• Asus getting into the sound card game, Creative starts to sweat


    Asus, who has been doing so much stuff right lately, has begun dipping its toes into the sound card game. I understand the onboard audio on their motherboards is supposed to be the best, but as with onboard video, that’s not saying much. So Asus has separated their sound unit and beefed it up, making it a PCI-e interface card. It’s a full-featured, high-quality card now… Read More

  • Time Waster: Test Your Stock Trading Chops On Inspectd

    Think you are good at trading stocks? Here’s a good Friday afternoon time waster for those of you who prefer more grown-up games than you can find on Mytopia. Test your trading skills at Inspectd. The site, which has been around for a while, shows you a historical stock chart with nothing more than the price and the moving average. You are given $100,000 in fake money and you have… Read More

  • Emirates becomes first airline to allow cellphone calls while in flight

    [photopress:emiratescell.jpg,full,center] Arsenal FC sponsor Emirates became the first airline to allow cellphone calls while in the air. The Dubai-based airline uses an AeroMobile technology that prevents cellphones from interfering with an airplane’s electronics. Right now, the service is limited to regular cellphone calls and text messages, with BlackBerry and other data services… Read More

  • Nyko's FrontMan for Wii now available

    [photopress:41fS_JQmd5L._SS400_.jpg,full,center] The FrontMan wireless Guitar Hero controller for Wii is now available at your local wireless Guitar Hero controller for Wii retailers for about $50. Read More

  • They call this case the Tempest for a reason


    If you’re running SLI GeForce 8800GTs, you have 4 7200RPM HDDs, plus sound and possibly physics cards all going on a 1000W PSU, you’re generating a ton of heat and even 4 standard fans are going to be unable to keep it cool. I guess that’s why the NZXT Tempest has six case fans. Two on the top, two on the front, one in the back and one on the side. Sounds like my usual… Read More

  • Martha Stewart loves her some MacBook Air

    Oh, Martha, is there anything you can’t do? You crochet doileys, make butter cake, and fire custom dildos for your friends in your outdoor kiln — all before 5am! Now you have a MacBook Air and you just love it! And you love Windows to! What is a woman to do? Run Paralells! And you even know what that is! But you don’t want to because you want to be well-versed in Windows! OK! Read More

  • And they say sports and nerds don't mix

    [photopress:1195833812_SPLASH.jpg,full,center] Denver’s Tim Kaebisch has been using his spare time recently to build a scale replica of Miller Park out of Legos, complete with working retractable roof. It’s a labor of love for Kaebisch, he’s been working on this project in one respect or another for seven years. I used to make X-Wing fighters and Transformers, he builds a… Read More

  • Video Review: Jasman's Halo 3 Plasma Pistol and Rifle

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&file=http%3A//blip.tv/rss/flash/767986&feedurl=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/rss/&autostart=false&brandname=CrunchGear&brandlink=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/ It’s so rare to actually have actual child-like fun with the gadgets we get in that I had to put together this silly video. The Jasman toys are… Read More

  • Review: Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB flash drive


    Flash drives have become so ubiquitous that people don’t really question them any more. I know I didn’t until I got this Kingston DT. I have a handful of thumbdrives of various sizes and qualities, and I just sort of accepted that there wasn’t much variation between them aside from build quality and capacity. I never asked myself what would happen if you put high-end… Read More

  • World's smallest car gets great mileage, made in 1963

    Behold the Peel P50 in all its glory. It’s got a 4.5 horsepower engine, 35 MPH top speed, and 100 MPG fuel efficiency. It was manufactured in the Isle of Man back in 1963 and originally sold for 198 GBP (about $400). It’s so small that the BBC’s Jeremy Clarkson can actually wheel it around from place to place — like up to his office. Good thing, too, because… Read More

  • 'Defend Your Castle' to WiiWare May 12, new trailer

    Here’s a trailer for Defend Your Castle, which will be one of the first WiiWare games available for download (not to be confused with the Virtual Console games). It was originally available as a Flash game but it’s taken on an overhauled look, 4-player multiplayer, and enhanced physics and particle effects. The developer, XGen Studios, says “Defend Your Castle has been… Read More

  • Tips for left-eyed photographers

    Joe McNally gives some tips for folks who focus with their left-eye. It’s a little lengthy, but if you’re keen on improving your image sharpness at slower shutter speeds then maybe you should watch. The rest of us can pass on this, but it never hurts because you might pick up a tip or two. via PB Read More

  • At Launch, Mytopia Shows Social Networks How To Play Nicely Together

    There is a new casual gaming network in town that’s got some serious cross-platform chops. Don’t be fooled by the cutesy graphics. Today, Mytopia is simultaneously launching across Facebook, Bebo, MySpace (currently pending approval) and its own Website with eight games (Chess, Backgammon, Sudoku, Dominoes, Bingo, Spades, Hearts, Video Poker). On Monday, it will release the… Read More

  • 3.5G BlackBerry out in the wild, somewhere

    The FT recently interviewed RIM’s president and co-chief executive, Mike Lazaridis. It’s a pretty boring interview, but he does reveal that a prototype 3.5G BB is his new toy. One of our prototypes – a 3.5G BlackBerry. It’s very fast over third-generation networks that have HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access). Technophile: A life run by BlackBerry [FT] Read More

  • Students get significant discount at Photoshop World Conference

    [photopress:psworlddd.jpg,full,center] Kids looking to “make it” as a graphic designer (good luck!) may want to consider heading down to Orlando next month for the Photoshop World Conference. It’s a gathering of Photoshop’s best and brightest, as well as those who employ them. So, you go down there, futz around for a bit, exchange e-mail addresses and hope that one day… Read More

  • RIM schedules outage for March 22

    If you know any CrackBerry addicts then feel free to pass this along. I don’t think you want them freaking out tomorrow unless you’re a cold hearted meanie. RIM “Scheduled” Outage for March 22nd Description: Database upgrade for all North American subscribers in
    the following locations: The Americas Change Window Start Date and Time: 03/22/08 06:00:00 (GMT) Change
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  • You Suck at Photoshop #9

    http://www.mydamnchannel.com/xml/mdc_embed.swf?episode=602 Just watch it, artard. Teletubbies? Read More

  • Gibson adds five more companies to its 'to sue' list

    Not long after serving Activision with papers alleging patent infringement for the Guitar Hero series of video games, Gibson Guitar Corp. has now decided to go after retailers that sell that game as well. In light of this news, Activision said the following; “Our ‘Guitar Hero’ retailing partners have done nothing wrong. We will confront this and any other efforts by Gibson… Read More

  • EU startups get plugged at Plugg

    This week there was a new conference on the Web 2.0 block in Europe. Plugg saw investors and startups from across Europe come together to discuss the market and some 20 startups pitched their companies at the event, attended by about 300 people. Although much smaller than Le Web 3 in Paris (which gets about 1,500 attendees), Plugg had the makings of a more intimate atmosphere amongst… Read More

  • The Vaio Fresh Start option: Start your computing experience right… for $50

    Sony, in their infinite wisdom, is offering a way to remove all of the crapware and “extras” they stuff onto their PCs and notebooks. It’s called Fresh Start and, like a douche, it costs money (namely $50) and basically blows bubbles up your jacksy. I found the option on the VGN-TZ2000 Configure-to-Order Vaio TZ and it also requires Windows Vista Business, sort of a… Read More

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