Gadgets

 

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • New Samsung Clamshell Smartphone Surfaces

    of an unannounced Samsung smartphone that appears to be targeted atBlackberry fans. The clamshell smartphone features Windows Mobile 5, is made for GSM/EDGE networks (with UMTS support), has a 2MP auto-focus external camera and a second internal camera for video conferencing. A MicroSD slot, FM receiver and stereo Bluetooth round this camera out nicely, from a features… Read More

  • Six Degrees of Crunchiation: The Verdict

    Alright ladies and gents, the ballots are in and tabulated. Ashish was victorious with 83 votes, beating out Ben by only four. Peter finished last with 22 votes, better luck next time, buddy. You’re all winners in my book, but only one of you gets a brand new Kodak v603. I hope you all enjoyed the contest. We have more in the works. Stay tuned for those. Read More

  • Verizon Quietly Drops First American OLED Handset

    . With little fanfare, OLED finally comes to North America thanks to Nokia (via Pantech), with the new Nokia 6215i. This lightweight clamshell features not one, but two OLED displays, an internal at 128×128 pixels, and an external at 96×64. The phone also features a VGA camera with flash and auto-timer, speakerphone, and voice-dialing. This is notable because OLED, as a… Read More

  • Hitachi CinemaStar C5K160 For Laptops, Small DVRs

    Hitachi’s newest perpendicular-recording hard drive for notebooks is the C5K160. Like the name, it holds 160GB of “stuff”, and is the standard 2.5-inch laptop hard drive form-factor. But in addition to notebooks, this is going to be used in small digital video recorders (DVRs) next to your TV. DVR makers would use this instead of desktop 3.5-inch hard drives because of… Read More

  • SanDisk Sansa Base Station For e200 and c200 MP3 Players

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/storage. The dock recharges your player in addition to connecting your PC to upload songs. You can also use the included RCA audio cable to pipe music out to a larger home stereo, which is nice if the Sansa is the only music player in your house besides your PC. The price is set at $69 and should be available in… Read More

  • BenQ DC C1000 10-Megapixel Point and Shoot

    The DC C1000 from BenQ is heavy on features but light on weight, which is just the way we like our point-and-shoots. It has a 10.1 megapixel sensor, 3x optical zoom, a 2.4-inch TFT LCD screen, MPEG4 VGA quality video recording a 30fps, and 24MB of internal storage. The C100 also has SD card support, and is powered by 2 AA batteries, which makes it easy to carry spare batteries while… Read More

  • Japanese Wine-Identifying Robot


    The Japanese, ever so robotically inclined, have developed a Robot that analyzes a wine’s chemical composition without having to taste the wine. And good thing too, because nobody likes a drunk robot. The 2-foot robot has a infrared spectrometer as its right hand, which shoots a beam into the bottle of wine and allows it to analyze the chemical composition instantly. It’s still in… Read More

  • Sony LF-B10 and LF-B20 LocationFree TV

    These two Sony LocationFree units let you placeshift your video anywhere you like, much like the Slingbox from Sling Media. The LocationFree lets you control and watch your TV from any connected PC or laptop. The base-stations, the LF-B10 ($200) and the LF-B20 ($250), allow you to control two devices connected with composite or S-Video. Both units encode the video stream using H.264 instead… Read More

  • Six Degrees of Crunchiation: Final Countdown

    Well guys, it’s the final stretch. Two more hours to vote. Ashish is currently in the lead, but the margin is narrow and upsets have a way of happening when the clock draws low. So mosey on over to this thread to cast your votes. Six Degrees of Crunchation: Democracy in Action Reminder Read More

  • Nokia Announces Three L'Amour Fashion Phones

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/Black for $575. The 7373 swivel has a 2 megapixel camera, stereo speakers, MP3 playback and comes in Pink, Black/Chrome and Bronze/Black for $448. If these prices are too much, the 7360 is a more affordable $255, and has a VGA camera, MP3 palyback, and comes in, of course, Pink. Press Release [Nokia via Phone Arena] Read More

  • Teclast TL-T29 Video MP3 Player

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/50 chance it will have either DivX or XviD. We're hoping this one makes it to the States, unlike the Meizu M6 which didn't, thanks to them not bothering to license the MP3 format. But then again, if rumors are true and the iPod Nano is getting an upgrade September 12, Apple may just stay one step ahead for a… Read More

  • EBGames Listing Xbox 360 HDMI Cable

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/GameStop just got in on the pre-order action with their own "GameStop Universal Premium HDMI Cable". There may not be an official announcement from Microsoft saying whether they support HDMI, but unofficially, there are at least two manufacturers who've jumped the gun. Whether the Xbox 360 will need the HDMI… Read More

  • Mobile Music Floundering?

    Entertainment Media Research conducted a study regarding the proliferation of mobile music downloads, which found that 44 percent of users had no interest in downloading music to their cell phones. The survey also found that only 6 percent of mobile users would download music from their cellular provider’s portal. These numbers aren’t surprising to me in the slightest. For all… Read More

  • iTunes Movie List Revealed – Hope You Like Disney

    . Now we’ve got info on which titles are going to be released. From Walt Disney Pictures: James and the Giant Peach, Pocahontas, The Lion King, Aladdin, Chicken Little, Herbie: Fully Loaded, Sky High, Ice Princess, National Treasure, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. From Disney/Pixar: Toy Story, Toy… Read More

  • Solution for Sudden MacBook Shutdowns

    , take a look at this DIY solution. An engineer from Germany took his own MacBook apart and seems to have found the problem. The cause? The heat sensor cable that sits next to the CPU’s heat sink. As the heat sink expands during use, the cable comes into contact with the sink and gets its insulation melted, thus shorting the cable and causing the MacBook to turn off. After a while, the… Read More

  • HP iPAQ rx4000 Mobile Media Companion: A PMP By Any Other Name…

    Oh boy. HP made a PMP. The iPaq rx4000 has a 2.8-inch screen and uses Windows Mobile 5.0 to play back MP3s and video. It’s also compatible with many VOIP apps so you can use it as a wee phone around the house over WiFi. Finally, you can hook up your phone with Bluetooth. Best of all? There’s a scroll wheel. Yeah. I know. Another mylo/Nokia 770-alike. Sorry. HP iPAQ rx4000 Mobile… Read More

  • IGN Wii Preview

    If you’re interested in the Nintendo Wii and have about 30 miniutes to blow, I suggest you check out this IGN Weekly video from Lepizig. Battalion Wars 2 is the most notable of the games it showcases, the game play for it looks stellar. Redsteel looks as if it could have been immensely cool, had the swordplay mimicked actual controller movements, instead it simply responds to certain… Read More

  • Molecular Identification, Coming Soon

    MobileMagazine is reporting that scientists in the UK have developed a “molecule-based” ID tag–I guess technically any ID tag would be molecule-based, but I think they mean molecule-sized. Anyway, these new tags are created through a process dubbed molecular computation identification (MCID), a process that coerces molecules to produce light using a mixture of chemical. Read More

  • Q1 UMPC Accessories Hands-On

    Slashgear got their hands on all of the fancy-pants accessories for the Samsung Q1 UMPC including a fancy keyboard that folds out of a delicate-looking faux-leather as well as an external optical drive. The overall opinion is that UMPCs are pretty cool but you might as well pick up a USB keyboard and optical drive if you’re not planning on going very portable with this thin. Samsung Q1… Read More

  • Canon EOS 40D Info Leaked


    Canon is allegedly upgrading the EOS series to 40D on September 26th. The new camera will potentially have a 10.1-megapixel sensor, a 2.5-inch LCD and that anti-dust feature. Not much else right now, but we can assume the 30D will go down about $100 – just like with the Rebel XT – and this one will be priced at 30D levels, about $1,300. The image, BTW, is a mock-up. UPDATE… Read More