• First Look At ImageSocial, The Photo-Sharing Network That Just Scored $15 Million In Funding

    First Look At ImageSocial, The Photo-Sharing Network That Just Scored $15 Million In Funding

    Earlier this month, Australian-based Mooter Media took in $15 million from San Francisco investment firm La Jolla Cove Investors, Inc. in order to launch a new social photography platform. The platform, called ImageSocial, will be built with technical development partner Hot Shot Media and, unlike traditional photo-sharing networks, will also include a gaming element. Instead of just… Read More

  • Simple Energy And San Diego Gas & Electric Team Up To Encourage Conservation Through Gaming

    Simple Energy And San Diego Gas & Electric Team Up To Encourage Conservation Through Gaming

    2011 Boulder TechStars graduate Simple Energy is teaming up with San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) to help the utility engage its customers in energy conservation efforts. To accomplish this, Simple Energy is running an energy saver contest that offers a social gaming experience with real-world rewards. Read More

  • Could You Do Linus Torvalds' Job?

    Linus Torvalds leads the largest software development project in the world. Thousands of people across the globe contribute to what started out as his little research project. Individuals and multi-national corporations have opinions on where Linux should go next, and it’s ultimately Linus’ job to shepherd all those (sometimes competing) interests. The Linux Foundation is running a… Read More

  • Weekend Giveaway: Toshiba 47-inch TL515 Series 3D LED TV

    Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a Toshiba 47-inch TL515 Series 3D LED TV with natural, passive 3D display, choose TriVector 2D to 3D Conversion, 3D Resolution+, 3D Cross Talk Cancelers and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and Toshiba’s first Natural 3D LED TV that creates stunning 3D images using affordable polarized glasses. Read More

  • Weekend Giveaway: A Kobo eReader Touch (And Some Gift Cards)

    Update: It’s over! Congrats to all the winners – emails have been sent. Thanks for entering, everyone, your bookcases are all very interesting. If you’re curious about the new generation of touchable e-readers, now’s your chance to pick one up just for being a CrunchGear reader. Kobo has been generous enough to donate one of their new eReader Touch Editions for us to… Read More

  • Weekend Giveaway: Man Cave Gear For Pops

    Poor dad. He’s always getting shafted when it comes to Father’s Day. Usually he gets a tie or a chess set or a fancy prize-winning goat (it was a weird year that year at the Biggs house, let me tell you). But does he ever get a full home gaming/3D video/Blu-Ray playing All-In-One gaming center? With speakers? And fancy lights? Well now you can send Dad what he really wants. Read More

  • Weekend Giveaway: A B&N Nook

    The folks at Punchtab, eager as beavers to get their products into your hands, want to send you a new Nook. Why? They’re in love with you and you won’t accept their love, so they’re in the friend zone and you refuse to pay attention to their attempts to win your heart. It’s like 16 Candles only with start-ups. Anyway, here’s how to win. Read More

  • Weekend Giveaway: An iPad 2

    If I didn’t know any better, I’d think iPads grew on trees or were on sale at TJ Maxx or something with the number of these things people want to give away. Regardless, we have a 16GB Wi-Fi iPad 2 waiting for you in sunny San Francisco, ready to wing its way to your mailbox in a few days. Want it? Thought so. Here’s how to enter. Read More

  • Contest: Win One Of Two New Element iPhone 4 Cases

    Element Case just came out with two iPhone 4 cases, the Forumla 4 (above) and the Ion 4 (below). The Formula 4 is a full-body case while the Ion 4 is more of a bumper. Rather than sell their cases and make any money, they’d like to give them to you. It’s a new freemium business model they’re trying out. Here’s how to win… Read More


    Cast out from the ice halls of his father Othin, doomed to carry the world serpent in his teeth as he wings his justice across the face of the dead earth, great world-eater Thor is here to mete justice on us, his iron eyes hard over a blazing red beard. Woe betide he who looks upon his lover Járnsaxa with avarice for Thor mess not with that sort of thing and will totally flatten you. Why do… Read More

  • Weekend Giveaway: Something Called An iPad Two (??)

    A company called PunchTab wants to test their new contest entry system, appropriately-named the PunchTab widget. To that end, they’ve offered us the ability to give away a black 16GB Apple iPad Two (was there ever an iPad One?), some sort of new tablet computer for people who like that sort of thing. All the kids seem to want one, like the Teddy Ruxpin. So here’s where it gets… Read More

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