• Space tourist returns safely to earth

    Everyone. You can resume breathing normally as U.S. billionaire Charles Simonyi and the rest of the Russian-American space crew returned to earth from their space trip.We know you were worried about the space tourist after the original landing site was changed as it was deemed too swampy. Read More

  • T-Mobile Customer Survey hints at alternative HTC Magic names

    With T-Mobile-branded Dreams making accidental appearances and FCC filings abound, it’s pretty much inarguable that the HTC Magic is coming to ol’ Magenta. Seeing as it’s the second T-Mo Android phone and borrows much of its aesthetics from the G1, you might assume that T-Mobile would be branding it the G2; call the HTC Magic the “G2” around an HTC rep, however… Read More

  • Video: chicks, lightsabers, and beer

    Sorry, ladies. This one is for our guy readers. If we ever run across a similar video that is distinctively targeted towards women, we’ll post that one as retribution. Anyway, guys, click through for an awesome video titled on YouTube as “SABER sexy lightsaber underwear fight.” Read More

  • Who the Hell Is Enrolling in Journalism School Right Now?

    A little more than ten years ago, I stumbled out of a liberal arts college with a mediocre GPA into a job with a weekly business journal with a smallish circulation in my hometown of Memphis, Tenn. I’d never studied business or journalism, and I came from a family of academics. I didn’t even really understand what a stock was. But there was something I loved about it. I had… Read More

  • Facebank 2: The creepiest piggy bank ever?

    Creepy gets an upgrade. The first version of the Facebank wasn’t really a picknick for the eyes, but now Japan-based toy maker Banpresto not only decided it’s time for an update but that their piggy bank must even get scarier. How? By just replacing the eyes with ears. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 1TB hard drive for $80

    Amazon.com is selling a 1TB Seagate hard drive for $79.99. It’s an OEM drive with 32MB cache and 7200 RPM spindle speed. This is the same drive that had those problems earlier this year, but the new firmware has supposedly fixed all that bad mojo, so feel free to make this purchase with reckless abandon and copy all your photos and home movies to it without a second… Read More

  • YouTube Quietly Rolls Out AdSense For Video To Claimed Copyrighted Content

    Youtube is doing everything it can to turn the professionally-produced content on its site into a big source of revenues. Through its Content ID program, it digitally fingerprints the video libraries of 600 content partners and offers those media companies and video creators the option to place ads against any video that contains their copyrighted material. They also have the option to… Read More

  • Director of Pirates of the Caribbean movies will direct BioShock movie

    The director of those not-too-badPirates of the Caribbean movies has told Disney, the films’ bankroller, that he’s done; he won’t be directing the fourth movie in the series, which is scheduled for release next year. What’s his next project then? A movie based on BioShock. Let’s cross our fingers! Read More

  • Mitsubishi outs a bevy of new HDTVs

    It’s new HDTV time from Mitsu! The company that brought you the LaserVue HDTV, now has 3D ready sets and flat screens equipped with 16 speakers. Thankfully, it seems that these sets are better priced for the fledgling economy. It’s hard to imagine that many American’s have enough available credit to squeeze the ultra-lux LaserVue onto the credit card, but these sets start out… Read More

  • One Brilliant Hoax Later, Hotelicopter Joins The Hotel Aggregation Fray

    Just over a week ago a number of blogs presented us with Hotelicopter, the world’s first flying hotel, featuring a modified Soviet helicopter decked out to create a five-star aerial resort. Of course, this turned out to be a total hoax in honor of April Fools day (albeit an early one) – Hotelicopter is in fact a web startup, and it launches today to the public. Hotelicopter is a… Read More

  • Acer announces ultraportable 'Timeline' series, plus new Gateway 'EC' notebook

    Much more than a netbook but more portable than your average notebook, Acer’s Timeline series is set to go up against the likes of the MacBook Air, the Lenovo X301, and MSI’s X-Slim notebooks. There will be three models available; a 15.6-inch version, a 14-inch version, and a 13.3-inch version weighing in at 5.3, 4.2, and 3.5 pounds, respectively. Read More

  • Intel celebrates the Atom's 1st B-Day with two new chips

    The Intel Atom had a great first year. There probably wasn’t a day on CrunchGear where we didn’t announce or talk about a random gadget powered by the the Intel CPU. The new models keep on rolling too, with two new options announced today. One, bumps the CPU into previously unavailable speeds, and the other should find its way into MIDs. Read More

  • Hot Rods: Top Car Social Networks CarDomain And StreetFire Merge

    CarDomain and StreetFire, the no. 1 and no. 2 social networks for car enthusiasts, respectively, have merged. An announcement will be made later this morning. StreetFire CEO Glenn Rogers will run the combined entity, although the CarDomain is the acquiring company and has a majority of the equity. CarDomain founder and Chairman Alex Algard will become Chairman of the combined entity. The… Read More

  • Chevy Chase nails his Steve Jobs impression on Chuck last night

    We all love Jobsy. His iconic keynote addresses set the bar so high that Steve Ballmer takes notes. Anyway, Chevy Chase played a character earily close on last nights Chuck sans Steve Jobs traditional jeans and black turtleneck. Check it out after the break. Read More

  • IPEVO announces Skype desktop phone

    IPEVO announced their new desk style Skype certified phone today. Designed for the “love Skype, hate the headset” crowd or people who need something that looks a bit more professional, the SO-10W is the latest addition to IPEVO’s product line. Read More

  • TweetDeck Counters Seesmic Desktop Release With Major New Features

    Yesterday, Loïc Le Meur announced a TweetDeck rival dubbed Seesmic Desktop that not only looks a lot like the popular AIR application (more popular than any other desktop client according to statistics) but also heavily competes with it on a feature level. TweetDeck founder Iain Dodsworth, not to be outdone by the announcements, sent an e-mail out to his contacts just now about an… Read More

  • Does Israel Still Have its Mojo? AOL Certainly Thinks So

    In a recent post, Sarah Lacy posed the question of whether Israel has lost its mojo. It looks like AOL believes the mojo is still very much somewhere in the Holy Land, as evidenced by its tapping Avichay Nissenbaum as AOL’s first Country Manager for Israel. Nissenbaum, considered by Israel’s startup community as “one of the good guys” is known for two startup… Read More

  • Toshiba Japan rolls out new LED backlit Regza LCD TVs

    Toshiba announced a total of 10 new full HD Regza LCD TVs in Japan yesterday [JP]. The company just recently said it decided to step up production of LCD TVs. It’s new LCD TVs are marketed as the “Z series”, the ZX8000, ZH8000 and Z8000. They will be sold in Japan starting April 25 through July this year. Read More

  • Mendix Helps Enterprises Streamline Application Deployment

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  • Sosius launches a zoomable fractal map of data pleasure and pain

    I don’t cover enterprise applications often, but today Sosius launches something that not only made me sit up and notice, but I could also see scaling into a tool which almost any web application could make use of. Sosius provides online collaboration and group workspaces, but before you close this tab, you need to check out their new visualization application. This is a fascinating… Read More

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