• Fact: Web Comics Make Console Wars Tolerable

    Fact: video game console wars are stupid wastes of time. Fact: video game console wars give the guys at Penny-Arcade so much material to work with it’s almost worth it. Fact: We, too, at CrunchGear are ass deep in cats. It rules. An Embarrassment Of Kittens [Penny-Arcade] Read More

  • Woz Auctioning Off 350Z For Charity

    http://hincludes.s3.amazonaws.com/flvplayer.swf $(document).ready(function() {
    $(“#player”).html(‘Get Flash to see this player.’); var so = new… Read More

  • Jawbone Gets Additional Funding from Sequoia; Not Just Headsets Anymore?

    Some guy at some site really likes Jawbone‘s noise-cancelling Bluetooth headsets. He likes them enough to tell us all about a mysterious amount of funding that Sequoia Capital has pumped into the headset maker. This follows a previous $5 million injection by Vinod Khosla earlier in the year. So the question is: Does Jawbone have something secret up its sleeves besides Bluetooth headsets… Read More

  • Back to School 2007: Real College Studentâ„¢ Advice from "SafetyOBC"

    My advice to every college student is: NEVER, EVER be the first to pass out drunk!! With friends like those you make in college, You could wake up mysteriously outside the girls dorm, stripped naked and completely shaven. It could be a long walk back to the dorm! Spoken from experience, apparently. Read More

  • Tipped seeks funds after public launch

    Tipped is looking for venture funding both in the US and Europe following its full launch out of a three month public beta. Founder Joel Brazil, until the end of last year the head of mobile for Microsoft UK’s Online Services Group, is right now in the US at meetings about the social mobile startup which combines Tipped.co.uk with a mobile version at Tipped.mobi. The Ruby on Rails… Read More

  • AOL, Yahoo To Launch New Products At TechCrunch40

    Just one week to go until TechCrunch40 conference. Forty new products will launch over two days, with a $50,000 cash prize going to the “best-in-show” product as selected by the panel of experts. But the entrepreneurial spirit isn’t just alive and kicking in the startups. The big guys have some stuff to show, too. Yahoo and AOL will both launch new products next week at… Read More

  • Zip Zip Revives My Faith In USB Drives

    I remember a time when I really, really wanted a USB drive just so I could tote it around. I don’t really know why since I had no use for it and I was still using 3.5-inch disks and/or ZIP disks at the time, but being the nerd that I am, I had to have one. I got over it when I saw how much they were. Nowadays I have more than I know what to do with. I’ve probably lost over 20 of… Read More

  • Will Apple Be Rotten Towards Gamers Forever?

    Let’s not pull any punches. Your first stop for the latest and greatest computer games isn’t going to be Apple. But will that be the case forever or will Apple someday make a play at the computer gaming market? Read More

  • Sclipo Releases Live Video Teaching For Hire

    Sclipo, a video how-to site similar to SuTree and 5Min, lets you post short recorded educational videos. Recorded video, however, has it’s limits. It’s largely a one-size-fits-all solution that doesn’t let you clarify your instructions or adjust according to the background of your pupils. To confront these short comings, Sclipo has softly launched a new live video feature… Read More

  • Back to School 2007: Pre-School Tech

    Kids need a lot of gear. Before Child — Kasper is now 20 months, BTW, and just starting pre-pre-school — we used to travel with a backpack and a flask of whiskey. Now, we travel with 5 bottles of milk (great fun with the TSA), 20 diapers, and 50 stuffed animals… and that’s just for a walk around the block. That said, let’s take a look at some of the gadgetry little… Read More

  • Amazon Animosity


    Ever order something Online because it’s a great value, only to discover that, for all the resulting grief, you would have been better off just purchasing it in a store? That’s the experience I’m having right now. With Amazon of all places. That’s right, Amazon.com, that great bright beacon of modern commerce has left an $1,800 TV order in complete and utter ruin. Read More

  • Plantronics Announces World's First…

    Mono-to-stereo convertible Bluetooth headset with noise reduction. I don’t like Bluetooth headsets as most of you know, but the Voyager 855 is a different breed that even makes me want to see what they’re all about. I’ve got some music phones lying around and the noise reduction feature thanks to AudioIQ DSP certainly seems like an outstanding characteristic. Sure it’s… Read More

  • Scanned: One Of The Best Nintendo Power Issues Ever

    Do you remember where you were when the issue of Nintendo Power featuring the new TMNT game and the Ninja Gaiden 2 review showed up at your house? It was late spring 1989 when this gem appeared in my mailbox. I remember reading it over and over and over again and I believe I actually held on to it for years. It’s been scanned cover to cover; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ninja Gaiden… Read More

  • Five Free iPhone Unlocks from CrunchGear and WirelessImports

    We just got off the phone with iPhone Unlock salespeople WirelessImports and we have five free unlocks for CrunchGear and TechCrunch readers. How can you win one? Enter our Steve Jobs look-alike contest. Take your – or a friend’s, loved one’s, or sig other’s – picture in a black turtleneck and jeans and send it to contest@crunchgear.com with the subject line… Read More

  • More Money For Product Reviews; PowerReviews Lands $15 Million

    On the heels of Bazaarvoice raising an $8.8 million series B, competitor PowerReviews has just raised $15 million, adding to the $6.25 million they raised in late 2005. The round was led by Lehman Brothers Venture Partners along with current investors Menlo Ventures and Draper Richards. Since its launch in April 2007, the number of reviews and products offered on Buzzilions.com has tripled. Read More

  • CrunchBoard Jobs

    Here are some of the most recent CrunchBoard job posts. Senior Web Designer at IAC/Dow Jones Venture in New York, New York. Senior Software Development Engineer in Test” at Zillow in Seattle, WA. Manager, Technology at Walt Disney Internet Group – Parks and Resorts Online in Glendale, CA. Senior Software Engineer at Mobile Startup at Skydeck in San Mateo… Read More

  • Apple Offering $7000 Refund To Early Adopters

    …of the original Apple Lisa. One of Apple’s first computers with a GUI and a mouse, the Lisa sold for $9995 back in 1983. Later that year, the Macintosh debuted for a paltry $2495 and ever since then, Steve Jobs has felt stricken with guilt: “I’ve felt bad about people who bought the Lisa for a long time. Anybody who bought one of the first Apple Lisas really got… Read More

  • Social mobile app wins $13m financing

    GeoSentric, a developer of GPS-linked social networking technology, has today secured $13.1 million in an round led by Horizon Group and Schroders Private Bank. It has a consumer proposition called GyPSii which uses geo-location software to connect people to people, and people to places. GyPSii is currently in pre-launch mode. GeoSentric will use the funds to expand its marketing and sales… Read More

  • Controversey Erupts Over Anti-Islam Facebook Group

    Oh, uh, controversy on Facebook. It seems a few people started a foul-mouthed anti-Islam group and that has the rest of the site up in arms. Search for F— Islam and you’ll find dozens of protest groups—F—the people who started F— Islam. Scholarly debate, all of it. That Facebook accidentally deleted the founder’s account is sorta suspect. The… Read More

  • Record Labels Set To Debut "Ringles"

    It appears that the record industry is finally realizing the CD won’t last another 10 years. In a desperate move to drive sales up and profit from new Top 40 singles, major labels will release “ringles” upon the world. These “ringles” are a combination of a CD single and a ringtone packaged together for an inexpensive price. Sources say that a ringle will cost… Read More

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