• O2 Helen: Completely Out of the Blue and Not the iPhone

    There’s really not too much to say about this heretofore unseen Helen cellphone from O2. I could say that it sorta has an HTC-like vibe to it, but that could be just because it’s running WinMo 6 like the Wing. I could also say that its 3G-nessm, which includes UMTS, is impressive, but that’s only true because I’m an American whose country has the worst cellphone networks… Read More

  • Weiner Dog Accent Lamp

    Oh my. What do we have here? Could it be a Weiner Dog Accent Lamp that compliments the coffee table perfectly? Could be! It looks like a dog, but it’s really a lamp with a beautiful amber glow! It’ll look perfect next to my Labrador Cigar Cutter. Want to get your weiner on or know someone with a bunch of dachshunds? It’ll set you back $50 and a slice of your pride. Wiener… Read More

  • High Awareness of iPhone

    The majority of U.S. and U.K. mobile phone users know about the iPhone, according to M:Metrics, a data research company. In other news, dogs bark. Fourteen percent of U.S. users who had heard of it intended to purchase it. Mark Donovan, senior vice president and senior analyst of M:Metrics, called that “an impressive figure, when you consider that the installed base of most high-end… Read More

  • iPhone Shipments Arriving Already, Protected By Armed Guards

    It’s OK guys, only a few more days until the iPhone’s launch, then we can all move on with our lives. But for now… Apparently Apple is using armed guards to protect the iPhone as it ships from the Far East to North America. The first shipments of the phone are now arriving here, under security that’s usually reserved for actual valuable items like gold and elephant ivory. Read More

  • Epson Perfection V200 Photo Scanner: 3D Object Scannnig for $99

    Stand-alone photo scanners like Epson’s just released Perfection V200 are great for folks who used film cameras during the stone age to take pictures. Whereas those of us who reached full statue during the digital camera boom have less use for them, others could do far worse than this Epson offering. Its 4800 dpi resolution should hold up just fine even when scanning images at the… Read More

  • 100 More Tickets Now Available to TechCrunch Party

    To celebrate some of the recent TechCrunch press, we’ve just made 100 more tickets to the July 27 TechCrunch Party at August Capital available. The price is $10, all proceeds are being donated to the Kipp Bayview Academy, a public elementary school in southeast San Francisco, for the purchase of computer-related equipment. Attendee identification will be checked at the… Read More

  • Fashion Designer: Style Icon DS Announced

    Just signed the lease to that new apartment in Chelsea and need a way to celebrate? Come November when you move in, you can pick up a copy of Fashion Designer: Style Icon for the Nintendo DS to help you decorate. Since you love interior decorating so much, you can use your Nintendo DS to arrange furniture, try out different color rugs, and even see how low you want to cut your blinds. Read More

  • Slapvid: Peer to Peer Video in Your Browser

    Video on the web is a killer app, but it’s also a bandwidth hog. Forbes estimated that content distribution networks like Akami or Limelight can charge distributors around a cent per minute, while larger distributors can get deals at around a half or tenth of a cent. Last year it was estimated that Youtube was spending over $1 million a month to stream more than 100 million videos a day. Read More

  • GSM Calls for More Coverage at 900MHz

    Deployment of networks in the lower spectrum band would potentially add 300 million new mobile broadband customers, says the Groupe Speciale Mobile (GMA) Association, a global trade organization for the mobile phone industry. Tom Phillips, the chief government and regulatory affairs officer of the GSMA, calls 3G technology at 900MHz, “a cost-effective way to provide valuable… Read More

  • JVC Releases Four New 1080p LCD TVs

    JVC continues to expand its LCD 1080p line with four new models today. The 688 series has been revamped with 37- and 42-inch sets that now boast a sleek new black cabinet and will retail for $1,599.95 and $1,999.95, respectively. The 788 series one ups its little brother with 42- and 47-inch sets that feature the aforementioned black cabinet along with silver trim and Lohan-thin bezel. The… Read More

  • CrunchGear Boooring Edition: Kaplan SAT Preps Hit iTMS

    Zzzzz….wh..what? Oh. Hey there. Sorry, I was reading something about Apple and fell asleep for a second. Anyway, Kaplan and Apple have partnered to offer SAT prep courses on the iTunes Music Store. At $5 each, the cost is considerably cheaper than taking an actual Kaplan course, though it is yet to be determined how much parents will warm up to the idea of a practice test being sold… Read More

  • Pre-launch iPhone Video Whets Appetites

    Last friday, one week before the official launch of the much anticipated iPhone, Apple debuted a 20-minute guided tour of the next-gen phone on its Web site. The video is thoroughly informative including minutiae such as the volume and power buttons. The exciting content, however, is watching the touch screen in action (flipping through album covers, changing userbar buttons, rotating the… Read More

  • Craigslist Fills Up With Would-be iPhone Line Waiters

    Friday some sort of cellphone will be released in such a fashion that requires you to wait in line. But you don’t want to wait in line—that’d be silly. Plus, your time is infinitely more valuable than that. Your choices are to forego buying the phone, wait in line, or pay someone to wait in line for you. CNET spent some time trolling Craiglist not for “time and… Read More

  • Google Set To Acquire GrandCentral

    Google is the Galactus of the Interwebs. When the giant gets hungry it simply goes out and finds a meal in which case GrandCentral is breakfast for today. In case you’re joining us and have no idea what GrandCentral is then stop on over here for the lowdown. The exact specifics about the deal are still under wraps, but Michael at TechCrunch feels it’s a great move on… Read More

  • Boingo Wireless Offers Unlimited WiFi Plan

    Surely if you’ve ever traveled by plane with a laptop, you’ve used Boingo Wireless. Quite a few airports in the US uses Boingo for WiFi and shelling out $7.95 each time for access isn’t very fun. So to retain more customers and to please the masses, Boingo Wireless is rolling out a new plan today. For $39 a month, you’ll be able to connect to any WiFi spot operated… Read More

  • Volkswagen And Sirius Strike Deal

    Looks like Sirius and Volkswagen have successfully completed a deal that will make Sirius Satellite Radio standard in select VWs from 2008 to 2012. The Touareg 2, New Beetle, New Beetle Convertible, GTI, and GLI models will all have Sirius included standard, though you’ll still have to shell out the monthly bucks for a subscription to the service. Thankfully, VW includes a 3-month… Read More

  • Video Game Addiction Not Real, Not Yet At Least

    An actual addict So all this talk about video games possibly being addictive, yeah, it’s all nonsense. Well, so far it is. Whereas the American Medical Association was prepared to discuss classifying video game addiction as an actual, treatable disease, people left, right and center cried foul and the issue issue has now been sent to the “further-research-is-necessary” dustbin. Read More

  • The ATM Turns 40 Today

    Today, we must pay homage to a device we take for granted on a daily basis. The Automatic Teller Machine turns 40 years old today and did you know that it started out across the pond before making its way to the US? Creator Shepherd Barron got the idea while sitting in a bathtub, idly pondering how he could get his own cash anywhere in the world or UK. He got the idea of the ATM from a… Read More

  • Samsung SGH-F210: Sexy AND Small

    Though it could be a few million years before we see this Samsung cellie hit US shores, it’s still a hella cool phone with some radical design. The SGH-F210 was unveiled in CommunicAsia this week and the response has been phenomenal. It sort of looks like one of the newer Sony Walkman MP3 players on the market, except much more badass. Features in this small package include tri-band GSM… Read More

  • Leopard Roadmap: Feature Complete By August, Gold Late September

    The WWDC build of Leopard is all over the Internet and judging by the numerous, illicitly obtained screenshots and video walkthroughs, you can tell it’s still a little rough around the edges. Apple will look to rectify this in the next several months, finishing up development in early September. The Leopard development roadmap has allegedly leaked online, so we can give you a… Read More

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