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The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Kodak EasyShare C875 Review

    Kodak EasyShare C875 Review

    In the annals of photography, a few brands stand out as film juggernauts that barely made the jump to digital and, in some cases, died in the process. Leica. Polaroid. Eastman Kodak. How far the mighty have fallen, friends. Leica is aiming for the stars, Polaroid is almost gone, and Kodak, bless its heart, is hanging on by a thread. Has old Kodachrome fallen yet? No, it hasn’t, thanks… Read More

  • Best Buy Gets Into Wii

    Best Buy Gets Into Wii

    Getting ready for the upcoming launch of the Nintendo Wii, Best Buy has put together a huge section to market the new gaming console. If you’ve seen the PlayStation 3 kiosks in stores, you know that the Nintendo Wii section blows it out of the water. It seems as though everyone is really pushing the marketing of the Wii console over the PS3. It’s probably because PS3 will sell… Read More

  • How To Break Country Lock On Xbox 360

    How To Break Country Lock On Xbox 360

    After hearing about all the fun Japanese gamers are having playing Blue Dragon, it’s frustrating to know that we won’t be getting the game anytime soon. So if you’re impatient like me, you might want to try this simple way to get around the country lock that is placed on your Xbox 360. Go to Xbox.com and register a new gamertag, and make sure that the email address you… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: The Usual Suspects Edition

    Daily Crunch: The Usual Suspects Edition

    Will the real Squid Vicious please stand up? Face-Tracking Cellphones Coming Soon
    Why You, The Reader, Need This 68 LED Flashlight
    Camera Lemons
    Elecom Releases Bar-Code Reading Mouse
    Squid Vicious Sighting? Read More

  • Alienware MCE PC: Sleek And Powerful

    Alienware is known for building high-end gaming PCs, but don’t expect to be playing F.E.A.R or Prey or any other current 3D game on its new media center. While it features a top-notch AMD 64 FX-62 dual-core CPU, a 1,000-watt amp (yes, its own power amp) and an HDMI output for high-definition video, Alienware went with integrated graphics on this box. I know space is limited in this… Read More

  • PlayStation 3 Unboxed

    PlayStation 3 Unboxed

    I’m going to be honest, the PlayStation 3 looks like it can grow arms and legs and destroy my Xbox 360. It is massive. Why Sony decided to use the Spiderman font baffles me, but really, who cares? You can see the console, all the normal wiring and the highly talked about SIXAXIS controller. Check out more pictures after the jump. Read More

  • Music Playing Toothbrush Does Not Make Good Web Video

    WARNING: Do not click on the movie above. You will be subjected to a tossle-headed Chinese man brushing his teeth for 2 minutes. This is not a drill. Exclusive Video: Hasbro Tooth Tunes MP3 Toothbrush [Gizmodo] Read More

  • Confessions of the Knife: Samsung Revisits the Blade

    Confessions of the Knife: Samsung Revisits the Blade


    I was locked in an unforgiving contract through the RAZR-fad so thankfully, unlike Gavin, I was never swept in the fray. Despite never owning one, it was impossible not to notice the now-ubiquitous-phone. Even in New Orleans, it’s everywhere. I don’t think I can leave the house without laying eyes on one. The funny thing that was always apparent to me, was that the RAZR was an… Read More

  • Wal-Mart Rolls Back PlayStation 3

    Wal-Mart Rolls Back PlayStation 3

    Our favorite American retailer Wal-Mart has rolled back the price of the PlayStation 3 to $299, allowing all gamers to experience the “play beyond” gaming of the PlayStation 3. Just kidding, but hey, we can’t blame Wal-Mart for this mishap, someone must’ve taken a look at the price tag of the PS3 and said, “Well that just can’t be right!” and corrected it. Read More

  • Squid Vicious Sighting?

    Squid Vicious Sighting?

    So I was at Starbucks the other day and while standing in line, trying to avoid eye contact from girls (they have cooties), when I saw this stare beaming back at me from a shelf. I guess it’s supposed to be a ghost, but the similarities are apparent. Clearly Starbucks ripped off Squid Vicious and differentiated him by simply adding an extra eye. Well, we’re on to your Starbucks. Read More

  • T-Mobile Dash Now Available

    , is now available at T-Mobile’s website for $199 after a $50 mail-in rebate. We hate mail-in rebates. Anyway, for those T-Mo fans waiting for a QWERTY alternative to the Treo, today is your day. The Windows Mobile-sporting, WiFi enabled smartphone should also be in stock at your local T-Mobile store. T-Mobile Dash [T-Mobile] Read More

  • Sprint Gets Its Own RAZR V3m


    “Better late than never is” what my mother always used to say, as I brought home another last place ranking in my track and field events. Evidently Sprint execs think the same way, evidenced by them finally get the Motorola RAZR V3m in their lineups. The phone, like all previous incarnations on Verizon, has Bluetooth, a 1.3-megapixel camera, EV-DO and a gigantic $290 price tag. Read More

  • Wii Pre-Orders at Toys R Us this Saturday, Prepare Your Mario Outfit

    you won’t get a Wii, but that doesn’t matter. At least you’ll have tried. Various scans of the 2006 version of the annual huge holiday catalog for Toys R Us known as “The Big Book” have surfaced online, with one detail that’s attracting the most attention — the book has a page devoted to the Wii that says pre-orders are available. The book, set to… Read More

  • Elecom Releases Bar-Code Reading Mouse

    Elecom Releases Bar-Code Reading Mouse

    During my many years of service as an IT guy in Lousiana, I had a lot of experience with bar code readers. From high-end Symbol handhelds to low-end pen readers (man, I hate pen readers), I’ve seen them all. One thing that has never made sense to me is why they’re not incorporated into more technology. It’s a simple enough piece of machinery, it seems only logical that it… Read More

  • Camera Lemons

    Camera Lemons

    Point and shoots can be pretty dicey. If they’re good, they’re adequate. If they’re bad, they’re vile. DigitalCamera-HQ rounds up the worst including the “6-megapixel” Option E10 which was just an interpolated 2-megapixel and the Polaroid PDC-5080 which is an even worse pack of lies. Watch for our upcoming camera holiday round ups, but until then, suck on… Read More

  • Face-Tracking Cellphones Coming Soon

    Face-Tracking Cellphones Coming Soon

    FotoNation has created a face tracking system for cellphones that keeps your mug in the frame with a minimum of fuss. It works with Symbian Series 60 and Windows Mobile 5.0, meaning that the software fits onto most smaller platforms. It aids in focus, exposure, and color balance and can also crop out faces in scenes automatically. It’s not out in the wild yet, but it’s available… Read More

  • T-Mobile HotSpot @ Home Hands On

    Just launched (only) in Seattle, T-Mobile HotSpot @ Home is a service that lets you switch your call from cellular to WiFi both seamlessly and invisibly. The service comes with a T-mobile Linksys Router and a Samsumg UMA (Unlicensed Mobile Access) phone which allows you to use WiFi for calling when you’re at home. The plan costs $19.99 a month on top of whatever you’re paying for… Read More

  • Rumor: Best Buy Locks Out Employees From PS3s


    Hot on the heels of the rumor that EB Games is watching for employee auctions of PS3/Wii consoles on eBay, we’ve got a rumor that Best Buy is preventing their employees from buying a PS3. Period. Not just eBaying them, buying them. A Best Buy mole says: Not even if we stand outside in line overnight like everyone else. I’m heading up employee training for the new consoles at… Read More

  • Sony Releases CD Walkman – Wha?

    Sony Releases CD Walkman – Wha?

    How about a round of applause for Sony for inventing the time machine! From what we hear, they’ve gone back in time to 1997, picked up a bunch of Sony engineers, brought them to 2006, and gave them all jobs. That’s the only rational explanation for Sony releasing a new CD Walkman. Idiocy aside, the Walkman has a G-Protection system, supports MP3 CDs, and is round. If the CD players… Read More

  • iLuv i9200 CD Changer with iPod Dock


    More at home in surgery room on Nip/Tuck than in my messy office, the iLuv i9200BLK Speaker set has four vertical loading CDs that look good whether they’re spinning or not. The CD player is compatible with regular CDS, burned CDs, or MP3 CDs, and even has a dock for an iPod. Too good to be true? Perhaps, since the dock supports all recent iPod models and even has a remote control. Read More