• Web analytics faux pas

    This is a guest post by Ed Freyfogle, co-founder of property search engine Nestoria. It’s often claimed that the advantage of the internet versus traditional media is that
    everything can be measured. Rarely mentioned though is the pain experienced by industry
    insiders working in the fog of confusion caused by such a hyper-analytical environment.
    In this rapidly evolving new medium… Read More

  • Facebook Is Not Only The World's Largest Social Network, It Is Also The Fastest Growing

    Call it the Facebook World Tour. Even though Facebook is now the largest social network in the world,—with 132 million unique visitors in June—it is also still the fastest growing.
    (At least among the major social networks). According to figures compiled by comScore, Facebook’s visitor growth is up 153 percent on an annual basis. This compares to anemic 3 percent growth… Read More

  • Thinking of getting a Mac? Wait till September

    MacRumors has some conventional wisdom for you this morning: if you’re thinking about buying a Mac or iPod, wait till the end of September. That’s when Apple is supposed to hold some sort of event, where it’s expected to announce some sort of iPod revision (probably the nano), as well as an update to the MacBook and MacBook Pro. We’ve been hearing about a new… Read More

  • Japan advances in the development of "perfect" humanoids

    Japan’s most prestigious educational institution, the University of Tokyo, and semiconductor company Matsushita Electric Industrial (Panasonic), today unveiled an ultrasensitive sensor for robot use. The prototype was produced based on MEMS (micro-electromechanical systems) nanotechnology and is as small as a bread crumb. It’s made of silicon and covered with elastic rubber. Read More

  • Oh wow, Verizon Wireless finally has visual voice mail

    Verizon Wireless, the mom and pop cellphone provider, has launched visual voice mail, a feature that rival AT&T has had since last year. Through the power of the Internet, I will point to a video that demonstrates what visual voice mail is. The service, which costs $2.99 per month, is currently only available on the LG Voyager, though VZW claims it’ll soon be available for other phones. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Pac Bad Edition

    Ten Days of CrunchGear
    Video: Pac Man: The Movie
    Got 5 minutes and an old pair of sunglasses? DIY Terminator shades, baby
    ‘Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People’ is here
    Researchers at Berkley create invisibility cloak Read More

  • The Much Anticipated DataCase Launches: Turn the iPhone Into A Wireless Drive

    The much anticipated DataCase application for the iPhone launched this morning. The app, which costs $6.99, turn your iPhone into an easy-to-use wireless storage device that can be access by any other device on your wireless network. A one way drop box can be added to a normal machine to drop files onto the iPhone, or alternatively you can set up a two-way shared drive to move files between… Read More

  • Lenovo unveils behemoth mobile workstation, W700

    When I think about mobile workstations, I immediately think of my MacBook Pro and after seeing the Lenovo W700 in-person two weeks ago, I can say without a doubt that the MBP is no mobile workstation. For one thing, the W700 weighs a ton. Exact weight on the 17-inch laptop is unknown (read: I forgot), but it’s not that heavy. However, it does come with its own customized laptop bag… Read More

  • EA updates Madden 09 cover art with Jets clad Favre

    If you’re a fan of the Madden franchise then I’m sure you were wondering what would happen with the 09 cover after Favre was traded from the Packers to the Jets and I wondered the same thing. What was EA going to do? Surely they wouldn’t send the game out with Favre clad in a Packers uniform, right? There’s a bit of discrepancy between what Kotaku and WhoamItosay… Read More

  • MeshMail

    Just because IT hasn’t gotten the memo, doesn’t mean they should kid themselves into thinking cloud computing hasn’t arrived. Two simultaneous events – the launch of substantive online coverage of the Olympics and the massive Gmail outage – signal the coming of age of on-demand. First the one that’s working, making money, and replacing a prior generation… Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear: Dash'll Have-it

    Next in our 10 Days of CrunchGear giveaway we have the Dash Express. This is literally one of the best GPS units we’ve ever used at CG. You are a fool for not entering this giveaway. Dash Express, the first Internet-connected automotive GPS navigation device, delivers traffic and destination information in exciting new ways – offering a wide range of new capabilities available… Read More

  • Most popular posts for Monday, August 11th

    Today’s Top Posts: 10 Days of CrunchGear: Set Controls for the Heart of the Sun 10 Days of CrunchGear: You Have Optio-ns T-minus zero for Nokia 5610 XpressMusic on T-mobile HP unveils DreamColor laptops Tiny DVD RW recorder from Freecom Canon updates and upgrades CanoScan line Microsoft tapping Hollywood for exclusive Zune content? Fable 2 achievement list supposedly… Read More

  • MOG Launches Ad Network, Rick Rubin Joins Board

    Mog, a platform for music blogs with backing from Universal and Sony BMG, is launching an ad network dubbed MOG Music Network. In conjunction with the announcement, MOG is also adding experienced record producer Rick Rubin to its Board of Directors. MOG Music Network will allow partner blogs to embed widgets that display content from other blogs, and will also allow bloggers to have their… Read More

  • Nintendo asks Miyamoto to keep his hobbies hush hush


    Sounds a bit Orwellian, but when you think about it, it’s probably a good idea to gag the guy. After all, the man starts doing something, gets an idea into his head, then makes a million-seller about it. If EA hears the guy talk about how he’s taken up curling, then jumps Nintendo’s gun and comes to market with a sweet curling game, suddenly Nintendo is out about a… Read More

  • Using a cell phone to stop car theft

    Forget cell phones that can play music, take pictures and occasionally make a call, this cell phone system controls your car. It can thwart a car theft by stopping the car in its tracks. The Block & Track anti-theft system was invented by 18-year-old Morris Mbetsa. The self-taught Kenyan inventor created the system that uses a combination of voice, DTMF and SMS text messages to issue… Read More

  • Tech or tail? Playboy show has guys choosing between gadgets and classy ladies

    Mmm — the sweet, sweet smell of exploitation. Playboy TV’s shameless new show puts a guy with three girls. He must dismiss one immediately, then whittle it down to one after a little vetting process. Once he goes on a “real” date with his one remaining chick, he has to choose at the end whether to have a “weekend getaway” (likely at an hourly-rate motel)… Read More

  • Griffin’s new iTrip could save a low-tech party from bad music

    This always seems to happen to me: I go to a party and find that the host has horrible taste in music. It’s usually hair bands form the 80’s or something like that. Since I am not afraid to voice my opinion, I tell them that no one likes this music. After the rest of the guests back me up, they usually tell me to put on whatever I want. This is where the problem starts. I have no… Read More

  • Got 5 minutes and an old pair of sunglasses? DIY Terminator shades, baby

    If you’ve been kicking around the idea of doing a DIY project, this might be a good one to start with. All you do is turn an old pair of glasses into Terminator glasses. It’s basically just installing two red LEDs onto the frames. You don’t even have to use a soldering gun. I know this project is kind of dorky, but it’s easy. Plus, what else are you going to do with… Read More

  • "Barefoot" SSD controller pumps up your favorite solid state drive


    When you have something as modular as a PC, with all its little bits individually replaceable but still interdependent, it stands to reason that advances in one area might necessitate changes in another. Better video cards demand faster interfaces; thus, PCI Express x16. Faster processors and motherboard functions require more power; thus, more pins on the connector. Now, SSDs are taking over… Read More

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