• YouTube Starts Rolling Out Video Download Program For Partners

    YouTube is trying to find more ways to monetize the popular web service, and recently started a test project with selected partners who were invited to start offering video downloads to interested viewers (they subsequently killed our own download tool, presumably because they want to minimize the risk of losing money on unauthorized download apps). Now it seems the Google-owned online… Read More

  • Samsung Trance announced by Verizon

    Announced minutes ago was the Trance from Samsung that hits Verizon stores tomorrow for a $50 after a $50 MIR. The most exciting feature about this phone is the Bang & Olufsen ICEpower amp, which means audio quality should be decent. Along with that are 1GB of internal storage, a 1.3-megapixel camera with NightShot (what’s that?), stereo Bluetooth, voice commands, and that’s… Read More

  • TC/CG Meet-up: Helsinki on April 28?

    I’ll be in Helsinki next week and I’d like to plan a very informal meet-up on Tuesday, April 28 at about 7pm. All those Finns in favor, please email me at john@crunchgear.com with the subject line “RSVP HELSINKI.” I don’t have any idea where we could meet – suggestions are welcome – but this would be dinner, drinks, and, potentially, a big, pasty… Read More

  • Yowza: Not Baby Matt Parkman has an iPhone app

    Why wasn’t I notified about this? Right around tax time, CG’s favorite TV host Cali Lewis interviewed Greg Grunberg, the brain hurting guy from Heroes. Although last Monday’s Gollum/Sylar episode was kind of a lump, I always enjoy Greg’s brain things and the Hiro/Ando/Matt Parkman baby thing was fun. Best off all, Grunberg is a full-bore geek with his own Twitter… Read More

  • Traser Ladyline has pink Tritium vials

    Pink tritium illumination; now there’s something you don’t see every day A 44mm lady’s watch, water resistant to 100m, with tritium illumination. Pink tritium illumination. Words fail me. And in a brilliant (one might say ‘glowing’) example of things that can be done whether or not they should be done, Traser is attempting to enter the lady’s watch… Read More

  • Machine à Ecrire le Temps: French for "You have too much money"

    Every year at Basel, the big watch show in Switzerland, companies trot out their latest R&D projects along with a plethora of new watches. The watches are what sell but the R&D products are what get the press. Take this lump of gears from Jaquet Droz, for example. At its core, this is a minute repeater redesigned to write numbers on a piece of paper instead of chime the current… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Swim Team Edition

    AquaPulse measures underwater heart rate
    Review: Mountain Dew Throwback [Update]
    Too Late watches: Oddly endearing Read More

  • The State Of The iPhone Is Strong — Very Strong

    Of the major companies that announced their earnings yesterday, two of them, AT&T and Apple, beat Wall Street estimates largely thanks to a single product: The iPhone. We’re approaching the two year birthday of the device, and it still remains one of the hottest items out there. Ladies and gentleman, the state of the iPhone is strong. Yes, Apple actually sold fewer iPhones this… Read More

  • RubyOnRails.org Domain Derailed By Hacker? (Updated: It Was Just Parked)

    Oops, something went wrong. Looks like a hacker somehow got hold of the domain name RubyOnRails.org and slapped a page filled with ads on it. It looks the former owners are aware of the issue and have already started the process to get the domain name back, so this doesn’t appear to be a simple case of forgetting to renew the domain. (Update: as others have pointed out, it probably is… Read More

  • AquaPulse measures underwater heart rate

    The FINIS AquaPulse was announced yesterday, filling a technology gap that I frankly had no idea existed. It makes sense however, that swimmers would have a need to measure their heart rate just like a runner or other type of athlete would. Of course, the issue would be communicating that information to the swimmer, to let them know exactly how high their pulse rate is during training. FINIS… Read More

  • Token Earth Day Post: Frito-Lay announces biodegradable snack bags

    Frito-Lay announced today that starting in 2010, all of their multigrain SunChips will be packaged in biodegradable bags made out of plant based materials. This is brilliant. I can only hope that they start doing this with all of their products. Read More

  • Samsung rolls out new M7 notebook drive

    Samsung announced their new 2.5 inch mechanical hard drive yesterday, the M7. Designed specifically for the “road warrior” type, the M7 has a more ruggedized design with a shock tolerance of 400G/2ms. Read More

  • @Geeknrolla – Video stream from the day

    Here is the Ustream video from the day. Huge thanks to Hermione Way (@HermioneWay) and the TechFluffTV (@techfluffTV) team, including Josh March (@JoshuaMarch). Alternative link here GeeknRolla Read More

  • The Elephant in the Room

    It was flying CEOs all over the stage at VMware’s vSphere rollout Tuesday in Palo Alto. Though the first thing you see these days as you enter is the Cloud word emblazoned on the gateway sign, today’s event was more like “We’re all about the stuff that will make up the cloud real soon now.” That’s not to say that VMware’s massive upgrade of its… Read More

  • First Look: We Take YouTube RealTime For A Spin

    Earlier today we reported on YouTube’s plans to roll out a new real-time product that adds a new social layer to YouTube, allowing friends to share the videos they’re watching with each other in real time, without having to turn to outside chat programs or Twitter. I’ve just taken the new product for a spin, and it’s pretty clear this will add another dimension to… Read More

  • It's a $100 Android netbook! And it looks…awesome?

    Just yesterday we saw a rather underwhelming demonstration of Android on a regular style netbook. Today we have something from China that, if it works well, could sell at twice the rumored price of $100. The Alpha-680 from Skytone, if it’s for real, is really more a UMD than a netbook, with an 800×480 screen, 533MHz ARM processor, and default 128MB of RAM. But with a swiveling… Read More

  • Doomablo returns!

    Remember that great Diablo-style game featuring Doom assets that we mentioned last month? I’ve just downloaded the new beta and I didn’t want to go off and play it without letting you guys know it’s way better than the old version. Head on over here to download it. Read More

  • Unboxing and Ears On with the Aliph Jawbone PRIME

    We just deboxed the brand new Jawbone PRIME, and figured we ought to share some of our first impressions. First off, on the box itself: this thing would make Cupertino’s finest hot under the collar. Coming in at $129 bucks, we didn’t expect this thing to come in a plastic baggy or anything like that, but they still managed to impress us. It slides, it opens, it carefully cradles… Read More

  • Aliph announces Jawbone Version 3: Jawbone PRIME

    We teased you (and ourselves) a bit earlier with our miniature box of mystery, opening up the floor to anyone who wanted to guess what was inside. Though you guys made some great guesses, we can honestly say that it’s not a Palm Pre, Sidekick LX, or the next Android phone. In fact, it’s not a phone at all. Tucked inside that small cardboard box and rushed to MobileCrunch HQ… Read More

  • MySpace CEO Departure: The Email To Employees

    Here’s the email that Jonathan Miller, News Corp.’s CEO Digital Medial, sent to all Fox Interactive employees about the departure of MySpace cofounder and CEO Chris DeWolfe. DeWolfe is gone. Cofounder Tom Anderson will apparently stay on but not as President and will no longer control product. The press release went out an hour ago, and given that internal emails inevitably… Read More

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