• Happy Father's Day

    From everyone at CrunchGear we hope you and your geeky Dad have an awesome day. Read More

  • Google Street View Pics Are Really Old

    It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon and the news is beyond dead, so I thought I’d tinker around with Google Street View in search of some compromising pictures of unsuspecting citizens. What I found was pretty confusing and just a little bit messed up. The picture taken of the Helio store location is at least 6 months old. I was under the impression that pictures taken for Street View… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Elite Signed By Drew Carey, U.S. Soccer Superstars Up For Auction

    Members of the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Soccer Teams and comedian Drew Carey have come together to auction off a one-of-a-kind Xbox 360 Elite to benefit the Mooch Myernick Memorial Fund. The charity auction honors former coach and National Team Captain Glenn “Mooch” Myernick who passed away in 2006 at the age of 51. The opening bid on the Elite is set at $750… Read More

  • NYC Helio Store Opening This Week?

    Three months ago I spotted the Helio store being built in my neighborhood and it looks like it’ll be opening up very soon. My peeps at Helio have told me it could be open as early as this week. If you’re in the area then you should definitely stop by and take a look because it looks way cooler than the Santa Monica shop. The store is located on Broadway just north of Houston. Read More

  • Blu-ray Discs Starting To Rot

    This does not bode well for the Blu-ray camp, but maybe it’s just an isolated incident. Or is it? Looks like a few other AVS Forum members are reporting the same blotchiness on their The Prestige discs. Most of the members reporting issues are PS3 users and the discs have now become coasters. That’s a real bummer because The Prestige is a rad movie. Has anyone else suffered from… Read More

  • The Very Organized Hit Job On LifeLock

    Last month I received an anonymous email from a tipster warning me that there was “a scandal about to pop” about an Arizona credit protection startup called LifeLock. The email made a number of serious allegations around CEO Todd Davis, co-founder Robert Maynard and investor Howard Lindzon – basically accusing them all of fraud, perjury or other crimes. The email also… Read More

  • New Suit Could Expose Anonymous Internet Trolls

    Legal action by two women from Yale aimed at college discussion board AutoAdmit could pose a threat to anonymous trolling. Reuters reports that the suit lodged June 8 in the U.S. District Court in New Haven, Connecticut includes subpoenas for 28 anonymous users of AutoAdmit, all of whom had defamed the women and subsequently are alleged to have cost an internship. Although the case may well… Read More

  • The New eBuddy Delivers Improved User Experience

    Web IM service eBuddy launched a new version this week that delivers an improved user experience. The company, which competes head on with Meebo, has completely overhauled its web based IM platform with the three separate AOL, Yahoo and MSN clients being now integrated in to a multi network Ajax based platform. A new mobile J2ME client that supports the top 300 phones worldwide provides a… Read More

  • Ning Rolls Out Facebook App Builder: Embed Your Social Network In a Social Network

    Ning, the build-your-own social network startup, will be rolling out a new feature that allows users to create their own Facebook applications around their Ning networks later this evening. This won’t be a Ning app – rather, they are giving network operators (users who’ve created Ning social networks and other applications) the ability to easily create a branded Facebook… Read More

  • Bikinirama Unleashes On A Powerbook

    This is the strangest and, yet, most arousing thing I’ve seen in a while. It’s a German babe in a bikini smashing the begeezus out of a Powerbook. She must have been running BootCamp when the BSD appeared. They really like to smash gadgets and it breaks my heart. It’s a strange feeling because I hate to see gadgets being destroyed, but girls in bikinis seem to trump that. Read More

  • Leopard WWDC Beta Leaked Then Quickly Un-Leaked: Apple Playing Hardball?

    Apple appears to have used its goons to prevent the unauthorized leak of the newest Mac OS X Leopard beta, build 9A466. Jerks. Someone posted the beta onto the Oink BitTorrent site on Thursday and within six hours “ninjas got to [him].” Users on various Internet sites have taken that to mean that Apple’s lawyers had contacted the leaker, forcing him to kill the torrent. That… Read More

  • Danger/Motorola Zante aka Slide aka Sidekick 3.5 Details Emerge

    A few more details on the latest Danger device have trickled through and hit the Giz. Remember the Sidekick RAZR X PowerPoint slides that made the rounds a while back? This could possibly be the device I’ve been waiting for, but I thought that about the Sidekick 3, too. Sidekick 4 this is not, but, rather, another ‘interim’ device (iD ring a bell) until the Real Deal Holyfield… Read More

  • eBay To Go, Make Myspace More Annoying


    The eBay Developers Conference in Boston this week inspired the creation of some cool apps that bring eBay into the Web 2.0 era. For example, this Flash-based eBay portal can be embedded into social-networking profiles and blogs. It can be customized to include single auctions that come with the standard price, bids, time left, feedback and high bidder. Or you can select from three… Read More

  • Leopard Available for Pre-order On Amazon

    Ever since Macworld I’ve been frothing over Leopard and WWDC definitely didn’t help my obsession either. I daydream about Stacks, Spaces and Time Machine. My behavior is quite strange, but I just can’t help it. Anyways, October is a long ways away, but Amazon is willing to help out your cravings with pre-orders for the greatest OS EVER. Are you excited yet? Amazon Read More

  • YouTube Mobile Launches


    YouTube just launched a new service optimized for mobile devices. A few days ago we mentioned how the Gen-5 Archos players are the only mobile devices to play flash vids smoothly. Maybe this will give Archie a run for its money. The new YouTube Mobile site is mostly xHTML and requires a pretty beefed up data plan, it also supports uploading videos via MMS for the three vBloggers out there. Read More

  • iPhone Launch Details Emerge

    Well, well, well. We now know why Apple and AT&T are launching the iPhone at 6 p.m, but frankly, it pisses me off. All AT&T stores will shut their doors at 4:30PM to take shipment of iPhones. Apple is really keeping the wraps on these bad boys until the very last second. This is going to cause so much chaos. Wouldn’t you agree? A few other tidbits about launch day tell us that… Read More

  • Latest iPhone App Helps You Find Gas


    Looks like more people are pushing out products for the device no one has yet. The latest app for the Jesus Phone apparently finds gas stations based on zip code and reports them back with prices and directions. We completely support the development of new applications and encourage everyone to keep coding these things, but come on. Why not wait for the darn thing to come out first? Gas.app Read More

  • Crumpler Beer For Bags, One More Day To Go

    Do you see all the beer? I love Stella Artois! OK, everyone, you have until Sunday to get your derriere to either of the Manhattan Crumpler stores to trade in some beer for bags. It’s first come, first serve. Don’t forget about the bitchin’ party on Sunday night. We’ll partying balls at the Highline Ballroom. You won’t want to miss it. Read More

  • Apple Bluetooth Headset Gets FCC Approval

    I completely forgot about the Bluetooth headset that was announced along side the iPhone back in January and I’m sure most of you have forgotten as well. The good folks at the FCC approved the headset on Thursday, but details are just as limited as they were when we were first introduced to the slim headset. Let’s face it, folks. The chances of any of us getting a hold of an iPhone… Read More

  • Baresite Makes Every Site Mobile

    There’s a debate raging over how traditional Web sites should be viewed on mobile devices. We’ve been hearing that many users aren’t happy with the options provided by Novarra, which we posted about earlier this week. This is an issue we’re going to monitor very closely. So today we heard from BareSite.com, and despite the name it isn’t a mobile porn site. Read More

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