• Daily Crunch: Old Vibes Edition

    Turn your Mac into a seismograph for science
    Here’s the first sound ever recorded, circa 1860
    Hands on: Belkin’s Mini Surge Protector with USB Charger
    Brando releases Star Hub II for USB power-users
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    Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. Dweeberkitty on The Unreasonable Stance: All About Linux 2008 edition: Linux sucks Wow, that was the most ridiculous article I’ve read in a LONG time. It was kind of funny actually. The author was making such a fool of himself. Travis… Read More

  • Craigslist, Coming Soon In A Language Near You

    The Craigslist phenomenon continues, and it isn’t just in English any more. The site dominates the U.S. market for classified advertisements, with nearly 27 million unique monthly visitors (Ebay’s Kijiji, by contrast, has just 2.3 million U.S. visitors/month). But the fact that the service was available only in English hurt it internationally, where Kijiji is a close… Read More

  • Amazon Muscles Print-On-Demand Services

    Amazon has announced that it will only sell print-on-demand books printed by its own print-on-demand service BookSurge. The print-on-demand book business has thrived in the last few years as players such as Lulu, Blurb and others have catered to publishers looking to reduce overhead on inventory. It will be very difficult for anyone to compete with Amazon in the print-on-demand space. The… Read More

  • The Music Industry's New Extortion Scheme

    Update: More details of the scheme are here. Musicians themselves may just be crazy, but the music labels are dangerously stupid, and need to be stopped before they can do any further damage to the music industry. Case in point: Warner Music, fully aware that the days of charging for recorded music are coming to an end, is now pushing for a music tax. This isn’t the first time someone… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Last GTA IV trailer

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=32309 So here’s the last trailer for Rockstar Game’s GTA IV. Let’s hope they work out all the bugs because they need to get this into production by the 10th to meet the launch date. Read More

  • The Zoho Business Machine Rolls Forward: Invoices Next

    Zoho continues to launch a new product every month or two. Next up is a way for businesses to send electronic invoices. It joins a suite of sixteen other business-focused applications, including a full “Office” suite (online clones for Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.). Most of their applications are free or significantly less expensive than competitors. Other applications include… Read More

  • Vcast TV turns one year old, gets two new channels as a present

    [photopress:vx9400_official.jpg,full,center] Well what have we here? Just moments — literally moments — after posting about AT&T’s new mobile TV solution I get an email from Verizon about enhancements to their mobile TV solution. Verizon is adding new channels to its Vcast mobile entertainment offerings, including a bilingual version of MTV (Hi, J-Lo!) and ESPN… Read More

  • Bug Labs selling out of hardware fast

    [photopress:f.jpeg,full,center] Bug Labs, those guys making the open-source hardware we’ve been talking about, are blowing up. The first batch of “Bug”, the wireless device core to many Bug configurations, is sold out, with new supplies at least two months away. We like the idea behind Bug Labs and the BugBASE. Let’s hope this is a good omen. Read More

  • MediaFLO coming to AT&T in May; Live TV on your phone

    Look out, Asia, we have TV phones now, too! After waiting months for MediaFLO-capable phones, AT&T has taken the lead and today announced it would be launching AT&T Mobile TV in May. At launch, two phones, the LG Vu and Samsung Access will support playback, with more to come later in the year. FOX, CBS, ESPN and many other channels will be available with AT&T sprouting two… Read More

  • Samsung Access for AT&T announced

    Just announced by AT&T is Samsung’s Access, which is the first to support AT&T’s Mobile TV. The 3G candy bar phone features a 2.3-inch widescreen display that’s perfect for viewing media content. A dedicated TV button brings all the action within seconds. The Access also features stereo Bluetooth, microSD slot, external speakers, a 1.3-megapixel camera that also… Read More

  • TechCrunch DeadPooled My Company And All I Got Was This Lousy iPod Shuffle

    Who says nothing good comes from getting deadpooled? Blake Machado was the winner of a YouTube announcement contest we held a couple weeks back. He was the first to guess correctly that YouTube would come out with some new APIs to spread its influence over the web. The prize was an iPod shuffle. Turns out YouTube’s announcement was particularly poignant for Blake given his connection to… Read More

  • Video: Leaked trailer for new X-Files movie is confusing

    Yes, Mulder, I want to believe too. I want to believe this movie is as good as it looks. I’ll be there July 25th. Read More

  • Apple's iFit will PUMP! YOU UP!


    Recent patent filings (in black and white so the OS looks like System 6) show a full-featured program spanning OS X and an iPhone-like device, designed to guide and track you on a fitness regimen, complete with advice, illustrations, rep counts and stuff like that. It looks like there are suggestions of accessories for pedometers, blood pressure monitors, and so on as well. I recently ragged… Read More

  • Pair charged with stealing 332 iPhone from Apple Store

    [photopress:iphoneburglar.jpg,full,left]A pair of fools from Salem, MA, have found themselves in jail after stealing 332 iPhones from the Apple Store they worked for and selling them on the black market. Thinking they’d never get caught, the thieves stole and sold for months before being caught. For those keeping score at home, the grand total of their heists: $132,468. Read More

  • Turn your Mac into a seismograph for science

    [photopress:img413_872.jpg,full,center] Your MacBook or MacBook Pro, with this software, can be a real time seismograph. Living in an earthquake-prone part of the word, I’m going to try it. And guess what it’s called? It’s iSeismograph, duh. The software was produced to work something like the SETI@home project, using the built-in accelerometers in lots of laptops to… Read More

  • Handipoints Thinks a Virtual World Could Make Kids Do Chores in the Real One

    If your kid’s obsessed with Webkinz and Club Penguin but you can’t get them to do their chores, you may want to take a look at a new entrant into the virtual worlds scene called Handipoints. Founder Viva Chu started Handipoints in January 2007 with the notion that chore charts would be both more fun and more effective if they were moved online. So he created a site with two main… Read More

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    The Unreasonable Stance: All About Linux 2008 edition: Linux sucks


    Welcome to the Unreasonable Stance, where our own Devin Coldewey takes the minority opinion on a tech matter and defends it with convenient data, spun numbers, fanboyism, and insults until he proves, without a doubt, that those that disagree with him are filthy mouth-breathers. Why are we having a whole week dedicated to this runty OS? You’d think this ridiculous open-source movement… Read More

  • All About Linux 2008: An interview with Gerry Carr of Ubuntu

    [photopress:prec_m90ubuntu.jpg,full,center] Today I got to chat with Gerry Carr, a product manager for Canonical, the people behind Ubuntu, the very popular desktop version of Linux. Besides the merits of the Seattle and Portland areas, we talked about Ubuntu’s current status and its future in gaming, portable devices, and even desktop computers. CrunchGear So first off, which version… Read More

  • Stealth Startup Glassdoor.com Takes $3 Million Series B

    Glassdoor.com has taken $3 million Series B in a round led by Benchmark Capital. Not a lot is known about the Sausalito, CA based company. CEO and Founder Robert Hohman was previously the President of Hotwire.com, and the team includes Richard Barton, CEO of Zillow and Tim Besse, previously in senior management at Expedia. PEHub suggests the company is a “social networking company focused… Read More

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