Nerf, "Star Wars," and Marvel gear was everywhere at Hasbro's showcase at the Toy Fair in New York City.
We've been having a classic-video-game kind of time here at Crave recently, what with our sister site CNET News revisiting one of the old-schoolest of them all--Spacewar--and Crave itself reminiscing about all the quarters we scrounged (and promptly fed to Pac-Man) back in the days of the old arcade.
It's no wonder, then, that we've got an itch to make like Mario, touch us some Super Stars, and stomp us some enemies.
Luckily, it looks like Converse is set to hand us just the footwear for the job. According to blog Highsnobiety, the shoemaker plans to release the pictured sneaks--the Converse One Star Super Mario Bros. OX--this coming March, in Japan (apparently no pricing info is available yet). We're hoping we'll be able to track them down online.… Read more
CNN's political analyst Roland Martin got in a tweet-war during Sunday's Super Bowl game. And because of it, CNN has suspended him.
The debacle began when he tweeted, "If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham's H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him," referring to the H&M David Beckham ad that ran during the game and showed the soccer player in nothing but underwear.
Martin also tweeted, "Who the hell was that New England Patriot they just showed in a head to toe … Read more
T-Mobile spent $1.5 million to deploy new 4G cell sites in the Indianapolis area prior to the Super Bowl. An earlier version of this story provided an incorrect investment figure.
Despite the industry's best efforts, 3D in the home has brought about little more than a yawn and a shift in the seats for most of the buying public.
The problem is very simply this: there's no content. TV manufacturers will quickly tell you it doesn't matter, that's what 2D-to-3D conversion is for, but when major studios can screw up a major conversion job on a movie like "Alice in Wonderland," what chance does your TV have?
Most TVs come with 3D these days, and the ones without tend to be on the cheaper side. If you're one of the people who would rather not pay for 3D, then while the pickings may be slim, they are significant.
We've chosen from the best non-3D TVs of the last 12 months, and present them below. As they are bare-bones TVs, you may miss out on some advanced Smart TV features, but this is something that a $50 Roku box could help fix.… Read more
Golden's imaginings run the gamut from Uncharted Drake's family vacation at the Grand Canyon to Goro from Mortal Kombat showing off his 12-pack stomach and four arms at the gym.
The images don't stop at snapshots. They also include snarky or admiring comments from video game characters' Facebook friends. Mario from Super Mario Brothers hoists a beer at a bar while his sibling Luigi announces his photobomb in the comments section.… Read more
After such a thrilling end to the Super Bowl, it's no surprise that a record number of sports fans e-mailed, text messaged, and called each other during the big game.
And the carriers weathered the surge in traffic despite a jump in usage. The wireless carriers may not always have the best record at big confabs--many fared poorly at the Consumer Electronic Show--but they stepped it up for the Super Bowl.
Ensuring adequate wireless coverage is crucial because the high-profile event garners so much scrutiny and attention. For Verizon Wireless, which is the official NFL wireless sponsor, the … Read more
I'm a big fan of my iPad, but not for everything. Case in point: this year was highly touted as the year that the Super Bowl would be streaming for free via dedicated apps and NBC's Web site. It sounded promising; I love two-screening it for big sports events. So, I gave it a whirl.
The experiment lasted about a minute.… Read more
Windows 8 may kill the Start menu button, the Super Bowl spawned tons o' tweets, and Facebook admits that deleted photos can still be accessed.
Links from Monday's episode of Loaded:Facebook photos not deleted Facebook adding mobile ads No Start button in Windows 8? Windows Phone 8 details leak PSN becomes SEN Super Bowl Tweets Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (HD) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS HD
Eli Manning connected with Mario Manningham for the big game's biggest play, but did tech advertisers connect with consumers? CNET takes a look.
Samsung flubs its Apple Super Bowl dis Samsung's big Super Bowl ad for the Note may have brought on a few chuckles, but it failed in one big way, says CNET's Josh Lowensohn.(Posted in Apple Talk by Josh Lowensohn) February 6, 2012 10:10 a.m. PT
Should Apple heed Chrysler's, GE's Super Bowl make-it-here message? One of the salient themes in Super Bowl ads was bringing manufacturing back to America. … Read more