• Viral ad for Syke Energy Drink crams all your favorite games into one level

    Syke Energy Drink is looking for viral ads and Paul Robertson has whipped up a doozy. See how many of your favorite old school video games you can find referenced in the video. It’s almost nostalgia overload — which can’t be a bad thing. Read More

  • 30GB Zunes all over the world fail en masse

    It seems that a random bug is affecting a bunch, if not all, 30GB Zunes. Real early this morning, a bunch of Zune 30s just stopped working. No official word from Redmond on this one yet but we might have a gadget Y2K going on here. Read More

  • Oy Vey! Israeli VCs Exceptionally Gloomy on 2009

    Deloitte recently released the results of its VC Indicator Survey (PDF), conducted among Israeli VCs this past month. The complied results are so pessimistic they paint a warm and fuzzy aura around Sequoia’s Doom & Gloom presentation. Participated by approximately 80 Israeli venture capitalists, the survey predicts 2009 will be an extremely painful year for the Israeli startup… Read More

  • Nokia 6208c phone features pen-based input

    Nokia, the world’s most ubiquitous cell phone company, is showing off the new 6208c phone in China, which sports a pen for easy input of Chinese characters. Read More

  • Google's Top Ten Products (More Or Less)

    Can you name Google’s top ten products? If you look at how Quantcast ranks Google’s subdomains, you can get a sense of which Google products are the most popular, since they each have their own subdomain. Google’s main search engine tops the list with an estimated 136.6 million unique visitors in the U.S. Then comes Google Maps (36 million), Image Search (31.7 million)… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: No Kind of Rider Edition

    Novo Minoru, the world’s first and last red/blue 3D webcam
    Omnibus Space Invaders gear post
    ZipperMast: Able to spy over tall buildings with a weird hum Read More

  • Angelsoft Gets An Upgrade, Opens Network To Venture Capitalists

    Angelsoft, a New York based company that develops a platform for connecting early-stage investors and entrepreneurs and managing investment deal flow, has released a significant update to its software and is finally opening up its network to VCs next to angel investors. When the company released version 3.0 last September, the upgrade was centered more about making it easier for… Read More

  • Update Twitter, Doogie Howser M.D. Style

    I knew someone would eventually nail the perfect service for updating Twitter. That day has come, with the launch of Twoogie, where you can send and view tweets in true Doogie Howser, M.D. style on an IBM PS/2 screen. Just add your username behind the URL to view your Twitter stream the old school way (e.g. TechCrunch). Note that for some reason – could be intentional – it… Read More

  • YouTube Looks Back At A Year In Video; Hulu Brings in 2009 Live From New York

    YouTube is posting their year end review of the top videos, measured by ratings, favorites and number of comments. Last year they posted just 10 videos. This year, 24. They’ll be posting one per hour all day today and then summarize them at midnight when everyone will presumably find them much funnier because they’ve been drinking for hours (hopefully not alone watching the Big… Read More

  • The Mob Wars War Is Over

    The ongoing litigation between Mob Wars creator David Maestri and SGN is over. On December 16 the two sides reached a settlement. The Mob Wars game goes to Maestri, but SGN will have rights to create similar style games itself. SGN also received an undisclosed financial settlement. The history of this powerful little app is dramatic. It was first created by Maestri while still employed at… Read More

  • IT Crowd chides social networks, has netbooks on it

    Tech-savvy British comedy The IT Crowd recently had a little parody of social networks on it and it’s pretty good times. I’ve always liked the show but I’m more impressed by the people who make it being tapped into actual net trends; you can see currently popular memes and artists on the show like a Guy Fawkes mask, Fair Use posters, Think Geek gadgets, and in this episode… Read More

  • Afraid that decaf isn't? Test it with these handy strips

    I have to say, at first I thought these things were for testing if your coffee is too weak. But no, apparently the greater scourge is coffee falsely advertised as decaffeinated. Is this really a major problem? I think you can generally tell decaf coffee because it just doesn’t taste as good. The product photo is also a little misleading, since the instructions caution you to not allow… Read More

  • Large form iPod Touch to launch in Fall '09

    We’ve got this from three independent sources close to Apple: expect a large screen iPod touch device to be released in the Fall of ’09, with a 7 or 9 inch screen. Prototypes have been seen and handled by one of our sources, and Apple is talking to OEMs in Asia now about mass production. Apple has been experimenting internally with large form tablet devices for years, one source… Read More

  • PS360 up for auction on eBay

    Yes, you read the title correctly. Your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. Up for auction on eBay is a PS360: an Xbox 360 in a PS3 case. Read More

  • Holiday E-Commerce Sales Fall Flat

    Online holiday sales deflated 3 percent this year. ComScore estimates that holiday sales in the U.S. totaled $25.5 billion between November 1 and December 23, the last day orders could be delivered in time for Christmas. The comparable total in 2007 was $26.3 billion. Sales were struggling to keep up with last year’s totals all holiday season. In the end, they fell short. (Hitwise… Read More

  • Slapfight over the Steve's health status

    So Giz posted earlier saying that the real reason for the MacWorld pullout was that Steve’s health is declining. We didn’t report it because we’re not rumor-mongering, bloodthirsty vultures, but it made a splash anyway. Now CNBC columnist Jim Goldman is calling the post “unsourced garbage” and a “fiasco” that is “nuking” Apple’s shares… Read More

  • Dell plans a greener and cheaper approach to computer packaging

    Dell has announced a new approach to computer packaging that will save the company an estimated $8 million or more while eliminating around 20 million pounds of packaging materials over the next four years. And this isn’t the first green move we’ve seen from the PC giant. Read More

  • Netbooks and the future of ultraportables

    We might not have believed it 5 years ago, but “netbooks” are proving that there is a real market for tiny, affordable laptops. They are selling like hotcakes, but what does that mean for us in the future? Read More

  • Novo Minoru, the world's first and last red/blue 3D webcam

    Remember those awful movies where a 3D effect was effected by having two images, one red and one blue or green, and then you wore those dorky glasses to see the magic? Sure, nostalgia’s great, but let’s be honest, they were also terrible and made your brain hurt. Now you can have that special kind of headache in your very own home with this interesting but doomed device. Read More

  • One day until iPhone Unlocking Day: Are you excited?

    The folks behind the iPhone 3G unlock – which will be hitting the Internets tomorrow night at midnight – gave a presentation on their project at CCC in Berlin last week. Rather than sound like a bunch mewling nerds, they have excellent speaking voices and seem very intelligent and sassy. Read More

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