Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Daily Crunch: Web 2.0 Edition

    Self-Measuring Football Makes You Feel Like Peyton
    Gotcha! Spider Torture
    SnoopStick: A Big Brother for the Only Child
    Soundwave: Transforming, MP3 Playing Decepticon!
    New Version Of Wiimote Out In Stores Read More

  • No Apple TV in February, March Looking Likely

    Waiting for your Apple TV? Yah, me too. The Apple store website has changed the shipping date from late February to mid-March, something disappointing. Reuters confirmed the change of date with Lynn Fox, a spokesperson from Apple, who said that “wrapping up Apple TV is taking a few weeks longer than we projected, and we now expect to begin shipments mid-March.” That’s just… Read More

  • "Can You Hear Me Now?"

    Verizon is looking to topple Cingular as the nation’s largest carrier and Alltel is standing in their way. So what does a big bully do in this situation? They buy ‘em out. Word on the street is that Verizon is putting in a bid to swoop up Alltel and beat out Cingular/AT&T by about 10 million users. If the FCC gives them the thumbs up we’ll have to hear that annoying… Read More

  • iPods To Get Cover Flow, Firmware Update Coming Soon

    The crew over at Giz has word that a new firmware update is coming for iPods, giving you the Cover Flow function that’s in iTunes. They’ve also been tipped off that iPods will not get a refresh until after the iPhone has launched. I hate to say it, but I told you so. Cover Flow Read More

  • V Cast Mobile TV Gets Official


    Less than a week ago I filled you on the upcoming launch of the Samsung u620 which will be the first to sport Verizon’s V Cast Mobile TV. Now the official launch of both the phone and service has been sparse, but a quick tinker on the testman page has revealed a firm date. March 1 will be the official launch date, but a listing of cities is no where to be found. Plug in your zip and see… Read More

  • Soundwave: Transforming, MP3 Playing Decepticon!

    , and one of our favorites has always been Soundwave. You’ll remember him as the blue, monotone-voiced lieutenant to Megatron, popular for his unwavering loyalty to the Decepticon cause. What made Soundwave so cool, though, was that he transformed into a Walkman, complete with lackeys in the form of cassette tape robots that would eject from his chest. You’ll remember Rumble and… Read More

  • Samsung GX10 Hands On

    The Samsung GX10 is a beefy DSLR from a company well-known for its slim-and-sexy point-and-shoots. While it’s done a consumer DSLRs before, this 10.2-megapixel beast is quite a step up from the previous 6-megapixel version, the GX1S, they sold for about $550 last year. As a burgeoning camera nut, I was excited to see the GX10 entering an already crowded marketplace. Does it have a… Read More

  • Zune Douchery Angers New Yorkers

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-3938916002153088312&hl=en I don’t know what the Zune promo folks were thinking, but they put a big Zune car out in front of Max Fish at 3AM, angering more than one infinitely patient New Yorker in the process. Even in a city where it’s common to see people defecating on street corners at 4:45AM — true story! &mdash… Read More

  • Sony Announces $600 Blu-Ray Player, Raises Eyebrows

    Sure, you could buy an upconverting DVD player to play any standard DVD at HD resolutions on your fancy HDTV. After all, they’re only about $100 new, sometimes less, and the upscaling stuff actually looks incredible. But with Sony’s latest Blu-Ray player at only $599, the idea of going truly hi-def for discs is looking good. What’s more, besides being cheaper than… Read More

  • Gotcha! Spider Torture


    Alright, I’ll admit it. I’m arachnophobic. It’s like my only fear. Well that and germs. But that’s the only other thing. Aside from little people and gingers, though those aren’t so much of phobias as paranoias (there is collusion between the two to overthrow the world’s governments, sending us spiraling into apocalyptic chaos as they rise up [to the height… Read More

  • T-Mobile to Finally Get KRZR

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/AT&T version, including a 2-Megapixel camera and EDGE. The T-Mo version, however, adds stereo Bluetooth. Unlike the Verizon and Sprint versions, there are no external playback buttons. But those weiners only have a 1.3-Megapixel camera anyway, so whatevs! Want 3G? Not on this phone. That's just as well, though… Read More

  • New Version Of Wiimote Out In Stores

    Well, not quite. This is the Weemote 3 from SmartHome – a special remote designed for little kids so they don’t go watching scary flicks like Texas Chainsaw Massacre. An adult programs the remote so that kids can only watch approved stations that are safe for your children to view. The remote itself is incredibly kid friendly and only had a few buttons to deal with. It even has… Read More

  • TiVo Desktop 2.4 Public Beta Drops


    TiVo has released version 2.4 beta of its desktop software. The new version allows users to transcode non-DRMed video from PC for playback on TiVo. In addition to transcoding capabilities, the new service can broadcast HD photos from PC to TiVO.The service costs $25 for the TiVo Desktop Plus upgrade. Sorry, no Mac version yet.
    Zatz [via Engadget] Read More

  • Samsung Continues To Slim Down LCDs


    Samsung has done it again. Samsung SDI, Samsung Display Interface, has outdone Samsung Electronics in creating the worlds thinnest LCD for mobile phones. The newest prototype is only 0.74 millimeters thick where as Samsung Electronics LCD is 0.82 millimeters thick. SDI also has the worlds thinnest OLED, which measures in at a slim 0.6 millimeters. No plans for mass manufacturing just… Read More

  • SnoopStick: A Big Brother for the Only Child

    If you’re one of those stern parents worthy of being called a fascist, then allow me to direct your attention to the SnoopStick. This USB device comes imbued with software that allows you to monitor remote systems. Simply plug the SnoopStick into a PC that needs spying and 60 seconds later its compromised and you can snoop on it from anywhere. The software is completely invisible, so… Read More

  • Samsung T219 Launches On T-Mo

    Not everyone needs a crazy, feature-rich phone for what they do in life. It seems the Samsung SGH-T219 caters to just that crowd, containing only the essentials needed for a usable cellphone. Aside from the beautiful candy red coloring, the phone has a 64k LCD internal display, a greyscale exterior display, IM, and supports SMS messaging. Yup. That’s it. It can also be used with… Read More

  • Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge Closes


    This concludes the submission phase of our Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge. I’d like to thank everyone who participated. Over the next day we’re going to pour through the entries and select the best three. Tomorrow morning we’ll put the best three up for a vote that will run until Wed. afternoon. Everyone head over to Steelcase and iFrogz thank them for contributing… Read More

  • The Government Is A Step Away From Taxing Your eBay Sales

    Ben Franklin was pretty much right on the money when he said that this country is nothing but death and taxes. Tax experts are pushing the IRS to force online auction sites like eBay and Amazon to track users’ sales and report them to the government. However, should the IRS tax sellers on their auctions, I suspect eBay would see a significant drop in overall auctions from smaller users… Read More

  • Self-Measuring Football Makes You Feel Like Peyton

    Though football season may be over, you can still keep your dream of becoming a pro quarterback alive with this Virtual Distance Football. It resembles a Nerf football with a monochrome LCD shoved in it to display yardage and comes in red and silver. Throw the football and it’ll show how long you bombed it. Basically you can either play football with it, or you can show off to your… Read More

  • EMI Gives Up On DRM-Free MP3s and Us

    I guess it was too good to be true. EMI is tucking its tail and sticking with DRM-burdened content. Of the “Big Four” music conglomerates we had some hope that EMI would turn the tide, but alas we were wrong! They have officially broken off talks with digital music download services. It isn’t hard to see why, though. EMI could be swallowed up by a major entertainment… Read More