• Jada Guitar Hero Air Guitar Rocker now available

    http://www.crunchgear.com/video/player.swf?movie=gotme.flv Remember this thing from CES? Yes? OK. It’s available now at Target, Wal*Mart, Best Buy and Toys R Us for $30. There will also be encore packs available this summer for $15. Read More

  • BlackBerry 9000 reviewed

    A few weeks back someone unloaded a few BlackBerry 9000 devices on eBay and everyone assumed they were fake except a few people. Kevin over at CrackBerry.com was not one of them. He dropped, roughly, $828 based on a few pictures and the belief that not everyone on eBay is a complete scumball. He got lucky and here’s a brief synopsis of what he found. Read More

  • Video: UI and photo fun with the HTC Touch Diamond

    Here’s some more video of the Touch Diamond’s interface. The various devices I’ve seen have at times been a little laggy with the photos and the tilt sensor — stuff like that. It may have to do with the fact that they’re connected to the Wi-Fi network here along with 150 other people. Hopefully the production versions will be a bit snappier. The device demo’d… Read More

  • Photos: HTC Touch Diamond

    Here are some photos of the Touch Diamond. It’s a lot smaller than I thought. Enjoy. Read More

  • Hey, Egypt, Greece, India… are you ready for some iPhone?


    Riddle me this… is it 3G? Vodaphone just announced that it will be selling the iPhone — an iPhone — in Australia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Italy, India, Portugal, New Zealand, South Africa and Turkey. Man. Now that’s what I call a roll out. None of this pussy-footing around with Germany and the UK. That’s a man’s roll-out, friends. Now about… Read More

  • Two Companies to sell iPhone in Italy

    Telecommunications companies Vodafone and Telecom Italia will sell the Apple iPhone in Italy. Previously, Apple only allowed one company to sell its popular device in any national market. Exclusive franchise deals that lets Apple share service provider profits were struck with AT&T in the United States, O2 in Britain, Orange in France and Deutsche Telekom in Germany. Vodafone and… Read More

  • Opera Releases Firebug Alternative: Dragonfly

    For web developers, and especially front-end coders, the Firefox extension Firebug by Facebook’s Joe Hewitt is a killer app and major time saver. It lets you deconstruct the webpage currently loaded into Firefox to get a better idea of how HTML, CSS, and JavaScript needs to be modified to work properly (and it can even make changes to CSS on the fly). Opera has just released a competing… Read More

  • Could AOL Be Next on Microsoft's List?

    With Microsoft walking away from the Yahoo deal, there’s been a lot of talk about what it’s next best option would be. Going after AOL is an obvious choice. It has the ad inventory (aka pageviews) Microsoft needs, has its own collection of growing online advertising businesses, and has a very willing seller in parent Time Warner. The Times of London is reporting that Microsoft… Read More

  • Video: HTC Touch Diamond Web Browser

    The sound got all jacked up — my battery was dying. Forgiveness, please. Try to just listen with your eyes. I have a briefing in a couple hours so I’ll get better footage. Read More

  • Live in London: 'HTC Touch Diamond' announcement

    Doug Aamoth here in London at the HTC announcement. Hit the jump for more. VIDEOS TOO! Read More

  • PrimeSense Raises $20M, Offers Immersive 3D Gaming Rigs

    Imagine the Wii with 3D vision. The console would understand if you were behind an object and images would move accordingly and you could reach out with your hand to “touch” items on the screen. The technology is real and it works and PrimeSense, a small Israeli company, is trying to release it into the wild. PrimeSense, which just closed a $20 million funding round led by… Read More

  • Qwest dumps Sprint in favor of Verizon for cell service

    For the three of you that get your cell phone service through Qwest, it seems that the sun is slowly setting on its relationship with Sprint. Qwest has found a new beau in Verizon Wireless and starting next February, “Customers will have access to the full line of Verizon phones and devices, PC cards and multimedia services, and even be able to choose a ‘wireless only’… Read More

  • Scoble Sellout Part Three? – Twitter Adverts

    Here’s the third update to our January and April posts: Uber-blogger Robert Scoble, who in 2006 argued that having advertisements on blogs destroys trust, appears to be no longer content with… adding advertisements to his blog. Now he’s experimenting with Twittering adverts for perennial sponsor Seagate. He later twittered “I am just having a little fun getting a… Read More

  • Newest Apple Store in Boston to open on May 16th

    The Apple Store on Boylston Street in Boston has gotten a firm opening date and time; Friday, May 16th at 6:00 PM. I betcha a buck that I’ll be there to cover it, since I, in fact, am CrunchGear’s Boston office. It’s a nice office. We have free soda in the break room (If by “break room” you mean “my fridge” and by “free” you mean… Read More

  • What To Do With Failed Startup IP?

    Jaisen Mathai, a Yahoo engineer, asks a good question: What can we do with failed startup intellectual property that might help the community? The large majority of most startups fail, and a lot of them have software, patents and other intellectual property that may be of value to the community. This IP could help those startups avoid wasting time reinventing the wheel, find creative ways to… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 available for pre-order, rumors hint at mid-September launch

    If you’ve got almost a thousand bucks burning a hole in your pocket and you want to get a head start on ordering up that Xperia X1 by Sony Ericsson, why not head over to CellHut.com and pre-order one? Rumors are also beginning to swirl about a mid-September launch. What a great way to make friends at your new school! It’s going for $999 with an initial $100 off and the phone is… Read More

  • At Rearden Commerce, Addiction is Job One ($100 Million Round Confirmed, Major Deal With JPMorgan Chase)

    Patrick Grady has spent the past eight years of his life building the ultimate personal Web assistant in relative obscurity. But now his company, Rearden Commerce, is quietly emerging as major force among enterprise startups. He has confirmed that, as previously reported, Rearden has closed a $100 million round of funding from investors that include American Express, JPMorgan Chase, Oak… Read More

  • Here's A Hosting Provider You'll Probably Want To Avoid

    Websites go down every day (see, for example, Twitter), but this is the first time I’ve heard that the reason for an outage was due to servers being stolen from a data center. That’s what appears to have happened to PeterGabriel.com. His site is down (along with nine related sites) and shows the message above stating that their servers were stolen from their ISP’s data center… Read More

  • Zune 2.5: video store and facelift in effect


    Starting right about now, the Zune client and Marketplace are being revamped with major changes as well as some streamlining. You’ve got a social music discovery network, a video store, and believe it or not, achievements for listening to music. Get freaky with more update info and pictures inside. Read More

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