• Within 10 years, we'll have TV inside our contact lenses

    You’ve seen that commercial for Hulu, right? The one with Alec Baldwin sashaying around a futuristic office promising TV everywhere, TV that turns your brain into mush? Take that idea—TV everywhere—and apply it to your biology. That is, how does TV implanted into your contact lenses sound? Really great, or just great? Absolutely horrendous, or just horrendous? Read More

  • Expansys steals Nokia's thunder, fully outs the E75

    It looks like Expansys is making a habit out of stealing people’s thunder, this being the second product page to go up prior to official announcement in the past week. This time it’s the Nokia E75 which, admittedly, wasn’t much of a secret at this point anyway. We’re a bit surprised this thing is actually making it to market, being that the timing and its chubby-bunny… Read More

  • Official: The Amazon Kindle 2

    We knew the next-gen Kindle was coming, and spied the official pics early, but it is now official complete with a 20% faster operation and text to speech. The second version is a tad slimmer and overall more compact than its predecessor with a thickness of only .36-inches. Amazon tell us that the screen is better suited for reading too with a higher-quality OLED screen that now displays 16… Read More

  • Kindle 1 orders automagically upgraded to the Kindle 2

    If you happen to know someone that placed an order for the original Kindle a few days ago and have yet to receive it, good news, you are getting the K2. Amazon says you don’t need to do anything (read: don’t clog up the phone lines) as your order will be upgraded to the new model. Plus, Amazon is offering first dibs on the new model to owners of the first generation. It’s… Read More

  • Two more Samsungs sneak out of the oven

    Okay, seriously. Its gotta be intentional at this point. Samsung is a more than a dozen pre-MWC leaks deep, with everything from the lowest of lows to their higher-end stuff out on the table. Two more Samsung phones purported to be getting their announcements next week have now leaked. Neither are anything groundbreaking, but we’ll cover’em for the sake of completion. From left… Read More

  • Live at the Amazon Kindle Event

    John Biggs reporting live from Amazon’s Kindle press event in New York City. Hit the jump to see how it all plays out. Read More

  • ASUS computers to be sold at Wal-Mart?

    Looking to build on US sales of its notebooks and netbooks, word on the street is that “ASUS is expected to start marketing its notebooks through Wal-Mart in the second half of 2009,” according to a DigiTimes report. Read More

  • Samsung to revamp TouchWiz for MWC09

    With good ol Sammie Samsung’s pipes being all kinds of leaky this year, it’s not too surprising that Samsung is going ahead and announcing somethings right before Mobile World Congress. Might as well make sure word gets out properly, right? This morning, Samsung announced that they have revamped the TouchWiz UI that graces a number of its handsets, and will be demoing it in… Read More

  • Gachapin and Mukku: Bandai uses ugly monsters to design netbook

    Bandai in Japan announced a very special kind of netbook, the Gachapin and Mukku ultramobile PC [JP]. Gachapin is the green monster (a dinosaur, actually) and huge on Japanese kids TV, just like his sidekick Mukku, a red Yeti. Read More

  • The Nikon UP300x gets worn, reviewed

    Nikon launched the head-mounted UP300x Media Port PMP to a group of Japanese nerds months ago. Of course everyone wants to wear the headset and give it a go, but if it’s actually something for daily is something Akihabara News set out to find out. They gave it fighting chance and came away stating that it’s an interesting concept but… Read More

  • What's New With The Kindle 2

    This morning Amazon officially announced its second-generation ebook, the Kindle 2 (although leaked photographs of the device have been floating around the internet for some time now). All-in-all, the new Kindle is a modest step up from the first generation, introducing nothing too radical to the design or functionality but improving the device in a variety of incremental ways. So just… Read More

  • Nikon D400 term popping up as search term

    Chances are that Nikon is prepping another dSLR dubbed the D400. Now, if that camera is going to be a 24MP, touchscreen wunderkind, that’s something altogether different but at least the model name seems to be correct. The term D400 is starting to return search results with accessories that matches a Nikon camera showing that some data inputers are at least using the model number as a tag… Read More

  • Dancing with the Stars prediction: Steve Wozniak will be voted off first

    Woz, Sorry, buddy. I my geek heart goes out to ya but what are you thinking? Dancing with the Stars? The last geek, Mark Cuban, who is a physically fit NBA owner made it through four rounds of cuts and I would be shocked if you make it through one. Who am I to judge though. Maybe you’re a closet tinker bell and will surprise everyone. Props for at least doing the show. Kick Steve-O in… Read More

  • Rumor: Stephen King to launch Kindle exclusive today [Update: Confirmed]

    Later today in NYC, Amazon is expected to unveil the K2 (we’ve known this since 1/27, but welcome to the party WSJ) and with it an exclusive Stephen King novel, says the WSJ. There isn’t a whole lot else about this supposed King deal, so we’ll have to wait until the press conference at 10AM today. I hope King shows up so I can kick him in the shins for the countless hours… Read More

  • Toshiba announces the world's first 128 Megabit FeRAM

    Toshiba today in Tokyo unveiled a prototype of a new kind of FeRAM (Ferroelectric RAM) [JP] that might pave the way for more powerful mobile devices and PCs in the future. Read More

  • BlackBerry Gemini details revealed [Update]

    Now this is the Curve I would have loved for T-Mobile to have launched this year, but I’m perfectly content with my 8900. The BGR is reporting that the 9300, codename Gemini, is more or less a 3G Curve. Details are scant at this point and BG pontificates that we shouldn’t expect this until Q4 ’09 (if we’re lucky) but mostly likely Q1 ’10. Hit the jump to see what… Read More

  • Clickable Launches Version 2.0 Of Powerful Search Ad Management Software Suite

    Clickable is debuting version 2.0 of its search advertising management suite today, adding to the software a slew of features that should make it easier for small and medium-sized businesses to stay on top of online marketing campaigns held across a variety of advertising networks such as Google, Yahoo and MSN. While it was already possible for Clickable users to import different accounts in… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Trapped Under Arm Edition

    Purported Kindle 2 images and price leaked
    Creepy ‘Hug Me Pillow’ is on sale!
    The Suima crib is the world’s first fully automatic baby bed Read More

  • Seeding Austin Startups: OneSpot And 7 Billion People Raise Series A Funding

    Two Austin, Texas-based startups trying to make their way into increasingly crowded markets get to announce funding rounds this morning for a combined total of $7.2 million: OneSpot has raised a healthy 4.2 million in Series A funding led by Silver Creek Ventures and joined by returning investors like Mike Maples (former Executive VP of Worldwide Products at Microsoft) and Pat Horner… Read More

  • Create Stunning Diagrams On The Web With LovelyCharts

    If you’ve ever looked for an easy, intuitive online diagram creation tool, you know how hard it is to find one. LovelyCharts is a brand new application poised to become the default online drawing tool for amazing flowcharts, sitemaps and wireframes. Like Gliffy, Flowchart.com, and AutoDesk’s experimental Draw project, the app enables you to create diagrams and more in your browser… Read More

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