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  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. Some posts write themselves: Tape Tape Dispenser JP J-me products are the best. For my office, I just bought their Pen Pen Holder, Post-it Post-it Notes, and the biblically influenced Noah’s Protractor. Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. G8 T-Shirt/Credit Winners Jon I didn’t even know there was a contest going on… maybe next time put a bigger graphic or something would help… I don’t always wear my reading glasses and anything under 3 inches… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. Myvu Universal Edition review Paul G The great white Giordi Laforge… look out for that bus; not to mention the fashion police are about to take you out. (BONUS COMMENT!!!) Joel Butterfly in the sky! I can go twice as high! Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. Cannucks getting iPhone this month, eh? (Sorry.) Take Off! Notice the spike in comments when you guys cover Canada? Interesting. They are watching. Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Comments are the greasy oil that keeps the blog machine running. Here are three great (and 100% unedited) comments recently posted by your fellow readers. Cannucks getting iPhone this month, eh? (Sorry.) BrokenBird Rogers has a very bad network, is that a requirement to get the iPhone? Eh? Read More

  • The Futurist: Will Human Laziness Burst The Web 2.0 Bubble?


    At first, the Web was simple. It was a world so full of static pages with useless information that a GIF of a dancing hamster or (god forbid) baby could turn into an overnight sensation. It was an era so enthralled with its own existence that its purveyors, creators, and financiers never really asked if it was sustainable until it was too late. And, as we can all learn from South Park, without… Read More

  • The AudioFile: Apple Is the New Sony


    Locking players to specific software, tracking digital music downloads, and now requiring authorization chips for compatibility with accessories… Is Apple still thinking different, or is the company following in Sony’s once-ubiquitous footsteps? The Walkman was once king of the hill, and look how far it has fallen; the iPod could very well share its fate, thanks to… Read More

  • The Futurist: Why You Should Buy Middle-End Products

    About a year ago I was at a Bang & Olufsen store in Manhattan. Some guy with spiky hair and a Prada jacket walked in, and asked to try out the B&O A8 headphones. He put on the pair, listened to some extremely loud classical music, and, with a self-satisfied grin, said 30 seconds later say: “I’m sold. I’ll take them.” Now the A8s aren’t the best headphones… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Halo 3, The Millenial Star Wars

    It is less than a week until the arrival of Halo 3, the final part of the epic space trilogy and showdown between the Master Chief and the alien Covenant, and Microsoft has announced that more than 10,000 retailers in the United States will be opening their doors at midnight. This past summer at the Electronic Entertainment Expo then Microsoft Game Studio VP Peter Moore called the… Read More

  • The AudioFile: What's Really Killing Pop Music

    In a Wall Street Journal article earlier this week titled “Are Techology Limits in MP3s and iPods Ruining Music?”, writer Lee Gomes worries that recording engineers are mixing music for listening on crappy iPod earbuds, and that iPods are somehow technically limiting the quality of pop music. Hogwarsh! Much of today’s music may sound crappy, but it’s not because of iPods… Read More

  • The Futurist: Why Apple's Good Products Are Bad For Innovation


    Few—rather, no other—companies stir up the same fool’s game of me-too as Apple. I feel sort of ridiculous saying it, and perhaps sound like a bit of a fanboy, but Apple makes products that work in ways most CE products don’t. When playing with an iPod or iPhone, it’s almost easy to take for granted the fact that most things we buy just aren’t user-friendly. … Read More

  • Is Steve Jobs Sick Of The Cell Phone Industry Already?


    I haven’t been privy to the private conversations of Steve Jobs, but listening to his keynote the other day, it’s difficult not to pick up on at least some antipathy the man seems to hold towards the entire mobile phone industry. “Steve Jobs’ entire keynote was a series of middle fingers directed at AT&T and their carrier brethren,” says Sascha Segan, lead… Read More

  • The AudioFile: iPod Touch-Up


    Now you can surf the Web, watch YouTube videos, and get over-the-air downloads on your iPod. Other portable media players out there do similar things, but are they catching on? Not even close, at least in the US. But a few from the likes of Microsoft, Archos, and SanDisk offer up some interesting tricks that are just screaming for inclusion in the iPod touch. Read More

  • The Futurist: Analyzing Apple's Announcements

    Another day, another Apple announcement. Fortunately, this was no “Lets take another look at Leopard” letdown. As far as product unveilings go, this one was absolutely a doozy. We saw them (almost) completely revamp the entire iPod line, add a new (but still familiar) face to the mix, and bring frowns to the faces of Sony and HP, who had the misfortune of announcing products on… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Fall In With These Handheld Games


    With the passing of Labor Day summer is pretty much over, despite the fact that autumn doesn’t “officially” arrive for a couple more weeks. But even if you’re back in class or just on the job, gaming doesn’t have to end. A slew of new handheld titles have shown up, so you can continue to live out those carefree summer days. Here are a few Nintendo DS and Sony… Read More