• WSJ reveals launch date for BlackBerry Thunder

    After the BGR first announced to the world that Verizon and Vodafone would have exclusivity to the Thunder, the WSJ did a little more digging and managed to find out that the device will launch in Q3. That’s it for now. Read More

  • Live Universe Picking Up Jangl's Pieces

    Just over a week ago the founders of and five engineers from VoIP services provider Jangl left for Jajah after the company failed to find a proper suitor. Following their departure, it was unclear what would happen to Jangl’s assets and remaining staff. Now we hear from multiple sources close to the deal that Live Universe has agreed to acquire both. This appears to conclude the Jangl… Read More

  • Aluminum MacBooks to arrive in Q3

    Not much has changed in terms of the chassis redesign for the MacBook other than what we learned in April, but now we have a rough estimate as to when we will see them in stores. The redesign of the chassis is necessary to accommodate the new Intel processors, which require a “socket B” logic board. According to AI, the Commercial Times is reporting that two Taiwanese… Read More

  • The laser turns 48 years young today

    Let freedom ring The laser turns 48 today! (Just as important, if not more so: It’s also Megan Fox’s birthday. She turns 22.) Crazy! To celebrate this, Wired has put together a list of some of its best laser-related stories, everything from laser-etched iPhones to 100 kW Naval weapons. No, it’s nothing to get too excited over, but perhaps you have nothing better to do on… Read More

  • BlackBerry Bold dated, priced for every carrier

    High res available here. While everyone else in the free world is geeking over the iPhone 2, I’m giddy for the BlackBerry Bold. Everyone I’ve spoken to that currently uses a BlackBerry is psyched for this device and 90 percent scoff at the Thunder because we all know how much touchscreen phones SUCK (this goes for all of them not just the iPhone). I’m bummed I have to wait… Read More

  • Orange to sell iPhone in over 10 new Markets

    The French wireless company Orange announced today that it has struck a deal with Apple to sell the popular iPhone in the Middle East, Africa, Central America and several European countries. In a short statement the company said it will sell the iPhone in Austria, Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Jordan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland and African markets. Sales will… Read More

  • What Windows Might Look Like On The OLPC

    Google’s Bob Lee creates a much better image to go with our post yesterday about One Laptop Per Child and Windows teaming up. More at CrunchGear. CrunchBase Information One Laptop Per Child Information provided by CrunchBase Read More

  • Wooden Suit for Stephen Hawking mystifies all who try to discern its purpose

    Another day, another odd suit. This one, designed by Michael T. Rea, is called the “Suit for Stephen Hawking” and I don’t understand it at all. It’s made of wood, yes, but I doubt that’s its raison d’etre. Actually, the whole lot of Rea’s creations are wooden. The man’s crazy for it. via Make Blog Read More

  • Atom-based Eee PC 901 on June 3rd for $650

    DigiTimes is reporting that Asus will release an Intel Atom version of its new 8.9-inch screen Eee PC (it’ll be called the 901) on June 3rd for “below $650”. Aside from the Atom chipset, it’ll have some other upgrades too; Bluetooth, “metal alloy parts to the keyboard and hinge” and the touchpad will have a metallic border. Mmmm, metal-y. Aside from… Read More

  • Alltel chooses LTE for its future 4G network

    He’s installing the 4G network by himself. Flickr’d. No love for CDMA. Alltel, which this map shows as being popular in what us latte-drinking, east coast elite call “fly-over country,” has committed its 4G future to LTE, a GSM technology. While the transition is still a ways away—like, three to five years away—the corp’s COO cautioned that… Read More

  • Samsung shows a practical use for OLED screens

    OLED screens are nice but small. Perfect for a notebook but impractical for, say, a television. This prototype of a laptop by Samsung has a keyboard that’s made me agitated just by looking at it, but features a 12.1-inch 1280×768 active matrix OLED screen, which I bet is gorgeous. Now we just need the price of these screens to come way, way down and before you know it, laptops… Read More

  • Nature or nuture: XO Laptops will now run Windows

    The XO Laptop (or the OLPC, whatever you want to call it) will now run Windows, giving children around the world the opportunity to dislike Microsoft as much as we do. I think we alluded to the sort of problems they’ll have in last week’s Sweater Friends. OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte said the use of Windows “enhances [its] ability” to “transform… Read More

  • In using AmazonMP3, The Office shows tension between NBC, Apple

    Genuinely funny, last night’s episode of The Office (Hulu link) showcased the gravity of the situation between Apple and NBC. The long and short of it is, Michael wanted to create a mix CD using “M3Ps” for the office’s new human resources guy, who’s actually a girl; Michael falls in love with her immediately, or “love at first see with my ears.”… Read More

  • CrunchWord Puzzle!

    Here’s the latest CrunchGear-themed crossword puzzle. You can find the answers to the clues spread throughout this week’s posts. Enjoy! CrunchWord Puzzle for Friday, May 16th Read More

  • Chuck Maddox, watch guru, dead

    Watch Blogger and horology genius died on May 12. His insight and research into everything from Omegas to mainsprings made him one of the most important names in this business. I’ve had limited interaction with him over the years but the exchanges I’ve had were quite cordial and he was always helpful. Read More

  • Sony releases the VGC-LJ25L laptop AKA the WTF-2008

    I’m looking at this thing and looking at it and wondering what the heck it’s supposed to be? Is it a folding all-in-one desktop? Is it a laptop with half the screen exposed? Has Sony decided to take meth and rave all night and then spend the night in some rich guy’s house in Manhattan where everything is reflective and then decided to go and do its final design project at… Read More

  • Videogame fitness from A to Zebra Striped Unitards

    Joel Johnson, blogger extraordinaire, has created on omnibus of videogame exercise gear, starting with a Wii-Fit-like JoyBoard to the Wii-Fit-like Wii Fit. Along the way he looks at exercise bikes that hooked up to your PC with software from Autodesk (!!) and the Atari “Puffer,” which sounds like something I saw on RedTube. Best of all, Joel is funny so his little trip down… Read More

  • John Mayer loves the Blackberry Bold, to be sure

    John Mayer got the BlackBerry Bold.
    His post looks like this post.
    Very short sentences.
    Funny how he got it early.
    He says its blazing fast and looks like the New York Times.
    Has he ever seen the New York Times?
    It’s made of paper, not plastic.
    And it doesn’t have a very high resolution.
    Maybe she should compare it to a Curve.
    Or a TV.
    Why is John Mayer blogging about technology?
    Read More

  • Treo 800 aka Palm Zeppelin spotted

    This CDMA WinMo Treo is called the 800w and should appear in the next few months as a potential follow-up to the Palm Centro. Can you feel the excitement in the air? Giz reports that the phone will have Wi-Fi, GPS, and EVDO and will use a mini-USB plug instead of a standard micro-USB. Read More

  • Take the iPhone quiz! Why? Because!

    Reader Will sent us this iPhone Knowledge quiz he put together in a matter of minutes using something called SomeTests.com. I figure it’s a Friday, you guys might be bored, and you might enjoy doing a test, so here you go. Read More

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