• BlinkyBugs: The Coolest DIY Project You'll See Today

    BlinkyBugs: The Coolest DIY Project You'll See Today

    PT over at MAKE has a great post on BlinkyBugs. These electronic critters are made up of LEDs, a watch battery, and a little coper tubing. You can really get creative and add pipe cleaners for that “fuzzy insect” effect. Each BlinkyBug will light up when picked up or moved thanks to a little set of antenna that act as a circuit. The project requires a little bit of soldering… Read More

  • Tiny Startup Mozy Nails Multi-Million Dollar GE Storage Contract

    Online backup and storage service Mozy has quietly grown to 175,000 customers since launching in April 2006. That’s not bad for the Utah-based company that runs the service, Berkeley Data Systems, which raised just $2 million in venture capital back in 2005. The company went big time today, however, when they announced a multi-million dollar deal with General Electric, which bought… Read More

  • Last Call for Connected Innovators

    Last Call for Connected Innovators

    In case you missed your chance to present at O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 Expo, which wrapped up last week in San Francisco, Kevin Werbach’s Supernova conference is gearing up for its own launch on June 20-22 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco under the theme Defining the New Network. There is just one week left to submit your company for consideration for the Connected… Read More

  • CrunchGear HiFi Week

    CrunchGear HiFi Week


    This week CrunchGear will be celebrating audio. We have a ton of great reviews and insights on the way, so get ready for them. We’re also launching a brand new reader response series to run in conjunction with HiFi week. Up for grabs are two SanDisk Sansa Connect units. We’ll be announcing both of the winners on Friday, but comments from the entire week will be considered. Read More

  • Wi-Fi Could Be Dangerous To Your Health (But What Isn't?)

    Wi-Fi Could Be Dangerous To Your Health (But What Isn't?)

    The Independent has a nice doom and gloom piece today, reporting that Wi-Fi could be more damaging to your health than cellphones are (which assumes that cellphones are, in fact, dangerous). And since Wi-Fi is everywhere, we’re all at risk. Never mind that radio waves have saturated the atmosphere for many, many years now and I haven’t seen any zombies running around yet. The crux… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson's Newest Phone?!

    According to the YouTube description this phone is so new it doesn’t have a model number. Any guesses? It has Vodafone branding so we know it won’t make it stateside. Leaked Footage of Unannounced Sony Ericsson Phone [Tech E Blog] Read More

  • Nokia Makes Waiting At The Bus Stop Tolerable

    Nokia has launched a new ad campaign for the N95 and if I lived in London I’d definitely be taking the bus. I loved playing Memory as a kid and I can see myself sitting at the bus stop playing this game for hours. I don’t feel the need to teach you all how the game works so just watch the video. Nokia installs clever touchscreen game to market N95 [Engadget Mobile] Read More

  • City of London Gets Wi-Fi Access: Too Bad It Isn't Free

    City of London Gets Wi-Fi Access: Too Bad It Isn't Free

    The City of London, financial district included, is now covered by a privately owned Wi-Fi cloud. The network was created by The Cloud, a company that provides similar Wi-Fi access across Europe. What makes this network different than, say, Google’s initiative in Mountain View, Calif. is that London’s is a mesh network. In the vernacular, this means you shouldn’t lose… Read More

  • PayPerPost Acquires Zookoda

    Controversial startup PayPerPost will announce the acquisition of Zookoda, an Australian blog-to-email service, tomorrow. We wrote about Zookoda last year, and the company put the product up for sale last September. There were reportedly a number of offers for the service when it was originally put up for sale, but the asking price of US$500,000 was too rich to close a deal. Now, nearly… Read More

  • Blu-Ray Takes The Lead! Over 1 Million Discs Sold

    Blu-Ray Takes The Lead! Over 1 Million Discs Sold

    Take a guess at who just whooped HD-DVD in sales? Home Media Research today announced that Blu-Ray had surpassed the 1 million sales mark, making it the first next-gen format to do so. The report released states that 70% of all movies sold in the first three months of the year were Blu-Ray — no doubt a straight a kick to HD-DVD’s nads. These remarkable sales are attributed not… Read More

  • Hunt Ghosts With The Moto Q!

    I’ve adjusted to a certain amount of heavy-handed product placement in TV shows, but this is new territory. On the CW show, Supernatural, one of the characters, Dean, has been using a Motorola Q stamped with Verizon Wireless for part of the season. In this past week’s show, he used the camera — and its video abilities — to find and shoot ghosts. It’s a real… Read More

  • Samsung Is The RAM King: 4GB Modules, More Efficient and Faster

    Samsung Is The RAM King: 4GB Modules, More Efficient and Faster

    Samsung has figured out a way to stack DRAM modules on top of each other, which should eventually lead to—you guessed it—faster and more efficient memory. Separately, it’ll also permit Samsung to create 4GM RAM modules, which is a first. The new technique is called wafer-level-processed stacked package, or WSP, which essentially lets Samsung snap memory modules onto each… Read More

  • DoCoMo Hopes You'll Wave Your Wand In Public

    NTT DoCoMo is taking a design cue from Nintendo’s oh-so-very-popular Wii for the Japanese wireless giant’s newest phone. The D904i features motion-sensing technology for playing games on the handset. It will be joined by two other handsets in the hopes that people will want to look like a complete douche while on the subway. Other than motion-sensing games another cool new… Read More

  • Timex TX 730 Hands On

    Timex TX 730 Hands On

    Timex has long been the butt of countless jokes. A brand that used to take a licking and keep on ticking has been reduced to bargain bin quartz pieces with a few bright lights like the Ironman series to keep it afloat. Well, Timex has pulled a complete 180 and released a watch that I can honestly say is a step forward for the brand and, dare I say it, everyday horology. Read More

  • FON, Time Warner Cable Wi-Fi Hotspot Partnership Official

    FON, Time Warner Cable Wi-Fi Hotspot Partnership Official

    Rumor becomes reality. Straight outta Madrid, Spain comes word that Time Warner Cable has inked a deal with Wi-Fi community FON allowing TWC subscribers to become FON community members and create FON access points with their home or business broadband connection. If you’re not familiar with FON, the idea is that you share your Wi-Fi with other community members and in return you can… Read More

  • Jellyfish Beer Bong

    The Jellyfish Beer Bong is one tentacle short of being the most awesome frat-accessory ever. For $10.99, you get an inflatable plastic beer bong that comes in the shape of a Jellyfish. Unfortunately, it only has one funnel for beer flow, which is kind of disappointing considering Jellyfish tend to have several tentacles flowing side to side. But the booze experts over at Liquor Snob reviewed… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Mobile Social Networking Patent Sells for $2.6 Million

    Patent Monkey: Mobile Social Networking Patent Sells for $2.6 Million

    At the Ocean Tomo live auction last week, US Patent 6618593 sold for $2.6 million to an anonymous buyer making it a record for the purchase of a patent in a live auction. Billed as a patent to bridge the online into the real world, the patent’s main claim covers the use of mobile location information in conjunction with online information. This is a broad application which provide a… Read More

  • HTC Advantage Video Unboxing Is Mindblowingly Amazing

    Look, I don’t know who Tracy and Matt are, but I’m sure they’re nice guys. They’re so nice, in fact, that they’ve shot a video of them unboxing the HTC Advantage. There’s some stunning analysis in this piece, too: “It has some stuff inside,” “there must be some stuff underneath here,” etc. Unboxing: just another one of… Read More

  • Grand Theft Auto 6 On Its Way!

    Grand Theft Auto 6 On Its Way!

    PLAY Magazine UK must have the ULTIMATE hook-up at Rockstar. The magazine has just revealed that popular GTA series will be getting its sixth installment very soon. Amazing that details have already leaked out considering GTA IV isn’t even yet out and is still highly anticipated. Rumor has it that the game will feature a recently-fired designer from a game mag. going on a… Read More

  • Samsung R55 HDD Laptop

    Samsung R55 HDD Laptop

    Those on the prowl for a new notebook may want to consider the R55 laptop from Samsung. Inside you’ll find an Intel Centrino Core Duo T2300E CPU, which aside from having one long-ass name contains 1.66GHz of power just for you! A decent 1GB of RAM is included, along with 100GB of storage, a dual-layer DVD burner that’ll handle most formats, and a sweet 15.4-inch WXGA Widescreen… Read More