• SnoopStick: A Big Brother for the Only Child

    If you’re one of those stern parents worthy of being called a fascist, then allow me to direct your attention to the SnoopStick. This USB device comes imbued with software that allows you to monitor remote systems. Simply plug the SnoopStick into a PC that needs spying and 60 seconds later its compromised and you can snoop on it from anywhere. The software is completely invisible, so… Read More

  • Yahoo's Terry Semel: Call For His Head

    Seeking Alpha has a long story outlining Yahoo CEO Terry Semel’s failings since his hiring in 2001, and basically calls for his head on a platter. The bottom line: Google has grown its shareholder value 21 times more efficiently than Yahoo during the time Semel has been at the company. Semel supporters point out the Yahoo did buy Overture, keeping them in the game, but others note that… Read More

  • Samsung T219 Launches On T-Mo

    Not everyone needs a crazy, feature-rich phone for what they do in life. It seems the Samsung SGH-T219 caters to just that crowd, containing only the essentials needed for a usable cellphone. Aside from the beautiful candy red coloring, the phone has a 64k LCD internal display, a greyscale exterior display, IM, and supports SMS messaging. Yup. That’s it. It can also be used with… Read More

  • Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge Closes


    This concludes the submission phase of our Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge. I’d like to thank everyone who participated. Over the next day we’re going to pour through the entries and select the best three. Tomorrow morning we’ll put the best three up for a vote that will run until Wed. afternoon. Everyone head over to Steelcase and iFrogz thank them for contributing… Read More

  • The Government Is A Step Away From Taxing Your eBay Sales

    Ben Franklin was pretty much right on the money when he said that this country is nothing but death and taxes. Tax experts are pushing the IRS to force online auction sites like eBay and Amazon to track users’ sales and report them to the government. However, should the IRS tax sellers on their auctions, I suspect eBay would see a significant drop in overall auctions from smaller users… Read More

  • Self-Measuring Football Makes You Feel Like Peyton

    Though football season may be over, you can still keep your dream of becoming a pro quarterback alive with this Virtual Distance Football. It resembles a Nerf football with a monochrome LCD shoved in it to display yardage and comes in red and silver. Throw the football and it’ll show how long you bombed it. Basically you can either play football with it, or you can show off to your… Read More

  • EMI Gives Up On DRM-Free MP3s and Us

    I guess it was too good to be true. EMI is tucking its tail and sticking with DRM-burdened content. Of the “Big Four” music conglomerates we had some hope that EMI would turn the tide, but alas we were wrong! They have officially broken off talks with digital music download services. It isn’t hard to see why, though. EMI could be swallowed up by a major entertainment… Read More

  • Google to Distribute Premium Content, Just Like on the Tee Vee

    Google is partnering with some premium content suppliers, including Dow Jones, Condé Nast, and BMG Music Entertainment, to offer video — coupled with ads — on sites like StreetInsider and a few others. Essentially, they’re repackaging big media, adding some ads, and letting blogs post it like it was theirs. “Once upon a time, if you had some video content that you… Read More

  • Apple, Samsung, Sandisk Sued Over MP3 Patent Infringement

    With last week’s record-breaking pay out from Microsoft over a patent, it was only a matter of time before a bunch of nasty trolls came out of the woodwork to prey on innocent, unsuspecting companies. Now Apple, Samsung, and Sandisk have found themselves at the center of a lawsuit from some jerk off in Texas. Texas MP3 Technologies owns U.S. patent 7,065,417, which is described as… Read More

  • GSM Doorbell Texts You When Aunt Beatrice Shows Up

    True phone phreaks freaks will appreciate this GSM doorbell system from Dutch manufacturer Waleli. Once you install the doorbell system, you can let friends and family in remotely by entering a password via SMS when the doorbell is rung. The pizza guy? He’s chill. My mother? Come on in. Angry mob of loyal CDMA supporters or Jehovah’s Witnesses? Buzz off. As awesome as this system… Read More

  • AT&T Gets Gold RAZR V3xx Sans D&G

    For once T-Mobile users will have an EDGE (that was SO funny) on AT&T users. AT&T is getting the Motorola RAZR V3xx in gold without the D&G. Yup, you’ll be getting a seriously played out RAZR that’s gold and is exactly the same at T-Mo’s D&G RAZR – except there’s no D&G content anywhere. I can see it now: Guy 1: ::pulls out gold RAZR at party::
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  • Zune Marketplace Songs Work on PlaysForSure Devices (??)


    Warning: CrunchGear is not responsible for musical tastes. There’s a bit of excitement over at Zunerama as one reader has discovered that Zune Marketplace songs are now working on a Creative Zen, which means Zune DRM isn’t so special after all. Apparently someone’s 13-year-old daughter started dragging Zune Pass songs from her Zune to her Zen. The Zen sucked up the music… Read More

  • Replay Media Catcher A Godsend For PC Users

    I don’t know how many of you watch shows on ABC, but all the popular shows like Lost and Grey’s Anatomy are available online to watch for free via ABC.com. However, the trouble is that you have to watch boring 30-second commercials and sometimes the flash-based player acts up. Your only other options are to buy the shows off iTunes or pirate them and neither are a feasible option… Read More

  • The Ogo Lives On!

    If you were to ask me what a 7-11 and a failed communication device have in common, I’d say the Ogo from back in the day. Though it never quite caught on here, the Ogo lives on in the palms of our brothers across the Atlantic. IXI Mobile has launched the Ogo 2.0, which is pretty much the old one with a better display and re-done interface. It also has stereo speakers for…some… Read More

  • What's Inside Your iPhone?

    we’re ready to probe and poke it until it squeaks. Thankfully, we just found a list of 21 important iPhone patents including, but not limited to: Methods and apparatuses for docking a portable electronic device that operates in multiple orientations Hot unpluggable media storage device – OMG! No eject? Techniques for presenting sound effects on a portable media player This… Read More

  • Xbox 360 And Airport Extreme 802.11n Get Along (sort of)


    Photo Courtesy of Gizmodo It was only a matter of time before someone found a work around to the Xbox 360, Airport Extreme compatibility issue. If you were one of the many who have been affected by this strange but predictable phenomena then Phil from 25 Experts is here to help out. I can’t validate this fix, but maybe one of our gracious readers can tell us if it actually works or not. Read More

  • Help Key: How to Record Your Music Demo on the Cheap

    Making high-quality music recordings can seem like a daunting task to a beginner, but if you have a little bit of talent and some cash on-hand, it doesn’t take as much as you might think. For years, I was stuck with old mono microphones that I had to plug into either a tape deck or my computer if I wanted to get any song ideas down before they vanished from my memory banks. The… Read More

  • Quintura Visual Search Engine Relaunches

    At around 8 AM PST this morning, Moscow-based search engine Quintura will relaunch its visual search engine with a new user interface (if it looks like the screen shot below, it’s launched). The company, which is backed by Mangrove Capital Partners (Skype, AllPeers, Piczo, Nimbuzz) and OpenView Venture Partners, has developed technology that clusters related search terms to the initial… Read More

  • Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge Update


    Yes! Scorcese won. Justice is served! Ahem. Sorry about that. I just wanted to give you all one final update about The Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge. We’re closing the contest at 12 noon, which gives you all six more hours to make your submissions. For those of you just tuning in, I’m sure you’d like to know what the hell I’m talking about: Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Game Day Edition

    LCD Board Game Wows Mr. Monopoly
    Table Offers Glimpse of Future Social Interaction
    Dodecahedra Speakers Ruin Marco Polo
    Lamp Doubles as Thermal Detonator Prop
    Egg Chair Unscrambles Spine Read More

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