• Google's Beta Love May Die In Fight For Enterprise Customers

    Being in Beta is cool. So cool that five years after its April 2004 launch Gmail is still held in Beta by Google. That’s despite the fact that it has 146 million users worldwide (Comscore, April 2009). Which is sort of ridiculous. Now we’re hearing that Google is having an internal debate about removing the Beta logos from a number of products that are aimed at enterprise… Read More

  • Every Minute, Just About A Days Worth Of Video Is Now Uploaded To YouTube

    Time Magazine recently called YouTube one of the biggest tech failures of the past decade, which was hilarious. Hilarious in that the site is by far and away the most popular site for video on the web, and has revolutionized the way we view videos, period. Today brings another amazing stat about the site: Every single minute, over 20 hours of video are now uploaded to YouTube. Think about that… Read More

  • BillShrink Gets Major Marketing Love From T-Mobile. Here's Why.

    Last night we reported that BillShrink, a scrappy startup that helps users lower common household bills, scored a major marketing deal: T-Mobile is promoting them in shops and via a national television commercial in a huge way. T-Mobile urges people to have a “mobile makeover” to “find a wireless plan that has the best coverage and price for you – even if it’s… Read More

  • The Big Reveal: The DustBuster winners

    And now for the five winners of modern Black & Decker DustBusters. I picked them all based on effort and implied need and so we have some of the best vacuuming stories ever to come out of the readership of a consumer electronics blog. Special thanks to Black&Decker for the opportunity and happy birthday DustBuster! Read More

  • The Pentax K-7 DSLR gets a solid early review

    The recently announce Pentax K-7 is shaping up nicely. The 14.6-megapixel shooter has an impressive spec list that includes 720p HD video recording, an HDR mode, and a solid body, but the high price of $1,299 took some by surprise. That price is notably more than the new Nikon D5000 and Canon T1i that feature similar specs. An early review by DemsystifyingDigital though gave the camera very… Read More

  • Google Suggest Adds Hyperlinks, Personalization And Yes, Ads

    Suggesting queries is becoming a pretty standard practice on search engines these days. You know, those drop-down menus that are populated as you type with things you likely mean. They’re useful, but Google just made them more useful. Previously, when you types a query into Google’s search box, the menu would drop down giving you a range of possible search terms and how many… Read More

  • Strap In: Mozilla's Jetpack May Be The Next Step In Browser Extensions

    Mozilla has unveiled a new project from its Labs division called Jetpack that gives us a taste of how Firefox might begin extending web functionality in years to come. While the project is still quite early in development, it seems to be taking the form of a streamlined extension system, allowing web developers to introduce new features to the Firefox browser using web-based tools and… Read More

  • Contest: Would your Dad like some 3D printed metal cufflinks?

    Good news, people with Dads or Dad analogs! Show Pop you care with Shapeways custom cufflinks. Shapeways can offer two winning CrunchGear/TechCrunch readers each a pair of the custom 3D printed metal cufflinks as a Father’s Day gift. The final shipping date for this item is May 26, 2009, so be sure to let me know the winners prior to then. These items MSRP for $49, including shipping… Read More

  • The CrunchGear Remix Contest – Remix Online

    We’re extending the contest deadline to the 7th of June. Participants can now get an exclusive sneak peak into Aviary’s Audio Editor. Head over to remix.w1k.com and start working on your remix online. When you’re done, upload it and wait until we select the winners. Readers can now listen and vote for uploaded mixes. The top five mixes with the most votes will get a one… Read More

  • Today on the CrunchGear Live Podcast

    Here are some of the topics from today’s podcast… Is Acer recalling its 11.6-inch netbook already? Palm Pre on June 6th, shortages expected NBC officially hits rock bottom, begins casting for “I’m a Blogger, Get Me Out of Here!” More third-generation iPhone rumors Nicholas gets the fastest internet in the country (101Mbps) Microsoft’s Laptop Hunter ads… Read More

  • CircuitCity.com relauches – kind of

    We knew that CircuitCity.com was going to relaunch and it looks like that will happen real soon. Systemax Inc. did indeed purchase the brand and website from the bankrupt company and has plans to relaunch the website. The updated CircuitCity.com has info about the the launch and new company right now, but expect the full site to be up in a few days. Read More

  • Twitter Surges Past Digg, LinkedIn, And NYTimes.com With 32 Million Global Visitors

    How quickly they grow. Remember when Twitter was just a little pipsqueek, with less than 10 million monthly unique visitors to its site worldwide? That was back in February, 2009. Fast-forward to April, and Twitter’s U.S. visitors alone reached 17 million. Now comScore has released its worldwide numbers and it estimates Twitter’s global unique visitors in April, 2009 was a… Read More

  • Jonathan Coulton's "The Future Soon:" Awwww

    This is a really nice song by Jonathan “The Animal” Coulton of Still Alive fame. I just wanted to share. via BBG Read More

  • What are the odds that we'll play Final Fantasy XIII before the next Ice Age?

    I swear, you could round up the kids from The Little Rascals, give them a PS3 development kit, and they’d be able to pump out Final Fantasy XIII faster than Square Enix. Why? Squeenix was asked, for the billionth time, “When are you guys gonna release Final Fantasy XIII“” To which the company’s president replied, “We’ll do our best!” That’s… Read More

  • South Carolina Declares Victory, Runs Away

    “We are winning!” – Iraqi Information Minister Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf, declaring victory in the aftermath of the 2003 invasion, adding “We have them surrounded in their tanks.” South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster pulls an “al-Sahhaf” by declaring victory in the Craigslist debacle: Columbia, SC – “The defensive legal action… Read More

  • DIY: Speaker and component cables

    Making A/V cables used to be a hobby of mine. That was before HDMI took over my gear though. But just a few short years ago, all my A/V equipment was hooked up with homemade cables. The process is easy enough as long as you can use wirecutters and crimpers. Speaker and audio cables are the cheapest to make as they generally do not require any special tools but component cables aren’t… Read More

  • Ray Ozzie Asserts Microsoft's Position In The Cloud

    Microsoft’s Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie made some interesting predictions on the future of cloud computing at J.P. Morgan’s Technology, Media and Telecom Conference in Boston today (see below for the full transcript). Ozzie says that while the IT community is in the very early stages of cloud computing innovations, the future for companies’ data hosting will be in… Read More

  • Japanese astronaut tests space

    Say you’re out in space. What would you do? Well, the Japanese citizenry made Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata fold laundry, put in eye drops, and even try to fly on a “magic carpet” in zero G. Read More

  • BitTorrent nearly maxes out Optimum Online Ultra: Hooray for 10+ MB/s download speeds

    Day Two of Optimum Online Ultra here at Deleon HQ, so I thought I’d share some info regarding how it works in the real world. (Yesterday we looked at a speed test, which isn’t necessarily reflective of what you’d find in everyday Internet use.) Onward! Read More

  • QR Codes: the next step in geek couture

    QR codes, or “Quick Response” codes, are a mechanism to codify data for quick recognition. They’ve been used in package tracking applications for some time, and apparently they’re hugely popular with mobile phone users in Japan. Snap a picture of a QR code with your phone’s camera, and your phone can then decode the info and do something useful — usually load… Read More

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