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  • CES 2009: Interview with Les Stroud of "Survivorman"

    If you're not familiar with "Survivorman," shame on you. Survival expert Les Stroud has stranded himself for a week in a ton of godforsaken (but beautiful) places with nothing but a multitool and a bunch of camera gear (unlike that other guy). The result is an extremely good show called "Survivorman." Les was here at CES to talk up Sony's equipment, which he's used exclusively on his shows and… Read More

  • CES Video: Interview with Dr. Dre

    Here's the interview we promised you guys the other day. Enjoy Now! Read More

  • Interview with Mark Cuban and Bud Mayo

    Interview with Mark Cuban and Bud Mayo

    We had a chance to chat with billionaire entrepreneur, Mark Cuban, and CEO of Cinedigm, Bud Mayo, about their work together to bring live 3D entertainment into movie theaters across the country. The technology promises to be a completely different theater-going experience. Cuban even went as far as to call it “the LSD of 2009.” Read More

  • RIM doing well at #2

    RIM doing well at #2

    In a wide-ranging interview, Research in Motion talked today about all things Blackberry. Trailing only Nokia in terms of sales volume, RIM has a lot reasons to feel good. According to Jim Balsillie, Co-CEO “[t]he cell phone market in the US declined by 5 percent compounded per annum in the past five years, but the smart phone market grew 58 percent.” Mike Lazaridis, President and… Read More

  • Interview: Shaun White

    Interview: Shaun White

    Here’s the interview I promised back on Friday with Shaun White. YouTube wasn’t keen on my 17-minute interview with the snow/skateboarding sensation so I had to move it to Blip and by that time it was around 8 PM. In short, Shaun White is a PC, doesn’t like the iPhone, loves his BlackBerry, is a big fan of iPods, and almost ate it during our interview at the CG office. Oh, I… Read More

  • More interview with Peter Moore (we're up to part three)

    More interview with Peter Moore (we're up to part three)

    I wish we didn’t have to publish this in episodic format (here are parts one and two), but really it is a good interview and we wouldn’t want you to have to wait to hear about it — since we know you get all your news from CrrrrrunchGear dot com. Today’s portion of the extensive interview with Peter Moore has to do with the internal reaction to the Xbox at Microsoft, why… Read More

  • Exclusive: Q and A with THQ’s Brian Farrell

    Exclusive: Q and A with THQ’s Brian Farrell

    THQ CEO Brian Farrell recently participated in a Q and A session here at the Pacific Crest Technology Leadership Forum in Vail, Colorado. While most of the focus at this particular conference is on financial performance and investing, Farrell’s session shed light on a few things that might interest gamers. In particular, Farrell spoke candidly about his company’s recent lackluster… Read More

  • Recycling: Inside Panasonic’s ‘Eco Technology Center’

    Panasonic’s “Eco Technology Center” sits in a little town outside of Osaka, Japan and is unique in that it’s one of the only recycling centers that has an on-site research and development lab and allows public tours. Check out the above video to see more. In Japan, the Home Appliance Recycling Law (HARL) was passed in 1998 and then fully enforced by 2001. The law calls for… Read More

  • Interview: Rich Dancaster, soon to be Virgin Galactic space pilot

    Interview: Rich Dancaster, soon to be Virgin Galactic space pilot

    Rich is apart of the Virgin America and Virgin Galactic exchange program that allows VA captains the opportunity to pilot the Virgin Galactic flights when they start in 2010. He’s pretty stoked to have been picked from the VA fleet and who wouldn’t be?! Rich has an extensive resume in aviation with over 16,000 hours clocked and he overlooked the testing for Virgin American flights… Read More

  • Interview: James Dyson loves and hates on the iPhone, BlackBerry

    Interview: James Dyson loves and hates on the iPhone, BlackBerry

    While at Dyson HQ, I had the pleasure, once again, of interviewing the man himself. I had to ask what his thoughts were on the iPhone, and James’ answers were both entertaining and interesting. I have an iPhone and a BlackBerry. And I have to confess that I use the BlackBerry more. But I really wanted to like the iPhone because it’s thin—one of the clever things about… Read More

 
  • Psystar's phones are ringing, nobody's answering

    Psystar's phones are ringing, nobody's answering

    So today I was supposed to have a phone call with the president of Psystar, the makers of the not-a-Mac that can ship with Leopard pre-installed. Our call was at 1:00 west coast time. I hadn’t heard from him, so I called the number at 1:15 (4:15 in Miami, where Psystar is located) I was given yesterday for him and got a message that “Psystar is now closed,” but I could leave a… Read More

  • Shane Kim, VP Microsoft Game Studios, still

    Shane Kim, VP Microsoft Game Studios, still

    In an interview with Game Daily, Shane Kim professes his love for HD DVD, what MS is doing to ensure the next gen Xbox doesn’t have RROD issues, DRM issues and why they’re not in the market to swoop up Take-Two. While it is unfortunate that HD DVD was discontinued, there is still enjoyment to be had from your Xbox 360 HD DVD Player. You can take this as an opportunity to build out your… Read More

  • Video: CrunchGear interviews James Dyson

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F822101&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Last night Nicholas and I attended the James Dyson Awards Reception and checked out what some Western engineers have engineered to make our lives… Read More

  • All About Linux 2008: An interview with Gerry Carr of Ubuntu

    [photopress:prec_m90ubuntu.jpg,full,center] Today I got to chat with Gerry Carr, a product manager for Canonical, the people behind Ubuntu, the very popular desktop version of Linux. Besides the merits of the Seattle and Portland areas, we talked about Ubuntu’s current status and its future in gaming, portable devices, and even desktop computers. CrunchGear So first off, which version of… Read More

  • Video: CrunchGear interviews the creators of Guitar Hero

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F739013&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Earlier today I had the chance to sit down with Kai and Charles Huang, co-founders of RedOctane. I sent them a barrage of questions along with a few… Read More

  • Tech-On interviews Casio's EX-F1 product guru, with interesting results

    Tech-On interviews Casio's EX-F1 product guru, with interesting results

    At MacWorld, I got a little hands-on time with Casio’s interesting new hybrid camera, the EX-F1. It’s not a DSLR, nor is it a point-n-shoot, but it has many features of both. It’s also a great high-speed picture taker, with speeds of up to 600 frames per second. I was impressed by it, despite its high price. Tech-On has a great interview with Jin Nakayama, one of the product… Read More

  • CES 2008 Exclusive: CrunchGear interviews Penn Jillette about Crackle.com, Mormons, and his choices in technology

    CES 2008 Exclusive: CrunchGear interviews Penn Jillette about Crackle.com, Mormons, and his choices in technology

    Penn Jillette, the long-haired half of Penn & Teller, is a quiet, sincere, restrained man. He’s known for his controversial thoughts on all manner of things, from politics to religion to the colorblind. Sony has launched a new video site called Crackle and has Jillette as a featured video blogger. The idea is that Jillette will “live blog” his life with the four HD camcorders… Read More

  • Exclusive Video: CrunchGear gets all hands-on with Surface; I get faced by Microsoft in a good way

    Exclusive Video: CrunchGear gets all hands-on with Surface; I get faced by Microsoft in a good way

    Not to brag, but I just spent a half hour with Pete from Microsoft and his fantastic Surface device. I’ll be the first to admit that when Surface was first announced I kind of turned my nose up at it. A table with multitouch? Pshaw! But after having seen what it’s capable of, and especially having seen what’s in the video below, I’m more than impressed. Surface isn’t… Read More

  • Exclusive: Western Digital sets the record straight on DRM fiasco

    Exclusive: Western Digital sets the record straight on DRM fiasco

    I just got off the phone with Western Digital’s Director of Marketing for MioNet, Brian Miller, and I picked his brain about some of the DRM backlash going around. Read More

  • Linus Torvalds on upcoming Linux improvements

    Linus Torvalds on upcoming Linux improvements

    InformationWeek has a pretty interesting interview with Linux founder Linus Torvalds. The requisite Microsoft vs. Linux comparisons make up much of the article but he also weighs in on which improvements he feels will come to the open source operating system in 2008. He thinks graphics and wireless networking have been "somewhat weak spots" and will garner more attention this upcoming… Read More