• Zygo might be the UK's Twitter, but with revenues

    Zygo Communications, the UK mobile social networking messaging startup, completed a second round of business angel funding this week, the amount was not disclosed. Zygo has created an engine for group messaging across the web and mobile. Sounds a little like Twitter, right? Perhaps the difference is that Zygo will – when it launches its beta following this new funding – target… Read More

  • Denon's HDD-based turntable looks impressive, spins

    If you’re the kind of DJ who likes to dual-wield iPods or keep your vinyl on your MacBook, maybe you should take a look at this thing. It’s got a huge amount of features, ports for USB stuff, and space for you to put your own 2.5″ drive in. It has to be PATA, formatted for FAT32, but whatever. Judging from the sheer number of buttons, dials, and toggles on the top of the… Read More

  • Google sends out holiday gifts, we get nothing

    Umm, Google? Did we do something to deserve the coals or lack there of that you’ve sent to CG’s HQ? The ladies over at Sugar have gotten their well-manicured paws on an ultra-thin 2GB flash memory drive encased in a brown and powder blue leather case. Not that we even need any more USB drives or anything, but it would have been nice to know you cared. Jerks. Google Gives the Gift… Read More

  • The Back Burner: Things we didn't post this week

    A big thank you to everybody for filling our tips at crunchgear dot com inbox with wonderful, unique, and newsworthy items. Here are five that we just couldn’t get to this week. Subject: Mannequins order Hello,This is Marcus Brown from California and i will like to know if you do produce Mannequins?i will order them to my new company in Ghana.i will like you to email me back if you have… Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Dakine gear bags

    What can I say, Oregon is a hotbed of talent. Heh. Granted, Dakine was started in Hawai’i, but Hood River is now home to Dakine’s HQ and for good reason. It’s centrally located to Mt. Hood, the Pacific is a few hours away and the kiteboarding capital of the world, Columbia Gorge, is right in their backyard. So is it any wonder that they make top of the line gear? Whether… Read More

  • Fav.or.it working on some cool stuff

    This is possibly the last time I do anything on the still-to-launch Fav.or.it… until they actually come out of closed beta. Writing about stuff hardly anyone can see is not an ideal situation. However, they are releasing tidbits of information about how the service will work in the end, and it looks pretty slick. The latest info is that fav.or.it will have a Mashup Editor or a… Read More

  • Awesome model of wrecked AT-AT; read this entry with a faux aristocratic British accent for best effect

    In the great war between the Rebellion and the evil Empire, there were casualties on both sides that cannot be counted. Suffice it to say that each contender made a mark on the other, swapping lightsaber wounds for blaster scars, neither willing to admit defeat until the final moment when a penitent Darth Vader threw a merciless Emperor down a plasma-filled reactor shaft. That’s not to… Read More

  • Sun offers startups discounts

    This week’s MashupDemo event in London, which saw 16 startups demo, coincided with an interesting announcement from Sun Microsystems. The tech giant appears to have suddenly realised there is a startup scene in Europe and has lauched its Sun Startup Essentials (SSE) programme in the UK and Israel, prior to a wider European roll-out next year. This offers access to advanced Sun… Read More

  • Fark Wants To Trademark Not Safe For Work

    I’d think this was a joke, except for the USPTO entry. Fark has lodged a trademark application for the term “Not Safe For Work.” According to this USPTO entry, Fark wants sole rights over NSFW in the following areas: Entertainment Services namely providing a website featuring photographic, audio, video and prose presentations featuring comedic captions regarding current… Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Komen Milano

    Looking for that special gift for the lady in your life? Or maybe your ready to tell the lady in your life that you’ve been following (but doesn’t know you exist) how much she means to you. Or maybe you really like pink and you want to give a little to a worthy cause. Whatever the case, consider the Komen Milano from Mobile Edge. It’s made of faux pink crocodile and 10% of… Read More

  • What to get the geeky girl in your life according to a geeky girl

    Askmen.com got their top 10 hottest tech women of 2007 all wrong when they failed to include geeksugar, in my honest opinion. Anyhoo, geeksugar put together a gift guide for the geeky girl in your life and you should probably pay attention since we all know you’re scrambling around trying to figure out what her cup size is and whether she likes edible panties. To each his own, but these… Read More

  • Speed Racer trailer induces epileptic seizure

    http://cdn.channel.aol.com/aolexd_widgets/aolwidget_9.swf The Wachowski Brothers who are soon to be Wachowski brother and sister have teamed up to bring the 1960s anime onto the big screen and it’s making me trip out. That’s like being on acid. Not that I know what that’s like, but I’d imagine that’s what life is like when you’re on it. Holy crap this movie… Read More

  • Attention, readers: it's a Woot-off today

    Just a quick note, sportsfans. Today Woot is having a Woot-off! We do love our Woot-offs here at the Gear, and you should, too. Go get some good stuff! woot dot com Read More

  • First dual-core Celerons coming on January 20th

    Hey, the first dual-core Celeron processors are coming. How in the hell do you like that? Two cores?? Now I’ve seen it all. They’ll be here on January 20th. I hope it’s not too cold out that day because I’d hate to be shivering at the ribbon cutting or the inauguration or the parade or whatever’s going to be happening in Boston when these new dual-core Celeron… Read More

  • Monster Cable introduces plastic tubes

    What’s the best way to deal with having way too many cables running around, tripping you, so that you fall and crunch your teeth together in a bone-jarring bite? Why, make them into one, giant cable, of course! Or so thinks the monsters at Monster Cable, who have put together the Cable•It (their dot, not mine) cable clutter management system. It’s a tube that you run all of… Read More

  • 13,000 Nominations So Far For The Crunchies

    We opened up nominations for the upcoming Crunchies Awards a week ago. In that week, over 13,000 nominations have been cast, for thousands of startups and products. Nominations stay open until midnight December 12. At that time, we’ll take a day or two to tally the results, remove any spam and fraudulent votes, and the top five nominees in each category will go up for a general vote. Read More

  • Substitute teacher busted for showing kids porno from his cellphone; jokes write themselves, we take a break

    It’s cool to have porn on your cellphone. More people do it than you’d think, and that’s ok. But listen carefully: it’s not okay to show your porn to young teenagers, especially if you’re a substitute teacher. Okay? Teacher Accused Of Showing Pornographic Picture [KOTV] Read More

  • Cool, efficient, ultra-thin lights use OLED-like technology

    Pennsylvania startup CeeLite has created some bendable, inch-thin light sources using technology that has, until now, foiled inventors. Making large-scale “Light-Emitting Capacitors” or LECs has been attempted for years but only now have the problems that plagued them been identified and addressed. Now the lights are big, bright, efficient, and if they are anything like their… Read More

  • BGR walks us through WinMo 6.1

    So what’s new in 6.1? Update: Unfortunately the video is jacked up when we try and embed it here so head on over to BGR and check it out. Read More

  • Western Digital DRMs your data so you don't have to!

    You don’t need me to get all snarky about the DRM scheme Western Digital has added to its new My Book NAS-enabled external hard drives, not when Austin at the Register is doing such a good job of it. Austin points out that the new drive won’t let you copy another user’s media files (wma, mp3, etc.) across the network, because it can’t verify your licenses for said… Read More

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