• JibJab Helps You (And A Friend) Bust A Move With Soul Train Partnership

    The folks at JibJab continue to pump out some of the funniest customized videos on the web. Last month they forged a deal with master parody maker Weird Al to bring custom versions of the song writer’s music video to the site. And today they’re announcing a partnership with Soul Train, the long-running music TV program that featured countless artists from genres including… Read More

  • Want California Data In Your Sex Offender App? There's A Lawyer For That.

    If you haven’t been following the whole story of Offender Locator, the iPhone app for locating sexual predators around you based on location, let me quickly run it down. ThinAir Wireless released the app, and it immediately became very popular, a top 10 paid app. Then it vanished from the App Store. The issue that Apple apparently had with it, was something we mentioned in our initial… Read More

  • Look, a hand carved, Alien-themed flash drive for sale

    I can appreciate this hand carved alien flash drive after making a few wooden flash drives myself. It’s clever, seems well done, but is it really worth $155? [Etsy via geeky-gadget] Read More

  • Everything You Need To Know About Salesforce's Service Cloud 2

    In Salesforce.com’s most recent earnings call, Salesforce founder and CEO Marc Benioff strongly emphasized that the Service Cloud, which was launched in January, was one of the fastest growing segments of the company’s business. A customer service SaaS application, the Service Cloud has quickly accumulated 8,000 customers and has gained a 55 percent market share in the customer… Read More

  • Pioneers Of The (Not So) Inevitable May Have New Legs For Songbird

    Pioneers of the Inevitable, the company behind the open source Songbird music player, has had a tough year. Founding CEO Rob Lord left the company earlier this year after burning through $8 million in venture capital from Sequoia Capital and Atlas Ventures. “We were left without a game plan,” said one person close to the company to me confidentially. The company has struggled… Read More

  • P55-based motherboard reviews hit the net

    While the latest in motherboard news may not be particularly thrilling, if you’re planning on building a PC any time soon (or just ordering one), it pays to be aware of what’s out there. I’m going to be putting something together myself in a few months, after these boards have clashed for a while and a clear victor remains, and while I’m not yet decided on AMD vs Intel… Read More

  • Wikia Finds A Small Following And Some Profits

    Are normal people finally starting to warm to wikis as publishing tools? Wikia, which hosts 50,000 enthusiast sites on the same wiki software as Wikipedia, is claiming profitability of sorts on strong growth. Over the past six months, Wikia sites (which also includes Wikianswers) have increased unique visitors 76 percent in the U.S. to 6.5 million in July, 14.2 million worldwide… Read More

  • New Facebook iPhone App Brings New Privacy Bugs With It

    Privacy bugs at Facebook are nothing new, but that doesn’t make them any easier to stomach. Last week we caught wind of a new one that was relatively benign, but could have been a field day for mischief makers and spammers. Don’t worry, it didn’t give anyone access to your personal information — but it did let you post to the Wall of any Facebook Page you wanted… Read More

  • Netgear releases the Digital Entertainer Live box

    Netgear just came out with their latest network appliance, the Digital Entertainer Live system. It’s a set top box that ties into your home network and internet connection, and (like most home entertainment appliances these days) plays streaming video, music, and pictures to your TV, and without a computer. Read More

  • Asus Eee-book reader to sport dual color touchscreens, webcam?

    It was just a week or two ago that Asus said they were getting into the e-book reader market, and now they’ve gone and given away some details that sound too good to be true. Dual color touchscreens? Sounds like the OLPC 2, except the Eee Reader may actually make it to market. Read More

  • Grammar Gaffe At Google Apps For Students

    We can’t verify that this is real, but reader Auston Bunsen sends in a screenshot showing a fairly funny grammatical error at Google, given that they are aiming their Google Apps product at students when they make the gaffe. “More then 5 million students have already gone Google” says the page, which is promoting Google Apps for students. The page is hosted here, and has… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith for free on Kindle

    Looking for a new book to read? Kindle owners (or people who have the Kindle app on their iPhone/iPod can get a free copy of “Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith: Precipice” from Amazon. Read More

  • Real LEGO blocks are not used in these walkie talkies


    These LEGO walkie talkies could be so much cooler. It’s not that they are lacking in a technical way. Nope, they pack all the standard bells and whistles of a modern walkie talkie. It’s that the LEGO-look is printed on and not actual LEGO bumps. Lame. I know. Good thing they are only $28 from Urban Outfitters. Read More

  • EMI: The Beatles won't be on iTunes tomorrow. Sky News: The Beatles will be on iTunes tomorrow. Take your pick.

    Record label EMI, which holds the rights to the Beatles catalogue, says the band’s music will not be on iTunes starting tomorrow. (Not that that matters, of course.) It seems EMI is concerned about piracy. I wish I were joking. But then Sky News in the UK supposedly ran a story that said, yes, the Beatles will be available on iTunes starting tomorrow. Our take: chill out. After all… Read More

  • Facebook On Android: Not Much To Review, But We Do It Anyway

    The much anticipated Facebook application for Android phones quietly launched this morning. Our review, including a video, are below. This is an “official” Facebook app, the company tells us, even though the page says “This application was not developed by Facebook.” That’s because, as we previously reported, Google has actually built this themselves –… Read More

  • Dell Z-series Inspirons shed weight, thickness, and voltage

    Dell’s gone ahead and added a lowercase “Z” to its Inspiron 14 and Inspiron 15 lines. That little Z means a little less weight and a thinner design thanks to ultra low-voltage CPUs from Intel. There’s also the 11.6-inch Inspiron 11z CULV model, too, in case you missed it. Read More

  • Qualcomm FLO TV user interface images leak into our inbox

    Well look at this. We still don’t know any hard facts about the Qualcomm FLO TV product, but a highly reliable source just confirmed to us that yes, it does exist and that these images are of the user interface. Even better, we might get more info later this week about the hardware, availability and/or price. That last point is what we would really like to know. FLO TV is great and all… Read More

  • Poll: What will Apple announce tomorrow?

    Let’s keep this simple as you probably already know the back story on all these possible announcements already. But we’ve already weighed in with our thoughts, but we’re curious what you, the well-informed consumer, thinks will be announced by Apple tomorrow. And boy there is a lot of possibilities. {democracy:67} Read More

  • More trouble with the App store: C64 iPhone application pulled

    Oh Apple.. you are such a fickle taskmaster when it comes to the App store. On one hand, it’s brilliant. On the other hand, their approval process can be draconian and bizzare at the same time. Recent case in point: the Commodore 64 emulator. It was approved, published, and then promptly removed. Read More

  • FYI: Seven-day Sirius trial now includes Howard Stern

    Just a quick heads up to anyone looking to try out Sirius XM. There’s a free seven-day trial you can sign up for that, among other things, Opie and Anthony trash Memorial Day weekend radio, and Ron and Fez debate which animal Fez could beat in a foot race. Oh, and knissors. Read More

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