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In October last year, Pentax launched a “robotic” version of their K-x entry level digital camera, a colorful variation of the conventional black model. And today, the same company, presented…

The Humping USB Dogs became so popular 2 or 3 years ago that the maker, Japan-based Cube, not only started selling the silly things internationally but also added a plethora…

Do you remember the ringtone for dogs a Japanese company started offering two years ago? Now Japan gets to download another equally zany app for their cell phones, a ringtone…

This hit our radar a little late for Kwanzaa but it’s an interesting idea: reusable cloth wrapping paper. The company, called WrapAgain, offers multiple sizes and styles. The stuff is…

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What did you get for Christmas?

5:32 pm PST • December 24, 2009

Tell us. We want to know. I, for one, got nothing. Just beer. But it was an amazing beer called Stiegle.

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Make your own Ball and Cage

10:40 pm PDT • August 13, 2009

Welcome to CrunchGear’s old-timey corner of fun. First, read this for a bit of charming reminiscence: When I was a kid growing up on a farm, most boys carried a…

Let’s welcome the latest addition to the CrunchGear team, Lincoln Oliver Durbin. Lincoln is Bryce, our designer’s, new assistant and he will be helping him by screaming incessantly for hours…

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Good morning, epilepsy

8:34 am PDT • May 15, 2009

BBG found a great video that uses that odd “flickering” 3D stereoscopy that moves the image quickly back and forth to fool the eye into seeing 3D in a 2D…

Finally, a chance to scare the bejesus out of nighttime boaters everywhere. Stick this gigantic inflatable iceberg out at the end of your dock and listen for midnight fishermen to…

If you’re ever in Manhattan, head over to B&H on 9th Avenue and 34th Street (you can shop online, as well, but you’ll get a kick out of the bricks…

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Joel Johnson's Garage of Sound

11:42 am PDT • April 19, 2009

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=4161100&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1Meditation #1 from Justin on Vimeo. Joel “Drinkmaster” Johnson started a little drinking society in his garage in Washington and these are the results of their first meeting. Man, I…

Banjo-Tooie, the sequel to Banjo-Kazooie, will be released on Xbox Live Arcade this April. Like the BK XBLA port, BT’s graphics will be updated: 1080p and a smooth frame rate.…

You may have seen these nerdy little pillows around back in the day, but until now they haven’t really been readily available. I’ve already resorted to using a big sharpie…

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Review: Good Nite Lite

1:00 pm PDT • October 28, 2008

If you have kids or roommates who are younger than three, you’ll quickly learn that toddlers can’t read clocks and, as a result, will wake your ass up at 5am.…

This shot of the Lazertag Multiplayer Battle System, $80 from Amazon, looks so cool that I might need to get me some. The new guns have recoil and rumble as…

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How do terrorists drink tea?

6:30 pm PDT • August 8, 2008

Out of terrorist teapots! If you’re angry at that joke, don’t be mad at me. Instead, direct your anger towards the maker the teapot. On the other hand, if you…

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Wedgits: You know, for kids

10:54 am PDT • July 17, 2008

I’ve seen quite a few toys in the past two years but Wedgits are actually something I’d recommend. My buddy Jer brought them for our son and he’s been building…

This looks like fun, and actually seems simple enough that even someone with a fear of wires could put together a pretty competent smart-domino setup. And it’ll give you a…

So get this. There’s a school in France that’s telling its students to give up watching TV, using the computer, playing video games, etc. in a “game” against “an enemy.”…

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A library of microwaved CDs

9:04 am PDT • May 17, 2008

Make found a catalog of microwaved CDs, which basically offers up some of the coolest lightning simulations you’ve probably ever seen.

Yeah, that’s not freaky at all. This weird robot-potato-human hybrid (there’s a hidden operator) is a first among Disney’s robots, as it is able to form the shapes of words…

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Happy Cheese Weasel Day!

12:40 pm PDT • April 3, 2008

My buddy Jeremy reports: Unknown to most, April 3rd is Cheese Weasel Day, the holiday where the Cheese Weasel brings dairy goodness to all the good boys and girls in…

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Review: WowWee Flytech Butterfly

6:20 pm PDT • March 26, 2008

It flies like a real butterfly! I was actually quite surprised at the build quality on this thing. Usually these sorts of things blow into a million pieces on the…

Spore, the ultimate sandbox video game, and Lego, the ultimate sandbox brick-based toy, are now both coming to the iPhone. It’s only a matter of time before Lincoln Logs and…

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We're iPhone clippable

8:32 pm PST • January 26, 2008

Just a quick note: I just upgraded to a jailbroken 1.1.3 and I went over to clip CrunchGear.com and place it onto my desktop. Much to my pleasure and surprise,…

It’s a desk clock shaped like something out of an episode of 24. It’s also one of those, “why didn’t I think of this?” gadgets that we love. It’s just…

Now banned in Syria, Facebook is getting into U.S. politics. Woooohoooo!. Facebook signed a deal with ABC News, apparently giving the site an air of credibility beyond the “look how…

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Have fun with a Beninese scammer

1:55 pm PST • November 15, 2007

Hey, guys. If you’re bored at work today, I have a fun little game we can play. I posted some Ikea dressers on Craigslist in New York and sold them…

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Man, zero gravity looks really fun

3:15 pm PST • November 14, 2007

http://www.glumbert.com/embed/spaceplay I bet you’d get sick of this after a certain amount of time. The question is, how long would it take? I think it’d be awesome for 48-72 hours.…

Look, let’s cut the bullshit and get straight to the point, shall we? This is a keychain that plays Super Mario Bros. sound FX and has a bright red paint…