• Microsoft Releases Unisex Bag Line

    Microsoft Releases Unisex Bag Line

    One would think that a company making carrying cases for a product would manufacture the product that goes in the case, but alas, Microsoft has broken barriers once again. This time with its new unisex notebook bags. The bags are basic, dark Samsill-made and range from $45 to $130. Each bag is equipped with lots o’ room with plenty of pockets and sleeves for throwing your gadget crap in. Read More

  • Zudeo's Legal P2P Hit 1m Uniques in January

    Zudeo's Legal P2P Hit 1m Uniques in January

    The new “all legal” P2P service from Azeurus called Zudeo announced this morning that they saw more than 1 million unique visitors last month in the service’s first full month online. The announcement provides great evidence that P2P is a viable avenue for legal distribution of online video. We covered the company’s content deal with the BBC in December and the… Read More

  • Skinny PS3 In 2008…More Like 2009, Bummer


    The PS3 is a bit husky and everyone knows it, especially Sony. The next-gen gaming console has yet to be launched in Europe and Australia, but Sony is already hard at work on the next generation of the PS3. A statement released by HQ in Japan states that Sony expects to make the transition from 90-nm chips to 45-nm chips in 2008 or early 2009. We all know Sony’s track record regarding… Read More

  • Buy A Tree In Niger

    Tree-Nation is a Barcelona-based entity that wants to plant 8 million trees in Niger, in the shape of a giant heart. Their hope is that this re-forestation campaign will help the environment and the people of the country. They’re going about it the right way. People go to the site and peruse a mapping application to find the trees that have already been planted, and/or pick a spot for… Read More

  • HealthLine Symptom Search and CheckTonight: For When You're Getting Down

    HealthLine Symptom Search and CheckTonight: For When You're Getting Down

    Two new health related services came our way this morning; they couldn’t be more different but both could prove useful.   The first is Healthline’s new Symptom Search.  The successful online medical resource site Heathline has added a new search function that is definitely worth a look.  Symptom search lets you enter one or multiple symptoms you’re experiencing and… Read More

  • Find Yourself with TeleNav Update

    Find Yourself with TeleNav Update


    The end is neigh! You’ve got about six hours until the conclusion of our Find Yourself with TeleNav contest. To enter, send an email to contest at crunchgear dot com explaining your best stories of directional retardation (use the subject: “getting lost”). The contest run from today until Friday at noon ET. We’ll post the best stories and you all will vote on the… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Jump Man Stormtrooper Edition

    Daily Crunch: Jump Man Stormtrooper Edition

    Four Versions Of Super Mario Bros. Compared
    Stormtrooper LAN Party
    Crazy MIT Student Whips Up Superbelt
    Plasma Light: Way Cool Tesla Device for a Lamp
    Find Yourself with TeleNav Update Read More

  • Google to Buy Adscape for $23 Million

    Google to Buy Adscape for $23 Million

    After some rumors of a deal earlier this month, Google has expanded it’s advertising reach by moving into video game advertising with their $23 million acquisition of Adscape. Adscape is a video game advertising company whose AdverPlay product lets developers place dynamic ads right inside the game and Real Virtual Gateway product enables two-way text, audio and video communication via… Read More

  • Pak-Lite Is Awesome

    Pak-Lite Is Awesome

    I love minimalist products. There is something deliciously refreshing about them. As everything becomes super complicated, it’s nice to have some thing that retains functional simplicity. Take Pak-Lite for example. With two ultra bright white LED bulbs, it simply snaps on top of a nine-volt battery. Probably kicks the crap out of most giant flash lights too. Bet it isn’t too happy… Read More

  • Hell Freezes Over: The Fast and the Furious Wins Something

    game has been awarded the title of best made mobile game at 3GSM. Now, not to knock the game or anything, to it’s credit it might be great, but isn’t there something horribly wrong here? I think The Fast and the Furious being the best of anything could very well rip a whole in the fabric of existence and send us spiraling off into some sort apocalyptic horror. Woe is… Read More

  • FreeYourID: Personalized OpenID

    FreeYourID: Personalized OpenID

    FreeYourID is a new web service that allows users to register a personal .Name domain name which in turn can be used as an OpenID identifier, website URL and email host. Your domain name will be in the format of first.last.name and the domain can then be directed to a website, host email aliases or more interestingly, be used as login credentials for services that support OpenID. For those of… Read More

  • SKEE.TV Streams Urban Lifestyle To Your Mobile


    We’ve mentioned mobile video service, a couple times before, but just in case you haven’t checked it out yet, here’s one more reason to: SKEE.TV. DJ SKEE is a West Coast-based DJ with a popular radio show on Sirius Satellite radio. SKEE.TV is a daily mobile urban lifestyle show hosted by SKEE on all aspects of urban culture allowing “users to have VIP access to… Read More

  • Sendori: Auction Redirects from Your Domains

    Sendori: Auction Redirects from Your Domains

    Sendori is a newly launched service that most of us will never see – and they could make sure we don’t end up seeing web pages defiled by the putrid stench of domain squatters either.  That’s the most charitable way to look at this very interesting Sunyvale company.   Sendori will auction off redirects from parked domains through their servers and to sponsored… Read More

  • OWC Aftermarket SuperDrive

    OWC Aftermarket SuperDrive


    Other World Computer today announced an affordable aftermarket SuperDrive for use with most recent Macs. The drives are intended to replace old read-only drives. They use quiet SuperDrive technology from Pioneer and can burn double-layer DVDs at 16x. The drives are available now for prices ranging from $29.99 for the OEM and up to $99 for a bundled version. Product Page Read More

  • Horn Tones: Oh, God, Why!?

    This is a really, relly bad idea. I think, anyway. Maybe some of you might have other opinions, but you’d be wrong. As if MP3 ringtones weren’t enough, they were followed up by “caller tunes”, the MP3 that plays to people calling you instead of that ringing sound. The next logical step, of course, is taking MP3s to the car horn. Yes, that’s what we have here… Read More

  • RSS is Fixed

    RSS is Fixed

    Our RSS has come back to life. Thanks to the A-Team conducting a special operation in tandem with CrunchGear reader Matt Lacey, the problem was fixed in a timely manner. No animals were harmed during the operation and we only blew up one 1986 El Dorado. Matt Lacey and the A-Team, we salute you. Read More

  • Microsoft Hires Michael Gartenberg as New Evangelist

    Microsoft Hires Michael Gartenberg as New Evangelist

    The Vista marketing challenge saw an interesting new development today with the announcement that Microsoft has hired Jupiter Research analyst Michael Gartenberg as Enthusiast Evangelist.  Gartenberg says in a blog post on his move that he will “find, engage and work with enthusiasts and other influencers and show them all the cool stuff that Microsoft is doing. In short, it’s… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Yahoo Ready to Smash Up the Mash Ups

    Patent Monkey: Yahoo Ready to Smash Up the Mash Ups

    and is the focus of our IP-Review… Read More

  • Gears Of War PC Edition?

    Gears Of War PC Edition?

    Rumor round the watercooler is that Gears of War will not stay an Xbox 360 exclusive. Mark Rein of Epic is saying that Gears of War will “eventually come to the PC.” ’Til there’s something else. (chuckles) People ask me, “Are you going to do it [Gears of War] on PC?” Yeah, eventually…I don’t think that’s any great secret that we would like to… Read More

  • Four Versions Of Super Mario Bros. Compared

    Four Versions Of Super Mario Bros. Compared


    Top-left, clockwise: NES, Generation NEX System, FC Twin System, Wii (VC) The guys over at Ars Technica must have some free time. Seems Ben Kuchera took time out of his day to hook up an NES, two NES clones, and a Wii (Virtual Console) and tested the original Super Mario Bros. game for quality. Sure enough, like all good fanboys would, the Wii was chosen as the best looking console. Gee… Read More