Gadgets

 

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • 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

  • NEC Shipping Blu-ray/HD DVD chip

    NEC announced today that it has begun shipments on a dual-format chip that can playback both Blu-ray and HD DVD. Although there is not yet an optical lens capable of reading both formats, the release of this chip could signal an end to the format war. The chips will be available for roughly the same price as the current single-format chips, so it shouldn’t, at least, raise prices too… Read More

  • PS3 Pre-Orders Begin: It's Clobberin' Time

    EB Games and GameStop just started PS3 pre-orders and we’re almost positive they’re already sold out as you read this. Each store has about 10 consoles and requires a $100 deposit, but give your local shop a call before heading down. GameStop and EB Games will begin accepting limited pre-orders for the PlayStation 3 console on Tuesday, October 10, on a first come, first served basis. Read More

  • Apple's Masked Blogger a Brit

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/or sues bloggers. That's the first rule of blogging. Therefore, it's strange that the Masked Blogger, apparently a UK-based Apple employee, decided to create a tell-all — OK, fairly tame and boot-licking — expose of the dirty laundry sequestered in the back rooms of Cupertino's golden children. Folks… Read More

  • Dresses Wriggle, Disappear

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/Summer 2007 collection exhibited in Paris last week. What's that you say? Fasion is for guys who hang out at the Shark Tank on Saturday nights trying to pick up the ladies who work at Teledyne Consulting in Vienna, Virginia? Well, not when it involves boobies. Chalayan created dresses that turn from ball0gown to… Read More

  • Glow Gaming's GottaGlow

    Glow Gaming, from Canada, is a company that manufacturers controllers that glow in the dark. The controllers, from a line named GottaGlow, feature glowing bits on all parts of the controller except the analog stick. They require a bit of light before they can glow, but Glow Gaming says that the time it takes to load a game will power the controller for a solid half hour. The controllers… Read More

  • Sony Prices First-Party PS3 Launch Games

    The Japanese blogosphere has reported that two first-party Playstation 3 launch titles in Japan will be priced cheaper than new release Xbox 360 games. The titles will include Resistance: Fall of Man from Insomniac, and Genji from Game Republic. The titles will be selling for 5900 yen ($49.50), and will therefore be cheaper (our games are priced at $59.99) than PS3 games in America. There… Read More

  • Mad Catz Xbox 360 Arcade Stick Available For Preorder

    If you’re a big fan of Xbox Live Arcade games like Geometry Wars, the Mad Catz Xbox 360 Arcade Stick is definitely worth a look. The Arcade Stick has been rumored around for a while, but it’s now up for preorder on Gamestop, and shipping on December 1. Just imagine Street Fighter 2 on your 360 with this thing, especially if you’ve got your friends playing it with you. For… Read More

  • Meet Up Rules and Regulations

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/Windows, and fun warez. Other than that, this is our chance to hang out with you and talk hardware. There's a good chance we'll have to close the RSVP list today, so if you're planning on coming, please head over ASAP and register on the QT. Otherwise, we're not sure we'll be able to let in stragglers. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Ocean Blue Edition

    We hope you enjoyed the holiday as much as our own Cap’n Calimari, SquidVicious®: Brando Twister Hub: A USB Hub, Except It Twists
    The Nokia Concept
    Logitech NuLOOQ Freed From Bundling
    Google Buys YouTube for $1.65 Billion
    The Putter To End All Putters Read More

  • Konami's Digital Life Lineup

    Digital Life is just around the corner, and for those of us who live and breathe video games, it’s a damn exciting time. Other than Wii remotes flying around and functioning Playstation 3 units(hopefully), you can expect game developers to bring some highly anticipated titles to the show floor. Right now, there is one game almost every gamer out there is waiting for: Konami’s… Read More

  • Google Buys YouTube for $1.65 Billion

    Since Google Video generally is the suckage, Google has gone and done what any giant corporation with a metric butt-load of cash would do: instead of fixing its problem, it went shopping for a replacement. And the result is Google owning YouTube at a cost of $1.65 billion. This acquisition has been churning in the rumor mills for a couple of weeks, but now it’s official. It’s… Read More

  • Columbus Day!

    Well kids, it’s Columbus Day and we’re cutting out early to get sloshed and pass out in pools of our own vomit. It’s the calm before the storm really. We’ll be covering Digital Life in full force, so stay tuned for all of that noise starting Thursday. Anyway, be good tonight and we’ll see you tomorrow. Read More

  • Battle Test: Samsung NV3

    Oh man I love this camera. I’ve had it for a handful of weeks now and it’s become an absolute staple of my pocket. Now admittedly, I haven’t tried every point-and-shoot, pocket camera on the market, but I’m going to venture a guess that the Samsung NV3 is probably the best one to be had. Read More

  • Samsung YP-T9 Hits the USA via Best Buy

    Best Buy is now stocking the new Samsung YP-T9 DAP player on its website for $199.99. That’s a pretty good deal when you consider it holds about 1,000 songs and plays back mp4 video for the same price as a music-only 4GB iPod Nano. It also features a bigger screen that Apple’s offering, an FM tuner and works with PlaysForSure. Sadly, it’s not the Bluetooh-enabled version… Read More

  • Windows Mobile "Crossbow" Screenshot on The Web

    Many PDA and smartphone lovers prefer Windows Mobile over Foldger’s Crystals, and they’re all in a tizzy about the next generation of the OS, currently codenamed “Crossbow.” When it hits the streets, it will likely be called Windows Mobile 6, and based on this leaked pic from MS Mobiles, it looks pretty slick. The Web 2.0-esque look seems very Vista-rific, and word… Read More

  • Brando Twister Hub: A USB Hub, Except It Twists


    We know, we know, it’s just a freaking USB hub. But if you’re the type to care about design, then this four-port hub probably deserves a spot on your desk. Each USB 2.0 port can swivel 180 degrees, letting you basically choose your angle of insertion, which is definitely worth the $26 for the device. Brando USB Twister Hub [Product Page via Ubergizmo] Read More

  • Wii Sensor Bar Useless In The Sunlight?

    Well, this could be a problem. I was planning on buying a Wii the day it comes out, and I probably still will, but I will be mucho unhappy if this little rumor is true. A poster in the Nintendo Insider forum writes: We know that the sensor bar goes all wonky when halogen lights are in the room. But did you know that natural sunlight messes it up too? That’s right, if you have the sun… Read More

  • ComputerShopper.com: Print Magazine Gets Web-rific


    Warning: Shameless plug ahead. Computer Shopper magazine, the print publication that was nice enough to pay me to write about technology for the past couple years, has relaunched its Web site. Once a fairly anemic site simply rehashing the magazine’s content, it’s been transformed into a pretty slick-looking, information-packed site. Please stop by, tool around a bit and let… Read More

  • Palm To College Kids: You Need Treos


    In an effort to fight irrelevancy amongst college students (my words) Palm is giving Treo 700wx smartphones to college students participating in the Microsoft Student Partner program. Students will use the Treo 700wx, Sprint’s first Windows Mobile-based Treo smartphone on the Sprint Power Vision Network, to promote the benefits of mobility and create greater awareness of the Palm… Read More