• Samsung: Hydrogen fuel cell phones as early as 2010?

    Fuel cell technology is creating a new but interesting technology, and in the near future hydrogen fuel cells might power everything. Samsung is confident cellphones will be one of the first things on the list to go hydrogen, and says that such cellphones might be in your hands in less than two years. In theory, you could add water to your phone and it would work for 10 hours of standby… Read More

  • Tax Day: Spend your rebate on anything interesting?

    It’s April 15, Tax Day here in the U.S. and unless you’re Wesley Snipes, you’ve no doubt paid your fair share to The Man. But, but! what did you/will you do with your tax refund? Stash it in the bank? Blow it on Johnny Walker? Travel? Or, relevant to us here, buy some tech toy that you really don’t need but want anyway? I think I’ll put some of my rebate toward… Read More

  • PS3 firmware gets updated to 2.30 [Update]


    Reader Mark sends us word that the latest firmware, 2.30, is now live for the PS3. Like the subject says, just turned on my PS3 and updated to 2.30 with the
    new Playstation Store. Which is WAY better than the old one. Kind of take a
    while to load some icons…but if you highlight over the blank boxes it
    displays what it is so it’s cool… Anyway, yeah, new update. Mark continues… Read More

  • Nvidia 8800GT for old Mac Pros now available

    Attention, owners of old Mac Pros. You can now, if you so desire, upgrade your graphics card to the Nvidia 8800GT for the reasonable price of $279. Apparently there was some sort of hullabaloo earlier this year because the previously released 8800GT only worked with just-released Mac Pro. Owners of older systems complained and complained, Steve Jobs apologized (sorta) and told them the upgrade… Read More

  • Programmer proposes by hacking 'Bejeweled'

    Congratulations to Bernie Peng and his soon-to-be-wife Tammy Li! The happy couple just got engaged via a hacked version of “Bejeweled” that Bernie programmed to reveal his proposal once Tammy hit a certain score. Seattle-based PopCap, makers of “Bejeweled,” is so F-ing excited about all the publicity this little stunt has created that it’s offered to fly the Pengs… Read More

  • Awesome: Hobbyist builds possible cancer-curing machine in his garage

    We all have hobbies. I like to take photos of my friends getting drunk and looking good. I also play Xbox. Many people, though, tinker in their garages, these endeavors bringing us The Clapper, Rollerblades, and many things you see on late-night infomercials. Or you could cure cancer, as John Kanzius is doing now. Kanzius has developed a machine that uses radio waves and nanoparticles to… Read More

  • Where Have All the Bold VCs Gone?

    As startups become cheaper to launch, more and more venture capitalists are finding themselves left out in the cold. Either angel investors are beating them to the punch in funding new startups, or Google buys them before any VC even gets to hear the company’s pitch. In fact, angels invested $26 billion in startups last year, nearly as much as the $29 billion invested by venture firms. Read More

  • Photokina 2008 is coming

    The third week of September, 2008, is notable for a few reasons. For one, Neil Diamond is playing in Seattle that week. For another, the Photokina trade fair happens in Cologne, Germany. Photokina is like CES for photographers and imagers of all kinds. This is where the latest and greatest DSLRs will be announced as well as tons of fun lenses and other gear. Canon, Nikon, and Pentax are… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Iron Man unlockable armor shots

    Excited for Iron Man yet? The game’s May 2 release date—one day after the CrunchGear party, for the record—draws nearer. As such, tidbits of gameplay information continue to trickle out, today being no different. A handful of screenshots of unlockable armor have surfaced, much to the delight of Peter “Iron-Man-This-Iron-Man-That” Ha. It’s all he talks about… Read More

  • Cloud File Services Springing Up Everywhere, But Where's My GDrive?

    Two more startups have released services for storing, syncing, and sharing files in the cloud over the past week…but still no sign of Google’s GDrive. Syncplicity launches today with the same value propositions as SugarSync, which we reviewed in March. Syncplicity can be used not only to automatically back up files from anywhere on your computer but to sync files between computers… Read More

  • Kohler Lasco speakers like to get wet

    You know what sucks? When you’re taking a bath and listening to your music and you put your head under the water and you can no longer hear your music! That just sucks! I wish there were some sort of underwater speaker system for bathtubs that I could plug my iPod into so I could enjoy the sweet, sweet playlist I made while relaxing in the tub. Ah, well, I’ll just have to turn it up. Read More

  • CrunchArcade: New Madden features to appear weekly on GameStop site

    Electronic Arts makes up some 11 percent of all GameStop sales. No wonder, then, that the two have struck a deal wherein EA will exclusively reveal new Madden NFL 09 features to GameStop’s blog in the weeks prior to the game’s launch in August. One of the major innovations EA has up its careworn sleeves is controllable player celebrations. Now, every time you score a touchdown… Read More

  • DataPortability Launches New Logo Contest

    The fledgling DataPortability workgroup, led by Chris Saad, had a bit of a panic attack in February when they received a Cease & Desist letter from RedHat over their alleged use of the Fedora logo. Instead of fighting it in court, the workgroup decided to ditch the old logo and hold a new logo contest instead. The winner would get a lot of attention, and a number of blogs and startups threw… Read More

  • Major Security Hole at Tumblr

    It’s not a good day for tumbleblogging. Someone over at Hacker News just noticed that users can access an admin panel for the site by entering a simple admin URL after signing in. Among the capabilities exposed is the ability to search for users and reset their passwords. You can also change their email addresses, view their activity logs, and change other miscellaneous settings like… Read More

  • Mobile Marriage In Scandinavia

    The rumor of the day is that Danish mobile startup Imity is being acquired by Danish Mobile startup ZYB. This isn’t confirmed yet, but we’re hearing it from a solid source. Imity is a mobile social network that locates people via the bluetooth feature on their handsets. It detects other members via bluetooth and send basic profile information to your phone. It also keeps track… Read More

  • Facebook Opens Up Mini-Feed To 3rd Party Services

    As we predicted in February, Facebook has opened up the Mini-Feed so users can import updates from other web services, starting with Flickr, Picassa, Yelp and Delicious. According to a company blog post, users just need to click an import link at the top of their mini-feed to import data from other services. Imported updates will show up not only in the mini-feed on your profile but the News… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Gran Turismo heading to the PC?


    Gran Turismo’s creator, Kazunori Yamauchi, was making noises in an interview to the effect that the sim racing series might be coming to the PC. Historically, if someone in his position with regard to a game makes comments like that, it means that the port is practically finished, or they’re already working on it. He says they’re thinking mainly of “the Chinese… Read More

  • Wow: Bottles, an RC car, and the Super Mario theme

    If you’re reading this from the office and you can’t view YouTube videos, you should consider going home on your lunch break to watch this. I’ve seen some cool shit before, but this is some of the coolest shit that ever shat. Nice work, whoever you are. via Geekologie Read More

  • LTE Technology may hit Market Next Year

    Long-Term Evolution (LTE) is one step closer to industry-wide stability. 3GPP LTE technology (LTE is the name given to a project within the Third Generation Partnership Project) offers wireless broadband speeds with downloads around 100 Mbps and uploads of 50 Mbps. Seven telecommunication companies have reached an agreement on a framework for licensing intellectual-property rights that relate… Read More

  • Sony goes crazy for foam in Miami

    Somehow this got lost in the shuffle yesterday and I failed to post it. I don’t know what’s going on here, but all I can think about are those foam parties I went to in Rosarito that one spring break way back when. Good times. Read More

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