Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Weekly Crunch: Tailgating Edition

    Here’s a look back at some interesting stories from last week: Reuters Reporting from Second Life
    Yamaha’s Fuel Cell Scooter Ready To Roll
    Axxen’s Egg-Like Speakers
    Stratellite Completes First Flight Test
    Electric Marshmallow Toaster for Perfect Toasted Marshmallows Read More

  • Cingular's Treo 680 on November 5 at $175: Bank On It

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/she claims is the legit, honest-to-gawd deal for the Palm Treo 680 for Cingular. You can get yours for less than $200 in less than 2 weeks. Sweet, yah? Previously, this same mole had indicated that Cingy and Palm weren’t finding any agreements in the pricing of the anticipated smartphone. Palm wanted to produce a… Read More

  • Motorola Upgrades the SLVR With Magic: Meet the SLVR L7e

    The Motorola RAZR’s sexy candybar cousin, the SLVR, just got a well deserved upgrade. Though it’s not available from any American carriers yet, the latest version of the SLVR, the L7e, is chock-full of state of the art fun. The GPRS radio has been updated to EDGE, the camera is now at 1.3 megapixels instead of VGA, the Bluetooth is now stereo compatible, and the keypad has a… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Terrorize Y'all's Neighborhood Edition

    Here are some stories from Friday. Have a good weekend. Be Free Of Over-Heated Laptop Concerns With Lapworks’ Miracle Laptop Desk
    Nyko’s Intercooler Causes Problems For Xbox 360
    Reuters Reporting from Second Life
    Trimersion Head Mounted Display
    It’s Pumpkin-Carving Time, Bitches!
    How are We Doing? Part XIV Read More

  • Whip Firefox 2 Into Shape with Basic Tweaks


    Firefox 2 has been out a little less than a week now, and the reviews are all over the Internet and mostly positive. But there are a few changes that we personally don’t like. Take, for example, the close-tab button. In the former Firefox, it was on the far right-hand side of the tab row. Now each inividual tab has it’s own close button, much like Camino. We don’t like… Read More

  • Apple Computer Poised to Launch 15.4-inch MacBook in May 2007

    .” It currently offers a Core Duo model with a 13.3-inch widescreen glossy display in both white and black. The rumors circulating indicate that the company is planning on offering a version with a 15.4-inch LCD screen as a mid-range solution for those who don’t have need for the full-featured, Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro, its professional-grade laptop computer. This rumor cannot… Read More

  • YouTube Catches Dumbass Criminal

    What kind of person has three of his idiot friends record him stealing glasses of a charity worker, then posts it on YouTube? The kind that gets caught. Can this guy BE more of a dumbass? Guess technology works after all. YouTube video leads to arrest [The Sun via Fark via CNET via Gizmodo] Read More

  • Trimersion Head Mounted Display

    The Trimersion Head Mounted Display is a virtual reality setup for FPS games on the PC, PlayStation 2 and Xbox. All you have to do is plug the adapter into your gaming peripheral and you’re good to go. No drivers needed for PC, and the adapters are supported for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Basically, the sensor tracks the HMD so when you move your head, your character moves its head. Same… Read More

  • G-Tech Messenger Bag Lets You Control Your iPod And Listen To It Too


    I love Eleksen’s ElekTex Smart Fabric and the companies that think up new ways to use it. Case in point, this messenger bag from G-Tech (by GoodHope Bags) that was announced earlier this week. Connect your iPod inside a pocket on the bag and you can use the Smart Fabric buttons on the strap to control your audio. That in and of itself isn’t too groundbreaking, but G-Tech added… Read More

  • Wii Kiosks In Japan

    The Nintendo Wii kiosks in Japan feature the console, Wii-mote and nun-chunk under glass. There’s also a looping Wii demonstration video, which will probably make you want to break the glass and steal the Wii-mote if you stand in front of it for too long. Sorry Japan, but it looks like you won’t be able to play the Wii at kiosks yet. Although, I don’t think anyone in Japan… Read More

  • Sprint Crams EV-DO and EDGE Into the Treo 750w, HUH!?

    for Sprint. It’s featuring a 1.3 Megapixel camera, WinMo 5, and EV-DO and EDGE. Wait, WTF!? We really don’t know what’s going on here, but Sprint gives its users the CDMA-friendly EV-DO high speed wireless internet access, not the EDGE that Cingular and T-Mobile offer. How can this device have both? Well, it can’t. Either it’s a typo on CompUSA’s part… Read More

  • Battle Test: Ultimate Ears triple.fi 10 Pro

    Ultimate Ears has spent most of the past 11 years creating custom-molded headphones for musicians. Not to be outdone by the likes of Shure and Etymotic, however, UE put out a line of three, more consumer-friendly universal-fit earbuds last year under the super.fi name. The company recently added a fourth set to the line, the $399 triple.fi 10 Pro. If you really care about what your music… Read More

  • Canadians Getting Number Portability March 14, Eh?

    If you’re one of the gazillion or so people in Canadia who is jealous of us Yanks and our progressive Number Portability act, take heart. Your giant country just got one step closer to the Holy Grail of Indecisiveness that is number portability. If you don’t like Fido, you’ll be able to hitch onto Telus without changing the number on your business card. Call us optimistic… Read More

  • Ebay Puts Restrictions On PS3/Wii Auctions

    If you remember correctly, there were numerous problems with Ebay last year when Xbox 360 was released. People were selling their empty Xbox 360 boxes with the letter “X” on them and making hundreds of dollars (to thousands) of dollars. Telling the difference between a legitimate Xbox 360 auction and a fraud Xbox 360 auction became extremely difficult, leading to more and more fraud. Read More

  • Who is the King of Displays: PSP or DS Lite?

    PC Mag’s like the guy at the party who has to explain the joke to everyone and thus, taking all the fun out of the joke. This time they turn their Aspergers-like analytical powers to the PSP and DS Lite, examining which one of the two screens is the winner. The DS is made up of two 3.0-inch, 4:3 ratio screens – one of which is touch sensitive – whereas the PSP only has… Read More

  • Reuters Reporting from Second Life


    As proof that Second Life is booming, Reuters recently opened an SL bureau and assigned it a full-time reporter. Adam Pasick, known in SL as Adam Reuters, heads up the branch and reports on events inside the community. No word on how much Reuters dumped on opening its SL branch, but I’m sure it was a few grand. Crazy. I still don’t really understand this whole Second Life thing. Read More

  • Cell Phones To Be Banned In Hospitals?

    I have to admit, I never thought of cell phones being a problem in hospitals. It makes sense, though. There’s a good bit of expensive, electronic equipment all over the place and phones just love to get in there and mess with all that. This is, of course, why they’re not allowed on airplanes. Recently, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency put the clamp down on… Read More

  • White Chocolate Coming to Verizon For Halloween

    Mmmmm, white chocolate. The white version of Verizon’s popular (is it?) LG phone is coming next Tuesday, just in time for halloween. The specs are the same as the black chocolate: 1.3-megapixel camera, micro SD slot, Bluetooth stereo A2DP music, WAP 2.0, and Flash themes. What’s different will be the price, which is $360 if you buy it retail, $230 if you sign on for one year, and… Read More

  • Pantech Launching Compact WinMo Smartphone

    . Pantech’s not one to be crying on prom night, so they’re planning on a smartphone that runs Windows Mobile 5, but is small like a Motorola L7 SLVR. There’s going to be two slide-out keyboards, one a full QWERTY that slides out horizontally like the Cingular 8125 or Verizon XV8700, and another keypad to slide out vertically so you can dial, like Samsung’s slider… Read More

  • Nyko's Charge Station for Xbox 360

    , Nyko’s still going ahead and shipping two of its own battery chargers for Xbox 360 controllers. The first is the Power Kit 360, which is their $14.99 version of the Play and Charge Kit from Microsoft. This allows you to plug in and charge while you’re still playing. The second is a Nyko Charge Station 360, which is like Microsoft’s charging station and plugs into the wall… Read More