• Japanese company releases Sushi guide for the iPhone

    Great news for people who a) own an iPhone or iPod Touch and b) never know what kind of topping to get when eating Sushi: Tokyo-based Shogakukan, known outside Japan for its extensive offerings of manga (Ichi The Killer, Ranma 1/2, Crying Freeman etc). is releasing a virtual sushi guide for these devices. Read More

  • Leaked 2009 Rogers/Fido roadmap is packed to the brim with smartphones

    Yo dawg – Rogers heard you liked smartphones, so they put smartphones in your smartphone so you can smartphone while you smartphone. But seriously, if you’re a smartphone fan on Rogers/Fido, your brain might just melt in 2009. HoFo-goer clearskies08 managed to sneak spy shots throughout the entirety of the recent employee-only roadmap presentation, bringing back just shy of 30… Read More

  • So… what did you get?

    I got a Rebel XSi ( a few weeks ago, but it counted for Christmas), a watch-winder, and was woken up by my two-week old (another present) crying and a kick in the guts from my three-year old. What did you guys get? Read More

  • How They Make Toys At Google

    You know those engineer elves at Google like to do things their own way. That build-it-better ethic also applies to Christmas toys. If you click on the Christmas Doodle on Google’s main search page, you will see the five images below, which shows what I can only assume is one of Google’s older engineers in his workshop with his son. He is putting together a contraption with… Read More

  • Pew Survey Confirms What We All Know: Net Beats Newspapers As A Source For News

    News Flash: More people get their news from the Web than from newspapers. While this hardly counts as news to most of our readers, the Pew Research Center is surprised by the shift. In a survey of 1,489 adults in the U.S. conducted in early December, 40 percent said they get most of their national and international news from the Internet, compared to 35 percent from newspapers. The percentage… Read More

  • The Meaning Of Friendship

    I can only imagine the angst that Jessica Vascellero at the Wall Street Journal inserted into countless minds this evening with her article about the difficulties people are having defining what is and isn’t a “friend” for online social networking purposes. Most Americans who aren’t teenagers or a little older are just getting used to the idea of social networks in general. Read More

  • Christmas Memories: our first VCR

    I have vague recollections of watching Pinwheel on QUBE, but my parents canceled the subscription before I became a television-watching zombie. After that, we were one of the only families I knew that didn’t have cable. All my friends had cable, so I would orchestrate any opportunity to spend the night at friends’ houses so that I could get my television fix at their houses. Then… Read More

  • Blue Ranger, White Christmas

    Long before my interests turned to gadgets and gizmos, life was as simple as could be. Wake, bus, school, bus, Power Rangers. Sure, other stuff probably happened on any given day – but if it didn’t involve Rita Repulsa and the Rangers, I didn’t really care. I wasn’t alone, either. It seemed like every kid in town had latched on to the Rangers. We no longer played Tag… Read More

  • A Silicon Valley Christmas Tale

    Every geek
    Down in Geek-ville
    Liked searching a lot …
    But Bill Gates,
    Who lived just north of Geek-ville,
    Did NOT! Bill Gates hated searching and search advertising!
    Now, please don’t ask why. It’s not that surprising.
    It could be his brain had slowed up with age.
    It could be, perhaps, that he loathed Brin and Page.
    But I think that the most likely reason of all,
    Was his wallet… Read More

  • Merry Christmas

    We hope you’re home, warm, and well-fed. From all of us at CrunchGear, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday. Goodnight. Read More

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