• Another Gmail Problem

    The last thing I want to do right now is post on another problem over at Google, but this was a big one. Basically, a website could download your entire Gmail contact list by adding a bit of code to their server and exploiting Google’s JSON API. The problem has apparently been fixed, very soon after the vulnerability was found. I’m not going to go on and on (again) about how much… Read More

  • Reader Response: Countdown to CES

    Reader Response: Countdown to CES

    Happy New Year everybody. I hope everyone had a pleasant evening and managed to remain safe. We’re currently working off our drunks, but semi-consistent posting should resume tomorrow. At any rate, I’ve got the final installment (for awhile) of Reader Response for you all. Reader Response: Countdown to CES. Read More

  • Happy New Year!

    A happy 2007 and new year to all you Crunchear readers! Enjoy the day! Read More

  • What Is The Definition Of A Blog?

    Yesterday Google posted the yearly stats for the Official Google Blog. Not bad – 294 posts, 7.6 million unique visitors and 15 million page views. Technorati ranks the Google Blog as the 16th largest among all blogs, and it is by far the most popular official company blog. Just one accidental deletion and a couple of hacks added a bit of spice and drama. But today bloggers are starting to… Read More

  • Here's Your One Post: FedEx Woke Me Up While I Was Hungover For This:

    FedEx woke me up. Saturday delivery. I was hungover as hell. I opened the package to find a T-Mobile Motorola Dolce & Gabbana RAZR. So before I threw up and drank a cup of coffee, I made this unpackaging video for you all. I love you all that much. Yes. Really. Happy New Years Eve… Read More

  • RawSugar In DeadPool

    RawSugar (the site is currently down), a company with offices in Israel and Silicon Valley, is closing shop (also reported by Steve Rubel and Rafael Sidi) and will enter the TechCrunch DeadPool. RawSugar can mosts easily be described as a del.icio.us competitor. This is a company we’ve been tracking since August 2005. This is also one of the companies that I met with during my trip to Israel… Read More

  • Google's Tipping Point

    Taken in a vacuum, a fairly trivial thing happened a few days ago. The co-founder of Firefox, Blake Ross, wrote a post criticizing Google called “Tip: Trust is hard to gain, easy to lose“. He takes issue with a new Google search feature that promotes certain of their own products over organic search results. See Google searches for Calendar, Blogging, Photo Sharing and others and see… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Scorcher Edition

    Daily Crunch: Scorcher Edition

    Air Dry That Sh*t…Not Ha Ha Ha Ha! Lets Go! Rider Kick! LG’s Latest And Greatest (well maybe not greatest) Read More

  • Which Superhero Are You?

    Geeks definitely love comic books and superheroes, and that’s why this simple site that tells you what superhero you are based on a few questions has seen over 12 million hits since it launched. I really wanted to be Batman or Spiderman, but I answered the questions honestly and came up with the Green Lantern. I’m not at all happy that I am 45% Wonder Woman. I’m only 70% Green… Read More

  • Reader Response: Holiday SPECTACULAR Days 04/05

    Reader Response: Holiday SPECTACULAR Days 04/05

    I’ve been jamming out to Man Man and doing nothing productive today, because let’s face it, there isn’t really anything to report today. We almost nothing. We do still have two more winners for our Reader Response Holiday SPECTACULAR. So let’s get right to that. Read More

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  • Ergonomic Roundup at CrunchGear

    Ergonomic Roundup at CrunchGear

    As techies, there are few components that affect our bodies as heavily as our chairs. Sitting in a chair for countless hours every day has a notable impact on our bodies. A crappy chair can cause immediate duress and also lead to prolonged pain. A quality chair, however, can do a lot of good for you. Recognizing this dilemma, CrunchGear has conducted a stress test roundup of several of the top… Read More

  • Air Dry That Sh*t…Not

    For any surfers, divers, watermen/women in the CG audience Hangair has a pretty bitchin way to dry your wetty. If you’re like me then the thought of pulling on a damp wetsuit in the morning when it’s already 30 some degrees out makes your boys choke up. I can never get my wetsuit to dry fast enough in between sessions but Hangair has the solution. Powered by a 12V motor, the fan does… Read More

  • Lets Go! Rider Kick!

    Straight outta Japan, where else…seriously, in commemoration of Kamen Rider’s 35th anniversary Zippo has released a very limited edition, 100 total sets, set of lighters to celebrate how much ass the Masked Riders kicked back in the day. A total of eight designs are featured with seven having each individual rider displayed. Each set will run you a whopping $3100!!! Kamen Rider [Zippo… Read More

  • LG's Latest And Greatest (well maybe not greatest)

    Another new mobile from LG launched under Cyon in Korea. The LG SB190 boasts DMB and GPS services via Nate Drive along with a 1.3 megapixel camera, mp3 playback and a few other goodies Cetizen didn’t feel like sharing. Feel free to hate me now that I’ve shown you yet another phone that probably won’t make it to the US. LG SB-190 [Cetizen] Read More

  • My Cool Friend The iHolic

    Korea’s Dacos has launched a new mp3 player with DMB support. I know I know, we can’t get it here so why even bother telling you about it. Because I like to irritate you all at work! That’s why, got a problem with that? :) The iHolic comes with, what seems to be a new standard in screen size, a 2.4-inch TFT LCD. It kicks some serious ass because it comes with its own docking… Read More

  • Performancing Blogging Plugin Now ScribeFire

    When PayPerPost announced the acquisition of most of the Performancing assets earlier this week, a lot of people asked about the future of the popular Performancing blogging plugin, which wasn’t acquired. It’s alive and well and has been rebranded as ScribeFire. The site has a landing page up and will be launching shortly. In the meantime, the old plugin can stll be downloaded on the… Read More

  • Ha Ha Ha Ha!

    Nothing makes us cringe more than a gadget getting beaten up or destroyed. However, this Tickle Me Elmo doll that looks like a Private in Vietnam being torched with napalm keeps laughing after it becomes englufed in flames. Hilarious or creepy? You commenters decide. Tickle Me Elmo On Fire [Digg] Read More

  • iTunes Music Store iPod Games Are Cracked

    iTunes Music Store iPod Games Are Cracked

    So if you’re like, one of those guys who really needed an iPod game that you bought one, you’re in luck. Through a fairly easy method, you can crack iPod Games that you purchased for use on any iPod. Sounds great, right? Cubis 2 on my Nano and 5G!!! But be forewarned, not only is this potentially illegal, but people are claiming it’s screwing up anything else purchased from the… Read More

  • Love Music? Love Last.fm

    Love Music? Love Last.fm

    If you are any way into music and use any semi-popular MP3 player (software-based), you should check out Last.fm! You install a little plugin onto your PC or Mac and it collects song information from your MP3 player and puts it into a database. So now you can see just how many times you listened to Jimmy Eat World – Sweetness and what albums you listen to are the least popular. Oh and did I… Read More

  • The AudioFile: Can't They All Just Get Along?

    The AudioFile: Can't They All Just Get Along?

    Face it, DRM is here to stay. Sure there are cracks (thanks DVD Jon!), file-sharing networks, and Bit Torrent, but the fact is many people are still buying digital music online legally. Some pundits say DRM is either doomed to failure or harmful to the consumer experience because of its increasing lack of interoperability, but I see a clear path through the DRM labyrinth. One company in… Read More