Gadgets

 

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • iTunes Movie Store Coming

    is reporting that Apple will be adding $14.99 new releases and $9.99 back catalog movie downloads to their already hep and happening iTunes service… and it’s happening this month. A little bird also told us that a major player, either Sony or Universal, is now ripping their entire back catalog – from 1999 onwards – to digital. The compression algorithm is a huge secret… Read More

  • Live College Football Comes to Mobile ESPN

    streamed live to their handsets. This is in addition to the scores and news already provided with the service. ESPN has deals with several conferences, so chances are (if you’re one of the dozen or so Mobile ESPN customers) you’ll be able to catch your favorite team in action, if you have one. While streaming live content to handsets is nothing new, it’s good to see ESPN… Read More

  • Six Degrees Update: They're All In

    I’m going to go through them right now and figure out the winner of the Q. Then we’ll vote on some of the more creative ones. Read More

  • Onkyo Launches New 1080p Receivers

    Onkyo Launches New 1080p Receivers

    Onkyo makes some great stuff. If I weren’t always on the verge of financial ruin I’d probably get myself one of these. Anyway, the TX-SR674 and the TX-SR604 receivers feature a bevy of high end features and is aimed at mid-level home consumers. Both receivers have two HDMI inputs and 7.1 surround or multichannel sound. They each have Audyssey 2EQ for automatic acoustic calibration… Read More

  • Nokia 5200 and 5300 Images

    Nokia 5200 and 5300 Images

    Mobile Scraper has managed to scrounge up a couple of pictures of the shells of the forthcoming Nokia 5200 and 5300 phones. As you can see the images leave a lot to be desired, but they do illuminate a bit of what we can expect from these forthcoming models. They’re each supposed to feature 1.3MP cameras and, judging from the shells, will support MP3 playback via those dedicated… Read More

  • TiVo Series 3 Unboxed!

    TiVo Series 3 Unboxed!

    JJ at PVR Wire has gotten his grimey hands on a brand new TiVo Series 3 HD DVR. And just to rub it in, he’s posted a slew of pictures of the unboxing. No new information here, but if you have a thing for packaging, or you just want to drool a bit, it’s worth a looksie. TiVo Series 3 Unboxed [PVR Wire] Read More

  • Intel Could Cut Jobs

    Intel Could Cut Jobs

    CNET reports that Intel will likely cut thousands of jobs as part of a bid to increase company efficiency. Paul Otellini, CEO of the Santa Clara based chipmaker, is expected to make the announcement within the next week. The mass layoffs stem from the results of an internal audit dating from April of this year. The cuts are expected to affect as much as 10 percent of Intel’s 100,000… Read More

  • CrunchGear's Back to School Cheat Sheet

    CrunchGear's Back to School Cheat Sheet

    September is here and maybe you or someone in your household–you know, the kid upstairs with the headphones who listens to that demon hippity-hop music?–might be in the market for some back to school technology. Here’s a quick rundown of our favorite picks from the past few months. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Sketchy Details Edition

    Daily Crunch: Sketchy Details Edition

    Here are some interesting bits of news from yesterday: Is HP Eating Apple’s Karma?
    Syringe Shaped USB Thumb Drive
    Dreamcast Watch
    Rolling Robot iPod Dock
    Forbes’ Most Wired Cities Read More

  • Six Degrees of Crunchation: Houston, Problem

    If you’re having a problem emailing me your photos, please post them somewhere – Photobucket, your own site, etc. – and email a link to john at crunchgear dot com or AIM me the link at johnbiggsny if you’re still having trouble. Thanks, guys. Read More

  • On the Nth Day of Christmas, There Shall Be 360s

    On the Nth Day of Christmas, There Shall Be 360s

    Eurogamer TV had an opportunity to talk with Microsoft Europe boss Chris Lewis at the Leipzig Game Conference last week, and apparently, Lewis had some great news to tell all of our moms. After the disaster that was the 360 launch (I found myself at 3 different Target stores before 9 AM), this year’s holidays seem to be under control. When asked if Microsoft would be ready for this… Read More

  • Two New BenQ Cameras Hit the Streets

    . Both cameras have advanced digicam features like automatic exposure control and shake-correction. They can also output in 16:9 mode, which is cool in that “well, OK” kind of way. Throw in 3X optical zooms and 2.5-inch LCDs and the cameras start to look pretty enticing. The ISO 1000 mode will be sufficient enough for those photos you take in the bushes outside of her house… Read More

  • Wii Madden '07 Video Surfaces

    Wii Madden '07 Video Surfaces

    I don’t know about you, but I’ve been excited about playing Madden 2007 (and all the other sports games) on the Wii since I first saw the controller. So, when I saw this video on YouTube, I kinda came close to wetting myself (alright that’s not funny, I have an incontinence problem. Yes I’m on medication. Just drop it OK?). I’ve heard a lot of rumblings about… Read More

  • The iRocker Chair

    The iRocker Chair

    Just when you thought that iPod accessories couldn’t get any more ridiculous, furniture-maker Adonis announces a line of iRocker chairs. These “interactive sound chairs” carry an onboard iPod dock, along with speakers sets that vary depending on which chair you buy. The iRocker chairs range from $99-$600, depending on what suits your price range. The higher-end models come with… Read More

  • Gravel In Pocket?

    Gravel In Pocket?

    With what might be the worst product name ever, Commodore will demonstrate tomorrow at IFA its new personal media player the Gravel In Pocket. Despite its unfortunate naming, this PMP seems to be a relatively valid device. It will sport a 2.8-inch screen, 1GB or 2GB of storage and WiFi. The GIP is capable of playing DivX, Xvid, WMV, MP3 and WAV files. It also features an SD slot. It will… Read More

  • Six Degrees of Crunchation Contest: Almost Over

    Get those entries in, kids. We’ll hold the floodgates open until 6pm PST. Read More

  • Syringe Shaped USB Thumb Drive


    USB flash drives are a dime a dozen, meaning companies need to spice up their offerings to get any kind of recognition from consumers. One way is to make it huge, like Toshiba’s 16GB drives. Another is to mold yours in the shape of a syringe. Yeah, I think we all know which one we’d want. The syringe drive is USB 2.0 compliant and has up to 1GB of space, plus it makes airport… Read More

  • OriginalSignal: Gadget Sites Galore

    OriginalSignal: Gadget Sites Galore

    I spoke with Tako Steinz of Stillpoint Media who just launched Gadgets.OriginalSignal, a beta aggregator for gadget websites. Right now it trolls fifteen major sites – including Crunchgear – and reports when new items appear every time you visit the page. Think of it as a NASA “big-board” style system that isn’t NetVibes. Tako and his 5-person team wanted a very… Read More

  • Lego Mindstorms NXT – Fun For Big Kids Too

    The next generation Lego Mindstorms improve on the original 1998 model of do-it-yourself robotics with a “32-bit NXT control brick, ultrasonic sensors, a revamped set of pieces, a new piece of visual programming software, and Bluetooth support.” Not at all like the legos we played with as a child, these Mindstorms sensors register touch, sound, light and distance to keep your… Read More

  • HTC TyTN (XDA Trion) 3G Windows Mobile PDA Phone Available Now

    HTC TyTN (XDA Trion) 3G Windows Mobile PDA Phone Available Now

    Both models of HTC’s smartphone—the HTC TyTN or the re-badged XDA Trion—are available for purchase now on Dynamism’s website. Both are available for $899, which means it’s no throwaway phone. The XDA Trion has a QWERTZ keyboard, common in Europe, where the HTC TyTN has a QWERTY keyboard, which is more suited for the States. To refresh, the phones are Quad-Band… Read More