• LiPS and LiMo become Kissing Cousins

    The Linux Phone Standards (LiPS) Forum announced yesterday it will meld its activates and membership list into the Linux Mobile Foundation (LiMo) with the hope of creating a strong base for promoting a mobile Linux operating system. Entities like Symbian and Android are competing with Linux to create a worldwide standard for an open mobile phone operating system. “LiPS Forum is proud of… Read More

  • Virgin Mobile acquires Helio for $39 million

    Here’s the press release for now. There will be a conference call at 11am EDT that I will broadcast here live. More as we get it. WARREN, N.J., June 27, 2008 – Virgin Mobile USA, Inc. (NYSE: VM), a leading national provider of wireless communications services, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Helio, a joint venture between SK Telecom and EarthLink, Inc. Read More

  • D700 photo is fake, Earth has actually stopped rotating

    Oh, for the love of God. It looks like this alleged shot of the Nikon D700 is as fake as fake can be. It’s actually nothing more than a Photoshopped D300. The original photo is on Flickr. Now, that doesn’t mean the D700 itself is fake, but rather that particular photo is. A distinction without meaning? Maybe, who knows? via Gizmodo Read More

  • KDDI develops the world's first free viewpoint video technology for Web TV

    Tokyo-based KDDI R&D Laboratories announced [JP] they developed a technology that makes it possible to distribute free viewpoint video through the web. The research arm of the Japanese telecommunications powerhouse has been working on the technology for several years. KDDI claims users will be able to watch video from various angles. The technology will only work when the video material… Read More

  • China Mobile Resumes iPhone Talks with Apple

    Over the past year, China Mobile and Apple have been dancing about in a bid to bring the iPhone to the world’s largest mobile market. The main hang-up has centered on revenue sharing demands from Apple. China Mobile announced today that Apple has dropped this demand and negotiations are underway. Steve Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, said earlier this week he would like to see… Read More

  • Who Will Fill Bill Gates' Shoes?

    Today, Bill Gates is retiring as an employee of Microsoft to focus on his philanthropic foundation. More than any other single person, Gates defined the PC era. His products touch nearly every computer user on the planet. And he created what is still the biggest technology wealth machine in Microsoft. But now that he is leaving, who will fill his shoes? I don’t mean who will fill… Read More

  • Google Goes After the TV with Google Media Server

    Google just announced its odd Google Media Server, a Windows app that finds photos, music, and video and makes it available to DLNA devices like the PlayStation 3, XBox 360, and most Media Center PCs. Google Media Server is a Windows application that aims to bridge the gap between Google and your TV. It uses Google Desktop technology such as Desktop gadgets for the administration tool and… Read More

  • Virgin Mobile acquires Helio for $39 million

    Here’s the press release for now. There will be a conference call at 11am EDT that I will broadcast on CrunchGear live. More as we get it. WARREN, N.J., June 27, 2008 – Virgin Mobile USA, Inc. (NYSE: VM), a leading national provider of wireless communications services, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Helio, a joint venture between SK Telecom and… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Lab Partner Edition

    Video: Inside the Dyson Microbiology lab
    Intricately detailed Quake III map of the Simpsons’ house
    Track your hunting dog with the Garmin GPS Dog Collar
    Six-person, round-table ping pong? If it ain’t brokeā€¦
    R2-D2 and Darth Vader USB hubs for Star Wars geeks Read More

  • TinyPaste: Like TinyURL…for Text

    Some technologies take things down a notch. For instance TinyPaste, a service obviously built with Twitter in mind that lets you link to ramblings in excess of the regular 140 character limit. Just like TinyURL and other URL shortening services, TinyPaste produces a short address that you can enter into microblogging and IM services with caps on message lengths. But instead of directing users to… Read More

  • Video: Inside the Dyson Microbiology lab

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F1032720%3Freferrer%3Dblip%2Etv%26source%3D1&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf And I had to sleep in a hotel bed after this. Eww. Read More

  • First Look: MSI Wind [UPDATED]

    I’ve been using the MSI Wind and for a little while now and have checked out a handful of things that our readers have asked about. I’ll have a full review of the notebook itself coming up soon but in the meantime, I’ve tested the following: Skype video recording and playback, HD video playback (WMVHD and AVCHD), Photoshop, Google Earth, StarCraft, Ubuntu 8.04, DVD playback… Read More

  • Exclusive Peek At Nrme: Location-Based Twitter, Without The Noise

    We’ve had another iPhone app come out of the woodwork to give us a preview before the impending launch of Apple’s App Store (despite the company’s rumored suggestions against it). It’s nrme (near me) – a messaging system that looks to cut down on online noise by constraining messages to people within a nine block radius of each other. The native app will be… Read More

  • Intricately detailed Quake III map of the Simpsons' house

    I find it hard to believe someone could have such an obsessive love of both The Simpsons and Quake III, that they would feel it necessary to make something like this. I wonder how it plays. How have I not seen this before? With luck we’ll get to see it in Quake Live.
    [via Laughing Squid and Waxy] Read More

  • Sony is adding three ES receivers to its 2008 line-up

    Sony has announced three new AV receivers to be added to its ES line-up, but it’s not giving up any details. What we do know is the new receivers are going to offer lossless audio decoding for Blu-Ray, a real GUI, and Sirius/XM compatibility. Hit the link for more info on wattage, inputs, and so on. Read More

  • Nikon D700: Available Monday for 20,000 Danish kroner

    I’ve highlighted the important parts because they’re very difficult to find
    Yes, the date appears to have been put up by Digital Depot, and the price by Photografica. I believe both little tidbits have been taken down, but I think it’s safe to say that following this weekend you’ll be free to lay out as many kroner as you have to get that thing. In case… Read More

  • Rumor: Innolux sending touch panels to Apple

    Not much to this rumor, and not much to support it either, but that’s what makes rumors go, right? According to Digitimes, the touchscreen manufacturer Innolux is rumored to have received orders from Apple for some of its capacitive touchscreens. The company says they will be shipping soon but would not comment on the Apple thing. They also said the size of the panels was not finalized yet. Read More

  • Mercedes aims to be entirely petrol-free in 2015

    I don’t think I give Mercedes enough credit. I’ve never really liked the styling on their cars and they always seemed a little too rich for me. But the fact is they have a history of innovation and smart business decisions. So it shouldn’t surprise me as much as it does that they’re making such a ridiculous push for total nonreliance on gasoline within seven… Read More

  • Mr. T navigates Mario in Mario Kart, a little part of me dies

    Like all great men, Mr. T is in his twilight. As such, he is being trotted out to amuse geeks who barely remember him from the 1980s and are using his voice in GPS devices. Navtones used this excellent content to amuse us by making the poor old gentleman sound like he’s telling Mario where to go. It’s a sad day for novelty acts. Read More

  • Track your hunting dog with the Garmin GPS Dog Collar

    If you are an avid hunter that uses hunting dogs the DC 300 GPS dog tracking Collar from Garmin might be the new toy your looking for. You simply attach the collar to your dog and it communicates with your (if you happen to have one) Astro 220. The device tells you your dog’s position ever 5 seconds for 17 hours. You can improve the battery life by setting it to broadcast every 30… Read More

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