• T-Mobile’s 3G Hits New York City

    T-Mobile USA has launched its 3G wireless network in New York City today. Other major markets will get 3G coverage later in the year. The service is currently restricted to four models, Nokia’s 3555 and 6263, and Samsung’s t819 and t639. These phones allow Web browsing and downloading at speeds twice that of non-3G T-Mobile phones. Later this year T-Mobile will launch handsets that… Read More

  • Apple: Lying liars or people who lie?

    This is the after shot… iTunes Turns Five is a special iTunes section dedicated to celebrating the fifth birthday of iTunes. Fair enough. We had a Thomas the Tank Engine cake for my son, they have a web page. Well, it seems the first time they posted the page it said they had 10 million songs available on iTunes and a few days later they changed that to 6 million. Was it a typo? Were… Read More

  • Eye-Gaze Tracking in MMORPGS: Cool

    We tested some eye-tracking software like this at CeBIT this year but this takes the concept to a whole other level. It’s basically a system for tracking your gaze that has been retrofitted to work with WoW. Why? I guess it could let the handicapped or, sadly, the catastrophically lazy, play the game without having to touch a keyboard. My money is on the former and I’m actually kind… Read More

  • Wireless Internet sneakers

    A Wi-Fi sensor? OK. Shoes with a Wi-Fi sensor built-in? Just amazing. These fugly kicks have a Wi-Fi sensor built-in that is activated when you step on the insole. A blinking light signifies no signal and one or more lights shows you the local Wi-Fi status, ensuring you won’t ever look like you’re not a mouth-breathing freak ever again. These are basically a design project by… Read More

  • Grouptivity Launches Social News On Facebook

    There are plenty of feed readers on Facebook. None are particularly popular. News apps, in general, don’t do well on Facebook (it is not even a major app category). But Ankesh Kumar, the CEO of Grouptivity, thinks he has a news app that taps into the viral hooks on Facebook. It is called Social News and it just launched (although, to make things confusing, there is another… Read More

  • BlackBerry Curve hitting Verizon May 9, in stores May 12

    Just a quick note for Verizon Wireless subscribers itching to get their hands on the BlackBerry Curve. The 8330 that was announced at CTIA will be available on May 9 on the Internet and in Verizon Wireless business channels; May 12 in all Verizon Wireless Communications stores. It will retail for $269.99 after a $50 rebate. Read More

  • T-Mobile and Nokia Partner-up in Europe

    T-Mobile and Nokia are forming a partnership in Europe to provide new Internet services and social communities to handsets throughout Europe. All of their European customers will have access to T-Mobile’s web’n’walk and Nokia’s Ovi Internet services. Mobile social networks will be upgraded by offering T-Mobile’s MyFaves application. The partnership will also… Read More

  • Review: LG Vu, AT&T's Mobile TV

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F876247%3Freferrer%3Dblip%2Etv%26source%3D1&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Do we really need another reason to rot our brains on the go? Apparently we do because live TV on your phone… Read More

  • Over/under on Apple's 'day and date' iTunes movie scheme being a success?

    What starts as a weird love letter to Apple ends as a keen examination of its chances of success in the one place it still hasn’t conquered: your living room. A rather long piece in today’s Times looks at whether or not Apple’e latest scheme to release movies on the same day and date as their DVD release will have any sort of specific effect on sales of Apple TV, and any… Read More

  • Morons film selves smoking up, return camera to store, are discovered by all of us

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&file=http%3A//blip.tv/rss/flash/886105&feedurl=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/rss/&autostart=false&brandname=CrunchGear&brandlink=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/ My buddy Scott in Ohio bought a PureDigital Flip. It was in an open box — it had been returned but he figured he could pop by his local Best Buy and… Read More

  • HTC Diamond to ship this month

    The cat is out of the bag at this point on the device HTC will announce tomorrow in London. The Diamond, which Doug already gave some info on, will begin shipping the 3G device this month. According to a Goldman Sachs report, HTC is expected to ship a total of 4 million units in its life cycle. We’ll find out the exact specifics tomorrow. Read More

  • AP Launches Mobile/iPhone Local News Feeds

    It’s like a newspaper in your phone. I like the idea of location-targeted news from the Associated Press coming straight to my iPhone (and probably iPod Touch); it’s like the local page from your newspaper, but without the cow-tipping updates. A lot of the big news corporations are on board, which means you won’t be getting locked out of good local content. There will, of… Read More

  • AP’s Mobile News Network Available for iPhone and Others

    The Associated Press, along with more than 100 member newspapers, launched the Mobile News Network today. The service was geared to run on the iPhone but will also work on other mobile phones. Mobile News Network will deliver local news based on the user’s ZIP code from local participating news organizations. National and international news will come from the Associated Press. The… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Popularity of GTA IV could hurt Wii

    I hope you enjoyed your first weekend with Grand Theft Auto IV. I bet you didn’t even touch your Wii. Yeah, that could be a problem for Nintendo. The lack of GTA IV for the Wii has been noticed by Forbes, which says such a lack may “threaten” the Wii just as its existence on the PS3 may help revive Sony’s once-ailing console. (Not “ailing” in the sense that… Read More

  • BlackBerry Niagara: Like the 9000 without 3G

    BGR didn’t divulge too much information on the Niagara other than the fact that it will be 3G-less, which stinks considering AT&T’s network has been up and running for quite a while and T-Mobile just commenced rolling out of their UMTS network. It appears to be a frumpier version of the 9000 aka Storm. Read More

  • More Nokia cellphones on the way for America

    Nokia plans to release lots more cellphones here in the U.S. in the next “few months.” Seeing as though Nokia makes some fairly decent phones, that’s not bad news at all. Nokia, which is based in Finland, sells 40 percent of phones globally, but its lack of CDMA love has lead to a smaller numbers here since CDMA is still in use by the likes of Verizon Wireless and Sprint. Oh… Read More

  • Yahoo's Black Monday Begins With Shares Down 20 Percent.

    How black will today be for Yahoo’s shares? Following Microsoft’s withdrawal of its takeover offer on Saturday, shares of Yahoo took a 20 percent hit after the market opened this morning, opening at $23.02 (from Friday’s close of $28.67) but then started to edge up. That’s still well above the $19 per share that Yahoo was trading at when Microsoft originally made… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Escape to/from NY Edition

    Foosball: Just add beer and 21 of your closest friends
    CrunchGear NY Meetup Pixtravaganza!
    Fine living: The urban security suit
    Super Mario 64-Life 2
    Bentley gets into the green game with electric roadster concept
    Breaking: Microsoft drops bid for Yahoo Read More

  • Twitter Can Be Liberated – Here's How

    Over the last few days a number of popular bloggers have complained, loudly, that it’s time to ditch Twitter and move to a decentralized version of the service that won’t go down every time usage spikes. Generally services like Twitter, once they reach a critical mass of users, can’t really be stopped because the network effect kicks in as a massive barrier to entry. But… Read More

  • Fididel Brings Haggling Online; It's Weird

    Some people really love to haggle. There’s always that feeling that you’ve somehow gotten away with something, even if you could have gotten the same deal at a store down the street. Fididel, which launches today, is trying to bring that same rush to online shopping. Sellers can post their wares to the site, where they can haggle with potential buyers in real time. For sellers… Read More

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