• Regal Cinema Hands Out Jerk Stoppers

    Sweet relief! I’ve all but given up going to the movies thanks to the delightful amalgam of oversold shows, jerks on cellphones, and poor projection quality. I can get better quality on my 56-inch JVC D-ILA and upconverting DVD player – with DVDs from NetFlix and the Interwebs – than I’ll ever get at the local movie dump. Regal Entertainment Group has heard my pleas… Read More

  • Yahoo! Says They're Not Building A Library

    Yahoo! insists that they are not developing anything to compete with Google Book Search. Google slapped Yahoo! with a subpoena on November 20 inquiring about their activity in the library lawsuit. In response, Yahoo!’s lawyers released a legal brief claiming that the company has no intention of competing on the library front and has simply been financially backing the parties involved in… Read More

  • Game Ready Heals Your Pain

    It seems that every time we step out of the CrunchGear Mansion, sore muscles and sports injuries pour cold water on our outdoor field frolicking. Thank goodness for Game Ready—probably the best thing to happen to sports injuries since the cup. This high-tech update to the old-school adage of “keep it cold and keep it compressed” promises sore spot healing and speedy… Read More

  • Web Swamii Provides Online Guidance

    Kalem Fletcher wanted to call his company Yoda.com because he believes that he has created the all-wise search site. Unfortunately, Yoda.com has to do with someone’s freakish cat so Fletcher came up with the name Swamii.com instead. A swami is a Hindu religious teacher. Swamii is a customizable search engine that gives users updates on any Web-related activity around a given search… Read More

  • New Amazon Web Service Coming: "SDS"

    Update: The reference to SDS has been removed from the Amazon site linked to below. The original text is saved at the bottom of this post. A new and unannouced Amazon Web Service to be called “SDS” is referenced on this Amazon web page discussing customer YouOS (see second to last paragraph – screen shot is also below) and is being tested with a select few Amazon partners. Read More

  • Sony-Ericsson K620i Details Emerge

    Some details of Sony’s upcoming Sony-Ericsson K620i have emerged and we like what we see. Aside from the insanely cool blue paint job (which may or may not be the final color), this sucker is only 17mm thick and comes equipped with a 1.9-inch, 262k color screen, Bluetooth, USB 2.0 (thank god), a sick 3.2MP camera with 100MB of internal memory for video and photo storage, and support… Read More

  • AmpliChip Assay Helps Prescribe Drugs


    It has long been the intention of chemists to develop ways to tailor medicines specifically to peoples’ genetics. While that’s still a long ways off, new developments in pharmacology are opening doors for patients that were previously inconceivable. One such development is the AmpliChip from Roche. It can analyze a person’s genetic makeup and ascertain whether a… Read More

  • Gridpoint Connect Keeps Your Home Juiced


    Here’s how to feel a little less guilty about leaving your vampires plugged in. This massive home battery sucks up electrical juice when its cheap, so you can use it when its not. We’d also imagine this thing will make you the envy of your darkened neighbors when the power goes. Bonus: Its got a HAL-9000-esque CPU built in that gives you a Web-based reading on how many kilowatt… Read More

  • Apple Sells Dude A Laptop Filled With The Good Stuff (Porn)

    So it seems that Apple has a bit of a sticky situation on their hands. A gentleman bought a “refreshed” Macbook in London for his 11-year old daughter and it ended up having tons of pornographic JPG images on the desktop. Now some would decry this as vile and unjust, and because the guy was buying it for his young daughter, I’ll agree on this one. But come on, you know if… Read More

  • Killer Flashlight Will Burn Your House Down

    OK, so this thing is pretty ridiculous. One industrious geek used Maglite parts with an Osram Sylvania bulb at 80 times its regular luminosity powered by twelve 1200mV NiMH batteries to achieve total paper combustion. It’s too bad those unfortunate boys in Lord of the Flies didn’t have one of these. Piggy (that’s what we call Vince)! Custom Flashlight Starts Fires, Blinds… Read More

  • Online Job Hunt 10 Years Later – Still Sucks

    NYC-based Indeed.com, a niche search engine, has announced a partnership to power Mamma Careers. I’ll be the first to admit, this specific instance isn’t big news, but they are on a partnering spree, alongside their primary competitor, SimplyHired. SimplyHired powers MySpace Jobs, as well as LinkedIn Jobs (to name a couple). Both Indeed and SimplyHired are securing as many… Read More

  • Info SD Card Shows Free Space

    The multinational conglomerate A-DATA is set to roll out an SD card that uses some sort of e-ink-like display to show you just how much space you’ve got left–useful if you’ve got stacks of these things. What would be really cool is if they can fit this onto a mini or microSD. Check it out sometime post-CES. Product Page [AData] Read More

  • BMW Designs Hydrogen Powered 7-Series


    Oh this is cool and I’m not just referring to the temperature of the hydrogen. This prototype BMW 7-series sedan was featured at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It can run on both gas and hydrogen and can switch between the two fuel sources in case you can’t find a hydrogen fueling station. It currently uses BMW’s 6-liter V-12, but BMW engineers say that with further development… Read More

  • LumiGrams: For the Ladies

    because it looks like some madman designed their site. However, the catalog words and the bags cost about $400 on a good day, batteries not included. Catalog [LumiGram] Read More

  • Windows Vista Gets First TV Spot

    What is it with companies making bad commercials lately? Here comes another one, this time courtesy of Redmond. It’s the new Vista TV spot. Notice that it doesn’t actually contribute anything to our knowledge of the OS. I figure if you really want to showcase a product like Vista you should actually, you know, show the product. Meh. The first ever Microsoft Vista commercial no… Read More

  • Philips 5-in-1 Portable Video Game Charger


    I suppose some of us out there have our streams crossed and are as equally addicted to Brain Age as Liberty City Stories. Unfortunately, traveling with multiple portable game systems means traveling with multiple charge cords. Philips Universal Handheld Travel Charger & Adaptor 5-in-1 charger juices up your Nintendo DS, Nintendo DS Lite, Nintendo GBA, Nintendo GBA Micro, and PSP (although… Read More

  • NewTek TriCaster: TV Studio In A 10-Pound Box

    A couple weeks ago I had the privilege of seeing a live demo of NewTek’s TriCaster Pro, a 10-pound Shuttle PC-style box that contains all the components for a very powerful television/video studio. I recorded the demo for your viewing pleasure, but unfortunately, I botched my recording left and right. Thankfully, NewTek put another demo on video for me to show you. If you’re a… Read More

  • Snap.com: We're Giving It a Try

    to create little thumbnails of the sites they’re linking to. We’ve decided to follow suit. Now, when you roll over an external link you’ll get a little Snap preview which will allow you to decide, at a moment’s notice, whether to leave the site for greener pastures or to keep clicking like a madman through CG stories. What say ye? Yay or nay? A poll post-jump. Read More

  • Seagate's CEO Is a Mr. Dirty Mouth

    I’ve always had an admiration for stalwarts like Seagate and Maxtor. They’ve been around since those halcyon days of 286es and DOS, so I feel kind of protective about the brand and their products. Luckily, they’re in good hands with Bill Watkins. I’ve never met the man, but apparently he’s a pip. Fortune is running selection of choice quotes including his opinion… Read More

  • CNET Editor James Kim and Family Missing

    CNET Senior Audio editor James Kim, his wife and two daughters are missing. They travelled to Seattle last week an were last seen at a hotel near Portland, Oregon. They are driving a Silver Saab Station wagon with the license plate “DOESF.” Contact the San Francisco PD at 415-558-5508 or 415-553-1071 if you have any information on their whereabouts. Missing Person Report Read More