• Give this phone to someone you love, then run away


    China knows how to make products. It’s not enough to make this bastard gold-plated – they added flowers! The 999 is $120 from eemobi.cn and has a “gravity sensor” (SENSOR POSITION: DOWN!), a 2.6-inch display, and 1.3-megapixel camera. It also has “7 common games.” Read More

  • The DJ-Tech mouse, everyone

    This is a mouse. It’s created by DJ-Tech, and it’s designed to work with the company’s DJ software, Deckadance. It has a little jog wheel. Read More

  • Meet The Fune, Microsoft's New Smart Phone (It's Really Hot) – Humor

    “It’s a phone that runs Windows Vista, and it connects to the Internet through America Online.” Let’s end the religious war waging between iPhone and Android fanatics right now and all get our hands on the Fune, Microsoft’s new smart phone. I’m sure the Fapp Store is right around the corner. This is the latest video from UCBcomedy.com, and it made me laugh… Read More

  • DiRT 2 demo now live

    Trot, no, run to your Xbox 360 now and download Codemasters’ DiRT 2 demo. Queue up the 941MB demo now from the Xbox Marketplace if you’re not at home to do so. You won’t regret it. Trust me. I’ve played it and it rocked my face off. Read More

  • Flirtomatic gets people paying to flirt Down Under

    Flirtomatic, the freemium mobile and online flirting service from UK startup Handmade Mobile Ltd, has launched in Australia through ninemsn, one of the most popular websites in that country. The agreement will see Flirtomatic initially launched with major carriers using existing ninemsn content relationships. Ninemsn’s digital sales team, the largest in Australia, will handle all… Read More

  • Copies of The Pirate Bay are already popping up

    This goes to show you just how quickly someone will replace The Pirate Bay if it ever goes “legit.” As you’re probably aware, someone downloaded every single torrent fie hosted on TPB’s servers; that torrent file was the uploaded back to TPB, where it’s now being seeded from hundreds of sources. What’s new is that someone took that copy of TPB and uploaded it… Read More

  • Alltel begins selling the BlackBerry Tour

    Back when Verizon bought up Alltel last year, the FCC made them leave 91 markets behind. If you happen to live in one of these areas and want a BlackBerry Tour, you’re in luck. Beginning today, Alltel will be peddling the tour through their online shop and remaining retail spots for $199 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a 1-year contract. You’ll need to splurge at least $69.99 a… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Batman: Arkham Asylum (PC) for free with Nvidia graphics card

    PC gamers- Nvidia is running a deal on a handful of graphics cards that comes with a download code for Rocksteady and Eidos’s upcoming Batman title, Batman: Arkham Asylum. If you haven’t played the demo then go and do that now here. It launches with Nvidia 3D Vision support and PhysX game physics on September 15. Oh, the following Nvidia GeForce cards are part of the deal: GTX 260… Read More

  • Apparently The Safest Browser Is Whoever Is Paying Yahoo The Most

    Earlier today Robin Wauters posted about Yahoo’s advertorial promotion of IE8 across Yahoo sites. “Get The New, Safer IE8,” says the message, which Robin viewed via Firefox 3. Does Yahoo consider IE8 safer than Firefox? Not if you visit the German Yahoo, which promotes Firefox 3.5 (a tragedy of a browser) by saying “Schneller und smarter: Der neue Firefox 3.5”… Read More

  • Guides May Be Less Likely To Dance To ChaCha

    Human powered search startup ChaCha has been the subject of a little bit of ridicule at TechCrunch since its launch, thanks to its entertaining snafus and some issues with its business model. Despite its various problems over the years, the company has been able to raise a boatload of money, as much as $62 million, adding another $4 million to the pot most recently. Unfortunately, some of… Read More

  • DVD/Blu-ray Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen confirmed for October 20, augmented reality included

    Big, bad Bay just pushed out the press release confirming the October 20 street date for both the DVD and Blu-ray of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Both the DVD and Blu-ray versions will come in a two-disc variety (single disc DVD will be available as well). The two-disc packages will include “augmented reality technology” that give owners a chance to rebuild a broken down… Read More

  • More Bars, Less Security, in More Places: AT&T can't keep out script kiddies UPDATE


    Kevin’s new phone There’s a guy named Kevin Mitnick who, once upon a time, was public enemy number one when it came to computer crime. Mitnick has turned over a new leaf and is now a computer crime consultant and, apparently, his disloyalty to the script-kiddie credo has made him a target for hackers. Read More

  • First-of-its-kind Internet addiction treatment center opens in the U.S.

    Raise your hand if you consider yourself an Internet addict. Go ahead, no one here will judge you. (How could we: all of us are online at least 12 hours per day.) The thing is, if you feel like your addiction actually represents a legitimate problem, fear not, for a new “detox” center, reStart Internet Addiction Recovery Program, has opened near Seattle. It’s the first of… Read More

  • BioShock 2 won't be launching in Q1 of 2010 [Update]

    Joytiq is reporting out of GamesCom that 2K will not be releasing BioShock 2 in Q1 of 2010. According to an unnamed 2K rep, a new trailer for the hottest game of 2010 will be shown at PAX East, which runs the last week of March. That makes me sad. Oh well. Update: Bloops. Update: Call it a failure in translation. The representative meant PAX in Seattle and not PAX East in Boston. The… Read More

  • CheckedProfile Is Out To Bust That Fake Profile

    How do you know if someone’s online profile is real? The question has plagued us for some time now, but is become increasingly problematic as vast swatches of the mainstream of society goes online and joins a social network, whether is be Twitter, Facebook, or whatever. The problem is of course rife on dating web sites. One of the ways celebrities who arrived early on Twitter verified… Read More

  • The first Avatar trailer is here (update: American version)

    James Cameron’s highly anticipated Sci-Fi movie Avatar (to be released on December 18) has been getting a lot of hype in the last few months, and now Fox gives us the trailer for the movie. But judging from this 2-minute teaser trailer, Avatar will look pretty cartoony/video game-ish (this is my impression at least). Read More

  • 45nm Cell microprocessor confirmed in PS3 Slim

    It’s not too hard to believe that Sony would have tinkered under the hood of the PS3 Slim and today we’ve learned that those assumptions are, in fact, true. The Slim now has a 45-nanometer Cell microprocessor, which was jointly developed by Sony, Toshiba and IBM. Benefits of the new fangled chip based on IBM’s Power architecture promises improved performance with less power… Read More

  • QuakeLive now supports Linux and Mac

    I was talking just yesterday about RuneQuake, my favorite mod for the original Quake game. That led me on a trip down memory lane, complete with reminiscences about RocketArena, epic capture the flag battles, and how much fun first person shooters used to be. I IM’ed a buddy asking if he’d like to join me for a game of nQuake, to which he pointed me to QuakeLive. I pouted a little… Read More

  • Students plan to protest Nokia store in NYC re: Iran role

    Word on the street is that students plan to protest outside of the Nokia store in Manhattan because of the company’s alleged evildoing in Iran. The protest is being led by Project Nur, which is a student-affiliated “initiative” of the American Islamic Congress. Good luck, bro. Read More

  • Eat the rich: Swiss International Airlines in flight entertainment comforts the comfortable

    Panasonic big screen TVs! Privacy screens! A bottle of human-rendered growth hormone with every seat! That’s what you get in the First Class cabin on Swiss International Airlines, the carrier of oligarchs, tax-evaders, and their rich, violently anorexic molls. The video was put together by this woman who apparently goes a-travellin’ for a living. Read More

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