• The blue collar Father's Day gift guide

    John Biggs ran his Father’s Day gift guide yesterday, but each one of his items cost well over a hundred dollars. I don’t have that kind of cash and to be honest, my Dad wouldn’t use any of those gadgets anyway. So here’s a Father’s Day gift guide for the working dad with items everyone can afford. Let’s get to it. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Buy 2 Blu-rays, get 1 free at Barnes & Noble

    Fellow citizens! Please be advised that BARNES & NOBLE has a Blu-ray and DVD sale that might interest you. It follows: if you buy TWO Blu-ray discs or TWO DVDs, you will receive a THIRD ONE for free. This sale covers every single title you can find in the brick-and-mortar store, which works out to some 35,000 online. Read More

  • Amazon Associates To Pull Out Of North Carolina Due To "Unconstitutional Tax Collection Scheme"

    We’ve received numerous reports of Amazon Associate members in North Carolina receiving emails stating that Amazon is going to have to discontinue the service there due to a pending change the in state’s tax structure. Sometime in the next two weeks, Amazon expects that it will be terminating the service for all North Carolina residents. That will be very bad news for a lot of… Read More

  • iPhone OS 3.0 Just Launched. Here are 20 Things To Check Out.

    Here it is, folks. At long last, version 3.0 of the iPhone OS has launched here in the US, bringing with it just about every feature the phone should have had from the start – and a whole lot more. If you hadn’t already coaxed an iPhone developer into letting you piggyback on their account or (gasp!) actually shelled out for a developers membership, the past 3 months have probably… Read More

  • Twitterfeed Gets An Overhaul, Adds Analytics

    If your Twitter feed is beginning to replace your RSS feed, you can probably thank Mario Menti. Back in March, 2007, he created the initial prototype of Twitterfeed in London as part of a BBC developer program. Twitterfeed is a simple publishing tool which turns any RSS feed into a Twitter stream. Each feed item becomes a new Tweet consisting of the headline and a shortened link to the story… Read More

  • Bing Is Still Drawing Crowds, Search Share Jumps To 12 Percent

    Microsoft’s new search engine Bing had a strong showing in its second week, according to the latest comScore stats. You can see our analysis of Bing’s success in its first week here. Microsoft sites’ average daily penetration among U.S. searchers reached 16.7 percent during the work week of June 8-12, up 3 percentage points from the May 25-29 period (which was prior to… Read More

  • This wireless speaker, it floats!

    If you have a swimming pool then you, my friend, need this little waterproof floating wireless speaker that looks like the thing that pops up out of the muck in the trash compactor in Star Wars. This one doesn’t have a cool robotic eye, though, just “Rich sounding bass. Crisp treble. And no wires.” Read More

  • Good.ly – the URL shortener for Twitter that generates cash for charity

    You may have heard of a new URL-shortening service on the block called Good.ly. It’s a product spun out Skimlinks, an affiliate links aggregator we’ve covered extensively before. The connection is that Good.ly is linked to affiliate schemes which then generate cash for charities. If you use Good.ly to make a product recommendation on Twitter (it’s also at @good_ly) and… Read More

  • All violent video games poised for ban in Germany

    Bad news for German gamers. (As I understand it, we’re huge in Baden-Baden.) A bill is about to be introduced to parliament, after having been rubber-stamped by all sixteen of the country’s interior ministers, that would ban the sale of all violent video games. What’s a violent video game? Any game “where the main part is to realistically play the killing of people or… Read More

  • iTunes buckles under the weight of iPhone OS 3.0 downloads, activation server crashes

    The big day has finally come. You rushed to download iPhone OS 3.0, sat on the edge of your seat as your handset did its thing, and then.. nothing. No glorious homescreen, no new search pane. You look over at your monitor, and sure enough – iTunes is spitting out error messages. Read More

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