• We Iz Sorri, iPhone L@unch3$ @ 6Pm

    We Iz Sorri, iPhone L@unch3$ @ 6Pm

    I don’t like to say that we’re wrong at CrunchGear, but on this rare occasion we are. We told you that Jobs was just joking about the iPhone being available at 6PM, but it looks as though he was being serious. O Rly? Ya Rly. Apple confirmed that the iPhone will become available for sale at 6PM in each local time zone. I don’t really understand this. Does a 6PM launch have… Read More

  • Hot Gear To Do Your Summer Right

    Hot Gear To Do Your Summer Right

    Wired magazine knows “hot” when it sees it, so it put together a small guide detailing some of the “hottest” gear you need to own to make this summer extra hot. It’s really hot. Honestly, though, most of the stuff on the guide would looks quite sensible. Broken up into three categories—Relax, Explore and Compete—the gadgets span everything from… Read More

  • Ubiquitous Communication

    Ubiquitous Communication

    College students these days often times have numerous devices, and far too many messages to manage. But clearTXT has recently introduced Ubiquity, a distributed information delivery system meant for colleges and universities. It is currently used by more than 70 educational organizations, including University of Cincinnati, Seton Hall and University of Memphis. This program requires no… Read More

  • Novarra and Vodafone UK Partner to Deliver Mobile Internet

    Novarra and Vodafone UK Partner to Deliver Mobile Internet

    Navigating the Web on a mobile handset can be hit or miss, but soon Vodafone users won’t be limited in the sites they choose to surf. Vodafone UK has partnered with Chicago-based Novarra to use its Vision server to power Mobile Internet Services for the mobile carrier, which will provide the transcoding of regular Web sites so that these can be viewed on Mobile browsers. The Vision… Read More

  • Michiganders Opposes Mobile Fees

    Michiganders Opposes Mobile Fees

    Residents of the big mittens aren’t too happy with new state, county and even local fees that are being imposed on their mobile services. A new poll released today by MyWireless.org reveals that 78 percent of voters in the Wolverine State feel that they’re already paying enough for their mobile services, and don’t believe that they should pay more. The poll was commissioned… Read More

  • MizPee: When You've Gotta Go

    MizPee: When You've Gotta Go

    Sometimes you’re outside, enjoying a nice day, and then you’ve just got to go to the bathroom. Where do you go? Those in the know at MizPee will tell you if you text 415-350-2290, or point your phone to www.mizpee.com. You can type in the address or the details of what block you’re on, and the site will return a list of all local toilets, with ratings on cleanliness. You… Read More

  • U.S. Open Tees Off NBC Sports on Mobi TV

    U.S. Open Tees Off NBC Sports on Mobi TV

    NBC Universal and MobiTV partnered to create NBC Sports Mobile, a new channel on MobiTV. The channel’s launch will happen today, live on the green of the U.S. Open Golf tournament with Tiger Woods. Additional sports events planned for the channel include Wimbledon and portions of the upcoming NFL season. NBC already has NBC2Go, a sports-centric mobile site found at… Read More

  • All About meemo

    All About meemo

    E-mail on the go is no longer limited to those who shell out for a Blackberry, Treo, or Windows Mobile device. Canadian company OnceanLake Commerce, just debuted memo, a mobile e-mail service compatible with any Web-enabled handset that can receive text messages. Set up the service to watch your e-mail, and it will send a text message to your phone with a link to a an inbox Web page. Meemo… Read More

  • The 3D Real/Virtual World Hybrid: How Far Away?

    The 3D Real/Virtual World Hybrid: How Far Away?

    How long will it be until we can stroll through the streets in a virtual world that is identical to our own? Given the state of a number of technologies, not very long. Over the last couple of years we’ve seen Microsoft Street Side and Virtual Earth as well as similar efforts from Google. But different technologies are now being deployed that are even more interesting that the… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Vicious. Squid Vicious Edition

    Daily Crunch: Vicious. Squid Vicious Edition

    The Worst 007 Gadgets?
    SanDisk Sansa Shaker Review: You Know, For Kids
    Oral-B Triumph With SmartGuide Wirelessly Guides Your Smile
    CrunchGear Explains Your New AIM Friends
    Sprint UpStage Paints The Town Red Read More

  • Linspire Joins Microsoft's Any One But Red Hat Group

    Linspire Joins Microsoft's Any One But Red Hat Group

    Microsoft has announced a new deal with Linspire that expands its any one but Red Hat group to three. The deal, like Novell and Xandros before it includes office document compatibility, instant messaging interoperability and collaboration on digital media. Again the big ticket part of the deal inlcudes patent covenants from Microsoft for customers operating the Linspire desktop. Amusingly… Read More

  • Yahoo Photos Begins Closing Down

    Yahoo’s planned shutdown of Yahoo Photos has begun. The Yahoo blog Yodel Anecdotal reports that they have started to close accounts and transition users over to Flickr. And as promised, users who don’t want to use Flickr are being given the option of moving to Shutterfly, Kodak Gallery, Snapfish or Photobucket instead. “No hard feelings,” says Yahoo, which is also… Read More

  • Oral-B Triumph With SmartGuide Wirelessly Guides Your Smile

    Oral-B Triumph With SmartGuide Wirelessly Guides Your Smile

    Feeling like your bathroom needs a wireless upgrade? The new Oral-B Triumph with SmartGuide features a sink-top LCD display that wirelessly guides your brushing. It clocks you to make sure you are moving your bristles long enough, and makes sure you get each “quadrant” of your mouth equally clean. Older Triumph models have featured the same basic built-in guides, but they were… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar


    Howdy, nerdlings! Your daily dose of reader response is here. It looks like in the past few days the quality of your comments has increased. Unfortunately, today no one seemed deserving of the infamous CrunchDunce and the award has been omitted for now. Keep up the good work guys! Joel‘s brief encounter with Spleak really split a few sides at CrunchGear HQ Yesterday morning, I saw the… Read More

  • Fundraising Raffle for Paramilitary Body Armor! No, Really!

    Fundraising Raffle for Paramilitary Body Armor! No, Really!

    Today, we’re giving away a 42″ HDTV. That’s a cool prize, but it’s not really unique. You’re a geek. You want a prize that says “I’ve got more nerdcred than you.” We’ve found a contest that you might like. The makers of the Trojan line of infantry body armor are raffling off a full military-grade suit of body armor. They’re doing this… Read More

  • The New AT&T: American Tracking & Takedown

    The New AT&T: American Tracking & Takedown

    AT&T is to begin working with the RIAA and MPAA in a concerted effort to track down and punish AT&T internet users who download pirated music and movies. According to the LA Times, AT&T have decided on the move after beginning to sell pay-television services, apparently they now see their interests as being more closely aligned with Hollywood than their millions of customers. The… Read More

  • Awesome Make/Hack: Wiimote PowerGlove

    We like the Wii here at CrunchGear. It’s Nintendo doing right what it did wrong with the ill-fated PowerGlove and the U-Force: making motion control real. That being said, anyone who’s seen The Wizard knows that at one time the PowerGlove was the coolest thing we’d ever seen. It was the Holy Grail of video gaming, as it had the ability to make us look like not-too-dorky cyborgs. Read More

  • Spartan DX: Come for the DNA Testing, Stay for the iPod Nano

    Spartan DX: Come for the DNA Testing, Stay for the iPod Nano

    DNA testers have historically been clunky devices saddled with heavy instruction manuals and even heavier price tags. I had a girlfriend who used to run DNA tests things and it looked like she was making espresso with one of those eagle-topped coffee makers. So what would you say about a standalone device that looks like a VHS tape rewinder and costs $15K? If you’re a biochemist… Read More

  • eBay Stares Down Google And Wins

    eBay Stares Down Google And Wins

    Not much commentary is needed on this one. Here’s what happened: eBay doesn’t allow merchants to use Google Checkout to settle eBay transactions. Google invited eBay online sellers attending eBay Live! in Boston this week to a party that they called the Google Checkout Freedom Party. eBay decides to pull all U.S. advertising on Google. Google backs down, cancels the… Read More

  • Moto SCPL: Thinner Than the Hollandaise Sauce at a Vegan Potluck

    Moto SCPL: Thinner Than the Hollandaise Sauce at a Vegan Potluck

    We’ve heard of the SCLP from Motorola before. Word on the Web was that it was to be the thinnest and lightest Moto yet, while still offering next-gen features. That, though, is all we knew about it. Until today, when Boy Genius posted some seriously hawt spy pics of a prototype. It’s thin. Think Kate Moss Coke Binge thin. The SCPL is to the SLVR what the KRZR is to the RAZR: a… Read More