The venerable manufacturer has released a line of Serial ATA drives in capacities from 80 to 500 GB made specifically for DVRs and Media Centers to play back and record tons and tons of digital content. WD has increased… Read More

  • Real Pix of Real Xbox TID For Real

    Using an analog joystick to type out “LOL U R TARDD” on your Xbox to your buddy across town sucks. Vince earlier today clued you in on Microsoft’s remedy to this situation, the QWERTY TID for Xbox. While it looks cool as a product render, you’re a gear head, you like photos of physical, tangible gear, so here’s some porn for ya, gearperv. Pictures of text input… Read More

  • Rumor: Red Zune to Include Exclusive Sports Content

    . What got my attention was the whispers we’ve been hearing about some sort of “sports package” for the Zune. When I pinged Cesar over at Zune Insider Friday night, he said he couldn’t talk, he was off the clock. No problem, if I can’t get info via the official channel, I’ll just see what I can get from my network of MS spies. And I landed something cool. Read More

  • Anti-Piracy WinDVD Patch Looms

    Pssst, hey, video pirate, come here. I got a tip for ya. See, it seems that Corel, maker of the InterVideo’s WinDVD software, is pushing a mandatory update for the program. They don’t like the fact that you’ve been using it to rip Blu-Ray and HD-DVD discs and bypassing the AACS protection. They’re here to put an end to your game, see, and your vid-ripping ways. And… Read More

  • Real Life Link Shield Deflects Nerf Weapons, Girls


    This one goes the cosplayers in the audience (you know who your are). It’s a full-sized replica of Link’s Hylian Shield. Manufactured by True Swords, its been designed to parry the mightiest of blows from you foe’s Styrofoam weapons. And when you’re not using it for preventing your throat from getting slit feel safe in knowing that it’s keeping a constant vigil… Read More

  • 'Gears of War' Multiplayer Update

    . In addition changes to the game’s multiplayer, several other tweaks have been implemented as well: VGA Cable Support: Monitor resolution widths greater than or equal to 1280 now render as letterbox. In particular VGA users running at 1280×1024 will now see the game in full 720p (1280×720) resolution in letterboxed form. Adjusted Assassination Multiplayer Gametype: Leader… Read More

  • Introducing CrunchGear.com/Gear

    We here at CrunchGear understand your pain. You’re an early adopter, you have loads of junk lying around, and you need somewhere to buy and sell cool gadgetry without the hassle of scammers and spammers. Introducing CrunchGear.com/gear. This new service uses Edgeio’s classified ads serving technology to propagate your CG/gear listings all over the Interweb and costs $2 per item. Read More

  • HD Video Sales Still Slow


    This data might be a little biased — it was commissioned by Sony — but according to a Nielsen VideoScan Blu-Ray is outselling HD DVD by 9 to 2, with only The Departed in the HD video top ten. Among the numbers revealed: as of March 18, VideoScan put the cumulative number of Blu-ray titles sold since the format’s inception at 844,000 units, versus HD DVD at… Read More

  • Timex TX: Takes a Licking, Doesn't Look Like a $9.99 Drug Store Watch

    Watch geeks, rejoice. That vaunted name in timekeeping, Timex, is creating a new line of high-end, $500 watches. The 300 series has a perpetual calendar, the 500 series has a second time zone, and 700 series has a stopwatch, second time zone, and compass. They will also be introducing mechanical watches for the snobs out there. This is really a great move for Timex. Citizen and Seiko are… Read More

  • VideoGames > Girls

    Do you like your Sixaxis more than sex? Resistance rather than human companionship? SuperNES instead of showering? Well, here’s a video for you along with a clever little riff on Doom II being like a horrible ex-girlfriend. How dating my ex was like playing DOOM II on nightmare mode [Mingle] Read More

  • Lone, Crackpot Inventor Gets Big Military Contract for Helihovercraft

    In the annals of sci-fi and, in fact, history, it’s the lone inventor, toiling away in his basement, who discovers amazing insights and is ignored, tragically, by the general public. Luckily, Geoff Hatton got the word out before aliens/zombies/ninjas could attack the President. Hatton’s project, a hovercraft/helicopter platform that can fly at an almost unlimited height and offers… Read More

  • Lacoste Gets Jiggy With The Second Life Crowd

    First off, forgive me for saying the word Jiggy. Now, apparently this game/Second Life/whatever you call it is getting really big. One of my favorite clothing companies, Lacoste, has struck a deal with Linden Labs to create a virtual modeling contest. Alligator & Co. are looking for 100 “remarkable” avatars to appear in Second Life and model Lacoste clothing. Six of the… Read More

  • Akimbo Courts PC Users, NHL Fans


    Most video-content companies are concentrating on getting their stuff off your computer and onto your TV. Akimbo was already on TVs, however, and is now working on getting that content onto your PC. The company announced today that its Internet video-on-demand service will be available next week in beta release for Windows XP and Vista-based PCs. Akimbo already made it possible for users to… Read More