Interviews

  • RIM Co-CEO Flakes In BBC Interview

    You can watch the whole thing here but Mike Lazaridis is cracking up. Basically, in an interview with a BBC reporter, the co-CEO shuts down the the meeting after being asked about security concerns in India and the Middle East, saying that it’s an issue of “national security.” As the CEO of what was once the premier smartphone manufacturer it must be hard to see mind –… Read More

  • Big Interview: The Philosophy Behind Best Buy And Future's @Gamer Magazine

    Conventional wisdom says that it’d be a better idea to build a ladder to the moon than it would be to start a magazine in 2010. Apparently Best Buy disagrees. The retailer announced, some months back, that it would be starting a new video game magazine called @Gamer. (Pronounced “gamer”—ignore the @.) It hooked up with the good folks at Future, the same people who… Read More

  • Exciting interview: UFC's Chuck Liddell talks Reebok ZigTech, his MMA future and the Apple iPad. Yes, the iPad.

    I had myself a bit of a field trip yesterday, going over to Reebok’s fancy gym on Columbus Avenue in New York to try out their new ZigTech shoes. The name alone implies, well, tech, which would explain my presence there. Bonus: I got to interview former UFC light heavyweight Chuck Liddell. Truly an awesome day. Read More

  • The Gadget Love of a Guitar God

    Most gadget do-it-yourselfers have stories of an idea that didn’t quite work out. Maybe the prototype never functioned properly. Or maybe a competitor introduced a similar piece of gear into the marketplace first. But how many gadget geeks can say that they were stymied by a cult, a laser, and legislative changes? Of course, rock guitar legend Ace Frehley is no ordinary gadget guy. Read More

  • Interview: Karen Dyer (Sheva from Resident Evil 5)

    Dearest CrunchGear readers: I recently had the honor and privilege of speaking to Karen Dyer, who is not only the voice of Sheva Alomar, from Resident Evil 5, but who also did said character’s motion capture. I hope you enjoy it on this day, our day of freedom. Read More

  • Interview: Reuben Langdon, motion capture artist for Avatar


    Reuben Langdon is a motion capture artist in motion pictures and games — you’ve probably directed his actions without knowing it in such games as Resident Evil 5 and Dead Rising. Most recently he’s been working on James Cameron’s epic CG film, Avatar. He took some time out of his busy backflipping schedule to talk to us about motion capture, having his own studio… Read More

  • CrunchGear Interview: Ben Heckendorn

    I recently sat down with the king of gadget modders, Benjamin J. Heckendorn. Read More

  • Interview: Jack Conte, Internet musician

    Jack Conte is an Internet musician who makes his living from selling MP3s online and generally running around like a madman making great music. I was introduced to him through Electro-Harmonix but I was amazed when I found the rest of his great music online. I met with him at a cafe in San Francisco where we drank huge bowls of coffee and talked music, technology, and hardware. He makes… Read More

  • MobileCrunch's Greg Kumparak interviewed on CBS 5 about online newsreaders

    Greg “Heaven 17″ Kumparak was interviewed by his local CBS affiliate on the rise of online newsreading and the death of dead-tree papers. There’s no real way to embed the video so I’m adding a Final Fantasy character that Greg closely resembles. Update: Just kidding, we figured out how to embed it. Video is tucked away beneath the jump. Congrats, Gregger! Read More

  • 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

  • Interview with Qik Co-Founder Bhaskar Roy: Competition, iPhone, and Android

    This morning I had the opportunity to have a chat with Bhaskar Roy, Co-Founder and VP of Product Management of Qik, a popular live video casting application available on most major mobile platforms. It’s not the first time we’ve interviewed him but, with competition at an all time high, I figured it was time to check back in. The interview was conducted over IM and later formatted… Read More