• Everex's gPC: A $199 PC with a half-baked "Google" OS


    Wal-mart just plotzed out the Everex Green gPC, a low-end machine with low-end specs running Ubuntu Linux and a version of Enlightenment that its creators called GOS. Some may say that this is the “Google PC” but it’s actually running a version of Linux specially tweaked to let you “launch” Google apps — still in the browser — from the task bar. The… Read More

  • What Will You Be For Halloween?

    If you’re like Marie Eve Bergeron-Tourangeau from Canada, you’ve decided to become a Facebook profile page for Halloween. Which is better, I guess, than trying to dress up like a Google OpenSocial, since the only image really associated with that so far is this horny elmer’s glue thing. Read More

  • 2GB SD card does Wi-Fi in digital cameras

    Hey, now THAT’S a good idea. This $99 2GB SD memory card has built in wireless. You pop it in your camera, take some photos, and it automatically uploads (via your Wi-Fi connection) those photos to one of 17 online photo websites including Shutterfly, Snapfish, Photobucket, Facebook, Picasa, and, of course, Flickr. Best of all, it works in any digital camera that supports SD cards. Read More

  • Tech Horror Stories: Trouble in Paradise

    The first of our Tech Horror Stories. If you have one you’d like to share send it to john at crunchgear.com ASAP. Spooky! So I was an IT contractor working in Honolulu. Except there’s a small part of the Hawaiian heritage they don’t promote along with the palm trees and beaches featured in the travel guides. One night I was working late. It was probably two in the morning and… Read More

  • Prosper Registers With SEC to Create a $500 Million Secondary Market in Peer-to-Peer Loans

    One of the most disruptive startups in the financial industry is Prosper, a peer-to-peer lending marketplace. Since its launch in February, 2006, Prosper has attracted more than 450,000 members who have loaned $96.4 million to each other. There is so much liquidity on Prosper now that the startup wants to create a secondary market for loans on the site. Right now, if you loan money to someone… Read More

  • Trent Reznor used OiNK

    It’s no secret that OiNK was full of different people, ranging from teenagers in high school to accountants from Sweden. Now Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor himself is publicly admitting he used OiNK for pirating music. “I steal music too, I’m not gonna say I don’t” says Reznor. In a recent interview with New York Magazine, Reznor talks about how OiNK was… Read More

  • Awesome Party Guy Vid!

    Now this is what I call a Halloween costume. Leave your unoriginal iPhone costumes at home people, ’cause Awesome Party Guy is on a roll this year as a YouTube video. He even has a comments section, where people can write dirty jokes and draw dicks after slamming back a couple Jello shots. Dress up as a YouTube clip and let people comment on you directly [MAKE] Read More

  • LG 'jewelry' MP3 players look like plain old MP3 players

    Um. I don’t get it. Maybe I’m not as fashion forward as the rest of the world but these don’t look like jewelry to me. LG has launched its “jewelry concept design” line of Shining Stone UP3 S2 digital audio players, which feature “high quality material and the metal body of the five colors including black diamond, crystal silver, ruby red, pink topaz… Read More

  • Toshiba Vardia RD-A301 HD DVD Recorder with HDD

    Sold your soul to Toshiba and cast Sony into the depths of your own gadget hell? That’s OK, because Toshiba is rewarding its loyal followers with the Vardia RD-A301, a new HD DVD player that’s filled with more features than a 9-year-old’s Halloween candy bag. Aside from having tons of inputs and outputs, including HDMI, the RD-A301 has a built-in 300GB hard drive for… Read More

  • Verizon kicking it into high gear thanks to the iPhone

    ZDNet has an article about how, because of the iPhone, “rivals have to generate some kind of cool factor.” And the uncoolest of them all? Verizon. The article’s author, Larry Dignan, gives three examples of Verizon’s recent shift in strategy. Read More

  • More Tickets for Boston-Bound TechCrunch MeetUp 11

    We are pleased to release our second batch of 250 tickets for the November 16 Boston MeetUp co-hosted with IDG Ventures Boston. There also are a few spots left for start-ups to demo their products on site and what our CEO Heather Harde likes to call “creative sponsorship opportunities”. So far, we have sponsors picking up the tab for the music, specialty cocktails, themed… Read More

  • New Zune accessories zoon

    Microsoft’s Zune Home AV Pack is expected to retail for $99.99 Just in time for the November 13th launch of Microsoft’s next batch of digital music players will be a virtual cornucopia of accessories like docks, speakers, armbands, cases, FM transmitters, docks, and more docks — more than 60 new products in all. Read More

  • Mirae MP-170 speakers on the cheap

    Not all of us can spend $200 or more on speakers for our computers. For the rest of us, there’s Mirae’s MP-170 speakers. Although these aren’t the best speakers in the world, they’ll do just fine for a PC that’s in a living room. That’s because the MP-170s have a built-in display that allows the user to display pictures during audio playback. Depending on… Read More

  • Western Digital shipping Scorpio

    Hahahaha. WD’s 320 GB 2.5-inch drives offer the most available capacity for space-hungry operating systems like Windows Vista. I found that funny for some reason. The 5400RPM drive is available now with all the good stuff that WD brings to its HDDs. A 320GB, 3 GB/s, and 8MB cache is pretty spectacular for only $200. Sucks it’s already sold out. Product Page Read More

  • More Facebook Music Rumors

    Is Facebook finally going to take on MySpace as a place for bands and music fans to hang out? We’ve heard various Facebook Music rumors before. The latest one comes from CO-ED Magazine.com (so you know it’s got to be true!). According to CO-ED’s executive editor Stephen Gebhardt, who says he heard it from a group of marketing managers at a major music label, Facebook has… Read More

  • LG Voyager data sheet leaked

    Verizon is really gearing up for what it thinks is the CDMA version of the iPhone – the LG Voyager. Although the device really isn’t much of an iPhone, it’s still very feature-rich with its VCAST Live TV, EV-DO and a touchscreen. So if you’re seeking out the 411 on the Voyager, I present you with this data sheet. Yes, this one. I’d hardly call a 2-megapixel… Read More

  • FCC approves Nokia 500 GPS system, crowd goes wild

    Nokia’s push into consumer GPS devices is a good thing, if you ask me. Nobody asked me, but whatevs. This GPS system has been approved by the FCC and is slated to begin selling in Europe by the end of the year. Will the Nokia 500, like Akeem Joffer, be coming to America? The answer is uncertain. One thing that is certain, however, is Nokia’s “definitive agreement”… Read More

  • Leaked BIS plan for Sprint is super cheap

    If this doesn’t make Sprint the best CDMA network in the nation then I’m not sure what will other than the fantastic new phones they have coming. Pretty sure $30 is cheap for a BIS plan that includes unlimted BIS e-mail, IM, Web, Data and text messaging on top of the Sprint services. Yeah, it doesn’t include tethering, but that’s only an extra $15, which is still… Read More

  • Lonely tonight? Try the soup!


    Psst… rest of the world. Come here. Don’t tell Japan. OK. We need to stage an intervention or something because this stuff is getting crucial. We were OK with eht cosplay and the tentacle porn and the robot fetishes. Hell, some of us can even accept the blurred out naughty bits in their many and various forms of pornographic representation. But this is freaking nuts. Sure, it… Read More

  • Rocketfish Universal Wireless Rear Speaker Kit review

    Typically, wireless is not considered to be as reliable as wired. Dropped signals and diminished fidelity are typical problems that have plagued this technology. Rocketfish designed this system to eliminate the need for running wires around your walls or under your floors (the latter is even more difficult if you do not have a basement). It comes with a sender unit (sending at 2.4 GHz)… Read More

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