• Pentax teases new K DSLR, announcement on May 20

    Is it the K-7? Will it have a strobe light and MP3 playback? Will it have video recording? I can’t wait! Pentax Read More

  • White PS3 DualShock3 controller already available in the US

    Has anyone else seen or purchased a white DualShock 3 controller for the PS3 in the US? A chap by the name of Henry sent in a few photos of a white PS3 DualShock3 controller that he purchased at a Wal Mart in Florida on Monday. Read More

  • Google Cloud:1. MS Office: 0.

    Since Gmail’s birth in 2004, Google has steadily built a powerful cloud-based email platform that’s chock full of innovative features including offline access, chat, search, mobile access and more. Google saw the opportunity to integrate Gmail and apps, like docs and calendar features, into the enterprise space and rolled out premier editions of Apps catering to the business community. Read More

  • Portable NES machine plays actual cartridges

    Portable 8-bit gaming sort of hits the mainstream with ThinkGeek.com now selling the $50 Retro Mini Handheld NES System. Unlike those far more convenient, yet far less legal portable emulation machines that you have to purchase from far away lands, this handheld ships right from the U.S. of A. and plays actual NES cartridges. Read More

  • Video Review: Movaic iZel Smartphone Stand

    Short Version: It does everything we’d expect of a cell phone stand, and it does it well. It snaps into two different positions for holding your smartphone in landscape or portrait mode, grips the desk well, and the viewing angle can be adjusted quite easily. Plus it could totally double for a Batarang in a pinch. $25 bucks seems a bit pricey to us, though. Read More

  • Imeem About To Expand iPhone Music Storage By Way Of The Cloud

    Easily my favorite app on the Android platform is Imeem. It’s simple, fast and powerful, allowing you to listen to a huge range of music for free. And now it’s coming to the iPhone, we’ve learned. The Imeem app has already been submitted for App Store approval and could be released any day, we’re hearing from a reliable source. In terms of what it will offer, you… Read More

  • Square: Final Fantasy Advent Children Complete on June 2, no FFXIII demo

    Good news, Final Fantasy fans. Square just announced the U.S. release date for Final Fantasy: Advent Children Complete on Blu-ray. Mark your calendars for June 2 and set aside $38.96. (So Blu-ray.com was just off.) Read More

  • Hookers No Longer Welcome On Craigslist

    After coming under increasing scrutiny from various state attorneys general for the open prostitution listings in its “erotic services” category, Craigslist is now folding in the face of criminal charges.The company said in a blog post that it will replace the erotic services category with a new “Adult services” category where each ad will be individually reviewed… Read More

  • Twitter Waffles About Why @Replies Were Dumbed Down

    Surprise, surprise. Last night Twitter abruptly decided to disable an option in the way @replies worked. The feature, while not widely used, was very popular among so-called ‘power users’ because it helped expose them to new users and conversations. Users have been up in arms since the change, venting their complaints in the highly trending channel #fixreplies. It’s been… Read More

  • NYK Super Eco Ship 2030: How ships will look like in the future

    It looks like a vessel straight out of Star Trek, but it’s going to be a real ship soon(ish). Japan-based Nippon Yusen KK (NYK) is developing a “green” container ship that emits 69% less CO2 than existing models. The so-called NYK Super Eco Ship 2030, which is currently in design stage, will be 353-meters long and mainly powered by fuel cells. Read More

  • Intel fined over €1 billion for violation of European antitrust laws (Updated with Intel statement)

    The European Commission today announced that it has fined Intel a record €1.06 billion ($1.45 billion) for abusing its dominance in the market for computer chips to exclude its biggest (and frankly, the only serious) rival AMD by paying computer manufacturers Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and NEC as well as retailers to postpone, cancel or downright avoid using or selling the latter’s… Read More

  • When is a Steve-note not a Steve-note?

    When it’s a Schiller-note! Apple has confirmed that the 10am keynote on June 8 at WWDC will be led by Philip Schiller, the corporeal form that Apple now takes when it needs to leave the astral plane and speak to us humans. Fun fact: Did you know that Apple is really run by a spiritual energy field so bright and blinding that Apple engineers have to wear special “sensory suits”… Read More

  • Oh, right, there are flash cards that work with the Nintendo DSi now

    There’s now a flash “homebrew” device that works on the Nintendo DSi. It’s called the DS(onei), and it’s developed by a team called Supercard. It works like all those PSP hacks work: the DS(onei) runs a custom firmware that can be easily updated. So when Nintendo releases a game that breaks the DS(onei)’s compatability, team Supercard releases a new… Read More

  • Unboxing: Energizer Induction Charging System for the Wii

    Energizer’s Induction Charging System for the Wii won’t hit retailers for another three weeks, but a magical fairy dropped one off at the CG office the other day. Inductive charging systems have been around for some time and chances are that you probably have an electronic toothbrush in the medicine cabinet that’s charging inductively as you read this. So it isn’t new… Read More

  • Sony X-series Walkman up for pre-order, features Slacker Radio

    Surprise! It looks like Sony’s soon-to-be-released X-series Walkmans feature a built-in Slacker Radio application that allows users to fill the device up with music from the streaming radio service when it’s within range of a Wi-Fi connection. Read More

  • Can't wait for iHulu? NBC mobile has got you (partially) covered

    I don’t know about you, but the novelty of watching random YouTube crap videos on my iDevice wore off pretty quickly. And with iHulu (a.k.a. an official Hulu app) nowhere to be found, there aren’t too many other quality alternatives for viewing free content on your iPhone or iPod touch…until now. CNET points out that NBC’s mobile site – m.nbc.com –… Read More

  • Sprint releases the MiFi portable mobile hotspot

    We at CrunchGear love us some MiFi. From its first appearance at CES this year to the Verizon launch, we’ve been all like “I love you MiFi.” Now you can love the MiFi even more because it’s available on Sprint. Here’s the important stuff: Sprint plans to launch the Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200 intelligent mobile hotspot device for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate… Read More

  • MSI X340 ultraportable reviewed

    Laptop Magazine (still available in print form!) got their hands on the super slim MacBook Air-like X340 from MSI and gave the $899 ultra low voltage notebook a relatively positive review. Like HP’s DV2 that Devin just reviewed, the X340 series falls somewhere in between netbooks and notebooks. Read More

  • ViewSonic to use Taiwanese/Chinese OEMs, launch handsets in Q3?

    It was only yesterday that Viewsonic announced that they’d be dabbling in handset sales, and the rumors have already started. Cell phone gossip is becoming like celebrity gossip sans the sex tapes. According to Digitimes’ always vague “industry sources” (whether that means someone close to the matter or some dude who bought a cellphone once, we’ll likely never… Read More

  • A Revolution Begins: OpenCandy Has A Board Meeting And No One Shakes Hands

    Over the weekend I wrote a post on the disgusting habit of hand shaking: Hand Shaking Is So Medieval. Let’s End It. 500 comments later, about 40% of readers seemed to agree with me. The rest think I have OCD or some other psychological condition that needs treatment. Or just have no social skills. If I could take a poll, though, it’s clear that the people who have hands thrust at… Read More

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