• 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

  • ICCARUS: Three Dimensional Data Visualization

    http://www.viddler.com/player/fe811b04/ICCARUS is a new service created by social music and video recommendations startup Scouta. It creates a three dimensional visualization of the data behind a social networking or related website. ICCARUS also shows the social network between members, the memberships of groups, and the links between members and the content they enjoy. Navigate by clicking… Read More

  • TierraNatal: Connecting Mexicans In North America

    Hispanic social network TierraNatal launched in July with a model that seeks to reunite Mexicans where ever they live. The bilingual site focuses on location based networking with users being asked to specify their place of birth (or hometown) in Mexico. Users are encouraged to use the service as a way of keeping in contact with friends and relatives who might have moved elsewhere, such as… Read More

  • Video: Blog Commenters in The Real World

    http://www.collegehumor.com/moogaloop/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1771556 You know who I hate? You. Ok, not you specifically, but blog commenters. Not our commenters, of course, you guys rule totally. But, you know, those other commenters. I hate the commenters who go off-topic and really don’t have anything constructive to say. Ok, maybe I do that sometimes, too. So this video explains what… Read More

  • Freestyle Audio 512MB Sport Review

    The Freestyle Audio Sport is the perfect solution for any athlete whose playing field is in or around water. The FA can be submerged up to 10 feet and still deliver a healthy dose of tunes for you to get jacked up on. Rather than shelling out a few hundred bucks for an iPod and then getting a waterproof case, which turns your arm into something out of a sci-fi flick, take a look at… Read More

  • Total Photoshop Killer: Pixelmator!


    Something different than the standard Photoshop layout! Crazy! On one of the underground torrent sites I visit daily, I came across a new Mac App that had been downloaded a bunch of times. It’s called Pixelmator and it’s an upcoming competitor that’s going to blow Adobe Photoshop out of the water. Right now it’s in closed beta, so this leaked version is still experimental. Read More

  • Steve Wozniak Dating A Celebrity!

    Fugmaster and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is now dating Kathy Griffin. You may know Kathy from her Bravo show “My Life On The D-List”, which has brought her back into the spotlight. The two met during one of Griffin’s stand-up acts. Classy! Score! [Perez Hilton] Read More

  • Phillipe Starck Watches: Cantelievered For Her Pleasure

    No word on price or availability, but these oddly designed Phillipe Starck watches just might make me turn back into a Fossil lover. The movement is inside that little chunk in the middle and the hands are set at tangets to the central pivot, adding a little extra to the entire design. Cool stuff. Read More

  • Mix Tape USB: Totally Retro Awesome

    Forget the mix CD. That’s so early 2000s. The way to a girl’s heart these days is to copy your favorite romantic playlist to a thumbdrive and give it to her in this mix tape-inspired case. If a girl ever got me one of these, I’d totally have to marry her or something. Maybe not marry, but we’d at least have cocktails and make out in the back of the bar. No word on… Read More

  • TechCrunch Reader Polls

    A little while ago, Fred Wilson over at A VC posted a reader poll in which he asked his readers to identify themselves by their occupation. We thought this was a cool idea so we’ve decided to run our own polls below. We have provided an occupation poll that is a near facsimile of Wilson’s. Further down, we have placed a couple of polls that address other topics. Thanks for taking a… Read More

  • A Peek At Didja.com: VeryFunnyAds Clone

    Although “advertising as entertainment” site Didja.com is not launching until next year, the NYT has a sneak peak at what it will look like (screen shot below). The NBC Universal project is part of the yet unnamed News Corp/NBC Universal cooperative strategy against Youtube. However, New Co.’s second “major assult” on YouTube looks like more of the same, a clone… Read More

  • Blogrovr Blog Recommendations: New And Improved

    Keeping up with your favorite blogs can be somewhat of a chore. Robert Scoble talks about following over 700 feeds each day. But if you find that many feeds overwhelming, limiting yourself to a few blogs seems like the only option. Activeweave, however, has a solution. Instead of searching your feed for relevant content, their Blogrovr browser plugin serves you blog posts related to the… Read More

  • Fake Wiimote Games Surface at Wal-Mart

    I havne’t seen one of these yet, but that might be because I’m politically opposed to Wal-Mart, so I don’t go there. But others do. It’s a Wiimote ripoff with some crappy small-screen football game. If this isn’t a sign that the Wii is kicking much ass, I’m not sure what is. Can someone out there get me a demo unit to review? Thanks. Hit the link for… Read More

  • Lyrics Websites Strike Sour Note With Songwriters

    We’ve all been there, searching for the words to Weezer’s My Name is Jonas because you can’t tell if Rivers Cuomo says “just like Grandma made when we couldn’t find something to eat” or “just like Grandma made when we couldn’t find sleep”. I see it all the time, it’s an epidemic. Read More

  • iMovie '08 Makes David Pogue Angry

    Whoopsies. Looks like Apple’s brassed off the New York Times’ David Pogue. It seems that the iMovie program included in the new iLife suite is far less impressive than its predecessor, iMovie 6. Read More

  • Big Brother 8 Goes 24/7 on Verizon Wireless

    If you can’t get enough of CBS’s show, Big Brother 8, now you can get all there is on your mobile phone. The last four weeks of the show, from August 19 through September 18, will be broadcast live on V CAST Mobile every hour of every day. This is the first time a major U.S. primetime show will go 24/7. “We are thrilled to provide Big Brother’s passionate and… Read More

  • Gateway To Begin Selling Stuff In China

    China is big. And there are a LOT of people there. If someone tells you they won’t sell you something for all the tea in China, they’re not S-ing around. Look them in the eye, say thank you, and walk away. It stands to reason that each of the skillions of people in China probably has some moolah to spend on consumer electronics. Gateway wants a chance to get some of that moolah. Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear Giveaway: Red Sprint Upstage by Samsung


    Uh oh! We’re coming nearly to the end of our little adventure and we still have so much to give away. We’ll start off today with a Red Sprint Upstage from our friends at Samsung. We might close it off with something that takes pictures, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Read More

  • Full YouTube On Windows Mobile Now Possible


    Windows Mobile fans needn’t be jealous of the iPhone any longer. The Touch is coming as well as the Tilt, which are both pretty cool phones in their own right, but now you can watch full-on YouTube, Google video and Veoh in four easy steps. Read More

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