• No Fallout 3 PS3 DLC (and what's with all the schadenfreude?)

    How many times can you tease Sony about the state of the PS3 before you become bored? The news that Bethesda won’t be developing DLC for the PS3 version of Fallout 3 has prompted me to ask this Very Important question. Read More

  • Wii Fit surfaces on Amazon.com – hurry!

    The almost-impossible-to-find Wii Fit is in stock at Amazon right now for $89.99 with free shipping. I checked earlier today and it was out of stock, so they must have just gotten some. Read More

  • Eight "features" point and shoots need to lose


    Oh man, this guy totally read my mind. Although I shoot with a Rebel XSi so I don’t have to deal with this stuff on a regular basis, point and shoots are full of useless and/or legacy features that really ought to go. This list over at Photography Bay gets it right, and I’ve got a couple of my own. Read More

  • Report: Steve Jobs Is In The Office Today

    Perhaps it’s because I’m stuck in a Munich hotel with the flu, but this most recent round of rumors about Steve Jobs undergoing surgery today is annoying me more than normal. The entire report is based on something someone heard someone else say at a party. That kind of stuff is fine when it’s a funding rumor and the flimsiness of it is disclosed. But we’re talking… Read More

  • Sears is full of bull, plasma TVs do not need to be recharged

    Buying a plasma TV can be so frustrating. First, you as the informed consumer, know that plamsa TVs generally produce a superior picture verse LCDs but sometimes TV salesmen don’t agree. That being said, this guy managed to buy a plasma from Sears and turned down the $300 three-year service plan only to have the company call him a few days later to pitch the plan again. This time though… Read More

  • Palm Treo Pro now for sale at Best Buy for a whopping $699

    Best Buy is ready to take orders for the Palm Treo Pro for those not willing to wait for the Sprint-subsidized model. It’s going to take a special (read: loaded) gadget freak to plop down seven large on a WinMob phone that’s backordered until the middle of February which is when the phone is rumored to launch on Sprint anyway. Granted, that person might be purchasing the phone… Read More

  • Opinion: Netbook makers should stop adding fluff and focus on screen resolution

    Netbook manufacturers, I beg of you: please focus on increasing screen resolution before adding any more features. This 1024×600 business has gone on long enough. Read More

  • 140it: Condense Ur Text For Twitter When It Won't All Fit

    While Internet slang and abbreviations have become second nature for some technophiles, many of us have trouble converting our words into the pseudo-gibberish sometimes required to make long messages fit into the 140 character limit set by Twitter. 140it, a new service put together over the weekend by the guys behind Yipit, is looking to help. The site will instantly convert whole sentences… Read More

  • This 1972 electric Datsun will smoke your 'Vette, Civic

    <img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/whitezombie2.jpg&quot;?Everyone knows that the Tesla Roadster is a quick car and can beat most Porsche’s down the quarter mile. That $100k+ ride doesn’t have anything on this Datsun powered by lightweight lithium ion batteries dubbed White Zombie. This little guy can scoot down the strip in under 11.5… Read More

  • US considering law to require audible shutter noise for camera phones

    Any frequent user of public transportation has probably seen it: Cute girl gets on the train/subway in a skirt that’s just a little bit too short. Within minutes, some creepy guy starts pretending to “play a game” on his cell phone, oblivious to the fact that his narrow squint and carefully positioned arms flag his voyeuristic image snapping intentions immediately. A new bill… Read More

  • Mozilla Gives $100,000 Grant Towards An Open Video Format For The Web

    The Mozilla Foundation is putting its weight behind an effort to create an open video format on the Web. It is doing this by giving $100,000 in grant money, to be administered by the Wikimedia Foundation, towards the development and support of Theora, an open-source video codec. More importantly, it is also building support into the Firefox Web browser for both Theora and Vorbis, an open… Read More

  • Video: Kodak explains how OLEDs work

    We all know the benefits of OLED and seen the figures on how much energy it saves and all that jazz, but do you know how it actually works? Well, you’re in for a treat, friend. Sit back, relax and enjoy this 4.5 minute video. The next time anyone asks what OLED is just direct them to this video. It breaks it down pretty well. It’s a shame they aren’t ready for the masses, though. Read More

  • Headphone rack for your HP Blackbird system

    I’m not going to lie to you. I raised an eyebrow at this when I heard about it, but now I see that a headphone rack on your case would actually be quite handy. The only impractical thing about this particular one is that it only fits on HP’s Blackbird. That’s one way to limit your market; the Blackbird doesn’t appear to be on sale any more, and HP invites you to call… Read More

  • Virgin Mobile releases Susan G. Komen Pink Flare because cancer sucks

    Though you may not have noticed, we’ve been trying to avoid writing about pink phones around here. Not because we have anything against them (and we know you love them, ladies), but there are just so damn many of them as of late. “X company is releasing Y phone again.. but in pink!” Now, figure out how to make that into 2 paragraphs – then do it 10 more times in a month. Read More

  • Another iPhone App Sold: MindMaker Goes To MindMeister

    German mind mapping application builder MeisterLabs, the startup behind brainstorm & planning tool MindMeister, has acquired MindMaker, to our knowledge the third iPhone application to get sold after the sale of Where To and Tapulous buying Tweetsville. MindMaker, on sale for €3.99 (or $4.99), allows you to structure your ideas and concepts visually using a fairly intuitive program even… Read More

  • Japanese netbook features optical drive, still holds on to ‘netbook’ moniker

    In yet another move to further blur the line between netbooks and notebooks, Japan’s Mouse Computer will be shipping the LB-F1500W netbook at the end of January, complete with a built-in DVD burner. Read More

  • Review: NameYourTune.com

    I recently did a horrible thing. Hoping to offer my son a little music to enjoy I downloaded 100 kid’s songs from iTunes for something like $7.99. I figured “Hey, kids like songs. 100 songs is a lot of songs. It’s a good deal.” I was wrong. I entered, for about two months, a circle of hell of which even Dante did not write: The Circle Dedicated to Listeners of… Read More

  • Do you care about the Super Bowl 3D commercials? I don't.

    During this year’s Super Bowl, there are going to be some 3D commercials. Both Dreamworks and SoBe are going to air their ridiculously expensive ad spots right before the half-time extravaganza. But us fat, lazy Americans need special 3D glasses to view said commercials which makes ’em lame in my book. Read More

  • Ministry of Silly Videos: Monty Python on YouTube

    The gang from Monty Python boldly address the world: “For 3 years you YouTubers have been ripping us off, taking tens of thousands of our videos and putting them on YouTube. Now the tables are turned. It’s time for us to take matters into our own hands.” Read More

  • British Airways to allow cell phone service on flights

    Tis’ true, sir. Starting in the fall, BA will allow passengers on business-only flights from the Square Mile to JFK to use data services on their mobile. Passengers will not be allowed to make phone calls, initially, but BA will assess the successfulness of allowing passengers to send and receive text messages and e-mails first. They’re actually going to let the passengers… Read More

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