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The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Zeiss Apo Sonnar 1700mm, Hernia Inducing Lens

    Zeiss Apo Sonnar 1700mm, Hernia Inducing Lens

    Holy crap, look at this lens! It was made-to-order by Carl Zeiss for an undisclosed customer, but judging from the Arabic lettering apparent on elements of the lens and the “Property of Qatar” stamp, one can guess who it belongs to. The lens is coupled with a Hasselblad 203FE 6x6cm medium format camera. It weighs 564-pounds and is considered the largest lens ever created for… Read More

  • Introducing… SquidVicious

    Well, it was a hard fought battle between CalamriCrunch and SquidVicious, but SV pulled ahead at the last minute and now we have a squid named after a punk rocker who apparently offed his wife. But it’s not boring, Sidney, boring, because the name, it seems, was submitted by our designer Bryce Durbin’s brother. Therefore, to avoid nepotism and loathing, we’re sending the T-Mobile… Read More

  • Buffalo DriveStation Duo Offers A Lot Of Hard Drive To Love

    Buffalo DriveStation Duo Offers A Lot Of Hard Drive To Love

    No one likes to come up short in the storage department and Buffalo Technology knows this. That’s why it’s launched the DriveStation Duo USB 2.0/FireWire external hard drives–WiFi connectivity would have been nice. These drives come in 500GB (HD-W500IU2/R1) and 800GB (HD-W800IU2/R1) capacities and are compatible with PC and Mac. And since each has two 7,200rpm SATA hard drives… Read More

  • Here We Are, Face to Face, a Couple of Glossy Zunes

    Here We Are, Face to Face, a Couple of Glossy Zunes

    Some lucky devil, not one of our own writers, got a bit of time with the Zune recently and compared it to the iPod, discovering that it was different, yet strangely the same. It’s a bit lighter than the 80GB iPod, which we can probably assume is due to hard drive density, and the screen is purdy. Please, Zune, be amazing. We’ve invested so many bits to your praise, yet I’m still… Read More

  • Shilling for Cash

    Shilling for Cash

    This isn’t quite a tech post, but it’s an interesting bit of reporting by our older, yet still cool, uncles, over at TechCrunch. PayPerPost connects bloggers with advertisers, meaning that “shills” can connect with “the man” to sell “crap.” The real rub is that the bloggers are expected to write good stuff about the products they’re shilling… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Bon Appetit Edition

    Daily Crunch: Bon Appetit Edition

    What do these objects from the past week have in common? You decide: Cambridge Geniuses Invent Practical Digital Scroll Thanko MP3 Watch Doesn’t Look Half Bad Book Time 5000 Automatic Book Reader Verizon Quietly Launches the Moto KRZR CrunchGear New York/Digital Life Reader Meet-up Read More

  • Why Does Sling Hate Palm, America So Much?

    Photographs, on their own, can be enticing and exciting, but then that’s also the fun. Take, for example, this photo we found on zatznotfunny. It shows the side a of SlingBox Tuner’s box. Our mystery deals with the badges of the different mobile platforms and operating systems that the Sling works with, which is fairly typical for electronics. What’s interesting is the Palm logo… Read More

  • Singapore Welcomes Treo 750v From Vodafone

    Wait a minute. What? “V” doesn’t stand for Vodafone? Prolly not. Palm and Microsoft this weekend introduced the Treo 750v, formerly the sole domain of Vodafone and the must-have smartphone of the quarter, as its first Windows Mobile entry in the Asian market. Singapore’s M1, owned by Vodafone, will be rolling out the UMTS Treo in October. We’re still waiting for… Read More

  • Is T-Mobile Ready for Take-off?

    , which gives weight to the idea that T-Mobile is not just growing, but completely reinventing itself. And that is good. Why, you ask, is it good that the anemic T-Mobile is going to be reborn? Read More

  • New FM Transmitter for Sony-Ericsson Phones

    Somehow, in the avalanche of new phones and accessories this week, we missed this dope new FM Transmitter for Sony-Ericsson phones. Seeing as how they’re aggressively going after the mobile music market, this little gadget makes perfect sense. It plugs into the bottom of your favorite SE phone and transmits your tunes to your car stereo. In addition, it turns your sound system into a full-on… Read More

 
  • iBag Turntable: Plus iPod, Minus Turntable

    iBag Turntable: Plus iPod, Minus Turntable

    At first glance the iBag Turntable looked very cool, but that reaction wore off as soon as I realized that it doesn’t really use vinyl. What you really have here is a backpack that you can connect your iPod to. With four AA batteries you can also play your iPod through the backpack’s speakers. The backpack includes a FM radio, and retails for $60. I have yet to hear (or see) someone… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Solar Flare Edition

    Daily Crunch: Solar Flare Edition

    Read these exciting stories before our planet is engulfed by the sun: The Elite Cuisine Multi-Function 3-in-1 Breakfast Center USB Roll-Up Keyboard High Tech Karaoke GPS Could Be Disabled By Solar Flares In 2011 Japanese Power Suit Makes You Super Human Read More

  • Creative Bumps Zen V Plus to 8GB

    , Apple rolled out a second generation of the iPod Nano, bringing the high-end of their tiny player up to 8GB. It was widely assumed Creative would do the same, and today it has announced an 8GB version of their Zen V Plus, their direct Nano competitor. The Zen series is a very popular alternative to the iPod here in America, and the OLED screen looks fantastic. It’ll be available next month… Read More

  • The Elite Cuisine Multi-Function 3-in-1 Breakfast Center

    I’m a bachelor. I have been now for 30 years. As such, I’ve learned to use my kitchen to best afford me single portions. I don’t shop at Costco, I don’t need a gallon of mayonnaise. This is the price I pay. Also, my kitchen is, not by coincidence, small. As such, I need to conserve space. That’s why I can’t believe I’ve never seen this device before. The… Read More

  • Cute Little USB DAB Tuner

    We don’t have much DAB here in the States. Thanks to our various satellite radio providers, iPods, cellphones and everything else giving us more music than we really need. Other continents have it though, so we’re showing off this neat USB DAB tuner. Plug it in, install the DAB software on your PC, and you’ve got your radio, wherever you go. You don’t even need that pesky… Read More

  • Grab A Wii, From Reggie

    Grab A Wii, From Reggie

    Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, told ABC News today that he will be in New York on Nintendo Wii launch day and will hand out some of the first Wiis at a store. The store remains unnamed, but it’s rumored that he will be at Nintendo World Store in Rockefeller Center. Nintendo claims to feel more connected to its gamers than other console manufacturers, and this is a great way… Read More

  • HP's Dunn Testifies to Congress, Pleads Ignorance

    We are totally glad we don’t work at HP. Not only is Dunn out the door, but yesterday and today, the embattled woman was forced forced to defend her company’s illegal actions to the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce. And they’re grilling her good. At the heart of the conflict are allegations of Pretexting, a sneaky, not to mention illegal, way of getting… Read More

  • USB Roll-Up Keyboard

    USB Roll-Up Keyboard

    Here’s something that could be handy for on the go musicians. The USB roll-up keyboard features 49 keys, 128 instruments, 100 prerecorded rhythms. And you know, it also rolls up. There hasn’t been much use of the roll up keyboard. Some musicians are on the go all the time with Logic Pro 7 or Pro-Tools. Both those programs are heavily MIDI-based, and usually used by electronics… Read More

  • Intel Gets Jiggy with Nokia

    Intel Gets Jiggy with Nokia

    It was announced today that Intel has reached an agreement with Nokia to embed an HSDPA connectivity module on its Centrino Duo. Intel will handle all elements of production, from hardware implementation to software development. It’s an exciting time for mobility. Just five years ago, options like this were essentially science fiction and now we’re on the cusp of a legitimately… Read More

  • Amazon Outs Zune's Accessories. A/V Outs, That Is.

    . Nothing fancy, but it’ll get you started. If you really want to use your Zune like a pro, you’ll need some add-ons, and Amazon is, of course, more than happy to sell them to you. They’re already featuring preorder pricing on a wide range of accessories, from wireless remotes (via WiFi?) to travel packs, and our first look at the round Zune Dock. A couple of secrets new things… Read More