• Need Linux Support for Your Webcam?

    I’m not a Linux user nor do I need to purchase any webcams, but if I were in this situation I’d be counting my blessings thanks to Michel Xhaard. The 60 year old French physician is single-handedly responsible for writing 235 Linux drivers for cheapo Chinese webcams so you don’t go throwing it out the window when you realize it won’t work on your Linux box. What compels… Read More

  • LunchrTime.com: SUP Fo0d in SF OMG MBLE

    LunchrTime.com: SUP Fo0d in SF OMG MBLE

    Sorry for cross-posting so much to MC, but this is another cool service. If you’re in the Bay Area, you can get yourself some good eats using your mobile. Anyone who goes out for lunch knows that you’ll spend more time waiting in line than you do actually eating. And while many restaurants let you fax in your order, some businesses have discouraged employees from using the fax… Read More

  • Vista More Secure Than Mac OS: Bollocks?


    Hell has frozen over! Run for the hills! The sky is falling! Vista is declared more secure than Mac OS X says security researcher Dino Dai Zovi (gesundheit). Why do we care what this guy has to say? Well, for starters he was awarded a $10,000 prize for gaining shell access to a Macbook Pro at the CanSecWest security conference just over a week ago. Read More

  • Dude, You're Gonna Get a Dell at a Store

    Dude, You're Gonna Get a Dell at a Store


    Would you buy a computer from this man? Direct PC seller Dell is looking into the retail sales model, a move that may spell the end of the great “direct-only” PC sales technique. Facing slow growth and attacks on all sides by bargain basement vendors as well as higher-end brands that have already taken readily to showing up in Best Buy and Circuit City, Michael Dell is… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: US Supreme Court Makes Obvious Patent Ruling

    . The court unanimously ruled that the federal appeals court that handles patent cases had given too much power to developers of trivial technological improvements. “Granting patent protection to advances that would occur in the ordinary course without real innovation retards progress,’’ Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the court. Read More

  • Brian Lam FIGHT!

    Gizmodo’s BLAM got himself a Transformer and like made it fight the old Transformers and was all like I’m going to make it beat up a Moto Q and then stuff got like SO weird. via Giz Read More

  • Give Your Momma a Zune Contest: Vote Off

    Give Your Momma a Zune Contest: Vote Off

    Here are our entrants in the Give Your Momma a Zune contest. Apparently our goodwill and kindness were misunderstood as many thought that offering a mother a Zune was tantamount to insult and ridicule. Just the opposite. These are women, young and old, who are cool enough to put up with our moronic obsessions, accept our failings, and revel in our joys. Maybe your mom didn’t want a… Read More

  • Joost Adds Turner Broadcasting Content, Open For All

    Joost Adds Turner Broadcasting Content, Open For All

    First, the big news: as of today, existing users of Joost — everyone’s favorite TV thing that no one quite understands but everyone wants — can share invites with their friends. If you know someone who wants Joost, you can now give it to them. That kicks ass. Joost is also now offering content from Turner Broadcasting System for download over Joost. The deal includes… Read More

  • Ebay Widgets: Share Your Auctions With More than Just Nigerian Scammers and the Elderly

    http://www.podtech.net/player/podtech-player.swf?bc=59ffa73f-fa0a-4441-a71d-28e7d425017f Well here’s a bit of news from eBay I can get behind. I’ve all but given up on eBay at this point — I’ve just stopped selling stuff there because of numerous scam experiences — but this is something I could use. It’s a new flash widget that lets you show any number… Read More

  • LunchrTime.com: Eat in the Mobile Way

    LunchrTime.com: Eat in the Mobile Way

    Anyone who goes out for lunch knows that you’ll spend more time waiting in line than you do actually eating. And while many restaurants let you fax in your order, some businesses have discouraged employees from using the fax machine for such a purpose. This is where Lunchrtime.com comes in. The free service lets you use the Web site to look up restaurants in your area that use fax ordering. Read More

  • eBuddy Lets You Access Your Buddy List From Anywhere

    eBuddy Lets You Access Your Buddy List From Anywhere

    While there are software apps that will already let you use multiple IM programs, the Dutch have now made it possible to chat from virtually any computer or mobile device. eBuddy provides Web and mobile instant messaging services, enabling you to chat with your MSN, Yahoo and AIM contacts without actually having to download or install any software. It is a free Web based messenger that will… Read More

  • Iran to Filter “Immoral” Messages Sent on Phones

    Iran to Filter “Immoral” Messages Sent on Phones

    If you’re planning to visit the Persian paradise that is Iran you might want to watch what you send from your phone. This past weekend Iran’s Telecommunications Ministry announced that it would start to filter “immoral” video and audio messages sent via mobile handsets. The Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, which was set up after the 1979 Islamic revolution… Read More

  • Google Fails To Blink

    Google Fails To Blink

    Google responded to Viacom’s $1 billion lawsuit over alleged YouTube copyright infringement today. Their answer: Let’s fight this out, in front of a jury. We earlier predicted that there was no way Google would agree to a settlement with Viacom that involved any damages, and assumed that they would work to sign a licensing deal instead and convince Viacom to simply settle the lawsuit. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Sledgehammer Edition

    Daily Crunch: Sledgehammer Edition

    Peter Gabriel Offers DRM Free Music on We7
    LG + Cirque de Soleil = Quidam
    WTF was Sony Thinking?! NSFW
    Help Key: Burning Discs, Not Coasters
    NeuroSky, Yet Another Brainwave Gaming Startup Read More

  • CrunchGear HiFi Reader Response Continues

    CrunchGear HiFi Reader Response Continues


    Today marks the first day of the second week of our CrunchGear HiFi series. We have a few more reviews and features coming so stay tuned for all of that. In addition to some great content, we’re also running an audio inspired reader response series. What is on the line, you ask? Good question: Read More

  • Silverlight: The Web Just Got Richer

    Silverlight: The Web Just Got Richer

    Update: Listen to our podcast interview with Silverlight product manager Brian Goldfarb at TalkCrunch. Today at Mix07 Microsoft made a number of major announcements, mostly around the recently-released Silverlight (formerly known as Windows Presentation Foundation/Everywhere). Microsoft presented both new products and a new vision for how services and software will interoperate in the… Read More

  • 45 More Reasons To Play With Your Wii This Summer

    45 More Reasons To Play With Your Wii This Summer

    Already bored with your Wii games? Afraid you might actually have to go outside this summer? Fear not, your pasty-white skin is safe from the sun. Nintendo worldwide president Satoru Iwata announced today that 45 new Wii titles will be ready for purchase in the second quarter of 2007. And then there’s the online gaming! Pokemon Battle Revolution and Mario Strikers Charged are the first… Read More

  • Rebrand & New Features: Google IG To Relaunch as iGoogle

    Google’s personalized home page, Google IG, has been rebranded as iGoogle and will relaunch tomorrow at igoogle.com. A number of bloggers were brought in to Google HQ today and are reporting the details. iGoogle is Google’s entrant into the crowded customizable Ajax home page space, where My Yahoo is the clear leader with over 50 million monthly unique visitors. iGoogle currently… Read More

  • Is Your Mobile Phone Driving Away the Bees?

    Is Your Mobile Phone Driving Away the Bees?

    It didn’t sound like a very techie story when it first made the news last week in the United States: bees are disappearing throughout the country, seemingly abandoning their colonies. OK, this might not seem like such a big deal either, but keep in mind that most of the world’s crops depend on pollination by bees… and this becomes a more serious issue. Albert Einstein only once… Read More

  • PS3 Gets Price Cut

    There is no actual confirmation from Sony that the PS3 will see a price cut anytime soon, but increased output of blue-violet diodes hints at future price cuts. Production of the diode — a key ingredient of the PS3’s Blu-ray drive — is currently at 1.7 million a month and Sony is now prepared to up that to 5 million which will decrease Sony’s materials cost which… Read More