• Sell Your Digital Wares Through Edgeio Paid Content

    Classified listing service Edgeio now lets you sell content through your listings. The new type of listing called “Paid content” consists of the same listing Edgeio already hosts, but comes with an embedded digital locker. Through the locker, users can securely sell text, file downloads, and streaming media through a widget hosted by Edgeio. It seems a good fit for selling podcasts… Read More

  • Spinning Camera Concept Takes Great 360 Degree Panoramas

    This spinning digital camera marks the second day in a row that I’ve seen a clever, useful concept. My whole world is crumbling right before me. It works like a top (or dreidel, I suppose), one with a built-in camera. Spin the camera and it takes a 360 degree panorama of the area. All photos are stored on a memory card, as they usually are. Read More

  • New iMac Keyboard Is OK, But Don't Expect It To Be A Good USB Hub

    ThinkMac, the guys behind the NewsLife RSS reader (I used its predecessor, NewsMac, back in the day), just got Apple’s fancy new iMac keyboard and delivered onto us a short, sorta mixed reaction review. There’s no silly unboxing, no “boy it’s sexyyy¡” here, just the opinion of some hard-working Mac developers. Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear Giveaway: Samsung L77 7.1-megapixel Digital Camera

    Our first prize of the day is the Samsung L77 7-megapixel digital camera. This super slim camera has a 38-266mm optical zoom with 2.5-inch screen and 20MB of built-in memory with slots for SD and SDHC cards. Here’s a full review — I can’t find ours for some reason — and special thanks go out to the folks at Samsung for supplying us with some great gear. Read More

  • Happy Birthday, CrunchGear!

    In honor of CrunchGear’s first birthday, the CG team is giving away over 30 prizes in the next 10 days, culminating in a get-together in Manhattan and maybe an iPhone or two. Head on over to check it out. Read More

  • Business Users Seen As Key To Cellphone Gaming Growth

    Well then, this is the complete antithesis of an earlier post. According to the Wall Street Journal, soon to be improved by Rupert Murdoch, BlackBerry-toting business users increasingly want to play video games on their precious device. They want to have the highest score in the office and the bragging rights that come with it. Companies like EA—loathed by “real”… Read More

  • Happy Birthday, CrunchGear!

    It was one year ago today that Blake and I launched CrunchGear, another gadget blog in a sea of gadget blogs. One year later we’ve hit the Technorati Top 100 (like Peter Ha’s weight, we tend to fluctuate above and below the 100 point) and just finished two consecutive months of 1 million+ pageviews. Not too shabby for a ragtag bunch of misfits out to stop the evil Empire… Read More

  • Onkyo CBX-Z1: It's A Radio, It's An iPod Dock

    You wouldn’t believe how dreary it is in the greater New York region right now, so dreary, in fact, that I’ve lost the will to call out Onkyo for making yet another iPod speaker+dock. The CBX-Z1 is actually more of a plane jane tabletop radio+CD player than a “straight up” speaker+dock, just with an additional slot for your iPod. It is, however, part of Onkyo’s… Read More

  • The AudioFile: Can Apple Afford to Slacker?


    Radio gives you two important things: It keeps you from getting in a musical rut, and you don’t have to make any decisions about what to listen to next. Now that customizable Internet radio services like Last.fm and Slacker are all the rage, the time has never been better for Apple to let iPod users get a piece of the action. I smell an iPod + Slacker partnership now that Apple got… Read More

  • T-Mobile Keeps Spinning

    Thursday Team T-Mobile announced that its sponsor Deutsche Telekom had decided to continue to sponsor the team, despite a few problems during this year’s Tour De France – notably the doping cases. As part of the deal there will certainly be a few different faces on the T-Mobile team. T-Mobile said it had agreed with riders and management, and would contribute a portion of salary… Read More

  • Mobile Linux Group Expects Success in '08

    We’ve been following the happenings of the Mobile Linux Group closely, and it might not be long before we see some results. The six founding members of the LiMo Foundation, which includes Motorola, NEC, NTT, Docomo, Panasonic Mobile, Samsung Electronics and Vodafone have conducted a recruiting drive that would put most college fraternities to shame. They’re brought over Aplix… Read More

  • Verizon Wireless Acquires Ramcell

    Verizon Wireless has acquired rural mobile carrier Ramcell, which operates in Kentucky and Oregon using the TDMA standard,, the company announced yesterday. Subscribers and networks will be converted to CDMA by Verizon, while the networks will be upgraded to EV-DO Rev. A. This acquisition includes the Ramcell spectrum license, and covers about 300,000 people in the Clay and Madison… Read More

  • VOIP Startup Fring Raises $12 Million Series B

    Israeli-based VOIP start-up Fring has closed an estimated $12 million second round, led by US VC fund North Bridge Venture Partners. VenFin and previous investors Pitango, Veritas and Yossi Vardi also participated. If the investment estimate is accurate, it would be one of the larger rounds for a VOIP company. Fring is a mobile application for Windows and Symbian phones that uses VOIP to… Read More

  • Shocking News: People Hate Mobile Ads!

    According to a new GfK NOP survey commissioned by Pontis there is a deep level of dissatisfaction amongst the public with the way that mobile service providers are marketing their voice and data services. 64 percent of people who viewed mobile ads reported being annoyed, and 70 percent consider the marketing offers not to be relevant at how. What is really surprising is that a full 11… Read More

  • Artificial Life Launches 3G Poker Game, Signs Deal with Pocketnet


    Hong Kong based Artificial Life, a provider of mobile 3G games and applications, announced that it is all in. The company will release its first 3G Texas Hold’em poker gamer in the fourth quarter of this year, and will support most of the recent 3G handsets as well as many 2.5G mobile handsets. The 3G version will support single player and multi-player versions, where players can… Read More

  • U.K. Broadcasts Tune In to Mobile

    The major broadcasters in the U.K. are in the process of prepping their mobile portals, as a result of mobile operators offering flat-rate data tariffs. Thus the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV are all starting to ramp up their mobile strategies. Channel 4 hired former MTV executive Ben Lister to head its mobile business development, and ITV is also planning to develop new portals around specific… Read More

  • WSJ: Smart Phone Game is Smart Move for Game Publishers

    Smart-phone makers are facilitating new games by making it easier for content developers to refigure old games, while also creating new ones for the devices reports the Wall Street Journal Online. And it is good business sense to publish for the smart phones, especially given that the platforms have bigger screens and more memory to take advantage of the game technology. These devices may… Read More

  • Discovery Networks Launches Mobile-Only Content

    U.K. mobile subscribers on either Vodafone or Orange UK will soon be able to watch mobile-only content from Discovery Turbo and Animal Planet. Each of these Discovery Network channels is making available exclusive made-for-mobile content as part of part of the Sky Mobile package. These launches are part of the re-branding of Discovery Network’s factual and lifestyle mobile TV… Read More

  • Mobile Game Goes Massively Multiplayer

    Fighting a war in deep space is challenging enough without having a lot of competition. But sometimes a little – or in this case a lot – of competition can really make for a more engaging experience. That’s the hope with Space Wars, a new ad-supported massively multiplayer mobile game from Cellufun. This free mobile Internet game lets players battle for control of the galaxy… Read More

  • Polyphonic Ringtones RIP

    Music Media Watch has reported that the polyphonic ringtone is dead. While we didn’t even know it was sick, we felt we need to say a few words: The polyphonic ringtone had a good life. It allowed countless mobile phone users the ability to annoy fellow co-workers, movie patrons and just about anyone else that was around when the overly used Mozart tune, theme from Rocky or other… Read More

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