• CrunchArcade: Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 is your latest Tom Clancy pretend war fix

    [photopress:r62r.jpeg,full,center] Reuters has a little something on the return of Rainbow Six Vegas 2, a name that sounds like a sports score. The game, which debuted on the PS3 and 360 this week, features more daytime raids than Vegas 1, if I remember Ubisoft’s pitch correctly. (I guess there were complaints that Vegas 1 was too dark.) Reuters takes a wider look at the franchise with… Read More

  • SugarSync review


    How often has this happened to you? You’re trapped in the trunk of a Lincoln Continental and the emergency trunk release has been snapped off. You have a document on your home PC detailing how to escape from such a situation but all you have is your WinMo or Blackberry phone with you. You do a frantic Google search to no avail, and your captors take you to a cornfield and beat you with… Read More

  • Butterfly in the sky, the L15 can fly twice as high

    Feast your eyes on the L15 Airship by Airship Surveillance Ltd. It’s meant for very high-altitude surveillance missions of up to “15,000 feet with payloads as great as 1000lbs, durations up to 50 hours and speeds of 60 knots.” It looks like a remote-controlled toy Zeppelin to me but I’d better watch what I say, lest one of these things be hovering over my apartment… Read More

  • Rock Band update brings new features, music store

    Owners of Rock Band for the Xbox 360 and PS3 will be happy to know that the fine folks at Harmonix have just issued a big software update for the game. I’d check this myself but, like an idiot, I accidentally sent my own personal copy of Rock Band back to GameFLY instead of the copy of Assassin’s Creed I rented. I don’t want to talk about it but I’m patiently waiting to… Read More

  • Sabotage: Safari bundled with WiniTunes

    If you’ve downloaded iTunes for Windows, you might get a window encouraging you to download a software update — really the entire package — for the latest version of Safari. This seems a bit disingenuous and smacks of bundling and the only thing I can imagine is that iTunes needs some sort of Safari DLLs to visit the iTunes store. That, however, is fairly bogus because why… Read More

  • Amazon Takes the Humans Out of Fulfillment With New API

    Amazon keeps adding to its Web services. Today, it is opening up an API for its Fulfillment by Amazon service, which allows online merchants to outsource their shipping to Amazon’s fulfillment centers. Up until now, the service still required a lot of manual steps on the parts of companies or entrepreneurs using it—they had to pre-label each box before sending it to Amazon and… Read More

  • Android phone from HTC will be called 'Dream'

    Previously codenamed “Dream,” the Android-based Google phone coming from HTC will be called — drumroll please — “Dream,” according to IDG News Service. This information comes from “a person close to the situation,” so it’s possible that we’re not much further along than we were back in early November when we told you that… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Louisville wins NCAA Tournament

    Click on the image for the high-res version Yeah, that would have been the proper headline, but it’s not. I thought it’d be fun to simulate this year’s NCAA tournament by way of 2K Sports’ College Hoops NCAA 2K8 except the regions aren’t lined up the right way. In it the East plays the West and the South plays the Midwest. Someone please correct me if I’m… Read More

  • LG LH2300: Touch Web promises 'full' Internet browser

    [photopress:touchweb1.jpg,full,center] LG today showed off the LH2300, a Web-friendly cellphone that has a 3-inch display. The touchscreen cellphone, which is currently scheduled to debut in Korea early next month, doesn’t appear to do anything out of the ordinary. You’ll find an expected resolution (800×480), Bluetooth, microSD, etc. Read More

  • Alltel announces Samsung Muse

    Click on the image for an upright shot This morning Alltel announced the addition of the clamshell Samsung Muse to their lineup. The music-centric Muse has a dedicated music key and is a shade of midnight blue. Other features include an MP3 player with 64MB of internal memory, 2-megapixel camera (video), GPS, stereo Bluetooth and access to Alltel’s XM mobile radio service, the Muse… Read More

  • My new MSN buddy

    In part 5,000 of our ongoing investigation of all things spammy, here is my interaction with what appears to be an MSN Chat robot designed to lure drunken frat boys into a chatroom where they have to offer up credit card numbers in order to get to see nakedness. Strangely enough, the robot actually took time to respond so there must be some wait loop in there to make it more realistic. Read More

  • Qualcomm Banned from Selling Some 3G Chips

    A U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s ruling that banned Qualcomm from selling chips that infringed on three patents owned by Broadcom Corp. A California jury in 2007 found that Qualcomm didn’t have a right to the patents and the lower court placed an injunction on Qualcomm that stopped it from selling the chips. “We are gratified that the U.S. Court of Appeals… Read More

  • Euro CrunchDeals: 1000 MS points with GTA IV purchase

    UK retailer, HMV, is offering up 1000 MS points as well as some vouchers “giving you over GBP 130 worth of savings” when you pre-order the Xbox 360 version of the upcoming Rockstar title. Grab it now for GBP 39.99. HMV [via Euro Gamer] Read More

  • In case you hadn't heard, all NCAA games are on Joost

    Just a heads up that Joost will be conducting a test run of every game in the NCAA tournament, streamed live. There’s a fair amount of warning that this is a test of Joost’s live streaming capabilities, so take that into consideration if you’re hell bent on being able to watch the games reliably. There’s also CBSSports.com’s live stream as well, so you’ve got… Read More

  • HTC Developing Phone for Android

    High Tech Computer (HTC) is developing a mobile phone that will use the open-source Android software created by Google for its operating system. The phone will be called Dream and have a large touchscreen and full QWERTY keypad. The handset is over 5 inches long and 3 inches wide and has a keypad that swivels out from underneath the screen. HTC is not the only company that is developing a… Read More

  • Review: Samsung Ace SPH-i325 for Sprint

    Not long ago, my good friend and distinguished colleague Peter Ha lamented that CDMA phones were relatively useless outside of the US because of their inability to roam on European networks. Well CDMA providers like Sprint and Verizon recognize this as a legitimate disadvantage and, as such, are beginning to offer phones that work on networks here but also contain slots for SIM cards… Read More

  • PS3 to get BD-Live functionality this month

    Sometime in the next few days Sony will release firmware v2.20 for the PS3. The impending update will bring the Blu-ray player/console up to date with Profile 2.0. This will make the PS3 the first BD-Live functional player on the market. A handful of other features and/or enhancements were revealed as well. Read More

  • Smelling Trouble Behind AOL's $850 Million Bebo Deal

    When AOL bought Bebo for $850 million last week, CEO Randy Falco and COO Ron Grant believed the social network would help save AOL from its downward spiral. Social networks are where pageviews are generated these days, and AOL’s own attempt to turn AOL Instant Messenger into one (via Aim Pages) was a dud on arrival. Bebo, with 22.9 million unique visitors in February and 10.3… Read More

  • Pulver Launches An Online TV Guide In The Form of a Cube (PrimeTimeRewindTV)

    Now that all the major TV networks are streaming prime time shows on the Web we are starting to see sites and applications that bring all of that video to one place. Instead of going ABC.com, NBC.com Fox.com, CBS.com or Hulu, why not create a uniform interface that organizes and streams the videos from all of those TV network sites? That’s the idea behind Fancast, desktop app Veoh… Read More

  • Diigo Revamps Social Bookmarking Service with v3.0

    We got word last night that Diigo will be releasing version 3.0 of its social bookmarking and webpage annotation service today. The company is calling it its biggest upgrade since 2006, when former TechCrunch writer Marshall Kirkpatrick gushed extravagantly over it. I’m personally not a daily user of Diigo, even though going back and reading Marshall’s review makes me think I… Read More

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