• Action Method: A Flexible and Intuitive Project Management System

    Behance, a New York-based company with a range of services for creative professionals, has always had a thing for keeping people organized. Its Behance Network enables designers to upload and assemble their work into online portfolios that can be shared with both potential clients and the larger creative community. And Behance’s stylish Outfitter line of paper products, which… Read More

  • Researchers devise methods to sniff keystrokes by detecting shifts in magnetic field

    Compromising Electromagnetic Emanations of Keyboards Experiment 1/2 from Martin Vuagnoux on Vimeo. Two doctoral students have produced what is probably the most fascinating hack (or whatever you want to call it) of the year. Using… Read More

  • Oh noes! No more Mac Mini?

    Pic from . It’s a colocation service running Minis in a rack.
    Rumor has it that the Mac Mini will not be shipped to retailers as of today with no word as to when the diminutive little box will ever ship again. The Mini, as you recall, was supposed to be the cheapest Mac ever and at about $599 on the low end it actually was. Unfortunately, the Mini sold very poorly and there is talk… Read More

  • Jerry Yang Email To All Yahooers: 10% Of You Are Fired

    Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang sent the email below to all Yahoo’ers at 2:20 pm PST, after earnings were announced. Besides being all lowercase, as usual, he lets everyone know that the company will be letting 10% of employees go to help save $400 million in annual costs. Jerry Yang, of course, will not be among the layoffs. The full email: Read More

  • And the BlackJack II Winner is…

    [svgallery name=”blackjackers”] Wow. How refreshing. After two years of incessant harangues and angry emails, it’s nice to see people smiling when they think of CrunchGear. As you recall, I have a pink BlackJack II from Samsung to give away to a female who can plead convincingly on camera. The resulting photos, which ranged from kind-hearted to downright nasty (Looking at… Read More

  • Singer defends ‘offensive’ LittleBigPlanet song, says it was meant to attract people to Islam

    Let me save you the trouble of reading more than 1,000 words regarding the removal of that offensive-to-Muslims song in LittleBigPlanet. It’s a thorough report, sure, but my goodness, this isn’t exactly affairs of state or anything. • Using Koranic words is not forbidden in Islam • The singer uses the words to “attract and inspire people toward Islam,” not… Read More

  • Apple sells 6.9 million iPhones in Q4 of 2008

    Hot off of Apple’s Q4 earnings call comes a bit of iPhone news: Alongside 2.6 million Macs and 11 million iPods, Apple managed to sell 6,892,000 iPhones in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2008. In contrast, they sold just 1,119,000 iPhones in fiscal Q4 of 2007. Feeling a bit spunky, Jobs’ mentioned that they’ve outsold some significant competition, saying “We’ve… Read More

  • Knight Rider gets a full season *sigh*

    Knight Rider definitely hasn’t earned praise from the car or nerd communities thanks to an overwhelming story line and a cheesy K.I.T.T but that hasn’t stopped NBC from ordering up a full season of the show. The Micheal Knight wannabe will be back for at least nine more episodes or until NBC suits wake up and cancel the remake. {democracy:40} Read More

  • Yahoo To Cut Headcount "At Least" 10 Percent; Possibly More To Come Next Year

    Yahoo just announced third quarter earnings. revenues were flat, up one percent to $1.79 billion. The company met consensus earnings estimates of $0.09 a share. CEO Jerry Yang on the conference call says that yahoo will lay off “at least 10 percent by year end.” That’s 1,500 people, as expected. (Yahoo ended the quarter with 15,200 employees). And that might not be all. … Read More

  • DLC cards missing from some Fable II Limited Collector's Edition copies

    As if the content alterations made to the LCE of Fable II weren’t bad enough, Microsoft has stated that a batch is now missing the DLC cards needed to unlock some in-game goodies. If you’re in that minority then you’ll have to wait until the 28th for this indiscretion to be remedied. For shame! We have identified that some copies of the “Fable II” Limited… Read More

  • Apple's new Macbooks and MBPs save energy with CFLs

    Apple is notorious for its attention to the smallest details as the latest MacBooks and MacBook Pros prove with the Energy Saver icon. The updated symbol displays an energy efficient, but somewhat environmentally dangerous if not properly disposed, CFL light bulb instead of an earth-destroying incandescent bulb. No word if this detail will rollout to other Macs via an upcoming System… Read More

  • RIM makes the BlackBerry Application Center official

    A few weeks back, a sneak peek of a still-in-the-works BlackBerry App Center made its way out. Now RIM’s gone and given it the official treatment by way of press release. Unfortunately, there’s a bit of bad news right off the bat: While the BlackBerry Storm is expected to launch in November, the BlackBerry App Center won’t debut until March of 2009 – nearly five full… Read More

  • Want the G1 early? Live in San Francisco?

    The G1 doesn’t officially hit the streets until tomorrow, but the 3rd and Market store in San Francisco will begin selling the first Android device starting today at 6PM PDT. If you’re not in the area and you didn’t pre-order then you’ll have to wait until tomorrow if, of course, you’re in a 3G market. Otherwise you’ll have to order online or in-store. Said… Read More

  • Xbox Live Primetime delayed till spring

    Announced at E3 along with the rest of NXE, Xbox Live Primetime sounded pretty gimmicky with “live” game shows, but it’s being held up to ensure that the rest of NXE rolls out smoothly. I’d be more inclined to believe such a statement, but it’s being delayed until the spring of ’09, which leads me to believe that it’s nowhere near ready for primetime. Read More

  • PSP-3000 screen defects a hardware feature, no way to fix 'em

    It is with a heavy heart that I bring this awful, terrible news: those scanlines and other screen defects discovered in the PSP-3000? Sony totally meant for that to happen. To borrow a Slashdotism, it’s a feature not a bug. Sony Japan said this: PSP-3000 has a new LCD device with vastly improved picture quality, achieving a more natural and vivid picture than older models. By improving… Read More

  • NYC buses’ digital ads will change depending on neighborhood

    Strapped for cash, the New York City Transit Authority will experiment with new digital ads on the sides of city buses. That’s borderline who cares material, but get this: the ads will change based on the bus’ location, which is tracked by GPS. Expect things like military recruitment ads on Queens busses and cars on that one bus that goes up and down Water Street. I have no… Read More

  • Gamer Grub gets a nerd stamp of approval

    When Gamer Grub launched, most of us looked upon the creation with a mix of astonishment and wonder, but the snack food recently earned the stamp of approval from USA’s WCG Gold Medal Halo 3 Team.  “We are proud to have Gamer Grub join the MoB Gaming Family. We snacked on Gamer Grub the entire weekend of E for All, and thought it was amazing,” said Joey… Read More

  • MySpace for Android goes live but where's the music?

    Android’s first handset, the G1, will be hitting the market tomorrow and with it comes a slew of useful and useless apps. One of those useless apps happens to be from MySpace. Being the first major social network to do so means nothing when it brings nothing to the table. It’s essentially a mirror image of the iPhone app, but it’s nowhere near as fast when loading your inbox… Read More

  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 stops FIFA's reign at the top

    A heads-up to my fellow football fans. There’s a reason why Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 knocked FIFA 09 off its “fucking perch” in the UK this past week: it’s a better game, bar none. Granted, it’s still absurd that Konami hasn’t ponied up for all the Premier League licenses and all that, but what are you gonna do? Authentic logos don’t a good game make… Read More

  • Kyocera joins the Android-powered handset club

    Love it or hate it, it’s pretty safe to assume that just about all of the big boys in the handset world are tinkering with the idea of bringing an Android device to the market (Well, except for Sony Ericsson. Or Apple.) Joining the confirmed list today is Kyocera, with an announcement that they are working with software optimization house Wind River to adapt Android to their… Read More

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