• The Friendster Tell-All Story

    Gary Rivlin at the New York Times finally wrote the Friendster “tell all” piece that everyone’s been threatening to do for some time (me included). It’s not pretty. I get the sense the most people mentioned in the article are not going to be very happy with the way it turned out. Many of them have actively been trying to stop an article like this from being… Read More

  • Wii Remote Programming Video

    Here’s a short video about programming the Nintendo Wii remote to do certain actions. The video starts with a little introduction to LiveMove, and shows how it’s used to attach actions to the Wii remote. It’s an interesting enough video, but maybe a cooler example would’ve spiced it up a little. My favorite part is when he mentions the “crazy coo-coo bird”. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Legloo Edition

    Daily Crunch: Legloo Edition

    It’s cold in Crunchland. Enjoy these handpicked selections from yesterday’s exciting newsday: Magic Lightboard…Y’know, For Kids
    iRiver Clix Goes 4GB
    Arcade In A Box Is Literally That
    Lego Ice Tray: Make Frozen H2O Legos!
    Nintendo Panties Read More

  • The Stars Align for The Venice Project

    The timing couldn’t be better for Kazaa and Skype founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis to launch their new TV-based startup, The Venice Project. Rumors of the new startup first emerged in late July in Business Week, Business 2.0 and GigaOm. This week, more details emerged on Janus Friis’ blog where he says: It’s simple, really — we are trying to bring together the… Read More

  • Sony Says No European Delay For PS3

    It turns out all the online bashing of the PS3 delay in Europe really caught Sony’s attention. An unnamed Sony spokesperson told GamesIndustry.biz: Any reports of a further delay to the launch of the PS3 in Europe are categorically not true. We are still fully committed to a March 2007 launch date. Ken Kutaragi has not done any media briefings since the Tokyo Game Show, and the story is… Read More

  • New Wii Interface Screens

    New Wii Interface Screens

    Here’s some more Nintendo Wii eye candy to hold you over until Wii’s launch date of November 19. The screens aren’t confirmed by Nintendo, but they are looking pretty legitimate to me. If the screens turn out to be real, you’ll already have seen some of the other options you will be able to mess with on your Wii. Things like console name, sensor bar and WiiConnect24… Read More

  • Another GDrive "Platypus" Leak

    Philipp Lenssen at Google Blogoscoped received and attempted to install a leaked copy of the GDrive client being used by Google employees. He was unable to login after installing (our belief is it must be used from an approved IP address) it but posted some interesting information. Platypus syncs an online copy of selected files with a downloaded local version. Users can share by individual… Read More

  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas Supports Xbox Live Vision

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas Supports Xbox Live Vision

    Sick of using your cool new Xbox Live Vision for next gen Uno? Well, now there is finally a big title that will integrate the Xbox Live Vision into its game play. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas will allow users to take screen captures of their faces and put them onto their very own customized players. The customization offer is only for online play, but that’s where it counts anyway. Read More

  • We Want Wii: Preorder Demand Higher Than Expected

    The reports are coming in, most Gamestops and EB Games stores were overwhelmed with larger crowds for the Nintendo Wii than they were earlier this week with the Playstation 3. Most stores sold out before they even opened. If I had read this yesterday, I would not have believed it, but my experience at EB Games today says different. When I arrived at EB Games around 9:00 AM earlier this week… Read More

  • Blizzard Empties WoW Players' Banks

    Blizzard Empties WoW Players' Banks

    I have no idea what Blizzard is doing, but they’ve got some serious issues they need to sort out if they’re accidentally emptying out people’s bank accounts. In World of Warcraft, you get to choose a specific server you want to play on. The server is essentially your character’s world. If you ever want to switch to play with a friend who is on another server, you have… Read More

  • Phillips Brings Ambient to Video Games

    There is nothing worse than playing a video game and having no peripheral stimulation. Sure, you’ve got the big TV, you’re playing Halo, you get the Wraith, but everything surrounding your 42″ flat panel is distracting the hell out of you. There is no remedy. But Philips has an idea. It’s taken that “ambient backlit flat TV” thing up a notch with its… Read More

  • CNET Is Bleeding Traffic

    CNET has had a difficult time lately. CEO Shelby Bonnie resigned earlier this week in the midst of an option repricing scandal that has already claimed General Counsel Sharon Le Duy, Senior Vice President Heather McGaughey of Human Resources, and former CFO Doug Woodrum. And recent data suggests that CNET’s overall traffic isn’t just flat, it’s declining at an alarmingly… Read More

  • Lego Ice Tray: Make Frozen H2O Legos!

    We could use these new Lego ice trays to make Lego ice cubes and build a Fortress of Solitude for our Superman Returns action figure, but we have a better idea. We’re going to fill them up with vodka and Jell-O mix (cherry) to build a Castle of Inebriation, a citidel impenetrable to the likes of the Soldiers of Sobriety! At fist dawn, we’ll join the Bloody Mary Militia and fight… Read More

  • CrunchGear Meet Up Update: Know Your Editors

    CrunchGear Meet Up Update: Know Your Editors


    John “The Weblo” Biggs
    Ragin’ Blake Robinson
    Josh “Whole Milk” Goldman More info? Click here. Read More

  • Obey Hangover Wallet Includes Bottle Opener

    If Andre the Giant wants us to be able to open our beer wherever we are, who are we to say no? The guys at Obey Clothing have put together this stylish wallet designed in line with their own “Propoganda Engineering” fashion line. Besides the window for your ID and a place for your kids’ photo, it’s got a handy beer key. This thing screams hipster louder than a line of… Read More

  • ProtectMyPhotos launches very easy online media storage

    ProtectMyPhotos launches very easy online media storage

    ProtectMyPhotos is a newly launched service that aims to make the online/offline photo storage and viewing environments seamless. This Windows desktop client automatically syncs folders on your computer with your online storage space and Flickr account, reflecting changes on the desktop online in near real time. Online consumer media storage is a relatively crowded market (probably not one… Read More

  • Danger Phone: The Mac Skype Handset

    If you’re a fan of VoIP – iChat or Skype, for the uninitiated – you could do worse than picking up a Danger Phone from MacMice for your Mac. Despite being called the Danger Phone, it is neither red nor does it have big red buttons on it. The styling is of the “white Mac” era, with no screen to speak of and large-ish buttons. The lack of screen is fine, since its… Read More

  • Limited Edition James Bond Sony Ericsson k800 and k790 Phones

    If we all went out and bought things that looked cool in the movies, we’d be driving 20-year-old Deloreans and wearing Men in Black glasses. Nevertheless, Sony’s banking on the cool gadgetude of James Bond to help sell these k800 and k790 cameraphones, which honestly were pretty great in their own right. The phones are silver – Bond doesn’t do Orange – and… Read More

  • Arcade In A Box Is Literally That

    This is not a controller. It is not a component for a MAME cabinet. It is a full-on gaming PC. Burn your PS3 pre-order form, the Arcade In A Box is here to stay. With a full compliment of audio and TV-outs, as well as traditional VGA, this might be the next PC we get. It’s made for gaming, not just in its spec sheet (2.88GHz proc, 512RAM, DVD, XP Home Edition, 128MB video, USB, so on)… Read More

  • FCC Approves Qualcomm Mobile TV Over UHF

    Qualcomm’s MediaFLO is finally set to kick off in the States. MediaFLO is the cellphone chip and cell infrastructure-maker’s solution for mobile TV. Instead of trying to squeeze more data into the already crowded cellphone spectrums, Qualcomm decided to use the relatively wide-open spectrum owned by UHF TV. But this spectrum is regulated by the FCC and is meant for (very)… Read More