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  • Death Looms Near

    quotes Thomas’ famous villanelle “Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night.” The end of the intro has a blurry image and it’s rather difficult to make out what it is. Anyone care to speculate? (Thanks Stephen!) Read More

  • Weekly Crunch: Launch Edition

    PS3 Launch In New York: Rain, Rap, and Brits
    Live from New York, It’s Wii
    Yo-Yos Get Extreme Over At YoYoNation.com
    The Dream Of A 10-Gram Camera
    Apple In Talks to Intro iPod Dock Connectors to Airlines Read More

  • New Dash Entry: Another from rGoodwin

    In this short, rGoodwin puts his phone in the closet, where it belongs. Remember: just a few more hours to submit your entries. Here’s what to do: Grab a webcam or video camera. Shoot a one minute video of you telling me to stay strong and your best advice for helping me rid my bloodstream of the mad-eyed toxin we call cellphones. Remind me that carrying around four cellphones is… Read More

  • PS3 Shortage Solved: Some Jerk Bought 200

    Looks like we’ve found all the missing PS3s — some eBay punk bought up 200 and is selling them at probably 200% profit. Way to screw with babies, dude. Why not go to a day care and steal a bunch of blankies. Then beat up a kid for his Pokemon cards. These appear to be overseas models, so who knows what that means for buyers in the U.S. PlayStation 3 Shortages [DavidCiccone] Read More

  • Wii Unboxing

    Vincent over at SlashGear fought off a sick kid and his mom to get a Nintendo Wii. Marvel at his amazement. Be amazed at his marvelment. Unboxing [SlashGear] Read More

  • iPhone Story on CNBC: Meh

    A fairly nebulous story on the iPhone. Looks like the MSM is picking up on rumors. Read More

  • Live from New York, It's Wii

    Throngs of rabid fans in Times Square is nothing new. With the MTV studios across the street this is practically a daily happening. But it wasn’t the latest hip-hop artist, boy band or even Britney that brought out the masses. The crowds this time were at the world’s largest Toy R Us. And what brought them out on this chilly November evening? Read More

  • Optimus Taking Pre-Orders For Full-Sized Keyboard

    Surely you recall the Optimus Keyboard, a 103-key gadget of awesomeness where each key is a tiny LCD that’s individually reprogrammable. Well some news is finally coming out again: the keyboard will be available for pre-order starting December 12th. Price and quantity available have not been announced but there are some rumors that it might cost something in the $200 range. While… Read More

  • More Dash Detox Entries

    We just received a couple more entries for the Dash Detox Contest. First up comes from CrunchGear reader Josh. It’s a parody of the old favorite “your brain on drugs.” Funny stuff. Next we have “an open letter from John Biggs’ dog,” from CG reader Erik. Thanks for the entries so far everyone. You still have a couple more days if you want to participate. You… Read More

  • AMD Aims at Living Room

    AMD has developed a prototype media vault device that can be used to store and stream content to TVs and PCs. The, as of yet, unnamed device is aimed directly at the market Apple hopes to broach next year with its iTV. While there are few details currently available about the AMD prototype, Joe Menard, the corporate VP at AMD, speculates that we could begin seeing the AMD media device… Read More

  • PlayStation 3 Launch Line for Charity

    So the PS3 launched yesterday to the tune of 400,000 units across the US. Gamers everywhere swarmed electronics stores hoping to get their hands on one of the coveted consoles. There were all sorts of reports of violence and general shenanigans. One PS3 was even smashed right in front of the store it was purchased at, while those waiting in line looked on in disgust and horror. This story is a… Read More

  • The Gama Watch Tells Time, RADs

    Sometimes we find gadgets on the Interwebs and we have no idea who the target demographic is. Others are aimed far more steadily at a specific audience. Take, as an example, this Gamma Watch. It’s not called a Gamma Watch just because it sounds cool, it’s called Gamma Watch because it’s got a freakin’ radiation detector in it. Sure, it doesn’t offer any… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Temple of Zune Edition

    G-Tech Fabric Keyboard Hits Major Retailer For The Holidays
    Holidays 2006: The Season’s Best Home-Theater-In-A-Box Systems
    Daisy MP3 Player Brings Hope To The Open Source World
    Helio Drift Gets a Close-up
    Zune: Let’s All Go to the Social Read More

  • Zune: Let's All Go to the Social

    I walked into Biggs’ house Wednesday after about 12 hours of mental and physical anguish from being stuck in transit. Travel disaster in the extreme, complete with booking oversights, flight delays, nauseating turbulence, incomprehensible babbling Korean people and a midget with a perm. I was pissy, to be sure. But then Biggs handed me a small box labeled Zune. Now I can’t say it was… Read More

  • Holidays 2006: The Season's Best Home-Theater-In-A-Box Systems


    With all the talk about screen resolutions on HDTV sets, people tend to forget about the other important part of the high-def experience: 5.1-channel surround sound. So if you’ve got yourself a sweet plasma, LCD, projector, or rear-projection HDTV and you’re rocking the built-in speakers (though we know there are some good ones out there) you’re doing you and your loved ones… Read More

  • Prototype Phone: Powered by the Sun for Patchouli-frangranced Vegan Commies

    Attention, hippies: if you could put down your bong for one second, we have something here you might like. T3, the British magazine about gadgets and babes, has come back from Tokyo with these photos and stats on a prototype phone powered by solar energy. Cool, right? Sure, if you live outdoors on a cloud-free mountaintop. But then how would you get service? We don’t like the idea. Maybe… Read More

  • Sony-Ericsson to Slim Down

    If you’re a Sony-Ericsson holdout who loves the sturdy phones, high-end features, and intuitive interface it offers, you’ve probably been watching with some envy the shrinking form-factors the rest of the cellphone world enjoys, specifically Motorola and Samsung. Sure, your phone has a 332-megapixel camera with Tungsten flash, radar, anti-fungal spray and a laser pointer built in… Read More

  • Breaking: Steve Ballmer Spotted Naked At Gym

    So this summer my friend “James Cagney” was interning at Microsoft in Redmond, WA. He had lots of cool and amusing stories of the shit that went down there. But he’s back in Philadelphia now and just told me his pal spotted Ballmer naked at the gym. At first I was taken back by the horror, but managed to pull myself together and get more details. Aside from going on huge… Read More

  • Get Thee to a PS3-ery! Costco.Com

    A wee bird told us that Costco is currently flush with PS3s and just waiting for you to come on over and join the Sony-cial. Interestingly enough, Costco’s website is currently hosed. Site Read More

  • Dash Entrant #3: The Blair Dash Product

    Looks like this is a three horse race, kids. We just got this in from rgoodwin, a charming young man recreating a famous scene from a film I actually paid to watch way back when and now regret. Remember: view these videos early and often and we’ll pick a winner on Monday. Nagging Wife
    Jango Read on for the rules… Read More