• Congress Allows Orgy Between T-Mo’s Zeta-Jones, Cingular’s Jack

    Congress Allows Orgy Between T-Mo’s Zeta-Jones, Cingular’s Jack

    Those of you who use a GSM-based provider in the best goddamned country in the world (hint: U.S.A.) should rejoice, as Congress has ruled that it’s OK to get your cellphone unlocked so you can use it with a competing provider. Those of you with T-Mobile are probably yawning and going “Yeah yeah…T-Mobile has been letting us unlock our phones once every 90 days dude.”… Read More

  • LG Chocolate Becomes Red Licorice, Green Jello

    LG Chocolate Becomes Red Licorice, Green Jello

    Damn LG, it must feel good to be a gangsta! After the success of LG’s popular Chocolate phone, it was released in white. Now, just in time for Christmas the holidays, comes the LG Chocolate in Red and Mint Green. The red looks decent but the green color is absolutely atrocious. All the features are exactly the same as the previous versions of the Chocolate, so don’t get your hopes up… Read More

  • Benchmark invests $12.5m in Igglo

    Benchmark Europe has confirmed it has invested $12.5m in Finland-based Igglo.fi to expand into the UK. The move comes as a number of other ‘aggregator’ search sites for real estate start to ramp-up in the UK, in particular Nestoria, Zoomf, OnOneMap and Extate. Currently Extate is understood to be in funding negotiations with an unnamed VC. It recently enhanced its service offering… Read More

  • Battle Test: Trolltech Qtopia Greenphone

    Battle Test: Trolltech Qtopia Greenphone

    Earlier this year, Trolltech announced it’d be releasing a cell phone to the public that would assist developers writing software for its Qtopia platform. Dubbed the “Greenphone,” this phone is more like a PDA that can make calls on the side. Equipped with Qtopia Phone Edition and running a Linux kernel at the base of everything, this is a powerful phone really marketed for… Read More

  • Boo.com to relaunch

    Boo.com to relaunch

    Boo.com – a notorious dotcom bubble startup – is planning to relaunch. The confirmation has been made in Swedish media magazine “Komet” by Jonas Arnberg, who works for Handelns Utredningsinstitut (HUI), a respected retail research institute in Sweden. Arnberg told Komet that given that the internet shopping market had developed so much over the past couple of years, it was… Read More

  • Sprint Gets Slim While We Get Fat

    After turkey, booze, and uncle Doug’s Prez Bush impressions, our favorite part of thnksgvng is by far the mammoth stack of Black Friday ads that accompany the daily paper of your choice. If you were eagle-eyed enough, you may have noticed some retailers offering a new phone from Sprint that might make you forget gluttony for a few moments. Sprint is billing it as the thinnest flip phone in… Read More

  • The Six Biggest New Ideas In Chat

    Instant messaging has become a part of daily life on the web. I use several different services depending on what I want to do and who I want to talk to. AIM is great for keeping in touch with old friends, Meebo or eBuddy for signing on anywhere, and Skype for business interactions. I use these different services because of their strengths in certain key features. Companies like Meebo, Skype… Read More

  • Crooks Nab $1.5m In Xbox 360s In The UK

    Crooks Nab $1.5m In Xbox 360s In The UK

    Nothing like a good ol’ heist in the UK just in time for the holidays. It appears that a couple of men have robbed a trailer with about $1.5 million in Xbox 360s somewhere in Staffordshire, UK. That just adds insult to injury after another trailer was robbed of about $500,000 in units earlier in the week. Not only did the robbers jack the truck, they beat the ass of the dude driving the… Read More

  • Amazon Goes Down Right Before $100 360 Becomes Available

    Amazon Goes Down Right Before $100 360 Becomes Available

    So everybody and their Mother today was either heading to a relative’s house for Thanksgiving or sitting in front of a computer refreshing Amazon.com for that $100 Xbox 360 deal. Around 1:56pm (EST) today as I was refreshing, the site went down. After that, several friends and I had absolutely no luck trying to connect to the Amazon.com page. Then around 2:06pm, Blake told me his friend has… Read More

  • OriginalSignal Relaunches With Big Changes

    Popular single page aggregator OriginalSignal has relaunched and is now much more than just an inflexible startpage for lazy people – it’s added a list of features that make it more useful than ever. The site displays the newest headlines from a selection of the most popular blogs on a variety of topics. The first few lines of each post are displayed when you hover over a headline. New… Read More

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  • Is Google Adding Blog Search to Google.com?

    Once-a-month blogger, occasional web designer and UK based family guy Andy Boyd has posted a screen capture of blog search results appearing on the front page of a regular Google web search. A number of other bloggers have picked this up but no one else has been able to reproduce Boyd’s experience. It’s a believable scenario because Google recently added blog search to Google News last… Read More

  • Animated Short Films on AniBoom

    Israeli startup AniBoom, a Flash video site for original animated short films, officially launches tomorrow, although the site has been live since late September. To kick things off they are holding a $50,000 contest for the most highly rated films – $25,000 to the winner and five additional $5,000 prizes. Jeff Pulver noted them as well a couple of weeks ago after meeting the founders. The… Read More

  • GPS + GSM = Twig Discovery

    We’re all about convergence, and the Twig’s melding of GSM and GPS doesn’t just sound cool, it’s functional. Twig, a maker of specialty handsets, has introduced its Discovery device. It’s half GSM phone, meaning add your SIM and you’re good to go, including GPRS web browsing. Its phone features are rather limited, sadly, but that’s to make way for its… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Night Photography Edition

    Daily Crunch: Night Photography Edition

    “Healing Moon” for Hippy Shut-Ins Xbox 360 Core For $100? Find Out Today Arriva Headphones Have Arriva’ed UnZoone Removes Flawed Zune Software Flickr Camera Finder Read More

  • Wii Gobbles Up Your Photos

    Wii Gobbles Up Your Photos

    Over at the Nintendo Wii forums, users are stating their Nintendo Wii systems have started to automatically sync with their cell phones via Bluetooth, and transfers photos onto an SD card inserted into the Wii. Here’s what one of the users claims: I just went in my photo channel just to look at the opening menu (I had no pictures on the SD card, or so I thought) when I clicked on the left… Read More

  • ArtFaceOff Is About Whose Art Is "Better"

    ArtFaceOff Is About Whose Art Is "Better"

    ArtFaceOff is a new site that lets artists upload pictures of their art along with descriptive tags, and compete in a face-off with other artists. Winners move on to the next level of competition, and the eventual winner receives a $1,000 prize. It’s odd to compare one piece of art to another and decide which is “better.” People who know about art and try to explain it to me… Read More

  • "Healing Moon" for Hippy Shut-Ins

    If your apartment is anything like our apartment, meaning small, cramped, and with token “windows,” then you might benefit from this “Healing Moon” by Brando. We’re not sure if it actually heals anything, but it does make a half-way decent artificial moon, if that’s your thing, mimicking the 12-phases on cue via an IR remote. The real point of this thing is lost… Read More

  • Pitch invasion: the battle for the mobile social space

    Pitch invasion: the battle for the mobile social space

    What’s happening with mobile social networking? It suddenly seems to be the new frontier for Web 2.0, in particular now that moves by Three on flat-rate Internet access and T-Mobile’s Web and Walk are starting to gain traction. Pitch is – supposedly – new mobile social networking tool which – their PR at least – seems to think is a ‘MySpace killer’. Read More

  • Xbox 360 Core For $100? Find Out Today

    So the first week/round of Amazon’s cool Customers Vote promotion ended yesterday, or at least the voting closed. The winner will be announced today at 2pm ET/11am PT and then you have a whole freaking day to sit in front of your computers until the Xbox 360 winner goes on sale. Amazon has a page of tips set up to tell you how best to attempt to lockdown a unit. PS~ To all those people that… Read More

  • Turkey Stuffing Time

    Turkey Stuffing Time

    We here at CrunchGear are taking tomorrow off and are closing up shop early today and Friday. We’re still running our Giving Thanks Giveaway, so keep those entries coming, otherwise, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday. Don’t eat to much. We also want to thank you all, our loyal readers, for your loyal readership. Seriously: We started this thing almost four months ago and… Read More