• Want to Buy the Slinky Chair?

    Want to Buy the Slinky Chair?

    Remember the Slinky Chair? It was featured on the Feb. 8th episode of Diggnation, where Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht repeatedly mentioned the hot Japanese girl in the video. Actually, the girl is probably Chinese because Mandarin is overheard in the clip, but whatever. I guess we all look the same to you, Kevin and Alex. It turns out the chair is available online for $800. The FlexibleLove 16… Read More

  • Not Just a Bag, But a Tripod

    Not Just a Bag, But a Tripod

    Here’s a product that might help make your photo gear a bit lighter. The Camera Stablizing Bag acts as both a protective case and tripod for your camera. It features a flexible lens-stabilizing cradle for SLRs and consists of waterproof nylon that molds to the camera. In addition to creating a level platform for photo shoots, the user can fill the camera bag with rice, dirt, gravel, or beans… Read More

  • Apart from the Horrible Name & Logo, I Like It

    Apart from the Horrible Name & Logo, I Like It

    A new social network named Trusted Opinion came out of private beta over the weekend. It has the single worst logo I’ve ever seen ( a circle with a check mark and some unreadable text), and a name that suggests they are a bland reputation based service like TrustedID. But actually they’re a new recommendation-based social network that has integrated both Flash and Ajax components very… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Super Mario Death Star Edition

    CrunchGear Week in Review: Super Mario Death Star Edition

    Mario Enters Anger Management Four Versions Of Super Mario Bros. Compared Stormtrooper LAN Party Ginormous Lego Millennium Falcon Kicks the Most Ass Ever Round Sound Sub-Spacial Holograms Lightcast: Because Paul Van Dyk And Three Hits Of X Aren’t Enough The State of Mobile Content Find Yourself with TeleNav Finalists 3GSM 2007 Read More

  • Memory Cards for the Chinese New Year

    Memory Cards for the Chinese New Year

    If you were born in 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983 or 1995, you are considered a pig, according to the Chinese zodiac. And this year, when the Chinese celebrate 2007, the pig returns to prominence. Supplied by Taiwan-based PQI, these limited edition Chinese New Year-themed USB memory cards celebrate the Year of the Pig in 1GB and 2GB forms. The cards feature limited-edition designs of the pig… Read More

  • iPhonePricingFakery–?

    iPhonePricingFakery–?

    So we started out thinking that this was the fakest ad in the world but now some research firm has confirmed — by sending me a bloody email — that in fact they’ve been passing these ads out to respondents and asking their opinions. Please note that the Apple iPhone pricing piece which is on your website was obtained from a research respondent who had signed a legally binding… Read More

  • IPod Dock Defies Noise Ordinances

    IPod Dock Defies Noise Ordinances

    With Ion Audio’s iPA03, you’ll be the envy of all law enforcement officials who respond to your backyard shindig because of noise complaints. The portable speaker system features an iPod dock, and microphone, CD/MP3 and instrument inputs. The heavy-duty aluminum system includes a built-in rechargeable battery that lasts more than six hours, and offers high-fidelity sound across more… Read More

  • Mario Enters Anger Management

    Mario Enters Anger Management

    As a child, nothing frustrated me more than trying to find the negative worlds in the original Super Mario Brothers game for the NES. I just couldn’t get the technique with the blocks and the ducking and the jumping right. Sigh … all those sleepless nights. However, If I had these Mario-themed foam stress relievers, perhaps I would have turned out more well-adjusted. Available for $8… Read More

  • CD Punch Destroys Your CDs And DVDs With Ease

    CD Punch Destroys Your CDs And DVDs With Ease

    I’m sure one time or another you accidently burned Wedding Crashers to a DVD-R so you could watch it over your friend’s house. What you didn’t know is that the MPAA was tracking you and now has a SWAT team sent to your house to take you into custody. How could you possibly destroy the evidence quickly enough to knock years off your sentence? With CD Punch. CD Punch is a small… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Sony GripMote in the works before the Wiimote?

    on a Hand-Held Computer Interactive Device which details the controller. Read More

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  • New Revenue Stream For Bloggers: TextMark SMS Alerts

    TextMarks will announce a new product tomorrow that allows publishers to charge people to receive breaking news and other information via text messages. It’s available now under a new “monetize” tab on the home page of the site. To use this, a publisher signs up for a TextMarks account and chooses a price to subscribers (either $4.99 or $9.99 per month). Readers subscribe to the… Read More

  • PhotoShow Goes Social With New Version

    The company SimpleStar released a new version of its PhotoShow product Friday and brought the popular photo and video sharing service up to speed with a number of developments pioneered by early adopters you’re more likely to have read about here on TechCrunch.  The service now supports the social sharing and online categorization that’s typical of other media sharing services; the… Read More

  • Find Yourself with TeleNav Finalists

    Find Yourself with TeleNav Finalists

    The contest has been closed for awhile now and I want to say, good stuff from all of you. You’re all winners, but only one of you is getting the TeleNav GPS Receiver with three months of service. Anyway, we’ve now had some minutes to sort through the entries and have narrowed it down to a set of three finalists. Voting will run until 12 noon EST on Sunday And without further ado, the… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Weirdo Home Theater Edition

    Daily Crunch: Weirdo Home Theater Edition

    Sub-Spacial Holograms Back Yard Home Theater Groovy Speakers for The Island Find Yourself with TeleNav Finalists The AudioFile: A Day In the Life of an iPod Read More

  • Rumor: Smaller, Re-Designed Mac Pros on Horizon?

    , I now bring you news from Loop Rumors regarding Apple’s new Mac Pros. According to the rumor-specific site, Apple has plans on a brand-new Mac Pro series, leaving the G5-era “cheese grater” casings behind for smaller, top-venting units that are exceptionally speedier. Will these be the new 8-core Pros we’ve been hearing about? It’s a good bet, as Intel’s… Read More

  • Verizon Wireless Launching Justin Timberlake Channels on V Cast

    JT-themed V Cast channels for your handset. No, really. Read More

  • Newest Flash Tools on Display at Photobucket

    Newest Flash Tools on Display at Photobucket

    The latest Flash photo/video/sound editing tools that we mentioned last week are now enabled at Photobucket for premium users, and will go live for all users in March. Geoff Baum at Adobe confirmed that these tools are not yet available anywhere on the web except for Photobucket. The new tool allows PhotoBucket users to mash up photos, video and stock music files into a single slide show/video and… Read More

  • Down2Night Launches Mobile Nightlife

    Down2Night Launches Mobile Nightlife

    The guys over at Synapse Life (a productivity suite) released today a new mobile nightlife service called Down2Night. Down2Night lets you use your cell phone to post and receive notices of events that are going on at your favorite local venues. Seattle is the first city covered by the service. We covered Movoxx earlier, but their SMS service is for nightlife deals instead of coupons. Down2Night… Read More

  • Down2Night: Vote for Your Nightlife

    Down2Night: Vote for Your Nightlife

    The guys over at Synapse Life (a productivity suite) released today a new mobile nightlife service called Down2Night. Down2Night lets you use your cell phone to post and receive notices of events that are going on at your favorite local venues. Seattle is the first city covered by the service. In contrast to a mobile coupon service like Movoxx, which pushes their nightlife deals to your phone… Read More

  • Cringely on Apple TV's Hard Drive: Hello, P2P!

    It was Disney exec Bob Iger who dropped the bomb back in September that the Apple TV (then iTV) had a hard drive, something we didn’t expect from a set-top box. The ability to watch downloadable media on a TV does not need an hard drive, so why does it have one? PBS’s Cringley, always a source of interesting conjecture, thinks he knows. Apple wants to turn your living room into a micro… Read More