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The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Gordon Freeman Comes To Life

    Gordon Freeman Comes To Life

    What you are gazing your teary eyes at right now is a real-life Gordon Freeman. Well, not really, just a Gordon Freeman costume and a dude that looks EXACTLY like him. The Half-Life fan is actually Kevin, posting his very own duct tape made Gordon Freeman costume, along with the handy crowbar and killer crab. If you’ve ever played any of the Half-Life games, it’s pretty scary to… Read More

  • Gamestop: Preorders Are Over

    Gamestop: Preorders Are Over

    This is going to be short and simple, I don’t want to revisit my morning of sitting outside of Gamestop and having the manager say, “Sorry, we’re out,” when I was next. Anyways, all 3,600 Gamestop stores are sold out of PS3 preorders and have been sold out since 2:00 PM today, central time. The max number of preorders each Gamestop had was 16, and only 2 of them… Read More

  • PSP Extra Analog Stick Mod

    PSP Extra Analog Stick Mod

    I think there’s enough evidence out there to officially say that the PSP isn’t the best portable option for a gamer. We’ve got a few titles coming up including Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, but we all know it isn’t going to save the Playstation Portable. However, the lack of good games weren’t the only obstacle for the PSP. The portable console also faced… Read More

  • Sprint Loophole Allows for Early Exits

    If you read the fine-print of your iron-clad Sprint wireless service contract, you’ll note a small clause that states that if Sprint makes a “material change” to your service, then you can exit the contract without paying any penalties. That’s fairly common boilerplate talk in these sorts of contracts, though now we’re guessing Sprint had wished it’d thought… Read More

  • Palm to Announce New Treo Thursday at Digital Life

    Palm today announced that it will be announcing (it keeps announcing when it’s going to make announcements, doesn’t it?) a new Treo at Digital Life in New York on Thursday. We’ll bet our bagel it’s the 680p for Cingular. Palm will also be offering a hands-on demonstration of the new Treo. Our intrepid reporters will be there to give you live coverage, so if… Read More

  • Samsung Intros SSD-Based Notebook

    Samsung goodness just keeps rolling along. In Korea, the manufacturer of all things slick has announced it’s going to put Solid State Drive notebooks into production, and already have the specs of one on its Korean website. For those not in the know, SSD (Solid State Disk) notebooks run the operating system out of NAND RAM, the same memory that your iPod Nano or digital camera uses. Read More

  • It's a White (Chocolate) Xmas for Verizon

    Verizon is set to give us something to go with our Thanksgiving dinners: White Chocolate. There have been colored Chocolates before, but not from an American carrier (which makes sense, as VZN is the only one around these parts currently). The features should remain the same, and chances are it’ll have its speakerphone enabled out of the box, so you won’t have to take it in for a… Read More

  • Wireless Audio from Your USB Port to Your Stereo, on the Cheap

    Onkyo has submitted information about a sneaky new set top box and matching wireless USB device (not Wireless USB, the forthcoming new standard) that streams audio to your stereo via your PC’s USB port. It works in the 2.4GHz frequency (like your cordless phone) to deliver the music to your auxiliary in, but it’s not known what standard (if any) it uses to do this. Being that it… Read More

  • Target Gets Cranky with Apple's iTunes Movies

    Target is joining Wal-Mart in getting uppity with Apple about the Cupertino company’s pricing of movies it sells via the iTunes music store. Apple sells individual movies for roughly 8% lower than Wal-Mart and Target, which undercuts them in a market where brick and mortar stores dominate. Apple has been in talks with Wal-Mart on a way to partner the companies to ease the impact on… Read More

  • Guitar Hero 2 Track List

    Guitar Hero 2 Track List

    Guitar Hero 2, coming for Playstation 2 on November 7 and the Xbox 360 in Spring 2007, has finally released its amazing track list. This list is bigger, heavier and will seriously reach a wider range of gamers than before. I remember playing Guitar Hero for countless hours thinking, “When are we going to rock out to some serious Motley Crue?” My prayers have finally been answered. Read More

  • SHOCK! Case for Nintendo DS

    SHOCK! Case for Nintendo DS

    The SHOCK! case is essentially a complete overhaul of the Nintendo DS Lite housing. It comes in a variety of colors, including clear (although I guess clear isn’t technically a color, but yea you get the point), so, like Raj, you can color coordinate to your hear’s content. More importantly though, the SHOCK! case provides an update to the brittle hinge found on the DS Lite. There… Read More

  • iMage USB Mac Webcam

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/3 the price of a new iSight. It's available now on-line. Product Page [eCamm] Read More

  • Sony NW-S203F MP3 Playing Pedometer Reviewed

    The vial-like Sony NW-S203F is notable not only because it looks like a marital-aid, it also comes with a pedometer. That’s right, you can use its 1GB for listening to music as you run, but you can also use it for tracking how well you ran as well. If you’re a blogger like us, not very well. The controls work by twisting the knob right or left, and slid up or down into three positions. Read More

  • Helios H4000 Upscaling HD DVD Player

    Not only is this Helios player thin, light, and cheap at only $169, it can upscale to 1080p using HDMI and component, or 1080i using projectors (VGA). If watching your Se7en DVDs in high definition wasn’t enough to get you going, how about being able to play back DivX, XviD, MPEG1, MPEG, MPEG4, SVCD, VCD and HDCDs all from any disc you throw in there? It’s also NTSC and PAL… Read More

  • LED Rat Throwie

    LED Rat Throwie

    I think there are a few signs of the coming apocalypse — nukes in North Korea, Katie Couric, and now this. This is a rat throwie that sticks to any metal surface and has two glowing eyes. Best of all? It’s made from a real rat, and you can make one for yourself with only some rats, some magnets, and a sense that you are far superior to anything on this earth and that it puts the… Read More

  • GameStop and EBGames Launch PC Download Store

    , and, uh, that’s about all the good ones they have so far. The rest are either cheap bargain-bin games or games that are 3 or 4 years old. We’re glad to see game vendors take online distribution seriously, and would really like it if most games were available to purchase online. Besides saving time and money it takes to drive out to Best Buy, it would really be great to be able… Read More

  • Belkin Notebook Expansion Dock

    Belkin Notebook Expansion Dock

    Expansion docks get short shrift from most manufacturers and I’ve maybe seen them actually used once or twice in my lifetime. However, Belkin believes that an intelligently made one might turn a few heads. This $199 dock includes: VGA and DVI ports 5.1 surround sound 5 USB ports Ethernet ExpressCard support The device simply accepts all of the notebook’s outputs – headphone… Read More

  • Saitek's Colorful Keyboard and Mouse

    These colorful multimedia ergonomic keyboards from Saitek would be great to get your kids into computing, so they can grow up to become huge nerds and get into the computer programming field. And that fails, they can use their quick typing speeds to be the best data-entry assistant they can be. Nevertheless, the keyboard and mouse combo only costs $25, and come with various multimedia keys and… Read More

  • PhantomPark Gives You Two Garage Spaces

    Are you living in a one-garage home, but have two that insist on having cars? The PhantomPark lets you turn your regular car-hold into Batman’s by hiding the second car in the ground, which then lifts via the scissor lifts to let you drive away in style. You raise and lower the lift using a big red button, reminiscent of a nuclear launch button or maybe even a fire alarm. It’s… Read More

  • Samsung SCH-B600 10-megapixel Camera Phone

    The Samsung SCH-B600 isn’t exactly “available in the US”, but it’s good to see where we’re going in the next three years. The camera phone has a 10-megapixel sensor for its camera, and if it that wasn’t enough, it also has a 3x optical zoom lens. If you can use any phone to be your “point and shoot” camera, this is it. We first saw this last… Read More