• Who should be the next Web guru of the BBC? Vote now!

    Following the heated debate surrounding my post about how the BBC should now pick a head who can open up the corporation’s massive platform to outside developers and startups, I’ve decided to run a poll listing a very wide field of internal candidates (since we don’t know who will apply from outside as yet). So get voting! Who should be the next director of future media… Read More

  • Six Apart Launches BlogIt Quick Post Application For Facebook

    Blogging startup Six Apart launched BlogIt tonight, a Facebook blogging tool application that lets users quickly post to their blogs and then send notifications of the post to various social networks. Use the tool to write a very basic blog post (no rich text or image uploading available yet), and then publish it to a supported platform – Typepad, LiveJournal, Vox, WordPress… Read More

  • More Money for Collective Intellect to Keep Fingers on Pulse of Internet

    Collective Intellect, a service that can be used to track what people are saying around the net about certain topics, has raised an additional $6.6M in a Series B round led by Grotech Capital Group with participation by Appian Ventures, Croghan Investments, and Crawley Hatfield Capital. The service is most useful for marketers who need to understand how well their brands are being received by… Read More

  • CrunchArcade Preview: Guitar Hero Aerosmith

    I’ve just returned from playing a little bit of Guitar Hero Aerosmith. It was cool, but it’s basically like playing Guitar Hero 3 or so I thought. It’s all in the details that you most likely won’t notice if you’re playing, though. The motion capture for Steven Tyler is pretty cool. Apparently he had to work with a camera man during the mo-cap to ensure his groove… Read More

  • 2,100 People Party In LA With PopSugar And TechCrunch, Raise $13k For OpenId And DataPortability

    The PopSugar/TechCrunch Geek Goes Chic party in Los Angeles is over. The final count – over 1,300 paid attendees plus another 800 on the private guest list. In all, over 2,100 people attended the event last Thursday. It was our largest event to date, twice as large as the thousand-person events we normally have. And based on feedback, it was a lot of fun for everyone. The only problem… Read More

  • That car that Circuit City gutted? They're fixing it, nice!

    I’m the resident customer service curmudgeon around CrunchGear. I’ve worked customer service as both a peon and manager, and I’ve been on the other side, so I know what’s reasonable to expect. As I said a few weeks ago, if Circuit City destroys your car trying to install a stereo, they should fix it completely. Circuit wasn’t doing that, but reports are that… Read More

  • AllYouCanUpload Slips Quietly Into Deadpool

    AllYouCanUpload, the registration-free image hosting site with few restrictions, has quietly been taken down. The site was launched in May 2006 by CNET without much fanfare, but was praised for shedding the bandwidth limits seen on other photo sites like Photobucket and ImageShack. The site was part of the Webshots photo service, which was sold by CNET to American Greetings in October… Read More

  • Googolopoly

    Earlier today I wrote about my eagerness for Google GDrive, a cloud-based file management service that has been rumored for years now. The idea that Google could swoop in and dominate the online storage market certainly doesn’t help the founders of several startups sleep better at night. But they aren’t without their arguments for why a Google solution would be bad for… Read More

  • Brando's latest USB mouse isn't really a mouse but it sure does look like one, by golly!

    This is the Brando USB mouse hub! But it’s not a mouse, not a computer mouse, it’s shaped like a mouse that’s an animal and eats cheese! Each of its disease-infested feet is a USB port making it a 4-port hub, and it’s tail plugs into your computer! If I was a 12-year old girl, this would be the most exciting thing ever! But I’m not! But maybe you are! And if… Read More

  • "Stained," the first award-winning film to be shot in 4K on a Red One camera

    I’ve got a friend working on a few things with his Red One that will probably win a few awards as well (hey man lets hang out btw), but this film, made for a 168-hour film contest, is apparently quite good. It’s about “a merciless society that segregates its undesirables” — in other words, America — and I understand it is very well-done, having won about… Read More

  • Your Chance Of Becoming A Mahalo Millionaire With Mahalo Idol

    Jason Calacanis’ Mahalo has borrowed from the Simon Fuller Idol franchise in its search for the new host for Mahalo Daily by announcing Mahalo Idol. Potential hosts are asked to respond to the above video on YouTube showing their best side, or turn up to a casting call in Los Angeles April 19. Idol style host wannabes will be purged until there are five finalists, who return one week… Read More

  • Sanyo drops a pair of HD home theater projectors at 720p and almost 1080p. Wait, what?

    Sanyo has announced the addition of two new LCD Multimedia Projectors, the PLC-ET30L and PLC-XT21/L, to their ‘T’ Series lineup. The PLC-ET30L has a full 1400 x1050 resolution with 10-Bit digital gamma correction and will ship for $6,495 without a lens, making it the new top of the line. The PLC-XT21/L is a value-priced, it will go for only $4,995 with a lens, projector with a… Read More

  • Pole dancing game on its way for Wii?

    The Wii is by far the most family oriented of the current crop of game consoles. Even the advertising has young and old playing games together. Peekaboo is a company that makes portable poles for pole dancing and wants to help make a pole dancing game for the Wii. What could possibly go wrong? Read More

  • O2 cuts 8GB iPhone price by £100 in UK

    Happier times People in something called the UK can now cop an 8GB iPhone for 169 quid, or about $330. That’s £100 off the regular price; the lower price is valid through June 1, International Children’s Day. Why O2, which used to sponsor Arsenal FC, do such a thing? Why, quoth the carrier, to create additional momentum for what has been O2’s fastest-selling device. Note… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Palit GeForce 9600GT for $130, wow

    Nvidia’s 9600GT is a huge value: DirectX 10 support, great performance, and they work fantastically in SLI if you’ve got the mobo for it. With this deal, you can get two 9600GTs, set them up in SLI, and get waaay more performance than a single card at the same price point. Or just do one and you’re getting more than enough to play games at a decent frame rate. Shipping is… Read More

  • Viso, the interactive woman

    German design agency Bartproject has come up with this very strange art installation that is supposed to demonstrate interaction with animated images. It’s basically a drawing of a woman’s face that you can touch and interact with and it will react based on your input. It’s both cool and weird at the same time, like giving yourself “the stranger.” Read More

  • Apple and Sony jointly pay out ¥1.3M to burned Japanese gentleman

    Remember when Sony’s batteries were catching on fire and there were many recalls? Well some of those poor souls who got burned by Sony’s flaming batteries (in Apple’s laptops) sued for damages and are actually squeezing a little money out of the two companies. A Japanese couple is being awarded ¥1.3 million for their troubles (and burns). It sounds like a lot, but yens… Read More

  • Windows XP SP3 coming April 29

    Windows XP Service Pack 3 should be launching on April 29, adding some Vista specific features like “Network Access Protection” (it protects your network access) along with some secret fun features no one has mentioned yet. Should you care? Probably, since you haven’t installed Vista yet and this update actually installs all of the Service Packs at once, ensuring… Read More

  • Classy CIA exploit makes you part of the .GOV

    In line with the government-certified 8GB flash drive we just posted here’s a fun trick you can play on your local G-Men. There’s a search exploit at cia.gov that lets you type in any URL and have it pop up under the cia.gov URL. Great for phishing and scamming, kids, and even more fun for procuring government funds for your blog. Read More

  • Mötley Crüe release their new single straight to Rock Band

    I guess they just know their audience, or maybe they play the game a lot themselves and thought it worked well. Either way, these old-school glam-rockers are releasing their single “Saints of Los Angeles” through Rock Band. I can’t think of any jokes that relate this event to the obvious TLJ/Pamela Anderson situation, so please try to imagine something funny during this… Read More

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