• The One Millionth Happy FiOS Customer, Up From 17

    http://admin.brightcove.com/destination/player/player.swf We at CrunchGear have been mean to FiOS because we’re dumb and don’t understand that fiber is the future. Just to rub it in, Verizon sent us this video of the Bayer family out in Longuyland saying that fiber is supergreat. I’m kind of a futurist when it comes to connectivity — I’ve seen too much cool… Read More

  • Verizon To Offer Mobile Payments

    Verizon To Offer Mobile Payments

    Slowly, mobile payments are starting to creep their way into the US. Though foreign countries tend to use the service more, the US will eventually catch on when we all realize that paying your bills while out and about can be easy. Verizon has now announced that it will be using Obopay’s service to allow customers to send mobile payments to each other and stores by using their… Read More

  • Yahoo! in Talk to Buy MySpace: Is That a Good Idea Nowadays?

    Yahoo! in Talk to Buy MySpace: Is That a Good Idea Nowadays?

    Well this is big. Apparently, Yahoo! has discussed buying MySpace from News Corp in a bid to save itself from irrelevance. In return, News Corp. would get 30 percent of the newly combined Yahoo!+MySpace. Or, in dollar amounts, News Corp would cash in to the tune of $11.1 billion. Considering Murdoch and Co. bought MySpace for $650 million, I’d say that’s a deal and a half. Too… Read More

  • Samsung's Sexy Hybrid Hard Drive

    Samsung's Sexy Hybrid Hard Drive

    No, this hybrid hard drive isn’t actually sexy (though it is topless) and it is difficult to get excited about hard drives in general. But, since Samsung’s still an underdog in the category, the company’s doing its best to innovate the space instead of just cranking out larger sizes (though it did that, too). The 2.5-inch MH80 notebook hard drives feature 256MB of… Read More

  • Vivendi Games Mobile Announces Second-Half ’07 Game Titles

    Vivendi Games Mobile Announces Second-Half ’07 Game Titles


    The major players in the electronic entertainment industry are bringing out the big guns when it comes to mobile games. With a mobile phone in nearly everyone’s pocket that’s a bigger market than the current generation of consoles combined! Vivendi Games Mobile has announced their second half line up, and it is an impressive one. This includes titles that are original properties… Read More

  • When Godzilla Needs A Margarita…

    When Godzilla Needs A Margarita…

    I’d like you to meet Don. Don is Sara’s uncle and he’s a bit of a kooky tinkerer and enjoys building things. Don has a passion for Jimmy Buffet and margaritas, so he built the world’s fastest margarita machine. It sits on a trailer with a small car engine that powers a six-gallon mixer. It seems it was designed with the intention of getting half of Rhode Island… Read More

  • Halo 3 Clix

    Halo 3 Clix

    Someone is certainly making a small fortune in licensing fees from the Halo franchise. After yesterday’s announcement that McFarlane will be producing action figures, we’re hearing that WizKids plans on producing more than 80 miniatures from the Halo universe, including vehicle packs. The Halo ActionClix CMG (Collectable Miniatures Game) is one of the latest of such tabletop games… Read More

  • Logitech Drops a Bunch of Notebook Gear

    Logitech Drops a Bunch of Notebook Gear


    Logitech is beginning to drop a barrage of gear. The first set of gear up is aimed at the notebook market. By far the most interesting product from this array is the Alto Connect (pictured above). In addition to providing a better angle on which to pound away on your computer, it also offers a four port USB hub and cable management. It’ll retail for $80 — but that’s not all! Read More

  • LG Fusic II: We Have a Picture of It Now

    LG Fusic II: We Have a Picture of It Now

    Do I have a treat for you. It’s a picture of the upcoming LG Fusic II. Unfortunately, we know more about Vince McMahon’s death than we do about what this phone can do. Yes, we know it has a 1.3-megapixel camera, but so do every other cellphone on Earth at this point. Oh, and it supports EV-DO. We know that, too. The rest? Not a damn thing. No release date, no nothing. If you ask me… Read More

  • Levi's Enters The Mobile Market

    Levi's Enters The Mobile Market

    Face it, you have a great ass. It’s fantastic. Formed to look like a perfect bubble, you demand only the tightest, hottest jeans money can afford. And because you’re a jeans fan, you need a phone that’s designed to fit in them. In comes Levi’s with its first mobile phone. Designed by a company called ModeLabs, this phone features a metallic steel finish and all the… Read More

  • EMI's DRM-free Sales Are Working

    EMI's DRM-free Sales Are Working

    Plenty of people looked disgusted with EMI’s decision to turn its catalog of music loose, free of DRM. Now it seems the tables have turned, as EMI’s DRM-free approach to selling digital music is working out quite well. According to reports, Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon has seen a sales increase between 272 and 350 percent, while OK Go’s Oh No has increased 77 percent. Read More

  • The Sky is Falling! or Did Blockbuster Kill HD DVD?

    The Sky is Falling! or Did Blockbuster Kill HD DVD?

    Talk about leaps of faith. We all know that Blockbuster has chosen to support Blu-ray over HD DVD, but how, exactly, is that affecting sales? Well, according to one guy who works at an “unnamed” retailer, Toshiba should throw in the towel now because HD DVD sales have all but died. Interesting theory. Apparently, this one guy who works at an “unnamed” retailer says… Read More

  • All The Super Mario 64 Death You Can Handle

    Die pasta boy The original Mario games were fun, but when Mario died, it was a static event. He always just jumped up in the air with a forlorn face and was whisked away off screen. When Super Mario 64 came out for Nintendo 64 however, we were able to witness the death of a plumber over and over again in multiple forms of torture. Whether it was fireballs, drowning, or falling off a cliff… Read More

  • YouTube Live On Apple TV, Coming Soon To iPhone

    You’ll be able to view similar Van Halen vids on the iPhone You knew YouTube was on its way to the Apple TV and now Apple has made it official. Users can download a software update that will add YouTube to the available list of programming. You’ll be able to view and browse YouTube videos and can login to your account to view your favorites. Also announced today, YouTube will be… Read More

  • Spore About To Become Vaporware

    Spore About To Become Vaporware

    ‘Tis a shame, but it’s nothing new in the software industry. Will Wright’s highly-anticipated Spore has now been postponed yet again and is looking like it’ll never be released to the awaiting world. Electronic Arts, the game’s publisher, says that game has now gone from fiscal year ’08 to fiscal year ’09, essentially meaning that the game has no… Read More

  • MAME Devs Decrypt CPS III, Street Fighter III Playable Soon

    MAME Devs Decrypt CPS III, Street Fighter III Playable Soon

    The MAME guys cracked Capcom’s CPS III encryption about a week ago and have made a startling amount of progress since then. (In fact, I just grabbed a bunch of CPS III dumps from Usenet in preparation for the moment when a Mac OS X port is released.) CPS III was the hardware that all 600 versions of Street Fighter III ran on but wasn’t compatible with the MAME emulator until last week. Read More

  • Pimp My Guitar Case

    Pimp My Guitar Case


    A couple of years ago, Nick Comer-Calder designed an insane electric guitar case using leather, carbon fiber (err… that’s fibre across the pond), and silk, not to mention a high-tech suspension system. Well it’s no longer just a concept–you can now actually buy them… for a mere £3000 plus VAT. He also makes a mean case for classical guitars (£3100), violins… Read More

  • Gmail Needs Foreign Character Filtering

    Gmail Needs Foreign Character Filtering

    DownloadSquad brings up an excellent point regarding the filtering abilities found in Gmail. While Gmail does one of the best jobs of filtering junk and spam e-mail, a lot of the time spam littered with foreign characters gets through into our inboxes and we’re forced to sit there teaching Gmail to learn that Russian mail-order brides are indeed e-mails we don’t want to… Read More

  • AT&T To Close Stores For iPhone

    AT&T To Close Stores For iPhone

    Though the title is a bit deceiving, it’s also very true. AT&T will be closing down every single one of its retail stores in preparation for the launch of Apple’s iPhone. To stay on track with the target 6pm launch, most stores are said to be closing around 4pm so that employees can get ready, prepare for the rush, and set up adverts in every inch of the store. The close also… Read More

  • Verizon Offers Mobile Payments

    Verizon Offers Mobile Payments

    If you’re one of those people who has deadbeat friends that never seems to have cash, you can ask for that $5 back if they’re a Verizon Wireless subscriber. As our sister site at Crunchgear is reporting Verizon is adding mobile payment options, which means that customers can use their handsets to send money to each other using a service from Obopay Inc. This service will be… Read More