• The Logitech G27 racing wheel is $299 worth of realism

    Some people really get into racing sims and Logitech wants to tap that market with the G27 racing wheel. This puppy will get users as close to racing around the ‘ring as possible. Just remember to bring your own HDTV and surround sound system to complete the experience.[PSGallery=a7fl93l4g1] Read More

  • Hey, UK, get ready for an Xbox 360 price increase

    Microsoft will raise the price of the Xbox 360 in the UK in order to “counteract the poor pound-to-Euro currency exchange rate.” UK gamers will have to pay £159.99 ($260) for the Arcade model, up from £129.99 ($211). Read More

  • MSNBC Picks Up Hyperlocal News Aggregator EveryBlock

    Even though they haven’t really found a big audience yet, hyperlocal news sites are becoming a hot commodity. In June, AOL bought Patch for $7 million, and today MSNBC acquired EveryBlock. EveryBlock was previously funded by a grant from the Knight Foundation, which ended in June. The five employees will now work at MSNBC. The price was not disclosed, but like the Patch acquisition, it… Read More

  • New device keeps bloggers up most nights


    A new device introduced by Mrs. Burns will keep our own Matt Burns up nights and weekends. The device, Lillian Mae Burns, weighs 6 pounds 10 ounces and is about 20 inches long. It was manufactured at 1:16 pm on August 13th. Read More

  • Applications anatomized: Wakoopa's State of the apps

    Wakoopa tracks application usage in order to recommend new software, games and web applications. It has two main groups of users: professionals and hedonists. The professionals are generally developers or designers who enable the usage tracker during working hours and account for around 60% of users. Hedonists use Wakoopa to track games and entertainment applications. These users are… Read More

  • Cupcake to be last major update to the Dream/G1?

    Sound the alarm! The limited amount of internal flash on the G1 will be its undoing, says one fear monger. With only 256MB of ROM, the G1 began hemorrhaging after the Cupcake update and it’s a pretty safe bet that Donut and Éclair will both be bloated bastards (from a G1 owner’s perspective) and so goes the rumor. One of the Android devs from Google added flames to the fire with… Read More

  • WhiteLabelDating.com poaches execs from Match.com and DatingDirect

    WhiteLabelDating.com, as its name suggests, is a service that enables you to build your own dating site. It provides software, billing solutions and hosting. All you need to do is feed in a brand, a bit of the design work and then market your new site. Pretty cool, huh? I’m not sure how much money is being made in online dating start-ups at the moment, but there are quite a few new… Read More

  • BlogTalkRadio Will Have A Huge Guest This Week: President Obama

    BlogTalkRadio is a popular podcasting site with about 4.5 million listeners a month. And it’s no stranger to large-scale live podcasts, as some pull in more than 20,000 listeners while they’re going on. But on Wednesday, the service is likely to see their popularity taken to the next level as none other than the President of the United States will be on a program live for the… Read More

  • HTC Magic to get Sense UI in October

    Good news for you, HTC Magic owner. Over the weekend at an event held in Taipei, HTC announced that the second generation Android device would be getting a UI overhaul ala Hero. Pretty rad, right? It is if you live outside the US because the T-Mobile myTouch 3G with Google ain’t getting it. Don’t act surprised. It’s been made clear in the past that anything branded… Read More

  • SpinVox: What to do if you're concerned about your privacy

    Having witnessed the extent to which humans are involved in transcribing messages for SpinVox, I have become concerned about the privacy of my data and personal communications. Although I’ve now cancelled my SpinVox subscription, I know (because CIO Rob Wheatley told me) that SpinVox, like Google, keeps data – which in SpinVox’s case means recordings of your messages… Read More

  • Rooting Android for Dummies

    PROCEED WITH CAUTION Ryebrye via Phandroid Read More

  • Breaking: MySpace Close To Acquiring iLike For $20 Million

    MySpace is close to acquiring popular social music service iLike, we’ve confirmed with multiple sources. The deal, which should close this week, will be MySpace’s first acquisition since new CEO Owen Van Natta took control of the company in April 2009. The price is “around $20 million.” iLike, which launched in late 2006, is a social music recommendation service that… Read More

  • Zendesk Raises $6 Million In B Round, Benchmark's Peter Fenton Joins Board

    Benchmark Capital is investing in Danish startup Zendesk, and led a $6 million B round of funding. Benchmark’s rock star partner Peter Fenton is joining the board. Zendesk just raised money in May in an A round from Charles River Partners, which also participated in this latest funding. Read More

  • Dell just unveiled its China-only smartphone "Mini 3i" (updated with better pictures)

    TechCrunch first broke the news about Dell releasing a smartphone exclusively for the Chinese market eight days ago. Some pieces of information on the so-called Mini 3i leaked a few days after, and today the Android device finally saw the light of day during a China Mobile event in Beijing (China Mobile is the world’s biggest phone carrier and distributes the phone in that country). Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Fiery Crash Edition

    Stylish ceramic speakers: expensive but very cool
    Sure, why not buy a Go Kart version of Batman’s Tumbler?
    DigiDudes: crowd-sourced keychain / tripod thingies Read More

  • CBS, Amazon Already Sniffing Around GDGT

    It’s less than two months old, and GDGT is already getting some high profile attention, and maybe even a few acquisition sniffs. One of our reliable sources told us today that they had reason to believe both CBS/CNET and Amazon were considering acquiring the company. After some digging, we’ve confirmed that CBS has considered investing in GDGT and that their subsidiary CNET has… Read More

  • How To Test The Limits Of Your Privacy On SpinVox

    Having witnessed the extent to which humans are involved in transcribing messages for SpinVox (the voicemail to text service), I have become concerned about the privacy of my data and personal communications. Although I’ve now cancelled my SpinVox subscription, I know (because CIO Rob Wheatley told me) that SpinVox, like Google, keeps data – which in SpinVox’s case means… Read More

  • MySpace Gets More Pearl Jam Love: Exclusive Short Documentary Debut

    Last month, our post about MySpace debuting Pearl Jam’s new single turned into a debate over who could rightly claim to be the true kings of grunge. Regardless of where you stand on that, let’s agree that Pearl Jam’s new album is starting to sound great. How do I know? Because a few more songs have just been unveiled by way of the new short documentary about the making of… Read More

  • Wakoopa’s State Of The Apps Report: Don't Hassle A Geek After 4pm

    Wakoopa tracks your desktop application usage in order to recommend new software, games and web applications. It has two main groups of users: professionals and hedonists. The professionals are using it to track their working hours, while hedonists use it to track their gaming. These users are stereotypical early adopters; what they use today we may all be using tomorrow. The company just… Read More

  • Survey: iPhone 3GS best selling cell phone in Japan in July

    It seems Japan, the country with the most advanced mobile infrastructure on the globe, has come to embrace the iPhone. According to a survey conducted by market research company GfK‘s Japanese subsidiary [JP], the 32GB model of the iPhone 3GS was the most popular phone in Japan last month. Read More

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