• Contest: 5 Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles zombie tees

    Remember those wicked RE: The Darkside Chronicle Zombie tees that Capcom was giving away at Comic-Con earlier this year? We didn’t make it to San Diego either. But because we kick ass, the fine folks at Capcom have hooked us up with five zombie tees to give away. Read More

  • Former Facebook CFO Gideon Yu Joins Khosla Ventures

    Gideon Yu, the former Facebook CFO unceremoniously shown the door in late March, has joined Khosla Ventures as a General Partner, we’ve heard from multiple sources. Prior to Facebook, Yu has held positions at Yahoo (SVP Finance), YouTube (CFO) and, most recently, a short stint as a partner at Sequoia Capital. He is credited with being one of the main architects of the landmark $1.65… Read More

  • The Case Of The Missing Burrito Comes To A Close As Chipotle Returns To The iPhone

    Last January, the iPhone was graced with one of its greatest applications yet (at least, for burrito lovers): a native Chipotle app, allowing users to order their meals online for easy pickup. But the joy was to be shortlived — within hours after appearing on the App Store, the Chipotle application was pulled, sparking The Case Of The Missing Burrito. Given the TechCrunch… Read More

  • GooseGrade Uses Crowdsourcing To Edit Website Copy

    GooseGrade, a startup that uses crowdsourcing to let anyone copy edit web sites, has tweaked its service to allow readers to copy edit any web site online. Previously, “citizen editors” could only edit sites which already have the gooseGrade plugin installed. With the launch of the new service, readers only need to install gooseGrade’s new browser bookmarklet, which can be… Read More

  • When It Comes To Search, Bundling Bing In IE Barely Gives It An Advantage

    Back in the 1990s during the original browser wars between Netscape and Internet Explorer, one of Microsoft’s chief weapons was the ability to bundle IE into Windows as the default browser. With bundling came market share, or so the government argued in its antitrust case against Redmond. Fast forward to today’s search wars. You’d think that bundling a search engine into… Read More

  • Sony revolutionizes portable music players by adding external speakers

    I don’t envy the PR people who have to write press releases. They can never just call a spade a spade. Case in point, Sony’s new S Series Walkman. Its main feature is built-in speakers. But instead of just saying it has built-in speakers, it’s instead a “unique user experience” that adds “a new social element to the world of digital music and video.” Read More

  • This week's Best Comment Ever prize: Jaybird JB-200 Stereo Bluetooth Headset

    We just launched Best Comment Ever, our new running contest in which we award the authors of the best comments (on any story) from each week with awesome prizes. You can find the full details here. For the first week’s give away, we’ve got a set of Jaybird JB-200 Stereo Bluetooth Headphones, worth about $130 bucks a pop. The box touts them as “Small & light… Read More

  • Wooden speakers with integrated digital clock

    A Japanese company called Evergreen is selling wooden speakers with a built-in digital alarm clock. Two versions are available: The DN-WSP1802 (pictured above) is the double speaker model, while the DN-WSP1406 is one unit only. Both versions will play your music in stereo (3.5mm). Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Unreal games for 15 percent off at GOG this week

    Just a heads up for those of you looking for a quick hit of nostalgia. GOG.com has Unreal Gold, Unreal Tournament GOTY, Unreal 2 The Awakening Special Edition, and Unreal Tournament 2004 Editor’s Choice Edition for 15 percent off this week. That means each game is yours for $8.49 a pop. Read More

  • Introducing our new running contest: Best Comment Ever!!!111!

    You know what? We like you. We talk at you all day about cell phones, gadgets, and awesome stuff from around the Internets, but we rarely get the chance to hear back from you. We want to fix that. That’s why we’re introducing our new running contest: Best Comment Ever. Each week, we’ll throw a prize up for grabs. One week, it might be an iTunes gift card; the next, it might be… Read More

  • Elecom's tiny 'nanoSSD' SATA drive is cuter than all the Jonas brothers combined

    How adorable is that little solid-state SATA drive right there? You just plug it right into the SATA port on your motherboard! Look at you, little man, with all your data! You’re holding an entire operating system — yes you are! Yes you are! Read More

  • Use Twitter Anonymously. This Will Not End Well.

    I’m sure we’ve all had the situation on Twitter where you want to tweet something without it being attributed to you. Some users have separate accounts for these outbursts, but there’s still a chance those can be linked back to you. But a new service (which is really two new services) wants to make anonymous tweeting easy: Tweet From Above and Tweet From Below. As their… Read More

  • Buzzstream Improves Social CRM And Monitoring Tool For Marketers And PR Reps

    It has become increasingly important for marketers and PR folks to keep a pulse on the conversation surrounding brands on the web while also maintaining relationships with writers, bloggers and other influencers who are starting these conversations. There has been an emergence of “social CRMs” that help brand marketers and PR reps follow the buzz on the web. TechCrunch… Read More

  • Betfair Growing 30%, Easing over the Pond, and Hiring 50 Valley Engineers

    Most Web sites started in the late 1990s have either gone public, been acquired or are defunct. Wired has a rather harsh cover story on one of the most famous ones that isn’t, Craigslist. But there’s another one that could rile up even more attorneys generals and socially conservative figureheads: Betfair. The London-based online gambling company is seldom written about or mentioned… Read More

  • Target ad shows $299 Xbox 360 Elite, $250 Xbox 360 Pro

    More evidence that the Xbox 360 will be getting a price cut of some sort in the next few days. This ad, from Target, shows the Xbox 360 Elite at $299 (down from $399) and the Xbox 360 Pro at $250. Read More

  • PlasticAxe: A blog about music gaming

    We don’t usually announce blog launches but this one is pretty much beauty: it’s PlasticAxe, a blog about music gaming. Granted he’ll probably run out of stuff to write about on day 10, but Joe Rybicki, formerly of 1UP and a bunch of other gaming sites and magazines, has melded his love of music gaming with his love of WordPress templates and created a niche blog to end all… Read More

  • Contest Winners: Target exclusive Hasbro Transformers Superion

    Sorry for the delay, kids. It’s been a little busy around CG HQ. Without further ado, here are the winners of the Target exclusive Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Superion action figure. Check your inbox! Thanks to everyone for entering and we’ll be sure to team up with Target and Hasbro again in the future to give away more Transformers. Read More

  • Nintendo submits Wii football accessory patent

    Oh boy, another accessory to buy for the Wii. This one is a soft football that holds a Wii-mote and Nunchuk. It’s actually just a patent so far (submitted by Nintendo), so it may never make it to market in the first place. Read More

  • 10 times bigger: Toshiba and Hitachi shake hands to bring us next-gen HDDs

    Neither one of the companies involved have confirmed this officially so far, but the Nikkei, Japan’s biggest business publication is usually very reliable: According to that source, Hitachi and Toshiba are joining forces to take the leadership in the field of next-generation HDDs that have 10 times the memory capacity of models today. Read More

  • YouTube Extends Revenue Sharing Program To Anyone With A Viral Video

    Over a year and a half ago, YouTube launched a new Partner Program that allowed some of its most prolific and popular content owners to make some money from the content they contributed, inviting them to get a revenue share of ads placed against their videos. This was all well and good for YouTube’s cream of the crop, but let’s be honest — most of us don’t contribute… Read More

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