Is AdBrite About to Lose One Third of Its Ads?

AdBrite might have just secured an additional $23 million in funding, but at midnight tonight its business prospects may look decidedly dimmer. Competing ad network Etology is cutting deals with some

How to replace your iPhone battery

Reviewer fired/quits over Kane & Lynch review

It seems Jeff Gerstmann, formerly of Gamespot, had a falling out with management over a review of Kane & Lynch and either was fired or left of his own accord. The game’s maker, Eidos, was up

Wii sales eclipsed by PS3 in Japan? You're joking me

Welcome to Bizarro World, people. In the land of the rising sun, the Wii is undisputed king. Well, the DS is really, but we’re talking consoles here. Apparently some kind of Star Trek-type time-

Flux Launches Self Service Product; Full On Ning Competitor

Flux, a new social network joint venture between Viacom and SocialProject, had a limited launch in September. The platform is the cornerstone of Viacom’s social network strategy. Instead of buil

How not to get laid on MySpace

I’m not going to get into the details of this story, it’s best if you just click the link and read. Pay attention, because after the part where the 35-year old guy pretending to be a 20-ye

Bikes with huge sound systems: Hey, why the hell not?

Good afternoon. Hey, what ever happened to riding your bicycle like a normal human being, using it as a method to get you from Point A to Point B and, on the weekends, Point C? I don’t know and

MetroPCS gets slider from Samsung

Samsung has announced the r410. The latest slider from Samsung has a QWERTY keyboard, stereo Bluetooth, speakerphone (wow!), a built-in VGA camera with night shot, advanced voice recognition, IM and e

TAG Heuer watch: WTF?

OK. If this is real — and there is some indication that it is — then we’ve got ourselves a genuine breakthrough. We reported that TAG is making a phone, but we had no idea that it wo

Blackberry 9000's tender insides revealed

Somebody over at Boy Genius Report has the hook-up. They’ve got the full specs for the new Blackberry 9000, although the one picture they have (also above) looks kind of shady. Anyhow, here&#821

Xbox 360 fall dashboard update deets

We already knew about the parental controls, Xbox originals and the cyber stalking social networking feature and now we have a few more details on the fall update for you to ponder over until 2AM PST

LG releases Blue Ice Chocolate

The Chocolate is still around? Looks like it. LG has released a brand new Choco in Blue Ice. It’ll be available next Friday, December 7 for the low, low price of $79.99. That is all. Press Relea

So long Motorola CEO Ed Zander, we hardly knew ye

The time has come to say goodbye to Ed Zander, a dear friend of the CrunchGear family. And by "dear friend" I mean a guy we mentioned six times, were you to search for "Zander" on

Doodlekit Brings Advanced Functionality to Easy Website Creation

Website-creation tool Doodlekit is over a year old but has somehow managed to fly under the radar, even after releasing its free version this past October. Several similar services are out there: Weeb

Weekly Gaming News Roundup

Each week MobileCrunchArcade compiles the biggest news from the world of mobile gaming. I-Play announced this week that it has sealed the deal with Pandemic Studios to publish Mercenaries 2: World in

Some guy says Apple will launch ultra-portable then makes stuff up about about Android

Artist’s rendering I love financial analysts. They get “super-secret” news from “super-secret” sources — mostly the same sources we all have — and tell people

RC controlled by N95

This is a pretty neat mod from ShakerRacer that uses the N95’s accelerometer via Bluetooth. Are our recent N95 winners willing to rig an RC with Bluetooth and test this out for us?

Oregon Attorney General holds up hand (palm side out) to RIAA and says, 'Whoa. Stop right there. Not so fast.'

For a group that’s so concerned about the money it loses due to illegal music downloading, the RIAA sure spends a hell of a lot on lawyers. Money that could be better spent on innovation instead

ComCast to offer $2.95 for TiVo DVR, promises it will not firebomb customer's homes at random

I found this here. I do not know what it is and I am very scared. Nobody likes cable companies, but now you have a reason to loathe Comcast a little less. New England Comcast customers can pay $2.95 a

Zopa To Launch In U.S.

U.K.-based peer to peer lending startup Zopa is gearing up for their U.S. launch. Reports of the launch have been circulating for some time (WSJ), but now it seems only days away. The service will be
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