• Blu-Ray Takes The Lead! Over 1 Million Discs Sold

    Take a guess at who just whooped HD-DVD in sales? Home Media Research today announced that Blu-Ray had surpassed the 1 million sales mark, making it the first next-gen format to do so. The report released states that 70% of all movies sold in the first three months of the year were Blu-Ray — no doubt a straight a kick to HD-DVD’s nads. These remarkable sales are attributed not… Read More

  • Hunt Ghosts With The Moto Q!

    I’ve adjusted to a certain amount of heavy-handed product placement in TV shows, but this is new territory. On the CW show, Supernatural, one of the characters, Dean, has been using a Motorola Q stamped with Verizon Wireless for part of the season. In this past week’s show, he used the camera — and its video abilities — to find and shoot ghosts. It’s a real… Read More

  • Samsung Is The RAM King: 4GB Modules, More Efficient and Faster

    Samsung has figured out a way to stack DRAM modules on top of each other, which should eventually lead to—you guessed it—faster and more efficient memory. Separately, it’ll also permit Samsung to create 4GM RAM modules, which is a first. The new technique is called wafer-level-processed stacked package, or WSP, which essentially lets Samsung snap memory modules onto each… Read More

  • DoCoMo Hopes You'll Wave Your Wand In Public

    NTT DoCoMo is taking a design cue from Nintendo’s oh-so-very-popular Wii for the Japanese wireless giant’s newest phone. The D904i features motion-sensing technology for playing games on the handset. It will be joined by two other handsets in the hopes that people will want to look like a complete douche while on the subway. Other than motion-sensing games another cool new… Read More

  • Timex TX 730 Hands On

    Timex has long been the butt of countless jokes. A brand that used to take a licking and keep on ticking has been reduced to bargain bin quartz pieces with a few bright lights like the Ironman series to keep it afloat. Well, Timex has pulled a complete 180 and released a watch that I can honestly say is a step forward for the brand and, dare I say it, everyday horology. Read More

  • FON, Time Warner Cable Wi-Fi Hotspot Partnership Official

    Rumor becomes reality. Straight outta Madrid, Spain comes word that Time Warner Cable has inked a deal with Wi-Fi community FON allowing TWC subscribers to become FON community members and create FON access points with their home or business broadband connection. If you’re not familiar with FON, the idea is that you share your Wi-Fi with other community members and in return you can… Read More

  • Jellyfish Beer Bong

    The Jellyfish Beer Bong is one tentacle short of being the most awesome frat-accessory ever. For $10.99, you get an inflatable plastic beer bong that comes in the shape of a Jellyfish. Unfortunately, it only has one funnel for beer flow, which is kind of disappointing considering Jellyfish tend to have several tentacles flowing side to side. But the booze experts over at Liquor Snob reviewed… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Mobile Social Networking Patent Sells for $2.6 Million

    At the Ocean Tomo live auction last week, US Patent 6618593 sold for $2.6 million to an anonymous buyer making it a record for the purchase of a patent in a live auction. Billed as a patent to bridge the online into the real world, the patent’s main claim covers the use of mobile location information in conjunction with online information. This is a broad application which provide a… Read More

  • HTC Advantage Video Unboxing Is Mindblowingly Amazing

    Look, I don’t know who Tracy and Matt are, but I’m sure they’re nice guys. They’re so nice, in fact, that they’ve shot a video of them unboxing the HTC Advantage. There’s some stunning analysis in this piece, too: “It has some stuff inside,” “there must be some stuff underneath here,” etc. Unboxing: just another one of… Read More

  • Grand Theft Auto 6 On Its Way!

    PLAY Magazine UK must have the ULTIMATE hook-up at Rockstar. The magazine has just revealed that popular GTA series will be getting its sixth installment very soon. Amazing that details have already leaked out considering GTA IV isn’t even yet out and is still highly anticipated. Rumor has it that the game will feature a recently-fired designer from a game mag. going on a… Read More

  • Samsung R55 HDD Laptop

    Those on the prowl for a new notebook may want to consider the R55 laptop from Samsung. Inside you’ll find an Intel Centrino Core Duo T2300E CPU, which aside from having one long-ass name contains 1.66GHz of power just for you! A decent 1GB of RAM is included, along with 100GB of storage, a dual-layer DVD burner that’ll handle most formats, and a sweet 15.4-inch WXGA Widescreen… Read More

  • Sony Says It May Allow Indie Developers For The PS3

    Taking a cue from Microsoft’s XNA Game Studios, Sony’s Phil Harrison recently said in an interview that Sony would be willing to open up the PS3 to independent developers. (Yes, we know, the Net Yaroze did this years ago, but nobody cared back then. Plus, the homebrew community today is able to produce software that’s better than what a lot of commercial entities come up… Read More

  • OpenDNS Adds Short-Cut Service

    DNS is boring, but OpenDNS has added a new Shortcut feature that lets you visit URLs without all that nasty typing. Shortcuts are short, multi-letter abbreviations for your favorite sites. Instead of typing “www.nytimes.com,” you can just type “NYT.” You can also create short-cuts for popular search sites (“g monkeys” to search Google for Monkeys, for… Read More

  • RIM Bringing BAS To Windows Mobile

    Holy Toledo! In a surprise move, RIM today announced that it will be bringing the Blackberry application suite to Windows Mobile 6.0. Basically, it means your T-Mobile Dash, HTC Libra, and Motorola Q won’t suck as much anymore. You’ll be able to run all your favorite Blackberry apps, including file browser, e-mail, and web browser – basically the whole Blackberry OS running… Read More

  • SmartShopper USA SS-101 Hands On

    For years, we have all dreamed of kitchen appliances we could talk to. “Stove, make me some chicken. Microwave, popcorn please.” But what about a tiny device that keeps the whole family on their toes by offering a central message pad and shopping list for the whole gang? The SmartShopper SS-101 helps you create a shopping list that’s completely error proof. In the simplest… Read More

  • Forget The Post Office Line! Pay Those Taxes With Your Cellie

    Before you get all excited about paying your taxes with your cellphone so you can get back to eating Cheese Doodles and watching World Series Poker, note that this is only happening in the Philippines currently. The country’s Internal Revenue Bureau has struck a deal with major telecom and banking groups that will allow personal income taxes to be paid via SMS. Unfortunately, this new… Read More

  • Napster Launches Over The Air Music Downloads For Cellphones in Japan

    Napster is rolling out its over-the-air (OTA) music service on Japan’s NTT Docomo. The service lets Napster To Go subscribers download music onto compatible cellphones (so far, the 904i series). All songs downloaded onto cellphones can then be transferred to compatible music players and PCs. Can iTunes do that? This is fun and all, and something many people wish the iPhone would be able… Read More

  • Clear Channel Testing Out Commercial Free FM Radio

    You might not need that XM subscription for much longer. Tyrannical media-corporation Clear Channel is testing out commercial free FM radio in Texas. The plan is that stations will no longer run commercials, but rather DJs will advertise companies and sponsors during radio shows, talk programs, and intermissions. Increasing competition from satellite radio and the iPod is causing big media… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Evening Entertainment Edition

    The Life Acquatic: Swimming with Sound
    Subtitling Glasses Put the Text Where It Belongs
    Plasma Lift: Hey Honey! What TV?
    Wine That Loves: No More Guessing What Wine Goes With What Food
    Fitness by Crunchgear 2007 Read More

  • Kyte Launches: More Rich Media Streaming Presence

    Keeping everyone aware of what you are up to every fleeting, uninteresting moment of your life is a hot area for startups right now. Newly launched Kyte seems to fall somewhere between Twitter and Ustream, two services that let users send a constant stream of data about themselves to interested friends (albeit in very different ways). Kyte is at its core a media player. Users create an account… Read More

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