• Today on the CrunchGear Live Podcast

    Here are some of the topics from today’s podcast… Google announces Chrome OS Sony Ericsson’s Rachel UI T-Mobile MyTouch Amazon files patents for ads in Kindle books Tips for wiring your home Our early internet experiences, old-timey copy protection for games LISTEN: Show Link | RSS Feed | iTunes Link Read More

  • Layar launches API and first developer keys

    SprxMobile, the company behind the mobile augmented reality browser Layar (which has been making waves across the technoverse) today announced that Layar will become an open platform. The first 50 developer keys for the API are available now and can be applied for here. Layar is currently only supported by Android phones and uses a combination of the camera, GPS and compass to calculate… Read More

  • Electric roadster runs quick errands, costs a cool $13,000

    If you’re lucky enough to live in a gated retirement community (The Vill-a-ges, Flor-i-da’s friendliest home town!) or you don’t need to ever break 25MPH on your daily commute, then here’s an electric roadster. Sure, at $13,000 it costs more than most compact sedans, but it’s cute! And red! And eco-friendly, sorta, with its six lead-acid batteries. Read More

  • New NERF shooter this fall features secret gun scope

    Kids! NERF 2: “N-Strike” Elite is coming out on the Wii this fall. You’ll get the above-pictured SWITCH SHOT EX-3 blaster. That little flip-up “red reveal lens” shows in-game secret messages and enemy weak spots right there on the screen. Your mom and dad won’t be able to see any of that stuff, but you will! Read More

  • Su.pr Stumbles Out Of Beta, Officially Enters URL Shortening Wars

    Su.pr, StumbleUpon’s URL shortening service, has come out of closed beta. StumbleUpon, which was recently freed from eBay’s clutches, tossed its hat in the URL shortening ring earlier this year. We first heard about Su.pr in March when StumbleUpon CEO Garrett Camp Tweeted about it. Su.pr, like other shortening tools, lets you shorten a URL and share it across Twitter, Facebook… Read More

  • Peter Ha died on July 6, 2009, what the hell is Frenzied Waters

    No joke, I just received my obituary in the mail today at the office. Apparently, I died while surfing at Rockaway on Monday, July 6th. That’s news to me. I’ve never surfed Rockaway. The contents of this rusty jar are quite puzzling and I was met with the following note. Read More

  • Amazon dropped the Kindle price to $299

    The second generation Kindle just dropped in price, everyone. It can now be had for a dollar less than $300, which might just sway some folks to jump on the e-book bandwagon. At least Amazon hopes the $60 price drop will move a few more units. Read More

  • Sony PSP, PSN has nothing to do with Google Chrome OS

    While we’re all thrilled to see Google throw a new coat of paint onto the Linux kernel, there are, in fact, other things going on Out There, like, say, the quickly evolving PSP. Yesterday’s exotic rumor suggested that Sony is working on a full-fledged PSP2, a system with Xbox1-level graphics. Today I spy an interview with a Sony so-and-so that attempts to explain the… Read More

  • Hello Kitty Taser: A pink Taser with Hello Kitty on it [UPDATE — it's fake]

    You know you’ve made it when your product gets the Hello Kitty treatment. This hot pink Hello Kitty Taser is perfect for the man or woman on the go who requires the best in personal protection but isn’t willing to sacrifice style. UPDATE: This has been confirmed as fake by Taser. Read More

  • 23andMe Launches $99 Kit To Spur Its 'Research Revolution'

    23andMe isn’t making too many headlines in tech circles any more, but there’s little doubt in my mind that it, or at least companies like it, will become incredibly important over the next decade or so. Affordable genetic testing will likely revolutionize the way we treat health care, and its effects on society will be profound. And well known celebrities like Sergey Brin… Read More

  • Facebook Introduces The Fan Box. Take That, MySpace.

    If you are wondering how Facebook plans to compete with MySpace as a platform for celebrities to connect with fans look no further than the just-launched Facebook Fan Box. It is a Facebook widget bands and celebrities like Lance Armstrong can place directly on their own Websites which show their Facebook status updates, how many fans they have on Facebook, an d a”Become a Fan”… Read More

  • Long Live 3.5mm: HTC Makes The Switch

    Dongles. In-line adapters. Proprietary headset ports. If it’s an audio port on a mobile handset and it’s not 3.5mm, it’s junk. As we declared back in May, we’re done with all of it. Now HTC, sire of the T-Mobile G1, myTouch, and countless other smartphones plagued by non-3.5mm jacks, is done with it too. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 50% off the HP MediaSmart LX195

    I liked everything about the HP MediaSmart LX195 Windows Home Server except the price. It’s fast and quiet. The software suite is extensive and even includes compatablility to OS X’s Time Machine. But the $399 MSRP is totally not worth it for only 640GB. Thankfully HP has a deal on the server right now. Read More

  • Why Google's Chrome OS Bomb Has Minimal Fallout On Apple

    With so much being said about Google’s new Chrome OS being a direct attack on Microsoft, naturally some of the gaze is now going to shift towards what it means for Apple, which makes the second most popular OS in the world. Here’s what it means — For its products, very, very little. For its board of directors, potentially a lot more. While some have already talked about this… Read More

  • HTC Hero gets done up in pink

    When the HTC Hero made its video debut weeks before official announcement, it looked like we’d see this thing hit the shelves in a full array of colors, from Neon Yellow to Turqoise. By the time it became official, however, most of these variations had disappeared. By the time the press event wrapped up, we saw only two variations: one black, one white. It looks like at least two more are… Read More

  • Video: Making a smoothie with Joel Johnson and the Vita-Mix 5200

    How many times does one man get to watch another man make a Smoothie in the comfort of his wood paneled home? Well, Joel at BBG shared his experience with the Vita-Mix 5200 blender, a $450 uber-blender that reduces frozen fruit to “fruit slop” in seconds. The blender is quite powerful yet he notes that its “laudable blending ability doesn’t even make itself apparent… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Refurbished 23-inch 1080p Samsung TV for $199

    Looking for an inexpensive, fully-featured TV for the den or rumpus room? Geeks.com is selling a refurbished Samsung 1080p TV with 90-day manufacturer’s warranty for $199 when you use code 23HD at checkout. Read More

  • Video: Latest Laptop Hunters ad

    Matt, Olivia and Jayden are a getting an HP dv7! Is it just me or is Olivia mildly attractive? Read More

  • Cyberdyne Corp. starts exporting its robotic exoskeleton HAL-5 (video)

    A robot venture from Japan called Cyberdyne (yes, just like the evil corporation in the Terminator movies) has been in the news for years now for its futuristic exoskeleton HAL-5, a wearable robotic suit that helps paralyzed persons walk and lift heavy objects. Until now, the spectacular suit was marketed mainly in Japan, but today it came to light that Professor Sankai (the mastermind behind… Read More

  • T-Mobile to push out four Android updates this year, maybe every year

    While I was at the T-Mobile myTouch 3G event earlier today, a rep from T-Mobile whispered a few sweet nothings into my ear. I didn’t think anything of it because PR folk are always trying to butter me up, but there was something about Android updates that popped up. Read More

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