• Longhorn Lives!

    Longhorn Lives!

    Windows Vista has been more of a problem than a useful operating system since its release. If you’re looking for something not as flawed and with a little extra spice, why not give Longhorn a try? The original project team has revived it and has finished the code so that what was supposed to be Vista now is available for all to download. Longhorn Reloaded is full of great features… Read More

  • Third Screen Media Gets in the Game With Hovr

    Third Screen Media Gets in the Game With Hovr

    Third Screen Media has added Hovr to its mobile advertising network reports ClickZ News. The free mobile game publisher, which launched in February as a free ad-enabled mobile gaming network, should enhance the ad network’s efforts to attract the youth market. Until recently Hovr had been selling its own ad inventory, but under the partnership Third Screen Media will sell and manage the ads. Read More

  • The Smart Money Is in Accessories, Not Smartphones

    The Smart Money Is in Accessories, Not Smartphones

    Mobile accessories is where the money will come from, says a new report from ABI Research. This study reports that the market for mobile accessories will generate more than $32 billion in revenue in 2007, which is actually far greater than the $28 billion expected from the sale of smartphones! Around 77% of the revenues of accessories will come from the sale of “after-market”… Read More

  • The Algorithm Is Offensive

    The Algorithm Is Offensive

    Since we first covered the Ask Algorithm campaign May 4, IAC has committed $100 million to expanding the Crispin, Porter + Bogusky designed “viral” campaign nation wide. The original stand alone obscure references to the algorithm have been complimented with an Ask logo on billboard advertisements, a positive step forward. However one billboard is sure to turn heads and it’s… Read More

  • South African Start-Up Launches Mobile VoIP Service

    South African Start-Up Launches Mobile VoIP Service

    Version 2.0 of Yeigo has just launched according to the South African developer. Yeigo is a new mobile app that uses a handset’s Internet connection to make calls and send SMS or other instant messages. Best of all many of these options are free, such as calls to other people using Yeigo. Calls to non-Yeigo users can be as much as 80% less as well. Yeigo will also lets users send free IM… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: A Million Flying Zunes Edition

    CrunchGear Week in Review: A Million Flying Zunes Edition

    One Million Zunes (Somehow) Sold
    Spy Drone Takes Off In The UK
    Roll Shades: You Know You Want Them (If You’re 10)
    GPS + GSM = TXT MSG Fear
    Gadget Holster: Bring Out Your Inner “Nerdy Harry” Read More

  • Google Bringing Anti-Virus Tools to Google Desktop?

    Google Bringing Anti-Virus Tools to Google Desktop?

    Google has continued on its acquisition blitzkrieg with news that Google has acquired Mountain View neighbor GreenBorder for an undisclosed sum. GreenBorder launched in 2001 with “Desktop DMZ” software for Windows that prevents any viruses, trojans or spyware from being installed during any browser session. GreenBorder keeps all browsing activity system independent from Windows… Read More

  • Free, Legal, On Demand Streaming Music? LaLa is Going to Give it a Shot

    LaLa is making a very big bet on its business – it will offer users something they’ve never had (legally) before: free, legal, on demand streaming music. LaLa already runs a cd swapping service and recently started to let users listen to live concerts on the site. Now they are going to let users listen to on demand music on the site in addition to its other services. There are a… Read More

  • Sony Enters HD Radio Market With XDR-S3HD, Some Other Thing

    Sony Enters HD Radio Market With XDR-S3HD, Some Other Thing


    If you were holding out on HD Radio until Sony got in the game (those of you that didn’t run out and buy Cambridge’s radio), your wait is officially over. Sony announced that it’s totally down with HD Radio for the long haul (on a holiday mind you), and will be developing and distributing HD Radio-enabled products in the coming years. And it all starts with the XDR-S3HD… Read More

  • Look Out Google – Here Come the Aussies

    The only word that describes what happened to our inbox tonight was “spammed” – no less than eleven links were sent to this Australian article which talks about new stealth startup MyLiveSearch. Dubbing itself the “world’s first live search engine” it promises to show us the 4/5 of the web that Google doesn’t index – this includes the grey web… Read More

  • Microsoft Live Takes New York 3D

    Microsoft Live Takes New York 3D

    Microsoft has announced the launch of new functionality for Microsoft Live Search Maps; three-dimensional, photo-realistic maps covering New York City and 8 other locations in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. The 3D service provides a unique look at each city, that combined with Microsoft’s location and business data delivers a service that would have once upon a time have… Read More

  • JamJunky: Project Management For Song Writing

    JamJunky: Project Management For Song Writing

    I’m no musician, but I was always under the impression that they sort of kept their song writing secret until they were ready to play it to the world. If that’s accurate, new startup JamJunky may not have much of an audience. They provide a place for song writers to write their lyrics, upload songs in progress and share them with friends. Artists can also write notes about… Read More

  • Scoop: AT&T Wireless, iPhone Coming to Fry's Next Month

    Scoop: AT&T Wireless, iPhone Coming to Fry's Next Month

    Thanks to the loose lips of a local employee, we now bring news that Fry’s, the ginormous big-box electronics retail chain that is part Mecca and part Disneyland for nerds, will next month start selling AT&T Wireless. They haven’t announced this yet, but it’s a big deal. Fry’s was always reluctant to offer Cingular’s services for various reasons, but seems to… Read More

  • Jajah Announces Deutsche Telekom As Second Series C Investor

    Jajah Announces Deutsche Telekom As Second Series C Investor

    Earlier this month we announced VOIP startup Jajah had accepted $20 million in series C investment from Intel Capital. Tonight, Jajah has announced that they’ve added a co-lead to the round: Deutsche Telekom (T-mobile). The initial news of the investment was rushed out by Intel with Deutsche Telekom holding off announcement of their investment until today. Deutsche Telekom’s… Read More

  • Help-Key: How to Buy and Sell on Craigslist Without Being an Idiot

    Help-Key: How to Buy and Sell on Craigslist Without Being an Idiot

    Back in the day, Craigslist dot org was just for us geeks, a marketplace where those in-the-know bought and sold gear with other tech elitists. Now my mother uses it to get pretty much any household or electronic doo-dads she needs. But as the popularity and exposure of the site grows, so do the dangers. Shysters are always looking for new paces and ways to steal your hard-earned dollars… Read More

  • Wazap Coming To America

    Wazap Coming To America

    Games search engine Wazap is coming to America. The German company isn’t entering a market dominated by the News Corp owned IGN, Yahoo and Google without backing. Funding of $11.9 million in rounds led by Wellington Partners and Partech International sees Wazap well cashed up in its quest to conquer the American market. Wazap indexes 84,000 different sources for gaming information. A… Read More

  • GrandCentral Guide

    GrandCentral Guide

    TechCrunch has had running coverage of telephone management startup GrandCentral since their debut in September of last year. MobileCrunch covered the release of their mobile client recently. Today they’ve come out with a useful guide to the service. Here’s our summary: GrandCentral is telephone management service that connects all your phones and adds some new features. To add… Read More

  • The Complete N00B's Guide to Grand Central

    The Complete N00B's Guide to Grand Central

    Michael has just posted an extremely detailed guide to Grand Central, one of our favorite web/phone services. The guide includes all the secret button presses that we forgot to read about in the online manual and breaks down the service into easy to understand chunks. The center of the Grand Central universe is your Grand Central phone number. This is (theortically) the last phone number you… Read More

  • With WiFind, Airport Automatically Tell You Which Networks Are Open

    With WiFind, Airport Automatically Tell You Which Networks Are Open


    There’s nothing more frustrating than manually clicking through a list of networks on your Macbook’s Airport, desperately trying to find that one open one with a decent signal. No longer. With Apple’s just-released WiFind app, a click to Airport automatically tells you which networks are unlocked and how strong their signal is. Stealing your neighbor’s Wi-Fi… Read More

  • Star Wars Inches Toward Middle-Age, Has a Crisis

    Star Wars Inches Toward Middle-Age, Has a Crisis


    Image from Bonniegrrl
    The Star Wars 30th Anniversary took place this weekend and played host to nerds of all shapes and sizes. I’ve been sorting through some of the pictures and videos for awhile today (I have no life) and found one that, ummmm, caught my interest. Depicted in the picture above is what is possibly the largest gathering of Slave Leias the world has ever seen. Add to the… Read More