• PLAYSTATION Store goes live: Download PSP, PSone games to your PSP, no PS3 required

    Sony rolled out its PLAYSTATION (all caps, like a Japanese heel pro wrestler’s name) Store for the PC today, only you’ll probably ask yourself why it didn’t call the store the PSP Online Store. Yes, you can fire up your Web browser of choice and navigate it on your computer, setting up an account, browsing what titles are available and so on, but you’ll need a PSP to… Read More

  • T-Mobile could be forced to sell iPhone without contract, unlocked in Germany

    That’s Germany, all right. Like in France, it looks like Apple will have to sell the recently released iPhone in Germany without an accompanying contract and, separately, unlocked. Over in Deutschland, Vodaphone just won the first round in a long line of rulings against T-Mobile, which, for now, is the exclusive carrier of the iPhone there. Vodaphone, which no doubt wants a slice of… Read More

  • Samsung announces FlipShot for Verizon

    I really don’t know how Samsung can churn out so many phones week after week. This week is no different. Today, Samsung is announcing the FlipShot aka SCH-u900 for Verizon. The FlipShot is a weird looking phone that rotates and pivots, but its feature set is pretty darn cool. It has a business card scanner! The FlipShot supports multiple Bluetooth profiles including mono headset… Read More

  • Amazon Kindle review [Update]

    I’ll be the first to admit that e-books suck. They’re great in theory, but they’ll never catch on. There’s nothing that screams dork more than an e-book. E-books are the future. Apparently there is some miscommunication going on and some are under the impression that I think e-books are not the future. I, like many others, enjoy the real thing. There’s just… Read More

  • Partners Valimo and Gemalto Provide Safe Mobile Signature

    Gemalto, a digital security company, has partnered with Valimo, a mobile signature company, to create a secure mobile signature application for the mass market. Valimo’s Mobile Authentication Client (VMAC) will be put on Gemalto’s SIM (subscriber identity module) to provide customers with a safe way to sign documents electronically. “We have seen a significant increase… Read More

  • Apple’s iPhone Unlocked in Europe

    Deutsche Telekom’s mobile unit T-Mobile announced today that it would sell the Apple iPhone without a contract. This was done in order to comply with a court injunction awarded to rival Vodafone by a German court. (See yesterdays post.) In Europe, when a mobile phone is sold that has a lengthy service contract attached to it, the hand set is sold at a discounted price. T-Mobile will sell… Read More

  • Apple Gets Creative With Mac Ads

    The Apple PC guy/ Mac guy ads are well known. The series with Justin Long and John Hodgman has become a cultural phenomenon, being parodied and copied wide and far. Apple has taken the ads online with a new campaign that combines the fun of the original TV ads with a creative use of site ad space. Instead of simply using a video ad, the campaign utilizes a right hand box and a top leaderboard… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Smart Shopper Edition

    Why I’d trade my vote for an iPod touch
    How to extend your wireless range for 5 cents
    Ye Olde Gadgete Bullshittery
    Slow news day: USB Cross
    Firefox 3: the good, the bad, and the memory usage 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. Report: broadband gridlock ‘like whoa’ by 2010 Skorch Time to hijack Intarweb 2 from those nerdlingers over in Academia. Why should they get all the ultrafast porn downloads all to themselves? We did it over 10 years ago… Read More

  • Sacred Plug-in: The Prayer Toolbar

    When the forces of religion meet the unmovable object that is advancing technology, a crash is inevitable, and sometimes they’re interesting enough to warrant a mention here. Take the Prayer Toolbar as an example. Your church or organization runs a prayer server that you integrate with your church’s website. Parishioners can log onto the site and request that other members of… Read More

  • UK's data czar moving to criminalize un-secured laptops

    Fresh in from the “add injury to insult” department is a story about the Brit’s security czar, who wants to make it a crime to lose an unencrypted laptop. Nodding to the fact that often its the data on these laptops rather than the hardware itself that’s at risk, he’s proposing pressing charges for the loss of sensitive personal data on laptops. A single… Read More

  • For once, new technology is hurting the porn biz

    Another day, another porn-related post here at CG. Today, though, it’s all bad news for the industry. If the numbers hold out, free Internet porn sites like YouPorn and PornTube will destroy Big Porn—Vivid, Hustler, etc. No more high-end productions, no more contract starlets, no more class. DVD sales of porn have plummeted (Vivid used to make 80 percent of its income from DVD… Read More

  • Patched Mail security hole re-opened – don't touch that .jpg

    Just when you thought it was safe to hit up that sharapova_hott_champ.jpg some random dude sent you, a once-forgotten security hole from the depths of 2006 comes to claim your kernel. A nearly 2-year-old bug in Mail allowed malicious types to include executable code in the resource fork of a file, without changing its MIME type. In other words, it says quacks like a .jpg but walks like a worm. Read More

  • Of Montreal's new T-Mobile ad

    We don’t share commercials often, but since we like T-Mobile and really like Of Montreal, we couldn’t resist posting about it when they got together. Enjoy it, friends. Read More

  • Web Memes for Net Neutrality

    There has never been a better way to get your political point across than with a group music video. We Are The World can suck it though, this is the greatest thing I’ve seen in awhile. And we totally agree with them. Read More

  • 100 Seesmic Accounts, And A Disclosure

    One of the hardest to get beta accounts right now is Seesmic, Loic Le Meur’s new startup that went into private beta in early October. The service, which can most easily be described as a video Twitter, is popular with the 300 people who are beta testing it so far. Le Meur says that more than half of them are extremely active, and 200 videos are being posted daily. There are over… Read More

  • Secret FCC documents reveal Blackberry 8120 to support 802.11b/g

    Some savvy document-jockeys have uncovered evidence that the Blackberry 8120 (GSM/EDGE cousin to the shiny new 8130) will be sharing many of the updates its 3G relative enjoys. Among those are GPS, stereo bluetooth, and most interestingly, Wi-Fi support. Not only that, but the manual hints at integration with T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi-based Hotspot@Home service. The feature list for this… Read More

  • The Truth: Recycling computers kills asians

    You know that warm, altruistic feeling you get when you attempt to “go green” by recycling your old electronics? Turns out you’re killing people in Hong Kong and other Asian cities. That old monitor you’re recycling has poison inside of it. That doesn’t sound so bad, unless you’re the very impoverished and very unlucky guy who’s job it is to mine… Read More

  • Video CrunchDeal: Insignia 26" LCD HDTV for $379.99

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf I own this TV. When I bought it I thought it was a steal at $399. It’s now $379. Regular price is $549. The deal ends Wednesday so if you’re in the market for a good TV, this is it. Best Buy’s Insignia brand TVs are made by LG, from what I’ve heard. Enjoy! Insignia 26" 720p… Read More

  • Brightspot.tv = DeadPool

    Duncan Riley said “BrightSpot.tv on the other hand comes with some interesting backers that might just make it a breakout in the space.” He was wrong. It’s now in the TechCrunch DeadPool. CrunchBase Information BrightSpot.tv Information provided by CrunchBase Read More

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