• The Verizon MiFi 2200 EV-DO portable WiFi router

    We’ve had a special place in our hearts for the Novatel Wireless MiFi ever since we played with one at CES. Verizon let it leak via the MiFi’s online manual that the carrier was getting the portable EV-DO router sometime soon, but now we have info to fill in the blanks. The Verizon MiFi 2020 appears to be all of the hotness that the pre-production Novatel was with ability to share… Read More

  • Apple and AT&T 4EVR? Naw

    Some analysts have said the obvious and informed the world that the iPhone won’t be on one carrier for much longer. Why? Because Apple will ravage AT&T until it is a dark husk fill with bile and sputum, take as many customers wishing to use GSM and AT&T coverage as possible, and then move on like the chitinous, swart beasts from The Dark Crystal. And that’s the upside. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Pleased to Meat You Edition

    MeatCards: Print Your Business Cards On Beef Jerky With A Frickin’ Laser Beam
    Faux-digital numbers for your door make your apt look like a high score
    Hands-on: Amazon Kindle DX [UPDATE] Read More

  • Historical Perspective: At Least This Time Around We Don't Have Incubators For Incubators

    Silicon Valley and the Internet community in general gets a lot of criticism and jeering over some of the absurd ideas that turn into venture funded startups. People make fun of the business plans (or lack of business in the plans), the vowel-free company names and the wide variety of copycats that pop up any time a service gets even a smidgen of traction. But memory fades fast, it seems. Read More

  • Attention Kmart Shoppers: Your Social Elements Are On Aisle 3

    When it comes to the web, one name that doesn’t exactly jump out at you is Sears Holdings Corporation (SHC). Certainly, you might think that during a economic downtime, the parent company of Sears and Kmart has more pressing things to worry about than social networking. But it is thinking about them. And tomorrow, it’s launching a couple sites to prove it. MySears and MyKmart… Read More

  • Zendesk Secures Funding For SaaS Help Desk System, Heads To The U.S.

    Zendesk, a Danish startup that markets a nifty cloud-based, on-demand help desk system, has raised an undisclosed Series A round of funding from Charles River Ventures which it intends to use to expand its customer base worldwide, starting with the opening of new headquarters in Boston. That move makes sense because apparently over 70% of its customers are currently located in the United… Read More

  • Hey @Google – @Twitter To Start Indexing Links For Search

    Twitter Search is easily the most promising aspect of Twitter. People talk about mundane updates, or connecting with companies, or following celebrities — but that’s all small scale. The real power of Twitter lies in its aggregate data. Why do you think Google and every other company out there is interested in them? It’s not just because they are the hot ticket in town right… Read More

  • YouTube River Diverted Into The Google Social Ocean As Well

    It’s pretty obvious that Google is getting ready to fully cast its social net over its web properties. It’s been doing things like tweaking the developer’s side of iGoogle to be much more social, separating your contacts from Gmail to be used for all of Google, and overhauling and promoting Google Profiles. The latest move is a subtle one, but it’s important for… Read More

  • Vegas E.A.: Bridgestone develops new electric bike

    There are more and more electric bikes coming out of Japan in the last few months. Bridgestone Cycle, which is based out of Tokyo (yes, the tire company), has developed a new model [JP] that’s boasts an assisted travel range of up to 30km with a single charge. Bridgestone claims this is 30% more than what their previous electric bike reached. Read More

  • There's one too many sites on the internet

    Maybe You Shouldn’t Buy That is a blog about ridiculous objects, devices, and modifications that nobody in their right mind would pay for. Uh, sorry Internet — there’s already a site that does that. It’s called CrunchGear.

    Oh, it’s so on. [via Laughing Squid] Read More

  • New US patents filed: Is Canon trying to revitalize SED displays?

    Sony gave up on FED displays a few weeks ago, practically burying the technology that was supposed to become a competitor for the OLED standard. But there is also SED, surface-conduction electron-emitter displays, which has been around for a while and mostly flew under the radar since. But now Canon seems to step up research efforts to further develop SED technology. Read More

  • Review: HP Firebird 803

    I remember the HP Blackbird as being pretty much the zenith of custom computer-building. Its second-to-none specs and stunning design put it ahead of everyone else — although its was monumentally expensive. The Firebird is a sort of companion piece to the Blackbird: quieter, more compact, less powerful but still potent, and significantly less expensive. We got the latest version, the… Read More

  • iPhone OS 3.0 Beta 5 out already

    What’s that? You finally just got around to installing Beta 4 of iPhone OS 3.0? Sorry – it’s update time again. Breaking their normal stride of every 2 weeks, Apple has just pushed Beta 5 to the Developer Center. Does this slight speed up mean anything? Could 3.0’s public release be right around the corner? We’re not expecting any dramatic changes or new features… Read More

  • Duke Nukem Never? 3D Realms shutting down

    In perhaps the most expected event of all time, 3D Realms — developer of the now-terminally delayed Duke Nukem Forever — appears to have been shut down. What this means for the long, long, looong-awaited Duke Nukem game is unclear — it’d be a great property to buy up and just finish, but who knows whether that will really happen. This news is unconfirmed but man… Read More

  • The LED rainbow table has some competition in this Peggy 2

    Remember that really colorful LED table we saw yesterday? Well, it may be out of a job — that is, if it ever had one. The Peggy 2, when loaded and programmed correctly (Arduino, of course) seems to do what the rainbow table does, but with a slightly higher resolution, and narration. The size of the “pixels” is pretty distracting until you see it with the diffusion sheet over it. Read More

  • Dog-shaped robot recycles pet poop, is expensive

    Japan-based Tohoku Kankyo is selling the Samu [JP], a robotic trash can that’s shaped like a dog and can get rid of “natural garbage” like food leftovers and pet poo in a biologically acceptable way. Users can turn 600 to 1,000g of bad stuff into compost each day. Read More

  • Faux-digital numbers for your door make your apt look like a high score

    God knows the mailman could use a thrill. Day after day, house after house, the same big brass letters. Let’s get some fun in there, yeah? Without throwing a curveball that could ruin his or her day (like spelling out your number doing it in Roman numerals), how can you make that route a little funner? How about making it look like they’ve just reached level (your apt number here)… Read More

  • I want my next phone to be made out of star crust

    Scientists have determined that the crust of a neutron star is about 10 billion times stronger than steel. Great, sign me up, right? Coat my screen in it, make my desk out of it, and so on. Unfortunately, it seems that its great strength comes from its great density; being the next densest thing after black holes (and CrunchGear Editor John Biggs), the amount it would take to make a desk… Read More

  • A Few More Tickets To Star Trek Tomorrow. Plus, Free Popcorn And Drink!

    We’ve got a few more tickets to the Star Trek screening tomorrow night at 7 p.m. in Redwood City (see here and here for more details). We’re paying for the price of the ticket, and charging a $2 fee to minimize no shows. After the show we’ll meet at the nearby Red Lantern for a drink or three. Get your tickets here. And we now have three sponsors for the event. Microsoft… Read More

  • Kim Kardashian Joins FriendFeed, Befriends 35,000 Users, Gets No Love Back

    I’ll be honest. I have no idea what Kim Kardashian does. I wouldn’t even know who she is if it weren’t for jokes on Pardon The Interruption (an ESPN sports show) about some sex tape a few years back. But apparently, she joined FriendFeed the other day. And then she immediately added 35,000 users as friends. Now, she did this thanks to FriendFeed’s new one-click… Read More

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