• SubPLY: Making YouTube Captioning a Reality

    A few days ago YouTube announced the addition of Closed Captioning support to its videos. One small problem though… YouTube included neither the tools nor the services to help video owners create the actual captioning source files– SubViewer (*.SUB) and SubRip (*.SRT)—needed to activate this feature. This is where SubPLY, the new video captioning service by PLYmedia might… Read More

  • AMD bringing back 'FX' microprocessors

    Sometime in the middle of next year, AMD has plans to bring out code-named Deneb FX microprocessors aimed right at the enthusiast market. You might recall that AMD once had competitive high-end chips, the Athlon 64 FX, but eventually, those were out preformed by Intel options. This time around, AMD might have the upper hand with these quad-core, 45nm chips, with speeds up to 2.80GHz and 3.0GHz. Read More

  • Back to School week at CrunchGear

    Welcome, children. Please find your seats. This year is very important for you all. It’s the year HD formats have settled comfortably into the mainstream and console gaming is at its apex. PCs are falling by the wayside for most of you and laptops – and ultralight netbooks – are become an interesting addition to your arsenal. We’re living in an era of cellular… Read More

  • Shure goes after mobile device market with six new headsets

    In my honest opinion there are way too many companies catering to Apple and it’s stupid iPhone. I really, really can’t stand this so-called phone. It’s constantly crashing and sucks as a phone. I can’t wait for the new BlackBerry Bold and/or the T-Mobile G1. Anyway, Shure announced an entry-level sound isolating music listening device today aimed at iPhone users. Read More

  • Sanyo presents 4 new, partly "green" Eneloop products

    Sanyo Japan [JP] today unveiled a number of new Eneloop products that will go on sale in Japan on October 10th (no word on availability outside this country yet). The Eneloop Solar Light [JP] (pictured above) is equipped with Sanyo’s self-developed “HIT solar cell” and ready for use in areas without power supply or during emergency situations. The device, which can be used… Read More

  • Belkin working on an iPhone control pad accessory?

    UPDATE: In answer to the question posed in this post’s title: No. This is fake. The above image was sent to TouchArcade.com and, while it’s absolutely possible that it could be phony, the implications of an actual, real iPhone/iPod Touch control pad accessory coming from Belkin could make the portable gaming industry a bit more interesting. Take this info with a grain of salt… Read More

  • Nokia's Comes With Music Launches in UK Next Month

    Nokia’s Comes With Music will launch in the UK next month, before spreading to the Continent and to Asia next year. Comes With Music, you may remember, is Nokia’s scheme to include music from the top record companies (less EMI, for now) with its cellphones, slowly getting the company into the Apple-dominated music business. Read More

  • Nintendo DS gets Metallic Silver option

    Remember way back when the Nintendo DS launched; the original, not the Lite. ‘member what color it was? Yeah, silver, and now the same metallic silver is making a come back on the DS Lite. So if your Polar White model is getting a bit grimy, you can pick up the new color after September 7. Read More

  • IFA 2008: The Coffee Shop of the Future

    In the Home Appliances section of IFA 2008 in Berlin there are dozens of brands of coffee makers, most doling out freshly-brewed Joe to bleary-eyed conventioneers. Interestingly enough, some of the companies are using cool interactive displays, much like Microsoft Surface, in an effort to catch our attention. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 24-inch Dell monitor for $289

    The 24-inch Dell monitor is on sale. Yes, THE 24-inch Dell monitor. Normally $450, you can get it (after a 1-2 week wait) from Best Buy for $289. That’s a wheel of a deal. The monitor has a 5ms response time, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 400 cd/m² brightness, 1920×1080 resolution, DVI with HDCP input, VGA input, and a 16:10 aspect ratio. Dell – 24" Widescreen Flat-Panel LCD… Read More

  • Iogear's DVI Net ShareStation: In case you need to share a single monitor among several computers on a network

    Damn, if you squint your eyes you just may be able to see the Iogear DVI Net ShareStation. It’s a small box you put onto your home network that then lets up to six different computers share the same monitor. (You plug the monitor into the box, then the box into the network.) It supports resolutions up to 1600×1200, so you’re not sacrificing too much screen real estate by… Read More

  • Win a copy of Ilium Software's eWallet

    The kind folks at Ilium Software are offering ten free copies of eWallet to ten lucky readers. Read on to learn how to win. eWallet lets you secure your personal information in a single file which can be accessed on your mobile device. Whether its PIN numbers, bank account information, passwords, or credit card numbers, the vast majority of us have an ever-expanding amount of confidential… Read More

  • Ads For Twits On Twitter (TwittAd Launches)

    Do you have 53 followers on Twitter? Shouldn’t you be making money off of them somehow, selling their attention to the highest bidder? Well, now you can with TwittAd. You list how many followers you have and for how much you are willing to sell an ad on your Twitter page, and TwittAd will match you with advertisers. Then the ad sits on the empty left-hand column of your Twitter page. Read More

  • Angelsoft 3.0 Launches With 400 Angel Investment Groups In Tow

    Angelsoft on Tuesday announced that it has officially launched version 3.0 of its angel funding platform, which will connect entrepreneurs to over 400 angel investment groups across the world. According to the company, the new Angelsoft 3.0 offers three new features that make it easier for startups to find the right venture funding. First, the company built a search engine that exposes the… Read More

  • Sony intros a super-cute, Japan-only and waterproof Bravia TV

    Sony Japan today added the XDV-W600 [JP], a mini TV (145×42×98mm, 302g) to their Bravia brand. The new device is waterproof and supports the Japanese digital TV standard One-Seg. The 4-inch LCD TV (16.7 million colors, 272×480 resolution) boasts an IPX7 and IPX6 waterproof rating, meaning that you can theoretically watch TV under water (at a depth of up to 1m) for around 30 minutes. After… Read More

  • Blizzard will store customized UI settings server side starting with Lich King

    Some players do not mess around, from Wow Insider Really good news for serious World of Warcraft players. It looks like Blizzard, starting with Wrath of the Lich King will store all your customized UI odds and ends—dungeon maps, coordinates, threat meters, etc.—server-side. That means if you’re away from your main WoW machine, you’ll still have the same interface… Read More

  • Japan: PSP-3000 gets a date and final price, bundles announced

    Sony Computer Entertainment Japan announced today the PSP-3000 will be available on the Japanese market on October 16th for $180. The new PSP will initially come in three different colors (piano black, pearl white and mystic silver). Value packs will also be available (for $230) and include an AC adaptor, battery pack, pouch, a 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo stick and other accessories. Sony will… Read More

  • Picasa Refresh Brings Facial Recognition

    In the anticipated release of Google’s new and improved Picasa, the company will offer facial recognition technology to help you identify friends and family in your pictures without requiring you to tag them by-hand each time you see them. Launching at noon PDT today, Picasa’s facial recognition technology will ask you to identify people in your pictures that you haven’t… Read More

  • Apple to launch app that adds extra features to your iTunes music downloads

    Apple will release an application for its App Store next month that taps into iTunes, and provides users with all sorts of extra content, like lyrics, exclusive artwork, yada yada. The first album to benefit from the application will be Snow Patrol’s A Hundred Million Suns, which sounds a little emo for Snow Patrol. That’s them there, by the way. They’re pretty… Read More

  • Hulu Launches Fall Lineup, Premieres Before TV Broadcast

    Hulu on Tuesday announced that it has launched its Fall Premiere Lineup, which over the next seven weeks, will be the place to find season premieres of Prison Break, Bones, House, Heroes, The Office and 30 Rock. To build up the hype around new shows or those in their second season, Hulu will also debut the first episode of Knight Rider, Lipstick Jungle, Chuck and Life, one week before they air… Read More

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