• Wikipedia Sued For Nazi Sympathies

    There’s been no shortage of stories lately alleging that Wikipedia moderators have fascist tendencies, but a new case goes one step further. A German politician has filed charges against Wikipedia alleging that the worlds most famous UGC site promotes Nazism. Katina Schubert, a deputy leader of the Left Party (Die Linke) told reporters that she had filed the charge on the grounds… Read More

  • SmugMug Automatically Scales Photos and Video, Supports High Definition Video

    SmugMug has released a set of new features that further cements itself as a first-rate photo sharing website. The first of these constitutes just a user interface upgrade, but a very attractive one at that. SmugMug realizes that users often change the size of their browser windows – and switch between devices with differently sized screens – so it has implemented dynamic resizing… Read More

  • Breaking: American Airlines to offer Wi-Fi service next year; takes lead as first totally not-crappy airline

    We got a tip that something cool is about to hit. I keep saying that the “no electronic devices on airplanes” thing is crap, and American Airlines, it seems, is seeing my point of view. Starting next year, transcontinental 767-200s will be equipped with Wi-Fi and broadband access via Aircell, who has a similar deal in place with Virgin Airlines. The technology has been around… Read More

  • CrunchGear this Week

    The strange days of post-thanksgiving excess and crushed consumers are over. Of course, that means that the pre-holiday rush has begun, and CG’s holiday recommendations are coming fast and furious. But there’s been some controversy: old man Dvorak trashed the OLPC, our own Peter Ha alleged that the PS3 “stinks,” , and also that Leopard should die, causing an influx… Read More

  • CG Holidays 2007 Recommendation: Optomo DX625 HD video projector

    Don’t let my 37-inch LCD HDTV fool you. When you want a real cinematic experience, there’s something special about watching it projected. For Tuesday night’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, I watched it in HD on a 60-inch whiteboard, as projected by a Optoma DX625 HD video projector. The picture was crystal clear, and bright as you’d want. The projector itself fits… Read More

  • Do you remember this Apple ad from 1990? Of course not!

    So, Dr. Macenstein introduces a Mac Chick of the Month that’s usually very tantalizing and something I certainly look forward to every month (my fave), but today he received a photo from one of his readers that’s purported to be the first Mac Chick, circa 1990. The ad is showcasing the Mac Classic and a very not unattractive model. Does anyone remember this or is it fake? Update… Read More

  • LimeJuice's Mobile Social Network: It's Easy, And So People May Use It

    Stealth startup Hyphen-8 has been beta testing their new mobile social network called Lime Juice in San Francisco since October. Using your phone to create or enhance real world interactions is a killer application, but no one has cracked the nut yet. The reason is that the network is useless until it achieves a critical mass of users who are online and using the application via their… Read More

  • The Blog Council: Bad Or Inspired Idea?

    “A professional community of top global brands dedicated to promoting best practices in corporate blogging” have formed The Blog Council, a “forum for executives to meet one another in a private, vendor-free environment and share tactics, offer advice based on past experience, and develop standards-based best practices as a model for other corporate blogs.” Initial… Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Box Set

    I’m sure most of you grew up reading Calvin and Hobbes and December 31, 1995 was a sad day as its run ended after 10 glorious years. My brother and I both collected C&H and I’m positive they’re stored somewhere in our parent’s house, but those were paperback and I’d much rather have a hardback copy. Why not surprise a fan with this box set or introduce a whole… Read More

  • Top Ten Star Wars Tattoos Ever

    I love Star Wars more than just about everything, including the bad parts (most of EpI, duh). And I’m always a fan of Star Wars tattoos, though I lack any of my own. I mean, that Darth Vader helmet on your forearm looks cool now, but will haunt you when you run for congress, ya know? Anyway, in the spirit of the Yoda above, I give you Flesh of the Force’s top 10 most awesomest… Read More

  • Forkchops – What I want for Xmas

    Not often do kitchen utensils make the rounds of gadget blogs, but when my friend showed me these Forkchops, I was all like, “OMG! WTF!” because I have to have them right now. I eat a lot of asian food, including food from the Indian subcontinent. I love noodles and chicken that’s been cut for me. I’m that lazy. And I eat it with chopsticks so I don’t look like what… Read More

  • Apple shuts down Asian iPhone sellers

    Insert John Pinette joke here. Electronics retailers in Asia are now receiving notices from Apple advising them not to sell unlocked iPhones or face a $1,000 fine. According the Straits Times, retailers received a sternly-worded email from Apple legal advising them that selling “parallel” handsets with the SIM lock disabled is illegal and will result in litigation. It seems… Read More

  • Rumor: Dreamcast 2? Why, when Dreamcast is still the best?

    Sega filed for some patents back in August that are looking suspicious. Flash memory cards? I don’t remember Dreamcast brand flash cards – though they did have the amazing VMU, the world’s first (and last, probably) combination Game Boy and memory card. To be honest, there really isn’t much of a chance this is happening – it’s down to the big three now, and… Read More

  • JailBreak: Over 1 Million Served

    Web based jailbreaker AppSnap has executed its code for iPhone liberation over 1 million times. The hack makes it possible to run unsanctioned applications on your iPhone, such as an eBook reader or Blackjack for phones of firmware 1.1.1. It doesn’t free your phone from the AT&T network, though. The hack works by exploiting the way the iPhone’s firmware handles TIFF images… Read More

  • No Wireless For Kindles In The Midwest

    Some people in the midwest are discovering that Amazon’s recently <a href="“>launched Kindle doesn’t work as advertised. They’ve found that Kindle’s killer feature, wireless downloads of books, doesn’t work because Kindle can’t connect to their mobile networks. It borders on a “bait and switch” tactc and was a problem… Read More

  • Channel 4 launches widget contest

    Platform 4, best described as the geeky arm of UK TV station Channel 4, has announced a widget contest at the WidgetyGoodness conference in Brighton today. The broadcaster is offering £1500 to the most creative mash-up of Channel 4’s Film4 RSS feeds. Two runners up will also get £250. They will create a gallery of all the mash-ups received that meet the judging criteria. The full… Read More

  • Pac-Man gets festive in Spain

    Wow. This is amazing. I wish it were in NYC, but alas, it is not. This Pac Man pyramid resides in Madrid. Unfortunately, Nicholas is in class and unable to translate for us, but it’s clear what this is. Pretty neat. via Technabob Read More

  • Phuser launch first Web 2.0 integration, needs work

    UK startup Phuser have launched their first Web 2.0 integrations with Slideshare and del.icio.us for sharing slideshows and social bookmarks. You can now use these other services inside Phuser privately between a team without having to create a new account with those services. Unfortunately, on trying it out, I found the integration to be still somewhat buggy, which I should imagine they… Read More

  • Another dumbass killed by a train while talking on cellphone while crossing tracks

    We’ve all heard the addage “Hang up and drive, assface!”, but I would like to remind our readers to hang up and walk. In San Leandro, CA, a man was tragically hit and killed by an oncoming train that he was oblivious to, thanks to his cellphone conversation. And this is the second time in as many months that this has happened. Apparently he’s not a CrunchGear reader. Read More

  • Toyota robots-up with two new future rulers of the Earth

    In an effort to aid humanity in its rapid convergence with the Borg, Toyota today announced two new robots aimed at making life easier for people who need assistance with day to day life. The first robot is a mobility robot, or a new and awesome robot wheelchair. It’s autonomous in its movement; you don’t steer it, you tell it where to go, and it does. Think of it like… Read More

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