Microsoft Acquires Mobile Focused Social Networking Site WebFives

Microsoft has acquired Seattle based social networking site WebFives. WebFives was initially founded in 2004 by former Microsoft engineer Mike Toutonghi as Vizrea and offers social networking with a f

DLP powered Sim2 C3X 1080p projector now shipping

Looking for an ultra high-end 1080p home cinema projector that you won’t want to hide in a cabinet? Well, Sim2 seems to own this category and the latest edition is now shipping and it looks grea

William Shatner on the VIC-20

Just because. via Consumerist

This stupid gadget doesn't work and you shouldn't buy it and it sucks

Sure, we know that your cellphone won’t explode and kill you now, great. But what about that pesky, pesky radiation? While the jury’s still out on that one, you can look to snake-oil devic

2 Girls 1 Cup meta videos are some of the funniest things around

Without a doubt, the most famous video on the Internet this month is the legendary 2 girls 1 cup, something I strongly urge you not to google. What’s amazing, though, isn’t just that it ex

The Back Burner: Things we didn't post this week

A big thank you to everybody for filling our tips at crunchgear dot com inbox with wonderful, unique, and newsworthy items. Here are five that we just couldn’t get to this week.

NBC and Netflix sitting in a tree, S-H-A-R-I-N-G

Looks like Netflix subscribers get yet another feather to add to their caps. NBC has struck up a deal whereby flixers can watch episodes of some hit shows like “Heroes” the day after they&

Google Streetview Airbrushing Their European Edition

Google’s Streetview was celebrated at launch, but caught some flack when they were captured the public in some embarrassing situations. Google’s hoping to avoid similar issues when they co

Vimeo Founder Fired, Does A Bong Hit

Jakob Lodwick, the co-founder of IAC owned video site Vimeo, left the company today. The reason? Apparently Lodwick didn’t see eye to eye with the IAC brass on creative issues, and specifically

YouTube Leads, But No Sign Of Vimeo

New figures released by comScore show that YouTube remains the outright leader in online video. Based on videos viewed, Google owned sites (YouTube + Google Video, but mostly YouTube) commanded a 28.3

Rant: I want you to die, Leopard

I know I’ve bitched and moaned about Leopard in the last few weeks, but I just can’t handle it anymore. I’m going to search for my Tiger disc and reinstall it over the weekend. Leopa to create all-new, faster site code; also, a few site invites, one of the two main OiNK successors, is developing an entirely new set of site code, promising to be faster and more secure than the old TBsource. (TBsource is used by several private BitTor

Fill your house with Plant Breath using these filters

Unsatisfied with current air filtration methods, French designer Mathieu Lehanneur has created this excellent little thing that would look at home in Sleeper or The Jetsons. It’s called the &#82

China wants to shoot down our GPS satellites, other spacecraft

Ok, so beyond poisoning us with lead-filled children’s toys, China is getting ready to blow our GPS satellites out of space. China is claiming that space above its country is its property, and i

CrunchDeals: OQO model 02 for $1069.99

Holy crap. Here’s an OQO for under $1100 after a $780 instant rebate. Hurry! OQO Model 02 UMPC [] via

Hold on, man: OS X has secret Windows-compatible features hidden away, could run Windows apps fairly soon?

One of the last remaining reasons why some people don’t make the switch to the Mac from a Windows machine is that the have certain apps that aren’t available on the Mac. It’s a hard

Hey NFL, ditch cable and develop your own box already

So I finally buckled and added NFL Network to my cable package because I had, had, had to see the game last night. I realized two things. First, the Dallas Cowboys can pretty much score at will. They&

When Contests Go Wrong

This is what happens when we let you people loose on our BFF thing. For shame! Blind Review Lolcatz!

Kindle disassembly: No disassemble!

RapidRepair has posted a full disassembly of the Kindle, complete with helpful tips for getting inside the case. Love it or hate it, it’s still cool to see e-ink in a working product and how the

BFF Jaxim's Zune requests good enough for CrunchGear

Over on BFF, user Jaxim has posted a really terrific piece for our Blind Review contest on what the Zune could use to make it even better. Not that it’s a dis on the Zune; Jaxim starts by saying
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