Gadgets

 

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • 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

  • Xploder is Coming to America


    Blaze Games announced today that it would be releasing it’s Xploder HDTV package in the States. The system allows PS2 users to upconvert PS2 games for use with HDTV. Compatible with over 95% of all PS2 games, the Xploder HDTV Player is a unique software utility that unlocks the inherent High Definition capabilities of PS2 games – providing gamers with 480p, 576p, 720p and 1080i… Read More

  • The Nokia Concept

    Nokia is showing off a new concept phone called the Aeon. The phone will feature a glossy touchscreen surface. It is somewhat similar to that Synaptics phone we reported on back in August. No details on specs at this point. Nokia Aeon concept phone [uberphones] Read More

  • Sony's Not Selling Any More Monitors

    Let the “Sony’s going down” rumblings begin anew. It announced to heise online that they are not going to be marketing monitors any more. In a move that came as a surprise even to Sony’s European office, they have announced that the only monitors they will continue to produce are their “professional” monitors, such as displays for broadcasting… Read More

  • Logitech NuLOOQ Freed From Bundling


    Logitech’s NuLOOQ, a handy dandy device for zipping your way around projects in Adobe Creative Suite 2, was originally released only as part of a bundle with the Adobe suite and just support for Mac OS X. The peripheral manufacturer announced the NuLOOQ’s emancipation from said bundle and has added Windows XP support. If you’re not familiar with the wonders of the… Read More

  • The Putter To End All Putters

    I never got into golf. I think it’s because I prefer sports that involve some amount of sweating (edit: And the fact that it’s lame. – Blake). Though, if I ever take it up, I’m totally going to buy one of these putters, so I can whoop anybody I play. The comes the DiXX Blu Digital Instructor from South Korean company Infinics. The putters sensors and LCD screen help… Read More

  • T-Mobile's Dash: $249 Smartphone for Everyone

    , has been kicked down to Engadget Mobile from one of their long-time sources, and things are looking good. At $249 at the low-end and $349 at the high-end (no contract required there, buckaroo!), you get a lot of smartphone for not a lot of clams. To refresh your memories, that’s a WiFi-enabled, QWERTY-sporting, Windows Mobile 5: Smartphone edition-running, myFaves-compatable slim board… Read More

  • Catcher Confirmed, Priced

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/GSM data, GPS, and two cameras. Not too shabby. Then add on 50 Gs of shock resistance and a military grade materials and you've got something that Tommy Lee Jones would use for hunting down fugitives. Well, an insider dropped the dime and told us that this beast will cost $6,995 and will be available next month, on… Read More

  • Red One Prototype, Lens Found; Remainder Remains AWOL

    has been recovered. The private investigators hired by Jannard to find the missing gear have been successful in locating the swiped prototype, lens, and some personal computers. The development information, however, is still at large, though Jannard is optimistic in his post over at DVXUser. In addition, Red asks us not to speculate on the motives or identities of the thieves, but… Read More

  • The iSing Speaker-Dock for iPod: Tubular

    , which we all agree are sexxxy. It looks slick, and comes in your choice of silver, green or purple. The accents are in “iPod white,” it works with pretty much any iPod with a dock connector, has volume control, and that’s about it. But when you’re buying speaker-docks like this, it’s really about the style anyway, right? iSing – Speaker dock for your… Read More

  • Target Prepares for Wii

    RetroNintendo writes that Target has begun eliminating it’s GameCube section to make room for Wii. There are a couple of images featuring a Wii backdrop with some cutesy 20-somethings making questionable hand gestures—apparently to demonstrate the Wii controller. Anyway, get ready: the Wii is coming. Wii at Target [RetroNintendo] ps On an unrelated note, if you’re looking… Read More