• Video: Celebrate Oktoberfest, World of Warcraft Style

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=25929 Oktoberfest time! Even the trolls and undead skeletons in WoW celebrate Oktoberfest, only there it’s called “Brewfest.” Will this video make you any smarter? Will it improve your lifestyle? No, probably not. But—but!—it may put a smile on your face and convince you to login to your character for a little while. Read More

  • Play Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader on your Phone

    Fox has partnered up with Capcom to bring all the excitement and fun of the television show Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader to your mobile phone. The game has hundreds of questions and simulated students to create the charm, humor and deceptively difficult questions that feeds the popularity of the television game show. Like the television show, the mobile game asks a series of questions… Read More

  • The Inevitable March of Recorded Music Towards Free

    2007 is turning out to be a terrible year for the music industry. Or rather, a terrible year for the the music labels. The DRM walls are crumbling. Music CD sales continue to plummet rather alarmingly. Artists like Prince and Nine Inch Nails are flouting their labels and either giving music away or telling their fans to steal it. Another blow earlier this week: Radiohead, which is no… Read More

  • Fon Inks Deal With British Telecom

    Spanish WiFi startup Fon is invading England. In its quest to turn everyone’s home and business WiFi router into a worldwide network of shareable hotspots, Fon just inked a long-rumored deal with British Telecom. BT’s three million broadband customers in the UK can now opt to join the Fon network, which gives them access to 190,000 WiFi hotspots around the world. BT joins… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Le Boulanger Edition

    The most delicious wrist-rest yet
    Replug saves your headphones, stereo equipment from certain death
    Bose Computer MusicMonitor Review
    What do you think of the Zune 2?
    Zune Tattoo Guy to get more Zune tattoos, less girls Read More

  • Hands-on with the AT&T Tilt

    We like HTC. We like what they do with the cellphone carriers in the USA. We like that they make high-end handsets that the vendors can label themselves, thereby adding some parity in the phone market. As most major HTC phones have versions for all four carriers, you don’t have to feel like you’re missing out because you’re stuck on Verizon or whatever. And we like that… Read More

  • Vertu Ti shipping, men with small weenies, dried-up crones rejoice


    I’m glad Nokia made the Vertu line. They deserve to have a little fun. But a $7,000 cellphone is just about the upper limit of what I can accept in the luxury market. Dear Oil-rich Sultans and Oligarchs: send me your old Nokia and I’ll dip it in golden paint and send it back to you for $3,500. You’ll get the same effect while spending half of what you’d normally spend on… Read More

  • XBox 360 Arcade console found online


    Sony’s PlayStation 3 Need an XBox 360 without a hard drive? Sure, we all do. That’s why you can buy the $279.99 Arcade console AKA the Core from Amazon and Toys R Us on October 23. The product, which leaked through the sales channels, includes a 256MB memory module, which is just enough for Ms. Pac Man and maybe three game saves. It will also include 5 free XBox Live Arcade… Read More

  • Pixsy To Power Search On Veoh

    Media search platform provider Pixsy has announced a strategic partnership with video sharing service Veoh Networks that wil see Veoh adopting Pixsy’s media search platform to offer enhanced video and image search functionality on Veoh.com. Pixsy’s appeal to Veoh is the ability to deliver near-real time search results, allowing Veoh users to search videos and images with… Read More

  • Meet Umihiko Namekawa, TechCrunch Translator

    Had a great evening with Umihiko Namekawa (front and center), a translator who writes TechCrunch Japan and Serkan (sitting to my right), a grad student living in Japan who is working on a Web 2.0 project and reads and seems to enjoy CrunchGear and TC. We went to Jetee, a place in Tokyo’s former red light district. The place was about as big as a modern American bathroom but… Read More

  • Who's next in line for Halo?


    John Harvard, everyone. With all the speculation going around since yesterday over an alleged split between Bungie and Microsoft, you have wonder who would release the next Halo game. I know the Trilogy is over. Duh. But Microsoft knows how big a cash cow this title has become so what studio would pick up the slack if Bungie refuses to work on it? CK, a former industry insider, had this to say. Read More

  • Apple is decadent and depraved… NOT!


    Mike Elgan at Datamation wrote a scathing — scathing! — article about Apple’s arrogance. Dude, welcome to 1999. Every knows that Apple emits an air of arrogance to keep meatheads like you from touching their precious keyboards and Mighty Meese. Mac-heads, however, like the entire freaking CrunchGear team, have already visited Apple’s re-education headquarters deep in… Read More

  • The Infobar 2: Like the Infobar 1, only infobarrier plus BONUS RANT!

    I’m going to take this opportunity to say something that has been bothering me all week here at CEATEC: Japan is no longer the home of innovation. Sure, they kicked our asses for years in terms of wireless media, cellphone design, and PC/laptop manufacturing but at this late date I think the iPhone can kick any DoCoMo clamshell and I haven’t seen a single thing here &mdash… Read More

  • Hands on with Horizon fuel cells


    Ready to power your iPod with clean, delicious hydrogen? I got a chance to see Horizon fuel cell technologies up close yesterday and I’m pleased to report that soon we all will be using our pent up atoms to power iPods, toy cars, and unmanned assault vehicles. Most of the cells are fairly bulky but they showed a small cell using a hydrogen canister the size of a AA battery that they… Read More

  • Hands on with Fujitsu's vein-scanning mouse

    This is totally gross. I was walking by the Fujitsu booth when I saw the vein-scanning PalmSecure mouse that uses the veins in your hand to log you into a PC. I figured it wouldn’t look that bad — like a fingerprint at worst — so I asked the guy to run the demo for me. He placed his hand over the mouse for a few seconds and then his vein scan popped up… Read More

  • MuRata Boy!

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf Sorry this video is a little long, but you get the drift. This little bastard can ride a rail all by himself and is designed to avoid cars and eventually marry your sister. Don’t ask me why, where, or how this came about, but it’s apparently a showcase for components maker MuRata. Read More

  • Could be: BlackBerry 9000 to have stateside 3G, due early next year

    Some spotty details on the upcoming BlackBerry 9xxx for you this Zune-tastic Wednesday. (Zune-tastic in that there’s been a lot of Zune news, not that I’m pro or against Microsoft, the Zune, Zune 2, or any of its subsidiaries or shareholders.) Does full-on, HSDPA 3G sound good to you? What about a 600MHz processor, hopefully eliminating the lag that plagues certain BlackBerry models? Read More

  • UC Berkeley Puts Courses On YouTube

    The University of California Berkeley has started uploading video recordings of course lectures on to YouTube. The initial round of lectures covers 300 hours of video on subjects including Chemistry, Physics and Non-Violence, with more content to come. The move by Berkeley is claimed to be a first by some, however some of the videos have been previously available elsewhere, including iTunes… Read More

  • Earthmine Aims to Index the Real World with 3D Panoramas

    You’ve probably tried the “Street View” feature in Google Maps, the one in which you can actually view 3D panoramas from the street level of several cities including San Francisco, Las Vegas, Denver, Houston, and New York. Earthmine is working to bring that concept of visually mapping the real world to a deeper level by improving the quality of virtualization and by enabling… Read More

  • Zune 2 launch date confirmed

    We just received confirmation from our little birdie that the launch date for the new line of Zunes is November 13. Yeah, Amazon already leaked that info, but it’s nice to have confirmation. Read More

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