• Daily Crunch: Heads Roll Edition

    Pleo Dinosaur Robot Marches Its Way into My Heart
    Marvel makes like the RIAA, targets torrent sites
    CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Threadless will make you famous, maybe get you some action
    Mophie juice pack extends the life of your iFones, yay
    CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Mr. Beer Premium Read More

  • Breaking: BlackBerry BIS is down

    Can’t get my e-mail. Looks like BIS is down. :( Read More

  • News Corp May Have Found God, But Not LinkedIn

    News Corp has acquired New York based religious community site Beliefnet, according to a report at FishbowlNY. Beliefnet was founded in 1999 and provides a service that offers commentary and community discussion on various religious beliefs. The company has a checkered history, having declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April 2002, then restructuring and emerging from bankruptcy in October the… Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: $10 in an envelope on Christmas morning that says, 'Use this in a month'

    Get the hell outta here, Rambo’s coming back?!! I need to pay more attention to stuff like this. I haven’t been inside a movie theater in a while so I would have missed this preview but I just caught the commercial on TV. While you’re waiting for January 25th, why not warm up with the trilogy for a ridiculously affordable $13.99? Video for Rambo [IMDB] Read More

  • The 700 MHz Spectrum Auctions. Who's In, Who's Out.

    The deadline to apply to participate in the FCC’s upcoming auction of wireless 700 MHz spectrum passed on Monday. And we still don’t know exactly who the bidders will be. But we have a pretty good idea. Google is in. So is AT&T, Frontline Wireless, and Craig McCaw’s Clearwire. Comcast and Time Warner are out. But Cox Communications is in. Verizon Wireless… Read More

  • European OQO to get 3.5G HSDPA modem

    The OQO E2 will soon be offered with a nimble 3.5G data connection, according to a report over at UMPC Portal. Official info isn’t available quite yet and what’s been posted already turned out to be under embargo but was mistakenly live-blogged. So there you have it. The E2 is similar to the 02 that’s available here in the states except that it drives on the left side of… Read More

  • iPhone Delivers: Bigger Browsing Share Than Windows Mobile

    When Steve Jobs first announced the iPhone, he promised that it would revolutionize the mobile browsing experience. Roughly 1.4 million sales later it barely registers than more than a blip on global mobile phone sales charts, but its users a making their mark. According to figures from Net Applications, the iPhone now holds a 0.09% browser market share; a small figure perhaps but remarkable… Read More

  • The Crunchies – the new tech awards arrives

    The 2007 Crunchies Award site is now live. This is an international awards to recognise the year’s most innovative technical, creative and business accomplishments of key companies, products and people in the new technology arena. The awards are international, but there is at least one award out of the twenty categories which is specifically named Best International Start-up to… Read More

  • Pleo Dinosaur Robot Marches Its Way into My Heart

    Pleo is a new $350 ‘life form’ dinosaur robot created by Ugobe. Unlike all the robot dinosaurs I know (e.g. the WowWee Roboraptor), the Pleo is not remote-controlled. It’s ‘self-aware’. It ‘evolves’. It’s also not very badass. This thing, in a very mass-appealing kind of way, is a puppy. Read More

  • Skype Beta for Mac offers Leopard support, better video

    Skype 2.7 Beta for Mac OS X was released a few days ago and, in case you missed it, the popular VOIP service now plays nicely with Leopard and offers 640×480 video if your camera can handle it. "Leopard compatible – if you have the latest Mac OS X 10.5 then you can use Skype with confidence. Better video resolution – your video conversations are now set at a whopping 640… Read More

  • AdMob + iPhone + LandRover = Good Results

    A iPhone focused LandRover campaign powered by San Mateo based mobile advertising startup AdMob has seen some interesting results (video demo above). AdAge has some details on the campaign here, but I obtained some raw figures from AdMob. Of those users who clicked on the Land Rover advertisement, 23% responded to at least one call-to-action on the landing page. 88% of those users watched… Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Make your own freaky hardware

    From the excellent MAKE blog comes a little catalogue for the craftier among us. I personally can find my way about the guts of a computer pretty well, but the thought of soldering something onto a PCB fills me with anxiety. Fortunately, many of these little DIY projects were set up with people like me in mind, and even serve as a sort of primer in the world of makin’. Two cool… Read More

  • Google Announces Fastest Growing Search Terms

    Yesterday Yahoo announced its top search trends for 2007. Google’s list traditionally come later in December (here’s last years list), but today VP of Search and User Experience Marissa Mayer revealed the “fastest rising U.S. search terms” on the Today Show. Thank God the Britney losers either don’t hang out on Google, or else Google has the sense to just filter… Read More

  • Paypal Launches Storefront Widget

    Paypal has launched the Paypal Storefront Widget, a web based widget that allows anyone to embed a store widget on a web site. The Storefront widget offers a seamless e-commerce platform for those wishing to sell anything on their site, such as t-shirts, CD’s or other items The widget (see pic right) includes: An Index page that shows thumbnail images of all the items for sale through… Read More

  • Motionbox Raises $7M Series B Funding

    Video editing and sharing site Motionbox, which markets primarily to families, has announced the closing of a $7M round of Series B financing led by Constellation Ventures with participation by Canaan Partners and SAS Investors. Motionbox recently released a premium version of its service that allows you to upload files of any size and enjoy unlimited storage for $30 per year. Videos can also… Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: V-MODA VIBE DUO iPhone Headset

    If you gots the iFone and you don’t likes the white earbudses, get you some V-MODA DUO’s. These in-ear earbuds are amazing: they fit the iPhone perfectly, they have a usable click button for pausing music and picking-up calls, and they look much cooler than the standard Apple buds. $89.99 online. Read More

  • Who needs LinkedIn when you have MySpace?

    Clearly I am barking up the wrong tree. Reuters reports today: News Corp is not holding takeover discussions with LinkedIn, a fast-growing social network for professionals, according to a source familiar with the matter. The source shot down rumors from the United Kingdom that the two were discussing a deal worth about $1 billion. Apparently, the story goes on to say, News Corp’s Fox… Read More

  • BFF Skorch on what he (she?) hates about Linux

    Over on BFF, Skorch has posted a fairly well thought out rant on a few things he really hates about Linux. What’s great is that it’s not just “Linux sux! lolz!” flamebait, but actual good reasons that Linux isn’t all that and a bag of soggy Oreos. I personally feel that Linux is like Volkswagens: They’re OK for some people, but not for me. Take it away, Skorch. Read More

  • Video Messaging Service Eyejot Releases Premium Features

    Eyejot, a service in which you can send short webcam-recorded clips of yourself to others, has added some premium features for power users: video uploading, unlimited storage, 5-minute recording time, mobile access, and freedom from advertising. Eyejot is essentially video email, as oppose to other webcam-based communication services like TokBox that gets people together for live webcam sessions. Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Sprint HTC Touch

    The Touch by HTC, which will be offered by Sprint on November 4, is hands down one of the best devices I’ve used in the past two years. That says a lot considering the number of devices that roll through the CrunchGear offices. But to each his own, I say. The Touch has been an integral part of my stay in the Bay Area and has saved me on more than one occasion. When I first saw the… Read More

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