• LittleRedRyanHood does some spam baiting

    Ryan over at BFF just posted an extensive conversation he’s having with a spammer. Hop over and give him some ideas! I am Wang Yan,a staff of Private Banking Services at the Bank of China (BOC) United Kingdom. I am contacting you concerning a deceased customer and his investment placedunder ourbanks Management 4 years ago. I wish to invest thesefunds in your country and I need… Read More

  • Google Poaching Beacon Partners For "Universal Activity Stream"

    Can Google succeed where Facebook fell flat on its face? It’s been chasing Facebook with OpenSocial, its own platform for social networking applications (which still has a long way to go). But now, we’ve learned, it might be trying to incorporate parts of Facebook’s controversial Beacon program into OpenSocial. Remember, that’s the one that Facebook CEO Mark… Read More

  • GodTube Launches A Virtual Prayer Wall. This Is Just What I Needed

    We first wrote about GodTube, a YouTube ripoff for Christians, back in April (note the banana video in that post – “the athiest’s nightmare”). Today they launched a really excellent virtual prayer wall to complement the main service. Users can go to the site and pray for those who’ve left previous messages, or leave their own prayer. Pictures and audio can also… Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Visit the TerraPass store

    are $34.95. Even when things are in sleep mode or turned off they’re still using up juice and costing you cents every day so maybe the Smart Strip would do you some good. It says it will turn off your peripherals automatically and works with the sleep mode function on computers. If it can actually save up to 260 watts per hour then sign me up. Grab one for $32.95. If you want to know… Read More

  • Smartphones Now: Not-so-smartphones


    Can anyone truly define what a smartphone is? It’s been something I’ve been asking everyone at CG and no one seems to know exactly what it is. Just about every phone on the market can be considered a smartphone if you believe it to be something that does anything other than making calls, but that’s obviously not it. It’s essentially any device that gives you the… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Vudu free with Sharp AQUOS

    Know about Vudu? Curious to see how good it really is? In the market for a Sharp AQUOS 1080p TV that’s bigger than 42-inches? Do you see where I’m going with this? Well, for a limited time you can get yourself a Vudu box and $50 towards movies when you purchase a Sharp AQUOS that’s 1080p and bigger than 42-inches. Do it now while the offer is still good. Product Page Read More

  • Smartphones Now: Five simple Windows Mobile tricks

    The tricks contained within this post probably aren’t going to be revolutionary to most seasoned Windows Mobile users but if there’s one thing I can’t stand about the operating system, it’s how many steps and/or the amount of extra software it takes to do simple things sometimes. Here are five tricks that don’t require any extra software and should each take under… Read More

  • How do you like the redesign?


    Are you seeing any problems with it? Issues? Concerns? Pains? Suffering? A sense of ennui? Is it too slow? Too fast? Too sexy for this shirt? We want to know! Drop us a line in comments or at tips @ crunchgear dot com. Read More

  • Creative's InPerson leaked through FCC

    Hmmm… a wee video phone by Creative? Found on the FCC website? With RCA out and a little webcam? A way to just drop a little device on a table and talk to momma a thousand miles away? Looks that way. Expect to see this little gem at CES but you can see it now on the FCC website. Creative resurrects video phone with InPerson [Electronista] Read More

  • Intuit to Launch Quicken on the iPhone

    Intuit, the world’s largest provider of personal and small business finance software, is going to offer Quicken for iPhone users. The service will cost $3 a month and launches on January 8 of next year. Intuit hopes this will expand Quicken’s 14 million user base and boost the market penetration of a brand that already generates around 1.7 million new copies of software a year. The… Read More

  • Bruckheimer and MTV to collaborate on games, slow-mo explosions


    It’s a match made in Hollywood. I’m not sure why, but with the money and level of quality these players bring to their respective fields, I get the feeling that we’re going to be getting a lot of games in the “Kane & Lynch” genre, with a lot of push behind them but not too much under the hood. Except now they’re aiming for the 12-24 demographic, and… Read More

  • Duke Nukem Forever, releasing whenever, trailer now however

    http://www.crunchgear.com/video/player.swf?movie=DNF.flv What can I say that hasn’t been already said every year since 1997? How about that Duke Nukem should probably be investigated for steroid use? In any case, the teaser trailer for the long-awaited game is live at Shack News. I’m not sure if they’re taking a tip from San Andreas and including pumping iron in the game… Read More

  • The real Paper Mario

    http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/x3sq7a&related=0 Joel likes to think of these sorts of things as hobbies, which I’m inclined to agree with in regards to LEGOs but this is too much. I prefer this video anyway. Read More

  • The Wii sucks – but don't take our word for it!


    I love it when fanbois try to attack their most prized possession. This softball at all things Wii complains about scarcity, storage, and poor graphics while couching the criticism in the same “I love him but he beats me” language found on Cops. The A+ titles out are of such a high caliber, it’s hard to get into a glass-half-empty train of thought. But it’s not all… Read More

  • Phosphor E Ink Watch reviewed


    The Phosphor E Ink watch costs about $250 and features the same e-ink technology found in the Kindle. You can choose one of 14 different face configurations, including white-on-black, and can potentially support two time zones because the analog and digital watches aren’t synced. The best thing is that the battery should last for years simply because of the low power consumption of… Read More

  • San Francisco mayor wants fat tax on soda, soda industry wants fat tax on video games instead

    San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom wants to add an extra fee to the sale of drinks containing high-fructose corn syrup in a two-fold effort to fight fat and help fund fat-fighting programs around the city. Kevin Keane of the American Beverage Association calls the plan flawed and suggests the causes of obesity are many and varied and that instead of singling out the beverage industry, the… Read More

  • Make your own Vibrobot

    It’s winter. Days are shorter, your mind is wandering, and you need a little robot made out of a toothbrush head and a pager motor. Put down the booze, get a hacksaw, and start building something. The rest of the condo board with thank you now that you’re not yelling at your neighbors through the grating in your attic. HOW TO – Make a Bristlebot a tiny directional vibrobot… Read More

  • CrunchBoard Jobs

    Here are some of the latest jobs on CrunchBoard. Note that we’re also looking for a full time replacement for me, Ben, since I decided to stab Mike in the back and go to Facebook (Mike made me add that last part). Senior Information Designer at AdaptiveBlue in New York, NY. Web 2.0 Business Development at Simple Star, Inc. in San Francisco, CA. Web Front End Implementation Developer… Read More

  • Sony giving away $100 for old TVs

    If you’re thinking about upgrading your POS TV with a Sony Bravia and don’t feel like putting it on CL because you’ll probably end up trading it for a pack of gum then call 1-877-439-2795 to find the closest Waste Management eCycling center. Why? Well, Sony want’s to change their polluting ass image by recycling any TV you bring in and in turn will give you a $100… Read More

  • More exciting info about the 700MHz spectrum auction

    Well look at that. Chevron throws its hat into the ring for the January 24th 700MHz spectrum auction. Analysts believe this to be because "oil companies and utilities are big wireless users" but you and I both know that Chevron would use the spectrum to unveil its super secret over-the-air alternative energy source that’s been hidden from the public since the Roswell incident… Read More

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