Gadgets

 

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • New Phones Feature: Airborne Pathogen and Bio-Threat Warning System

    If you’re like Blake, then you’re concerned about germs, bio-terrorism, standard terrorism, bird flu, SARS, hippies, dust mites and anything that ends with the word “Pox.” He is going to love the technology in this new phone from Gentag if it ever makes its way into production. As it’s a concept, it has no real spec list, but it appears to be a fairly standard… Read More

  • Hitachi Releases RFID Nametags

    Hitachi today announced AirLocation II Tag-w. This RFID-enabled device is a simple way for employers to keep tabs on their employees while they’re at work, hopefully working. When you get to the office in the morning, you’ll walk through the door with its sensor which will activate you for the day. Then the guys in charge will know where you are all day (assuming you have the… Read More

  • Nintendo Fusion Tour – Find Out How To Play The Wii Early

    If you’re like me and you love music and video games, Nintendo has got something right up your alley. The Nintendo Fusion Tour is a U.S. tour that started on September 27 and will continue through November 11. The tour features artists such as Hawthorne Heights, Relient K, Emery, Plain White T’s and The Sleeping. Well, there goes my vote. For everyone else whose girlfriend is… Read More

  • Alltel Gets KRZR

    Well that didn’t take long. After Verizon had the KRZR K1m for less than a week, Alltel has announced it would be carrying the soon-to-be-ubiquitous phone. No spec changes or anything like that, but if you’re on Alltel, you can now be cool—along with other millions of people who get the phone. Alltel Read More

  • Toshiba Shows Off HD DVD Burners For Laptops

    . Toshiba says sample drives will be available to vendors by the end of 2006, so we can look for them to turn up in systems sometime in the first half of 2007. A single-sided HD DVD-R can store 15GB of data, which is 10GB less than Sony’s competing Blu-ray discs. However, Sony and its partners have been sluggish to say the least getting product to consumers. Here’s hoping Toshiba… Read More

  • Sony NW-S706 Walkman MP3 Player With 4GB Flash

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/S hybrid has 4GB of memory, noise cancellation, 50 hours of battery life, FM tuner, three colors, and even line-in recording. It's even better than the iPod Shuffle (because this has a screen), and stores 4GB in a small package that can fit easily in any pocket you can think of – even that coin pocket that you… Read More

  • Limited Edition Sidekick 3 Surfaces

    This “Irish” version of the happy-go-lucky Sidekick 3 has surfaced courtesy of the November issue of XXL Magazine. It’s a green version of the Sidekick 3 from Lifted Research, and should be out sometime before Christmas. No pricing information on the mag, but it should be a bit more expensive compared to the regular Sidekick 3’s. As far as we can see from the outside… Read More

  • PS3 Monolith

    We were kind of expecting a bunch of monkeys to circle this thing and then start to kill each other, but it’s actually just an in-store PS3 stand in its full, darkling glory. A lot is riding on this hulking hunk of plastic, friends, and rest assured Sony has put evil mutant plant spores in there that will explode and reproduce if we don’t all go out and buy a PS3 as soon as… Read More

  • HP Puts WiFi in Your TV

    HP to Apple: iTV is for suckers. Why, wouldn’t it be easier to build WiFi and a media browser into a TV than require a stand-alone set-top box? Sure, sure, the DVR functionality that may or may not exist might be a sticking point, but if you’re planning on downloading and playing back video from your PC to your TV, why not cut out the middleman? That’s the promise behind the… Read More

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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