• Xynergi $28K Is For Professional Musicians, Not Joe Sixpack

    No, silly geese, this Xynergi controller isn’t merely a keyboard used to surf top Internet sites. It’s part of a music production “solution”—think Logic. I understand everyone’s fascination with its $28,000 price tag, but that’s not the point. It’s not for the avarage consumer. With this controller and the appropriate software you’ll be able… Read More

  • Back To School 2007: Printers


    With papers to write and hand in, schedules to print out and even the occasional letter home (you can’t count on Grandma to check e-mail regularly), you’re going to need a quality printer. These should be rugged, yet compact and most importantly the toner or ink cartridges shouldn’t cost more than the original printer! Here are a few units we liked to get you printing. Read More

  • Dear Canada: Our Puerile Satire Can Be Biting, But We Are Really Just Jealous

    Yesterday Nicholas Deleon, our resident crank, wrote some nasty words about Canada. He knows your women are more beautiful, your fields more verdant, and your maple trees more succulent. And all of these things dig deep into his psyche, reminding him what ROTC really means and how cool William Gibson is for escaping to Vancouver. He is young. He has not yet felt the bracing air of a cold… Read More

  • Google Jet Gets To Use NASA Runway, Local Community *Outraged*


    Artists’ rendition. Actual size may differ. For a company that does no evil (ignore its dealing with China), Google won’t be making any friends with this move. Or it will, what do I know? Four miles from the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., is Moffett Field, a NASA-run airport that’s usually closed to private jets. Google’s modified 767, on the… Read More

  • Samsung, Armani Phone Outed

    Rumors of the Samsung and Armani partnership emerged a couple months back and now said partnership has unofficially unveiled the fruits of their labor, which is actually fairly old news now. The SGH-P520 is a small CC-sized phone with a 2.6-inch touch screen, 3-megapixel camera, 2.5G GMS/EDGE (boo), microSD card slot, Bluetooth, 50MB of memory and supposedly some Wi-Fi hotness. Read More

  • Avatar Meets Mobile Ringtone

    Meez, an avatar (which literally means a descent of a Hindu god in visible form) service and Vringo, a company which specializes in video ringtone sharing, announced today an alliance to fully integrate Meez 3D avatars into Vringo’s video ringtone service. The gods are pleased; though appear much smaller than in stories past. Nearly 3 million people around the world have created their… Read More

  • Geek Squad City Tour

    So I just got back from the IdeaFestival kick off party at Geek Squad City and I’m pretty speechless. I’ll give the quick and dirty since I’m tired and a bit inebriated. The facility there is HUGE. Imagine over 600 ‘agents’ showing up in black slacks, black shoes, white shirts and a black tie to start repairs on computers at 5AM. That’s when UPS shows up… Read More

  • Lending Club Breaks $1 Million, Expanding

    Lending Club, the Facebook exclusive person-to-person lending service has passed the $1 million mark in loans to Facebook users. It’s similar to other P2P lending sites Prosper, Zopa, and Kiva. The milestone comes just short of 3 months since the the site hit the $100,000 mark, and 3 1/2 months since going live as an original Facebook Platform partner. Lending Club will also announce… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: One Ring Circus Edition

    Back to School with CrunchArcade
    Interview With An Angry Apple Fanboy, Not iPhone Related
    Flip Video Ultra Camcorder Makes Love To YouTube
    Collector’s Edition Slinky Still Sucks Without Steps
    Student CrunchDeal: Get Office Ultimate 2007 For $60 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. Read More

  • Apparently Old People Aren't Dying To Use Eons

    The take up of social networking services among over 50′s would appear to be not booming at nearly the same level as the birthrate of the United States in the 50′s and 60′s, with news that Eons has shed 24 staff members. Another twelve employees have left “voluntarily,” bringing the total headcount reduction to around 50%. According to a report on Xconomy… Read More

  • Second Life 2.0: The Metanomics Conference

    Things are changing in Second Life. The period of glee abandon in which companies joined Second Life, built giant edifices to their offline brands which no one visited, then ran away has passed. We are now seeing those who survived and new players in Linden Lab’s online world build something new, something perhaps more sustainable and in tune to user needs. On the surface it appears… Read More

  • Review: Southwing Bluetooth Car Kit And Headset

    Recently, a package arrived at my house from WirelessGround.com containing two expensive-looking Bluetooth accessories to review. Much to my surprise, I came to learn that each costs a measly $50. So the price is right, but how do they perform? Read More

  • Live cricket scores on Google

    Google is extending its intelligent searching with cricket scores for the Twenty20 world championship. All fans need to do is type “cricket” into a Google search box and they’ll get a brief score of all the current cricket matches. A single click will also give you access to a detailed cricket score card. “Cricket india” or “cricket score India… Read More

  • Revver: $1 Million In User Payouts In First 12 Months

    Social video site Revver has paid $1 million to video producers and their affiliates over the past year, the company says (pdf). Today also marks the service’s one-year anniversary. Revver generates revenue from pre and post roll advertisements that play in video content in their embeddable player. Revver splits revenue 50/50 with video creators after paying 20% off the top for video… Read More

  • Hacks Make Their Way Into Yahoo Products

    Yahoo Hack days are a lot of fun, and some pretty interesting stuff comes out of them. But a persistent question is whether or not they are much more than fun – and if any of these hacks ever make their way into actual products. The answer, apparently, is yes. Tonight Yahoo is announcing two product feature launches that were originally created at Yahoo Hack Days. – Shop By Color… Read More

  • Satisfaction Gets $1.3 Million To Crowdsource Your Help Desk

    Customers are a hidden source of product specialists that corporations have been slow to tap. They usually become very knowledgeable about products they love and can often solve problems an understaffed support department doesn’t have the resources or will to solve (e.g. how to unlock an iPhone). It’s no wonder crowdsourcing your customers has become a popular and lucrative… Read More

  • Google Funds Available for Alternative Transportation

    Hey, Smartie! Got an idea for sustainable, responsible transportation? Give it to Google and you could get up to $10 million. The Goog is looking for proposals in the transportation area. If yours is viable, you can get the money you need to develop it. I guess they’re back to that “do no evil” thing. A New Google.org RFP [Google Blog] Read More

  • TechCrunch40 Tickets To Sell Out; More News

    Just five days until TechCrunch40 next week in San Francisco. As of right now we have 27 tickets remaining, which means it should sell out sometime tomorrow afternoon and registrations will be cut off. There will be approximately 900 people at the conference, which is about double what we had originally planned (and hoped for). Forty companies are preparing to launch products (actually, 39… Read More

  • Microsoft LifeCams: One For Your Desktop, One…

    Oh, wow. Sorry. I fell asleep there. What was I saying? Oh, yeah. One for your notebook. The LifeCam VX-7000 and NX-3000 don’t seem to do all that much more than most webcams available today, but you figure since it’s a MS product it’ll work nice with MSN Messenger and Photo Swap. Making a video call is a breeze thanks to the Windows Live Call button located at the top of… Read More

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