• 360 Avatar customization needs 256MB card

    The upcoming NXE update will feature the controversial avatar feature (you know, the one that makes me barf), but you’ve got to have either a HDD or 256MB card installed to take advantage of it. If you’ve got one of those pansy 64MB cards or (shudder) a naked Core system, you’ll be SOL, my friends. Of course, if you’ve just got a Core, how likely is it that… Read More

  • American Airlines: no airporn for you!

    Sorry, people. The dream is over. American Airlines has decided that it, along with Delta (and the flight attendants), does not want porn on its flights — despite receiving no complaints whatsoever. Say they: Based on the feedback of our customers and employees, American Airlines is working with Aircell(R) to implement technology to filter pornographic content over the Gogo(R)… Read More

  • CrunchGear: 16-Zone Creston system found on Craigslist

    A 16-zone Creston system will run you a lot of coin – or you can pick up this chump’s system on Craigslist. I wonder if he used to work for Lehmans Brothers and needs to his McMansion’s mortgage payment. I have a Crestron system currently installed in my house that I would like to sell. All components are in excellent working condition, one Amplifier has two small… Read More

  • Wallet Feeling A Little Light? Check Out The Expense Tracker

    With the economy slipping closer to rock bottom every day now, many of us are going to have to start cutting back on our day-to-day expenditures. Cue Voice2Insight’s The Expense Tracker, an online expense tracking system that makes entering every transaction as easy as calling a phone number and saying a few words. Most expense trackers require users to input their daily transactions… Read More

  • Yahoo Shareholder Asks Microsoft To Re-Bid At $22. Good Luck With That.

    Private equity fund Mithras Capital, which holds 1.9 million shares of Yahoo (about 0.14%), will propose to Microsoft that they buy Yahoo at $22 per share, Reuters reports. Microsoft would then unload Yahoo’s Asian assets adn non-search businesses, take $3 billion worth of cost savings and some tax benefits, and end up with Yahoo’s search business for $10.3 billion. Microsoft… Read More

  • Transformers: Chevy Beat revealed to be Skids

    Remember Skids from the original cartoon? TF2 is or was filming at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona and one intrepid fan took a few snaps and sent them along to Jalopnik. The rear license plate revealed Skids, but no one knows what the Chevy Trax plate says. Oh, Skids is the bright green one. Bumblebee is still a Camaro if you’re keeping track at home. Check him out after… Read More

  • USB Mice Wheel: a live measure of your productivity

    In case you have an extra USB slot and perhaps an excess of whimsy, this may be the nonsense desk accessory for you. The mouse in the wheel will run faster the faster you type — useful if you don’t want to use how quickly the words appear on the screen as a metric for how fast you’re typing. Now, if I ran a blog, I would just have my office filled with these mice, attached… Read More

  • Hands on with the RoboDynamics TiLR telepresence robot

    http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1924675&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1 After we wrote about TiLR last week, RoboDynamics invited us down to their headquarters to check one out in person. The idea is simple, straight out of countless science fiction flicks: rather than physically going somewhere, you… Read More

  • FOWA rocks London, while startups pitch to TechCrunch

    The Future of Web Apps conference kicked off in London today and almost 2,000 startups and developers hit the East of London for the event. Highlights from the day included Kevin Rose from Digg and a bunch of great speakers. Every year the event changes and there is an interesting pivot point going on as the European scene develops. In his opening keynote Kevin who seemed to imply that the… Read More

  • Netbooks to increase Linux's visibility, usability

    Novell, the company that markets SUSE Linux, an enterprise-oriented commercial Linux distro, has a lot at stake in the coming netbook wars. After all, the little machines are overwhelmingly running various flavors of Linux (with the notable exception of Eees pre-loaded with XP and the like), and if Novell can get in on the ground floor, that’s not only cash in hand but a hugely… Read More

  • ‘Aquaduct’ adult-sized tricycle produces clean drinking water, keeps you from tipping over

    Look at this environmentally-advanced mama jama. It’s called the Aquaduct, and though many are referring to it as a bicycle, it’s got three wheels. That, my friends, is a tricycle. Forget semantics, though, because the Aquaduct not only gets your from Point A to Point B (and occasionally Point C), but it also filters cruddy crap-water into delicious drinkable water using an… Read More

  • Lowepro updates the AW, Trekker series with the Classified and 600 AW II

    I love my Lowepro Fastpack, but it’s bright red and draws far too much attention then I’d like. Not only do I pack my Pentax K200D and a handful of lenses, but it also stores my MacBook Pro and a couple grand worth of other doodads. My brother suggested I cover the Lowepro logo since NYC thieves are educated enough to know who they are. It’s something I’ve thought about… Read More

  • Contest: Win a Dash Express GPS

    In the market for a GPS? Sure you are! The holiday shopping season is here and if you’re looking for an easy way out then jump on over to Trulia where I’m judging their “Hidden Gems” Contest. There are only two days left, but that’s enough time to enter. Rules after the jump. Read More

  • Eye-Fi Manager update integrates the awesomeness that is Twitter

    The other week Eye-Fi announced that upload speeds were improved for their SD cards and today we’ve learned that they now support Twitter and RSS feeds. If you haven’t already updated then you should fire up your Eye-Fi Manager ASAP. One can assume this applies to the Lexar mashup, Shoot-N-Sync. These little buggers just keep getting better and better. Read More

  • UTStarcom Knick thankfully branded as Quickfire

    I can’t quite put my finger on it, but “Knick” just seems like such a weird name for a mobile device. Well the UTStarcom Knick, which MobileCrunch briefly knicked a couple of weeks ago, is officially going to AT&T and will be branded as the Quickfire. Yeah! That’s more like it! It sounds like when a cowboy pulls a gun out of a holster and shoots it really fast! Alright! Read More

  • Wuh Oh: Orange UK halts BlackBerry Bold sales, citing "quality issues"

    According to a leaked internal memo, Orange has pulled the BlackBerry Bold from the shelves due to “reports of software issues”. Originally expected to hit AT&T here in the states months ago, the Bold has faced delay after delay. Could these issues be the reason for the endless postponement? The full text of the leaked memo: Internal Orange Statement on the… Read More

  • Lord of the Rings Online expansion pack dated: Mines of Moria on November 18

    Cloistered MMO fans, take note: the expansion pack to Lord of the Rings Online, entitled Mines of Moria, is due for release on November 18. That’s about a week after Wrath comes out, so you might as well cancel any and all social engagements through December. You can pre-order the game right now at the LOTRO Web site. Doing so will net you a few perks, including a special… Read More

  • This stupid economy has officially gone too far as Mother’s Cookies is going under

    Gadgets be damned for fifteen minutes, this is real news! Mother’s Cookies – makers of those delicious, delicious frosted Circus Animal Cookies – is going out of business, citing “rising prices for raw materials and fuel,” according to the San Francisco Examiner. This poor economy bullshit is starting to hit me where it hurts; the stomach. Mother’s… Read More

  • TunesRemote brings remote iTunes control to Android

    http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1919916&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1 If there was ever any question as to how many days we’d have to wait after the release of the first Android handset before someone would crack out an iTunes remote application, we’ve now got the answer: Zero. By… Read More

  • SonicSwap Puts Your iTunes Library On The Web For Streaming And Sharing

    Since the launch of YouTube’s API and the release of Seeqpod, we’ve seen many sites emerge that allow users to create playlists of their favorite songs that can be streamed free of charge. Unfortunately, this can be a tedious task – oftentimes users are forced to recreate the playlists they already have in iTunes because the sites lack an upload function. SonicSwap, a… Read More

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