Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Apple Poops Out Multicolored iPod Shuffles

    Damn you Apple. You sure do like to tease us, eh? You take down your entire online store to get us all wound up then drop a big pile of colored iPod Shuffles on us while you laugh and call us girly names. You can now scoop up a Shuffle in pink, orange, lime, blue, and silver – similar to the original iMac colors and all are available to buy right now. But why no previous announcement… Read More

  • Free, Steamy T-Mobile HotSpot Access

    I’m sure a handful of you hooligans have been inside a Borders or Starbucks and have seen that “T-Mobile” wireless network lying low. Truth be told, the T-Mobile HotSpots around the country are great ways to connect to the Internet, but they’re also a little pricey for the casual user. So this brings us to Microsoft Vista. Vista users who connect to a T-Mobile HotSpot… Read More

  • Wake Up…WAAAKKKEEE UPPPP!


    I must say I was born in the wrong decade and I thought the 80s rocked my socks off. If I only I had the gadgets and gizmos these young whippersnappers had these days, I’m not even sure where I’d be right now. Maybe I’m earning 7 to 9 figures a year, driving a wicked fast car, living on my own surfer’s paradise and having wild uninhibited nights with super models but… Read More

  • Winos Rejoice! Alcohol From Your Rice Cooker!

    As one of CrunchGear’s many resident alcoholics, I feel it is my duty to present to you the following DIY contraption. It seems some lovely gentleman was able to rig a rice cooker and a plastic garbage bag together so that he could produce a rice-based cooking wine. The article explains in great detail what you’ll have to do to in order to get a speakeasy up and running in your domain. Read More

  • Omg! The Apple Store Is Down!

    Whoa! The Apple store is down all of a sudden and no one has a clue why. Could it be a Mac tablet? Maybe the iPhone is getting a shipping date? Perhaps there’s just SQL trouble? What do you think Apple is up to? Read More

  • Wii To Come In Red, Black—PS3 Still The Best

    Perhaps you’ve heard of this Nintendo Wii every person and their uncle keeps talking about. Well the word over at GameDrift is that they’ve confirmed Nintendo is going to be releasing the Wii in multiple colors. For now, red and black are confirmed, but don’t be suprised to see
    the trend continue until you can spell out ROYGBIV with the colors Wii. No dates, times, locations… Read More

  • Wedding Thriller: Caught On Tape

    <div align="right" class="center" There’s a scene in the film Thirteen Going On Thirty where, at a boring party, all the party-goers break out into an ad hoc recital of the dance moves to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. While I firmly believe the rest of the movie sucked, this scene was good, and it’s has become a staple in teen flicks; apparently… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Blockhead Edition

    BBC Tetris Documentary: Amazing
    Get Your Game Boy Fix
    Blackberry Pearl + TeleNav GPS = Hearts
    Move Over Hello Kitty, Mashimaro Is In Town
    The Help Key: An Airport Tech Survival Guide Read More

  • The E65 Returns: Black 'N Tan Edition

    Sick of seeing that bloody red Nokia E65? We thought so. Check out the E65 in a refreshing black/brown/metal combo that really makes it look stunning – especially with the leather palm rest. If you want to see it in every possible angle and inspect every last detail, hit the link for a plethora of pics. As for us, we’ll be keeping an eye out for this one during 3GSM for sure. Read More

  • Ecto 1 Up For Sale; Only Costs $149,998, Dignity

    I never, ever thought I’d say that $150k was a bargain for anything, but then I found the Ecto 1 for sale on Hemmings. This is the real deal, the actual Ecto 1 used in the Ghostbusters films, refitted to its original form. This modified ’59 caddy comes with everything you remember from the film, including the unique and god-awful siren. Next to the proton pack (you’ll have… Read More

  • CycloWiz Dismembers The Ninja Team


    Well The Ninja Team may have all the hype right now with their Wiinja mod chip but the boys over at Maxconsole have their hands on the CycloWiz mod chip that’s expected to start shipping by weeks end. Seems to be a quicksolder job and the ability to play Wii backups, Gamecube backups/homebrew/Imports, built in Audiofix, DVD+-R support and a few other goodies. We’ll see how legit… Read More

  • Asia Gets First 4G Network as Shanghai Leapfrogs Past 3G

    you’ve also got the world’s first active 4G mobile network. Thanks! Yah, we know that your handsets on the Chinese network in Shanghai can now get up to 100MB/s (!?) for streaming video in HD. We know that video calling is part of the package, too. We heard you when you said that phone-based email servers might even be possible, among other things. You don’t need to… Read More

  • SkipDR AutoMax Rescues Doomed Discs


    Devices like these have been around for some time, but this one is fully automated. Measuring in at about the size of a computer speaker, the SkipDR AutoMax can automatically buff scratched discs into submission. Just spray the disc with the resurfacing fluid and load it into the slot. The device then spins a motorized radial wheel for a minute to remove a microscopic layer of plastic from… Read More

  • Pioneer FH-P510MD


    The Pioneer FH-P510MD Multi-Media DSP Receiver is all sorts of crazy. In addition to the obvious AM/FM tuner, it supports CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3 and WMA. This $400 main unitr also has a mini-disc player than can play both MD and MDLP. And as an added bonus it has a 50×4 MOSFET amp and an OEL screen. Have I mentioned that I love Uncrate? It always points me toward the most excessive gear. Read More

  • Samsung NV11


    It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the NV series. I’ve been using an NV3 as my pocket camera for a bunch of months now and I’m every bit as enthralled by it as I was when it first arrived. The series is a marvelous blend of style and functionality. Samsung today announced the fourth camera in its NV line, the new flagship NV11. The 10-megapixel rig features a Schneider… Read More

  • YouTube Plans on Rewarding Uploaders

    If you’re a budding Lucas, Jackson, or Spielberg, plugging away at YouTube in hopes of being discovered, chances are it ain’t gonna happen, pal. Sorry. But that doesn’t mean your work has been in vain. The Google-owned online video site has plans for 2007 that include video advertising bumpers before videos, with the proceeds for said ads being shared with the… Read More

  • Microsoft Renames Windows Mobile 6 to Standard, Professional, Classic

    The horror that is Windows Mobile 5 currently comes in three flavors: Pocket PC edition (for non-smartphone handhelds), Phone edition (for smartphones with touchscreens), and Smartphone edition (for phones without touchscreens). This is all very confusing, because on top of all the features your phone might support, you must determine which flavor of the OS it’s running to make sure… Read More

  • Verizon Ditching V-Cast for PlaysForSure for Musicphones?

    . According to the manual, the new high-end RAZR utilizes Windows Media 11 and PlaysForSure, meaning your Yahoo! music subscription will work with the phone. The idea of carriers opening up their hardware to music from other services isn’t new, Cingular started the trend way back when with its super-sleek, sexy, slender, desirable ROKR, an iTunes-compatible musicphone. The thing was a… Read More

  • Lenovo Rolls Out Vista Mini PCs

    Lenovo, Chinese makers of the suh-wheat Thinkpads, is expanding its desktop line with the A55 SFF desktop PCs. The Mac Mini-ish boxes are full power, though, with enough muscle to run Vista with dual-monitors out of the box. That’s decent. The boxes are centered around Core 2 Duo chips, and starting tomorrow they’ll be available pre-loaded with Vista, like just about everything… Read More

  • Zune Goes Discount, Contributes to $289 Million Loss for Microsoft

    here at the Gear, and there are good reasons for that. When the largest technology company in the country (world?) decides to go head-to-head with the de facto variant of the MP3 player, we have to report on that. When said company utilizes innovations (no matter how emasculated) like built-in WiFi, we report on that, too. We like the Zune—especially Blake, but you all know he’s a… Read More