• Belkin's RockStar allows 5 hipsters to listen to LCD Soundsystem simultaneously


    Y-jacks are so 20th century; you need a brightly colored, star-shaped megahub so all your fellow tweens can hear what you’re listening to and bob their heads in unison. It’s actually a cool little device, I’d love to have it for watching videos with friends at a coffee shop, or for editing video in a bar (yes, I do that). It’s also got the added bonus of having… Read More

  • Oversee.net Acquires Moniker For $65 Million

    Oversee.net has acquired domain registration and auction powerhouse Moniker for what is believed to be $65 million. Oversee.net previously purchased Snapnames in May for $35 million and will integrate Moniker into its Snapnames Live service. Moniker has become a leader in the continually growing second domain names market. We’ve covered Moniker auctions twice before (here and here); they… Read More

  • Ubisoft announces Far Cry 2 for Xbox 360, PS3


    Even though it’s being delayed indefinitely until Spring, Ubisoft has gone ahead and announced that FC2 will be coming soon for the Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms. The FPS is set in Africa and will have all the next-gen HD tech backing up the custom-made video game engine. Yeah, yeah. Whatever. Heh. Let’s see it soon! Read More

  • Alpine's new GPS models sound nice, probably expensive


    The new PND-K3 and its MSN-lovering cousin the PND-K3msn look like nice little gadgets, although I kind of like the basic, streaming GPS I get on my Helio. I have to say, though, a 4.3-inch touchscreen would be nice, and having Bluetooth for your phone built-in makes it a kind of double whammy. It’s hard to say much about it other than that it looks capable, but at CES I’ll have it… Read More

  • Deals: SugarCRM Gets $14.5 Million, Ice.com Gets $47 Million

    Open source CRM software provider SugarCRM has closed $14.5 million Series D in a round that included original investors Draper Fisher Jurvetson, New Enterprise Associates and Walden International. SugarCRM started as open source project on Sourceforge, and the company still maintains a fully open source version. Its revenue relies on professional editions and through the provision of support. Read More

  • CES 2008 predictions: The end of the HD disc wars and a new era of HD audio and video


    It’s mobile a TV and no, you can’t have it yet. Prognosticating always gets you into trouble, but I’ve been keeping my eyes on announcements from CES and want to make a few basic predictions. While I can’t promise any of this will happen, I do know that these things have to happen in order to maintain the endless whirlwind of innovation and improvement we’ve… Read More

  • Video: How to turn a sphere inside out

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-6626464599825291409&hl=it Maybe you woke up today and said to yourself, “You know, I’d love to watch an online video and be made to feel like a complete dunce.” If that’s the case, then block out 20 minutes from your schedule and watch this video on how to turn a sphere inside out. I’m glad to have majored… Read More

  • Moto prepping new, low-cost WiMAX modem for this year

    WiMAX providers will next year have a new modem for its subscribers from Motorola. The CPEi 100 rolls out next year as an entry lever, plug-and-play WiMAX access point. With one data port, it’s perfect for bachelors. It’s not quite as mobile as we’d like to see, but it gives operators like Clearwire a free-with-contract option, so look for it to be quite popular with… Read More

  • HaloScan Partners with JS-Kit to Distribute Ratings Widget

    HaloScan, a company that provides easily deployable commenting systems for over 489,300 sites, has partnered with JavaScript module provider JS-Kit to provide its user base with “one-click” deployment of JS-Kit’s ratings widget. HaloScan users can now go into their regular commenting system control panel and check a box to show JS-Kit’s ratings widget alongside… Read More

  • Stay warm while contracting incurable cancer this winter

    Most of my female friends — yes, I have some — are smokers. Why is it? Because they’re full of angst and hate life, and they know smoking makes you exactly 26% cooler than not smoking, they’re not dumb. Anyway, Seattle this winter has been cold, far more so than last year. Thank goodness the girls at Shiny Shiny have shown me these smoking mittens that I, in turn, can… Read More

  • CES 2008 could see launch of yet another pesky format war

    Regular readers will know how much we loathe the Blu-Ray/HD-DVD wars and wish that they, like the War on Terror or the War on Drugs or the War on Baby Seals, would end soon, as there can be no clear victor. That’s why we give a sideways glance at the new format war brewing that could see CES 2008 as the first battlefield — the format for wireless HD content. Not wireless as in… Read More

  • Patent filing shows Apple working on Optimus-like OLED keyboard

    If you’ve spent any amount of time on tech sites like this one, you’ve surely heard of the Optimus keyboard. It uses OLEDs in place of “regular” keys. One minute a key open Safari the next it open Photoshop. Like the picture! According to a recent patent filed last March (but only revealed recently), Apple is working on a keyboard just like the Optimus. Maybe with… Read More

  • CrunchGear This Week: Pre-CES Edition

    It’s the last week before CES and everyone’s scrambling to reveal or hint at their hot new products without showing their whole hand. LG and Motorola will both be showing new mobile TV products, LG’s in HD. LG is also set to unveil their new high-res e-paper. Asus is releasing a laptop with a terabyte of RAID storage, which is awesome but kind of nuts. Olevia’s 120Hz… Read More

  • Hackers detonate fake nuke on live news; Czech Republic is so not amused

    Hackers are an annoyance usually, but sometimes they pull a funny or tricky prank, and then I must stand up and politely applaud. Sadly, they sometimes get caught. Such is the case of six ill-fated hacker types from the Czech Republic, who managed to sneak this fake nuclear blast into a news channel’s weather webcam. That is awesome. It’s a harmless prank, to be sure, but the group… Read More

  • Nvidia attacks the low-mid range with the 8800GS


    What with the GS, GT, GTS, and GTX, it’s hard to keep straight on what exactly the offerings are from the current champion of the video card world. But one thing you can count on is that at every price point there will be an ATi and Nvidia card duking it out. At the highly contested $200 serious/casual sweet spot, you have the Radeon HD 3850 and now, this 8800GS, a somewhat… Read More

  • Rumor squished: Metal Gear Solid 4 not coming to 360, it's final


    The longtime whispers of MGS4 coming out on the 360 have been smushed by a Konami rep, who says that it is indeed a PS3 exclusive and there are no plans to develop a 360 version. People thought that even with epic sales it would be impossible for the team to break even, given the enormous development costs of this gaming juggernaut. Thus the rumors were born and propagated — perhaps… Read More

  • Microsoft selling, giving away same services: Who is sucker now?

    If you pay $9.95 a month for Microsoft Premium then Microsoft is royally screwing you. It seems that the service, which comes free from some ISPs, offers bunch of web-based services including “Virtual Earth,” Encarta, and spam and phishing filters. These same features are available through Windows Live and Hotmail and, incidentally, available in Windows itself. As a result, folks… Read More

  • Virgin games signs deal with Real Madrid, three games by year's end

    Real Madrid, the nine-time European champions, penned a deal with Virgin, which will lead to three new “properties.” Madridistas can look forward to console (PS2, PS3, PSP, DS, Wii and 360), online and cellphone games, to be released sometime this year. I will buy at least one, that much is true. I have a few ideas of my own for Real Madrid games. There’s Raúl and the… Read More

  • Coming soon to iPhone: Copy and Paste


    The iPhone will soon join us in the 20th century by offering cut and paste. Sources at MacScoop are saying that the new firmware will offer copy and paste functionality as well as faux-GPS, the ability to send mass SMSs, and a multi-page home screen. Next iPhone software update to allow copy-paste [MacScoop] Read More

  • Dell intros Inspiron 1525, inspires no one

    Today, Dell announced the new Inspiron 1525 notebooks, which isn’t much to get giddy over, but if you’re looking for something economical then this is the way to go. They’re relatively light weight at 5.9 pounds and pricing starts at $499 topping out at $749. As you can tell by the picture there are an assortment of colors to choose from. Display size is 15.4-inches for all… Read More

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