Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • What's Inside Your iPhone?

    we’re ready to probe and poke it until it squeaks. Thankfully, we just found a list of 21 important iPhone patents including, but not limited to: Methods and apparatuses for docking a portable electronic device that operates in multiple orientations Hot unpluggable media storage device – OMG! No eject? Techniques for presenting sound effects on a portable media player This… Read More

  • Xbox 360 And Airport Extreme 802.11n Get Along (sort of)


    Photo Courtesy of Gizmodo It was only a matter of time before someone found a work around to the Xbox 360, Airport Extreme compatibility issue. If you were one of the many who have been affected by this strange but predictable phenomena then Phil from 25 Experts is here to help out. I can’t validate this fix, but maybe one of our gracious readers can tell us if it actually works or not. Read More

  • Help Key: How to Record Your Music Demo on the Cheap

    Making high-quality music recordings can seem like a daunting task to a beginner, but if you have a little bit of talent and some cash on-hand, it doesn’t take as much as you might think. For years, I was stuck with old mono microphones that I had to plug into either a tape deck or my computer if I wanted to get any song ideas down before they vanished from my memory banks. The… Read More

  • Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge Update


    Yes! Scorcese won. Justice is served! Ahem. Sorry about that. I just wanted to give you all one final update about The Steelcase Worst Workspace Challenge. We’re closing the contest at 12 noon, which gives you all six more hours to make your submissions. For those of you just tuning in, I’m sure you’d like to know what the hell I’m talking about: Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Game Day Edition

    LCD Board Game Wows Mr. Monopoly
    Table Offers Glimpse of Future Social Interaction
    Dodecahedra Speakers Ruin Marco Polo
    Lamp Doubles as Thermal Detonator Prop
    Egg Chair Unscrambles Spine Read More

  • Oscar iPhone Ad

    http://s86.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid86.photobucket.com/albums/k90/crunchgear/February%202007/iphone_oscars_02252007.flv Vincent at MyiPhone went above and beyond the call of duty and grabbed the iPhone Oscar commercial before anyone else. The commercial was kind of dopey. You could just see the marketing folks sitting down saying “OK, we have $40 million and not much time. Read More

  • The Best Anti-PS3 Song of the Weekend

    Watch it. You’ll either laugh, cry, or want to start a flame war, but this is a perfect example of an audience talking back to a massive corporation that has lost its way. Sony — watch this multiple times and send a translated version to Tokyo, just so they get all the nuance. Read More

  • But Will These Gadgets Pass Airport Screening?

    Dethroner has posted a Top 10 list of essential gadgets for traveling. Some of them, like the Voltaic Solar Backpack, are familiar goodies that have been seen around the blogosphere. Others, like the SteriPen and Nera WorldPro 100M are actually pretty innovative. But a list of travel gadgets should not be complete without some airline-related fun. The Apple MagSafe Airline Adapter springs to… Read More

  • iPhone Goes to the Oscars

    If the rumor is to believed, which is entirely up to you, then you’ll see Apple’s first ad for the iPhone during tonight’s Oscar telecast. Don’t expect anything fancy or telling, just a little teaser that says, “Hey, look, the iPhone is still coming. see you in June!” What’s unknown is what form the commercial will take. We’re expecting… Read More

  • Mario Trades in 'Shrooms for Smarts

    At $17, the Super Mario Bros. Rubik’s cube is a good companion to those Mario-themed stress relievers I posted about last week. After all, if you ever become frustrated with a puzzle cube, you can just go over and squeeze on some soft foam! The six sides of the cube feature Mario, Luigi, Goomba, Bowser, Koopa Troopa, and the Question Mark block. Why Princess Toadstool, Yoshi and Toad… Read More

  • To Catch an iPod Thief

    Although the Web site has been Dugg to the ground, a free online service called Gadget Theft recently launched to help users recover their stolen gadgets. The site provides users with a small “spyware” application that can be loaded onto the memory of a USB thumb drive, MP3 player or digital camera. The software records and sends IP data to the user if it detects that the device… Read More

  • Toshiba Satellite P100-ST9742 Gaming Notebook Hands-On

    The last time I paid a Toshiba notebook a visit, I checked out the P105-S9722. It had some great features, but also some really annoying flaws that got in the way of daily use. This time around, I was hoping that things would be fixed with the Satellite P100-ST9242 (P100). Are they? Is performance improved? How’s that Core 2 Duo CPU? Hold your horses there champ. You’ll have to… Read More

  • Gadget Spotter: Bloody iPod Edition


    Ooo! So gruesome. How could they do that?! I’m starting a new feature on weekends called Gadget Spotter. Basically, I’m going to put my obsessive TV watching to good use. Every weekend, I’ll post some screen caps of gadgets used in action on various TV shows the previous week. It’s up to you to give me the name of the show, who is using it and the make/model of the device. Read More

  • LCD Board Game Wows Mr. Monopoly

    Speaking of social gatherings of the future, Phillips has developed the Entertaible, a concept board game made from a 32-inch horizontal LCD, a touch screen and sensors with multiple-object detection. The board game allows players to have “dynamic playing fields and gaming levels with the social interaction and tangible playing pieces, such as pawns and dies, of traditional board… Read More

  • The iPod Made Me Do It

    A 60-year-old teacher from Germantown, Penn., is in intensive care right now after two students broke his neck in retaliation for confiscating an iPod in class. Fortunately, the teacher wasn’t paralyzed and the two students, 14 and 17, were caught on film during the assault and quickly apprehended. IPod-related violence isn’t that uncommon, considering how expensive the devices are. Read More

  • Table Offers Glimpse of Future Social Interaction

    This table has been all over the blogosphere recently, but I just can’t resist talking about it. Still in the idea phase, designer Ross McBride’s Time Table uses electro-luminescent film to display a digital clock on the entire surface of the table, which is only 6cm thick. The table includes an alarm and a timer switch so it can turn off at night. The lights also can be shut off… Read More

  • The Last Temptation of the iPhone

    Want some Zapruder-esque footage of the iPhone? Want someone to obsessively pore over the entire thing? Can’t get enough scrolling by Steve? Click away! via MyiPhone Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Details on Alcatel's $1.5 B Win Against Microsoft

    Here’s some added detail on the biggest patent litigation settlement in history: Microsoft ordered to pay Alcatel $1.5 B based on its Windows Media Player infringing the French telecoms’ MP3 technology. The jury found Microsoft infringed the RE39,080 patent for a “rate loop processor for perceptual encoder/decoder” and
    US 5,341,457 on “perceptual coding of… Read More

  • Dodecahedra Speakers Ruin Marco Polo

    The dodecahedra speaker is being developed at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. The speaker has 12 sides, each covering 360 degrees of sound space in the room. The listener can move around the room and hear sound coming from any direction and any angle. One speaker might be able to replace a set of speakers for front, back and rear setups, effectively saving on total costs, according to… Read More

  • Lamp Doubles as Thermal Detonator Prop

    Sweden-based Flux has a designer LED lamp made of aluminum and glass called Barry that uses a curvy mirrored surface in the upper hemisphere of the 7-inch diameter device to reflect light from about 70 white LEDs in the bottom hemisphere. Although the lamp might be good for outdoor parties, at $1,100, I’d settle for some cheap tikki torches. Barry(Swedish) [OhGizmo! via Crave] Read More