• CrunchGear Boooring Edition: Kaplan SAT Preps Hit iTMS

    Zzzzz….wh..what? Oh. Hey there. Sorry, I was reading something about Apple and fell asleep for a second. Anyway, Kaplan and Apple have partnered to offer SAT prep courses on the iTunes Music Store. At $5 each, the cost is considerably cheaper than taking an actual Kaplan course, though it is yet to be determined how much parents will warm up to the idea of a practice test being sold… Read More

  • Pre-launch iPhone Video Whets Appetites

    Last friday, one week before the official launch of the much anticipated iPhone, Apple debuted a 20-minute guided tour of the next-gen phone on its Web site. The video is thoroughly informative including minutiae such as the volume and power buttons. The exciting content, however, is watching the touch screen in action (flipping through album covers, changing userbar buttons, rotating the… Read More

  • Craigslist Fills Up With Would-be iPhone Line Waiters

    Friday some sort of cellphone will be released in such a fashion that requires you to wait in line. But you don’t want to wait in line—that’d be silly. Plus, your time is infinitely more valuable than that. Your choices are to forego buying the phone, wait in line, or pay someone to wait in line for you. CNET spent some time trolling Craiglist not for “time and… Read More

  • Google Set To Acquire GrandCentral

    Google is the Galactus of the Interwebs. When the giant gets hungry it simply goes out and finds a meal in which case GrandCentral is breakfast for today. In case you’re joining us and have no idea what GrandCentral is then stop on over here for the lowdown. The exact specifics about the deal are still under wraps, but Michael at TechCrunch feels it’s a great move on… Read More

  • Boingo Wireless Offers Unlimited WiFi Plan

    Surely if you’ve ever traveled by plane with a laptop, you’ve used Boingo Wireless. Quite a few airports in the US uses Boingo for WiFi and shelling out $7.95 each time for access isn’t very fun. So to retain more customers and to please the masses, Boingo Wireless is rolling out a new plan today. For $39 a month, you’ll be able to connect to any WiFi spot operated… Read More

  • Volkswagen And Sirius Strike Deal

    Looks like Sirius and Volkswagen have successfully completed a deal that will make Sirius Satellite Radio standard in select VWs from 2008 to 2012. The Touareg 2, New Beetle, New Beetle Convertible, GTI, and GLI models will all have Sirius included standard, though you’ll still have to shell out the monthly bucks for a subscription to the service. Thankfully, VW includes a 3-month… Read More

  • Video Game Addiction Not Real, Not Yet At Least


    An actual addict So all this talk about video games possibly being addictive, yeah, it’s all nonsense. Well, so far it is. Whereas the American Medical Association was prepared to discuss classifying video game addiction as an actual, treatable disease, people left, right and center cried foul and the issue issue has now been sent to the “further-research-is-necessary” dustbin. Read More

  • The ATM Turns 40 Today

    Today, we must pay homage to a device we take for granted on a daily basis. The Automatic Teller Machine turns 40 years old today and did you know that it started out across the pond before making its way to the US? Creator Shepherd Barron got the idea while sitting in a bathtub, idly pondering how he could get his own cash anywhere in the world or UK. He got the idea of the ATM from a… Read More

  • Samsung SGH-F210: Sexy AND Small

    Though it could be a few million years before we see this Samsung cellie hit US shores, it’s still a hella cool phone with some radical design. The SGH-F210 was unveiled in CommunicAsia this week and the response has been phenomenal. It sort of looks like one of the newer Sony Walkman MP3 players on the market, except much more badass. Features in this small package include tri-band GSM… Read More

  • Leopard Roadmap: Feature Complete By August, Gold Late September

    The WWDC build of Leopard is all over the Internet and judging by the numerous, illicitly obtained screenshots and video walkthroughs, you can tell it’s still a little rough around the edges. Apple will look to rectify this in the next several months, finishing up development in early September. The Leopard development roadmap has allegedly leaked online, so we can give you a… Read More

  • Samsung Now Shipping 64GB SSD

    This morning, Samsung announced it would begin shipping its new 1.8-inch 64GB SSD. That’s 64GB of porn data that can be accessed very quickly. Some of the features that make this SSD pop include faster startup times, skip-proof data protection, since there’s no moving parts, and extended product life. It also uses less power, meaning there’s no need to scoop up that 600W… Read More

  • Nintendo Possibly Worth More Than Sony

    Over the weekend, a lot of reports hit sites like Digg saying that Nintendo was now worth more than Sony in terms of market value. Looking at the numbers, it still seems Sony is ahead with 6.64 trillion yen versus Nintendo’s 6.3 trillion yen. With the extremely popular Wii and DS systems selling like hotcakes, it’s no wonder why Nintendo is doing so well. As fantastic as this… Read More

  • PSP Has Untapped Power, That's Why It Stinks: WipEout Dev

    It’s no secret that Sony’s PSP isn’t quite the hit the company had wanted it to be. Now, you can blame the unqualified success of Nintendo DS as why the PSP hasn’t taken off, or, like the director for WipEout Pulse, you can blame lazy developers. Pulse recently called upon PSP developers to do more with the system—it can play MP3s right out of the box, so why… Read More

  • Soundpedia: A Decent Pandora Substitute For The Rest Of Us

    Soundpedia is a legal Singapore based music sharing community offering a music streaming service that provides a decent Pandora substitute to users outside of the United States who can no longer use Pandora, along with the United States itself. Soundpedia comes with the usual array of Web 2.0 music sharing functions. The site helps users discover new tunes and share them with friends. Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Toybox Edition

    Chumby: We Want One, So Do You
    BlackBerry Curve 8300 Review
    Transformers Fan Costumes: Creative Dorks in Disguise
    Creative Zen Stone Plus: 2GB iPod Shuffle Wannabe
    Pleo Now Available For US Pre-order Read More

  • Google Reader Suffers Down Time

    Google Reader, the market leading RSS reading platform according to some reports, appears to have suffered from technical difficulties resulting in feeds not refreshing from around 11pm US PST Sunday. Reports on the Google Reader user forums would confirm the issue. Google Reader itself is still accessible, all feeds imported into the system before this time remain readable; it would appear to… Read More

  • Photobucket Launches Media Plug-in 2.0

    Photobucket has announced the launch of Photobucket Media Plug-in 2.0, an enhanced version of its free image and video hosting plug-in. The new plug-in gives users of participating web sites the ability to search for billions of publicly stored photos, videos and images from Photobucket’s extensive library, along with access to their own content from existing Photobucket media accounts… Read More

  • New Version Of Plaxo Launched: More Sync More Often

    Plaxo has announced Plaxo 3.0, a new version that builds on its multi-point sync product by offering improved sync options as well as a feed-style people tracker. Automated “multi-way sync” under Plaxo 3.0 includes Google Calender, Microsoft (Outlook, Outlook Express, Vista Mail, and Hotmail), Yahoo (Mail and Calendar), Mac OSX (for Address Book, iCal, and iPhone), AOL (AIM and… Read More

  • What AT&T Retail Employees Will Be Doing On June 29

    I know everyone is sick of everything iPhone, but we’ll do our best to refrain from posting every little tidbit of news this week. But I can’t promise anything because manufacturers seem a tad scared to release anything this coming week. This here leaked document describes a few of the duties that retail employees will be given on launch day. The only reason I’m bothering to… Read More

  • All The Leopard You Could Ask For

    http://admin.brightcove.com/destination/player/player.swf Stacks Like many of you, I’ve chosen to refrain from downloading the leaked Leopard Beta because I’d rather wait for the full-fledged version to be released before pirating it. (DISCLAIMER: We do not endorse piracy!) Anyways, the demo given at WWDC just didn’t whet my appetite and I’m sure most of you will agree. Read More

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