• Rumor: Touchscreen Mac for under $1000


    A “reliable source” who has nailed some things before (okay, it’s just a little bird) hears on the grapevine that come the 23rd of September, there’s going to be a sub-$1000 touchscreen-based Mac dropping on us. Not only that, but 10-bit HDMI out from the GPU, great for hi-def buffs (probably not on the <$1K rig). Not going too far out on a limb, but let's… Read More

  • Luxul Wireless Pro-WAV 100 signal booster

    Do you know how big of an area 10,000 square feet is? Big. Like almost two football fields big. Bigger than my apartment, for sure. So if I got this new Pro-WAV 100 from Luxul Wireless I could feed my entire city block WiFi signals. Not that I would want to mind you. But a high performance WiFi system certainly does have its uses. The company has their signal technologies installed in… Read More

  • Video: Josh Goldman takes a look at the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

    http://www.cnet.com/av/video/flv/newPlayers/universal.swf Well, look at that! Former CG Editor Josh Goldman is over at Cnet now and he’s reviewing cameras! The review for the H50 isn’t ready yet, but Josh says it’ll be up this week. Yay! I told him he needs to unclench. Heh. Read More

  • Sony's PS3 Bluetooth headset costs $50, seems pointless


    I’m not sure what the idea is here. You wear this ear-thing while you’re playing the regular sound over your speakers? So do you hear the other people’s voices in the headset or in the speakers? Or both? Is this item really necessary? Someone enlighten me. I guess you can buy one if you feel incomplete without one on your ear, like some people I know. Used to know, anyway. Read More

  • Samsung takes on Micro Four Thirds with new faux-SLR system


    A few weeks ago, Olympus and Panasonic announced the Micro Four Thirds system, a middle ground between point-and-shoots and SLRs. Not to be outdone, Samsung revealed today that it is also working on a similar system, but took care to note that it will have more megapixels. Both systems aim to reduce the size and weight of DSLR-form-factor cameras while retaining their large sensors and… Read More

  • Trusonic Model III: Now you know why the GAP seems to love John Mayer songs

    Trusonic is one of those companies we rarely hear about. These are the folks who make the music playing devices that burble sweet pop into our ears at stores and doctor’s offices and their latest creation, the MBOX Model III is a tiny MP3 player that offers two zones of music or messages (“Thanks for shopping at Mel’s Whip and Plug emporium!”) You can choose any of… Read More

  • Back to School: In-ear 'phones

    I think it’s safe to say that 90 percent of you Collegians have iPods and 100 percent of you probably use those eardrum-popping white earbuds. Get rid of those immediately because I doubt you’ll want to trade them in for hearing aids in a few years. As I’ve said in the past, in-ears are where it’s at, so you better jump on the wagon. And we’re not going to… Read More

  • Grundig offers a ball o' music

    Grundig is pitching their Audiorama 900 spherical speaker system at IFA 2008, for all your retro music needs.  These speakers create 360° sound projection and can be either floor mounted or hung from the ceiling.  Available in black or white for swank bachelor pads everywhere. Read More

  • JuicyCampus Expands Its Libelous Gossip Machine

    JuicyCampus, the controversial site that lets students post totally anonymous (and often malicious) comments about their college classmates, has launched a new version of its site and opened support to over 185 new campuses, with 500 expected by the end of the month. JuicyCampus is essentially a public, anonymous bulletin board that encourages users to gossip about eachother, often referring… Read More

  • World's first THX certified door announced today

    This is first residential home theater dubbed Ambleside and it’s located in Hillsborough, CA. This is the type of setup that’s perfect for Serious Materials door. Ambleside is also rigged with QuietRock material from SM. Attention serious home theater buffs: The door of your dreams has finally arrived. Today, Serious Materials announced the world’s first THX certified… Read More

  • IFA 2008: Moving Beyond The Mouse

    http://www.viddler.com/player/d3527997/ Several companies — large and small — were demonstrating alternative input technologies at IFA today. Most, like the Pong video above, were exploring how to use motion tracking to control various on-screen elements. More video after the jump. Read More

  • Blackjack II officially gets upped to Windows Mobile 6.1

    While the Windows Mobile 6.1 upgrade for the Blackjack II first peeked its head up a few days ago, the download links didn’t actually, you know, work. That’s all fixed now, fortunately. If you’re rockin’ a Blackjack II and have been itchin’ to get it up on 6.1, head over here. Read More

  • Pelican's 6-pack laptop case for bulletproof blogging


    Picture this, if you will: CES, 2009. All the gadget people are gearing up for the big rush onto the show floor when the CrunchGear posse rolls up in black Navigators. As we walk towards the terrified lesser bloggers in slow motion, the strapping and dangerous John Biggs swings out a single enormous case, marked “Pelican.” Brandishing it like a scimitar, he flourishes and lays it… Read More

  • Cliff Bleszinski says GoW2 is "85/90%" done, "batshit insane"


    This certainly doesn’t come as a surprise, but Cliffy B. told Xbox World 360 in their upcoming issue that Gears of War 2 is: “We’re basically at the 85/90% polish stage right now, doing some last minute optimisations. “I boot the game up every morning and go through campaign mode, making sure it’s all stitched together and batshit insane.” GoW2 will have… Read More

  • Ustream's Republican National Convention Coverage Embedded Into Google News

    Ustream is broadcasting the Republican National Convention live (as I type) and Google has embedded its coverage into the Elections section of Google News. Why is this news? Because apparently this is the first time Google has embedded a non-Google service into one of its core pages. At least, that’s what Ustream is telling us and we have no evidence with which to disagree. You can watch… Read More

  • WB pushing out Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray I Am Legend in December, still going to suck


    All I have to say about this movie is that it sucked. The book was way better and wtf was up with the butterfly references? Was there some crossover from Ashton Kutcher’s craptacular movie I wasn’t aware of? Oh, it comes out on Blu-ray December 9 for $60 and includes two versions of the film, which means an alternate ending that’s supposedly “controversial” and… Read More

  • Wake-up Light simulates rising sun to wake you up gently

    If you don’t like the idea of shooting your alarm clock, the new version of the Philips Wake-up Light might be for you. Like any other alarm clock, you set the time at which you want to be woken up. 30 minutes before that time arrives, however, the Wake-up Light starts to gently glow. As the minutes pass, the light gets brighter, simulating the rising sun, so that when the designated… Read More

  • Back to School: Some games you might not want to pick up


    Original Photo Credit: Striatic on Flickr “You’ve got a lot of studying to do, young man/lady. If you keep playing that damn Nintendo I’m going to throw it out the window!” Sound familiar? Yeah, I thought so. Ever since the birth of home game consoles, academic performance has suffered (at least if you ask Mom). Back in the day, it was Metroid keeping me from finishing… Read More

  • GetClicky Analytics Service Tracking 2% Google Chrome Usage

    Web analytics startup GetClicky says that almost 2% of all internet traffic to the 45,000 websites they monitor is coming from Google Chrome today. That’s sure to dip down as a lot of people go back to their normal browsers, and their client base is certainly not statistically relevant to the Internet as a whole. But if the experience these people are having with Chrome is anything like… Read More

  • AMD vs NVIDIA: the eternal struggle extends to the budget level

    The video card scene right now is like watching a boxing match. AMD dealt NVIDIA a solid shot to the face with the 4870 and 4850, causing NVIDIA to lower their prices in an evasive maneuver. NVIDIA has responded by throwing cards at the budget segment under $75. AMD of course disparaged this move, saying it was “quick and dirty,” and said something I feel is insightful: “If… Read More

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