• Calacanis Takes Position at Sequoia Capital

    Calacanis Takes Position at Sequoia Capital

    Today at 7 am PST at the SES conference in Chicago, Weblogs Inc. founder Jason Calacanis will announce that he has joined Sequoia Capital as an EIA (Entrepreneur in Action). This comes just two and a half weeks after Jason announced his departure from AOL. The role will be similar to what’s normally called an “Entrepreneur in Residence” – Jason will take a salary, help… Read More

  • CrunchGear's Best of 2006

    CrunchGear's Best of 2006

    CrunchGear’s editors searched far and wide for the best gadgets of 2006. We’ve included devices from our own pages and some things we picked up over the year that made us smile. Read on for everything we loved this year. Read More

  • CNET Editor James Kim's Family Found

    CNET Editor James Kim's Family Found

    As I’m sure you’ve read, CNET editor James Kim and his family disappeared while heading out on vacation to the Pacific Northwest. Late last night, the news broke that his wife and daughters had been found and appear to be just fine. Unfortunately, James is still missing, so no sighs of relief just yet. Apparently the family survived for an entire week in the Oregon wilderness, keeping… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Instruction Edition

    Daily Crunch: Instruction Edition

    I-O Data HDMC-U, For the Clumsy Cerwin-Vega CVHD: My My, What Big Speakers You Have Coffee-Modding Wakes Up Japanese Wii Is Wiiwee Dangerous M2 Convert Winners: Day 01 Read More

  • Mashup*: Learn why "The future of Web Ads is Britain!

    Mashup*: Learn why "The future of Web Ads is Britain!

    According to the New York Times and Yahoo the future of web advertising is here in Britain! “Online advertising is racing ahead in Britain, growing at a roughly 40 percent annual rate, and is expected to account for as much as 14 percent of overall ad spending this year, according to media buying agencies. That is the highest level in the world, and more than double the percentage in the… Read More

  • Swivel Aims To Become The Internet Archive For Data

    Swivel Aims To Become The Internet Archive For Data

    Swivel Co-founders Dmitry Dimov and Brian Mulloy start off by describing their company as “YouTube for Data.” That’s a good start for someone trying to understand it, because the site allows users to upload data – any data – and display it to other users visually. The number of page views your website generates. Or a stock price over time. Weather data. Commodity… Read More

  • Google Somewhat Froogle At Holiday Press Party

    Google Somewhat Froogle At Holiday Press Party

    If I took a shot for every time someone said the words “bubble,” “boom,” or “bust” at Google’s holiday press party tonight, I would probably be wasted. Fortunately, the drinking game didn’t occur to me until my drive home and Google only served wine and beer anyway. There were about 100 people at the Mountain View event, including Sergey Brinn and… Read More

  • Wikia To Buy ArmchairGM for $2 million

    Wikia will announce the acquisition of ArmchairGM sometime this week, according to a source close to the transaction. The company was bought for $2 million in cash and Wikia stock. We briefly mentioned ArmchairGM in a post about a competitor a couple of months ago. The service, which was created by four guys in New York, is a sort of digg-wiki-sports hybrid thing. Apparently the technology is… Read More

  • M2 Convert Winners: Day 01

    M2 Convert Winners: Day 01

    Whew. Long day, but at least it’s winding down. Now that I’ve got a minute to catch my breath, I’m going to go ahead and announce the first 10 winners to our M2 Convert Reader Response Giveaway. Annnnd the winners are: Read More

  • Japanese Wii Is Wiiwee Dangerous

    Japanese Wii Is Wiiwee Dangerous

    Since Japanese gamers in Japan tend to a be a little out of their minds, Nintendo has included a special instruction manual for them. The manual covers important reminders such as not using the Wiimote to hit anyone who wears glasses to not giving it any cigarettes until it is 18. Nintendo must think Japanese gamers are crazy, though, I do think it’s probably a good idea to warn them about… Read More

  • Welcome David Ciccone's Latest Mobile Device, Rachel Julia Ciccone

    and a close friend of the CG team. All our best, David, Mommy, and the entire family. Product Page Read More

  • Qualcomm Sees WiFi, Bluetooth on the Menu

    Qualcomm, the company that makes the guts of many of our cellphones, has just purchased two outside companies: RF Micro Devices and Airgo. While one chip company buying others isn’t usually news, this one raised some eyebrows, as RF Micro is known for its Bluetooth chipsets and Airgo is known for its WiFi solutions. By combining the IP and tech of both of these firms, Qualcomm can make combo… Read More

  • Apple Rumor Convergence: The Truth is Out Where?

    with docking station. Sure, that’s fine, it’s a rumor we see more frequently than a new episode of Lost. But then another rumor comes along stating that Apple is putting the finishing touches on its thinnest portable yet, ostensibly a 12-inch widescreen MacBook even more svelte than the current lineup. That would put it in the roughly .75-inch-range or smaller. Even more, the rumors… Read More

  • GigaOm Expands – New Video Only Blog

    GigaOm Expands – New Video Only Blog

    Om Malik’s growing blog empire expanded today with the launch of NewTeeVee, a blog covering the exploding world of online video. The primary contributors will be Malik and GigaOm writers Liz Gannes and Katie Fehrenbacher, with contributions from Jackson West, Paul Kapustka, Russell Heimlich and Russell Shaw. There’s good content on the site already. You’ve arrived at the newest… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Controller Mod

    Xbox 360 Controller Mod

    The Xbox 360 wireless controller may very well be the best gaming controller I’ve ever used. The analog sticks fall right under your thumbs, the right and left triggers feel like actual triggers and the vibration isn’t disabled. There’s really no reason to take the controller apart unless, you know, you couldn’t grip the controller with both of your hands. As it turns out… Read More

  • Vixy Brings YouTube to iPod Painlessly

    Vixy Brings YouTube to iPod Painlessly

    Vixy has released a utility called FLV Converter that allows users to quickly convert video formats. It will, for instance, enable you to easily make a YouTube video playable on an iPod. It’s quite simple, just plug in the address to the video and select the output format. FLV Converter does the rest. It currently supports AVI, MOV, MP4, MP3 and 3GP. The application is said to convert FLV to… Read More

  • Sony Has Faith In PlayStation 3

    Sony Has Faith In PlayStation 3

    We were worried Sony might be a little thrown back with all the bad press the PlayStation 3 is receiving. I mean, changing the console’s management staff two weeks after the console was released isn’t the best of signs now, is it? Well, Sony stands strong behind its new console claiming the PlayStation 3 has even more processing power than it first claimed, and it’s harnessing… Read More

  • I-O Data HDMC-U, For the Clumsy

    I-O Data HDMC-U, For the Clumsy

    I’ll be the first to admit that I’m less than coordinated. Not a week goes by that I don’t smash into a wall, fall off something, nearly blind myself, etc. It’s not just limited to bodily harm though. I’m a train wreck as far as my gear is concerned. The items that go in my pocket on a daily basis have a life span of less than three months. I’ve been through… Read More

  • OpenKapow: Not Quite Dapper

    OpenKapow: Not Quite Dapper

    Today, Kapow Technologies has launched a new developer community, OpenKapow, based around their Kapow web-crawling bot. OpenKapow lets anyone use Kapow’s visual IDE (Kapow RoboSuite) to more easily program and share bots that make RSS feeds, REST services, and web clips, which can serve as the backbone for all kinds of mashups. The IDE weighs in at 110MB, so sit tight for a long download. Read More

  • ShuffleBud USB for 2G Shuffle

    ShuffleBud USB for 2G Shuffle

    If you’re the proud owner of a 2G iPod Shuffle, but just can’t seem to get used to needing the dock for syncing, then have a gander at the ShuffleBud from Incipio. It is a small adapter that connects to the 3.5mm port on the Shuffle to give it USB access. If you opt to use it, you can forgo carrying around the Shuffle’s dock and cables, because the ShuffleBud does all the same… Read More