• Property search startups grow up

    Dothomes, the renamed property search engines formerly known as Extate, has launched a property price tracker to measure prices. Plug in a postcode, the year and month you purchased your house and it will map that data against a number of other data points including including average national property prices, average London property prices, FTSE100 indices and the Bank of England base… Read More

  • Canon takes the hassle out of burning Blu-ray discs

    Not that a lot of people even get the chance to have that hassle, but Canon’s always been a forward-looking company. These camera-to-disc recorders are nothing new; it’s been a way for mom and pop to put their DV footage onto DVDs for years, but this sucker is next generation. It takes regular MPEG-2 SD footage like the rest of ‘em, but now it also takes HD in the form of… Read More

  • hField Wi-Fire review

    It’s been a few years since Wi-Fi became essentially ubiquitous but there are still a few areas where the average consumer isn’t served. Sure, there are lots of great routers and Wi-Fi cards of all stripes, including beasts that run at 802.11n speeds and have ranges of five billion miles, give or take a few billion. But there are are a few places — high-quality USB adapters… Read More

  • Classmates IPO Tries to Cash In On Social Networking Craze

    Everyone is trying to cash in on social networking these days. The latest attempt comes from Classmates Media, which just filed to go public at a valuation of $600 to $700 million. That is a smidgeon of Facebook’s still-private $15 billion valuation, but Classmates is no Facebook.
    Its site, Classmates.com, is more a competitor of Reunion.com (which raised $25 million last April). … Read More

  • LCD HDTV for the colorblind among us

    The holidays can be difficult times for the five to 10 percent of men with Red-Green colorblindness. Always being pricked by holly bushes because you can’t tell the berries from the leaves is both embarrassing and painful. Japanese company Eizo sympathizes with this market segment, and has created an LCD HDTV that uses special technology to make sure the image on the screen is fully… Read More

  • Asus Eee PC Linux source code discrepancies

    A coffee-loving technoweenie named Cliff Biffle has unearthed some interesting information while playing around with his new Asus Eee PC. Apparently, there are GPL violations left and right. The GPL, as you’ll recall, is the license under which the Linux kernel is made available and basically says that you’re free to modify Linux provided you make your source code available to… Read More

  • UT3 for PS3 shipment date confirmed

    I haven’t played Unreal Tournament since 2001, but I recall having a bloody good time playing it in the dorms. Ultra-fast network and heaps of gamers who were up at all times and down to frag. Good times. I miss college. :( Midway has announced that UT3 will begin shipping on December 10 for $59.95. What makes UT3 stand out is the ability for users to upload their own content. Read More

  • Giant NES controller houses normal, working NES

    Here’s a giant NES controller for your amusement. It has a working Nintendo Entertainment System inside of it. The buttons on the big controller are functional but due to its size, you need a friend to help you navigate around the Mushroom Kingdom. Sounds sort of fun, no? Maybe it’d be a hit at some sort of party. I seem to remember finding something a few years ago that was… Read More

  • Neuros OSD Contest Update: Did anyone make a video?

    We’re trying to give the above object away. We got no entries in the contest. Did anyone do it? Is there anybody out there? Read More

  • Singapore doesn't stop, we wish it would

    http://community.kawan2.com/kickapps/flash/premium_drop_v3.swf?b=1&widgetHost=community.kawan2.com&mediaType=VIDEO&mediaId=113319&as=7072 Dear Singapore, You can cane vagrants all you want, but please don’t encourage your CEOs to rap. I know you’re worried about losing the service economy cash that has served you for so long, but this ad encouraging companies… Read More

  • CrunchGear Exclusive: OS X through the Ages! Linux is great too!

    Welcome to CrunchGear’s Digg-bait, a column in which we create something that will appeal specifically and viscerally to the mass of Digg followers. This week we have a trifecta of Digg perfection: a big image, Linux, and Apple. I even threw in a ninja cat for good measure. Read on! Read More

  • DIY: FrankenZoomCam

    One would imagine the marriage of a Sony VX-2000e and Canon AE-1 to be downright blasphemous, but Joshua Reich had a dream and this is what he came up with. It doesn’t sound like an easy project so tread lightly and make sure you read through the tutorial in its entirety before even attempting this work of diabolical genius. No point in losing thousands of dollars worth of equipment… Read More

  • Germans get 999 euro unlocked iPhones, ich bin jealous

    Would you give your IMEI to this man? Using what appears to be something similar to iPhoneSIMFree’s unlocking solution, Apple is now offering unlocked German iPhones for a considerable premium. German iPhone lovers — liebhaberen? — can pick up a 999 euro iPhone, give T-Mobile their IMEI, and a few hours later get a completely unlocked iPhone after syncing with iTunes. Expect… Read More

  • Domplayer can bite me

    Fans of “byte-torrent” “files-sharing” websites like TheBayofPirates.org and Freakamoidzoidwhat.cd.oink.org may have recently experienced a sad, sinking sensation after dedicating hours — if not minutes — to downloading the latest public domain copy of the Jazz Singer or a copy of Gulliver’s Travels (after all, piracy is a crime) — only to… Read More

  • Guitar Hero III/Rock Band feud will decide the fate of mankind, maybe

    He’s a neurosurgeon by day, a rock god by night Massive article in the Times today about the Guitar Hero III/Rock Band war, one that will forever shape they way you flail about like a crazy person. It discuses what GH has in its favor—it’s a recognizable name, more copies will be on the shelves, it’s cheaper—and what RB has, namely the full support of MTV. Read More

  • Cablevision sez: People don't know jack about HDTV so let's treat them like complete idiots

    Rather than go to bed at a respectable hour, I was awake well into the night just a few hours ago, scrolling through my many channels of utter garbage. Then I landed on some “here’s what this guy has to say” testimonial about HDTV. Judging by this infomercial—one for Cablevision’s iO, which is odd since I’m a wonderfully happy Time Warner… Read More

  • Lay off the 'roids, Justine

    http://www.viddler.com/player/9cee709d/ Macworld workout? Seriously? I better get started. *shrug* Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Happy Cyber Monday! [Update]

    Oh me, oh my. Black Friday may be the official kickoff for the holiday shopping season, but Cyber Monday marks the beginning of the end for online retailers looking to make up for a lackluster year and to suck your soul dry. I’m all for it! I need some toys and the holiday season brings nothing but killer deals and desperate retailers looking to turn a profit. Let the shopping begin. Read More

  • Q&A With Senator Barack Obama On Key Technology Issues

    Senator Barack Obama (official site), who’s polling a strong second in New Hampshire, is the next presidential candidate to step up and answer our technology-related policy questions. The score card is now even, with two democrat (Obama and Edwards) and two republican (Romney and McCain) candidates. Last week Senator Obama released a position paper on tech. Our questions take a deeper… Read More

  • SuTree Gets Facelift & New Features – Is It Enough?

    A few months ago Duncan gave instructional video aggregator SuTree an overall positive review, but did point out that “navigation is very much old school and doesn’t jump out and hit the casual visitor with a flurry of Ajax and DHTML goodness”. SuTree recently launched a new version of its site that takes into consideration not only Duncan’s feedback but that of many… Read More

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