Valentines Day

  • Google’s Valentine’s Day Doodle Features Six Tales Of Real Romance

    Google’s Valentine’s Day Doodle Features Six Tales Of Real Romance

    Google has a Valentine’s Day doodle for their search homepage, the way they do every year. This one is fairly elaborate, however, and features stories supplied by Ira Glass and NPR’s This American Life (if you’re in the U.S.). Each story is animated using simple illustrations drawn on candy hearts, and each tells a story of love from a different perspective. The video above… Read More

  • Valentine’s Day Procrastination Fuels Mobile Usage On Google

    Valentine’s Day Procrastination Fuels Mobile Usage On Google

    Not surprisingly, Valentine’s Day spurred lots of last-minute Web searches and phone calls — and the Google mobile ads team just published a blog post highlighting how much of that activity happened on smartphones and tablets. For one thing, last-minute searches for national restaurant chains grew across-the-board, but they grew the most on smartphones — between February 7… Read More

  • Delivery App Postmates Offers A Last-Minute Valentine’s Gift

    Delivery App Postmates Offers A Last-Minute Valentine’s Gift

    Yes, there are going to be a lot of startups trying to capitalize on Valentine’s Day. Postmates, however, has the advantage of doing something cool — something that involves free chocolate. When the app launched last year at TechCrunch Disrupt, the coverage described it as the “Uber of packages.” On its face, the comparison might sound a little silly (at least, it did… Read More

  • Five Ways That Mobile Apps Can Save Your Valentine’s Day

    Five Ways That Mobile Apps Can Save Your Valentine’s Day

    It’s that time of the year again and if you haven’t started thinking about what to get that special someone in your life, better start thinking fast, or Cupid’s arrow might just speed right past you. Luckily, we live in a world where our smartphones have become pragmatic problem solvers. Need the perfect gift? There’s an app for that. Can’t get a restaurant… Read More

  • McAfee's Top Tips To Keep You Safe From Valentine's Day Scams & Malware

    Continuing our series of Valentine’s Day-related posts, let’s take a moment to talk about security. Valentine’s Day is a particularly onerous time of year when it comes to keeping your computer safe from malware and other maladies. “Hackers” (or whatever you want to call the people who craft and disseminate malware, steal private information, etc.) prey upon… Read More

  • Top 5 Books For Your Science-Geek Valentine

    Valentine’s Day is this coming Monday, and the odds are that you still haven’t bought your significant other a gift. Shame on you, because nothing says “I love you” like buying something for your partner on the same day that everyone else is told to buy something for their partner. Funny how that works. But let’s play along, let’s keep this positive. Read More

  • Looking For The Perfect Valentine's Day Gift? Don't Buy Your Loved One A Star!

    We’re knee-deep in Valentine’s Day festivities here at CG, so I thought I’d take a moment to help you figure out what not to buy your significant other. One thing you don’t want to get them? A star, or any other sort of celestial property. I have just as much right to sell you the Great Wall of China as a company has to sell you a star or an asteroid. Don’t be fooled! Read More

  • CrunchGear Pre-Valentine's Day Gift Guide: Picking A Cool, Cheap Watch

    Rather than talk up another $500,000 watch, here’s a quick and dirty guide for picking up a nice watch for you or your loved one this Valentine’s Day. These watches max out at about $400 and we’ve chosen a few for men (or boys) who fit certain archetypes. Look for a ladies guide this week. The Outdoorsman – If you’re you enjoy outdoor living, cutting down trees… Read More

  • Celebrate Valentine's Day with SteelSeries + Jinx loot

    Rumor has it that today is Valentine’s Day. Better check Techmeme to be sure. While I’ll be celebrating by watching Atletico Madrid v. Barcelona later on, alone, you may not be so boring. The point is—there is a point, as hard as that may be to believe—that SteelSeries and Jinx would like to help you make the best of what may be a very awkward day for many of you, or us… Read More

  • In a stroke of genius, Vertu preps pink phone for Valentine's Day

    Vertu, French for “virtue,” has a pink phone just in time for Valentine’s Day. It’s the Constellation Ayxt only it’s pink. Fascinating. Read More

  • Valentine's Day love from Agent18

    CrunchGear readers should feel loved this Valentine’s Day, even if, like me, you’ll be spending it alone. Agent18 is offering a 40% discount on their FlowerVest cases! Buy a FlowerVest for the special someone in your life, or buy one as a consolation prize for yourself! Read More

  • Loved 4 Dead valentines infect my heart

    Well, these are just adorable. The 14th is coming up, and if you’re not too hot for the idea of a home stripper pole or shmoo-looking vibrator, maybe a Left 4 Dead-themed valentine is in order. Read More

  • It's almost Valentine's Day; do you know where your stripper pole is?

    If you’re like me, you’re always misplacing that pesky stripper pole. And after you went to all that trouble to have the man install it! No worries, my dears, Peekaboo has got you covered. Their home stripper pole kit (with DVD!) will make sure your February 14th goes off just as planned. I’ve also got your sexy music inside. Woudn’t want to miss that, would you? Read More

  • Contest: Worst. Valentine's. Ever.

    Now that the worst Hallmark holiday has passed us it’s time for a contest! Once again, TeleNav has been generous enough to give the lucky winner three free months of service. So how do you win? It’s pretty easy, really. Tell us over at BFF your worst Valentine’s Day horror story – getting lost on the way to your date, being stuck in traffic, not knowing where the… Read More

  • YouTube gets a nifty Google-like holiday logo

    [photopress:shat.jpg,full,center] YouTube is borrowing a page from parent Google with today’s Valentine’s Day inspired logo. Just thought you’d all want to know. Also: There are close to 2,200 clips that are returned when you search “Shatner” on YouTube. Some are better than others. Read More

  • Happy Valentine's day, CrunchGear readers!

    [photopress:tetrisval.jpg,full,center] Just wanted to say thanks for reading us today when you should be scrambling around, trying to find a way to impress your certain someone, which you won’t do, because his or her friend bought their signif a ride in a horse drawn carriage, and while your homemade dinner and expensive wine and diamond necklace seemed perfect, it just doesn’t… Read More

  • Video: My Apple Genius

    It’s Valentine’s Day, and this is cute as hell. And for the young lady in the video, I can fix your broken iPod. I’m kind of known for it. Read More

  • Help-Key: How to make a book into a sexy, nerdy gift box for Valentine's Day I am a single blogger. I have no girlfriend or even anyone I’m actively dating, so this Valentine’s Day I’m going to be drinking whiskey at a rock show here in Seattle with a couple cute girls I know as we commiserate about being in that unenviable position. But you, you’re a stud. You’ve got a wife… Read More

  • New lovey-dovey Pleo download for Valentine's Day

    Oh Pleo, you’re the best almost-real dinosaur friend a guy and/or gal could ever have. Just in time for St. Valentine’s Day comes a new behavior download for your Pleo pet. He coos, he flirts, he slices and dices! From the website, Has Pleo been bitten by the love bug? He sulks when left alone, but pet him … he wiggles, coos, and sighs happily. Cuddle Pleo… Read More

  • Zune gets red in the face

    Just in time for one of the worst holidays ever created is the worst PMP ever created. Haha! Just kidding. I like the Zune (and it’s not the worst PMP by any stretch of the imagination), but I just refuse to run Windows on my Mac. So, if you’re significant other is looking for a Zune and loves the color red and you’re being ultra cheesy then this is the right gift for… Read More