• CrunchDeals: Fujitsu LifeBook U810 for $889.99

    The new-ish Fujitsu Lifebook U810 has been lauded for its relatively low starting price of $999 but ComputerGeeks.com has chopped $110 off of that, which makes this a great deal for anyone looking for a UMPC with a built-in keyboard and tablet-like abilities. It’s got an 800-MHz Intel A110 processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 40GB storage, Windows Vista, 1024×600 5.6-inch touch screen… Read More

  • iPhones now two per person, cash not accepted

    The previous five-per-person, cash is a-okay policy for iPhone sales has been changed to two-per-person, leave your cash at home. This is in order to "discourage unauthorized resellers," according to the Apple spokesperson Natalie Kerris. Almost a million and a half iPhones have been sold so far and roughly 250,000 have been unlocked so as to work on networks other than AT&T. Read More

  • Mobile Gaming News Roundup


    Each week MobileCrunchArcade compiles the biggest news from the world of mobile gaming. Verizon Wireless and SkyZone Entertainment announced a partnership this week to provide South Koreans greater access to SkyZone’s mobile gaming archive. SkyZone offers a full lineup of richly textured 3D graphics and games that feature multiplayer connectivity between PC and mobile platforms. Read More

  • Do The Right Thing: Save An Alien (and this startup)

    If a Facebook application supporting Stephen Colbert can get 1 million members in nine days, then perhaps Save An Alien, an Israeli Facebook-only startup, can reach their goal of 10 million users in six months. I sure hope they do, anyway. Otherwise a bunch of cute little aliens are going to die. The plot line is straightforward: a meteor is going to strike an alien planet in six months and… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: My Dinner with Mega Man Edition

    It’s about time: ‘Batter Blaster’ pancakes in a can
    Pointifying your ears enhances attractiveness, music?
    Mega Man carved into a pumpkin
    A costume idea I won’t be using, so you should feel free to Read More

  • Epson Joins Sprint: They Suck And Their New Website Is Stupid

    I’m pretty sure there are some consultants out there who are telling big, clueless companies that the way to engage with their audience is to engage with them on an interactive, emotional level. I imagine them saying “let’s bolt a few social features onto the product and engage with the MySpace generation.” Those consultants convinced Sprint to launch possibly the… Read More

  • Apple Cracks Down on iPhone Resellers By Restricting Sales

    Apple has moved to crack down on the resale of iPhones by restricting iPhone sales to two per customer, and limiting purchases to card only. Apple has claimed that the move is related to supply, with an Apple spokesman quoted by AP saying that the move was to “ensure that there are enough iPhones for people who are shopping for themselves or buying a gift.” The suggestion that… Read More

  • BarCamp Leeds in November

    BarCamp Leeds hits the city 17 Nov. You’ll also find info on Facebook and Upcoming. Registration is now open and it’s free to attend. Proposed Sessions so far: • Intelligent human-computer interfaces and their possibilities
    • Launching BT BizBox a small business CRM solution in 5 weeks
    • SEO Site Clinic
    • Why big companies are missing a trick by ignoring social media
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  • Leopard launch madness: Apple Store 5th Ave photo frenzy

    Right at the entrance as the doors first opened at 6 p.m. It was me and some AP photographer there. CrunchGear is hardcore. Hey gang. I just got back from the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue here in New York where I snapped a few photos of the launch. It was absolutely dreadful outside, with the rain and wind and cold nearly bringing me to tears. (I called John while covering the launch. He… Read More

  • Pleo in action

    Awwww! So cute! Too bad when it grows up it will chew off our faces. via RobotsRule Read More

  • Happy Leopard Day, friends

    For the last half hour, East Coasters have been having their way with Leopard, meaning about 20% of the Macdorks along the Atlantic are currently installinating the hot new OS. As the world turns, each timezone will get its own chance as the 6:00PM launch time passes. Your truly will be heading down to the University Village Apple store to talk to total nerds Apple users to gauge their… Read More

  • Sprint shares unlock codes

    At any point in time between Aug. 28, 1999, and July 16, 2007 were you a Sprint customer? You were? That’s fantastic. By happenstance do you still have your phone and want to get it unlocked because you’re with Verizon or Alltel? Awesome. After being accused of throwing up a barrier to competition Sprint will now share unlocking codes to all current and former customers once… Read More

  • Russian hackers are using their GPUs to crack Vista; everybody panic

    Russian hackers get more clever each year, this one being no exception. The Reds have come up with a way to use the mathematical power of GPUs, specifically Nvidia’s Geforce 8800. Using the parallel processing powers of the main logic in the board, the Russian dev team has come up with a way to crack Windows Vista password quickly using brute force and dictionary attacks. How fast? Up… Read More

  • Meetro Working to Make Forum Creation Dead Simple

    We’ve been informed that Meetro – provider of a location-based instant messaging service – is working on a stealth project that aims to make forum setup, customization, and moderation as easy as blogging with Blogger. The project, codenamed “Makaha”, has been in development since the beginning of this year. While many forums require users to find their own hosting… Read More

  • Popular Science's Low-light DSLR camera comparison

    I’m a fan of Canon DSLR cameras. When I’ve needed some really good-looking shots, they’ve never let me down. That’s why I was happy to see a 40D on this Popular Science list of the best low-light DSLR cameras, along with the Sony Alpha A700 and the Nikon D3. It’s not the most exhaustive list, but it smartly addresses the differences between the three cameras in… Read More

  • DualShock 3 finally a reality (at least next year)

    For all two dozen of you PS3 owners out there, you’ll be happy to hear that the next firmware update will include rumbler support for your controllers again. It’s been missing since the PS2, and both game makers and player have wanted their DualShock Shake, and now they finally have it. The new DualShock 3 controllers won’t arrive until well after Xmas, so if this has been… Read More

  • Yo ho ho snort! Pirate Bay guys resurrecting Oink

    It won’t be private and it won’t have many torrents, but Oink Boink will have the might of TPB behind it, allowing us all to rest easy tonight knowing that you’ll be able to get all your music for free. The best part? The most important thing about BOiNK is perhaps the message it sends out to the IFPI and the BPI: It shows that that if you stop one tracker, others will pop… Read More

  • MYSQL IPO Chatter Picking Up Again

    One of the most-anticipated tech IPOs of the year has been that of open-source database company MySQL. It seemed like they were ready to go public back in the beginning of the year. Now I am hearing chatter from hedge fund circles that the filing may be imminent. Last I checked, nothing has been filed with the SEC yet. Investors, including Benchmark, Index, IVP, Intel, and SAP, have put… Read More

  • Wildfire victims must pay $300 to AT&T

    Listen, people, let’s go over this again. When a wildfire, tornado, or flood is threatening your home, calmly move to the living room, remove your AT&T receiver, and take it with you. This is very important. Note: AT&T cannot be held responsible for your inability to not freak out and burn to death if you can’t save your receiver quickly enough. UPDATE – AT&T… Read More

  • Senators Threatening Telcos With Probe Over Net Neutrality

    Remember when the telcos and cable companies squashed talk of Net neutrality legislation by saying they would never try to block content on the Web? Then Comcast decided to discriminate against BitTorrent files and Verizon Wireless decided that it wouldn’t allow certain politically-charged text messages to go over its network (before quickly reversing itself). Well, some Senators remember. Read More

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