• Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    The comments today were thinner than my patience with Paris Hilton, but once again we managed to pick 3 which were above the rest. Also you guys can send an email to commenter at crunchgear dot com with your name, password, and email address in the subject line. If you haven’t done it already. Doing that will set you up with an awesome commenting account which will make you slightly… Read More

  • Pissed Off 12 Year Old Girls Rebel


    close enough Apparently ever since the Viacom acquisition of Neopets in 2005, a series of pay-to-play services have been announced on the site effectively breaking the “always free” promise. Ever since, a group of disgruntled prepubescent Neopians have started to spam the site and bombard the company phone lines in a move similar to that of Digg. Based on the rants of a few… Read More

  • Secret Nintendo Training Video

    The following video has been “leaked” onto YouTube. The next big game from Nintendo perhaps? (via) Read More

  • StartupWeekend: 70 Founders Create Company In One Weekend

    StartupWeekend is occurring right now in Colorado. The goal – create a startup in one weekend, which will be called vosnap. Everyone who attends is a founder, with equal equity. Ideas for what the company will be have been gathered since June. Last night the group decided which idea to pursue out of fifty submissions. The winner: a product that facilitates quick decision making among… Read More

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II Spotted

    Gizmodo found some leaked photos of the unannounced 5D Mark II on some crazy German forum. No details are known yet other than it will replace the current 5D, so a similar feature set is assumed. Make of it what you will, but this SLR sure is purdy. Update: Alright so this is definitely fake. Oh well, there’s always hope.
    Canon EOS 5D Mark II Gets Spotted Bigfoot Style [Giz] Read More

  • Motorola RIZR Z9 Leaked

    Check out this fancy new slider from Motorola. The handset sports styling reminiscent of the Razr 2, 3G data, 2MP camera, and expandability in the form of a microSD card. Although the phone already looks very stylish it is a prototype model so expect revisions in the future. All AT&T branding, so maybe this thing will take over for the iPhone hype in the next few months. Or maybe… Read More

  • Gizmoz To Get Mainstream Attention At MTV Music Awards

    Gizmoz, an Israeli startup that allows people to create realistic 3D cartoon avatars of themselves and embed them on other websites, will be getting a little mainstream attention at the upcoming MTV Music Awards in September. On Monday, MTV, Taco Bell and Gizmoz will jointly announce a new website and promotion: users will go to tacobell.gizmoz.com and create a fifteen second audition of… Read More

  • Steorn Now Being Openly Mocked

    Irish startup Steorn blew the hugely hyped demo of their new perpetual energy machine when “excessive heat from the lighting in the main display area” led them to abort the affair. However, the guys at LouderVoice somehow got access to Steorn’s “CEO” and “Machine” for this exclusive demo. Steorn is now at risk of becoming more ridiculous than Clown Co. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Dino Beach Edition

    Great Outdoors: Gear for the Summer Rental
    Surfboard With Two Way Radio and GPS = Vaporware
    The Reason For Owning A PS3: Turok 3
    Taser to Sell Tasing Shotgun Shell
    New Camera Lenses Capture Every Nook and Cranny Read More

  • Pownce Invites For Sale On eBay

    Proving that everything has a market, invites to Kevin Rose’s P2P service Pownce are up for sale on eBay. Bidding on Pownce invites start at 1c with buy it now prices at $5. It wasn’t that long ago when Gmail invites were available for sale on eBay, although I’d suggest there is a world of difference between the wildly innovative email platform (at the time) and a P2P… Read More

  • Dave Winer's TwitterGram

    Dave Winer likes to throw web services and his own software in a blender and see what comes out, and his new TwitterGram project is a perfect example. In this case, he’s married the Twitter API to his own service that allows people to upload short audio messages to their Twitter accounts. He’s then taken the next step of allowing people to phone in their messages via BlogTalkRadio. Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Hey readers. How are you? We love what you did with your hair. You smell nice, would you like a hug? All you beautiful people should shoot us an email at commenter at crunchgear dot com with your name, password, and email address in the subject line so that we can set you up with your very own commenting account. Yes, yes, the responsibility is great but we think you’re up to… Read More

  • Buzznet Hits The Road

    Music focused social networking destination Buzznet, a service that we noted May 24 as being the biggest social network many may never have heard of, is taking their message and brand on the road. Buzznet has hired 21 year-old blogger Audrey Kitching, “a fashion trendsetter, model and e-scene queen” as a traveling reporter to cover the 9 week, 45 city Vans Warped Tour… Read More

  • Rumor: New Santa Rosa-Based iMacs Set for August Launch

    Those iMacs set to drop next month we told you about back in June appear to be on track. Think Secret’s sources put them at an August release, which lines up nicely with what our own sources are saying, so barring some unforeseen shipping or manufacturing problem, look for them in a little over a month. The new iMacs will share a similar general shape as the current line, but will lose… Read More

  • Great Outdoors: Gear for the Summer Rental

    Finally, summer is here and it’s your chance to bolt for vacation. You’ve rented a summer place and it’s a beautiful thing. We could talk about video game systems and air conditioners, but screw that! You’re off the leash and you know what? This is your life, and you’re going to have fun playing outdoors all summer long. Since summer rentals only last about 3… Read More

  • Blackberry OS and WinMo 6 Go Toe-To-Toe

    The folks at LAPTOP Mag must be really bored because they’ve put forth some effort for a Friday. As the picture implies, the winner is very clear and WinMo still bites it hard no matter what version it is. Multimedia is the only area which I will concede that WinMo is better than the Blackberry OS, but that’s all based on carrier. So it’s a moot point IMO. WinMo 6 may have… Read More

  • LiveStation: Microsoft's New Live TV Initiative

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    Video: LiveStation Demo
    Microsoft LiveStation is kind of a Joost-meets-Orb except that it’s live TV (unlike Joost) only and it requires broadcasters to participate (unlike Orb). The guy in the video refers to LiveStation as “Slingbox without the box.” Sort of, but Slingbox doesn’t require broadcaster participation. Read More

  • Yahoo Bill Pay To Shut

    Yahoo has announced that Yahoo Bill Pay will close between September and October this year. Yahoo Bill Pay launched in September 1999 and was promoted as giving Yahoo users the ability “to securely pay bills from any computer connected to the Internet”. The service is to be shut in two stages. September 14 will be the last day bills can be paid using the service. Read More

  • Futuristic Energy Source Still Futuristic

    Forget the battery problems plaguing electronics. Steorn, and Irish technology startup, has a better idea: free energy. They claim to have created a device, called the Orbo, that can generate electricity from the ambient atmosphere around it. This would be a perpetual motion machine, and would violate the standard laws of physics. Steorn wants to blow your mind, baby. The problem is, the… Read More

  • RIM Enters Forbidden City

    Persistence seems to be key when dealing with communist states and RIM knows this very well. After all, it’s been 8 years since they first began courting China and the Red State has finally opened up its gates. That’s far too long to wait around to get into someone’s pants, but I guess China was worth it. By the end of August, RIM will be hawking the 8700g for about $700. Read More

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