• Magnify.net Launches Video Focused Ad Network

    Video startup Magnify.net will today invite Magnify.net site owners to participate in a beta test of its new advertising program, the “AdShare Network.” The AdShare Network gives site owners the ability to earn directly from their video channels, both from the network itself and by allowing users to deploy their own ad inventory. We first covered Magnify.net in March… Read More

  • What Do You Get When You Ask Gmail Fans To Express Email Delivery?

    Google asked the question, and found out: Google received over 1,100 submissions for the collaborative effort. It reminds me a little bit of Ze Frank’s (what ever happened to him BTW?) Video for Ray project earlier this year. The exercise just goes to prove that tapping into passionate users can deliver; over 1,000 people world wide took time out to video and upload their love of Gmail… Read More

  • Apple September 5th Event is a Go: The Beat Goes On

    Uh oh. Coverflow? Beat? Some sort of potentiall little Fat Nano? More news as it develops, but September 5th is definitely D-Day for Lil Fat. Read More

  • Slide Users Adding One Million New Widgets Daily: That's a Lot Of Widgets

    San Francisco based social network widget provider Slide has hit new highs, with reports that they are now serving over one million new widgets daily. Slide provides widget based photo slideshows that users can embed in a range of social networking sites including MySpace, Facebook, Bebo and Friendster. Slide has impeccable backing, being founded by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin and funded… Read More

  • Toshiba gigabeat U Review

    Toshiba has continually improved its gigabeat line of MP3 players since the release of its F series, but apparently last year’s S series was the peak. The latest in the line is the gigabeat U, a tiny flash-based player with Toshiba’s signature crossbar controls. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have its big brother’s sweet Windows Mobile interface, making it feel pretty much… Read More

  • Tomorrow's Nokia Event Spoiled

    Well, I guess someone paid off the Nokia folk to get a few pre-event photos of the five new devices that are going to be announced tomorrow. That’s a shame, but I’ll have some hands on and more details for you tomorrow. Most of the stuff has been out like the 5700 and N95, but now they come in black. Woohoo. What is of importance are the N81 (upper right), which is a gaming device… Read More

  • Motorola RAZR 2 V9m Quick Look

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf A quick look at Sprint’s new RAZR 2 V9m. Full review to follow. Cool little phone — not quite Zander’s folly but it’s no iPhone. Read More

  • Sprint Sucks And Their New Website Is Stupid

    Sprint has a new website up called My Cell Style that asks you a few questions and then tells you what kind of mobile phone personality you have. I took the quiz and answered the questions honestly. What does your cell phone say about you? According to a new website launched this week, if you’re sporting a Moto Q, you may be, uh-oh!, a
    “Technosexual.” But don’t come out… Read More

  • Adobe Hires Co-Inventor of Image Resizer Technology

    The day before yesterday I showed the above video (it has now been viewed nearly 100,000 times), which shows some jaw dropping examples of next generation image manipulation, and said “I want this in PhotoShop immediately.” Well, that may be happening sooner rather than later. Co-inventor Shai Avidan has now joined Adobe and will work out of their Newtown, MA office. More info on… Read More

  • Android And Google In Cahoots On Google Phone OS

    Some more information about the upcoming Google phone. The phone will be developed by Google and the software will make use of some of the assets Google acquired when it purchased a company called Android. Read More

  • Boing Boing Launches Gadget Blog with Joel J at the Helm

    Because there aren’t enough of these gadget blogs on the Internet, today finds the wonderful crew at Boing Boing launching their own blog specifically for and about gadgets. While some of our colleagues might be a little shaken by the idea of more competition, especially this high-profile, we are actually thrilled at the idea of a gadget blog with the Boing Boing mindset. Thrilled! Not… Read More

  • Acer Will Grow Gateway, Get Access To Packard Bell

    So for $710 million, Acer bought Gateway – the same company that was worth $7 billion back in 1997 and purchased eMachines in 2004. Its fall from grace is a testament to the importance of good management and an even better business model. Read More

  • Lots and Lots of Google Phone Rumors: HTC, Android, and even Yahoo in the mix

    The pace of rumors and leaks around the fabled Google Phone is picking up, suggesting that Google is making a real push to launch something early next year and is no longer trying to keep everyone quiet. Yesterday CrunchGear got confirmation from a senior (and anonymous) HTC exec that they’ve created some twenty devices for Google to test and are shooting for a Q1 2008 launch. Today… Read More

  • Tetris Street Fight

    What happens when two dudes dressed as Tetris pieces get drunk and try to fight each other? This. At least it’s in Tijuana where shit like this is the least of everyone’s worries. Tetris cosplayers in parking-lot brawl [BoingBoing] Read More

  • The Steve and Woz Lego Set

    Get ready for the next mini run specialty lego set from Podbrix – this time it’s the “Young Woz and Jobs Playset” and goes on sale on Wednesday (8/29) at 6 pm PST: Re-creating the early years of Woz and Jobs collaboration the Young Woz and Jobs Playset is a 300 unit limited numbered edition and features meticulous detail. What ideas was Jobs percolating in his… Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear: It's Over

    The cakes have been eaten, the random numbers generated, and we have the winners. First of, we want to thank all those who submitted. I’m here are our final winners and a special cavalcade of cakes for you all to drool over… except for the dude on the boat. I don’t know what that was about. Read More

  • Ello Guvnah!

    Taken from the top of the Eye
    Greetings CG readers from Merry Olde England. I’ve been in London for almost a week now and thought I’d say hello. I’ve enjoyed every minute of my trip so far including the usual tourist traps like Big Ben/Parliament, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace. I’m in absolute heaven with football coverage everywhere I look. Read More

  • Jobs And Wozniak Get Lego'd

    Remember how Apple was originally founded by Steve Jobs and fat man extraordinaire Steve Wozniak? You can now relive the moments they shared in the ’70s through Legos! Podbrix will be offering 300 limited-edition playsets that feature both Woz and Jobs pondering in a computer lab. If you miss out on the limited run, don’t fret. These playsets don’t come cheap at $39.99 a pop… Read More

  • Vertu Constellation Released In Rose Gold

    Hey! Need a new phone? Don’t want the iPhone but still wanna flaunt your money? Check out the Vertu Constellation, now in a beautiful rose gold color. It’s available in black leather only, because it’s more special than the regular gold-version. Scratch-resistant and chock full o’ laser-engraved keys, this phone will set you back at least $8000, possibly more… Read More

  • Sirius Goes Redneck, Launches "Nascar Collector" Show

    Hun dee durr thar partner! I was juss crackin’ open a can of Milwaukee’s Best and saw that yer a NASCAR fan yerself! Ya know that high-tech satellite radio crap? The one that’s a “play on words” as they call it. Surious! That’s it! Yeah, well I reckon I heard some news ’bout a new NASCAR show a’comin and it done be good. Supposed to debut… Read More

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