• CrunchArcade Contest: Win some free Tekken 6 swag

    Are you a big Tekken fan? Want to win the swag I got from the Namco Gamers Day event? What’s up for grabs: one Xbox 360 Kazuya Mishima face plate and one Tekken sticker poster. Read More

  • Live: George Zachary Interviews Tesla CEO Elon Musk

    This afternoon Charles River Ventures partner George Zachary is sitting down for a one on one interview with Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla whose other credentials include cofounding SpaceX and PayPal. The interview promises to be an interesting one – Musk hasn’t been known to pull any punches. Michael, who is attending the event, is streaming it live using… Read More

  • Cool face masks for these swine flu times

    Japan has a thing for face masks. In the summer, people wear them because of those nasty allergies. In the winter, it’s an anti-flu measure (although most Japanese people wear them in order not to infect others. Yes, they are that nice. Read More

  • Ad.com Sells For $1.4 Million

    The domain Ad.com sold for $1.4 million yesterday at domain name registration company Moniker’s TRAFFIC conference in Silicon Valley. The winning bidder was Divyank Turakhia of Directi.com and CEO of Skenzo, a domain parking company. Moniker made more than $2 million in domain names at the TRAFFIC auction, with Ad.com taking the highest bid. Bottledwater.com took the no. 2 spot at… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: ESPN Wi-Fi 'Ultimate' universal remote for $105

    If you thought that $300 for the ESPN Ultimate Remote was a tad too high when it was announced about a year ago, the invisible hand of supply and demand agrees with you. They’re now going for just over $100, which seems far more reasonable. Read More

  • Namco Bandai Gamers Day 2009

    On Tuesday Namco held their annual Gamers Day where a bunch of jerkwad editors rain down on San Francisco to diddle with all of the upcoming games for 2009. A handful of games were announced and/or showcased and you may have heard about them, but if you didn’t then you’re in for a real surprise! Tekken 6, Katamari Forever, Soul Calibur and Dead to Rights were among the games… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: $15 House of the Dead 2 & 3 for Wii (and other Newegg stuff)

    Newegg’s little “here’s a few ‘deals’ you might enjoy” e-mail just showed up in my inbox. It’s about games. There’s a few deals you might enjoy. Read More

  • Ruba: An Online Travel Guide Where Photos Speak Louder Than Words

    Travel guides are a dime a dozen on the web. But for the most part, they’re not very conducive to really exploring – it’s not much fun to click through various guides to get a feel for where you’d like to visit, because each guide is loaded with a wall of text. Ruba, a new travel site that launches today, is looking to offer users a way to visually browse through… Read More

  • Want: Nintendo mouse

    This NES-inspired mouse could probably be the hot-selling Wii of the mouse world if Nintendo ever decided to produce such a thing. I would buy one and you would buy one. Repeat that process until there’s a three-year supply shortage and, boom, the NES Mouse is what all the kids want, ladies and gentlemen. Read More

  • Want To Avoid Swine Flu? There's An App For That Too.

    Yesterday, we talked a bit about how some companies are clearly trying to capitalize on the Swine Flu craze that is sweeping the nation. Naturally, someone just had to make an iPhone app. And the winner is IntuApps, which has Swine Flu Tracker, waiting for approval from Apple before it’s released into the App Store. IntuApps’ Barry Schwartz, who is also a blogger, sent along… Read More

  • Verizon calls out Cablevision over ‘fastest broadband in America’ claim

    Game on! Cablevision, a cable company that serves the suburbs of New York City, and whose ISP, OptimumOnline, I use, recently announced that it will offer the fastest broadband in America starting next month. Speeds will top out at 101 megabits per second down, 15 megabits per second up. (That translates to around 12.6 megabytes per second down, 1.8 megabytes per second up. BitTorrent seeding… Read More

  • Vancouver seen through a Gigapixel photo

    Oh man. You better have nothing planned for the next hour, ’cause this photo is addicting. Gigapixel Photography Inc. composed this 1,000,000,000 pixel image and uploaded it to a web service that allows users to zoom and navigate around. I wonder if all the residents of those apartment buildings, including the building in the middle with the chick halfway up, signed a waiver allowing… Read More

  • Guess Which Brand Is Now Worth $100 Billion?

    Millward Brown, a subsidiary of the WPP, has come out with its annual list and report, BrandZ, that ranks the most valuable brands in the world. Unsurprisingly, Google tops the list for the third year in a row, with the Google brand valued at $100 billion, rising 16% in value over the past year from $86 billion. Microsoft comes in second, with its brand valued at $76.2 billion, only rising 8%… Read More

  • Japanese company sells portable USB turntable

    Here is something cool from Japan for the many vinyl fans still out there: A portable turntable for your old records [JP]. The device, made by a Tokyo-based music and DJ equipment maker called Vestax, not only plays your records but also digitizes them. Read More

  • Time's 100 Most Influential People Includes 4chan And Twitter Creators

    This list is in. Time has released its annual Time 100 list, honoring the most influential people in the world. There are a lot of interesting names including Sarah Palin and President Obama, but let’s focus on the names from the tech sphere. Moot (the creator of 4chan), Jeff Bezos, The Twitter Guys, Sam & Dan Houser, Jack Ma, Robin Chase, Nathaniel Silver, Nandan Nilekani, and… Read More

  • Rumored Palm webOS handset snapped by Mr. BlurryCam

    I think that’s a phone, no wait, it’s a stapler, no wait, it’s a ham sandwich. That right there is actually the next Palm webOS handset, according to A Boy Genius tipster who really needs a better camera phone. Honestly, there is no way to confirm whether this is the phone that Michael Arrington’s source was talking about, but at least the form factor seems about right… Read More

  • Palm EOS: Is this the Mini-Pre?

    It looks like all it took for details of Palm’s post-Pre phone to begin spilling out was for us to break the news of it yesterday. Just hours after, a blurry shot of the handset was out. Now, before the next day is even half way over, a decent shot and a full list of purported specs have made their way out. We’re getting conflicting reports of what this thing is codenamed. Some… Read More

  • Google Becomes Default Location Provider For Firefox

    Many of us have been saying it for a long time: location based services are the future. But up until now they’ve been a distant, hazy future, because they’ve been so difficult to use. That’s going to change soon, and it looks like Google is going to be leading the way. Google has just announced that it has become the default location provider service in Firefox, which… Read More

  • More Info On The Palm "Mini-Pre": Code Name Pixie

    We’ve got more information on the upcoming Palm WebOS device to debut later this year. We broke the news yesterday of its existence. Now we’ve got the internal name for the project: Pixie. The Pixie will use the same operating system and software as the Palm Pre, but in a smaller candy-bar form factor and a target $99 price point. It will be released only a few months after the Pre… Read More

  • Ding! Cupcake is done! Android v1.5 now hitting handsets in US and UK

    After four long months,the Android v1.5 “Cupcake” update has finally been made available to the masses in the UK and USA. As April 29th came to a close, the first reports of update notifications came trickling in, and they’ve continued throughout the morning. As usual, it’s not hitting every handset at the same time. Don’t panic if you’ve yet to see the… Read More

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