• Radiohead 'innovates' again, releases latest single in separate tracks for fan remixes

    Radiohead wasn’t going to take upstart Trent Reznor’s sass much longer. The British band loved by everyone trying to look smart has made its third single off In Rainbows available as an instrument-by-instrument downloade—for remixing! Nobody wins anything for their troubles, except placement on the band’s site. The band calls these separate tracks “stems”… Read More

  • Nokia officially unveils the N810 WiMAX Edition

    Hey, guess what? Remember all the rumors that were floating around about the WiMAX edition of the Nokia N810? Well, Nokia officially took the wraps off of it and I thought I’d tell you. The N810 is pretty much unchanged other than the addition of WiMAX. It comes with a Sprint XOHM account creation wizard to make the transition easy and fast. The N810 will seamlessly switch between Wi-Fi… Read More

  • iPhone Firmware 2.0 now on Waffles.fm

    Supposedly iPhone Firmware 2.0 is now on the Waffles.fm BitTorrent tracker. It is April Fools Day, the day when everyone gets to be a little silly, so I don’t know if it’s real or not just yet. I’ll hand it off to John so he can test it out as soon as it finishes downloading. Read More

  • The Pirate Cove: Pirates of the Caribbean-themed home theater room

    Look, I’m all for decking out your home theater to make it the best it can be. You spend thousands of dollars on equipment just to entertain yourself, why not jazz it up? But this trend of theming your home theater room is getting silly. The Star Trek apartment, I thought, was a one-off. But now there are lots of people getting into the act, like the Konolds, who’ve set up… Read More

  • Windows Mobile 6.1 officially announced

    Check out the details here. Video coming soon. Read More

  • Velocity Mobile launches at CTIA

    Launching at CTIA is Velocity Mobile, a new smartphone player. The only downside is they run Windows Mobile. Heh. The company’s first two WinMo devices, the Velocity 103 and 111 will run on 3.5G, has built-in GPS, Wi-Fi and 2-megapixel cameras. We’ll get a hands-on shortly. The V103 will be available Q2 while the V111 comes out in Q3. Both will be unlocked. Details on both… Read More

  • On Eve of Facebook Chat, Babuki Takes a Chance

    When Facebook rolls out its chat application (“Facebook Chat”) sometime this week, users are going to see an instant messaging bar at the bottom of their screen wherever they go on the site. And they won’t even have to install that bar; it will be put there automatically for everyone. That’s the power of complete and instantaneous distribution possessed by Facebook… Read More

  • Breaking: Verizon buys AT&T for $25 billion

    The boys are reporting from CTIA that Verizon just announced they’re purchasing AT&T for $25 billion. The news came during the joint Verizon/AT&T luncheon at Piero’s (great pesto) and it means that the flagging CDMA company will now have a GSM presence internationally. The first phone on the new VerizonGSM branded network: the iPhone. More news as we have it. Read More

  • Motorola Z9 now available at AT&T

    The 3G Moto Z9 from Motorola actually looks like a nice phone unlike the others they’ve been releasing in recent months. It features a 2-megapixel camera with 8x zoom, GPS, stereo Bluetooth, full HTML browsing, microSD slot, talk time up to 4 hours and an MP3 player. A 2-year contract and $149.99 gets you this shiny new slider. Read More

  • Snap HotShots Tries to Show the Linkgeist of the Web

    Every day, Snap collects 15 million links from bloggers and others across the Web that use Snap Shots on their sites. We use Snap Shots on TechCrunch. Hover your mouse over any link, and a preview of that Website will appear in a small new window without leaving the site you are on. If the link is to a video, photo, MP3, map, stock chart, Amazon product, Wikipedia entry, movie profile… Read More

  • Sprint Instinct: Could this thing beat the iPhone?

    When I first saw the Instinct a few weeks ago I said “Finally.” Finally, someone, somewhere, has created an interface and a device that follows the spirit and ease-of-use of the iPhone without resorting to wholesale mimicry. Samsung built the UI from the ground up with data convergence in mind and their focus and efforts paid off. Everything in this phone — all of the… Read More

  • Live from the CTIA Wireless 2008 Keynote

    Doug Aamoth and Peter Ha here at the CTIA Keynote in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada. I’ll be pounding the keys at Petey snaps photos. Hold on to your hats, it’s surely going to be a psycho-erotic thriller of magnanimous proportions. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: The Clapper for $19, shipped

    Clap on? Clap off? Yes, it’s the
    Clapper for $19 shipped or $14 if you spend more than $25 at Amazon. Seriously. It’s the clapper. (via BBG) Read More

  • Kingston launches Ricky Martin memory card

    Remember Ricky Martin? Absolutely, right? Well Kingston thinks so as well. They’re selling a microSD card containing music, wallpapers, and videos from Ricky’s upcoming Black & White tour. I know, right? Great, right? They’ll be selling it on Amazon.com. It’s a wee $10 for such a wonderful collection of music and video. Right? Right? “I am very excited by the… Read More

  • How to take over a Drive-Thru

    Phonelosers show you how to mod a CB radio with a toaster circuit board to futz with drive-thru radios. There’s a good chance that this could get you in trouble, but thankfully you can pull your prank from miles away, ensuring you can sit quietly on your porch while hacking Taco Bell. Read More

  • Sniff your friends location via Facebook

    A new service, Sniff, has developed a new cell service that gives people an electronic map showing the location of their friends, write The Times in London. The Social Network Integrated Friend Finder (Sniff) can be accessed by Facebook or cell phone and is already popular in Scandinavia. Sniff is run by Useful Networks, which is owned by Liberty Media. Sniff says only consumers who give… Read More

  • Twatr.net: Adult Twitter clone

    Twatr.net is trying to keep a low profile but according to the founders it’s basically a Twitter for adults. The site is SFW right now and they’re building out HD video and image streaming/sharing along with some impressive audio features for those who might be afraid to bare it all. The Amsterdam-based company just closed a 2 million euro funding round and could be the next… Read More

  • HandSolo

    I’m recharging right now! Read More

  • T-Mobile launches Blackberry 8120

    Hot on the heels of the 8820 T-Mobile and RIM are pleased, if not really surprisingly overjoyed, to announce the 8120 with Hotspot@Home UMA support. Obviously you’re not going to get a QWERTY keyboard on the wee pearl but you do have VoIP calling and Wi-Fi browsing. Read More

  • Guitar Hero Mobile on Blackberry

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&file=http%3A//blip.tv/rss/flash/796631&feedurl=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/rss/&autostart=false&brandname=CrunchGear&brandlink=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/ I wish this were an April Fool’s joke — in fact I’m praying it is — but someone out there apparently thinks it was a good idea to… Read More

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