• WSJ: Smart Phone Game is Smart Move for Game Publishers

    Smart-phone makers are facilitating new games by making it easier for content developers to refigure old games, while also creating new ones for the devices reports the Wall Street Journal Online. And it is good business sense to publish for the smart phones, especially given that the platforms have bigger screens and more memory to take advantage of the game technology. These devices may… Read More

  • Discovery Networks Launches Mobile-Only Content

    U.K. mobile subscribers on either Vodafone or Orange UK will soon be able to watch mobile-only content from Discovery Turbo and Animal Planet. Each of these Discovery Network channels is making available exclusive made-for-mobile content as part of part of the Sky Mobile package. These launches are part of the re-branding of Discovery Network’s factual and lifestyle mobile TV… Read More

  • Mobile Game Goes Massively Multiplayer

    Fighting a war in deep space is challenging enough without having a lot of competition. But sometimes a little – or in this case a lot – of competition can really make for a more engaging experience. That’s the hope with Space Wars, a new ad-supported massively multiplayer mobile game from Cellufun. This free mobile Internet game lets players battle for control of the galaxy… Read More

  • Polyphonic Ringtones RIP

    Music Media Watch has reported that the polyphonic ringtone is dead. While we didn’t even know it was sick, we felt we need to say a few words: The polyphonic ringtone had a good life. It allowed countless mobile phone users the ability to annoy fellow co-workers, movie patrons and just about anyone else that was around when the overly used Mozart tune, theme from Rocky or other… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Desert Mirages Edition

    The Neon Graveyard
    German-Engineered Backpack-Mounted Laser Cleaner Sounds Really Safe
    Boynq Alibi, Batteries Not Included Ring A Bell?
    Piss-Screen = Gaming Through Pissing
    Poisonous Frog-Inspired PC Mod Is Best Of The Bunch Read More

  • Google, Microsoft Storage News Falls Flat

    http://images.soapbox.msn.com/flash/soapbox1_1.swf Lots of storage news today from the big guys. Microsoft launched its Live.com online storage solution, called SkyDrive (predicted earlier this week after a Japanese press conference). And Google announced for-pay overflow storage on Gmail and Picasa. Both fell flat. Microsoft Live SkyDrive SkyDrive, which is demo’d in the video above, has… Read More

  • MyLiveSearch Misses Launch Date, But The New Logo Is Top Notch

    Some of you may remember our ridicule of the unlaunched Australian search engine MyLiveSearch back in May after a glowing but research-free Australian newspaper article about them. Being unlaunched is fine, but suggesting that Google is worried about them is a little over the top to say the least. Dubbing itself the “world’s first live search engine” it promises to show us… Read More

  • Universal Music To Test DRM-Free Downloads

    Universal Music Group will sell DRM-free music until January to test consumer demand for being able to do as we please with music that we legitimately purchase. The test tracks will be offered through many major music services with the notable exception of iTunes. Read More

  • MediaWhiz Latest Ad Network For Sale?

    MediaWhiz, a holding company for a number of advertising networks, may be shopping itself to private equity firms. We are hearing that they are looking for $400- $450 million, which is 2.5 – 3 times estimated 2007 revenues. MediaWhiz owns a number of ad networks, including two that are long time sponsors of this site (Text Link Ads and Auction Ads). Both were recently acquired by… Read More

  • Behind the Curtain: The Sordid World of Tech Trade Shows

    It’s very rare for us tech journalists/drunks to get a chance to let you, the reading public, get a glance behind the curtain to see the surfeit of riches we feast upon nightly. Case in point: every year, at all the big shows (CES, CTIA, all the huge shows where that tech folks love) two companies, Pepcom and Showstoppers, hold little sideshows where some of the exhibitors come to… Read More

  • Gaming Seat 'Best Car Game Accessory Ever Made'

    Racing fans in the UK should be pleased to hear that “the best car game accessory ever made” is now available for £239 ($477.05). The seat is made of “fully adjustable oval piping steel construction” and is compatible with all major gaming systems, including PCs. It does NOT include a steering wheel or pedals. You supply those yourself. This here’s just an… Read More

  • Nigerian Scammer and Spammer in the Slammer

    Dear Friend, Please this is important and very urgent i have an urgent transaction of US$20.6 million, used to transfer to your nominated account,I am Mr Abubaker Yaro. The Auditor, with Accounting Department of the BANQUE ATLANTIQUE-OUAGADOUGO BURKINA FASO. After going through some old files in the records, I discovered that if I do not remit this money out urgently it will be forfeited… Read More

  • Oppo Drops 1080p, 7.1 Surround Upscaling DVD Player at $170

    I’m skeptical of upscaling DVD players. Upscaling is basically just interpolation. So you don’t actually get HD, you get fake HD. Which still might look better than SD, but it’s still not real. And sometimes it can look crappy, though I’ve seen some that looks amazing. That’s why the jury’s still out on the Oppo Digital DV-980H. I’m sure it’s… Read More

  • Arrested Man Wants To See Breathalyzer Source Code

    A Minnesota man (not me) has demanded to see the source code for the breathalyzer that landed him in the clink. Whether or not Dale Lee Underdahl would know what to do with the source code once it’s in his clammy hands is uncertain but “if a company proves unwilling to turn over the code, the case is often thrown out…” Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Xbox 360 Premium, $329.99

    That price drop the Xbox 360 had this week? Amazon thought it wasn’t enough, so it’s dropping it some more. Right now, you can get an Xbox 360 Premium for $329.99, new. That’s about how much they were going for used on Craigslist just a few days ago. I know, because I’m fruitlessly trying to get a good deal on one. This price is good enough I’m very tempted to just… Read More

  • Combo CD+MP3 Player Concept Puts Other DAPs To Shame

    This is good. It’s a combination MP3+CD player, and, if it were ever released, I’d be all over it. To the untrained eye, it looks like a standard $50, no-name DAP that you’d find at Best Buy. Once you open it up, however, you’re able to stick your CD in between the two, uh, things, and it starts playing. More pics ahead. Read More

  • Sprint, Nokia Bring WiMax to N800

    On the surface, the Nokia N800 is a fairly simple device. It’s an Internet applicance, or an “Internet Tablet”, as Nokia likes to call it. With it’s built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, it allows you to browse the Web and email pretty much anywhere you’d like, if you’ve got a phone you can tether it to or a hotspot. If not, you’re out of luck. In the near… Read More

  • Case Mods To The Extreme

    Nothing screams ‘geek’ like a case mod, but we’re talking LEDs, clear case doors, or water-cooling systems. Modding your case into Batman’s Tumbler or Optimus Prime puts you on a whole different level. Most of us find it badass and make us green with envy. I just want a desktop PC, again. If only I had more time on my hands. Read More

  • Dude Gets Thumb Surgery For iPhone

    This is about the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard of. Some dude named Thomas Martel got thumb surgery so that it’d be easier for him to use his iPhone. Now although Tom could argue that he’s a tall guy and therefore needed the surgery, it’s still not worth slicing skin for the sake of using a phone. The procedure was done by making a small incision into both thumbs… Read More

  • Boynq Alibi, Batteries Not Included Ring A Bell?

    The moment I laid eyes on the Boynq Alibi it immediately triggered happy memories from my childhood. Before I go off on another tangent like I usually do, I’ll give the deets on the Alibi. It’s an all-in-one device that clears up even more room on your desk than the Brando USB Hub. The Alibi combines a Web cam, speakers and microphone into a stylish and modern looking thingamabob. Read More

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