• Skitch Image Editing/Sharing Tool: A Perfect Blend Of Desktop and Online Application

    Skitch Image Editing/Sharing Tool: A Perfect Blend Of Desktop and Online Application

    Most bloggers, and lots of others, spend a lot of time manipulating images for posts, sharing, etc. Personally, I use Photoshop, which is way more horsepower than I need since I generally just grab, mashup and resize images. But it still works far better, and far faster, than any of the online image editing tools we’ve reviewed. Today I tested a new desktop application, called Skitch… Read More

  • Simple Spark: A Catalog Of Web Applications

    Simple Spark: A Catalog Of Web Applications

    New York based Simple Spark aims to make finding web applications easy through an extensive catalog of online application sites. Over 3000 web applications are tracked and categorized with screenshots, icons, feeds, reviews and concise summaries. Applications are indexed in over 70 categories including Spreadsheets, Workspace & Wikis, Education, Fashion, Green Living and Family &… Read More

  • Uncensored Free Image Hosting From The Pirate Bay

    Uncensored Free Image Hosting From The Pirate Bay

    Well known and often controversial BitTorrent tracking site The Pirate Bay has launched BayImg, an uncensored free image hosting service. The Pirate Bay has previously been private beta testing a video hosting site which is yet to launch. BayImg is available now and offers hosting up to 100mb with a promise that as long as the image is legal, they won’t censor it, although… Read More

  • Blue Raven MediaMate 7000 (7-inch PMP) Review

    Blue Raven MediaMate 7000 (7-inch PMP) Review


    Portable digital video recorders are becoming an essential item in any traveling video geek’s arsenal. But Archos and Cowon aren’t the only companies pimping PMPs that help you pirate time- and place-shift your favorite TV shows and movies. The Blue Raven MediaMate 7000 sports a 7-inch widescreen LCD and up to 80GB of storage, as well as a $429.95 price ($379 for the 40GB model)… Read More

  • iPhone Dock Still Has Headset Charging Port

    iPhone Dock Still Has Headset Charging Port


    Sources in possession of preproduction iPhones have confirmed a feature rumored earlier this year – the iPhone’s dock will include a port to charge Apple’s upcoming Bluetooth headset. This will ensure that those using the iPhone with the headset will only need one charger for both. Apple’s headset received FCC approval last week. Read More

  • Judge Stops RIAA in its Tracks, Denies Discovery to Get Subpoenas

    Judge Stops RIAA in its Tracks, Denies Discovery to Get Subpoenas


    It looks like one judge, New Mexico’s Lorenzo F. Garcia, has finally stood up to some of the RIAA’s shady law practices. The judge denied the RIAA’s request to engage in discovery, which would have allowed the organization to subpoena the ISP of suspected file sharers for information. Without that information, the RIAA cannot determine the identity of the “John… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommeter.Evar

    Teh.Be$T.Kommeter.Evar

    Time again for your daily injection of reader antics. It won’t hurt. We promise. Ok it will. And the infamous CrunchDunce returns once more however, todays events really made us think of renaming CrunchDunce to something a little more Crunchy and offensive. Ian‘s critique of another reader regarding the iPhone hullabaloo got him the first spot. I beg to differ. Read More

  • PatentMonkey: Will the iPhone be used as Apple TV Remote?

    PatentMonkey: Will the iPhone be used as Apple TV Remote?

    So genesis of the iPhone was sometime back in 2005, right? Interestingly, Apple happened to file a continuation on a patent application around that time covering a Universal Remote for controlling a number of home entertainment devices. A touch screen, hand held controller with a dynamic display that interacts with your entertainment appliances for information and can control a growing array… Read More

  • Yahoo Acquires Rivals for $100 million

    Yahoo Acquires Rivals for $100 million

    Yahoo has acquired college sports site Rivals.com, says the Associated Press in a story that may have been accidentally published early. The price is not being disclosed, although the rumor is that the deal was closed for around $100 million. Rumors of talks first surfaced in April. We previously reported on Terry’s involvement in securities fraud and were subsequently threatened with… Read More

  • Lending Club Passes $100,000 Mark In Loans To Facebook Users

    Lending Club Passes $100,000 Mark In Loans To Facebook Users

    Lending Club, the Facebook exclusive person-to-person lending service has passed the $100,000 mark in loans to Facebook users. Lending Club was an original Facebook Platform/ F8 partner having launched with F8 on May 24. The company closed its first loan on June 6, and has since closed 27 more loans for a total of $101,250. An additional $212,650 in loans will close in the next 12 days. More… Read More

  • M-Audio's Torq Xponent: The Complete Computer-Based DJ System

    M-Audio's Torq Xponent: The Complete Computer-Based DJ System

    Vince and I love everything Torq-releated because we’re budding DJs. The latest Torq DJ system, the Xponenet from M-Audio, looks pretty amazing just based on the number of buttons and dials it has. Its price—$750—does preclude me from partaking, however. Like its smaller X Session Pro cousin, the Xponent is a computer-based DJ system that uses some pretty impressive software… Read More

  • Wiffiti's Messaging Widget Is Fun

    http://wiffiti.com/e/tUNvuC We’ve been playing around with Wiffiti all afternoon. The service has been around for a while, but if you haven’t heard of it you may want to give it a look. Anyone can post a message – just text “@crunch [message]” to 25622 and it will appear on the screen. The real use for something like this is projecting the widget up on a big screen… Read More

  • Pistols at Dawn: Ryan Block Now on TechCrunch20 Panel of Experts

    Pistols at Dawn: Ryan Block Now on TechCrunch20 Panel of Experts

    Engadget’s Ryan Block will represent the gadget and gizmo folks at the TechCrunch20, a supercool symposium of all things Web 2.0 hosted by our own Michael Arrington and the illustrious Jason “The Animal” Calacanis. Michael told me that I couldn’t be on the panel in the interest of preserving impartiality, but we all know it’s because Ryan and Pete Rojas… Read More

  • Engadget Editor In Chief Ryan Block Joins TechCrunch20 Panel Of Experts

    More good news about the upcoming TechCrunch20 Conference in September: Ryan Block, the Editor in Chief of Engadget, has joined our advisory board and will help us review the many gadget startups that have applied to launch at the event. See Ryan’s post about joining the panel on Engadget, here. The current list of experts is here. We will continue to announce new experts in the… Read More

  • Sidekick Zante, LX and LE Release Date Revealed

    Sidekick Zante, LX and LE Release Date Revealed

    The crew at Hiptop3 has the scoop on a leaked document that reveals the release dates for the Zante aka Slide aka Motorola Q700 as well as the LE and LX editions. We’re still unsure what the LX and LE models are, but the focus is on the RAZResque device, which is slated for a Q3 launch. Upon closer inspection of the document I’d go out on a limb and say that it’s fake. Read More

  • Declick Your Clicks With The Declicker From ELP

    Declick Your Clicks With The Declicker From ELP


    If you’re gonna digitize a large vinyl record collection, you might maybe wanna check out the declicker. Built by the same people that make that $9,900 LT-1LRC Laser Turntable, the ELP declicker, um, removes the clicks and background noise (but you’re stuck with the hiss) from a record in real-time without the need to manually clean tracks up on a computer. It also transfers… Read More

  • The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

    “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters” is a film sure to interest most of you. It follows Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe, the two most notable “Donkey Kong” players ever, in their ongoing quest to dominate one another. It is a real-life tale of shady characters, heartbreak and deceit. Oh, and video games. Enjoy the trailer. Read More

  • WWDC Leopard Beta Leaked Onto BitTorrent Site

    WWDC Leopard Beta Leaked Onto BitTorrent Site

    It looks like the WWDC beta of Leopard was leaked onto the Oink BitTorrent Web site. (I’m not about to download it, though, that’s for sure.) Here’s a screen shot. And another. And another. That last one made me laugh. Oops! Nobody’s completely downloaded the 6GB file yet, but the site’s forum is red hot with activity and the file already has 205 comments. Read More

  • Rumor: MacBooks Slim Down In October

    Rumor: MacBooks Slim Down In October


    So you held off on buying a MacBook till after WWDC juuuuuuuust in case a new model was announced. Well friends, do you think you can wait just a little bit longer? CG recently spoke to a “trusted source” that has given us “reliable” intel in the past, and he/she/it says to expect new MacBook models around September October for back-to-school time. He/she/it says… Read More

  • Alto Stands, Live, On Video

    http://admin.brightcove.com/destination/player/player.swf What do you get when you mix two fellows in white button-down shirts, a laptop stand, and a video camera? Family fun for all ages, silly. Logitech Alto Express and Alto Connect Notebook Stands (video) [Notebooks] Read More