• A Way To Improve Digg's Data

    A Way To Improve Digg's Data

    Richard MacManus writes about one of his frustrations with Digg – poorly created links that don’t give do a story justice. Once a particular link is added to Digg, there is no way for the submitter or anyone else to edit and improve it. Sometimes this is done negligently or in a desire to post first; sometimes it is done maliciously to effectively block a story on Digg. Either way… Read More

  • GrandCentral Acquired By Google: Please Don't Take Away My Free Really Good Voicemail!

    GrandCentral Acquired By Google: Please Don't Take Away My Free Really Good Voicemail!

    My family is a GrandCentral family. We’re all like “Hey, honey, GrandCentral me!” and my wife is all like “I just GrandCentralled your mother. And your son just GrandCentralled in his diaper.” That’s how we roll. We love the service, which is part secretary, part answering machine, and part forwarding service. Check it out. When I signed up, they were giving… Read More

  • PatentMonkey: Local.com Proudly Announces Patent for "Enhanced Directory Assistance"

    PatentMonkey: Local.com Proudly Announces Patent for "Enhanced Directory Assistance"

    Local.com (NASDAQ: LOCM) announced today the issuance of a patented technology for paid search results provided in response to a request for directory assistance. The company hopes to tap into mobile and voice application paid search market using a pay per referral model. Local.com says this complements its recently received location based search technology. Details, and a bit of commentary… Read More

  • MobilePet myPhone: Virtual Pets For the iPhone

    MobilePet myPhone: Virtual Pets For the iPhone

    Mobile gaming portal Cellufun has launched its newest game, “MobilePet myPhone”, a virtual pet game for the iPhone and other mobile phone users. MobilePet myPhone allows users to care for, play with and feed a virtual pet. Users must keep the virtual pet from getting sick, from feeling neglected and must “avoid visits to the virtual computer store for repair”. Read More

  • LG To Develop YouTube Phone

    LG To Develop YouTube Phone

    Korean electronics giant LG has signed an agreement with Google to develop a YouTube focused mobile phone. LG said the model would allow users to upload, view and share video clips without the need to use a computer. The 3G phone will be offered first in Europe in the second half of this year. Apple received a lot of attention earlier this year when they announced a deal with Google to… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Wee Small Hours Edition

    Daily Crunch: Wee Small Hours Edition

    Bombin’ And Taggin’ With Light
    Frank Sinatra To Host Sirius Show
    Second GTA IV Trailer: Yup, the Game Will Be Good
    Handle-It Begs You To Geek Out Your MacBooks
    The Great Outdoors: A Bright, Scary Place Read More

  • Immersion Brings VibeTonz To Nokia Devices

    Immersion Brings VibeTonz To Nokia Devices


    Immersion has announced a long-term partnership with Finnish mobile phone giant, Nokia. We’ll soon see VibeTonz tactile feedback systems (sort of like force feedback) on future Nokia devices. As the world’s largest mobile device manufacturer, Nokia, is in a favorable position to bring all sorts of cool features to mobile games, music playback and the whole mobile device experience. Read More

  • Sharp Announces Five HD Recorders

    Sharp Announces Five HD Recorders

    Following the announcement of the new G-Series AQUOS LCD TVs Sharp has also announced five digital TV tuners that come in 250GB (DV-ACW72), 500GB (DV-ACW75) and 1TB (DV-ACW80) capacities. The top-of-the-line ACW series has two digital tuners, one analog tuner, two USB ports for photo transfer, HDMI and support for supports EPG (Electronic programming guide). The low-end AC series comes in… Read More

  • BakeSpace.com: MySpace For People Who Like Cooking

    BakeSpace.com: MySpace For People Who Like Cooking

    BakeSpace.com is a social networking site for people who like cooking. The self-funded California based company aims to provide a virtual kitchen online, a place where people gather to “cook, talk and hang out”. BakeSpace.com allows users browse, share and swap recipes, stage their own live cooking demonstrations and seminars, upload food photos & videos and be inspired by… Read More

  • myCharger Powers Your iPhone, iPod and Other Mobile Phones

    myCharger Powers Your iPhone, iPod and Other Mobile Phones

    Traveling tech geeks will understand the anguish I go through when I travel with all my gadgets. It’s bad enough that I travel around with three phones, a laptop, an iPod and digital camera, but add the chargers for all that and it ends up being a complete clusterf*ck and the few extra pounds make a big difference. The Tekkeon myCharger might not reduce the weight and clutter altogether… Read More

  • Canon Announces Pint-sized Portable Printer

    Canon Announces Pint-sized Portable Printer

    If you’re one of those annoying photographers who hangs around tourist spots offering to take people’s pictures for ridiculous prices, then you’ll certainly be interested in Canon’s latest portable printer. The pint-sized SELPHY CP740 printer spits out 4×6-inch lab-quality photos in less than a minute. It also includes automatic red-eye reduction, a 2-inch color… Read More

  • Zoho Launches Facebook Application

    Zoho Launches Facebook Application

    Online office suite provider Zoho has launched a Zoho Facebook application. Zoho for Facebook allows users to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations from within Facebook. Support includes the ability to view and edit all existing documents, spreadsheets and presentations (both personal and shared) from Zoho Writer, Sheet and Show. Whilst Zoho on Facebook will expose Zoho to a… Read More

  • Allofmp3.com Is No More

    Allofmp3.com Is No More


    Collapsing under pressure from the US and the possibility of scraping any chance that Russia has to join the WTO, music download site Allofmp3.com has closed up shop. Customers were greeted with your typical “site is down for maintenance” message, but a former employee has spilled the beans and confirmed its closure. The ‘nail in the coffin’ came from Visa and… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Here are a few comments that made us LOL. We’ve got another CrunchDunce winner too. Remember folks, typing out an entire comment in CAPS does not make you any louder or smarter. You know who you are… It’s been three days since iDay and the iPhone hoopla is still bringing in comments. Jason Green gave us a taste of what he thought about all this craziness, and that put him… Read More

  • AllofMP3 Goes Down In Midst of Much Bigger WTO Scuffle

    AllofMP3 Goes Down In Midst of Much Bigger WTO Scuffle

    It looks like the RIAA and big music labels have won a battle, if not the war, against massively popular AllOfMP3, a Russian music download site that sells MP3s for as little as two cents per megabyte. The site has been shut down, again, reportedly at the hands of the Russian government. Russia agreed to force the site to shut down last year, in response to pressure by the U.S. government and… Read More

  • Patent Wars: Local.com Nabs Local Search Patent

    Patent Wars: Local.com Nabs Local Search Patent

    Local.com saw its stock price rise 52% today after it was awarded patent number 7,200,413 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. According to the text of the patent, it covers what they term “Enhanced Directory Assistance”, which will deliver keyword specific ad referrals based on user input via operator, SMS, WAP, or voice. This is in addition to their recently granted patent… Read More

  • Monsoon HAVA Gold, Platinum Hit Retail

    Monsoon HAVA Gold, Platinum Hit Retail


    HAVA Platinum HD Monsoon’s HAVA Gold and HAVA Platinum full-featured video streaming devices are now available through Fry’s Electronics, TigerDirect.com and other select retailers nationwide. The boxes allow you to view and control your live TV feed from anywhere through a broadband-connected PC or mobile phone (think Slingbox). The HAVA Gold retails for $129.99 while Platinum HD… Read More

  • iPhone Costs Apple $220 To Manufacture

    iPhone Costs Apple $220 To Manufacture

    If you’re still in shock over the prices you actually paid for your iPhone then you should steer clear of this story. It could send you to the emergency room. Teardown firm, Portelligent, estimates that the cost of materials for the 4GB model is $200 and $220 for the 8GB model. These estimates don’t include the final build, but Apple has historically seen gross margins of 50… Read More

  • Korean Navy Endorses Starcraft Team

    Korean Navy Endorses Starcraft Team

    This only happens in Korea, I swear. My countrymen love them some Starcraft and the mandatory military service hinders that love, but no longer. In April the Air Force profiled the King of the Terran Tribe in Starcraft, Im Yo-han. The profile caused the site to crash from all the hits and the Navy is hoping they can have the same success with the announcement of team Aegis. The formation of… Read More

  • Greenpeace Rates Electronics Companies: Nokia Best, Sony Worst

    Greenpeace Rates Electronics Companies: Nokia Best, Sony Worst

    The tree-huggers at Greenpeace published their list of best and worst companies for the environment (specifically as it releates to harmful chemicals) last week and Nokia came out on top. Citing its policy of “eliminating the worst chemicals from many products,” Greenpeace gave the Finland-based cellphone an eight out of 10. Greenpeace rated Sony the worst, claiming that it has… Read More