• Some Minor Improvements

    Some Minor Improvements

    Just a quick note to mention a few things I’ve added to the page. First, I’ve decided to show the tags. These tags are essentially tiny feeds, so if you like iPod stuff subscribe to http://crunchgear.com/category/gear/ipod/feed (note the “feed” at the end of the URL). You can do this with authors as well. Next, there is a tiny recent comments box on the side. That will keep… Read More

  • Video of the Etching Laser in Action

    Phil Torrone is really the only guy I know who does what everybody else dreams of doing — playing with lasers, making rockets and jetting around the world telling people how to build stuff. Here is some video of the etching laser in action. One more after the jump… Read More

  • Merry Microsoft Christmas, Oracle and IBM!

    Merry Microsoft Christmas, Oracle and IBM!

    Microsoft’s latest operating system, Vista, which went on sale to corporate customers November 30 — can not run the latest version of Microsoft’s corporate database product, MS SQL Server. Microsoft is working on a SQL Server upgrade (SQL Server 2005 Express Service Pack 2), but it’s in beta and available for testing purposes only. Last month I commented on the lack of… Read More

  • T-Mobile Launches Sidekick Wiki For Users

    T-Mobile Launches Sidekick Wiki For Users

    We always like it when a big company can relate to geeks like us. So when I got an e-mail that T-Mobile was getting involved with wikis, I was ecstatic (for reals)! T-Mobile has started a wiki for their Sidekick users at the upcoming wiki site Wetpaint. Sidekick users can cruise over and contribute facts, browse forums, chat, and more. I think it’s great to see a ton of Sidekick fans/users… Read More

  • BlogKits Matches Writers To Advertisers

    BlogKits Matches Writers To Advertisers

    A company called BlogKits launched on Monday with the goal of helping to monetize the blogosphere. The company matches smaller-potato blogs to advertisers and provides a risk-free way for both to work together. When most people begin blogging, it is not with the purpose of making a million dollars. It is because they have thoughts swimming around their head that they want to express in a public… Read More

  • Ultra Brings SDHC Cards Fast, Large And Cheap

    Ultra, a company probably better known for its PC cases and power supplies, has been bringing a lot of extra gear to the market this year. This morning, it announced an 8GB SDHC card for use in, well, any device that can use the high-capacity cards, for the low price of $149.99. Beyond the capacity size there’s the read speed of 18MB per second and the write speed of 3MB per second, so it… Read More

  • Wiimote's Strap Put To The Test

    Wiimote's Strap Put To The Test

    In that last couple weeks there have been numerous complaints about the sturdiness of the Wiimote’s strap and it’s tendency to break. Since the launch of the Wii, I’ve had more than three parties where gamers and non-gamers alike come together, drink lots of beer and play Wii. My friends aren’t exactly the type to be calm either, if you were to walk in to my apartment… Read More

  • Google Starts Selling Domains For $10 Per Year

    Google Starts Selling Domains For $10 Per Year

    Google has entered the domain business with partners GoDaddy and eNom. An already crowded industry, Google has begun allowing people to register ‘.com’, ‘.net’, ‘.biz’, and ‘.info’ Web site addresses. Web sites that register their domains directly with Google for $10/year will automatically be setup to use Google Apps for Your Domain, which includes… Read More

  • JamGlue Launches "Remixing for the Masses"

    JamGlue Launches "Remixing for the Masses"

    JamGlue, one of the YCombinator companies, publicly launched today. JamGlue is an online community, similar to SpliceMusic, where you can listen to or mix music from a library of tracks and other mixes. JamGlue was originally in private beta with 2,500 members and a basic library of 1,500 tracks. JamGlue, as their slogan suggests, is about providing “Remixing for the Masses” via their… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Boss Edition

    Daily Crunch: Boss Edition

    LG UP3Flat A Shuffle Killer? ezGear ezPlay Portable DVD Player With ezVision Is Very EZ Gaming Scarves For The Brrrrr Weather USB-Powered Heated Cushion The Villain Chair: Direct Henchmen in Style Call for Interns in NYC and SF Read More

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  • MusicPlusTV Is Cool…I Think

    MusicPlusTV Is Cool…I Think

    Music Plus Television Network (MusicPlusTV) is what MTV was in the 80′s: fun, young, and actually about music. It is an online music video/concert station that launched in June of 2005. Earlier this week they announced a seven-figure round of funding and licensing agreements that made us take note. MusicPlusTV is a network of shows, each with its own genre to focus on. It reminds me a lot of… Read More

  • CrunchGear This Week

    CrunchGear This Week

    The week started out with a roar as Matt broke the news that American Airlines would be offering free wi-fi on its flights. It turned out not to be true (costs 10 bucks), but it was big. If you’re reading this on a Macbook with a tiny hard drive, Peter’s got you figured out – it turns out it’s not that hard to replace the HDD with a more spacious one. I ruffled some… Read More

  • Hotty McHotHot Rumor: iPhone, Monday the 18, For Reals

    Gizmodo likes rumors about as much as it likes trannie hookers: it can’t get them out of its head. So when we got a tip that the big cheese at the Giz was confident the iPhone would be dropping on Monday, December 18, we decided to to lay low and see how it pans out. But then when a couple of friends of minions of accountants of lawyers started whispering, “no, really,” we… Read More

  • Wii Contest For Bloggers

    Wii Contest For Bloggers

    Too lazy (or poor) to wait outside of Best Buy for hours trying to get a Wii? No worries, the official blog of wHooiz.com is giving away a Nintendo Wii for free (rhyming makes me feel good about myself). All you have to do is get over to the wHooiz blog and make your own profile. The wHooiz blog is basically a listing site that allows you to look up other peoples’ profiles, and read their… Read More

  • iTunes Sales Not Actually Falling?

    iTunes Sales Not Actually Falling?

    I’m sure you recall a piece from a few days ago citing all sorts of noise about plummeting iTunes sales and various other banter. Well according to a report released today by comScore Networks, iTunes is actually on the up-and-up, with an 84% rise in revenue during the first three quarters of 2006. It also said that there was a 67% increase in iTunes transactions and a 10% increase in… Read More

  • The Villain Chair: Direct Henchmen in Style

    Blofeld, Darth Vader, Dr. Evil, Lex Luthor, Dr. Claw. These were some of the absolutely lethal and diabolical bad guys from a few of our favorite films. The share evil genius, plans of total conquest, and slick knavish style. One common element of that style is the iconic Villain Chair. Made of dark leather on a menacing frame, the Villain Chair is enough to make anyone feel like a super bad guy. Read More

  • M2 Convert Winners: Day 08

    M2 Convert Winners: Day 08

    Two days left! This marks 80 copies of M2 Convert that we’ve distributed to our dear, dear readers. SO here they are, the winners for Wednesday: Read More

  • Samsung "Butterfly" Mini-PC Quick Look

    There are a few other wee ones in there, but the real draw is the P9000, a WiMax mini-PC with built-in phone. Drool. Read More

  • Amazon Unleashing Onslaught of Wiis and PS3s Soon

    Amazon Unleashing Onslaught of Wiis and PS3s Soon

    We’ve just received information from a reliable source that Amazon will soon have the Nintendo Wii and the Sony PlayStation 3 readily available. There is no specific date currently set, but it will be “in the coming days.” So if you’ve been checking back at your local Best Buy every day or contemplating paying a premium for a system on Ebay, you might want to consider… Read More

  • Presto! For the Elderly

    Presto! For the Elderly

    As we reported recently, Presto is a service that aims to bring e-mail to those incapable of operating a computer. It uses a special printer designed by HP that hooks up to your phone line to print e-mails. The thought is that those without the slightest inkling of technical knowledge will still be able to receive e-mails from their friends and family. In some capacity, the idea makes sense. I… Read More