• Spammer sentenced to 21 months

    Where there is crime, there is a victim, or so the adage goes, and in this case, you’re likely one of the victims yourself. Eddie Davidson was the spam king of Louisville until he was caught in 2007, and he was sentenced today to 21 months in a federal PMITA prison. Davidson sent out millions of spams, from fake rolexes to junk stocks. He was convicted on tax charges and for… Read More

  • IndoChino Offers Tailor-Made Suits

    Canadian online retailer IndoChino offers a traditionally offline product, tailor-made suits. In 2006, founder and then university student All Heikal Gani wanted a suit that looked good at a reasonable price but couldn’t find anything he liked. “Designer suits were way too expensive, but the polyester suits he could afford were of poor quality and just didn’t fit” is… Read More

  • Weirdo fake Zunes circulating


    Some folks at Zunerama found an odd Zune with a shoddy box and weird engraving on eBay, causing us to wonder a) is this fake and b) why would anyone fake a Zune? just received my 8GB Zune from Ebay.
    When I saw the box first I was kind of shocked. Text and Printing not aligned to the center of the packaging, no sticker with serial number and Barcode. As well there were no manuals and the… Read More

  • Oh. My. God. Marvel Moves To Shut Down Our Iron Man Screening

    Marvel has sent us a cease and desist letter demanding that we cancel the Iron Man event tomorrow at the AMC Metreon in San Francisco. We are not canceling the event yet – stay tuned as our lawyers work this out. Just to be clear, we paid the full ticket price for every seat and are fully authorized to do this. This is unbelievable and stupid in so many ways, and goes right to the top of… Read More

  • Coldplay proves that free music is… popular

    Last.FM has got in touch to say that since the new Coldplay single ‘Violet Hill’ was released for free on Coldplay’s website this morning, Last.FM has been tracking the number of times it’s been listened to. And it’s a lot: 10,000 times in the 5 hours since the track was released. That’s 1 play every 2 seconds. Apparently the last time a track was listened… Read More

  • Rumor: Game lock-ups on many copies of GTA IV?

    How’s your GTA IV day going? We know many of you are skipping work and school and court dates to play the game, and that’s fine. We’re getting in varied reports of people getting lock-ups during the title screens. If you’ve got the game, is it working for you? Locking up? Have you had a virtual blow job yet? Let us know in the comments. Read More

  • Crunch Network

    The Orientation: Emulators


    Part 1: Which emu is right for yu? I love old games. They’re a part of my history and there are a ton that really do hold up years later. I’m playing through X-COM and Chrono Trigger right now, and regularly test my skills at Kung Fu, Mega Man 2, and Ninja Gaiden. Friends, co-workers, and strangers, when they catch me in the act, are always seized by a strange mix of revulsion… Read More

  • Razer Deathadder: Gaming mouse for Macs

    Hey, Mac game player. Your prayer has been answered. Not the prayer for the unlocked 3G iPhone. The prayer for a gaming mouse for OS X. Oh, wait. You never prayed that… well who the heck… wait a minute. Windows people are laughing at us! They made Razer launch this $60 gaming mouse for the Mac — even though it obviously also works with Windows — and are now giggling… Read More

  • Automatic XP and Vista updates temporarily stopped

    Apparently the service packs for Microsoft’s Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems aren’t playing nicely with another one of Microsoft’s products; Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System. The incompatibility is a big enough problem that the automatic updates for Windows XP Service Pack 3 and Windows Vista Service Pack 1 have been shut down for a… Read More

  • Video: Lenovo's humorous take on the MacBook Air

    Lenovo pretty much sums up my opinion of the MacBook air in this very clever, very cheeky parody of that Air commercial you’ve been seeing for the last two months. In it, an Air is taken out of an manila envelope, just as Steve the Great did at MacWorld in January. Then, all the components it’s missing (optical drive, 3G wireless, etc.) are plugged into a hub, which is plugged into… Read More

  • Ready To Rumble: Here's Who Microsoft Will Bring To a Hostile Fight Over Yahoo

    Microsoft does not like to be rushed. Everyone is waiting for its next move, now that the deadline it set for Yahoo to accept its takeover bid expired last Saturday. And everyone can keep waiting. Nevertheless, preparations are being made for an announcement this week from Microsoft on what it will do next. Out of its various options, the two most likely are either to go hostile with the bid… Read More

  • Going Green: Will the Tesla Roadster bring about the all-electric revolution?

    When it was announced less than two years ago, many thought the Tesla Roadster was a hoax, or at best a vaporware concept that wouldn’t go anywhere. Thankfully, those skeptics have been proven wrong, with the Tesla in full production and the first lot sold out already. But what is it about the Tesla that makes it so unusual? Not only is it fully electric, making it one of the most green… Read More

  • Going Green: Getting to work despite high gas prices

    Anybody feeling pinched by high gas prices? You should. Expensive gas not only hits us squarely in the pocketbook when we fill our gas tanks, but it makes everything else more expensive as well; air travel, shipping packages, groceries, you name it. Aside from being expensive, gasoline is hard on the environment too. Here are a few viable alternatives (that are available now) if you decide… Read More

  • Chumby To Get Accelerometer-based Casual Games and Flash Animation


    I’ve just wrapped my head around the Chumby as sort of a clock radio with a brain and now they want to add games? Albino Blacksheep and Everybody Panic! are offering accelerometer-based “casual games” for the Chumby. When they come around on the screen you pick up the Chumby and swing it around, moving balls and whatever else you need to manipulate on screen. Read… Read More

  • Anyone else notice Lycos Europe is for sale? No, me neither

    Lycos Europe, the forgotten portal site which left the tent and said “I am just going outside and may be some time” a few hundred years back, is up for sale (via PaidContent). Owned 32.1 percent by Telefonica and 20 percent by Bertelsmann, it’s now appointed Dresdner Kleinwort as its advisor following the inevitable “strategic review to evaluate its options”. Read More

  • No more UK domain for MySpace

    Last February, MySpace popped the champagne corks. It could go ahead and use the MySpace.co.uk domain name – after securing it in a decision by Nominet’s dispute resolution service – from a small UK ISP which had registered the .co.uk in 1997, two years before MySpace.com launched. Total Web Solutions (TWS), a company in Stockport, near Manchester, had started off using… Read More

  • Video: Scarlet is TVs, not TV

    Perhaps you’ve seen the commercials for Scarlet, the hit new TV series on TV. Perhaps you were wondering why the commercials don’t tell you what channel it’s on or even when, or what it’s about. Perhaps you thought to yourself it’s part of some viral-style marketing campaign, and you’d be right. But it’s not for a TV show, but a line of HDTVs from LG. Read More

  • Study: Brand name inks last longer than store brand inks

    You can print cheap, or you can print well, and if you’re going for long-term documents, you’ll want to go well. A new year-long study out today shows that while discount, third-party ink is great for short-term printing, maybe even better than manufacturer’s ink, it tends to fade after a year. In fact, the brand name ink looks up to three times better after a year. It’s… Read More

  • May 1 Meet-up: Very nearly business time

    A little NSFW near the middle. Be warned. Are you excited to be able to spend quality time with your favorite Crunchies? Want to get PHa drunk and give him a swirly? Require beer to keep from turning into a wolf? All of those things will be possible this Thursday at Red Sky at 47 E. 29th Street between Park and Madison. We’d like to thank our sponsors again and we’ll be going… Read More

  • Beatport's new Adobe AIR download manager helps organize your music (See, it's not always about music piracy)

    Lest you all think I’m a nefarious, profit-hating music pirate , I bring word of Beatport’s latest innovation in online music distribution. The music site has developed an Adobe AIR download client that brings the fun of clicking “download now” from your Web browser to a stand-alone program. (If you use twhirl, and follow our sorry lot on Twitter , then you already… Read More

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