• D400 Rumor: too good to be true?


    That repository for all things both shadowy and Nikon-related, Nikon Rumors, has posted an anonymous tip they got concerning possible specs for the Nikon D400. The rumors have been a bit irresponsible concerning this camera, endowing it with two sensors, GPS, and multi-touch. The truth is probably a little more like these specs seem to indicate: a really sweet $2000 prosumer camera with lots… Read More

  • CrunchGear Live Podcast

    You can chat with us during the show via AIM by pinging username “crunchtips” or call into the show at (646) 200-4163 should the mood strike you. Here’s the link for today’s show… [Podcast RSS Feed | Podcast in iTunes] Read More

  • Buying a cheap HDTV could cost you in the long run, says home theater specialists

    I this conversation with my mother-in-law last weekend. Her, “So this Curtis Mathes LCD isn’t any good? You sure, ’cause they are a good brand.” Me, not looking directly in her Medusa-like eyes, “Nope.” And today, I find that the Home Theater Specialist of America warns against purchasing a cheap HDTVs. You know they are serious ’cause they are… Read More

  • BFF's Unreasonable Stance: Ban Google Maps!

    (Not to be confused with CG’s sanctioned “Unreasonable Stance” which is no longer done thanks to whiny, over zealous fan boys who can’t read a disclaimer…like this one.) I agree. Go ahead and ban google maps. I don’t want them to figure out how to get over here anyway, so what’s it matter to us? Big deal, a few people won’t be able to see the… Read More

  • Microsoft Live Labs Tackles Web Clips With Thumbtack, Still Needs Polish

    Microsoft’s Live Labs has just released Thumbtack, a web clipping service that allows users to compile links, media, and text snippets into online storage bins for future reference. Users can also share their Thumbtack collections with their peers, allowing them to collaborate by adding new clips and notations. To add a photo or snippet of text to their Thumbtack canvas, users can… Read More

  • Review: Casio G-Shock Classic, Gulfman, Riseman and MT-G

    Casio’s G-Shock recently celebrated its 25th anniversary and for good reason, they’ve been constructing solid time pieces that are technically sound and built like tanks. Types like John won’t be giving up their fancy Omegas or whatever other watch that has a ginormous face, but they’re not meant to. Come along as I take a look at five unique pieces with varying degrees… Read More

  • Um rumor: Hará Gears of War 3 em 2010

    Boas noticias, todo o mundo! Hará outro Gears of War para natal 2010. O nome? Não sei, provavlemente Gears of War 3, ou algo assim. Será o mismo jogo que você jogou em noviembro 2008 (e noviembro 2006): armas grandes estúpidas, soldados que não têm uma educação, e extraterrestres que nos querem matar. Esta informação é de EGM, a revista de videojogos que ja não cerrou. Também só… Read More

  • First music video made on an iPhone

      GOSHone has made what he claims is the world’s first music video shot on an iPhone. He used iPhone video program, Cycorder, on a jailbroken iPhone and edited it in Adobe After Effects.  Read More

  • Review: Logitech Squeezebox Boom


    Quick Version: The Logitech Squeezebox Boom is a free-standing network device that can be used to play your complete music library. The setup is surprisingly easy, even if you are connecting it to a wireless network that uses 128-bit encryption. When it comes time to enter your key, simply turn the wheel and click it to enter the digit. My network was found immediately, and Squeezebox… Read More

  • Office Depot closing 112 locations

    Circuit City and CompUSA now have another partner to sing the retail blues with ’em. Office Depot has announced plans to close 112 stores, or 9% of their North American retail spots over the next three months. Specifics haven’t been announced, but we do know  “45 stores in the Central U.S., 40 in the Northeast and Canada, 19 in the West and eight in the South” will… Read More

  • Review and Giveaway: HP MediaSmart 1TB Server

    Short version: A pre-built Windows Home Server box that offers a bit more than standard NAS’s. Read More

  • Nintendo just found a boatload of money and it's called Dragon Quest X


    Flickr’d Sony and Microsoft (especially Microsoft) might as well pack their bags and leave the Japanese gaming market altogether. Why? For one, Square Enix just announced that Dragon Quest X will be released for the Wii, probably sometime in 2010 at the earliest. That means Nintendo will struggle to manufacture the 948593485739485739485 Wiis it’ll need to keep up with demand. Keep… Read More

  • Street View, walking direction find their way to Google Maps for S60 and WinMo

    With the iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android platforms all getting their Street View wings a few months back, anyone running S60 and Windows Mobile might be feeling like they’ve been left out in the cold. Don’t worry – your time to come snuggle up next to the toasty street-perusing fire has come. Besides Street View, these newest releases also tote walking directions, transit… Read More

  • Random software recommendation: Linkinus, the IRC app for Mac OS X

    Here’s a random software recommendation for Mac OS X users. A ProTip, if you will. If you’re into IRC at all, you should check out Linkinus, which is developed by Conceited Software. I bought it last spring and have been using it ever since. Yes, I understand the concept of buying an IRC application borders on the insane, what with X-Chat being free and all, but the shareware period… Read More

  • Hi5 Hopes To Make Real Coin With Virtual Gifts

    Social networks need to find a way to make money fast. Online advertising never really worked well on social networks in the first place, and with online advertising feeling the same pressure as everything else in the economy, new sources of revenue must be found. Internationally-oriented social network hi5 is turning to virtual gifts, which can be bought with virtual coins that members buy… Read More

  • 5 Days of Cleaning Out My Office-Mas Contest: Day 1

    See that pile of junk? There’s more where that came from. I want to give it to you. Why? Because I like you. How can you win it? I’m going to invent some devious contests over the next five days and give away something new and cool to the winner(s) each day. Where is all this stuff coming from? I just redid my upstairs office and found a ton of junk lying around cluttering things up. Read More

  • Review: Logitech Illuminated Keyboard


    Quick Version: The Logitech Illuminated Keyboard sports a sleek design combined with a number of functional enhancements that make it a cut above most others. While the illuminated keys are the main feature, the first thing you’ll notice upon removing it from the box is how extremely slim the keyboard is. It’s a good 75% slimmer than your traditional keyboard, and has a… Read More

  • Paul McCartney isn't afraid of DRM-free digital downloading of his latest album

    Paul McCartney’s previous album, Memory Almost Full, may have been, in so many words, complete garbage, but you have to give credit to the man for his latest endeavor, a new album from his electronic-ish band The Fireman. The album Electric Arguments is available as a DRM-free download from the band’s official site. It’s in a bunch of formats, too, including MP3, FLAC and… Read More

  • Verizon aiming for LTE rollout in 2009

    Wuh oh – looks like it’s time to start sweating for Xohm Clear. According to Verizon VP/CTO Dick Lynch, the first rollout of Verizon’s 4G offering should go down sometime in 2009: “We expect that LTE will actually be in service somewhere here in the U.S. probably this time next year.” While the “this time next year” bit technically only pins things a… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 42-inch 720p LCD TV for $699

    Newegg.com has the AOC Envision 42-inch 720p LCD TV for $699 – that’s $300 off the regular price. Shipping is free, as well. Specs: 1366×768 resolution, 500 cd/m2 brightness, 1200:1 contrast ratio, 8ms response time, and built-in HDTV tuner. ENVISION 42-inch 16-9 8ms 720p LCD HDTV [Newegg.com via dealnews] Read More

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