• YouNoodle In The News

    The local ABC affiliate dropped by YouNoodle’s offices in San Francisco to get an idea of how useful their new startups valuation predictor is. ABC’s Sue Thompson interviewed CEO Bob Goodson on how the service works, and I dropped in for a cameo and a dose of healthy skepticism. We first covered YouNoodle in February way before it launched. It entered public beta last week, and… Read More

  • Research firm: Global solar cell market to explode by 2012, America will gain influence

    Market research company Fuji Keizai is predicting the global market for solar cells will grow 27% annually until 2012, when it supposedly will reach a size of $42.5 billion. In 2007, the market was worth $10.9 billion. Fuji Keizai calculated that polycrystalline silicon solar cells accounted for 90% of the market in 2007 but says the importance of silicon in the use of solar cells will… Read More

  • OpenClip framework brings cross-application copy/paste to iPhone


    Not too long ago, Proximi gave iPhone users a glimpse of how copy and paste could work on their handsets with the release of MagicPad. Unfortunately, the copy and paste functionality only went as far as the limitations of Apple’s SDK allowed; while you could copy from one MagicPad document to another, you couldn’t copy from a MagicPad document to Safari. It wasn’t exactly… Read More

  • Microsoft drops its new Sidewinder gear for real


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    I believe I saw pictures of these very items a couple months ago, but I must be mistaken, because Microsoft told me they had no new stuff coming out at that time! Must have been a mirage. In any case, they’re no mirage now, and they look pretty freaky. They’re obviously working to separate their gear aesthetic from the likes of Logitech and Razer… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: The Sad Truth Edition

    Yet another Batman LEGO character emerges from the shadows
    Mega Man energy drink coming soon to Japan
    DIY lightbulb hooks
    Bigfoot finding a hoax? Say it ain’t so! It is so, though
    Team Fortress 2: Meet the Sandvich Read More

  • OpenClip framework brings cross-application copy/paste to iPhone

    Not too long ago, Proximi gave iPhone users a glimpse of how copy and paste could work on their handsets with the release of MagicPad. Unfortunately, the copy and paste functionality only went as far as the limitations of Apple’s SDK allowed; while you could copy from one MagicPad document to another, you couldn’t copy from a MagicPad document to Safari. It wasn’t exactly… Read More

  • Coat your micro-spacecraft in this stuff if you're smart


    If you were planning on launching your own tiny satellite any time soon, you’re probably going to want to coat it in this stuff. After all, with payload costs around $5000/lb these days, everybody’s busting to get rid of the heavy heat shielding and coolant piping that makes even the simplest satellites bulky and heavy. You don’t want any of that stuff, you just want a… Read More

  • OpenClip Brings Real Copy And Paste To The iPhone, But It Isn't The Solution

    It’s a shame, really. A team of developers have partnered to finally bring a legitimate copy and paste solution to the iPhone – one that can actually move data between different applications (previous solutions could only shuffle data within the same app). But as great as it is to see a team of developers work together to overcome one of the iPhone’s shortcomings, it… Read More

  • Nehalem and Atom at IDF

    Intel imagines a world with 15 Billion connected devices by 2015. As they see it, all that belongs to Atom, their mobile processor that already has over 700 design engagements. Stating that the “most profound technologies are the ones that disappear”, Pat Gelsinger Senior VP and GM of the Digital Enterprise Group for Intel set the tone for his IDF keynote speech with highlights from… Read More

  • DIY lightbulb hooks

    This might be a little to ambitious for most of us desk jockeys, but Instructables has instructions for creating your own cement-filled lightbulb wall hook that you can create for fun and profit. Note: You do not actually leave the glass part of the bulb intact. At the end of the experiment you break the glass off and then stick the huge lag bolts into your wall. The results, needless to say… Read More

  • This kid is doomed

    Here is the link for the crochet pattern for those interested. Just don’t tell us that you’re going to use it. Flickr via DaddyType Read More

  • Roast My Weenie

    Freudian much? These are made of one pieces of bent steel and cost $15. Castration anxiety counseling sold separately. via GearDiary Read More

  • Trilliant Raises $40 Million For Work On Smart Power Grid

    Trilliant, a company that works on the nation’s “Smart Grid“, has closed a $40 million funding round led by MissionPoint Capital Partners and zouk ventures. As part of the deal, Mark J. Lewis of MissionPoint and Anthony Fox of zouk will be joining the company’s Board of Directors. Smart Grid refers to the improved power grid being rolled out nationwide (and in some… Read More

  • Most popular posts for Tuesday, August 19th

    Today’s Top Posts: 10 Days of CrunchGear: Attsa good speaker system Archos unveils three new ‘Internet Media Tablets’ Casio Japan rolls out photo printer with keyboard and 7-inch touchscreen Video: Gameplay footage of Tomb Raider: Underworld Dell Mini-Inspiron specs a-leaked: Doesn’t seem too bad at all EA reveals Leipzig Games Convention lineup Nikon digital SLR… Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear: The NZXT effect

    We proposate that you will enjoymentize the following pieces of computerization system hardware. We offerate the Tempest case and the Sentry LX dual bay fan controller for your edification in order to leverage the low hanging fruit of this problitunity. Tempest –
    NZXT, a company built on realizing the dreams of gamers worldwide, is proud to announce the NZXT Tempest. Tempest… Read More

  • Steve Jobs proclaims an end to iPhone app crashing come September


    Is anyone else experiencing dropped calls and other such annoyances? I find random apps crashing until I restart the bugger, but that’s become an extreme annoyance. Too bad September is a long time away. “This is a known iPhone bug that is being fixed in the next software update in September.“ Read More

  • Sony, Microsoft announce cross platform instrument compatibility for Guitar Hero: World Tour, Rock Band 2, Rock Revolution


    There are three new instrument-based games coming out in the next few months for the Xbox 360 and PS3: Guitar Hero: World Tour, Rock Band 2, and Rock Revolution. Try and stick with me here because it gets a little confusing. Read More

  • High-def coming to Neuros OSD2.0 platform

    We’ve featured Neuros’s wares on Crunchgear before, so we’re glad to see the DIY Linux systems mature to high definition age. Their latest box, the OSD2.0, aimed at developers is going to have the capability. Yeah, you read that correctly, as of right now it doesn’t but as soon as the functionality is available, a firmware refresh will add it. Once you throw in… Read More

  • Video: Latest Far Cry 2 trailer, map editor detailed

    Here’s the latest Far Cry 2 trailer to hit the Web from Ubisoft. I demoed this game last week and I can say it’s worth all the hype. The Map Creator alone makes this game worth it. Okay, maybe not just that, but it’s a nice bonus. It allows you to create any type of terrain (jungles, deserts, etc.) you want and jump into it immediately to see if it was worth the 15 minutes… Read More

  • Microsoft endorses Xbox Live iPhone/iPod Touch apps, but they have to be free

    I’m not the most avid Live player and my friends can attest to that. I’m just not very fond of getting my arse handed to me by 12-year-old girls. However, I do like to see what others are playing and how good they are, so I may actually download one of friends list apps through iTunes. You see, Microsoft requires that all apps pertaining to Xbox Live be free. So you filthy… Read More

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