• Elton John Is Officially A Crazy Old Man

    Elton John thinks it would be interesting to shut the internet down for five years to see what sort of art would get made during that time. Here’s a tip, Eltie. You need the internet whether you like it or not. Shut it down and your entire empire, from a business standpoint, crumbles. Goodbye, Norma Jean. Has the internet destroyed good music, as he suggests? Maybe. I would say that… Read More

  • LG Smartphone Runs On Korea's 4G WiMax Network

    LG has released a phone today that runs on Korea’s 4G WiBro network. The KC1 can reach near-broadband speeds over the WiMax network and, as such, features things like remote PC controlling and video conferencing. The phone surprisingly runs Windows Mobile 5 instead of Windows Mobile 6. It also comes with a 2.8-inch touchscreen, 2-megapixel camera, 512MB of built-in memory (expandable… Read More

  • AMD Cries Foul Over Intel's Monopoly Profits

    According to a recent economic study, Intel has taken in some $60 billion in monopoly profits between 1996 and 2006. Guess who’s a little brassed off? AMD. The condensed version of the study is that AMD and other microprocesser companies aren’t allowed to fully compete within the marketplace thanks to a predominance of the x86 architecture and existing exclusivity agreements… Read More

  • Facebook Advertising Cancelations: The Thin End Of The Wedge?

    Making headlines in the United Kingdom Friday was news that a number of Facebook advertisers had canceled their advertising due to their ads being displayed next to dubious content. First Direct, Vodafone, Virgin Media, the AA, Halifax and the Prudential withdrew their Facebook advertising after it was disclosed that their advertisements were being displayed on the Facebook page of the… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Asleep At The Wheel Edition

    Nissan’s Drunk Driving Prevention System
    Five Megapixels For Korean Cell Phones
    Staple Design Turns 10, Special Edition Zune Appears
    The Futurist: Why Isn’t Bluetooth Standard On MP3 Players?
    The AudioFile: Bluetooth To Bite Less Read More

  • DemystifyingDigital: New & Easy Digital SLRs


    DemystifyingDigital is a new feature written by Dan Havlik, editor of DemystifyingDigital.com
    If you’ve taken ever taken pictures with a top-of-the-line point-and-shoot digital camera and compared them to what you get out of even the most basic of digital SLRs, you’ll likely want to make the upgrade to a DSLR as soon as possible. And thanks to a very competitive marketplace… Read More

  • Mundu Has A Great iPhone Chat Application. Why Will They Charge For It?

    One of the bigger letdowns of the iPhone is a lack of instant messaging support. Last month we took a look at FlickIM one of the first iPhone-specific chat applications (but only for AIM). Older web chat startups Meebo and eBuddy also have their own applications. eBuddy’s is iPhone customized. Meebo doesn’t hide the fact that they will launch one soon. Today, Mundu, an Indian web… Read More

  • LG Wave Crashes On Shores Of Alltel


    Alltel sure has some nifty clamshells and latest to hit the street from LG is making Waves. The Wave is a sleek flipper that has a rolling design that mimics the curl of wave. Umm…Ok. You’ll find a 1.3-megapixel camera with video, an MP3 player with external controls, expandable memory card slot, GPS capability and Bluetooth A2DP. The Wave is available for $80 with a two-year… Read More

  • The Androids Are Coming, Hide

    Is this video proof that androids are already among us? Are we slowly being taken over without knowing it? Is the world coming to an end? Or did someone just have way too much time on their hands? Anyhoo, here’s to hoping you enjoy your Friday and have a great weekend. Read More

  • Amazon Flexible Payments Service Launches

    As predicted, Amazon launched a new payments web service today called Amazon Flexible Payments Service, or FPS. It will compete with Paypal and Google Checkout. FPS, Amazon says, “is the first payments service designed from the ground up specifically for developers” and “unmatched flexibility in how they can structure payment instructions.” Payments can be made by… Read More

  • Vonage's New Gateway Displays Caller ID, Voicemail

    I have a love/hate relationship with Vonage. I love that I don’t use Vonage anymore and I hated being a Vonage user. If you’re not like me, though, you might be interested to learn that Vonage is readying a VOIP gateway with an LCD screen that displays caller ID and voicemail status notifications. Read More

  • We Love the Idea of Opera Mini on Helio's Ocean

    We love it when a device has an enthusiastic following. We love it more when that following comes up with badass ways to hack said device. And we love it when said enthusiastic following hacks said favored device and the results are fantastic. We love the Ocean by Helio, one of the most amazing and overlooked handsets on the market. If you haven’t seriously looked at this thing yet… Read More

  • Take Out A Loan: Ultimate Ears 11 Pro Earphones Cost $1,150

    OK Mister I-spend-over-$1K-on-headphones, here’s a fancy pair to rub in your poor friends’ faces. The Ultimate Ears 11 Pro—the company’s “best custom monitors yet”—have four (!) individual speakers inside each bud, in addition to a dual-driver subwoofer and magic pixie dust. Like most UE earphones, the UE 11s can be custom made to fit the exact shape… Read More

  • AVerMedia Announces Hybrid TV Tuner Expresscard

    AVerMedia has released a Hybrid TV tuner ExpressCard that relays HD and analog content to your laptop. The AVerMedia AVerTV Hybrid Expresscard (could it get any longer?) allows you to watch OTA, coax Analog or OTA HD (1080i) TV on your laptop. Doesn’t that sound exhilarating? The only downside, for me, is that it’s certified for Windows XP and Vista, but no Mac support. This can all… Read More

  • Five Megapixels For Korean Cell Phones

    If you live in Korea, you can get a cell phone with a 5-megapixel camera. If you don’t live in Korea, you can’t. That’s just the way it is. Some things will never change. I have one of the old school Casio EXILIM cameras and I still use it to this day even though I bought it about 5 years ago. The EXILIMs have traditionally gotten dinged for having so-so photo quality but… Read More

  • Samsung i570 Rocks Symbian OS

    The latest Samsung slider to appear on the Web will make any WinMo naysayer happy as a clam. Do we really know if clams are happy? Anyways, the SGH-i570 is a full QWERTY slider running Symbian 9.1. Some of its wonderful features make me wonder if it will see the light of day here in the States. Video calls don’t exactly exist here so the VGA camera on the front won’t necessarily be… Read More

  • The Futurist: Why Isn't Bluetooth Standard On MP3 Players?


    Over the course of a couple of years, Bluetooth on cell phones went from a foreign fantasy to a crippled luxury to a standard (if still often crippled) feature on virtually every new cell phone. Putting aside the fashion merits of wearing a headset in public (an accessory that seems to be favored by an odd combination of middle manager-type office workers and guys’ whose raison… Read More

  • Bear Stearns: Yahoo Must Form A Social Networking Strategy

    There is a bit of buzz around the presentation Bear Stearns Internet analyst Robert Peck gave a couple of days ago. It recommends a broad strategy for Yahoo to get their act together in the social networking space, and recommends a near term acquisition of one of the big players. I’ve embedded the full presentation below. It is a broad overview of social networking in general, which… Read More

  • Staple Design Turns 10, Special Edition Zune Appears


    Lupe Fiasco Staple Design celebrated their 10th birthday last night in NYC at The XChange and CrunchGear was there to soak it all up. If you’re unfamiliar with Staple Designs then I’ll give you the quick and dirty. Designer Jeff Ng accidentally started Staple Clothing in ’97 when he and a friend would sneak into the silk screening lab at Parsons School of Design and print up… Read More

  • Manhunt 2 No Longer Part Of Take Two's Release Schedule

    Last we heard of Manhunt 2, the game was effectively banned for sale in the UK and given an AO rating here. But did anyone expect Take Two, the game’s publisher, to throw in the towel so easily, and so quickly? IGN noticed that the game has completely fallen off Take Two’s release schedule, all the way into fiscal 2008. Extrapolating a little, we can assume that Take Two has… Read More