• AT&T Completing Cingular Merger, Confusing Mobile History Buffs

    You might recall a few years back when Cingular bought out AT&T Wireless for billions of dollars. As turn-about is fair play, AT&T is now poised to acquire Cingular. Of course, AT&T Wireless was an entirely separate company than AT&T, it was spun off as an independent and allowed to use the brand. That AT&T, of course, was bought out by SBC last year, who then renamed… Read More

  • Stackable Hard Drives; Lego Styling

    , and we love portable digital storage, so of course we’re nuts over these Brick Desktop Hard Drives from Lacie. Weighing in at capacities from 160GB to 500GB, the color-coded bricks stack up just like Lego bricks. With a few terabytes worth of storage, you could create a fortress around your desk to defend yourself from your co-worker’s horrible looks of arrogant adultism. The… Read More

  • MyWaves Puts Tons Of Video Podcasts On Your Mobile

    and view the content online without even signing up for an account. If you like anything you see, create a profile (your cell number, an e-mail address and your carrier’s name), save channels and view videos to your heart’s content. Want to take it with you? There’s a “Get It To Go” page that sends you a text message to download MyWave’s app to your phone. Read More

  • Got Cash And Want Water-Based Thrills? Check Out Seabreacher

    This is certainly one of the more extreme watersport toys available. The $78,000+, custom-made Seabreacher is a force for H2O to reckon with. Sort-of like a jet-ski, this dolphin-shaped vessel comes with 175-horsepower motor to propel you through water (and out if it) at extreme speeds. If death is your style, a 300-horsepower supercharged model is available. You can even fly up to 15-feet in… Read More

  • New iPod Speaker System Has An Outie

    Those in the market for a higher-end iPod sound system will want to check out the $549 George, the first product to roll out from digital-audio manufacturer Chestnut Hill Sound. One of the edges it has on other systems is its unique wireless remote, which has a full-on knob for navigating your iPod’s menus on its high-resolution, backlit graphic display. You can use it to select music… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: New Year's Tattoo

    Presents, Past, and Future
    Philipp Goedicke The Happy [1], Merry [2] time is passed
    And how did we all fare?
    Did we get items meant to last
    Or fleeting as the air?
    If that tattoo is not for you
    Just laser off the ink. [3]
    Trade PS3 for someone’s Wii. [4]
    (Drive Sony folks to drink.)
    And all you bloggers keeping track:
    MS wants its laptops back.* [5] With presents gone, the… Read More

  • 2007: Web 2.0 Companies I Couldn't Live Without

    A year ago I wrote a post called “Web 2.0 Companies I Couldn’t Live Without” and listed thirteen startups whose products made a real impact in my life. Those were the products that I loved, and used every day. I enjoyed sorting through the hundreds of startups that we had written about, and picking just a handful that made a real impact on my life. It was so much fun… Read More

  • Wikipedia Bans Qatar

    Qatar, home to nearly a million people, has been blocked from editing any entry on Wikipedia “due to a large volume of spam and vandalism.” Apparently Qatar has a single ISP, Qtel, with a single IP address shared by the entire country. Wikipedia has blocked that IP address for anonymous edits, but is allowing users of that IP address with actual Wikipedia accounts to continue to… Read More

  • EroShare – User Generated Porn

    What better way to ring in the new year than with a site that is most definitely not work safe. Eroshare is to Flickr what PornoTube is to YouTube – user generated porn. The site, which launched an hour ago, encourages users to upload their home made erotic photos, and there is already a bunch of content on the site. EroShare gives 2 GB of free storage with every account and has all… Read More

  • Another Gmail Problem

    The last thing I want to do right now is post on another problem over at Google, but this was a big one. Basically, a website could download your entire Gmail contact list by adding a bit of code to their server and exploiting Google’s JSON API. The problem has apparently been fixed, very soon after the vulnerability was found. I’m not going to go on and on (again) about how… Read More

  • Reader Response: Countdown to CES

    Happy New Year everybody. I hope everyone had a pleasant evening and managed to remain safe. We’re currently working off our drunks, but semi-consistent posting should resume tomorrow. At any rate, I’ve got the final installment (for awhile) of Reader Response for you all. Reader Response: Countdown to CES. Read More

  • Happy New Year!

    A happy 2007 and new year to all you Crunchear readers! Enjoy the day! Read More

  • What Is The Definition Of A Blog?

    Yesterday Google posted the yearly stats for the Official Google Blog. Not bad – 294 posts, 7.6 million unique visitors and 15 million page views. Technorati ranks the Google Blog as the 16th largest among all blogs, and it is by far the most popular official company blog. Just one accidental deletion and a couple of hacks added a bit of spice and drama. But today bloggers are starting… Read More

  • Here's Your One Post: FedEx Woke Me Up While I Was Hungover For This:

    FedEx woke me up. Saturday delivery. I was hungover as hell. I opened the package to find a T-Mobile Motorola Dolce & Gabbana RAZR. So before I threw up and drank a cup of coffee, I made this unpackaging video for you all. I love you all that much. Yes. Really. Happy New Years Eve… Read More

  • RawSugar In DeadPool

    RawSugar (the site is currently down), a company with offices in Israel and Silicon Valley, is closing shop (also reported by Steve Rubel and Rafael Sidi) and will enter the TechCrunch DeadPool. RawSugar can mosts easily be described as a del.icio.us competitor. This is a company we’ve been tracking since August 2005. This is also one of the companies that I met with during my trip… Read More

  • Google's Tipping Point

    Taken in a vacuum, a fairly trivial thing happened a few days ago. The co-founder of Firefox, Blake Ross, wrote a post criticizing Google called “Tip: Trust is hard to gain, easy to lose“. He takes issue with a new Google search feature that promotes certain of their own products over organic search results. See Google searches for Calendar, Blogging, Photo Sharing and others and… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Scorcher Edition

    Air Dry That Sh*t…Not
    Ha Ha Ha Ha!
    Lets Go! Rider Kick!
    LG’s Latest And Greatest (well maybe not greatest) Read More

  • Which Superhero Are You?

    Geeks definitely love comic books and superheroes, and that’s why this simple site that tells you what superhero you are based on a few questions has seen over 12 million hits since it launched. I really wanted to be Batman or Spiderman, but I answered the questions honestly and came up with the Green Lantern. I’m not at all happy that I am 45% Wonder Woman. I’m only 70%… Read More

  • Reader Response: Holiday SPECTACULAR Days 04/05

    I’ve been jamming out to Man Man and doing nothing productive today, because let’s face it, there isn’t really anything to report today. We almost nothing. We do still have two more winners for our Reader Response Holiday SPECTACULAR. So let’s get right to that. Read More

  • Ergonomic Roundup at CrunchGear

    As techies, there are few components that affect our bodies as heavily as our chairs. Sitting in a chair for countless hours every day has a notable impact on our bodies. A crappy chair can cause immediate duress and also lead to prolonged pain. A quality chair, however, can do a lot of good for you. Recognizing this dilemma, CrunchGear has conducted a stress test roundup of several of the… Read More

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