• DormItem: Regional College Classifieds in Rails

    DormItem is a newly launched online classified ads service that searches not one college, but listings from colleges in the surrounding geographic area of wherever you attend. It’s a nicely designed site that includes integration of the Rapleaf reputation service (our coverage of Rapleaf), an autocompleting search and tag functions and an option to print any listing as a flier. DormItem was… Read More

  • DVRs Force Advertisers To Actually Entertain Viewers

    I’m really sick of advertising companies and the brands they represent crying over the lost revenues from TV viewers skipping over commercials with their DVRs and/or TiVos. While it’s true I do fast-forward through most commercials, I have been known to stop and watch the ones I like. You know, the ones that don’t suck. Apparently, though, the only way companies feel they can get… Read More

  • EA, Playa Hater

    lying open at just past the denouement while she gets up to stretch and check her old school Palm V which she’s had for years because “newer PDAs have so much accreted junk in the OS, you know?” He then used the comparison of a nice looking girl you might see in a bar and go up and talk to, “And if she’s smart enough, that’s the gameplay. Gears of War has… Read More

  • Your Mom, ESA Is Very Upset

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/kill for the world's children. Kotaku's response, to their credit, was go to hell. The letter is reproduced below, just to get in a little extra blog juice Read More

  • TAC Announces First 10-Button Wireless Guitar Hero Controller

    TAC Announces First 10-Button Wireless Guitar Hero Controller

    Now that you know that the newer TAC guitar controllers are compatible with Guitar Hero 2, it’s time to check the new 10-Button Wireless guitar controller. The Double Range V Wireless Guitar Controller features the same specs as TAC’s previous Wireless V controller (which is excellent), with the addition of 5 more buttons on the upper frets. Don’t panic, Guitar Hero 2… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Warehouse Sneak Edition

    Daily Crunch: Warehouse Sneak Edition

    Here are some stories you might have missed: Instant Power: Just Add Water Philips amBX Blows You Nintendo Wii Systems Ready To Go ASUS Cools Things Off With Massive Copper Cooler Two New Feeds: Video and Hot Read More

  • Skype 3.0 (beta) starts the communication platform wars.

    Skype 3.0 (beta) starts the communication platform wars.

    [UPDATE: Want to see more secret skype emoticons? See here]. This week saw the launch of Skype 3.0 (beta) and on the surface there is very little new to get excited about other than a new plug-in manager. The real changes in this new version seem to have taken place under the hood where Skype has been working on Skype4Java and Skype4COM, new wrapper libraries that use the Skype API. Read More

  • Wake Up

    Many of you might recall a couple weeks ago we gave away tickets to an exclusive Band of Horses show for Seattle area residents. If you’re one of the many who couldn’t get in, or if you just like music in general, keep your eyes on CrunchGear for the next 24 hours. At some point during that time, we’re going to have something very special for our Seattle-area readers and for our… Read More

  • Money Mondays: a chance to showcase your startup

    Attention entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and early stage investors! TechCrunch UK & Ireland is announcing a new initiative to showcase technology startups looking for funding: “Money Mondays” (OK, we know the name isn’t great but we weren’t keen on “Wonga Wednesdays”). Each Monday for a month, starting on Monday 20th November, we’ll showcase, and… Read More

  • CrunchGear Says Wake Up

    Update: If you live in Seattle you can win a Zune on CrunchGear. At some point during the next 24 hours, CrunchGear is going to have something very special for our Seattle-area readers and for our readers in the world at large. We can’t say what it is yet, but you will like it. Tell your friends to check, too. Tell your girlfriends, boyfriends, neighbors, band mates, drinking buddies, parole… Read More

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  • TenHunt: Scavenger Hunt Redux

    TenHunt is a timed internet scavenger hunt that sends users through sponsored links and on to other websites looking for topical information. It’s an interesting ad model emerging at a time when everyone is trying to find effective and reputable ways to drive consumer engagement with online brands. Scavenger hunts are as old as time but people are more familiar with navigating the web and… Read More

  • GooTube TV coming soon …

    GooTube TV coming soon …

    Craig Cockburn from SiliconGlen has just alerted me to a new Google job listing posted on LinkedIn for a “Technical Lead/Manager, Television Technology – London”. “Google is looking for highly intelligent, enthusiastic Technical Leads/Managers (TLMs) to build Google’s Television Technology team in London to help us make the world’s information universally… Read More

  • Why wiDock? Why Not?

    long enough to write a quick post about it. The wiDock is one such dock. Why? Because instead of just starting with a lowercase “i” like every other iPod accessory, the wiDock adds a lowercase “w.” Isn’t that special? But there’s more. If you want a charging cradle for your iPod, but not a pesky USB cable, this is for you. Plug your iPod into the dock, as you… Read More

  • Fox News Attacks Sony PlayStation Portable

    I’m all for bashing the Sony PSP — it’s an overpriced handheld with a slew of awful games, but this is absolutely ridiculous. Fox 29 News is attacking the PSP for its WiFi capabilities. One of the good things about the handheld device is that it supports multiplayer and web browsing via WiFi (it’s one of the few things that justify the PSP’s price). Fox 29 News stated… Read More

  • ReviewMe Launches: A Better PayPerPost

    ReviewMe, which is a PayPerPost-like service that pays bloggers to write about advertisers’ products, just launched moments ago. The company is backed by TechCrunch-sponsor Text-Link-Ads, which was recently acquired. ReviewMe has a somewhat different model that PayPerPost. Where advertisers on PayPerPost set a single fee that is paid to all bloggers regardless of their size, ReviewMe uses an… Read More

  • Full Zune Walk Through

    The sound is a little rough on this one, but it’s a good effort and you get to see the Zune in her native environment – the sweaty palms of PR people. Read More

  • Can You Tell The Difference Between 1080i And 1080p?

    If you said yes, you’re lying. Or maybe not. CNET executive editor David Carnoy did a little informal testing between HDTVs of 1080p, 1080i and 720p resolutions using Blu-ray and HD DVD content. The verdict: If you’ve got the money to burn on the 1080p set, go for it. If you buy a 720p or 1080i set instead, are you going to regret it later? Probably not. Carnoy says there were some… Read More

  • Eager Buyers Line Up For PS3 Too Early

    Eager Buyers Line Up For PS3 Too Early

    The picture says it all, doesn’t it? A forum member over at Cheap Ass Gamer caught a picture of hardcore PlayStation 3 fans (or Ebayers) outside of his local Best Buy this week. An employee at the Best Buy stated that they had been there since Monday, so they’ve either got a long haul ahead of them, or those damn Sony PlayStation 3 commercials confused them. Now there are only eight… Read More

  • Linksys Yahoo! Messenger CIT310 Phone Hands On

    Linksys Yahoo! Messenger CIT310 Phone Hands On

    Cordless phones and instant messaging. Two great tastes that taste great together? Yahoo! has teamed up with Linksys to offer a DECT (Digital Enchanced Cordless Telecommunications – essentially a cordless standard that doesn’t interfere with WiFi) phone with Yahoo! Messenger features. The catch? The phone has to be tether to a running PC to send and receive Yahoo! voice calls. Read More

  • Nintendo Wii Systems Ready To Go

    Nintendo Wii Systems Ready To Go

    If you didn’t get a chance to preorder a Nintendo Wii, now there’s a solution: Go to Nintendo’s North Bend facility (in Washington, I believe) and raid the damn place. It seems as though this “secret” facility has Wii systems ready to go, as well copies of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. If you do manage to get into the facility, simply ignore the green label… Read More