• Halo 2 Hits The 5 Million Mark

    You know your game is a smash hit when millions of people purchase your game, but what about when millions of people go out of their way to play that game online? That’s called a huge success and Bungie certainly deserves some credit. Yesterday, the 5 millionth player logged on to XBL to play Halo 2. Since its release two-and-a-half years ago, Halo 2 has seen enormous success and growth… Read More

  • Pacemaker Pocket DJ Better Be Real 'Cause I Needs to Mix

    Dear Space Jesus, please tell us this Pacemaker pocket DJ is real. Who could resist a 120GB hard drive and the ability to mix and crossfade all the ATB and AVB you can stomach? (For Vince and I that’s quite a bit. In fact, we’ll be raving to ATB next week. Come join us.) Battery life is only so-so, though, lasting only five hours while mixing, barely enough to put together an… Read More

  • Patent Reveals Next-gen iPod and iPhone Nano

    Now that the iPhone has almost arrived, Apple is starting work on a new version of the iPod and possibly the iPhone. A recent patent filing reveals a new full-screen iPod that uses touch controls located on the back of the device. A user will slide his thumb along the back to browse through menus while applying pressure to act as a “click” or “selection”. Feel me so far? Read More

  • NYC Taxis To Go High-Tech

    I only use cabs in the city when I’m trying to get my mack on and I have no time for that silly subway. But if I should come across a situation where I need to use one, I’ll finally be able to use my credit card instead of cash. How, you ask? NYC has finalized plans to install 13,000 devices into all the cabs around the city. These units will allow you to pay with a credit card… Read More

  • Heart-Stopping Video of Sling Player and Apple TV Having Fun Together

    Commodore Zatz, now a full-time employee of Sling Media, posted an insider’s video on how Apple TV and Sling player work together. I say the video could’ve used some Digital Underground, but at least it’s thorough. Slingin’ Apple TV [Zatz Not Funny] Read More

  • Fabricate Tasty Objects Out Of Sugar

    Evil Mad Scientist may have a scary name, but his creations are simply delicious. This genius whipped up a 3-D fabricator that can create objects out of granulated sugar. These tasty treats can then be used for impressing little children with a taste for sweets. As long as you can design something in AutoCAD (I’m assuming here), you can have it printed out in the tastiest form known to man. Read More

  • Guitar Hero: Rock the 80s Comes Out This Summer for the PS2

    The band is back together. Activision confirmed today the long-running rumor of a 1980s-themed Guitar Hero. Called Guitar Hero: Rock the 80s, the game is scheduled to be released exclusively for the PS2 (sorry, 360 fans) this summer. Most importantly, Activision revealed a couple of songs Clapton wannabes can look forward to, uh, shredding. • Twisted Sister’s “I Wanna… Read More

  • Motorola To Unveil 30 FPS Phone, Shooter

    Big Daddy over at Motorola Ed Zander said that next week, his company will show off a new phone capable of playing movies at 30 frames per second in very high quality video. Then every American sighed in disappointment as he revealed that the phone would be launching in Europe. Oh well. It’s nice to dream. Zander said that users will be able to load movies onto the phone via SD cards… Read More

  • Harry McCracken Returns To PC World

    Oh snap! Guess who’s back at PC World? That’s right, Phil Harry McCracken is back at the magazine, now as Editor In Chief and Vice President. This comes after a huge storm over at PC World, when last week, McCracken walked out and resigned during a meeting when CEO Colin Crawford shot down an anti-Mac story, fearing it would piss off advertisers. Read More

  • The Futurist: The End Of The Line For Obvious Patents

    There’s an old episode of The Simpsons where the designers of Barbie stand-in Malibu Stacy are gathered in their smoky room trying to come up with a killer app to take on a new competitor on the block. Their idea: stick a hat on the old doll. The ever-wise Lisa, who sees through such marketing shenanigans, says something along the lines of: “It’s still the same old doll… Read More

  • Comic Creator Available on Verizon

    If you’re looking to send more than a mere text message, you’ll now have the ability to create your own comic on a mobile phone. Verizon Wireless has announced the availability of Comic Creator by AMA, a Get It Now application that will allow customers to create their own personalized comics, which can be sent to other mobile phones or e-mail addresses. Developed by Advanced… Read More

  • AbMob and Mywaves To Offer Mobile Video

    Mobile ad network AdMob and video company mywaves have teamed up to offer a user-initiated video ad format, which will appear on AdMob partner sites. The ad will appear as a banner unit on a mobile Web page, and it will lead to a landing page containing a mywaves-branded embedded played, which will offer video content selected by the advertiser. Coca-Cola is the first company to sign up for… Read More

  • Bookmark, Copy, Note and Share: SharedCopy.com

    Collaborative annotation of web pages is far from a new concept. We’ve covered the field previously; there is a variety of startups competing in this space all offering similar feature sets. Singapore based SharedCopy though looks like it might be the next step forward. It’s annotations on web pages, and more. Like Fleck, SharedCopy does not rely on a browser plugin. Annotation… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Vending Edition

    Healthy Vending Tries to Stop Kids From Getting Fat While in School
    Helio Ocean First Impressions
    Orignal Poker Chip Customizer: Liquor Up Front, Poker In The Rear
    Omelette 1.0 – The First Apple TV Game
    Game Boy XP PC Read More

  • Fidg't: Central Control of Social Networks

    Presenting at Innovate!Europe 2007 today is Santa Monica based PROTOMOBL with a product called Fidg’t, that aims to make social network management easier. The concept is simple: a centralized control point for social networks. Fidg’t brings together contacts from across multiple networks and platforms allowing for the easier leveraging of social networks from the one… Read More

  • Tagged Turns Profitable – May Be Fastest Growing Social Network

    Silicon Valley based Tagged was a young-teen focused social network that, like Piczo, focused on security of its users first. It is part of a vague second-tier of social networks that assemble under the MySpace/Facebook giants and includes Hi5 (which is fast becoming a first tier player), Bebo, Piczo, Orkut and Friendster. They’ve raised two rounds of financing – $1.5 from… Read More

  • Joost Announces $45 million Funding From Sequoia, Index, CBS & Viacom

    Internet TV startup Joost raised $45 million in a venture round of financing, the company will announce this evening. Investors include Sequoia Capital, Index Ventures, CBS Corporation, Viacom and Chinese billionaire Li Ka-shing. The company has not previously disclosed any financings. Joost was started by Skype founders Janus Friis and Niklas Zennström in 2006; presumably seed funding… Read More

  • Rough Ridin' Mac Mini for Mighty Mac Daddies

    We tried to come up with reasons why you’d need to ruggedize a Mac Mini, but we came up with none. Really, a MacBook Pro and a nice bag should be good enough, but apparently some people want to take their diminutive Macs on the road. And there is a case for them. Here it is, enjoy. Read More

  • telepark.contact: Tag Based Contact Management

    Munich, Germany based telepark has launched telepark.contact, a tag based online contact management platform, as part of their presentation at Innovate!Europe 2007. telepark is selling the new service as the “Flickr of Contact Management”, and although it’s easy to groan at the comparison, it didn’t stop me taking a look. telepark.contact allows users to easily define… Read More

  • TV Timer: For Moms who Hate Their Kids

    Dear Mums: As Mother’s Day approaches, we’ve been on your side here on CrunchGear. We’ve saddled our readers with contests aimed at winning prizes for you, their mothers. They could have been a little more responsive, but maybe it’s not them? Maybe it’s you? Read More

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