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  • HP MediaSmart 37-inch LCD Media Center TV

    This 37-inch HDTV from HP retails for $2,699.99, which is a lot more than standard 37-inch LCD TVs. Why? Because it’s capable of streaming photos, music and video from any PC on the network to the TV—without having to buy separate gear. The TV can stream media over 802.11a/b/g and 100Mbps Ethernet, keeping the living room area computer-free, just the way the wife likes it. The… Read More

  • DIY Wireless ISP

    Ever get fed up with your internet connection? Random disconnects, bad tech support, and strange outages will now be a thing of the past! With Meraki you can now run your own internet service provider. Meraki provides the software, hardware, and management services that are needed to build mesh networks and provide Internet Access. This device will be available Fall of 2006 and the mini… Read More

  • SMSJock: Your Disc Jockey Connection

    Those disc jockeys are in for it now! A new technology has been released that will enable listeners to message the disc jockey directly, for a nominal fee of course. Now listeners can badger and pester the jockey into playing whatever they want. Utilizing any mobile phone with SMS functionality, the listeners can use this web-based service, called, unfortunately, SMSJock, to text directly to… Read More

  • More Buttons by Logitech

    Logitech announced additions to their Cordless Desktop line-up. These new models will streamline the use of searching applications, images, and internet phone calls. The Logitech EasyCall Desktop will enable the user to effectively take internet phone calls at the PC without extra hardware. Utilizing a speakerphone and headset, this package reduces echoes and unwanted noise from the… Read More

  • Asus P525 Gets FCC Hugs

    . Asus has had it hard lately while trying to break into the US market, so this might be the boost it needs to gain an HTC-like following of die-hard smartphone fans.
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  • Anti-Hurricaine Grid Computing

    Hurricane research just got a little more competent. The Southeastern Universities Research Association has announced a partnership with IBM that will increase the Association’s processing power to 10 trillion calculations per second across a grid of three interlinked IBM p575 servers. The systems are currently installed at Louisiana State and Georgia State, with the third to be built… Read More

  • OS X Leopard: Does 64-bit Like a Champ

    With all the talk of cute new Spotlight visualizations and fancy Desktop Widgets, only the Inquirer decided to hold forth on Leopard’s 64-bit systems. Vista, it seems, will support 64-bit processing only in a highly specialized versions of the OS which will emulate 32-bit processing in software. Called Window on Windows or WOW, this layer will run older XP applications but not older drivers. Read More

  • Segway Unveils New Hotness

    Segway has officially launched their newest personal transporters, the i2 and the x2. The units feature a slew of new features and updated functionality. Most notable of which are LeanSteer, a newly designed steering mechanism, and InfoKey, a highly intuitive starting device that displays a variety of information. Earlier this month it was announced that Segway had received a nod from the FCC… Read More

  • Clamshell Remote Ushers New Era of Why?

    As home theaters have become increasingly complex, remotes have become burdened by the weight of the countless buttons needed to control complexities. Many designs from recent years have tackled this dilemma by prudently embracing the dynamic abilities of LCD touch screens. Until now, the clamshell design has remained a staple of mobile phones and women’s compacts. But where there’s… Read More

  • Aptera Concept Car

    The Aptera concept car’s three-wheeled, egg shaped design makes for an incredibly efficient vehicle, purporedly achieving 330mpg. It seats two people, weighs 850 pounds and utilizes a super-efficient hybrid diesel engine. A clear downside of the Aptera, however, is the complete lack of cargo space, a factor that will surely prevent many consumers from becoming early… Read More

  • Bang & Olufsen BeoSystem 3 Stage Manager


    The Bang & Olufsen BeoSystem 3 Stage Manager is an aptly named device, since it can handle two surround-sound setups, multiple video outputs, and even lower the lights when your movie comes on. The BeoSystem 3 has two DVI outputs and four HDMI inputs for video, plus two separate 5.1 outputs that can be combined for a 7.1 system with dual subwoofers. Add to that HD DVD and Blu-ray… Read More

  • Insigna Amigo 2GB MP3 Player Video Preview

    DAPreview has a preview of the Insignia Amigo, the small flash-based MP3 player from Best Buy’s in house brand. It’s relatively cheap, at $99 and $129 for 1GB and 2GB respectively. Other than having MP3/WMA playback, there’s also a screen — something that the 1GB iPod Shuffle doesn’t quite muster. DAPreview video-previews the Insignia Amigo [DAPreview] Read More

  • Crunchgasm Day 1: How Are We Doing?


    It’s been quite a day – lots of food, folks, and fun – and we’d like to take a moment to ask what you guys are looking for. More pictures of scantily clad rhesus monkeys? A discussion of various types of pressed, salted fish? More cellphone coverage? Drop me a line at john at crunchgear dot com – it’s all working now. PR folks, please send all info to tips… Read More

  • FPS Booster X3 5.25-inch Drive Bay Power Supply

    This FPS Booster X3 5.25-inch drive-mounted power supply is great for gamers with multiple PCI Express graphics cards or video editors that use a lot of hard drives. The power supply (PSU) fits into a normal 5.25-inch slot on the front of your machine, but has a two-pin power connector cable that goes through your machine, out the back through an empty PCI slot, and into the wall. The PSU… Read More

  • NXT Announces New iPod Dock Equipped Systems

    NXT has announced today the debut of two new ultra-thin hi-fi systems, both sporting an iPod dock. These two new products (CD-X10i and MC-DX22i) utilize the profound SurfaceSound technology that will deliver full sound out of a pair of thin speakers. The systems have a multi-functional LCD display with backlight and a clock with timer and sleep modes. The speakers and main unit are… Read More

  • Cellphone Talk Time in the Real World

    Cellphone purveyors quote lots of appealing talk time specs, but we want to know the truth about how much time you can get in the real world. Now after months of testing, Norwegian website amobil has the goods on 45 of their favorite phones, with telling results: “Not surprisingly, there were huge differences from phone to phone. The winning phone let you chat away for two-and-a-half… Read More

  • Verizon V640 EVDO ExpressCard Reviewed

    If you have an ExpressCard port in your laptop rather than the good old workhorse PC Card, you might be wondering if all the various hardware makers are going wake up and create cards for your early-adopting self. Now some have jumped into the fray, including Verizon Wireless, providing a Novatel V-640 ExpressCard for its EVDO connectivity, and the GearLive crew tested one for our reading… Read More

  • Space Groovin'

    Ever wish you could listen to your satellite radio anywhere? Well, MusicDock’s new service will allow you to do so from your mobile device. Their service includes real-time song information with album art, as well as seamless access on both your mobile and desktop. No special software is required – you just need a paid up satellite service account. How much does it cost? Read More

  • Mind-Controlled Wheelchairs

    The University of Electro-Communications has developed a prototype electric wheelchair that will respond to the user’s thoughts. Now before we all fake injuries, we will need a strap on skullcap outfitted with sensors that will interpret our brain’s waves and allow us to manipulate the chair. The sensors will interpret our thoughts with 80% accuracy, so 20% of the time we’ll… Read More

  • Kid Rock Slumming With AV Geeks

    I’m all for “branching out” and reaching “the kids” when it comes to tech marketing, but this is a bit much. Kid Richie Rock-Anderson will be performing at the CEDIA trade show in Denver on Saturday, September 16. For those not in the know: CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for… Read More