• Daily Crunch: More Snakes on a Plane Edition

    Some notable news items from yesterday: Nokia N-Gage
    Europeans Testing Hijack-proof Airplane
    Parrot NOMAD Bluetooth Speakerphone
    Uniden UDC-7M Announced
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  • Skype Video For Macs Launches Today

    Skype is launching Skype Video for Macs today (look for version 2.0 on this download page). Skype Video for Windows has been available since last December. We haven’t gotten our hands on the software yet, but this will not require two downloads like the July beta version, and will hopefully have some level of stability. Now if they could just add a very simple call record feature to… Read More

  • State of the CTIA Union

    Hidey Ho. It’s about 3pm in LA right now and we’re winding down from a whirlwind of meetings that started early this morning. Add in the Apple announcements – meh except for the iTV – and the Crunchsters are beat! Read More

  • MySpace: We don’t need Web 2.0

    News Corp. chief operating officer Peter Chernin told company investors today that, “If you look at virtually any Web 2.0 application, whether its YouTube, whether it’s Flickr, whether it’s Photobucket or any of the next-generation Web applications, almost all of them are really driven off the back of MySpace.” MultiChannel News is reporting that Chernin said there is… Read More

  • Penthouse Coming To Cellphones

    Porn publishing giant, Penthouse, announced today that they will begin offering mobile content throughout the Americas and Europe. This content will include games, editorials, audio and video clips, and (duh) pictures. There will even be a new mobileTV channel for the service. They’re saying that it will become available in the next couple of months. I can’t wait to be riding the… Read More

  • QuickPlayer Update – Mmmm… Video

    QuickPlayer Update – Mmmm… Video Quick update on QuickPlayer. The service should be supporting VGA video streaming in the next few months with interestin content from major players including most news channels and ESPN, MTV, and E! Networks. The audiocast quality was quite good but they weren’t ready to show off the video yet. They will roll out streaming video along the… Read More

  • Europeans Testing Hijack-proof Airplane

    Engineers in Europe have begun testing a “hijack-proof” airplane that is supposed to be able to pay attention to suspicious passengers, keep track of the plane staff and even steer clear of tall buildings if a terrorist tries to pull that trick again. The program is called Security of Aircraft in the Future European Environment (SAFEE) and BAE Systems is in charge of the endeavor. Read More

  • Wiki your photo posters with Tabblo

    Photo site Tabblo made a number of upgrades today to their service that now combines a wiki ethos with a design tool based on general rules of good layout. Tabblo isn’t a traditional photo sharing site; instead of competing with sites you’re probably familiar with, Tabblo makes it easy to import your photos from places like Flickr (and iPhoto or Picasa) and then lets you arrange… Read More

  • Panasonic Toughbook Line With WAN

    Just got a good look at the Toughbook line from Panasonic. I’ve always liked these things – nice round touchpad, great materials, excellent battery life – but take a look at this monster. This is the T5 ($1,899), an ultralight toughbook with touchscreen and – get this – a hand strap. You hold it like a book and rather than having a swivel screen, you just tap on… Read More

  • Lafayette Fiber Case Going to State Supreme Court

    Being from Louisiana, I kind of always thought of Lafayette as one of the most backward cities in the country. The only reason I ever went there was for the cheap booze (did I mention that I’m from Louisiana?). So why am I excited to hear the latest news coming out of the ass-crack of the south? The city has been trying to get fiber run citywide for over a year now, and the guys in… Read More

  • NETGEAR Ships WiFi Skype-enabled SPH101

    Netgear announced today that it has begun shipping preorders of the SPH101, its WiFi Skype phone. They’ll also be shipping to retailers soon. It’s a pretty sweet little phone, too, with a TFT display and no extra software required. If you want to buy one, it’s going for a paltry $249.99. NETGEAR Ships SPH101 WiFi Phone for Skype in Volume [eHomeUpgrade] Read More

  • Sprint Aims for Kiddies with the Sanyo SCP-8400

    Sprint’s finally ready to release the Sanyo SCP-8400. The new phone has a high resolution 2″ QVGA screen, can play MP3/ACC, can take pictures at 1.3MP, and of course, is Bluetooth capable. The main feature that should compel the younger audience is the phone’s ability to download and stream music and video from Sprint’s Power Vision network–I’ve never used… Read More

  • Nokia N-Gage

    Live at CTIA Wireless in Los Angeles, Ca, we just got word that Nokia is releasing the N-Gage. The phone, along with games, will feature public chat, online gaming and a marketplace to download more games. Curious, are you? Check out the video for more information! Nokia CTIA Wireless Read More

  • Panasonic Toughbook Line With WAN

    Just got a good look at the Toughbook line from Panasonic. I’ve always liked these things – nice round touchpad, great materials, excellent battery life – but take a look at this monster. This is the T5 ($1,899), an ultralight toughbook with touchscreen and – get this – a hand strap. You hold it like a book and rather than having a swivel screen, you just tap on… Read More

  • NETGEAR Ships WiFi Skype-enabled SPH101

    Netgear announced today that it has begun shipping preorders of the SPH101, its WiFi Skype phone. They’ll also be shipping to retailers soon. It’s a pretty sweet little phone, too, with a TFT display and no extra software required. If you want to buy one, it’s going for a paltry $249.99. NETGEAR Ships SPH101 WiFi Phone for Skype in Volume [eHomeUpgrade] Read More

  • Sprint Aims for the Kiddies with the Sanyo SCP-8400

    Sprint’s finally ready to release the Sanyo SCP-8400. The new phone has a high resolution 2″ QVGA screen, can play MP3/ACC, can take pictures at 1.3MP, and of course, is Bluetooth capable. The main feature that should compel the younger audience is the phone’s ability to download and stream music and video from Sprint’s Power Vision network–I’ve never used… Read More

  • Nokia N-Gage

    Live at CTIA Wireless in Los Angeles, Ca, we just got word that Nokia is releasing the N-Gage. The phone, along with games, will feature public chat, online gaming and a marketplace to download more games. Curious, are you? Check out the video for more information!
    Nokia CTIA Wireless Read More

  • QuickPlayer for BlackBerry Attracts Media

    Deep breath The Apple event has hardly ended and already we’re knee deep in correspondences from CTIA. What a day! Alright so here is what’s next. QuickPlayer Media Inc., has announced the first round of media partners for its QuickPlayer for BlackBerry application. The QuickPlayer allows for the delivery of streamed audiocasts to BlackBerry devices. It is supported by the… Read More

  • Ok, Here's What Apple Announced Today

    Steve Jobs took the stage in San Francisco and made a slew of announcements today. New hardware. New software. The whole spectrum. I was at the event – my real time notes are here and my pictures are here. The bottom line: Improvements were made to the existing line of iPods but no serious modifications were announced (like a rumored touch screen iPod), Apple now has movie downloads… Read More

  • QuickPlayer for BlackBerry Attracts Media

    Deep breath The Apple event has hardly ended and already we’re knee deep in correspondences from CTIA. What a day! Alright so here is what’s next. QuickPlayer Media Inc., has announced the first round of media partners for its QuickPlayer for BlackBerry application. The QuickPlayer allows for the delivery of streamed audiocasts to BlackBerry devices. It is supported by the… Read More