• Microsoft Live Takes New York 3D

    Microsoft has announced the launch of new functionality for Microsoft Live Search Maps; three-dimensional, photo-realistic maps covering New York City and 8 other locations in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. The 3D service provides a unique look at each city, that combined with Microsoft’s location and business data delivers a service that would have once upon a time have… Read More

  • JamJunky: Project Management For Song Writing

    I’m no musician, but I was always under the impression that they sort of kept their song writing secret until they were ready to play it to the world. If that’s accurate, new startup JamJunky may not have much of an audience. They provide a place for song writers to write their lyrics, upload songs in progress and share them with friends. Artists can also write notes about… Read More

  • Scoop: AT&T Wireless, iPhone Coming to Fry's Next Month

    Thanks to the loose lips of a local employee, we now bring news that Fry’s, the ginormous big-box electronics retail chain that is part Mecca and part Disneyland for nerds, will next month start selling AT&T Wireless. They haven’t announced this yet, but it’s a big deal. Fry’s was always reluctant to offer Cingular’s services for various reasons, but seems to… Read More

  • Jajah Announces Deutsche Telekom As Second Series C Investor

    Earlier this month we announced VOIP startup Jajah had accepted $20 million in series C investment from Intel Capital. Tonight, Jajah has announced that they’ve added a co-lead to the round: Deutsche Telekom (T-mobile). The initial news of the investment was rushed out by Intel with Deutsche Telekom holding off announcement of their investment until today. Deutsche Telekom’s… Read More

  • Help-Key: How to Buy and Sell on Craigslist Without Being an Idiot

    Back in the day, Craigslist dot org was just for us geeks, a marketplace where those in-the-know bought and sold gear with other tech elitists. Now my mother uses it to get pretty much any household or electronic doo-dads she needs. But as the popularity and exposure of the site grows, so do the dangers. Shysters are always looking for new paces and ways to steal your hard-earned dollars… Read More

  • Wazap Coming To America

    Games search engine Wazap is coming to America. The German company isn’t entering a market dominated by the News Corp owned IGN, Yahoo and Google without backing. Funding of $11.9 million in rounds led by Wellington Partners and Partech International sees Wazap well cashed up in its quest to conquer the American market. Wazap indexes 84,000 different sources for gaming information. A… Read More

  • GrandCentral Guide

    TechCrunch has had running coverage of telephone management startup GrandCentral since their debut in September of last year. MobileCrunch covered the release of their mobile client recently. Today they’ve come out with a useful guide to the service. Here’s our summary: GrandCentral is telephone management service that connects all your phones and adds some new features. To add… Read More

  • The Complete N00B's Guide to Grand Central

    Michael has just posted an extremely detailed guide to Grand Central, one of our favorite web/phone services. The guide includes all the secret button presses that we forgot to read about in the online manual and breaks down the service into easy to understand chunks. The center of the Grand Central universe is your Grand Central phone number. This is (theortically) the last phone number you… Read More

  • With WiFind, Airport Automatically Tell You Which Networks Are Open


    There’s nothing more frustrating than manually clicking through a list of networks on your Macbook’s Airport, desperately trying to find that one open one with a decent signal. No longer. With Apple’s just-released WiFind app, a click to Airport automatically tells you which networks are unlocked and how strong their signal is. Stealing your neighbor’s Wi-Fi… Read More

  • Star Wars Inches Toward Middle-Age, Has a Crisis


    Image from Bonniegrrl
    The Star Wars 30th Anniversary took place this weekend and played host to nerds of all shapes and sizes. I’ve been sorting through some of the pictures and videos for awhile today (I have no life) and found one that, ummmm, caught my interest. Depicted in the picture above is what is possibly the largest gathering of Slave Leias the world has ever seen. Add to the… Read More

  • Wanna Take A Shot At Me?

    Some of you are going to love playing the game above. PlayMyGame is a new German site that lets users customize simple games with a their own picture. I’ve added a boxing game above with my picture (hint: if you really want to beat me, learn to use the uppercut). There are other games – dancing, shooting a superhero, etc. Lots of fun. The tools to create a customized game are very… Read More

  • BlackBerry 8830 Lands on Verizon Wireless Today

    Amazing. The BlackBerry 8830, which works on both CDMA and GSM networks, is now available on Verizon Wireless, as per the rumors. It is, after all, a BlackBerry, so you can expect and look forward to push e-mail and Internet access (in the EVDO/GPRS flavors) ’round the world. And is truly is “’round the world” because the 8830 works in more than 160 different… Read More

  • Attention Ticker Particls Enters Public Beta

    Attention management ticker Particls from Faraday Media moves from private testing to a full public beta launch today. Particls is an alerts platform that conveys attention data. Particls evaluates incoming information and ranks it based on “Personal Relevance”. Particls then uses an “Output Adapter” that provides only the amount of attention required for the relevancy… Read More

  • The LG Prada is Verizon's Answer to the iPhone: Good Luck, Bro

    The $600 LG Prada is Verizon Wireless’ answer to the $500 Apple iPhone… OK, you can stop laughing now. It’s not that the Prada isn’t a good phone or anything—clearly it’s deserving of all the hype. But the thought of VZW “answering” to anything borders on the absurd. Can you imagine the Prada with really hottt V-Cast Tunezzz on it? There’s… Read More

  • Clinton Asks YouTube Users To Pick A Song

    Alright CrunchGear readers. I’m really counting on you for this one. Hilary Clinton has a campaign for the presidency going down right now. Only problem is, she isn’t rockin’ enough to pick a cool theme song for her campaign’s web site. So she is now reaching out to the YouTube community and is asking you, the voter, to pick a song for her. The choices are downright… Read More

  • One Million Zunes (Somehow) Sold

    Talk about a shock over the weekend. Microsoft somehow managed to sell one million Zunes. Robbie Bach, Microsoft’s president of Entertainment and Devices, said that Microsoft had met its goal and that more Zune things will come later this year. I can understand maybe a smaller company getting excited over selling a million devices, but Apple in Q4 of last year alone sold 14 million iPods. Read More

  • Facebook Wants to Own Your Soul

    Facebook, in its current incarnation, is used for two purposes: to message random hot girls because you have “so much in common” (For example: Wow, you enjoy “movies,” too? Amazing. Wanna, you know, hang out?) and to show off drunk pictures, sometimes doctored, of yourself acting all crazy to the rest of your crew. That’s it. Sure, I’m a member of one or… Read More

  • New Halo 3 Armor Types Discovered

    Being the excited fanboys that they are, any Halo 3 news is good news to most 360 owners. Seems one investigative Halo 3 beta-player dug deep into the files being used for the game and found a little buried treasure. See the image for this post? The following strings were found inside some code used for the Halo 3 beta. They reveal new armor sets called Cobra, Ninja, Intruder, and Regulator… Read More

  • DRM-free Music To Launch On iTMS This Week

    I am proud to present the latest Apple rumor to you in all its glory. This week, the iTunes Music Store is the center of attention. It seems a “credible French-Italian source who knows my Dad’s mechanic” has indicated that Apple is set to launch EMI’s catalog of DRM-free music this week. The reason for the delay in Apple getting those tracks up? Apple wants to do it all… Read More

  • The Hi-Tech Soldier: A Retrospective

    Today is Memorial Day in the greatest country on Earth, the greatest country in history. CNET knows this and has a patriotic slide show featuring freedom-spreading technology the U.S. Army uses or plans to use on the battlefields of liberty. I like this picture here the best because it shows our boys, Over There, controlling a Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle with an Xbox 360 controller. Now… Read More

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