• YouTube Mobile

    YouTube Mobile

    YouTube is enough of a time killer on the Web, now you can access a selection of the popular video-sharing site’s videos via the Mobile Web. YouTube Mobile is available on handsets capable of playing back .3gp video. A data plan is also required. The first time you log on to m.youtube.com you’ll get the message, “YouTube Mobile is a data intensive application. We highly… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Rollercoaster Ride Edition

    CrunchGear Week in Review: Rollercoaster Ride Edition

    SlingLink Powerline Solutions: SlingBox Over Electrical Lines
    CrunchGear Explains Your New AIM Friends
    The Toy Polaris Sub Revealed
    14K Gold Slinky For The Rich
    The Handmade Guns of Chechnya Read More

  • Fotolia Version 2: API + Vector Files

    Fotolia Version 2: API + Vector Files

    Digital stock image marketplace Fotolia have launched Fotolia V2, a new version that offers performance enhancements as well as two new features: a public API and the ability to distribute vector files. The new version of Fotolia sees complete redesign that is said to boost stability, speed and enhance the user experience, as well as providing improved support for global standards and… Read More

  • Sprint Mogul: Like the Wing for the Sprint Kids

    Sprint Mogul: Like the Wing for the Sprint Kids


    Sprint just announced ad CDMA/EV-DO version of T-Mobile’s Wing, the HTC Mogul AKA “Da Mogul.” This slide-out smartphone runs Windows Mobile 6 and includes a 512MB memory card, a 2-megapixel camera with flash, and supports full EV-DO Rev. 0 data speeds. We here at CG actually really liked the Wing, and this is basically the same animal with faster browsing and a seemingly… Read More

  • SlingLink Powerline Solutions: SlingBox Over Electrical Lines

    SlingLink Powerline Solutions: SlingBox Over Electrical Lines


    SlingBox just launched the SlingLink TURBO 1 ($99.99) and SlingLink TURBO 4 ($149.99) for home users. These powerline routers allow you to connect to your SlingBox over your home’s powerlines and not wirelessly or through a wireless or wired bridge. You can get similar gear for about the same price and, in my experience, powerline hasn’t matched a good old fashioned wireless or… Read More

  • Crumpler B4B Party

    Crumpler B4B Party

    Hypnotic From Chicago I just got back from the Crumpler B4B party at the Highline Ballroom in NYC and I’m a little buzzed. The event was a success and this year was way better than last year. If you missed it then you’ll have to wait another year. The folks from Crumpler sure know how to throw a party. Enjoy the video and pics from the party. Read More

  • Brooklyn Engrish

    Brooklyn Engrish


    Nothing odd here… Just something cute from the weekend’s festivities. My wife bought this beach toy, some sort of snapping turtle with shovels and buckets attached. When she got it home, we were amazed to find the most blatant disregard for English and cultural sensitivity since, oh, BenQ slapped their spokesmodel up against the ruins of the WTC. Read More

  • Microsoft IPTV Now Microsoft Mediaroom

    Microsoft IPTV Now Microsoft Mediaroom

    Microsoft has announced the availability of Microsoft Mediaroom, an update to and new name for Microsoft’s IPTV software platform. Microsoft Mediaroom features several new capabilities including in-home personal music and photo sharing, dynamic picture-in-picture capabilities and digital terrestrial television support. For developers, the new Microsoft Mediaroom Application… Read More

  • Oh Lord, Won't You Buy Me An Apple Powered Mercedes Benz

    Oh Lord, Won't You Buy Me An Apple Powered Mercedes Benz

    A German Magazine is reporting that Apple and Mercedes Benz have signed a deal whereby Apple will design an in-car maintenance, communication and navigation system for inclusion in Mercedes Benz vehicles from 2009. Mercedes will have exclusive rights to the new Apple in-car system for 6 months. The article speculated as to whether the Apple system will rely on Google Maps as the iPhone… Read More

  • WeFi: An Easier Way Of Finding WiFi

    WeFi: An Easier Way Of Finding WiFi

    WeFi is aiming to deliver a better outside internet experience by making WiFi as easy to use as a cell phone. WeFi was founded 18 months ago by Yossi Vardi, (formerly with ICQ), Arnon Kohavi and Shimon Scherzer. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, with an R&D center in Tel Aviv, Israel and has funding of $7.35million from Lightspeed Ventures, Pitango and Gemini. The concept… Read More

  • PatentMonkey: Cell Phone Features Seen 'em Once, and Again

    PatentMonkey: Cell Phone Features Seen 'em Once, and Again

    Sorting through this week’s cell phone makers’ issued patents, I found a couple examples of patented concepts (dating back to 2000-2001) that have found their way into the market more than once by means of “fast following”. In this post-KSR patent world, fast following on cool features will likely become even more important for manufacturers. Seen the above from a… Read More

  • Thinkpad Reserve: X61 In Disguise

    Thinkpad Reserve: X61 In Disguise

    Finally my hatred of cows and love for technology have come together in the form of a leather-bound Thinkpad. This bovine beauty is actually a stock X61 with a leather jacket which can remain attached while the laptop is in use. It has a decent hardware lineup with a low-voltage 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB of RAM and 160GB hard drive. An 80GB external HDD is also included for backups. The true… Read More

  • Happy Father's Day

    Happy Father's Day

    From everyone at CrunchGear we hope you and your geeky Dad have an awesome day. Read More

  • Google Street View Pics Are Really Old

    Google Street View Pics Are Really Old

    It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon and the news is beyond dead, so I thought I’d tinker around with Google Street View in search of some compromising pictures of unsuspecting citizens. What I found was pretty confusing and just a little bit messed up. The picture taken of the Helio store location is at least 6 months old. I was under the impression that pictures taken for Street View… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Elite Signed By Drew Carey, U.S. Soccer Superstars Up For Auction

    Xbox 360 Elite Signed By Drew Carey, U.S. Soccer Superstars Up For Auction

    Members of the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Soccer Teams and comedian Drew Carey have come together to auction off a one-of-a-kind Xbox 360 Elite to benefit the Mooch Myernick Memorial Fund. The charity auction honors former coach and National Team Captain Glenn “Mooch” Myernick who passed away in 2006 at the age of 51. The opening bid on the Elite is set at $750… Read More

  • NYC Helio Store Opening This Week?

    NYC Helio Store Opening This Week?

    Three months ago I spotted the Helio store being built in my neighborhood and it looks like it’ll be opening up very soon. My peeps at Helio have told me it could be open as early as this week. If you’re in the area then you should definitely stop by and take a look because it looks way cooler than the Santa Monica shop. The store is located on Broadway just north of Houston. Read More

  • Blu-ray Discs Starting To Rot

    Blu-ray Discs Starting To Rot

    This does not bode well for the Blu-ray camp, but maybe it’s just an isolated incident. Or is it? Looks like a few other AVS Forum members are reporting the same blotchiness on their The Prestige discs. Most of the members reporting issues are PS3 users and the discs have now become coasters. That’s a real bummer because The Prestige is a rad movie. Has anyone else suffered from… Read More

  • The Very Organized Hit Job On LifeLock

    The Very Organized Hit Job On LifeLock

    Last month I received an anonymous email from a tipster warning me that there was “a scandal about to pop” about an Arizona credit protection startup called LifeLock. The email made a number of serious allegations around CEO Todd Davis, co-founder Robert Maynard and investor Howard Lindzon – basically accusing them all of fraud, perjury or other crimes. The email also… Read More

  • New Suit Could Expose Anonymous Internet Trolls

    New Suit Could Expose Anonymous Internet Trolls

    Legal action by two women from Yale aimed at college discussion board AutoAdmit could pose a threat to anonymous trolling. Reuters reports that the suit lodged June 8 in the U.S. District Court in New Haven, Connecticut includes subpoenas for 28 anonymous users of AutoAdmit, all of whom had defamed the women and subsequently are alleged to have cost an internship. Although the case may well… Read More

  • The New eBuddy Delivers Improved User Experience

    The New eBuddy Delivers Improved User Experience

    Web IM service eBuddy launched a new version this week that delivers an improved user experience. The company, which competes head on with Meebo, has completely overhauled its web based IM platform with the three separate AOL, Yahoo and MSN clients being now integrated in to a multi network Ajax based platform. A new mobile J2ME client that supports the top 300 phones worldwide provides a… Read More