• Yahoo Revamps Real Estate Site

    Yahoo Revamps Real Estate Site

    Yahoo unveiled its new Real Estate site today. The site now incorporates an interactive map displaying home price data filtered by location, price, and number of beds and baths. It draws its data from MLS listings, classified, foreclosures, and rentals. Yahoo has also fully integrated with high-profile and massively funded partner Zillow by using their technology to power a home value mashup… Read More

  • Lycos targets video search with Blinkx partnership

    Old school search company Lycos will announce this morning that it’s partnering with video search company Blinkx to power video search on Lycos.com. The video search feature is available now. Everybody wants to nail down video search these days, but Blinkx has some interesting technology. This is the second move by Lycos we’ve reported on this month – new giant email… Read More

  • Spotback news site gets even better

    Israeli personalized news site Spotback released upgrades to its interface and a couple of new features. If you missed our initial review back in May, this is a good time to check out the site. As a personalized news page, Spotback learns from your clicks and ratings to automatically prioritize news sources and items over time. It competes primarily with Findory on personalization and a long… Read More

  • Beyond Microwave Oven

    Beyond Microwave Oven

    I have a few friends who could immensely benefit from the Beyond Microwave Oven from Smart Home. Using a bardcode scanner, this micro can automatically adjust cooking times and temperatures. It features 4000 preprogrammed items and based on what you scan, it analyzes the food and estimates appropriate settings based on what information the barcode gives it. As Popgadget points out, this would… Read More

  • Treo 750: Blurry Pics, Feature List

    Treo 750: Blurry Pics, Feature List

    Earlier today, you read about some new pics of a purported Treo 750 caught in the wild. We can confirm that this is indeed a version the Treo 750, though it’s unclear if it’s the same 750 as the “Lennon” that is coming to Cingular in October, or if it’s the rumored 750v, which is the Euro-only version. The “Lennon” (likely to be named the 750w) we… Read More

  • First Labeling of the HTC Excalibur to be on German O2 Network

    First Labeling of the HTC Excalibur to be on German O2 Network

    We’ve been watching the progress of HTC’s Excalibur for awhile now. HTC is the shadowy man-behind-the-curtain for Cingular’s self-branded smartphones, and T-Mobile’s MDA and SDA. The Excalibur is the codename for their new smartphone that’s poised to go toe-to-toe with the Motorola Q. It’s first incarnation appears to be on Germany’s O2… Read More

  • The Vista Plot Thickens

    The Vista Plot Thickens

    Well with all the gripes circulating about Windows Vista, it’s about time we got some prices. These prices became available through a fluke in the Microsoft Canada page. So keep in mind that these prices are CDN and that there isn’t really any telling whether or not the US cost will be at all similar. Assuming they are, however, the price of this new OS are going to be as ridiculous… Read More

  • Blipstar lets you offer maps easily

    Blipstar is an easy way to leverage the Google Maps API to offer a map of multiple locations for website visitors from a spreadsheet. It’s a pretty straight up use of the API but it’s notably inexpensive and customizable. Developed by Worcester, UK GIS lover Paul Clarke, it’s a solid little application and a good example of, as Clarke writes on his blog, the low barrier… Read More

  • Pretty Pepper Spray

    Pretty Pepper Spray

    Pepperface has introduced a line of high-end pepper spray canisters that are gold-plated and studded with Swarovski crystals. So if your girlfriend likes shiny things, but you haven’t yet been able to convince her to carry some protection, this might be a happy medium for the two of you. The cans will run you from $55 to $195 each. Pepperface Sprays [Shiny Shiny] Read More

  • Philips GoGear SA1335 Flash Player

    Philips GoGear SA1335 Flash Player

    Philips recently began stocking stores with its glossy GoGear SA1334 Flash Player. The GoGear features 1GB of storage, a subtle 2-color OLED, an FM tuner, a voice recorder, USB 2.0 connectivity and measures in at 3.17 x 1.24 x 0.59 inches. The GoGear also supports playback of MP3, WMA, and WAV for up to 12 hours on its non-replaceable battery. It also promises easy portability with its… Read More

  • Crunchgasm Day X: How Are We Doing?

    Crunchgasm Day X: How Are We Doing?


    Well, it’s been about two weeks and we have quite a following, but I’d like to hear from you guys what we’re lacking. Yell at us in comments or drop me a line at john at crunchgear dot com. PR folks, please send all info to tips at crunchgear dot com. Read More

  • Johns Hopkins Brings Braille Simplicity

    Johns Hopkins Brings Braille Simplicity

    A group of undergraduates at Johns Hopkins University have created a device that promises to be the biggest thing to happen to Braille since Hellen Keller.Their pen-like system utilizes a system of buttons that, when pressed in the proper combinations, punch Braille letters into a slotted plastic sheet. Because it is made of low-cost plastics, it is expected that a mass production model could… Read More

  • How Expose Works With Spaces in Mac OS X Leopard

    How Expose Works With Spaces in Mac OS X Leopard

    If you were wondering how the trusty Expose feature in your OS X will work once you’ve gone all “virtual desktop”, take a look at the video. Leopard’s going to allow you to Expose while in Spaces, so you can drag windows from one desktop to the other with minimal fuss. The only problem we have is that the windows are already small enough in regular Expose, and will get… Read More

  • PS3 Gets Re-Specced

    PS3 Gets Re-Specced

    The Inquirer reports that the PS3 specs has changed once again, this time in the video department. Its NVidia RSX GPU has been downgraded from 550/700 core/memory to 500/650. No word as to why this change is taking place, but it marks yet another last minute revision the PS3′s quickly approaching release. I wonder what will be next to go. PS3 downgraded again [The Inquirer] Read More

  • Trekstor Vibez, 8 and 15GB HD-Based MP3 Player

    Trekstor Vibez, 8 and 15GB HD-Based MP3 Player

    Everything about this player screams “weird”. Let’s start with the “z” in its name, which is weird coming from the Germany company Trekstor. Apologies to the German people, but hip-hop street fashion doesn’t exactly emanate from Berlin. Then there’s the sizes: 8 and 15GB. The eight gigabytes we can see, but fifteen? That’s a strange number. The… Read More

  • Touch iota BTH-738 Bluetooth Headset

    This Touch iota BTH-738 bluetooth headset is a little different from others. How it actually goes on, or in your ear isn’t apparent from the picture, but we’re going to assume that it goes into your hear like the headsets with the little gel caps. In any case, this headset just cleared the FCC squad and is going to be heading towards stores very soon. It’s a fairly… Read More

  • PSP Says "Hello, World!" and Soon Will Say Much More

    PSP Says "Hello, World!" and Soon Will Say Much More

    Sony hates it when people mess around with the innards of their popular PSP. It’s an arms race, really, with the users putting together pieces of unsigned code to run on their units, and Sony updating the official firmware to kill the fun. Somebody at Sony is going to be up late tonight, as the sexy libTIFF exploit has hit the streets. Using a buffer overflow flaw in the PSPs image… Read More

  • TiVo Series 3 Cometh

    TiVo Series 3 Cometh

    The word is that the TiVo Series 3 HD-capable DVR is going to hit the streets on September 17th. Apparently the device is now showing up in the systems of many retailers. It is reported that the Series 3 DVRs will retail for $799. The Series 3 has HDMI functionality and can run dual CableCards. It also sports an eSATA interface, which allows users to add an external SATA drive for extra storage. Read More

  • FairUse4WM Strips DRM From WMA Files, Gets You Free Napster Songs

    Want to stick it to the man but don’t want to risk your neck using Bittorrent? Try FairUse4M, a Windows app that strips the DRM off of protected WMA tracks. How does this help you? Well, here’s a use case to illustrate the point. Step 1. Sign up for Napster’s 7 day free trial.
    Step 2. Download some tracks you want using the “download now” option, not the… Read More

  • Dash.Net Briefing: Flocking Cellular/Wi-Fi GPS Devices

    and I’m actually quite enthused. The company’s current release is fairly lean on details, but Lego filled me in on some of the broader details of his company’s new product. Dash has actually been around for about three years and is now launching a consumer product for release in Summer, 2007. The company will be showing a sample at DEMOfall on September 26 and is also working… Read More