• Time Warner Cable Goes Public

    Time Warner today announced that Time Warner Cable is becoming a public company. It expects shares to be traded as a Class A common stock on the New York Stock Exchange with the “TWC” symbol. Shares could begin trading as early as March 1. The move comes as a result of Time Warner Cable purchasing assets from Adelphia when it filed Chapter 11. In exchange for the assets, TWC coughed… Read More

  • Tinbag Launches, Soon To Enter DeadPool

    A new startup called Tinbag launched last week. They’ve entered the very crowded Q&A market, dominated by Yahoo Answers. Tinbag’s business model, oddly, is to charge people asking questions and deliver part of the fee to the person answering the question. This is a model that flat out failed at Google, which pushed their own version of a for-pay Q&A site for 4+ years… Read More

  • HTC Debuts Three Windows Mobile Smartphones, Expands Range

    HTC keeps cranking out smartphones faster than we can write about them, and today is no different, as there are three new Windows Mobile 5-powered devices on their way from HTC this quarter. The three devices are all quite different, as the OEM differentiates its product matrix. To the left of the photograph above is the S710, a relative of the TyTN, with not just a slide-out QWERTY keypad… Read More

  • BMW Getting iPhone Integration?


    AutoSpies has learned, by way of “reliable sources,” that the next BMW 7-Series will feature in-dash iPhone integration. As you can see in this supposed shot, the iPhone will cradle in the dash and presumably be controlled by buttons on the steering wheel and/or voice. While this rumor doesn’t seem too far-fetched, I’d suggest proceeding on the side of caution with… Read More

  • Verizon Lights Up More EV-DO Rev. A, Covers Much of Metro USA

    , Verizon has issued eleven press releases saying that today it has done just that. If you’re a VZN customer in the North East or South East or Mid West, and you’re in a metropolitan area, then you’re probably covered by the patchy-but-new network. With a compatible device and service plan, you’ll have DSL speeds anywhere in the area, wirelessly. Verizon plans on having… Read More

  • Launch Execs Leave Yahoo, Rumor of Sale

    Yahoo! Music heads Dave Goldberg and Bob Roback, who came to Yahoo! when their seven year old startup Launch was acquired in 2001, have resigned from the company. ValleyWag had it first. We’re hearing rumors that Launch may now be up for sale. Yahoo! Music has seen good traffic but download sales are believed to be disappointing.  Shedding the property could fit well with a larger… Read More

  • USB RoboDog Cam

    This might have been cool if it were wireless and could, you know, walk around. Instead, this dog-shaped webcam connects via USB, giving your video the ability to sit, crouch, lay down and stand. Why, you ask? Well don’t look at me for answers—I’m asking the same thing. At any rate, it features a 350K pixels VGA cam capable of 24-bit true color and 30-fps. The USB RoboDog Cam… Read More

  • Yahoo! Music To Be DRM-Free For Xmas?

    Yahoo!’s Dave Goldman has predicted that Yahoo!’s music store will be selling DRM-free MP3s by Christmas 2007, acknowledging the burgeoning movement amongst the digital download world to abandon rights protection on music sold on the Internet. “The labels understand that DRM has to go,” Goldman said to USA Today, “It’s nothing but a tax on digital consumers. Read More

  • AT&T Taps MediaFLO for Mobile Live Streaming TV

    AT&T’s wireless division (AT&T Wireless + Cingular – simple name) has chosed MediaFLO to roll out its mobile TV service. MediaFLO is a subsidiary of QUALCOMM, the all-caps wireless infrastructure and chip manufacturer. The deal means that the Q can put its TV transceivers on AT&T’s wireless access towers, sending live TV to compatible handsets on the AT&T… Read More

  • The Best Of 3GSM

    We present to you some of the best posts from the 3GSM 2007 conference. Click for our full conference coverage. Motorola Z8 Hands On On the Road with the Nokia 6110 Nokia: Now With YouTube!
    Windows Mobile 6 In Excruciating Detail
    Hands On With All the Samsung Ultras: Can You Say Ultra Purdy? Nokia E-Series: E90, E65, E61i Read More

  • Pheedo Launches Social Media Ad Widgets

    RSS ad network Pheedo will announce a new service tonight – advertising widgets powered by RSS and incorporating several social media tools.  Readers familiar with Techmeme‘s advertising program will recognize the ideas here – companies today are producing creative content to drive visitors to their websites and that content can be leveraged explicitly as… Read More

  • T-Mobile, Samsung Win Most Boring New Phone Contest

    We do not understand the new Stripe from T-Mobile. The myFaves-compatible clamshell from Samsung is curvy, sure, but bulky when compared to the manufacturer’s other offerings for T-Mo, and more expensive to boot. Features-wise, it’s inferior as well, with GPRS (no EDGE support), a standard VGA camera (no megapixels here), and a monochrome outer display. We love Samsung and T-Mobile… Read More

  • Milk Desk


    Oh man, this thing is all kinds of hotness. Featuring every amenity one could possibly hope for on a computer desk, the Milk is one of those rare blends of fashion and efficiency. It has a pneumatic lift, cable exits, organizer boxes and a file slot. It sort of reminds me of the Steelcase Airtouch with less pneumatics and more slots. No idea what this beast costs, but that probably… Read More

  • The Lapinator: An End to Roasted Nuts


    If you use a laptop, listen up. This will be of interest to you. Unless there is something wrong with the nerves in your lap, or you’re in possession of some magic laptop that doesn’t produce heat, you’ve no doubt been in a situation where your laptop becomes uncomfortable to hold effectively. I’ve tried many products aimed at alleviating the heat concerns emitted from… Read More

  • YouTube Hands Over User's Info to Fox

    Three weeks after receiving a subpoena from the U.S. District Court in Northern California, YouTube has reportedly identified a user accused by 20th Century Fox Television of uploading episodes of the show 24 a week prior to their running on television.   That user, named ECOTtotal, is also alleged to have uploaded 12 episodes of The Simpsons, some quite old.  Apparently Google and… Read More

  • Beatles Catalog Not iTunes Exclusive

    Poor Jobs. He must be so distraught now that his precious iTunes Music Store isn’t getting exclusive rights to the Beatles’ catalog, that he needs a little help from my friends. Apple Corps head Neil Aspinall says that iTunes will be getting plenty of Beatles tracks, but so will other online music retailers. This means you’ll be able to go on a magical mystery tour of… Read More

  • Find Yourself with TeleNav Update


    Just a quick update to remind you all about the continuation of our Find Yourself with TeleNav contest. The winner will receive a TeleNav GPS Receiver and three months of the TeleNav service. To enter, send an email to contest at crunchgear dot com explaining your best stories of directional retardation (use the subject: “getting lost”). The contest run from today until Friday at… Read More

  • Vonage Thinks You're A Modern Day Romeo

    Vonage is in the mood for some lovin’ now that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. By calling 1-700-VALENTINE from your Vonage line, you can choose a romantic poem to send to your significant other. Examples include: Romantic Romeo – A reading from “Romeo & Juliet” by William Shakespeare Renaissance Dramatist Romeo Listen to “Sony to Celia”… Read More

  • Stained Glass PC

    Hear Ye! Hear Ye! This PC is made of ye old wood, metals, and stained glass. It looks absolutely beautiful when the light hits it and you can see all the parts inside. If you’re looking for one though, don’t hold thoust breath. This PC is one-of-a-kind and won’t be seen outside one lucky dude’s office/castle. Stained Glass PC [MAKE] Read More

  • Blu-Ray And HD-DVD Get "Processed"

    Those silly users over at Doom9! What will they think of next? Apparently processing keys were on the mind of user Arnezami. He’s posted a method for acquiring the processing key from a Blu-Ray or HD-DVD player, meaning piracy is about to skyrocket in the HD sector. This isn’t what happened a few weeks ago when Muslix64 broke the volume key encryption, this is completely new. Read More