• An Open Letter To HP

    An Open Letter To HP

    Dear HP, I’ve been using your printers for years and years now. Since I started using Mac OS X more than 5 years ago, the process for installing a printer I thought would become drastically easier. Unfortunately, I was wrong. Read More

  • Time, Place, Event: Segway's Sign of the Times

    Time, Place, Event: Segway's Sign of the Times

    Last night, while getting mindjobbed by the season finale of “LOST”, my friend Paul told me about something great he found on the Interwebs. It’s a real photo of a Seattle yuppie lady taking her kid for a walk in a stroller, but she’s on a damned Segway scooter. What is she thinking? Is she that lazy? I mean, I’m lazy, but c’mon! But man this is a sign of… Read More

  • Causes On Facebook Launches

    Causes On Facebook Launches

    We wrote about Project Agape, a new startup that is applying viral principles to altruism and social causes, in late March (“Project Agape” is a working name for the service, it is yet to be formally named). Today, the service is launching as one of the initial Facebook Platform partners. The company was founded by Sean Parker and Joe Green and is designed to help social causes… Read More

  • Breaking: Microsoft Preps Car Zune

    Breaking: Microsoft Preps Car Zune


    Best graphic ever?
    Microsoft this week received a patent that could have a profound effect on the car audio landscape. The newly minted patent covers a portable audio device that can be docked and/or integrated into a car stereo. The union would allow the devices to transfer media and data back-and-forth. The guts of the patent boil down to this key point: Read More

  • 14x Zoom with Built-In Digital Camera

    14x Zoom with Built-In Digital Camera

    In today’s installment of gadgets that enable you to stalk more efficiently, we bring you the 14x Spotting Scope digital camera. Most people would mount a zoom lense on a digital camera. You could do it that way, or go the other direction: mount a camera to a zoom lens. If you’re going for megapixelage, you’ll have to look elsewhere, as the camera boasts a mediocre… Read More

  • Video of Self-Playing Video Game, or Ghost? You Decide

    OK, I’ll level with you: I have no idea what this weird joystick thing is. It’s called Notbot and is part of some Spanish exhibition called Gameworld. It’s supposedly some sort of self-playing AI thing. How ’bout we call it a ghost and leave it at that? Notbot [Gameworld via we make money not art] Read More

  • Cheap Plastic For Your Phone's Ass

    Cheap Plastic For Your Phone's Ass

    Your poor, tired celly. It works long and hard all day long, helping you tell your friends from far away things like, “No way!” and “She said what!?” It deserves a brake. Enter Cell Phone Chairs. They’re not docks, they don’t charge or sync your phone, they just let it hang out. Be kind to your handset. We’re guessing this is aimed at people who bling… Read More

  • Facebook Launches Facebook Platform; They are the Anti-MySpace

    Facebook Launches Facebook Platform; They are the Anti-MySpace

    Facebook is holding a massive press/developer event today in San Francisco to officially launch Facebook Platform. 750 or so people are here. A number of third party applications will also be announced, including Microsoft, Amazon, Slide, RockYou, Box.net, Red Bull, Washington Post, Project Agape, Prosper, Snapvine, iLike, PicksPal, Digg, Plum and others. Seventy companies in total are… Read More

  • Nero Linux 3 Gets Blu-ray and HD DVD Support

    Nero Linux 3 Gets Blu-ray and HD DVD Support

    Nero announced today that Nero Linux 3 is now available. Two points of interest about the software is that it can burn Blu-ray and HD DVD discs. Nero claims that Linux 3 is the most powerful and versatile burning application for Linux — I’m inclined to agree. Other than that though, it’s still just burning software. Great burning software, but it is what it is. Nero Read More

  • Sign Up to Receive Free Wireless AMBER Alerts

    Sign Up to Receive Free Wireless AMBER Alerts

    This Friday, May 25, is National Missing Children’s Day, and the wireless industry, in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the U.S. Department of Justice, is reminding consumers of the role that they can help play to aid in the recovery of abducted children, by signing up to receive free Wireless AMBER Alerts. Any wireless subscriber capable… Read More

  • Where's My Jetpack?

    Where's My Jetpack?

    We know that most of you don’t read anything but CrunchGear, but there is a book currently making the rounds that is of considerable interest to gear heads. Where’s My Jetpack? looks at many of the amazing bits of invention that have been promised to us over the years but never arrived. Author Daniel Wilson is a Ph.D. roboticist, so he probably knows what he’s talking about… Read More

  • Crazy Rumor: Apple To Kill Off Mac Mini This Year

    Crazy Rumor: Apple To Kill Off Mac Mini This Year

    AppleInsider has a source whom it “holds the utmost respect for” that says that Apple will kill off the Mac Mini this year. They cite the fact that Apple never really liked the headless computer and that the company may have been pressured into making it by its shareholders. A nice backstory, and well worth a minute it takes to read, but without any real indication who this source… Read More

  • Roomba Metal Detector

    Roomba Metal Detector

    Now this is a cool idea. A UK inventor, John Comey, has created a Roomba-esque metal detector that can scan the ground for metal and/or mines. The device cost him $3,800 to design and build. Apparently he’s brought up quite a few bits of trash/coins with his super robot. Anyone done anything super hot with their Roomba? Mine got sick and is now lying, dead, in the basement, and… Read More

  • Unreleased Star Wars Toys

    Unreleased Star Wars Toys


    Lucas really messed up when he passed on these must-have Star Wars toys. Who doesn’t want their very own “The Force”? Bully beating you up? Just whip out “The Force” and she’ll run away scared. A few other should have been’s after the jump including a Dead Ewok. And if you didn’t already know the 30th Anniversary of the original Star Wars… Read More

  • Dell To Offer Exclusive Desktops At Wal-Mart Stores

    Dell To Offer Exclusive Desktops At Wal-Mart Stores

    HP and Gateway computers have been available at retail locations for a long time now, so I’m not shocked that Dell is testing the waters (I am surprised it took them this long.) Starting June 10, Wal-Mart stores and Sam’s Club locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico (sorry Guam) will carry two exclusive desktops in bundles priced less than $700 (aka $699.99). There are… Read More

  • Guy Fined For Using Cafe's Wi-Fi

    Guy Fined For Using Cafe's Wi-Fi

    If you’re a geek thinking of moving to Michigan, I suggest you keep looking. A Michigan man was recently fined $400 and ordered to perform 40 hours of community service. Damn, he must have assaulted a police officer or something, right? Actually, the dude was just using a cafe’s Wi-Fi connection to check his e-mail and surf the web. A nosy police chief confronted the gentleman about… Read More

  • George Lucas Caves, Will Let Star Wars Fans Edit Clips of His Great Movies

    George Lucas Caves, Will Let Star Wars Fans Edit Clips of His Great Movies

    George Lucas is giving up suing every organism on Earth and will let fans of all shapes and sizes cut, edit and re-edit a selection of some 250 Star Wars clips to their heart’s content. Well, so long as you play by his rules: no nudity or pornography, which means we here at CG are SOL. Still, I applaud Lucas’ decision to let his uberfans make all sorts of kooky videos. The… Read More

  • Verizon Customers Could Get Blackberry 8830 on Memorial Day

    Verizon Customers Could Get Blackberry 8830 on Memorial Day


    I’m tempted to drop T-Mobile as my service provider and switch to Sprint or Verizon because their respective networks blow T-Mo out of the water. EDGE can bite me; EVDO is where it’s at, folks. Anyways, Engadget Mobile claims to have it from the source that the 8830 will finally be launched this coming Memorial Day. Hmmm, makes me wonder how this one will turn out. Verizon to… Read More

  • Dell Officially Announces Ubuntu Line-up

    Dell Officially Announces Ubuntu Line-up

    It’s now official, dude, you’re getting Linux on your Dell. It seems the leaked internal document was correct and there are three Linux systems available today. The XPS 410n and Dimension E520n desktop PC along with the Inspiron E1505n notebook will run Ubuntu 7.04. All three rigs will be available today by 4 p.m. CST. Pricing and specs after the jump. Read More

  • Spout: MySpace + Netflix

    Spout: MySpace + Netflix

    Spout is a social networking site aiming to give users a better way to find new films. Described as a hybrid between MySpace and Netflix, Spout was founded by four filmmakers in Grand Rapids, Michigan, who wanted to create a web experience that was a “trusted place between the multiplex and the film festival”. Spout users are connected by their personal profile, which grows… Read More