• CrunchGear Tips for Airplane Trips

    CrunchGear Tips for Airplane Trips


    Booking flights is one of the most depressing parts of traveling. Those big adventure plans always seem great until you see how much it’s going to cost. But all is not lost. There are several ways to significantly reduce your airline expenditures. And fortunately for you, we’re familiar with more than a few ways to help you realize that goal. Read More

  • Laptop Chiller Pads: Crave Finds The Coolest of the Cool Coolers

    The key to laptops is that they go on top of your lap, thus the name. But as they get more powerful, they get hotter, and anyone who’s spent a good deal of time with a MacBook Pro on their thighs will tell you, it’s not fun. Because of this, laptop coolers have become something of a full-fledged product category, with many manufacturers trying many different ways to keep your… Read More

  • The AudioFile: The Record Shop of the Future

    The AudioFile: The Record Shop of the Future


    Ever since Tower Records closed its doors for good late last year, I’ve been wondering about what record stores are going to be like in, say, 10 years’ time. Will they be nothing more than rooms full of self-serve digital music kiosks? People are buying digital music online in droves, and there’s only growth in sight as broadband penetration [eeeww] marches on and new… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Night Visitors Edition

    Daily Crunch: Night Visitors Edition

    Proporta Releases Wireless FM Stereo Transmitter
    Have You Found The Easter Eggs In Google Homepages?
    Shooting the Messenger (If the Message is “Wake Up, Jerk”); or, the Glock Clock
    CD Sales Down 20% From 2006
    CG Surfer Edition: Reef Sandals Stash Your Booze And Bills Read More

  • Dear Clown Co.: Name This Thing Fast Before It's Too Late

    Dear Clown Co.: Name This Thing Fast Before It's Too Late

    For the last twenty-four hours we’ve been reporting a nearly non-stop stream of facts (and some speculation) about the new, unnamed News Corp./NBC Universal joint venture to launch later this year. First the rumor, then the confirmation (and press release), then our real-time, undigested notes on the media/analyst call. Here’s a summary of what we know so far, which… Read More

  • Here Comes Competition, Apollo

    Here Comes Competition, Apollo

    The official developer release of Apollo, a platform that lets developers run their web applications outside of the browser, offline and on the desktop, is less than a week old, and they already have competition. Firefox 3 will allow sites to work offline by accessing local datastores. And at least two
    other products are offering platform products that will overlap significantly with… Read More

  • Web Apps 101: Your Three Point Success Plan

    Web Apps 101: Your Three Point Success Plan

    Building a web app is easy. Building a successful and profitable web app is where most people fail. In this new series of articles, I will share valuable strategies and tips for building successful web apps. I’ll be covering everything from powerful marketing strategies, how to build a quality team, tips for great customer support and finally, exit strategies. Building a web app is… Read More

  • Apple TV's Guts On Display

    So Apple TV is finally out. Is it just us, or did it cause less of a stir than we thought it would? The general consensus is a qualified “Meh,” which we concur with. Does it suck? No. Does it rock? No. It just is, it’s a box that does what it does, and we suppose there’s nothing wrong with that. But what if it’s cooler than Apple is letting on? The Apple TV is like… Read More

  • Crumpler Geek Travel Contest Winner Part Deux

    Crumpler Geek Travel Contest Winner Part Deux

    We have our second winner! After poring through the comments from the past 24 hours, we’ve settled upon one commenter who tickled us beyond the rest. Could it be you? Maybe…. Read More

  • Mac OS X Tiger: Top 12 Security Issues

    “Hi, my name is Peter Ha and I’m a Windows user.” That’s what I used to say at my Windows Anonymous meetings, but now I can proudly say that I’m a Mac user. I made the switch last summer after I moved to NYC and left my PC desktop back on the West Coast. The transition was pretty smooth, but I still have a long ways to go in regards to all the tips and shortcuts. Read More

  • Linksys Wireless Adapter/Finder: It's a Candy Mint And a Breath Mint

    Know what sucks? When you have a really cool idea, like, something that you invent in your head, you get really excited about it, as it’s totally something that fulfills a need. You come up with a product, say a combination of two things into one, and realize you could make a million dollars on it, only to discover that someone else has beaten you to market. This is how I felt when I… Read More

  • Million Dollar Laptop: Notebook for the Super-Idiot Super-Rich

    Dear Millionaires, When I came across the Million Dollar Laptop, I was astounded by the idea that anyone would pay one million dollars for something like this. As near as we can tell, it’s a fairly standard high-end laptop with a slick-looking docking station. Don’t get me wrong, it looks really, really cool, check the video after the jump for a demonstration. I wouldn’t… Read More

  • Best Buy And Apple Cut A Deal

    Best Buy And Apple Cut A Deal

    Truth be told, the last company I expected to strike a deal with Apple was Best Buy. But who am I to judge? In a statement today, Best Buy said that next Tuesday, all 822 stores will have the Apple TV available for purchase. This positions Best Buy to gain some increased sales considering that it’ll be another two weeks before other stores start selling Apple TV units. If you want… Read More

  • Shooting the Messenger (If the Message is "Wake Up, Jerk"); or, the Glock Clock

    We’ve seen more than our share of interesting alarm clocks on the pages of CrunchGear over the months, and there are in fact many that we don’t cover. There are just too damned many. But sometimes we come across clocks with totally unique ways to make us wake up, and we take notice. And if they’re cool enough, we share them here with you. One such clock is the Gun-Operated… Read More

  • Gumiyo.com Adds Anonymized Phone Numbers to Classified Listings

    Without a doubt, the most popular classified ads site on the Internet is Craigslist. The simple, utilitarian site is a shining example of how the p2p Web can work, and one of the secrets to its success is the anonymization of its users by email forwarding and masking. Many people who wouldn’t want their real email addresses published can use an anonymous, temporary @cragislist.org address… Read More

  • Apple TV and the Competitors You Could Have Already Been Using


    I swear sometimes it’s like you people aren’t paying attention. Did you not know that digital media adapters or network media devices have already existed for some time? Could you not wrap your minds around attaching a laptop or desktop to your TV to view Internet content? All of a sudden ’cause Mr. Jobs says it’s OK for you to stream stuff to your TV, you drool and… Read More

  • Gumiyo.com Adds Anonymized Phone Numbers to Classified Listings

    Gumiyo.com Adds Anonymized Phone Numbers to Classified Listings

    Without a doubt, the most popular classified ads site on the Internet is Craigslist. The simple, utilitarian site is a shining example of how the p2p Web can work, and one of the secrets to its success is the anonymization of its users by email forwarding and masking. Many people who wouldn’t want their real email addresses published can use an anonymous, temporary @cragislist.org address… Read More

  • Motorola RIZR Z3 Hands On Redux

    Motorola RIZR Z3 Hands On Redux

    T-Mobile sent me the RIZR in a plain envelope with no note or box. I slid it out and half-expected Morpheus to call me and warn me of impending Agent encroachment. No such luck. What I did find out, however, is that Motorola still hasn’t lost its mojo and can still pump out a cool phone. Read More

  • Crumpler Geek Travel Contest Update

    Crumpler Geek Travel Contest Update


    One winner is down and the contest chugs on. We still have two Crumpler bags to give away in our Geek Travel Reader Response contest. I’ve been pleased with the influx of comments we’ve had in the past couple of days, I hope they’ll continue after the contest ends. Another winner will be announced tonight. Anyway, if this is the first you’re reading of our Geek… Read More

  • Ron Jeremy: Porn Star, Potential Philatelist, Tech Reviewer

    http://www.heavy.com/ve/flvplayer The King of Porn and Surreal Life star, Ron Jeremy, is joining the ranks of bloggerdom. The “hairy, chunky, aging porn star” will have his own show on Heavy.com called Techsmart with Ron Jeremy. Who knows what sort of tech stuff he’ll be reviewing, but it’s gonna be hot and funny. I’m sure he’ll have some of his lady… Read More