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  • How To Be a Fanboy


    As we all know, fanboys are a breed apart, a group of rabid, half-human chimeras that will violently defend their opinions to the death, usually in broken English. To that end, Lore Sjöberg at Wired wrote a guide to being — and fighting off — fanboys. His advice is priceless and very applicable. So how can you bear the proud mantle of fanboy? The first step is to pick a video… Read More

  • Leica's C-LUX 2: 7.2 Megapixels in Your Pocket

    Leica, the camera company you’ve never heard of, will release the C-LUX 2 this May. The 7.2-megapixel point-and-shoot has a 2.5-inch LCD and a 3.6x optical zoom, which isn’t bad at all. It also maintains the familiar Leica styling, which basically means it looks very metal-y. The only other thing worth mentioning is that Leica will implement intelligent ISO exposure control. All… Read More

  • Spore Developer Bashes Nintendo

    Since Blake is apparently taking a cat nap and watching COLT flicks at GDC, I’d like to bring something to your attention. They had a round of talks at GDC called “Burning Mad – A Game Publisher’s Rant.” Basically, a select number of publishers and developers got to scream about whatever they hate. When Chris Hecker of the Spore team got his turn, he went on a… Read More

  • Cingular Is Gonna Lay The Smackdown On Ya Brother!

    Well, sans Hulk at least. Cingular has partnered with the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) to create premium content available for wrestling fans. Everything from wallpapers to ringtones to videos will be available. However, getting your fix of Macho Man Randy Savage will cost you a pretty penny. Some videos will be included as part of Cingular’s media service plan while others… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Microsoft Stakes DRM Patent Claims

    across devices and were curious about how much effort they have put into DRM. In early 2001, Apple made a dynamic move signing major labels to deliver legitimate music downloads, albeit with a good amount of restrictions FairPlay. Fair enough, a number of folks at the time thought that DRM was a good way to get the digital party legally started. While iPods sold and Microsoft worked on… Read More

  • Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-G1 Is Company's First to Include WiFi

    Sony’s finally adding Wi-Fi to one of its cameras. The six-megapixel Cyber-shot DSC-G1 is able to tap into 802.11 b/g networks so that users can instantly upload their photos to the Internet, be it Flickr, Facebook or their completely unread personal blog. Better still, the camera can link up with other Digital Living Network Alliance (an industry group that strives to forge common… Read More

  • Dork At Stanford Raps About UNIX Commands

    Not even a minute into this video and I was cracking up. It’s not even because he’s rapping (poorly) about UNIX-commands, it’s that this is the biggest display of geekism ever. The beats are not fresh, the bassist has a frickin’ music stand to read notes off of, and the keyboardist is wearing the most unfashionable glasses to date. Oh, and last time I checked… Read More

  • Zenum Organum Portable Media Player: Looks are Everything

    The Zenum Organum portable media player player makes up for its underwhelming stats and features with its overall aesthetic. In other words, it looks really good. Might you call it iPhone-inspired?. Those features? Try 2GB of storage, 1.8-inch screen and support MP3, ASF, WMA and WAV. Pretty basic stuff, which is why Zenum had to go out of its way to make it all shiny and pretty. It should be… Read More

  • iScape: Viral Douchery


    I was about to go snarkstorm on this product, which is some sort of video player. Now that I look at it, however, it’s abundantly clear that it’s a bit of viral frippery. The real value, I think, is the video which involves a set of dirty, ugly hippies getting all coked up and pressing buttons. Don’t go watch it, however, because, as I’ll explain, that’s exactly… Read More

  • Free Scramby, Porn

    Made you look! The folks at Scramby offered us three free copies of Scramby as well as its suite of audio applications. The first three people who email me at contest at crunchgear dot com with the subject “SCRAMBY” get the download key. Previously: Let Out The Voices In Your Head With Scramby UPDATE – All three are gone. Thanks for entering! Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Domestic Duties Edition

    Reebok: Voltron Edition
    Blink Shot Saves Photos from Chronic Blinkers
    Vacuums that Really Suck!
    GDC 2007 — The Keynote: Sony Gets Its Groove On
    Alarm Clock, Piggy Bank Hybrid Read More

  • Winerack Wisecracks: Booze + Boobs = Sharing Genius

    Some of you girls out there wish you had larger boobs. We know this, we’ve dated somewhere around 84 of you. Some of you also like to drink booze, even places you aren’t supposed to. We’ve dated you, too. If you’re a little of column A and a little of column B, we have the Winerack. It’s a black bra with sewn-in bladders for wine, beer, vodka, Jager, you name… Read More

  • Alarm Clock, Piggy Bank Hybrid

    I can’t get up in the morning to save my life and I’m terrible at keeping my spare change in one place. This, then, is the greatest alarm clock hybrid gadget my weary eyes have ever seen. The Banclock lacks the snooze button I’ve grown fond of, which actually leads to my demise in the morning. The only way to turn the alarm off is to feed it some change. So all you need to do… Read More

  • Harman Kardon Does Home Theater


    Home theater in a box systems are a dime a dozen and most lack the flexibility of a good component system, but for the price the newly announced HS 500 and HS 300 integrated home theater systems from Harman Kardon might be worth a look… and a listen. Available later this spring for $1,199 and $999 respectively, these systems feature a 5.1-channel receiver/DVD-Audio/Video player, five… Read More

  • Playstation Home Video Teaser

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=17559 Here’s a clip of Playstation Home in action, just for you. This is either the most amazing thing in the world or another misstep. I hope to the God of War that Sony gets this right and doesn’t make Second Life 1.5. [via Matt Hickey’s Genius via Kotaku] Read More

  • OCZ Releases Water-Cooled RAM

    Heatsinks and spreaders are things of the past; OCZ has released memory modules with water-cooling. The core design element of OCZ’s Flex XLC Edition memory modules is the option of water-cooling. The water-cooled DDR2 PC2-6400 CL 3 FlexXLC Edition 2GB memory kits are geared towards maximum efficiency at lower speeds. These 800MHz modules run at CAS 3-4-4 automatically if your motherboard… Read More

  • GDC 2007 — The Keynote: Sony Gets Its Groove On


    Yarg. Such a busy morning after the lackluster start of GDC 2007. Everything was going down this morning. The keynote, meetings, general shenanigans. I rushed in early to catch demos of products from Emotiv (very cool and full impressions coming soon), AMD and others. Before I get to all of those in forthcoming posts, let me say a few words about the keynote that took place. Read More

  • Vacuums that Really Suck!


    If you’ve seen the ads for a Dyson vacuum you probably wonder if they really work as well the commercials suggest. Actually they do. And unlike those lame Hoovers, which look like something my grandparents would have thought looked old fashioned, the Dysons are about as geek chic as you can get. And now neat freaks (like me) have new reasons to celebrate. The company is introducing a… Read More

  • Palm to Release WiMAX Phone, Its Shareholders from Debtors Prison?


    Engadget is publishing rumor and innuendo regarding Palm’s efforts at creating an ultra-thin WiMAX phone that will run in the Sprint network. No other information, but this is valuable in that we’re definitely going to see a new breed of handset hit the streets in the next few months and if Palm doesn’t pull this off, they’re nigh on screwed. What say ye? Can Palm… Read More

  • Rumor: Cingular/AT&T Leaks iPhone Price


    I’m taking this with a big old salt link, but it seems a cash register at a Cingular store in Redmond is spitting out coupons for $150 iPhones with a 2-year contract. Feasible? Unfeasible? Bull? I’m voting for #3, but it’s an interesting find. Read More