• Some People Benefited From the Skype Outage

    Alexa stats up to August 17 show a massive rise in traffic to Skype competitor Gizmo Project and a more modest rise for Grand Central at the peak of this weeks 36 hour Skype outage. The SIPphone owned Gizmo Project offers a nearly identical package to Skype, but with added features including built in recording, and cross platform compatibility. Gizmo’s traffic tripled in the space of… Read More

  • MyProgress Lets You Track Your Progress

    Vancouver based MyProgress offers a service that provides progress monitoring features (generally used in computer role playing games) for life tracking. MyProgress allows users to track their personal finances, skills, “knowledges”, wealth and health dynamics. The site tracks every piece of information users enter, from a new purchase, capital gains, an hour of photographic or… Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear Giveaway: Sony ICF-C1iP Clock Radio

    Wake Up Wake Up/On a saturday night/Could be New York/Maybe Hollywood and Vine/London, Paris maybe Tokyo/There’s something going on anywhere I go Read More

  • Telescoping Fork: What Yogi Uses During Football Season

    Have you ever gotten to the point where you’re so lazy or tired that you can’t get yourself to move from the couch to the table to get another chicken wing? Football is starting back up and I’m sure many of us will find ourselves in said situations. Well, the freeloader fork with a telescoping handle will make life much fatter easier with its 25-inch reach. You can even use it… Read More

  • IBM Releases Lotus Notes, Domino Version 8

    I very rarely use Lotus Notes and Domino because I’ve only ever used MS Outlook in an office, but I’m sure plenty of you do, so you’ll be excited, I think, to know that Version 8 has finally been released. It’s been two years in the making, but the latest version was built on the open source Eclipse platform, which means mashups can link older apps with newer apps. … Read More

  • Sony Goes Green With Recycling Program

    If you have a fair amount of Sony product wasting away and collecting dust then get ready to clean out the closet because starting September 15 you’ll now be able to drop off your Sony goods at 75 drop-off locations. If you don’t live close enough to a recycling center then fret not because the Sony Take Back Recycling Program will eventually expand to 150 locations and the goal is… Read More

  • THE Helio Fin Review

    What’s the old saying, ‘thin is in’? Yeah, that sounds about right. Who likes a fatty, anyways? And who the h-e-double hockey sticks wants a clamshell? I need QWERTY like a crack whore needs, well, crack. I wasn’t too thrilled when I found out about Helio’s Fin a few weeks back. A clamshell? Seriously WTF? Was someone freebasing over at the Helio House? Read More

  • PatentMonkey: Apple Multi-Touch is the New FireWire

    OOOOH, multi-touch: Apple’s going to a multi-touch laptop and mouse.. Think of the possibilities!!!!! Remember FireWire? Apple poured tons of resources into a superior technology with hopes of driving an industry to see data transfer from device to device in a new, faster way. With 53 patents protecting the project, it represents one of a number of over-hyped, under-utilized areas of… Read More

  • Double CrunchDeal: 24" Widescreen LCDs, $299 Each

    If you’ve been waiting to pull the trigger on a gigantic 24″ monitor, now might be the time to buy. Micro Center and Office Max each have ‘em, one that’s $299 after $100 rebate and one that’s $299 out the door. Read More

  • OMG, Text 4 Ur Pizza? LMAO!

    If you’re in the UK and you have a hankering for some good old fashioned American pizza, Domino’s is now just a text message away. You’ll first need to register some of your “favourite meals” and then send a text to 61212 with the memorable name that you’ve assigned to, say, a large pepperoni with extra cheese. Domino’s will send you a text confirming… Read More

  • Breaking: EA Releases Four Mac OS X Titles

    Remember back at WWDC we were promised a handful of video games from EA? Well, I totally forgot about them until now. EA has announced the release of four Mac OS X specific games, Battlefield 2142, Need For Speed Carbon, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars. The games will be launched August 21. If you want Tiger Woods or Madden then you’ll… Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear Giveaway: Sony Ericsson W850i

    What do you think this is? eBay? I’m not giving away this great quad-band unlocked GSM Sony Ericsson W850i Walkman phone. I’m keeping it for myself. Read More

  • Own Your Own English Soccer Team: MyFootballClub

    UK based MyFootballClub is aiming to take the power of collaborative social membership to the world of English soccer by purchasing a professional English soccer team using user contributions. The site launched in April and had over $500,000 in contributions within its first 24 hours. The legal side is fairly simple. Contributors become members of the MyFootballClub Trust for £35 ($69). Read More

  • Thank You Sponsors: Featuring Real Time Matrix, DOmedia and Profile Builder

    It’s time to say a quick “thank you” to the sponsors of our party at August capital last month: Tune in to learn more about Real Time Matrix’s Vortex, DOmedia’s platform for alternative media buying and Profile Builder’s profile mangement platform. Michael Arrington and Steve Gillmor from Podtech.net and Bad Sinatra interview Jeff Whitehead, Todd Cameron… Read More

  • 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

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