• Place Your Bets: Reuters Joins HubDub's Prediction Market

    International news service Reuters has set up shop on HubDub, a prediction market on topics ranging from politics to technology. The new partner section of the site will feature standard HubDub surveys, as well as a selection of top Reuters stories and widgets. You can access the Reuters portal here. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Hold Up Edition

    Review: SteelSeries Ikari laser mouse
    $6,500 watch case: Even I’m not that stupid
    Lazertag looks like I wanted it to look when I was a kid
    Spinning sphere recreates model of Earth’s magnetic field
    Bakelite rotary style iPhone dial, the epitome of functionality Read More

  • Huh. Those Mac Ads Aren't As Funny Any More.

    I sat down to write a post that highlights the really innovative new Apple ad running over two ad units on the New York Times (see video below). The ad unit came out today, the same day as Microsoft released their new set of “I’m a PC” commercials, and shows once again that Apple is always one innovative step ahead of just about everyone else. A video of the ad is… Read More

  • Great news! Farva is coming to Blu-ray

    The best news of the day was just hit my inbox. Super Troopers is coming to Blu-ray December 9. Can you believe it? Car RamRod, Farva, the stoner boys, and hot Ursula are all going to be seen in glorious high definition and heard through DTS HD Master Audio. Plus, the $34.99 Blu-ray edition is going to included exclusive PiP commentary and a Super Troopers drinking game. How sweet is that! God… Read More

  • Facebook, Google, FriendFeed (Who Else?) Dive Into Talk Like A Pirate Day

    Ok, it’s clever. Facebook added a translated version of the site today in honor of Talk Like A Pirate Day. But instead of seeing Facebook in French or Esperanto, you can see Facebook in “Pirate.” Just go here and select English (Pirate). Your Profile is now “Me.” Your Friends are now “Me Hearties.” Your status box asks “What arrr ye doin’… Read More

  • Canon 5D Mark II


    Mmmm. Today was a good day. We got a great chance to rock out with the Canon 5D Mark II if by rock out you mean look at from afar and take a few pictures of said camera. Interestingly, the video feature uses the built-in auto and manual focus, so you can feasibily put on studio lenses and get the same bokeh and depth of field effects you’d get in still images on the 21-megapixel… Read More

  • ASUS Aiguru SV1: The future


    As we learned today, ASUS is releasing a Skype videophone that brings the 25th century to the comfort of your home. The device has a full color camera and mini-screen and brings up your Skype contacts for immediate video calling without a PC. This is basically the best thing ever for grandmothers, mothers, and whoever else you might want to video chat with and who is unable, for whatever… Read More

  • That Was Fun, But Now Ebay's Selling Off StumbleUpon

    In May 2007 eBay acquired website recommendation engine StumbleUpon for $75 million. Now, less than a year and a half later, they’re trying to unload it according to a source with knowledge of the sale process. eBay has hired Deutsche Bank to find the right buyer, says our source, but the asking price is unknown. It’s not certain that eBay will be able to sell it for the price… Read More

  • An email from Microsoft's PC character

    The latest Microsoft commercial features PC users and who they are; which includes their email address for the whole to spam them. Satish Kanwar took it upon himself to promptly fire an email off to Sean Siler, a Microsoft IPv6 Program Manager made Redmond’s PC character, and commented about the response. The ‘new’ PC’s email after the jump. Read More

  • Latest Microsoft ad – sans Seinfeld

    Check it out! The latest commercial has Bill, but no Jerry. It actually drives home that a lot of people use a PC and not everyone looks like Apple’s PC character. Well done. Read More

  • CrunchDeal: Linksys DMA2100 MCE going for only $99 shipped

    Windows Media Center is an awesome way to stream all your content over your network, but you are going to need Media Center Extenders to access the info on other TVs. This Linksys model isn’t the top of the line, but it seems to be one of the least expensive on the market and will get the job done if all you want to do is access your media files. Other models may offer more peppy CPUs… Read More

  • Today on MobileCrunch

    Not reading MobileCrunch yet? Why the heck not? While a MobileCrunch post or two might make the jump over to CrunchGear each day, there’s a ton of good stuff each day that you’ll only see on that side of the fence. Here’s some stuff you may have missed on MobileCrunch today: LG Prada II sort of confirmed for Christmas Sprint’s Xohm WiMax could still launch in… Read More

  • Stephen Colbert on the Volt: "Will it get me laid?" GM: "I think so"

    http://www.comedycentral.com/sitewide/video_player/view/default/swf.jhtml This is a great clip. I’ll let the guys do the talking, but although I’m sure GM’s point man Bob Lutz is in full spin mode here, it’s fun that he’s playing the game. Its off-the-line performance is “adequate,” a term well-known by carmakers as meaning “god-awful,”… Read More

  • Summizer: Twitter search made easy on the iPhone

    Hidden on Twitter amongst the chatter about today’s lunch menu and the best spots for happy hour lays a mound of up-to-the-minute user generated commentary on just about any major topic. While Twitter Search helps you wade through this endless torrent of tweets from within the browser, Mustache Inc‘s iPhone application Summizer aims to squeeze that functionality into a package… Read More

  • LG RGB LED displays coming for notebooks

    LMAO! RGBXYZ! I think we need a couple more acronyms in that headline. It seems LG’s Red-Green-Blue Light Emitting Diode technology is coming to laptops. Until now it’s been limited to TVs and monitors because of production issues, but it looks like we may be seeing more of them soon. RGB LCDs feature better color reproduction vs. traditional LCDs because there are separate LEDs… Read More

  • Bakelite rotary style iPhone dial, the epitome of functionality

    So, you’ve got a snazzy new iPhone. You like it alright, but wouldn’t it be better if Apple had just made dialing a number on the touchscreen really, really difficult? Don’t worry – MildMannered Industries understands. That’s why they’ve created Bakelite, a rotary phone style dialer for the iPhone. Why spend 4 seconds dialing a number when you can spend… Read More

  • Birch backs Wordia – a video dictionary? Oh yes.

    Brit/US entrepreneur Michael Birch has not been resting since exiting from Bebo recently. He’s invested in a new startup which launched today, founded by former TV-producer Edward Baker, an ex-TV producer. But this is not your obvious startup – dictionaries are not exactly hot right now. So why do another one? Birch and Baker think different. Wordia.com – fittingly launched… Read More

  • UK to get special Christmas Nintendo DS Lite bundles, we get coal

    I sure hope Nintendo is bringing out these Christmas bundles to clear the channels of remaining stock for the rumored dual touchscreen DS that’s coming out in 2009. Nevertheless, all DS Lite bundles will be available in Europe, but they’ll hit the UK on October 27th. Read More

  • New Microsoft Commercials Are Live

    The three new non-Seinfeld commercials, which the New York Times described earlier this week, still don’t talk about Vista features. But they do try to break the stereotype that cool and interesting people use Macs, and everyone else is on a Windows machine. The three new commercials are below: Read More

  • Review: Peek e-mail device

    In my humble opinion, the biggest issue concerning the Peek e-mail device isn’t whether or not it does what it’s intended to do, but who is it intended to serve? There’s a big market out there, to be sure. Who doesn’t have e-mail nowadays? Doesn’t matter, there aren’t many of them and they’re not reading CrunchGear. I’ll make that first… Read More

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