• Use iTunes and Facebook? Free music!

    Just a quick tip to help you get the most free music out of your day. Looks like you can get some free iTMS songs just by joining a group on Facebook. Search for “ticketmaster live”, join the group, redeem your songs and then leave the group (or stay) and you’re done. You are now officially five songs richer. 5 Free iTunes songs for Facebook Users [MM] UPDATE: You can… Read More

  • Playstation 3 EyeCreate Demos

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    so9.addVariable(“videoURL”, “http://us.playstation.com/blogvideos/EyeCreate/jump.flv”);
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  • T-Mobile launches first 3G handset for 3G-less network

    No need to freak out over this quiet launch of the 3G Samsung t639 for T-mo. There’s no way in hell they’re even close to launching their 3G network because they’re waiting on the US government to relinquish the spectrum T-mobile purchased last year. If it concerns national security, which it does, we won’t see jack from T-mo’s 3G network for years to come so… Read More

  • Bye bye Xbox 360 Core [Update]

    Ok, so the headline isn’t exactly accurate, but this recent photo of the Xbox 360 Arcade packaging is a clear indication that the Core is on the way out. The Arcade is purported to come with a wireless controller, a 256MB memory card and five arcade games. If the Arcade surfaces before the holiday rush, then Nintendo better miraculously produce a ton of Wii consoles or open the door to… Read More

  • Your N95 will help you quit smoking

    Or that’s what Internet startups and Denver, CO is betting. According to Jodi Kopke, a media director at Colorado’s State Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership (STEPP), acting immediately is key to helping people stop smoking. Very true, but I don’t think her plan is going to help many people. Using SMS, the stop-smoking service will send out daily text messages to… Read More

  • Asus set to release three gaming laptops

    Asus is on the verge of announcing three new laptops that are equipped with AMD processors and HD series graphics cards sometime this month. The G2K is a 17.1-inch gaming machine with a 2GHz Turion 64 X2 TL60 processor, 200GB 7200RPM HDD, 2GB of RAM, ATI HD2600 graphics card with 256MB memory, dual-layer DVD burner, HDMI port, 802.11 b/g wireless, Bluetooth, 1.3-megapixel Webcam, TV Tuner with… Read More

  • Mario when he's floppy

    The year 1988 brought forth two things noteworthy: Mario and floppy disks. Combine the two with some spare time and you get the above result. 1.44MB of fury baby! Mario Made from Floppy Discs [Kotaku] Read More

  • Chinese Citroen Transformer

    Some people just have way too much time on their hands. At least this trio of friends in China didn’t die making it like they would if they were playing some MMO. This here is an $8,000 dollar Citroen C2 transformed into a Transformer they’ve dubbed X2. Why’d they do it? Because they’re fanboys, what other reason could there possibly be? As far as homemade Transformers… Read More

  • BREAKING: BAND USES MARKETING TACTICS TO SELL MORE CDs

    Breaking! Bands and Artists in the recording industry are trying to make money! Apparently, it took days for people to realize that Radiohead’s In Rainbows digital download was a marketing tactic to entice fans to buy the CD. After all, Radiohead is one of those bands with a bunch of cutters and alternative dudes as fans (oh no he didnt’!), so you know damn well they’re going… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson is now a chocolatier?

    Okay, not really, but take a look at the portable Bluetooth speaker MBS-100 and tell me it doesn’t look like one of those orange flavored chocolate balls. Yeah, there are plenty of alternatives on the market for portable Bluetooth speakers that don’t look like food, but you could reel in a fatty or a hottie with this thing. It’s fairly lightweight at 225g and boasts more… Read More

  • LucidTouch: See-through UIs come to life

    I’m really having trouble with this video. I don’t think this whole idea — essentially the transparent devices we’ve seen before in patent filings — would ever really take off simply because this seems like a solution looking for a problem. See, there is a camera on the back of the device and a front touch screen. The camera senses your hand position and relays… Read More

  • When people pretending to represent Ashton Kutcher's photographers attack

    We here at CrunchGear are no strangers to frivolous lawsuits (Peter Ha, for example, married then divorced two sisters in one family and that still hasn’t gotten sorted out. Crazy bigamy/incest laws!), but this one takes the cake. A gentleman named Richard Figueroa is apparently representing an image of Ashton Kutcher that used to show up on Google when you searched for the… Read More

  • Link wants you to shoot a crossbow


    Who doesn’t love the Zelda-series of games from Nintendo? I’m pretty sure if you can’t find one Link game you like, you’re a communist. For you patriots out there, here’s some hot new screenshots of upcoming Nintendo Wii title Link’s Crossbow Training. Although the game will not help you shoot a real crossbow any better, a new Link game is surely… Read More

  • Zune 2 80GB interface demo

    Here’s a pretty in-depth look at the interface on the new Zune 80GB. I won’t lie, it looks pretty slick. Read More

  • Apple launches Web apps for Touch, iPhone

    In what seems to be a never-ending battle with third party developers, Apple has officially announced the Web apps download page. It’s reminiscent of the widget page and offers up over 200 apps as of this morning. Since I don’t have an iFones, I’m not sure if anything available is worth the download, but John probably hates them all. Let us know if anything is worth the… Read More

  • Motorola's fake batch of phones

    Remember these leaked phones from Motorola? Yeah, they’re all fake. Figures, considering they’re all equally as blurry. The only one of the phones that’s real, rather, some what real is the mashup with Kodak, but when I contacted Kodak they said they’d get back to me. Looks like Moto was just trying to hype up their new line of phones for next year, whatever they… Read More

  • Sorry, no Wii price cuts anytime soon

    I hope you weren’t looking forward to a Wii price cut in time for the holidays because it looks like it ain’t gonna happen. Nintendo big wig George Harrison said that the company is still selling “everything [it] can make,” so there’s no reason for a price cut. Apparently $250 is the sweet spot for enough people (or maybe the people who are buying the… Read More

  • Researcher says human-robot marriage will be acceptable one day

    Get ready for sweet man-on-robot love, folks. A Dutch university has awarded a British researcher a doctorate for his paper on the possibility of human-robot marriage. The researcher argued that, in time, with increasing robot sophistication and evolving attitudes toward marriage, we’ll one day live in a world where it’s perfectly acceptable to marry a robot. I have a few questions. Read More

  • The Clock is Ticking for Joost

    There’s a time bomb out there with Joost’s name on it. Full-screen, broadcast-quality video streams—the main selling point of Joost’s peer-to-peer Internet TV client software—is quickly coming to the Web. Brightcove will soon be offering such streams to its video publishers using BitTorrent DNA. But the real threat to Joost will be coming from Adobe and its… Read More

  • Mobile Gaming News Roundup


    Each week MobileCrunchArcade compiles the biggest news from the world of mobile gaming. This week saw the first ever national mobile gaming championship that took place at the AT&T Plaza in Dallas, Texas. 48 thumb calloused competitors pounded their mobile keys while they played The Fast & The Furious: Fugitive. Ian Estes sped seamlessly through each level to take first place and… Read More

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