• Yotify Launches Its "Google Alerts On Steroids"

    Today sees the launch of Yotify, an online alert system that aims to make the web “work for you”. At a high level, Yotify can best be described as a very sophisticated version of Google Alerts, which allows users to get notifications whenever a pre-determined keyword pops up in a news article or blog post. But instead of simply monitoring keywords, Yotify allows users to… Read More

  • Is Yahoo Trying To Sell Yahoo Answers?

    Part of Yahoo’s survival strategy beyond merging with AOL may be to sell of what they consider to be non-core assets for cash. We heard from a source that Yahoo may be quietly reaching out to a couple of potential buyers to see if they’d be interested in their Yahoo Answers property. We filed the rumor away under “ridiculous” until today, when we confirmed with a… Read More

  • Ex Google Mobile Product Manager Criticizes Android G1

    I don’t think Ulf Washbusch, until recently a Product Marketing Manager for Google Mobile, should be expecting to get his old job back after yesterday’s comments on the new Android phone. In a blog post he says the phone’s physical design hasn’t changed in 2.5 years, and calls it ugly and old fashioned. He also criticizes the color choices: It’s funny – but… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Mixed Bag Edition

    The G1: Almost perfect
    Bentley updates Ego laptop line – still extremely overpriced, dated technology
    The must-see Android video demo from Google
    Adobe officially announces Creative Suite 4: Photoshop to be GPU accelerated
    Honda’s new multi-view camera system makes driving safer Read More

  • Go28Days: A Site I Guarantee I'll Never Use

    Ok listen up if you are part of the population that has to deal with monthly fertility cycles. Newly launched Go28Days may be the thing for you if you are really trying hard to get pregnant, or really trying hard not to get pregnant. Like a bunch of other sites, they monitor your cycle days, temperature and other stuff I’m not going to talk about, and let you know the days you are… Read More

  • Bond… James Bond… James Bond's watch


    If you want to be like Bond (and I think we all do, especially since he became such a cold-blooded, murderous bastard), you should probably start small. The Aston Martin is probably not going to happen (face it), nor the women, nor the guns, nor the intrigue. At least you’ve got the drinking! And, if you’re really dedicated, you might get his watch. While its guts are the same as… Read More

  • Free Discovery sampler with your purchase of one (1) Sony Blu-Ray player


    While I applaud the bundling of what appears to be a couple gorgeous nature shows with Sony’s Blu-Players, I ask: why didn’t they go the whole hog? Planet Earth box set, baby. Sure, you lose $50 or so off every sale, but that show is hot, hot, hot. Or, failing that, why not a free Blu-Ray disc of the buyer’s choice? I mean, don’t get me wrong, a sampler DVD is nice… Read More

  • Seattle Startup Elite Fund Stealth Project PressPlane (Updated)

    PressPlane is a new Seattle startup coming out of the Curious Office incubator. I have no idea what it does but it seems like everyone who’s involved in startups in Seattle is in the know. Or at least I hope they are, because they just invested in the company. They’ve announced a $1.7 million round of financing today that was led by Second Avenue Partners. And the list of… Read More

  • How to build your own wind turbine (it's not easy)


    I like Instructables, if only because it’s reassuring to know that there are people out there who are not only have not only the knowledge to do something like this, but also the inclination. I can write blog posts and… uh, I can count real high (mom says), but even looking at the ingredients list for this particular tech recipe nearly gives me a panic attack. Still… Read More

  • Video: Google co-founders on Rollerblades! More like ROFLblades!

    Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin made a surprise appearance at the T-Mobile G1 unveiling in Manhattan today. They joked about the traffic being backed up and suggested that they had to rollerblade to the event in order to get there in time! I don’t know if that’s true or not but whatever the case, Sergey saying “I’m a bit of a geek” got more laughs… Read More

  • Animal and insect earbuds, the perfect gift for someone you don't want to hang out with anymore

    When the emoticon earbud covers made their way out, I thought they were pretty cool. Sure, they were dorky as all hell – but they were cute. I bought my girlfriend a pair, she loved’em, and that was that. Taking the same earbuds-as-art idea and spinning it the entirely wrong way, fredflare has begun selling earbuds shaped as ladybugs, rubber duckies, pigs, and … flies. Read More

  • Hands-on with the T-Mobile G1 Android phone

    Here’s a few minutes with the new G1. We didn’t get a chance to really dig into it because, let’s face it, you saw how impatient I got. Everyone else was waiting too. At any rate, I like the G1 and I’m gonna get one. I don’t care if I’m the only person in the world that buys one, I just want to be able to write my own apps without a lot of hassle. Stay tuned… Read More

  • Future toys: Superconducting MagLev train set

    http://www.liveleak.com/e/a0c_1222057090 Now, this isn’t something you’d want to give your kid, becuase the engine is a superconductor cooled to hundreds of degrees below zero by liquid nitrogen. And you thought the tire swing sounded dangerous! Still, if you’re the proud mom or dad of a budding physicist or materials engineer, this might be the perfect supervised plaything. Read More

  • JamLegend: Dot-based rhythm game for your keyboard

    http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1461983&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 If you’re into this kind of knuckle-blasting, keyboard-crushing web game, you might consider training on Tontie before hitting up JamLegend. My sense of rhythm is, as far as I can tell, limited to drumming on my leg during concerts… Read More

  • Watch The Political Spin Machine With Google "In Quotes"

    Google has just opened a new Labs project, called In Quotes, to the public. The site allows users to compare quotes from various political figures, displaying key excerpts from speeches and interviews that they’ve given. By default the site is presenting quotes from US Presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain, contrasting the things they’ve said on such issues as… Read More

  • Three informative WowWee Rovio commercials

      The production Rovio launched a few days ago and RobotsRule.com just uploaded a few videos that showcase the little guy’s key features. So, if you are still unclear what the Wifi remote control webcam robot thingie does, check out the one above and the two after the jump. Read More

  • Heeeey yooou guuuys! The Goonies, Gremlins, Beetlejuice coming to Blu-Ray


    Risky Business is coming as well, but it made the headline too long and it’s not quite in the same pile as those others. So, now you can have your friends over for a hi-def Goonies viewing and be slightly disappointed by how bad 80s movies actually looked. Mind! I like these movies. But almost everything from that era just looks like garbage, and these discs will make that more clear… Read More

  • The Stanley 3-in-One LED Flashlight should be in your car right now

    If you have ever had to change a tire in the dark, you can probably imagine how handy a tripod flashlight can be. If you have ever changed a tire on a snowy night, you understand why you would want the 95-155 Stanley 3-in-1 Tripod Flashlight to lend a hand. I had too last winter, but in my “Eagle Scout always prepared duffle bag,” I had a big Maglight which is in fact, the… Read More

  • Eureka's S.A.R.A.H Twitterview'd

    You’re probably gearing up for tonight’s mid-season finally of Eureka. After all, with the exception of the lame Degree deodorant spots, the show is filled with the best gadgets ever imagined and if you’re reading Crunchgear, you like gadgets. S.A.R.A.H, the local smart house, might be the greatest of ’em all with a direct line to Global Dynamics and the ability to… Read More

  • Tapulous Loses Most Of Its Original Team, Set To Begin Anew

    Something is amiss at Tapulous, the popular iPhone developer behind the mega-hit application Tap Tap Revenge. In the past week, the still-fledgling company has lost three key employees: Sean Heber, the company’s first employee, Tristan O’Tierney, a senior iPhone engineer, and Louie Mantia, a designer. Together the employees constituted a large fraction of the company’s… Read More

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