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  • Win Reggie's Wii for Charity, Laughs

    . We love Reggie, we love helping, and we love long time that they’re together. It’s currently just over $1,000, but that’s a bargain when you realize some day this man’s signature alone will sell for millions, let alone the retro hardware. We’re hoping one of our readers wins it, though it’s unlikely. But if you do, we’ll dedicate the site to you for… Read More

  • Ants Quite Literally In Your Pants

    Dear Mom and Dad, I’m 12 years old now, and since it’s been two years since Blacky got hit by a car (god rest his soul in doggy heaven) I thought now might be a good time to start anew with pets. I’m not looking to start with anything expensive or messy. I don’t want another dog or even a cat. Not even a parrot. Read More

  • Dell Goes Open Source, Ships OS Free Desktops

    We agree with Dell: You don’t need a pre-installed OS. If you are looking to go bare bones with your desktop, Dell’s n Series is about as bare as it gets, shipping with FreeDOS instead of Windows, a first for the mail-order PC maker. This means that out of the box you can install the communist Linux variant of choice. Or, if you have one of those Windows disks laying about, you can… Read More

  • JBL Debuts ES Series Speakers

    Looks like JBL has decided to take a break from futuristic styling and is regressing to old-school, wood panel speakers with its new ES line. The speakers are slated to debut in late spring and come in multiple finishes to match any home entertainment system. The ES series will include the ES10 – a bookshelf speaker, the ES20 and ES30 are both compact bookshelf speakers, the ES80 and… Read More

  • Pioneer Makes The Best Plasmas (And Here's Some Video It Made To Prove It)

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    Seriously, if you’ve never seen Pioneer’s Elite series of plasma TVs in person, they really do have incredible pictures (though they come with some pretty incredible price… Read More

  • Cingular/AT&T's KRZR Gets Internal Cam, 3G

    on pushing later this year. That means this slim flip is most likely the real deal, and will probably drop at about the same pricepoint as the current KRZR when it hits later on in 2007. Motox.info [Via Mobile Mag] Read More

  • Nokia N800 Quick Look

    I take a gander at the Nokia N800, their latest N-Series Internet tablet. Much cooler than the 770 but I’m still not convinced it’s a total must-have. UPDATE – Improved the audio a bit. Product Page Read More

  • First iPhone Commercial Spoof, Courtesy Conan O'Brien

    Ok, it’s not news, but do you really think we’d go a whole day without some fanboy iPhone post? Please. If it really opens bottles, I am so getting one. Read More

  • Asus Vista Happy Mobos

    With the impending release of Vista, Asus is now offering four new motherboards designed especially for use with the new OS. The cornerstone feature of the new mobos is the ScreenDUO, a secondary display that allows users to view important system information without having to start the PC. It can synchronize from the PC or websites and display RSS, meeting schedules and various other… Read More

  • New Service from Sprint Helps You Lie

    Cellphones are a bridge between one human and all of his or her fellow humans. Fortunately, it’s a drawbridge, and one can raise it to keep certain people at bay. Sometimes, though, you’re in a situation that calls for a quick out, a need to escape with a convenient excuse. Sprint knows this, and has a solution: MobileFaker. MobileFaker (MF for short) is a collection of services… Read More

  • OS X On Non-Apple Hardware Via Virtualization

    In the fallout of the Mac’s shift from PowerPC to Intel-based hardware, X86-compatible versions of OSX floated around the Internets, allowing anyone to install the Apple operating system on a PeeCee (yours truly included). This is one thing Apple does not want, but with both VMware and Parallels working on virtualization of the Mac platform, it’s becoming a very likely… Read More

  • Nike Considered: All Condition Gear

    Nike Considered is a new line of shoes that are eco-friendly. Most of the line looks butt-ugly, but that’s OK because it’s biodegradable or whatever. I had been overlooking most of the shoes because they were completely non-noteworthy, but Nike has just announced two All Condition Gear (ACG) Considered shoes and they suck less than the others. The Water Cat (top) is, as the… Read More

  • Mark-My-Time: Bookmark of the Future!

    I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only one who finds this digital bookmark cool. It’s intended for kids to read for a designated period of time. Just set the digital timer to some predetermined duration and the reader knows how long to read. Sounds like a good idea for parents trying to get their kids to complete books for class, or for their own benefit. It costs $8.95 and… Read More

  • Fear Of Draft-N Hardware Dissipates With Draft 2.0 Approval


    Those aching to buy new wireless draft-N equipment should feel comfortable pulling the trigger now even though the final specs won’t be approved for more than a year, October 2008. The IEEE’s 802.11 working group ratified Draft 2.0 of the eventual 802.11n wireless standard last week, which includes backwards compatibility with with early Pre-N equipment, though with reduced… Read More

  • XP To Live Until 2010

    is already on its way but that doesn’t mean XP will go away without a fight. Microsoft will support XP Home until about 2010, which means you can spyware that baby up for a full three years before Microsoft stops taking your calls. It is going to be significantly extended” [Darren Huston, president of Microsoft’s Japan unit] said in an interview with Kyodo News. “When I… Read More

  • The Safest Thing You'll Read All Day

    I don’t know about you, but the last time I actually bothered to check a smoke alarm in my home, the battery had died long ago. Usually I just blow it off or go out and buy another battery, but what if a fire struck during the grace period between batteries? A lot of us tend to ignore fire safety and DuPont knows this, so they’ve created a smoke alarm that never needs batteries… Read More

  • Draq Queens Unite For The YOUniverse Funk Fone

    After a long day at CrunchGear, I usually get ready for the nightlife by slapping on some cherry red lipstick, some eyeshadow, blush, and a lot of concealer. Then I throw on my spandex pants, adjust my fake boobs, put on some high heels, and hit the streets looking for action with Josh. Occasionally though, I like to dress up in private so I can chat with my pals (at $1.99 a minute) on the phone. Read More

  • iBoy: iPod + GameBoy

    Upset that your old-school GameBoy can’t play music and that your iPod doesn’t look like an old-school GameBoy? Well, one clever bloke went out and did something about it. Behold the iBoy, a strange mash-up of iPod and GameBoy that just barely makes sense, in a cosmic way. There are full pics of the process if you’d like to recreate it yourself, but I wouldn’t suggest it. Read More

  • Warming Gloves Use Your Breath For Heat

    File this one under “bacteria ridden” and “disgusting”. Apparently some company named Gorgonz(ola cheese?) thinks that the best way for you to keep your hands warm is by blowing hot, stale air from your mouth into the gloves. The gloves then lock in and distribute the heat throughout your hand for killer warmth. Now call me crazy, but who in the hell wants to blow air… Read More

  • Geek Porn: Women Of Warcraft

    It seems the people over at GameDaily are getting very lonely. They’ve thrown up a little piece called “Women of Warcraft” where they compare in-game female characters of different races to real-life celebs. Think of it as Perez Hilton meets Blizzard. Read More