• Exclusive: Sit down with Rob Spence aka Eyeborg [Update]

    Remember Rob Spence? You know, the Canadian filmmaker dude with a camera prosthetic eye aka Eyeborg? We just sat down with him for a few minutes and talked to us about his Eyeborg project and what the heck he’s doing south of the border. Hit the jump for our exclusive pics and video. Also, Rob really wants to meet Apple SVP Bertrand Serlet, so check out the video he made as well and help… Read More

  • Dropbox: Now Effortlessly Syncing Files For 1 Million Members

    Dropbox, the Y Combinator and Sequoia-funded file synchronization startup that makes it easy to share files across multiple computers at once, just hit a major milestone: it now has over 1 million members. And as the graph below shows, much of that growth has come in the last few months, with over 900,000 signups since the product’s public debut at TechCrunch50 last September. We… Read More

  • Valve's Orange Box is $10 this weekend – best deal ever

    Why are you still here? Are you insane? You read the headline! Get over to Steam and buy, buy, buy! Half-Life 2 and its two episodes so far, the Lost Coast, Portal, and Team Fortress 2 for ten freaking dollars, are you kidding me? Come on! Read More

  • Creepy Alert: Isthisyourluggage.com

    If you’ve traveled enough, there’s a good chance you’ve lost your luggage before. Sure, it’s annoying as hell, but most people get it back within a few days. However, some people, for whatever reason, never claim their lost luggage, and the airlines then auction it off for charity. That’s where isthisyourluggage.com comes in. The site, run by some anonymous… Read More

  • Good idea, bad idea: Updating old games' textures for great justice?

    Here’s an interesting debate that’ll help kill the remaining Friday hours. When you take an old game, upgrade its textures, increase its resolution, and, generally speaking, make it look “better,” do you lose something in the process? Is the game that you played, (presumably) that you enjoyed, now worse for wear? Read More

  • Contest: Win The Ultimate iPhone Application Package

    digg_url = ‘http://digg.com/apple/Show_Your_Best_Talent_Win_a_Ton_of_iPhone_Apps’; Last week, we held an absolutely massive iPhone App Giveaway spree. Over a span of about 12 hours, we gave away hundreds and hundreds of promo codes across 50+ different iPhone applications. It was a blast, but all good things must come to an end – but it’s not over just… Read More

  • Following Their Massive Layoffs, Hi5 Gets A New Leader

    Last month, the social network hi5 cut a large percentage of its staff following a new round of funding that didn’t materialized. Now, the self-dubbed “world’s leading social entertainment web site” is getting a new leader at the top. Bill Gossman, formerly the CEO of the online advertising service Audience Science, is taking over as CEO of Hi5. Grossman was brought in… Read More

  • Glide: an operating system for the web

    I’ve been opining for awhile now that web-based applications and services are going to become more and more a part of our everyday computing experience. You can create documents, chat, even play Quake all from the comfort of your web browser. There’s a growing segment of web based operating systems, too, which strive to give you a consistent experience regardless of the… Read More

  • Review: Seagate FreeAgent Theater HD Media Player Solution + 250GB FreeAgent Go and Dock

    Quick Version: In short, the FreeAgent Theater HD Media Player Solution from Seagate was made for a caveman if cavemen been around in 1999 when people actually used the DivX codec and only used Windows machines. Not to be completely unfair, but if you’re an avid reader of CrunchGear or a savvy BitTorrenter then this definitely isn’t what you’re looking for. Read More

  • Wolfram Alpha Getting A Public Preview On Tuesday

    When it was first unveiled in March, Wolfram Alpha, a new type of search engine created by computer scientist Stephen Wolfram, got a lot of buzz. Naturally, some people threw out the “Google killer” title — but it seems to be a different beast, as it’s all about knowledge search. That is to say, you ask a question, and you get an answer — with Google, you ask… Read More

  • AOL's Secret Love(.com)

    AOL has a new content site in open beta called Love.com – it’s been live since early this month but hasn’t attracted any press attention to date. AOL hasn’t announced it, and it isn’t linked to from any other AOL properties. But it’s already a vast site covering 350,000 topics that attracts 100,000 unique visitors a week through search engine links and word… Read More

  • File transfers via soundwave

    Remember modems? No, not cable modems or DSL modems, which are more technically network bridges. I’m talking real, honest-to-goodness analog modems, the kind that actually made noise. The kind where, if you picked up the phone while you were connected to The Internet!, you’d hear warbling screeches and that nude picture of Samantha Fox that you were downloading would be ruined! Read More

  • Dear Owen: Good Luck With That

    Just how big a task does MySpace’s freshly appointed CEO Owen Van Natta have in front of him? Let’s take a quick peek at the latest global traffic stats from comScore which just came out today. On a global basis, Facebook attracted more than twice as many visitors in the month of March as arch-rival MySpace. Facebook had an estimated 294.7 million unique visitors in March, 2009 on… Read More

  • Blame the Internet: Only 38 percent of young Americans see a TV set as a necessity

    Would you still consider your TV to be a necessity, or has its functionality largely been replaced by other devices such as your computer? Well, the largest number of Americans since 1973 no longer see television as a necessity. Only 54 percent of Americans think TV is a necessity these days. Not surprisingly, young people are least likely to call TV a necessity. Read More

  • A Sign Of Things To Come: Naked Pizza Erects Twitter Billboard

    It was only a matter of time. Naked Pizza, a uniquely healthy pizza joint in New Orleans, has replaced its “call for delivery” billboard in favor of something a bit more unorthodox: its Twitter handle. The restaurant now features a large Twitter bird above its storefront, inviting passersby to follow ‘NAKEDpizza‘ for special deals. Aside from being among the first… Read More

  • Video: Crazy iPhone Bug

    Just saw this behavior today. This is on a stock iPhone running 2.x firmware, no funny business. The Calendar app just kept scrolling back and forth. Kind of funny. Read More

  • NYC's Pogby Aims To Become The OpenTable For Events

    Why is it that you can book a table at a fancy restaurant through OpenTable, but you can’t book the bar for a corporate party? That is the question that a startup in New York City called Pogby is trying to answer. Barely in beta, Pogby is an event booking service founded by Joshua Gooch, who used to run JetBlue’s Website and helped build its TrueBlue customer loyalty program. … Read More

  • Celebrities + Twitter + A Good Cause = A Retweet Explosion Tomorrow?

    The race between actor Ashton Kutcher and CNN to a million Twitter followers at first seemed to be little more than an exercise in online vanity. But then it transformed into a race to help out a cause, Malaria No More, in a meaningful way. But really, why does anyone need a race to do that? With that in mind, tomorrow, Kutcher, with his nearly 1.4 million followers, and Digg’s Kevin… Read More

  • The Evolution Of Twitter Spin-Offs: Twitter Begat StockTwits Begat Chart.ly

    It was only a matter of time before an app was was built to support another app that was built for Twitter. Chart.ly is a stock charting app to be used directly in conjunction with another Twitter app, StockTwits. Chart.ly lets Twitter users upload and share stock charts via Twitter and StockTwits. It’s kind of like TwitPic for stock charts. Chart.ly lets you upload a chart of a… Read More

  • Next week: Two free Blu-ray movies with the purchase of a PS3 at Target

    Gamers! Target has a pretty decent promotion that kicks off this Sunday. The store will give you two (out of a total selection of four: Casino Royale, Hancock, Step Brothers and Resident Evil: Degenration) free Blu-ray movies when you buy the $399 80GB PS3. (The PS3 includes Resistance: Fall of Man and Motorstorm includes in the box.) Not too shabby if you’re in the mood for some PS3. Read More

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