• India’s Airtel to launch 3G iPhone August 22

    India’s top mobile service provider will launch Apple’s 3G iPhone in India on August 22. Details at this time are sketchy and pricing details have not been revealed yet. Two other companies, Estonia’s EMT and the Czech Republic’s Telephonica O2, will also launch the popular handset in their respective countries. Airtel doesn’t have the exclusive right to sell… Read More

  • PSA: Xbox 360 system update now live

    http://qik.com/player2.swf?streamname=dfa56c1adf1741618476cfc5cc1d3067&vid=129666&playback=false&polling=false&user=c870e7b7af28f528a2ee5b9ad144f0ccbc0f8694&displayname=Qikker56606&safelink=c870e7b7af28f528a2ee5b9ad144f0ccbc0f8694&userlock=true&islive=&username=anonymous But don’t expect any new features. However, this will prepare our RROD… Read More

  • Nissan has a new electric car: Its batteries are good

    Nissan is throwing its hat into the electric vehicle ring in a big way. The Japanese auto maker just announced the development of a vehicle that has a new type of battery. Compared to the batteries found in other electric (and hybrid) vehicles, the one found in Nissan’s can store twice as much electricity. Batteries are seen as one of the choke points in electric and hybrid vehicle… Read More

  • mloovi translates RSS feeds into 24 languages

    Mloovi is a new tool which will translate RSS newsfeeds into 24 languages. It does this via Google Translate but the process is utterly seamless. You just put an RSS feed’s URL into the box and that’s it. The service is going to be of great use to bloggers (who can also download a widget to have their blog automatically translated). The translations are not perfect and images… Read More

  • Privacy Issue haver, please email John

    Dear Person With Privacy Issues, Please email me a screenshot of your experience so I can recreate it on our servers and throw out some of the junk that higher powers have accreted onto CG over the past year. Just to remind you, you’re the guy who called us a bunch of “assh*les.” My email is john@crunchgear.com. Read More

  • Social Travel Site TripSay Opens Up To The Public

    After about four months in private beta, social travel site TripSay is now open to all travelers. TripSay combines travel search with user-generated travel guides and ratings. When you enter a city or place, it comes up on a map, along with recommendations from other TripSay users that can be sorted by restaurants, hotels, bars, beaches, transportation, sights, and other categories. I… Read More

  • Aline Yu and Gregg Brown Join mSpot Team

    Mobile music and entertainment company mSpot announced today that it has hired Aline Yu and Gregg Brown to help mSpot market its music, ringtone, live radio and video products to a public hungry for mobile entertainment. Aline Yu has hired on as the VP of Marketing and Gregg Brown as Director of Product Marketing. Yu brings experience from two mobile businesses, Kodak Mobile and SkyGo. Read More

  • Seiko Epson presents direct-view 3D-display for mobile phones

    Seiko Epson developed a display for mobile phones which makes it possible for users to view 3D images without having to wear 3D glasses. The 2.57-inch prototype features a pixel count of 1024×768 (XGA). The company claims their direct-view displays will deliver 3D images in high quality due to their high pixel count. Seiko Epson uses lenticular lenses to create the 3D effect, arrays of… Read More

  • Yahoo Vote Recount Shows How Close Yang And Bostock Were To Being Ousted From The Board

    Yahoo’s retally of its shareholder votes shows the deep-seated anger among shareholders and how close CEO Jerry Yang and chairman Roy Bostock were to being ousted from the board of directors. The votes had to be recounted after one of Yahoo’s largest shareholders, Capital Research and Management, questioned the initial results. (The miscount was the fault of Broadridge… Read More

  • Konami makes good-night stories digital

    In case your kids are bored by passively consuming the stories you read to them, the Tereshibai from Konami [JP] might come to the rescue. Too bad it’s Japanese only at this point but it looks like a cool concept. The Tereshibai comes in the form of a remote (a little similar to a Wiimote) that just needs to be connected to a TV. Kids can then choose between 10 pre-installed fairy… Read More

  • Found in Taiwan: Dark Knight edition Xbox 360

    This Dark Knight edition Xbox 360 was spotted in Taiwan. Microsoft is said to have produced only a handful of these, so don’t expect to be able to walk into your local Best Buy any time soon. Read More

  • Want to protect your USB devices? This is the Thanko way

    You can say what you want about Thanko but the Japanese accessory maker never fails to amaze. This time, they came up with a physical padlock [JP] for everything USB: sticks, connector cables, mouses etc. That means a thief would have to work out a 3-digit number code to be able to steal your data or use your valuable hardware. The low-tech padlock doesn’t offer that much security but… Read More

  • Recruit a friend to play World of Warcraft and get an exclusive mount

    Blizzard just announced this new World of Warcraft program called Recruit a Friend. Whenever you convince a friend of yours to throw away his or her life for 30 days (and they’re paying for those 30 days), you get a free 30 days credit to your account. If you convince him or her to pay for 60 days, you get a mount, the Zherva. It looks like a zebra! Perhaps even better, when you and… Read More

  • I Am Rich iPhone app costs $1,000

    Oh! This application for the iPhone (and iPod touch) costs $1,000, or about €41, and does nothing but put a rotating red gem on the screen. The name of the app is I Am Rich, and it’s developed by Armin Heinrich. Hardly a big deal. Rich people buy silly things all the time, right? via Silicon Alley Insider Read More

  • Full Steve Jobs MobileMe e-mail

    Below you’ll find the entire “MobileMe launch wasn’t very good” e-mail Steve Jobs sent to employees. He sent it on Monday, claims Ars. Team, The launch of MobileMe was not our finest hour. There are several things we could have done better: – MobileMe was simply not up to Apple’s standards – it clearly needed more time and testing. – Rather… Read More

  • Conspiracy: Is Microsoft funding the Xbox 360 FFXIII port?

    Simpler times Is Microsoft footing the bill for the upcoming Xbox 360 port of Final Fantasy XIII? We’ll find when the next issue of Famitsu hits, which, say several “insiders,” has a cover feature on the game. One of the topics discussed therein, how and why Square Enix decided to bring the game to the Xbox 360. There’s also more word on the game’s release… Read More

  • The World's First Luxury iPhone App: $999.99 of Pure Bliss

    Sotheby’s, Space Station Isis 9, 2113:
    Next up for auction is Armin Heinrich’s “I Am Rich” circa 2008 manufactured digitally for the Apple iPhone, a device popular with turn-of-the-epoch intelligentsia and predecessor to our own popular iSuppository. The work of art originally sold for $999.99 and was a scathing commentary on that era’s consumerist culture on the… Read More

  • An Evolving Cultural Curiosity: We Need A Fake Follow

    I’m going to take some criticism for this, but I think it’s something that needs to be said: We need a Fake Follow on Twitter and a related Fake Subscribe on FriendFeed. FriendFeed and Twitter are different than normal social networks because they don’t require two people to mutually agree to become friends. Instead, you simply choose to follow someone and see the content… Read More

  • Cloud Computing Q and A with Dave Girouard, President of Google Enterprise

    Here are a few audio snippets from a Q and A session with the president of Google’s Enterprise division, Dave Girouard. The session took place on August 5th at the Pacific Crest Technology Leadership Forum in Vail, Colorado. Girouard talks about Cloud Computing, Google’s new App Engine, the Google Apps productivity suite, competition versus partnerships, and how Google faces… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Living Room Floor Edition

    Japanese company sells “photorealistic” 3D-sushi/hamburger/pudding/orange puzzles
    Review: Soundcast OutCast Wireless Speaker
    Wafer thin USB drive unveiled today from Kingston
    Mod your old NES into a DVD player
    15 real world Blade Runner buildings Read More

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