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  • The free Crysis Wars trial starts tonight, here's what you need to do

    The free Crysis Wars trial starts tonight, here's what you need to do

    Like free games? I do! How about Crysis Wars, we first told you about a few days ago. The free period will run starting tonight and countine through next week. Either I’m not a big enough nerd (which isn’t likely) or the creators do not want people to actually play for free cause the registration process and download is a pain in the ass. So here is what you need to do in an… Read More

  • Try RCTiger for free

    Try RCTiger for free

    The first folks who email me at contest@crunchgear.com with the subject line “RCTRIGGER” will get a free account for RCTiger, the wacky RC tank game I played last week. You can read all about it here. Good luck! [Thanks, Chris] Read More

  • Crunchdeals: 9 Free e-books

    Crunchdeals: 9 Free e-books

    Into e-books? Me too. I’m just not overly fond of how they charge almost the same price for the paper version as they do the electronic version. Here’s something interesting from eReader.com though: they are giving away nine titles for free. Read More

  • And now that FCC meeting concerning free nationwide Wi-Fi won't even happen

    And now that FCC meeting concerning free nationwide Wi-Fi won't even happen

    How great is this: the FCC meeting that was scheduled to take place this week where they’d discuss the plans for free nationwide Wi-Fi isn’t even going to happen. The meeting, which was supposed to occur on the Dec. 18, was killed because a bunch of congressman objected to any “controversial” items emerging from the FCC during the last day’s of George W. Read More

  • AT&T finalizes free Wi-Fi goodness

    AT&T finalizes free Wi-Fi goodness

    All of AT&T’s 17,000 hotspots are currently open and ready for business, including most Starbucks stores less the ones the close because we are entering the second Great Depression. Hotspots are free to AT&T iPhone subscribers. All of the spots are free, so just roll on up and give them a go. If you’re at a Starbucks today, try it out and show us what it looks like. Read More

  • Starbucks to give away free Wi-Fi tomorrow

    Starbucks to give away free Wi-Fi tomorrow

    Starbucks will give away Wi-Fi starting tomorrow, June 3. Or: When you register your Starbucks Card and use it at least once a month, you’ll receive two consecutive hours a day of complimentary Wi-Fi, courtesy of AT&T. Not much to complain about here, really. Buy an elitist latte once in a while, and check the headlines. Like, say, that Mourinho is officially at Inter Milan. Read More

  • FCC considers making next spectrum winner offer free wireless broadband Internet access

    FCC considers making next spectrum winner offer free wireless broadband Internet access


    Flickr’d Don’t look now, but the FCC, in an unusually egalitarian move, may require the winner of an upcoming spectrum auction to give away free, wireless Internet access. A June 12 meeting will determine the rules of an upcoming auction, with one of the bandied-about provisions being that the winner must provide at least 50 percent of the country (well, the population) with… Read More

  • Californian Congresswoman calls for no-cost, no-porn, wireless broadband access to solve digital divide

    Californian Congresswoman calls for no-cost, no-porn, wireless broadband access to solve digital divide

    Ubiquitous broadband is a lofty goal, the idea of the “digital divide” is indeed an important one to consider, and Rep. Anna G. Eshoo from California’s got a novel idea on how to deliver it: wirelessly and free. Disappointed that none of the winners of the recent 700MHz auction were going to offer a similar for-profit solution, Eshoo feels it’s time for the government… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Free photo printing at Walgreens

    CrunchDeals: Free photo printing at Walgreens


    Those of you with Walgreens’ photo accounts may want to login and pick 15 of your favorite photos to get printed in all their 4×6 glory. When you’re checking out enter code TAXDAY and you’re done. Just be sure to do it by 1:59 PM Central time today. via GeekSugar Read More

  • Help Key: How to download off Usenet like a champ

    [photopress:usenethow.jpg,full,center] If and when the **AA have Usenet shut down after the piece appears, feel free to blame Biggs. He’s making me write it. I occasionally mention Usenet when talking about piracy here, but I’ve never really explained what it is or what it does. I’m still not going to explain what it is, technically, (that’s what Wikipedia’s for)… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: March issue of Wired is FREE

    CrunchDeals: March issue of Wired is FREE


    In case you missed Nicholas’ post this morning about things being Free in the future then you probably missed a free copy of the March issue of Wired. We did too so don’t feel bad. Thanks to GeekSugar for giving us the heads up. There are only 10,000 copies available and we’re not sure how many are left so you better act fast. Get the March 2008 of Wired for Free! [GS] Read More

  • Free free free: Wired predicts business will move to gratis model

    [photopress:freeeeeee.jpg,full,center] In the future, everything will be free. Free, though, means different things to different people. Grab a cup of coffee, this one’s gonna take a while. Wired’s editor-in-chief Chris Anderson, famous for his “Long Tail” theory, has a new one up his sleeve this month, and it’s one that we should have seen coming. Simply… Read More

  • More info, screens on free-to-play Battlefield Heroes

    [photopress:bfh1.jpg,full,center] I just got the issue of Games for Windows in the mail with Battlefield Heroes on the cover. In it is a long feature explaining the ins and outs of the game. It sounds pretty great, very easy to pick up and play for the person who doesn’t have dozens of hours a week to devote to a video game. That should be anyone over the age of 16. Some neat things… Read More

  • Last.fm unleashes totally free music that artists get paid for

    Last.fm unleashes totally free music that artists get paid for


    It sounds like nonsense, but it’s true. Last.fm, the popular social network for music, has announced that starting now, all music on the site can be played by anyone, for free. The catch is that after playing it three times you will be notified of their subscription service, but I don’t think we need to look this particular gift horse in the mouth. They’ve got the big… Read More

  • AT&T DSL customers all get free Wayport Wi-Fi now

    AT&T DSL customers all get free Wayport Wi-Fi now

    Next time you’re in a McDonald’s in Jerkwater, Ohio and you assume — like I did — that wireless access will be free, you’ll be right. That is, if you’re an AT&T DSL subscriber. I am not, so I therefore closed my laptop with my wrist because my hands were too french fry-ey. Formerly only available to premium DSL subscribers, AT&T is now giving any… Read More

  • EA's Battlefield Heroes will be a free download this summer

    [photopress:bfhgfw.jpg,full,right] Electronics Arts will release Battlefield Heroes this summer, its first free-to-play game in the West. (There’s already a version of Fifa in Korea that’s free) The game, which looks a lot like Team Fortress 2, is from the same guys who developed Battlefield 1942. It will be only be available as a download and won’t cost you a dime. Instead… Read More

  • NewsGator adopts free software model

    NewsGator adopts free software model

    The very-excellent FeedDemon RSS desktop software from NewsGator has gone from $30 to free. I find Google Reader to be a great RSS reader but when I need to really dig in and catch news items as soon as they’re published, nothing beats a good standalone client like FeedDemon. NewsGator has also decided to give away its Mac client NewsNetWire, its mobile client NewsGator Go!, and its… Read More

  • Two free weeks of XM Satellite Radio for podcasters (and everyone else)

    Two free weeks of XM Satellite Radio for podcasters (and everyone else)

    I completely forgot to mention this the other day: now that XM is in the podcast business, it has started a promotion that gives away two weeks of streaming XM Satellite Radio. Yes, two free weeks of XM, complete with specialty channels like The Virus and that Oprah one. I hear XM is thinking about changing the name of the MLB channel to “Steroids: Everyone uses ‘em.” So… Read More

  • For-pay Wi-Fi is played, so played

    For-pay Wi-Fi is played, so played

    Computerworld’s Mile Elgan predicts that within a year, Starbucks will offer free wireless internet access. I advise that if Starbucks does end up doing this, that it not make it seem like it’s the greatest company in the world for doing so. Just quietly roll it out, put up a little sign, and let’s move on. Read More

  • Use iTunes and Facebook? Free music!

    Use iTunes and Facebook? Free music!

    Just a quick tip to help you get the most free music out of your day. Looks like you can get some free iTMS songs just by joining a group on Facebook. Search for “ticketmaster live”, join the group, redeem your songs and then leave the group (or stay) and you’re done. You are now officially five songs richer. 5 Free iTunes songs for Facebook Users [MM] UPDATE: You can… Read More