• Why Windows users don't like Macs: They're ignorant!

    I always try to be generous and kind when the mentally deficient come to my doorstep selling candy or trying to convince me Windows is great. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes III Esq., a ZDNet blogger, tries to inform us why Apple is better than Windows and/or vice versa and just ends up confusing us all. In the end, however, he believes that people don’t switch to Macs because of the time it… Read More

  • Vocal Joystick video sounds like the Konami Code

    Click the Giz link below and watch the videos. Up. Up. Left. Faster. Very fast. Slower. Up. Mouse-click. This is how one controls the Vocal Joystick, a device developed at the University of Washington. Its purpose is to help disabled and paralyzed people use computers in a much more efficient way. The way it works is that a microphone in the joystick samples your voice 100 times a second and… Read More

  • Motorola's latest devices revealed in all their blurred glory

    I wouldn’t exactly say that Motorola ‘leaked’ these four new devices during a presentation in Amsterdam because…well…how the hell do you accidentally leak four devices? It’s not like they fell out of your bag and every douchemonger there snapped pics of it. If it’s in your presentation then they weren’t leaked. Some people are just morons. *Looks… Read More

  • Wikimedia Is Moving Out West

    The Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, along with Wiktionary, Wikibooks, WikiNews, Wikispecies, and other peer-produced content sites, is moving its headquarters from St. Petersburg, Florida to San Francisco in January. It should have an easier time recruiting Web developers and engineers, and will be closer to its for-profit sibling, Wikia, which is based in San Mateo. Founder… Read More

  • Smart shopping carts headed for London supermarkets?

    Shopping carts rigged up with a touch screens and barcode scanners might find their way into London supermarkets soon, according to Reuters. You’d simply scan an item and get a readout of how many calories, fat, and whatnot it contains. It’d be similar to looking at the back of item with your eyes except with a few more steps involved. Read More

  • Got a video startup?

    I’m planning a review of online video startup companies in the UK and Ireland. I think I have a fair idea of who to look at but I just want to make sure I haven’t missed anyone. If you have a project which falls into the video category then either submit your company or contact me. Thanks in advance. Read More

  • Samsung SPH-9200 UMPC with folding keyboard

    Nice. The keyboard in the above video makes typing on a UMPC look almost bearable. No word on pricing or availability yet but the unit itself features a VIA C7-M processor, WiFi, WiBro, HSDPA, and a compact foldable body. Looks to be about the size of a smaller portable DVD player when it’s all folded up. Samsung SPH-9200 UMPC On Video Read More

  • Apple to offer webapp "download" page

    Apple is extending an olive branch — albeit dipped in stinky, runny, rancid cheese — by creating a website full of web apps for use on the iPhone. Now remember — web apps suck, especially the ones that are ostensibly offering IM access. Like Adam and Steve in the Garden of Eatin’, once you’ve tried the sweet, sweet taste of a native, localized compiled… Read More

  • Logitech keyboard for the Wii

    Because you do so much surfing on your Wii, Logitech has announced the Classic Keyboard 200. The full-sized USB keyboard is spill-resistant so when you knock over your grape soda in a fit of rage while waiting for the damn dialogue to finish during Paper Mario you’ll be okay. I realize you won’t be using the keyboard during game play, but it’ll be close enough to suffer from… Read More

  • Free HD DVDs*

    *Just ahead of the holiday push the HD DVD camp is at it again with another offering of five free HD DVDs with the purchase of an Xbox 360 HD DVD player, Toshiba DVD player and Toshiba HD DVD computer. The list of titles seem decent this time around, but they’re free so who really cares. If you haven’t already picked up a 360 console and you love Frank Miller’s 300 then… Read More

  • How-to: Automatic Coffee Maker

    Every morning, I need at least a couple cups of hot, black coffee. Normally I’d insert some joke about how my tastes in coffee and my women are similar, but I’m waiting for it to cool off a bit. Did you know though, that you can turn any old bullshit coffee maker into an automatic brewing machine? Allow me to explain how: Read More

  • SnapLayout: The Profile Editor MySpace Should Have Made

    Changing around the style of your profile is a big part of MySpace’s culture. Heavy users change their profiles daily, leading to over half a million threads in MySpace’s forums from users asking how they can customize their profiles. Yet after four years of operation, profile design still consists of CSS hacked together through third party sites or an allegedly ripped-off… Read More

  • Wii Fit due out Decemebr 1st

    …in Japan of course. Meaning that the Japanese have no concept of exercise, because when it takes a goddamned video game to get you in shape, something is wrong. Wii Fit will be available for 8800 yen or ~$75 at Japanese retailers when December 1st rolls around and for that exorbitant price, you’ll scoop up a game disc and some weird-ass exercise pad. Seems a bit expensive to… Read More

  • Firefox Coming To Your Phone

    Get ready to throw out that WAP browser on your mobile phone (if you haven’t already). The iPhone, with its fully-functioning Safari browser, showed us that mobile browsing need not be a compromise. Now, the folks at Mozilla are working on a mobile version of Firefox. A Firefox Web browser already exists for the Nokia N800, but this effort will expand Firefox’s mobile reach to… Read More

  • Is AT&T’s Bid to Buy 700 MHz in Jeopardy?

    The Associated Press reported today that AT&T is willing to pay $2.5 billion for Aloha Partners share of the 700 megahertz spectrum. The deal would give AT&T access to 196 million people in 281 markets around the United States. The company could use the old analogue television spectrum to expand wireless phone and data services or to add video content for mobile phones. But there may be… Read More

  • Ad Infuse Continues to Grow

    Ad Infuse, a company that delivers personalized mobile handset advertisements, announced today that it has closed 14 new mobile advertising and marketing deals and 22 new publishing deals so far in 2007. Ad Infuse hopes to finalize several more contracts by the end of the year. The company added that inventory across its content channels will exceed 160 million impressions per month as of… Read More

  • Crunch Network


    Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. Cannucks getting iPhone this month, eh? (Sorry.) Take Off! Notice the spike in comments when you guys cover Canada? Interesting. They are watching. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Pugilist Edition

    Oregon Scientific Weather In Motion
    Light-y punch-y bag-y deal-y concept-y
    Microsoft Sidewinder gaming mouse quick look
    Sky Spies: Advanced bugs invading politics?
    Sansa spokeswoman will shave her head if Zune overtakes her company in holiday sales Read More

  • Google adds six new 'Street View' cities to Google Maps

    Hey, look at you Chicago, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, and Tucson! Literally, look at you. You’re on Google Maps’ Street View! Let the peeping begin! Phoenix, Tucson, and certain areas of Chicago contain high resolution images to boot. Also, a cool new feature is "the ability to pan up in most new cities." Peeping jokes aside, Street View is a pretty… Read More

  • Help Crash the System

    Here’s a fun contest for you gamer types. G8 makes gamer apparel — I know, you’re thinking Depends and one of those Camelbak water systems are all you need, but you do have to leave the house sometimes. To that end, they’ve decided to offer us some goodies to give away. I have one “Crash the System” tee that will go to one lucky commentator who writes… Read More

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