• Windows Mobile 6.5 gets some last minute polish

    While it shouldn’t be too much longer before Windows Mobile 6.5 makes its long awaited debut, it looks like folks over in Redmond aren’t quite done with it. PocketNow spotted a new build of Windows Mobile 6.5 floating around the internets, and gave it the customary video runthrough. It’s all polish at this point, though there’s at least one change we’re quite happy… Read More

  • RIAA chief spokesman: ‘DRM is dead, isn't it?’

    The chief spokesman for the RIAA, one Jonathan Lamy, has gone on record to say what any normal, not-on-the-RIAA-payroll person has been saying for some time now: “DRM is dead, isn’t it?” Yes. Yes it it. Read More

  • The iPhone: Helping you find medical marijuana since 2009

    I’d still rather eat glass than use an iPhone, let alone buy one, but this app at least made me laugh. It’s called Cannabis, and helps you locate the nearest (100 percent legal) medical marijuana location in 13 states (plus Europe), as supplied by the iMedicalCannabis.org. Read More

  • Spammers Running Wild In Latest MySpace Phishing Attack

    In the last 24 hours there has been a sudden surge in the amount of spam being sent and received by MySpace users, suggesting that the site has fallen prey to a security exploit that grants spammers access to accounts. Many users are logging in to find that they’ve commented on their friend’s status updates with spammy messages inviting them to “make $$ this summer”. Read More

  • Kingston outs the first 256GB flash drive


    First off, you can’t afford this flash drive. But even if you can, you shouldn’t buy it. I mean, today, it will cost you $900, but we all know next year it will be $90, if not less. So take a good look at the Kingston DataTraveler 300 and drift off into a dream of what the future holds for SSDs and flash drives. Read More

  • T-Mobile pushes out Android update, CRC1

    So I’ve had my G1 for a few days now and I’ve been patiently waiting for it to update from 1.1 to Cupcake and it finally did yesterday. Over the last few days T-Mobile has been pushing out an update to Cupcake, CRC1. There doesn’t seem to be any discernible differences (from a lay person’s standpoint) between this build and CRB43, but I’m no Android expert. A… Read More

  • Prezi Gains VC Funding And Jack Dorsey As An Advisor

    I was genuinely amazed when I first saw a demo of Prezi at the most recent The Next Web conference, and wrote that it was simply the coolest online presentation tool I’d ever seen. I still stand by that statement, and I’m apparently not the only one impressed with what the Hungarian company is doing. The startup just secured an undisclosed amount in Series A financing from… Read More

  • iWise Is "Twitter For Dead People."

    At first glance, iWise is “Twitter for dead people,” says founder and CEO Edo Segal. You can find nuggets of wisdom from famous people about anything—love, change, happiness, truth. Then you can follow those people in your own “Wisdom Tree,” which is a feed of quotes from the people you follow. In my Wisdom Tree, for instance, I’m following Benjamin… Read More

  • Gateway aims low with the LT2000 netbook


    Yeah, there isn’t much to see here. The new Gateway LT2000 netbook is basicly the same netbook that has been making the rounds over the last two years. There isn’t a single thing to set this netbook apart from the rest of the crowd besides the somewhat attractive color scheme and the Gateway branding. In fact, you probably already know the hardware specs.[PSGallery=8xkdkw5s5m] Read More

  • Apple and RIM continue quest for cell phone domination, earn 35% of industry's profits

    Although they only ship 3% of cell phones worldwide, Apple and Research-In-Motion are cleaning up in the profits department. According to a recent report by Deutsche Bank analyst Brian Modoff (via WSJ), Apple and RIM account for 35% of the global cell phone industry’s profits. This comes on the heels of tremendous year-over-year growth for the smart phone market, which doesn’t… Read More

  • Videos: The 40th anniversary of the Moon landing edition

    It was exactly 40 years ago today that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first walked on the Moon. We’ve gathered a collection of videos and new reports that tell the story as well today as they did those years ago. Enjoy. Read More

  • T-Mobile drops minor Android update, Build # CRC1

    So I’ve had my G1 for a few days now and I’ve been patiently waiting for it to update from 1.1 to Cupcake and it finally did yesterday. Over the last few days T-Mobile has been pushing out an update to Cupcake, CRC1. There doesn’t seem to be any discernible differences (from a lay person’s standpoint) between this build and CRB43, but I’m no Android expert. A… Read More

  • The Most Engaged Brands On The Web

    What big brands do the best job with social media? A new study by analyst Charlene Li of the Altimeter Group and Wetpaint ranks the top 100 brands by social media engagement. You can find the report embedded below or on ENGAGEMENTdb, which was presumably created with Wetpaint’s site-creation software. The study scores the engagement level of each of the top 100 brands across more than… Read More

  • YouTube Experimenting With 3D Web Videos

    Pretty neat: a YouTube engineer is playing around with the addition of 3D viewing capabilities to web videos on the insanely popular video destination site, reports Search Engine Roundtable. The news site’s Barry Schwartz discovered a recent thread on the YouTube help forum and found out an employee named Pete is experimenting with the 3D viewing feature on his 20% free fiddling… Read More

  • T-Mobile's Open Box Pricing

    Looking for a discounted newish cell phone on T-Mobile? You might be in luck if the particular model you wish to purchase has been returned in mass quantities. It looks like T-Mobile started rolling out their “T-Mobile Certified Open Box” program, which offers a pretty hefty discount on phones that have been returned within the allotted time (30 days). In fact, the discount on the… Read More

  • Media Loves Twitter This Much: $48 Million A Month (At Least)

    If Twitter needed to pay for the media coverage the company and its free service get across the board, it would have spent almost as much in 30 days as the $55 million that has been invested in the company since its inception in 2006. That’s the claim of VMS, a media intelligence company that monitors news coverage on television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and the… Read More

  • Apple Approves iPhone App That "Promotes School Shootings"

    Our beefs with Apple’s inconsistent behavior when it comes to approving or rejecting applications for the iPhone / iPod Touch platform has been well documented. iPhoneWorld.ca draws our attention to yet another example that makes us wonder if there’s a clear policy at Infinite Loop at all, or if the team is simply trained well in the ‘hit or miss’ phenomenon. Or as… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Goodnight Moon Edition

    “Reading Lamp.” Very clever.
    iFM Radio Browser from Griffin Technology
    Video: Will Office 2010 break the Excel Demo Scene? Read More

  • Candy.com Sets Up Shop After $3 Million Domain Name Sale

    Candy.com is now a shiny new, online store for all sorts of sweets after the domain name was sold for a whopping $3 million back in June. The fairly old-school website offers a range of lollipops, jelly beans, gum, candy bars and dispensers which it ships all across the United States. According to the website, Candy.com even ships internationally but I think they just left out the word… Read More

  • Tim Armstrong Prepares AOL For a Fragmenting Web

    The days of the Web portal are long gone. Everyone knows this, especially the people who run the largest destination sites on the Web. AOL’s newest CEO, Tim Armstrong, acknowledges this fact. “We think the Web will fragment in the future,” he tells me. “I think you have to be agnostic about where your content goes. If they want to get it on Twitter, you should let… Read More

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