• RGM North Pointer GMT: American made, American pride

    RGM is a watch company in Pennsylvania dedicated to recreating and preserving the watch know-how of the classic old American makers. Back in the 1880s, America’s watch industry was booming along with the growth of the railroads. A little savvy marketing and the rise of the automobile killed all the huge factories of Hamilton, Ohio and Elgin, Illinois but the dream is still alive. Read More

  • Small girl dies after dad drops TV on her

    Wow, this is sad news. A little girl in England was killed over the holidays when her father accidentally dropped a large TV set on top of her. Read More

  • Meet Mar.Com, The Techmeme For Marketing And Communication That Isn't

    I just stumbled upon the freshly launched Mar.Com, dubbed a ‘Techmeme for Marketing and Communication’ by co-creator Giovanni Gallucci on Twitter. It’s essentially an aggregation and filtering service for news related to advertising, digital marketing, search engine optimization, etc. where users can also submit events and jobs related to those topics. First of all, I have… Read More

  • Can Music Production Be Crowdsourced? Minimum Noise Thinks So.

    Copenhagen, Denmark-based startup Minimum Noise wants to take a crack at crowdsourcing music production, by connecting musicians around the world in an open marketplace where like-minded artists can get together to create music tracks. Basically, users can submit a project, describe what they’re looking for and what they’re prepared to pay for it. This can be anything from vocals to… Read More

  • Want To Be A Reality TV Star? RealityWanted Could Be Your Missing Link.

    Why people even want to go on reality TV shows is beyond my understanding, but it could be just me. Heck, there’s even a social network centered around reality TV programs and its protagonists, so it is probably just me. RealityWanted is such an online community, and its focus lies in one important aspect of the whole thing: the casting. RealityWanted claims to have accumulated… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Christmas Memory Edition

    Fold & carry keyboard for me
    George Lucas approves production of Star Wars musical: Say goodbye to your childhood
    Christmas Memories: The Nintendo Entertainment System
    Japanese company releases Sushi guide for the iPhone
    Informal Central Ohio Meet-up on December 29 in Columbus, Ohio Read More

  • HP's new MediaSmart NAS lets Apple in on the party

    We just reviewed and gave away one of these things, and now they’re dropping a new one! Well, that’s the business we’re in. The new HP MediaSmart server works with both Windows and OS X, so if you’re on a mac and don’t want to pay a premium for a brushed-aluminum NAS, this may be your lucky day. Read More

  • Carbon sheets may power next generation of flash storage

    Miniaturization is one of the driving forces in the tech world, not just in the size of your media player or whatnot, but in the size of the nano-scale components that make it up. Processors, for example, are approaching the barrier of quantum effects on their transistor units, and are having to work around it. Similarly, flash memory makers are going to be hitting a wall a few years down the… Read More

  • DMFail: Another Reason To Just Not Send Private Messages On Twitter

    If you are the kind of person who can’t help but look when you drive by an accident scene, DMFail is for you. The site, which has been all the rage on Twitter for the last few days, shows direct (private) messages that were sent improperly on Twitter and are therefore public. If you want to send another Twitter user a message that only she or he sees, you type [D + username + message]. But… Read More

  • UK government wants to regulate the Inter Tubes

    In the US tech scene you have weekend “bitchmemes”. In the UK, there is a kind of equivalent known as “government minister opens mouth and inserts foot”. This weekend it was the turn of Andy Burnham, the secretary of state for the Department of Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS), and as such supposed to take an interest in the Internet. Unfortunately his weekend… Read More

  • Dick Tracy-esque touchscreen videophonewatch from LG

    Oh man, does this look awesome or what? As soon as I touch down in Vegas for CES, I will make it my business to touch it all over and tell you how it felt. It’s got a 1.43″ touchscreen and a built-in camera for 3G video calls. But do you think we’re going to see its beautiful form stateside? Not likely. Read More

  • Go Vote For The 2008 Crunchies Finalists

    The finalists for the 2008 Crunchies awards, brought to you by VentureBeat, GigaOm, Silicon Alley Insider and TechCrunch went up for vote earlier this evening. Vote here for your favorite startups, products and entrepreneurs. Nearly 180,000 total nominations were made across the various categories. Voting will continue until end of day on January 5, and the winners will be announced at the… Read More

  • BB Storm firmware leaked

    The latest unreleased firmware for the Blackberry Storm (aka le lump of poo) has leaked is now available over at CrackBerry forums. Read More

  • Wal-Mart sells $197 8GB iPhone ($197$99)

    Yahoo is reporting that Wal-Mart is now selling the 8GB iPhone 3G for $197, $103 more than the $99 we were hoping last week. Not much else to report on this one but it is interesting to see the iPhone visit the hinterlands where AT&T and Apple stores are scarce. Read More

  • Will It Blend iPhone App: For the man who has everything

    Need 20 “Will it Blend?” episodes? Have $1.99? Then the great god Odin is smiling upon you today for Tom Dickson of Blendtec has an app for you. Read More

  • Windows 7 beta 1 reviewed, promises the world and more

    It’s about time Microsoft released an OS worthy of some hype and excitement. Mark my words, friends: Windows 7 will be Microsoft’s watershed OS. If it’s not, then MS in in serious trouble. Like Palm, Windows is beloved, hated, and long overdue for an overhaul. Unlike Palm, Microsoft’s executives have so much money that they line hamster cages with it. That’s… Read More

  • UK Government Has Heard There's Bad Stuff On The InterTubes

    In the US tech scene you have weekend “bitchmemes”. In the UK, there is a kind of equivalent known as “government minister opens mouth and inserts foot”. This weekend it was the turn of Andy Burnham, the secretary of state for the Department of Culture, Media and Sports (DCMS), and as such supposed to take an interest in the Internet. Unfortunately his weekend… Read More

  • The Tubes Are Clogged

    If you’ve been having trouble accessing some of the web’s most popular sites this morning, you aren’t alone – reports have been pouring in that major sites like Amazon, CNN, and ESPN have been having sporadic outages in some areas across the United States. The problem seems to be stemming from an issue with Level 3 Communications, which operates one of the largest… Read More

  • The Future Of Social Search (Or Why Google Should Buy Facebook)

    If you could search your friends’ thoughts, interests, and activities, would that be a better search experience? In many cases, it would be. Searching for restaurants, books, or movies, would turn up recommendations from people you actually know. If you are researching a trip to Florence, Italy, you might discover ten friends who have been there already, and could ask for advice on… Read More

  • Ask And Ye Shall Receive: Twitority Launches Authority-Based Twitter Search

    Yesterday Loic Le Meur wrote a blog post asking for an authority-based Twitter search that would allow users to restrict their searches to Twitter users with a large number of followers. A number of bloggers were upset over this seemingly innocuous feature request, citing the difference between authority and popularity and how easy it is to game popularity counts on Twitter. But it looks like… Read More

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