Christmas

  • So… what did you get?

    I got a Rebel XSi ( a few weeks ago, but it counted for Christmas), a watch-winder, and was woken up by my two-week old (another present) crying and a kick in the guts from my three-year old. What did you guys get? Read More

  • Christmas Memories: our first VCR


    I have vague recollections of watching Pinwheel on QUBE, but my parents canceled the subscription before I became a television-watching zombie. After that, we were one of the only families I knew that didn’t have cable. All my friends had cable, so I would orchestrate any opportunity to spend the night at friends’ houses so that I could get my television fix at their houses. Then… Read More

  • Merry Christmas

    We hope you’re home, warm, and well-fed. From all of us at CrunchGear, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday. Goodnight. Read More

  • Video: No-good kids receive the Wii for Christmas & freak out

    This is pure, unadulterated Communism. Look at all these kids, getting all “excited” because Santa gave them the Wii. Now Mommy and Daddy are drowning in credit card debt—not to mention that mortgage that just won’t go away—so you and your friends can play Wii Fun Simulator Read More

  • Christmas Memories: The Nintendo Entertainment System

    The year was 1986. The Nintendo Entertainment System had been out for about a year and absolutely every kid in the entire universe had one except for me. I’d resorted to casually inviting myself over to the houses of friends, non-friends, enemies, and strangers, just so I could play Super Mario Brothers, The Legend of Zelda, and RBI Baseball. I wasn’t proud of it, but it had to… Read More

  • Nicholas' fondest Christmas memory

    “The Man” is making us doing a little thing about some of our favorite Christmas memories involving gadgets. This is mine. Read More

  • What did you ask Santa Claus for Christmas?

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! As such—and humor us for a minute here—we’d like to know what you asked Santa Claus for Christmas this year. It doesn’t even have to be gadget- or tech-related! Read More

  • Christmas’d! Build your own festive holiday cannon

    What Christmas would be complete without the DIY Christmas Cannon that shoots festive decorations and/or cheer onto presents, trees, and unsuspecting guests? Read More

  • OLED Christmas tree: festive and efficient

    Among the landmarks for OLED development, making a Christmas tree out of them probably isn’t high on a lot of researchers’ lists of priorities. Still, it’s a good demonstration of luminance and a very timely proof of GE’s inroads on OLED technology. With all the work being done on new illumination tech, we’re going to be looking at a display revolution over the… Read More

  • Newegg.com has some ‘Cyber Monday’ deals for you: Draft-N Linksys router for $85

    Cyber Monday, online retailers’ version of Black Friday, may be a complete sham, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a few deals out there. Newegg, which throws the unfortunate phrase “Mega Monday Madness” into the mix, has hundreds of stuff that may interest you. Why, there’s a copy of Call of Duty 4 for $39.99 (the same price I paid last… Read More

  • Wal-Mart's Black Friday ad posted online officially: $128 Blu-ray player

    Big bad Wal-Mart, which supplies Main Street with the cheap goods it needs to survive, today officially released its Black Friday ad. Whoop-dee-do. Wal-Mart wants you to input your zip code in order to view your local Black Friday ad, so your mileage may vary. My zip code popped up a Magnavox Blu-ray player (the NB500MG9) for $128; a $798 50-inch 1080i/720p Samsung LCD TV; $15 Blu-ray… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Pioneer Inno for XM Radio $179 (that's $70 cheaper than normal!)

    Should you still plan on celebrating the holidays this year—money’s tight, I know—then you may want to check out some of the deals the XM half of Sirius XM has going on. For example, you can grab the portable XMp3 player, which can record around 100 hours of programming, for $259, a full $20 off the regular price. You can also grab the slightly older Inno for $179, which is… Read More

  • Cute USB gadget alarm: Heart-shaped cup warmer and Stitch-shaped humidifier released

    Just in time for Christmas, two new cute USB gadgets have been released today in Japan and the best thing is you can order both online even if you live outside Nippon. First, a company called Runat announced it started selling a USB humidifier [JP] that is shaped like the Disney cartoon character Stitch. The little guy (184x130x165mm) is suitable for small rooms and offices. You can pre-order… Read More

  • Nintendo promises a Wiite Christmas

    The Nintendo Wii is approaching its third holiday season and it might be a hottest seller yet again. The last two years, the supply wasn’t enough to meet consumer demand but Nintendo is saying this year will be different with a “significant increase” of in-store Wii’s. Still, it’s hard to say if the $249 device will be the overnight line-inducing, must have… Read More

  • Blu-ray 'Essential Holiday Collection' puts us in the Christmas spirit

    Three of the best Christmas flicks, and Elf, are coming from Warner later this year to your Blu-ray player. The set includes, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, The Polar Express, and yes, unfortunately Elf. No word on price just yet, but does it really matter? A Christmas Story – in high definition. Come on! Plus, nothing brightens up the depressing… Read More

  • Nokia’s Tube touchphone in time for Xmas?


    Reg Hardware reported a Nokia touch-based handset could hit shelves in time for holiday shopping. Devinder Kishore, Nokia India’s marketing director, confirmed that the company has been working on “the Series 60 platform for touchscreen user interface, and a mobile device is expected to be launched by the year-end.” Though Kishore didn’t mention any specific… Read More

  • Crazy Guitar Hero Christmas lights mod

    What do you get when you mix Christmas lights, massively intelligent cubicle dwellers, Python, open source electronics, and a Guitar Hero controller? A crazy light show that I would call one of the coolest things I’ve seen all year. This is what tech is about — having fun with cool stuff without worrying about EULAs. Read More

  • For the Chinese, Wiis are plentiful this season

    BEIJING — China might lack safe water and air, but it does have something the United States lacks: Nintendo Wiis. In fact, CNET recently chronicled a reporter’s failed quest to find the infamous Wii just before the holidays. But in Beijing, finding a Wii isn’t difficult. Shortly before Christmas, I strolled through a random section of Beijing and curiously walked into a… Read More

  • Mario Christmas stocking, Kuribo's Shoe edition

    This Mario Christmas stocking reminds me of a Leonardo one I had as a youngster. I used to get quality toys in that stocking, too, like X-Men action figures and X-Men action figure accessories. Created by Greg, a certain loyal Kotaku reader (who isn’t one?), it depicts our favorite plumber in a Kuribo’s Shoe, an exceedingly rare power-up from Super Mario Bros. 3. It seems to me that… Read More

  • Video: Santa Claus gets a Mac in latest Apple ad

    Just in time for the holidays, Apple has released a new ad that brings together the Mac dude, the PC square and Santa. The hilarious part here is that PC square tries to pull one over on us by changing the lyrics to “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” making them all pro-PC. How silly! I do, however, like the animation style in that it reminds me of “The Nightmare Before… Read More