• Semi-confirmed: Wal-Mart to sell the iPhone this month

    Wal-Mart iPhone rumors have been swirling for a while now, but the rumor is no more – hopefully. The gigantic, behemoth, monstrous, small-town killing retailer will sell the iPhone this month according to a Bloomberg and Reuters report. Exact details aren’t available like launch date, staffing, and if a 4GB model will be sold. Eh, we’ll find out all those details shortly. Read More

  • Takara Tomy uses pooping camera in TV commercial

    Takara Tomy’s digital camera with built-in Zink printer is out now in Japan (for $350) and having held the thing in my hand yesterday, I can say it’s very bulky. So be ready for a minor disappointment when the camera hits American stores (probably in April/May next year). Takara Tomy is brave enough to export the camera but they will not have the guts to air the Japanese commercial… Read More

  • Apple MacTablet / Netbook rumors spin back up

    Macworld is right around the corner and so the insufferable rumor mill is powering back up. Apple might launch some sort of tablet/netbook in a few weeks and according to a Computer World blog wrote by 9to5Mac editor, chances are it will be powered by ARM system. Apple has an internal PA Semi team working on future ARM chips for the iPhone/iPod Touch ARM chips cost an order of magnatude less… Read More

  • TiVo Netflix HD hands-on

    The TiVo Fall update that dropped yesterday had a little somethin-somthin hidden under the hood. Netflix is now up and ready; HD content included. So far I’m impressed. The interface is TiVo-familiar. High-def content queues up almost instantly verses the Xbox’s near-almost present lag. Picture quality is good- not great, but good. Three things though, TiVo. Read More

  • Wii Reigns Supreme On EBay 2008 Top Gadget List

    The Nintendo Wii took the #1 spot in eBay’s 2008 tech toys and gadgets top list, with over 2 million related items sold on the site. The Xbox360 was next at 1.3 million, followed by the Sony PSP and iPod touch. The full list is below. Read More

  • Blackbird Is A Custom Browser For African Americans Built On Top Of Mozilla

    Blackbird is a new browser built on top of Mozilla technology that is supposed to make it easier for African Americans to discover relevant content on the web and to interact with other members of the African American community online by sharing stories, news, comments and videos via the browser. The browser displays a pre-set news ticker on top, pulls in news content from Google News that… Read More

  • Bonjour, FriendFeed, Que Tal?

    As a European, I’m always happy to see web companies translate their interfaces in other languages besides English. It’s common business sense, since a lot of potential users simply won’t even take a look if the application is not available in their local tongue, and they certainly won’t stay long when all their local friends start trying out a competing service that is. Read More

  • Zotac unleashes mini-itx motherboard

    This thing has a GeForce 8200 integrated, Socket AM2, 5.1 audio, Wi-Fi and you can fill it up to 8GB DDR2 ram. The whole unit is 17×17 cm big. It’s spectacularly small compared to the Wi-Fi antenna. Or anything else. If you are still interested visit here.
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  • GPS for the ski nerd

    This weird looking thing here is a GPS for skiers. With the Flaik you can share your daily ski performance or race against total strangers without seeing each other. According to Flaik’s website the idea is to combine location-based services with social networking. Oh and it also sends an emergency signal if you happen to be under an avalanche. Read More

  • Redanyway Is Like MyBlogLog On Steroids (Invites)

    Redanyway is a young startup out of India that aims to provide an alternate way to manage your ‘centralized me’ where your personal website or blog is your profile page outside of any walled gardens. The founders dubbed the application a ‘distributed social network’, but I look at it more like MyBlogLog on steroids, since it’s basically a way to get to know… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Rented Room Edition

    Careful. These USB dinos might not be as cuddly as they look.
    Traveling to Switzerland? Stay in nuclear bunker. It’s cheap.
    Magical light to make you sleep well
    Sanyo Internet Radio: It can connect to the Internet
    VORP! TICK TOCK! Alarm clock slowly hovers upward Read More

  • Force.com + Google App Engine = Cloud Relationship Management

    Salesforce and Google have extended their strategic partnership with Force.com for Google App Engine, essentially bridging the two cloud-based application development environments.  App Engine applications, which are typically consumer apps, will be able to access enterprise data and services via the Force.com API. The integration consists of a Python library, example code, and testing… Read More

  • Two Months After Release, Brightcove Announces Nearly 100 API Partners

    Web video platform Brightcove has so many API partners just two months after the release of Brightcove 3 that it had to create an alliance to contain them all. Actually, the Brightcove Alliance is more of a marketing exercise to acknowledge and promote its API partners. Nevertheless, nearly 100 companies (including Yahoo, AOL, DoubleClick, Veoh, Metacafe, Slide, Meebo, Blinkx, Sprout… Read More

  • Visual dialing for the iPhone

    Ever wanted to add contacts right to your iPhone’s front page? A new product by Talent Group Labs creates a visual dialing system that adds phone numbers as icons in the home screen. Read More

  • LG SU100 released in South-Korea

    Equipped with a 3″ OLED touchscreen, a 3MP camera, S-DMB digital mobile tv, Bluetooth, global roaming capability, whatever that means. It costs 700.000 won, about 500$. Yeah I know this is rather boring but the device has a built in Franklin Planner which could come handy. [Via Prim Online [HR]] Read More

  • TiVo rolls out Series 3/HD fall update; Amazon Unbox HD not included

    TiVo Series 3 and HD owners woke up to the Fall update today. There are a few, slight UI changes that owners should greatly appreciate. Primarily, the main menu is better labeled with Video On Demand and Music, Photos & Showcases taking the place of Find Programs & Downloads, Music, Photos, Product, & More, and Showcases headings. Might seem like a minor bump but… Read More

  • Video: AC Milan's Kaká chosen to demonstrate Sony Bravia's 240Hz Motionflow

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&file=http%3A//blip.tv/rss/flash/1556164&feedurl=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/rss/&autostart=false&brandname=CrunchGear&brandlink=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/ AC Milan Brazilian midfielder Kaká scored the winning the goal against Catania only a few minutes ago. This, believe it or not, is relevant to us here… Read More

  • Super Handy Visual Speed Dialer For The iPhone

    This may be my new favorite iPhone application – Visual Dial lets you add a picture of a friend to the iPhone home page (as if it were an application). Click the picture and it acts like a visual speed dialer to that person. Simple. And very useful. The video sort of says it all. The application is still under review by Apple, we’ll update when it becomes available. They are letting… Read More

  • Microsoft geeks it up with retro tees

    There isn’t a better way to proclaim your love for everything Microsoft than a faux 80’s t-shirt. These shirts are part of the same campaign that encouraged everyone to show their creepy, YouTube side and state that they are a PC. Too bad they aren’t official Microsoft digs otherwise they might be a hit with nerdy hipsters. Official name: softwear. Lame. Read More

  • Convert an old Xbox 360 HD DVD drive into a gun laser sight

    Go grab that Xbox 360 HD DVD drive and give it new life with this mod. What you’re going to do is rip it apart and make a sweet-ass laser pointer/gun sight/cat teaser. It’s not like you’re ever going to use it again. Look at it. It’s just sitting there, mocking your early-adapting ass. Oh… Read More

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