Valentine's Day is six months away, but we sense a disturbing trend already in the works. Just yesterday we mentioned the nauseating "I Love You" mouse, a heart-shaped gadget that professes its feelings for whomever lays hands on it. Today, we see that the weirdos at Hong Kong-based Brando appear to be in an amorous mood as well (shudder) with the "Lips Phone," a Warhol-esque retro throwback to the '60s in, of course, a pink gloss finish. We're just thankful that it's a land line, so we don't have to witness people … Read more
LAS VEGAS--I've been here for three days, and boy, it's been intense.
And now, I bid the city, and my great view from the 19th floor of the Mirage, overlooking the Strip, adieu.
It's on to the next stops: Hoover Dam this morning, and then onto the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
There will, of course, be more blogs, more Twitters, more photo galleries … Read more
LAS VEGAS--If you're involved in the technical side of the Cirque du Soleil, like Keith Wright and David Dovell are, then the scarcity of available radio frequencies poses a potential headache for you.
That's because Wright--the operations production manager for the Cirque's show, Ka, and Dovell, the technical director for its LOVE show, are both in charge of productions that depend heavily on wireless radio transmissions between hundreds of crew members.
And they face different, but equally challenging, problems.
For Dovell--and, actually, for Wright as well, come to think of it--the problem is political. He told me … Read more
Robert Love, a high-profile Linux kernel programmer and chief architect of Novell's Linux Desktop project, has left the company for Google.
Love announced his departure from Novell on Friday via his blog, then followed up likewise Monday with news of his new employer. Love said he'll join Google's Open Source Program Office after a few weeks off finishing a new book to be published by O'Reilly and Associates: Linux System Programming: Talking Directly to the Kernel and C Library.
I'm In Like With You is a different kind of dating site. On the site, users spend points to bid for access to people they like. You get these spendable points as you use the site: when you log in, for example, and when you answer simple, seemingly random questions, like "What's your favorite drink?" and "Have you been roller skating since the 8th grade?" that pop up in the lower portion of the window. Unlike most "dating" sites, these questions aren't there to help users make a deep connection--they're … Read more
We're convinced that someone high up at Volkswagen is a wannabe rock star. First, the carmaker offers a complimentary "GarageMaster" guitar with many of its new models. Now, it's come out with VW media player co-branded with LG.
This is no ordinary sticker job either. "The player will have an aluminum body and come in three of the same colors the cars offers; Salsa Red, Shadow Blue and Sunflower Yellow," according to Everything USB, as well as featuring a 2.4-inch LCD for video and a battery that allows up to 20 hours of … Read more
Turing and Morcom. Linus and Tove. Dave and Hal. Geek love is a many-splendored thing, and our colleagues at CNET UK have compiled a list of their 10 favorite couples for Valentine's Day. Click on over for (mostly) warm and fuzzy tales of love among scientists, cosmonauts, coders, and code breakers.
You've undoubtedly noticed a fair number of desperate Valentine's Day pitches from various companies, but this one is the real deal. Say what you will about its aesthetic properties, but Ego-Lifestyles' "Love Edition" laptop is a product designed especially for the holiday--as opposed to those that just have an inscription or some other after-market afterthought.
Finished in pink and red leather, this Ego sports an unmistakable heart on its handmade case of custom leather, according to Sybarites. It's also finished with a red bow and silver heart charm, just in case you missed the rest … Read more
As we posted last week, nominations are out for the 2007 Weblog Awards, or Bloggies. If you like what you're reading on Crave, particularly our coverage of CES, Macworld, and the Detroit Auto Show; we'd be more than honored if you'd consider us for the nominations round. The deadline is 10 PM Eastern time tonight.
Crave is eligible for the following categories:Best American Weblog Best Computers or Technology Weblog Most Humorous Weblog Best Writing of a Weblog Best Group Weblog Best New Weblog Weblog of the Year (if you really love us!)