• EcoCabs: Environmental friendliness at 7.5 MPH

    Part rickshaw, part cab, but all green — it’s the EcoCab. Come to think of it, “part cab” might be stretching it just a tad, since most cabs can, oh I don’t know, go on the highway. This cab, however, is for getting from Point A to Point A-and-a-half. It’s pedal powered but features a small electric motor to help the “driver” achieve speeds of… Read More

  • Review: Navigon 2100 Max GPS

    Navigon 2100 Max Navigon made waves not long ago by introducing GPS units with free map upgrades for a one-time fee, unique among entry-level GPS units. The 2100 Max is an inexpensive in-car GPS add-on with many high-end features, including text to speech, comprehensive POI database, and upgradable maps. Read More

  • Microsoft Stands Firm on Yahoo Bid As It Reports Flat Revenues And A Big Drop In Operating Income

    Microsoft just announced its March quarterly earnings. As expected, CFO Chris Liddell did not budge on Microsoft’s stance towards raising its bid for Yahoo. During the conference call he made the following statement about Yahoo, which you can listen to here courtesy of EarningsCast (I’ve bolded the more interesting parts): With or without a Yahoo combination, Microsoft is focused… Read More

  • Immortalize your Mii as a sculpture for $75

    Now you can have your Mii character come to life! Keep in mind that you, yourself, are the real live version of your Mii character, though. But if the thought of taking the real live version of yourself and making it into a Mii for the Nintendo Wii and then making it into a sculpture sounds intriguing to you AND you have $75 plus three to four weeks to wait around, then this, my friend, is… Read More

  • Niche Dating Sites Grow Steadily As Mainstream Ones Flail

    This post was written by guest contributor Mark Brooks, an analyst/consultant whose blog Online Personals Watch summarizes the daily internet dating industry news. In the internet dating space, bigger is not always best. According to the latest U.S. numbers from Hitwise, the top niche dating sites are steadily gaining market share while their big mainstream counterparts stagnate. We compared… Read More

  • G.I. Joe C&D: Oh no, this is real

    It’s sad, but true. Those leaked pictures of the cast of the G.I. Joe live action are real and the movie looks like it’s going to make us all cry. Who died and made Dennis Quaid Hawk? Hello sir or madam, This is a follow up to a DMCA notice that was sent to you regarding unauthorized use of copyrighted images on your site. The images used in the story conatined within the URL… Read More

  • Sweet designer keyboards are stylish and unreasonably priced

    Looking around the accessories section of this site I found this series of keyboards (gold, green creepers, lotus print, bunnysuckle(?), flowers) that look totally amazing. The description of each calls the keys "handmade," which says "sweatshop" to me, but that’s nothing new. All that matters is how good it looks. These designs would make for amazing gifts for a… Read More

  • CrunchGear This Week: Sweater Friends and Seattle Mini-Meet-Up Tomorrow

    The last few weeks have been chock full of gadget news. We spotted the costumes from the latest G.I. Joe movie and almost got sued for posting them. Then we had an interview with the head of Psystar talk to us about their $399 Mac clone that is winging its way to our office right now. This week is also Green Week at CrunchGear and we’ll be posting great features about helping the… Read More

  • Citizen Review: Warrior Wolf King XXtreme

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=1273710426836052926&hl=en When J Rob won the Citizen Reviewer contest to review the Warrior Wolf King XXtreme, I was a bit trepidatious. First, this guy is a drunk! Second, he wouldn’t move his Ford Focus from off our lawn! Was this the guy to review such a hi-end piece of hardware. My fears were assuaged, however, when he send us… Read More

  • The Enterprise Social Network, Auto-Generated And Visually Mapped

    Making social networks work inside companies is a difficult task. Who wants to update their “status” to tell everyone what they are working on, or have to tag things manually? We’ll do that for our friends on Facebook, but for our co-workers on the terrible ‘knowledge management’ system the company installed? Not so much. But the space is hotting up. BEA… Read More

  • Do game companies read your message board posts?

    Matt Drudge? How great would it be if game companies took your message board posts seriously, incorporating your constructive criticism into the creation process? Great great, or just great? Either way, 1UP has good news for you—game companies do read message boards, and often take the insane ramblings quite seriously. The piece, sardonically titled “Chairman of the… Read More

  • Hilarity: Google StreetView of kid falling off his bike

    This is definitely one of the funnier things I’ve seen on the entire internet. Hop on over to Google Maps and enjoy a shot-by-shot account of a kid falling off of his bike. It almost seems like the StreetView car scared the hell out of him as it drove by. I hope the kid’s okay and I’d like to thank him for being hilarious. Google StreetView via Switched Read More

  • Golden Secrets golden, garnet-studded wiener shows the woman married out of convenience you are thinking of her

    Are you a prince in a booming petro-state? The CEO of a major manufacturing conglomerate? Does your wife (or wives) miss you when you’re out cheating on her with a Thai ladyboy? Then have we got a dildo for you. This golden schlong is studded with read garnets – or pearls – and costs $1,990. Best of all each once comes with a special silk purse to simulate the actual dry… Read More

  • PIRP: Low cost multi-touch for the masses

    Esteban and his partner Javier sent us this demo of a $20 multi-touch screen they built as a thesis project. It’s quite cool. This one is a few inches across and can sense multiple inputs and even pressure. He writes: Javier Jorge and me started with this project one year ago for our thesis. We are Computer Engineer students at the “Facultad de Ciencias Exactas Fisicas y… Read More

  • CrunchGear/TechCrunch Meet-up in Prague, May 23

    Just a note to say that there will be a CrunchGear/TechCrunch Meet-up in Prague on May 23 with some giveaways and lots of good Czech pivo. I’m organizing this with Czech entrepreneur Jack DeNeut along with his site Nelso.com. We expect to hold it at Restaurace Zvonaƙka but we haven’t finalized the location. You can sign up on Facebook and watch TC and CG for more updates. Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Some kid playing GTA IV live on Justin.tv!

    http://www.justin.tv/widgets/jtv_player.swfWatch live video from sculay’s channel on Justin.tv Want to see some British kid playing Grand Theft Auto IV 100 percent LIVE? Yes!! The soon-to-be-sued young man set up a Justin.tv feed of himself playing a pirated copy of the game. He’s pretty hardcore about it: full audio, takes requests in the chat room (“Turn on… Read More

  • Want to shower with your PSP? Good for you, man

    I’m not going to harp on anybody for having a “problem” just because they can’t put down their PSP for five minutes once a week to clean themselves. More power to those of you who think a waterproof sack for your portable gaming device is a good idea. All you’ll need is roughly $12 and a strong to quite-strong command of the Japanese language so you can order one… Read More

  • Shake hands with the i-LIMB

    A new prosthetic hand is being tested in Germany right now that has individual movable fingers that are nimble enough to type on a keyboard. It’s also sensitive enough to pressure that one using it can pick up a styrofoam cup without crushing it, something not possible before. It’s still in the prototype stage, but the company behind the hand, Touch Bionics, is now looking for… Read More

  • Create Your Own YouTube, Pray You Can Make Money

    “YouTube sold for $1.6 billion. How much will you sell yours for?” That’s the over-optimistic hook being used by StartYourTube to entice people into setting up branded video sharing sites on its white label platform. StartYourTube does exactly what the name implies. You can go onto the site, create your own “tube”, customize it with colors and graphics, mask it… Read More

  • CondeNet Tries To Blogify Concierge.com By Buying Two Travel Blogs (SFO Media)

    Just as Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft regularly by startups to fill in gaps in their technology or business, media companies may be starting to do the same on the content side. Today, CondeNet (the digital arm of magazine publisher Conde Nast) bought SFO Media, which operates two travel blogs: Jaunted and HotelChatter. The first is a travel guide and the second is a hotel-review blog. The… Read More

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