• Black Palm Centro on Sprint.com, red one coming soon

    Just a heads up that Palm’s new Centro phone is now available for purchase on Sprint’s website for $99 with a new contract, $399 without. The black version is the only one available for now, but the red version will be available on November 4th. Sprint.com via Brighthand Read More

  • Zelda Phantom Hourglass review video is mesmerizing

    I can’t tell where in the galaxy this person is from, his age, or what the hell he’s talking about half the time but one thing’s for sure; I can’t look away. Zelda Phantom Hourglass review [YouTube] Read More

  • Websites May Require Visually Impaired Access In California

    California may require websites to provide access to visually impaired users under ruling made in the long running case of the National Federation of the Blind vs Target. The case centers on Target not providing basic accessibility to vision impaired users via the use of alt tags for images, keyboard options for navigation and missing navigation headers. US District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel in… Read More

  • New Sidekicks will include unlimited MMS messages

    The new Sidekick Slide and Sidekick LX will be capable of sending MMS (images, audio, video, etc.) messages and doing so will be included with your plan, according to Joshua Karp over on BGR. These new models will be the first Sidekicks capable of sending MMS messages and any new customers will automatically get put on the new plan, but existing customers upgrading to the new phone will need… Read More

  • 'Sneaker Pimps' pimped out NES sneaker

    Oh wow. We’re looking at what appears to be a working Nintendo Entertainment System built into the bottom of a shoe. This photo was apparently taken last night in New York City at the end of the Sneaker Pimps’ nationwide tour. Flyguy’s goldfish platform shoes from I’m Gonna Git You Sucka were pretty awesome but, come on, full blown NES in a shoe here. Sneaker Pimps… Read More

  • Facebook Has LinkedIn In Their Crosshairs

    Facebook may be used for professional networking (particularly in Silicon Valley), but it sure isn’t set up to be. People’s profiles are all about their dating status, pictures, videos and other very personal information. It’s perfect for college dorm networking, but not so much for job or business development hunting. LinkedIn, by contrast, is set up perfectly to network. Read More

  • TiVo + Comcast partnership is long overdue

    In the New England area (where I live) Comcast just started rolling out set-top DVRs equipped with TiVo software. It’s sure gonna be hard for me to say goodbye to Comcast’s awesome user interface. Pretty soon, I’ll have to use TiVo’s crappy, stupid interface instead. Read More

  • Nintendo's big list of upcoming Wii and DS games

    Looking for some new games for that little white box? Me too. I4U News has an exhaustive list of what’ll be coming out between now and next Spring, according to Nintendo. Some of the titles that get me excitable are… Guitar Hero III on October 28 Medal of Honor Heroes 2 on November 13 Rygar sometime in December Mario Kart sometime next Spring There’s also a list of DS… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: No Smoking Squid Edition

    Inappropriate baby Halloween costumes, volume one
    Some posts write themselves: Tape Tape Dispenser
    Your N95 will help you quit smoking
    Mario when he’s floppy
    Sony Ericsson is now a chocolatier?
    LucidTouch: See-through UIs come to life
    Inappropriate baby Halloween costumes, volume one Read More

  • Crunch Network


    Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. Some posts write themselves: Tape Tape Dispenser JP J-me products are the best. For my office, I just bought their Pen Pen Holder, Post-it Post-it Notes, and the biblically influenced Noah’s Protractor. Read More

  • eXpresso Gets $2 Million To Grow An Online Office Suite

    eXpresso is an online collaboration tool around Excel spreadsheets. While a bit late to the game, they have plans to expand to other productivity tools as well. They will be announcing a new $2 million round of financing from Novus and Rocket Ventures on Monday, with the target of raising another $2 million soon. This is on top another couple million they’ve made off the sale of… Read More

  • Zunephone interface patent looks like iPhone interface patent

    Ok, every conversation I have with my leaks at the Zune team at Microsoft in the last month have gone like this: Matt: Dude, tell me something about the Zunephone. Leak: What Zunephone? Matt: So there is no Zunephone? Leak: I didn’t say that. Matt: Then tell me about the Zunephone. Leak: What Zunephone? And so on. They enjoy playing the Costello to my Abbot. We know there’s… Read More

  • Apple's growth leading to bad customer service?

    It must be tough being Steve Jobs. Mr. Jobs, CEO of a company called Apple (AAPL), that makes computers and iPods, is having a hard time keeping all of his customers happy. And that’s what’s supposed to happen. Read More

  • Dell's first tablet PC ready to rock November 5

    You’ve been a patient poppet, haven’t you? You’ve wanted a tablet PC, but you’re loyal to Dell, who’s been more than stingy with them. But we have good news for you, friend. The Latitude XT tablet from Dell is real, and it’s coming soon. It’s a pretty standard affair, with a 12.1-inch swiveling touchscreen, a 1.2 GGz Core 2 Duo Intel processor, up to… Read More

  • Supply Side Economics Fail Music Industry Again

    The latest brainwave from the besieged music industry is the proposal to offer free music to end users via the Total Music brand. Spawned by Universal Music, Total Music looks likely to sign the big four record labels and a range of smaller firms as well, with Sony BMG on board and Warner Music looking as it will be as well. Free is the ultimate selling point in market side economics… Read More

  • Dear VCs: Look at the idea, not the postcode

    I’m interrupting the normal coverage today to write about something I care deeply about. The long feature I wanted to post today will have to wait. Let’s make one thing clear. The reason TechCrunch was started by Mike Arrington three years ago was to cover the wave of new startups appearing on the Internet scene in his stamping ground of Silicon Valley. Fast forward to 2007 and… Read More

  • Some posts write themselves: Tape Tape Dispenser

    Instead of making pithy jokes about this Tape Tape Dispenser, which you can get for about $25, we figured we’d let you, the readers, make them. Please use the comments on this post to be humorous about this fun looking desk gadget. And if you’re funny enough, we’ve got something else coming for you guys in a couple of weeks. Tape Tape Dispenser [Coolest Gadgets] Read More

  • Water-powered phones by 2010?

    New development on the liquid-powered battery front. Samsung’s apparently "developed a micro-fuel cell and hydrogen generator that runs on H20." Metal and water inside the phone bump uglies to produce hydrogen, which is supplied to a small fuel cell where it bumps uglies with oxygen. After all is said and done, you’ve got about three watts of power. That’s enough… Read More

  • 'iPhone-like products' coming sometime next year

    Here’s what’s coming out of Taiwan. Asustek, BenQ, and a few other lesser-known brands are currently "developing iPhone-like products" and that the first out of the gate will likely be something from Asustek that’ll be available "as soon as the first half of 2008." The devices will run Windows Mobile and be marketed to business users with GPS and 3G… Read More

  • X-Wing: What really happened

    Those of you who recall the sadly shortened launch of the model X-Wing Fighter last week will be glad to know that we now have the truth. Carry on. Read More

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