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The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Nodus Psyclone PSP Speaker Dock

    Nodus Psyclone PSP Speaker Dock

    For those of you who own a PSP and want a mini home theater system with you on the go, the Psyclone PSP speaker dock is another PSP accessory to add to your list. The Psyclone features Sonic Impact’s Class T Amp Technology, which fills the room with extreme clarity at all frequencies. All the standards are also here: Remote control, built-in charger and TV-Out. It would be really cool… Read More

  • Sirius Stiletto 100 In The Wild

    In case you wanted to know what the Stiletto looks under normal lighting, as opposed to product shot lighting, here you go. There’s also a video of how the UI works, showing you what browsing and listening to Howard will look like. The UI zoom-ins and zoom-outs are pretty decent looking, but the “extended” battery that protrudes from the back really uglies up the design of… Read More

  • T-Mobile myFaves Officially Released

    we told you about last week has been finally released. If you don’t remember, it offers unlimited “any-network calling” to five numbers of your choice. You can select your contacts directly from your phone (any supported phone works) or online if your phone is not supported. On most phones, there’s a myFaves UI with five icons representing your five contacts. You… Read More

  • Ceatec Opens Tomorrow

    Ceatec Opens Tomorrow

    If you’re going to be in Japan this week, I suggest that you head over to Chiba to visit this year’s Ceatec. Ceatec is Japan’s largest electronics show and this year should be a pretty exciting event. Sony is set to open the show with some sort of new Blu-ray product that they’re not telling anybody about. Toshiba and Canon are both going to show off new SED screens. Read More

  • HP's Two-Megapixel Webcam

    HP's Two-Megapixel Webcam

    Unfortunately this two-megapixel webcam only does two-megapixels for stills, and not for video, and can’t be designated an HD webcam. Nevertheless, a 1600×1200 image from a webcam isn’t too bad, and it can still capture 800×600 videos at 30FPS, which is way more than you need for Skype or any other kind of web conferencing. Unless of course you’re a sexy female… Read More

  • Seagate Gets Definitive With The Maxtor Brand

    Sorry, guess it’s a hard-drive morning. Seagate Technology this morning specified exactly how it’ll position the Maxtor-brand internal hard drives it picked up when the company purchased Maxtor earlier this year. In short, Maxtor will be the mainstream label, Seagate will be the premium label. You’ll be able to grab DiamondMax drives in capacities up to 320GB and… Read More

  • Anlong MP4 Video Watch

    We’re unhealthily in love with watches here at CrunchGear, especially ones that can do things a bit more complicated than tell time. In this case, the MP4 watch from Shenzhen Adragon Digitek Co. Ltd. (gotta catch them all!). The watch, like its name implies, can play back MP4 videos and has a water-proof case. There’s also a microphone port, line-in, USB 2.0 compatibility, and a 9… Read More

  • MIT Improves Nuclear Power

    MIT Improves Nuclear Power

    A group of researches at MIT have developed a new nuclear power technique that can increase energy output while reducing operating temperature. Rather than using the cylindrical uranium rods commonly used today, the new method utilizes hollow rods. This technique increases the surface area exposed to water and cuts operating temperatures back from 1800C to 700C. This development could make… Read More

  • Our MINIKIT Winners

    for donating a few to our illustrious cause. The MINIKIT has stereo speakers, voice recognition, and is about as big as a pack of cards, which means you can hop in the car and put your phone down on the seat instead of putting on a dumb headset like King Pompadour of the Bluetooth Tribe. Read More

  • Zeiss Apo Sonnar 1700mm, Hernia Inducing Lens

    Zeiss Apo Sonnar 1700mm, Hernia Inducing Lens

    Holy crap, look at this lens! It was made-to-order by Carl Zeiss for an undisclosed customer, but judging from the Arabic lettering apparent on elements of the lens and the “Property of Qatar” stamp, one can guess who it belongs to. The lens is coupled with a Hasselblad 203FE 6x6cm medium format camera. It weighs 564-pounds and is considered the largest lens ever created for… Read More

  • Introducing… SquidVicious

    Well, it was a hard fought battle between CalamriCrunch and SquidVicious, but SV pulled ahead at the last minute and now we have a squid named after a punk rocker who apparently offed his wife. But it’s not boring, Sidney, boring, because the name, it seems, was submitted by our designer Bryce Durbin’s brother. Therefore, to avoid nepotism and loathing, we’re sending the… Read More

  • Buffalo DriveStation Duo Offers A Lot Of Hard Drive To Love

    Buffalo DriveStation Duo Offers A Lot Of Hard Drive To Love


    No one likes to come up short in the storage department and Buffalo Technology knows this. That’s why it’s launched the DriveStation Duo USB 2.0/FireWire external hard drives–WiFi connectivity would have been nice. These drives come in 500GB (HD-W500IU2/R1) and 800GB (HD-W800IU2/R1) capacities and are compatible with PC and Mac. And since each has two 7,200rpm SATA hard… Read More

  • Here We Are, Face to Face, a Couple of Glossy Zunes

    Here We Are, Face to Face, a Couple of Glossy Zunes

    Some lucky devil, not one of our own writers, got a bit of time with the Zune recently and compared it to the iPod, discovering that it was different, yet strangely the same. It’s a bit lighter than the 80GB iPod, which we can probably assume is due to hard drive density, and the screen is purdy. Please, Zune, be amazing. We’ve invested so many bits to your praise, yet I’m… Read More

  • Shilling for Cash

    Shilling for Cash

    This isn’t quite a tech post, but it’s an interesting bit of reporting by our older, yet still cool, uncles, over at TechCrunch. PayPerPost connects bloggers with advertisers, meaning that “shills” can connect with “the man” to sell “crap.” The real rub is that the bloggers are expected to write good stuff about the products they’re… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Bon Appetit Edition

    Daily Crunch: Bon Appetit Edition

    What do these objects from the past week have in common? You decide: Cambridge Geniuses Invent Practical Digital Scroll
    Thanko MP3 Watch Doesn’t Look Half Bad
    Book Time 5000 Automatic Book Reader
    Verizon Quietly Launches the Moto KRZR
    CrunchGear New York/Digital Life Reader Meet-up Read More

  • Why Does Sling Hate Palm, America So Much?

    Photographs, on their own, can be enticing and exciting, but then that’s also the fun. Take, for example, this photo we found on zatznotfunny. It shows the side a of SlingBox Tuner’s box. Our mystery deals with the badges of the different mobile platforms and operating systems that the Sling works with, which is fairly typical for electronics. What’s interesting is the Palm… Read More

  • Singapore Welcomes Treo 750v From Vodafone

    Wait a minute. What? “V” doesn’t stand for Vodafone? Prolly not. Palm and Microsoft this weekend introduced the Treo 750v, formerly the sole domain of Vodafone and the must-have smartphone of the quarter, as its first Windows Mobile entry in the Asian market. Singapore’s M1, owned by Vodafone, will be rolling out the UMTS Treo in October. We’re still waiting… Read More

  • Is T-Mobile Ready for Take-off?

    , which gives weight to the idea that T-Mobile is not just growing, but completely reinventing itself. And that is good. Why, you ask, is it good that the anemic T-Mobile is going to be reborn? Read More

  • New FM Transmitter for Sony-Ericsson Phones

    Somehow, in the avalanche of new phones and accessories this week, we missed this dope new FM Transmitter for Sony-Ericsson phones. Seeing as how they’re aggressively going after the mobile music market, this little gadget makes perfect sense. It plugs into the bottom of your favorite SE phone and transmits your tunes to your car stereo. In addition, it turns your sound system into a… Read More

  • iBag Turntable: Plus iPod, Minus Turntable

    iBag Turntable: Plus iPod, Minus Turntable

    At first glance the iBag Turntable looked very cool, but that reaction wore off as soon as I realized that it doesn’t really use vinyl. What you really have here is a backpack that you can connect your iPod to. With four AA batteries you can also play your iPod through the backpack’s speakers. The backpack includes a FM radio, and retails for $60. I have yet to hear (or see)… Read More