• EditGrid Special Crunchies Release

    Online spreadsheet tool and Crunchies finalist EditGrid have released a range of new features to coincide with tonights Crunchies. In addition to adding new functions, the release incorporates integration to both consumer and enterprise applications. The Special Crunchies Release Features Mashup Function – The image function fetches live images/charts from other Web services into a… Read More

  • More and more tiny notebooks coming this year

    This is going to be an interesting year. A year when a whole bunch of Asus Eee-like 7- to 9-inch notebooks are going to start coming out of the woodwork. An Everex version is coming out in less than a week at Walmart stores and, of course, there’s the actual Eee itself that’s available now. But throughout the year, we’ll see even more options — some most recently… Read More

  • LG Rumor video review

    http://www.crunchgear.com/video/player.swf?movie=rumor.flv I was going through my things this week and I found a fairly cool entry-level phone that I never even reviewed. It’s the LG Rumor and it’s a great messaging phone — not as bulky as the Sidekick and much cheaper (about $75 with contract). I kind of miss reviewing “fun” phones like this without all the bells… Read More

  • Penny-Arcade's Div reminds us that iTunes movie rentals is a lot like DIVX

    [photopress:padivx.jpg,full,center] As always, Penny-Arcade flies above all of our stupidity to make a point: what makes the iTunes Rental service so different from DIVX, the failed disc format? That all-mighty, all-knowing Apple is behind it? That it has the support of all the studios? Are you really going to stop downloading movies from the usual places? ::Taps nose:: What Goes Around… Read More

  • MySpace Russia Quietly Launches; MySpace Turkey Coming

    MySpace launched MySpace Russia today without any immediate fanfare – it simply appeared on its international map. And according to this job listing at LinkedIn, they’re getting ready to launch in Turkey soon as well. MySpace likes to put a team on the ground before launching a localized site, Travis Katz told me today (MySpace’s Managing Director of International). The key to… Read More

  • Songza Adds More Songs With Help From Seeqpod

    Today Songza just got bigger by embracing one of its rivals. The music-search engine (and Crunchies nominee) is incorporating song search results from Seeqpod, expanding the number of songs it can stream from 15.5 million to 23.5 million. Now you can get results from both music search engines in one place. Songza is also considering incorporating songs from Skreemr and other music search… Read More

  • uTorrent found vulnerable to remote attack; better upgrade quick

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    Photo from this girl’s Flickr Users of uTorrent and the official BitTorrent client will want to upgrade to the latest version ASAP because of a recently discovered security vulnerability. It’s been discovered that uTorrent 1.7.5 (build 4602), uTorrent 1.8 (alpha 7834) and BitTorrent 6.0 (build 5535) are all vulnerable to a remote denial… Read More

  • HTC Touch coming to Verizon: People who liked the Sprint Touch had better switch carriers, shave their bodies, prepare for His coming

    Actually, I’m just joking. The Verizon Touch is a little slimmer than the Sprint version and it’s all white, but it’s really not the second coming of the great corn god Centeotl. It is, in fact, slim PDA with featuring a fairly cool UI trick bolted onto the a rat turd baked into a loaf of German black bread and then eaten inadvertently by a five year old boy who then throws up… Read More

  • More information on the MacBook Air's CPU

    Here’s some more information about the made-for-Apple Intel Core 2 Duo chip that’s found in the new MacBook Air. Anand Lal Shimpi over at AnandTech dug into the available data and found that the chipset is actually based on the Penryn Montevina SFF Centrino platform that’s due out later this year but with a different voltage. It seems Apple convinced Intel to release… Read More

  • FPS-Brain energy pill gives pro-gamers all the concentration they could ever need

    [photopress:fpsbev.jpg,full,right] It’s “faster than you can think” and was developed to give pro gamers an edge over their competition. FPS-Brain, a product of Germany, is a sugar-free energy pill that’s the product of “extensive” research; it supposedly works within 60 minutes of consumption and the effects last up to six hours. If nothing else… Read More

  • A wearable tentacle arm shows just how much you care

    [photopress:tentaclearm.jpg,full,center] Pretty sure you know exactly what this is and exactly how to use it (and for only $15!). Enjoy your weekend. Tentacle Arm [Gaia Online Store via Kotaku] Read More

  • Sprint Announces Subscriber Losses

    Sprint Nextel, the third largest mobile phone provider in the United States, reported a net loss of 683,000 post-paid subscribers today. This loss is far greater than those predicted by analysts, which ranged between 350,000 and 500,000 subscribers. The company also reported net losses of 202,000 prepaid subscribers. Sprint’s subscriber base was 53.8 million at the end of 2007… Read More

  • Macbook Air: Why the hell not?

    http://www.collegehumor.com/moogaloop/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1797523&fullscreen=1 Yeah, fine. I’m a sucker for parody. via CH Read More

  • Yahoo Asks Employees To Turn In Computers

    In a move that could be a hint of things to come, Yahoo told a group of about 30 or so employees yesterday that their jobs would be terminated in 60 days, and that they could look for other jobs within Yahoo. But could they please turn in their computers by the end of the day today. Other than the engineers, who tend to get quickly sucked into other groups, it is not likely many will find… Read More

  • 37Signals Down – Looks Like Rackspace Is To Blame Again

    37Signals is having a bad morning, according to their current home page image above. They’re pointing fingers at their service provider, which was (and we believe still is) Rackspace. Last November they suffered a three hour outage along with other Rackspace customers. Update: It’s back up, total outage was about 2 hours. Per the comments, 37Signals doesn’t seem super duper… Read More

  • Psst… wanna win a watch?

    Our good friends at WatchReport.com would like to give you guys a watch. Not just any watch, mind you. It will be an E-Ink watch and it will make you look so cool that you’ll ultimately reach the other end of the spectrum and become hot. But don’t take our word for it. Electronic ink is a high-contrast, low-power display technology. It is to ink what email is to mail: fast… Read More

  • Dell laptop (almost) electrocutes young boy, his dog, potentially grandma

    A fascinating post in Dell Community support forums details the travails of a young man and is XPS m1530. It seems that his laptop is “crackling” and “sparking” when he touches it, suggesting a grounding issue. While we’ve all felt that weird “smoothness because we’re about to be electrocuted” feeling on laptops and even lamps, this sounds… Read More

  • YouMail Launches New non-Intrusive Advertising Program

    YouMail, a free voicemail service, launched a new advertising program this week that will connect brands with mobile users through text-based advertising. This new feature will add short, non-intrusive 40-character marketing messages to the text alerts users already receive when a caller leaves a new voicemail. “Advertisers continue to struggle to find unobtrusive ways to reach consumers… Read More

  • Mobile Fun Offers Celebrity Autographs

    If you are an autograph hound, Mobile Fun may have the service for you. Your mobile phone can now be autographed online by famous and historical people like Stalin or Shakespeare without having to go to the trouble and cost of renting a time machine. Mobile Fun is currently working on a system that allows modern celebrities to sell limited editions of their autographs online so that customers… Read More

  • Countdown To Crunchies Tonight

    Most of the team will be in San Francisco today preparing for the Crunchies at 7:30 pm. We’ll have light news coverage and a couple of updates throughout the day around the ceremony and party afterwards (we’re still trying to fit yet more people in based on the fire codes – we’re adding tickets to inventory here as we can) and we’ll likely give away a free pair… Read More

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