• TI Navigator Adds Wireless Connectivity To Calculators

    I’ll admit, when I first saw the TI Navigator, I couldn’t help but think why someone would need wireless connectivity on a calculator. According to Texas Instruments, the TI Navigator is more of a device for the classroom than the individual student. It allows the teacher or professor to view the student’s calculator in real-time so they can see where people are getting stuck… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Puzzles on the Portables

    Big things do indeed come in small packages, and this is notably true of the some of the latest puzzle games for the Nintendo DS and Sony PlayStation Portable. These offerings might not be overly complex, but don’t call them simplistic. They’re the types of games that are easy to learn, hard to master and even harder to put down. More importantly puzzle games are also the kind… Read More

  • Halo 3 Zune Up For Pre-Order at Gamestop

    The Halo 3 edition of the ever popular Zune is now available for pre-order at Gamestop. It will be available June 15 for only $249. The special edition will be jam packed with advertisements for Halo 3, a Halo 2 theatrical trailer, three Halo 3 ‘making of’ documentaries, the first six episodes of Red vs. Blue Season 1 and a custom episode for the Zune. Better get in line because… Read More

  • Sprint Launches Two Low-End Phones, Monsieurs M510 and M300

    2007 is the year of the smooth phone. Case in point: the two newly released clamshells from Sprint/Samsung. The M300 is a basic phone with a clever mirror finish on the front and it supports Bluetooth and Spring Vision. VGA camera, yadda yadda. It’s 3.6 inches long and offers 3.2 hours of talk time. There’s an external 96×96 pixel color screen and an internal 128×160… Read More

  • Halo 3 Release Date Announced

    For those of you psyched about Halo 3 and its sub-par graphics, you now have an official launch date: September 25th. That’s right. Come the end up September, you can line up outside Target or Best Buy with your Halo 3 Zune, listening to all the Slipknot you so desire. Then when midnight hits and you rush inside to score a copy, you’ll have to decide whether that Legendary… Read More

  • Sex Offenders Complain About Removed PCs

    Over in Minnesota, a group of imprisoned sex offenders are pissed off because guards confiscated PCs they were using in their cells/rooms. So like any American, they took it to a court of appeals, only to have it shot down by a judge with half a brain. I’m guessing the court appearance went something like this: Judge: Why should I let a group of sex offenders keep their PCs? Inmates: So… Read More

  • New Tropical iPod Ad Looks Just Like CrunchGear HQ

    Hot new iPod ad just hit the Tubes last night, featuring the song “Mi Swing es Tropical” by Nickodemus & Quantic featuring Tempo. That’s pretty much what we do all day at CruchGear: rattle maracas and play keepy uppy against a stylized background. Try it sometime. Here’s a janky YouTube version. Head over to Apple to grab the higher quality jawns. High def o… Read More

  • There Is A God: Killzone Beta Coming Soon

    Though a lot of the FPS hype lately has been centered around the upcoming Halo 3 multiplayer beta, one other tidbit of news has just been announced that could rival that of the Master Chief and the Xbox 360. Seb Downie from Guerilla Games, the team responsible for the Killzone series, has posted on the official Killzone.com forums, saying that a public beta will happen for sure. “Of… Read More

  • ESPN Mobile Application For Verizon

    Now that ESPN Mobile is long gone and dead as a doorknob (or Babe Ruth), the company can now focus all its energy into the new mobile application that’s launching for Verizon. Verizon users who pay the $15 a month for the VPak service will be able to download the ESPN application at no additional cost. The software will feature sports scores, live updates, sports video, trivia, etc. Read More

  • Sling Media to Boost Your Net Connection Speed, Show Ads While Slinging

    Yup, perhaps in a move to allay content providers’ fears or perhaps in a move to make more money, Sling Media also announced that it’s considering showing ads on its upcoming Clip and Sling service. (Clip and Sling lets you take clips of TV shows and sling ‘em to your compatible devices.) I wonder how showing ads will affect Sling Media’s relationship with the… Read More

  • Another Break In The Wall: Amazon.com to Sell DRM-Free Music

    Amazon.com have announced that they will be launching a digital music store later this year with one particular feature that is sure to bring a smile to many: the store will only sell DRM-free MP3 music files. As with Apple in April, EMI Music’s digital catalog will be key to the new Amazon DRM-Free offering. It’s a great step forward for consumers. Having every song and album… Read More

  • AOL Acquires ADTECH

    AOL have announced the purchase of a controlling interest in ADTECH AG, a German based online ad-serving company. The acquisition gives AOL an ad-serving platform that features a variety of ad management and delivery applications that allow publishers to manage their online campaigns. ADTECH will operate as an independent subsidiary of AOL’s Advertising.com. AOL CEO Randy Falco said in… Read More

  • T-Mobile and Google Web’n’Walk

    T-Mobile, the largest mobile operator in Hungary, will now rely on Google’s search engine technology to power their web’n’walk portal. Previously the domestic Hungarian OK.hu search engine was used for mobile search, but now both T-Online and T-Mobile have made the switch to Google. T-Online and T-Mobile are also using Google as search engine (05/15/07) [Verizon Press Release] Read More

  • Verizon Picks up the ball for ESPN Mobile

    As our sister site is already reporting, Verizon Wireless will now offer ESPN Mobile application. This wireless venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone will be the first to sell the service since the Walt Disney Company shut down the ESPN-branded mobile phone service in September. That service had only launched in February of last year, using network space rented from Sprint Nextel. Read More

  • Spam Hunters Become a Digg Spammers Best Friend

    New service Collactive comes to the world courtesy of the team behind the failed Israeli outfit Blue Security, best known for running the anti-spam service Blue Frog. Wildly popular at first, the denial of service attacks from BlueFrog (be it a DOS from a moral high ground) rubbed spammers the wrong way and in May last year all hell broke lose, taking down SixApart amongst others. They… Read More

  • Virgin Mobile Launches Headliner

    Music fans who use the Virgin Mobile USA service will now have a chance to subscribe to Headliner, a new application that is designed to be an interactive mobile music magazine, reports mocoNews. The service is $2.49 a month, and it offers a database of artists and bands from various genres, as well as tour dates, festival coverage and information on albums and show reviews. Breaking news… Read More

  • Daily Crunch is offline

    I’ll be offline for a week and traveling to a secure(?) undisclosed location, which means Daily Crunch will also be going away for a little while. I’d have loved to make a “Scratch and Stitch”-themed image that somehow involved a pink seal tazer and pastel Blackberries, but you’ll just have to imagine it. Happy reading! Read More

  • PS3 Leads To 68 Percent Profit Drop For Sony

    Far be it from me to tell a company how to conduct itself or its business, but Sony’s had one of the worst years I can remember. It just posted a 68 percent drop in profits compared to last year, and we all know what the culprit is. Yup, the PS3’s underperformance and botched launch really screwed Sony this year. It’s not uncommon for manufacturers to take a loss on… Read More

  • Yahoo Experiments With "For Cash" Online Poker

    Yahoo’s has launched a new “for cash” poker website on their UK & Ireland property. Users can play against others via a Flash interface, and are offered $1,000 in credit when they make their first deposit into the account. Registration is allowed from most countries, although the U.S. and Gibraltar, where online gambling are prohibited, are blocked (I tried). The service… Read More

  • Imeem Is One Tough Startup. But Maybe Not Tough Enough.

    Imeem is a tough startup. They languished in obscurity in 2005 and much of 2006 by pushing an instant-messaging centric model that required a download to access a full feature set. Late in 2006 they de-emphasized their client download and started focusing on a widget strategy, letting users upload any music and stream it to others via a widget. They adapted to the marketplace, and users… Read More

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