• Can-Am Spyder Roadster: Poetry

    I saw two guys riding Spyder Roadsters last night — it was too dark to get pictures — and I was amazed. These are three-wheel motorcycles with two articulated wheels up front and a powered wheel in back. They were hitting about 60 MPH running alongside us and when they went to pass they literally looked like Storm Troopers on Speeder Bikes. The entire frame articulates slightly… Read More

  • EU green lights in-flight mobile phone use

    Someone pinch me and tell me this isn’t happening. The European Commission announced today that mobile phone use over European skies has been given the go ahead. An onboard network that’s connected to a ground network is being deployed that will allow travelers to babble on and message at their leisure. Pricing hasn’t been announced but many suspect that providers will… Read More

  • Mistsubishi brands Laser TV, LaserVue

    Remember the Laser TV from Mitsubishi that was unveiled at CES? Well, Mitsu finally dated and named the new fangled TV this morning. The LaserVue will launch Q3, but still no word on pricing. Along with news of the LaserVue, Mitsu announced a slew of new 1080p DLP HDTVs ranging in size from 60- to 73-inches dubbed Diamond. The Diamond series features 120Hz, something called Dark Detailer for… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: New Yorkers go for Guinness World Record this Thursday at Barcade

    Guinness World Records invites you, gamer, to Barcade in Brooklyn this Thursday, April 10, to try to break five world records. You’ll be shooting for a fastest time in Ms. Pac-Man; fastest time in Tapper; highest Out-Run score; highest Ghosts & Goblins (good luck with that, one of the hardest games I’ve ever played); and high Donkey Kong score without using a hammer. Truly… Read More

  • Bridging Desktop And Web Applications, Part 2

    The following, written by guest writer Matthew Gertner, is a follow up to his post Bridging Desktop And Web Applications – A Look At Mozilla Prism on March 22, 2008. Matthew was a co-founder and CTO of startup AllPeers before it shut down earlier this year. He’s now working with Mozilla on their Prism project, which was the subject of his first post. His blog can be found… Read More

  • Summer Interns needed

    CrunchGear needs some help. We’re all too slovenly to do all the great things we’re planning this summer so we’re looking for a summer intern to help out around the farm. Drop me a line at tips @ crunchgear dot com and include a resume and some writing clips along with your take on this post. Rewrite it in your own style and add whatever you see fit. Read More

  • Pubmatic Data Suggests Small Sites Command Higher Rates For Remnant Ads Than Large Sites.

    Online ad-optimizing service PubMatic is now publishing an AdPrice Index with the average rates collected for remnant ads by 3,000 Web publishers. These are the ads that sites place from the big ad networks when they cannot sell the inventory themselves at normally higher rates. Small sites (those with less than one million page views per month) command nearly three times as much per ad as… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Pix of the DualShock 3 PS3 controller in white [Update]

    Reader Jay J sent in these pics of his white PS3 DualShock 3 controller. My main pet peeve with the PS3 was the lack of controller feedback and I think this controller improves the equation considerably in my eyes. Jay is testing it out right now and will be back with us with a report. Update: Jay is telling us that he purchased the controller from a game store in lower Manhattan and that… Read More

  • 'N-Tune' keeps your guitar in tune, get it?

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=2428099895122454679&hl=en The Seattle Post-Intelligencer (I’m still not convinced that’s a real word) is running a bit on a new built-in guitar tuning doodad. New in the sense that it’s a new product but not new in the sense that foot pedal tuners or Gibson’s robot guitar have filled the tune-your-guitar-easily void for… Read More

  • Har har, cheap GPS

    Here’s a little early morning funny from XKCD for you kids. Why? Because we love you. Read More

  • Time.com Goes Trolling For Blog Links

    How does a big magazine site like Time.com get blogs to link to it? Put up a list of the Top 25 Blogs where readers can vote for their own favorites. Okay, we’ll take the linkbait. TechCrunch is on the list, but so far only 57 people have bothered to vote. That is completely unacceptable. So please go rate us up the list, loyal readers. You can also vote for other blogs including… Read More

  • Everex creates Mac Mini-like MySpace PC

    If you’re into MySpace enough that you’ve been pining for a PC made JUST for doing MySpace-type activities, Everex has the PC for you. Its what happens when you combine an award winning design with the power of Open Source.  The limited edition gPC mini (MyMiniPC) provides MySpace users with a customized platform to easily collaborate, modify and update webpages on the… Read More

  • SEM automator Kenshoo gets Arts Alliance funding

    UK-based VC firm Arts Alliance is investing in Kenshoo which automates search engine marketing automated technologies. AA joins US VC firm Sequoia Capital which invested in Kenshoo in December 2007 (terms were not disclosed then either). The deal is AA’s first into the SEO arena. The cash will see them market further into Europe. Kenshoo is an Israel-based company with an… Read More

  • Glu to Develop and Publish the Price Is Right and Family Feud Mobile Games

    Glu signed a deal with FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) to bring two popular games shows your mobile phone. The agreement gives Glu a multi-year and exclusive rights contract to develop mobile games based on The Price Is Right and Family Feud franchise. The games will be released in North and Latin America. Drew Carey took over hosting The Price Is Right from Bob Barker recently. The Price… Read More

  • The Boring Ultimatum: Microsoft threatens Yahoo!

    Just an update for those of you keeping score in the Microsoft vs Yahoo! potential merger/buyout/hostile takeover — I’ll keep this as short as possible. Microsoft sent a letter to Yahoo! basically saying “We’ve repeatedly tried to buy your company. You have three weeks to sell. If you don’t, we’ll just buy a bunch of your stock.” Yahoo! sent a letter… Read More

  • EU Lifts Restrictions on In-Flight Cell Phone Use

    The European Union (EU) decided to lift restrictions on in-flight cell phone use today. Passengers flying over European airspace will be able to talk, text and send e-mails with their cell phones. In-flight service may be available this year on some airplanes using European GSM technology. Most other countries around the world prohibit in-flight mobile use because of the fear cell phones… Read More

  • Facebook Chat launches: Built-in IM handy but should be optional

    Did you hear the awesome news? Facebook Chat launched at the weekend for some folks, myself included. Apparently the rollout is on a network-by-network basis, and one of mine, NYU, was a big winner. You can read how great it is on Facebook itself or any one of the fan sites, but I’ll tell you what about it annoyed me. First, the implementation, on a UI level, bothers me. The app… Read More

  • Review: Sony ICD-UX70 voice recorder (1GB)

    I tip my hat to the excitement that is Monday morning with a hard-hitting review of a digital voice recorder. It’s the Sony ICD-UX70 with built-in USB connection and one-gigabyte of storage space. Hold on to your hat, it’s about to get crazy up in here. Read More

  • Social Investing Site Covestor Raises $6.5 Million

    There are no secrets online anymore. People share everything, even the performance of their personal stock portfolios. Social investing site Covestor raised $6.5 million in a series A financing based on the appeal of this concept. The round was led by Union Square Ventures and Spark Capital. Europe’s Amadeus Capital Partners also participated. The startup previously raised $1… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Microsoft, for the 100th time, denies an Xbox 360 Blu-ray drive

    Flickr’d First Microsoft denied the development of a Blu-ray drive for the Xbox 360, then reports out of Asia suggested a drive was already on the way. Now a Microsoft rep in the UK has, again, said there won’t be a Blu-ray drive. The story is now officially boring on a global scale. One Neil Thompson parroted the company line regarding the future of physical media, or, really… Read More

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