• LIVE CES 2009 Palm keynote

    CrunchGear is live at CES 2009 attending the Palm keynote. What can we expect? New hardware, a new OS, and potentially a branding strategy that will move them far from everything we used to know about Palm. Refresh this page to see updates. Please check here for the entire live feed. Read More

  • Live in 30 minutes: Palm's Saving Throw

    We’re about to go into the Palm press conference here at CES. What can we expect? New hardware, a new OS, and potentially a branding strategy that will move them far from everything we used to know about Palm. Stay tuned. Read More

  • AMD's Dragon platform hopes to reinvigorate the brand

    A lot of attention has been on Intel’s Nehalem/Core i7 lineup, but AMD hasn’t been slacking. They’ve been working on rolling out their next platform, which is really much more of a complete package than I’ve seen in a while. The new 45nm Phenom II X4 processor is designed to work with the Radeon 4000 series of video cards and the newest 790 series of… Read More

  • Product Group ReOrg At AOL: The Memo

    Following the departure of Kevin Conroy from AOL, the product group is being reorganized. Ted Cahall is being named the new president of the product group. Cahall will be in charge of Mail, Truveo, Mobile, Toolbar, Safety & Security, Parental Controls, the AOL Client, Search, MapQuest, Global Publishing Technology and Relegence. This is a step up for Cahall, who previously was EVP of… Read More

  • AMD and OTOY Working Together on "Fastest Supercomputer Ever"

    Today during an Industry Insider Series keynote at CES in Las Vegas, AMD CEO Dirk Meyer and OTOY CEO Jules Urbach announced that AMD has been working on what it’s calling the world’s “fastest supercomputer ever”, designed “to break the one petaFLOPS barrier and to process a million compute threads across more than 1000 graphics processors”. The… Read More

  • Better World Books Had One Hell Of A Holiday Rush

    Socially-conscious Better World Books, a for-profit online bookseller that shares its revenues with literacy initiatives worldwide, released some pretty impressive holiday sales figures recently which we thought were worth sharing here. etter World Books reports that its overall traffic increased 131% during the holiday rush, and that they saw a 500%+ increase in gift certificate sales over… Read More

  • Palm announces Palm Pre at CES 2009

    At a press announcement today at CES, Palm announced a brand spankin’ new handset: the Palm Pre. Running the much-gossiped new Palm WebOS (Not known as “Nova” afterall) and sporting a QWERTY slide-out keyboard below a 3.1″ touchscreen, this might just be enough to get Palm out of their slump. Here’s what we know so far: Sprint-bound EVDO Rev A GPS 8 GB… Read More

  • FlyCast almost available for Android

    Looks like Slacker isn’t the only one using CES to push their mobile radio goods. FlyCast has long been available on the iPhone and BlackBerry platforms, taking a slightly more traditional approach to mobile radio; unlike Pandora and Slacker, FlyCast’s radio stations are all preprogrammed streams, though songs can be skipped at the user’s leisure on about 1/4 of the stations. Read More

  • iShodo: Try calligraphy on your iPhone

    Tokyo-based Ubiquitous Entertainment has developed iShodo, a calligraphy application for the iPhone. Japanese calligraphy in particular takes years and years to master and is widely considered as a form of art. I wrote “CrunchGear” in Japanese on my own iPhone using iShodo and you can see the result in the picture below (believe me, my handwriting is bad – even in Japanese). Read More

  • Nokia bringing QWERTY-equipped E63 stateside

    Nokia announced today that it’s bringing a US “optimized” version of the E63 smartphone stateside with an estimated retail price of $279.  Citing a “loud and clear” demand for more QWERTY form factor devices in the US, Nokia sees that E63 as a solid entry level compliment to its more expensive E71. The E63 features a QWERTY keypad (omg, srsly?!), 3G, Symbian S60… Read More

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