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  • The Most Beautiful Women Bloggers in the Whole Wide World Ever

    While Vince may be a runner up in the beautiful blogger contest, we here at Crunchgear know that members of the fairer sex are usually much more attractive than a 5-foot-3 Faulkner-esque man-child in a Quix t-shirt. Sure, this is a horrible example of digg-baiting and writer Amit Agarwal should be ashamed of himself, but it’s not every day you get to see all the hotties of blogging on… Read More

  • What Did You Get for Christmas?

    Now that things have settled down a bit, let us know what you got from Sandy Claus. I didn’t get much — I picked up a Mac Pro and a new Longines watch a little earlier this month — but I did get new pajamas from the lady wife. I’ll take some pictures. Mmmm… man ham in sweatpants! Otherwise I’m here in Warsaw with the wife’s fam and enjoying… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Christmas Sonnet

    Game Systems, By Hook or By Crook
    Philipp Goedicke Want games that unused gift cards [1] cannot buy?
    Since lotteries don’t work [2], give this a try:
    This week impressed us with an old-school heist [3].
    So go to Flippid [4] for a spy device [5],
    A tiny camera [6], a cell-phone-scope [7],
    A Gerber knife [8] in case you lose all hope.
    A solar charger [9] might do you a favor.
    For longer… Read More

  • Marketing Posing as Video Games: A Look Back

    The news that the mega-cheap Burger King-sponsored 360 games just matched the sales mega-seller Gears of War brought up memories of marketing-disguised-as-games of years past. In this special X-Mas story, we’ll take a look at a pair of my favorite ghosts of agenda-filled games for ye olde NES, so you can get searching on eBay now. Click the jump to see them… Read More

  • Ways PR Agents Piss Off Journalists, and a Few Companies That Do It Right


    In a perfect world, the best products would get lots of press coverage, and the crappy ones would be lucky to find a spot in Sky Mall. Unfortunately, the product placement dance is a bit more complex than that, and companies hire PR staff for a reason. I’ve been in the tech writing business for years, and have booked or placed products in magazines, on network TV, blogs, and dozens… Read More

  • Clocky The Rolling Alarm Clock Throws Tantrums To Get What It Wants


    As if all the screaming kids at every store with some sort of retail product this holiday season weren’t enough, Clocky the rolling alarm clock (wasn’t that the name of a Capt. Beefheart album?) gives you one chance… ONE CHANCE… to get out of bed. Fail, and it literally zips across the room to some Cheney-esque undisclosed location and squeals until you get up and find it. Read More

  • Merry Christmas!

    I hope you’re all having a great Christmas morning and I hope you got all the stuff you asked Santa for. After an all-day cleaning binge yesterday, I think my place is finally ready to accommodate the throngs of guests I’ll have later. What did you all get? Comment with details! Anyway, I won’t ramble. Merry Christmas and all that fun stuff. Read More

  • Reader Response: Holiday SPECTACULAR


    Oh sleepy day. I’ve been cleaning my house half-awake, listening to downtempo. I hope you all are more prepared for the holiday onslaught than myself. So before everything hits, I wanted to take advantage of the Christmas Eve lull to formally announce the next installment of Reader Response, our Holiday SPECTACULAR edition. We’ve got a lot of good stuff for you all this week. Read More

  • Gov. Jeb Bush's Official Portrait Features Blackberry

    Governor Jeb Bush, brother of our current prez, today unveiled his official gubernatorial portrait, which happens to include his trusty Blackberry. Jeb is a power user, from what we can tell, and would often respond to emails from his constituents personally. We salute him for that, and for his acceptance of modern personal technology. While the phrase “sign of the times” is… Read More

  • Dell Pushes Gaming Technology Further

    If you’ve been waiting for something different in gaming PCs to come along by the end of the year, you may be in luck. Dell has got a little teaser up for its new Black Ice (whatever it may be) on its newly designed XPS website, and all it says so far is: Technology like you’ve never seen. Black Ice is coming, exclusively from Dell. Gizmodo guesses that Black Ice is a liquid… Read More

  • Burger King Games Match Gears Of War Sales

    Remember when I said it wouldn’t be a big surprise if those Burger King games for the Xbox 360 sold like crazy? Well, it happened. The games have been out for a little less than a month, but they’ve already hit the 2 million mark, meaning they’ve hit Gears of War status. Sure they’re cheap and there’s three of them, but c’mon, 2 million copies? I… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Return to Cookie Mountain Edition

    Hey Fatty, Put Down The Cookie And Go To CalorieKing.com
    MobiBLU Announces The Cubisto
    Release Your Inner Rick Wakeman: Roll-up USB Keyboard
    Christmas Story Leg Lamp
    ezGear Announces ezEars SX50 Read More

  • Reader Response: Festivus Week Concludes

    It’s over! Seven days of tenacious commenting; seven days of you readers scrambling for a chance to win a Nikon D40 camera kit. We’ve already given away a bunch of SanDisk Cruzer flash drives as part of our Reader Response Festivus Week, but I imagine today is the day you’ve all been waiting for. So who gets the D40? Read More

  • Ben Heck Presents Atari 2600 Portable

    Ben Heck is at it again, and this time he’s decided to go old school (I mean, really old school) and put together an Atari 2600 portable. The Nintendo DS-esque handheld lets you play those old Atari games that most of us have grown to love. Sure, maybe I wasn’t alive when Atari was big, but that doesn’t mean I can’t love it now, does it? Of course you’re gonna have… Read More

  • $2500 PS3 Coming?

    Jumping jeepers, I thought Sony took Kutaragi off direct management of the PS3 because of stuff like this? As it turns out, Kutaragi is “promising” an “AV-centric” PlayStation 3, which will be used for media capabilities other than gaming. The next PS3 not only carries a hefty price of $2,500, it also features a power supply unit, anti-shake insulator, twice the memory… Read More

  • The Holidays And The Damage Done


    Don’t know precisely how much money you’ve blown through this holiday season? Well here’s a free holiday spending calculator to get you back on track or make you feel more worthless than I did before when I called you a buncha fatties. This gift from software developer Business Objects uses its Crystal Xcelsius app to let you figure out all your holiday expenses simply… Read More

  • MobiBLU Announces The Cubisto

    If you hate Apple, Microsoft and any other company that makes an MP3 player out there and want something a bit different, check out the Cubisto from MobiBLU. This little guy is small enough to carry around your neck or in your pocket comfortably and has the same unique cube design that the company’s previous players had and can play WMA and MP3 files. Battery life seems to be pretty… Read More

  • Cingular Claims Text Messaging Is “Optional”

    So earlier we reported that you could get out of your Cingular contract due to the hike in texting fees. Well apparently if you go and call up Cingular and use this tactic they’re going to throw the following back in your face: Q. Since Cingular is raising its rates, are customers entitled to cancel service without paying an early termination fee? A. No, that doesn’t apply here. Read More

  • Hey Fatty, Put Down The Cookie And Go To CalorieKing.com


    It’s the holiday season and you’re bound to pack on a few extra pounds between office parties, family gatherings and parties with friends, mixed with an overloaded, hectic schedule that keeps you from hitting the gym. Or at least that’s what every major media outlet has been telling us year after year. So I figured CG should join the fray and tell you the same… Read More

  • Grown Man Boxes Little Girl, Loses (in Wii Boxing)

    There are few things that could tarnish your manhood more than being out-boxed by a little girl in glasses. I’m trying to think of something and I’m drawing blanks at the moment. There must be something, but it’s not coming to me. At any rate, I think watching the video goes to show just how well the Wii interpolate the gyroscopic data from the Wiimote and Nunchuck. A little… Read More