• NYU Supports the Use of Old Ass Computers

    NYU Supports the Use of Old Ass Computers

    It’s not all touch screens, accelerometers and Google Maps today, my friends. I’m based at NYU’s Bobst library in order to be within shooting distance of the various Apple stores and AT&T stores for today’s festivities. Plus it’s air conditioned. But in my roaming around the library I found these old school computers. Not only have I never seen anything like… Read More

  • 3G iPhone For Europe To Be Announced Monday?

    3G iPhone For Europe To Be Announced Monday?

    A 3G iPhone for Europe will be announced Monday, according to an unconfirmed report from Guy Kewney at Newswireless. Engadget points out that Kewney was recently eWeek.com’s European wireless editor and would be well placed to know. The European 3G iPhone is said to be distributed via Carphone Warehouse with Vodafone in the UK and T-Mobile in Germany the European carriers. No word yet… Read More

  • Philly Mayor Left iPhone Line After Being Asked About City's Crime Rate

    Philly Mayor Left iPhone Line After Being Asked About City's Crime Rate

    The mayor of Philiadelphia was waiting in line for an iPhone when an unnamed man asked him, “How can you sit here with 200 murders in the city already?” Ouch. (And how very John Kerry of him.) The mayor then left the line, tail between his legs and all. The moral of the story? If you’re the mayor of a major American city, maybe, *maybe* you would do well to send an intern… Read More

  • Verizon Goes Crazy and Upgrades Everything to EV-DO Rev. A

    Verizon Goes Crazy and Upgrades Everything to EV-DO Rev. A

    Is iDay over yet? Soon enough we can all go back to our daily lives without having to hear about the biggest flop of all time ever again. If you’re on Verizon, then I feel sorry for you. But you’ll be happy to know that the “nation’s most reliable network” just got faster. Everyone in the country now has EV-DO Rev. A coverage, meaning you can now download… Read More

  • T-Mobile Getting Wi-Fi Curve In September

    T-Mobile Getting Wi-Fi Curve In September

    I’ve been lusting over the new Blackberrys and the 8320 (aka “Curve 2″) might be the one for me. After my brief stint with a Sony Mylo I’ve become enamored with anything that has Wi-Fi capability. I like to surf the net from my phone because it allows me to alienate myself from everyone else and EDGE bites it, so Wi-Fi is a must for me. Come September, T-Mobile will… Read More

  • The Do it Yourself iPhone

    The Do it Yourself iPhone

    Thousands of people are eagerly waiting in line to get their hands on the iPhone. However, for those of us tied into long term contracts or who just find the high price tag too much cash to part with, we’ve compiled a list of how to emulate iPhone’s features on your everyday handset. Visual Voice Mail Perhaps the most talked about feature, visual voice mail easily lets you play… Read More

  • Solar Panel Tips

    Solar Panel Tips


    Now that we’re all burning up coal trying to watch pictures of people standing in line for iPhones, it’s important to remember that there are better ways of generating electricy but not all of them are created equal. Bay Area orgo-aniacs will enjoy this article by Bruce Karney who tells us all you’ll need to know about installing solar panels on your split-level out in… Read More

  • Live From Apple Store NYC

    http://player.stickam.com/stickamPlayer/174323485-1873655 Our intrepid intern Ilya is down at the Apple Store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan shooting live video of people waiting in line. Watch as he watches the folks watching for the iPhone. We might have to change systems in a minute, but until then, here we go. Read More

  • iPorn fer Yer iPhone

    iPorn fer Yer iPhone

    Playboy, always at the forefront of high technology and commerce, has created some special wallpapers for your iPhone. Not much skin in these — they want you to “buy” their “magazine” to see boobs — but it’s important that people understand that even in the dusty halls of Playboy, behind a vaseline-stained skrim and rolls of gauzy curtain material… Read More

  • Canadians Get BlackBerry 8830, TeleNav

    Canadians Get BlackBerry 8830, TeleNav

    Canadians get all the fun stuff: Socialized healthcare, clean air, provinces and territories instead of states. And now, along with getting the BlackBerry 8830 smartphone, they’ll be getting GPS Nav from Bell, powered by TeleNav GPS.
    We just so happen to be giving away free service right now if you’d like to test out the wonders of TeleNav’s GPS service on your Blackberry. Read More

  • FTC Weary of Net Neutrality

    FTC Weary of Net Neutrality

    Say goodbye to Net Neutrality, folks. The FTC just released an NIE of sorts, detailing the whole history of Net Neutrality and why, ultimately, the agency does not support the concept. Yes, our glorious leaders in Washington have decided that it’s a good idea to let The Market decide what’s best for all of us. All bow before the Invisible Hand. The FTC came out against Net… Read More

  • Only Trendy People are Allowed to Line Up at SoHo Apple Store

    Only Trendy People are Allowed to Line Up at SoHo Apple Store

    Nuts to the Apple store on Fifth Avenue. The Apple store in SoHo is where it’s at. (And, incidentally, where Peter and I will be for the actual launch. Woo!) The line wraps all the way around the block and the NYPD officers guarding it look absolutely thrilled to be there. And look at these two dudes, playing table tennis to pass the time. I’m sure that’s a metaphor for… Read More

  • Multi-Touch On MacBooks In October

    Multi-Touch On MacBooks In October


    Back on June 20, I reported that there’d be new, slimmer MacBooks coming in October that along with being made from new materials would also feature some “speeds and feeds” updates to the internal components. Today, another “trusted source” told us this was correct and added that the iPhone’s multi-touch technology is theoretically supposed to roll out with… Read More

  • iPhone Round-up

    iPhone Round-up

    I was tired of hearing about the iPhone weeks ago. Nevertheless, the march towards 6pm goes on. The folks at our sister site are working feverishly to get you every single possible angle on people waiting in lines. Just kidding. There’s more to their coverage than that. Check out all the iPhone news on CrunchGear. Highlights include Playboy’s new backgrounds for the mobile… Read More

  • Steven Levy Is Asked "What's the Frequency, Kenneth"

    http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/3TxsFhtGmlPvPgZrn Newsweek’s Steven Levy gets manhandled by someone who apparently wanted his mic on Fox News today. Levy, the lucky dog, actually had an iPhone and speculation was rife that he was getting his stuff stoled. Read More

  • The Halo Effect: Mob Scene at Verizon Wireless Store

    The Halo Effect: Mob Scene at Verizon Wireless Store

    Don’t be fooled by Apple, AT&T and their luscious iPhone. The Verizon Wireless store on Broadway in SoHo is clearly jumping. Any minute now, an old man will go in there and ask what a “text message” is and how his daughter ran up his phone bill. Then the clerk will cry. iPhoneeee Read More

  • CrunchBlotter: WWE Killer's Wikipedia Entry Updated Before Murder Discovered

    CrunchBlotter: WWE Killer's Wikipedia Entry Updated Before Murder Discovered

    We’re filing this one under insane, creepy, interesting, telling, and WTF. You’ve possibly heard of the WWE murder/suicide of the week, featuring popular WWE superstar Chris Benoit and his family. Yah, it’s not gadgety, but it’s about Wikiepedia, and if you like, then you’ll love! Read More

  • iPhone Accessories Aren't Nearly as Exciting as the iPhone-Proper

    iPhone Accessories Aren't Nearly as Exciting as the iPhone-Proper

    Mere minutes until the iPhone’s launch, Apple lifted the veil on some of the iPhone accessories. They’re exactly what you’d expect: a Bluetooth headset, a dock and dock adapters, TTY adapters, stereo headsets, etc. There’s also a USB power adapter, which, according to Verizon, you’ll need to buy ASAP. Apple also debuted its “Works with iPhone” label. Read More

  • iPhone Parody Ads

    Since all you people seem to want to hear about is the iPhone, here’s a pretty good parody ad from CollegeHumor. They say they’ll have two more up on the site today – check here. http://www.collegehumor.com/moogaloop/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1765295 Read More

  • iPhone Madness Hits San Francisco: Clowns!

    iPhone Madness Hits San Francisco: Clowns!

    This is it. Today’s the day when every angel gets its wings. Some of us will be covering the New York madness, such as it is, but let’s not forget some of the other cities suckered into Apple Fest ’07. For instance, in that great liberal crack den known as San Francisco, a “comedy circus group” (ugh) has set up a mini golf course and we’re also receiving… Read More