• Record Online FM With Instant FM Music

    Record Online FM With Instant FM Music

    Instant FM Music is a USB drive that can record music from FM and Web stations, so that you can identify the song and play it back later on your MP3 player or PC. It uses Snaptune One software to identify the songs, and can display the radio text. I have no clue how well this works, but at least it looks like fun. Seriously, look how much fun that girl is having in the picture. She knows… Read More

  • Full-Featured USB Skype Phone On The Cheap

    Full-Featured USB Skype Phone On The Cheap

    There was a time when I used Skype exclusively. I talked to my parents, my friends and I even purchased some SkypeOut time to talk to my ex-girlfriend in Europe (Edit: Europe, huh? How did you manage to chase away every girl on this continent? Look out South America, he’s coming for you next–JG). I enjoyed the convenience of sitting at my computer and dialing people up, but because… Read More

  • It's Pumpkin-Carving Time, Bitches!


    I’ve never been a big fan of Halloween, but it was the one time during the year my mother let me play with knives whilst I mangled a pumpkin or two. However, much like the lack of creativity I exhibited in my costume choices (I actually dressed up as a sack of potatoes one year), my pumpkin carvings were of the standard triangles-squares-and-circles ilk. So I’m a little behind on… Read More

  • How are We Doing? Part XIV

    It will make us very happy. We started this site on August 10, 2006. In that time, we’ve posted 1,662 stories, received 3,984 comments, gained 24,458 RSS readers, and hit an average of 12,375 pageviews per day. We’re 926 in Technorati and steadily rising. We held a New York meet-up where we met over 100 readers from all over the world. We named a blue blob. Why am I blowing my own… Read More

  • MacBook Update Keeps Macs On

    MacBook Update Keeps Macs On

    If your MacBook has been shutting down since the last update, get over to the Apple Support site and download the new SMC Firmware update. The SMC Update improves the MacBook’s internal monitoring system and addresses issues with unexpected shutdowns. This update is recommended for all MacBook systems, including those that received warranty repair. My MacBook has been shutting down… Read More

  • Nyko's Intercooler Causes Problems For Xbox 360

    Nyko's Intercooler Causes Problems For Xbox 360

    The Intercooler is a 3-fan venting system that attaches to the back of the Xbox 360, keeping the console cool and improving console performance. Seeing as how my Xbox 360 has never given me any problems (and it’s from the first batch of consoles), I haven’t gotten a chance to use the Intercooler myself, which turns out to be a good thing. Nyko’s Intercooler has been named a… Read More

  • Be Free Of Over-Heated Laptop Concerns With Lapworks' Miracle Laptop Desk


    Friends, let me ask you a few questions: Is your mobile-computing experience being ruined by a severe case of “hot legs?” Do you use your laptop computer in fear of a volatile battery pack? The very battery pack that your manufacturer supplied you with! Well friends, worry no more and rejoice for the Lapworks Laptop Desk Will set you free! Made from revolutionary space-age… Read More

  • Dcube Wants You To DivX Your Own High-Def DVDs


    If you’re like us, and we know you are, you’re tired of the HD DVD vs. Blu-ray pissing match that’s making it too confusing and frustrating to get your hands on high-def DVDs to watch on that fancy boobtube of yours. Dcube, a Korean A/V company, has taken it upon itself to say “STFU” to both camps in favor of a BYO solution. Many people already (legally… Read More

  • Gears of War To Push Xbox 360 To Its Max?

    Epic, the game developer behind Gears of War, is also the company that convinced Microsoft to put 512MB RAM into the Xbox 360 instead of 256MB. Epic claimed Gears of War simply would not function without 512MB RAM. Preston Thorne, Gears of War QA manager has stated multiple times that Gears of War pushes the Xbox 360 to its limits. So the big question in our minds is, is Gears of War really… Read More

  • Simply Hired, Now for Senior Gay Mothers Who Love Dogs & the Environment

    Simply Hired, which is partially funded by Fox Interactive, is a great job search engine that continues to do well against arch-rival Indeed.com, which is backed by the New York Times. On Monday Simply Hired will announced another specialty search engine, this time for 50+ year olds. This adds already existing search engines for dog, mother, environmental and sexual orientation friendly… Read More

  • MobileYouth virtual meeting in Habbo Hotel.

    MobileYouth virtual meeting in Habbo Hotel.

    To promote the launch of mobileYouth06 – part two, Wireless World Forum and the mobileYouth06 team holding their first ever virtual mobileYouth networking event in the popular youth hangout – the UK branch of Habbo Hotel! Helen Keegan the organiser of Swedish Beers and Innovation, the host of several carnival of mobilists and founder of beep marketing has been blogging about this… Read More

  • Update on TechCrunch NY Event: Wait List Opened

    Update on TechCrunch NY Event: Wait List Opened

    The 450 slots we opened up for the TechCrunch New York party on November 16, 2006 were sold out in about four hours. We know a certain number of people won’t show up, so we are now opening up a wait list for additional guests. Here’s the cool thing – you can still get into the venue, BED, just by being on the wait list. Wait list guests will have access to the rooftop, which… Read More

  • Maya's Mom Raises Angel Round, Launches

    Maya's Mom Raises Angel Round, Launches

    Palo Alto based Maya’s Mom is a sort of Yahoo Answers plus Facebook, for parents, that we previously announced back in April. The site went live yesterday and already has fairly deep content. Other companies are addressing the parenting/family social network opportunity as well (we’ve covered Minti, Famster and FriendsForFamilies). But Maya’s Mom is focused on allowing users… Read More

  • Is ZebTab RSS for the masses?

    Is ZebTab RSS for the masses?

    Recently I wrote about the need for RSS to evolve, primarily to start giving back value to the commercial RSS Publishers and to further simplify the RSS experience for non-technical readers, which I feel is vital if the size of the RSS market is to grow beyond just the technically minded minority (us) who are just fine and dandy with our desktop “rivers of news” style RSS… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Roadside Assistance Edition

    Daily Crunch: Roadside Assistance Edition

    Here are some of yesterday’s highlights: Foot-Pump-Action Jump-Starter
    Yamaha’s Fuel Cell Scooter Ready To Roll
    Axxen’s Egg-Like Speakers
    From the Vaults of Stupid: Bulletproof Textbooks
    O’Neill H3 Campack Is The Coolest Backpack Read More

  • Angel Pitch an entrepreneur matching agency?

    Angel Pitch an entrepreneur matching agency?

    One of the hardest things to do in the UK is to raise seed capital to get your new startup idea going. If you want to raise £1m+ it’s probably easier to find VC’s who are prepared to invest in you. Philip Wilkinson of Crowdstorm (nee Kelkoo UK) recently blog’d about this equity gap. “It was noted that the UK has a distinct lack of visibility with so called Angel… Read More

  • Google Alerts Adds Blogs to News Search

    Google Alerts Adds Blogs to News Search

    I got an email this afternoon notifying me that there was a new post on the official Google blog, but the blog was down. Now that it’s back up we can read that Google is expanding its popular Google Alerts service to include blog search. At the end of last week blog search was linked to Google News and these two changes are going to work together to expose all the more readers to… Read More

  • Skype founders to launch Web TV

    There is something very schizophrenic about the way the TV world and the Web world are both converging and diverging. Reuters is reporting that the founders of Skype plan to launch advertising-supported Internet television shortly. Code-named Venice, the project will “bring quality TV programmes for free to consumers” said Skype co-founder Janus Friis. Presumably this will be… Read More

  • Foot-Pump-Action Jump-Starter

    It seems we’re on an alternative-fuel-source-for-transportation theme here, but we promise it’s all coincidence. That won’t stop us, however, from showing you, the reader, this FreeCharge Weze. It’s a foot-pump-operated dynamo for jump-starting your car or boat or Frankenstein’s Monster, but maybe not aircraft carriers, airplanes or Blake’s libido. Use… Read More

  • Yamaha's Fuel Cell Scooter Ready To Roll

    Yamaha is set to debut a new pseudo-125cc fuel cell-powered scooter at this week’s International Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exposition in Yokohama. The scooter has a secondary Lithium Ion battery that charges from the main Hydrogen fuel cell. If Yamaha puts the little bike into production, it would be the first mass-produced fuel cell vehicle on… Read More