• Photokina 2008 is coming

    The third week of September, 2008, is notable for a few reasons. For one, Neil Diamond is playing in Seattle that week. For another, the Photokina trade fair happens in Cologne, Germany. Photokina is like CES for photographers and imagers of all kinds. This is where the latest and greatest DSLRs will be announced as well as tons of fun lenses and other gear. Canon, Nikon, and Pentax are… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Iron Man unlockable armor shots

    Excited for Iron Man yet? The game’s May 2 release date—one day after the CrunchGear party, for the record—draws nearer. As such, tidbits of gameplay information continue to trickle out, today being no different. A handful of screenshots of unlockable armor have surfaced, much to the delight of Peter “Iron-Man-This-Iron-Man-That” Ha. It’s all he talks about… Read More

  • Cloud File Services Springing Up Everywhere, But Where's My GDrive?

    Two more startups have released services for storing, syncing, and sharing files in the cloud over the past week…but still no sign of Google’s GDrive. Syncplicity launches today with the same value propositions as SugarSync, which we reviewed in March. Syncplicity can be used not only to automatically back up files from anywhere on your computer but to sync files between computers… Read More

  • Kohler Lasco speakers like to get wet

    You know what sucks? When you’re taking a bath and listening to your music and you put your head under the water and you can no longer hear your music! That just sucks! I wish there were some sort of underwater speaker system for bathtubs that I could plug my iPod into so I could enjoy the sweet, sweet playlist I made while relaxing in the tub. Ah, well, I’ll just have to turn it up. Read More

  • CrunchArcade: New Madden features to appear weekly on GameStop site

    Electronic Arts makes up some 11 percent of all GameStop sales. No wonder, then, that the two have struck a deal wherein EA will exclusively reveal new Madden NFL 09 features to GameStop’s blog in the weeks prior to the game’s launch in August. One of the major innovations EA has up its careworn sleeves is controllable player celebrations. Now, every time you score a touchdown… Read More

  • DataPortability Launches New Logo Contest

    The fledgling DataPortability workgroup, led by Chris Saad, had a bit of a panic attack in February when they received a Cease & Desist letter from RedHat over their alleged use of the Fedora logo. Instead of fighting it in court, the workgroup decided to ditch the old logo and hold a new logo contest instead. The winner would get a lot of attention, and a number of blogs and startups threw… Read More

  • Major Security Hole at Tumblr

    It’s not a good day for tumbleblogging. Someone over at Hacker News just noticed that users can access an admin panel for the site by entering a simple admin URL after signing in. Among the capabilities exposed is the ability to search for users and reset their passwords. You can also change their email addresses, view their activity logs, and change other miscellaneous settings like… Read More

  • Mobile Marriage In Scandinavia

    The rumor of the day is that Danish mobile startup Imity is being acquired by Danish Mobile startup ZYB. This isn’t confirmed yet, but we’re hearing it from a solid source. Imity is a mobile social network that locates people via the bluetooth feature on their handsets. It detects other members via bluetooth and send basic profile information to your phone. It also keeps track… Read More

  • Facebook Opens Up Mini-Feed To 3rd Party Services

    As we predicted in February, Facebook has opened up the Mini-Feed so users can import updates from other web services, starting with Flickr, Picassa, Yelp and Delicious. According to a company blog post, users just need to click an import link at the top of their mini-feed to import data from other services. Imported updates will show up not only in the mini-feed on your profile but the News… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Gran Turismo heading to the PC?

    Gran Turismo’s creator, Kazunori Yamauchi, was making noises in an interview to the effect that the sim racing series might be coming to the PC. Historically, if someone in his position with regard to a game makes comments like that, it means that the port is practically finished, or they’re already working on it. He says they’re thinking mainly of “the Chinese… Read More

  • Wow: Bottles, an RC car, and the Super Mario theme

    If you’re reading this from the office and you can’t view YouTube videos, you should consider going home on your lunch break to watch this. I’ve seen some cool shit before, but this is some of the coolest shit that ever shat. Nice work, whoever you are. via Geekologie Read More

  • LTE Technology may hit Market Next Year

    Long-Term Evolution (LTE) is one step closer to industry-wide stability. 3GPP LTE technology (LTE is the name given to a project within the Third Generation Partnership Project) offers wireless broadband speeds with downloads around 100 Mbps and uploads of 50 Mbps. Seven telecommunication companies have reached an agreement on a framework for licensing intellectual-property rights that relate… Read More

  • Sony goes crazy for foam in Miami

    Somehow this got lost in the shuffle yesterday and I failed to post it. I don’t know what’s going on here, but all I can think about are those foam parties I went to in Rosarito that one spring break way back when. Good times. Read More

  • Microsoft completes acquisition of Danger, Sidekick doomed?

    Microsoft has announced that the acquisition of Danger is now complete. Danger, for those not in the know, is the brains behind T-Mobile’s popular Sidekick device and provides one of the best OS on the market. Danger will be left alone in their Bay Area offices, but will join the Premium Mobile Experiences group at Microsoft. This group focuses on ‘consumer-facing mobile… Read More

  • Fring comes to the iPhone

    We’ve reported on Fring before at CG so there’s not much need to go into details about what they do, but if you’re new to the game then check here for details. Today, Fring launched an iPhone app that runs on jailbroken devices and seems to work pretty well based on the video provided by Fring. Free VoIP calls and IM on your iPhone. Sounds good to me. Grab it here. via TC Read More

  • Vinyl wall decals are a nightmare for those of us with Tetris-induced obsessive-compulsive disorder

    I’d like to think I’m pretty easygoing most of the time but when it comes to Tetris, something inside me goes haywire about trying to make sure all the blocks fit together perfectly. As such, I’m probably just a candidate for regular wall tiles because they’re arranged in what I’d consider to be the perfect Tetris conglomeration. However, if you can stand looking… Read More

  • TheFilter adds video recommendations

    As per its long-term game-plan, TheFilter, a music recommendation service backed by Genesis founder Peter Gabriel, is adding film and web video recommendations via a private beta for existing users of the service (get an invite via TechCrunch). The existing Filter application works on Mac, PC and Nokia mobiles. TheFilter currently operates most in Europe as a music discovery service and is run… Read More

  • First Look and Invites To Peter Gabriel's New Music Discovery Site: The Filter

    Peter Gabriel knows a thing or two about music, and he thinks he’s come up with a better way for you to find new music that will rock your world. The latest digital music company he is backing is called The Filter. It is essentially a meta-recommendation engine for music, movies, and Web video. Right now, it works best for music. The site was announced today and we have beta invites. Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Nintendo officially prices Wii Fit

    Nintendo’s upcoming white plank of plastic has been priced at a mere $90. Yes, that’s right, the Wii Fit will launch stateside May 19 and those of you living in NYC who pre-order from the Nintendo World store from April 18-20 will get a special bonus. The first 1,000 lazy sacks to put down $5 will get a limited edition Wii Fit t-shirt with an image of Shigeru Miyamoto and his… Read More

  • New Dell Vostro 1510, 1310 notebooks in two weeks

    Looking for an exciting business laptop? How about just a business laptop? If it’s the latter, then the new Dell Vostro lineup might be just right for you. Starting May 1, you’ll be able to get your hands on the 13.3-inch Vostro 1310 starting at $749 or the 15-inch Vostro 1510 starting at $599. If you can contain your excitement until the middle of May, you can get the 17-inch… Read More

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