Haterage

  • The Wii sucks – but don't take our word for it!


    I love it when fanbois try to attack their most prized possession. This softball at all things Wii complains about scarcity, storage, and poor graphics while couching the criticism in the same “I love him but he beats me” language found on Cops. The A+ titles out are of such a high caliber, it’s hard to get into a glass-half-empty train of thought. But it’s not all… Read More

  • Stevenf: "Android is bullpoop and you're dumb, Google"


    My, if this isn’t the day of Google backlash. While we’re not highly keen on the whole Android idea as it stands, Steven Frank thinks it’s garbage: A 34-company committee couldn’t create a successful ham sandwich, much less a mobile application suite. It’s going to be some half-baked turd undoubtedly based on GPE since that’s, you know, better than… Read More

  • Hell Hath No Fury Like A Potter Fan Scorned

    Looking to download a pirated copy of “Evan Almighty”? Better hope you don’t care about what happens to Harry Potter and friends in the final book of the series. Some guy named Len sparked a wildfire of internet nerd rage when he sprinkled the story’s spoilers into the scenes of the “Evan Almighty” download. Now he’s receiving death threats from… Read More

  • Pay-Per-Use Electricity at Dallas-Fort Worth

    Let’s recap, shall we? You arrive at the airport and a little man in a vest yells at you to move your car and stop hugging. Then you move to the front counter or perhaps a buggy kiosk and wait until Lomo the Ticket Agent stops talking on his cell long enough to press three buttons. You then get patted down, all of your liquids taken away, eyed with suspicion, and then forced to walk on… Read More

  • AOL Suggests Five Items Not to Buy, Loses Advertisers

    . Why, you ask? If you’re simply looking for a fun game system, you can find a Nintendo Wii (try eBay) or Xbox for around $400. You could also simply wait for more PS3 games or for the system itself to come down in price. Heresy! What does AOL know anyway! And they also say don’t buy Vista. What douches. Let’s go and flame them, fellow sub-literate fanboys. Fly! Fly! Top… Read More

  • Apple Vs. The World: Brit Hates Macs, Our Freedom

    , has penned a delightful screed against Macs and the people who love them, saying: I hate Macs. I have always hated Macs. I hate people who use Macs. I even hate people who don’t use Macs but sometimes wish they did. Macs are glorified Fisher-Price activity centres for adults; computers for scaredy cats too nervous to learn how proper computers work; computers for people who… Read More

  • Wherefore Art Thou, DRM?

    Ars Technica and BusinessWeek take a cold, hard look at the reasons behind DRM and why — assuming honest people won’t break DRM — it’s still in play. Essentially, content providers are afraid of losing control over their content. Back when wax cylinders were all the rage and VHS tapes were hitting the market, Jack Valenti was actually worried that multiple people… Read More

  • Who Killed CES?

    When I touched down at JFK last Thursday I started thinking about why I felt so dissatisfied on this trip to CES. I put those dread thoughts into the back of my mind as I fought off a CES-induced stomach flu all weekend but now that I’m fresh and seemingly five pounds lighter I finally have some time to work things out. Read More

  • We'll Tell Off CE Makers So You Don't Have To

    OK, guys. We’re headed to CES on Saturday and will be jet-lagged, hung-over and pissed off. Let’s channel that anger into a little constructive criticism. In the comments, please tell us all your pet peeves about consumer electronics — the price, the size, the ease-of-use — and we’ll put those questions to as many bigwigs as we can, including Michael Dell. We… Read More

  • Love Will Tear Us Apart: Microsoft Wants Its Laptops Back

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/"review&quot; over the holiday as a way to astroturf the magic of Vista to the world at large. Now, however, they're saying that these were "review laptops" and that they want all of them back. Neener neener neener. Apparently — and I suppose we could check but who really cares? —… Read More

  • Steven Levy, Jupiter Research Gets in On Zune Bashing

    Who is a poor gadget guru to believe? Microsoft and Zune fans are saying that the Zune is so hot that it’s making babies with Angelina Jolie but Michael Gartenberg and Steven Levy, two gadget wonks with a high standing in the tech community, are saying it’s horrible. It’s enough to drive a body to drink! Gartenberg says that the Zune is ugly and should have used flash. Levy… Read More

  • Zune: Sucking Wind?

    cred. That said, the Windy City Roller Andy Ihnatko writes: After that, it’s nothing more than a bookmark for purchasing the track in the Zune Marketplace. It amounts to nothing more than free advertising. The Zune is a complete, humiliating failure. Toshiba’s Gigabeat player, for example, is far more versatile, it has none of the Zune’s limitations, and Amazon sells the… Read More

  • NY Times: PS3 is Stinking Up the Place


    Seth Schiesel, who loved him some Xbox 360 back in the day, is basically saying this to Sony: Your company’s new video game system just isn’t that great. Wha! How dare he! He’s essentially saying that the PS3 feels unfinished and that the UI sucks the big one. The resulting mini-rant is well-reasoned and intelligent, so you can’t fault him on that front. Clearly, Sony… Read More

  • Smartphones Now: 10 Things I Hate About Smartphones

    is a special group of features by CrunchGear writers on the latest smartphones available or soon to be available in the US. In this installment, we froth at the mouth at the current crop of smartphones. 10. Proprietary Connectors and Software
    My wife wanted to sync her Nokia with a PC. We dug around a bit and discovered she needed a special cable. Search for the cable — uh-oh… Read More

  • Camera Lemons

    Point and shoots can be pretty dicey. If they’re good, they’re adequate. If they’re bad, they’re vile. DigitalCamera-HQ rounds up the worst including the “6-megapixel” Option E10 which was just an interpolated 2-megapixel and the Polaroid PDC-5080 which is an even worse pack of lies. Watch for our upcoming camera holiday round ups, but until then, suck on… Read More

  • Elvis Was a Hero to Most, But That Doesn't Stop me From Downloading the Sun Sessions

    A charming little video by the Futuristic Sex Robotz who seem to be upset by some sort of “copy protection” on music. I suspect they’re just angry because they don’t have big record deals like Nelly Furtado and don’t get to be taken both from behind and the front by rapacious contacts. Next year, boys! via BoingBoing Read More

  • EBay is Decadent and Depraved

    – so I’m going to come out and say it: eBay is now useless, especially for selling electronics. You might be OK if you’re selling a pot-holder shaped like a monkey, but trying to put a laptop, phone, or MP3 on there or attempting to purchase any of those items is fraught with danger and idiocy. Case in point: I tried to sell a phone that I have lying around here, fairly… Read More

  • Windows Vista Start-up Sound Sucks, Is Holy

    in defense of Big Bill, informing us that: Microsoft’s Steve Ball gave Robert Scoble some reasons for the startup sound, which as of current planning cannot be turned off: 1) “A spiritual side of the branding experience. A short, brief, positive confirmation that your machine is now conscious and ready to react”; 2) “The startup sound is designed to help you calibrate… Read More