Tour Gadget Geek’s Home

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Ryan Block is managing editor of and he invited me over to get a tour of his San Francisco “crib.” We see, and talk about, dozens of gadgets from cameras to cell phones to HDTVs.

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  1. Tour Engadget guy’s cribb « Scobleizer - Tech Geek Blogger Says:

    […] You know Engadget, right? That’s the coolest site to learn about the latest gadgets. Well, Ryan Block, managing editor, invited me into his home to take a tour of the gadget king’s lair. It’s a fun, albeit long, interview with tons of gadgets from HDTVs to cameras to the latest Blackberries and cell phones. […]

  2. Paul Stamatiou Says:

    Wow, that is a sick setup you’ve got there Ryan. Kudos.

  3. josue salazar Says:

    Absolutely loved it!

    Too bad the quality of the video goes downhill after you switched the batteries, I couldn’t see anything really :(

  4. Vida en Digital» Blog Archive » Entrevista con el editor de Engadget Says:

    […] Te imaginas la cantidad de gadgets en la casa de uno de los editores de engadget? la verdad yo no, hasta que vi esta video entrevista de Robert Scoble a Ryan Block de y quede con la boca abierta, ya se que no soy el unico que gasta tanto dinero en juguetitos para chicos grandes. Publicado por Antonio Bajo Gadgets […]

  5. Engadget cribs, now playing » Ryan Block Says:

    […] That episode of ScobleShow where I gave the Scobleizer a peep of the place? Well, it’s up, all 40-some-odd minutes of it! I have to tell you, the man knows how to make people feel comfortable in front of a camera. Go check it out over at PodTech if you’ve ever wondered what kind of kit I’ve got laying around right now (or where we’re storing all those Engadget relaunch giveaways prizes). Wednesday, October 18th, 2006 - 11:12PM | Permalink Posted in Tech RSS feed for comments on this post | TrackBack this entry […]

  6. Robert Scoble Says:

    Josue, yeah, I don’t know what happened there. Sorry about that.

  7. josue salazar Says:

    Yeah, it was weird, it actually wasn’t that bad anyway.

  8. El hogar de un geek… « El blog de Chema Hoyos Says:

    […] El editor jefe de, Ryan Block, nos enseña su casa en este video. […]

  9. La dura vida de un blogger de Engadget | PuntoGeek Says:

    […] Si quieren ver la sacrificada vida de uno de los bloggers de Engadget, Ryan Block. Robert Scoble, un groso de grosos, le hizo una video-entrevista de 42 minutos de duración, en la cual muestra su casa, y donde prueba los gadgets para después publicar en Engadget. Gizmología Comparte el artículo:Estos íconos enlazan con webs de marcadores sociales que permiten a los lectores compartir y descubrir nuevas webs. […]

  10. Julian Kay Says:

    Ugh QuickTime?!

    Why!! Am I missing something? :(

  11. Robert Scoble Says:

    Julian: more formats are coming, but for now all we have is QuickTime because we’ve standardized on Macs.

  12. » ScobleShow: Engaget’s House Says:

    […] Tour Gadget Geek’s Home […]

  13. Julian Kay Says:

    Good to know Robert! :)

  14. Jeremiah Owyang Says:

    This is a good show, I like seeing inside of other folks homes.

    You gotta go do Woz’s house.

  15. CNET hosts new Crave videoblog « Scobleizer - Tech Geek Blogger Says:

    […] There’s a new gadget videoblog, thanks to CNET. Hmmm, I’ve seen co-host Veronica Belmont before. Oh, yeah, she’s Ryan Block’s girlfriend as seen in my tour of “the Engadget Cribb.” Gadget love runs deep in that house! I read this all on Andy Plesser’s site where he has an interview with FM Media’s Chas Edwards. FM Media, founder John Battelle told me on Friday, has been expanding very rapidly. One blogger I know said he just got a $2,000 check for his blog from FM Media and that FM Media just had its first million dollar month of sales. Battelle also told me that they are rapidly expanding into audio and video too and that they’ve gotten some hosting deals that are dramatically lower than the $.14 a gigabyte fee I quoted before. […]

  16. La casa de los gadgets at Says:

    […] Link al video: PODTech Comparte este artículo:These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. […]

  17. Logitech LX7 - My first laser mouse at Says:

    […] Expensive laser mice seem to be all the rave among the blogosphere lately, Logitech’s MX Revolution has been a big hit as well as the VX Revolution. Spending big money on mice has never been my thing, but I have needed a nice mouse for my MacBook Pro for quite some time. […]

  18. Nigel Says:

    Im thinking I could do something like this and have a similar wow factor. Some awsome gadgets there mate - you must have some crazy security going on !

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  20. Boobs in a box, yo-yo in my kitchen » Ryan Block Says:

    […] So PodTech once again came to film at my place — this time to shoot GETV’s Boobs in a Box spoof. There were a few golden moments (see: his face when Molly opens the box), but the real treat came after they were done shooting. Doc, the dude running the shoot with Irina, is apparently an accomplished yo-yo act. Third in the world he says. Not that I didn’t believe him, but then he started in with the tricks. Just watch the video — and yes, one of his tricks actually has him physically remove the spinning yo-yo from its string (and then reattach it). Sunday, December 24th, 2006 - 1:24PM | Permalink Posted in Etc. Submit to: RSS feed for comments on this post | TrackBack this entry […]

  21. On linking, editorial » Ryan Block Says:

    […] First, I have to be clear: I like Scoble, and I dig his work. He’s in both my personal and professional feeds. More importantly, I consider him a colleague and a personal friend; I’ve invited him into my home, I’ve worked together with him, and I look forward to knowing him in the future — which is partly why I was taken aback today when he accused us (and just about everybody else on the block) of conspiring not to link to other blogs (namely, his blog). […]

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  47. NewTeeVee Conference lacking substance? « Scobleizer Says:

    […] 1. Best practices of old on new. The best example of oldTV coming to newTV is what is doing. Ever watch Lost over there? I have and it’s the best stuff out there. They are using technology from Move Networks. That stuff blows away Joost. To me THAT is “new TV.” 2. The best advertising technology I’ve seen is CastFire. I don’t see them on the program. I do see Brightroll. That’s good, I have a 24-minute interview with the founder on my show. Nexidia showed me a bleeding edge technology that’s already bringing new kinds of contextual ads to several TV stations’ local news shows. 3. The biggest innovator in streaming media is Chris Pirillo. The way he uses chat. His sponsorships. And the way he uses YouTube is very innovative yet he isn’t on the program. 4. Codec comparisons: DivX has some of the best codecs out there. It also has a set top box that I’m playing with and its Stage6 community is pretty neat. DivX’s CEO was on my show at CES earlier this year. Adobe is doing a bunch of work. So are other folks. Can we see a shootout? Or techniques to get the sharpest picture online? 5. Apple? No, they have nothing to do with “new TV” right? Well, I haven’t been able to get them on my show either, but Rocky uses Apple’s FinalCutPro to edit my show. 6. Adobe? I see one guy on there as part of a panel discussion. Are we going to learn anything in a panel?: No, we won’t. But the folks who bring us Flash deserve a lot more than a panel slot. Not to mention they have a video editor, Premiere. Oh, and my video with the engineering team behind Flex/Flash talking about its architecture got hundreds of thousands of views. 7. Microsoft? They want to get market share away from Adobe. I see Dan’l Lewin there, but you do realize he isn’t a technical guy and he hasn’t built any video or done any video on the Net, right? He was a co-founder of NeXT, though. Maybe that’s the closest to Steve Jobs you could get. 8. Rocketboom? 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