I think I've already made it clear on this blog that I like penguins. I was probably the only Craver who was pumped to hear that "Happy Feet" had beaten out "Casino Royale" at the box office, and despite what people may tell you, that wasn't because I bought out several theaters' worth of tickets. (I haven't seen the movie yet. I was busy with the Wii launch.) I was even more pumped to see that ChipChick featured these fuzzy penguin-shaped portable speakers that not only play your iPod or DVD player's … Read more
As Red Ferret reports, owners of new Volkswagen Golfs, Beetles, Rabbits and Jettas will get a complimentary guitar with their purchase. Why? Here's an explanation from First Act GarageMaster, which makes the guitars: "Owners of new VW models can transform their cars into mobile amps, with a newfound freedom to rock in the driveway, play at outdoor parties, or shred in the beach parking lot. New rockers will … Read more
Here in America, we like to see cause and effect. Use a gun--go to jail. Sixteen tons, what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt.
Joining this pantheon of maxims is "Buy a phone, get some money off your next purchase." First Circuit City came up with a $99 notebook. It costs $399 ordinarily, but if you sign up for 12 months of Vonage, you get the notebook for $99.
That chill in the air means two things: the holidays are approaching, and the height of sports gambling season is upon us. The upcoming slate of college bowl games, the Super Bowl, and March Madness always warms the heart of even the casual gambler.
But this year, techies can get in on the fun. A sports betting site called Bodog.com is taking bets on the launch date for Apple's long-rumored iPhone. Bodog's using the money line system to gauge whether Apple will introduce the iPhone by the end of April 2007, or whether it will introduce the … Read more
High-tech carpentry is nothing new, of course, but it's usually been reserved for sylvan hobbyists and other odd blokes. But LG is going mainstream with a woodland look of its own for a new 52-inch flat-screen set destined for commercial customers. Crave UK wasn't allowed to film the TV but ingeniously came up with an artist's rendition as seen here.
"The bezel is made of compressed wood (derived from renewable forests) and finished … Read more
No, there's nothing terribly Crave-worthy about this Jurassic item, at least from a technology perspective. But given that we're often accused of being Luddites--OK, Neanderthals--we thought we'd beat our friends to the punch before they sent it to us. We doubt that it's solid rock, but it still achieves that fossilized caveman look that so many of us aspire to.
But if you'd rather go the … Read more
There's a new Webcam on the market that has a potential for dual use: If it breaks down, you can always use it to decorate the Christmas tree or to play fetch with the dog.
That's because Savit Micro's "VIJEeye" isn't attached by any joints or other fixtures--instead, it has a magnetized base that allows 360-degree movement. The higher of two models comes with 1.3-megapixel resolution and a built-in microphone. Pricing isn't yet known, but Akihabara News says both models are destined for stores next week.
And its "red wine" … Read more
Add this as yet another awesome smart-phone stocking stuffer to hit the scene this holiday season. Yep, the full details on the LG VX9900 (otherwise known as the enV phone) have been leaked yet again. It appears that the enV is set to launch on November 27 for $150 with a two-year service agreement (pricing at retail is $320; a one-year contract will get you one for $200).
If we didn't know better (and we don't), we might think that Ferrari was actually trying to overexpose itself. It may not be long before the company comes out with its own fragrance line.
So here's the deal: Wired magazine has handpicked its choices for the hottest gadgetry of the 2006 holiday season, rented out a cool space in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood (the same space where Sony held its PlayStation 3 press preview a few weeks ago), and filled it with those gadgets--which ranged from a $19.95 Zero Blaster toy gun to an Infiniti G35 sport sedan.
Plus, Wired's publicity crew threw a reception Thursday night so that members of the press could check out the selection and enjoy refreshments courtesy of Budweiser and Yellow Tail. Here are a few … Read more