• T-Mobile shuts down phone traffickers


    More from T-Mobile USA, the carrier announced that it has obtained final judgments and two permanent injunctions against handset resellers, who’s practices it said “can be harmful and misleading to consumers.” Both cases were in Texas: one in Houston against Rafiq Wazir Ali, who also used the business name Fone Xchange, and the other in Dallas against ASPAC and its… Read More

  • Logitech drops Mac edition of DiNovo Edge Keyboard


    Those of you Appleheads hankering for an enhanced wireless keyboard but not impressed by the offerings of more Mac-friendly companies will be happy to hear that what is possibly the world’s sexiest keyboard is coming in a Mac Edition now. The wireless hotness and shiny exterior are as expected, but instead of Windows hotkeys you have (surprise!) Mac ones — Mail, Safari, Apple… Read More

  • Russian gang goes after network administrators


    The New York Times reported that a gang of Russian criminals has been using network admin software as part of a nefarious plot to hijack thousands of PCs for passwords and other personal information. The gang, first identified in May by Joe Stewart, director of malware at research firm SecureWorks, was found to be running a keystroke recording program siphoning information from more than… Read More

  • T-Mobile 3G now LIVE in Vegas


    T-Mobile announced availability of its ‘next-generation’ network in Las Vegas today, and confirmed plans to expand the service to at least 20 additional markets by the end of 2008. Vegas joins NYC as T-Mobile’s only two 3G cities so far. For more on this exciting news, check out MobileCrunch photo credit, CNET. Read More

  • T-Mobile's 3G now live in Vegas


    I can’t believe its really here! Yeah 3G! Well for T-Mobile at least, 3G is still news, the carrier announced availability of the ‘next-generation’ network in Las Vegas today, and confirmed plans to expand the service to at least 20 additional markets by the end of 2008. Even as the last carrier to roll out 3G, faster speeds are always a welcome addition to any market. Read More

  • 2K talks about PS3's Bioshock survivor mode


    Attention PS3 owners- Those of you waiting for the month of October to roll around so you can get your hands on Bioshock are in luck, sort of. The 2K Marin crew have detailed a new mode that’s exclusive to the Sony platform and you can either listen to the podcast, read the transcript or check out the Q&A (after the jump) to find out all about it. From the brief glossing over I did… Read More

  • GoW 2 to include kiddie filter

    Concerned parents who are worried that a game entitled Gears of War 2 may include some violence and swearing will be able to turn on a filter which will substitute blood with sparks and remove cursing. They will also replace the lead characters with fluffy puppies and change the entire game concept to focus on helping others and eating your whole lunch no matter what the other kids are doing. Read More

  • Solar powered iPhone 3G case is awesome, ugly


    I dislike cases for phones as much as I loathe Bluetooth headsets, but the battery life on the iP3G stinks and I’m willing to break one of my rules. I won’t actually use the case and clip it onto my belt because I’m against that too, but I will keep it in my gear bag or pocket. There isn’t a whole lot to this case other than it having a 1500 mAh battery that’s… Read More

  • Acoustic System Phase Corrector: Correct energy pockets that make Fleetwood Mac's "Everywhere" sound like a badger vomiting


    Do you have energy pockets near your deflanged tweeter? Are you franules kurrated and your green graphite isotonic cones remolding your audio energy? Pure Music has something for you. Their Acoustic System Phase Corrector, made of instrument grade maple, will improve your overall listening experience by dissipating and disrupting the Marshall’s Angle of Attack of your audio strancule. Read More

  • Everything you always wanted to know about the Coaln Wars but were afraid to ask


    Yardra, a Wookle. io9 popped over to the Skyblazer Ranch for a little talkie talkie with George Lucas who made a movie series called Star Battles and is now making some follow-up films called the Coaln Wars. These movies should explore more of the character’s backgrounds including Darth “Anakin Skyblazer” Vander’s first assistant, some girl named Ahsoka, and the history… Read More

  • Rockstar Games announces availability of GTA IV for PC

    Rockstar Games has just announced that Grand Theft Auto IV will be coming to a PC near you on November 18. Those of you across the pond in Europe will be able to purchase it on November 21. Read More

  • Man builds Batman's Tumbler in his garage

    A man by the name of Bob Dullam has created a complete replica of the Tumbler from The Dark Knight. The guy built the entire thing in his garage for the cool sum of $50-70,000. So, a handy guy with money. Rare as hen’s teeth. Just one week till the movie comes out here in Barcelona. There better not be lines. Oh, as long as we’re gushing over Batman again, you might enjoy this… Read More

  • Freesky suggests airlines dismiss per flight pricing for in-flight Wi-Fi service

    I can’t say for sure that Freesky and their so-called ‘reports’ should be trusted but something about their latest regarding in-flight broadband leads me to believe that they’re dumb, like, really dumb. They’re suggesting that airlines should change the pricing plan of in-flight Wi-Fi services like Aircell’s GoGo from a flat fee to pay per minute. Umm. What… Read More

  • Google Finds a Buyer For Performics in France (Publicis)

    Ever since Google closed the DoubleClick acquisition, it’s been trying to sell off Performics, a unit of DoubleClick that does search-engine marketing and optimization. The business presented a conflict of interest for Google because its services are aimed at getting better placement on Google’ search results for its clients. Google announced today that it sold the business… Read More

  • 21 UK firms selected for Digital Mission to New York

    You may have heard about Webmission, the trade mission of which TechCrunch UK was a part, to take 20 UK startups to network with investors and startups in Silicon Valley. Well, we’re at it again. This time TCUK worked with Chinwag (a UK digital media community) the UK Trade and Investment government agency and law firm Winston and Strawn to come up with 21 UK companies to take to Web… Read More

  • India’s Airtel to launch 3G iPhone August 22

    India’s top mobile service provider will launch Apple’s 3G iPhone in India on August 22. Details at this time are sketchy and pricing details have not been revealed yet. Two other companies, Estonia’s EMT and the Czech Republic’s Telephonica O2, will also launch the popular handset in their respective countries. Airtel doesn’t have the exclusive right to sell… Read More

  • PSA: Xbox 360 system update now live

    http://qik.com/player2.swf?streamname=dfa56c1adf1741618476cfc5cc1d3067&vid=129666&playback=false&polling=false&user=c870e7b7af28f528a2ee5b9ad144f0ccbc0f8694&displayname=Qikker56606&safelink=c870e7b7af28f528a2ee5b9ad144f0ccbc0f8694&userlock=true&islive=&username=anonymous But don’t expect any new features. However, this will prepare our RROD… Read More

  • Nissan has a new electric car: Its batteries are good

    Nissan is throwing its hat into the electric vehicle ring in a big way. The Japanese auto maker just announced the development of a vehicle that has a new type of battery. Compared to the batteries found in other electric (and hybrid) vehicles, the one found in Nissan’s can store twice as much electricity. Batteries are seen as one of the choke points in electric and hybrid vehicle… Read More

  • mloovi translates RSS feeds into 24 languages

    Mloovi is a new tool which will translate RSS newsfeeds into 24 languages. It does this via Google Translate but the process is utterly seamless. You just put an RSS feed’s URL into the box and that’s it. The service is going to be of great use to bloggers (who can also download a widget to have their blog automatically translated). The translations are not perfect and images… Read More

  • Privacy Issue haver, please email John

    Dear Person With Privacy Issues, Please email me a screenshot of your experience so I can recreate it on our servers and throw out some of the junk that higher powers have accreted onto CG over the past year. Just to remind you, you’re the guy who called us a bunch of “assh*les.” My email is john@crunchgear.com. Read More

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