• CrunchDeals: AT&T to offer refurbished 4/8GB iPhone

    We’ll take this with a grain of salt, but BGR is usually on point with this sort of thing so we’ll leave it up to the readers in the New England area to vouch for this. AT&T stores will be offering refurbished 4GB and 8GB iPhones with new activation for $199 and $249, respectively. BGR has obtained an internal memo, which can be found over yonder. Read More

  • Inside TechCrunch

    Sarah Lacey, the now host of Yahoo Tech Ticker who is perhaps well known to TechCrunch readers as being the person who was suppose to have thrown a drink on Michael (she denies it), interviews Michael in the video above as well providing… Read More

  • News Via Old Fashioned Means Put On Deadpool Watch

    Survey results released by We Media/Zogby earlier this week show that more people turn to the internet for news than any other source. The survey found that nearly half of all people in the United States (48%) cite the internet as their primary source of news and information, compared to 29% for television, 11% for radio, and a dismal 10% for newspapers. There was an age difference at the… Read More

  • Can Touch This: DanceJam Opens To The Public

    YouTube for dance videos DanceJam has launched into open beta today after several months of private testing. DanceJam offers dance battles where users dance off against each other, with viewers voting on the best video. DanceJam also offers general dance videos, including locally uploaded content and videos from external sites such YouTube. DanceJam was founded by M.C. Hammer, and Geoffrey… Read More

  • Totspot – It's A Social Network For Babies

    Ok, it’s a bit ridiculous that social networks for every conceivable market demographic exist. But I’m guessing, based on the success of Maya’s Mom (acquired in August 2007 by BabyCenter) and other social sites around parenting, that New York based Totspot could find a profitable niche. The service, which is built on Ruby on Rails, just entered private beta. They are… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Melty Edition

    Low-tech solar power, no cells or transformers required
    CrunchWord Puzzle!
    What a concept: iMac iView has curved display
    Hey there Mr. Man, don’t you look smart with your neck-mounted Bluetooth headset?
    Consumer habits make cellphone designers go crazy Read More

  • Crunch Network


    Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. Fred on Lost in-game video: Not Penny’s game! I made up a new drinking game in which I chug every time Lost makes me say “WTF, JJ Abrams?” I think I may have blacked out at some point last night. Marc M. on Dragon Ball… Read More

  • Jailbreaking 1.1.4 firmware

    Just went through a bit of trouble with the 1.1.4 firmware. I had to restore to the unadulterated 1.1.4 firmware and then restore from backup to get it to work. I used iJailbreak, which worked just fine. What I don’t show is a failed update, but if that happens to you just restore completely and use the breaker of your choice to crack 1.1.4. Read More

  • Franck Muller Crazy Hours watch

    Just found this video of the Franck Muller Crazy Hours watch in action. This is the first time I’ve seen this complication — it’s basically a cute parlor trick using gears — but I finally understand what all the fuss with this watch was. Even if you don’t care about watches, it’s cool to see something different in the horology scene. Read More

  • First competitive eating video game announced: Major League Eating: The Game coming to Wii in May

    [photopress:major_league_eating_teh_game.jpg,full,center] Earlier this month, we brought you word that the world of competitive eating would be coming to a console near you. We joked that the Wii would be the ideal console for such a series of games, and as it turns out Major League Eating agreed. Mastiff Software will be launching a professional eating game on the WiiWare service when it… Read More

  • Top ten list: Celebrities and video games often don't mix

    [photopress:jackson.jpg,full,center] It wouldn’t be a Friday without a top ten list, so here it is, from Asylum.com, the ten worst celebrity tie-in video games of all time. Spoiler: one involves Spielberg. 10 worst celebrity video games ever [Asylum] Read More

  • Video: iPhone's motion sensor used to demo future gameplay methods

    Since the day I got my iPod Touch, I’ve been telling anyone who’ll listen that the iPhone and the Touch are going to become great gaming platforms. Multi-touch aside, the accelerometer is a great tool for controlling a games mechanics, and this video demonstrates just that concept. Now imagine this applied to racing games, platformers, and even FPS games, and you’ve got… Read More

  • Today is Netscape Navigator's last day; Pour one out for our homie

    [photopress:netscape_1.jpg,full,center] It’s a sad day for the Internet, as today marks the final day of Netscape Navigator, the first mass market graphical Webrowser and the precursor to our favorite, Firefox. As of tomorrow, AOL, who owns Netscape, will cease support of the browser entirely tomorrow. At one time, Netscape was the de facto Internet browser, but due to some nefariousness… Read More

  • Google Invests In DNA Sequencing Project

    Google has financially backed a project from a Harvard University scientist to unlock the secrets of common diseases by decoding the DNA of 100,000 people. The project will be the largest human genome sequencing project in the world, and may lead to new cures for disease. According to Bloomberg, the project will begin in the U.S., U.K., China and Sweden this year, initially deciphering the… Read More

  • FC Barcelona striker Eto'o loves Nikon SLRs

    [photopress:etoopic1.jpg,full,center] FC Barcelona, més que un club, tore apart Levante UD at the weekend, with Cameroon international Samuel Eto’o scoring a hat-trick (that’s three goals for the uninitiated) in the process. After he scored his third goal, Eto’o raced toward the touchline and grabbed a digital camera. What brand of digital camera, you ask? Thanks to… Read More

  • Crunch Network

    The Back Burner: Things we didn't post this week

    A big thank you to everybody for filling our tips at crunchgear dot com inbox with wonderful, unique, and newsworthy items. Here are five that we just couldn’t get to this week. special order HELLO
    I am Phillip Markman from florida and i will like to know if you carry in stock Cafeteria Tables for sale? if yes please do email me back with the price range and the types you have in stock… Read More

  • Verizon charging for data over 5GB on "unlimited" plan

    [photopress:verizon_wireless_broadband_3.jpg,full,center] Verizon is the latest carrier to become convinced that unlimited doesn’t mean unlimited, as its started charging customers of its $59.99 unlimited mobile broadband plan overages if they exceed 5GB in a billing cycle. So while its going to still call it “unlimited”, customers will get charged a premium of… Read More

  • Low-tech solar power, no cells or transformers required

    This is the kind of power I can see being used on Arrakis — Dune — the desert planet. This huge array of mirrors automatically adjusts to face the sun, and concentrates its rays onto a pipeline filled with the spice melange — I mean oil, which heats up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. The oil is then used to vaporize water for steam power, or the heat is transferred… Read More

  • Datel's Freeloader now out for Wii: Region-free gaming ahoy

    [photopress:wfl.jpg,full,right] Datel has released Freeloader for the Nintendo Wii (which, incidentally, is a lot more fun when you’ve got a nice buzz going, as I found out last night). The unlicensed disc lets you play Wii games from any region on your console. So, if you’re living in beautiful Leeds and want to play, I don’t know, some U.S. game, now you can. It also… Read More

  • Ziphone brings one-touch Jailbreaking to iPhone 1.1.4; Not so much the Touch

    When Apple released the 1.1.4 firmware to the iPhone and iPod Touch-owning public earlier in the week, there was much excitement over who was going to be the first to jailbreak it. Well, it turns out it was easy enough to tweak the 1.1.3 jailbreaking apps to do the job; Apple didn’t really make any new prohibitions to jailbreaking in the update. Ziphone has released a new version of… Read More

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