• How NYU Handles Piracy: Don't Get Caught Or Else…


    Piracy kills kittens, you know Don’t ask, don’t tell. Oh, but if the RIAA catches you, your ass is grass. That’s essentially how New York University, known as NYU to the Haley Joel Osments and Spike Lees and John Biggses of the world, treats piracy on campus. (I’ll be a senior there this fall.) I logged into the school’s main portal today to determine whether or… Read More

  • Wolverine ESP 5250 PMP Packs Big Storage

    Wolverine, some company no one has heard of, will be shipping its new ESP 5250 portable media jukebox this week. Designed for the consumer who likes watching movies while on the move, the 5250 packs 250GB of storage and has a multi-format card reader for additional storage. You can throw either 80,000 songs or 500 hours of video (depending on your codecs, etc.) on this bad boy to ensure that… Read More

  • NYC Getting Sprint's WiMax Service

    Thought Sprint’s WiMax service was only going to be limited to small, rural towns? Nah, didn’t think so. You knew it was going to hit the big cities like NYC and San Francisco first, didn’t you? Well now Sprint has confirmed that New York will be getting WiMax service when it’s rolled out in 2008. Samsung will be building the infrastructure Sprint needs to operate the… Read More

  • Step Aside 700 MHz 60 GigaHz Approaching Fast

    Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology are working with extremely high radio frequencies that have already achieved broad bandwidth and high data transmission rates over short distances. The hope is that within three years 60 gigahertz (60 GHz) can be broadcast over vast networks like lower frequencies that are now being utilized. This could create a revolution in new mobile… Read More

  • Blizzcon Dance Contest Gallery


    Y-M-C-A! So your Monday isn’t going exactly as you planned. Sometimes starting off a new week can be hard, especially after a fun weekend. Lucky for you, Blizzard just put up some pictures from the dance contest that was held at Blizzcon 2007. Contestants did their best to imitate dance moves seen in World of Warcraft. Not sure who came out the winner, but just remember one thing: the… Read More

  • Iomega Launches Two New Home Network Drives

    Iomega today announced two new networked hard drives that come with an Ethernet-jack in the back of each device. The drives come with either 320GB or 500GB of storage and feature a brushed aluminum casing that will compliment that new iMac you just picked up. As you’d expect with a networked drive, performance is a key factor, so Iomega has gone ahead and used a 7200RPM SATA-II drives… Read More

  • FotoFlexer Raises The Bar On Online Photo Editing

    Online photo editors keep getting better and better. For hardcore image manipulation, desktop software like Photoshop or Gimp will always have its place, but online editors are free, easy to use and a lot of fun. We covered most of the online editors back in February (Fauxto, Picnik, Picture2Life, Preloadr, PXN8 and Snipshot). But a relative newcomer on the scene, Berkeley-based FotoFlexer… Read More

  • Acer to Eat Gateway, Bag of Twizzlers

    Well this is a fine kettle of fish. Gateway, one of last independent PC brands standing, is merging with Asia’s darling, Acer, to form a Voltron-esque conglomeration, albeit without the red, yellow, and blue lions. Acer would be the black lion, in this metaphor, and Gateway would be the green one. Anyway, they’ll definitely have a sword. Read More

  • Creative TravelSound Speakers Review

    Creative’s TravelSound speakers should have been a great product. The speaker dock baggage buddy to the Zen Stone DAP sounds good enough, is incredibly light and portable, and looks pretty decent to boot. Unfortunately, it was as if Creative’s designers were asleep at the assembly line. This is a product with so many glaring mistakes that it really feels like a study in bad design. Read More

  • What Happens When You Plug An iPod Into A Creative TravelSound For The Zen Stone?

    It works! But let’s put it this way: Maybe that “Made For iPod” label is worth something after all. And just because there’s a headphone jack there waiting for you to plug your iPod into it doesn’t mean you should. But hey, it works, even if it’s the clumsiest speaker setup since the telegraph. Read More

  • Pirates take iPhone as a Prize

    MobileCrunch reported earlier this month that Chinese Pirates Copy (the) iPhone. Not to be undone by China, American pirates have unlocked the iPhone booty chest. 17-year-old George Hotz spent 500 hours this summer with a twelve-pounder soldering iron and a T-Mobile SIM card grappling hook to steal AT&T’s and Apple’s pieces-of-eight. Other pirates also claim to have… Read More

  • KickApps Gets iPhone-Friendly with Video, Formatting

    KickApps, provider of a platform for building white label social networks, will announce today that it has taken two initiatives to make the social networks hosted on its platform more accessible to iPhone users. First, all videos uploaded to KickApps affiliate networks will be viewable on the iPhone despite the device’s lack of Flash support. Secondly, the company is releasing… Read More

  • Vodafone Adds Internet Service

    Want better mobile Internet access? Well, moving to the British Isles might be in order, or at least a trip to Ireland and the U.K. Vodafone has announced that has teamed up with Google, Myspace, eBay and YouTube in an effort to provide a more enhanced and robust service with those sites. Additionally Vodafone mobile Internet users will access compressed and rearranged content of these and… Read More

  • Linux Mobile Moves towards Standardization

    The free operation system Linux is gaining more support in the mobile handset industry. Entities like the LiMo Foundation and the Linux Phone Standards (LiPS) Forum met recently at the Linux World Conference to support Linux as a mobile phone operating system. Supporters from around the world have made Linux a major player in the mobile phone business. While supporters like the LiMo Foundation… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Breakfast Edition

    Wooden 4GB Zen Stone: If Shop Class Had Been Cool
    Sony’s Sugar Fuel Cell: Tasty, Big Electricity
    VIA Announces New 1-Watt, 500MHz Processor
    Poppet: Not A Small Child From the Victorian Era, Is Actually Useful
    Probo: ‘The Intelligent, Autonomous Huggy Robot’
    Lokesh Dhakar’s Fancy Coffee Drink Cheat Sheet Read More

  • NoSo – Backlash Against Our "Always On" Culture

    “Meet no friends, attend no events and make no connections.” NoSo, short for No Social, is more of an art project and cultural backlash than an actual startup. You join, get a user number (everything is anonymous) and then create and/or join “NoSo’s,” which are held wherever the organizer chooses to have it: parks, cafes, street corners and other public… Read More

  • I Want This In Photoshop Immediately

    Update: see a third party online working demo here. This image resizing and manipulation demonstration is sort of jaw dropping, particularly as the video goes on. The related paper, written by Dr. Ariel Shamir and Dr. Shai Avidan is available here. Read More

  • Google Will Be Beaten By Facebook, Mahalo: Scoble

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    Above is part 3 of a 3 part Robert Scoble video blog series on “Why Mahalo, TechMeme, and Facebook are going to kick Google’s butt in four years.” To see the other parts scroll on the player; Part 2 at around the 6 minute mark gets… Read More

  • All New Bloglines Launches in Beta

    Bloglines, the grandfather of web based RSS readers, launched a new beta site this evening at beta.bloglines.com. Like everyone else these days, the most notable new feature is an Ajax customizable home page where users can drag and reorder feeds for a quick view. Bloglines now has three viewing options – quick view (the new Ajax drag and drop view in the image to the left), three… Read More

  • AllofMP3 To Rise From The Dead

    The owners of the now infamous cut price Russian MP3 retail site AllofMP3 have posted that the site will soon recommence trading. The announcement follows a Russian court decision August 15 that found AllofMP3’s previous CEO was not guilty of breaching Russian copyright laws, and therefore the AllofMP3 service was legal. EMI, NBC Universal and Time Warner had led the legal case… Read More

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