• Future toys: Superconducting MagLev train set

    http://www.liveleak.com/e/a0c_1222057090 Now, this isn’t something you’d want to give your kid, becuase the engine is a superconductor cooled to hundreds of degrees below zero by liquid nitrogen. And you thought the tire swing sounded dangerous! Still, if you’re the proud mom or dad of a budding physicist or materials engineer, this might be the perfect supervised plaything. Read More

  • JamLegend: Dot-based rhythm game for your keyboard

    http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1461983&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 If you’re into this kind of knuckle-blasting, keyboard-crushing web game, you might consider training on Tontie before hitting up JamLegend. My sense of rhythm is, as far as I can tell, limited to drumming on my leg during concerts… Read More

  • Watch The Political Spin Machine With Google "In Quotes"

    Google has just opened a new Labs project, called In Quotes, to the public. The site allows users to compare quotes from various political figures, displaying key excerpts from speeches and interviews that they’ve given. By default the site is presenting quotes from US Presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain, contrasting the things they’ve said on such issues as… Read More

  • Three informative WowWee Rovio commercials

      The production Rovio launched a few days ago and RobotsRule.com just uploaded a few videos that showcase the little guy’s key features. So, if you are still unclear what the Wifi remote control webcam robot thingie does, check out the one above and the two after the jump. Read More

  • Heeeey yooou guuuys! The Goonies, Gremlins, Beetlejuice coming to Blu-Ray

    Risky Business is coming as well, but it made the headline too long and it’s not quite in the same pile as those others. So, now you can have your friends over for a hi-def Goonies viewing and be slightly disappointed by how bad 80s movies actually looked. Mind! I like these movies. But almost everything from that era just looks like garbage, and these discs will make that more clear… Read More

  • The Stanley 3-in-One LED Flashlight should be in your car right now

    If you have ever had to change a tire in the dark, you can probably imagine how handy a tripod flashlight can be. If you have ever changed a tire on a snowy night, you understand why you would want the 95-155 Stanley 3-in-1 Tripod Flashlight to lend a hand. I had too last winter, but in my “Eagle Scout always prepared duffle bag,” I had a big Maglight which is in fact, the… Read More

  • Eureka's S.A.R.A.H Twitterview'd

    You’re probably gearing up for tonight’s mid-season finally of Eureka. After all, with the exception of the lame Degree deodorant spots, the show is filled with the best gadgets ever imagined and if you’re reading Crunchgear, you like gadgets. S.A.R.A.H, the local smart house, might be the greatest of ’em all with a direct line to Global Dynamics and the ability to… Read More

  • Tapulous Loses Most Of Its Original Team, Set To Begin Anew

    Something is amiss at Tapulous, the popular iPhone developer behind the mega-hit application Tap Tap Revenge. In the past week, the still-fledgling company has lost three key employees: Sean Heber, the company’s first employee, Tristan O’Tierney, a senior iPhone engineer, and Louie Mantia, a designer. Together the employees constituted a large fraction of the company’s… Read More

  • Oracle's Slightly More OpenWorld

    Went down last evening to the Oracle installation blanketing downtown San Francisco. Every Oracle OpenWorld, the company takes over Howard Street between 3rd and 4th and bivouacs in a block-ling series of tents. The gardens surrounding Moscone Center are deployed for lunch and dinner parties, and the bars at the top of the park offer press meet and greets. This year marks the detente between… Read More

  • Time to stop and smell the scented DVDs

    I know I start a lot of posts by saying that I’m skeptical about this or that, but this time I’m serious. The people attempting to popularize the scented DVD will, I think, encounter same obstacles as those who are attempting to make scented laptops the new thing. What are these obstacles, you ask? That depends, are delusions obstacles? Rub and Smell discs are created with… Read More

  • G1 walkthrough videos: maps, browser, Facebook, and all that

    Here are the some official-looking demo vids for the T-Mobile G1. Looks pretty great to me, although our reservations have been stated. One thing Android is not going to disappoint on is an easy, intuitive interface. I like the accelerometer-enabled street view. Another, longer vid after the bump. Read More

  • Yahoo: Doggone It, People Really Like Us!

    Yahoo has conducted some rather self-serving research in conjunction with ComScore and Media Contacts that concludes the obvious: most consumers care intensely about only a small number of websites, and it’s these websites that make for the best places to advertise. After analyzing over 12 million “passively observed site-user paired data points” from ComScore and surveying… Read More

  • It's a good thing that Samsung didn't buy SanDisk – for us at least

    Have ya noticed that the price of flash memory keeps dropping? Apparently, everyone and their brother built plants to manufacture the memory and now the market is over saturated causing the prices to drop. Flash memory insiders were hoping that the SanDisk acquisition by Samsung would stimulate the industry and stabilize prices. Is that what we want as consumers? Stabilized prices? I… Read More

  • Packard Bell enters the netbook game with the dot

    Everyone’s favorite ’90s computer brand has a rock’n 8.9-inch netbook that seems to stand above the manufacturers former reputation. The Packard Bell dot and is built around a full install of Windows XP, powered by an Intel Atom and sports WiFi, along optional 3G wireless. A 6-cell battery provides power on the go for this €399 netbook. The European launch is slated… Read More

  • What exactly is a TSA-friendly laptop bag?

    I don’t have too much of a problem sliding my laptop out of my bag whenever I travel, but to be honest every second that’s taken out of that whole security situation is one more second I could be sitting at the gate playing SNES, so I might invest in one of these special bags. But what makes them so special exactly? Read More

  • G1: The only phone that makes you smarterer

    Yo yo yo, what’s the hizzy yo? I’m headed down to the T-Mobile store cause I want to get me a funnerer phone than the LG Voyagerer. See, the phone makes you smarterer, coolerer, and funerer than all the other phones out there and the sheer fact that I’m writing this proves that T-Mobile is trying to make this campaign viruserer than all the other campaigns out there and is… Read More

  • The G1: Almost perfect

    The G1 event has come and gone and it looks like we’re seeing an epic paradigm shift in the mobile space. iPhone started the ball rolling and Android is about the finish the job. The change? Phones are now officially computers and the expectation for most users is that they behave in the same way a powerful laptop or desktop PC would perform, albeit in a considerably more compact… Read More

  • Canon 40D hacked to record movies

      Feeling a little out of the DSLR movie-shooting crowd? Understandable since almost every DSLR announced within the last few weeks have had the new capability, but one chap hacked his Canon 40D so he wouldn’t feel so left out. The clip embedded above shows that in fact, he is recording live off the camera, not via the TV-out; here is a clip from the camera. Granted, you… Read More

  • A Sneak Peak At The Android App Market

    When I was man-handling the Android phone at the T-Mobile press conference earlier today, I couldn’t help but notice that one of the icons was for the App Market—Android’s answer to the App Store on iTunes. The app market launches on October 22, when the T-Mobile G1 goes on sale, so I was curious to see what apps are already loaded on it. I took the fuzzy picture at left with… Read More

  • Google's G1 Android handset to be free in UK. Look out iPhone.

    TechCrunch has been “double-live blogging” (oh yes) the T-Mobile / Google Android handset press launch, and here’s a handy summary of what was said. If you’re pressed for time, here’s the skinny: It launches in the UK in early November and the rest of Europe 2009. The handset will be free on price plans from £40 a month (no news on pays as you go), which will make… Read More

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