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A call to arms: Reboot the public bathroom

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/stormtrooper-potty.jpg" />Ladies and gentlemen, I am not a loquacious orator. I've never written an impassioned speech. I'm just a part-t

Brighten up your day (or salad) with a homemade 1UP Power Up!

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/radish-1-up.jpeg" alt="radish-1-up" />Generally speaking, the preferred method for procuring a <del datetime="2009-09-03T20:29:03+00:00">

Science: CHOP research muscles out AIDS

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/aids-sign.jpg" />Researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, who have been researching AIDS for almost a decade, have come

Thundercats live action trailer!

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/thundercats_live.jpg" /> It may be fan made, but it's pretty darn neat to watch.

SonicWall blocks WindowsUpdate

Over the weekend SonicWall, makers of internet security appliances, inexplicably started blocking WindowsUpdate. Also blocked are updates from Kaspersky and Trend Micro antivirus products. Linux users

Blockbuster's Top 10 Nightmare-Maker Movies list, do you agree?

We’re not a movie blog, we know, but we are a day away from one of my favorite holidays and I came across this Top 10 Nightmare-Maker Movies list from Blockbuster and thought I’d share. It’s

DIY: Wooden USB flash drive

With a lot of sanding and basic woodworking skills, you can turn your plastic thumb drive into a classy wooden drive. Let me show you how.

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 dire

Activision squashes Ratner's plan for Guitar Hero movie

This is glorious news, ladies and germs. Ratner revealed that Activision basically told him to STFU. Well, that’s what I hope they told him, anyway. “I’d really like to do it, but th

Here's hoping…

Our former writer and good friend Mike Kobrin now lives in New Orleans. Keep him and NOLA in your thoughts tonight.

ROM hacks: Incredible pseudo-sequels to your favorite retro console games

I love retro games, and although part of what I love about them is the nostalgia, going through the same worlds, thinking “oh yeah, I remember when my brother beat that guy for the first time,&#

Japanese companies start anime and manga download service for the Nintendo DS

Japanese interactive content providers am3 [JP] and DaiNippon Printing started DSvision [JP] today, a fee-based service bringing anime and manga to owners of the Nintendo DS. DSvision was announced la

Handling bash shell history

This might be a little OT for all of you, but it’s an interesting piece nonetheless. Allan Odgaard of TextMate put together an interesting little piece about the bash shell history system includ

"The Dark Knight" already sold out

Has anyone else tried purchasing tickets for the midnight showing? I just tried and Fandango is a dirty, filthy liar. The midnight showing at the IMAX here in NYC was lit up all red like tickets were

G8 summit won't touch global climate issue

This is obviously off topic but an important issue nonetheless. This months’ issue of GQ (Hello Gisele!) has a fairly interesting feature, “You can’t save the planet”, that tou

An Apple palate cleanser

I just noticed that our last twenty posts were Apple-related. To that end, I’ve decided to offer this little aperitif to cleanse your minds of the iPhone 3G (“Now with more 3G!”) and

Off-topic: Has anyone solved the new MS SQL injection hack?

Quick question for all you programmers. I’m dealing with an MS SQL injection problem on a site running Windows 2000 and MS SQL 2003. Has anyone seen/solved this problem yet?

Slow News Day: Here are some babies puking

While I look for some provocative technology news items on this holiday Sunday, please enjoy a series of babies throwing up. The one at 34 seconds is mesmerizing.

Put your photos on M&M's

Mars is starting a new service called M&M Faces which will allow you to slap your mug on a bunch of M&Ms. The service follows M&M’s original My M&Ms service which allowed you to

If you don’t believe that Volkswagen knows what the people want, just ask this talking Beetle.

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