• Details on Dexter game for the iPhone

    I have no idea what the heck Marc Ecko is doing pimping video games, but I cannot wait for Dexter to come out for the iPhone. It is, after all, one of the best TV shows out at the moment. Icarus Studios will be developing the “investigative” game that will require you to do some CSI-style work and then decide whether or not you will be hacking the victim or taking them to court. To… Read More

  • Floppy disk gift tags for tagging your boxes of gift floppies

    I really love these things. Floppy disk labels were great. It was an amazing feeling to peel one off and place it on a fresh disk and then write “Leisure Suit Larry Disk 1” or whatever on it. These gift tags allow you to relive that joy whenever you give a gift to your loved ones. They’ll be thrilled to remember just how nerdy you are. $5.50 on Etsy. via TechNaBob Read More

  • Wow, colleges are spending a lot of money to combat P2P

    How much does it cost to monitor college students’ anti-American P2P activities? A whole lot, and that’s money colleges could be spending on, I don’t know, education. This chart breaks down the cost of complying with, specifically, the new provisions of the Higher Education Act of 2008. That law, which the RIAA and MPAA were able to lobby their way into, requires colleges try… Read More

  • The Examiner.com Now Wants to Become A Bastion Of Citizen Journalism

    The Examiner.com is not what it appears to be. It is not the online outlet for the Examiner newspapers (the San Francisco Examiner,Baltimore Examiner, and Washington, D.C. Examiner) owned by billionaire Philip Anschutz. It is, however, owned by the same Anschutz-backed company that owns those newspapers, the Clarity Media Group in Denver. That’s how it got the URL. But the… Read More

  • Bill Gates' mysterious new "think tank": bgC3

    It’s only been a few months since Bill’s last day at Microsoft. Everybody asked themselves (and him, obviously) “what’s next?” Clearly his greatest responsibility is to the Foundation, but to leave tech entirely? Not likely. Although it may be an ignominious comparison, consider Michael Corleone: “Just when I thought I was out… they pull me back… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Best Buy's Insignia Blu-ray player with $100 in coupons

    Everyone loves coupons and this Best Buy house brand Blu-ray player comes with $100 worth that can be redeemed for Disney, Touchstone, and Miramax Blu-ray titles. Details are a bit sketchy and there isn’t any word about if they can be redeemed immediately or how much they are worth, but the deal might be worthwhile for families – especially with the animated classics coming out… Read More

  • AOL Adds Yahoo Mail To Your Inbox

    AOL has updated its webmail application to include a set of plugins that allow users to quickly access current news topics as well as third party services, most notably Yahoo Mail. Historically portals have been reluctant to give users access to their messages on other services, but they have been recently been opening up (which makes sense, given that they want to be a one-stop hub for all… Read More

  • Facebook Connect and OpenID Relationship Status: “It’s Complicated”

    Editor’s Note: This post was contributed by John McCrea, VP of marketing for Plaxo, which is at the vanguard of the data portability movement. He also blogs at The Real McCrea and does a weekly video podcast about “opening up the Social Web” together with Joseph Smarr, David Recordon, and Chris Messina at The Social Web TV. As some of you know, I am a strong advocate of… Read More

  • Review: Casio Pathfinder PAW1500T watch

    Good luck trying to figure out all the functions if you buy this watch. Seriously. It’s almost like there is a map to the lost world of Atlantis buried deep inside this watch and you need the brain of Rodney McKay to figure it out. I have to be honest though, this Casio Pathfinder watch is sweet. Read More

  • Won't somebody please think of the children getting Skype porn


    Usually I think claims like this are just shrill alarmists who can’t deal with the sexy wilderness that is the internet. In this case, however, I think they have a point. Skype porn spam is unavoidable, and there is no measure that can be taken to prevent complete strangers from hitting you with an dirty-talk contact request accompanied by an explicit picture. The Windows client, at… Read More

  • Want to hear the free songs coming to Rock Band 2 on November 4th? We've got the streams

    Anxious to hear the 20 new free songs Harmonix is planning to unleash come November 4th? So were we. Through the magic of the internets, we were able to track down streamable copies of 17 of the 20 songs. The only downside? For most of the songs, you’ll need an imeem account to hear more than 30 seconds – and even then, some of them won’t go past the 30 second mark. Read More

  • Storm MK V watch might make a nice XMas gift

    My buddy Scott had a Storm watch for teaching. Instead of glancing at his watch while he was at the lectern he would wear an earlier model of the Storm and check the time only when absolutely necessary because the central iris closes when you’re not checking the time. This new model, which costs about $180 has updated styling and seems to mimic the Hublot Big Bang without that whole… Read More

  • CrunchBoard This Week: Two New Services

    Starting a high tech company often means going at it alone, but eventually every start-up needs some outside help – whether from lawyers, accountants, real estate agents, or special types of vendors. And other times, a company just needs to sell things. Unfortunately, startups don’t always know where to find help or list items for sale. To help them in these regards, we’ve… Read More

  • Control traffic signals by being a good boy/girl

    Audi is working on a system that uses Wi-Fi to communicate with traffic signals to ensure that you always hit green while going down a straightaway. The system tells drivers how fast to drive in order to make each traffic signal on the green. It will reduce idling at stoplights and make people quite happy as they tool, unperturbed, down the streets of major European capitals. Read More

  • Imeem Cuts Quarter of Staff, Might Be Looking for Buyer

    We’ve confirmed PaidContent’s report from earlier today that music startup Imeem has laid off 20 employees, or 25% of its total staff. PR representative Matt Graves gave a now-familiar explanation for the cuts: Given the current economic climate, we decided to be proactive in cutting costs – before we needed to – for the long-term benefit of the business. The company… Read More

  • T-Mobile G1 getting its first Over the Air update tomorrow

    Jeez! Less than 24 hours after the G1 made its official debut, T-Mobile has let it be known that an OTA update is already on its way to knock out a few issues that have popped up since the handsets left the factory. According to a post on the T-Mobile forums, it’ll make its way to handsets as early as tomorrow: There is already an OTA update scheduled for this phone, which will be sent… Read More

  • Those 20 free tracks for Rock Band 2 to be available November 4th

    Oh. I see. Not to sound ungrateful but I kinda thought the whole “20 free downloadable tracks” for Rock Band 2 owners might have included at least a few somewhat well-known tracks. Well it turns out that those 20 tracks are actually preselected from what MTV and Harmonix are calling the “Emerging Artist Lineup.” On the bright side, they could very well be the… Read More

  • Ruggedized, invincible HDDs for cars from Toshiba

    Is there really a market for this kind of storage? I can understand a ruggedized external hard drive for ruggedized laptops and such or bad conditions, but I never really thought too much of the rigors of car drives. But now that I think about it, computers operate in a pretty limited set of conditions, and a car’s internal hard drive for mp3s, GPS data and so on might go from 0 to… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia torn apart on video, piece.. by piece.. by piece

    Anybody who’s still aching for the Xperia X1 to slide its way to their region might want to look away, else see the guts of their beloved handset splayed out like some sort of science project. A gent going by Cyk1 has slapped on a pair of white gloves (classy), grabbed the closest guitar pick (hey, it’s good for unlocking latches without marring the plastic), and torn the X1 down… Read More

  • Confusion: Gears of War 2's release up in the air in Germany, Japan

    This statement from a Microsoft spokesperson, as told to Edge, has the Internet mildly interested: We can confirm that Gears of War 2 will not be available in Germany or Japan indefinitely. Then, a short time later, Microsoft rushed to clarify the statement, saying it had “no announcement” has been made regarding the game’s release in Japan. When you consider that Gears of… Read More

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