• Worms Can, Ah, Make Music Too

    Cross one part DIYer, one can of worms, and a whole lot of electronic circuitry and what do you get? A bunch of worms trying to become the next Aphex Twin. The device you see the worms crawling on is an electronic touch contact feedback device. In short, you touch it, the circuits become connected, and sweet blips and beeps are produced. Fun for all ages, but a total blast when you throw a… Read More

  • Confirmed: MySpace To Acquire Photobucket For $250 Million

    Apparently an overzealous Photobucket employee is the source of this rumor, but we’ve confirmed it with more senior people: MySpace is acquiring Photobucket for $250 million in cash. We’re hearing that there is also an earn-out for up to an additional $50 million. Photobucket has been looking for a buyer since March, when they hired Lehman Brothers to help sell the company. They… Read More

  • LED Macs By Years End

    The recent announcement from Apple promising a greener future has fired up the rumor mill again with talks of LED backlit Macs. Which makes complete sense, but when will we expect those Macs to hit shelves? I’ll go out on a limb and say by Q4. Just in time for the holiday shopping season. Industry sources in Taiwan are confirming both panel and component pieces are being tested and… Read More

  • Audio Bombing: Cassette Tape-based Graffiti

    Traditional graffiti, eyesore that it is, means having to spray paint the sides of buildings with tags, the graffiti artist’s signature. Audio Bombing is a new take on the practice that uses cassette tape as the medium. You record whatever you want to say onto the audio tape, then rip the tape itself out of the cassette. Then you place this tape all over town—on building walls… Read More

  • Shutterfly and Target Announce Partnership

    Personally, I use Flickr for my photos and don’t even both with hard-copy anymore. But for those of us who still have a heart and use Shutterfly, you can now pick up your digital prints from your local Target. Today, Target and Shutterfly announced a partnership where you can order prints online for the rate of about 19 cents a photo. Pickup is said to only take about an hour, meaning… Read More

  • Your Wii Wii Needs To Cool Off

    Are those marathon sessions of Paper Mario and/or Zelda leaving your Wii Wii a bit too warm? Yes, maybe. I’ve never had problems with my Wii overheating, but maybe you do. In any case, Firstsing is offering a USB cooling fan that runs “without noise.” The simple yet effective design will keep your Wii nice and cool while you’re flipping from 2D to 3D. It… Read More

  • Third Apple Store Coming To NYC

    As we already know, Apple apparently feels the need to make its presence known throughout all of NYC. In fact, Apple isn’t content with two great stores located in SoHo and 5th Avenue, so they’re building a third in the meatpacking district. That’s right. After stuffing your face at Morimoto, you can now stroll over to 401 W. 14th St. for an iPod Shuffle or a Mac Pro. The… Read More

  • Ultimate Ears metro.fi 2 Review


    Ultimate Ears continues to make a very strong push into the consumer headphone market. The company’s most aggressively priced and most compact in-ear headphones yet, the UE metro.fi 2, are a very good buy at just $79.99. If you’re looking to save a few bucks over pricier models like the UE super.fi 3 Studio or Creative Zen Aurvana, these are highly recommended, with great comfort… Read More

  • WoW Visa Credit Card Offers Gamers Free Game Time

    Oh boy, credit card debt and World of Warcraft, a powerful combination to be sure. Now thanks to Visa, you can get your very own WoW credit card in one of 13 designs. The game-related rewards for using the card include one free month upon first use and 1 percent of every dollar you spend will be converted to free game time that’s credited to your account. (What isn’t specified is… Read More

  • Pilot Program Launched for French Transit System

    Global wireless commerce solutions provider Scanbuy, Inc. and consulting firm faberNovel have created a pilot program with Regie Autonome Transports Parisiens (RATP), the major transit operator in Paris and its environs, to offer commuters and travelers easy access to information using their mobile phones and other handheld devices. The first program of its kind to be launched outside of Japan… Read More

  • Scientists Figure Out How to Wire Quantum Computers

    D-Wave’s Orion may be a step in the right direction in the field of quantum computing, but many of its detractors are still waiting for something a little more credible to appear on the scene. Enter RIKEN, a team of Japanese researchers who now are able to “controllably couple qubits.” Thought not the first to accomplish this (a team at UC Berkley did so last year), the… Read More

  • OQO Model 2 Gets HSDPA'd

    Over on Flickr, user tnkgrl got fed-up with the EVDO card her OQO Model 2 came with. So what’s a girlfriend to do when she wants a little HSDPA in her life? Mod the hell out of her computer, that’s what. Tnkgrl went ahead and ripped out that EVDO like a loose hangnail and replaced it with a brand spankin’ new HSDPA card. Doesn’t look like it took too much work, but… Read More

  • Gran Turismo: HD – One Of These Cars Isn't Real

    Over at the VGChartz (with a Z!) forums, someone posted some fantastic screenshots of Grand Turismo: HD compared with real-life action shots from a race. Needless to say, guessing which photos are real is tricky, but no one expected it to be this hard. Though some are labeled wrong, it’s still fun to compare two shots. You really get a chance to see how far video games have come in the… Read More

  • Black iMac To Drop At WWDC?

    Now that it’s Monday, we can bring you the latest Mac rumor that someone conjured up over the weekend. Today’s Mac rumor is an updated iMac that will feature a slimmer design and will come in both Apple black and white. Word is that this new version of the all-in-one godsend will be announced during WWDC 2007. Apple will most likely charge a premium for that black paint-job… Read More

  • 10 Reasons Why Microsoft Won't Buy Yahoo!


    Joe Wilcox over at Microsoft Watch compiled a great list of 10 reasons why Microsoft and Yahoo! won’t get hitched. Some are legitimate reasons while others are for laughs, but what do you, fine readers, have to say about this? Read More

  • HubPages Debuts New Look, Ad Yield Technology

    San Francisco based HubPages, a revenue sharing community content destination, debuts a new look and ad yield technology today, building on a portal that is now attracting 2.4 million unique visitors a month. We’ve previously covered HubPages here and here: the company took $2 million in funding from Hummer Winblad in August 2006 and on its initial launch in February 06 Michael… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Mixed MMORPGs

    The Coolest Halo 3 Figurines Ever
    Help Key: Burning Discs, Not Coasters
    But I Never Have a Second Cup at Home
    Tampon Taser
    CrunchArcade: Get a Lifeā€¦ Online Read More

  • Windows Live Hotmail Debuts

    Hotmail, perhaps the first major success of Web 1.0, has evolved. Microsoft has announced the launch of Windows Live Hotmail globally in 36 languages, complete with AJAX goodness. The new service has been built to be a vast improvement over the previous Hotmail offering, incorporating input from more than 20 million beta testers. However todays offering is only the move from beta to roll… Read More

  • Helio Ocean Drops May 21st

    This could be my next phone unless the Blackberry 8320 comes out first or I’ll just get both. Anyways, the BGR has insider info on the Helio Ocean, which I think could be the company’s saving grace. All fingers point to a May 21st launch date with the lucky few getting their hands on one up to a week earlier. Start drooling, folks, this don’t call it a phone will rock your… Read More

  • Attack of the Advertising Widgets

    Widgets are being turned into advertising delivery systems. Their nature – rich media applicatons that are easy to build, customize and add to a site – also make them an attractive way to add advertising to small sites. Google is now testing gadget ads, and we’ve written about services like boobox and AuctionAds (a sponsor) that easily ad affiliate advertising to a site… Read More

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