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  • Slate to World: You're a Bunch of iPhone Dupes


    Apple will offer one-on-one iPhone briefings to qualified, preregistered journalists. “No drop of milk oozes from the Apple teat without a crowd of journalists gathering to swallowing it up.” Let’s read that again. “No drop of milk oozes from the Apple teat without a crowd of journalists gathering to swallowing it up.” One more time? Sure! “No drop of… Read More

  • Sony in "Recovery Mode," Rebooting Finances

    Oyez oyez. The honorable Sir Howard Stringer Esq. Adm. 1st Class III Deceased is now placing Sony into a financial recovery mode, an effort to nip all this PS3 nastiness in the bud. Sony was depending on the new console to bolster its market share and cash reserves and, as we all know, it did neither. But what does “recovery mode” mean? Not much. All he’s really saying is… Read More

  • Get A Blackberry Curve For $49 Without Hassle

    If you’re in the market for a new phone and the Blackberry Curve has caught your eye, don’t go walking into an AT&T store just yet. Amazon is offering the device for a cheap-as-hell $49 without any rebates whatsoever. Yup, just plug in your credit card, place an order, and you’ve got yourself a Curve for under fifty bucks. One slight issue. If you break AT&T’s… Read More

  • T-Mobile @ Home Launching Next Week

    A little bird is talking about T-Mobile @ Home, something that should change the way we think about WiFi on cellphones. Apparently T-Mo employees can now get Hotspot @ Home apparel so they can be ready, willing, and able to service customers with a smile. T-Mobile@Home launch extravaganza continues [BGR] Read More

  • The Futurist: How The iPhone Will Change Mobile Devices

    I’ve spent the past few weeks as the resident naysayer of the infallibility of the iPhone. And while there’s certainly a lot to be skeptical about here, there are a lot of things about the iPhone that won’t just be really neat, but could change our standards for mobile devices from here on out. Read on to see… Read More

  • Fortier & Co. Makes Stylin' Body Armor

    Those of our readers who are aspiring rap artists should pay close attention. Frontier & Co. works with big name clothing designers like Burberry, YSL, Kenneth Cole, etc. to design body armor that blends in naturally with your apparel. Take for instance this beautiful trenchcoat from Burberry. It uses ballistic fibers that are stronger than steel, yet lightweight, to protect you from… Read More

  • Linux Parking Sign For Fat Geeks

    Are you a dork? A geek, loser, outcast? Then we have just the sign for you! Instead of putting up, say, a Tom Brady poster on the door of your room, you can now put up a Linux parking sign. Yes, that girl you bring home from the local Sonic will gasp in delight as she sees you too are addicted to Tux and his beloved OS. After getting to second base for ten seconds, you can create even more… Read More

  • Spore Not Delayed, Still On Track for Spring 2008

    It was all just a big misunderstanding, that’s all. Yesterday’s news suggesting that Will Wright’s Spore had been axed was the product of “misinformation.” An EA rep phoned Next Gen to dash the rumor, saying that the game is still currently scheduled to come out during the early part of the 2009 fiscal year, which starts in April 2008. So, Spring ’08 then. Read More

  • Pleo Now Available For US Pre-order

    Everyone’s favorite animatronic dinosaur is now one step closer to invading our shores. Pleo’s manufacturer UGOBE is taking pre-orders for the dinosaur and the price isn’t cheap. After earlier reports that Pleo would cost somewhere between $250 and $300, UGOBE has pulled a Nintendo and decided to charge $350 for the lil’ guy. Talk about highway robbery. Don’t get… Read More

  • The Pirate Bay Launches Image Hosting

    Us pirates know that The Pirate Bay team has been working on several new projects, with one of them becoming a competitor to YouTube. For now though, we’ve been blessed with BayImg, a unique image hosting service from TPB. Unlike sites like Photobucket and Imageshack, who will delete your photos if deemed “unfit”, BayImg lets you upload any image, uncensored, in over 100+… Read More

  • Creative Zen Stone Plus: 2GB iPod Shuffle Wannabe

    Good for Creative, coming out an update to its Zen Stone DAP not even two months after its initial announcement. The update, which adds a small OLED screen and doubles the storage capacity to 2GB, has been christened the Zen Stone Plus. Other goodies include a built-in FM tuner and voice recorder. Fun for everyone! Too bad it’s not listed as coming out over here. I’m sure… Read More

  • VeohTV Promises a Different TV Experience Online

    Joost may be getting a lot of attention lately, but it’s surely not the only new player in the TV-on-the-web game. Veoh claims that, while Joost embraces the old-school channel style of cable TV, their VeohTV service takes it a step further with DVR-like capabilities. VeohTV lets you watch any video on the web, not just channels of pre-selected content, and allows you to record what… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Kong Edition

    The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
    When Godzilla Needs A Margarita…
    Blackberry: Fin!
    All The Super Mario 64 Death You Can Handle
    Pimp My Guitar Case Read More

  • Blue Raven MediaMate 7000 (7-inch PMP) Review


    Portable digital video recorders are becoming an essential item in any traveling video geek’s arsenal. But Archos and Cowon aren’t the only companies pimping PMPs that help you pirate time- and place-shift your favorite TV shows and movies. The Blue Raven MediaMate 7000 sports a 7-inch widescreen LCD and up to 80GB of storage, as well as a $429.95 price ($379 for the 40GB model)… Read More

  • iPhone Dock Still Has Headset Charging Port


    Sources in possession of preproduction iPhones have confirmed a feature rumored earlier this year – the iPhone’s dock will include a port to charge Apple’s upcoming Bluetooth headset. This will ensure that those using the iPhone with the headset will only need one charger for both. Apple’s headset received FCC approval last week. Read More

  • Judge Stops RIAA in its Tracks, Denies Discovery to Get Subpoenas


    It looks like one judge, New Mexico’s Lorenzo F. Garcia, has finally stood up to some of the RIAA’s shady law practices. The judge denied the RIAA’s request to engage in discovery, which would have allowed the organization to subpoena the ISP of suspected file sharers for information. Without that information, the RIAA cannot determine the identity of the “John… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommeter.Evar

    Time again for your daily injection of reader antics. It won’t hurt. We promise. Ok it will. And the infamous CrunchDunce returns once more however, todays events really made us think of renaming CrunchDunce to something a little more Crunchy and offensive. Ian‘s critique of another reader regarding the iPhone hullabaloo got him the first spot. I beg to differ. Read More

  • PatentMonkey: Will the iPhone be used as Apple TV Remote?

    So genesis of the iPhone was sometime back in 2005, right? Interestingly, Apple happened to file a continuation on a patent application around that time covering a Universal Remote for controlling a number of home entertainment devices. A touch screen, hand held controller with a dynamic display that interacts with your entertainment appliances for information and can control a growing array… Read More

  • M-Audio's Torq Xponent: The Complete Computer-Based DJ System

    Vince and I love everything Torq-releated because we’re budding DJs. The latest Torq DJ system, the Xponenet from M-Audio, looks pretty amazing just based on the number of buttons and dials it has. Its price—$750—does preclude me from partaking, however. Like its smaller X Session Pro cousin, the Xponent is a computer-based DJ system that uses some pretty impressive software… Read More

  • Pistols at Dawn: Ryan Block Now on TechCrunch20 Panel of Experts

    Engadget’s Ryan Block will represent the gadget and gizmo folks at the TechCrunch20, a supercool symposium of all things Web 2.0 hosted by our own Michael Arrington and the illustrious Jason “The Animal” Calacanis. Michael told me that I couldn’t be on the panel in the interest of preserving impartiality, but we all know it’s because Ryan and Pete Rojas… Read More