• JailBreak: Over 1 Million Served

    Web based jailbreaker AppSnap has executed its code for iPhone liberation over 1 million times. The hack makes it possible to run unsanctioned applications on your iPhone, such as an eBook reader or Blackjack for phones of firmware 1.1.1. It doesn’t free your phone from the AT&T network, though. The hack works by exploiting the way the iPhone’s firmware handles TIFF images… Read More

  • No Wireless For Kindles In The Midwest

    Some people in the midwest are discovering that Amazon’s recently <a href="“>launched Kindle doesn’t work as advertised. They’ve found that Kindle’s killer feature, wireless downloads of books, doesn’t work because Kindle can’t connect to their mobile networks. It borders on a “bait and switch” tactc and was a problem… Read More

  • Channel 4 launches widget contest

    Platform 4, best described as the geeky arm of UK TV station Channel 4, has announced a widget contest at the WidgetyGoodness conference in Brighton today. The broadcaster is offering £1500 to the most creative mash-up of Channel 4’s Film4 RSS feeds. Two runners up will also get £250. They will create a gallery of all the mash-ups received that meet the judging criteria. The full… Read More

  • Pac-Man gets festive in Spain

    Wow. This is amazing. I wish it were in NYC, but alas, it is not. This Pac Man pyramid resides in Madrid. Unfortunately, Nicholas is in class and unable to translate for us, but it’s clear what this is. Pretty neat. via Technabob Read More

  • Phuser launch first Web 2.0 integration, needs work

    UK startup Phuser have launched their first Web 2.0 integrations with Slideshare and del.icio.us for sharing slideshows and social bookmarks. You can now use these other services inside Phuser privately between a team without having to create a new account with those services. Unfortunately, on trying it out, I found the integration to be still somewhat buggy, which I should imagine they… Read More

  • Another dumbass killed by a train while talking on cellphone while crossing tracks

    We’ve all heard the addage “Hang up and drive, assface!”, but I would like to remind our readers to hang up and walk. In San Leandro, CA, a man was tragically hit and killed by an oncoming train that he was oblivious to, thanks to his cellphone conversation. And this is the second time in as many months that this has happened. Apparently he’s not a CrunchGear reader. Read More

  • Toyota robots-up with two new future rulers of the Earth

    In an effort to aid humanity in its rapid convergence with the Borg, Toyota today announced two new robots aimed at making life easier for people who need assistance with day to day life. The first robot is a mobility robot, or a new and awesome robot wheelchair. It’s autonomous in its movement; you don’t steer it, you tell it where to go, and it does. Think of it like… Read More

  • Is Beacon Inflating Facebook's Visitor Numbers?

    While Facebook’s Beacon program has been drawing the ire of many people because of the privacy issues surrounding it, advertisers might be equally concerned about whether Beacon is inflating Facebook’s overall visitor and traffic numbers. Yesterday, Compete reported that Facebook’s unique visitors went up 20 percent in the month of November, after a controversial dip in… Read More

  • Hey Facebook, WTF? Stay Away From TechCrunchers

    So I thought it was interesting and humorous when we discovered that Facebook, which will more than double the number of employees to 700 next year, was grabbing Google employees at an alarming rate – at least ten high profile hires so far, and 2-4 more each month. But what isn’t so funny is that they are poaching from other startups and companies much closer to my heart. Namely, us. Read More

  • Yahoo Drops MingleNow into Deadpool

    Social network for night owls MingleNow appears to have been a victim of Yahoo’s recent acquisition of BlueLithium. According to a post on the service’s blog, MingleNow will officially close on January 7th. No official explanation has been made for the closure. We assume that Yahoo simply isn’t interested in maintaining another social network, especially since its purchase… Read More

  • GTA IV trailer: Move up, Ladies

    http://www.crunchgear.com/video/player.swf?movie=gta.flv Like a bad case of blue balls. Here’s the latest trailer from Rockstar of the forthcoming (hopefully soon) next installment of the ever-popular Grand Theft Auto series, GTA IV. Enjoy. Read More

  • Motorola Z6c trots the globe

    I’ve gotta commend Verizon for their efforts to make global roaming a little easier for CDMA users. The Motorola Z6c slider is touting itself as a multimedia device with stereo Bluetooth, 2-megapixel camera, OTA music downloads, V CAST video, microSD with support up to 4GB and a 2-inch QVGA display. Meh. It’s available now on-line and in stores on the 12th for $179.99 after a… Read More

  • Free in-flight Wi-Fi on JetBlue with a catch, of course

    This isn’t exactly what we expected in terms of in-flight Wi-Fi, but beggars can’t be choosers and something is better than nothing. JetBlue, Yahoo! and RIM have announced free in-flight Wi-Fi services starting on the 11th of this month. But there’s a catch as there always is. The service is limited to Yahoo! Mail, Messenger and Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerries will have access… Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Western Digital Passport

    with prices starting at $80 and topping out at $230. It’s the perfect gift for any student, road warrior or anyone, really. It also comes in a myriad (Not so much a myriad, but you get the point. Available in white, black, red and green) of colors. Product Page Read More

  • I want convenience and accountability for Christmas

    I don’t want to play the “peace on Earth, goodwill towards men” card but I would like the following five things, which I think would benefit other people besides just me. 1. Mandatory Online Cancellation Policies If a company lets you sign up for service and manage your account online without talking to anybody, it should be mandatory that they let you cancel the service… Read More

  • Samsung's AMOLED phone has the longest acronym

    Samsung has created another good-looking phone, and this time it even has a few chin-stroke-worthy features. Sure, everyone loves LEDs, and OLEDs I’m told are the future. So what about AMOLEDs? Surely more letters = more quality. The AM stands for Active Matrix, and Samsung and LG have used it in a few very thin TVs. To you, the consumer, this means low power consumption, bright… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Wal*Mart secret in-store sale tomorrow

    I know most of you are doing or at least attempting to do your holiday shopping this week or next so here’s a little something to help you in your cause. Wal*Mart is having a secret in-store sale tomorrow at 8AM. Is there anything special in the secret sale? Of course there is. I’ve got my eye on a 50-inch Plasma from Vizio for $998 though, it’s only 720p. There’s a… Read More

  • Apple's upcoming sub-notebook to cost around $1,500?

    Two things here. First, it’s being reported on CNBC that Apple’s sub-notebook that’s supposed to be launched at Macworld next month "is expected to be priced aggressively at approximately $1500," according to AppleInsider. The device will be 50% thinner than the MacBook Pro, use NAND flash memory instead of a hard drive, and "it will definitively arrive at… Read More

  • AT&T supports any cellphone in the world, is amazing, cures cancer

    Huzzah! After years of keeping its shining light under a bushel, AT&T has finally come out as the biggest, hottest multi-sexual phone carrier in all the world! Have a phone! Use it on AT&T! ConAir! Motorola! GE! An old rotary phone from Grandma’s! Hook it up to AT&Ts wireless network and get calls from Jesus and dead loved ones! That is, if you believe this hype-filled lump… Read More

  • Slacker Portable delayed, delayed again

    Aaaaaaand, I’m done. That’s enough for me, thank you. I give up. First it was the end of summer, then it was mid-December, now it’s the end of January when the Slacker Portable is supposed to ship. I have no faith that it’ll ship on that date. Sorry. I’d been waiting to buy this thing since the moment it was announced. I had custom searches and RSS feeds set up… Read More

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