Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Phantom to Show Product Next Week, This Time Wants Your Lap

    via a download-and-play model. Needless to say, I’m fairly skeptical of anything that comes out of this chip shop. So what do we have now? They’re releasing some sort of “lap board” for playing games while you sit on the couch. So, let’s recap: from earth-shattering super console that could cure cancer in puppies and allow you to play Halo IV in the original… Read More

  • Microsoft Readies Vista for Piracy Wars

    Besides an advanced graphics engine, a new file browsing technology, and an updated interface, the next version of Windows may make some computers almost completely useless. So let’s say you’re one of those nefarious types who likes to install Windows but doesn’t like to pay money for it. You’d be branded a pirate, Jolly Roger or not. In the early days, you had the run… Read More

  • Logitech To Cool Sweaty Palms Of PS3 Users, Make America Safe


    The ChillStream controller for PS3 from Logitech features a built-in fan-based cooling system to keep even the sweatiest of your competitors from using that “hey, my hand slipped” excuse. The controller has three vents on each side pushing air directly onto your fingers and palms and can be set to high, low or off. Logitech also claims the fans are quiet during operation. Fans… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Emergency Landing Edition

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  • Ring Hides Dirty Secret in Mobster Style

    We’re not sure why this is called the Mullet Ring, but it’s certainly a “gentleman’s secret”. In side this so-gauche-it’s-cool gold pinky ring is entombed one blue Viagra pill. So when you’re acting like Joe Pesci and talking smack about your partner’s new ride, and you gesture with that pinky-ringed finger, you can literally wag your manhood in… Read More

  • Easy Recorder 2: Video On PSP Made Easy

    Hooray for more DVRs! The Easy Recorder 2 from Hagiwara Sys-Com, is geared mainly toward the PSP, though it can also function on any other device that can stream MPEG-4 from a Memory Stick Duo or PRO Duo. With that said, all you have to do is connect the Easy Recorder 2 to your TV via standard video inputs and it will directly record onto a Memory Stick Duo or PRO Duo. The $140 device… Read More

  • Zune With Cordless Headphones: File Next to Pigs, Flying

    A little bird sent us this clearly doctored image of a Zune with some mysterious “WiFi” headphones that apparently use a chip technology yet unknown to modern man to compress a DSP and Wi-Fi receiver into buds the size of an anal polyp. Please, friends, don’t be fooled – Microsoft could never come out with something this cool. Read More

  • ID Vault: Like A Tiny Safe In A USB Key


    If you’re not afraid of someone getting a hold of your personal financial information on the Internet, you should be. Cyber-criminals are everywhere: Starbucks, the library, next door, on the other side of the world, right behind you! Seriously though, if you’re saving all your bank account and credit card login information to your browser or typing them in manually, you’re… Read More

  • Power Chute: Slows You Down to Speed You Up

    Running as exercise has indeed come a long way from its roots a gazillion years ago. Most notably in the late seventies and early eighties with the first modern designs for running shoes and, more recently, with Nike’s shoes featuring iPod integration and bluetooth. But technological advances still take a backseat to tactical advances. The new Power Chute by Power Systesm (these guys… Read More

  • PSP Touch Screen

    The PSP TouchMe is a touch screen that connects to the PSP via USB and lies over the PSP’s original screen. TouchMe is homebrew-based device that will only work with specific homebrew software, so don’t expect to Sony to start licensing games that have touch screen compatibility. Cool either way though, right? The TouchMe mounts onto the PSP by screwing into the top of the PSP and… Read More

  • WoW Inflitrates South Park

    I wasn’t lying when I said this game was huge, so huge that World of Warcraft will be the theme around the South Park season premier airing tonight on Comedy Central. Don’t worry WoW players, it gets even better: Blizzard Entertainment, the developers of WoW, worked with Matt and Trey Parker for the WoW content that will be featured in the episode. I can’t wait! WoW… Read More

  • Real Voice-to-Voice Translator, It's Atsui (Hot)!

    Who knows how many lives this new Japanese-to-English voice translator will save at sketchy sushi joints? Developed by Sharp and IBM jointly, the PalmPilot-looking handheld listens to what you say, translates it, then “speaks” it back in Japanese. I certainly hope it works well, as comedic mishaps based on poor translations aren’t funny if they’re happening to… Read More

  • CombiMouse: Apply Directly to the Forehead

    Ergonomics are hot. I could use a little ergo myself here in the dungeon I call an office. But maybe this is stepping over the line a little. It’s some sort of split keyboard , proudly tested by Wichita State University, that looks like a a pachyderm got ahold of a Logitech and shat out something that looks neither comfortable or usable. Hey, what do we know. Maybe Wichita knows something… Read More

  • Big Brand Vs. Boutique: Does It Really Matter?


    With HP buying VoodooPC last week and Dell purchasing Alienware earlier this year, there’s been more than a few comments around the Web on how these mainstream vendors will impact the quality of the boutiques. The fact is, many companies have high-end, mainstream and value brands, so why should computer vendors be any different? HP and Dell deserve some credit for realizing that… Read More

  • T-Mobile to Launch True 3G Data Network Friday?

    here in the United States, meaning it can finally play catch-up. That day appears to be fast in coming. In fact, sources from eWeek have leaked that on Friday, October 6, T-Mobile will be holding a press conference in New York City to announce the launch of its new 3G data network. Not only that, they detail that the network will sadly be incompatible with the European UMTS standard, as… Read More

  • PS3 Causes Sony Stock Drop

    Contrary to popular belief, I don’t hate Playstation 3. In fact, I can’t wait to get my hands on one – if it works, that is. David Gibson, an analyst of for Macquaire Equities, released a report stating that Sony just had a recent a 2.75% drop in their stock due to technical problems with the Playstation 3 units at TGS this year. We are concerned that such a negative… Read More

  • Burger King Offers Xbox And Xbox 360 Games

    Here’s one I didn’t see coming. Burger King has announced it will be releasing three Xbox and Xbox 360 games that will be available for $3.99, with the purchase of a value meal. The three titles, rated E, are Pocketbike Racer, Big Bumpin’, and Sneak King. Two of the three games will feature online play via Xbox Live. Just what parents need: their kids eating unhealthy food… Read More

  • BlueAnt Wireless Realizes People Like Color, Adds to Bluetooth Headsets


    I like the BlueAnt X3 Bluetooth headset: It’s small, lightweight, connects to three devices at the same time including your Windows or Mac PC for VoIP calls, and it’s reasonably priced at $69. And now, I can add “comes in six colors” to my list of likes. Just in time for the holiday season you’ll be able to pick up an X3 in black, cool white, hot pink, gold… Read More

  • Fujitsu Laptops Join the Sony Battery Recall

    Fujitsu’s just announced that it’s recalling 287,000 batteries – all made by Sony. The company joins Apple, Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo, and Sony itself in recalling batteries, which pushes the grand total of recalled units to 7.6 million. Acer reportedly talked to Sony earlier this week about recalling batteries, but hasn’t issued a recall just yet. If you’ve got a… Read More

  • Ultimate Ears triple.fi 10 Pro Triple-Driver Earphones


    Ultimate Ears has spent most of the past 11 years creating custom-molded headphones for musicians. But not to be outdone by the likes of Shure and Etymotic, UE put out a line of more consumer-friendly universal-fit earbuds last year under the super.fi name. Today, it announced the pre-order availability of its $399 triple.fi 10 Pro headphones that feature three miniature speakers per earpiece. Read More