• Streaming Internet radio coming to iPhones soon?

    You don’t need us to make outlandish claims and start insane Internet rumors. No, you need Zatz to do it, and today he has. The man who loves his TiVo more than Pizza found a little nugget in the documentation of the new international roaming plans for iPhone that mentions iTunes Radio. What’s that? We don’t know, but Zats posits that with iTunes 7.5 just around the corner… Read More

  • Glofiish X800 now shipping to channel partners

    The adorably misspelled Glofiish X800 is making its way around the world as we speak. This is the same phone that caused our very own Peter Ha to say the following; “The spec sheet is quite impressive…” It’s true. He’s right. The device works with 3.5G HSDPA networks, does GPS, and features a 2.8-inch VGA (640×480) display. Remember when you were a kid and… Read More

  • Zune tattoo dude changing his name to Microsoft Zune. No, really!

    Remember that guy who gets tattoos of the Microsoft Zune because he really likes the Microsoft Zune? A lot? Like, a whole hell of a lot? He’s changing his name to Microsoft Zune. No, really, legally his name will be Microsoft Zune. We’ll call him Mike for short. Mike, if you’re reading this, we love you. You’re a wacky character, and every time you do something goofy we… Read More

  • Carnegie Mellon wins DARPA Urban Challenge


    The humans the car did not kill. My alma mater, CMU, won the DARPA city challenge in which they had to build — and successfully deploy — an autonomous vehicle in a simulated city environment. Sure, any schlub can send a robot car across the desert. But can you send it through the mean streets of Scranton, PA or a simulation thereof? Didn’t think so. The Register has coverage… Read More

  • Band uses ThePirateBay to promote its new album: free downloads for all

    Finally, a band that gets it. Swedish (via Mass.) band Lamont just released an album, Golden Daze. In and of itself, who cares? What matters to us is that the band used ThePirateBay to promote the album’s release. A quick trip to TPB gives you torrent links to MP3, OGG and FLAC version of the album. And you know what? I downloaded it and thoroughly enjoyed it. Let that be a lesson to… Read More

  • Give a OLPC, get a year of T-Mobile HotSpot access

    Feeling generous? T-Mobile will give anyone who participates in the OLPC “Give 1 Get 1 Program”—for $399 your child and a child in the developing world gets a OLPC laptop—a free year of hotspot access. From November 12 to November 26, should you choose to drop the $400 to give two kids the gift of lolcatz, you’ll get the T-Mobile HotSpot service. That way, you… Read More

  • New Toshiba Gigabeat MP3 players

    Will the impending Toshiba Gigabeat U series be the new Nano killer? No. And I’m ashamed that I even used that cheap, sensationalistic journalism tactic. I don’t know what got into me. There are three models; the U104, the U205, and the U206. The U104 features 1GB of memory. The U205 and U206 each have 2GB and feature FM reception and a built-in FM transmitter. They all have… Read More

  • How Much Is Second Life Worth?

    Rumors about a massive valuation of Second Life have been floating around Silicon Valley for months. The original rumors said the company raised a new round of financing at a valuation of somewhere between $500 million and $1 billion. When I asked the company about it over the summer they said, on the record, that they had not raised new money, but declined to comment further. Another… Read More

  • CrunchGear Live: What we think about the Android announcement

    http://images.operator11.com/swf/o11player.swf This “live” show didn’t turn out to be live after all due to some unforeseen technical glitches but let’s pretend, huh? Read More

  • No Gphone: Google Software to go Mobile in 2008

    Google’s long awaited conference call announcing the Internet company’s mobile phone intentions came at noon today, est. Many of the rumors that have created a buzz can now be laid to rest, at least for awhile. There is no Gphone (Google phone) in the immediate future. The Gphone was supposed to be a low cost mobile device with the hardware and software of a military… Read More

  • Google Conference Call Liveblog

    http://images.operator11.com/swf/o11player.swf Click here to read our live coverage of the Google Mobile OS. More info: Today, T-Mobile is participating, alongside Google and others, in the announcement of the Open Handset Alliance and Android, the first truly open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices. IM questions to me during the conference call and I’ll try to ask them. Read More

  • CG ALERT: And we're off… Motorola, T-Mo, HTC, and Qualcomm gPhone conference call today

    I’ll just quote this verbatim and I’ll be live blogging the call in a mere 30 minutes. I may have to eat my hat. GOOGLE, T-MOBILE, HTC, QUALCOMM AND MOTOROLA TO DISCUSS NEW OPEN PLATFORM FOR MOBILE DEVICES Read More

  • Video: If I had a magic phone

    “Kids talk about what their dream phone would do.” This is another promo video for the Open Handset Alliance, published on Google’s YouTube channel. If I had a magic phone [YouTube] Read More

  • Video: Introducing Android

    The creators of Android talk about their new open platform for mobile phones and the Open Handset Alliance. Introducing Android [YouTube] Read More

  • Halo and the terrorist mind-set

    Clive “The Garanimal” Thompson doesn’t have a lot of time to play Halo 3 and, as a result, gets killed a lot in Live play. However, instead of giving up and going to play Parcheesi, he’s decided to fight back by becoming a suicide bomber. The typical Halo player’s goal is to stay alive. Clive knows he can’t stay alive very long, so he wants to take down as… Read More

  • Idle hands: Play Xbox Live using your cellphone's data connection

    When you live in the middle of nowhere it pays to be resourceful, like Tom Hanks was in “Cast Away.” Now, let’s imagine Hanks was in the middle of rural America and couldn’t get an affordable broadband connection. What to do? You turn to your cellphone, of course. One guy recently opined on how he managed to connect his Xbox 360 to Xbox Live using nothing more than… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 32" refurb LCD TV with mount for $399.95

    It takes cahones to purchased refurbished electronics but sometimes you gotta live life on the edge. The bravest among you will be rewarded with a 32-inch LCD TV from Westinghouse that features 1080i HD resolution and a free wall mount. You can bask in the glory of the deal you got on this TV for at least 90 days, at which point the warranty ends. The regular price is $429.95 but use code… Read More

  • Big Daddy and Little Sister dancing to Prince

    I wish this video was lighter but these friends who created one of the most complex and amazing-tastic Halloween costumes I’ve ever seen. Click the jump to see them in their full still-photo glory or you can just enjoy seeing a Big Daddy and Little Sister dancing in the murky darkness, waiting to steal your ADAM.
    Flickr Photoset of the Build [Thanks, Nathan] Read More

  • Three new Sony Ericsson phones coming soon?

    Rajat Agrawal over on CellPassion.com apparently has some information about three new phones that are to be announced tomorrow by Sony Ericsson. The W890i will replace the W880i and will come with a 3.2-megapixel camera and “Play Now 4.0 as well as a new version of the Walkman player.” It’ll also allegedly work on 3G networks and feature an accelerometer. Read More

  • Yama hama, that's a lot of video games

    Another Monday morning with nothing to buy with the $11,000 burning a hole in my pock — what’s this??! Over 1700 video games, systems, and accessories on Ebay?! Shipping varies based upon your location but costs can get up around $1500 unless you use the Buy It Now option ($10,979) in which case shipping is free. The first line of the auction makes me sad; “After decades… Read More

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