If you’re a fan of Grant Imahara, Will Wheaton, Jenna Busch, or Sean Plott, this may be just the trick. Wheaton and Felicia Day have created a new series called Tabletop which consists of a series of gamers playing tabletop games. Is it boring, you ask? Absolutely not. → Read More
Created by a young man named Jonathan Bouman, Scrolldit is a thing that scrolls Reddit for you, thereby allowing you to avoid the hard, hard job of scrolling Reddit. Why, you ask, is this news? Because we like Reddit and it’s really cool.
The site essentially takes Reddit feeds (including NSFW ones, hurr hurr hurr) and places them in little boxes that march across the screen. Because most… → Read More
One of our own, Bre Pettis, will appear on the Colbert Report tomorrow night to talk about 3D printing, his handsome glasses, and new Makerbots. This is some seriously exciting news in that it proves that the geeks will inherit the earth. → Read More
Locked in a Vegas Hotel Room with a Phantom Flex from Tom Guilmette on Vimeo. This is a few months old but it’s great. It shows a Tom Guilmette playing with a Phantom Flex 1080p video camera shooting at 2,564 frames a second. This camera uses high speed lenses and sensors to slow down almost everything including bullets (albeit at slightly lower resolution.) → Read More
Donald “KodyKoala” Kennedy built this magical mech Yoshi out of Lego and Playmobil parts as well as some nicely molded custom parts. His next project is Luigi, a noble goal in this era of reduced manufacturing prowess in the Western world. → Read More
JRob won our Proton Pack Backpack giveaway last week and told us he would give it to his daughter if he won. At first we didn’t believe a CrunchGear reader could create something as good and wholesome as a “daughter” or have the willpower to give her his awesome backpack if he won, but to our surprise both of these are true. Here’s little Miss JRob wearing her new backpack to school, giving the… → Read More
There are no maps for these territories, friends. Here is the first music video shot on the iPhone 4. It’s seriously a fun piece of cinema and really points out the blinding fact that the age of the huge video or cinema production is slowly but surely evolving into something much more streamlined. More details after the jump. → Read More
I’ve always loved the compressed air rocket. I bought my son one of the pre-made ones at a science museum and it broke on first flight, which was pretty frustrating. Had I known about this MAKE video, however, I would have built my son one from scratch.
You technically don’t need more that 25 cents worth of hardware for this thing, but getting some of these parts might be cost a bit more. Here is… → Read More
We’ve covered Tsutenkaku, a Japanese robot that looks like a tower to promote tourism in the city of Osaka, just last week. Standing 170cm tall, his makers claim Tsutenkaku [JP] is the tallest robot in the world. And now he finally showed himself in the public, during a street festival that took place over the weekend in Osaka’s shopping district of Nipponbashi. → Read More
The giant Gundam statue that protected Tokyo last summer was so cool that we covered it multiple times. In September 2009, Bandai (the company responsible for the marketing coup) decided to retire Gundam once and for all.
In October last year, Pentax launched a “robotic” version of their K-x entry level digital camera, a colorful variation of the conventional black model. And today, the same company, presented another “creative” approach, the “Camera-man” [JP]. It’s not a new camera (or a special version of an existing device) but a set of accessories, namely a special 52mm lens cap (which shows a smiley) and a… → Read More
The Humping USB Dogs became so popular 2 or 3 years ago that the maker, Japan-based Cube, not only started selling the silly things internationally but also added a plethora of other animals to the line-up. And now, the same company has another USB-powered gadget ready, the so-called Dodobongo USB dog. → Read More
Do you remember the ringtone for dogs a Japanese company started offering two years ago? Now Japan gets to download another equally zany app for their cell phones, a ringtone [JP] that’s supposed to clean your nostrils in case you suffer from pollen allergy. The way it works is pretty simple. → Read More
This hit our radar a little late for Kwanzaa but it’s an interesting idea: reusable cloth wrapping paper. The company, called WrapAgain, offers multiple sizes and styles. The stuff is completely reusable and includes ribbons for tying. → Read More
Tell us. We want to know. I, for one, got nothing. Just beer. But it was an amazing beer called Stiegle. → Read More
Welcome to CrunchGear’s old-timey corner of fun. First, read this for a bit of charming reminiscence: When I was a kid growing up on a farm, most boys carried a knife to school and usually sharpened their own pencils. Getting a nice smooth point on a pencil was a matter of pride for most of us. It’s a sad comment on today’s society that kids carrying knives to school are now considered… → Read More
Let’s welcome the latest addition to the CrunchGear team, Lincoln Oliver Durbin. Lincoln is Bryce, our designer’s, new assistant and he will be helping him by screaming incessantly for hours each night and changing his world forever. Congratulations, Bryce. → Read More
BBG found a great video that uses that odd “flickering” 3D stereoscopy that moves the image quickly back and forth to fool the eye into seeing 3D in a 2D images. The song is by Harmonic 313 and is available in higher res here.
First responders: Don’t let the person sitting in front of this post swallow their tongue. → Read More
Finally, a chance to scare the bejesus out of nighttime boaters everywhere. Stick this gigantic inflatable iceberg out at the end of your dock and listen for midnight fishermen to scream in horror as they find themselves floating brake-lessly towards what they can only imagine to be a Titanic-like fate. → Read More
If you’re ever in Manhattan, head over to B&H on 9th Avenue and 34th Street (you can shop online, as well, but you’ll get a kick out of the bricks and mortar). This store – one of the last like it in the country – is part mom and pop and part Rube Goldberg contraption with knowledgeable salespeople and everything under the sun for cheap. But the absolute best thing is their delivery… → Read More
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=4161100&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Meditation #1 from Justin on Vimeo. Joel “Drinkmaster” Johnson started a little drinking society in his garage in Washington and these are the results of their first meeting. Man, I want to do one of these in Bay Ridge. Above… → Read More
Banjo-Tooie, the sequel to Banjo-Kazooie, will be released on Xbox Live Arcade this April. Like the BK XBLA port, BT’s graphics will be updated: 1080p and a smooth frame rate. I seem to recall BT having a pretty rough frame rate back on the N64, so this is more than merely a new coat of paint. → Read More
You may have seen these nerdy little pillows around back in the day, but until now they haven’t really been readily available. I’ve already resorted to using a big sharpie on my own blank pillows, but that doesn’t mean you have to. Especially when the guy has launched a real live site and store dedicated to the cute little buggers. No third-party apps yet, which is too bad… → Read More
If you have kids or roommates who are younger than three, you’ll quickly learn that toddlers can’t read clocks and, as a result, will wake your ass up at 5am. The Good Nite Lite is designed to keep the younguns asleep – or at least in bed – until you’re at least done listening to Morning Edition. → Read More