• Turn off iPhone back-up… if you DARE


    ZeroLogic explains how to turn off the long, long iPhone back-up process that starts up every time you connect the iPhone to your computer to sync. Obviously, this cancels all your future back-ups so you’re basically dead in the water if you fry your iPhone but it does save a good few minutes every time you plug in your iPhone. The choice, reader, is yours. Read More

  • Gears of War movie gets financing from Legendary Pictures and New Line

    Legendary Pictures and New Line will supposedly co-finance and co-produce the Gears of War movie. This is good news for fans of the game that would want to see this movie. I still have a bad taste in my month over the whole Halo movie fiasco, so I’m still having trouble believing this will ever be made. Read More

  • Dr. Randy Pausch, Carnegie Mellon CS professor, dead at 47

    Noted Computer Science professor Randy Pausch passed away today after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Dr. Pausch was a founder of the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University and worked on the Alice program, an animated educational system for high school and college students. It’s not difficult to find educators in CS who are as personable as Dr. Pausch was but… Read More

  • Mobile Web Wars Starts In Two Hours

    If you want to know where the mobile Web is going, join us here at TechCrunch at 3PM PT for the live video stream of our Mobile Web Wars Roundtable The mobile Web is finally here and developers have to choose what platform they want to bet on. Do they go with Apple’s beautiful walled garden, wait for more open Android pastures to arrive, or do they hope that Nokia figures out how to… Read More

  • Dr. Randy Pausch, Carnegie Mellon CS professor, Dead at 47

    Noted Computer Science professor Randy Pausch passed away today after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Dr. Pausch was a founder of the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University and worked on the Alice program, an animated educational system for high school and college students. It’s not difficult to find educators in CS who are as personable as Dr. Pausch was but… Read More

  • Sweater Friends Episode 10: The Innuendo Files

    In which Devin, Doug, and John discuss the various ways journalists receive pleasure. Read More

  • AT&T [hearts] CrunchGear

    Now this does warm the heart. AT&T employee and CG reader Nathan saw our anguish and reached out to help you, the readers, with your AT&T problems. Don’t spam him, guys. I am an AT&T employee (Network engineering, not Wireless) and like everyone else, I had to wait in line. I was 16 people too late on launch day!! I got my phone through a local AT&T store using direct… Read More

  • AT&T not happy about the Xohm/Clearwire merger

    Last month, Sprint announced plans to merge their WiMax service, Xohm, with WiMax provider, Clearwire. This wasn’t exactly good news for AT&T, who have hedged their bets on a competing 4G product, LTE. With deep-pocketed investors behind the Xohm/Clearwire deal (Google, Comcast, Time Warner, Intel, Bright House), and LTE still about 2 years from roll-out, what ever was AT&T… Read More

  • Bungie's got three projects up its sleeve


    Everybody has been speculating about the recent delayed E3 announcement, thought by many to be Halo-related (really going out on a limb there, everybody). Well, they’ve revealed on their blog that they have three projects in the pipe, at varying degrees of completion. The idea that there are three undisclosed projects coming out of a Bungie that is more independent than a few years… Read More

  • Samsung TL9 digital camera features fuel gauges


    Doug already gave you the lowdown on the TL9 last week, but I just spent a few seconds with it and noticed the ‘cute’ fuel gauge-like meters telling you how much juice and memory you have left. Cheesy, yes; convenient, most definitely. Read More

  • USB cooler keyboard

    Thanko knows what we nerds really need during these hot summer days. The follow-up to the company’s USB face mask [JP], the USB cooler mouse and the USB cooler necktie is this: a USB cooler keyboard [JP]. This “interesting” piece of hardware comes with 3 fans built into the wrist-rest area. If your hands start sweating, just turn on the switch placed on the front of the… Read More

  • Showtime's Dexter coming to an iPhone/iPod Touch as an "episodic" game

    Showtime’s Dexter is arguably one of the greatest shows on television as of late and it happens to be one of my favorites, too. So I’m happy to announce, or at the very least, inform you all that Dexter will soon be coming to an iPhone/iPod Touch near you, says Marc Ecko. TV Squad was on hand on at Comic Con for the panel and learned a few more details. It’ll include using… Read More

  • GSM HTC Touch Pro hits FCC

    Man, how this phone brings a pang to my heart. It looks so damn pretty; why must it lack 3G? Oh Well – at least it’s coming to North America, according to this FCC post. No word yet on carrier availability, though its GSM internal mean it’s pretty safe to bet it’ll be either T-Mobile or AT&T. The FCC post hides most of the goodies for confidentiality reasons, but… Read More

  • Copy/Paste references caught loitering in iPhone frameworks

    The ability to copy & paste is probably one of the most requested features still absent from the iPhone. Whenever word of an update gets out, it’s a safe bet that one of the first question amongst the comments will be “They put in copy/paste yet?” Well, it’s still not in yet – but Apple might be working on it. While digging around the iPhone SDK, an… Read More

  • Costume: The portable hard drive for senoritas

    Someone took the time to throw together a render of a portable hard drive for girls, the Costume. Overtly targeting girls with technology can be dangerous proposition; dipping a phone in pink and calling it “for girls, now!” usually has less than a snowball’s chance in hell of getting anywhere, but Costume seems to have been designed with care. It’s supposed to match… Read More

  • This robotic fish can explore the ocean by itself

    Researchers at the University of Kitakyushuu [JP] in Southern Japan (where else) developed a battery-powered robotic snapper that can swim in salt water for about one hour to gather oceanographic data. The fish weighs 7kg and is covered by a silicone body. It is able to move like a real snapper via a tailor-made propulsion system, making it possible for the the robot to blend into its… Read More

  • Video: BGR demos the BlackBerry Bold's Web browser

    http://services.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/687242818 Dare I say it, but I think my interest in the Bold is beginning to wane. BGR demos both IE and FF emulators that both crash, but that OS sure does it look pretty. Of course, I can’t pass judgment on something I haven’t seen in person, yet. Any BlackBerry fans being swayed either way by this video? Read More

  • Video: You Suck At Photoshop #13

    http://www.mydamnchannel.com/xml/mdc_embed.swf?episode=834 Someone’s a little bitter. How is this series going to end? I’m pretty sure Donnie is going to off himself. What do you think? Read More

  • Samsung i8510 INOV8 cellphone with 8-megapixel digital camera

    How often do you use your phone’s built-in camera? More often than not, the cameras are so terrible it’s not even worth the time it takes to remove it from your pocket. Samsung aims to change that mentality with its i8510 INOV8. The phone, which is Europe-only, runs on the latest version of Symbian, and comes with a 8-megapixel camera. Of course, as we all know, unless the image… Read More

  • Redlasso Shuts Down In Response To Fox/NBC Lawsuit

    Redlasso, the video site that allows bloggers to post clips of television content, has shut down its beta in response to a recently filed lawsuit by Hulu-backers Fox and NBC. In May, Fox, CBS and NBC issued Cease and Desist notices to Redlasso for copyright violation, which the company largely ignored. In June the company established a “Media Advisory Board” headed by a number… Read More

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