• T-Mobile BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 now available

    It seems as if the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 would never hit the market, but after leak after leak after leak after leak, the damn phone is finally available from T-Mobile for $149.99. Read More

  • LG PRADA II now official

    You already know what the PRADA II looks like, and what it’s packing, so the LG PRADA II official announcement is kind of like that Christmas morning when you peeked at all your gifts beforehand. Sorry if we killed the buzz ’bout this 7.2 Mbps HSDPA touchscreen phone, but that’s what we do. The phone is  supposedly going to launch in Europe before the end of this year… Read More

  • Xberry brings Xbox Live to your BlackBerry

    You have to imagine that at least a few Xbox Live users have a BlackBerry and this app is aimed right at ’em. XBerry Live! seems to do about everything a Live user would want on the go, but be warned that this BlackBerry app isn’t going to make your day go by any quicker. Just think, it’s around 2 o’clock and you see all your buddies gaming away on COD4 while you have… Read More

  • The giant glowing envelope means you’ve got mail

    If the constant deluge of e-mail makes you agitated, your right eye twitching every time a new message hits your inbox, then you will probably NOT like this gigantic envelope box-type doodad that lights up every time someone tries to get your attention. I’d likely develop some sort of negative Pavlovian response to such stimuli. But if you’re popular, have friends, and like to… Read More

  • TechCrunch Pitch! @ FOWA – the Runaround version

    On the final day of FOWA last week I realised that there must be lots of interesting startups and web apps wandering around in the form of delegates – people who didn’t get their moment on stage during the conference . So I Twittered that we’d hold an impromptu TechCrunch Pitch! event outside the MySpace bus at 3pm. Luckily, about 100 people turned up and we had, I think… Read More

  • CrunchDeal: Samsung BDP-1500 Blu-ray player and Blu-ray Ultimate Matrix Collection for $249

    Check it: for $249, you get the BD Live-capable BDP-1500 Blu-ray player and the Ultimate Matrix Collection Blu-ray edition for the same price as the player alone. This is one hell of a deal from Circuit City and probably signals that retailers are willing to throw almost anything to move Blu-ray players. Either go into a local Circuit City store or select both the Samsung BDP-1500 along with… Read More

  • Apple to test WiBro-enabled devices in Korea?

    Wireless provider Korean Telecom reportedly signed a “memorandum of understanding” with Apple to combine “WiBro, a third generation-based communications technology, with Apple’s hit products such as the MacBook laptops and iPod media players,” according to Unwired View. Read More

  • At Google, Paddington's Birthday Trumps Columbus Day

    Columbus Day gets no respect. Be honest, how many of you are actually celebrating it? That’s what I thought. Even Google doesn’t care (or maybe Columbus Day just isn’t PC enough). The logo on Google’s homepage today is celebrating Paddington Bear’s 50th birthday instead of a drawing of the Niña, Pinta, and Santa Maria. Read More

  • Norwegian Teen dual-boots his iPhone into Windows Mobile [UPDATE: it's fake]

    http://videos.video-loader.com/_player/gvideoplayer.swf OMG! OMFG! Think Boot Camp for the iPhone. Jobs & Co. are not going to like this. UPDATE: It’s fake... myPhone2008 via BGR Read More

  • Best Buy earns Best National Retailer title

    Love the retailer or hate it, but Twice has deemed Best Buy as the best national retailer for the fourth time. Over the last few years, Best Buy has expanded into new markets – Magnolia Home Theater & Apple products – while keeping its core business growing. Recently the retailer picked up Napster, started renovating it’s cell phone biz with upscale digs, and is… Read More

  • Egyptian government bans all consumer GPS devices

    The Egyptian government GPS ban is locking down the country’s borders from the latest technology. This ban prohibits consumers from owning and operating GPS-capable devices without a government-issued permit which includes cars, mobile phones, notebooks, and anything else that might have GPS. The government cites security concerns and joins Syria along with North Korea as the only… Read More

  • Tiny 4.3-inch USB-powered LCD monitor

    For those of you who (like me) feel claustrophobic working off one, single notebook display might find a wee bit of comfort in this 4.3-inch USB-powered LED-backlit monitor. It’s capable of pushing out 800×480 pixels at 24 bits of color and has a little kickstand in the back to allow it to rest gingerly atop your desk. The thing costs just under $200, which seems a little steep to… Read More

  • Joost Turns On Its All-Flash Website. Is Anybody Watching?

    Without much fanfare, Joost has finally turned on the browser version of its Web video service, as we noted it would last month. The new site is all based on Flash, and lets you watch old Bruce Lee flicks, Sci-Fi movies like The Fifth Element, and clips from Barely Political and Comedy Central. The Flash site comes almost exactly a year after I wrote a post pointing out that Joost’s… Read More

  • NetTansorWeb: Meet Bandai's awesome blogging robot

    Bandai showcased an update to its 2006 NetTansor robot at this year’s Robo Japan [JP] conference (that ended yesterday). The so-called NetTansorWeb robot [JP], which is made for home use, can be controlled remotely via WiFi and comes equipped with cameras and motion sensors to avoid obstacles . The robot can be used for surveillance (it’s even able to send video to your cell phone… Read More

  • LG PRADA II now official

      You already know what the PRADA II looks like, and what it’s packing, so the LG PRADA II official announcement is kind of like that Christmas morning when you peeked at all your gifts beforehand. Sorry if we killed the buzz ’bout this 7.2 Mbps HSDPA touchscreen phone, but that’s what we do. The phone is  supposedly going to launch in Europe before the end of this… Read More

  • Only 55 VC Funds Raised Money In The Third Quarter (Down 29 Percent).

    The third quarter saw the number of U.S. venture funds raising new cash decline by 29 percent to 55 funds, according to data from the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters. That compares to 78 new funds a year ago and 76 new funds in the second quarter of 2008. And 45 of that 55 were follow-on funds rather than new funds. Each of those funds, though, raised a lot more money… Read More

  • T-Mobile BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 now available

    It seems as if the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 would never hit the market, but after leak after leak after leak after leak, the damn phone is finally available from T-Mobile for $149.99. Read More

  • Sega Toys Japan introduces mini jukebox for home use

    Sega Toys Japan today announced they will start selling a mini jukebox [JP, PDF] on October 22. The $300-device is Japan-only at this point. Sized at 200×160×340mm (weight: 2kg), the audio player comes pre-loaded with 20 classic songs from the Universal Music group such as Louis Armstrong’s “What a wonderful world”. Just like with a real jukebox, users can operate the… Read More

  • Tokyo Game Show 2008: The nicest booth companions this year (photo gallery)

    The Tokyo Game Show ended yesterday with no big surprises. Here is a selection of some “remarkable” booth companions at this year’s show. Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: 36 Screens Edition

    Holy God, this guy plays WoW on 11 computers simultaneously
    Tokyo Game Show: Footage from Sony’s Little Big Planet (PS3)
    Video: Kota the triceratops robot now available
    TOKYObay Robots for your office cubicle
    CEATEC 2008: The two coolest robots of the show besides Little Seiko (2 videos) Read More

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