• 10 Days of CrunchGear Featured Giveaway: Funny Kippahs

    Oy, man. Now we’re talking Kippahs! In honor of our Birthday, VanityKippah just offered us six kippahs to give away, two each from their Obama, McCain, and “Dontcha Wish Your Kugel was Crispy on Top Like Mine” lines. Not so much into the kippahs? We’re giving away items all day for ten days, so pop on by to check them out. How do you win? Read more… Read More

  • Zero Punctuation on PoP

    http://static.escapistmagazine.com/media/global/movies/player/FlowPlayerDark.swf?config=%7Bembedded%3Atrue%2CplayList%3A%5B+%7B+%27url%27%3A183%2C%27linkUrl%27%3A%27http%3A%2F%2Fwww.escapistmagazine.com%2Fvideos%2Fview%2Fzero-punctuation%2F183-Prince-of-Persia-Retrospective%27%2C%27linkWindow%27%3A%27_top%27%2C%27name%27%3A%27Prince%2Bof%2BPersia%2BRetrospective%27+%7D+%5D%2CsplashImageFile%3A%27http%3A%2F%2Fwww.escapistmagazine.com%2Fglobal%2Fcastfire%2Fsplash%2F183.jpg%27%2CshowVolumeSlider%3Atrue%2CinitialScale%3A%27fit%27%2Cloop%3Afalse%2CautoPlay%3Afalse%2CautoBuffering%3Afalse%2CusePlayOverlay%3Afalse%2CautoRewind%3Atrue%2CbufferLength%3A15%2CmenuItems%3A%5Bfalse%2Cfalse%2Cfalse%2Cfalse%2Ctrue%2Ctrue%5D%7D It’s like trying to * a pudding&hellip… Read More

  • SMBLive Partners with Broadband Carriers to Reach Small Businesses

    Within the last year shares of Yell, Idearc, R.H. Donnelley, and other telephone directory (Yellow Pages) publishers have dropped nearly 80 percent. Yellow Page companies have unwisely entrenched themselves in print while paper costs are increasing, environmental awareness is at its peak, and businesses and buyers are moving online. Their waning influence has forced their primary… Read More

  • Wuala Launches Social Grid Storage In Public Beta Tomorrow

    This has to be some kind of record – a startup launching a public beta on the day it said it would. Wuala, the P2P ‘social grid storage’ startup from Switzerland, launches its public beta tomorrow at www.wua.la. Users will be able to simply click on a button on the site to start the service (it’s a Java app). That’s it. You can drag-and-drop stuff into it for… Read More

  • DVD playback on the Wii

    Even without a modified system, you can now get DVD playback on your Wii. Mosey on over to HackMii where bushing and his band of cohorts have been working on the DVD Access library. The DVDX installer instead will install a small, hidden, channel on your Wii that allows you to read DVDs on an unmodified system. It is not an installer for a patched IOS. You may however need one, depending on… Read More

  • Team Fortress 2 Heavy achievements semi-revealed

    Yes, it’s that time again. The Heavy update will be dropping a bunch of maps, unlockable weapons, and achievements, just like the Pyro and Medic updates before it. So! You can check out the mystery achievements here, but as I found out, the achievement image files are named according to the achievement’s requirements — “tf_heavy_kill_scouts.png” and so on. Read More

  • Lenovo’s new GPS handset, the P990

    Did you know that Lenovo makes phones? We don’t hear about’em very often on this side of the Pacific, but it turns out that they actually have a whole friggin’ lot of’em. The newest addition is the Lenovo P990, a dual-band GMS/GPRS phone being offered over in China. Find out all about it over at Mobilecrunch >> Read More

  • Despite NBC's Lameness, You Can Get Full Olympics Video On Your Phone. Skyfire Does Silverlight

    NBC is lame. I’m sorry. They are making it really hard to watch videos of the Olympics anywhere but on their site. That would be fine with me, but as a user with an older Mac, I’m shut out. Their video only works on Windows machines and Intel-powered Macs that support Silverlight 2.0. Yes, I am bitter. And yes, I need to upgrade my computer. (Admitted lameness on my part). … Read More

  • Real Bigfoot carcass to be shown this Friday…or not

    See that photo there? That comes from the web site Searching For Bigfoot. Don’t bother going there right now. There’s nothing there except a note to check back later “for a big announcement.” The photo is supposedly the body of a real-life Bigfoot, although our own Greg Kumparak says it “looks like a F-ing carpet thrown into a bath tub with a Chewbacca mask on… Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear: Fried Kippahs

    Oy, man. Now we’re talking Kippahs! VanityKippah just offered us six kippahs to give away, two each from their Obama, McCain, and Dontcha Wish Your Kugel was Crispy on Top Like Mine lines. How do you win? Read More

  • Lenovo's new GPS handset, the P990

    Did you know that Lenovo makes phones? We don’t hear about’em very often on this side of the Pacific, but it turns out that they actually have a whole friggin’ lot of’em. The newest addition is the Lenovo P990, a dual-band GMS/GPRS phone being offered over in China. Besides the novelty of the brand, there isn’t much you couldn’t find in a handset locally… Read More

  • NAB approves four-week quiet period around DTV switch

    Sssh. This is strictly hush-hush. The National Association of Broadcasters have passed a four-week ‘quite period’ that should maintain analog signals before and after the national shutoff date of February 17, 2009. From the sounds of it, the majority of the networks have signed the action –CBS is one notable exception — which will give procrastination Americans two… Read More

  • The Raon ‘EVERUN NOTE’ looks to be pretty powerful

    Remember the Raon EVERUN NOTE from yesterday? Turns out that it’s got a little bit of punch under that tiny hood. Raon opted to go with a 64-bit dual-core AMD Turion chip instead of, say, a more mobile-friendly Atom or VIA chipset. You’ll lose out on the battery life that you’d get from Intel or VIA – the EVERUN NOTE will top out at around 2.5 hours – but… Read More

  • Qik Enables Live Video Streaming From 3G iPhone

    Qik, the startup that allows users to stream live mobile video from their cell phones, has released an application that allows users to use the service from their 3G iPhones. Unfortunately, the application isn’t available through Apple’s sanctioned App Store, so users will need to jailbreak (hack) their iPhones to use it. And because Apple has yet to enable video capture on… Read More

  • Fring adds Nokia E66 support

    Fring has a thing for Nokia as of late, it seems. It wasn’t too long ago that they added N810 support; then two days ago, they added support for the Nokia E71. Now they’ve gone and added the Nokia E66 to the list. I’d point out that there are other handsets Fring can be adding support for, but it seems like they’ve already got most of them covered. If you’re… Read More

  • Sega Toys sells ultra-cute and girls-only portable music player

    Sega Toys has started selling Soundcarrier Party on the Japanese market, a portable music player “for females only”, as the company says in the official press release [JP, PDF]. It’s available in white and, of course, pink. No word on a possible US-release yet but in Japan, the player costs just under $100. The Soundcarrier Party (what a name), which also features a small… Read More

  • Public concept products hurting the bottom line?

    Conceptual products are fun. There’s no denying that. Everybody wants to see a car that looks like a jet, spaceship or rocket. Just the problem is, more often than not, the concept car does not exist in real life. A recent article by Kontra alleges that concept products are actually bad for the company, citing the success of Apple as evidence. Apple internalizes all of its concepts… Read More

  • Camera for the blind captures images in braille

    Ho-lee crap. Now I’ve seen it all (no pun intended). This camera, called the Touch Sight, was developed by Chueh Lee of Samsung China. The basic short and sweet is that you hold the camera against your forehead and when you snap a photo, the camera grabs the image and converts it to braille. So you can actually feel the image against your forehead. It also grabs three seconds of… Read More

  • Dipity's Archaeologist Provides Timeline of Digg Articles for any Keyword

    San Francisco startup Dipity has created a new product called Archaeologist, which provides an interactive view into any topic as seen through Digg. The product allows users to enter a keyword and view a timeline of related articles that have received considerable attention on Digg. Users can view results for any topic, from Apple to Dark Knight. This is the latest of several mashups Dipity… Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear: Day Two Winners

    Two days down, eight to go. Congratulations to our Day 2 winners. G’zOne Phones – Scott Cooper
    TDBurn Jeremy Calkins – SlingBox kit Read More

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