• 10 Days of CrunchGear: Start Me Up

    Welcome to FutureWorld where everything is run on Medis Fuel Cells. This emergency power pack will send pounds, baby, pounds of power to most of your devices. We have twelve of these puppies to give away so get your commenting hands moving. How do you win? Read More

  • Two more lower-end media handsets from Moto


    Along with the ZN200 making Motorola’s global site, the handset maker has also announced two new, lower end media centric phones: the W388 and the W396. The candy bar W388 includes a music player with Moto ID, FM radio, microSD slot with 2GB card support and promises a 9 hour talk time, 16 day standby time battery, (too good to be true?). The basic W396 flip phone includes an MP3… Read More

  • DIY biodiesel

    While most of us would call a making a slurry of processed vegetable oil a fun weekend but the boys at Make call it an alternative fuel source. The best part? It involves caustic chemicals and alcohol, just like my wedding. While you may not want to do this around the kids, it might be a fun weekend project for green enthusiasts. Read More

  • Bigfoot Discovery Unveiled In Palo Alto

    Over the past few days the media has been buzzing about a trio of men who claim to have found Bigfoot – or Bigfeet to be specific – the men say that they’ve actually found a small tribe of the creatures. Today, they held a press conference in Palo Alto where they described their encounter with the beast in great detail. And because this may be one of the most important… Read More

  • AT&T partners with Rock The Vote, FunMobility to bring politics to young people


    AT&T announced a partnership with Rock The Vote and FunMobility earlier this week for new civic-minded mobile content. Rock The Vote and AT&T will launch a mobile campaign to encourage young people to vote; the campaign hopes to bring together “popular music, artists and mobile technologies to engage today’s youth with the political process.” And FunMobility will offer… Read More

  • New Senseo machines use milk for fancy coffee drinks

    Coffee snobs will likely tell you that Philips’ Senseo coffee makers can’t make a decent cup of coffee compared to $10,000+ professional-grade coffee brewers. That’s probably true and I’m not a coffee snob. I had the original Senseo machine way back when it came out and the coffee it was able to make was good enough to keep me from spending $3 a day for a cup of black… Read More

  • Four New Experts — Henry Blodget, Josh Kopelman, Tim O’Reilly, Robert Scoble Join TechCrunch50

    TechCrunch50 is right around the corner. Please register for your tickets before we sell out!! You will not believe what we have planned for you this year (September 8, 9 and 10). Today we are announcing four new luminaries who will be joining our distinguished team of TechCrunch50 Experts. We are pleased to announce that Henry Blodget, Josh Kopelman, Tim O’Reilly and Robert Scoble… Read More

  • Hidden camera clock brings out the spy in all of us

    No one will ever expect your tacky clock’s real purphase is spying. For only £37.95, you too can feel like a MI5 agent just like Bond. Just place the clock in the desired location, plug in the wireless receiver to the mains (UK adapter included), connect the receiver to your DVD or TV (cables supplied) and that’s it, your system is ready to go. Now all your spy gear is missing… Read More

  • China Mobile, Apple still talking


    China Mobile confirmed today that it is still in talks with Apple about bringing the iPhone to China; the carrier also confirmed that nothing has been decided, again. China Mobile and Apple have been in on-again, off-again talks about releasing the iPhone in China for over a year. The most recent round of talks began about a month ago. via Dow Jones Newswire Read More

  • First Batman game screenshots: No sign of Batman punching his mom

    Would you like to see the first screenshots of that there Batman game that made Peter all wide-eyed and excited like the cartoon character he is? Yes, yes you would. Considering the last decent Batman game was Batman Returns for the SNES, it’s pretty much guaranteed that this will sell well. via ComputerAndVideoGames.com Read More

  • CrunchGear Live Podcast

    You can chat with us during the show via AIM by pinging username “crunchtips” or call into the show at (646) 200-4163 should the mood strike you. Here’s the link for today’s show… Read More

  • Turn your old NES into an 8-bit lunchbox

    The weekend is fast approaching so here’s another little project for you. Take an old NES console, gut it, and add a couple hinges. Poof! NES lunchbox. The step-by-step can be found over on Instructables.com, but here’s the short version. Again, take an old NES console, gut it, and add a couple hinges. The trickiest part seems to be removing all the little plastic posts inside… Read More

  • Samsung Instinct getting firmware updates


    Sprint started pushing firmware updates to Samsung Instinct users yesterday; applications as they are opened will prompt users to download the update. Though Sprint warns that “applications are updated by the vendor, and vendors set their own schedules.” Read more Read More

  • Samsung Instinct getting firmware updates


    Sprint started pushing firmware updates to Samsung Instinct users yesterday; applications as they are opened will prompt users to download the update. Though Sprint warns that “applications are updated by the vendor, and vendors set their own schedules.” Update highlights include: reduced system busy errors for large picturemails; better browser access to Yahoo, Hotmail, Best Buy… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Used Nintendo games for 25% off

    Happy Friday. Print this coupon and take it into your nearest GameStop for 25% off up to three used games for the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, or Gameboy Advance. I tried using that coupon code online but it didn’t work, so it seems that this deal might only be good in stores. Even so, not bad if you’re looking to pick up a few games. The coupon expires next Thursday. [via dealnews] Read More

  • Picwing Debuts Their Social Digital Picture Frame

    Y Combinator startup Picwing launches today (see our coverage yesterday of the other Y Combinator startups launching this summer). Think of it as a social photo site with an associated digital photo frame. Once you set up an account you can set options that let others view and/or add photos as well. Photos are uploaded to the site via a unique email address. Photos can be viewed on the site… Read More

  • Hoaxy XBox story for your lunchtime perusal

    While we wait for Greg to come back with live photos of the Georgia Yeti we present you with what is most definitely as fake as my parent’s love for me. The story goes thusly: kids were being jerks while playing XBox. The father warned them repeatedly about their behavior. Finally, Dad takes a nailgun and whams the Xbox onto a tree. Mom says “Way to go,” ensuring that those… Read More

  • Nikon D90: first pictures surface, shot of video mode too


    It’s hurricane D90 up in here! I’m too poor to buy one, but this pic on the right excites me because now I no longer have to photoshop “D90” onto other Nikon DSLRs whenever some specs hit just to have a picture. Nikon Rumors, who got that picture there, also got a shot of the D90 in video mode. Looks pretty much like everyone thought it would. I wonder if they have… Read More

  • More Palm Pro pics surface

    More Palm Pro pics found in a Chinese Palm forum and WMExperts provides us with more tech specs. 400Mhz CPU , but snappy response 256MB ROM, 128MB RAM! (Other reports show “In use: 43.96mb, Free 57.72mb) 320*320 screen GPS Full Tri-band 3G, Quad-band GSM 2 Megapixel camera microUSB connector! 3.5mm Earphone connector 1500mah battery (this is looking like it might actually be… Read More

  • Fox buys rights to Cell mobiseries


    Fox International, in its quest to expand its mobile content offerings, has bought the rights to Mobstar’s made-for-mobile series Cell. First aired in the UK on O2, Cell consists of 20 two-minute ‘mobisodes’ about a man locked in prison with a mobile phone and a mystery caller. The show is produced by Endemol and was originally played in the U.S. on Sony’s… Read More

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