• CES Video: Hands on with the MSI X320 netbook, plus pricing and availability info

    Netbook, notebook, call it whatever you want — the MSI X320 is slick city, my main man. Here’s a hands-on video and some photos of the device, plus info about pricing and availability. Read More

  • CES 2009: Palm Press Conference

    Live from the Palm press conference at CES 2009… Read More

  • Razer's new mouse and headphones look sweet

    I’m just going to pop these pictures up quick so you know what they look like, then I’m gonna have my hands all over them a little later today. I’m psyched for the new headphones; I currently use a pair of Razer Piranhas and they’ve been good to me, but I’d be lying if I told you they were the most comfortable pair I ever used. The new Carcharias…es look… Read More

  • There Were So Many Votes For The Crunchies, We Needed Some Extra Help Counting Them

    The votes for the Crunchies are in. But there were so many, 350,000, that we needed some extra help counting them. In the video above, Mike explains the voting procedures and reveals who we hired to count the votes to make sure nothing goes wrong. These guys are the best at what they do. (Okay, maybe the second best after this guy, but they were all we could afford). All the votes are counted. Read More

  • Revamped SoundPedia May Die Before It Ever Sees The Light Of Day

    SoundPedia, a Pandora-like music startup that launched back in 2006, just got a brand new UI that puts its dated interface to shame. It’s too bad it may never see the light of day. The site, which we once described as A Decent Pandora Substitute For International Listers (Pandora is US-only), has turned into a prime example of what can go wrong when founders lose interest, ownership… Read More

  • LIVE CES 2009 Palm keynote

    CrunchGear is live at CES 2009 attending the Palm keynote. What can we expect? New hardware, a new OS, and potentially a branding strategy that will move them far from everything we used to know about Palm. Refresh this page to see updates. Please check here for the entire live feed. Read More

  • Live in 30 minutes: Palm's Saving Throw

    We’re about to go into the Palm press conference here at CES. What can we expect? New hardware, a new OS, and potentially a branding strategy that will move them far from everything we used to know about Palm. Stay tuned. Read More

  • AMD's Dragon platform hopes to reinvigorate the brand

    A lot of attention has been on Intel’s Nehalem/Core i7 lineup, but AMD hasn’t been slacking. They’ve been working on rolling out their next platform, which is really much more of a complete package than I’ve seen in a while. The new 45nm Phenom II X4 processor is designed to work with the Radeon 4000 series of video cards and the newest 790 series of… Read More

  • Product Group ReOrg At AOL: The Memo

    Following the departure of Kevin Conroy from AOL, the product group is being reorganized. Ted Cahall is being named the new president of the product group. Cahall will be in charge of Mail, Truveo, Mobile, Toolbar, Safety & Security, Parental Controls, the AOL Client, Search, MapQuest, Global Publishing Technology and Relegence. This is a step up for Cahall, who previously was EVP of… Read More

  • AMD and OTOY Working Together on "Fastest Supercomputer Ever"

    Today during an Industry Insider Series keynote at CES in Las Vegas, AMD CEO Dirk Meyer and OTOY CEO Jules Urbach announced that AMD has been working on what it’s calling the world’s “fastest supercomputer ever”, designed “to break the one petaFLOPS barrier and to process a million compute threads across more than 1000 graphics processors”. The… Read More

  • Better World Books Had One Hell Of A Holiday Rush

    Socially-conscious Better World Books, a for-profit online bookseller that shares its revenues with literacy initiatives worldwide, released some pretty impressive holiday sales figures recently which we thought were worth sharing here. etter World Books reports that its overall traffic increased 131% during the holiday rush, and that they saw a 500%+ increase in gift certificate sales over… Read More

  • Palm announces Palm Pre at CES 2009

    At a press announcement today at CES, Palm announced a brand spankin’ new handset: the Palm Pre. Running the much-gossiped new Palm WebOS (Not known as “Nova” afterall) and sporting a QWERTY slide-out keyboard below a 3.1″ touchscreen, this might just be enough to get Palm out of their slump. Here’s what we know so far: Sprint-bound EVDO Rev A GPS 8 GB… Read More

  • FlyCast almost available for Android

    Looks like Slacker isn’t the only one using CES to push their mobile radio goods. FlyCast has long been available on the iPhone and BlackBerry platforms, taking a slightly more traditional approach to mobile radio; unlike Pandora and Slacker, FlyCast’s radio stations are all preprogrammed streams, though songs can be skipped at the user’s leisure on about 1/4 of the stations. Read More

  • iShodo: Try calligraphy on your iPhone

    Tokyo-based Ubiquitous Entertainment has developed iShodo, a calligraphy application for the iPhone. Japanese calligraphy in particular takes years and years to master and is widely considered as a form of art. I wrote “CrunchGear” in Japanese on my own iPhone using iShodo and you can see the result in the picture below (believe me, my handwriting is bad – even in Japanese). Read More

  • Nokia bringing QWERTY-equipped E63 stateside

    Nokia announced today that it’s bringing a US “optimized” version of the E63 smartphone stateside with an estimated retail price of $279.  Citing a “loud and clear” demand for more QWERTY form factor devices in the US, Nokia sees that E63 as a solid entry level compliment to its more expensive E71. The E63 features a QWERTY keypad (omg, srsly?!), 3G, Symbian S60… Read More

  • CES 2009: Slacker for BlackBerry now available

    Have you been drooling over the Slacker for BlackBerry app that made its demo-debut all the way back in September of ’08? At long last, it’s available to satisfy your streamin’-radio needs, packed with preprogrammed genre stations, custom stations, album art and reviews, song skipping, and the fancypants caching that makes it oh-so-special. The base version of the application… Read More

  • Want To See Where Media Is Going? Follow The Money.

    Yet more evidence that the future of media is digital (in case there are still any doubters out there). In a report released this morning, boutique investment bank Jordan, Edmiston Group estimates that between 88 percent of the publishing and advertising industry’s revenue growth over the next few years will come from four sectors: Database & Information, B2B Online Media… Read More

  • Sanyo announces 6,500lm full HD projector

    Sanyo Japan today unveiled its newest projector, the PDG-DHT100JL. Boasting 6,500 lumens, the device is the brightest among all 2-lamp full HD 1-chip DLP projectors on the market. Read More

  • House gets 150 LED lights, reduces power consumption by 80%

    Japanese homebuilder Yamane-Mokuzai [JP] has reportedly received an order from an individual for a single-family house that will illuminated with LED lighting only. Read More

  • The Vip 922 HD DuoDVR: A Dish Network DVR with built-in Slingbox tech

    Man alive! Dish Network will have a DVR with built-in Slingbox tech. It’s the Vip 922 HD DuoDVR; we don’t know when it’ll be available, nor do we have any pics. Later today, I suppose. Read More

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