• Facebook Stirring Up Anger For Disabling Accounts

    As if Facebook didn’t have enough to worry about, now it may have a growing customer service problem on its hands. Facebook members whose accounts have been disabled—some with good reason, some not—are increasingly frustrated with the company’s opaqueness when it comes to trying to figure out what they did wrong. They find that their accounts have been turned off… Read More

  • It's conspiracy day: Man who invented water fuel cell mysteriously poisoned (years ago)

    Continuing with Biggs’ “down with Big Oil” mantra from earlier today, check out this suspicious (and yes I know, old old old) video that I originally heard about on Opie & Anthony. It’s a news report of a man who supposedly invented a water fuel cell capable of powering all sorts of vehicles. The catch is, he was mysteriously poisoned before he get his device on… Read More

  • Cambridge, MA police to use 2-way text-a-tip system

    In June, the city of Boston set up an anonymous text-a-tip line for its police department, allowing people to send text messages reporting suspicious behavior and crimes-in-progress. Now the neighboring city of Cambridge is developing a similar system for its own police department but will add an outgoing alert option that allows the city’s residents to subscribe to alerts issued by… Read More

  • iTunes Canada to get TV shows


    Hey, [insert Canadian slur here], now you can download [funny Canadian show title], [funny Canadian show title], [funny Brazilian show title], and Grey’s Anatomy right to your [Canadian slang for penis] or laptop. You can watch NHL games, some CBC content, and [funny situation involving Canadian wildlife and a Canadian film star’s mother or girlfriend] on a steppe outside of… Read More

  • NBC joins the Fanfare

    After the fallout between NBC and Apple earlier this year, I wondered what was going to happen with NBC’s bevy of hot content. You can’t tell me Chuck, Heroes, The Office and Life aren’t good shows. I like to torrent said shows on occasion if I miss an episode, but that becomes tedious at times and a pain in the butt if I download the wrong one. Yes, I know that I can watch… Read More

  • Nicholas' guide to giving gifts this holiday season


    The one and only, PVD. Don’t worry, the pic is relevent. What’s the most exciting part about the holidays? There aren’t any, unless you’re 7-years-old and get oodles of presents under a dangerously dry tree or metal pole or some other object. Like, who wants to go through the stress of talking to your relatives about what they want? The only smart way to do is to hand… Read More

  • Sony's ad for Gran Turismo 5 is refreshingly easy to follow

    Skateboard Pete[r Ha] (yes, a delicious take-off of Pharrell’s nickname) is notorious for his hatred of recent TV adverts, but I don’t see how he could hate this one for Gran Turismo 5. It’s pretty straight forward: family walks into an electronics store, kids want TV and the game which the father thought was real life footage. He then freaks out because it’s so… Read More

  • Contest: Help us, help you get Rock Band [Update]

    The fine folks from Gamerscore are giving us and you, dear reader, the opportunity to win a copy of Rock Band. Who knew they were having so much trouble getting copies for themselves. So here’s the deal. We, CrunchGear, need to win this contest so that we can give one of you the game. Now you can’t directly enter the contest, but you can help us win, which will in turn help you win. Read More

  • Apple to buy Nintendo, Dell, Adobe, a can of soda, three comic books

    After discovering that Apple has $15 billion in cash just lying around, Ars Technica decided to take lots of drugs and suggest that Apple could be in the market to quite possibly buy Adobe, TiVo, or Nintendo. This is about as possible as Disney buying Exxon but heck, don’t let our cynical understanding of mergers and acquisitions stop you from imagining the wonderful iTiVmacbookphones… Read More

  • Samsung Sammy unboxes the Blackjack II

    Sammy, the “internal Samsung mascot,” enlists two lovely ladies to help him unbox the Blackjack II, available from AT&T. Coup de craw! Read More

  • Porn biz cracking down on piracy (no pun intended)

    It wasn’t a question of if, but when huh? The porn industry is finally sick of losing money to piracy and is starting to crack down on sites like PornoTube, which has just had a lawsuit filed against it by Vivid Entertainment Group. Read More

  • Wuala Invitations Now Available on InviteShare

    Users of peer-to-peer storage service Wuala can now invite others to join private alpha testing. Put your name down on the InviteShare list for Wuala to get your own access to the service. And if you’re already a proud Wuala user, head over there to spread the wealth. Wuala, which we covered here in October, allows users to backup data on each other’s computers. Storage… Read More

  • Creative inventor patents perpetual magnetic motion machine

    Finally someone out there is standing up against big oil and trying to make a difference. Andy Abolafia has create the Static Field Converter, a device “that converts the energy in permanent magnets into useable electrical energy.” Best of all, it can be used to power hydrogen converters to power cars, Segways, space planes, and even cybernetic helper robots a la Johnny 5 or… Read More

  • RIAA says ripping your own MP3s is copyright infringement

    OK, Slashdot, we get: you don’t like the RIAA. I don’t like pickles, but do you see me writing every other day that Dill is the root of all evil? No. Alas, in today’s edition of “The RIAA Causes Appendicitis,” we learn that the music cartel argued in court that copying MP3s from your own legally purchased CDs is a form of copyright infringement. The court… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Free $30 credit to Kodakgallery.com

    Well that was an easy $30. Create or log into your Kodakgallery.com account, click the Credits & Discounts link, and apply the code KFHX-NYCWSIMV to get $30 store credit towards anything except actual photo prints. The credit is good until the end of February, 2008. Photo Gifts at Kodakgallery.com [Use code: KFHX-NYCWSIMV] via FatWallet.com Read More

  • Tiny, fake iPod Touch for $109

    Want an iPod Touch without all that pesky multi-touch? Want what is essentially a low-end PDA stuck in a case that kind of looks cool and has a 1.3-megapixel camera? Want something that will inevitably disappoint you? Pick up the 4GB Optimus Touch, now with super classy iPod Touch-esque UI without the iPod Touch-esque price or build quality. Product Page Read More

  • Led Zeppelin returns: Block YouTube today, bosses

    Led Zeppelin, a small, British indie band, performed live for the first time in a minute in London yesterday. In the interest of culture, I’m linking this video for your benefit. My guess is you’ll be able to troll YouTube all day today for similar videos, but this should be a good start. They don’t sound too bad. LEDgendary: Zep can still rock [The Sun] Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Canon Powershot SD430 with Wi-Fi

    Could be a mistake, but you better jump on it before this deal runs out. Amazon is offering the 5-megapixel Canon Powershot SD430 with Wi-Fi and 3x optical zoom for only $150. The retail price is $500 so you’re saving a lot of money on this one. You also get a 12-month photo calendar from Shutterfly if you purchase before the 15th. Amazon Read More

  • Toshiba develops industrial five-minute charging battery

    Busy, on-the-go forklift operators are about to get the gift of a lifetime in Toshiba’s forthcoming quick-charging industrial batteries. Starting in March, it’ll take a paltry five minutes (five minutes!) for the "new battery for forklifts, construction machinery, and other industrial use" to charge to 90% capacity. You could have a smoke and hit the Biffy and your rig… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: James Bond Box Set for $109.99 – Today Only!


    Even if your name is Benkowski, Larry Benkowski, you can still feel like a fancy British spy by immersing yourself in 21 Bond movies in this huge box set. It’s over 50% off today only at Amazon, so get clicking. Product Page via Criticker Read More

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