Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Question: Where Are You?

    Quick question: where are most of you located? I’m trying to plan our coverage and wanted to post the coolest stuff at the right time. [poll=8] Read More

  • Amanda Congdon on ABC: Travesty or Horror?

    Everyone in this crazy post-Web 2.0 world deserves a break, but please, people, explain to me Amanda Congdon’s draw and/or why this snippet of WTF is being hosted by ABC? I know my video reviews suck the donkey wang, but there’s an ABC News bug down in the corner there. I thought she’d have a budget. ABC++VIDEOCASTPAGEDOTCOML33T!
    Amanda Congdon’s Webcasts Are Real… Read More

  • The Eight Ways The Tech Industry Tries To Screw Us — And How To Avoid Them


    It may come as a shock to some people that tech companies are corporations–charged first and foremost with making money. Still, it sometimes seems like it wouldn’t hurt Big Tech to treat us just a little bit better. Here are some of the ways companies try to screw you… and how a savvy customer can avoid them. Read More

  • Cambridge SoundWorks PlayDock i For iPod Announced

    Cambridge SoundWorks announced today that it’ll be releasing their new iPod Dock in January. The PlayDock i (gotta have that lowercase “i”, right?) looks and probably sounds a lot like Bose’s SoundDock for the iPod. It holds the iPod Nano, iPod Mini, 4G and 5G iPods and has a line-in connector in case you bought some other kind of portable music player. The PlayDock i… Read More

  • Flickr Gets Into The Holidays

    Just a heads up peeps. One of the best photo-sharing services on the web, Flickr, is offering some nice gifts for the holidays. Flickr Pro users now get unlimited uploads instead of the usual 2GB monthly limit. That’s pretty slick! And if you’re a total cheapskate on a budget and just sign up for a free account, you now get to upload 100MB a month instead of 20MB. Pretty sweet… Read More

  • Verbatim Color LightScribe Discs


    Until HP or some other company finds a way to make optical drives burn color images, these color LightScribe CD-Rs is as close as you’re going to get to adding color to your laser-etched labels. If you’re unfamiliar with LightScribe drives, it’s a technology built into optical drives that allows you to burn labels into the top of specially coated CDs and DVDs. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Afternoon Nap Edition

    Brando Eye Warmer: USB Device or Harbinger of the Apocalypse?
    Squirrel-proof Rollerfeeder
    BarterBee: Silly Name, Good Site
    Laaaaazer Laptop Etchin’
    Admit You Have a Zune, Win A Vaja Zune Case Read More

  • Mini Cube Holds 12GB

    OK, so it’s not really a cube at all, but it is square and it does manage to contain 12GB. It measures about 1.7 x 1.9-inches wide and less than half an inch thick and it features a USB jack that pivots 180-degrees. Another pertinent feature is its one touch synchronization. Simply plug the drive in, push the button on the drive and it’ll perform its automatic backup function. The… Read More

  • Dutch Ditch Analog TV, Go Digital


    As of midnight Dutch time, whatever the hell that is, last night, analog television was discontinued in the Netherlands. The bandwidth formerly used by analog airwaves will now be put to use by Royal KPN NV for digital TV. As part of its agreement, KPN shouldered the cost of building the digital infrastructure and it must continue to broadcast three state-supported channels and a bunch of… Read More

  • Laaaaazer Laptop Etchin'


    (Kevin Rose shows off his diggbook. You’d be smiling too if you were RICH, oh and if you just got your laptop etched. Yea.) If you’ve been seeing those laser etched laptops floating around and have been hoping to get one for yourself, then head-on (apply directly to the forehead) over to Adafruit Industries. Adafruit was founded by Phil Torrone, of Make, and Limor Fried. The pair… Read More

  • Wireless Nintendo Wii Sensor Bar

    If you like to hook your Nintendo Wii at different locations and/or want one less cable floating around behind your TV, the wireless Wii sensor bar is definitely something to check out. The wireless sensor bar functions the same way your normal Wii sensor bar would, except it runs on a 9V battery. This isn’t too much of a bad thing, you’d just have to make sure your Wii… Read More

  • Macbook “Thin” Coming Soon?

    Yet another Mac rumor has graced the front page of Digg. This time, word is that a toned down version of the Macbook Pro will be coming out soon. This ultra-portable version of the Macbook Pro will have a 12-inch widescreen display capable of 1280×800 resolution, 2.16 or 2.33GHZ Core 2 Duo CPUs available, SATA 120GB hard drive, 1GB of RAM standard, expandable up to 3GB, all the ports… Read More

  • M2 Convert Winners: Day 06


    Hello everybody, I hope all is well with you all. It’s raining here in NOLA and I’m dizzy, thanks for asking. I’ve got a new batch of M2 Convert winners for ya. These are all from Monday: Read More

  • Toshiba Satellite P105-S9722 Notebook Hands-On

    Toshiba’s Satellite P105-S9722 Gaming Laptop (which from here on in shall be referred to as the P105 for the sake of my fingers) was recently unleashed upon the world and the response has been decent. This thing is a complete monster that can handle any task thrown at it. Whether you game, edit video, record music, or anything that demands a high-powered rig, the P105 can most likely get… Read More

  • iGlove for the Frigid


    This one goes out to all of our readers in the freezing, freezing cold. The iGlove Multi from Marmot not only those those precious digits toasty, it also solves the problem of not being able to manipulate an iPod’s Clock Wheel. I don’t think you can control it with every finger, but the pointers and the thumbs appear to be comprised of some shiny, and possibly magical… Read More

  • Skype for Windows Mobile 2.2 beta


    Skype has just released the beta version of its Windows Mobile 2.2 software, and it now supports Smartphone Edition. I was never able to get the previous version of Skype for Windows Mobile to work acceptably, but perhaps this version will be different. In addition to Smartphone support, the new version features an enhanced today/home screen and proxy support. It also has all the regular… Read More

  • Hangman for Apple iPod


    Here’s a unique little iPod carrying solution. While, from what I can tell, it works with all iPod generations, I think it’d mix particularly well with the 2G aluminum nanos. It works by snapping into the base of the iPod and providing a clip for attaching the device to a belt loop or something else loopy. In addition to it’s hanging properties, the hangman provides a spot… Read More

  • Squirrel-proof Rollerfeeder


    If you’re one of those birdwatching types who gets all agitated when squirrels defile your precious bird feeder, then consider the Rollerfeeder from Solutions, Inc. It is essentially exactly what it sounds like. The feeder is suspended by two bars. When weight it placed on an end of the feeder, it rolls, flinging your squirrel assailant into the great abyss (aka the grass). Being… Read More

  • Creative Live! Cam Optia Webcam Ditches The Drivers

    Creative takes away the need for drivers with the 1.3-megapixel Live! Cam Optia. Connect it to a USB port and your freakin’ done, ready to start beaming your face all over the Webbernets. The $80 Webcam does all the fun stuff most higher-end cams on the market do, like clip to your LCD (“Say goodbye to mounting woes”), face tracking (“Be in the picture, always”)… Read More

  • Get Your PS3, Wii On for Charity

    ready to become yours. It might cost you a little more than retail, but it won’t be as much as what some dumbasses are paying, and the money goes to a good cause. Best Buy has teamed up with Clear Channel Radio and launched a holiday auction to benefit Toys for Teens, part of the Marine’s Toys for Tots program. For the next 12 days (of Xmas, geddit?) the team will be auctioning off… Read More