• Kanguru's Power-saving Portable Hard Drives

    Kanguru, best known for its line of portable storage devices, has developed a power-saving hard drive capable of operating at only 10 percent of normal energy consumption while not in use. If you’re in the market for an external drive to fill with files that you only need to access every now and again, this might be an enticing option. With its three built in Power Saving modes, the… Read More

  • Sand iPhone

    You’re at the shore with your family, the weather’s nice, there are girls running around in bikinis, and some douche is playing Hoobastank on their crappy-ass boombox. Sounds like a perfect day at the beach. How could you make it any more perfecter? You could make a sand iPhone, duh. Dork. flickr set [via Boing Boing] Read More

  • Arriva Creates Noggin-Mounted iPod Shuffle

    Colorado-based Arriva throws its hat in the “wireless” headphone ring with something that looks vaguely like an iPod Shuffle attached to a pipe cleaner attached to ear buds. Yes, dealing with headphone cords while on a treadmill can be a hassle. That’s a given. However, reaching behind your head and fumbling around for the next track button seems like it would look a bit odd… Read More

  • LG Debuts LN790 Portable Navigation System

    The LG LN790 is the latest addition to the growing line of portable navigation systems from the SK CE giant. It features a 4.3-inch widescreen, touch LCD. The LN790 comes locked and loaded with maps of North America and Puerto Rico as well as millions of POI. To ensure driver safety the LG nav system comes with turn-by-turn voice guidance with street-name announcements and it also includes… Read More

  • SanDisk Contour: Form Meets Function?


    Not quite. While the SanDisk Contour is without a doubt the sexiest looking flash drive that I’ve ever seen, the device is suffering from one major disparaging oversight. Read More

  • CTIA Responds to Google

    Today the CTIA – The Wireless Association responded to Google’s letter to the Federal Communication Commission. President and CEO Steve Largent issued this statement: “The veil has been lifted. Google’s letter to the FCC this morning highlights the Internet giant’s scheme to have the 700 MHz auction rigged with special conditions in its favor. If Google is willing… Read More

  • Virgin Mobile USA IPO Is Up

    Things are looking up for Virgin Mobile’s U.S. business, which is a joint venture of Richard Branson’s Virgin Group Ltd. and Sprint Nextel. Virgin Mobile USA Inc. has raised its IPO offering to $506 million five times the original target. Part of the appeal is that the youth market has really embraced this MVNO brand, which was formed in 2002, and has successfully targeted… Read More

  • Google Wants 700 MHz Spectrum

    Today Google announced that should the FCC adopt a framework that would require greater competition and consumer choice, then the company would bid in the federal government’s upcoming auction for the wireless spectrum in the 700 megahertz (MHz) band. Google has urged the FCC to consider several rules, regardless of who wins the spectrum, and encouraged the FCC to adopt four types of… Read More

  • Google Intends On Bidding In 700MHz Auction

    It’s no surprise that Google was considering a bid in the FCC’s upcoming auction for the 700MHz spectrum. Now Google is saying that if the FCC allows the auction to proceed with open-access requirements, it will bid. The company has at least $4.6 billion available to play with for the auction, so things could get quite interesting. Google recently sent a letter to the… Read More

  • Boom Boom Boom, I Want You In My Room!


    “Mario? Are you in there?” Subwoofers rock. Sure you can easily listen to music without them, but when a bass-heavy song comes on, you sure as hell wish you had one sitting on the floor next to ya. The only thing better than a regular sub has to be a Super Mario Bros. one. This bitchin’ sub cabinet features two original Mario blocks, including the infamous question-mark… Read More

  • Your PS3 Just Got A Lot More Fun Today

    Sony today released the best Playstation (One) game available to mankind on the PSN store. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night can be had for the extremely low price of just $9.99. If you’ve never played this game, your credibility as a video gamer just got shot down. You play as Alucard, Dracula’s son, hellbent on destroying your father’s castle, etc. The game is massive… Read More

  • One Of The Best Video Game Endings Ever

    Joel posted some hotness over at Dethroner today, showcasing the best and worst of video game endings. This Neo Contra ending above is chock full o’ blood and features a samurai guy killing a bunch of people, cutting the world in half, then sailing almost-naked through space with another dude holding on to his shit. It’s epic. The good comes with the bad though. Hit the jump for… Read More

  • Ask.com Launching AskEraser Utility

    As far as search goes, most of us probably use Google. Though lately, Ask.com may have captured a few Googlers thanks to an aggressive marketing campaign based around “the algorithm”. Now, in an effort to retain those new users and stay alive in the search-engine market, Ask is offering AskEraser. This new utility will allow searchers to remove their search results from… Read More

  • Nokia Cooler Than Motorola, My Mom


    BusinessWeek has a fairly long article about the magic of Nokia. The lede is actually pretty cool: Pop singer Alicia Keys and Ramkishen Pyarelal, proprieter of a Mumbai tea stall, may not have a lot in common. But they both carry Nokia mobile phones. That basically sums up Nokia in a few words. Nokia has always known its market. It sells the low-end and the high-end and essentially keeps… Read More

  • iPhone Toolchain Created: Hello World


    This is not the iPhone “Hello World” App NightWatch at the Free iPhone project has compiled and run the first “Hello World” application for the iPhone, a move that could mean homebrew and third party apps for the iPhone in the next few weeks. They keep saying their server is too slow to handle lots of linking, so we won’t link. Just look for… Read More

  • CrunchGear Meet-up: Budapest and Warsaw

    The iPhone is here and it’s fabulous. I will be rolling into town on Monday morning and we will be meeting at 19:00 at Maghaz, Rottenbiller u. 32 in Budapest on Monday, July 23, 2007. Please drop me a line at john at crunchgear dot com or drop a note in the comments if you plan on attending. I look forward to meeting CG/TC readers. Special thanks to MobilPort.hu! Warsaw Readers… Read More

  • Rumor: Metal Gear Solid 4 for XBox 360

    PS3’s killer app might also become XBox 360’s killer app. XBox 360 is reporting that OXM says that MSG4 might come to the 360, but they’re not sure. MSG4 is probably going to be the defining game for the platform, the PS3’s Gears of War as it were. However, if it comes out on 360 later, it could hurt Sony’s bottom line and no one wants that. This is all rumor… Read More

  • Destroy Your Landline Contest: One Weekend Left

    One weekend left, guys and gals. To recap, T-Mobile dropped me a line last week offering: A HotSpot-enabled phone (Nokia 6086 or Samsung t409), T-Mobile HotSpot @Home Wi-Fi router (D-Link or Linksys brands) and one year of free T-Mobile HotSpot @Home service that includes (per month) unlimited calls to your myFaves contacts, 2000 nationwide WHENEVER MinutesĀ®, unlimited… Read More

  • IMGA Seeks Entries


    The International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA), an annual awards program and competition, is now open. Headquartered in Marseilles France, the group is inviting entries from mobile gaming studios, individual developers, groups of individuals, students, researchers and companies involved in mobile games to submit their titles. Established in 2004, this is the fourth edition of the… Read More

  • Class Action Suit Against Microsoft Alleges XBox 360 Skwatches Disks, Makes Baby Saaad!


    InformationWeek is reporting that two California residents, Christine Moskowitz and Dan Wood, are seeking over $5 million in damages for XBox 360 owners. They allege that the big bad game machines scratch expensive disks and that the 360 was manufactured incorrectly. Read More