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  • CES 2009 will be a dull borefest because of the recession: LA Times

    CES 2009 will be a dull borefest because of the recession: LA Times

    If you're going to CES in two weeks, or are visiting sites like us here at CrunchGear to get up-to-the-minute news, know this: the show will absolutely suck. That's what the Los Angeles Times says, at least. Read More

  • And you thought the SSD upgrade for the MacBook Air was expensive

    And you thought the SSD upgrade for the MacBook Air was expensive

    Thinking of buying a MacBook Air, but don’t think it’s going to make enough of an impression as is? Feeling like trading that subtle design for a design that belongs on a Victorian-era fainting couch? This is the deal for you – as long as you have a spare 40 large lying around. Bling My Thing has encrusted an Air with gilt Swarovski crystals and is selling it for $40,000 —… Read More

  • SureFire Titan Flashlight

    SureFire Titan Flashlight

    The SureFire Titan is an LED flashlight that packs a blinding wallop. This tiny device features a variable-output LED that allows you to select light inputs between one and 30 lumens. To top that off, it is housed within a fine looking titanium canister. At least I think it’s fine looking. Maybe I’m distracted. Available now for the low, low price of $500. Product Page [via Uncrate] Read More

  • From the Vaults of Excess: Kohler WaterHaven

    From the Vaults of Excess: Kohler WaterHaven

    What’s cooler than lolcats? That’s actually a trick question since nothing is cooler than lolcats. But this will, at least, get you wetter than lolcats (presumably). The Kohler WaterHaven is a $3,300 showering monstrosity. It features seven water outlets. Yes, seven holes from which it can blow its watery load all over you. The WaterHaven holds two shower heads, four body sprays and… Read More

  • Boeing 747 Simulator

    Boeing 747 Simulator

    Seeking the ability to fly more frequently, a Sydney-based amateur pilot put his money where his hobby is. The man shelled out a staggering $230,000 to create the most authentic 747-flying experience outside of a cockpit. Read More

  • Grizzly Man in Financial Ruin, Selling Halo Suit

    Grizzly Man in Financial Ruin, Selling Halo Suit

    Troy Hurtubise, famous for his bear-proof suits, recently made headlines for developing a Halo-inspired anti-ballistic suit. After spending $15,000 and several years developing the suit, Hurtubise had hoped to sell the design to some military hoping to protect its troops in hostile situations. Suit features include a head-guided laser pointer, the whole bullet deflection thing and a handy… Read More

  • eSommelier Inventories Wine Excessively

    eSommelier Inventories Wine Excessively

    Check this thing out. This wine cataloging system is controlled through a snazzy 15-inch touchscreen display. The system inventories your wine collection with bar codes that it prints and scans. You can access eSommelier online and monitor your collection from afar. I imagine it’s intended more for restaurants and the like, but if for some reason you own a wine collection ambitious enough… Read More

  • Nvidia Does SLI Threeway

    Nvidia Does SLI Threeway

    It had to happen. Just when you’ve saved up enough money for dual-SLI cards, Nvidia is going to announce the availability of SLI x3. Rumor has it Nvidia will be announcing the new technology sometime at the end of Feb.—just in time for CeBIT. The question is, how long will it take for mobos to begin appearing with three PCI-E slots? And more importantly, how much would such… Read More