• Pre warning: other micro-USB chargers won't work


    According to Palm’s little accessory guide here, non-Palm micro-USB charging solutions won’t work. What the hell? I can’t just plug it into my computer? That Touchstone dock is cool, but I don’t want to have to carry it everywhere I go. Besides, weren’t we supposed to all be moving towards a unified charging solution? I guess like with all highly-anticipated… Read More

  • Google working on picture-based captcha to save us from ourselves

    You’ll recall that, about a year ago, we decided to make captchas—those things you find on Web sites at login that require you to decipher and type words or numbers—our raison d’etre. Two days later we stopped caring (though it is incredibly annoying to have to deal with a captcha, as you see up there, when trying to log into my router—is a spammer or other… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Asus EeePC 900 netbook now only $150

    In case you missed the earlier CrunchDeal on an Asus EeePC 900 netbook, here’s your chance to snatch one up again. Woot! now has the 8.9-inch netbook on the main site for $150. Pick between white and black and be on your merry way. Asus EeePC 900 Netbook [Woot!] Read More

  • Claw vending machine + cute robot = Puchi Robo Catcher

    Claw vending machines, also known as UFO catchers or crane games, are a multi-billion dollar business in Japan. Combine this fact with the Japanese penchant for robots, and you get the Puchi Robot Catcher, whose arms are used instead of the usual cranes. Read More

  • Our First Taste Of Magma

    A few weeks ago Rocketboom founder Andrew Baron gave us a glimpse of his next project: a new video portal with an emphasis on analytics and social interaction, dubbed Mag.ma. But aside from some nifty screen shots, nobody has really gotten a chance to play around with the site until now. Earlier this evening Baron included us in a small batch of new users invited to try out the site, and… Read More

  • Free To Use. Pay To Play.

    The tech world is an interesting one when it comes to companies making money. Some at the top like Microsoft, Apple and Google are raking in billions in profits every year. And each of those do it with different models: Microsoft through software, Apple through hardware and Google through advertising. But at the other end of the spectrum, most startups, even the very popular ones… Read More

  • Windows Mobile sharing not really "sharing," just "backuping"

    I was about to ignore this email from Microsoft but it seems there is a nugget of wonderful info in there. Remember when we said you could share your apps with four friends – behavior that essentially works on an iPhone and the App Store when you sync to the same iTunes instance? Well you can’t. OK? You can’t. Be quiet. Read More

  • Android OTA 1.5 Cupcake download available now

    A man once told me that I could not have my Cupcake and eat it too. He was obviously dead wrong. Today’s big buzz on the Android front is that the official OTA install package for Android 1.5 (lovingly known around the internets as ‘Cupcake’ update) is now available for direct download and manual patching. For those of us who have waited patiently for the official patch… Read More

  • WTFLamp lights up counterintuitively

    When you hit the switch on a lamp, you probably have some preconceived notions about where the light is going to come from. It’s time to purge your mind of such design prejudices and embrace the weird and impractical; this “WTF, not what I thought” lamp will challenge your notions of what a lighting device should be. …in bed. Read More

  • CircuitCity.com is alive and kick'n

    Sure enough, CircuitCity.com is back up and ready to sell you some electronic wares. Systemax, the same parent company of Tiger Direct and CompUSA.com, scooped up the bankrupt brand a few weeks ago and just relaunched the site this morning. Too bad that the original company went down in glorious fashion and took 35,000 American jobs with it. Aat least this new site has some great deals. Serious. Read More

  • Another Blanket Denial By Last.fm

    Well, we asked for a denial, and they’re giving us one. Russ Garrett, a Last.fm developer, issues another blanket denial of the Last.fm user data fiasco: Nothing I can say will convince you that this didn’t happen, because allegedly CBS did the deed and not us. I hope that CBS will issue their own denial soon, but the wheels of large companies run slowly. This accusation was made… Read More

  • Recently reviewed on CrunchGear.com

    Here’s a nostalgic look back at the items we’ve recently reviewed here at CrunchGear… Review: WickedLasers Photonic Disruptor “We’re a WickedLasers family. We enjoy shooting them at napkins to make them burn and zapping friends legs while they’re sitting at our picnic table.” Review: TuneUp for iTunes “If you’re like me, your entire… Read More

  • Got Biceps To Spare? Sell Your Secrets To Bodybuilding Success On ZodBod

    Think you’ve found the ultimate fitness regime to attain the body of a Greek god? ZodBod, a new fitness startup that launched last month, wants to help you share your secrets to success – and possibly make some money in the process. The site invites users to write up and sell their own fitness guides, in which they can instruct visitors on diet and exercise regimes designed to… Read More

  • Paul McCartney is no fan of Google Street View

    I’m of the opinion that if you write a song like “Yesterday” you can do whatever you want. That’s why (well, partially why) I’m not upset at Sir Paul McCartney, who is having a bit of a hissy fit vis-à-vis Google Street View. McCartney recently asked this his house be removed from Street View because, as a spokesman put it, he felt “unsettled” that… Read More

  • Sharp and Mitsubishi to out new HDTVs in Japan

    Both Sharp and Mitsubishi have announced new LCD TVs for the Japanese market, and both devices seem to be pretty interesting. They will be available over here as early as next month, with neither Sharp nor Mitsubishi having said anything about an international release yet. Read More

  • Six Small Conferences About Twitter, And Counting

    It’s no surprise that Twitter, the current darling of social media and one of the fastest growing web sites, is now becoming the subject matter of entire conferences. There is a tremendous opportunity for businesses and brands to use Twitter to their advantage, including through customer support, brand management, advertising, job search and much more. But everybody is still trying to… Read More

  • Review: WickedLasers Photonic Disruptor

    Were a WickedLasers family. We enjoy shooting them at napkins to make them burn and zapping friends legs while they’re sitting at our picnic table. Obviously these things are as dangerous as all get out, but a little innocent fun is always in the offing and we always play it safe with glasses and appropriate safety measures. The Photonic Disruptor is a different animal altogether, however. Read More

  • Infinity Ventures Summit Launch Pad in Japan (Part 2: The Best Of The Rest)

    The Infinity Ventures Summit (IVS) in Sapporo/Japan, one of Asia’s most important web industry events, is a wrap, and we were there to witness a total of 12 startups presenting at the launch pad. The judges awarded 3D model maker MotionPortrait with the top prize. Graph sharing service Vizoo [this and many of the following links are in Japanese], recommendation engine Deqwas, photo… Read More

  • How Facebook, MySpace and YouTube Killed eBay

    Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Keith Rabois, vice president of strategy and business development for Slide, the social entertainment company. On Monday afternoon, I was speaking on a panel at the Social Graph Symposium when the moderator asked me what eBay could do to revitalize its marketplace by leveraging the social graph. Dave McClure, like many pundits, presumes the social… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Mallow Burger Edition

    Half-Life Fridge Magnets: Need, not want
    This isn’t the burger you’re looking for…
    The newest USB stick weirdness: Cat ears Read More

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