• Google Bows To Privacy Concerns, Shortens Length Of Time It Keeps Search History

    Google Bows To Privacy Concerns, Shortens Length Of Time It Keeps Search History

    Google bowed to privacy “activists” today by announcing that it will decrease the amount of time that it keeps track of Web searches. It used to keep a log for two years, but now that’s been shortened to 18 months. The move is in response to European Union-lead concerns that the it was unnecessarily hoarding customer information. Apparently, people don’t like the idea… Read More

  • XM, Sirius Cite 'Diversity' To Promote The Proposed Merger

    XM, Sirius Cite 'Diversity' To Promote The Proposed Merger

    XM and Sirius are trying to merge (or hadn’t you heard?) but have encountered a lot of resistance in both the government and the press, to say nothing of legions of angry, everyday consumers who are also opposed to it. So the companies bought an advertisement to show just how “diverse” their support is. To see it… Read More

  • Blizzard Employee Lets Kid Design Game

    Blizzard Employee Lets Kid Design Game

    Next time you load up World of Warcraft, you may have a newfound understanding for all those players running around trying to get gear. Blizzard employee Rob Pardo watches his 7-year-old daughter play on her 54 Warlock and gets a better perspective of the game. Says Pardo: Playing games with my daughter is great because it really allows me to see what is fundamentally fun about game mechanics. Read More

  • iPhone Research: Who Exactly Will Wait In Line For One?

    iPhone Research: Who Exactly Will Wait In Line For One?

    Professional researchers (that is, not fake ones like us) put together a little survey to see just who would be willing to wait in line for an iPhone come June 29. Not surprisingly, you’ll see a whole lot more guys in line than girls, with 72 percent of men saying they’d wait in line, compared to only 28 percent of women. You’re also more likely to find young guns there than… Read More

  • GameStop Offering Limited Edition Halo 3 Accessories

    GameStop Offering Limited Edition Halo 3 Accessories

    Want to be that kid? Ya know, the kid who reserved Halo 3: Legendary Edition and paid for it in full to ensure that he would be the first one on the block with it. Oh, you do? Then you’ll be happy to know that GameStop is ready and willing to sell you a bunch of limited edition Halo 3-themed gear. Come September 4th, you can purchase a pretty sweet looking Xbox 360 Wireless Controller with… Read More

  • BitPim Hits Version 1.0: Use It To Add Wacky Ring Tones and Modify Other Cellphone Data

    BitPim Hits Version 1.0: Use It To Add Wacky Ring Tones and Modify Other Cellphone Data

    Here’s a smart little piece of open source software to start your Wednesday. BitPim is used to modify CDMA cellphone data—you know, things like ring tones, wallpaper, address books, alert sounds, videos, etc. It just hit version 1.0 and I recommend you check it out, especially if you’re a Verizon Wireless user like me. VZW likes to gimp its cellphones like nobody’s… Read More

  • A Sad, Sad Day In Science

    I awoke this morning refreshed, ready to work and take on the day. As I sat down and browsed the news, my heart began to sink. I discovered that Mr. Wizard had died. Yes, my beloved Mr. Wizard, whose show was on at 5am every weekday, has passed away at the age of 89 and is now in better place. I feel like a part of my childhood will always be missing now. Also known as Don Herbert, the Wiz had… Read More

  • PatentMonkey: USB Integrated Antenna on Cell Phone

    PatentMonkey: USB Integrated Antenna on Cell Phone

    Smart, simple and marketable. Samsung’s male adapter USB antenna for a cell phone is all of these things, yet, it is a feature not easily found. No losing a cord to charge my cell phone on the road, just a friendly USB connection to suck power from anything else in my bag with a port, and, well, power. This kind of universal access would be a major convenience. More description and why… Read More

  • CrunchGear Explains Your New AIM Friends

    CrunchGear Explains Your New AIM Friends

    At some point in the late morning, I woke up. I do that sometimes. I try to at least once a day. And, as I normally do when I wake, I opened my laptop to get to work. I’m a Mac user, so I use iChat for much of my online communications. The program auto-logs-me-on when the machine wakes up, and I noticed I had friends online I’d never seen before. Who was Spleak? Who was Prof Gilzot? Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Pedal to the Metal

    CrunchArcade: Pedal to the Metal


    A sad yet simple fact of life is that most of us won’t ever own, let alone drive, a Ferrari or Porsche. That doesn’t keep us from feeling the need for speed, and wanting to floor it while behind the wheel of a high performance auto. Racing games are almost better than shooters in pushing the limits of video game design. These racing simulations really show off the fast moving… Read More

  • Pink Mobile Power

    Pink Mobile Power

    These phones may not sport a pink ribbon, but Qwest said in August it will sell two limited edition, pink SANYO phones to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help fight breast cancer. Qwest and SANYO together will donate 10 percent of retail sales from the two handsets through October; a minimum of $50,000, and a maximum of $100,000. The SANYO handsets are the Katana II and the SCP-3200. Read More

  • Cost to the MNOs

    Cost to the MNOs

    Phones are subsidized to sell services, but what’s behind the pricing? What’s the mobile network operator’s (MNO) overhead? The mobile operator capital expenditure (CAPEX) includes coverage, capacity, customer demand, convergence and IP and next generation networks (NGNs) like 3G technologies such as UMTS/HDSPA and EV-DO. Phew. To lay out the state of the top 15 MNOs from… Read More

  • Extreme Mobile Weather Alerts

    Extreme Mobile Weather Alerts

    Impending rain? The weather channel is there for you. Sign up for free weather alerts via SMS/Text or e-mail. You’ll be notified of severe weather, rain, extreme heat, extreme cold, pollen count, icy precipitation, snow, daily current and marine conditions. Of course there’s simply the daily forecast, which will also let you know when it’s good beach weather. Pick which… Read More

  • T-Mobile Pulls Tour de France Sponsorship in Lieu of Drug Testing

    T-Mobile Pulls Tour de France Sponsorship in Lieu of Drug Testing

    What a difference a couple of years make! First Lance Armstrong retires and then the drug scandal rocks the Tour de France. Now T-Mobile pulled its one-million-euro sponsorship of the German TV coverage of the Tour de France on ARD and ZDF TV channels. It plans to use the money to strengthen the country’s national anti-doping agency. The Team T-Mobile will still compete in the… Read More

  • Smart Email Newsletter Solution

    Smart Email Newsletter Solution

    Do you read newsletters on your Blackberry? It’s not fun. SmartBrief, publisher of 62 industry-specific newsletters across 18 industries serving more than one million subscriptions is offering an early solution. Subscribers can open the e-mail on a Blackberry, Treo or Windows Mobile device, then click on “Wireless Version” to format the newsletter to fit the small screen. Read More

  • Adderton Out at Amp’d

    Adderton Out at Amp’d

    mocoNews is reporting that Peter Adderton has left the building! The embattled CEO has stepped down as CEO of Amp’d Mobile, and the company’s president Bill Stone is main company figure in the bankruptcy proceedings. Amp’d Mobile, which was founded and funded by Adderton before any VC funding, is now in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and further management overhauls are rumored to… Read More

  • Sony PlayStation Phone in the Works?

    Sony PlayStation Phone in the Works?

    Rumors of a possible PlayStation phone are circulating as Sony files for a patent. Reuters is reporting that Sony Ericsson has filed a U.S. patent application for a mobile handeset with video game features. But the company has said it is not poised to launch a phone based on the PlayStation Portable (PSP) video game brand. The company hasn’t ruled out such a device, but just said it… Read More

  • Apple To Integrate iTunes Into Bebo

    Apple To Integrate iTunes Into Bebo

    Apple has announced a deal that will see the its popular iTunes service embedded into Bebo. According to FT.com, Bebo’s 8.8m users in the UK and Ireland will be able to buy music directly from the profile of any musician who has a Bebo profile and whose music is available on iTunes. The deal is a first for Apple. Bebo is a market leader in social networking in the United Kingdom despite… Read More

  • Mahalo Greenhouse: Get Paid To Submit Search Results

    Mahalo Greenhouse: Get Paid To Submit Search Results

    Jason Calacanis has announced the launch of Mahalo Greenhouse, a new program expanding the Mahalo Guide program to part times guides. The new program allows members of public to build search results for search terms not currently included in Mahalo. If accepted, participants will be paid $10 to $15 per search result. Further details are available here. Mahalo launched 2 weeks ago with a… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Etched Edition

    Daily Crunch: Etched Edition

    Lebron Becomes Etch-A-Sketch Art
    Viral Marketing How-To-Not: Sony
    Need Laughs? Mega64 DVD Out In July
    Teen Stabs PS3 Burglar With Samurai Sword
    WiFi Equipped SD Cards Read More