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  • Nicholas' fondest Christmas memory

    Nicholas' fondest Christmas memory

    “The Man” is making us doing a little thing about some of our favorite Christmas memories involving gadgets. This is mine. Read More

  • Review scores-gate: Eidos tells reviewers to hold off on Tomb Raider reviews unless they were positive

    Review scores-gate: Eidos tells reviewers to hold off on Tomb Raider reviews unless they were positive

    From, obviously, Penny-Arcade Go to Metacritic, which is destroying the video game industry, by the way, and check out the Tomb Raider: Underworld‘s metascore. Right now it’s 78. That’s not good enough, apparently. It’s like this: Eidos, which publishes the game, instructed its PR firm to ask sites to hold off on publishing Underworld reviews before Monday (yesterday) if… Read More

  • How to ease your girlfriend into liking beer (plus bonus grammar challenge!)

    How to ease your girlfriend into liking beer (plus bonus grammar challenge!)

    I’d say 90 percent of the staff here is one weekend bender away from a one-way trip to the Betty Ford Center. But beer doesn’t merely ruin lives, no sir. It can, apparently, ruin relationships, too! That is, unless you follow the advice of The Frisky, a new women’s site that was just brought to my attention. They’ve put together a list of 10 so-called “gateway… Read More

  • Annoy your friends by sending a fake Obama vice-president text message

    Annoy your friends by sending a fake Obama vice-president text message

    Want to annoy your friends today? Go to any of those Web sites (or your provider’s own text messaging page) that allow you to send a text message, then send a message saying Barack Obama has chosen *someone* to be his vice-president. The fun part, I guess, comes if you put someone that will particularly aggravate your friends. So, if they hate Hillary (I can’t imagine why!)… Read More

  • On the Jobs health scandal

    On the Jobs health scandal

    Like Jesus and FDR, Steve Jobs was put on this earth to do good. In fact he’s doing so much good that scumbags like Joe Nocera are getting rambling, expletive-laced calls from him in the middle of the night denying all allegations that Steve-o won’t be around next year to release another line of thinner, more wow-filled PMPs. It went down like this: Joe Nocera, an NYT veteran reporter… Read More

  • CrunchGear's John Biggs is number 29 on some list!

    CrunchGear's John Biggs is number 29 on some list!

    Better watch out, Drudge. John Biggs is right behind you! There’s a brand new list out there that ranks today’s most influential digital New Yorkers (something along those lines), and guess who comes in at a not-trying-too-hard-yet-not-slacking-off number 29? Yes, the man, the myth, the legend, our editor and friend to the stars, John Biggs. NowPublic takes today’s news… Read More

  • This tube is actually a speaker!

    This tube is actually a speaker!

    This is a $22 speaker, but it sure doesn’t look like one! Since it has a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, it’s compatible with damn near every audio device you can think of. And just what type of music do we recommend you play with this speaker? Why, Weird Al, of course! Wait, what? Read More

  • CrunchGear update: Comments require emails and names, kids!

    CrunchGear update: Comments require emails and names, kids!

    Just a note for you, our faithful readers. Starting right now you’ll have to leave both a name and valid email address to leave a comment. This is to reduce the amount of spam our server has to deal with which should make everything faster for our readers, like you. Don’t worry, we don’t sell, trade, bargain with, mutilate, rub, smell, flaunt, or otherwise do anything with your… Read More

  • NYT: All this blogging will kill us

    NYT: All this blogging will kill us

    A little meta for my tastes, but today’s Old Gray Lady has an article explaining how blogging will slowly kill all us bloggers. While I’m sure some of you would say, “Where’s the problem?” I thought it was neat to see the Times even acknowledge the work of some of us. There’s quotes from bossman Michael Arrington and some of my friends over at Gizmodo. Common… Read More

  • If you have a moment, you'd maybe like to nominate us for the Bloggies, yes?

    If you have a moment, you'd maybe like to nominate us for the Bloggies, yes?

    The 2008 Bloggies are coming up, and there’s a prickly rumor that we’re a favorite for a couple of categories going around, but we’re not the types to sit back and just let things happen, so we’re being proactive. We’re asking you, our readers, to formerly nominate us. We know, we know, it’s a bit gauche, and it is just a popularity contest and all, but… Read More