• CES: A primer

    In exactly one week, the CrunchGear team will be descending on CES for your benefit. Why should we be going? Because it’s the biggest consumer electronics show in the world? Why are we going? Because we’re dumb suckers. CES, if you’ll recall, is huge. It takes over Las Vegas for most of a week and the products announced there will grace shelves over the next year. However… Read More

  • Start your own internet business for $399

    If you’re bored or out of a job in these difficult times, or if you’ve always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur, then this Internet Entrepreneur Starter Kit will not help may be for you. Read More

  • The Day the Zunes Stood Still: Update

    As you guys well know, there are zillions of Zunes out there stricken with a mysterious malady. According to a new statement from the devs, it is (as we all suspected) a bug having to do with the internal clock and how it deals with leap years. The “fix” is less than elegant: let the Zune run out of battery and the clock bug will essentially fix itself as the date switches over… Read More

  • A Look At Some Of The Best iPhone Apps Of 2008

    The iPhone and iPod Touch have taken the world by storm. In just a little over six months time we’ve witnessed the doors of the iTunes App Store opening to the 10,000 app marker being crossed. In between that time we’ve see the $999 I’m Rich make several people poor, fart joke apps earning over $25K in one day, and Apple still looking the other way when users mention copy… Read More

  • Kissing USB octohippo shocker: A-Data ripped off the Octorok!

    I knew these things looked familiar! They’re trying to cash in on that “nearly-forgotten cute many-legged land-dwelling octopods from Zelda games” market. I think someone owes Nintendo an apology! Read More

  • Rumor: Quad-core MacBook Pro at MacWorld

    I’d say this irresponsible and inflammatory rumor is half-true. With Snow Leopard likely being shown off at MacWorld (by Schiller, alas), Apple will want something to make the OS pop a bit. Since Intel’s new budget quad-core processor is just starting to make its rounds, it’s not totally out of the question that Apple will want to include it in the comparatively old… Read More

  • Audiolizer Puts Your iTunes Library In The Cloud, But Lala Does It Better

    Audiolizer is a new music streaming service that lets you put your iTunes library in the cloud. After uploading your iTunes Library database file, the site will automatically compile a list of links to every song, allowing you to access your favorite music when you’re away from your home computer. Users can also manually search for individual songs. As with a number of streaming… Read More

  • Interview: Pytey of the iPhone Dev Team

    Have you ever jailbroken an iPhone? Ever used a software solution to “unlock” the iPhone’s SIM slot, freeing it from the shackles of its original carrier? Chances are, the iPhone Dev Team had something to do with it. This group, made up of some of the iPhone development scene’s finest minds, spends countless hours tearing apart the iPhone to make it do all of the… Read More

  • Active Park Assist demo'd on video

    Info ’bout Ford’s Active Park Assist parallel parking wizardry recently broke cover and now the Blue Oval released a video demo of the system. It seems to work well in the company-made video but excuse me while I hold judgement until a real hands on emerges. Video after the break. Read More

  • Survey says: U.S. consumers don't trust mobile banking security

    A new report entitled “2008 Mobile Banking Security Standards” by Javelin Strategy & Research finds that less than 10% of U.S. consumers use mobile banking tools.  47% of those surveyed do not use mobile banking due to security concerns and 73% are afraid that hackers will remotely compromise their handsets. Consumers are also worried about losing private banking information… Read More

  • Whoa, dude: Yoshimoto Cube

    Whoa, dude. Slow down. It is actually a transformation of two stellated rhombic dodecahedrons. I drank Stella once. It was good. Whoa. Read More

  • RIM doing well at #2

    In a wide-ranging interview, CNet talks with Research in Motion about all things Blackberry. Trailing only Nokia in terms of sales volume, RIM has a lot reasons to feel good. According to Jim Balsillie, Co-CEO “[t]he cell phone market in the US declined by 5 percent compounded per annum in the past five years, but the smart phone market grew 58 percent.” Mike Lazaridis, President… Read More

  • Government to allow private firms to monitor every move we make. I'm moving to China.

    It will cost £12 billion, be run by private companies and track every move you make on the internet, every call, text message and every transaction. Yes, this is the UK government proposal to manage and run a communications database that will make Chinese attempts to control and monitor its citizens look like “light touch” regulation. The only difference with one-party states… Read More

  • CrunchBoard: Work as a community manager, managing editor, or freelance developer (from anywhere)

    Want to work as the community manager of a fully-funded company that hasn’t launched yet? Or an “Information Repository Specialist“? Maybe work as a managing editor at CBS Interactive? (Here at TechCrunch, we’re still looking for a Rails Developer.) Other CrunchBoard jobs after the jump. Read More

  • Stereoscopic 3D Graphics on the iPhone

    SpatialView has announced the Wazabee 3DeeShell, a protective casing that includes a removable lens to displays 3D stereoscopic images on the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch without those dorky glasses. SpatialView also offers software to create your own 3D images using the iPod camera! Read More

  • Scribd Had A Blowout Year, And So Did the Web Document

    The biggest surprise fro me in the social media rankings that I posted earlier today was the appearance of document sharing service Scribd in the top 20. According to the comScore numbers, it has more unique visitors worldwide than imeem and almost as many as Bebo, with 23.5 million visitors in November, 2008. (In the U.S., it had about 4 million visitors). This is a serious accomplishment for… Read More

  • Rumor: Mac Mini getting a makeover next week

    Time to throw away your old Mac Minis, friends, because new ones are coming next week. TUAW has on good authority (read “some guy told them”) that the new minis will have SATA optical drives that can be replaced with hard drives and that they will look more like the MacBooks with sexier styling and black and aluminum accents. Read More

  • Apple’s Washington D.C. store facing opposition or part of a mass conspiracy?

    So Apple is facing opposition to putting up one of its gigantic glass-everywhere stores in one of Washington D.C.’s historic neighborhoods, the complaint being that it’d be too big and too modern to fit in with all the other quaint, cute buildings in the area (see our artist’s rendition above). I propose, however, that the complaint is a cover-up for a much more massive… Read More

  • Phenom GSM watch phones drop, give Dick Tracy a lot more options

    Watch out LG, looks like you’re not the only touch screen watch phone maker with an announcement this week.  Phenom Communications has released an entire line of timepieces-turned-mobiles, (creatively named) the Phenom Watch Phone(s). These unlocked GSM, MP3/MP4 playin’ watch phones sport a 1.3 TFT touchscreen display, Bluetooth, a USB port, speakerphone, digital still/video… Read More

  • Remote Control Beer Pager

    Okay. We have all lost a beer. It happens. You set it down for a moment, only to lose it seconds later. It’s frustrating early in the night, but infuriating around 2:00AM. Enter the Remote Control Beer Pager. Read More

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