• Gizmondo still alive, planning a comeback

    Really? We’ve heard this before. Carl Freer says there will be a new graphics chip but other than that it’s unchanged. Also, they’re going open-source, or at least they say so, and will be talking to universities to provide content. Kind of a weird announcement. New Gizmondo Development Has Already Started [Kotaku] Read More

  • Power Gorilla: Power your laptop from the sun

    The Power Gorilla folks sell solar and batter-powered rechargers for portable devices. Their latest invention is the Power Gorilla, spare battery for laptops that can run a device for about TK hours on one charge. You can pair it with their solar panels to power your laptop with the sun. They’ve had one laptop running on solar power for about… Read More

  • Adidas + Samsung official

    On the news that Apple and Nike were going to expand their iPod partnership, Adidas is giving a bit of a “me too”, introducing a shoe + phone scheme, using wireless biometrics in the show to display information on an Adidas-branded Samsung phone. We knew it was coming, but now it’s official, and that’s nice. Adidas to take on Nike+ with branded handset [Brand Republic] Read More

  • Zopa launches in Japan

    Social lending site Zopa is to launch in Japan, following its expansion to the US and Italy from its UK base. The site, three years old today, brings on board a new Japanese team in the form of chairman Takeshi Yoneda and CEO Tatsuya Kuboi, both experienced in Internet financial services. Zopa has attracted over £18 million of funding, including that from VCs Benchmark Capital, which has… Read More

  • Help-Key: Jailbreak the 16GB iPod Touch with 1.1.4

    For Help-Key this week (now on Thursday’s, just like LOST), I’d planned to show you how to Jailbreak a 16GB iPod Touch, the one thing the automatic Jailbreaking apps can’t do yet, but I ended up bricking mine. Fortunately, I found a video that details exactly how to do it, and it seems to work fine. While I continue to try to reset mine to factory condition, please enjoy… Read More

  • Kodak has a 3-inch OLED photoframe with digital TV

    [photopress:ELTV_Front_s.jpg,full,center]The one thing I’ve had against digital photo frames is that they’re showy. They have to be backlit, which makes them stand out, and looks odd. OLEDs promise to make more realistic looking photo frames, and this cute little 3-inch model from Kodak is one of the first out of the chute. At only 8mm wide, the ELiTe Vision KTEL-30W has a 3-inch… Read More

  • Live at the HP Labs Event

    The iPhone SDK event isn’t the only live blogging event today (though it did successfully bully HP Labs out of a morning timeslot), CG is live at a big event held at HP Labs, one of the biggest research organizations in the world. Looks like what’s on the docket is a big re-organization: with focus going towards more products and fewer blue sky efforts. But we’ll see. Read More

  • Mooon+ cellphone and its detachable Bluetooth earpiece

    [photopress:mooooon.jpg,full,center] Not to take anything away from today’s other big cellphone news, but you may want to sit down for this. This particular phone, the Mooon+, which is currently just a concept, one-ups the iPhone by having a built-in, detachable Bluetooth dongle. (Of course, the iPhone, in turn, one-ups the Mooon+ by being real.) To me, it sorta looks like a cross between… Read More

  • Gran Turismo 5 Prologue's car list finalized; is yours on there?

    Check out the fat, finalized list of cars available in GT5:Prologue. I can say with authority that I’m pretty awful at driving sims, but I’m formidable at Need For Speed. From this list, I’d say my favorites are:
    Domestic: 2005 Subaru WRX STI Spec C
    Exotic: Audi R8 4.2 (semi-exotic I guess)
    You’ll find the whole list after in the Read More or via the via. Gran Turismo… Read More

  • Samsung cancels dual HD-DVD/Blu-ray player

    [photopress:samsung_hd_dvd_blu_ray_players.jpg,full,center] If you’re like me, you love yourself some home theater setup, and Blu-ray is likely your next purchase, if you haven’t already bought a player. Samsung been playing both sides of the court and was set to release a duo HD-DVD/Blu-ray player, but now has wisely decided against it. Samsung has always been a backer of Blu-ray… Read More

  • RIM responds to Apple iPhone SDK announcement

    [photopress:apple_iphone_blackberry_pearl.jpg,full,center] We called up our contacts at RIM, makers of the Blackberry, to get an official response regarding today’s announcement that the iPhone is going enterprise. RIM had a lot to say about the unwelcome new competition, summing it up nicely: RIM typically does not comment on other companies’ products or announcement. Oh, OK. Read More

  • Bluetrek Blizz: A tiny, tiny Bluetooth headset for small-minded people

    [photopress:blizz.IMG_1619.JPG,full,pp_image] This tiny headset charges via your USB port and can hold a MicroSD card for storage, just like a USB key. It includes a little USB cable and a car charger. Bluetrek sells quite a bit of product in the US now and this should be arriving on our shores shortly once they sew up a distribution deal. The storage part of the device makes some sense… Read More

  • Crunchdeals: Radeon X1950 for $99

    Check it out: I saw this X1950, which was one of the last and best DirectX 9 cards, featured on Tom’s Hardware’s Best Gaming Cards for the Money feature. They said they had it at Newegg for $89, but Newegg has removed that deal. Fortunately, a relatively reputable dealer has a similar deal. This is a steal of a price, you would normally be paying around $175 for one of these things. Read More

  • Video: Mariah Carey's "Touch My Body" is geeky, but dumb

    Where does a video like this come from? I’m sure it went down like this. Steve: Guys, we need an idea for Mariah’s next video. Mike: I’ve got it! We dress her up in sexy clothes, maybe in a nightclub, and she dances, we’ll get some guest dancers. Dave: Sure! Mike: Nope, we have to do better than that. Read More

  • Video: SuperTooth Voice, hands-free Bluetooth kit

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash&file=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash&brandlink=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2F%3Futm%5Fsource%3Dspbrandlink&brandname=blip%2Etv&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Product Page Read More

  • Cellphone now most irreplaceable item for most most Americans

    [photopress:pewcell.jpg,full,center] More Americans would have a hard time giving up their cellphone than giving up the Internet or TV. That’s what a Pew study found, at least. Six years ago, most people said that giving up a landline telephone would be the hardest technology to give up. The results show that 51 percent of Americans would have the toughest time giving up their… Read More

  • Cheers: Amazon To Enter Wine Business

    Amazon is to starting selling wine from its site to US customers. According to FT.com, Amazon is currently looking to recruit a senior wine buyer who will be responsible for “the acquisition of a massive new product selection.” Online alcohol sales have been a difficult market in the United States due to the multitude of laws in relation to online alcohol sales in different states. Read More

  • Video: Our reality is augmented

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F728082&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Biggs and I both thought this was some magical display, but we soon realized it wasn’t Harry Potter whipping up magical spells from somewhere. Read More

  • University replicates in Second Life. Lazy students rejoice.

    Ok, it’s not strictly news about startups, but it’s still interesting that Sussex University has built a replica of its campus in Second Life. Students can now fly around to visit the Library or attend online seminars inside the replica. Let’s hope their avatars don’t fall asleep in the lecture. At least they now need never leave their college room at all. But… Read More

  • iPhone SDK: What does this mean for jailbreakers, suits?

    Information, as they say, wants to be free. This was the driving force behind the effort to jailbreak and write software for the iPhone. It is my suspicion, but this has never been proven, that most of the jailbreak and homebrew efforts has been clandestinely supported by Apple developers, ensuring a strong base of code even before the SDK was a glimmer in Steve’s eye. After all, the… Read More

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