• The Cool Kids appearing in NBA 2K9

    That’s Chuck Inglish, he’s half of the duo that makes up The Cool Kids. They make music and they’re cool. The Cool Kids produced an original track, 2K Pennies, for the NBA 2K9 soundtrack and both Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks will be playable characters in Blacktop streetball mode. That’s “straight fire” as John would say. In case you don’t know who… Read More

  • Last call! Canon pulling the HD commercial Reverie at midnight, tonight

    The first high-def footage off the Canon 5D Mark II was a commercial shot by renowned photographer Vincent Laforet. If you haven’t seen the video, it is simply amazing and will certainly be shown at countless camera shops for years to come. Canon has been hosting the raw footage for anyone to download and ‘cording to Laforet’s blog, the traffic is too much for Canon. The… Read More

  • SlingMedia Prepares To Launch Their Video Portal At Sling.com

    Sling Media, the creators of a hardware device that lets users stream their home television signal to an Internet connected device anywhere (with a software download), is preparing to launch their new video portal, Sling.com. The company first mentioned the new portal earlier this year but has been quiet since then. Today though, several readers received emails from Sling Media with… Read More

  • And The Winner Of Our Dash GPS Contest Is . . .

    Last week, I announced (in conjunction with Dash and Trulia) that we would give away a Dash GPS car navigation device to whoever could come up with the best new app for it. Readers came up with more than 300 suggestions, including the sketch at left (which I have no idea what it is supposed to be). But many of the ideas were pretty solid. They included things like calendar integration… Read More

  • Apple responds to toxic Mac Pro claims

    Apple just responded to the report claiming Mac Pros produced before 2008 can give off leukemia-causing benzene by stating through a spokesman spin-doctor to Macworld the following: We have not found anything that supports this claim, but continue to investigate it for the customer. While we would love to give Apple the green light on this, what company would openly admit that they… Read More

  • Happy Birthday Google (Again) (The Video Version)

    http://seesmic.com/embeds/player.swf Yeah I know, it isn’t even September any more, and we’ve already said Happy Birthday to Google twice. But this video comment left on the first post is just too good not to post. I have no idea who this is, but she’s a star. Read More

  • Video Review: WowWee Tri-Bot

    This $99.99 robot can talk to you, guard you, and even notify you when a set number of minutes has passed. It’s quite a bit of fun and has a charming personality, as you’ll see in our video, but we did have some issues with the IR remote control – the bugger just couldn’t tell what we wanted him to do. Compared to other robots we’ve seen this season, however… Read More

  • Send A Photo Of Yourself To Space For The Suspiciously Low Price of $2

    Most of us will never go to space – at least, not for a decade or so. But while we may not be able to go on a space walk or bounce around in zero-G, the prospect of being able to send something into the Great Beyond sounds like a decent consolation. IntoSpace.org is hoping to make that happen for a mere $2. The site is offering a deal that is reminiscent of the Million Dollar Homepage. … Read More

  • IsABelt By Any Other Name Still a Belt?

    About eight years ago I adopted a little ritual before I travelled, swapping out my metal buckled belt with a piece of strapping from an old backpack. This black belt has served me well through the years but there might be a new belt on my radar. Read more… Read More

  • Gary Krakow continues to reiterate the fact that he knows nothing

    http://services.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/1079049304 Read More

  • Totilo gropes the PS3 keypad, reveals nothing

    Stephen Totilo of MTV Multiplayer fame had himself a fancy hands-on session with the PS3 keypad today and this is what he had to say about it. I pretend-typed some messages using the device, but I did not have time to input anything into the PS3. Like the 360 keypad, the PS3 add-on is designed to ease console user’s efforts to input messages and passwords. The add-on was light, adding… Read More

  • Lenovo to roll up Fujitsu/Siemens consumer PC business?

    In one of these multi-part shuffles that characterize high-level business dealings, it looks as if Lenovo is going to be taking over the consumer PC part of the Fujitsu/Siemens joint venture. It seems Siemens has had enough and is selling its part to Fujitsu, and Fujitsu (not really loving the “end-user” market) will spin off that part of its PC business and sell it to whoever. Read More

  • This Week on CrunchBoard

    Does this remind you of your team? Maybe you should think about a new job. Check out the latest job listings on CrunchBoard. Read More

  • Fable II Limited Collector’s Edition pricing and contents altered by MS

    Fret not for the game will still be coming out in NA and Asia on October 21 and Europe on October 24, but the pricing has been dropped from $80 to $70. Why? Because they’re ditching the premium box, five printed fate cards, and Hobbe figure. You will still get the following: – Fable II game disc
    – Bonus DVD with new ‘Making-of’ Feature
    – Bonus in-game… Read More

  • Apple files dismissal motion against Psystar counterclaims

    The latest chapter in the David vs Golitha battle has just unfolded in the Northern District of California with a dismissal filing by Apple. Jobs & Co. state in the claim, Defendant Psystar Corporation is knowingly infringing Apple’s copyrights and trademarks, and inducing others to do the same. Psystar makes and sells personal computers that use, without permission… Read More

  • Praise Jebus! Amazon shipping Panasonic BD35 and BD55 later this month

    Panasonic’s latest Blu-ray players were announced, priced and finally, finally, a shipping date has been found. According to Amazon, the BD35 is going out on October 25 and the BD55 on October 28. Next time Panasonic, can you just let us know the price and shipping info when you announce a damn product. Seriously. BD35 & BD55 via EngHD Read More

  • PC reads unadulterated Spam

    http://cdn.episodic.com/player/EpisodicPlayer.swf?config=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.episodic.com%2Fshows%2F21%2F226%2F10%2Fconfig.xml John Hodgman recreates spam emails verbatim and reads them in his best small-midwestern-college poetry reading voice. Does Apple know he’s doing this? Can’t they make him sign an NDA or sue him? Read More

  • CrunchGear Experiment #1: The Halo 3 Nobility Ray

    We at CrunchGear posit that the music from Halo 3 will add nobility and gravitas to the most mundane of tasks. We tested it, with mixed results. Read More

  • Google Launches Its Own Memetracker

    Google has just launched a new homepage for its blog search that bears a strong resemblance to Techmeme, Memeorandum and their “memetracker” counterparts. The site displays a listing of the top stories from across a variety of topics including business, politics, technology, and entertainment. Memetrackers identify emerging trends on the web, especially across blogs. They are… Read More

  • Run for the hills! Xbox Live is down! [Update 3]

    Got some bad news for those wanting to get in some COD4 action after work; Xbox Live is down. It just kind of stopped working and the only word comes from the Xbox 360 support site without any indication on when it will be back up. Status: Users will not be able to connect or log into Xbox LIVE. We are aware of the problem and working to resolve the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience… Read More

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