• iPhone integration coming to new Mercedes vehicles

    I only own, like, three Merecedeses(es?) but I’m gonna pick up a new one for this sweet iPhone dock. It’s available as an optional accessory and “allows seamless integration between your device’s music and telephone functions and your vehicle’s architecture,” according to The Unofficial Mercedez-Benz Weblog. You can control the phone functions and music via… Read More

  • Facebook Blows Past MySpace In Global Visitors For May

    In April, Facebook caught up to MySpace in worldwide unique visitors (actually nudging past it with 116.4 million unique visitors versus 115.7 million for MySpace). Now the worldwide comScore numbers are out for May and Facebook continues to blow past MySpace with 123.9 million uniques (up 6 percent), versus 114.6 million for MySpace (down 1 percent). Facebook also boasted more… Read More

  • Tuning-in Tokyo: A circuit-bent Acorn A300

    Do not watch this video hung-over. Or at least turn down the audio. Kick52 ostensibly improved his Acorn A3000 by adding a set of interesting switches and dials that make a horrible squalling reminiscient of my days in a Turkish prison. via Make Read More

  • Meet the A.M.P., Sega-Hasbro's two-wheeled music robot

    Sega Toys and Hasbro collaborated in the development of A.M.P. (Automated Music Personality), a so-called mobile robotic music companion (official homepage in English). Sega Toys is currently demonstrating A.M.P. to visitors of the Tokyo Toy Show. The company accepts pre-orders [JP] in this country starting August 1st. The robot will be available both in Japan and the USA from October for a… Read More

  • BASF's magical nanocolors

    BASF just put out a podcast about odd nano-tech colorants for various surfaces. Called “mechano optical colors,” they change color when you stretch and pull them. Sure it’s a little shilly, but it’s actually a nice-quality podcast and is just interesting enough to be worth a listen. Read More

  • Sony Ericsson announces a trio of bluetooth headsets

    Joining the list of other products announced by Sony Ericsson at their press event in Singapore are three Bluetooth headsets: the HBH-PV715, 720, and 740. No pricing announced, hittin’ the shelves in Q4 08. Read More

  • Brando USB Carabiner Flash Drive

    so much depends
    upon a USB Carabiner
    Flash Drive glazed with rain
    water beside the white
    chickens. Read More

  • OpenStomp, an open source guitar processor

    Now this is pretty cool. The OpenStomp is an open source stomp pedal with a built-in sound effects processor. Called the Coyote-1, it includes a Windows-based workbench for making new sounds and a Propeller processor. Sadly, the device isn’t out yet but when it is it will be completely open source complete with OS source and plans for tweakers. It even has a little LCD screen and 1MB… Read More

  • Sweater Friends Episode 7: Travel-related illness

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&file=http%3A//blip.tv/rss/flash/1014800&feedurl=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/rss/&autostart=false&brandname=CrunchGear&brandlink=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/ Ich bin ein Schildkrote! Remember to tune in at 1pm Eastern to talk to the CG team live. Read More

  • Informed Prediction: iPhone Jailbreaking apps will go the way of Dodo

    Herr Gruber reported a bit from WWDC and found that a) lots of people went to learn how to program for Macs and iPhones and b) none of those people are specifically interested in jailbroken iPhones. Now that there is money or market share to be made thanks to Apple’s little reversal re: web apps, the money is starting to flow. Will the iPhone 3G be jailbroken? I’m almost certain… Read More

  • Meet the new iPhone accessories, same as the old iPhone accessories

    Griffin Technology just released a gaggle of “3G iPhone” accessories, which, considering the minute changes in form factor, is basically a marketing play. To keep your sweet phone safe they have a $40 Nu Form case and to talk to your friends and neighbors there’s the SmartTalk headphone converter ($20) and TuneBuds ($30) ear buds. Finally, you have the Streamline armband. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Planet Island Edition

    Mario and Princess Peach tie the knot, here’s the cake
    TI’s 3D projector “press photo” is pretty damn crazy
    Flower Rock 2.0: The singing and dancing flowers from Japan are back
    Hack the Jura coffee maker for fun and profit
    Meet Buzz Buzz Doggy, Japan’s newest disgusting toy Read More

  • The Matt Cohler Exit Interview

    Early Facebook executive Matt Cohler announced his departure today to join top tier venture fund Benchmark Capital. I spent nearly half an hour this afternoon talking to him about his decision to join Benchmark Capital, his predictions for Facebook and a variety of topics that we touched on via various non sequiturs. Joining us was Benchmark Capital General Partner Bill Gurley as well. This was… Read More

  • Topix Nabs 6 Content Partners To Become Local Info Hub

    Topix, the local news community that allows readers to submit and edit stories, has secured deals with six content providers as it moves to establish itself as a one-stop-shop for local information. Topix will now use Eventful as an events database, and will offer current TV and movie listings through Zap2It. InfoUSA will supply business directories, and the site will begin using LiveDeal for… Read More

  • Most popular posts for June 19, 2008

    Todays Top Posts: MGS4: The Milking of the Franchise gets 10/10 from GameSpot Hack the Jura coffee maker for fun and profit TrojanToWorm makes being a douche easy! BlackBerry Thunder, Motorola VU30 to get Verizon’s version of visual voicemail PSP 4.0 firmware released Review: SteelSeries 7G gaming keyboard Texas Instruments intros lamp-free projectors Official WiMAX rollout begins… Read More

  • Intel borrows a cup of Sugar from OLPC

    It’s no secret that Intel and the OLPC project parted ways a while back, and now I think we can cross the OS off the list of things Intel didn’t like about the project. Sugar Labs, which split off from OLPC as well, has shacked up with Intel to provide a kid-friendly interface for Intel’s Classmate PC. Good news for everyone involved, I’d say. I always liked the idea… Read More

  • 'Shadow Caddy' perfect for golfers too manly to take a cart but too lazy to carry their own clubs

    They say that golf is a good walk spoiled. But nothing spoils a good walk like paying $30 for a cart and then playing like ass all day long. Sure, you could carry your clubs but let’s be honest, we all play golf for a moderate to slightly below moderate amount of exercise. If I wanted to lift weights, I’d go to a… you know… that place that used to take $80 out of my… Read More

  • Seesmic Hijacks Comments With Threaded Replies

    If content was king in old media, conversation is king on the Web. That is why everybody wants to control the conversation. Video commenting startup Seesmic is no exception. People can post short videos on Seesmic that other people can follow, just like on Twitter. Some blogs and Websites also make it possible for Seesmic members to comment on posts via video instead of text, as we have… Read More

  • Even the Swedes are being warrantlessly wiretapped

    Normally, when it comes to personal freedoms, civil liberties, copyright law and the like, Sweden has historically been the progressive vanguard. And their women are statuesque and beautiful (but have self-esteem problems, I hear). But I was saying: Sweden has an excellent record on these things in my recollection (and correct me if I’m wrong), but today they made a… Read More

  • Associated Press wants to charge $12.50 to quote five words, then turns around and quotes Arrington

    Far be it for the simple gadget bloggers here at CrunchGear.com to comment on legal issues concerning fair use and quoting other news sources, but if you’ve been following the Associated Press brouhaha over the past week or so, you’ll know that plenty of people are pretty riled up. If you haven’t been following the debate, the short version is that the Associated Press now… Read More

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