• Olympus loves to release cameras! Here's the FE-3xx series


    Olympus, who made my first and favorite CD player, is releasing a metric ton of cameras at the PMA convention. Hit the link for the important specs, pics, and my pick. Read More

  • Olympus announces two waterproof, crushproof point-and-shoots

    Olympus is announcing two shockproof, dustproof, waterproof and freezeproof models to the SW collection. The 1030 has a slight advantage over the 850 by claiming that it’s crushproof. How crushproof? It can supposedly handle up to 220 pounds of crushing pressure. It also features a 10-megapixel CCD sensor, 3.6x optical zoom, a 2.7-inch LCD, xD card slot and 14.7MB of internal storage. Read More

  • Do you use Web 2.0 apps – like a lot?

    Drop me a line @ john at crunchgear dot com if you really, really like web 2.0 apps as in “I erased Office so I could use Google Docs.” Read More

  • Boston: Comcast's TiVo boxes already having trouble?

    Comcast is busy installing TiVo-equipped boxes here in the Boston area today. I’ve been waiting patiently since 11:30. It’s now a little after 1:30 and this screen’s been up for the past hour with no end in sight. Come on, TiVo! You can do it, buddy! Read More

  • Boobik=sexy Twitter?

    You know what’s not Web 2.0 enough? Porn. That’s right. Where’s my porno social network? Where’s my Porno Pownce? Where’s my porno Facebook? Well, here’s a porno Twitter that just might make Mike rethink the Crunchies winners. I’m going to Poke NurseMika [NSFW] all afternoon, I suspect. Boobik [NSFW] Read More

  • Stealth Job Site NotchUp Makes Companies Pay To Interview You

    The problem with most job sites is that the people companies really want to hire don’t put their resumes on them because they are happy in their current positions. If you are a star manager, chances are your employer knows it and is treating you well so that you don’t even think about leaving. Who wants to bother looking for a job anyway if you don’t have to? … Read More

  • Reddit Adds Ability to Create Your Own "Reddits"

    According to a company blog post, social news site Reddit has launched, in closed beta, the ability for users to create their own “reddits”. The new feature will eventually allow all users to create their own social news lists for chosen topics. These customized reddits will come in three flavors: public, restricted, and private. If you set up a public reddit, every Reddit user will… Read More

  • TeleNav makes its way across the pond

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    One of our favorite mobile phone GPS providers, TeleNav, is bringing its unlimited 3D moving maps with voice and on-screen turn-by-turn driving directions to Europe. All the good stuff you’ve been wanting is now in the palm of your hands, Europe. If you own one of the following BlackBerries: the Curve, Pearl, 7130… Read More

  • Aircell rigs up first American Airlines Boeing 767-200


    Aircell air-to-ground antenna being installed on the Boeing in KC. Last week Aircell successfully installed their Internet Broadband Connectivity Solution at AA’s Kansas City maintenance facility. The Boeing 767-200 will begin beta testing over the next few weeks pending FAA certifications. The air-to-ground broadband system will provide you with hours of enjoyment provided you take a… Read More

  • Windows 7 to replace Vista by next year already?

    Windows 7 is apparently going to be released by mid-2009, just about the time that Vista gets all the bugs worked out and people get used to using it. Wonderful. As a disclaimer, I use Windows Vista on a Sony VAIO notebook so I’m not cutting down Vista for the sake of cutting down Vista. I use it every day and I’m not happy with it. There’s reportedly already an early… Read More

  • SimulScribe settles in "Visual Voicemail" lawsuit

    The whole trail is kind of convoluted but it seems there is a company, Klausner Technologies, with a patent for the same concept as SimulSays, SimulScribes visual voicemail solution for RIM and WinMo as well as Apple’s Visual Voicemail. It seems SimulScribe has settled and licensed the Klausner’s patents (here and here) while Apple, Vonage, AT&T, and AOL are still in litigation. Read More

  • Vishing AKA voice-phishing: Tell your Mom, tell your Dad

    Again with the phishing! The FBI is warning of “new” attacks, called vishing, that are encouraging email recipients to call toll-free numbers which ultimately lead down a VoIP hole to an south Asian sweatshop where a young man will answer and read a real-sounding script asking for PINs, SSNs, and your tumescent girth. Urban legend or no, it’s something to warn your… Read More

  • Russian beer brewery case mod

    I’m not quite sure where the beer goes in here, but this is apparently a steampunk casemod that allows you to brew beer AND play UT3 using the same device. For extra fun, read the comments at the bottom featuring a brewery war between the US and Europe. Personal Computer into Brewery [EnglishRussia via Make] Read More

  • Eroticism Comes to Microblogging with Boobik?

    The tenets of Web 2.0 are not without their pornographic, or otherwise erotic, applications. We’ve covered PornoTube and EroShare, both of which are sites for user-generated porn. Now we’ve come across a site called Boobik? (yes, with a question mark in its name, and no, NSFW). If PornoTube is a YouTube of porn and EroShare is a Flickr of porn, then perhaps it’s best to… Read More

  • EyePlay: You put your glasses in and then take them out and it makes music!

    In what may be one of the worst examples of “convergence” ever invented we present the EyePlay, a sunglasses case with built-in speakers. Let’s go over the possible usage scenarios, shall we? You’re on the beach, you want to listen to music. You pull out your EyePlay and your iPod, set them near your head, and turn on the music. It blares out of tinny speakers, mixing… Read More

  • iWash: Clean your iPhone screen from the inside (slightly NSFW)

    Ummm… yeah. $5. Ladies in bikinis “cleaning” your screen. Slightly NSFW. Put out by nightclub “chain” ClubWest. I’m going to go cry myself away from the pain now. via RegHardware Read More

  • Battery-powered car gets almost 100 miles per charge

    Sweet. I like that some of the alternative-energy cars coming out have three wheels. This commuter car is called the Trev, for two-seater renewable energy vehicle. It’s designed by people at the University of South Australia and runs for almost 100 miles per lithium ion polymer battery charge. It can go from 0 to 60 in around ten seconds. It uses about 1/5th of the energy that a normal… Read More

  • Make your own gun-shaped Wii controller holder

    If the thought of spending $20 on a piece of molded plastic is enough to make you want to write a strongly worded letter back home complaining about how much everything in the big city costs, maybe you could make your own nunchuck-less Wii zapper out of cereal box cardboard or some spare plastic acrylate sheets. Everyone’s got some spare plastic acrylate sheets lying around… Read More

  • Good Friend, eBay item #1000323: Meg Whitman Retirement

    Hello I am priest of cloth. Meg Whitman set to retire, my friend, and we in St. Victual’s School for Girls in Lagos, Nigeria would like for to buy your item as a present for her. We will send you money order check for $100 over the amount and you please to keep $75 and give $25 to my friend in Detroit who will ship present to Lagos. Please inform me the soonest possible of when you can… Read More

  • Hitachi hybrid Blu-ray camcorder hits Japan soon

      Guys, listen up. It looks like this Blu-ray thing is here to stay so we might as well start buying stuff. Case in point, this scrumptious Hitachi DZ-BD9H hybrid camcorder that records on 8cm discs or its 60GB hard drive. Yum. I wish I could take a bite out of it. The hard drive is good for nine hours of full 1920×1080 HD or you can use a disc for one hour’s worth of footage. Read More

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