• B&W Zeppelin Mini iPod speaker dock available for pre-order on Amazon

    The B&W Zeppelin Mini was made public just the other day and you’re the type of person with $400 to spend on an iPod dock, you may want to head over to Amazon. The dock is currently up for preorder which means you can plop down your $400 to ensure you’re the first in your affluent circle to rock out Sufjan Stevens. $400! Read More

  • List of official WinMo 6.5 sufferers released

    While we don’t particularly care for the update to WinMo, there’s sure to be some people out there who do like it. For those folks, we have a list of the phones from Microsoft that will be upgrading to the new OS. Poor suckers. Read More

  • Can't you see I'm busy, or, how to waste your company's time at work

    Much is made over the amount of money businesses lose because of procrastination. You know, the Almighty Dollar and everything. There’s a new Dutch Web site out there, cantyouseeimbusy.com (Can’t You See I’m Busy?—HILARIOUS~!), that provides “work-looking” games that you can play without your boss knowing. Read More

  • TA Associates Shells Out $200 Million For Minority Stake In AVG Technologies

    Private equity firm TA Associates has acquired a 25 percent stake in security software company AVG Technologies for $200 million. According to reports, the ownership was purchased from AVG’s shareholders and investors, including Intel Capital, and Benson Oak Capital, and Enterprise Investors, which remains the largest shareholder of AVG with 34 percent of shares. Founded in 1991… Read More

  • London Calling: Foursquare Hopping Across The Pond This Week

    One major complaint about the location-based social network Foursquare is that it’s not in enough cities, and that almost all of those cities are in the U.S. That’s due to change in a small, but meaningful way as Foursquare is planning to launch in London by the end of the week. Currently, London and Amsterdam (which was previously launched) are specifically the only European cities… Read More

  • Video putt putt game is really expensive

    Putt putt fanatics, start saving up for your own in-home virtual miniature golf arcade game – at $6,900 plus $550 for shipping, you could probably build an actual course in your backyard for far cheaper. Read More

  • Habbo Hotel owners to lay off 40 staff – so where's €50m headed now?

    Sulake, the company behind virtual world website Habbo Hotel and the popular Finnish chat site IRC-Galleria are to lay off up to 40 of their staff members in Helsinki. The company will initiate negotiations with staff next week and plans to cut employees in Finland by 13 percent. Sulake has a total work force of 300 people worldwide and is based in 13 countries. According to Sulake the cuts… Read More

  • Meebo's Reach Spikes To Over 90 Million Users With Community IM Growth

    Ever since Meebo launched its Community IM feature — which lets any site integrate a chat feature that’s similar to Facebook Chat — the service has seen strong growth. But the bump the site has seen with each successive partnership over the last year pales in comparison to the growth it’s been seeing in the last few months: between August and October, Meebo has jumped… Read More

  • iFixit shows the inner workings of a Nikon Coolpix S1000pj camera

    I could care less about iPod teardowns. I mean, who the hell cares anymore. It’s an iPod. But I looked at nearly every picture of iFixit’s teardown of the Nikon Coolpix S1000pj. After all, this little pocket camera sports a front-facing projector. Of course I wanna see the little gnomes that make the magic happen. Video teardown after the jump. Read More

  • Mobile Advertising Is Shaping Up To Be All Search

    WIth the rise of Web phones like the iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Palm (Verizon’s CEO says that 40% of its new phone sales are such smartphones), mobile advertising promises to be a huge growth area. The Kelsey Group, a market research firm, projects that the mobile advertising market will balloon from $160 million in 2008 to $3.1 billion in 2013. Of course, that is just an… Read More

  • The Windows 7 launch party video was not an isolated incident! They have party favors!


    It was only two weeks ago that the Windows 7 Launch Party video cut a burning swath across the internet, leaving only scorched sensibilities and a feeling that you’d lost something fundamental never to be regained. We lied to ourselves then that it couldn’t be more than a blip on the radar, a PR pitch gone awry and furtively uploaded, unfit for human consumption as it was &mdash… Read More

  • Astronomy service Slooh will let you watch the LCROSS impact live on October 9

    Slooh, a service that offers unfettered access to two huge earth-based telescopes, is inviting folks to watch the LCROSS impact on Friday at 4:30am PDT or 7:30am EDT. The feed begins at 3:30am PDT. The Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite will hit the moon to created a crater 14 meters in diameter and 2 meters deep. The resulting analysis will help assess how large bodies will… Read More

  • Apple quits U.S. Chamber of Commerce over environmental policy

    Seemingly overnight, Apple has become the poster child of the responsible, Green company. (Apple recently posted all the details of its efforts; Greenpeace is now BFFs with Apple.) In fact, it’s so pro-enviroment (as if anyone is anti-environment!) that it just quit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which is a huge organization that represents business interests to the various powers that be. Read More

  • CEATEC: ALPS sends data through the human electric field

    ALPS, the folks that mainstreamed the touchpad way back in the day, are continuing to innovate. Now they’re playing with electric field transmissions, which allows the human body to act as a communication medium. Video inside! Read More

  • My friend, I have a Zune HD for you. Very nice price: Free!


    Welcome to CrunchGear’s seedy electronic shop in the touristy area of town. Today we have a special deal for one lucky commenter: a new 16GB black Zune HD. Read on to figure out how to win. UPDATE – Congrats to Aaron for winning the Zune. He’s currently running with an RCA Lyrica. I don’t even think RCA is in business anymore. Read More

  • AT&T Greenlights VoIP For the iPhone. Too Bad Google Voice Isn't VoIP.

    Yesterday, we saw a Vonage app hit the App Store, which seemed to go against Apple and AT&T’s previous stance that VoIP apps that work over the 3G (and 2G) network would not be allowed in the App Store. Turns out there’s been a policy change. AT&T has just announced that it will no longer restrict VoIP apps that use its network on the iPhone, a move which is long… Read More

  • Biggest Loser fitness game now available for Wii and DSi

    Announced back in May, The Biggest Loser is now officially available for the Nintendo Wii and DSi platforms for $40 and $30, respectively, bringing the grand total of fitness games on the market up to seven billion and one. Developed by THQ, the game mimics the experience of being on The Biggest Loser Ranch just like the TV contestants, except that you get to live in your own house and you… Read More

  • R.I.P. Good Times: One Year Later

    It’s been one year exactly since Silicon Valley venture capitalists decided to call an end to the funding party. Sequoia Capital started things off with a 56 slide presentation to portfolio CEOs titled R.I.P. Good Times. In it they warned “it’s different this time” and said that “survival of the quickest” mandated deep cost cutting. Benchmark Capital… Read More

  • Rumor: HTC working on new flagship Android device – the Dragon

    What do you get when you mix HTC, Android, and Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon mobile processor together? No, it’s not the amazing (recycled from an old Snapdragon post) image above…but it’s close. According to the rumor mill, this mythical combination will yield…the HTC Dragon. Read More

  • Modern Warfare 2 delayed for the PC, Call of Duty trademarked for movie use

    Two things: One, the PC release of Modern Warfare 2 has been delayed by a couple of weeks until November 24, 2009. The console versions are still on track of a November 10, 2009 release. Second, Hollywood is apparently in need of an all-American, shoot-’em-up, special effects nightmare of a movie because Activision has trademarked Call of Duty for movie use. Read More

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