• Zune Goes Cheap Tomorrow

    Wouldn’t you know it? Mysteriously coinciding with Apple’s announcement tomorrow, MS has decided to drop the price of the Zune to $199. It seems as though customer satisfaction is quite high at 94 percent and MS feels it necessary to indulge in the masses with a lower price. Price Drop [Zune Insider] Read More

  • Googlers Get Kinky On Wikipedia

    Warning: presume all links in this post are NSFW. Users of Google registered IP addresses contributed to Wikipedia entries including “Amateur Pornography“, the “List of male performers in gay porn films” and “Mutual Masturbation” according to data pulled from Wikiscanner. Other sexually related edits include the pages for sex show and the talk:#$%^ sex… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

      Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. Read More

  • Apparently Apple Has Sold Some iPhones

    In July, the iPhone outsold every other smart phone on the market. That’s very nice. It’s not all that surprising, but it’s nice. Know what’s weird, though? As the best selling smart phone in July, the “iPhone accounted for 1.8 percent of all mobile-handset unit sales to U.S. consumers.” So for ALL the phones sold in a month, the most popular smart phone… Read More

  • Archos 605 Wifi Review


    Archos’s bad-ass PMPs are constantly evolving towards the ultimate do-it-all gadget. The 605 WiFi actually comes close — all it needs is a phone, GPS, and espresso maker. Over-the-air downloads, Web surfing, and AV recording are certainly tantalizing features, but you’ll have to shell out some extra dough on top of the player’s base price. Our 30GB model will run… Read More

  • MetaCard: The World's First Virtual World Credit Card

    Singapore based FirstMeta has launched MetaCard, a credit card for Second Life that is claimed to be the world’s first virtual world credit card. The MetaCard works in the same way as a normal first life credit card works. Applicants are provided with a credit limit and present the card when purchasing goods at merchants who accept the card. MetaCard comes in two flavors: Basic and Gold. Read More

  • Live Coverage from San Fran Tomorrow

    Our intrepid reporter Mark will be reporting live from the Apple announcement tomorrow on the launch of the potential, soon-to-be-announce, coverflow-tastic Fat Nano. Watch this space at 10AM PDT/1PM EDT for our coverage. We will be taking down the dynamic portion of the site for that hour and updating only an HTML document, ensuring that you all will actually get to read our coverage rather… Read More

  • Dodos To Business 2.0: Welcome To The Club

    Business 2.0, the magazine established in 1998 with the lofty goal of chronicling the rise of the New Economy is to close. According to a NY Times report, Business 2.0 staff were told today that the publication will close next week after the completion of the October Edition. There previously has been some rumors that Business 2.0 would be taken over by a new publisher, however it appears… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson President Gives Two Months Notice

    Miles Flint (yes the Miles Flint) is going to be taking some time off. He spent 17 years with Sony and Sony Ericsson and will be replaced by the one and only Hideki “Dick” Komiyama on November 1st. Flint cited a desire to “develop new personal and business opportunities” after taking a short career break to weigh his options. Maybe he’ll try to get the band… Read More

  • College.com: Returning To Facebook's Roots

    Over the past year Facebook has been broadening its horizons, facing a bit of criticism each step of the way. First there was the newsfeed. Then there was the opening of the network to high schoolers and the general public. Largely the expansion has paid off for the Facebook, with the site’s growth rate hastening after each change. However, the changes have left some users wistful for a… Read More

  • Zune 2 (Headphones) Details

    I know it’s not that exciting, but one of our people caught a glimpse of the Zune 2 headphones this weekend and they’re pretty damn cool. It’s a mashup between the current premium headphones and the V Moda buds you see up top. What sets these apart from the current batch and even the Apple buds is that the Zune team has done away with the obnoxious plastic cables and brought… Read More

  • Touchscreen iPod? Fat Nano? Find Out ASAP from CrunchGear Tomorrow

    Update: See real time coverage here. Whatever Steve Jobs chooses to unveil tomorrow at a special media event in San Francisco, yours truly will be on location sending the guys over at CrunchGear the news as it unfolds. They will be posting all announcements to CrunchGear so be sure to keep checking that blog throughout the day to get your fill of Apple mania. Live coverage will begin at 10:00… Read More

  • How-To: Install 3rd Party Apps On Your iPhone


    One of the many things you can do with your iPhone: destroy it. So you have an iPhone and after a few months of watching movies and listening to music on it things are getting a little dull. Fear no more! The folks over at Lifehacker put together a simple introduction to getting those exciting Blackjack and Mine Sweeper apps onto your beautiful little glass rectangle. Apparently there is… Read More

  • Palm Folds the Foleo

    Breaking news out of Silicon Valley today. Ed Colligan, the big Kahuna over at Palm, has just published a blog entry saying that Palm will not be shipping the Foleo. The Foleo, you may recall, was to be a “smartphone companion”, not quite a laptop, but more than a PDA. Colligan was a big supporter of the device, so this was no doubt a hard decision for Palm to make. In the blog… Read More

  • Shenzhen Airlines OKs In-flight Mobile Use

    Chances are most of you won’t be taking China’s Shenzhen Airlines anytime in the next couple of years, but if you are then I feel it necessary to inform you that you’ll be privy to OnAir service that lets you use your mobile phones for calls, e-mail and SMS during flights. The Airbus A320 and Boeing 737s will be outfitted with the service, which plans to demo during the… Read More

  • Moto ROKR U9 Mashes Up PEBL, RAZR 2

    The Motorola ROKR U9 seemed to have slipped under my radar, but that’s Ok since we’re all eagerly awaiting the launch of the RAZR 2, right? The U9 seems to have mashed up the PEBL design with the features of the RAZR 2 including an external LCD with music controls and vibration feedback. A measly 25MB of internal storage is included, but the microSD slot makes up for that shortcoming. Read More

  • CrunchArcade/CrunchFilms: Joust Movie In the Works!?

    We don’t get much news from the good dorks over at Ain’t It Cool News, but this one is definitely of interest to CrunchGear readers. There was a very popular game in the 1980s called Joust, where you controlled an ostrichy bird thing and a guy on its back with a lance. You’d bounce around and joust with other people on similar rides. Somebody thinks it’d be a great… Read More

  • Yahoo! Acquires Ad Network BlueLithium

    Todd Teresi has announced over at Yodel Anecdotal that Yahoo! will acquire online global ad network BlueLithium for about $300 million in cash. According to the announcement, BlueLithium is the fifth largest ad network in the United States and the second largest in the United Kingdom with 145 million unique visitors per month. Teresi describes the acquisition of this company with over 100… Read More

  • NBC Runs From iTunes Into The Arms Of Amazon

    Last week a lot of drama developed between Apple and NBC over who broke up with who. All we really know is that the pair allegedly split over conflicts around DRM and pricing control. It was quite a hit for Apple, with NBC making up 40% or iTune’s digital video downloads. Today NBC found a friend in Amazon, announcing a deal to sell the network’s digital TV content. Amazon… Read More

  • IOGear Shipping First W-USB Kit

    Hooray! IOGear is now shipping the wireless USB hub and adapter kit that enables wireless transferring of content at speeds up to 480 Mbps. The hub can work with up to three PCs/laptops and works up to 30 feet away. In case you’re worried that it won’t work with your USB 1.0 devices then stop that nonsense now as IOGear has you covered. The whole shah bang is priced at $199.95… Read More

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