• CrunchGear Week in Review: Super Mario Death Star Edition

    Mario Enters Anger Management
    Four Versions Of Super Mario Bros. Compared
    Stormtrooper LAN Party
    Ginormous Lego Millennium Falcon Kicks the Most Ass Ever
    Round Sound
    Sub-Spacial Holograms
    Lightcast: Because Paul Van Dyk And Three Hits Of X Aren’t Enough
    The State of Mobile Content
    Find Yourself with TeleNav Finalists
    3GSM 2007 Read More

  • Memory Cards for the Chinese New Year

    If you were born in 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983 or 1995, you are considered a pig, according to the Chinese zodiac. And this year, when the Chinese celebrate 2007, the pig returns to prominence. Supplied by Taiwan-based PQI, these limited edition Chinese New Year-themed USB memory cards celebrate the Year of the Pig in 1GB and 2GB forms. The cards feature limited-edition designs of the… Read More

  • iPhonePricingFakery–?

    So we started out thinking that this was the fakest ad in the world but now some research firm has confirmed — by sending me a bloody email — that in fact they’ve been passing these ads out to respondents and asking their opinions. Please note that the Apple iPhone pricing piece which is on your website was obtained from a research respondent who had signed a legally… Read More

  • IPod Dock Defies Noise Ordinances

    With Ion Audio’s iPA03, you’ll be the envy of all law enforcement officials who respond to your backyard shindig because of noise complaints. The portable speaker system features an iPod dock, and microphone, CD/MP3 and instrument inputs. The heavy-duty aluminum system includes a built-in rechargeable battery that lasts more than six hours, and offers high-fidelity sound across… Read More

  • Mario Enters Anger Management

    As a child, nothing frustrated me more than trying to find the negative worlds in the original Super Mario Brothers game for the NES. I just couldn’t get the technique with the blocks and the ducking and the jumping right. Sigh … all those sleepless nights. However, If I had these Mario-themed foam stress relievers, perhaps I would have turned out more well-adjusted. Available for… Read More

  • CD Punch Destroys Your CDs And DVDs With Ease

    I’m sure one time or another you accidently burned Wedding Crashers to a DVD-R so you could watch it over your friend’s house. What you didn’t know is that the MPAA was tracking you and now has a SWAT team sent to your house to take you into custody. How could you possibly destroy the evidence quickly enough to knock years off your sentence? With CD Punch. CD Punch is a… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Sony GripMote in the works before the Wiimote?

    on a Hand-Held Computer Interactive Device which details the controller. Read More

  • New Revenue Stream For Bloggers: TextMark SMS Alerts

    TextMarks will announce a new product tomorrow that allows publishers to charge people to receive breaking news and other information via text messages. It’s available now under a new “monetize” tab on the home page of the site. To use this, a publisher signs up for a TextMarks account and chooses a price to subscribers (either $4.99 or $9.99 per month). Readers subscribe to… Read More

  • PhotoShow Goes Social With New Version

    The company SimpleStar released a new version of its PhotoShow product Friday and brought the popular photo and video sharing service up to speed with a number of developments pioneered by early adopters you’re more likely to have read about here on TechCrunch.  The service now supports the social sharing and online categorization that’s typical of other media sharing services… Read More

  • Find Yourself with TeleNav Finalists


    The contest has been closed for awhile now and I want to say, good stuff from all of you. You’re all winners, but only one of you is getting the TeleNav GPS Receiver with three months of service. Anyway, we’ve now had some minutes to sort through the entries and have narrowed it down to a set of three finalists. Voting will run until 12 noon EST on Sunday And without further ado… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Weirdo Home Theater Edition

    Sub-Spacial Holograms
    Back Yard Home Theater
    Groovy Speakers for The Island
    Find Yourself with TeleNav Finalists
    The AudioFile: A Day In the Life of an iPod Read More

  • Rumor: Smaller, Re-Designed Mac Pros on Horizon?

    , I now bring you news from Loop Rumors regarding Apple’s new Mac Pros. According to the rumor-specific site, Apple has plans on a brand-new Mac Pro series, leaving the G5-era “cheese grater” casings behind for smaller, top-venting units that are exceptionally speedier. Will these be the new 8-core Pros we’ve been hearing about? It’s a good bet, as… Read More

  • Verizon Wireless Launching Justin Timberlake Channels on V Cast

    JT-themed V Cast channels for your handset. No, really. Read More

  • Newest Flash Tools on Display at Photobucket

    The latest Flash photo/video/sound editing tools that we mentioned last week are now enabled at Photobucket for premium users, and will go live for all users in March. Geoff Baum at Adobe confirmed that these tools are not yet available anywhere on the web except for Photobucket. The new tool allows PhotoBucket users to mash up photos, video and stock music files into a single slide show/video… Read More

  • Down2Night Launches Mobile Nightlife

    The guys over at Synapse Life (a productivity suite) released today a new mobile nightlife service called Down2Night. Down2Night lets you use your cell phone to post and receive notices of events that are going on at your favorite local venues. Seattle is the first city covered by the service. We covered Movoxx earlier, but their SMS service is for nightlife deals instead of coupons. Read More

  • Down2Night: Vote for Your Nightlife

    The guys over at Synapse Life (a productivity suite) released today a new mobile nightlife service called Down2Night. Down2Night lets you use your cell phone to post and receive notices of events that are going on at your favorite local venues. Seattle is the first city covered by the service. In contrast to a mobile coupon service like Movoxx, which pushes their nightlife deals to your… Read More

  • Cringely on Apple TV's Hard Drive: Hello, P2P!

    It was Disney exec Bob Iger who dropped the bomb back in September that the Apple TV (then iTV) had a hard drive, something we didn’t expect from a set-top box. The ability to watch downloadable media on a TV does not need an hard drive, so why does it have one? PBS’s Cringley, always a source of interesting conjecture, thinks he knows. Apple wants to turn your living room into a… Read More

  • AllFreeCalls Shut Down

    AllFreeCalls has been taken offline after a flurry of legal action by a very pissed off AT&T. The AllFreeCalls service allows people to make international phone calls absolutely free by exploiting a FCC regulation that provides kickbacks on incoming calls to rural phone companies. Users first call a phone number in Iowa and then call out to any of dozens of countries from there. The user… Read More

  • Sub-Spacial Holograms

    Michael Keferl at CScout Japan writes about a new Japanese device called the Sub-Spacial Communication Pod that claims to project 3D character holograms for users to interact and communicate with. The device sounds a little far-fetched, but the pictures look somewhat credible. The holograms will be in stereoscopic 3D without the need of special glasses and users can interact physically with… Read More

  • Back Yard Home Theater


    With an arctic blast that has gripped much of the country it is a little hard to think about watching a movie under the stars, but now is a good time to start planning. If you have a decent sized backyard, and the funds to pay for it, Cal Spas can help you create the Ultimate Outdoor Theater. This system features a marine-grade, anti-fog, anti-glare 63-inch LCD HDTV with twin subwoofers… Read More

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