Gadgets

 

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Ten Reasons to Buy a DSLR

    If you’re going back-and-forth on whether you should get a point-and-shoot camera or a DSLR, Kurtis from TheTechLounge has whipped up an article that might be on some interest to you. It examines the pros of owning a DSLR over a regular digital camera. He breaks it down into 10 categories that summarize all the reasons one should opt for a DSLR. It’s a good and quick read that… Read More

  • Composite Cables Don't Do Wii Justice

    Well all know the Nintendo Wii isn’t going to give us the high definition graphics that PS3 and Xbox 360 deliver, but that doesn’t mean games on the Wii look awful, does it? It turns out when IGN tested out its Nintendo Wii, the graphics on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess looked bad. Really bad. The problem was coming from the Wii’s connection to IGN’s LCD… Read More

  • Light Up Plexiglass (Not Available On Riot Shields)

    This is a simple, yet brilliantly creative idea. Take one part plexiglass, etch a drawing in it with a soldering iron or really sharp knife, and insert an LED. Boom. You got yourself an instant sign. By drilling a hole in the end of the plexiglass, you can stick a high-performance LED in the end and power it with whatever you want (in this case, some batteries will do). This lights up your… Read More

  • ScottEVest Tactical Jacket: Special Sale for CG Readers

    , at least without the solar panel. Scott writes: HUGE discount off our most popular jacket, the Tactical 4.0. This usually sells for $229.99, but with special coupon code “EMPDISC”, you get 40% off, or only $137.99, or a savings of $92! Go ahead and check it out. Product Page [ScottEVest] Read More

  • Xbox 360 HD DVD for PC

    When Microsoft announced the HD DVD drive for the Xbox 360, there was a lot of speculation whether the drive could be used on a regular PC. Now that the drive is starting to appear in stores, people have begun to experiment and confirm the speculation. Dan at UNEASYsilence took one of the drives and connected it to his PC. After a bit of driver searching he was able to get it functioning… Read More

  • Google CEO Says Cell Phones Should Be Free

    During a recent speech on business innovation held at Standford’s Graduate School of Business, Google CEO Eric Schmidt stated that he believes mobile phones should be free. Schmidt believes that as the capabilities of cells expand and more-and-more people start carrying PocketPCs, advertising will become a viable platform for mobile users. If this does indeed occur, cell providers could… Read More

  • RocketBoom Refuses to Drink Zune Kool-Aid, But That Didn't Stop Us! or A Brief Note on CG's Independence

    was supposed to be a Zune.net promo partner and backed out stating that he feels he can’t disparage the Zune because of that connection. The resulting post, which is fairly nebulous, allows me to sit down for a minute of meta-blogging to clear up any misconceptions about our Zune contest and our recent slew of Zune coverage. First off, Zune is big news. It’s a major hardware release… Read More

  • Motorola’s ic502 Drops On Sprint, Looks Like a Bumble Bee

    If you’re one of the awesome Sprint/Nextel users out there, boy do we have a treat in store for you. The ic502 from Motorola has been released for Sprint and is the first phone for the network that supports both iDEN (Nextel) and CDMA (Sprint) frequencies. This means you can use it with Sprint, Nextel, or Verizon (if you really want it that badly). It’s kind of a lame phone though… Read More

  • Beggars Can Be Choosers Redux

    We seem to be having some problems with the voting mechanism, so I’m making another post in an attempt to rectify the problem. Your choice is between Kristin’s video and Scott’s website. Voting closes at 6PM EST. [poll=6] Read More

  • Air Guitar T-Shirt: Available In XXXL

    Trashers: you now have something better than Guitar Hero to satisfy you: The Air Guitar T-shirt. Seems those Aussies down under have come up with a shirt bound with sensors on your elbows and sleeves to measure arm and body movements. You can create chords, rub out power ballads, and mimic your favorite Maiden riffs all by moving your arms as if an actual guitar were beneath you. The device… Read More

  • Cingular Blackjack Review

    I might as well just give up. As I’ve made clear before, I don’t like Windows Mobile. It’s an aesthetic choice as much as technical one, but what the hell do I know. I’m just a blogger. So with that in mind, I present the inestimable Cingular Blackjack, a feature-rich super-slim Windows Mobile 5.0 smartphone for the masses. Read More

  • Watch Your Back iPod, Zune Is Coming For You

    Don’t you dare declare that the iPod has won the MP3 player war yet. According to a new survey that interviewed 1725 teens and adults, 58% that existing iPod owners said that they’d be likely to purchase a Zune or another brand of MP3 player over Apple’s extremely popular MP3 player. “Our conclusion,” says principal analyst Steve Wilson, “is that iPod… Read More

  • Zune Beggars Can Be Choosers

    Wow. You all surprised me. I really didn’t expect to have such a high turnout, thanks for making me wrong. Your entries have been great and I’m glad you all participated. The above comic from Sydney, for instance, was one of our favorites and should be considered our second runner-up. We received all sorts of pleas, from all sorts of people. The entries are, in fact, still… Read More

  • Windows Vista: Cracked for Your Protection

    Vista is now gold and shipping to happy OEMs who are merrily installing it into new machines and then handing it off to their pirate friends in deepest Asia and Eastern Europe who have already succeeding cracking the bugger. It’s not quite a crack — they’re just using parts of the Beta releases to ensure that the cracked Vista ignores most of the licensing requirements… Read More

  • BlueAnt Wireless Z9 Headset: Sexy?

    Looking for a Bluetooth headset that doesn’t make you look like a complete douche? Be sure to keep an eye open for BlueAnt Wireless’ Z9 headset. Not only did it win the 2007 CES Design and Engineering award, but it comes loaded with features like dual microphones, echo suppression, upgradeable firmware, and seven hours talk/180 hours standby time. Now you’d also have to be… Read More

  • Symbol Dropping Palm Like A Bad Habit


    Sorry Palm, but no one likes you anymore. Yet another company is dropping development for Palm OS. Symbol Technologies announced last week that as of January 2007, it would no longer be shipping Palm products. This should come as no surprise though, as Symbol has been letting folks know that Palm has pretty much sucked compared to Microsoft’s increasingly-popular Windows Mobile… Read More

  • Weekly Crunch: Pacific NW Forest Edition

    Take a look at last week’s posts, including the winners of the Seattle Zune contest. Seattle Zune Contest: We Have Winners!
    Tiny Living Xmas Tree for Your Desk
    Buzzkilling Digital Piggy Bank
    Philips amBX Blows You
    Hasbro’s Massively Mini DAP for Kids Read More

  • Seattle Zune Contest: We Have Winners!

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/or roll fun from Monday's events, a day we are now renaming Zuneday. OK, not really, but Cesar would looooooove that. Read More

  • Zune Contests are Over, Thanks for Playing, Check your Mail

    OK Bucakroos, it’s high-Noon on Sunday, which means both of our contests to win Zunes (among other things) are officially over: the Seattle contest and the rest-of-the-country. We’d like to thank everyone who took the time to enter. In our book, you’re all winners. Except you, Ryan Stickney of Seattle, WA. While we do love creativity, the image above was not on the list of… Read More

  • Pleas for Zune Heat Up

    Since I announced our second Zune contest yesterday, I’ve gotten tons of pleas for the free Zune with Belkin Folio Kickstand Case. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, I’ve scratched my head in complete and utter confusion. Most importantly though, I feel I’ve gotten to know a lot of you much better and that means quite a lot to me. Nevertheless, you all have about 12 hours… Read More