• Daily Crunch: Lord of the LED Edition

    Daily Crunch: Lord of the LED Edition

    Shinshoku Watch: Look At The Pretty Lights
    Chameleon-like LED Clock Attracts Zombies
    X-Ray Business Cards
    LoTR Online: I Just Wet My Pants
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  • Y Combinator's Unathorized European Clone

    Y Combinator's Unathorized European Clone

    If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Y Combinator can now consider itself twice flattered. Y Combinator’s funding methodology of investing a small amount of money across a wide array of young entrepreneurs has already inspired other programs, such as TechStars out of Colorado. And earlier this week, Y Combinator was cloned again, this time in Europe. YEurope (not affiliated with… Read More

  • EQO Gets $9 Million Series B

    EQO Gets $9 Million Series B

    Vancouver-based EQO, makers of a mobile VoIP and IM client, just closed a $9 million second round financing on top of their $4 million CDN (~$3.5 US) series A financing. The round was made by existing investors GrowthWorks and BDC Capital, with new investor, Ventures West, taking the lead. EQO is a J2ME application that runs on over 450 phones across all the major carriers that functions kind… Read More

  • Pelican PS3 Cooler: Just As Fugly As The PS3

    I can’t say that I’m surprised the PS3 is getting a cooling system. The size alone warrants one to think that it needs gobs of cooling-down power since we all know it’s the best gaming console on the market. Blu-Ray playback does, in fact, heat up the PS3 so there is reason enough to merit such an accessory. The design of the fan is on par with the PS3 so it makes it look… Read More

  • S3 Standy: Make Every Day Earth Day And Save Some Money

    S3 Standy: Make Every Day Earth Day And Save Some Money

    Earth Day has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we should go back to our Earth-killing habits. Many desktop PC owners blatantly overlook the low power settings on PCs that still allow functionality of network drives and/or remote applications while in Standby state. Maybe, it is a blatant disregard, but with a little guidance you can do some good for the Earth and, possibly, save a… Read More

  • The Shades of Gray: Why Jack Thompson is Wrong… But So is the Game Industry

    The Shades of Gray: Why Jack Thompson is Wrong… But So is the Game Industry

    Last week’s tragic shooting at Virginia Tech University served to start another go-around on a number of issues including security, gun control and violence in entertainment. In a free society how can our schools be made more secure and thus safer… yet retain an open atmosphere of free thought? In a complex society, how can we be expected to make choices and, once those choices are… Read More

  • Shinshoku Watch: Look At The Pretty Lights

    TokyoFlash has some of the craziest watches I’ve ever seen and 90 percent of the time I have trouble deciphering the time, and the Shinshoku is no different. This stainless steel wristband consists of a template of holes with 29 LEDs that light up and could possibly induce an epileptic seizure if you can’t read the time fast enough. The LEDs on the watch cascade down to tell you… Read More

  • CrunchGear HiFi Reader Response

    CrunchGear HiFi Reader Response


    CrunchGear HiFi week continues with more reviews of great audio devices. We’re also giving away two little devices that many of you are eager to get your greasy paws on: the Sansa Connect from SanDisk. Make the jump for full details: Read More

  • Chameleon-like LED Clock Attracts Zombies

    The things people do to sell a simple clock these days amazes me. This retro clock doesn’t seem to be anything special, but after dark it changes appearance to something cooler. During the day the clock features a white frosted face with black hands, but after dark it emits a blue hue that will undoubtedly attract zombie-like stares. Pick one up for $148 and be the coolest nerd on… Read More

  • Nokia N73 Hands-On

    I haven’t owned a Nokia since the 8260 and that was a very long time ago. I didn’t have a problem with it, but I did have a problem with AT&T wireless being bought out by Cingular. Does anyone remember a time when incoming text messages were FREE? Spending some time with the N73 was a homecoming of sorts, but I felt like an 85 year old trying to learn how to use a computer. Read More

  • Buffalo Wireless-N Nfniti Router

    Buffalo Wireless-N Nfniti Router


    Buffalo announced this morning an addition to its fleet of excellent wireless routers. The Wireless-N Nfiniti utilizes the latest 802.11n specifications — Draft 1.0. It also optimized for streaming HD video, music, and voice. It features the AirStation One-Touch Secure System (AOSS) for quick and secure setup. The router has also been designed to work with peripherals like the… Read More

  • X-Ray Business Cards

    X-Ray Business Cards


    File this under “coolest thing ever.” It just arrived in via email and I’m wondering where I can order a set. Note that this is the card of a “Debt Recovery Agent” and that the X-Ray depicts a thoroughly broken finger. Quite appropriate. I’d like to have my next set of cards made like this. Maybe I could show an image of a wrist with carpal tunnel syndrome. Read More

  • PS3 Interest Creeps Up A Bit, But Wii Still King

    PS3 Interest Creeps Up A Bit, But Wii Still King

    Fanbois live on the Internet, so it makes sense to gauge the interest level of the three video game consoles by tracking related searches. The big conclusion from a UK racking firm suggests that while interest — as measured by the number of searches on retailers like Amazon — searches for PS3 have increased 127 percent since the system’s European launch, the Wii and Xbox 360… Read More

  • Newsvine Relaunch Today: Build Your Own News Site

    Newsvine Relaunch Today: Build Your Own News Site

    Seattle-based news site Newsvine will relaunch this afternoon with significant changes to the user experience. They’re calling the release “Evergreen.” Among the changes: like Netvibes, Pageflakes and other personalized homepages, users will now be able to move most modules on the Newsvine home page around, or delete them altogether. Users can also add whatever news feeds… Read More

  • Best Buy To Carry HD Radio Receivers

    Best Buy To Carry HD Radio Receivers

    Though HD Radio is still in its infancy, it’s a technology that will eventually catch on in the following years as long as the support is there for it. Best Buy has now started stocking HD Radio receivers at all 832 of its stores, which will surely give HD Radio the help it needs. Says Robert Struble, President and CEO of iBiquity Digital Corporation, who developed the technology behind… Read More

  • AT&T Will Market iPhone To Business Users, Analysts Don't Want It

    AT&T Will Market iPhone To Business Users, Analysts Don't Want It

    AT&T, the company formerly known as Cingular, will in fact market the iPhone to business users, making Microsoft’s recent claims all the more relevant. If this seems dumb to you — because of the lack of third-party apps, non-replaceable battery and new, untested operating system — then it certainly seems dumb to many of those analysts we always read about. One of which… Read More

  • Yahoo Music To Add Music Lyrics Later Today

    Yahoo Music To Add Music Lyrics Later Today

    Look for music Lyrics to be added for hundreds of thousands of songs to Yahoo music later today, the first time they will appear legally on the Internet. They are being provided through a partnership with Gracenote, which is best known for its technology to detect and block copyrighted songs on websites. The company has been working with labels for some time to aggregate rights to song… Read More

  • LoTR Online: I Just Wet My Pants

    LoTR Online: I Just Wet My Pants

    I’m not a big MMO gamer, but I’ve been hoping and dreaming on LoTR Online since I was a baby in my mother’s womb. I actually have a boxed copy upstairs and I’m about to install it — I have to take some meetings and write for you people a bit before I do — but there’s something about being a dwarf in the Prancing Pony that gets me hot and bothered. The… Read More

  • Halo 3 Video Leaked: Not So Hot Looking

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?umid=59795 Halo 3 is the Xbox 360’s killer app for sure and now footage from the game has been leaked onto the Internet. If you can ignore the terrible, terrible background music, you’ll see a game that looks a hell of a lot like Halo 2. Maybe it’s just a really early build (or a fake), but I’m not really all that… Read More

  • Former Apple CFO Told To Pay Up – Big Time

    Former Apple CFO Told To Pay Up – Big Time

    When the SEC is on your back and you’ve been backdating stock options, you’re kind of in a tight situation. So when former Apple Chief Financial Officer Fred Anderson was offered a deal to pay back $3.5 million bucks plus a $150,000 fine, you can bet your iPod he took it. The charges date back to 2001 when Anderson was working for Apple and was granted multiple stock options that… Read More