• MTS Music Stores Gets in the Groove

    Last Friday Groove Mobile, a mobile music service provider announced an alliance with communications company MTS Allstream Inc., to bring mobile music to the more then 300,000 customers on the digital network. This is the sixth carrier partner for Groove Mobile. “As part of our commitment to growing the mobile music market globally, we are happy to expand our presence in Canada with… Read More

  • PalTalk Ventures Into Social TV

    Video and text chat service PalTalk is adding a new feature to their chat client, called “Screening Rooms”. Screening Rooms adds video streams to special PalTalk chat rooms where up to 5,000 users can watch videos simultaneously and chat about what’s going on. It’s like Kyte.tv, but in their desktop client. Joost also has a little used chat feature in their… Read More

  • $99 HD DVD Player Not So Much $99

    After a weekend of speculation, Engadget has finally gotten to the bottom of the mystery of the $99 HD DVD player that will be available at the Home Media Expo in Las Vegas this week. The deal, which looked at first like some sort of massive CE dump on the market, is actually only available to conference attendees. Ticket prices for the show can hit about $500 so if you’re really into HD… Read More

  • Groping the Griffin Journi

    Griffin’s new Journi portable iPod speaker is hands-down the hippest-looking iPod speaker I’ve seen yet: It’s about the size of a woman’s handbag, and it comes cradled in its built-in black leather fold-around case/stand, but it’s just 1.5 inches thick and just over 2 pounds. The sound isn’t much better than you’d expect from such a slim speaker… Read More

  • Cellfons Mak U Luz Brain! Why I Laff?

    According to a study at Trinity College Dublin, those of us who use cellphones suffer from reduced recall, information overload, and an acute inability to remember birthdays and phone numbers. Here’s an important fact: As many as a third of those surveyed under the age of 30 were unable to recall their home telephone number without resorting to their mobile phones or to notes. Read More

  • Microsoft Is a Bunch of Stealing Crooks (Actually, They Both Stole a Religious Symbol With Deep Cultural Meaning)

    Apple knows Taoism. Their devices have a yin and a yang and the human isn’t dreaming it’s a laptop, it’s a laptop dreaming it’s a human, dig? That’s why their Universal symbol is a yin/yang. Trippy. So when Microsoft flips the symbol and slaps Vista and XPOffice logos on there, the fanbois go mad with frothing anger. I think Lao Tzu should actually be angry in… Read More

  • Grouper Goes Hollywood

    Grouper’s completely scrapping their old site and being reborn as Crackle. The new site aims to discover the top online video talent for their parent company, Sony, by offering producers the chance at fame and fortune. All the old Grouper accounts will be transferred to Crackle. The new property will be a destination video site, consisting of 12 branded channels for different show… Read More

  • Is Dell Hip?

    Once upon a time, Dell was played second fiddle to Apple in terms of hippness. However, with the recent launch of their multicolored Inspiron notebooks, along with a partnership with Google and actually compelling ads, Dell might be making a come back. Sure, Dell doesn’t have the iPod/iPhone duo to create a strong push into the markets, they do resell the Microsoft Zune though. Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Series of Tubes Edition

    DIY Strawz to Take Drinking Stuff to a Whole New Level
    SIA Summer Snowdown 2007: Bern, The Only Helmet You’ll Ever Need
    Ring: The Alarm Clock You Wear
    Old Crap-Ass Phones That Cost Way Too Much
    Jason Mask + Bicycle Helmet = Better Breathing Read More

  • Free Treo 680 vs. Buying an iPhone: Which Is Cheaper?

    PalmAddicts has created a comparison of cost between a free Treo 680 and an iPhone on the AT&T network. To be frank, the results of the comparison shocked me and they may shock you. Not the outcome I was looking for. Someone might argue that the iPhone’s battery may need to be replaced by then, which is true, but then again I’ve gone through several different Treos over the… Read More

  • NewsGroper: Real Celebrities, Fake Blogs

    NewsGroper launches today, a collection of 50+ parody blogs, each written by an anonymous author as if they were an actual celebrity. Barak Obama, Britney Spears and even the Dalai Lama are targeted with some not-unfunny commentary. The new network was founded by Greg Galant, Adam Varga, Jared Neumark and Koshlan Mayer-Blackwell. It clearly aims to capitalize on the success fo Fake Steve Jobs… Read More

  • Someone May Be Looking To Buy Rediff

    Today’s unsubstantiated takeover rumor comes from the Hindustan Times, who reports “US-based Internet giants such as Google and Yahoo are eyeing Rediff.com India Ltd, which runs one of India’s most popular consumer Internet portals”. Mumbai, India headquartered Rediff.com is a NASDAQ listed company that is a leader in the Indian market, providing news, information… Read More

  • Ron Paul: A Distributed Web 2.0 Campaign

    A funny thing has happened on the way to the 2008 US Presidential Elections, and it’s all got to do with Web 2.0. Ron Paul is a name many will immediately recognize, but for those who don’t, Ron Paul wants to be the next President of the United States of America. Paul’s platform is very, very different to most (if not all) of the other candidates, both from his own… Read More

  • Could Barbie Girls Become The Largest Virtual World?

    Mattel’s virtual world Barbie Girls hit the 3million user mark in its first 60 days and is growing at the rate of 50,000 new users a day, according to a report from the Scientific American. To put that in perspective, Second Life took 3 years to get to 1 million registered users. At its current growth rate, Barbie Girls should pass the number of Second Life registered users between… Read More

  • Vintage Transformers Shirts: Somewhere Peter Ha's Head Just Exploded

    NerdyShirts.com has made available a limited-edition run of vintage Transformers t-shirts, including one showing off the artwork from the 1984 movie poster. There’s also a Decepticon-flavored shirt, two Optimus Prime offerings, and one featuring a Transformer wearing glasses and a fake mustache with the saying “Robots in Disguise.” Get it? The shirts range from $20 to $22 and… Read More

  • Blogging Turns Ten This Year

    Happy birthday to you, you escaped from a zoo, you look like a monkey, and you smell like one too — HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BLOGGING! Although difficult to pinpoint the exact moment in time that blogging’s Big Bang occured, it is widely believed to have happened about ten years ago with Jorn Barger‘s Robot Wisdom website. I’m not exactly sure how the Wall Street Journal… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Welcome to the Sunday edition of Teh Be$T Kommenter Evar — where words fly fast and furious to form sometimes-complete sentences, served up for you in all their unedited glory. Let’s keep with the poor grammar and spelling theme and jump right into it with sam, who says… “Needless to say, Pima got is act together and now shows up to class 5 minutes early. Never mess… Read More

  • Let's Get Down To Some Hard Core Knitting

    For whatever ridiculous reason, knitting is popular in America, and becoming more so. So of course there needs to be a social network around the activity, and Ravelry is going to fill that need. The site is still in private beta and has a long list of knitter-types desperate to get in – 17,000 people have requested invites and they’ve let about 1/3 of them in so far. If you want to… Read More

  • PatentMonkey: Patent Searching 411

    We get asked about how to search patents, more from people that know a little bit, but want more insight into how to search a better. In this post, we’ll give you the five steps we use to perform an initial review of an idea in the patent arena. While not as comprehensive as Patent It Yourself, techies interested in some 411, come on in… Read More

  • DLO's HomeDock Music Remote Review

    When I initially saw the DLO HomeDock Music Remote ($130), I had high expectations based on the company’s earlier success with iPod docks. This one comes with a fancy remote that lets you browse and control your iPod on a tiny LED screen. The effect is kind of like carrying around a smaller and less functional version of your iPod to control the real thing, which charges and plays… Read More

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