• Microsoft Office Online and Attacking The Innovator's Dilemma

    Nick Carr has a lead on the story that we all knew was coming eventually: Key Microsoft applications, including Office, may be moving online, soon. Carr’s source says to look for enterprise applications to move online as web services with Salesforce-like usage fees, popular PC applications to move online with advertising support, and expansion of its data center network to provide… Read More

  • Rumor: Blu-ray drives coming to Macs

    Let’s put this to rest once and for all. Apple will not have Blu-ray drives anytime in the future. Why? Because physical media is dead or will be very soon. Think about it for a minute. Steve Jobs wants you to purchase HD content through iTunes, which means more money in the pocket of the company. I know he’s on the Blu-ray board, but there’s more profit in downloadable content. Read More

  • Freestyle takes the Shark Classic back to the 80s

    [photopress:freestyleshark.jpg,full,pp_image] Neon is all the rage lately and Freestyle is taking their bread and butter back to its roots. The Shark Classic and Shark Classic Mid have been retrofied with neon and I dig em. They both feature time/day/date, 2 alarms, stopwatch, countdown timer, waterproof up to 100m and a few others. They’re only $55 so check em out. Read More

  • Netflix set to increase Blu-ray library

    Netflix is set to quadruple their Blu-ray collection from 400 titles to 1,500. Netflix CFO Barry McCarthy warned that it may drive up the cost of your subscription, though. Consider yourself warned. “It seems apparent that content will cost us more,” McCarthy said. “Whether we raise prices will be entirely a function of churn, subscriber acquisition costs and gross… Read More

  • Philips announces external Blu-ray disc drive

    With HD DVD out, manufacturers are free to release Blu-ray products without fear of the format dying. It still could and probably will, but that’s neither here nor there. Philips & Lite-on Digital Solutions will be the first to bring a stand alone Blu-ray disc drive to the PC/laptop market with the Lite-On DX-DX-4O1S in Q2. The drive will read Blu-ray discs at 4x, single-layer DVDs… Read More

  • Video: Optimus Prime just wants to dance

    If you’ve never seen Judson Laipply’s Evolution of Dance video then you need to do that before you watch Optimus do it. If you’ve already seen it then keep reading to see Optimus bust a move. Read More

  • Twitter In The Classroom

    Edmodo says it’s going to be Twitter for teachers and students, with features like calendaring events that are tailored to the classroom. Personally, I think Twitter itself works just fine as the Twitter for teachers and students, but give edmodo a shot if you’re interested. They’re taking signups for the private beta now. Read More

  • Girl repellant has 8GB of memory, 1.8-inch screen

    Here it is, fellas. You’ve been waiting ages for the ultimate statement piece to wear on your wrist that’ll keep the ladies away for good so you can concentrate on D&D and WoW and watching swimming videos. Anyway, this watch has a humongous (for a wrist) 1.8-inch screen, plays videos at 20 FPS in the very, very popular MTV format (sarcasm) and also features voice recording… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: AT&T to offer refurbished 4/8GB iPhone

    We’ll take this with a grain of salt, but BGR is usually on point with this sort of thing so we’ll leave it up to the readers in the New England area to vouch for this. AT&T stores will be offering refurbished 4GB and 8GB iPhones with new activation for $199 and $249, respectively. BGR has obtained an internal memo, which can be found over yonder. Read More

  • Inside TechCrunch

    Sarah Lacey, the now host of Yahoo Tech Ticker who is perhaps well known to TechCrunch readers as being the person who was suppose to have thrown a drink on Michael (she denies it), interviews Michael in the video above as well providing… Read More

  • News Via Old Fashioned Means Put On Deadpool Watch

    Survey results released by We Media/Zogby earlier this week show that more people turn to the internet for news than any other source. The survey found that nearly half of all people in the United States (48%) cite the internet as their primary source of news and information, compared to 29% for television, 11% for radio, and a dismal 10% for newspapers. There was an age difference at the… Read More

  • Can Touch This: DanceJam Opens To The Public

    YouTube for dance videos DanceJam has launched into open beta today after several months of private testing. DanceJam offers dance battles where users dance off against each other, with viewers voting on the best video. DanceJam also offers general dance videos, including locally uploaded content and videos from external sites such YouTube. DanceJam was founded by M.C. Hammer, and Geoffrey… Read More

  • Totspot – It's A Social Network For Babies

    Ok, it’s a bit ridiculous that social networks for every conceivable market demographic exist. But I’m guessing, based on the success of Maya’s Mom (acquired in August 2007 by BabyCenter) and other social sites around parenting, that New York based Totspot could find a profitable niche. The service, which is built on Ruby on Rails, just entered private beta. They are… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Melty Edition

    Low-tech solar power, no cells or transformers required
    CrunchWord Puzzle!
    What a concept: iMac iView has curved display
    Hey there Mr. Man, don’t you look smart with your neck-mounted Bluetooth headset?
    Consumer habits make cellphone designers go crazy 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. Fred on Lost in-game video: Not Penny’s game! I made up a new drinking game in which I chug every time Lost makes me say “WTF, JJ Abrams?” I think I may have blacked out at some point last night. Marc M. on Dragon Ball… Read More

  • Jailbreaking 1.1.4 firmware

    Just went through a bit of trouble with the 1.1.4 firmware. I had to restore to the unadulterated 1.1.4 firmware and then restore from backup to get it to work. I used iJailbreak, which worked just fine. What I don’t show is a failed update, but if that happens to you just restore completely and use the breaker of your choice to crack 1.1.4. Read More

  • Franck Muller Crazy Hours watch

    Just found this video of the Franck Muller Crazy Hours watch in action. This is the first time I’ve seen this complication — it’s basically a cute parlor trick using gears — but I finally understand what all the fuss with this watch was. Even if you don’t care about watches, it’s cool to see something different in the horology scene. Read More

  • First competitive eating video game announced: Major League Eating: The Game coming to Wii in May

    [photopress:major_league_eating_teh_game.jpg,full,center] Earlier this month, we brought you word that the world of competitive eating would be coming to a console near you. We joked that the Wii would be the ideal console for such a series of games, and as it turns out Major League Eating agreed. Mastiff Software will be launching a professional eating game on the WiiWare service when it… Read More

  • Top ten list: Celebrities and video games often don't mix

    [photopress:jackson.jpg,full,center] It wouldn’t be a Friday without a top ten list, so here it is, from Asylum.com, the ten worst celebrity tie-in video games of all time. Spoiler: one involves Spielberg. 10 worst celebrity video games ever [Asylum] Read More

  • Video: iPhone's motion sensor used to demo future gameplay methods

    Since the day I got my iPod Touch, I’ve been telling anyone who’ll listen that the iPhone and the Touch are going to become great gaming platforms. Multi-touch aside, the accelerometer is a great tool for controlling a games mechanics, and this video demonstrates just that concept. Now imagine this applied to racing games, platformers, and even FPS games, and you’ve got… Read More

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