• BlackBerry Storm prep papers show up at Verizon stores

    Click image for the embiggened version Today’s supposed to be the big news day for the BlackBerry Storm on Verizon and, lo and behold, documents prepping Verizon employees for the news have started hitting desks. While it doesn’t mention pricing or reveal the release date, it does confirm the high-resolution touch screen (“RIM’s highest resolution screen… Read More

  • Thanko finally releases a non-crappy gadget, the "video glass media player"

    Wonders never cease: Thanko, our favorite Japanese crap vendor, now actually offers something useful for a change. Their so-called “video glass media player”, essentially sun glasses that can be used to watch movies, view pictures and listen to music, have been on sale since last week. Read More

  • A reason to live: World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King out on November 13

    World of Warcraft players, prepare to take November 13 off from work or school, for that’s the day that Wrath of the Lich King goes on sale. The $40 price tag is about what I expected. We’ve covered the game here and there, mainly some of the bigger features (because we all know the level of minutia we could get into when talking WoW), but this is it. And if the game itself… Read More

  • NAVIGON into’s low price GPS 2000S Navigator

      NAVIGON’s latest GPS device packs in the firm’s latest software updates into a lower price, and thin, package. Lane Assistant Pro and Reality View Pro both with the 3.5-inch 2000S that’s launch price at $199 should attract buyer’s attention. The whole package reminds me of the 2200S announced last week but seems to lack the free traffic updates., the budget GPS… Read More

  • Back Hair Beware: Extended-reach body hair trimmer

    Here’s too much information for you: being of Nordic descent, I have an average to slightly below average amount of body hair. No hair on my back, though, so I’ll probably never need to use the $49.95 Extended Reach Body Hair Groomer from Hammacher Schlemmer. It’s a relatively simple upgrade to the standard trimmer in that part of the handle extends an extra three inches… Read More

  • HTC Touch 3G product page spotted early, too

    Hand-in-hand with the HTC Touch HD page spotted earlier, the product page for the equally unannounced HTC Touch 3G has also made its way into the public view. It’s packed with visual goodies and specs, so check it out As far as anyone can tell from the images available, it’ll come in blue, brown, black, and gold varieties. Spec-wise, it’ll be luggin’ a 2.8″… Read More

  • Om Is Hungry; Buys Another Blog (TheAppleBlog)

    They call it Giga Omni Media for a reason. Om Malik’s blog empire just got a little bit bigger today with the acquisition TheAppleBlog. This comes a little over a month after he added mobile blog JKOnTheRun to his blog roster under the GigaOm brand (and two weeks after he joined True Ventures as a partner). Terms were not disclosed, but it is unlikely he paid much for TheAppleBlog. … Read More

  • GI Joe, Watchmen, Star Trek trailers viewed, commented upon positively


    Not Marlon Wayans For those of you who are still interested in seeing the potential train wreck that will be G.I. Joe: The Live Action Film and/or Star Trek and a few other future Oscar winners, we are pleased to inform you that a young man named icaddyforjohnnydrama saw them all and says that GI Joe’s trailer involves toppling the Eiffel Tower, Star Trek looks very fun, and the… Read More

  • AT&T set to roll out BlackBerry Bold in Week 4 of September?

    According to BlackBerryNews, some “internal information” from the AT&T camp is pointing at a Week 4 release for the BlackBerry Bold. Which would be awesome news, if everyone hadn’t expected this handset to be released 5 separate times already. Peter of CrunchGear was sick of the pushback nonsense back in July. [Via IntoMobile] Read More

  • Limited-edition red Xbox 360 controller for $64.99

    Here’s an Xbox 360 controller – but wait! It’s red! It’ll be available on September 30th for $64.99. Wow, that’s a lot of dough for a controller. This is no ordinary controller, though. No, this controller is red. And it’s a “limited edition” controller, meaning that if you don’t buy it, you might have to use the standard white… Read More

  • Need half a terabyte in your pocket?

    Sure you do. Who doesn’t need 500GB worth of space? Starting today you can get one of Western Digital’s My Passport portable USB drives in capacities ranging from 120GB to 500GB. The half terabyte drive retails for $200 or $220 depending on the model. Read More

  • HTC Touch HD product page spotted a bit early

    The gadget loving internet first heard of the HTC Touch HD through a handful of spy shots that hit the internet last week, so it seems almost appropriate that its first official debut was pushed into the spotlight a bit earlier than HTC apparently intended. One way or another, some crafty gent found himself at a full-blown HTC Touch HD product page complete with visuals and specs galore before… Read More

  • HTC Touch HD gets its product page a bit early

    The gadget loving internet first heard of the HTC Touch HD through a handful of spy shots that hit the internet last week, so it seems almost appropriate that its first official debut was pushed into the spotlight a bit earlier than HTC apparently intended. One way or another, some crafty gent found himself at a full-blown HTC Touch HD product page complete with visuals and specs galore before… Read More

  • Sweater Friends Episode 13: Jack Johnson’s Drummer

    Listen to the entire podcast: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/CrunchGear/2008/09/12/CrunchGear-and-Friends-Live-Podcast.mp3 Read More

  • MTV Wants To Sell Ads On Like-Minded Sites

    It is not enough to be a destination site anymore. Everyone now wants to become an ad network. MTV Networks on Monday announced that it has expanded its vertical ad network strategy by building ad networks around the service’s core properties. Each vertical ad network will be called a “Tribe.” Much like In contrast to what LinkedIn is trying to do with its new ad… Read More

  • Best Buy to acquire Napster

    Best Buy will be acquiring Napster for around $121 million as the two companies have announced they’ve “entered into a definitive merger agreement” for Best Buy to scoop up all of Napster’s outstanding shares at $2.65. The deal will include all 700,000 Napster subscribers, Napster’s web-based platform, and key employees. Best Buy already has a digital music… Read More

  • Voilà le TechCrunch meetup in Paris

    TechCrunch meetups are happening nearly everywhere. There is no reason they should not happen in France either, where there is a vibrant TechCrunch community (TechCrunch France is one of the main French blogs). The idea of a Paris meetup started actually very casually a couple of weeks ago as I was just twitting about it. The event is now sold out but we might have a few more tickets to give… Read More

  • Mouse review week, plus a contest! Win a limited edition PAX mouse

    Hey, loyal readers. Are you tired of cleaning mouse balls? Maybe it’s time to upgrade. I’ve got a veritable avalanche of mouse reviews (well, six) coming your way and hopefully one will catch your eye. Not only that, but you may actually get lucky and win something! Like, say, a limited edition PAX Death Adder gaming mouse, which I can tell you right now is sweet. Watch the video… Read More

  • Qype secures €8m in new round

    Qype, the Europe-wide local reviews site, has raised a further €8 million in funding from Wellington Partners, Advent Venture Partners and Partech International. The money raised will be used to help Qype’s geographical expansion into five new countries and increased functionality. This new investment takes Qype’s funding to date to €13m, which makes it one of Europes best… Read More

  • 500 Private Beta Invites For TC50 Startup OtherInbox

    Want to keep all of your marketing offers (and spam) in a separate email account that is easy to manage? That’s the idea behind OtherInbox, a startup that launched at TechCrunch50. We have 500 invites for the private beta (get ’em while they last). As we wrote during the company’s launch last week: Otherinbox tries to solve the problem of email overload. According to… Read More

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