Gadgets

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  • How to Download TiVo Content to Macs

    Get Boot Camp! Ha! No, seriously, folks, Dave Zatz has posted a detailed DIY on how to pull TiVo off of your machine and onto your Smackintosh. You basically begin by downloading video through TiVo’s web interface – found at https://%5Byour-tivo’s-ip-address%5D – and then coverting it and viewing it with Mplayer. First, however, you have to download and… Read More

  • Napster Dude Working On WoW Social Networking Site

    Back when pirating music was in vogue, a guy named Shawn Fanning made a little program called Napster. It enabled P2P file sharing and piracy to skyrocket in less than a year. So after Shawn sold Napster, got some cash, and got sued, he apparently sat down and got really into this game you may have heard of: World of Warcraft. Fanning is now working on a social networking site called… Read More

  • Nokia 6086 Approved By FCC

    A week or so ago, we told you about that Nokia 6086 cellphone with UMA and quad-band GSM. Originally, it was slated for a European release in early 2007. Now the 6086 has been approved by the FCC and will be heading stateside relatively soon. Apparently, T-Mobile will be getting the phone first and will offer it for around $200 sometime in 2007. Also, though the phone has UMA and the ability… Read More

  • CrunchGear's Best of 2006

    CrunchGear’s editors searched far and wide for the best gadgets of 2006. We’ve included devices from our own pages and some things we picked up over the year that made us smile. Read on for everything we loved this year. Read More

  • CNET Editor James Kim's Family Found

    As I’m sure you’ve read, CNET editor James Kim and his family disappeared while heading out on vacation to the Pacific Northwest. Late last night, the news broke that his wife and daughters had been found and appear to be just fine. Unfortunately, James is still missing, so no sighs of relief just yet. Apparently the family survived for an entire week in the Oregon wilderness… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Instruction Edition

    I-O Data HDMC-U, For the Clumsy
    Cerwin-Vega CVHD: My My, What Big Speakers You Have
    Coffee-Modding Wakes Up
    Japanese Wii Is Wiiwee Dangerous
    M2 Convert Winners: Day 01 Read More

  • M2 Convert Winners: Day 01


    Whew. Long day, but at least it’s winding down. Now that I’ve got a minute to catch my breath, I’m going to go ahead and announce the first 10 winners to our M2 Convert Reader Response Giveaway. Annnnd the winners are: Read More

  • Japanese Wii Is Wiiwee Dangerous

    Since Japanese gamers in Japan tend to a be a little out of their minds, Nintendo has included a special instruction manual for them. The manual covers important reminders such as not using the Wiimote to hit anyone who wears glasses to not giving it any cigarettes until it is 18. Nintendo must think Japanese gamers are crazy, though, I do think it’s probably a good idea to warn them… Read More

  • Welcome David Ciccone's Latest Mobile Device, Rachel Julia Ciccone

    and a close friend of the CG team. All our best, David, Mommy, and the entire family. Product Page Read More

  • Qualcomm Sees WiFi, Bluetooth on the Menu

    Qualcomm, the company that makes the guts of many of our cellphones, has just purchased two outside companies: RF Micro Devices and Airgo. While one chip company buying others isn’t usually news, this one raised some eyebrows, as RF Micro is known for its Bluetooth chipsets and Airgo is known for its WiFi solutions. By combining the IP and tech of both of these firms, Qualcomm can make… Read More

  • Apple Rumor Convergence: The Truth is Out Where?

    with docking station. Sure, that’s fine, it’s a rumor we see more frequently than a new episode of Lost. But then another rumor comes along stating that Apple is putting the finishing touches on its thinnest portable yet, ostensibly a 12-inch widescreen MacBook even more svelte than the current lineup. That would put it in the roughly .75-inch-range or smaller. Even more, the… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Controller Mod

    The Xbox 360 wireless controller may very well be the best gaming controller I’ve ever used. The analog sticks fall right under your thumbs, the right and left triggers feel like actual triggers and the vibration isn’t disabled. There’s really no reason to take the controller apart unless, you know, you couldn’t grip the controller with both of your hands. As it turns… Read More

  • Vixy Brings YouTube to iPod Painlessly


    Vixy has released a utility called FLV Converter that allows users to quickly convert video formats. It will, for instance, enable you to easily make a YouTube video playable on an iPod. It’s quite simple, just plug in the address to the video and select the output format. FLV Converter does the rest. It currently supports AVI, MOV, MP4, MP3 and 3GP. The application is said to convert… Read More

  • Sony Has Faith In PlayStation 3

    We were worried Sony might be a little thrown back with all the bad press the PlayStation 3 is receiving. I mean, changing the console’s management staff two weeks after the console was released isn’t the best of signs now, is it? Well, Sony stands strong behind its new console claiming the PlayStation 3 has even more processing power than it first claimed, and it’s… Read More

  • I-O Data HDMC-U, For the Clumsy


    I’ll be the first to admit that I’m less than coordinated. Not a week goes by that I don’t smash into a wall, fall off something, nearly blind myself, etc. It’s not just limited to bodily harm though. I’m a train wreck as far as my gear is concerned. The items that go in my pocket on a daily basis have a life span of less than three months. I’ve been… Read More

  • ShuffleBud USB for 2G Shuffle

    If you’re the proud owner of a 2G iPod Shuffle, but just can’t seem to get used to needing the dock for syncing, then have a gander at the ShuffleBud from Incipio. It is a small adapter that connects to the 3.5mm port on the Shuffle to give it USB access. If you opt to use it, you can forgo carrying around the Shuffle’s dock and cables, because the ShuffleBud does all the… Read More

  • Sprint Ruggedizes New Flip for Special People

    , Sprint has launched another Sanyo today, this one apparently aimed squarely at the retarded child market. The SCP-7000 is an update to the boring 2400, adding a ruggedized exterior (featuring Dura-GripĀ®, much like our own Josh Goldman) and changeable faceplates. This means that when Mongo bangs it against the bars of his cage, it should still work. Read More

  • UK City Council Pushing Excuse SMS Service

    Score one for our boys across the pond. Ever been at a dinner, party, or some event where you want to leave but need a way out that is subtle and plausible? The text message is the perfect opportunity to get “urgent news” that will let you ditch that ugly chick faster than the speed of light. Now a city council in the UK is offering a free service that allows you to receive an… Read More

  • Sprint Parades Out Music Phone with 1GB On-Board

    . Sprint has launched the Sanyo M1 music phone. This mid-range flip features external MP3 playback controls arranged in a very iPod/Chocolate-like fasion, as well as a 2-megapixel camera with flash and auto-focus, EV-DO, stereo Bluetooth, and 1GB built-in RAM. Not bad, Sprint. It’s available now at $199, but only if you let Sprint have your anima for another 2 years. Sanyo M1 [Product Page] Read More

  • How Not to Get Ripped Off on Craigslist, eBay

    On the weekends, I have a hobby of fixing broken iPods. Usually they just need a little reset love or some hard disk repairs and they’re good as new. One place I find these busted iPods is Craigslist. Over the weekend, I noticed a post for a cheap, used iPod Nano at $54. That’s a fairly low price for even a first-gen Nano, so I figured it must be broken or missing parts. I thought… Read More