Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • MacBooks Now with Core 2 Duo at Apple

    that seemed to all but confirm that Apple would be bumping the high-end MacBook (sans Pro) from a Core Duo processor base to the more awesomer Core 2 Duo, and today it has. In addition, the Mac maker bumped the processors across the line, including its entry level MacBook at $1099. That’s something of a surprise, but a welcome one to be sure. Though the Apple store is down right now… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Sunny Days Are Over Edition

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  • Nintendo Fusion


    So I’m gonna be that guy who points out typos on retailers’ websites. For your examination, I give you Specimen A: In the Circuit City current weekly ad it erroneously dubbed the Wii the Nintendo “Fusion.” I see what happened here though, the Nintendo Fusion Tour is a Nintendo sponsored music tour featuring some crap pop band called Hawthorne Heights (emo… Read More

  • Zune-Gasm: Hands On With the Zune

    I know we’re a bit late to the trough, but I got the chance to play with the Zune today and can safely say it is a solid product — it feels good, it’s small, and the screen is beautiful. It’s very slim, has a great hand-feel, it will sell and you will like it. I have some video of the Zune I’ll post tomorrow but until then feast your eyes on her skinny… Read More

  • Best Buy Cancels Online PlayStation 3 Preorders

    If you were lucky enough to grab a Sony PlayStation 3 preorder from Best Buy’s website, sorry to say but you’re order will be canceled (if it hasn’t been already). Best Buy has been sending out emails to all its customers with preordered PS3s, telling them that their preorder will be canceled. Not only that, but Best Buy also stated that its online website was not made to… Read More

  • New Wristband for Lazy and Overbearing Parents Ruins Children's Lives

    Right now, your youngsters are experimenting with the marijuana and having unsafe, premarital sex with toothless prostitutes they met at that diner your friends Steve says is,”always a place to find a good time.” Or maybe they’re not. But how are you to know one way or the other? You could start by outfitting your promiscuous offspring with the ionKids location-aware Wristag. Read More

  • Buzzkilling Digital Piggy Bank

    The Pig E Bank takes all the mystery (and, thereby, the fun) out of your kid’s stash by telling them exactly how much money it contains at any given time, which is a very 21st century way to teach your young ones that life ain’t nothin’ but bitches n’ money (you’ll have to figure out the “bitches” part on your own). Instead of the traditional breaking… Read More

  • Samsung Debuts Folding Atrocity, Outrages the Omniscient

    This new device from Samsung is an abomination before God. Somewhere in Duder-onimy, God said with a fury that a laptop shalt not lie down with a cellphone as a cellphone lies down with a PDA. This is not as God intended, read your Bible. Also, you’ll find no mention of the platypus, likewise an abomination. It is kind of neat, though. The P9000 is an ultra-portable origami-esque Windows… Read More

  • Elecom iPod Dock

    For those who don’t want big, expensive iPod speakers laying around and taking up space, Elecom has a small alternative—the ASP-P100. Elecom’s ASP-P100 iPod dock features two built-in 1-watt speakers. The iPod dock connects via USB and operates using four AAA batteries. I’m not sure who keeps buying all of these iPod docks (or why I have to keep writing about them), but… Read More

  • Britain's Tovo Debuts GSM/WiFi Handset for the Masses

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/WiFi phone. That's Tesco, it's a supermarket. And somehow it got its mits on this little bugger as an exclusive for now. It's a standard (if somewhat fugly) GSM phone, even including a camera. But the WiFi chipset is what makes this handset stand out. Not because it's the first or only GSM/WiFi phone… Read More

  • PlayStation 3 Ad In High Definition-Still Doesn't Make Sense

    From kids on rooftops to creepy looking babies, Sony’s engraved new odd images into our minds. The new European Sony PlayStation 3 ad takes you into an indoor environment—an exploding indoor environment, that is. I’m not sure why the old lady is so happy, maybe she’s like the director of these ads—freakin’ insane. And what’s with the random animals… Read More

  • HP Unleashes 30-Inch LCD


    Welcome to the 30-inch LCD age, where HP has just joined the fray against Dell and Apple. HP’s new display has a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 2560 x 1600 pixels and 178 x 178 degree viewing angles. The LP3065 also has three dual-link DVI-D inputs and two dual-link DVI cables. It’s available direct from HP for $1,699 and is expected to ship on-or-around Nov. 11. If you’re in the… Read More

  • Play Guitar Hero 2 With Elmo

    Every so often a game comes around that stops gamers from arguing about which console is better, and immerses them in pure fun. Guitar Hero 2 (which released today), is one of those games. So what happens when you want your 2-year old to get into the game? You simply make her an Elmo-modded Guitar Hero controller. Using the circuitry of a PlayStation 1 controller, Mike Smith spent a few… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Reaches for 70GB?


    There was a lot of clamor a few weeks back about a larger capacity Xbox 360 hard drive. While there was never really any doubt that Microsoft would indeed soon release a hard drive with an increased capacity, those initial spy photos were ten kinds of fuzzy and thus not very intriguing. Today, however, the pics have surfaced that clearly indicate a 70GB Xbox 360 drive. A larger capacity… Read More

  • Muji Wall-Mounted CD Player Hangs On Wall, Plays CDs


    There’s something about the simplicity of this CD player that I totally dig. Just pop on a disc and pull the string to set it playing. The speakers are built in to the frame and additional controls are up on top. At $199 you can either consider it an overpriced piece of antiquated stereo equipment or a functional piece of art (I’m going with the latter).
    Muji Wall Mountable CD… Read More

  • Coming Soon: HD DVD Ads

    AdJab reports that the first advertising is now being integrated into HD DVD. Consumers who purchase “The Fast and th Furious: Tokyo Drift” (I guess someone might have liked it) will be treated to a new advertising option courtesy of Progressive Insurance. Those who choose so, can enable a feature that keeps a running tally of car damage throughout the movie. This isn’t… Read More

  • Samsung Warns Of Electronics Revolution, Hosting Summit To Discuss Tactics


    Well we all knew it would happen sooner or later. The electronics that have made our lives easier, safer, richer, happier, excitier, have finally had enough of us not giving them the respect they deserve and are organizing a revolution. Samsung is preparing a first strike though and has organized the first US summit to make sure we’re prepared for the ensuing Armageddon. You can… Read More

  • It's Bluetooth Music Month!


    In case you’re one of the two people on this planet that hasn’t heard, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has declared November “Bluetooth Music Month.” What should you do to celebrate? Well you should start by buying yourself a cell phone with the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) that lets you download songs to your phone and listen to… Read More

  • Cellphone Garter for Sexy, Sexy Geeks, Lonely Girls, Your Realdoll

    This is a garter with a slim pocket for cellphones. That is all this is. We’re not sure who this is for. We’re not sure who would buy this for themselves. Even more, we’re not sure who’d buy this as a gift. But we’re sure they’re out there. They must be, but we just hope we never, ever meet them. That is all we have to say about this item. Garter maker… Read More

  • MacBooks To Get Core 2 Duo Treatment

    , so it’s not totally suprising. But what’s interesting is that only the high-end 2GHz MacBooks are featured, meaning that they will likely be the only models bumped. The 1.83GHz model is still use a regular Core Duo. This makes the high-end MacBooks true prosumer laptops, in both black and white. What’s even nicer is that the 2GHz, 512MB RAM, 80GB HD-sporting MacBook will be… Read More