• Oots Oots: Ministry of Sound MP085 DAP Announced

    Though the company is no stranger to the digital audio player market, I wouldn’t exactly expect Ministry of Sound’s latest MP3 player to be a smash hit. With a great name like MOSMP085, you can bet the clubbers are dying to rush out and buy one. The player features either 1GB or 2GB of storage and can playback MP3/WAV/WMA files and supports ID3 tags. You can also view pictures of… Read More

  • Gran Turismo 5 Trailer

    Very few video games hold my interest except for Tetris, Moto GP 3 and whatever FIFA game I have for my PS2. It’s no secret that I loathe the PS3 and I make it known if anyone asks my opinion on it or even if they don’t ask. It’s a terrible console, but it may have piqued my interest if for only 2 seconds. I’ve been a hardcore Gran Turismo fan since Day 1. I… Read More

  • Microsoft Zune DRM Cracked

    Perhaps you’ve heard of FairUse4WM and how it cracks Windows Media DRM restrictions? Up until recently, it was unsuccessful at stripping DRM from songs bought from the Zune Marketplace. Now with updated version 1.3, users are confirming that it will indeed remove the pesky rights management that comes with that low-quality song you paid a buck or 3943048 “points” for. Problem… Read More

  • Pretty Much The Greatest Application Ever

    I really don’t care how long this program has been around for, I just know it’s jawsome. Mr. T1 is a cross-platform application (yes, that means OS X, Windows, and ‘Nix) that is constantly monitoring your Internet connection. If and when you hit T1 speeds (1.5mbps), a random sound byte of Mr. T is triggered. Those of you with slower speeds will find that Mr. T1 also… Read More

  • Vodafone Denies Verizon Takeover Rumors

    Early this morning, news of Vodafone’s interest in Verizon Communications started to percolate. Now Vodafone is denying that it’s interested in a $160 billion takeover of the company, which would give it a market cap of near $300 billion. FYI, Vodafone is a partner with Verizon Communications. They formed this little company you may have heard of mdash; Verizon Wireless, in… Read More

  • Signal Software Allows iTunes Control From iPhone

    A new piece of software from Alloysoft now allows you to control iTunes, Winamp, or Windows Media Player via the iPhone. It’s called Signal and it works using WiFi to send, well, signals to your computer over the ‘net to control playback of your music and movies. Live updating is included so you know which song or video is currently playing if you’re not near your computer. Read More

  • Navigon Adds Reality View to its 5100 and 7100 Portable GPS Units

    The Digital Life trade show won’t hit New York till October, but the boys and girls at Ziff Davis had a small (but very crowded, might I add) preview on Thursday, which I’m just getting around to writing about today. While it seemed like every other company there was tacking GPS onto its products, Navigon wants to distinguish itself. Its two new portable GPS units, the $499 5100… Read More

  • Vista Still Sucks, Pirillo Pissed

    It’s been six months since Chris Pirillo installed Windows Vista. Six months of hell. Chris is like a lot of us who got initially excited about Vista, only to find that half of our software and hardware didn’t work with it. In Pirillo’s case, it was a fax/printer combo machine that he used for everyday work. After months of struggle and even using VMWare at one point, he… Read More

  • GigaOm Goes Green

    Google, Yahoo and others are going “green” and trying to minimize energy use and pollution. Startups like ZeroFootprint are popping up to help the cause. So its no wonder that we are starting to see more green-tech focused blogs. This morning, GigaOm is launching Earth2Tech, a new blog to follow the news in this space. It will be written by Katie Fehrenbacher and newcomer Adena… Read More

  • Trikke – Three Wheels of Fury

    Now that you’re well into your 30s and feeling like an old fart, it’s time to reinvigorate yourself with something new. If you enjoyed rollerblading, cycling, or straight up tom foolery as a teenager, I’m sure you’ll enjoy Trikke. It’s a device with three wheels that works by leaning side-to-side and driving in an “S-style” motion. Like rollerblading on… Read More

  • Analyst Says iPhone Not Yet Competing with RIM

    Scott Karp from Publishing 2.0 and Seeking Alpha recently spoke at a conference where no one had an iPhone. That’s right, businessmen in their 40-somethings still don’t have an iPhone and probably don’t give a damn. You see, in the business world, RIM still reigns king. If you sit down and take a look at both the latest Blackberry and the iPhone, you’ll see that… Read More

  • Blizzard Working On New Title

    You can love World of Warcraft all you want, but when it boils down to the facts, everyone loves a new Blizzard title. In an interview with Gamasutra, Blizzard’s Frank Pearce noted that there are three teams working on projects. One is stuck to WoW, the other is on top of Starcraft 2 and a third is working on “a really awesome” project that’s top secret. Hmm, this is… Read More

  • Bell & Ross BR 01 Phantom

    Bell & Ross makes big honking aviator watches that look like jet plane read-outs. Their latest, the Phantom, has a low visibility face that lights up with lume in the darkness, ensuring your dark ops position will be given away by a watch face that glows like a flashlight. No price or availability but expect it to be in the $4,000-$6,000 range. Bell & Ross BR 01 Phantom [WristWatchReview] Read More

  • Indonesian Mobile TV Based on DMB Technology

    Handset users in Indonesia will get their mobile TV on the Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB) technology. This same broadcast technology is used for transmitting digital TV to mobile handset users in Japan and Korea, and today Indonesia’s PT Agis announced that it has formed a partnership with IPTV systems integrator Broadband Network Systems (BNS) and Toshiba. Together the… Read More

  • Koreans Make the Best Entertainment Phones

    A new report on mobile entertainment devices suggests that LG and Samsung make the best entertainment phones in the United States. This report by Parks Associates has the Korean powerhouses out on top, with 12 percent of LG owners and 11 percent of Samsung owners reported to having mobile TV features, while Motorola came out at eight percent and Nokia zero percent. To date Nokia… Read More

  • Vodafone to Buy Verizon?

    Is there going to be a merger of the big V’s? That is the rumor circulating the Web. As our sister site CrunchGear posted, Vodafone has expressed interested in Verizon Communications. The two companies are already partners, but a merger could be a truly massive mobile phone giant. And as Vodafone’s 3G network is dominant in the U.K. and Verizon has their own “Most… Read More

  • Open C Challenge to Mobile App Developers

    Today Nokia announced the first “Open C Challenge,” a global contest for mobile app development for the S60 on Symbian OS smartphones. This contest was started to encourage open source and freeware developers to use the Open C environment from Nokia. Cash prices for the contest total more than $20,000. “Nokia’s global invitation to millions of developers to take the Open… Read More

  • Geek Trends: iPod Pockets


    I’m a certified bag nut. I seem to acquire them everywhere and frequently have to purge my collection to make space for actual possessions — otherwise I’d just be carrying around bags in larger bags (it’s happened before). That said, I’m distinctly aware of pack-efficiency. The more they can carry, the better, as long as the size doesn’t expand. There… Read More

  • Crunchgear Budapest Meet-Up Update

    OK. No iPhone yet so I can’t book my flight. HOPEFULLY I’ll have some news today, but I’m not holding my breath. Those of you who were planning on getting plastered with me tomorrow or Wednesday, please save your livers for later this week or early next week. Read More

  • The Ghost Of Zuckerberg's Past May Haunt Facebook IPO

    A long-standing dispute over the origin of Facebook looks set to haunt the growingly popular social networking service as it heads towards an IPO. A lawsuit due to come before the US Federal Court later this month alleges that Facebook CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg stole the original code for Facebook Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, and Divya Narendra, accuse Zuckerberg of stealing the… Read More