• Who Will Google Buy Or Clone In 2008?

    Predicting what Google may do in 2008 is about as accurate as predicting the future using a Magic 8 ball; you can make educated guesses but it’s nothing more than that. There are two certainties however; Google will acquire many companies and they will also launch a range of new products and upgrades to existing products. Here’s a few companies that Google may look at in… Read More

  • Lolcats: Bloatwarez edition

    Thanks, Robert! Read More

  • 23andMe Step 2: Spitting In A Tube

    Last week I was able to take the second step towards understanding my genetic trivia – the $1,000 23andMe kit I ordered on December 6 arrived. I spent a few minutes reading the directions and then did as I was told – I spent 5 minutes or so spitting into the provided tube, mixing in a chemical that comes with the kit, and sealing it up for shipment. In 4-6 weeks, they say… Read More

  • Do You Use Google For Vanity Searching? You're Not Alone

    A new study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project has found that 47% of American adult internet users have undertaken a vanity search in Google or another search engine. The survey found that more people today have searched for themselves on Google (and others) than in 2002, when the figure was 22%. 53% of US internet users admit to having looked up information about work colleagues… Read More

  • Facebook Sues Porn Company Over Hacking Attempt

    Facebook has filed a lawsuit against a Canadian porn company alleging that they attempted to hack Facebook’s servers. Istra Holdings Inc trading as Slickcash is alleged to have tried to access Facebook’s servers at least 200,000 times in an attempt to access the personal information of Facebook users. Facebook users though have nothing to fear, as according to court documents… Read More

  • Google Starts Rolling Out Centralized Profiles

    Google is rolling out a centralized profile system that will provide personalized information to each Google product you use. The unimaginatively named Google Profile will share information across all Google products, unifying often disparate Google systems that logins aside haven’t previously shared data with each other. To quote Google: A Google Profile is simply how you represent… Read More

  • True GPS on the iPhone – all you need is a Triscuit-sized add-on

    Some slick gadget masters over at the part foundry have gotten GPS functionality working quite flawlessly on the iPhone. They’ve hacked together the hardware, which is mainly just a GPS unit and a microcontroller, and it plugs right into the serial port of your iPhone. It’s small enough to fit on your keychain, and when they ship it in February you won’t even need to… Read More

  • HP/Compaq notebooks are riddled with problems

    Attention HP Pavillion dv6000/dv9000 and Compaq Persario V6000 owners, Your notebook may be in serious trouble. Does your notebook fall under any of the above in the table? If so then read on. Read More

  • Iron Man made out of Legos

    Some people have too much time on their hands. Don’t you think? Iron Man in LEGO [Neatorama] Read More

  • Sony Ericsson P5i out in the wild?


    Rumors make the world go round. This one may actually be legit, but the photo is a bit blurry and could possibly be a photoshop job. In any case, the purported SE P5i is said to be running Symbian 9.1 under what looks to be a mash up between Nokia’s touch UI and the iFones. The slider supposedly has a 2.8-inch screen, GPS, Wi-Fi and possibly a 5-megapixel camera. Under the hood the P5i… Read More

  • Misunderstanding Copyright Law And Ruining Everyone's Fun

    http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/1bN9iSkeK0japq9Pf So the Richter Scales video that everyone has been talking about is history (mostly – good old Daily Motion tends to ignore the take down notices, so I was able to embed it above). It is the victim of a bullying tactic by a photographer and her lawyer. Once again, a perversion of copyright is being used to destroy art. The video, set to… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Acer 22-inch LCD monitor, $200 (shipped)

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Acer monitors? Best bang for the buck, in my humble opinion. Please note that I’m not saying Acer monitors are the best monitors ever invented in the history of personal computing. I’m saying that, for the price, they’re generally a very, very good value. This 22-incher is $199.99 at Newegg.com, which includes free… Read More

  • More details about the CompUSA store closings

    So your neighborhood computer superstore is going away, huh? You know, some say that after we die a quick and tragic death, our soul lingers around if it’s not quite ready to cross over to the next plane of existence. So you may very well catch a hint of CompUSA the next time you’re in Micro Center or even Best Buy. Maybe a delicate whiff of register ink or a deeply discounted… Read More

  • Gaming News Roundup


    Each week MobileCrunchArcade compiles the biggest news from the world of mobile gaming. If you don’t have the time to practice your dating skills with real people, you may want to play Fantasy Date from Sprint and MoConDi. Fantasy Date is a WAP-based interactive mobile video dating game that features role-playing options that leads players through hook-up and relationship challenges. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: No Touching, Blue Man Edition

    Welcome to the new CrunchGear
    The Essential Blake Robinson Holiday Gift Guide
    What I’m getting Matt Hickey for Xmas
    Frequency from Nintendo Wii attracts cockroaches?
    The vomit kings of Chicago
    CrunchDeals/CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Arrested Development – The Complete Series for $30 Read More

  • The Essential Blake Robinson Holiday Gift Guide


    Certified thumbs up. It’s been a fast year for me, but a year of learning. A move across the country, major life upheavals and all sorts of things in-between. What have I learned? Well, I’m just as jaded as ever. It takes more to impress me than should be reasonable and yet, once in awhile, products cross my path that make me do a comical double-take and sometimes find their way… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. Welcome to the new CrunchGear Jameson Hay, what happened to the best commenter ever? Is it still happening or what?
    Read More

  • Make custom rings for iPhone with GarageBand update


    Now you can inflict your Evanescence remixes with everyone around you – all the time! The new GarageBand update allows you to export 40-second chunks of your songs as ringtones for your iPhone, so now you can share your latest opus with an unsuspecting crowd. It’s as simple as selecting a region, then going to “Share > Send Ringtone to iTunes,” sync and… Read More

  • Yahoo Launches Dashboard For 2008 Elections

    Yahoo already has a 2008 election site with deep content on the candidates and issues. But digging through all that content to find relevant stats comparing the candidates can take awhile. This afternoon the Elections team launched a new part of the site, called Dashboard, which contains basic polling and funding stats for each candidate in one easy to read screen. Each candidate is listed… Read More

  • Fluid Is Great For People Who Are More Comfortable With Desktop Apps

    One of the driving forces of Web 2.0 has been the concept of bringing applications that were once the exclusive domain of the desktop to the web. There’s no shortage of examples; online email negates the need for a desktop client such as Outlook or Mac Mail, Google Docs, ThinkFree and Zoho are suppose to negate the need for Microsoft Office. And yet many, many people still prefer their… Read More

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