• Pedal your way to a fully-charged laptop

    As someone who sits at home in front of a computer all day every day, I can — like Richard to Tommy in Tommy Boy — actually hear myself getting fatter. So the thought of sitting all day every day in an apparatus that forces me to expend energy in order to provide power to my lifeline to the outside world and device by which I earn money for food, shelter, and clothing is intriguing… Read More

  • 24 From 94, How Far We've Come

    http://www.collegehumor.com/moogaloop/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1788161&fullscreen=1
    There’s a whole generation of people who don’t remember when the internet was exactly like this. I can still remember buying a 14.4k modem for something like $500 then having to download Trumpet Winsock to get net access under Windows 3.1. We’ve come a very long way. Imagine how todays… Read More

  • Cable Ruling May Provide Opportunities For Google, Startups

    The FCC may move to open up access to cable television on the basis that the big cable companies are too dominant, according to the NY Times. The move would lower the cost of entry to new content providers and forcibly provide access where this has been denied previously. There is also the possibility that the FCC may force cable providers to unbundle channels, allowing consumers to pick… Read More

  • Demonoid is dead, reincarnation imminent

    Another tracker bites the dust. This time it’s Demonoid. Demonoid was big, popular, and I’d bet Demonoid’s not going anywhere. The name might change, the server will absolutely change, but, as Wired says, "According to some reports, while the site is gone, the tracker appears to still be functioning and the downloading continues." And so the eternal struggle continues. Read More

  • Look at the pretty lights

    I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of light art. It’s just about the neatest thing out there in terms of non-traditional mediums of artwork. It also helps that they’re reenacting some Star Wars. So sit back, relax and enjoy the show. Read More

  • The real 24 pilot from '94

    http://www.collegehumor.com/moogaloop/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1788161&fullscreen=1 Classic! Read More

  • RIM gets pissy, sues LG


    RIM is once again suing another mobile phone manufacturer over something completely absurd and, well, asinine. Apparently people will mistake the Black Label line of smartphones from LG to RIM’s BlackBerry devices. It violates some trademark and is ‘confusingly similar’. Yeah, whatever you say, RIM. BlackBerry Maker Sues LG for Black Label Name [Chosun Ilbo] Read More

  • Old Man Dvorak says 'the Google phone is doomed'

    Every industry needs an old, crotchety curmudgeon. We have the always-entertaining John C. Dvorak who’s lately seemed to be slowly slipping into senility. That’s okay, though. That’s okay. He’s our grandpa and we love him and you don’t just cut people out of your life because they’ve started going crazy. His latest outburst is against the Google-led… Read More

  • Flash Zune already sold, but doesn't work

    Zunerama forum’s n00b, eds, has acquired him/herself with a brand spankin’ new Zune before the Tuesday launch. That’s all well and good, but he/she can’t use said Zune 2 until the firmware is released on the 13th. What a bummer. Totally takes away all the fun of having it first if it won’t work, right? Oh, but what about the install CD? Yeah, I guess it… Read More

  • Blist Prepares Easy Web-Based Database Application

    I recently had the opportunity to see a demo of a product coming out in early 2008 called Blist (pronounced like “bliss” with a “t” at the end) that will take on DabbleDB and Trackvia by giving users the tools to easily create and manage databases online. Blist’s initial target demographic will be Excel users who need more functionality and are trying to make… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Runway Edition

    Microsoft delays Surface technology
    Verizon Fashion Show: A circle of Hell or a good time with free mojitos?
    UK iPhone launche is a madde house
    YouTube unwraps multiple file uploader, 1GB size limit
    gPhone Madness contest over on Monday Read More

  • Nokia's N81 sucks, Om Malik says so

    With the glaring, bright, intense exception of the iPhone, music phones have more or less been a failure. Many have tried, many have failed. In fact, it could be argued that the only reason the iPhone gets any iPod attention was because people already had iPods, ya know? But that’s a different story altogether. According to the esteemed Om Malik, that’s still the case. Om got… Read More

  • An interview with Big Daddy

    http://www.collegehumor.com/moogaloop/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1788429&fullscreen=1 I actually know this guy. We used to work together. I never realized he was such a good crazed-undersea welder/Little-Sister-protector maker. Not many people are, so it’s nice to find someone with that talent. via CollegeHumor Read More

  • VOIS: An OTC Listed Social Network

    Boca Raton, Florida based VOIS Inc offers yet another social networking site but with one distinct difference: it’s traded on the OTC:BB. The site itself offers your usual array of social networking features: user profiles, blogs, groups, classifieds etc etc. Traffic to the site isn’t wonderful, but I’ve seen far worse as well, with vois.com tracking at around the 10,000 mark… Read More

  • gPhone Madness contest over on Monday


    Because of all the server futzing I’m extending the gPhone Madness contest until Monday at 12pm eastern. Feel free to vote, enter, and do whatever over the weekend but remember that it ends Monday. 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. Read More

  • Shoeboxed Heads Into Social Shopping

    Receipt organization service Shoeboxed has moved into social shopping with a relaunched site that introduces the concept of “receipt flaunting.” At the basic level, Shoeboxed allows users to organize all their e-mail and paper receipts, providing a cut-down accounting style package for those looking for basic spend-tracking as opposed to a full blown accounting program such as Quicken. Read More

  • Mandriva apparently back in the Nigerian saddle again

    Okay, remember a little over a week ago when the CEO of Mandriva François Bancilhon sent an open j’accuse! letter to Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer  saying that Microsoft convinced the Nigerian government to use Windows on its computers instead of Mandriva Linux even though Mandriva and Nigeria already had a deal?  Well apparently "the government agency funding… Read More

  • 1.1.2 iPod Touch firmware jailbroken

    Yawn. It’s not even a challenge any more. A few hours after its unofficial release — seriously, this firmware isn’t even out yet and it’s already broken — haxors have jailbroken it, peed inside its Media folder, and used the built in security as a hand towel. No details yet, but soon. 1.1.2 iPod touch Jailbroken–before its official release! [TUAW] Read More

  • Bear with us, gentle readers, we're going through some growing pains

    We’re sorry about the slow load times and stretch between posts, but we’re doing some maintenance on our servers today to handle our increased capacity. Hopefully we’ll have everything back to normal shortly. In the mean time, you can look at this photo of this awesome dude virtually shredding. Read More

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