• Win a Wii covered in blood

    Well, fake blood at least. Looks like Rockstar Games, the folks behind the popular Grand Theft Auto series, are giving away a 50-inch plasma TV and a Nintendo Wii covered in “blood”. Don’t worry though, it’s just a couple of stickers on the system and the Wiimote, so you won’t be getting the HIVRageMonkeyVirus anytime soon. If you win, you’ll also get a copy… Read More

  • Nike Accepting Amp+ Orders

    Remember awhile back, Nike told everyone it was coming out with a remote control sport watch that would work with the Nike+iPod kit? Well if you don’t, too bad, because now you can finally order a shiny new Amp+ watch for a whopping $80. With a modern, futuristic design, Amp+ will tell you the time and let you access your Nike+iPod Sport kit via buttons on the side. You’ll be able… Read More

  • Mario and Luigi remote controlled mini golfers

    Howsabout a little mini golf before your mid-morning accounts receivable meeting? These remote controlled Mario and Luigi figurines would be great for just that. At $25 each, they’re not exactly cheap given that "frustration may ensue when trying for the perfect putt" but can you really put a price on the nostalgia-meets-mini-golf craze that’s about to sweep the… Read More

  • Sprint Nextel Looking for new Chief?

    Gary Forsee, the chief executive who headed Sprint’s merger with Nextel in 2005 may be in trouble with the Sprint Nextel Board of Directors. It is rumored that the board hopes to replace Mr. Forsee by December of this year. Poor stock performance, less than expected profits and low subscription rates are given as reasons for making an executive change. The board may be looking… Read More

  • Apple hates the CAPZ as much as you do

    Early this morning, I was going through blogs and came across this post on the new Apple keyboards. It seems that Apple has engineered its new keyboard to detect keystrokes. The blogger brings up a point on how he was always hitting the Caps Lock key by accident when he went to hit the shift key. I myself have found myself doing the same thing. But how come when we hit the Caps Lock key… Read More

  • New Razer gaming keyboard and headset

    Razer’s new "Lycosa" gaming keyboard features programmable backlit rubber keys, quick 1-millisecond response time, 10 customizable profiles, headphone and microphone jacks, and dedicated media keys. There’s also a "cluster lighting option" for the WASD keys and an integrated USB extension port. It’ll be available in November for $79.99 MSRP. Read More

  • iPhone, iPod touch output video better than classic, nano

    Wow. Don’t expect top-notch video quality from the iPod classic or iPod nano while using Apple’s recently released Component AV Cable. Compared to the the iPhone and iPod touch, the classic and nano eat it. Whereas the iPhone and touch look fairly similar to iTunes-puchased video as played back on a computer monitor, the classic and nano distort the picture like nobody’s… Read More

  • Trakware Teams with Xora to Improve Mobile Workforce Management

    Adams Bros. Cabinetry is the first company to take advantage of the collaboration between Trakware and Xora. Trakware Systems is a provider of manufacturing and project execution solutions for complex engineer-to-order environments. Xora provides location-based mobile workforce management solutions. Trakware specializes in lean business-critical functions such as estimating, advanced… Read More

  • eBay deleting auctions with Jajah buttons

    It’s a little like a dirty fight in the school yard: Little kid throws stone at big kid and when the teacher turns round, the little kid starts bawling and the big kid takes the heat. On Monday Internet telephony company Jajah started releasing “call-me” buttons which sets up a real phone call between two parties, with the voice re-routed over the Internet. Jajah… Read More

  • New Duncan Brothers 'Assassinz' video

    "That’s my buddy. Buddy ‘Buddy Bones’ Bones. Yeah, it’s the worst name I ever heard but he was a damn good assassin." via Boing Boing Gadgets Read More

  • Court Victory For Music Labels Won't Save Their Industry

    The music industry won the first file-sharing case to go to trial yesterday when a jury found a Minnesota woman guilty of 24 counts of copyright infringement. The $222,000 verdict comes to $9,250 for each of the 24 songs at issue. Perhaps this is how the industry hopes to keep the price of music from going down to zero. The music industry is hoping that this out-sized verdict will make… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Bathtime Again

    Candle-like USB drive holder design, more than meets the eye
    Shampoo? Check. Conditioner? Check. iPod? Check.
    Mannequins in motion
    Belkin eyes PC gaming market
    Domino PCs! Read More

  • Stixy: Free-Form Collaboration and File Sharing Spaces

    The internet ought to have made it dead simple to share files long ago. But for some reason, I still scratch my head every time I want to send a batch of photos or a collection of documents to a non-technical friend without resorting to email (which is not a dead simple solution in my book). That’s why I get excited when I see companies like Stixy attempting to make file sharing not only… Read More

  • Plaxo + LinkedIn + iPhone = Brilliant

    TechCrunch has been hard on unified address book provider Plaxo in the past, and probably with due cause, given their previous spam promoting ways, but I am now reevaluating that view based on Plaxo Sync. I wrote about Plaxo’s improved Sync features back in June; although it sounded good I didn’t really have cause to use it then. Confronted with a “how do I sync various… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. The old "I don’t know where this porno came from" defense alive and well JohnS If he had been republican, there would have already been a Senate hearing, a resolution introduced, full page story in the NYT and the LA times… Read More

  • China Blocking RSS Feeds

    The Chinese Government has added a blanket ban on all RSS feeds, according to a report at Ars Technica. There have been reports previously that Feedburner feeds have been blocked, but to-date information delivered by RSS feeds has generally gone uncensored, providing Chinese viewers information that would otherwise be blocked if attempting to visit a regular webpage or blog. A quick test… Read More

  • Congressman Barrett: It was my son's porno. No, really!

    Yesterday we brought you news of State Representative Matt Barrett from Columbus, Ohio, whom was giving a Powerpoint presentation to a group of high schoolers when porno popped up on the projector. Oops. Turns out the Congressman’s son had borrowed the flashdrive and was responsible. So I ask you, CrunchGear readers, is this the truth? Or political BS? I personally think it’s true. Read More

  • The Next Internet Millionaire: Inspired Programming Or Lame Sales Front

    There’s been a fair bit of talk over the last month in online marketing circles about e-book salesman Joel Comm’s latest venture: The Next Internet Millionaire. For those not familiar with Comm, his business started from he is best known for selling expensive ebooks advising people how to make money from Adsense, and then later like a lot of people operating in this space, he… Read More

  • BD+ copy protection makes "Fantastic Four" unplayable on certain Blu-ray players

    The new BD+ copy protection found on “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” and “The Day After Tomorrow” seems to be screwing up playback on a couple Blu-ray players, including those made by Samsung and LG. Users are reporting that the Samsung BDP-1200 and LG BH100 straight up refuse to play the discs and that the Samsung BDP-1000 is having a hard time playing… Read More

  • Tailrank 2.5 Launches. It Still Falls Short

    Tailrank founder Kevin Burton notified us that version 2.5 of his news aggregation site has launched, as well as a new version of the engine behind it called Spinn3r. We’ve taken a look at the new site, and in our opinion it still falls short of being a useful application. We’ve been a bit harsh on Tailrank over the last few months, even suggesting that it may be time to deadpool it. Read More

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