• Daily Crunch: Glowworm Edition

    Daily Crunch: Glowworm Edition

    Tron Coming to Xbox Live Arcade
    The Coolest Halo 3 Figurines Ever
    Hippy Bath in a Bag
    LawnBott, Where Have You Been All These Years?
    Why You Can’t Just Go Ahead and Post
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  • YouTube Launches Revenue Sharing Partners Program, but no Pre-Rolls

    YouTube Launches Revenue Sharing Partners Program, but no Pre-Rolls


    The news, first broken by Om Malik and now live on the YouTube Blog, that YouTube has launched a revenue sharing Partners Program for its top content creators is a positive step forward for a service that only made $15 million in revenue last year, despite a purchase price of $1.5 billion. What is notably missing from the announcement is the inclusion of pre-rolls, or similar in-video… Read More

  • ScottEVest Savings on the Performance Series

    ScottEVest Savings on the Performance Series

    Oyez, oyez. ScottEVest, purveyors of all clothes technological, is offering CrunchGear readers a special deal until May 14 on Performance Polo and Performance Pullover shirts. Type in the coupon code 2SAVE20 and get 20% off those items. I can personally vouch for SeV’s cooltasticness. I wear the Performance shirts on almost all the flights I take and the Tactical jacket I got a few years… Read More

  • Breaking: Yahoo To Shut Down Yahoo Photos In Favor Of Flickr

    Breaking: Yahoo To Shut Down Yahoo Photos In Favor Of Flickr

    I am at the annual Outcast CEO Dinner event – Brad Garlinghouse (Yahoo SVP Communications & Communities) and Stewart Butterfield (Cofounder Flickr) are sitting at my table and told me that they will announce the closure of Yahoo Photos tomorrow. The actual closure will occur over the next few months, they say. The service will be shut down in favor of the newer and more social… Read More

  • Tragedy in Legoland: Woman Dies in Lego Rollercoaster Accident

    Tragedy in Legoland: Woman Dies in Lego Rollercoaster Accident

    One of, if not the favorite toy of geeks and Makers everywhere is Legos. The small plastic snap-together bricks can be used to make about anything. In fact, Lego is considered by some to be the most popular toy in the world. So popular, in fact, that in Denmark there is a theme park dedicated to the bricks. Read More

  • Zelda Nintendo DS Mod is the Best in the Whole Wide World

    Zelda Nintendo DS Mod is the Best in the Whole Wide World

    OK, contest over, give this guy the Best. Mod. Ever. award. It’s a Zelda Nintendo DS mod that brings Awesome (yes, as if it were an entity that could be brought) to your hands. Painted gold with a really intricate shield on the back, the mod pretty much just made my day. It even lights up behind the shield. Back shot after the jump. Read More

  • PR Newswire and Umbria Team Up for Blog Tracking

    PR Newswire and Umbria Team Up for Blog Tracking

    PR Newswire has announced a partnership with Umbria, a market intelligence company that specializes in blog research and consumer generated media for a new product by the name of “MediaSense Blog Measurement”, that allows clients to assess the impact of online conversations about their company, products and brands. The new service builds on PR Newswires existing relationship… Read More

  • SuTree: User Aggregated Instructional Videos

    SuTree: User Aggregated Instructional Videos

    Israel-based internet company, E-learning Knowledge Solutions, recently launched SuTree.com, a video aggregation service where users can add and categorize instructional videos from across the web, providing a directory of video that would often be buried under the weight of competing content on sites such as YouTube and MetaCafe. The service is similar to Scouta, in that instead of being… Read More

  • Plezo PMG 250: It's a PMP That Thinks It's a GameBoy

    Plezo PMG 250: It's a PMP That Thinks It's a GameBoy

    Look, someone’s taken the GameBoy micro, removed all the fun, and added a slot for SD cards. The PMG-250 portable media player from Plezo, a company I’ve never heard of either, has a 2.5-inch screen and two probably terrible speakers. It does support 8-bit and 16-bit video game emulation (NES, GameBoy and others with third-party software) so I suppose it does have a leg up on… Read More

  • LawnBott, Where Have You Been All These Years?

    LawnBott, Where Have You Been All These Years?


    Growing up in Louisiana, there was never a shortage of grass to be cut. It’s nearly a year round chore, pausing only briefly for February frosts and then resuming promptly in March. As a kid I remember bemoaning the endeavor to no end and while cutting the grass, my mind would wander to thoughts of little robots that would do the chore for me while I sat around and played video games. Read More

  • CrunchGear HiFi Reader Response

    CrunchGear HiFi Reader Response


    The CrunchGear HiFi Reader Response has one day left! Two winners will walk away with a brand new Sansa Connect from SanDisk. To enter, all you have to do is make as many compelling comments as you can possibly muster. We’ll select the best two commenters from the entire week and they’ll each receive a Sansa Connect from SanDisk. Winners will be announced tomorrow (for reals… Read More

  • Tron Coming to Xbox Live Arcade


    Tron is 25 years young and Disney Interactive Studios is doing the younglings of my generation a great service by re-releasing Tron and Discs of Tron for Xbox Live Arcade. Excuse me while I go and change my underpants because this is awesome news! I’ll finally be able to derezz Sark, hopefully. I couldn’t as a kid because I was, like, a year old at the time. I’ve been… Read More

  • Guy Kawasaki's Newest Venture: Truemors

    Guy Kawasaki's Newest Venture: Truemors

    The secret startup Guy Kawasaki has been working on will be called Truemors, a source tells us. The site is currently password protected, but Kawasaki has recently posted on his blog saying he’s looking for “people who are in the flow of interesting and true rumors.” The service will be a “rumor reporting bulletin board with twitter-like capabilities.” Look for… Read More

  • RCA Shows off the Jewels

    RCA Shows off the Jewels

    Suggesting that not everyone wants (or even needs) to spend hundreds of dollars for an Apple iPod, RCA has introduced a new line of digital media players. This affordable series carries the Gem Line brand, and includes the versatile RCA Opal music and video player ($75), which can store up to 680 songs or 8 hours of video. This player is compatible with music download and subscription… Read More

  • Cali Lewis Fights the Power

    Cali Lewis Fights the Power

    Cali Lewis of GeekBrief.tv posted a cute video to Geoff Smith’s HD DVD code song featuring the lady herself hanging with Diggsters and then flipping out the magic numbers one at a time like a sporty, nerd-friendly Bob Dylan. It would have been great if they could have gotten Rose to hang out, Allen Ginsberg-like, in the background, but we get so little closure in our lives. Digg the… Read More

  • Create a Simple Contact Form with Contactify

    Contactify is a new service to create a simple “Contact Me” form that let’s people send you emails without knowing your email address. Create an account in a few steps and get a URL back that points to the contact form, which contains a captcha to reduce spam. It works well, but it would be nice if they widgetized this to allow people to add it to their MySpace page or… Read More

  • Next Version of the PlayStation Here in 18 Months?

    Next Version of the PlayStation Here in 18 Months?

    The PS3’s not even done tanking yet and Sony already has designs on a PS4 of sorts, here within the next 18 months. The always credible Smarthouse Web site says that Sony will take the innards of the PS3 and stick them into a gray box, making the next system, if you can call it that, more geared toward home entertainment use than the PS3 proper. Not that the PS3 has many good games for it… Read More

  • Gigabyte WinMo 6 GPS Smartphone


    I have a hard time wrapping my brain around why or how the Chinese are getting WinMo 6 smartphones before anyone else in the world. It’s not because I want a WinMo 6 phone or any WinMo phone for that matter, but how does that all work out? The T-Mo Dash is the first to receive the the new OS, but the phone isn’t that great, so I’m not heartbroken or anything. But I… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Making for Slow Going of GTA IV

    Xbox 360 Making for Slow Going of GTA IV

    At Microsoft’s press conference during last year’s E3 Xbox exec Peter Moore happily announced that Grand Theft Auto IV would be making its debut on the Xbox 360. And a year later the game is still scheduled for an October arrival on the 360 as well as the PlayStation 3, but things are apparently going slower than Rockstar expected. GameDaily is reporting that Rockstar creative… Read More

  • Optimus Keyboard: Priced at $1,500, Shipped in December

    Optimus Keyboard: Priced at $1,500, Shipped in December

    We’ve long thought that the OLEDrific Optimus keyboard was vaporware. While we still haven’t seen anything more than a prototype, it now has a release date and price tag, both features vaporware rarely has. We’re happy to say we were wrong. We’re unhappy, though, about the fact that we can’t afford one, and you likely can’t, either. The pre-order date… Read More