• Favtape Relaunches As Muxtape On Steroids

    It has been just over a month since Muxtape, a popular music site that let users share the online equivalent of cassette mixtapes, was shut down by the RIAA for copyright infringement issues. Since then we’ve seen the site reborn in a few incarnations, including an Open Sourced version called OpenTape. Now Favtape, a basic music site that launched last July, is releasing an overhauled… Read More

  • Review: Razer Death Adder mouse

    It’s the final review of Mouse Review Week! Are you freaking out? I know I am! Because I’m finally reviewing this Razer mouse I’ve been too busy using for the last month or so. You guys have to watch the video because I took extra care on the ending. Not so much on the screencast portion (wtf@encoder). Click below for a few words and pictures if you haven’t had enough… Read More

  • LittleBigPlanet goes GOLD, dated

    The wait is over, LBP fans! Sony, today, announced that LBP will hit store shelves on October 21. You also get some freebies for having pre-ordered. Read More

  • What is Microsoft thinking? Some thoughts on the Microsoft commercials

    Reader DjCarbon pinged me this morning with an interesting bit of news. Above you see the first two entries for the search “i’m a PC” in Google – Apple has essentially hijacked the dialogue about personal computers, forcing Microsoft to take a stand through their new commercials. The “I’m a Mac/I’m a PC” commercials are odd and insidious but, as… Read More

  • Review: Pinnacle Video Transfer system

    The Pinnacle Video Transfer is a $99 device that promises easy one-touch recording to a myriad of devices including USB memory sticks and external hard drives as well as direct recording to the Sony PSP and iPod Video, Nano, and Classic devices. In short, it’s super easy and it works well. Read More

  • Shots of the HTC Dream G1 handset in the wild

    With the big announcement just days away, it’s no surprise that some folks out there might be totin’ the Android-powered HTC Dream (G1) around. Between all of the Google developers, HTC product engineers, and T-Mobile employees involved, in-the-wild shots were bound to get out sooner or later. And now they have, on the blog of Mark “Rizzn” Hopkins. Rizzn got the… Read More

  • Digg Cleans House, Bans 80+ Script Users

    Reports are bubbling up that Digg has permanently banned over 80 users for running scripts that help them automatically perform certain tasks on the site. The mostly lengthy account has been published on the Get Smart Blog under the title The Grim Reaper has visited Digg. The post lists 86 usernames that were unceremoniously dropped from the site without forewarning. The tone of the author and… Read More

  • T-Mobile G1 appears on my.t-mobile.com

    Hey, that Google phone is coming (in case you hadn’t heard). Looks like it’ll be called the T-Mobile G1 (no mention of the word “Dream” anywhere) and will at least come in black. Unfortunately when Peter “Sweet Pete” Ha clicked that “Learn more” link, he got a no-go popup. Oh well. It goes to t-mobileg1.com if you’re interested. If you have… Read More

  • CrunchGear Live Podcast

    You can chat with us during the show via AIM by pinging username “crunchtips” or call into the show at (646) 200-4163 should the mood strike you. Here’s the link for today’s show… Read More

  • QuickPwn 2.1 released for Windows

    It took a few days after the iPhone-dev team managed to tear the iPhone 2.1 update open for them to make the port, but Windows users are now free to get in on the 2.1 jailbreak good times. If you’ve yet to use QuickPwn, prepare to be amazed. As long as nothing goes awry during the process, QuickPwn doesn’t require any reflashing of the firmware be it that you’re already… Read More

  • Would you like that spy camera in hickory, or maple wood?

    Having a hard time keeping the ninjas riff-raff out of your ryokan, but can’t find a security camera that doesn’t clash with the tatami mats? Japanese security firm Const Net has the solution: Make the camera body out of wood. These creep my right the hell out. I mean, security cameras are inherently creepy, even in their standard industrial eye sore form. Wrap them up in a way… Read More

  • Crazy rotary phone watch won't get you laid here or in Japan

    First off, this ‘watch’ lacks any sort of display and you have to dial 117 to hear the time. Second, first one to rock the $79 watch in their cubical gets a 1000 bonus points.  AudioCubes via I4U Read More

  • Hubdub signs partner deal with Reuters

    Hubdub, the UK-based news prediction market aimed exclusively at a US audience, has today won a partnership deal with Reuters. Hubdub allows users to trade predictions with virtual money on the outcomes of breaking news stories and future events. It will run a new, dedicated Reuters section within the site. Reuters will generate questions for users to trade on based on the latest breaking… Read More

  • The Google Ad Deal Will Only Make Yahoo Stronger (If It Doesn't Kill Them First).

    In an effort to justify its ad deal with Yahoo, Google is making some very public statements defending it from antitrust critics. Yesterday, Google’s advertising president Tim Armstrong tried to argue, unconvincingly, that advertisers would not see increased prices as a result of the deal. Today, he tackles the anti-competitive issues. In the same Q&A style he used yesterday… Read More

  • We told you so/Rumor: Nvidia chipset coming to the new MacBook

    So, Mac Soda has the hot scoop that the new MacBooks, the ones that are already shipping, will be ditching the Intel graphics chipsets for the Nvidia MCP7A-U graphics chipset. Sure it’s embedded and all, but it supports HDMI. If you recall, we told you about this earlier this month. All of this propagates the rumor of a refresh coming next month. “MCP7A-U is the top class chipset… Read More

  • Yeah, so Packard Bell won't be coming back to America any time soon (and probably not ever)

    Time heals all wounds? Not if you’re the Packard Bell brand in America. At the Acer dog and pony show today, the company’s execs went on and on about how its goal of using its three brands—Acer, Gateway and Packard Bell (they said little about eMachines)—makes total sense. Acer for the more high-end computers, and Gateway and Packard Bell for the more entry-level computers. Read More

  • Comcast blasts out excessive use policy e-mail

    Reader Jason just sent us this e-mail he received from Comcast outlining their excessive use policy change: Dear Comcast High-Speed Internet Customer, We appreciate your business and strive to provide you with the best online experience possible. One of the ways we do this is through our Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). The AUP outlines acceptable use of our service as well as steps we take… Read More

  • Rumor: Xbox 360 slimming down, getting a name change?

    I don’t know what’s going on here, but desz over at CheapAssGamer has an image of what appears to be an internal document going around the Xbox team. Desz’s little friend GilZ was the one who sent in photos of the first Elite and HDMI-equipped Xbox, so I’d say this is legit, but you folks know as much as I do at this point. The possible name changes coming to the Xbox… Read More

  • NBC's Sites Grow In Leaps And Bounds Thanks to Financial Woes, iTunes

    NBC had a huge week thanks to the financial troubles being experienced on Wall Street and its new relationship with Apple. CNBC.com was the chosen destination for investors and businesspeople alike this week as the instability on Wall Street led to the site’s largest audience ever. For the first time in its history, CNBC.com served 1 million unique visitors on Monday and racked up… Read More

  • Seedcamp's winners reflect Europe's startup strength

    Seedcamp, the European-wide competion for startups, ended on a high this week naming a record seven winners rather than the five they originally set out to award. The seven will each get €50,000 seed funding from Seedcamp’s conglomerate of venture backers, but the stake in each startup will vary, along similar lines to the Y-Combinator model. This is a change from last year, when… Read More

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