Gadgets

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  • Source: Apple Considering Licensing iPhone OS, Multitouch?

    There’s a very large lake in Northern Utah that has almost as much salt as should be necessary for this rumor, but as it comes from one of our people from Apple behind the lines, there’s a chance that we might see some of these details in the future. While checking the validity of a totally different unsubstantiated rumor, our contact dropped something of a bomb on accident. When… Read More

  • UK Apple Store Accidentally Reveals 8-core Mac Pro

    With all these fake rumors going around lately, it’s nice to see a real Apple rumor come out of all this. Last night, Apple accidentally threw up a new ad for the Mac Pro on its UK site. The ad for the Mac Pro had the caption “Now quad-core or 8-core processing power. Configure yours today.” Now someone could have just coded out a little HTML and took a screenshot. But… Read More

  • Broadband Providers Getting Ready To Screw Us Over


    I spend a ton of time on the internet and torrent things like a fiend, but I never knew there was a limit and I sure didn’t know you could be relegated to 56k status. Amanda Lee from Massachusetts received a call from Comcast last December ordering her to curb her internet usage or lose her broadband service for a year. Like any rational person she asked what the limit was and Comcast… Read More

  • Bracelet Phone Design Concept: Who Says Phones Aren't Fashion Accessories?

    Design concepts rule. They remind you of how derivative current phone designs are. Unofficially known as the bracelet phone, this one stays on your wrist and vibrates during an incoming call. To speak, you unclip it and hold it to your ear. It’s got a few other perks as well, such as its ability to play MP3s. Of course, “got” is highly subjective since it’s just a… Read More

  • Fake Google Phone About As Real As Joan Rivers' Face

    Yesterday, I called out Engadget Mobile for reporting about an insanely fake Gucci Phone. Well today it seems I have to bash The Giz/MobileBurn for doing some terrible fabricating. See this “Google Phone” that was found on a “survey site”? Totally fake. Look at the “glare” going on here. Last I checked, glares don’t like someone Bryce would draw up for… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Your Mom, Tanning Edition

    Home Spray Tan
    Sonicum Speakers: Now With a Special Something
    T-Dancer Sound Sensitive Shirt Great For Illegal Raves
    Balancing One-Wheeled Scooter
    Help Key: How to Idiot-Proof Your Parents’ Computer Read More

  • Happy Birthday, Michael

    Our benefactor, Michael Arrington III, Esq., officially turns 73 today and we at CG all wish him a happy, healthy, and joyous birthday. Seriously, Mike, thanks for letting us all run wild over here and have loads of fun. The CG Team Read More

  • Help Key: How to Idiot-Proof Your Parents' Computer


    This is something that may be near and dear to your hearts: Mom and Dad are calling to ask about this porn pop-up phishing thing they just typed all their credit card info into. Or maybe Grandma wants to make a MySpace page. Regardless of the situation, you have some older folks in your life who probably have a computer. If you’re reading this, you’re good at computers. Read More

  • GameJew: Miyamoto and Me

    In this episode, GameJew goes on the hunt-down for Nintendo’s head whimsicality-inducer Miyamoto at GDC 2007. GameJew, don’t you know that Miyamoto is surrounded by cybernetic vat-grown ninjas? You could have been sliced to bits! GameJew Sings to Miyamoto [GameJew] Read More

  • Half-Life 2 via Jobs' Fever Dreams

    http://www.trendhure.com/wp-content/plugins/flvplayer.swf What if Apple designed Half-Life 2 instead of Valve? We’re guessing the adverts would look something like this. Love that beat. Half Life 2 vs iPod | Video [Trendhure.com via Digg] Read More

  • Breathe Easy with AirPod

    , which claims to be the greatest thing ever — but even Consumers Reports has warned against. Well, the truth is that clean air will actually help you feel better, and now there is actually a new a new purifier for your personal space that won’t have you choking in ozone. And despite the name this one has no iPod connection. But the Blueair AirPod uses the same filter technology as… Read More

  • Home Spray Tan


    There are numerous ways to get that “healthy” looking tan, including just laying out in the sun. But if you don’t have time for that, you can go out and get a spray on tan — but that also takes time and effort. So if you’re desperate for a year-round tan, you can do it yourself. And unlike those old-school do it yourself perms (which we’re better off not… Read More

  • Blue Screen Of Death In Your Car Part Deux

    The IOPS in car PC from SNT Korea will be making its debut at CeBIT in a few days. Windows XP will be running the show via touchscreen and the GPS will keep you from driving onto train tracks unless of course the blue screen of death appears — then you’re screwed. HSDPA keeps you connected and allows for CrunchGear updates at traffic stops. T-DMB lets you watch and record TV shows… Read More

  • Sonicum Speakers: Now With a Special Something

    PC speakers typically have no design aesthetic to speak of — box, woofer, tweeter, wires. NEXT! Sonicum’s soon to be released speakers at least have a personality. The 15-watt speakers, which should be available this May for around $120 (or for $80 if you buy ’em before April 6), resemble a speaker icon when viewed from the side. Now, they’re just PC speakers, so… Read More

  • Insignia PMP Now With Bluetooth

    Insignia’s newest PMP is bursting at the screws with tons of features. The most notable is the addition of Bluetooth for compatibility with wireless headphones. If you like to watch video’s on your PMP then the 2.2-inch LCD should do the job quite nicely. If you’d rather listen to Opie and Anthony on the radio then I’m sure the 20 FM presets will suffice. The internal… Read More

  • Canon's PowerShot TX1: A True Hybrid Camera


    Along with the Sony Cybershot DSC-G1, Canon’s $499 PowerShot TX1 was one of the more innovative new compact models shown off at this year’s PMA convention. You’ve probably seen and read the details on this compact beauty that shoots high-def video (1,280×720) at 30fps and captures 7.1-megapixel stills through its 10X optical zoom lens that works whether you’re… Read More

  • SXSW 2007: Dan Rather Keynote


    We just got to Dan Rather’s SXSW keynote. I don’t know what specifically this will have that is tech related, but I’m live blogging it anyway. Read More

  • Samsung HD Photo Box Stores Your, Um, Photos


    We’re not sure about the usefulness of the Samsung HD Photo Box for average consumers, but photo/video enthusiasts that really love to look at their shots on a high-def display will probably want one. The Box connects to your HDTV via HDMI and contains a 250GB hard drive for image storage. The front of the unit features a 4-in-1 memory-card reader, a USB connector with PictBridge… Read More

  • Balancing One-Wheeled Scooter

    This guy’s scooter is like the Segway in many ways, but you don’t look like a tool riding this contraption. Your speed is controlled by shifting forward or backward. Apparently it’s very intuitive to ride. Two 12V batteries power the 400W traction motor. An ADXRS300 Rate Gyro and ADXL202 dual axis accelerometer keep you on your feet so you don’t eat it in front of… Read More

  • Video of Our High Tech Military Might in Action

    Our brave men and women are fighting “over there” and they’re using some pretty advanced equipment to bring freedom to a desperate people. This video delivers eight glorious minutes of our bravest detailing the technology they use to spread democracy around the world. Lots of awesome explosions and guns in this one. My favorite is the eyepiece the soldiers use to check… Read More