• Cali Lewis

    or whoever sponsors her. Rarely, if ever, will it give you cancer. NOTE: The audio issues were my fault because I was a big gimp and didn’t record my side right. GBTV | John Biggs from CrunchGear.com [GeekBrief] Read More

  • Google Closes Adscape Deal, Plans Google Ads for Games

    Google today confirmed that it has acquired in-game adhouse Adscape Media, though it didn’t give up much other detail, including terms and prices. Google is aggressive with its ads, as that’s the only real revenue the search giant has, and if you think they’re ubiquitous now, wait until the merger is complete. Adscape has several key patents, this acquisition is all about IP. Read More

  • Hitachi Launches HDTVs with DVR, Removable Media

    Hitachi is taking a page out of the Apple rumor book, launching a series of widescreen HDTVs with built-in DVRs, cutting out the pesky Tivo middleman. The idea itself is nothing new, having a DVR and HD tuner built-in to the TV set makes sense. What makes these Hitachi’s notable, however, is that the DVR’s discs are removable. Granted, the discs are in Hitachi’s own iVDR… Read More

  • Congratulations to SpaceX, They Made It Into Space

    It looks like there’s a good chance today’s SpaceX launch will be successful – Founder Elon Musk just wrote that they made it into space. The maiden launch attempt one year ago didn’t go so well, and today’s launch was almost aborted. Congratulations to the SpaceX team. This is an awesome private sector accomplishment. There’s much more about this story… Read More

  • Have Fun Wiretapping Enemies and Loved Ones with 2ReCall

    Have Fun Wiretapping Enemies and Loved Ones with 2ReCall

    New York based call recording company 2ReCall just recently launched their initial call recording product last week. The new service lets you record any US domestic outgoing call by first dialing into an 800 number and then number you want to call. The old fashioned way of recording calls consisted of Spy-vs-Spy type tape recorders and suction mics. VOIP changed that a bit, making it dead… Read More

  • CrunchGear's Geek Travel Contest by Crumpler

    CrunchGear's Geek Travel Contest by Crumpler


    It’s that time again again, the triumphant return of the Reader Response contest format. This time it’s a contest in conjunction with our Travel for Geeks feature series and, as always, there are some fabulous prizes. What kind of prizes you ask? Read More

  • 37Signals Launches HighRise Contact Manager

    37Signals Launches HighRise Contact Manager

    37Signals has added an online contact manager to their online productivity suite. The new product, Highrise, to keep track of all the contacts you’ve inevitably made while drumming up clients for your Basecamp projects. The customer resource management (CRM) space is packed with a lot of big players, Salesforce and NetSuite being two of the largest. 37Signals is taking a more… Read More

  • Palm Buyout Reaching Conclusion; Future Still Uncertain

    Palm Buyout Reaching Conclusion; Future Still Uncertain

    At some point this week, the wheels of commerce may be set to turn over, changing the logo on forthcoming Treos to that of Nokia or even Motorola. The two have been bidding on Palm, maker of the Treo, for a few weeks now, and a couple of private equity firms have entered the fray, and the rumors are that things will finish up this week. Nokia wants the Treo name recognition, and Motorola wants… Read More

  • Facebook's Battle Against Chaos

    Facebook's Battle Against Chaos

    There’s a post on the Facebook blog today announcing a new group called “Facebook Sneak Preview” where they will show upcoming feature additions and changes before they are made live. My bet is that this is their response to the user backlash and protests last year after after Facebook made some fairly dramatic changes to the site. With the new group, Facebook can ease users… Read More

  • Palm Buyout Reaching Conclusion; Future Still Uncertain

    , and a couple of private equity firms have entered the fray, and the rumors are that things will finish up this week. Nokia wants the Treo name recognition, and Motorola wants a decent foothold in the smartphone market (the Q is not that). Sadly, if one of these companies gets Palm, we see them absorbing our favorite smartphone maker instead of propping it up. That’s why we, like… Read More

  • Travel For Geeks: The Accessories


    The CG staff travels a lot for work reasons and our own Mike Kobrin put together a tasty selection of gear he likes to travel with for work, but we didn’t want to stop there. After all, travel gives us geeks an excuse to buy more-mobile versions of things we already own, hunt for new solutions to travel problems we didn’t know we had and feel like giants when we use our… Read More

  • Yahoo! Debuts oneSearch Mobile Portal

    Yahoo! Debuts oneSearch Mobile Portal

    Yahoo! is being aggressive with its new mobile portal, called oneSearch, and it shows. As a portal, Yahoo! knows that content is king, and that getting to said content is what Mobile 2.0 is all about. Enter oneSearch, a new page (at m.yahoo.com on your handset) that aggregates a large number of Yahoo!’s features onto one easy-to-use page, including Y! Messenger, Y! Movies, and even a… Read More

  • Real Life Magazine Confirms Black Xbox 360's Existence, Here in Late April

    Real Life Magazine Confirms Black Xbox 360's Existence, Here in Late April

    So the black Xbox 360 rumor is as old as the day is long, but now it looks like an actual, reputable publication (with sources and everything!) has confirmed its existence. April’s Game Informer says that we can expect a black Xbox 360 with a 120GB hard drive and built-in HDMI out in late April for $479. So that means, compared to the current premium edition, you’ll be paying $80… Read More

  • Sony EU Playstation 3 Compatibility List

    Sony EU Playstation 3 Compatibility List

    Recently, I reported that Europeans would not be getting a PS2 Emotion Engine chip inside their PS3s thanks to Sony trying to cut costs. Now that Sony has pissed off a bunch of Europeans, it’s now launching a PR campaign to try to rectify the situation to the best of its ability. A list that shows which PS2 games will be compatible has been released on the web for all to see. The… Read More

  • Chapit Helper Robot Reminds You of How Lonely You Are

    Chapit Helper Robot Reminds You of How Lonely You Are

    You’ve got to be pretty damn lonely to need a robot for a friend, but that’s what Japan’s Raytron is hoping for when you see Chapit. Chapit is a tiny robot that looks like a cross between Honda’s Asimo and a cookie jar. Not only does it provide you with no questions asked companionship, but it’ll actually help around the house, too. Things like turning on and off… Read More

  • Epson's R-D1 Digital Camera: Old Schoolio, Only For Foolios

    Epson's R-D1 Digital Camera: Old Schoolio, Only For Foolios

    Epson’s retro-looking R-D1 digital camera, originally released way back in in 2004, just received a slight upgrade. Crazy! It now has a 6.1-megapixel sensor (that’s it? I’ve seen cellphones with more than that) and lost some weight, now weighing a slim 5.7-ounces. So yeah, it’s probably not the best camera out there right now, but you’re essentially just paying… Read More

  • Now We're Cooking With iPods

    Just the other day I was praying to the iPod gods for an under-cabinet multimedia player to accommodate my iPod in the kitchen. Shazam! Philips has announced the DCD778 Docking Entertainment System for iPods, DVD, (S)VCD, MP3-CD, CD-RW and Picture CDs. The entertainment hub features an 8.5-inch widescreen LCD, built-in ATSC/NTSC TV tuner, digital FM/AM tuner, two 2-inch speakers, wireless… Read More

  • Jaxtr Out Of Private Beta: Link Your Phone To Your Web Page

    http://www.jaxtr.com/user/flash/jaxtrwidget.swf We wrote about Jaxtr in December when it launched its private beta. Like many of the consumer facing VOIP startups that popped up last year, they are helping people make calls from one normal phone to another, with their service in between. Now, normal phones are perfectly capable of calling normal phones already. What Jaxtr and others do is… Read More

  • Toshiba HD DVD May Gain Market Share With Lowered MSRP

    Toshiba HD DVD May Gain Market Share With Lowered MSRP

    Lately, Blu-Ray seems to be lurching ahead with increased sales and growing appeal. But come April 1st, the tables may turn for Sony and its next-gen format. According to several retailers who posted on the AVS Forums, Toshiba will be updating its MSRP on the HD-A2 HD-DVD Player to $399, the HD-A20 to $499, and the HD-XA2 to $799. These new prices (especially the A2’s) should lure in… Read More

  • On Vista UAC: Come On, Already! Be Nice! Gosh!

    Lies! Lies! Lies! George Ou of ZDNet is sick — sick! — of those commercials where John Hodgman, playing a PC with Vista, has to “Cancel or Allow” everything. He’s disgusted. In fact, Vista’s User Account Control is great and anyone who says any different doesn’t understand that Vista is great. Read More