• Masen Marshall, the Ultimate Linux Guru, has a special laptop

    Masen Marshall, pictured above, is not your ordinary Linux user. No, he’s the Ultimate Linux Guru, a title bestowed upon him by his significant contributions to the user community. He’s seen here holding a laptop signed by Linux creator Linus Torvalds. All of the stickers and bling you’ve added to your laptop are now decidedly second rate. Read More

  • Japan chooses 2008's best robots (photo gallery)

    Last year’s Grand Prize winning robot There should be no doubt that Japan is the world’s leading nation when it comes to the production and promotion of robots of all kinds. Each year, Nippon’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) chooses a handful of robots it thinks are especially cool and gives them the so-called Robot Award [JP]. The ministry yesterday announced… Read More

  • Nikon digital SLR is Europe's camera of the year

    Nikon says their digital SLR D3 has been chosen as Europe’s Camera of the Year 2008-2009 by the European Imaging and Sound Association. The camera has already won the Camera Grand Prix 2008 award in Japan and the Technical Image Press Association‘s Best Professional Digital SLR Camera 2008 award in Europe. Nikon is actually a late entrant to the market for professional digital… Read More

  • Our Crunchies video: We're here all week Kudos to videographer Doug and mascot Phoebe. Read More