• Source: Microsoft Zune Phone In the Works

    We’ve just received a sound tip that Microsoft is working on its very own phone to be branded under the Zune moniker. Our tipsters inform us that Microsoft execs are in meetings today hammering out details of the device and developing strategies and timescales for its release. Seeing as that the development has hardly started, little is known yet about the Zune Phone, but there are… Read More

  • HTC Athena/Ameo/U1000 Or Whatever It's Called Hands On

    Live and in your face. One more so keep clickin’. Read More

  • Ultra Chill-TEC Keeps CPU Cool So You Don't Have To

    CPU cooling is all thermo electrics these days. Ultra Products joins the fray of Peltier-effect processor coolers with the $149 Ultra Chill-TEC. For the unfamiliar, the cooler uses a solid-state active heat pump that takes heat from one side of the device to the other. A fan, heat pipes and copper plates then quietly get rid of the heat. The best part is that it can help cool down an… Read More

  • Sprint Offers Unlimited Texting to Power Pack Customers

    It’s no secret to us techies that text messaging is popular. I personally send far more texts than phone calls. It is a far quicker and less obtrusive method of communication. The problem is that none of the providers offer unlimited texting packages. Until now. Sprint Power Pack subscribers now have the option to add unlimited texting to their plan for $10 per month. If you’re on… Read More

  • The War Is Over: Blu-ray Outselling HD DVD

    I’m a man of some intelligence and I certainly know when a silly electronics war is over. So when I read up on these stats regarding Blu-ray and HD DVD sales, I knew the format war was won. As an avid fan of the color blue for the past 15 years, I had a hunch Blu-ray was going to win hands down. I mean, HD DVD doesn’t even have a color in it’s name. How are you supposed… Read More

  • Zune Phone Coming Soon?

    CrunchGear has some exclusive info on a Zune-enabled phone coming from Microsoft later this year. Hot on the heels of Vista, we can’t be sure if this is a software addition to their current mobile line up or an actual device, but now that they’re in the race with the Zune itself, it makes sense they’ll try to beat the iPhone at its own game. More details to come but check… Read More

  • Fujitsu's Thin, Waterproof F703i



    In Japan, being thin must be in (HA!) because the F703i is now the world’s thinnest waterproof mobile phone. Released for NTTDoCoMo, it measures only 0.7-inches thick and weighs just 3.8 ounces. Features include a 2.2-inch QVGA TFT display, multiple fruity colors, microSD, a 1.3-megapixel camera and a 0.1-megapixel video camera for video calls. Oh yeah, and it’s totally… Read More

  • The Origami Remote Control

    When I was a kid, chicks were always making those little paper “fortune tellers” where you picked a few numbers then got told you had herpes. Now the same principle is being applied to TV remotes, or at least this one. You use the paper fortune teller to control things like changing channels or adjusting the volume. According to creator Hayeon Yoo, the remote is aimed at children… Read More

  • The Futurist: Your Friendar is Broken… or How MVNOs Can Succeed

    It’s nigh impossible to open a magazine these days without finding a four-page ad spread telling you that Helio is not just a phone. Nope, its a “Friendar” too! And, even better, it gives you instant access to MySpace! Wow! These ads are the product of one of the largest technology marketing campaigns in recent memory. Unfortunately, they are nearly assuring that Helio will be… Read More

  • Windows Mobile Device Center: Suck on This, ActiveSync


    Well this is a fine kettle of fish. Windows has just launched beta versions of their 32- and 64-bit syncing software, Windows Mobile Device Center, or NAMBLA. The software is obviously prettier than ActiveSync and it includes all the regular sync junk along with media sync, on device file-browsing, and improved set-up and recognition. I never thought I’d say this, but Windows is… Read More

  • Sony-Ericsson Z310a Gets FCC Nod

    A while back, I gave you the lowdown on Sony-Ericsson’s upcoming Z310a. Well, it’s one step closer to becoming a reality as it just got FCC approval. In case you forgot, this clamshell device comes with features like EDGE, a full HTML Web browser, e-mail, RSS reader (to get your Crunch on the go, obviously), and an audio recorder. No word yet on pricing or a specific carrier… Read More

  • Boston Thinks Circuit Boards = Bombs


    This Boston “bomb hoax” was all over the news last night and continues to make Mayor cry like a big baby. Turner, the parent company of Cartoon Network, had put up a bunch of crude circuit board, LED devices that lit up to show the Mooninites from Aqua Teen Hunger Force. They were placed around major cities including NYC and Philadelphia and have been up for two or three… Read More

  • CycloWiz Wii Mod Chip Reviewed!


    The chaps over at Maxconsole have taken the CycloWiz Wii mod chip and put it through its paces. Here’s the quick and easy version of what they thought of the CycloWiz mod chip. Read More

  • iPhone Lovers: Let's Not Fight

    Apple and Cisco have agreed to keep talking about the iPhone and will not sue until Apple has had a good sit-down with Dr. Phil and decides that yes, it wants this baby. SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apple and Cisco have agreed to extend the time for Apple to respond to the lawsuit to allow for discussions between the companies with the aim of reaching agreement on trademark rights… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Penguin Poll Edition

    Puzzle Alarm Clock Wakes You Up, Pisses You Off
    Samsung FlapCam
    March Of The Penguins
    Florida Governor Fed Up With E-Voting
    Zune Battery Possibly Cracking Displays Read More

  • Flixster Growing Like A Weed

    After reporting that Flixster closed a highly competitive venture round earlier today, I did some digging on available growth statistics for the service. According to recent Comscore data, Flixster has had a terrific period of unique visitor and page view growth over the last several months. Alexa and Compete also show a solid growth trend. Comscore data graphs are below. They show… Read More

  • Flixster Closes Very Competitive Financing Round

    Flixster, a San Francisco based social network where users rate and discuss movies, closed a round of financing today with LightSpeed Ventures. This was a small round of financing – $2 million or possibly less, but there was apparently heavy competition from Sequoia Capital in the deal (and possibly Kleiner Perkins). Flixster has recently seen very heavy user registration and page… Read More

  • ConvinceMe: Three Ways to Argue Online

    ConvinceMe is a new competitive arguing site launching tonight. It will let debaters carry out public debates, head to head arguments, and a “King of the Hill” free for all about any subject they like. Other argument sites, like Hot Soup and LoveToLead, have focused on sobering issues, like political or philosophical debates and polls. Comment threads and forums have also been… Read More

  • Vizu Gets $2.9 Million for Poll-Based Market Research

    Vizu Answers announced a $2.9 million round of financing today for its poll based market research, led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Marketers can conduct self-serve polling campaigns by designing a poll, picking a demographic, and having it syndicated to relevant publishers’ sites, who get a kick-back for listing the poll by CPM varying by placement on the page. It’s like… Read More

  • Verizon Unifies Wireless, Landline, DSL Billing

    . Verizon Wireless customers who sign up for Verizon local and long-distance will receive unlimited calling between their phones and other on-network customers, from their mobiles or home phones. This is an incentive for Verizon users to unify their communications packages into what VZN is calling Freedom ONE-BILL (their caps, not ours). In addition to landline and mobile calling, the… Read More

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