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Charlie Briefs You On Your Upcoming Meetings By Emailing You One-Pagers On Attendees

A new web application called Charlie has raised a seed round of $1.75 million led by Lightbank Capital. The product emails you short, automatically generated one-pagers detailing what you need to know

Senic Wants To Revolutionize Measurement, Starting With A Smartphone-Connected Laser Distance Meter

New hardware startup and Y Combinator Summer 2013 cohort member Senic is launching pre-orders for its first product today, a laser rangefinder like the ones that are sold in hardware stores around the

Satellite Imagery Company Skybox Teams Up With MapBox For Analysis And Annotation Of Data

Google isn’t the only company working on mapping out the entire world with satellite imagery and detailed information about every nook and cranny in the universe. Two companies are teaming up to

Pinterest Launches New Business Terms For Companies, Website Verification, Widgets And Access To New Features

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/09/14/the-one-that-got-away-kevin-rose-passed-on-pinterest-at-a-5m-valuation/">Pinterest</a> could turn into an absolute monster for e-commerce, and we've bee

Post-Apple Palate Cleanser: More Swiss Army Axes!

Remember those sweet vintage Swiss Army axes we saw a while back? The quantity was so limited that they sold out only an hour or so after I posted them. But Garrett Wade has conveniently “locate

Bow Before The Crovel: Combination Shovel, Crowbar, Hammer, Machete

Sweet baby Grylls. This “Crovel” tool is absolutely monstrous. Its patent-pending hardened steel shape is alternately sharp, grippy, heavy, and jagged. The rope grip even detaches to form&

StockTwits Gets Even More Social, Rolls Out Discovery Tools

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/stock-twits-logo.jpg" /> It's been a good start to the year for <a href="http://stocktwits.com/">StockTwits</a>. For starters, as we <a href="

Surplus Swiss Army Axes? Yes Please

Oh man. I don’t know what it is about a finely crafted axe that I like so much. I should probably just stop there. But I can’t. I just love axes, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

Tool/Belt: For When You Positively Have To Have To Turn a Hex Bolt Right Now

For $55 you can be that guy.

I Love This Tool Box

Sure, it doesn’t have nearly as many sizes of this and that as your regular suitcase-sized tool box, but it makes up for that in cuteness. I think you could still fit a few more in there, though

Keychain-friendly screwdriver set actually looks somewhat useful

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/keychainscrewdriversettable.jpg">Putting a screwdriver on a keychain isn’t an entirely new concept, but these “heat treated blackened

Digital monkey wrench costs $323, tells you when bolts are tight

<img src="http://crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/digital-ratchet-monkey-wrench-japan.jpg" alt="ratchet" />Ho-ly crap. For $323 plus $20 shipping you can get a digital monkey wrench that tell

Just try to relax … this won't hurt … much.

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/artificialleech.jpg" alt="artificialleech" title="artificialleech" />While sitting in my dentist's chair recently, I marveled at just how

The Story of the Littlest Drill

Not much of a story, really. Once upon a time, a guy thought, “Couldn’t a ‘pager motor’ power a tiny drill?” And it could. The End.

Chop foppishly with a fabulous designer axe

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/nice-axe.jpg" />If your vanity gets the best of you when you're <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/devindotcom/3265698106/sizes/l/in/s

"Hydrokinetic Adjustable Wrench" is a real product (and awesome)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/ba14_hydrokinetic_adjustable_wrench_render.jpg" alt="ba14_hydrokinetic_adjustable_wrench_render" />Capitalizing on the fact that water is

Astronaut's lost tool bag found floating in space

You may have heard last week, while withdrawing all your money from Citibank, that an astronaut lost her tool bag while performing a routine space walk. (Late night comics made jokes along the lines o

Space: Astronaut loses grip on tools, finds out it’s even worse than dropping your keys in a lake

I can just imagine Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper’s space helmet fogging up as she yelled “Nooo!!!!” while watching her bag of tools slowly but eternally float away from her. It wasn’t all her f

Take your chalkline into the 20th century – not quite the 21st, it's just ink

I don’t know how many of you guys out there have to use chalklines very often, or indeed how many Crunchers have ever even touched one. Personally, I like the idea of chalklines but never get a

WoodRatchet: It ratchets your wood

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