• DualShock 3 finally a reality (at least next year)

    For all two dozen of you PS3 owners out there, you’ll be happy to hear that the next firmware update will include rumbler support for your controllers again. It’s been missing since the PS2, and both game makers and player have wanted their DualShock Shake, and now they finally have it. The new DualShock 3 controllers won’t arrive until well after Xmas, so if this has been… Read More

  • Yo ho ho snort! Pirate Bay guys resurrecting Oink

    It won’t be private and it won’t have many torrents, but Oink Boink will have the might of TPB behind it, allowing us all to rest easy tonight knowing that you’ll be able to get all your music for free. The best part? The most important thing about BOiNK is perhaps the message it sends out to the IFPI and the BPI: It shows that that if you stop one tracker, others will pop… Read More

  • MYSQL IPO Chatter Picking Up Again

    One of the most-anticipated tech IPOs of the year has been that of open-source database company MySQL. It seemed like they were ready to go public back in the beginning of the year. Now I am hearing chatter from hedge fund circles that the filing may be imminent. Last I checked, nothing has been filed with the SEC yet. Investors, including Benchmark, Index, IVP, Intel, and SAP, have put… Read More

  • Wildfire victims must pay $300 to AT&T

    Listen, people, let’s go over this again. When a wildfire, tornado, or flood is threatening your home, calmly move to the living room, remove your AT&T receiver, and take it with you. This is very important. Note: AT&T cannot be held responsible for your inability to not freak out and burn to death if you can’t save your receiver quickly enough. UPDATE – AT&T… Read More

  • Senators Threatening Telcos With Probe Over Net Neutrality

    Remember when the telcos and cable companies squashed talk of Net neutrality legislation by saying they would never try to block content on the Web? Then Comcast decided to discriminate against BitTorrent files and Verizon Wireless decided that it wouldn’t allow certain politically-charged text messages to go over its network (before quickly reversing itself). Well, some Senators remember. Read More

  • It's about time: 'Batter Blaster' pancakes in a can

    Oh hell yes. I loves me some pancakes but I hate all the preparation time and cleaning involved. Pancake batter dispensed using a patent-pending process similar to how Cheez Whiz is dispensed from an aerosol can? Patent pending?! It’s gotta be good! Batter Blaster is all organic and requires refrigeration, which I think is a good thing because it may have come off as a little weird to… Read More

  • An interview with Fake Steve Jobs, Dan Lyons

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Flinuxcom%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F448025&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Fake Steve Jobs aka Dan Lyons is a well known masticator and Linux-hater. However, he backpedals on the Linux-hating in this video from Linux.com. Now… Read More

  • English kid's iPod Touch ad idea purchased by Apple

    Oh man. Nick Haley grabbed some clips from Apple’s website, mixed in some sexy-time music, and got an e-mail from Apple saying "we’ve seen what you have produced and we’d like a chat with you." The commercial has been redone "professionally" by Apple’s ad agency but is said to deviate little from the original, save for some more polished editing and… Read More

  • zBoost YX300 zP zPersonal Repeater Kit: Bad cell reception be gone

    I just found out about a site called RepeaterStore chock full of cell repeaters. These boxes essentially boost your cellular signal in a certain location, offering impressive improvements in reception. I reviewed the YX500 already but this smaller, personal model looks like it might have a little less unwieldily antenna than the YX500’s huge coaxial/antenna combo. In fact, the… Read More

  • INdependence rocks: 1.1.1 cracking in 10 minutes

    If you’re planning on upgrading your 1.0.2 iPhone to 1.1.1, use the iNdependence method found in the program’s help file. Compared to the tortured, laborious process I had to go through before, it’s a walk in the cake, so to speak. The process still requires you to downgrade and/or re-virginize your phone but it works great with a fresh, out-of-the-box model of any… Read More

  • Fuzzy Math That Works? TrialPay Says They Can Make Money From Free Products

    Maybe you want to try Skype-out, but don’t want to be saddled with paying for unused minutes if the “VOIP revolution in telephony” isn’t your thing. Well, Mountain View-based TrialPay will let you get a 3 month trial of free minutes by buying something on eBay or participating in any of 129 other partner offers. The Skype deal is just one example of… Read More

  • Pointifying your ears enhances attractiveness, music?

    Looking for a little extra attention from Mom and Dad? Dr. Lajos Nagy, plastic surgeon to the stars dorks, performs pointy-ear plastic surgery to "not only enhance the attractiveness of the face, but also improve the experience of listening to music." Apparently Dr. Nagy has performed the surgery on thousands of ears in the New York City area and is planning to offer the same surgery… Read More

  • 'Prism' runs web apps from the desktop with ease

    Mozilla Labs has created a really easy way to run any web site in its own separate window. Some people may find this useful and some may ask "what’s the point?". Well, for instance, I’m currently running Prism on a multiple monitor setup that allows me to keep Google Reader, Gmail, and our super-secret CrunchGear web-based chatting app open in three separate windows, all… Read More

  • Upgrade your car with in-dash Blu-ray

    Is it really a surprise that a big Japanese electronics manufacturer like Panasonic decided to make an in-dash Blu-ray player for automobiles? Didn’t think so. This unit was shown off at the Tokyo Motor Show in Japan this week and as expected, it can do Blu-ray playback with HD output ala HDMI. You can add surround sound to the mix too if you want to really bling out your… Read More

  • Gateway 22/24-inch Monitors: I would like to receive a "What! What!" in due time

    You know it’s slow when we’re writing about Gateway HD Widescreen LCD displays, but here goes. The FHD2400 and HD2200 ($349.99) are to widescreen displays that work with most CE devices and has a cool EzTouch bezel with a bunch of sexy buttons. The 2200 has some 1000:1 contrast ratio going on, a 400 cd/m2 brightness, and 3ms refresh rate up in the hizouse as well. Read More

  • Sad clown: No cross Mail.app/iPhone transmission

    So maybe everything isn’t totally rosy in Leopard world. Apple promised we’d be able to sync notes from our iPhones to Mail.app but it turns out this is impossible. The new Mail.app has a sort of “Note to self” feature which is actually an email generated to look and act like a little note. The notes appear in your mailbox as a mail message, provided you’re not… Read More

  • Are we sending the full text feed of CG?

    RSS readers out there — are we now sending the full text feed? Read More

  • BFF Rants: The Worst Company in the World


    We got a blog for non-techies,” Hickey tells me. “Yooooou should totally write about your experience with Clearwire.” I don’t want to write about my experience with Clearwire for the same reason Marsellus Wallace probably doesn’t want to write about getting butt-reamed by a hillbilly while a red rubber ball was strapped to his mouth. That is to say… Read More

  • Mega Man carved into a pumpkin

    This Halloween, take some time in between the Reeses and the Snickers to honor old-school gaming. May I suggest popping in a Mega Man 3 cartridge for the NES to honor this beautiful pumpkin? Keep in mind though, just because you have a Mega Man pumpkin, doesn’t mean you’ll make it past Gemini Man. And Now, A Megaman Pumpkin [Kotaku] Read More

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