Monthly Archives: January 2011

Congratulations Crunchies Winners! Twitter Takes Best Startup Of 2010

This year?s fourth annual Crunchies Awards have just concluded, and we?re happy to say that it was an overwhelming success. For those who weren’t at the event or watching our livestream, we?ve included the list of nominees and winners below. … Continue reading

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Apple Says We’ve Downloaded 10 Billion Apps From the App Store [AppStore]

Apple just announced that 10 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store. Ten frickin’ bill-ee-on. That’s a lot of a lot of apps that have been downloaded. Our list of the best iPhone apps is right here. [Apple] … Continue reading

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Unity 2D now available for both Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick and 11.04 Natty

After only hinting at its existence this morning, it is now possible to install Unity 2D on both the latest stable version of Ubuntu (10.10 Maverick Meerkat), and the upcoming 11.04 (Natty Narwhal). Unity 2D takes the form of a … Continue reading

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Fanatec Porsche GT2 wheel and Clubsport pedals review

Sim racing keeps on moving toward higher-end accessories, while there have always been top-shelf components available to the hardcore, games like Gran Turismo 5 are encouraging more and more people to want a more and more realistic driving experience. Fanatec … Continue reading

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San Francisco Gets Inter-Bus Stop Multiplayer Gaming [Gaming]

Yahoo recently installed huge poster-size touchscreens at 20 San Francisco bus stops, allowing commuters to play online games against people at other bus stops. Nothing brings out my allegiance to my neighborhood like some crazyass futuristic sports trivia. More » Source: … Continue reading

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Cocoon hands on: the one-shot solution to private and secure Firefox browsing

A lot has been said about safe, secure surfing in recent months. Firesheep brought the necessity for HTTPS (and WPA-encrypted WLAN) into the limelight, and the Gawker Media breach reminded all of us that no one is safe. The truth … Continue reading

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Motorola ready to make sweet love to Android ROM devs and rooters?

HTC is legendary for its tacit support of the Android ROM cooking community. Motorola… not so much, thanks in large part to the company’s policy of locking down the bootloader as a means to prevent unapproved software from running on … Continue reading

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Hot Wheels Video Racer has a VGA camera under its hood, confirms that kids have it all

Damn kids these days and their cool tech toys! We know we sound cranky, jealous, and old, but how are we supposed to react to Mattel’s new Hot Wheels Video Racer? Yep, just as the headline reveals, everybody’s favorite matchbox … Continue reading

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Study: One in 10 Young Gamers Could Become Pathological Addicts

Frantic parents concerned about their children’s digital habits have found a new ally in the form of a study published in the latest issue of the journal Pediatrics. Roughly 10 percent of young video gamers suffer a pathological addiction to … Continue reading

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Who Needs a Lampshade When Your Lightbulbs Are This Cool [Lightbulbs]

Created for The Standard Hotel in New York by Brooklyn-based artist KAWS, these limited edition lightbulbs, available in a set of three colors, should never be obscured by a lampshade. But move quick: they’re only selling 1,000 of them. More » … Continue reading

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Crocodile’s Tummy Rings After Eating Cellphone [Cellphones]

14-year-old Gena has discovered that some cellphones are crocodile-proof. They can withstand crocodile’s teeth, throat muscles and stomach acids. Gena knows because she ate one, and now it’s ringing in her stomach. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/34DjM0nysXw/crocodiles-tummy-rings-after-eating-cellphone Idt Ibasis Hypercom Hewlett Packard … Continue reading

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Evidence of Duke Nukem Forever’s existence continues to mount with new trailer, release date

Gearbox Software promised last fall that they’d finally, really finish and release Duke Nukem Forever, and it’s starting to look like they’re actually going to come through. The studio has just released a full trailer for the game, and it’s … Continue reading

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Motorola Atrix 4G gets FCC approval

Motorola files dozens upon dozens of FCC certifications a year, so what makes us so sure this here IHD-P56LS1 is the might Atrix 4G for AT&T? Fair question: for one thing, it’s got 850 and 1900MHz 3G (or 4G, in … Continue reading

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Larry Page taking over as Google CEO, Eric Schmidt will remain as Executive Chairman

Google’s Q4 financial results press release contains a bombshell: as of April 4, co-founder Larry Page (on the far right, above) will replace Eric Schmidt as CEO and assume responsibility for day-to-day operations and product development and strategy. That doesn’t … Continue reading

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An Attractive Case Mod You Can Actually Buy [Case Mods]

Case mods provide some giggles, sure, but how many of them that we’ve seen previously would you have actually bought? If I were in the market for one, this Hammerhead HMR98902 would be top of my list. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/PHZLGcXtT5c/an-attractive-case-mod-you-can-actually-buy … Continue reading

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This Calculator Case Plus Your iPhone Equals Gimme [Iphone Cases]

It’s not the calculator your mom bought you in 5th grade, it’s an iPhone 4 case with a retro decal. The calculator doesn’t actually work (it’s not even three dimensional) but still pretty cool for $19.50. [

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JOBY GorillaMobile Ori Case and Stand for iPad

Inspired by the paper-folding art of origami, JOBY has introduced the GorillaMobile Ori for iPad.  The Ori is engineered from a superlight German-made aluminum/polypropylene composite used in high-performance cars, polycarbonate, and ABS plastic, with TPE grips.  It acts as a … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: Baby?s Lunch Edition

LVX: Your Lights Are Talking To You(r Computer) Indiana Jones Would Rock This Canvas Lunch Bag How A Programmer Rocks The Wee Ones Kindle 3 Beats Harry Potter Book As Bestselling Product In Amazon?s History Apple Patent Reveals ?Pseudo-Holographic? Display … Continue reading

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Are You Sure You Want Multitouch Gestures On Your iPhone? [Video]

Multitouch makes everything better, right? Well, maybe probably definitely not. Here’s a fellow demonstrating Apple’s new not-ready-for-the-public four finger gestures on an iPhone. And he looks absolutely ridiculous. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/onrl0ovUjL4/are-you-sure-you-want-multitouch-gestures-on-your-iphone Research In Motion Rogers Communications Saic Satyam Computer Services

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iOS 4.3 may feature Personal Hotspot, bringing wireless tethering to all iPhones

One of the big revelations about the Verizon iPhone announcement — apart from finally confirming that the iPhone was headed to its network — was the inclusion of the Personal Hotspot feature. Built-in, carrier-sanctioned wireless tethering for the iPhone? We … Continue reading

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Tonight, on a very special Android Central Podcast (9 p.m. EST / 6 p.m. PST)

Boy, oh boy, this one’s gonna be a biggie. First and foremost, we’ll have the departure of Eric Schmidt as Google CEO, with co-founder Larry Page stepping in. And as promised, we’ll tackle the whole Samsung Galaxy S Froyo thing … Continue reading

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Microsoft testing new “Be what’s next” Metro- and IE9-inspired homepage

It’s been a long time coming, but Microsoft is finally testing a new Be what’s next homepage. To enable the new look, you need to visit http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/preview/default.aspx. The layout is strongly reminiscent of Windows Phone 7′s Metro UI, with not … Continue reading

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Segways Are Basically Banned in the UK [Vehicles]

A UK magistrate ruled this week to outlaw Segway vehicles on sidewalks through out the country. This follows a previous decision to ban the machines on roads as well. Essentially, Segways are not allowed in the UK. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/0UpQhvdSiUM/segways-are-basically-banned-in-the-uk … Continue reading

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Google Chrome drops H.264 support to focus purely on open technologies like WebM

Google has just dropped a bomb shell: Chrome will no longer support H.264 HTML5 video playback. The open-sourced WebM (VP8) and Ogg Theora video codecs will be the only options for HTML5 video. H.264 will not be dropped immediately, but … Continue reading

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Mojito Wallet from Malcolm Fontier

Here’s another item from Malcolm Fontier.  The Mojito Wallet is, according to the product description, possibly the world’s smallest wallet.  It’s only 3″ X 2.6″ X 0.2″, but the Mojito Wallet holds about four credit cards in the main pocket; … Continue reading

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You Might Not Be Able to Cook, But These Knives Make You Look Damn Good Doing It [Food]

I consider myself a master chef. When it comes to steak, I can cook, season, and eat like a pro. But I feel like my kitchen swag is lacking due to my knife collection. Enter these all-black cutlery wonders. More » … Continue reading

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When Is a DSLR Smaller Than a Micro Four-Thirds? When It’s a Tiny Spy Camcorder, That’s When [Cameras]

If you thought those micro four-thirds cameras were pricey for their size, get a load of this Japanese spy camera. Considering it costs $120 and weighs just 12g, it might just be the most expensive camera per millimeter ever. More » … Continue reading

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DesignScene for iPad Is the 21st Century Muse [Video]

Apps for consuming web content on the iPad have largely shaken down into two categories: dedicated apps for individual sites and RSS readers populated with a users’ selected feeds. DesignScene is something else entirely: a prepackaged bundle of all-things design. … Continue reading

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iOS 4.3 beta 2 released, iPad multitasking gestures just a developer preview

Apple just dropped iOS 4.3 beta 2 on world, and with it a big sad bomb: those nifty iPad multitasking gestures we discovered in beta 1 won’t be enabled when 4.3 ships to customers. Instead, Cupertino says it’s “providing this … Continue reading

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Facebook Desktop brings every notification to Windows and Mac and Linux!

Created by a computer scientist at Adobe, Facebook Desktop does exactly what it says on the tin, for both Windows and Mac PCs. It links into your Facebook account and notifies you of every change to your account — pokes, … Continue reading

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Unconfirmed: Palm’s Tablets Will Use HP’s Beats Audio and Have Heaps of Cloud Storage [Tablets]

Yesterday’s photos of Palm’s Topaz and Opal tablets now have some rumored specs to back them up, claims Engadget. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/g3opd9aZU1M/unconfirmed-palms-tablets-will-use-hps-beats-audio-and-have-heaps-of-cloud-storage Sybase Sun Microsystems Standard Microsystems Sra International

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Daily Crunch: Concept Edition

CrunchGear Drives GM?s Autonomous EN-V Concept Vehicle Hands-on With the Orbitix Sphero Best In Show: The Reese?s Peanut Butter Cup Minis CES WTF: The TV Hat Windoro: The Magnetic Window-Washing Robot Source: http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/01/08/daily-crunch-concept/ Microsoft Microsemi Micros Systems Micron Technology

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DesignScene for iPad Is the 21st Century Muse [Video]

Apps for consuming web content on the iPad have largely shaken down into two categories: dedicated apps for individual sites and RSS readers populated with a users’ selected feeds. DesignScene is something else entirely: a prepackaged bundle of all-things design. … Continue reading

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Dolphin Mini browser for Android leaves beta, available now from Android Market

Dolphin Mini — the full-featured yet lightweight Web browser for Android devices — has shed its beta tag and is now available for download in the Android Market. Besides being easier to find and install, there’s a laundry list of … Continue reading

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Aequilibrium 3 challenges your mousing agility and sense of balance — Time Waster

Back in June, I covered the original Aequilibrium; if you liked that game, then you’re going to love the new version, Aequilibrium 3. It’s a game that’s ostensibly about balance, but it’s really about agility. Each level starts off with … Continue reading

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Monitor Security Cams From Anywhere With Your iPad

No matter where you are in the world you can easily monitor your security cameras from anywhere with your iPad using the uNetCams Multiple IP Camera Viewer app. This app streams MJPEG video feeds from your IP network cameras in … Continue reading

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Nintendo 3DS Invades Your Eyeballs March 27 for $250 [Gaming]

At last, the final key details for the Nintendo 3DS are here. It’s gonna be $250 when it comes out on March 27, with 30 games available right around launch. More » Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/HLNHznrse6A/nintendo-3ds-is-250-on-march-27 Network Appliance Netgear Ncr National Semiconductor

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Playboy Magazine coming to iPad in its uncensored form in March, including full back catalog

From its very first issue in 1953 to its latest incarnation, the full catalog of Playboy Magazine is coming to the iPad this March. And not only that, it’ll be faithful to its original form by arriving to your Apple … Continue reading

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WordPress gets Windows Phone 7 app, edit your blog on the go

Automattic has officially brought WordPress to Windows Phone 7 for blogging on the go. The WordPress app stays faithful to the general Windows Phone 7 aesthetic of huge typography that goes beyond the current view, and horizontally scrolling screens. But … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: Micro Lab Edition

Angry Birds Is Coming To PlayStation 3 And PSP Sha-Miel: Sanyo?s Mobile Magnifying Camera Incoming Adidas AdiZero 5-Star Is The Lightest Football (As In NFL) Cleat Ever Created PrimeSense, Them Guys Behind Kinect?s Motion Control, Are At It On The … Continue reading

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Choosing Between a laptop and an iPad: A guide

One of the big questions many consumers are faced with today is whether to purchase a laptop or an iPad. We hope to take some of the pressure off and help make that decision easier for you in this guide. … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: Bounce Edition

Split Strap Quickly Hits Kickstarter Goal, Still Time To Get In On The Fun SmallWorks BrickCase Lets You Brick Your iPhone. In A Good Way. As In LEGOs Watch This Amazing GE Video Kind Of Explain Regenerative Train Braking NZXT?s … Continue reading

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