• TiVo Goes BroadBand With New Services

    No surprise that TiVo needs to continue to innovate what its boxes are capable of to keep from losing to satellite/cable-company DVRs. The latest features, or at least the five announced this morning, “will allow consumers to get broadband delivered video right to their TV set and include it as part of a simple and easy viewing experience.” So, for starters the boxes will allow you to… Read More

  • Suunto X9i Watch Reviewed And Looking Adventurous!

    Suunto X9i Watch Reviewed And Looking Adventurous!

    So are you feeling a bit adventurous lately and also need a new wristwatch? Look no further than the Suunto X9i say the dudes over at Spungle. Big and bulky, this bad boy isn’t just a watch, but an expandable survival tool. It comes with a 3D compass, an altimeter, can calculate sea pressure, and has a GPS system accurate up to three feet! Clearly made for the outdoorsman in your family. You… Read More

  • M-Audio Torq MixLab Makes You An Instant DJ

    If you’ve been itching to start creating your own electronic music or DJing, but aren’t really sure where to start, definitely check out the $99 M-Audio Torq MixLab. The hardware/software solution, that works with Windows and Mac, gives you full control over mixing and mashing up your digital music collection. The Torq LE software will simultaneously import two songs and then the… Read More

  • Interview With Jeff Bezos On Amazon Web Services

    Moments after Jeff Bezos left the stage at the Web 2.0 Summit last week I was able to talk to him for a few minutes about Amazon’s web services ambitions. Jeff is emphasizing that new services like Mechanical Turk, Simple Storage Service (S3) and Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) are going to be a key business line for them in the future, and they are planting the seeds now. This was also the… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Honeycomb Edition

    Daily Crunch: Honeycomb Edition

    ScottEVest Tactical Jacket: Special Sale for CG Readers Light Up Plexiglass (Not Available On Riot Shields) Motorola’s ic502 Drops On Sprint, Looks Like a Bumble Bee Cingular Blackjack Review CrunchGear, Zune Contest Winners Hit The Seattle Zune Launch Party Read More

  • Put Any YouTube Video On Your iPod

    Put Any YouTube Video On Your iPod

    There is a ton of good content on YouTube, but copyright infringement claims and DMCA take-down notices mean that any given video can disappear at any time. Having a local copy of the video means you won’t lose access if YouTube removes the video from their site. And if you convert the video to MP4 format, you can transfer it to your iPod as well. Doing this appears to be in compliance with… Read More

  • Radio Killed The Video Star?

    Radio Killed The Video Star?

    OK, radio isn’t really killing video :) A few days ago, I was introduced to RadioSherpa, a very interesting intersection between broadcast radio and the web. The service is the product of two MIT Media Lab graduates, Sasha Javid and Deva Seetharam; incidentally, Deva is one of the architects of the open source cellphone movement. RadioSherpa presents users with a real-time carousel of… Read More

  • Google Closes YouTube Acquisition

    Google Closes YouTube Acquisition

    Google announced today that they have completed the previously announced acquisition of YouTube. The final price included $15 million in cash, 3,217,560 shares of Google Class A Common Stock, along with an additional 442,210 shares of restricted stock and warrants. The number of shares was determined by dividing the acquisition price, $1.65 billion, by an average value of Google stock over the… Read More

  • Google Takes Out Ajax Spreadsheet iRows

    A popular Hebrew blog is reporting that the two founders of Israeli startup iRows have been hired by Google. Along with ZohoSheet and NumSum, iRows is one of a few online Ajax spreadsheets that competes with Google’s own Excel-clone. The blog reports that the founders will retain the intellectual property in iRows, but that the site will be shut down. If this is accurate, the deal is a… Read More

  • Dell To Make Announcement In Second Life

    This new trend of announcing news in Second Life is generally pissing off journalists, who don’t have a lot of time to waste. But Dell is apparently going ahead with plans to host an invite-only press event inside of Second Life on Tuesday morning at 10:15 AM PST to announce that they’ll have an ongoing presence within the virtual world. The virtual event is under heavy embargo with a… Read More

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  • CrunchGear, Zune Contest Winners Hit The Seattle Zune Launch Party

    When you win a CrunchGear contest, you get treated right. We went with our two winners Hana and Alka to breakfast with the Secret Machines, Cesar from Zune Insider and a host of other media-types (and a couple other contest winners) this morning, and had a great time celebrating the Seattle launch of Microsoft’s Zune media player. Hit the jump and see a photo recap of the day including… Read More

  • The Beggars Have Chosen!

    The Beggars Have Chosen!

    As you know, this past weekend we ran a national giveaway for a Microsoft Zune with a Belkin Folio Kickstand Case. We had received hundreds of entries by yesterday’s noon deadline. After much deliberation, we were able to narrow the pool down to two contestants and we’ve been tallying the votes all day. In the left corner, stood Kristin from Baton Rouge, with her seemingly unbeatabke… Read More

  • First ever London Open Source Jam at Google

    Ben Laurie, of Apache-SSL fame has posted about the the First London Open Source Jam, to be held at Google’s London Victoria HQ this Thursday, 16th Nov. Quoting: “Some people may choose to present a 5 minute lightning talk on what they’re doing. Then little groups will form and people will work together on code! We’ll encourage contributing good things back to open source… Read More

  • News Corp. Looking At BubbleShare – No Deal Yet

    Toronto-based photo sharing site BubbleShare, which we’ve followed since its December 2005 launch, has been involved in aquisition talks with News Corp., the parent company to MySpace, according to a source close to the deal. News Corp. would not comment on the rumor. We’ve held off on reporting this as it our understanding that the deal is not yet finalized, but rumors of the possible… Read More

  • C-SPAN To Launch User Video Site

    C-SPAN To Launch User Video Site

    Public interest TV station C-SPAN and online media storage provider StreamLoad have announced that the two companies will collaborate on a new user submitted video site set to launch later this month and called ViewFinder. The ViewFinder site is already online, though it’s clearly not ready for launch (I just guessed the URL correctly after seeing the press release). Everyone wants in on the… Read More

  • Minibar London: Another 2.0 event

    Minibar London: Another 2.0 event

    Minibar, another new event (see also London 2.0) aimed at the BarCamp/developer crowd, has turned up giving people “a chance to snaffle some free beer while discussing p2p, Creative Commons, web applications, social networking and general Web 2.0 mayhem.” If this sounds off-putting, then consider this: So far they have 60+ people registered from the following companies: ebay, Google… Read More

  • Zune Unboxing

    This, friends, is the obligatory footage of me opening the Zune box. If you’re in New York and you have a Zune, come and find me. We can join the Social together. One of us… One of us…. Read More

  • HP Re-brands MoGo MouseBT As Their Own

    HP Re-brands MoGo MouseBT As Their Own

    HP should probably stop re-branding things under their name. Let’s face it, that iPod by HP thing didn’t work out too well, did it now? Now HP is re-branding the MoGo MouseBT as the “HP Bluetooth PC Card Mouse”. Same specs that include Bluetooth, touch sensitive scroll wheel, and the ability to recharge the battery via your PC card slot? You betcha. Only difference between… Read More

  • Ten Reasons to Buy a DSLR

    Ten Reasons to Buy a DSLR

    If you’re going back-and-forth on whether you should get a point-and-shoot camera or a DSLR, Kurtis from TheTechLounge has whipped up an article that might be on some interest to you. It examines the pros of owning a DSLR over a regular digital camera. He breaks it down into 10 categories that summarize all the reasons one should opt for a DSLR. It’s a good and quick read that could… Read More

  • Composite Cables Don't Do Wii Justice

    Composite Cables Don't Do Wii Justice

    Well all know the Nintendo Wii isn’t going to give us the high definition graphics that PS3 and Xbox 360 deliver, but that doesn’t mean games on the Wii look awful, does it? It turns out when IGN tested out its Nintendo Wii, the graphics on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess looked bad. Really bad. The problem was coming from the Wii’s connection to IGN’s LCD via… Read More