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  • Walmart Officially Enters Movie Download War

    After dabbling in movie download tests, Walmart is now jumping into the movie and television download business head first, and will launch their new site later today at walmart.com/videodownloads. This is an extremely crowded market already, although Walmart has locked up deals with all of the major studios – Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, Paramount, Sony, 20th Century Fox and Universal. Read More

  • AllTheCode Launches New Code Search

    AllTheCode have today launched a new code search engine which has joined a group of existing solutions including site such as Krugle, Koders and Google Code Search, no less. We previously wrote about the state of code search in a post about the then new Google Code Search, and we pointed out that in our own tests that none of the sites seemed to return adequate results. Today we put AllTheCode… Read More

  • Brilliant New Startup: Useless Account

    The trick to any good humor or hoax site is an attention to detail and a seriousness about your work. Useless Account is the best recent example I’ve seen. It’s clear, for example, that more work has gone into this joke than many of the startups we see every day. The site has a single function – to create a new account. “Open ID is a pipe dream” the site argues… Read More

  • D-Link 3G Mobile Wireless Router

    This has been sitting in my mail box for a couple of days and it sort of slipped my mind, which is unfortunate because it’s really cool. The router is equipped with a PCMCIA slot and comes in EV-DO (DIR-250) and UMTS/HSDPA (DIR-451) versions. Simply plug your wireless broadband card into the router and get a quick broadband network in your building. The routers also features a USB port… Read More

  • eSommelier Inventories Wine Excessively

    Check this thing out. This wine cataloging system is controlled through a snazzy 15-inch touchscreen display. The system inventories your wine collection with bar codes that it prints and scans. You can access eSommelier online and monitor your collection from afar. I imagine it’s intended more for restaurants and the like, but if for some reason you own a wine collection ambitious… Read More

  • LCD Xbox 360

    Not the coolest thing ever, but worth a mention nonetheless. One industrious modder managed to imbue his Xbox 360 with a 5.8-inch widescreen LCD. Like most things of this nature I’m left wondering, “Why?” But I suppose, where there’s a will…. Divineo offers up LCD-infused Xbox 360, practicality in doubt [Engadget via Xbox 360 Fanboy] Read More

  • Blackberry Shapes Up

    Tired of people making fun of its incredibly functional, yet aesthetically barren devices, RIM last year released the Blackberry Pearl, a stylish candy bar that didn’t sacrifice power—I reviewed it favorably last week. This week comes news that RIM is seeking a patent for a newfangled rotating keypad. From the looks of it, the rotation would give the pad dual functionality as a… Read More

  • Benq-Siemens Phones of the Future

    Cell phones design is going to keep getting crazier and crazier. It’s inevitable. And in the pursuit to create something groundbreaking-and-original, companies are designing devices that are looking less-and-less like actual phones. Take for example these concept devices from Benq-Siemens. They do undoubtedly look cool, but it’s hard to tell whether they’re actually… Read More

  • Social Music Overview

    Keeping with the theme of Mike’s Online Photo Editing Overview, I wanted to cover some of the entrants into social music. Music was probably the first type of rich media to really go “Web 2.0″ and it’s become a pretty popular place for startups. As a result, there are some great Rich Internet Applications built around social music. Anyone who makes music a part of… Read More

  • Fast Releases White Label Adsense/Adwords

    Norwegian enterprise search provider, Fast, released its AdMomentum product today. The new product is private-label contextual advertising platform similar to Google’s Adsense and Adwords platforms paid for by a software licensing fee instead of a revenue split. The product is aimed at high traffic sites taking part in the $6.7 billion search advertising market (PDF download). The… Read More

  • Sports + TVGuide + Digg = RUWT?

    “Are You Watching This” (RUWT?) is a new sports fan site you can use to follow the most popular sports games on TV based on votes from the community and the real-time score of the game. It’s meant keep people from missing the really spectacular sports games as they develop. The main page consists of a TV schedule listing all the sports events across the different TV networks… Read More

  • Meet the Senz Stormproof Umbrella

    Umbrella tech hasn’t matured much in the last, I don’t know, ever, so it’s nice to see someone advancing the science. When it’s wet and drizzly, umbrellas are handy, to be sure. But if it’s blustery or stormy, they become useless, broken, and sometimes projectiles. This is no good. Senz has addressed the problem and constructed an umbrella that is meant to… Read More

  • Vista: Extreme Tech Answers, Upgrade or Clean Install?

    So you’ve done it. You’ve consulted with your spouse, your lawyer, your priest, and your therapist and you’ve decided to ditch XP for the wide open fields and OSXivity that is Windows Vista. And you’ve even chosen which flavor you want. But when upgrading one Windows OS to another, the nagging question has always been: clean install or upgrade the current install? In… Read More

  • WiFi Liberator Unchains the Masses from Paid WiFi

    We do not condone piracy or theft here at CrunchGear. That does not mean we won’t show you cool gear that facilitates such treachery, like the WiFi Liberator, a work of Robin Hood-esque genius. A glorified USB WiFI dongle, the Liberator acts as a relay that makes a private network public. Say, for example, you’re at your local Starbucks and you have a T-Mobile HotSpot data plan… Read More

  • Rollable Display Device at 3GSM

    Telecom Italia and Polymer Vision will demonstrate at 3GSM a rollable cellular device the pair recently agreed to manufacture together. Based on Polymer Vision’s Readius Concept, the device is mainly intended for reading newspapers, books and other data of similar ilk. Measuring under the size of the standard mobile, the device features a 5-inch display that rolls out. It project 16… Read More

  • Comments Weirdness

    isn’t catching. Considering it’s caught 95,790 spam comments so far, we can’t complain but there are still some that slip through. Anyway, don’t double post. Just be patient. If it doesn’t go through immediately, it’s probably in the queue and one of us will get to it soon. Read More

  • Denon Launches Headphone Line

    As if there already weren’t a ton of premium headphone options on the market, home-theater and audio-electronics maker Denon introduced five new models. Priced from $50 to $700, they are the first consumer-oriented headphones from the company. Styles include canal phones like the $200 AH-C700 (pictured, available in black or silver) and high-end over-the-ear models, such as the $700… Read More

  • Apples Settle Beatles Trademark Dispute

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/Beatles. Apple Inc., makers of the ubiquitous iPod, and Apple Corps, guardians of Beatles' material, today settled their longstanding trademark feud. The companies have been embroiled in litigation over rights to the name for roughly 20 years. While there was no official announcement of Beatles availability on iTunes… Read More

  • Proporta Announces New Gadget Bag

    To be quite honest, I’ve been looking for a bag like this for a while now. I no longer have a working laptop, but I have plenty of gadgets and gizmos I tote around that are usually thrown inside some random North Face bag. Proporta’s take on a gadget bag includes thick padding to protect devices, plenty of individual compartments, and even has a spot to run your headphones through… Read More

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