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  • T-Mobile outage in NYC

    I’ve just confirmed with T-Mobile (and my friend Aileen who has T-Mo) that there is an outage in NYC, but it’s a weird outage. Data and voice are working except you can’t receive calls. Weird, right? Experiencing it anywhere else? Then let us know in comments. Read More

  • Mobile Dead goes live for BlackBerry in NYC

    Its been a few months since we last mentioned Mobile Dead, but this zombie-blastin’ “Mobile Multiplayer Trans-Reality” (MMTR) game has now gone live in New York City. Like other MMTR games, you’re wandering the streets of your own city rather than some made up fantasy land. Your character and other in game objects are superimposed onto a map of your area, with your… Read More

  • Happy Birthday, Gran Turismo!

    We’re an open-minded bunch at the Gear and we really wish folks would throw more events like Downshift Sessions’s 10th Anniversary party for Gran Turismo that celebrates the marriage between automotive design, art, gaming and music. Because gadgets aren’t drab little things anymore and we like that added touch of art to go with our gear. I do, at least. Last week at the… Read More

  • DIY: Car side mirror NYC-style

    CrunchGear reader Katie, our hottest female reader, sent this in and we’re all LOLing our asses off in the chat room. Anyone have a better idea? Read More

  • Spotted: Pentax BobCar in NYC

    Over the weekend I spotted this little BobCar from Pentax in Union Square and decided to see what it was all about being the Pentax guy that I am. The BobCar was really neat because it allowed anyone to just roll up and test out any of the cameras that were on hand. This is a much better solution than having potential buyers test them out in-store. The lighting is horrible and… Read More

  • Everyone is drawn to the Apple Store, including a missing teacher

    Ever notice how your Apple Store is always busy? It could be in the dead of winter, when only old people and hockey moms wander out, and the Apple Store will be hopping. Anyway, back to the story at hand, a Harlem Spanish teach went missing on August 29th but was recently spotted at the 5th Ave Apple store where she was allegedly checking her email — or buying the new iPod Nano. Hannah… Read More

  • Send your cellphone photos and video to NYC's 911, 311

    New Yorkers now have something constructive to do with the cellphone’s photo and video cameras. As of yesterday, New York City’s 911 and 311 (that’s for dumb things like, there’s a lot of traffic on the BQE this morning, do something~!) phone numbers can accept photos and videos taken from cellphones. It used to be that being able to send in text message tips was… Read More

  • HP unveils latest notebook on the catwalk at NYC Fashion Week

    It’s Fashion Week here in NYC and that means tons of models and plenty of parties to crash. Tonight, HP and Vivienne Tam introduced the HP Vivienne Tam Special Edition notebook. It will launch in October, but no other details were disclosed and I’d say it’s somewhere between eight and 10-inches. Oh, it comes with a “complementary embroidered storage sleeve.”… Read More

  • Wakamaru robots to invade NYC UNIQLO store

    Toshiyuki Kita’s Wakamaru robot has been around for more than three years and the soon-to-be robot overlord will begin its reign of tyranny at Japanese retailer UNIQLO’s NYC Soho store. I live a block up the street from said store, so I’ll check it out next week when the robot fleet is deployed. It’s still unclear exactly how the robot will help one shop, but… Read More

  • Guitar Hero: Aerosmith launched today in NYC


    Image via Reuters Yeah, I was supposed to go to the launch earlier today in Times Square for GH:Aerosmith, but that clearly didn’t happen since I’m not using my own photos. Anyway, the game will be available on the 29th. Read More

  • Possible hands on with Aircell's GoGo Inflight Wi-Fi service

    American Airlines is quite possibly the most horrendous airline on the face of the planet. I’m waiting for my flight to LA at Gate 12 in JFK. I was supposed to leave at 7:15 ET, but it’s been pushed out to 7:50 ET. So feel free to swing by and say hello and possibly buy me a beer. Although, I don’t see a bar anywhere around. I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that… Read More

  • New York launches anti-piracy ad campaign: Your intelligence is in no way insulted

    Go ahead and tell me that New York isn’t over. The city will be plastering subways with anti-piracy flyers throughout the summer, telling people, essentially, not to copy that floppy. Harried New Yorkers and in-the-way tourists will be treated to mock movie ratings, like the kind seen here. Instead of “R” and “PG” we’ll be seeing “RO” and… Read More

  • WTF are people lining up at NYC Apple stores?

    The other day I cruised over to my local deli on Greene Street in Soho to grab breakfast and noticed a contingent of Canal Street locals lining up at the Soho Apple store. I didn’t think anything of it at the time and I just got back from the post office and they were still there! A buddy of mine who works by Central Park just texted me asking if something was going on because he noticed… Read More

  • Attention NYC: Wiimbledon 2008 at Barcade in BK on June 7

    Look here, New Yorkers, June 7th in Brooklyn at Barcade marks the second coming of Wiimbledon. Details are far and few between at the moment, but I just wanted to give you the heads up. An open bar will be sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery and Prince is providing a gaggle of prizes along with Brunswick. Registration will open up a week prior, June 2, and will be online with 128 spots. More details… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Nintendo officially prices Wii Fit

    Nintendo’s upcoming white plank of plastic has been priced at a mere $90. Yes, that’s right, the Wii Fit will launch stateside May 19 and those of you living in NYC who pre-order from the Nintendo World store from April 18-20 will get a special bonus. The first 1,000 lazy sacks to put down $5 will get a limited edition Wii Fit t-shirt with an image of Shigeru Miyamoto and his… Read More

  • T-Mobile rocks Webster Hall with Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliot for the Grammys' 50th Anniversary Tour


    In honor of the Grammy’s 50th anniversary, T-Mobile Sidekick brought Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliot to NYC. Both artists put on great shows and despite the Grammys’ PR folks being total asshats (T-Mo was the antithesis of asshat) to me and Nicholas, we had a great time. The T-Mo crew had Sidekick LXs on display and all the Sidekick users in the crowd made me miss mine. There are… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: New Yorkers go for Guinness World Record this Thursday at Barcade

    Guinness World Records invites you, gamer, to Barcade in Brooklyn this Thursday, April 10, to try to break five world records. You’ll be shooting for a fastest time in Ms. Pac-Man; fastest time in Tapper; highest Out-Run score; highest Ghosts & Goblins (good luck with that, one of the hardest games I’ve ever played); and high Donkey Kong score without using a hammer. Truly… Read More

  • WTF: New MBP, MBs not available in stores [Update]

    Available immediately, the new MacBook and MacBook Pro models start at just $1,099 and $1,999, respectively. [Feb 26, 2008] So I just called the SoHo and 5th Ave. Apple stores here in Manhattan and both stores told me the new MBPs are not in stock and they don’t know when they’ll be receiving them. That pisses me off because I’ve been waiting to upgrade from my MB. Apple… Read More

  • Linkin Park playing at secret Apple event?

    The mix-tape I sent to Apple in 1997 must have finally gotten to Steve because Linkin Park front man Douchey McWhiterapenstien aka Mike Shinoda leaked that the band was working with Apple for an NYC event that was supposed to be “secret.” Good choice trusting a rock star with your marketing strategy, Apple. These guys can barely make sure their sex partners are of age let alone hold… Read More

  • AC Gears open up shop in NYC

    Over the weekend I made my way up to 8th street and Broadway for the opening party of the AC Gears store. I really had no idea what it was about or what to expect. I just saw the notice of in my Thrillist e-mail. What I found was a wall of headphones, random toys/gadgets from Japan and some of those uber cool Tokyo Flash watches we randomly post about. There wasn’t much that caught my… Read More