The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Datacolor SpyderTV Hands On

    Prior to sitting down to view that yearly bacchanal of violence and beer last night, the SAG Awards (I TiVo-ed it, natch), I decided to whip out the SpyderTV by Datacolor to calibrate my 56-inch JVC DLP. One of the major issues I’ve always had with this HD TV is that standard definition TV always looks washed out and messy, especially when running through the TiVo. In order to at least… Read More

  • Mead Binder With Integrated Speakers

    Back in the 1980s and early 1990s, you just weren’t cool if you didn’t possess a Trapper Keeper. The Trapper Keeper turned Mead into an iconic name that every kid in a school would instantly recognize. Now Mead is looking to break new ground again by introducing a binder with integrated speakers under it’s Five Star line of products. The binder comes with a built-in audio-jack… Read More

  • The Help Key: Back The Frak Up

    <img src=", the situation was particularly dire.) Since then I’ve been very “don’t let this happen to you” when I talk to people about backing up their files. The number of digital media files alone on my computer skyrocketed over the past few years and to lose that stuff would be devastating. You… Read More

  • Free International Calling Yanked… Not Quite

    at the Times. It was essentially a free international number that terminated in Iowa and then connected you to international numbers anywhere around the world. We used it quite a bit until they yanked it. Read More

  • Watch Porn in Your Visor

    GadgetUniverse has an interesting product up. It’s a visor mounted DVD player with FM transmitter and apparently allows your bored passengers to enjoy red hot work-out porn from the comfort of your Impala’s bucket seats. At $299.95, it seems a little iffy but the 7-inch device can play DVDs, VCDs, and MP3 disks as well as SD cards. It also has a TV tuner and a touch screen. Read More

  • Sony Gives In, Releases iPod Dock

    As far as Sony goes, we’ve always appreciated its Discman and Walkman line of products. But when the iPod strolled in, Sony sort of started to suck in the DAP department. So it really should come as no surprise that Sony is releasing the CPF-IP001 iPod Docking Station. Just a basic docking station, the device comes with two 5-watt speakers and a 15-watt subwoofer, making it a bit louder… Read More

  • Samsung i7 Video Walk Through

    Here’s a nice in depth look at the i7. The swiveling touch screen is pretty enticing and the UI seems pretty easy to navigate. Enjoy! i7 Porn [Techfresh] Read More

  • Viva La e-Revolution!

    First reported in the blogosphere last November, the speaker allows the user to adjust volume or tune the built-in FM radio simply by moving their hand within the vicinity of the device. The 10-inch tall gadget features two 0.7-watt speakers that can be powered with batteries, AC or USB. The speaker also displays three colorful background lights. The e-Revolution Motion Speaker is now… Read More

  • Slinky Chair Wows Crowd There aren’t much details about this chair, but one commenter believes it is made out of a massive amount of flexible cardboard. Evan Ackerman over at OhGizmo! describes it as “a bunch of interlocking two dimensional chairs that can accordion out to whatever length you want, slinky style.” Regardless, I want one just to woo the ladies, who can… Read More

  • HD VoIP: Wha?

    What the heck? HD VoIP is apparently the latest marketing scheme by Canadian telco Iristel. Apparently it adds CD quality voice calls to standard VoIP which is, to put it lightly, about as useful as… I don’t even know. Sounds essentially like bullshit. Generally, friends, VoIP is fairly low quality simply because it can be. If you want high quality VoIP get a nice headset and… Read More

  • How to Install Vista

    Har har har! Opie and Anthony via Gizmodo Read More

  • Web Services Help Heal Your Pain: Ring Exchange

    Are you done with her? Did she make that “snort snort” noise in the bathroom one too many times? Is her hair slightly off-color and won’t match your new speakers? Does she want to talk about your “cheating” again? Well, drop her like a bad habit and resell her engagement ring at a tidy profit. Yes, friends, the Internet has finally found a way to turn heartache… Read More

  • Sign Up for Sling on PalmOS

    Sling Media now is accepting beta applications for the PalmOS. The requirements are that you have a Treo 700p (or in some cases, a Treo 680, Palm TX, or Treo 650), a Sling Box and an unlimited data plan. The application is long (it takes about 10 minutes to complete) and the first wave of tests will begin Feb. 5. Watch out for the disclaimer: Sling Media can’t be held responsible for… Read More

  • Happy Birthday, TechCrunch France

    Ouriel Ohayon, editor of TC France, is celebrating his site’s 1st birthday today and had his readers create some excellent celebratory logos. We don’t often highlight the other members of the esteemed TC family, but Ouriel is doing a bang-up job and now that his site is on to solid foods and is almost walking, we’re just tickled. TechCrunch France Read More

  • Make Your PC Look Like Wii

    Someone with too much time on his hands and not enough money to buy the Nintendo Wii decided to remake the look and feel of the OS on his computer. The results are pretty astonishing, especially the video of the Wiimote being used in conjunction with the screen. Now if he can only get it to play Wii games :-p. The fake OS also is available for download. Wii OS [via Digg] Read More

  • Nokia RM-230: Maybe

    The 3GSM Conference is just around the corner and Nokia recently submitted what seems to be a swiveling music phone with the FCC. We’re not too sure what series this phone will fall under but it seems it will be the successor to the 3250 but we won’t know for sure until March 16 when the confidentiality request will expire, or at 3GSM. According to Phone Arena the new Nokia will… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: LonelySquid15 Edition

    I’m Almost Ready for My Close-Up (Sleepy Thoughts on Video You Didn’t Demand)
    Philipp Goedicke Now Vista’s out. It’s great [1]. Or trash [2].
    New Shuffles hit the floor [3-5].
    But YouTube beckons with some cash [6]. Wake up, you’re on in four. [7] Show off new products from all sides,
    Tell others what you see [8-13].
    If you made it, beam with pride [14]. Wake… Read More

  • From the Peanut Gallery: I Need A Laptop

    The more I write about gadgets and electronics, the more I realize how frequently my opinions can be wrong. Often times I base my ideas on sound analysis and statistics and I still end up wrong. That’s why I’m going to ask you all for help on something. I’m currently in the market for a laptop. Discouraged by my past two lackluster Powerbooks, I’ve decided to stop… Read More

  • Super Bowl XLI Commercial Coverage

    . Hickey is sitting at the 30 yard line of the Big Game at our favorite watering hole in Seattle, the Twilight Exit. And I’m sitting in my room staring blankly at the television from bed with my broke ass Powerbook sputtering toward death. We all know that the Superbowl is chock full of the most innovative and geektastic commercials of the year, so we will be live blogging our thoughts… Read More

  • PatentMonkey: Superbowl Edition

    We’ve got a few inventive thoughts rolling into the Super Bowl weekend: Read More