• elves

    http://aka.zero.jibjab.com/client/zero/ClientZero_EmbedViewer.swf?external_make_id=2S9aXFiZFMD2Dnqu&service=sendables.jibjab.com&partnerID=ElfYourself Send your own ElfYourself eCards (The back story). Read More

  • In These Dark Times, We Turn To Lolcats For Comfort

    Times are tough, but Pet Holdings, the company behind ICanHasCheezburger, isn’t complaining – from September to October the company saw its traffic grow by 23%, reaching 128.3 million total page views and 6.3 million unique visitors across its network of blogs. The profitable network includes nine properties, each of which posts humorous content focused on a different internet meme. Read More

  • Papermaster countersues IBM – it's getting nasty!


    Papermaster doin’ it for his self! Well, his lawyers are helping. They’ve produced a somewhat scattershot countersuit against IBM, which if you don’t remember, sued the man for supposedly breaching a non-competition agreement in his contract. Papermaster’s corner says that not only is the non-comp clause “unreasonably broad,” but the statute of limitations… Read More

  • DIY LED lamp for your bike


    This looks pretty cool, even if it could be mistaken for being steampunk. I like being able to have my light blink, personally, but it would also be nice to be able to mess with the LEDs or put in colored ones. What, it’s the season! Make DIY merry, people!
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  • HubPages Blocked From MySpace MyAds As Too Competitive

    MySpace has an embarrassing situation today involving their new MyAds self service advertising product – they’ve repeatedly rejected ads from a startup called HubPages as competitive to MySpace, despite the fact that the site isn’t a social network. Ryan Hupfer from HubPages (who coincidentally is the author of MySpace For Dummies) writes: Read More

  • Circuit City’s Black Friday ad leaked

    BlackFriday.info just posted Circuit City’s Black Friday ad. Hopefully the company will live to see next year’s ad, too. Some notable good deals: SanDisk 1GB MP3 Player Express for $16.99 HP Pavilion laptop for $399 Good deals on video games DVDs from $3.99 $100 off select Garmin GPS units $99 Tom Tom GPS Blu-ray discs from $8.99 SmartParts 5.6-inch digital photo frame for $41.99 Read More

  • Cellity Puts Your Mobile Address Book On Steroids

    German startup Cellity has unveiled its enhanced address book (called Addressbook 2.0) for mobile phones, now available in a private beta. The J2ME application allows users to aggregate data from across their Email boxes, social networks, and standard address books into a single intuitive application, bringing the functionality of a smartphone to the hundreds of more basic phones that support… Read More

  • Hands on: Novatel Ovation USB760 modem for Verizon Wireless

    Novatel’s latest USB modem, Ovation MC760 Micro, has arrived at the CrunchGear office and it sure is tiny. It will be available from Verizon Wireless starting December 1st. It’s been redubbed the USB760 Modem for VZW and promises an average of 600 kbps to 1.4 mbps down and 500-800kbps up. The price for this dandy is $100 after a MIR and two-year contract. Not sure if this has been… Read More

  • BlackBerry Curve 8900 simulator now available

    Jones’n for some sweet BlackBerry Curve 8900 action? I hear yah, so you might wanna check out the simulator on BlackBerry’s download site to satisfy your itch. Just don’t let your old 8300 see you’re cheating on it. It could get ugly. BlackBerry via CrackBerry Read More

  • Elevator Pitch Friday: Truevert, The Green Search Engine

    Getting someone to try a new search engine is not easy. In this Friday’s Elevator Pitch, Herbert Roitblat tries to entice you to try his new green search engine Truevert by asking, “Are you average?” Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft Live, he contends, give you average results. Truevert gives you special results—everything comes back through green-colored glasses. So… Read More

  • And now your credit card has a built-in keypad


    I suppose this is a good idea, although shoppers are loathe to add yet another step to their transactions. The card has a built-in numeric keypad, and when you put in your PIN, it’ll display a security code like the one sites always ask you for now. That makes spending a lot of money with a stolen card significantly harder if not impossible online, and if retailers would just ask for… Read More

  • Apple hit with class action lawsuit over cracked iPhone 3G

    This probably won’t come as a surprise to many of you, but Apple (and AT&T) has been hit with a class action lawsuit because of the cracks that develop in the iPhone 3G’s casing. The lawsuit was filed in a Long Island court by a someone named Avi Koschitzki. The suit also alleges that, in so many words, AT&T’s 3G network is a piece of garbage. Dropped calls, spotty… Read More

  • Free Ticket to LeWeb and Thank You to TechCrunch Sponsors

    Every week leading up to LeWeb, in Paris on December 9th and 10th, the conference’s organizers are going to be giving away one ticket to the TechCrunch reader who leaves the best comment about why they want to go. We are also excited that LeWeb’s, organizers are offering TechCrunch readers a 20% discount Thank You LeWeb Without our sponsors TechCrunch would not be possible. Read More

  • Latin America is next on Sony's PlayStation radar

    Put yourself in Sony’s shoes for a moment. You’ve conquered the three biggest gaming markets out there in Japan, North America and Europe. (The slow start of the PS3, and the still perceived lack of “any” games for it doesn’t appear to lessen Sony’s chances of selling 10 million units by the end of its fiscal year.) Where do you go next? The answer, in… Read More

  • More wireless power: this one looks practical


    I’m not an experienced electrical engineer so I’m never sure about the feasibility of this sort of thing, but I’ve seen wireless power demonstrated before, and if you’re willing to work within certain restrictions, it seems to be a perfectly good option. I don’t really like the idea of, say, microwave based power being shot all over my room, so this magnetic… Read More

  • New Watchmen trailer

    http://l.yimg.com/cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/fop/embedflv/swf/fop.swf No words. Just watch. Read More

  • Kind of awesome: external HDD with a keypad for security


    Ahhh, this is very 24. I can see Jack Bauer pulling nuclear secrets off it after choking a terrorist to death with the USB cable. I don’t think that’s the image Lenovo is going for, though. In fact, its appearance is plain practically to the point of invisibility, looking more like a credit card reader than anything else. The passcode system allows for an administrator and up to… Read More

  • Punch-O-Meters Come to Both Android and the iPhone

    Today, I downloaded one of the dumbest, yet somehow most satisfying, apps to my Android phone. It is called the Punch-O-Meter. You grasp the phone (firmly) in your hand, tap the screen, and then give it your best shot. The app uses the phone’s accelerometer to measure how fast you can punch. After each punch, you get a score and a one-to-five-star rating. It is guaranteed to destroy… Read More

  • American Airlines introduces mobile boarding passes

    Though nearly the entire pre-flight process has been tweaked to make use of modern technologies, one outdated aspect still lingers: the tickets. Every single time I fly, I find myself checking the location where I put my tickets once every 3-4 minutes. Are they still there? Did I remember to zip up after I last checked? When I pulled my hand out, did the ticket sneak out? I’ve never lost… Read More

  • Apparently Somali pirates might ruin the holidays

    I’ll be honest; I can’t really tell how much of this recent Reuters article is pure, unabashed sensationalism and how much of it is something to seriously worry about. Apparently pirate activity (the yarrr kind, not the torrent kind) near Somalia has been picking up recently, with more frequent plundering against freight ships causing some companies to opt for alternative… Read More

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