• TC/CG sit-down in Düsseldorf, Saturday 08/03/08

    Peter and I are headed to Düsseldorf tomorrow afternoon in preparation for our flight out on Sunday. We would have flown in the animal cracker box back from Hanover but after hearing about the Hamburg flight we’d like to stick to big airplanes leaving the evil heart of hurricane Emma, not small planes flying into it. That said, if you’re in Düsseldorf tomorrow, Saturday 08/03/08… Read More

  • iPhone SDK And Restrictions: Some Of The Details Aren't Great.

    Obviously Steve Jobs and team didn’t go through all the details today when they announced the availability of the iPhone SDK. It was more of a high level pass. But details are what third party developers need to think about before jumping into the iPhone with both feet. Last year when Facebook announced Facebook Platform, developers had to decide to ignore it, build for it along with… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Claw Edition

    Haptic technology will change the way you think about pushing buttons
    Power Gorilla: Power your laptop from the sun
    Cellphone now most irreplaceable item for most most Americans
    Veiro, a wind-up mp3 player – why not?
    Maglev joystick developed at Carnegie Mellon Read More

  • Crunch Network


    Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. who cares on Beware: The Verizon Voyager will apparently kill the iPhone I’m an English teacher, and now I know why all my kids can’t string a complete sentence together. I can’t even read some of the comments. I just want… Read More

  • PollDaddy Attempts to Create Yahoo Answers for Polls

    PollDaddy, a company until now focused on distributing poll and survey widgets, is taking a stab at turning its website into a more formidable destination. How? Well, by doing what any company that has distributed its services across the web would do: by pulling them and their associated data back home. The company has decided to set up a central directory of the polls that its users have… Read More

  • Google, Microsoft Said To Be Preparing Bids For Digg

    Update: Digg CEO Jay Adelson is calling this post “completely inaccurate.” Lets see how this plays out…My source, which as I said is very, very good, sticks with the story. Digg may have had an angry Microsoft and Google on its hands this morning after this post, leading Jay to comment on this where they usually wouldn’t. Jay certainly wouldn’t say anything untrue… Read More

  • Zicasso: Have Someone Else Plan That Perfect Trip

    Web 2.0 can be a very empowering movement that cuts out middlemen and gives individuals the ability to perform tasks all on their own. Want to be philanthropic? Lend directly to an entrepreneur using Kiva. Worried about that rash? Look it up on OrganizedWisdom. But sometimes cutting out the middleman isn’t such a great idea because they actually provide a valuable service, often derived… Read More

  • Laszlo Expands Series C With An Extra $6.6 Million

    Laszlo has raised an additional $6.6 million on its Series C round, taking the round to $14.6million. Participants included WI Harper Group, General Catalyst Partners, Sofinnova Ventures and Mitsui & Co. Venture Partners. San Mateo based Laszlo is a developer of an open-source platform for building and deploying Ajax applications. Laszlo Webtop product is an extensible suite of RIA and Web… Read More

  • Surface-alike table

    It’s a big freaking table. Read More

  • Jaybird stereo Bluetooth headset

    [photopress:jaybird.IMG_1559.JPG,full,pp_image] We can expect the Jaybird to hit our shores this summer. I don’t really see a market for standalone stereo Bluetooth headsets because so few devices have stereo Bluetooth. Luckily, the Jaybird comes with a Bluetooth iPod adapter and mini-stereo adapter and offers the user some degree of wireless control, depending on the device, via the… Read More

  • iDapt: Now that's a cool idea

    [photopress:idapt1.JPG,full,pp_image] So you have 50 chargers at your desk, one for each device. You have a Nintendo DS Lite, a Sidekick LX, and a USB-powered vibrator. Who wants all those cables? I sure don’t. Enter the iDapt. This is basically a little box with three chargers sticking out of it. It comes with standard adapters for the DSL, the iPod, USB, and most Nokia phones and… Read More

  • CeBIT Highlights: The only hardware that will run Vista

    It’s a little power hungry, but it hits on all cylinders. Read More

  • Hey, CrunchGear readers! Guess who bricked his iPod Touch trying to write a feature?

    [photopress:ipodtouch_1.jpg,full,center] It’s me! And I can’t get it out of “Restore” mode. Be careful when Jailbreaking, friends! Read More

  • Haptic technology will change the way you think about pushing buttons

    Meet Mr. Happy In reading this fine site of ours, you’ve no doubt occasionally come across the word “haptic.” What does it mean, you ask. I don’t know, I reply. But Popular Mechanics knows, and they know it so well, they’ve got nearly 2,000 words explaining why it’ll be the next big thing to hit consumer electronics. Read More

  • More info on iSpore

    We’re waiting on more info, but here’s what we have so far: The Spore shown at the SDK event was the result of two weeks of work by the EA team. EA is the first 3rd party game developer to use the SDK, so they’re in unknown territory. The development was done in-house at EA. Spore for the iPhone will be released at the same time as Spore for everything else… Read More

  • Sushi's new bag line: This jam's for the ladies

    It’s great to see nice-looking laptop bags for the ladies. This is from the same place as the blinged-out MacBook Air. Read More

  • Gizmondo still alive, planning a comeback

    Really? We’ve heard this before. Carl Freer says there will be a new graphics chip but other than that it’s unchanged. Also, they’re going open-source, or at least they say so, and will be talking to universities to provide content. Kind of a weird announcement. New Gizmondo Development Has Already Started [Kotaku] Read More

  • Power Gorilla: Power your laptop from the sun

    The Power Gorilla folks sell solar and batter-powered rechargers for portable devices. Their latest invention is the Power Gorilla, spare battery for laptops that can run a device for about TK hours on one charge. You can pair it with their solar panels to power your laptop with the sun. They’ve had one laptop running on solar power for about… Read More

  • Adidas + Samsung official

    On the news that Apple and Nike were going to expand their iPod partnership, Adidas is giving a bit of a “me too”, introducing a shoe + phone scheme, using wireless biometrics in the show to display information on an Adidas-branded Samsung phone. We knew it was coming, but now it’s official, and that’s nice. Adidas to take on Nike+ with branded handset [Brand Republic] Read More

  • Zopa launches in Japan

    Social lending site Zopa is to launch in Japan, following its expansion to the US and Italy from its UK base. The site, three years old today, brings on board a new Japanese team in the form of chairman Takeshi Yoneda and CEO Tatsuya Kuboi, both experienced in Internet financial services. Zopa has attracted over £18 million of funding, including that from VCs Benchmark Capital, which has… Read More

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