Holidays 2006

The Holidays And The Damage Done

Don’t know precisely how much money you’ve blown through this holiday season? Well here’s a free holiday spending calculator to get you back on track or make you feel more worthless

Hey Fatty, Put Down The Cookie And Go To CalorieKing.com

It’s the holiday season and you’re bound to pack on a few extra pounds between office parties, family gatherings and parties with friends, mixed with an overloaded, hectic schedule that ke

Merry Christmas/Happy Chanukah/Go Drink and Play Gears of War

Well, we’re just about ready to switch over to our CG skeleton crew here – remember, we’re announcing the winner of our Reader Response Contest at Noon EST tomorrow, so keep refreshi

NBC.com Bulks Up Its Streams For The Holidays

Those looking for one more way to avoid not talking to your family over the holidays should pop over to NBC.com. The network has added the first nine episodes of “Friday Night Lights” and

The Year In Computer Viruses: 2006

Panda Software, makers of fine computer security and Internet threat protection applications, has released a look-back at computer viruses, spyware and malware that made opening e-mail and surfing por

Solar Power in Her Purse

Being that I’m a geek, I think of gadgets when it’s time to find a gift for my sweetie. Unfortunately, gadgets are generally geared towards guys, some exceptions being cell phones and the

Holiday Buyer's Guide 2006: Great Tech For The Clueless

With so much tech goodness available, it’s all too easy to forget that some of the best products are the ones that don’t require a Comp Sci degree to master. After all, just because you’re a gen

USB, Optical Snow Globe Mouse

The only creature stirring on your desk this Xmas should be a mouse, a snowglobe mouse, really (haha!). It’s your standard optical USB mouse with scrollwheel, with the exception of the damned sn

Holiday Buyer's Guide: Gaming Notebooks

Trying to decide what is the right portable PC for your needs can be difficult. Laptops come in many shapes and sizes, and offer a range of features, but generally speaking gaming PCs tend to be beefy

Get Your PS3, Wii On for Charity

ready to become yours. It might cost you a little more than retail, but it won’t be as much as what some dumbasses are paying, and the money goes to a good cause. Best Buy has teamed up with Cle

2006 Holiday Buyer's Guide: Geek Watches

. Therefore, I thought it fitting that I cover ten nice timepieces that you can pick up for the horolgy geek in your life. A few caveats, however. I’m a traditional watch geek, one who slobbers

TokyoFlash Biohazard: They Live Among Us

TokyoFlash sells some fancy watches, including a little something that our own little Raj wears around the house. Now, however, we’ve got one that can detect aliens even without having to slice

Holiday Decorations Futz with Wi-Fi

I’m taking this breathless press release with a nice salty pretzel, a salt lassi, and a box of kosher salt, but apparently your fancy decorations — your Santa riding on an aardvark made ou

Stocking Stuffers: Hide Stuff in Your Laptop

At just a hair under $10, this is probably the cheapest thing you’ll ever put inside a laptop. The Stash Card is a PCMCIA-sized fake card that opens to reveal a tiny compartment for hiding small

K7 Klok Kit: Nixie Tubes for All

We love Nixie tubes. They are vacuum tubes once used as readouts for old timey electronics like nuclear reactor control rooms and James Bond villian bombs. Now you can build your own Nixie clock with

Keep Your Gadgets in Order

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Alienware Area-51 7500 Hands On

Alienware is known for making powerful, sexy and customizable high-end gaming PCs. Without a doubt, the Alienware Area-51 7500 is a beast. It features an Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme Processor, dual NVIDI

Stocking Stuffers: US Modular PowerAid Mobile

, the US Modular PowerAid Mobile is definitely handy to have around. For $49.99, you get a compact multi-product charger for portable devices. Five connectors are included to use with various devices

Stocking Stuffers: ZipWraps Automatic Earphone Retractor

Probably one of the most useful $10 gifts you can give someone, ZipWraps from Digital Innovations (the skipDR. disc repair people) is a little puck packed with a spring-loaded mechanism that smoothly

CrunchGear's Best of 2006

CrunchGear’s editors searched far and wide for the best gadgets of 2006. We’ve included devices from our own pages and some things we picked up over the year that made us smile. Read on fo
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