• Douche of the Day: Diego Norte/James Brausch

    We’ve been getting some spam emails from someone purporting to be Diego Norte offering us exciting notes to post on our blog. These notes include tips on how to cheat on your taxes and how to lure children into vans (I didn’t read the entire thing, so I can’t confirm that that’s in there.) I’m sure you, as an Internet Professional, have brushed up against this… Read More

  • CrunchGear Interns Needed: Learn a new trade

    Looking to learn a new trade? Need freedom to just drive? Give blogging a try. The CG editors are looking for direct assistants, preferably based in the US or Europe. We’re not picky. How do you apply? Email john @ crunchgear dot com or AIM me at johnbiggsnyc. Be prepared to explain who you are, why you want to be a slave and work for free (sorry, it’s unpaid, but we can set up… Read More

  • Doug on Dr. Fitness

    Our own sassy Doug Aamoth appeared on the Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy Show last week, turning said show into Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy and One Really Tall Norwegian. Pop over to their site to listen to Doug’s interview. Read More

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    The CG boys are taking a well-earned break tomorrow but thank you for another great year of CrunchGear. We wake up for you guys, whether it seems like it or not, and we could have made it through without your diligent visits to our little kingdom of jollity and mirth. Have a great Turkey day and we’ll see you on Friday. Read More

  • Nominate us for a Weblog Award? Please? Peter Ha will get rickets if we don't win

    Peter Ha is walking because of one thing: hope. And modern medicine. So two things, but the hope thing is much more interesting. That’s why I’m asking that you to nominate CG in one of the categories, I’d recommend best tech blog, in the 2008 Weblogs Award. But don’t do it for me, friends. Do it for Peter Ha. When Peter Ha was little he had an advanced case of rickets… Read More

  • What do you want to know about the BlackBerry Storm?

    We may or may not have one lurking around the office, but in case we do, what would you like to know about it? Let us know in comments. Read More

  • CrunchDrinks in Stockholm next week – Wednesday November 12, 7pm, Imperiet

    I’ll be in Stockholm, Sweden next week and would love to meet some CrunchGear fans out there. Drop me a line at if you’re in town and would like to share a bit of “bloort” or “flargloa,” the Swedish national drinks. UPDATE – I think we’ll meet at about 7pm on Weds, November 12 for dinner at Imperiet. Please contact me if… Read More

  • How are we doing?

    We’ve been doing this for a little over two years now and I’d like to see what you guys think of the site as it stands today. Feel free to excoriate or laud us in comments or email me directly at john at What can we do differently? What needs to change? What should we add? Read More

  • 300 hands-on reviews by December 24

    I hate to do this but we’re squarely in pre-holiday season and, for better or worse, you’re going to start shopping soon. Because we’re nice guys, we’re going to review 300 items from 2008 and report back on which gadgets, gear, and geegaws are worth your time and attention this year. Read More

  • Norton Internet Security/AntiVirus 2009: Fastest install of your life and a HUGE CONTEST

    How many of you are annoyed by pop-ups from your Internet security software? What about the time it takes to install? I think you know where I’m going with this. Inevitably you’re running virus protection from Symantec or McAfee. I know when I was using a PC it was Symantec and it would piss me off. The constant pop-ups asking me to upgrade or verify that it’s ok for it to… Read More

  • Apple Store is down, now taking bets on what’ll be announced

    As is our custom, here’s the arbitrary “The Apple Store is down!” post that gadget blogs the world over like to publish on the day that Apple announces something. So there you have it: the Apple Store is down. Now taking bets on what’ll be announced. Closest to the actual products (specs, price, size, etc.) wins bragging rights. Thanks to reader Steve Jabs for the tip. Read More