• Swivel: The Toast Of The OECD

    I spoke at the bi-annual OECD conference in Istanbul last week. One of the big themes of the conference was what policies and products to use to fully leverage all of the official government economic, social and environmental data that flows into the organization. At the end of the conference the Istanbul Declaration was signed, calling for member countries to make their official governmental… Read More

  • iPhone File System Hacked

    Well, it had to happen. The IRC-loving haxors who figured out how too drop kick the activation requirements have found a way to browse the iPhone’s file system. The result is an amazing feat of prestidigitation: they basically moved the Safari icon to the main set of icons. Not a huge deal, but impressive enough. Not much available on how they did it — a tool will be available… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: The Dining Experience Edition

    NES Controller Turned SLVR Case
    Huge Flask Holds More Booze than Lohan (Pre-Rehab)
    DIY Strawz to Take Drinking Stuff to a Whole New Level
    Ring: The Alarm Clock You Wear
    The iPhone Will Blend In A Blender Read More

  • Stickam: Would You Let Your Children Use A Service Owned By Pornographers?

    Every parent’s worst irrational nightmare may finally have come true. According to report in the NY Times, popular live webcam streaming service Stickam is owned by pornographers. The report claims that Stickam’s parent company Advanced Video Communications is owned by Wataru Takahashi, “a Japanese businessman who also owns and operates DTI Services, a vast network of Web… Read More

  • Streamy, A New Digg, IM, Netvibes, Customized News Thingy

    There isn’t much out there about new startup Streamyyet, other than the screencast above, a TechCrunch Forums post and writeups from a couple of blogs. It’s a social news site, with customized pages for each user and the ability to add friends and share links/stories. It is well designed, has lots of intelligent features, and is almost sure to drop into obscurity immediately… Read More

  • Motorola Zante aka Sidekick Slide In The Wild

    There you have it, folks. The Motorola Zante/Sidekick Slide in the wild. Does it make you randy, baby? I think I’m officially done with you, Sidekick. Hello Zante. Hello Sidekick Slide [BGR] Read More

  • Will An iPhone Blend?

    Will an iPhone Blend? Find out in the video below from blender maker Blendtec. The company creates an online video show called “Will It Blend” that ranks in 5 figures on Alexa, and has already blended a range of consumer goods. It’s very clever online marketing for a kitchenware company, however iPhone fans may think otherwise. Read More

  • The iPhone Will Blend In A Blender

    You can put a lot of things in a blender, but nothing is more satisfying then putting a brand new iPhone in a blender. As you see here, some America’s Most Wanted-esque man throws the ‘Jesus phone’ into a blender and loves every minute of it. Frankly, we’re not too sad to see it evaporate into black iSmoke. Co-written by Deleon and Ha Read More

  • Huge Flask Holds More Booze than Lohan (Pre-Rehab)

    The editors hate it when we have one paragraph posts, but this photograph of the product I can’t even attempt to write about says far more than I could here, short of I totally want one today. I guess there’s a joke somewhere in a hip flask of this size that would have Louie Anderson in the punchline, but I won’t be making that joke here today, as I’m too full of lust… Read More

  • Google Acting Against Squidoo Due To Spam

    A couple of reports across the net suggest that Seth Godin’s Squidoo is being penalized by Google, most likely due to spam on Squidoo pages. The reports indicate that some Squidoo pages have seen a 75% drop in traffic, and in other cases have either been removed from high ranking positions on Google, or removed all together. The service, described last year by Michael Arrington as… Read More

  • College Humor Has Way Better Facebook Stats Than Comscore

    Earlier this week, Comscore posted details about Facebook’s meteoric rise in users and their shift from posting drunken college photos to drunken post grad photos. College Humor has answered back with a study about what those people behind the statistics are doing. They polled close to 26,000 students (1/1,000 of the users), finding out how many users actually read every book on… Read More

  • Digg Launches Official iPhone Version

    Kevin Rose has announced the release of an official version of Digg for the iPhone. The iPhone specific version supports:
    * Native iPhone-like story scrolling
    * Mini permalink pages with top 5 comments
    * Login and Digging
    * Pagination
    * Jump to any topic Top Story listings are planned for a future update. Rose notes that users can still browse the normal Digg website on their iPhone, but the… Read More

  • PatentMonkey: Sony Interoperability is in the Game

    Sony’s seamless game system to mobile device published application has me thinking about the allure of the iPhone and the state of hype in the cell phone industry. Throughout 2007, Sony has had a slew of platform crossing technologies leaked out mostly through patent applications, which end up making for great vaporware, and all possible fanboy excitement has been greatly dampened by… Read More

  • Review: DLO's Dope iPhone Cases

    For those not familiar with the great DLO, look at your iPod. If it’s got a case or a dock, chances are good that DLO made it. The company has more different types of iPod accessories than Apple itself, and most of them kick ass. While I’m not one for trapping my electronics in cases myself, I know that I’m in the minority. Your iPod will get dropped, dirty, and damp… Read More

  • YouTube Coming to Euro LG Handsets

    One thing many of us CruchGear staffers have in common is our love of the Helio Ocean. Another is the untreatable version of measles, but that’s a different post. What we like about the Helio Ocean, besides it being kickass all around, is the new ability to shoot video and upload it directly to YouTube. For us bloggers, there’s no easier way to get our media up. LG knows this, and… Read More

  • Amazon Unbox Now Available Through Your TiVo

    The biggest downside to Amazon’s Unbox service for TiVo—other than the painfully slow download times and the inability to start playing a video while it’s still downloading—is that you have to go to your computer to order a download to use on your TiVo. Today, Amazon and TiVo announced that this is no longer necessary, as you can now rent or buy Unbox videos… Read More

  • Site Advisor 2.0: Haute Secure Launches To Detect and Block Malware

    Haute Secure launched moments ago: it’s a new browser plugin that the company says will detect and block malware before it has a chance to infect your computer. The timing couldn’t be better as news spreads of more Windows-based vulnerabilities. Haute Secure is free and relatively non-intrusive to the browsing experience. Like Site Advisor, acquired last year by McAfee for a… Read More

  • Boss to Employee: Be My Facebook Friend… or Else…


    Friends forever We meet again, Facebook. I won’t be ranting and raving like an old man trying to return soup at a deli ($1 to the Seinfeld writers, and to my misguided youth) today, however. No, for today we look at perhaps the last workplace taboo: being online friends. It’s quite the dilemma. Let’s say your boss friends you, right, and you’re all, Oh, jeez, what do I… Read More

  • Gigya's Big Win With Top Widget Companies

    For developers designing for the other 99.9 percent of the web not running solely on Facebook, Gigya offers Wildfire, a simple interface for spreading, tracking, and monetizing your widget across 12 social sites. They’ve been chosen to handle distribution and tracking for 6 of the top 10 Widget properties (RockYou!, PictureTrail, BunnyHeroLabs, BlingyBlob.com, POQbum and… Read More

  • DIY Strawz to Take Drinking Stuff to a Whole New Level

    Up until now, straws were straight tubes of disposable soft plastic that your parents would use to transfer various liquids from cup-like containers into their dry, smelly mouths. Thanks to ThinkGeek.com, you’ve now got the ability — nay, the obligation — to mod your straws into various mind-blowing drinking apparatuses. Introducing the DIY Drinking Strawz. You’ll get… Read More

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