• Helio's Ocean granted hot new native YouTube app; Downloads and Uploads now both totally mobile

    I love YouTube. I mean I love it. I like unhinged videos of Mexican UFOs, crazy Japanese gameshows, and Lohan falling down. It’s unlimited entertainment, because there are more hours of content uploaded per day that there are hours in the day, meaning you could never possibly watch it all. And it’s all free. Sadly, the world of online video is restricted to, for the most part… Read More

  • Mahalo Goes Social

    New wiki-based search engine Mahalo is launching social networking features today at the LeWeb3 conference in Paris. Mahalo is a search engine that focuses on user link submissions and an editorial process to theoretically produce better search results than algorithm-only engines like Google. It first launched in May 2007. The company already pays users for quality submissions. Today, they… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Dynamite Is Forever Edition

    I dare you to take this clock through airport security
    CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Leg Lamp from ‘A Christmas Story’
    Boeing’s laser gunship set to fry us all
    CrunchDeals: James Bond Box Set for $109.99 – Today Only!
    The Pencil Bench office furniture: 1,600 pencils, 1 bench Read More

  • Nominate your favorite gear for the 2007 Crunchie Awards!

    Just a reminder, the Mothership is closing nominations for the inaugural 2007 Crunchie awards, like, soon, midnight tomorrow (Wednesday, December 12) night. One of the categories is gadgets, and while we’re nominating our own, you, the reader, are free, as well as encouraged, to do the same. What piece of hardware has caught your attention this year? What’s the most innovative… Read More

  • Crunch Network


    Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. The Pencil Bench office furniture: 1,600 pencils, 1 bench Rob the Drummer would totally suck if you had your homework in your back pocket. Read More

  • Why Isn't BlogCharm Paying Its Bloggers?

    Launched in 2006, BlogCharm promised to pay bloggers for blogging at the site, another variation on the blog network theme. Bloggers were paid on a straight 50% rev share based on revenue made against their content from a mixture of CPM ads and Adsense units. According to a BlogCharm member who contacted TechCrunch, they have been waiting months to be paid, and despite sending multiple emails… Read More

  • Going into the jungle with your iPhone? Ruggedize the sucker

    If you absolutely must traverse the Amazon with your iPhone, you should probably do something about keeping it, you know, dry and clean, that sort of thing. I don’t think waterproofing was on the feature list. Well, H20 Audio has the solution: this pretty cool-looking iPhone case. It’s impact and “element” resistant, though I’m not sure if that refers to weather… Read More

  • Guess what Merriam-Webster's word of the year is?

    Merriam-Webster has named "w00t" the word of the year for 2007. W00t! President John Morse says that it’s the "ideal choice because it blends whimsy and new technology." "It shows a really interesting thing that’s going on in language. It’s a term that’s arrived only because we’re now communicating electronically with each other,"… Read More

  • Confirmed: Penthouse Buys AdultFriendFinder For $500 Million

    As first reported by Michael November 17, the acquisition by Penthouse of Palo Alto based Various, Inc., the owner of AdultFriendFinder has been confirmed. According to a NY Times report, the buying price was $500 million. Penthouse CEO Marc Bell said that Penthouse’s goal was to provide consumers, particularly 18-to-34-year-old men, with a wide variety of sex-related offerings and that… Read More

  • MOG Integrates Rhapsody's Streaming Music Collection, Launches Redesign

    MOG, the blogging network for music lovers, has just launched a new version of its website that features several killer features, most notably integration with Rhapsody’s music service that allows you to stream full songs and albums through MOG itself. MOG is basically a place for people to publish thoughts about music, as well as a place to share the names of the songs they play on… Read More

  • Le Web 3 startup competition

    I went to the Le Web 3 startup competition today, though with 33 startups and many presentations of variable quality or inaudible (mostly due to the presenters not using the mic properly, and one clever chap said he would not put up his URL) I didn’t get all of them down. However, here are a few I took notes on and I will post more later. SaleMiner
    SaleMiner is a small business sales… Read More

  • Twitter As a Conduit For Fiction?

    Last week we ran a story on figures out of Japan where half of the top ten selling works of fiction are written on mobile phones; people (not surprisingly) thought this was rather odd, but sales figures don’t lie. A new project founded by The Podcast Network CEO Cameron Reilly, Twittories, is aiming to see whether Twitter can be use to create fiction. To quote Cameron on the idea: My… Read More

  • Verizon's Venus: Now in pink

    Remember when Peter said a couple weeks ago that the Venus from Verizon wasn’t just a shiny accessory for women? Apparently it’s supposed to be, as Verizon today has released a pink version of the same phone. Same specs, same prices, just in pink. Available now from the website below, or on January 11th in retail stores. Pink Venus [Not the porn star] Read More

  • I dare you to take this clock through airport security

    It’s a desk clock shaped like something out of an episode of 24. It’s also one of those, “why didn’t I think of this?” gadgets that we love. It’s just a concept piece now, but if this hits the shelves, we know we’re getting one as soon as possible. Artist’s site [via Technabob] Read More

  • Iron Man game trailer

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=28749 Please don’t suck, please don’t suck, please don’t suck. Read More

  • Wireless USB video coming soon?

    We’re not sure immediately this would be for, but we like it all the same. DisplayLink and Alereon have finished development on their wireless USB monitor system for PCs. Through software and a special adapter, you send your computer’s video through the ether via a USB dongle, which is then reflected on your monitor with a similar VGA/DVI dongle. At somewhere between $150 and… Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Kingston SDHC for the photogs on your list

    I didn’t fully understand the strain that’s put on SD cards when they’re being used in a digital camera. I purchased a 2GB SD months ago and I was happy with it and still am, but I can never use it again in my DLSR. It simply cannot process the data fast enough and regurgitate it when I need it. I’m an impatient person and I like things to be done FAST. Of course… Read More

  • The Japanese have Android working already

    Japanese telecom WILLCO has demonstrated a simple call with Google’s handset OS Android on one of their PHS reference boards. The article’s translation is dubious, to say the least, but it seems they have things running as they’d like, and they showed the phone running Google Maps and receiving a call at the same time. Not exactly worth writing home about but at least… Read More

  • NVIDIA upgrades the budget-pro 8800GTS right after I buy one. Thanks!

    Good timing, guys. The graphics giant has changed up the architecture on its popular, high-performing, mid-range 8800GTS line. I have one and I can tell you it’s a great card (it actually does run Crysis) but I’m mad that they’ve tweaked it so soon after I laid down the cash. This is probably in response to a poor reception to its 640MB 8800GTS, which had very little… Read More

  • Rant: Now I'm getting Facebook spam, oh me oh my

    And now I’ve been Facebook spammed. Ladies and gentlemen, as my CrunchGear colleagues are all too well aware, I have a remarkably short fuse coupled with some sort of dementia. Yes, it makes for dynamite chat rooms logs, but my stability has been questioned on more than one occasion (ask Biggs). So when I’m sitting in the Journalism Department here following the Real Madrid-Lazio… Read More

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