Gadgets

 

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Pong Dress

    Bleep bloop yourself into her heart with this art project gone horribly wrong. Designed by Max Moswitzer and Margarete Jahrmann, the dress has a set of LEDs and two control pads for projecting your sexual aggression onto the bodies of passive females through the guise of electronic play. Clearly the person who wrote that last line a) hasn’t had their coffee this morning and b) has… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Baked Apples Edition

    Daily Crunch: Baked Apples Edition

    Here’s a selection of some of yesterday’s popular stories. Radiomann Kit
    Diamond BizView BV300 and BV200
    Microsoft Launches More Gear Not For Noobs
    Gateway Heads Fiery Batteries Off At Pass
    Apple, Dell, Lenovo Hold Battery Summit Read More

  • New Pics of Palm's Antenna-less Treo

    New Pics of Palm's Antenna-less Treo


    Here are some more Sean Connery 007 (not Daniel Craig 007) style spy pictures of the upcoming Treo. The phone’s running Windows Mobile 5, and the top of the phone where the provider’s logo should be is blacked out, so you can’t see what service this is on. Could it be Cingular? More Pictures of Palm’s New Antennae-less Treo [Slashgear] Read More

  • Gateway Heads Fiery Batteries Off At Pass

    , Gateway has announced that their laptop batteries are fine, thank you for asking, and that they won’t be exploding in your face any time soon. A quote, straight from the Gateway’s mouth: Gateway has extensive measures in place to ensure product safety. Based on available information and our suppliers’ input, we do not believe our systems are at risk for the same… Read More

  • Radiomann Kit

    Radiomann Kit


    The Radiomann Kit is a German radio set that is complete with vacuum tubes, coils, antenna, capacitors and other components, allowing you to build your own little covert radio. The Radiomann, when complete, will be able to produce and receive medium and shortwave broadcasts and allow the user to conduct more than 30 radio experiments such as Morse code reception, feedback manipulation… Read More

  • Six Degrees of Crunchation Contest

    Six Degrees of Crunchation Contest

    This is a complex one, but this is a great pair of prizes so please bear with me.
    This, our final contest for August, involves creating chains of users. Up for grabs is an Motorola Q and a Kodak Easyshare V603. Here’s how to play… Read More

  • Diamond BizView BV300 and BV200

    Diamond BizView BV300 and BV200

    The Diamond BizView BV300 is a dual-monitor GPU designed for 2D workstation applications like AutoCAD, Adobe Suite and GIS software. It features Unified and WHQL-Certified drivers, DirectX 9.0, Shader Model 3.0, and Open GL. The card itself is 256MB GDDR2 and also provides HDTV support. The BV200 is just a scaled down version of the BV300, but it loses some key features in the downgrade. For a… Read More

  • Bose Upgrades Flagship Products

    Bose Upgrades Flagship Products

    I should have rocked these yesterday, but I didn’t see the embargo date of – oh… yesterday. I got to see the latest Bose gear firsthand here in New York and was relatively impressed. First, there’s the Acoustic Wave Music System II, which is a digital version of the earlier systems with some interesting signal processing that can smooth out audio as its pumped… Read More

  • Nintendo: DS Lite is Great and Is Great in Two New Colors

    Nintendo: DS Lite is Great and Is Great in Two New Colors

    It’s a bit flak-tastic, but Nintendo issued a release discussing the magic of the DS lite (“The battery is great! It’s, like, selling 1 million units! It’s great!”) and the two new colors, Onyx and Coral Pink. The new colors will launch on September 13, much to fanboy delight, and that’s about it. We love us some hyperbole! NINTENDO LAUNCHES NEW DS LITE… Read More

  • Ricky Gervais' Faux Microsoft Video

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=9076288729387457440&hl=en Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, of the UK version The Office, are in a faux Microsoft that surfaced on YouTube and some other video sites and it’s stirring up quite a bit of trouble. The pair agreed to produce some internal Microsoft training videos a few years back on the condition that they never be… Read More

  • Apple Recalls 1.8 Million Batteries

    Apple Recalls 1.8 Million Batteries

    We kept this under wraps because it sounded like an obvious stock dump ploy, but it seems that Apple is recalling about 1.8 million batteries due to overheating problems with the cells. Obviously this will make for quite a few finanical problems for Cupertino Steve and his band of misfits, but them’s the flaming laptop blues. This is all conjecture until we can confirm it, but… Read More

  • When Verizon Chatbots Attack

    When Verizon Chatbots Attack


    A close friend of CrunchGear sent us this charming exchange he had with Verizon regarding his decision to pick up a nice new phone. Did he get many answers? No, but he did get frustrated enough to send me the chat log. All names have be redacted to protect the cyborgian. Read More

  • Commodore 64 Emulator in Flash 9

    Commodore 64 Emulator in Flash 9

    This is pretty damn cool. It’s a full C64 emulator built in Flash 9 and downloadable or runnable via the browsers. You can program in BASIC (Try:
    10 PRINT "BOOBS!";
    20 GOTO 10
    ) and there appear to be some game ROMS available as well. I have to download a Flash update to play with it, but it’s amazing that we’ve gotten to the point where the masturbatory haze of my teen… Read More

  • Microsoft Launches More Gear Not For Noobs

    and, potentially a crash helmet. Then you have the Wireless Headset which will cut that dinky cable that connects to your controller for good. That’s $60. Finally, if you want to use any of this junk you’d better get the Wireless Gaming Receiver for $20. Consider it a tariff for using Microsoft’s airwaves. Microsoft Offers More Ways to Play Games for Windows and Xbox 360… Read More

  • CrunchedGear Contest Over: You're All Winners!

    , so you’re all winners. If you entered and I didn’t contact you about your prize, please drop me a line at john at crunchgear dot com. Stay tuned for the next hot contest. Read More

  • Canon Fires Cameras

    Canon Fires Cameras

    Alright I’m really sick of writing about Canon this morning. To add to the immense exodus of products from the Canon camp, the company also announced this morning the release of three new cameras to its Powershot line. They should space these releases out or something. Read More

  • Sony Promises 27 Playable PS3 Games by TGS

    Sony Promises 27 Playable PS3 Games by TGS

    Sony has announced that the PS3 will have 27 playable titles by Tokyo Game Show, which takes place on September 22-24, in Tokyo, Japan. A majority of the playable games at E3 will be showing their pretty little faces again, along with a fresh list of new titles including Capcom’s Devil May Cry 4 and Namco Bandai’s Ridge Racer 7. Sony will also be showing its own playable games… Read More

  • Apple, Dell, Lenovo Hold Battery Summit

    Apple, Dell, Lenovo Hold Battery Summit

    It’s not every day that you see three heavy-hitters get together to discuss something as mundane – and important – as laptop batteries. The three companies will hold a summit in San Jose next month to discuss the problem of batteries exploding on YouTube. The companies, which are part of OEM Critical Components Committee of the IPC-Association Connecting Electronics… Read More

  • Canon Fires Printers

    Canon Fires Printers

    Wow, the camera companies are going nuts today and Canon is kicking ass. Already this morning we’ve seen the release of the new Rebel XTi, aka the EOS 400D, but that’s not all they have for us this morning. Canon also just announced the release of four new printers, including one new single function photo printer and three new all-in-one printers. Read More

  • TiVo to Rock Out With Its Cox Out

    TiVo to Rock Out With Its Cox Out

    Cox Cable subscribers can unclench their PVR muscles because TiVo is coming to their cable boxes in the form of a PVR software update that is completely seamless and will not require a hardware install or any trucks to roll. Very sneaky. This is a subscription service, but it looks like it’s not going to break the bank and its completely voluntary. It should be available in the first half… Read More