• Attention, Seattle: Last chance! CrunchGear reader meet-up tomorrow night!

    We’ve been talking quite a bit about our reader meet-up on May 1st in New York City, but we didn’t want the West Coast (you and I both know it’s the best coast) to feel left out, so we’re having an admittedly smaller meet-up on Friday the 25 in Seattle. You’ll get a chance to meet with Yours Truly, our own Devin Coldewey, and Peter Ha‘s flying in via… Read More

  • 3G UMA Nokia headed to T-Mobile?

    Based on previous rumors surrounding T-Mobile’s upcoming 3G launch comes news of a six-band Nokia passing FCC compliance testing that runs on WCDMA and has UMA capabilities. That 3G launch has got to be close, I can feel it. Read More

  • Crazy COD4 God-cheat caught on PS3

    Apparently there is a cheat you can use in Call of Duty 4 for for the PS3 to become an omnipotent God King, killing n00bs from on high. Looks like Sony needs some QA. Read More

  • Going Green: If you have to use a printer, do it the environmentally friendly way


    I love this month’s feature package, Going Green. It’s perfect for my tree hugging lifestyle and it gets everyone else at CG on board. There seems to be a misconception that being eco-friendly is hard or that it won’t make a difference. I hear the latter argument all the time and I relate it to girls and their dieting woes. Before you go and start calling me a chauvinistic… Read More

  • Spike Lee finally loses last marble, plans on filming documentary with Nokia cameraphones

    Spike Lee is making a feature-length film shot entirely on cellphones. In this, the day when anyone can own a hi-def camera and make decent looking cinema, Lee is taking it down a notch. No, this is down, like, 23 notches, at least. And maybe a rung. He’s an Oscar nominated director, and his idea is to “democratize” film making. He’s partnering with Nokia who will… Read More

  • AT&T delaying launch of 3G BlackBerry, loves the iPhone too much

    Well, well, well. What do we have here? Looks like AT&T may be delaying the launch of RIM’s 3G BlackBerry in favor of the 3G iPhone that’s probably going to launch at WWDC in June. But that’s pure speculation at this point. There does seem to be a valid reason as to why the BlackBerry 8900 aka Meteor is being delayed till August and that’s due to concerns over… Read More

  • Biodegradable cell phones in the works

    http://www.ideasforlife.tv/externalPlayer.swf It’s a rather long video, but the University of Warwick’s Warwick Manufacturing Group is working with PVAXX Research & Development Ltd to make cell phones with biodegradable parts. It’s a pretty neat idea. Check it out. What are you doing with your old cell phones? Read More

  • 3G iPhone to be announced on June 9

    Citi analysts Richard Gardner and Yeechang Lee are predicting that Jobs will announce the 3G iPhone during his keynote at WWDC in San Francisco. But that’s not all they’re predicting. They’re also predicting a refresh to the MacBook line, which we’ve been hearing about for a while now and it seems as though the iPods will also get a shakedown. Shawn Wu, an American… Read More

  • The New Yahoo: Sticky, Viral, And Most Of All, Friendly

    Yahoo’s CTO Ari Balogh and Chief Architect (Platforms) Neal Sample filled in a few more details today around their new Yahoo Open Strategy (called YOS internally). Background Yahoo wants to turn itself into one big social network-driven site, and simultaneously open many of its core services to get users and developers thinking of Yahoo as their Internet hub. They’ve been talking… Read More

  • Video: iPod Touch playing OSX intro music

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf OK, this is rather odd. Yesterday afternoon I was leaving to pick up Peter Ha from the airport. I put my iPod Touch into it’s DLO VentMount, snapped in the Belkin car kit, and turned on my car. The iPod was already playing music. I thought it was weird but didn’t give it much thought until I… Read More

  • Chilirec Is Like TiVo for Internet Radio

    Chilirec is a new Swedish music site found through Go2Web20 that extracts individual tracks from internet radio stations. It then lets you either play them back in the browser or download them as MP3 files for later use. You start with Chilirec by choosing from a preselected set of a few hundred channels. Two downsides: you can’t load your own channels and you can’t listen to… Read More

  • FirewallScript Provides PHP-Based Protection

    FirewallScript has just launched a software-based security service that can be used on any server that supports PHP5, and even provides support for shared hosts. The firewall is very similar in function to the popular open source firewall ModSecurity, but according to co-founder Ron Myers, there are some important differences. For one, a ModSecurity installation is server-wide, meaning… Read More

  • Computer not turning on? Here's an exhaustive list of possible problems and solutions

    I had this problem a few months ago when I was putting together my current PC. First I got a loud system beep and the CMOS display would stop somewhere in the 20s. That turned out to be my video card being improperly powered. Then it would boot and crash hard before getting to the OS. Turned out to be a bad stick of RAM. I’m glad I had my laptop around to look up CMOS codes and stuff, but… Read More

  • Review: Lapworks Attaché laptop stand


    For those of you whose laptop is your only computer (and that number is increasing), I imagine you have a spot where it generally resides. I know I do, though my primary machine is my PC. But the problem with this is that you end up with a sort of jumble of extra devices, external hard drives, and other miscellany all over your work area. The Attaché laptop stand aims to make your laptop… Read More

  • Help-Key Going Green Edition: Tips to maximize your rechargeable batteries

    With so many portable devices in our homes, we use a lot more batteries than people think about. After many uses, though, many rechargeable batteries can suddenly fail, rendering the device useless if they’re non-swappable. If the device has a removable battery, you can of course buy a new one, but that means throwing the toxic and useless old one out. Why not trade it in to a refurb… Read More

  • EcoCabs: Environmental friendliness at 7.5 MPH

    Part rickshaw, part cab, but all green — it’s the EcoCab. Come to think of it, “part cab” might be stretching it just a tad, since most cabs can, oh I don’t know, go on the highway. This cab, however, is for getting from Point A to Point A-and-a-half. It’s pedal powered but features a small electric motor to help the “driver” achieve speeds of… Read More

  • Review: Navigon 2100 Max GPS


    Navigon 2100 Max Navigon made waves not long ago by introducing GPS units with free map upgrades for a one-time fee, unique among entry-level GPS units. The 2100 Max is an inexpensive in-car GPS add-on with many high-end features, including text to speech, comprehensive POI database, and upgradable maps. Read More

  • Microsoft Stands Firm on Yahoo Bid As It Reports Flat Revenues And A Big Drop In Operating Income

    Microsoft just announced its March quarterly earnings. As expected, CFO Chris Liddell did not budge on Microsoft’s stance towards raising its bid for Yahoo. During the conference call he made the following statement about Yahoo, which you can listen to here courtesy of EarningsCast (I’ve bolded the more interesting parts): With or without a Yahoo combination, Microsoft is focused… Read More

  • Immortalize your Mii as a sculpture for $75

    Now you can have your Mii character come to life! Keep in mind that you, yourself, are the real live version of your Mii character, though. But if the thought of taking the real live version of yourself and making it into a Mii for the Nintendo Wii and then making it into a sculpture sounds intriguing to you AND you have $75 plus three to four weeks to wait around, then this, my friend, is… Read More

  • Niche Dating Sites Grow Steadily As Mainstream Ones Flail

    This post was written by guest contributor Mark Brooks, an analyst/consultant whose blog Online Personals Watch summarizes the daily internet dating industry news. In the internet dating space, bigger is not always best. According to the latest U.S. numbers from Hitwise, the top niche dating sites are steadily gaining market share while their big mainstream counterparts stagnate. We compared… Read More

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