• Okoli connects you with tour guides around the world

    Okoli connects you with tour guides around the world

    Okoli is a new service by developer Jack Deneut that aims to replace those ugly little cards you find in tourist hotels. The web app, which currently works in Prague, Budapest, Berlin and Paris, lets you reserve a nearly private tour with a professional guide and you’re guaranteed groups of no bigger than eight people. It is live now. Read More

  • Guide Raises $1M In Seed Funding To Replace TV News With Feeds And Virtual Anchors

    Guide Raises $1M In Seed Funding To Replace TV News With Feeds And Virtual Anchors

    Miami-based startup Guide today announced its seed funding round of $1 million, from investors including Sapient, The Knight Foundation and actor Omar Epps. The company is also launching the alpha version of its product today, which aims to be the next generation in online news delivery, by pairing text-to-speech technologies with online news and blog feeds to create curated, personalized… Read More

  • Live Matrix, The “TV Guide For The Web,” Acquired By OVGuide

    Live Matrix, The “TV Guide For The Web,” Acquired By OVGuide

    Live Matrix, the TechCrunch Disrupt ’10 finalist that proclaimed to be the “TV Guide for the web,” has been acquired by online video guide in an all stock deal. As a part of the deal Live Matrix co-founder and CEO Sanjay Reddy will become OVGuide’s new CEO. Although Live Matrix will continue on as a standalone website, both companies will integrate… Read More

  • The Watch Buyer’s Holiday Gift Guide

    A guide for watch gifts this holiday season from a watch expert. Twelve categories and sixty watches for all budgets, with prices, and links to more information. It is the definitive place to start when interested in buying a new timepieces for yourself or others this year. Read More

  • Geek Weekend: Columbus, Ohio

    Geek Weekend is a continuing travel series about geeky things to do in cities around the world. Want your city featured? Write us at It’s a common opinion — even amongst its residents — that Columbus, Ohio is “Cow Town, USA” with nothing to do. As a life-long resident, I disagree emphatically with that notion. Columbus is the 15th largest city… Read More

  • Productivity Week: Firefox Tweak Guide

    It’s Productivity Week here at CrunchGear, and you’ve already learned to drive better, organize your workspace, and use paper of all things. That’s all well and good, but I spend more time behind a keyboard than behind a wheel, and many of you are probably the same. And what application is always hanging out there in the background? Yes, it’s everyone’s… Read More

  • Every Eee PC hack known to man

    I still haven’t seen an Eee outside of a press event and if I were in the market for a small-ish laptop then I’d opt for the Eee over the Air based on the simple fact that I can upgrade the little bugger for far less. A couple thousand less, actually. I don’t usually mod things, but I think I’d be ok with it this one time. If you happen to own an Eee, but you’ve… Read More

  • iLounge's 2008 iPod+iPhone Buyer's Guide takes me back, still looks good

    Before I got involved in this wacky world of tech writing, I was a big fan of iLounge’s holiday buying guide. (I think they were still called iPodlounge back then.) The buying guide fairy is back and she brought a copy of the 2008 iPod+iPhone Buyer’s Guide with her. 120+ pages of alarmingly detailed information on everything iPod and iPhone related, from the devices proper to… Read More

  • Great Outdoors: Have Video, Will Travel

    Why are you watching videos again? Summer is currently in full effect. It’s hot as hell outside, the sky is beautiful, the water is warm – you need to get out there. So bring your family or some good buddies and hit the trails, slope, or beaches. Find something to do. Just remember to be equipped with the best video gear possible. Because between the 14-hour car ride to your… Read More

  • iPod Bible 3.0

    Did you recently purchase an iPod? Not to sure what iTunes is all about? I’ll admit that I suck when it comes to using iTunes. It’s OK because not everyone has the time to sit around and tinker with it for hours until it’s optimized to your standards. Well, the iPod Book 3.0 is available for download and it has everything you need to know about your iPod and iTunes. It… Read More

  • A CrunchGear Valentine's Day: What To Get Your Lady

    I know that Valentine’s Day is a big pain in the ass and that getting a gift for your lady is the most boring waste of time ever. This year though, get her something the both of you can enjoy as a dorky couple. I guarantee you will find something to get her out of these next five items or I’ll call you cheap and berate you about it. Now, onto the goods! Read More

  • Holiday Portable Media Player Guide: What's Right for You?

    There are loads of PMP choices—not all of them from Apple—that are worthy of being carried around and fondled as you go about your day. What’s right for you may not be right for the businessman who commutes two hours, or the athlete who burns more calories sneezing than you do the entire day. We know you don’t fit into any one “demographic,” but we… Read More