• Video: Samsung Instinct

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F797956&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Here it is, folks, the Sprint Instinct by Samsung in all its glory. This particular device is running on an older version of the OS so it’s… Read More

  • Google/Skype Acquisition or Partnership Imminent?

    Something big is brewing between Google and Ebay’s Skype, we’ve heard from multiple sources. Actually, for weeks now there have been low level rumors of the two companies talking, but nailing down any details was difficult. New information, however, suggests that they are in current talks and that a partnership or outright acquisition may be announced in the near future. Skype… Read More

  • Versus: iPhone and the Samsung Instinct

    The juicy phone from CTIA that’s getting all the hot press so far today is the Samsung Instinct for Sprint, the phone our own John Biggs said could rival the iPhone itself. That’s tough talk, but what do the numbers show? Let’s break down what we know about each phone and lay the specs side by side and see if the feature-rich Instinct is any match for the game-changing iPhone. Read More

  • Craigslist Thieves Caught

    An interesting end to the Craigslist hoax story over the weekend that left an Oregon man minus his stuff: A couple named Brandon and Amber Herbert apparently placed the ad as a cover to a planned theft of two horse saddles. They placed the ad on Craigslist, which said that all the belongings were free for the taking at an abandoned house. They then joined in the mob that showed up for the… Read More

  • Microsoft may keep XP around awhile longer for sub-notebook users

    Windows XP is one of the two available OSes for the Eee PC, but there’s a problem: The Eee PC is fairly new, but Microsoft has publicly said it is planning on killing XP in the near future. That would put purchasers of the minuscule laptop up the creek, support-wise. There are rumors, though, that MS will stay the execution of XP for small laptop owners, a very quickly growing market… Read More

  • Rasba Brings Social Shoppers and Retailers Together

    Rasba, a new social shopping site founded by a 16-year-old Silicon Valley entrepreneur, recognizes that money and friends are powerful tools of persuasion. The idea behind Rasba isn’t entirely new; others such as Kaboodle, ThisNext, StyleHive, and Wists have sought to bring a personal touch to online shopping. But whereas these other sites provide places for people to recommend goods… Read More

  • Google Figures Out How to Insert Ads In Spoken Conversations

    Okay, last Google April Fool’s joke coverage (maybe). This one is my favorite, along with the paper airplane option in Google Docs. The picture says it all: AdSense for Conversations. Excerpt from the Inside AdSense blog: Now, in just a few simple steps, you can begin displaying ads that are relevant to the topics you’re discussing — in an unobtrusive screen above your… Read More

  • Video: YouTube running in Flash in IE on WinMo 6.1

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F797659&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Peter took this at CTIA earlier today. Windows Mobile 6.1 is shaping up to be a pretty good upgrade, but I’m still looking forward to 7. Read More

  • Sprint collects CTIA launch phones in convenient Webpage for your viewing pleasure

    Sprint launched a handful of new phones today at CTIA, and they were thoughtful enough to make a summary page including all of the phones and devices in one spot with specs, press releases, images, and fact sheets. This isn’t hard work. This is Webmastering 101. This is what the Internet is for. And note that Sprint isn’t trying to make you buy the phones, jump through hoops, or… Read More

  • What Segala's Paul Walsh isn't doing

    Despite his multiple status updates on Facebook last night saying he’d sold his company, I can exclusively reveal that Paul Walsh, serial twitterer, blogger, Qik-er and UK-based CEO, is not, after-all, selling his business Segala, a company which issues certification for Web services and mobile services. Why do I know this? Because unlike the hordes of people congratulating him on the… Read More

  • Video: IGN makes the most of April Fools, has terribly funny Wii parody video

    http://videomedia.ign.com/ev/ev.swf Oh boy, those tricksters at IGN sure know how to milk a stupid holiday (that is, holy day) for all it’s worth! Up next, an explanation on what makes 8.4 different from an 8.5! This is a “leaked” copy of an Xbox 360 “ad” that’s set to “debut” later this month. In it, we see some folks playing Xbox 360 much in… Read More

  • Apple being sued for creative marketing of its 20-inch iMac

    Kabateck Brown Keller, a law firm specializing in suing big companies over faulty products and services, is fixing its legal sights on Apple Inc. They say that the 20-in iMac was advertised as having a certain type of LCD monitor capable of displaying “millions of colors” — as the 24-in iMac indeed can. However, the 20-in version sports an inferior type of screen limited to… Read More

  • School of Everything wins roster of seed investors

    London-based School of Everything has secured a round of seed investment to the tune of £350,000. The investors are Web veteran Esther Dyson, Swiss investor Rocco Pellegrinelli, British Telecom’s JP Rangaswami and Channel 4 Education. The Young Foundation – which helped incubate the startup – also invested in this round. Rangaswami and Pellegrinelli will join CEO Paul… Read More

  • Joi Ito Takes Lead At Creative Commons

    The five year old Creative Commons nonprofit organization announced a new CEO this afternoon as founding CEO Lawrence Lessig steps down: Joi Ito. The organization is devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to legally build upon and share by creating consensus driven copyright license forms. Users can set terms for copyright usage without complex negotiations using… Read More

  • Video: AT&T's Samsung Access showing live TV with MediaFLO

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F797589&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Here we get a hands on with the Samsung Access on AT&T running MediaFLO. Music provided by Danger. Read More

  • More info about the HTC Touch Dual

    Just got a look at the forthcoming HTC Touch Dual that Matt told us all about earlier today and I have some more information for you, plus a video. 1. It’ll be sold exclusively through Best Buy sometime this quarter. 2. It’ll be unlocked and will run on GSM networks and AT&T’s HSDPA protocol. 3. Price has not yet been set. An unlocked Touch runs about $500, though… Read More

  • Upgrade to Vista from XP for free

    Chris Pirillo has found a method for upgrading to Vista from XP without activation. It’s a seamless upgrade in the System folder and has been confirmed by Microsoft. Hurry, before they close the loophole. Read More

  • ClarityLife: A simple-yet-cool phone for the geriatric set

    We’ve discussed special cellphones for the elderly and infirm before, but the new Clarity phone is actually fairly appealing. The Jitterbug was a little condescending in our tastes, and was maybe too hard to use. Clarity Products has an answer (ha!) with the ClarityLife phone, a super-simple phone that’s one part SE K-series phone and one part LifeAlert pendant. It’s set… Read More

  • Top 5 Web April Fool's jokes so far today

    Today, as you have probably noticed, is April Fool’s Day. It’s a grand holiday that celebrates nothing but the cruel ability of humans to trick other humans and to take pleasure in the deception. I love it. Since the advent of the popular Internet there have been many, many April Fool’s jokes in Web format. Today is no exception. Here are five of the best ones today. Read More

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