• 10 Days of CrunchGear: Last Call for Birthday Fun

    Just a reminder: our red hot Red Sky party is still on. We’ll be meeting on the 20th at 7pm and we’ll have some great giveaways. If you’ve sent an RSVP to either party@crunchgear.com or on the Facebook group, then you and all your guests are accounted on the list and you’ll be entered in the giveaway drawings. Click through to read the specifics. IF YOU RECEIVED AN… Read More

  • Amazon Leaks Canon 40D Specs

    Looks like Amazon pulled another blooper with the Canon EOS 40D. Eagle-eyed shoppers found a page stating that the camera would drop September 20th for $1,299 (body only). It still has a 10-megapixel sensor but they’ve also found out that it will have a 3-inch display and a new 802.11b/g transmitter add-on called the WFT-E3A. Full specs after the jump. Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear Giveaway: Pinnacle PCTV To Go Wireless

    It’s down to the wire now and we still how some red-hot prize to give away. It’s a Sunday, so lets drop a quick Pinnacle PCTV To Go Wireless on y’all and call it a day. What is it? Simply plug Pinnacle PCTV To Go into your video, satellite or digital cable TV source—run the set-up wizard and you are ready to watch your favorite TV shows, sporting events, movies, news… Read More

  • Nokia in Trade Dispute with Chip Maker Qualcomm

    The world’s largest mobile phone maker, Nokia, has asked the United States to ban imports of chipsets made by Qualcomm Inc., along with phones and other products made with those chipsets. Nokia has told the International Trade Commission that the San Diego based company Qualcomm has not properly compensated Nokia for its technology. As the mobile phone industry grows and provides… Read More

  • Some People Benefited From the Skype Outage

    Alexa stats up to August 17 show a massive rise in traffic to Skype competitor Gizmo Project and a more modest rise for Grand Central at the peak of this weeks 36 hour Skype outage. The SIPphone owned Gizmo Project offers a nearly identical package to Skype, but with added features including built in recording, and cross platform compatibility. Gizmo’s traffic tripled in the space of… Read More

  • MyProgress Lets You Track Your Progress

    Vancouver based MyProgress offers a service that provides progress monitoring features (generally used in computer role playing games) for life tracking. MyProgress allows users to track their personal finances, skills, “knowledges”, wealth and health dynamics. The site tracks every piece of information users enter, from a new purchase, capital gains, an hour of photographic or… Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear Giveaway: Sony ICF-C1iP Clock Radio

    Wake Up Wake Up/On a saturday night/Could be New York/Maybe Hollywood and Vine/London, Paris maybe Tokyo/There’s something going on anywhere I go Read More

  • Telescoping Fork: What Yogi Uses During Football Season

    Have you ever gotten to the point where you’re so lazy or tired that you can’t get yourself to move from the couch to the table to get another chicken wing? Football is starting back up and I’m sure many of us will find ourselves in said situations. Well, the freeloader fork with a telescoping handle will make life much fatter easier with its 25-inch reach. You can even use it… Read More

  • IBM Releases Lotus Notes, Domino Version 8

    I very rarely use Lotus Notes and Domino because I’ve only ever used MS Outlook in an office, but I’m sure plenty of you do, so you’ll be excited, I think, to know that Version 8 has finally been released. It’s been two years in the making, but the latest version was built on the open source Eclipse platform, which means mashups can link older apps with newer apps. … Read More

  • Sony Goes Green With Recycling Program

    If you have a fair amount of Sony product wasting away and collecting dust then get ready to clean out the closet because starting September 15 you’ll now be able to drop off your Sony goods at 75 drop-off locations. If you don’t live close enough to a recycling center then fret not because the Sony Take Back Recycling Program will eventually expand to 150 locations and the goal is… Read More

  • THE Helio Fin Review

    What’s the old saying, ‘thin is in’? Yeah, that sounds about right. Who likes a fatty, anyways? And who the h-e-double hockey sticks wants a clamshell? I need QWERTY like a crack whore needs, well, crack. I wasn’t too thrilled when I found out about Helio’s Fin a few weeks back. A clamshell? Seriously WTF? Was someone freebasing over at the Helio House? Read More

  • PatentMonkey: Apple Multi-Touch is the New FireWire

    OOOOH, multi-touch: Apple’s going to a multi-touch laptop and mouse.. Think of the possibilities!!!!! Remember FireWire? Apple poured tons of resources into a superior technology with hopes of driving an industry to see data transfer from device to device in a new, faster way. With 53 patents protecting the project, it represents one of a number of over-hyped, under-utilized areas of… Read More

  • Double CrunchDeal: 24" Widescreen LCDs, $299 Each

    If you’ve been waiting to pull the trigger on a gigantic 24″ monitor, now might be the time to buy. Micro Center and Office Max each have ‘em, one that’s $299 after $100 rebate and one that’s $299 out the door. Read More

  • OMG, Text 4 Ur Pizza? LMAO!

    If you’re in the UK and you have a hankering for some good old fashioned American pizza, Domino’s is now just a text message away. You’ll first need to register some of your “favourite meals” and then send a text to 61212 with the memorable name that you’ve assigned to, say, a large pepperoni with extra cheese. Domino’s will send you a text confirming… Read More

  • Breaking: EA Releases Four Mac OS X Titles

    Remember back at WWDC we were promised a handful of video games from EA? Well, I totally forgot about them until now. EA has announced the release of four Mac OS X specific games, Battlefield 2142, Need For Speed Carbon, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars. The games will be launched August 21. If you want Tiger Woods or Madden then you’ll… Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear Giveaway: Sony Ericsson W850i

    What do you think this is? eBay? I’m not giving away this great quad-band unlocked GSM Sony Ericsson W850i Walkman phone. I’m keeping it for myself. Read More

  • Own Your Own English Soccer Team: MyFootballClub

    UK based MyFootballClub is aiming to take the power of collaborative social membership to the world of English soccer by purchasing a professional English soccer team using user contributions. The site launched in April and had over $500,000 in contributions within its first 24 hours. The legal side is fairly simple. Contributors become members of the MyFootballClub Trust for £35 ($69). Read More

  • Thank You Sponsors: Featuring Real Time Matrix, DOmedia and Profile Builder

    It’s time to say a quick “thank you” to the sponsors of our party at August capital last month: Tune in to learn more about Real Time Matrix’s Vortex, DOmedia’s platform for alternative media buying and Profile Builder’s profile mangement platform. Michael Arrington and Steve Gillmor from Podtech.net and Bad Sinatra interview Jeff Whitehead, Todd Cameron… Read More

  • Wiki Jacking

    Following the decision in January by Wikipedia to strip SEO benefits from outgoing links by adding the link-nofollow tag (see our coverage of how the rule doesn’t apply to certain third party wiki links) the once rampant gaming of Wikipedia has all but disappeared. SEOMoz’s Rand Fishkin posted during the week on a new technique being used that instead of building Google juice to… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: In the Jailhouse Now Edition

    The AudioFile: Handcuffing Digital Music
    Mix Tape USB: Totally Retro Awesome
    Corsair Flash Padlock USB Drive
    Happy 25th Birthday, Compact Disc
    What Starts With ‘i’ and Rhymes with Smack? Read More

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