Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • AllofMP3 Owes RIAA $1.65 trillion

    According to the RIAA at least. In a lawsuit filed in a New York court, the RIAA has demanded that AllofMP3 owes it $1.65 trillion. The debt is the result of 11 million AllofMP3 downloads since Oct. 2006. If you do the math, that equates to $115,000 per track—it’s a good thing the RIAA doesn’t run its own download service. AllofMP3 has dismissed the charges on its website… Read More

  • Numark x2 Hybrid Turntable Brings DJ Equality

    <img class="right" src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/MP3, which greatly reduces the quantity of gear you have to lug around. But it's more than just a convergence player. The x2 Hybrid has a vibration fightin' solid-core design, the industry's highest torque direct drive motor, pitch control and the Numark Beatkeeper beat calculator. The… Read More

  • Samsung NAND On Steroids


    Looks like Samsung has been supplying some juiced up 16 GB NAND flash memory to mobile device manufacturers. The new chips are based on 50-nano technology and the company says it will be able to pump out some 32 GB memory cards that are capable of holding “8,000 songs, 30+ hours of DVD recordings and 200 years worth of newspaper archives.” The write rate is double and read rate is… Read More

  • Tag Heuer Phone (??)

    , makers of fancy watches, is releasing a cellphone designed by ModeLabs, a French company that designs phones companies MTV and Virgin Mobile. The phone will be made of stainless steel and take design cues from the other watches in the Tag line-up. This appears to be a direct shot at Nokia’s Vertu line, which means someone at LVMH, Heuer’s parent company, must have woken up from… Read More

  • RSS Lovefest

    . Also, please favorite us on Technorati. It will make us so happy and we’ll hug and kiss you all night long. Can you tell I’m jet-lagged? Read More

  • Scorpion Watch Company Reef Diver

    Just got in the new Scoripion Reef Diver for review. This is a custom-made automatic watch created by a couple of guys in Denver and it’s quite a looker. It has an automatic ETA movement with hacking seconds hand — that means the seconds hand stops when you pull out the crown — and is water resistant to 30ATM or 1000 feet. They’ve only made 100 of the red Reef Divers… Read More

  • Board(Bored)Fisher

    And the winner of the lamest thing I’ve ever seen goes to…BoardFisher! Who would pay $75+ to bungee a crate on their surfboard? Not me! Point and laugh, I did. Lamest Thing Ever [BoardFisher] Read More

  • The Shining…It's Real

    LG plans to launch the Shine, GSM, stateside at CES so I guess one of Korea’s cool phones will be making it here after all. As usual, we’ll still get the short end of the stick as the EU will get it first. The Shine will be showcased in Vegas with an all stainless steel booth designed to show off just how shiny it is! The Shining [Chosun Ilbo] Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Transformers Attack! Edition

    Purported Transformers Gadget-bot Prototypes
    Stain Detector Helps Detect Grody, Invisible Stains
    Stackable Hard Drives; Lego Styling
    Got Cash And Want Water-Based Thrills? Check Out Seabreacher
    Reader Response: Countdown to CES Read More

  • Need A PS3?

    Hit up Best Buy. Apparently they’re chock full of ’em. Read More

  • Reader Response: Countdown to CES Day 01

    Happy Jan. 2! You know, I only recently got used to writing 2006—and now it’s 2007. I wonder if I’ll adapt to writing the correct date sometime this side of July. At least on CrunchGear, WordPress handles the date for me. I bet you all are waiting eagerly for your daily winners, which is good, because I have them for you. Two of ‘um. A lucky pair who will each be… Read More

  • Purported Transformers Gadget-bot Prototypes

    We always discuss handy gadgets that fit in your pockets; cellphones, digital cameras, game systems. But, like many of you, we got our love of all things gadgety via a lovely line of toys from the early-to-mid ’80s: Transformers. That’s why we find it exceedingly fitting that the script for the new Michael Bay Transformers film, opening July 4th, calls for a handful of gadgets… Read More

  • The Sucky Future Is Now: In-Car WiFi

    Further adding to the headache that is the rental car experience, Avis will be adding WiFi services to all of its rental cars as an add-on service, starting next year. Autonet Mobile, the provider of the service, is poised to announce the deal at CES, but we caught early wind via the NY Times. For $11 a day, you can download porn at 60MPH, which, really, is the fulfillment of the original… Read More

  • Stain Detector Helps Detect Grody, Invisible Stains

    While it’s being marketed as a tool to help you find hidden stains so you can make your pad smell better, we know it’s really so you can all play CSI at home. The Stain Detector Light uses the same UV technology that the detectives use to find “protein stains”, blood, bile, or, uh, what-have-you. Wanna scare someone? Visit them in their hotel room with this thing pointed… Read More

  • AT&T Completing Cingular Merger, Confusing Mobile History Buffs

    You might recall a few years back when Cingular bought out AT&T Wireless for billions of dollars. As turn-about is fair play, AT&T is now poised to acquire Cingular. Of course, AT&T Wireless was an entirely separate company than AT&T, it was spun off as an independent and allowed to use the brand. That AT&T, of course, was bought out by SBC last year, who then renamed… Read More

  • Stackable Hard Drives; Lego Styling

    , and we love portable digital storage, so of course we’re nuts over these Brick Desktop Hard Drives from Lacie. Weighing in at capacities from 160GB to 500GB, the color-coded bricks stack up just like Lego bricks. With a few terabytes worth of storage, you could create a fortress around your desk to defend yourself from your co-worker’s horrible looks of arrogant adultism. The… Read More

  • MyWaves Puts Tons Of Video Podcasts On Your Mobile

    and view the content online without even signing up for an account. If you like anything you see, create a profile (your cell number, an e-mail address and your carrier’s name), save channels and view videos to your heart’s content. Want to take it with you? There’s a “Get It To Go” page that sends you a text message to download MyWave’s app to your phone. Read More

  • Got Cash And Want Water-Based Thrills? Check Out Seabreacher

    This is certainly one of the more extreme watersport toys available. The $78,000+, custom-made Seabreacher is a force for H2O to reckon with. Sort-of like a jet-ski, this dolphin-shaped vessel comes with 175-horsepower motor to propel you through water (and out if it) at extreme speeds. If death is your style, a 300-horsepower supercharged model is available. You can even fly up to 15-feet in… Read More

  • New iPod Speaker System Has An Outie


    Those in the market for a higher-end iPod sound system will want to check out the $549 George, the first product to roll out from digital-audio manufacturer Chestnut Hill Sound. One of the edges it has on other systems is its unique wireless remote, which has a full-on knob for navigating your iPod’s menus on its high-resolution, backlit graphic display. You can use it to select music… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: New Year's Tattoo

    Presents, Past, and Future
    Philipp Goedicke The Happy [1], Merry [2] time is passed
    And how did we all fare?
    Did we get items meant to last
    Or fleeting as the air?
    If that tattoo is not for you
    Just laser off the ink. [3]
    Trade PS3 for someone’s Wii. [4]
    (Drive Sony folks to drink.)
    And all you bloggers keeping track:
    MS wants its laptops back.* [5] With presents gone, the… Read More