• White HTC Touch Diamond on the way

    Just not feelin’ the black of the original HTC Touch Diamond, or even the flush, deep red back of Sprint’s release? How about white? I’m not sure why they kept the face of the device black. While it might look better in person, it looks unfinished in the product shots. We’ll know how it looks in person by sometime in October, when these guys are expected to make their… Read More

  • Oscar night to be ruined by digital TV switchover

    In the wake of record low viewership for last year’s Academy Awards ceremony, those involved with the show coming up in January are launching a pre-emptive strike to blame the switchover to digital TV as the reason nobody watches the show in 2009. The program will air five days after the initial switchover and some fear that confusion and/or procrastination could lead to a handful of… Read More

  • HTC Dream's "Late October" release date is…

    A little birdy just dropped by, bringing tidings of HTC Dream release dates in his little bird-sized satchel. They further confirmed the September 23rd announcement, cemented the rumors that there will be 3 different colors (all signs point to black, white, and brown), and then mentioned one little special tid-bit: the release date. Read More

  • HTC Dream's "Late October" release date is…

    A little birdy just dropped by CrunchGear HQ, bringing tidings of HTC Dream release dates in his little bird-sized satchel. They further confirmed the September 23rd announcement, cemented the rumors that there will be 3 different colors (all signs point to black, white, and brown), and then mentioned one little special tid-bit: the release date. Read More

  • Sony A700 DSLR receives firmware upgrade

    The Zune isn’t the only CE device receiving updates today. Sony just dropped a fresh firmware update for its A700 DSLR that includes allowing users to turn off the noise-reduction feature and updating the bracketing, along with some white balance upgrades. Nothing major, but the updates do acknowledge that Sony paid attention review complaints especially concerning the noise… Read More

  • TC50 Startup Mobclix Now Offers Stats On Every iPhone App

    Want to drill down to see how different iPhone apps are doing? You can click around iTunes and collect your own data, or you can visit the Application Ranking section of Mobclix and see the breakdown of iPhone apps in each category. Paid apps still outnumber free apps. Of the 3,420 apps in the iTunes App Store, a full 2,604 (76 percent) are paid, and only 816 are free. (About the same… Read More

  • Today in History: Steve Jobs returns to Apple

    It was 1997 and Apple was in dire straits. The company, under the leadership of Gil Amelio was looking like an also-ran. In a failed attempt to gain market share, the company began licensing the hardware and OS to third parties, creating a line of PowerPC-based models that were cheaper and, in a way, better than the machines Apple was producing. Windows PCs were king. Windows 95 became the… Read More

  • Europe to get Xbox 360 price cuts this Friday

    Price drops! To Europe! This Friday! For the three or four of you outside of the US who read CrunchGear.com, we thank you. Here are the numbers; according to Xbox360Fanboy, Xbox 360 Arcade consoles will drop “to £129 (€179), 60GB Pros to £169 (€239) and 120GB Elites to £229 (€299).” And again, that’ll all happen on Friday. Read More

  • Audio Bone 1.0 'phones rattle your bones


    Does the phrase ‘bone conduction’ freak anyone else out? Today, GameChanger (such a clever name) announced the Audio Bone 1.0 headphones. These bone conducting ‘phones are said to be more comfortable and a healthier alternative than traditional earbuds or in-ears. Makes a bit of sense since they won’t irritate the hell out of me after an hour of use. I don’t know… Read More

  • Netbooks expected from Sony

    Laptop got a chance to speak with Sony VP of Technology Products, Mike Abary, and got him to admit that the company is working on a netbook, saying “Stay tuned… We are letting the pioneers in the market make the mistakes. Sony has to participate because consumers are our core competency.” I’ve spoken with Abary in the past and he’s a pretty straight shooter, so a line… Read More

  • The Joy of Tech explains how iTunes Genius works, kinda

    The Joy of Tech presents, How the iTunes Genius Really works… Cute, I guess. Then again, my sense of humor is so warped that what makes the average geek laugh may not have the same effect on me. What I would like to see is a proper, investigative piece into how Genius works. Apparently Apple isn’t too forthcoming on the ins and outs of it, so we may just have to accept the Joy… Read More

  • The LP-Z3000 1080p Sanyo projector might not look like much, but she packs a punch

    Behind that unassuming Sanyo exterior lays an impressive assortment of projection technology. The 1080p LP-Z3000 achieves 5:5 pull-down at 120Hz for baby-butt smooth video playback, while the incredibly high 65,000:1 contrast ratio busts out the blacks. The 1,200 lumens takes care of the brightness and two HDMI inputs, two component, one S-Vid, along with one composite handles the inputs. Read More

  • Logitech drops omnidirection computer speakers; calls 'em the Z-5

    The latest speakers from Logitech employ omnidirectional tech to fill your room with beautiful music – or the Rush Limbaugh audio stream if that’s your thing. No power brick need, these puppies run of USB (OS X or Windows) and even come with a remote with dedicated media functions. The Z-5 speakers can be yours for $99 when the set drops later this month. Read More

  • Logitech Pure-Fi Express Plus: First iPod/iPhone dock with omnidirectional speaker

    There used to be a saying: when we’ve destroyed civilization in some calamitous war, only two things will still roam the Earth: roaches and iPod docks. Here’s another such dock, the Pure-Fi Express Plus from Logitech. To be fair, it’s the first such dock to offer an omnidirectional speaker. That means the dock, theoretically, sends sound evenly in every direction. So if… Read More

  • Zune to get wireless access at McDonalds. Do you care?

    The skinny: Internet provider Wayport is allowing Zune WiFi access in more than 9,800 McD’s restaurants.  Sounds great with the social networking and WiFi Marketplace, but Zune owners, would you ever view this access as something more than a novelty? Read More

  • Chad Hurley On The Future Of YouTube: We Will Conquer Every Screen

    YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley wrote a post this morning about the future of online video and YouTube specifically. Hurley notes that currently 13 hours worth of videos are uploaded every minute to YouTube (a figure we’ve reported before). And he predicts more of the same: more videos will be uploaded to the Web, more video creators will be uploading those videos, and more viewers will… Read More

  • Zune 3.0 software now available

    Zune fanboys; go and get your 3.0 software update and just like past updates, this one adds all the new Zune goodies to the older generation. That means the new software adds the WiFi Marketplace, FM tagging, and dynamic playlists to even that old sh*t brown Zune. Thanks Redmond!  Hands-on coming shortly. Read More

  • Panda: Open Source Video Platform For Websites

    Panda, an open source project, will let any site owner willing to do a little coding and integration work to allow user video uploads and playback. Think YouTube in a box. The software itself is free and will run on Amazon Web Services EC2, S3 and SimpleDB. You’ll have to pay for the Amazon services, but this is a nice step forward from a variety of existing paid services out there… Read More

  • Yes, Virginia, Infinity Ward will be the developer of Call of Duty 6

    Don’t worry, sports fans, Infinity Ward will be the developer of Call of Duty 6. Activision has finally confirmed as much, with the game currently scheduled to come out next year. Infinity Ward developed Call of Duty 4, one of the most popular games on Xbox Live during the past year. (It’s a little too “one shot, you’re dead” for my liking, but whatever.)… Read More

  • Android Phone, the G1, to Ship Mid-October

    A little birdy just dropped by CrunchGear HQ, bringing tidings of HTC Dream release dates in his little bird-sized satchel. They further confirmed the September 23rd announcement, cemented the rumors that there will be 3 different colors (all signs point to black, white, and brown), and then mentioned one little special tid-bit: the release date. Read More

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