Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Control Yourself! Windows XP Sounds On A Piano

    So the only thing cooler than a dude using Windows XP is a dude playing sounds from XP on his Piano. This douchewad goes and runs the gamut with sounds from Windows XP. He does everything from “Hardware Error” to “AIM Message Alert” and giggles like a schoolgirl in between each sound. His piano only somewhat sounds like XP though. He should totally be using a soft-synth… Read More

  • iRiver Says Hello CES With Two New Models


    If you’re going to be at CES be sure to check out iRiver because they will not disappoint. Two brand new models, the Clix 2 and the much anticipated W10 will be launched. The Clix 2 will feature an AMOLED and not LCD screen, video, voice recorder, radio recording and comes in 2, 4 and 6 GB models. Read More

  • Japanese Live-Action Pac-Man Skit

    http://embed.break.com/MjAzNDAy Ummm… Hi, Japan. WTF? via Aeropause Read More

  • The Futurist: What We Will See At CES


    In just a few short clock rotations, the entire tech industry (short of myself — I’m taking a much-needed vacation) will be rolling into Vegas for CES, and CrunchGear’s crack team will be ready to give you the latest scoops on this year’s year-shaping event. A lot of people take this time of year to play the CES Guessing Game and prognosticate about who will release what. Read More

  • Samsung Double-sided LCD Screen


    Samsung is on a roll so far this year with the world’s first double-sided LCD screen that has the ability to show two independent images on both sides of the screen. How is this possible? Well with use of Samsung’s new double-gate TFT (thin-flim transistor) architecture, of course. Rather than one gate which only has the ability to operate one pixel at a time the new… Read More

  • LG Swings Both Ways, As Does Time Warner


    LG has just announced the world’s first DVD player that supports both Blu-Ray and HD DVD! Look for more details at CES. Woohoo!!! Oh yes LG…Life Is Good. In related news, Warner Brothers is also planning its own hybrid disk, called Total HD, which will play on both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray drives. More as we get it.
    Swings Both Ways [LG]
    New Disc May Sway DVD Wars [NYTimes] Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Gone Fishin' Edition

    Blown Up Game Boy From The Gulf War
    Board(Bored)Fisher
    Numark x2 Hybrid Turntable Brings DJ Equality
    Patent Monkey: Apple Faces Patent Infringment Suit On Nike+iPod
    Scorpion Watch Company Reef Diver Read More

  • Atlantic Gaming Tower

    Now that Christmas has come and gone and you’ve landed yourself a PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii or Xbox 360 you’re going to need a place to stash your new toys and their accessories. If you’ve got a modern looking/furnished living room you may want to check out this new gaming tower by Atlantic. The 4-tier steel tower can hold up to 3 consoles, 6 controllers and 70 games. Read More

  • Helping Hand: Support The Family of James Kim, Indie Artists

    has been touching to anybody with a pulse, that much is certain. If you’re one of the many people wanting to help the family, but don’t know quite how, we have an answer for you: buy art. A collection of indie arts-and-crafts stars have banded together to donate many, many, many wonderful pieces to a series of auctions that starts today. The entire proceeds of the eBay auctions go… Read More

  • Solar-Powered Wireless Webcam: Perverted Geek's Dream Gadget

    OK, you perverts, have I got something for you. Like something straight out of a late-night Cinemax film, the SCIRC t1 camera is just what you’ve been looking for to make your voyeuristic dreams reality. It’s a completely wireless Web cam, and we mean completely; its power can come from the revealing light of the Sun. This camera can be situated just about anywhere, where it relays… Read More

  • Iqua Snake 2: Hands-Free Bluetooth Weirdness


    While I’m on the subject of companies at the Sands during CES, check out this device from mobile-communications manufacturer Iqua (the company’ll be at the Sands if you’re Vegas bound). With an MSRP of $179, the Snake 2 hands-free Bluetooth headset attaches to the headrest of a car seat (almost all car makes and models according to Iqua) and lets you talk for up to eight… Read More

  • Pharos Brings GPS-Enabled Smartphone to USA

    We like the E-Ten Glofiish X500, a Windows Mobile 5 smartphone with a true GPS receiver built-in. Pharos will be the first label to carry the handset in America, calling it the GPS Phone, because it’s imaginative. To be announced tomorrow, it will be sold as an unlocked GSM smartphone, for about $700 at “major retail outlets”, which means you might actually see this… Read More

  • I-O Data Keepin' Viiv Alive With AVeL LinkPlayer2


    What does it mean for a DVD player such as the now-available I-O Data AVeL LinkPlayer2 to support Intel’s Media Center Viiv technology? Well, when combined with a Viiv technology-based PC, you’ll be able to access, share and manage your digital media on the computer through the LinkPlayer2. That’ll let you keep your Media Center PC in another room and still access all your… Read More

  • The Tornado Moves Files So You Don't Have To

    . For the low low, one-time cost of $60, the Tornado lets you transfer files between Windows-based computers via a USB connection. One end goes in one system, the other in the other system and then you just drag and drop to your heart’s content between the two. There’s no software to install, either. Once you’re connected, you get a split-screen interface with views of… Read More

  • Croatians Love Their Texting!

    MMS messages like this one were part of the massive amount of SMS messages that were sent by Croatians to bring in the new year. People from Croatia really helped celebrate 2007 with 32.5 million texts being sent to wish each other a good new year. From the AP: From 07:00 pm (1800 GMT) on New Year’s eve until midnight on January 1, users of Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile and… Read More

  • Shuttle X200 PC Looks Cool As Ice

    Check out the new digs on the Shuttle X200! Man, you are really looking smooth nowadays. The media-centric X200 PC from Shuttle was announced today and it looks like there’s a great Media Center PC coming our way. Designed to compete against the Mac Mini, the X200 has built-in WiFi, a hybrid digital/analog TV tuner, FM radio, up to a 2GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, and a case only… Read More

  • Blown Up Game Boy From The Gulf War

    So back during the Gulf War, some GI had a Nintendo Game Boy with him. He got attacked and not only did he make it, his Game Boy did too. Some people are claiming it could just be a re-built Game Boy with the damaged casing re-attached, but I think not. I had one back in 1990 with Tetris and Super Mario Land. That thing was Thick As A Brick. (Video) Fully Functional “Gulf War”… Read More

  • SMC Is Cool With 802.11n, Releases A Bunch Of Stuff

    If you’re all about jumping on the next-gen bandwagon early, might want to hit up your local electronics store to check out the latest from SMC Networks. SMC released a bunch of 802.11n goodies still with the draft-version of 802.11n with everything from routers to adapters. There’s the Barricade N wireless router for $120 that can connect up to 300Mbps, four Ethernet ports in… Read More

  • HP Announces 2007 TV Lineup; DLPs Out, LCDs More In

    , does include 9 new HDTVs with all but two being LCDs. At resolutions of 720p, HP will have 32-, 37- and 42-inch LCDs as well as two 1080p panels at 42 and 47 inches. Two plasmas with resolutions around 720p will come in 42- and 50-inch sizes. And while DLPs have been ousted, the company is keeping MediaSmart LCD models in the lineup. These panels feature 1080p support along with… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Apple Faces Patent Infringment Suit On Nike+iPod


    The Washington Post reported this week that:
    “[Apple], the Cupertino, Calif.-based company also disclosed that PhatRat Technology LLC filed a lawsuit Oct. 24 alleging patent infringement. The Nike-iPod product in question, developed jointly with Nike Inc., allow runners to keep track of how far and how fast they’ve gone. The company’s response to the complaint is not yet… Read More