• Relativity Space wants to launch rockets for 90% less with 3D printing

    Relativity Space wants to launch rockets for 90% less with 3D printing

    A new startup called Relativity Space founded by two aerospace engineers wants to use massive 3D printers to produce rockets without humans required on the factory floor, with the ultimate aim of driving the price of rocket launches down from their current rate of around $100 million to just about $10 million per launch. Bloomberg reports that Relativity’s founders think using 3D printing… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Instagram Shoppable Photos

    Today’s Stories  Instagram tests shoppable photo tags Google launches Tango AR smartphone system
    Mobile internet use passes desktop for the first time, study finds Sony’s profit down 86% but its costly mobile business has been shored up is back with another weird gadget Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John Mannes
    Hosted and edited by: Tito Hamze
    Filmed by: Joe Zolnoski
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  • Lessons From A TechCrunch Disrupt Launch Crunch Network

    Lessons From A TechCrunch Disrupt Launch

    May 26, 2010, was the most stressful and exciting day of my life to date. I’ve called it the most horrible and most wonderful, too. I didn’t sleep the night before. I woke up to pages of notes in my BlackBerry (it was 2010, and I was an ex-consultant), timestamped in 15-minute intervals over several hours, proof that I had woken up, typed an idea rapidly into my phone, laid back… Read More

  • Paul Carr’s NSFW Corporation Has Officially Launched And There Is Much Rejoicing

    Paul Carr’s NSFW Corporation Has Officially Launched And There Is Much Rejoicing

    Paul Carr’s NSFW Corp has officially launched, bringing us all from the doldrums and despair of the Age of Pisces and into the majesty of the Age of Aquarius. The site, essentially the news of the day with jokes, launched a few months ago in beta and is now a 17-person strong comedy juggernaut putting out stories like “UK WORRIES ABOUT SPIRALLING COST OF FREE HEALTH CARE >>… Read More

  • Gateway launching three new lines of desktops tomorrow

    Gateway is said to be launching three new lines of desktop computers tomorrow. One aimed at gamers, one for online media enthusiasts, and a line of entry level computers for average users. For gamers, the FX series is the place to start. Gateway is highlighting the FX541, with it’s SLI motherboard, dual PCIe x16 slots, and has a factory overclocked NVIDIA 8800 GT video card. If… Read More

  • Apple Tuesdays are here!

    [photopress:appletuesday.jpg,full,center] We try really hard to get all the inside dirt on what Apple’s doing. Let’s face it, what Apple does effects every other piece of hardware and software on the market in some way, and our job is to try to divine what Cupertino is trying to do. We can’t always do that. What we do know is that Apple likes to release things on Tuesdays… Read More

  • Helio's Mysto gets the CrunchGear treatment

    The Mysto has landed, and it is pretty hot. The slim slider is one of the best sliding phones I’ve seen yet. Samsung really knows what it’s doing with this form factor, and, with Helio, has made a pretty terrific mid-range phone that has high-end features. My first impressions of the phone came not just in how it looked — it’s Heigl-style attractive — but in how… Read More

  • Welcome to the new CrunchGear

    As you’ve probably noticed, CrunchGear got a makeover for Xmas. Gone is the sickly yellorange color scheme, and we’ve made some changes to how things are organized as well; things should be much easier to find throughout the whole site. You’ll also notice that comments are now threaded, so no more of this “@ asshat” stuff we’ve been doing the last year. Read More

  • Sony to go *hog wild* for 40GB PS3 launch

    Sony releases the 40GB PS3 tomorrow. Who cares, right? Well Sony is poised to spend an insane amount of money getting the word out, with a marketing vice president calling it the “largest ever” hardware branding in SCEA’s history. Unlike last year’s, shall we say, underwhelming PS3 launch, where Sony trumpeted raw power over “fun,” this time around Sony… Read More

  • Transformers comes to DVD today

    Just a reminder, friends, that the greatest movie of the year comes to DVD today. And HD-DVD, if you’re into that, which I’m not. I will be reviewing the 2-disk set tomorrow, if I’m not dead from excitement. Previously, on CrunchGear Read More

  • Zune 2 family launched: We're digging Dad and the kids

    Not sure if you heard about this, but Microsoft, a software and technology company out of Redmond, Washington, is just today announcing a new portable media player. It’s the first sequel to the media player it released last year, called the Zune. This media player is also called the Zune, though we’re calling it the Zune 2, as it’s a follow-up to the original, or it might as… Read More

  • Helio Officializes the Fin, Thinnest Flip in North America

    We’ve been hearing rumors, and today we find they’re true: Helio‘s got a new phone, it’s called the Fin. Which rhymes with thin, as in what the phone is. Read More

  • Craigslist Fills Up With Would-be iPhone Line Waiters

    Friday some sort of cellphone will be released in such a fashion that requires you to wait in line. But you don’t want to wait in line—that’d be silly. Plus, your time is infinitely more valuable than that. Your choices are to forego buying the phone, wait in line, or pay someone to wait in line for you. CNET spent some time trolling Craiglist not for “time and… Read More

  • Zune's A-Comin'

    Big launches this November, Wii, PlayStation 3 and, of course, Zune. The highly anticipated PMP from Microsoft, set to drop in just under two weeks, got a little closer to needy hands and prying eyes today, with the launch of The site touts a handful of information on the player as well as specs on some of the artists included on the players. Viewers can also check out Zune… Read More