• Yahoo's All New Home Page A Mix Of Old And New

    Yahoo will begin bucket testing a new version of its home page this evening with small percentage of users. The company’s last home page redesign was more than a year ago, and earlier this year Yahoo began integrating third party content onto the site via their new Buzz product. Any changes to this page ripple broadly through the Internet – 314 million people visit the Yahoo home… Read More

  • Confirmed: Microsoft cutting Jerry Seinfeld ads tomorrow

    We’ve confirmed with multiple sources that Microsoft will announce the second phase of their $300 million marketing campaign, which, unfortunately, axes Jerry Seinfeld. Waggener Edstrom confirmed the move tonight. According to WaggEd, Microsoft will spin it in a way that would make us believe that axing Jerry was the plan the whole time, which it is according to our sources out West. Read More

  • MobileCrunch is looking for interns

    Do you live and breath mobile? Do you want to be the one to bring the news to the masses as it breaks? MobileCrunch is now looking for interns. Think you’re the one for the job? Shoot us a line at mobilecrunch at crunchgear dot com. Be sure to include a bit of information about yourself, a basic rundown of your background, and some examples of your writing style. Read More

  • Video: How to completely obliterate your HDD with thermite

    Yeah, I’m thinking that’s a bit overkill. But I guess if you truly need a single hard drive to be completely destroyed, a pound of thermite burning at 5000 degrees is one way to do it. Although “burnin’ stuff up good” isn’t necessarily gadget-related, this little how-to at Hack A Day is remarkably thorough in what mixtures to use, how to ignite correctly… Read More

  • Next NVIDIA generation features faulty last-gen solder?

    NVIDIA’s “abnormal” number of GPU failures have been the subject of much discussion and speculation during the last couple months. The culprit seems to have been the high-lead solder, which everybody rightly assumed NVIDIA would abandon — after all, it’s cost the company hundreds of millions in direct costs and probably far more in lost sales, lost brand… Read More

  • It's Over For Seinfeld, But Crispin Porter Keeps Microsoft Business

    People at Microsoft that I trust are saying that it has absolutely, positively, definitely (really) always been the plan to have Seinfeld appear in just the first few warm up commercials for their $300 million Vista ad campaign, and then move on to the meat of the messaging. And I believe them, with the appropriate wiggle room (like if the ads were super well received, they may have exercised… Read More

  • How does Apple decide what apps make it into the app store?

    LMAO. I <3 The Joy of Tech. Hit the jump to see the rest of the chart. Read More

  • SGN Launches Wii-like iGolf For iPhone.

    Once you’re done turning your iPhone photos into works of art that Monet would be envious of, check out iGolf, a minutes-old app created by Palo Alto-based Social Gaming Network. The application uses the iPhone’s accelerometer to detect a golf-swing like motion with the phone. Choose a club and swing the iPhone just like a golf club. Save your high scores and challenge your friends… Read More

  • Element Bars: Built-To-Order Nutrition Bars That Don't Taste Like Chalk

    Health food stores are filled with a myriad of apparently magical supplement bars, guaranteeing everything from a stronger immune system to enhanced eyesight. But for all their variety, most of them taste horrible. Element Bars, an Illinois-based startup launching today, is handing the reins over to the public, giving users the chance to build their own (hopefully better tasting)… Read More

  • Skimbit tries to make social shopping more useful

    Social shopping services are a strange grab-bag of sites all trying to crack the nut of how to monetise social networking around shopping, which is most social when it is real-world, not virtual. In April Wishpot took $1 million Series A for a service that lets you collect and and share information about items you find online and in stores, via texting the site. Users can later view saved… Read More

  • BlackBerry Javelin goes for $17,100 on Ebay

    Somewhere in our crazy world, a true BlackBerry fanboy spent 17 large for a pre-release BlackBerry Javelin. Either there is something shady going on here and the shipping box is packaged with baby mink fur, or actually, someone wants the latest non-3G BlackBerry Javelin. Sure, word is the phone does have WiFi and GPS, along with a speedy 512 MHz CPU and a HVGA+ screen, but who would spend… Read More

  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: On the set videos Week 2, now with more Megan Fox


    Megan Fox is great to look at and all, but I’m hoping these Wal*Mart videos get better as the weeks go by. Read More

  • CrunchGear goes Zero G… and a Special Contest

    CrunchGear’s Peter Ha went on a Zero G flight last weekend with Symantec and reports that “It is the coolest thing he’s done so far,” no faint praise from a young man who once wrestled a wolf cub into submission in the Oregon woods. Read on for a chance at your own Zero G flight. If you’ve got the stomach for it. Read More

  • Second episode of Gears of War 2 developer documentary: Every Gun Has a Story

    BODIES AS SHIELDS!!! Here’s episode 1 if you’re just joining us. Read More

  • Slash says Activision is making a Guitar Hero: Jimi Hendrix

    In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Slash let slip that Activision was working on a Jimi Hendrix edition of the popular game. Who’s excited for that? Slash also mentions that he’d like to see an AC/DC version because they’re the “ultimate guitar-driven band.” As the original guy do you feel more invested in the game? Well, having the Aerosmith guys do it… Read More

  • The Social Enterprise

    There continues to be a misunderstanding of the enormous transitions enterprise software and IT are going through. While Web 2.0 technologies have substantial holes related to security, standards, and IT buyin, even those simple metrics are yielding data about accelerating adoption. According to Awareness, Inc. surveys, business acceptance of social media applications doubled from 37 % in 2007… Read More

  • More interview with Peter Moore (we're up to part three)

    I wish we didn’t have to publish this in episodic format (here are parts one and two), but really it is a good interview and we wouldn’t want you to have to wait to hear about it — since we know you get all your news from CrrrrrunchGear dot com. Today’s portion of the extensive interview with Peter Moore has to do with the internal reaction to the Xbox at Microsoft… Read More

  • Norton Internet Security/AntiVirus 2009: Fastest install of your life and a HUGE CONTEST


    How many of you are annoyed by pop-ups from your Internet security software? What about the time it takes to install? I think you know where I’m going with this. Inevitably you’re running virus protection from Symantec or McAfee. I know when I was using a PC it was Symantec and it would piss me off. The constant pop-ups asking me to upgrade or verify that it’s ok for it to… Read More

  • Amazee: Facebook-meets-BaseCamp for activists

    Zurich-based startup Amazee has come out of a five month public beta with the full launch today of its “collaboration platform” which allows people to organize, track, promote and fund projects of any size. Think Facebook “Causes” meets Basecamp with the ability to take PayPal and credit card donations thrown in. Amazee has also been signed up to provide the social… Read More

  • Spotted: Pentax BobCar in NYC

    Over the weekend I spotted this little BobCar from Pentax in Union Square and decided to see what it was all about being the Pentax guy that I am. The BobCar was really neat because it allowed anyone to just roll up and test out any of the cameras that were on hand. This is a much better solution than having potential buyers test them out in-store. The lighting is horrible and… Read More

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