• Logitech Wave Wireless Desktop

    Keyboards are such a fundamental component of computing that they often exit largely unnoticed. That old dependable cornerstone of your life that you probably only consider when something is wrong with it. It’s easy to do. Unfortunately, this position leaves the keyboarding with few advancements as the computing world upgrades at the rate of Moore’s Law. But change is in the air… Read More

  • Toshiba Unveils Third-Gen HD DVD Players

    I could have sworn about 2 months ago I saw these three HD DVD players sitting in the back of some Toshiba event. No one talked about them, the feature listings weren’t any different than the other HD DVD players , so I thought nothing of it. Now Toshiba is formally introducing the HD-A30, HD-A35, and HD-A3 HD DVD players. They all feature an ethernet jack for ‘net connectivity… Read More

  • Air Musician Air Guitar Wrist Strap: Because You're Worth It

    First, watch this video. Wish you could be as cool as that guy? The Mad House Airmusician wrist band, which hit Japan later this week for around $16, turn you into a bona fide fake rock star. So long as your wrist keeps moving, the band will keep belting out the appropriate guitar licks. There’s five built-in songs—”Black Night,” “Smoke On The Water,”… Read More

  • Hands-On With The Wowwee Roboquad: It Crawls, Dances

    In the 1997 film Fast, Cheap & Out of Control, documentarian Errol Morris took a look at a variety of eccentric characters whose work blurred the line between the human, the animal, and the mechanical. One of the featured characters was an M.I.T. robotics scientist who had spent his career making machines that moved like bugs. That’s basically the idea behind Wowwee’s… Read More

  • PatentMonkey: Nokia > Apple in the LT

    As a consumer, I love the idea of the iPhone (=interoperability with Macs, iTunes, etc.), but in reality there are a number of features that need considering when looking at dropping several Franklins on a phone (e.g. GPS, WiFi, maintenance). Namely, Nokia announced this week that the N-Series line drove sales and profits. Despite being a big Apple fan, I’m going to lay out some facts… Read More

  • Nokia and Microsoft Partner on Protection

    Today mobile-phone maker Nokia and software giant Microsoft announced that Microsoft’s copy protection software will be used boost the use of wireless entertainment content, including music and videos. Nokia will license Microsoft’s digital rights management (DRM) technology and incorporate it in its own S60 operating system software, which is built on the mobile phone software… Read More

  • FIBA and Nokia Announce Partnership

    Today Nokia and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announced a partnership to create mobile services for FIBA, including the basketball championship events in 2007. The new mobile FIBA service will let fans check scores and schedules and even watch interviews from their mobile handsets. And this is limited to Nokia-produced devices either. The FIBA mobile content can be seen… Read More

  • Nokia 6110 Navigates The Long Way Down

    When failed communist revolutionary and t-shirt icon Ernesto “Che” Guevara made his trip around South America on motorcycle neither he nor his best friend had any high-tech phone helping lead the way. Maybe if Che had the Nokia 6110 Navigator he wouldn’t have tried to bring “socialist justice” to various South American countries. Well, the world never know, but we… Read More

  • Fake Nokia Handsets Seized in India

    It isn’t uncommon to find counterfeit goods coming out of India, but last weekend Indian policed seized fake Nokia mobile phones worth approximately $40,000. The Indian government received a tip-off from the Nokia staff, and a total of ninety handsets were found at a warehouse in the Watgunge, just outside Kolkata. The investigation suggests that the mobile handsets may have come from… Read More

  • Yodlee Announces SMS Banking Solution

    SMS can now be used for mobile banking and to make payments. Today Yodlee Inc. announced that it launched a new SMS banking capability for its Yodlee Mobile Solution. Yodlee Mobile SMS alerts can help customers avoid overdraft fees, while users can use the service to check balances, review transaction, view spending reports and even make emergency bill payments. ”It’s clear that… Read More

  • 4×4 Monster Trucks Drives to Mobile 3D Platform

    Time to put the pedal to the metal. Micazook has announced the release of 4×4 Monster Truck, which is the latest in a series of mobile game titles developed on the 3D blade engine. This game features four terrain types, along with three mission styles that let you race against the clock and other trucks. 4×4 Monster Truck is available now, and is supported on a variety of J2me… Read More

  • Blast SMS From ClearSMS

    If you have a legit reason to send out bulk SMS messages, there are a few tools you can use. One new one is ClearSMS, which will allow you to promote a new product, send out announcements to your friends and of course collaborate with employees. This service from ClearSMS is a Web-bases SMS system, and because you do need to sign up this means that we shouldn’t have to worry too much… Read More

  • Zimbabwe Mobile Network Expansion

    Massive unemployment, decades of sporadic civil war and other economic hardships aren’t enough to keep people from wanting to stay connection. Thus Zimbabwe, the landlocked southern African nation once known as Rhodesia, is looking to increase mobile subscriber capacity in the next six months. Zimbabwe’s Econet is in the process of expanding the nation’s cellular networks… Read More

  • The World (of Warcraft) Comes to Mobile

    Beginning today gamers will have the chance to keep track of their World of Warcraft characters wherever they go. GoWare has released a plug-in for the its DoMo HomePage personalized mobile portal, and it will give players of the massively multiplayer online role-playing game the ability to access and share their WoW character data from a mobile handset. With the DoMo HomePage Snapshot… Read More

  • Four Arrested in Burma for Having Illegal Mobile Phones

    In the United States we complain if we can’t bring our mobile handsets into a movie screening, and flip out when we are told we can’t use the phone in a hospital. How would we feel if our phones landed up in jail? In Myanmar – what was previously known as Burma – four people were arrested recently for simply having mobile handsets! In Myanmar, where the news and all… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Asylum Edition

    The Reason Robots Exist
    Cretors’ Popcorn Makers. Yup, We’ve Gone There.
    Hooks On Light Switches!
    Five Megapixels For Korean Cell Phones
    Trailer For The Upcoming Season of Futurama Read More

  • ICQ Founders Start KnockaTV

    We just heard about a new Israeli video/TV startup called KnockaTV, which has the tagline “The People Have Taken Over.” KnockaTV is self described as: Knocka.TV… the latest from the inventors of ICQ, the web’s first Instant Messenger (www.icq.com). Building on our success with bringing people together on the web, “We’ve created a new form of Television!”. Read More

  • Amie Street Closes Series A Financing Led By Amazon.com

    Social music marketplace Amie Street has closed a Series A round of financing led by Amazon.com, along with some new partnerships and a site redesign. The amount of Amazon’s investment and the terms are not disclosed. We’ve been big fans of the model and the recent investment shows Amazon is too. On Amie Street, music is not sold for a flat rate, but rather fluctuates based on… Read More

  • Microsoft Photosynth Covers Shuttle Endeavour Pre-Launch

    I’m a big fan of all the 3D imaging tools in development around the net. Microsoft’s Photosynth project is clearly the most ambitious – it takes thousands of photographs of a geographic area and constructs a 3D model that the viewer can “fly” around and view. Tonight they are pushing a new 3D model – coverage of the Space Shuttle Endeavour on the launch pad… Read More

  • Prosper's P2P Lending Spreads To Asia

    Peer to peer lending startup, Prosper, is expanding operations to Japan and other Asian countries as a shared partnership with Tokyo-based SBI Holdings, Inc. SBI will be helping prosper navigate Asia’s regulatory environment. SBI Group has a market capitalization in excess of $8 billion and consists of 65 consolidated subsidiaries and 12 affiliated companies, including 9 public… Read More

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