• Penny Arcade Expo 2008: We're here!

    Good morning sunshines! It’s day one of PAX ’08, and Devin Coldewey and I are badged up and on the scene. Today’s looking to be a crazy day, with just about every big league name in the gaming industry making an appearance. Bungie, Harmonix, Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Rockstar, Valve, EA — the list goes on and on. Then it goes on some more. There’s the PAX… Read More

  • Papercraft CCTV camera


    Welcome to the police state! Please print out this handy mock CCTV camera, build it, and place it prominently in your bedroom in order to acclimate yourself to the 24/7 surveillance you will experience outside – and soon, inside – your domicile. Should you feel disconcerted or angry, this is natural. Now, more than ever, security means never having to say you’re sorry. Read More

  • Video: First of five Fallout 3 gameplay videos

    I haven’t even looked at this video yet, but it’s the first of five new gameplay videos just released by Bethesda. It’s dubbed “Escape.” Enjoy! Read More

  • Brett Ratner should be kicked in the balls for wanting to make a Guitar Hero movie

    The general public enjoys Guitar Hero, Brett. They don’t want you butchering another pop culture icon like you did with the last X-Men movie, douchebag. “I love ‘Guitar Hero’ and I think it’s a part of pop culture. I would love to do a ‘Guitar Hero’ movie, if Activision would ever let me. I’m trying to convince them, but why would you have a… Read More

  • GalleryPlayer: 2003 to 2008

    Well, would you look at that. GalleryPlayer has shut down.  GalleryPlayer® has ceased operations as of July 30, 2008. According to the founder’s bio, the company has accually been sold, but to who we don’t know. GalleryPlayer has had its content and technology deployed and distributed to customers by many world class partners including Google, Microsoft, Comcast, Panasonic… Read More

  • CrunchGear Live Podcast

    You can chat with us during the show via AIM by pinging username “crunchtips” or call into the show at (646) 200-4163 should the mood strike you. Here’s the link for today’s show… Read More

  • Time to kick that Wii Classic Controller to the curb, say hello to the Nyko Wing


    I’m actually in the midst of setting up John’s Wii in my living room and I have to say that the Classic Controller sucks a nut. It’s not very ergonomic and makes my hands hurt after a while. So I’ve got to say that the Nyko Wing looks pretty comfy and welcoming. Look at it! The Wing takes two AAA batteries and is said to last 30 hours. Also included with the Wing is… Read More

  • A virtual cornucopia of MSI notebooks announced

    MSI has a heaping handful of new notebooks set to be released at undetermined dates for undetermined prices. The important thing is that we have specs, right? Read More

  • Caught in the act: Panasonic's Vieracast, NeoPDP ‘slim’ HDTV

    My friends! IFA is beginning to take off, and I finally had a few minutes to grab some photos of some that Panasonic hotness I mentioned yesterday. Behold, Vieracast. Like I said, it’s sorta like Dashboard for Mac OS X. The screen is filled with a bunch of non-moving widgets that show the weather, stocks, etc. It’s not really a huge deal, but it’s something that many TV… Read More

  • Japanese company develops double-sided touchscreen

    At the Sign & Display Show 2008 in Tokyo (that ends tomorrow), a company called Teraokaseiko [JP] is exhibiting a transparent touch display, based on an inorganic electroluminescent panel, that can be operated by touching either side of the display. Teraokaseiko’s self-developed orange-colored monochrome panel features a resolution of 256 × 120. While the display has a transmittance… Read More

  • The ruins of Bell Labs and of American technological hegemony


    Can you hear me now? When I was in high school I used to go to Bell Labs in Columbus, Ohio with a buddy of mine, ostensibly to take part in a Scouting activity. There we met with one of their best UNIX guys and, well, learned UNIX. To be honest, it was like getting high school physics lessons from Stephen Hawking. This guy knew the shell inside and out and he challenged us in a way… Read More

  • Charge your kids for making you drive them around

    Do you have no-good, bratty, whiney kids who think the world revolves around them and make you drive them to all the cool hangouts around town just so they can avoid having to sit by themselves in the cafeteria even though all that stuff won’t matter by the time they’re 30 and actually realize how ridiculously unimportant their lives were when they were in middle school? Me… Read More

  • Microsoft Says Hello to Ciao, Buys European Shopping Site

    Microsoft has agreed to acquire a Connecticut-based research company called Greenfield Online, which runs both a website called Ciao for European comparison shoppers and an online survey system that helps businesses conduct market research. The cash tender offer to buy out all of Greenfield’s outstanding shares amounts to roughly $486 million, about $60 million more than investment… Read More

  • BlackBerry Bold creeping into AT&T stores in October

    I give up. I’ve been pining over this damn device for months and months and this is the straw that broke the camel’s back. Whether it’s AT&T or RIM’s fault, I don’t care, but I’m not waiting until October. You’ve lost me, RIM. Android all the way! Oh, BGR is reporting that the higher ups at AT&T have revealed the Bold will be available in stores… Read More

  • Delta announces LED-lit DLP projector; AV crowd looks on curiously

    Delta Electronics took the IFA global stage and announced the companies first LED-powered DLP projector. The initial specs sound good – expect one, keep reading – 1080p, large color gamut, and 20,000 hours on the LED unit. The company didn’t announce pricing yet, but it will be at CEDIA next week so I’ll hit ’em up with some questions then. Before I ask about… Read More

  • Panasonic launches two Blu-ray players

    Blu-ray player launches are getting kind of commonplace. Really, the only spec I am looking for right now is BD-Live and yes, both the Panasonic DMP-BD35 and BD55 are equipped with it. Of course, both players also have HDMI, proprietary video processing, and a sleek, modern design. As far as pricing, European high-fi guys can pick up the BD35 for €399 and the BD55 for €499. Chances… Read More

  • iPhone projector dock

    This thing just makes sense – lots and lots of sense. It’s the Honlai Qingbar MP101 and I have no idea if you can actually buy one. If and when you’re indeed able to purchase this doodad, you’ll be able to project 640×480 movies and photos from your iPhone (or iPod Touch) while charging the device at the same time. The bulb is apparently good for at least 20,000… Read More

  • Replica Star Wars Landspeeder looks amazing, works

    Here’s a landspeeder built by a guy who really doesn’t want to be mistaken for Joey Fatone. The guy in the photo (which we used without permission) is actually Joey Fatone. The guy who built the landspeeder, Daniel Deutsch, sent us numerous e-mails demanding that we either correct the post (which originally alluded to the idea that Joey Fatone either built the landspeeder or… Read More

  • JVC launching the JVC DLA-HD350 & DLA-HD750 D-ILA projectors

    JVC just announced the companies latest D-ILA projectors slated for a European launch at IFA. These two new models will be added too, rather than, replace the current DLA-HD1 entry- and DLA-HD100 high-end models but still have the 15,000:1 contrast ratio found on the current models. Both of the new feature new motorized lens assemblies and keystone adjustments for greater control and… Read More

  • Caption Contest: John’s new shoes (ends today)

    John got sent a pair of stylish Aussie Soles yesterday (see his review here). Here’s a photo of the left-most shoe for your enjoyment. Try as we might, we just can’t come up with a suitable caption for such an interesting photo. Help us out by leaving a caption for the above photo in the comments section, would you? We’ll give the authors of the three best captions an IPEVO… Read More

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