• O1 laser keyboard phone: A big load of fake

    Cellular-news did a bit of sleuthing on some sort of O1 virtual keyboard phone that projects a laser keyboard on the surface in front of it and was said to have 32 gigabytes of storage. It turns out the magazine that broke the story, T3 – your basic boobs and gadgets lad mag from Europe – owns the O1 website and could essentially be in marketing bed with the scammers who are trying… Read More

  • Denon AH-D7000 headphones coming mid-September

    Denon, purveyor of reasonably-priced Ethernet cables, will be releasing its natural wood and mahogany AH-D7000 headphones in mid-September. You can currently grab the lesser AH-D5000 headphones for about $700. The AH-D7000 cans will have an MSRP of 800 Euro, which is just under $1,200 USD – roughly 1/3 of what my first car cost. It was a 1990 Mitsubishi Mirage. [Press Release… Read More

  • No VoIP for Nokia's N78?

    While Nokia has typically included VoIP functions in many of its smart phones—much to the chagrin of carriers—it looks like the top handset maker may be changing its stance, and removing VoIP on some of its new N-series handsets. Gigaom reported that the N78 is not VoIP compatible and when they asked Nokia why, the company replied: “Nokia Nseries is committed VoIP services… Read More

  • OpenClip, she is dead

    For those of you who do not remember – or do not care to remember – OpenClip was supposed to be an open framework for implementing the Cocoa NSPasteboard functionality to the iPhone. While I’m thinking that if Apple wanted to implement copy/paste into the iPhone they would have done it already or will do it soon, OpenClip was a noble effort to work around the limitations of OS… Read More

  • Learning a language the Web 2.0 way

    TechCrunch UK recently ignited a debate around education startups in the UK, but it’s quite clear that the biggest Web 2.0 education market is language learning – and that market, obviously, scales internationally. Here, Nicola Robinsonova of Learnitlists.com pens a guest post about the myriad services out there and which ones cut the mustard. ‘Unless there is a law of… Read More

  • Panasonic launching four new Blu-ray recorders, including VHS-to-Blu-ray model

    Blu-ray set-top recorders, and DVD recorders for that matter, have never really caught on in the States. Most users here seem satisfied with hard-drive based recorders and don’t want to deal with a portable media. Japan AV-types scoop up these recorders though, and Panasonic is launching four new models aimed right at their home turf. We aren’t going to dive in, and run… Read More

  • NY comptroller urges re-engineering of state-wide radio network

    An actual image from a Tyco party held for Dennis Kozlowski’s wife The State of New York has been trying to implement a state-wide radio network for first responders ever since everyone had a really shitty day about seven years ago. Luckily, political infighting and inept contractors have ensured the project will almost never be finished as an audit of Tyco Electronics (not to be… Read More

  • Stella Artois-branded PSP: That's a fancy beer, midwesterners

    Stella Artois is a non-offensive beer best consumed while watching non-American sports like the Champions League or the Tri Nations. The Sony PSP is a portable video game system best enjoyed after it’s been loaded with a custom firmware and decked out with emulators and the like. But a Stella Artois PSP? Madness. The PSP isn’t an official Sony product, but rather represents the… Read More

  • Digg Takes Your Questions To The Conventions

    Digg is adding its own twist to the whole politicians-listen-to-the-people act that every social media site is getting in on (both YouTube and Facebook co-sponsored televised presidential debates during the primaries, as MySpace is doing in September, for instance). Digg is taking questions from its members to politicians at the national political conventions at Digg Dialogg. (At least they… Read More

  • Make that the Olympus 1040, 1050

    So that earlier hogwash re: some new Olympus digital camera. Turns out the new cameras are actually the 1040 and 1050. Both cameras are due for release this October, with the 1040 coming in at $199 and the 1050 at $299. The 1040 is supposed to be Olympus’ slimmest Stylus-branded digital camera, one with most of the odds and ends you’d expect from a camera nowadays. This includes… Read More

  • RideTheCity.com: A Google Maps App for Safe Biking

    RideTheCity is a cool mash-up application that allows you to plan bike routes based on safety and speed. By typing – or selecting – a start and end location in New York City, the application will find the safest and quickest routes by factoring in bike routes for “safest” trips and the shortest travel distance for the quickest trips.
    The project is run by three… Read More

  • No Matter How NBC Spins It, Olympics Web Strategy Comes Up A Loser

    Despite its special Silverlight-powered Website and more than 2,000 hours of online video, it looks like NBC flubbed its opportunity to make its Olympics Web revenues more than a rounding error. NBCOlympics.com may have streamed 72 million videos and racked up 1.2 billion pageviews, but Yahoo Sports still edged it out with an average of 4.7 million visitors a day versus 4.3 million… Read More

  • Joe Biden, Obama's running mate, isn't exactly a champion for technology

    Joe Biden, Barack Obama’s running mate, is not your friend when it comes to technology. Well, he could well be your friend, if you’re the RIAA or MPAA. The vice presidential nominee has sponsored bills over the year that were championed by both the music and movie industry. He was one of the main forces behind the Perform Act, which is what the RIAA used to sue XM Satellite Radio… Read More

  • OpenClip, She is Dead

    For those of you who do not remember – or do not care to remember – OpenClip was supposed to be an open framework for implementing the Cocoa NSPasteboard functionality to the iPhone. While I’m thinking that if Apple wanted to implement copy/paste into the iPhone they would have done it already or will do it soon, OpenClip was a noble effort to work around the limitations of OS… Read More

  • Video: Make your own talking robot

    Like the Twitter reading robot before it, this DIY little guy, which looks like the TV character that says “Oh, no!” a lot (the name escapes me), sorta makes you say, “Now why would I ever make that?” I couldn’t tell you. I can tell you that if you’re savvy enough to know what API stands for, you’re probably savvy enough to build one of your… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Eye Poke Edition

    Karl Zahn’s Smart Kleat
    Old watch-like navigation gadget from 1920
    Extreme concrete road barrier
    The DIY Twitter-reading box robot
    New Kindle? We told you so! Read More

  • Trulia Goes Mobile, Adds Feeds

    If there is any type of site that screams for a mobile edition, it is real-estate. Why print out all of those search results when you can have them on your mobile phone or in your Dash GPS car navigation device? Today, real-estate search site Trulia rolled out mobile versions of the iPhone and the Dash. (There are also new mobile versions for the Blackberry, Sony Ericsson, Nokia, and… Read More

  • Can You Guess Which Facebook App Is Making A Million Dollars A Month?

    Facebook is a famously difficult place to make money. Despite the popularity of the social network, most ads go for pennies per thousand impressions (CPMs). Even Social Media, a Facebook ad network that is able to get effective CPMs of about 50 cents, has only paid out a little more than $8 million total to application developers since it launched a year ago. Yet AllFacebook… Read More

  • Yahoo's 404 At Giants Stadium

    Like a lot of other companies in Silicon Valley, TimeBridge has hired their fair share of ex-Yahoo employees. CEO Yori Nelken said most of their ex-Yahoo engineers got a chuckle when they noticed the large Yahoo advertisement on the stadium wall next to the 404 marker (for 404 feet from home plate) during a recent company outing to a baseball game. 404 errors occur when a web page cannot… Read More

  • News Orgs Want Access to Intel-AMD Antitrust Papers

    Several news organizations, including the New York Times, Washington Post, and Dow Jones, have recently demanded that the Intel–AMD anti-trust case records be unsealed. Though the move suggests that critical information may have been withheld from the public, neither AMD or Intel have expressed any problem with further inquiry into case documents. This is the latest in the anti-trust… Read More

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