• Energizer solar recharger to debut at CES

    Details of a portable solar-powered AA and AAA battery charger by Energizer were leaked last week and we’ll see the charger debut next month at CES. Read More

  • HP Firebird 803 with VoodooDNA leaked

    The Blackbird 002 that launched last year may be impressive, but the design is nothing special and the price range isn’t very attractive at $1,799-$4,999. Now, HP with VoodooDNA has given us something to look at. Read More

  • Telecom Giant Vodafone Gets Into Location Based Social Networking With Pocket Life

    Pocket Life, a geo-aware social network backed by mobile network giant Vodafone, has launched to the public. The service allows users to update their friends on their current locations automatically, and also allows them to syndicate status updates and their recent activities to popular social networks like Facebook and MySpace. You can also use GPS to create a route (say, for mountain biking… Read More

  • XP or Vista? Best Buy doesn't know the difference

    Flippin’ through this week’s Best Buy ad, CG reader Carlos spotted something amiss. “Surf and e-mail with the simplicity of Windows XP”, said the header above the netbook section. That’s a great line; it’s simple and to the point. Thing is, the display of every netbook below the header is showing not XP, but Vista. Read More

  • How to write a Mike Arrington blog post

    As we “work” our way through the holiday (or winter break as the school system calls it) we are once again reminded of Mike Arrington’s skill at dominating the trainwreck formerly known as The Conversation. I’ve watched Mike at close range for some number of years now, and it never ceases to amaze me how he does this. For example, several weeks ago we did a Gillmor… Read More

  • Facebook Folds In Face Of Massive Litigation, Bans Project Playlist

    Just in is a statement from Facebook that they will ban the fast growing (but non-label-sanctioned) music service Project Playlist. Last Friday MySpace banned Project Playlist and removed all traces of the service from its site. But Facebook remained silent even as music label insiders called them “irresponsible” and suggested litigation against them was on the way. This is a big… Read More

  • Good lord: World of Warcraft has 11.5 million subscribers

    Blizzard’s World of Warcraft now has 11.5 million subscribers. Assuming each subscriber pays $15 per month, that’s approximately $172.5 million per month in raw revenue. That’s quite a bit of coin. Read More

  • Review: Revolabs Solo TableTop Wireless Microphone

    The Revolabs Solo USB microphone is a wireless mic/speaker for use in a meeting room setting. It can connect to a computer via USB, or to an A/V system with audio in/out. It consists of a charging base that connects directly to the audio source and a removable mic/speaker component. Read More

  • Zumbox Delivers Paperless Mail (In Beta)

    Would you trust your postal mail with a company called Zumbox? I ask, because startup Zumbox enters public beta today with a fairly interesting (but not entirely new) alternative to traditional snail mail. Here’s how it works: instead of sending bills, statements, advertisements, postcards and the likes to a street address, a business can now send those to a digitized street address… Read More

  • Searches For "Kindle" Picked Up During The Holidays

    We already know that the Kindle, Amazon’s electronic book, is sold out for Christmas, but people are still looking for them. Searches on Google for the term “Kindle” picked up in October to nearly triple the level during the summer. It’s settled down a bit, but search volume is still at about double the previous rate. Not finding any available Kindles, searches… Read More

  • Plug-in charging shelf makes sense, costs $13

    Ah, the eternal struggle of figuring out where to put your gadgets while they charge. So far we’ve got: the floor, a table and/or desk, a chair, a window sill, a dresser, and your bed. Now add “Plug-in Shelf Portable Cell Phone Charging Station” to the list. Read More

  • 2tweet: Broadcast Instant Media Galleries To Twitter Via Email

    Following in the footsteps of services like Twitpic and Twitblogs, internet startup 2pad has launched 2tweet, a new service that allows you to Email any number of photos and videos to a designated Email address (twitter@2pad.com) to immediately generate a web gallery that is Tweeted to all of your followers. 2tweet will use the first 113 characters of the Email’s subject line to lead… Read More

  • Vatican *blesses* new iPhone prayer app

    Well look at that, the Vatican has blessed (lol get it?!) an iPhone application that contains the Breviary prayer book. The application, iBreviary [iTunes link], has the book in several languages, including Italian, English and Spanish (with others due soon), and will only set you back $0.99. Read More

  • Contest: CrunchGear Loyalty Rewards Program

    We’ve been around for a few years now and we know that a lot of you have been following us since the beginning so we wanted to reward those folks. Think of it as our version of Best Buy’s Reward Zone program. Otherwise known as the CrunchGear Loyalty Rewards Program. TeleNav has always been supportive of us and so we’ve teamed up to give away a years worth of free service… Read More

  • iGo power gear now with garlic, to ward off vampire power

    iGo, a leading developer of multi-device chargers for laptop computers and mobile electronic devices, plans to roll out some new items at their first-ever visit to CES, just a few weeks away. The iGo Laptop Charger, with iGo Green™ Technology, lets you “[c]harge your laptop and other devices from any standard wall outlet, including automatic shut-off and recovery to reduce vampire… Read More

  • Tweet A Last-Minute Gift To Charity

    It’s micro-messaging meets micro-funding. Marketing consultant Laura Fitton is trying to raise money $2 at a time through Twitter. She is using Tipjoy, which allows people to turn Tweets into payments (via PayPal). Help her raise $25,000 for Charity:Water by Christmas. Tipjoy investor John Borthwick has agreed to match up to $10,000 in donations. For less than the price of a… Read More

  • Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

    I think it’s fair to say that the last couple of years have been pretty interesting. Perhaps the least controversial thing to say is that now with Twitter and Facebook and the passive, hyper-connectedness services like them bring, there sometimes seems no point in ‘actively’ wishing anyone anything. We already know what’s going on. But that would, to borrow a phrase… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 22-inch monitor for $139.99

    Here’s a nice little deal on a 22-inch monitor. The AOC 2216VW from Buy.com is just $139.99 with free shipping. Read More

  • Holiday miracle! My Jabra BT530 survived a trip through the washing machine

    I have been using the Jabra BT530 ever since my review and have been meaning to post an updated article cause this little headset rocks. I initially labeled as just another headset, but the more I use it, the more I find that it’s a superior device. I love the headset even more after my wife found it survived a trip through the washing machine. Read More

  • XSKN iPhone Nano cases go up for sale, rumor mill catches fire

    We remain dubious of the existence of an iPhone Nano, but case manufacturer XSKN has gone and taken things out of the concept renders stage we saw last week. It’s one thing to draw up some mockups based on rumors and put them on your site – even if it ends up not existing, you’ll get a sudden spike in traffic and whole bunch of Google Juice. But to actually put cases up for sale? Read More

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