Greg Kumparak

Greg Kumparak
Greg Kumparak is the Mobile Editor at Techcrunch. Greg has been writing for the TechCrunch network since May of 2008. Greg was born just outside of San Jose, and now lives in the East Bay of California. CrunchBase profile →

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  • PAX 08: Bungie showing (part of) Halo 3 "Mythic" map pack

    Live from the floor of PAX 08: Bungie is demoing a new Halo 3 map called Assembly; the picture above shows the title “Halo 3 Mythic,” which the Bungie guy said was just a placeholder name for the map pack. He said he “doesn’t know how it’s going to manifest itself to the public,” whatever that means. More on this as we get it. Read More

  • Penny Arcade Expo 2008: We're here!

    Good morning sunshines! It’s day one of PAX ’08, and Devin Coldewey and I are badged up and on the scene. Today’s looking to be a crazy day, with just about every big league name in the gaming industry making an appearance. Bungie, Harmonix, Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Rockstar, Valve, EA — the list goes on and on. Then it goes on some more. There’s the PAX… Read More

  • Motorola officially launches the silver MOTO Q Global

    Remember that Silver MOTO Q we mentioned had found its way into a few AT&T stores last week? Its made the jump to the land of the official, available immediately as an AT&T exclusive. As mentioned before, it’s pretty much a MOTO Q9h pre-flashed with Windows Mobile 6.1 and given a flashy silver makeover. Same quad-band radio, UMTS dual-band 3G, 2.0 megapixel camera —… Read More

  • Motorola officially launches the silver MOTO Q Global

    Remember that Silver MOTO Q we mentioned had found its way into a few AT&T stores last week? Its made the jump to the land of the official, available immediately as an AT&T exclusive. As mentioned before, it’s pretty much a MOTO Q9h pre-flashed with Windows Mobile 6.1 and given a flashy silver makeover. Same quad-band radio, UMTS dual-band 3G, 2.0 megapixel camera —… Read More

  • JuiceCaster rolls into beta on BlackBerry

    There are really only three things you need to know about JuiceCaster: JuiceCaster is a free application which lets you upload videos, pictures, and status updates (where appropriate) to a wide variety of popular social networks, including Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, Photobucket, and a handful of others. It also acts as a bit of a social network of its own, with custom groups for sharing… Read More

  • Target leaks Motorola i776, the ugliest handset ever created

    So, pretend you’re Motorola’s handset division for a second. You’re constantly under fire from the vast majority of the blog-bearing internet for failing to create anything vaguely interesting since 2003 1996. Your future existence relies on the success of two handsets. What do you do? Apparently, you strive to create the ugliest handset the world has seen in a really… Read More

  • Free tetris clone Tris removed from App Store

    EA Games pushes out an iPhone port Tetris, and sells it for $9.99. An independent developer goes and makes his own Tetris clone (as has been done on just about every single electronic device ever created since the dawn of man) called Tris and offers it for the world for free. This is all going to go perfectly smooth, right? Of course not. Tris’ developer Noah Witherspoon has received… Read More

  • Zazzle starts printing custom skateboard decks

    Though I still skate no better than the day I started, I’ve spent quite a few summers bombing hills and racking up scars. I honestly can not count how many guys I’ve met over the years totally set on starting their own board company, only to lose the dream before it really began; they’d draft up a dozen designs, get all their friends pumped — and then have absolutely… Read More

  • Bungie: No, We're not adding bots to Halo 3.

    After Bungie’s acceptance video for an EDGE magazine award dropped ambiguous hints as to what they may have in the works, the Halo 3 community exploded with theories. While just about everyone had ideas of their own, one of the more popular beliefs was that Bungie was planning to add AI bots to the multiplayer aspect of the game. Not a chance, says Bungie. Luke Smith, Bungie’s… Read More

  • Spore: Galactic Edition unboxed

    Whoo! With just about 2 weeks left before we’ll all be roaming the Spore universe as questionably shaped creatures of our own design, I’m finally letting myself get excited about this game. While we’ve known what Spore: Galactic Edition would include for some time now (Game/Art DVDs, 128 pg Art of Spore book, 100 pg manual, and a poster), no one has really seen much of the… Read More

  • Newest PwnageTool brings iPhone 2.0.2 jailbreaking to OS X

    While Windows users got a few days of exclusivity on the firmware 2.0.2 jailbreaking front with the release of QuickPwn, Mac users are now free to get in on the fun. The iPhone Dev Team released PwnageTool 2.0.3 this morning, which should be able to crack iPhones/iPod Touches running firmware 2.0.2. It comes pre-loaded with the most recent version of the Installer beta (b6) and German… Read More

  • AT&T introduces slightly less ridiculous international data plans for iPhone

    What would you rather pay for 200 megabytes of data while roaming international lands: $3993 dollars (204,800 kilobytes at a rate of $0.0195 per kilobyte, AT&Ts pay-per-kb rate), or a lump sum of 200 bucks per month? (Yeah, we know the only rational answer to that is “Screw that, both prices are ridiculous.”) AT&T today unveiled the details for two new international… Read More

  • NVISION08: Mirror's Edge for PC hands-on

    I snuck onto the floor at NVISION08 a bit before the doors opened and, while most people were still setting up and not looking to talk, the folks from EA/Dice had just finished setting up the booth for PC version of Mirror’s Edge. Having watched a number of demo videos and developer walk through for Mirror’s Edge, I had always wondered how well the controls would work mapped out… Read More

  • NVISION08: Tricia Helfer talks Battlestar Galactica movie

    Anybody sittin’ on their edge of their seats for the very-recently confirmed Battlestar Galactica prequel just had a few more weeks tacked on to their wait. During the NVISION08 Conference keynote here in San Jose, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang welcomed ol’ Number Six (Tricia Helfer) on stage, and she let slip a bit of bad news. After showing off various visual trickery used in the… Read More

  • Nokia announces N79 and N85

    Though we’ve been hearing whispers of these guys for a while, Nokia’s finally gone and made the N79 and N85 official. The N85 will be replacing the year old N81, while the N79 will be replacing the just months old N78. Manage to read through all of those NXXs and NYYs without getting a headache? Head on over to MobileCrunch for more details. Read More

  • Leaked Verizon docs: Whatever, iPhone sucks anyways

    You know things are goin’ awry when your employees interpret “Confidential and proprietary material for authorized Verizon Wireless personnel and Agents only” to mean “Send this to the Boy Genius immediately.” The document pretty much rounds up every nit pick the blogosphere has had with the iPhone 3G since day one — faux price drops, whonky data plans… Read More

  • Nokia announces N79 and N85

    Nokia announced two new handsets this morning, both revamped replacements of models yore. First up is the Nokia N79, which will be replacing the N78 that hit the shelves only months ago. You ever meet a pair of twins, but its blatantly apparent which one got the good genes? The N79 got the good genes here. It’s got the 5 megapixel camera (up from 3.2), dual LED flash, 3G, GPS, and… Read More

  • iPhone's 3G antenna put to the test in a $110,000 metal box


    SCIENCE. When murmurs of the new iPhone’s purported subpar 3G performance made its way around to Sweden, a company called Bluetest decided to try and determine once and for all if we all just had a case of the crazies. They stuck an iPhone 3G into a $110,000 noise-free chamber along with a simulated base station, and tested communications in both directions. Then they did the same tests… Read More

  • New "Leaked" MacBook Pro ad = super fake

    After winding up on the front page of Digg, it took all of about 5 minutes before this one started making its way down the tip lines. It’s fake, folks. If the shading and the trackpad’s ridiculously skinny button aren’t proof enough, just check out the fan concept art thread on Neowin where it originated almost two weeks ago. Read More

  • Today on MobileCrunch

    The CrunchGear administration panel has refused to play friendly with me all morning, so we’ve been a bit mum on mobile news on this side of the fence. Don’t worry – we’ve been covering it all on MobileCrunch. Here’s a quick round up of stuff you may have missed today: Skyfire beta open to all until August 30th FCC spills the beans on Nokia 2680 for… Read More