• Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX37

    Overview In my never-ending search for a high image quality compact digital camera, I came across the Panasonic DMC-FX37. This little compact caught my eye with its long list of premium features and tiny footprint. It’s got a wide-angle Leica lens, image stabilization, 720p HD video recording, and a 4x zoom. That’s a pretty compelling list of features for such a small… Read More

  • Free Comic Book Day!

    Head on down to your local comic book shop and pick up some FREE comic books! It’s that time of the year again – first Saturday in May – so hurry it up. But before you do, watch this video from Wolverine on the importance of comic books. Read More

  • BlackBerry Curve 8520 aka Gemini spotted in the wild

    The key new features of the Gemini based on these images appears to be the addition of an optical trackpad and a rubberized body. The main function keys are now integrated with the screen for a more streamline look. But it’s still an EDGE device despite the optical trackball that will eventually make its way to other RIM devices. via CrackBerry Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Glamor Edition

    Is it time to buy a new Swiss Army Knife?
    Japanese company sells air-conditioned bed
    Crocheted White Album vinyl: the perfect addition to a Beatlemaniac’s couch Read More

  • Is it time to buy a new Swiss Army Knife?

    The last 50 years have been a mixed bag for the Swiss Army Knife. Computers, phones, and generally not-knife-fixable objects have pervaded our lives and the relevance of a multitool has been reduced. They’ve adapted marvelously, however, offering flashlights and USB drives included in their tools. And really, if you don’t at least have one of these things stored away somewhere… Read More

  • Japanese company sells air-conditioned bed

    Weird Tokyo-based startup Kuchofuku [JP] and major trading company Itochu have developed a mattress of a very special kind: Just in time for the summer, the proud owners can switch on a built-in “air conditioning system” in order to cool off their bodies. Read More

  • Crocheted White Album vinyl: the perfect addition to a Beatlemaniac's couch

    We don’t cover pillows a lot here at CrunchGear, but this was too cool to pass up. I like the idea of knit, crocheted, and plush gadgets — I don’t know if that classifies as a fetish or anything, but I think they’re great. And this cute little crocheted record is no exception. That is all. Read More

  • Samsung's new camcorders to shoot in glorious… 480i?

    The new SMX-C10 and C14 camcorders from Samsung debuted the other day with some slightly vague specs. Are they high-def? Low-def? Just-right-def? Well, Samsung just forwarded us the deets, and I had to check whether they were talking about the newest camcorders or some they released in 2007. Read More

  • Hungry For Young People, Food Network Launches Edgy Food2

    The Food Network just launched a saucy new site, Food2, aimed at engaging a younger generation of cooks and foodies through blogs and video content. Scripps Network, which owns the Food Network, also recently launched a recipe aggregation site, which we reviewed here. Food2 is a flashier, more hip FoodNetwork.com (Food Network’s site) that features and outspoken, “eclectic slate… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Logitech Harmony 510 remote for $50

    Amazon’s got the Logitech Harmony 510 remote on sale for just under $50 for a limited time — not a bad deal since it goes for around $70 to $80 or so elsewhere. The universal remote industry in general might — just might — be experiencing slow sales now that people are saving up all their money for boring stuff like food and rent. Oh well. Our gain (as it pertains to… Read More

  • Desert town to get "green" electricity through superconducting wires

    Japan’s version of the MIT, the University of Tokyo, plans to test transmitting electricity over superconducting cables using a solar power system in a desert in Chile. The project team aims at researching which combination of solar cell infrastructure and superconducting wires (instead of copper wires) is best suited for extreme environments. Read More

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum delayed until the end of summer '09

    I’m a sad clown now. Eidos Interactive and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment can today confirm that Batman: Arkham Asylum will be released at the end of summer 2009. This additional time will allow us to ensure Batman: Arkham Asylum is of the highest quality for gamers. Read More

  • PC port of Resident Evil 5 works with Nvidia GeForce 3D

    Oh, man, I cannot wait to punch a boulder in 3D. (Actually, I can wait, but that’s immaterial for the purpose of this post.) In addition to the earlier Street Fighter IVannouncement, Capcom also let it be known that Resident Evil 5 will be released sometime this year. In and of itself, sorta blah. But! Read More

  • Google's Enterprise Strategy May Be Solid After All

    There has been some doubt lurking in the trenches about whether Google has a solid, organized enterprise strategy. But there have been some recent developments that indicate that Google might have a viable game plan to become a player in the enterprise space. Yesterday, Google rolled out Google Apps Directory Sync, a tool that will let businesses sync the user account information in Google… Read More

  • Microsoft Shows Off The Power Of Facebook's New APIs

    Earlier this week Facebook made the landmark (and long-awaited) announcement that it was going to enable the “Open Stream“, granting developers far more access and flexibility to Facebook data than they had before. To commemorate the event, Facebook held a special Technology Tasting at its Palo Alto office, where it gave everyone an idea of exactly what developers could do with… Read More

  • Analyst claims Palm planning to bring Foleo back as webOS device

    Remember the Palm Foleo? The little netbook that could(n’t)? Apparently Palm’s resurrecting it as a webOS device with a Gobi 3G chipset, ARM CPU, and 8-10 hours of battery life, according to an analyst with Global Equities Research. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Native Instruments Battery for $99

    Battery from Native Instruments is a great piece of software. It’s a software sampler for drums and percussion with more than 12 GB of samples. Now you can get it for $99 and that’s like 57% off the original price. What are you waiting for? Get it from audioMIDI today. No need to hurry though: the offer is valid until the end of May. Read More

  • Downloads ahoy: EA Sports looking to move away from physical media releases

    Services like Steam and Good Old Games are so darn convenient. I recently switched out the hard drive in my MacBook, and gave the Windows partition enough room to instal a handful of games on. (On there now: Half-Life, KOTOR, and Fallout.) Being able to download the game, in the case of Half-Life and Fallout, and install without having to locate a dumb disc, which is probably somewhere in… Read More

  • PETA On The Google Goats: Let Them Eat Grass (But They Need Perks)

    Following up on our story about the hilariously absurd use of goats to mow the lawns around Google’s headquarters instead of lawnmowers, we were able to get a comment from PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA is okay with letting the goats be goats (eating grass and looking cute), but they have some major concerns about how they’ll be treated in doing these… Read More

  • For PC: Street Fighter IV in Japan on July 2

    July 2, 2009. That’s when Street Fighter IV comes out for the PC in Japan. Of course Capcom hasn’t bothered to announce a release date for North America, because that would be far too useful and welcome. There’s no more to this post—short and sour—so don’t bother clicking “Read More.” God bless America. Read More

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