• Windows Mobile 6.5 coming soon, WinMo 7 later this year

    We have already seen what 6.5 screenshots of the next WinMo refresh, but now we have a roadmap of the mobile OS. It seems that manufacturers will get the 6.5 update in April and those devices should hit consumer’s hands the following September. WinMo 7, however, should be released to manufacturers in November followed by devices in April 2010. Hopefully the upcoming release of 6.5 is… Read More

  • Universal Music Links To Unauthorized, Soundless Eminem YouTube Clip From Its Own Website

    Universal Music Group has a long history of bringing lawsuits upon music and video sharing services (MySpace, Veoh and its investors, Grouper / Bolt.com, etc.), so it’s kind of surprising to see them link to a clip of one of their biggest artists, rapper and producer Eminem, which has not been authorized by its copyright holders (i.e. Universal Music themselves). The link can be found… Read More

  • Z series: Panasonic to debut world's thinnest plasma TVs

    Panasonic has announced [JP] that on April 20 it will roll out the world’s thinnest plasma TVs in Japan. The company said it plans to release them at about the same time around the world (which remains to be seen). The TVs are measuring just 24.7mm in the thickest section. Read More

  • Once Again, The AP Tries To Redefine Fair Use; Goes After Shepard Fairey For Obama Poster

    The Associated Press is on the wrong of a fair use argument again. It is actually suing artist Shepard Fairey for his iconic Obama poster, which it recently discovered was based on an AP news photograph by Mannie Garcia. The poster is clearly based on that photograph (see comparison at left), but this is exactly the kind of use of copyrighted works that is meant to be protected. The poster… Read More

  • Warner Music Slaps Songbeat With Lawsuit

    Who didn’t see this one coming? When we first reviewed Songbeat, a simple desktop application for playing and discovering music on the net, we liked the product but were interested in what the music industry would have to say about it. The updated version released last December was even better, but we were still critical of its chances for survival. Songbeat essentially allows you to… Read More

  • Social Playtime: hi5 Adds Casual Gaming Section

    That other social network boasting tens of millions of members worldwide, hi5, is launching hi5 Games today, adding casual games like sports, arcade, strategy and cards to its roster of social entertainment initiatives catered to some 60 million unique monthly users. The social networking service says hi5 Games will become an important part of its monetization strategy, with the help of… Read More

  • Box.net Hones In On Businesses With New Social Features

    Online file storage startup Box.net has unveiled a redesigned interface, introducing a number of new collaborative features in an effort to appeal to its new target audience: businesses and the enterprise. The site will continue to offer the same storage solution it has for years, but is looking to capitalize on businesses – the kind that are actually willing to pay – that have… Read More

  • Acme i8910 Samsung superphone spied


    The Mobile World Conference is almost here and the pre-show leaks are flowing nicely. The Acme i8910 Samsung phone will hopefully make a MWC debut and if the leaked specs are correct, it’s going to make a huge splash. Read More

  • Windows Mobile 6.5 coming soon, WinMo 7 later this year

    We have already seen what 6.5 screenshots of the next WinMo refresh, but now we have a roadmap of the mobile OS. It seems that manufacturers will get the 6.5 update in April and those devices should hit consumer’s hands the following September. WinMo 7, however, should be released to manufacturers in November followed by devices in April 2010. Hopefully the upcoming release of 6.5 is… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Train Rock Edition

    Sleepachu kawaii overload
    Japan gets another super-fast bullet train
    Video Review: Eventide ModFactor and TimeFactor Read More

  • Is That Really An Audio Interface For Sale On Amazon?

    We’re pretty sure it’s not, but then again what do we know? The item is listed on Amazon through the Musician’s Friend storefront. Get it while it’s hot – there are only 5 left in stock. Update: that didn’t last long. Listing has been updated with a more relevant picture. if you have some time to kill, read the reviews and the comments on Reddit (where we… Read More

  • Mobile Restaurant Ordering (Finally) Hits The App Store

    In the last week, a pair of new iPhone applications have appeared on the App Store that put the menus of hundreds of restaurants at users’ fingertips. Dubbed GrubHub and CityMint, both applications allow users to order food on the go from online menus, buying entrees, appetizers, and drinks on the fly without the hassle of human interaction. Our appetites were first whetted three weeks… Read More

  • SLRs creeping up on medium formats quality-wise


    Big players like Leaf and Hasselblad had better do something soon, or Nikon and Canon will be doing more than nipping at their heels. This little set of tests done by French firm DxO seems to confirm what many of us understand intuitively: that the pro DSLR is fast closing the image quality gap with medium format digitals. Read More

  • Panasonic touches up the Toughbook

    Panasonic has upgraded their Toughbook 52 series of semi-rugged notebooks. And like you may know, these aren’t much competition for the usual crop of 15.4 inch laptops. But when it comes to surviving in hospitals or braving the battlefield, they are unparalleled. Read More

  • T-Mobile officially acknowledges the Samsung Memoir

    We know just about all there is to know about the 8-megapixel Samsung Memoir at this point, but that doesnt keep us from gettin’ that funny feeling we get whenever a carrier makes a handset official. It’s like an angel getting their wings – except instead of an angel it’s a phone and instead of wings it’s a press release. Still, yay! There’s still no… Read More

  • Pardon my Engrish: RicT-007 AVRA

    Here’s a perfect companion to your Lolex watch and Mike shoe collection: the RicT-007 AVRA. It is basically a craptacular Motorola AURA clone. And when I mean craptacular, I mean aside from the looks, it is utter trash. Just look at the specs. Read More

  • Cufflinks unite!!!

    Just because you have to actually put on some nice digs once in a while doesn’t mean that you have to forgo your inner geekdom. These Transformers cufflinks are great. Wear ’em to your prom. Wear ’em to wedding. Wear ’em to your funeral. Just don’t wear ’em to Comic-Con; cufflinks and cosplay don’t look right together. Read More

  • 17-inch MacBook Pro delayed, shipping in two weeks

    Got some bad news for those MacHeads that pre-ordered the new, unibody 17-inch MacBook Pro. Said notebook has been delayed by two weeks but chances are you already know that from the same email we received from Apple explaining the whole situation. It seems the company is wrapping up whatever magic is within the latest, lap-scorching MBP and will ship ’em out starting on February 19th. Read More

  • Sweetness: Jimmy Eat World Uses Twitter For Concert-Specific Chats

    Jimmy Eat World has just launched an innovative new site for its American tour that uses a clever implementation of Twitter to give fans an easy way to chat about each upcoming concert. To use the system, simply send a tweet to @jimmyeatworld, followed by the date of the upcoming concert you’ll be attending. Here are the complete instructions: Tweet @jimmyeatworld #YYYYMMDD (where… Read More

  • Facebook connect now live on CrunchGear

    For those of you who enjoy the FacedBook you can now log in as a permanent user using Facebook connect. Just click the button in comments, log into Facebook, comment away with a permanent identity. Read More

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