• Comcast is fast for everyone except me, apparently

    This just isn’t fair. CrunchGear reader windexh8er writes in to gloat: I live in Minneapolis, and my Intarwebs will be getting much faster! Well good for you, braggart. Our own Devin just got hooked up here in Seattle with a 30Mbps pipe, yet I, living just less than a half mile or less from Devin get a measly 15Mbps for the same price. Comcast, can a guy get some love here? Congrats… Read More

  • Playboy.com Goes Mobile with iPhone-compatible Version

    Playboy, America’s favorite magazine (for the articles), just announced an iPhone version of the Playboy.com website. The site features an iPhone-esque UI and includes a HotorNot clone, a nightlife adviser, and Playboy Radio, an MP3-based online radio show. Check out CrunchGear for live coverage including the crowning of Miss Playboy Mobile. Read More

  • Zillow Disrupts Lending Market With Mortgage Marketplace

    Zillow, the site where you can find pricing estimates and other info about houses around the United States, aims to disrupt the online lending market with the launch of its Mortgage Marketplace. The marketplace is a free service that hooks lenders up with borrowers. It works very much as Zicasso does for travelers (see our review of that service here). Borrowers submit just the essentials… Read More

  • iPlayboy: Playboy.com for the iPhone

    Doug Aamoth and Peter Ha here in Hugh Hefner’s private loft on the 34th floor of the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas. Nine girls will be competing for the title of “Miss Mobile Playboy” as a kickoff to Playboy’s second generation of mobile content. Read more… Read More

  • Korea's Pandora.TV Looks To International Markets

    Pandora.TV, South Korea’s largest user generated video site, is expanding into new markets with additional language support and features. Pandora.TV launched in 2004 and has grown to become the “YouTube of Korea,” ranking as the countries 24th most popular site according to Alexa (comScore data is not available) with 20 million monthly unique visitors, 2.5 billion monthly… Read More

  • It's on: AT&T Mobility's CEO lets slip round timeframe for 3G iPhone at CTIA

    More 3G iPhone fun coming from CTIA, where the lads at Giz overheard a conversation between AT&T Mobility’s CEO Ralph de la Vega and PC Magazine’s Sascha Segan. See, de la Vega mentioned that all of AT&T’s smart integrated devices would be 3G within a couple months. Segan asked if that included the iPhone, and de la Vega just repeated what said before, adding… Read More

  • Opus No4 digital music server stores up to 3,000 CDs

    What’s wireless, made by Opus and streams MP3s? Why it’s the Opus No4 digital music server, which, strangely, wirelessly streams music to up to 10 rooms in your house. You’ll need the additional Opus No2 to be able to stream, mind you. With No2, No4 is just a music server, meaning it’s just a hard drive in a home theater-looking case with an LCD. You probably already… Read More

  • Nike launches iPodless jogging accessory called Nike+Sportsband

    It looks as if Nike is taking its while-running data systems solo, announcing a new product called Nike+ Sportsband. Similar to the Nike+iPod product from last year, the Sportsband wraps around your wrist and acts as a wristwatch, but also reports the same data wirelessly as the Nike+iPod device, such as distance run, calories burned, etc. It features a removable USB drive that stores the data… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Wii Fit predicted to sell 3m copies this year (that's a lot)

    You and I already (?) know about Wii Fit, Nintendo’s upcoming Wii game that the company characterizes as a good health-promoting alternative to the usual FPS or dungeon crawl. Now, though, the mainstream, non-tech press is catching on, with Murdoch’s New York Post publishing a piece two days ago explaining the game’s potential appeal. A monocle-wearing analyst expects Nintendo… Read More

  • Baby got backless bra

    It’s not every day that a tech blogger gets to write about women’s underwear, at least not on the tech blog, but here I am, and it’s no longer April Fool’s. What advancement in Bra-tech has such significance to warrant a post on this blog, you ask? Why the backless bra, of course! Looking like a pair of slings joined in the middle, the backless bra is just that. Read More

  • The Bourne Conspiracy ships June 3

    The Bourne series of films is quite popular, and there are persistent rumors of a fourth in the series, but until then you’ll be able to get your Bourne fix in The Bourne Conspiracy, a FPS coming to Xbox 360 and PS3. Word is it’s close to being in one of the movies (or books) and has the same sort of style as both. We haven’t played it yet, but we’re suckers for a good… Read More

  • Hands-on with the Qualcomm 'Pocketable Computing Device' prototype

    Did a little fondling of a prototype device from Qualcomm that’ll be hitting the market soon at under $300. It’s basically a super beefed-up Windows Mobile machine similar in size to the Nokia N810 (and with a QWERTY keyboard to match). The big feature is the 1GHz processor that it’ll have and its ability to play HD movies. Devices like this will be here the second half of… Read More

  • Expedia On Google's Radar?

    Michael wrote about rumors of a Google/ Skype hookup April 1, a deal that would make a lot of sense. One that doesn’t are rumors that Google may be getting ready to bid for travel giant Expedia. Expedia shares were up over 9% Tuesday and a further 1% Wednesday based on the rumors (chart above) for a market cap of $7.18 billion. Expedia stock is still down approx. 30% from its October… Read More

  • Build your own laser text mini projector

    You don’t need an imaginary cellphone to project text onto someone’s person. This device, which can be put together after a quick trip to the hardware store, places laser text onto any surface; it’s powered by magic, as a matter of fact. You’re given a maximum of 20 characters to play with at any one time, which is more than enough to project dumb slogans like… Read More

  • Video: AT&T, Microsoft Surface demo

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F800411&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf This video is unedited, so my apologies for the inclusion of any unwanted extra footage, but I wanted to get it up ASAP. Read More

  • Study suggests online is still the future of gaming

    Despite all the hullabaloo (sp?) about online gaming taking the world by storm, there is still a huge amount of growth potential in the sector, at least in the US. Over the last year, a study shows, gamers in general have increased by more than ten percent, but online gaming has increased by less than half that. Furthermore, 90 percent of online gamers are on PCs. That means there is an… Read More

  • Google To Sell Performics

    Google has announced that it will sell Performics, the search engine marketing arm of Doubleclick. As we reported March 12, Performics presented a major conflict of interest for Google as the service offered SEO services that were focused on improving site rankings in Google. Tom Phillips, Director, DoubleClick Integration at Google wrote on the Google Blog: It’s clear to us that we do… Read More

  • TV tech mistakenly airs porno

    Apparently I can’t say it enough, but if you’re a TV technician working in the TV studio that broadcasts TV to the public, you should probably be really careful when you put your porno tape in the VCR because you might be broadcasting your dirty video to every TV in the area. This is part of why I can’t wait for the switch to Digital TV next year, it’ll come through… Read More

  • Yahoo! unveils plans for voice-enabled mobile search

    Marco Boerries, EVP Yahoo! I just sat in on a Yahoo! press conference here at CTIA and learned a little more about the company’s plans to integrate its “oneSearch 2.0” features into mobile phones. The three key elements that Yahoo! is emphasizing are an open development platform, easier ways to search, including voice queries, and idle screen search integration. Sounds like… Read More

  • Get ready to rumble: Dual Shock 3 hits stores in two weeks

    I bet nobody saw that headline coming. Well, it’s the end of an era. A short, unimportant era which will be called by Sony Execs “the era in which our controller kind of sucked.” I never had any trouble with my SIXAXIS, but I’ll be glad to have rumble now and I’m guessing they probably tweaked a few things on the inside too. If you have a SIXAXIS, you’re… Read More

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