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  • iPhone2 is Here! Wait, What?

    Holy disingenuousness, Batman. Check out this “next generation” VoIP provider called iPhone2. Now, I’ve never used any of the company’s products. In fact, they may be the best VoIP guys out there. But naming your company iPhone2? Isn’t that some sort of trademark issue? Any lawyers in the house? Home Page [iPhone2] Read More

  • Google Maps Zoom Magic Uncovered

    The new street view feature that appears in Google Maps is pretty righteous, but how the f*ck are they doing it? It gives me the creeps and if it ever shows up around me I’ll be kicking and screaming. It’s zooming into people’s homes and everything. It’s a clear violation of my privacy. So who is doing all this? Immersive Media is the culprit and the means by which… Read More

  • Zune Firmware 1.4: Out Today

    Listen up, Zune users. Word has come down to my ears that a new firmware update for your handy PMP will be available for download at 10:00 PST today. It’s not a major upgrade, but it does improve the Zune’s shuffling action, which some users have hated on. (Not me, I don’t drink the Haterade.) No word on what other changes are included, but we’re doubting… Read More

  • Apple Hater: Show Yourself


    Readers: after posting a wee story about the iPhone, we received this most excellent comment. Mad commenter — Who are you? Tell us your story. I promise to give you a fair shake. Email us at tips @ crunchgear dot com. I ordinarily wouldn’t put a comment in a stupid blog but your behaviour is so infuriating Steve Jobs, I have to. Steve: This is a promise. I will do everything… Read More

  • Apple Patent Reveals iPhone Signals Kept Clean

    According to a recent patent filing Apple has made, the iPhone will have crystal clear reception with absolute minimal interference. This technology is designed to keep interference away from the iPhone that other gadgets and devices might cause. Just a small detector chip is all it takes. Apple plans on alerting you also when your signal becomes fuzzy or interrupted via audio or text. Read More

  • Desperately Seeking CrunchGear Intern


    Like gadgets? Games? Witty banter? Not working at the pizzeria this summer? Know a little PHP? Drop me a line at john at crunchgear dot com along with one post in CrunchGear style and a few paragraphs about yourself. Don’t send me resumes, but PHP/programming experience is a plus. Pay dependent on skill set and how cool you seem in your email. Applicants must have majority of day free… Read More

  • Dork Sells Star-Trek Themed Pad For Mucho Loot

    Face it. Loving Star Trek is about as dorky as a dork can get. But one Star Trek fan had the last laugh when he sold his one bedroom flat for more than five times the market value. Tony Alleyne sold his home that he transformed into the deck of the starship Voyager for a staggering $843,242 or £425,000. As you would imagine, transforming your bachelor pad into a flight deck is not an easy… Read More

  • Free Steam Games For ATI Card Holders

    Nothing beats free stuff. Whether it’s a free ice cream cone or a free iPod, both are just so, so sweet. Those of you who still shell out $1000 a year to upgrade your PC for games will be happy to know that Valve and ATI have struck a bit of a deal that runs in your favor. Owners of ATI RadeonT graphics cards will be able to download free games from Valve’s Steam service. So you have… Read More

  • BSA: Azerbaijan Tops in Piracy, Cotton, Rice, Grapes


    The Business Software Alliance — the Ladies Against Women of the IT set — found out that the average Azerbaijani has over $250 worth of pirated software on his or her computer. Second in the list is Iceland with about $225 and America and China eat it big time because we steal $7.2 billion and $5.4 billion from Bill Gates’ mewling mouth every time we hit the Pirate Bay. Cry us… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Sorry for the delay, folks, but I wanted to make sure I gave you all a chance to come up with something to really make us LOL. A few of you made me chuckle and I give you props for that. Keep it up everyone. There won’t be a prize today, but there will be tomorrow! The commenter who really, really makes us LOL will win a set of Rhino Skin iPod Shuffle Accents. I know the prize is… Read More

  • Google Sort of Enables Face Recognition When Searching Images

    The things that Google comes up with are pretty scary. The Street View on Google Maps is pretty cool, but it’s starting to feel a lot like Big Brother around here. It appears that when searching for images you now have the ability to get pictures of just faces by adding this tid-bit to your search, “&imgtype=face”. Voila, stalking on the internet has gotten that much easier. Read More

  • Ezra Chatterton Gets A Phoenix

    Last week, we discussed Ezra Chatterton and his World of Warcraft wishes. The boy got all he could ever ask for and the dudes in Blizzard really hooked him up with some cool gear. Now Blzzard is going one step further and is giving Ezra his very own Phoenix flying mount. Yeah, this kid went and got a friggin’ phoenix to fly around on without having to run some instance 600 times. So… Read More

  • All Things D's Sideshow: Foleo

    http://services.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/452319854 I really have to see Palm’s Foleo before I begin ragging on it, but this new not-a-laptop just wasn’t doing it for me. The video above gives us a better idea of what’s up here, but come on, Palm. Amaze us this year. Read More

  • PSP Firmware Updated to 3.5, Can Now Remotely View PS3 Content

    Sony’s released PSP firmware 3.5 in Japan, which lets users remotely access their PS3 content. As long as it’s connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot, the PSP will be able to view all the videos, music and pictures found on the PS3. Last week‘s PS3 firmware update made this all possible. Read More

  • Warner Music Throws Up Archive Of Videos

    Big fan of music videos? Of course you are. So you’ll be extremely pleased to know that Warner Music will be offering its entire catalog of music videos online for free. The label is working with digital services provider Premium TV to create online media hubs where viewers can watch clips and videos of their favorite artist. Warner is using video advertising as well so that they can cash… Read More

  • Steve and Bill: FIGHT!

    http://services.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/452319854 Actually, they kind of like each other. Just listen to the gentle lilt of Steve’s voice and observe the shy smile on Bill’s face. Imagine being a fly on the wall back in the green room *wavy TV picture and music* “Well, this is it, Bill?” Steve smooths out his turtleneck and rubs off some lint with… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Washer Edition

    LG Patents MP3-playing Washing Machine
    WiFi Slurpr: The Ultimate WiFi Tool
    QiGO Internet Content Keys
    Top Ten Cool Potential Surface Gadgets
    Google Maps Intros Street View Read More

  • From the Vaults of Excess: Kohler WaterHaven


    What’s cooler than lolcats? That’s actually a trick question since nothing is cooler than lolcats. But this will, at least, get you wetter than lolcats (presumably). The Kohler WaterHaven is a $3,300 showering monstrosity. It features seven water outlets. Yes, seven holes from which it can blow its watery load all over you. The WaterHaven holds two shower heads, four body sprays… Read More

  • iPhone Drought Imminent


    Due to iPhone shortages, one unit will be shared amongst three users in rotating weekly blocks
    According to a survey conducted by WR Hambrecht & Co, many AT&T stores have no firm idea as to when the retardedly anticipated iPhone will arrive in stores. Some locations place it on June 15, others on June 22 and many haven’t the foggiest notion. In addition to the vague release… Read More

  • Google Gears Discovered

    This evening, I came home and loaded up Drudge Report. I found an interesting article on Google and how they’re about to challenge Microsoft even farther with offline web applications. Upon discovering the name Google Gears, I promptly typed “gears.google.com” into Firefox. Sure enough, a Mac OS X beta of Google Gears is available and of course, I downloaded it. So what is… Read More