• FIFA 09 adidas Live Season takes real life stats, brings them into the game

    Oh, England. Not even Fabio Capello can make you play well. Electronic Arts has just announced a new feature for FIFA 09 that, shockingly, actually sounds pretty good. It’s called adidas Live Season (gotta love sponsorship money), and it updates your game’s stats to mirror the real world sporting situation. The system uses a team of worldwide scouts to monitor the performance of… Read More

  • Swany ‘g.cell’ Bluetooth-enabled snowboard gloves

    Holy crap, these gloves are $500. In their defense, though, they’re the FUTURE! Made by Swany, the “g.cell” gloves have a “fully integrated Bluetooth adaptable cell phone in a totally functional ski and winter sports glove.” That almost sounds like the glove is a phone itself and requires no actual phone in your pocket somewhere. Whatever the case may be… Read More

  • Move Networks brings TV to Intel's MIDs

    Internet TV service Move Networks announced that it will bring its media player to Intel Atom-based Mobile Internet Devices. As part of the joint development Intel demonstrated Move’s streaming technology for MIDs at its Developer Forum in San Francisco this week. Move’s suggested uses for streaming TV to MIDs include: “a sports fan could view a live football game in… Read More

  • Fwix Gives Your City Its Own News Feed

    In the last year, we’ve covered well over a dozen activity aggregators, nearly all of which share a single goal: helping you keep track of your friends’ exploits across the web. Today, we see the launch of Fwix, an aggregator that is taking a (thankfully) different approach. Fwix isn’t concerned with your friends – instead, it keeps track of what’s going on in… Read More

  • Planar launching Viper; companies first 3-chip DLP projector

    Viper: Planar’s first 3-chip DLP HD projector. Meant for 110-inch or larger screens, equiped with 10,000:1 contrast ratio @ 2,000 lumens, powered by a 10-bit independent dual image and motion adaptive processor, all rolled into a great looking bezel. The Viper has all the standard, high-end jacks –  HDMI 1.3a and RS-232 interface – that come on high-end, custom install… Read More

  • Wii Music: Rock out!

    Sarcastic Gamer hits the nail on the head and then takes it out for a drink and a movie. The Wii, as we all know, is popular with kids who have not yet full gestated and, as a result, Wii Music doesn’t look quite as hard core as, say, Rock Band 2 or spending an afternoon on a swing set. Here’s hoping. Read More

  • Sony Ericsson makes the 3G-ready TM506 official

    This one has been hanging out in the rumor mill for a few weeks now, but now Sony Ericsson’s gone and made the official announcement. Just in time for the T-Mo 3G rollout, the TM506 flip is Sony Ericsson’s first handset to support T-Mobile’s high-speed offerings on the AWS spectrum (1700/2100). Also packed beneath its shiny shell (offered in Chrome/Amber or Emerald) are a 2… Read More

  • Stealth Startup iList Raises $1.5 Million To Take On Craigslist. Good Luck.

    If you were to start a company from scratch to take on Craigslist today, what would you do different?  And no matter what you do, would it make a difference? A stealth company called iList thinks it has an answer: make selling your crap more of a social app. Other than that general idea, detail are skimpy at this point. But the company has raised $1.5 million from Draper Fisher Jurvetson… Read More

  • $40 DTVPal digital converter available from Dish Network

    Feburary 17, 2009 is right around the corner; are you ready? Digital converter boxes are hovering around the $60 mark but Dish Network with a price drop on their DTVPal from $60 down to $40. (snap!) Take the $40 TV Converter Box voucher courtesy of the U.S. Government, and you have yourself an free DTV tuner. It is as easy as that. Dish even helps you out with getting the coupon with a link… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson makes the 3G-ready TM506 official

    This one has been hanging out in the rumor mill for a few weeks now, but now Sony Ericsson’s gone and made the official announcement. Just in time for the 3G rollout, the TM506 flip is Sony Ericsson’s first handset to support T-Mobile’s high-speed offerings on the AWS spectrum (1700/2100). Also packed beneath its shiny shell (offered in Chrome/Amber or Emerald) are a 2 mp… Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear: The Final Challenge

    We present to you CrunchGear’s 10 Days of CrunchGear final challenge. Instead of randomly choosing a commentor we are now going to make you work for your prizes. Why? Because the prizes KICK ass. Update – I’ve added a chatroom so you can ask questions. First, the line-up: Read More

  • LG pushes into emerging markets

    As part of its plan to take over the (mobile handset) world, LG said today that it will speed up its push into emerging markets, hoping to up its global market share from 9.3% to 15% over the next 18 months. Scott Ahn, president of LG’s mobile communications division, told the Financial Times: “We want to become a firm top-three player by 2010 and become number one… Read More

  • For Tokyo tourists and watch geeks only: Seahope's awesome Yamanote line LED watch

    The so-called Yamanote line is Tokyo’s most important commuter rail line, circling the center of the city and connecting all major train stations. Now, watchmaker Seahope Japan is selling a series of unique LED watches [JP], which look like the bulletin boards commonly used on the stations along the loop line. 4 different models are available: Shinjuku station, Shinagawa, Ebisu and… Read More

  • Baseball prepares itself for on-the-field instant replay

    Not even instant replay could help this team As if baseball isn’t slow enough already, it now looks like the MLB will allow the use of instant replay to help make on-the-field calls. Don’t tell the purists. The deal, which is all but done but not *quite* finished, is such that instant replay will start being used before the end of the month. Use of instant replay will be limited… Read More

  • Microsoft to use Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Gates, and $300 million to battle Vista woes

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft is launching a $300 million ad campaign starting September 4th. The ads will star none other than Jerry Seinfeld, who’s reported to be receiving about $10 million. Not bad, eh? The campaign is being developed to combat the negative image that many consumers have about Windows Vista and also to finally push back against Apple’s… Read More

  • New C-SPAN Sites Get Way Unboring With YouTube, Twitter, Qik, Flash…

    I’m willing to stand up and say it. C-SPAN, which is dedicated to airing non-stop coverage of government proceedings and public affairs programming, is the one channel that we all skip past as fast as possible on those rare occasions that we actually flip the channels on un-Tivo’d television. If not for The Onion making fun of it all the time, I’d forget it existed. If CSPAN… Read More

  • Video: World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King opening cinematic revealed

    http://gamevideos.1up.com//swf/gamevideos11.swf?embedded=1&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&src=http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/videoListXML%3Fid%3D20981%26ordinal%3D%26adPlay%3Dfalse This is the opening cinematic to World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, the upcoming expansion pack that will ruin countless lives. (I’d say it would ruin mine, but you can’t ruin *nothing*… Read More

  • New lawsuit could force Nintendo to stop selling Wii in the US

    “Son of a submariner!” That’s what we imagine a huge nerd working at Nintendo said when he learned about a lawsuit from Hillcrest Labs. The lawsuit contends that Nintendo is infringing on four of Hillcrest’s patents, three of which are in some way related to the Wii. Worst case scenario, Nintendo would have to stop selling the Wii in the U.S. until it fixes the… Read More

  • Canon ships 100 million digital cameras worldwide, catches up to Sony

    Canon announced they shipped their 100 millionth compact digital camera in mid-August, following Sony, which became the first company in the world reaching that mark two months earlier. Canon released its first compact digital camera, the PowerShot 600 (570,000 pixels/pictured above), in 1996 and since then, the company has churned out 106 different models. Sony started with the Cybershot in… Read More

  • A Peek At New Microsoft Surface Apps (Drum Set, SurfaceDJ, and BMW Kiosk)

    What can you do with a Microsoft Surface touch-screen computing table, other than use it as an expensive interactive kiosk in AT&T wireless stores? Design shop VectorForm has a few ideas. It has been pumping out prototype Surface apps for the last five months, and now has a Surface blog to document it all. For pure tactile enjoyment, it’s hard to beat the Vector Drum Kit (see… Read More

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