• More Adobe AIR Apps

    Lots of new Adobe AIR applications are launching today at the Adobe Max conference in Chicago. In addition to those in the previous post, they include: —A new Adobe Media Player that lets you watch shows in Flash either online or off and manage your shows in an iTunes-like application. Videos from CBS, PBS, Yahoo Video, Blip.tv, Revision3, and others are available. —A dedicated… Read More

  • Wikinvest Closes $2.5 Million For Investment Wiki

    Wikinvest has closed a $2.5 million series A led by DCM and including angels. Wikinvest is just as the name suggests, a wiki for investors. Wikinvest is meant to be a research portal where anyone can contribute information on company profiles, investment concepts, or chart analysis. The site is a competitor with financial profiles and news listed on Yahoo and Google Finance, as well as… Read More

  • Plug To Be Finally Pulled On Findory

    Personalized newspaper service Findory is finally closing, after remaining on life support since January when development ceased. Founder Greg Linden has now posted that the site will now be shut November 1. Linden took the opportunity to preach the gospel of personalized news, despite Findory’s failure: Some day, online newspapers will focus on your interests, building you your own… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Ghost Shooter Edition

    BenQ Announces Slim, Touch Screen, Point-and-Shoot
    Ghost Finder: induce skeptisism without any work
    The Juicer
    Nickelodeon’s NPower Lineup Of Electronics
    Furutech LP Flattener Revives Vinyl Read More

  • Playyoo Offers Peek Of Its YouTube For Mobile Games

    London, England based Playyoo will today announce the launch of its Playyoo Game Contest and give a sneak preview of its community-based platform for mobile casual games at the Adobe MAX event in Chicago. The Playyoo Game Contest is open to independent mobile game developers using Adobe Flash Lite; prizes include cash and promotional goods. Winners will be selected by Playyoo members based… Read More

  • Pentax Optio W30 review

    The summer may be officially over, but the temperatures are still warm enough to cook an egg on the sidewalk and there’s enough time to hit the beach and soak up the sun. I like to frolic in the ocean and often times I wish I had a waterproof digital point-and-shoot to capture all my shenanigans while surfing. I’ve tried the disposables and the surf-specific cameras, but… Read More

  • It's on! Holyfield to take on Foreman with new grill!

    Of all the gadgets I own, one I absolutely cannot live without is my George Foreman Lean Green Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine, aka the George Foreman Grill. It’s the butt of many jokes, sure, but ask anyone who’s got one, and they’ll agree that they love theirs. It’s been a huge success and made Foreman a ton of dough. One of Foreman’s old opponents is entering… Read More

  • Think Different: Think Again, Apple

    I shed a tear while watching the video after the jump. Watch ^ first then the subsequent one. Awesome. Read More

  • P'gasus brings up-right transportation to the disabled

    The conceptual P’gasus wheelchair provides a cool look into what the future of personal transportation for people with disabilities will be like. It it based on technology similar to that of the Segway as movement is controlled by shifting the riders weight. Best of all, the chair can be adjusted into an upright position which would help the rider accomplish every day tasks. There are… Read More

  • CrunchReview: Pioneer DV-400V Upconverting DVD Player

    I came home from my week in Washington, DC to find a new DVD player waiting for me, a Pioneer DV-400V. DVD players usually aren’t the kinds of things that we jump up and down about, but the DV-400V features the ability to upconvert your regular DVDs to HD resolutions. We’ve heard of this before, it’s nothing new, and I’ve been actually avoiding the upconverting… Read More

  • The Xbox 360 Falcon has landed?

    Could it be? Were the rumors true? Has the Falcon Xbox 360 landed? It appears so. According to the blokes over at Xbox Forums, the Halo 3 edition is juiced with the 65nm CPUs that are purported to run cooler, which in turn would reduce any further RROD units. Pretty sure those price cuts were a direct result of the switch. 65nm (Falcon), BenQ, Heatsink Discussion [Xbox Forums] Read More

  • Techmeme Leaderboard To Launch, Attacking Technorati's Last Stronghold

    Update: The leaderboard has launched. See it here. Blog search engine Technorati’s founding CEO is gone, its traffic party has ended and its core search functionality is under long term fire from competitors like Google Blog Search, Ask.com and Sphere (among others). Constant strategic shifts haven’t helped much either. But Technorati still has one stronghold left – it… Read More

  • Adobe Raises The Stakes For Web Documents With Buzzword and Share

    The list of companies offering free, Web-based word processors just got longer. Today, Adobe is entering the Webtop game (watch out, Microsoft Office) with its announcement that it will purchase Boston-based startup Virtual Ubiquity, the company behind Buzzword. Terms were not disclosed, but Adobe had previously invested in the startup through its $100 million venture fund. Adobe’s… Read More

  • Bay And Bessemer Add $25 Million In Monetary Muscle Behind Force.com

    Bay Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners have teamed up with Salesforce to invest $25 million in businesses building on the recently announced Force.com application platform over the next three years. Investments will be around $500,000 each (some convertible notes). However, others may go as high as $2 million depending on the company’s stage and needs. The investments are a boon to… Read More

  • Bitgravity Officially Launches The Content Delivery Network Than Everyone's Been Talking About

    Burlingame based BitGravity officially launches their website and content delivery network (CDN) this evening, although the company has been busy working with nearly fifty existing customers for months to work through any last minute issues. We first covered the company when one of its employees sent a live video stream from his car (using BitGravity) during a drive from San Francisco to… Read More

  • Edgeio Spams Bloggers: Bad Idea

    Random spam is never welcome. But when it comes from a company that I co-founded, I think it’s worth criticizing in writing. Edgeio’s classified listing platform has been doing well. We use it for our CrunchBoard job board, and many other blogs and websites have begun to use it, too. The company recently started reaching out to bloggers to discuss business development deals. Which… Read More

  • X-Arcade Tankstick review

    There was a time in college that I wanted to buy a Golden Tee arcade machine because…well…it’s just about the coolest game ever. I also hated going to Clodfelters and paying up to $20 to play the damn thing when I was getting crunk. So my roommates and I had it all planned out. We were going to get one off of eBay and to recoup our costs we’d hold tournaments and leave it… Read More

  • Buddystumbler Combines Social Networking And IM

    Buddystumbler is a newly launched (out of beta) social networking site that focuses on Instant Messaging (IM) contacts. Users create profiles that include the typical social networking features of photos, descriptions, and interests. Buddystumbler then offers an interface that enables searching of user profiles, interests and location, sort of part Meetro, part Facebook. The search option… Read More

  • Spyder Groove backpack review

    Backpacks are like shoes, you can never have too many of them. At least that’s my logic. Backpacks are one of those things that I always seem to keep buying not matter how many I have. But this time around I decided to pick up one that offered something special. There are a number of MP3 player specific bags with built-in speakers, but I’ve found that most of them sound like garbage. Read More

  • iWon Gets a Makeover

    iWon, the site owned by IAC that attracts people with the promises of instant prizes, is revamping it’s look, going from a very 1.0 portal to a Flashy, casual-games site, complete with spinning wheels, slots, and lots of bright colors. The games are also now going to become widgetizable so they can live on people’s Facebook or MySpace pages. (And you thought you could avoid… Read More

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