• CrunchDeals: Aliph Jawbone 2 Bluetooth headset

    While you don’t get the fancy new color options and you’re stuck with just black, this is one hell of a good deal for the Jawbone 2 headset from CellHut. This is the second incarnation of the Jawbone and they work great and look snazzy doing it. Yes, snazzy. $79 after this coupon code: ALIP2B.  CellHut via GadgetReview Read More

  • Nintendo DSi unceremonially torn apart and examined

    You know the drill. A hot new gadget launches and someone – most often a nerd-type – tears it apart for some circuit board pr0n. Hey, we can’t blame ’em and the next up in this age-old ritual is the Nintendo DSi. The new handheld just launched to an eager Japanese gaming crowd last week, selling over 200,000 in the first few days alone. Chances are one of those units… Read More

  • The Onion sums up OS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7 sentiments

    Both Microsoft and Apple have important operating system releases dropping soon in OS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7. If previous experiences have taught us anything, the tech crowd will cheer at the minor feature bumps Steve Jobs announces and grumble at anything out of Redmond. The Onion did a fine job compiling some of the expected features and comparing it between the two upcoming… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Olens Personal Projector

    So this is more of a DIY idea than a CrunchDeals, but it could still go either way. Woot has this medium-size projector up for $179 and while it doesn’t HD, it sure likes mod-friendly and has an VGA port for easy computer hook-up. It measures in at 15″ L x 7″ W x  4″ T making it an almost perfect fit for the top of a computer case. With a little cutting… Read More

  • Conversation Consolidation: JS-Kit To Acquire coComment? (Update: No)

    We’re still looking to confirm, but alarm:clock says they’ve learned that web widget provider JS-Kit has agreed to acquire conversation tracking service coComment. JS-Kit raised a total of $4.8 million in two rounds, the Series B for $3.6 million dating back less than a month. coComment was also venture-backed: it had raised a total of $1.5 million from Netage Capital Partners… Read More

  • Weekend project: Build an Iron Man helmet

    Sure, Halloween is over but that doesn’t mean you can’t spend your lonely weekend constucting an Iron Man helmet. Instructiable should give you enough info but this might not be for fiberglass or Bondo virgins. Still, you have to start somewhere and if you’re good ‘nough, you too could be rocking an Iron Man helmet just like the winner above. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Something Up the Stairs Edition

    Frog Tool 15 function multi-tool packs MacGyver know-how
    Meet G-Dog, Japan’s newest robotic dog
    Honda’s experimental walking assist device, now with extra crotch support and built-in seat
    Video: A tiny, smart alec parakeet lives inside the Nintendo DSi
    Old-school handset for people who still resist cell phones but realize they’re greatly outnumbered Read More

  • "360" Music Deals Become Mandatory As Labels Prepare For Free Music

    360 Music deals give labels their standard cut of CD and digital download sales, but also give them a percentage of event ticket profits, merchandise sales, endorsement deals and anything else that uses the artist’s brand or music. A year ago they were still seen as controversial and experimental. Labels defended them as justification for investing in an artist in a time of decreasing… Read More

  • Another RED tease – ports spied

    Another taste. You may be getting tired of these little peeks, but I think they’re just dandy. Looks like a couple XLR ports (labeled “Push” probably because they’re inset and you can’t reach the release), some video outs and some sort of proprietary connector on the right. I’m wondering whether these pics are from some super-modular system? They… Read More

  • AT&T buys Centennial for $944 million

    AT&T bought Centennial Communications Corp for $944 million today in order improve AT&T’s coverage in the Midwest, Southeast, and Puerto Rico. The purchase will add 1.1 million customers to AT&T’s 74.9 million base. The move follows Verizon’s purchase of Alltel last week. Read more… Read More

  • Pioneer ships the LX010BD Blu-ray HTIB to the UK

    We all knew that eventually Blu-ray would hit the home theater in a box market and while the Pioneer LX010BD isn’t the first, it seems well equipped. For £2000 ($3,137 USD) British AV snobs will be rock’n out to 5.1 audio sound out of dodecahedron compact speakers (it means 12-sided shape, playboy) that claim to produce omni-directional sound for a better surround experience. Read More

  • Breaking Down The Election Season Minute-By-Minute

    Now that the election is over there is going to be no shortage of punditry looking to pinpoint exactly what moments in the last 18 months contributed to Barack Obama’s victory over John McCain. No one is better equipped for this analysis than Auditude, the video fingerprinting company that was recently employed to power part of MySpace’s video platform.
    Using a database… Read More

  • AT&T buys Centennial for $944 million

    AT&T bought Centennial Communications Corp for $944 million today in order improve AT&T’s coverage in the Midwest, Southeast, and Puerto Rico. The purchase will add 1.1 million customers to AT&T’s 74.9 million base. The move follows Verizon’s purchase of Alltel last week. Read More

  • Frog Tool 15 function multi-tool packs MacGyver know-how

    This 15 function multi-tool from Frog Tool seems like it can do anything. Definitely something to throw in the glove-box or desk drawer for an impromptu situation. Just check out all that the stainless steel tool can do. Plus, at only $4.99, it would make a great stocking stuffer. Gatco via Toolmonger Read More

  • $25 million dollar campaign in the works for Blu-ray

    Expect an $25 mil advertising blitz for Blu-ray this holiday season themed “Tru Blu.” Trailer Park, a LA Firm, is going to make sure consumers are aware of the high-def format and hopeful – I’m thinking out loud here – will showcase more than just the pretty picture. Moms and Pops need to know that Blu-ray isn’t just a better picture but also… Read More

  • Left 4 Dead splitscreen on your PC!

    I know lots of you guys out there are either already playing the hell out of the demo for Left 4 Dead or, like me, waiting until the weekend to dive in. Of course, the weekend is the time when those pesky friends are always hanging around, saying how you should drink this or do that. This weekend, you need to take control of your destiny. Tell your pal to come over and play some split-screen… Read More

  • Review: Epson Artisan 800 All-in-One

    When I took on the task of reviewing printers I worried that I’d be so bored that I’d fall asleep at the keyboard, leading to a review full of jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjllllllllllllllllllllmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm and a keyboard full of slobber. Luckily, the Epson Artisan 800 kept me awake and excited and, dare I say it, enthused about the state of printers. Read More

  • Video: A tiny, smart alec parakeet lives inside the Nintendo DSi

    The Nintendo DSi—meh? Hardly! As this short video shows, there’s a built-in parakeet-thing that repeats what you say into the microphone. Here, the guy says “say something,” to which the parakeet responds, “say something.” Very heaven. Now, does that take away from the fact that, save for the wireless store, the DSi can be described as a minor update at best? Read More

  • Pop Quiz: What are those ports in the Penny Arcade logo?

    Go look (or just raise your eyes a little ^ ). We’ve been discussing it for a while and we just can’t figure out what system those ports in the title bar are from. We’ve crossed a lot of systems off the list and so far Genesis and Atari are the closest. I’m guessing it’s actually just a stylized, fictional port. What do you think? Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Gears of War 2 with a 1600 Xbox Live Points card

    Planning on picking up Gears of War 2 today? Well, you might as well get some free Xbox DLC out of it. Circuit City is tossing in 1600 Xbox Live points (that’s 20 bucks worth!) with every copy of Gears of War 2 they sell today, no preorder necessary. Hell, my local Circuit City wouldn’t even let me pre-order it. While you probably have a meat space Circuit City close enough to… Read More

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