• Facebook Stares Down Labels Over Project Playlist Takedown Demand

    Earlier this afternoon MySpace scrubbed all traces of Project Playlist music widgets from the site, and users are unable to embed any further playlists. The scrub was the result of infringement notices from the major labels, all of which are in litigation with Project Playlist. The labels, sources say, sent the same takedown notices to Facebook, which has 660,000 users with playlists from… Read More

  • YouTube Unveils Unique View Counts. Now You Can Tell If Your Mom Is Your Only Fan

    YouTube has just released a new feature for its analytics platform that allows content owners to see how many unique visitors are watching their videos. While YouTube videos have long displayed their view counts to the public, until this point it hasn’t been possible to tell if the hits were coming from a wide audience or just a few devout fans who repeatedly watched the same… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Olevia BD-100 Blu-ray player $149 at Target

    Blu-ray players keep on dropping in price – HUZZAH! – and Target has a nice deal on an Olevia unit. The BD-100 has all the bells and whistles of a Profile 1.1 player at a killer price. True, Black Friday deals were better but chances are no shopkeeper died for this deal (too soon?) Read More

  • Review: BudgetGadgets.com

    BudgetGadgets.com is an online retail/wholesale business located in Shenzhen, China, dedicated to selling really cheap electronic gadgets since 2003. Embarrassingly enough, I somehow managed to spend an entire hour there searching through tons of crap. Once I had 21 random items in my shopping cart, I realized it was time to stop browsing. Read More

  • Apple releases touchpad update for Vista

    Running Vista on your Mac? Having problems with the touchpad? Well good news, Apple released an updated driver for the Multi-touch trackpad today. It’s intended to fix the scrolling and tracking problems that the original drivers had. You can download it directly from Apple by clicking here. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 15.4-inch LCD monitor for $79.99

    Sometimes you just need an inexpensive monitor – doesn’t matter how big, how great, or how feature-ish. If that describes you at this very moment, maybe you could spend $80 on this new 15.4-inch Soyo that Buy.com is selling. Read More

  • Interview: Tracy DeMiroz, VP of Marketing at Skyfire

    I spent a few minutes earlier this week chatting with Tracy DeMiroz, the VP of Marketing for Skyfire. Skyfire is a free mobile browser for Windows Mobile and Symbian, and the only browser of the bunch to support Flash, Silverlight, and a number of other technologies generally reserved for desktop browsers. With Skyfire now open to the world and quickly approaching a 1.0 release, I figured it… Read More

  • Win a trip to space with CrunchGear and Symantec

    That’s right, Major Tom: Symantec wants to blow you just shy of space on a Suborbital Flight for one some time next year. Click here to enter and don’t say we never organized anything to give to you. Read More

  • CrunchGear's Best of 2008 plus the People's Choice

    Welcome to CrunchGear’s Gala Best of 2008 Awards featuring the Best Gear, Gadgets, and Software of 2008. Best of all, we tallied your responses and collated them in the People’s Choice awards. Now that I’m wearing my tux, let’s get right to the awards. Read More

  • My favorite gadgets of 2008 (a psycho-erotic thriller)

    Another year has come and gone and with it, a cavalcade of gadgets. Here are a few that I’ve really enjoyed using during the past year, in no particular order. Read More

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