The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • LED Rat Throwie

    I think there are a few signs of the coming apocalypse — nukes in North Korea, Katie Couric, and now this. This is a rat throwie that sticks to any metal surface and has two glowing eyes. Best of all? It’s made from a real rat, and you can make one for yourself with only some rats, some magnets, and a sense that you are far superior to anything on this earth and that it puts the… Read More

  • GameStop and EBGames Launch PC Download Store

    , and, uh, that’s about all the good ones they have so far. The rest are either cheap bargain-bin games or games that are 3 or 4 years old. We’re glad to see game vendors take online distribution seriously, and would really like it if most games were available to purchase online. Besides saving time and money it takes to drive out to Best Buy, it would really be great to be able… Read More

  • Belkin Notebook Expansion Dock

    Expansion docks get short shrift from most manufacturers and I’ve maybe seen them actually used once or twice in my lifetime. However, Belkin believes that an intelligently made one might turn a few heads. This $199 dock includes: VGA and DVI ports 5.1 surround sound 5 USB ports Ethernet ExpressCard support The device simply accepts all of the notebook’s outputs – headphone… Read More

  • Saitek's Colorful Keyboard and Mouse

    These colorful multimedia ergonomic keyboards from Saitek would be great to get your kids into computing, so they can grow up to become huge nerds and get into the computer programming field. And that fails, they can use their quick typing speeds to be the best data-entry assistant they can be. Nevertheless, the keyboard and mouse combo only costs $25, and come with various multimedia keys and… Read More

  • PhantomPark Gives You Two Garage Spaces

    Are you living in a one-garage home, but have two that insist on having cars? The PhantomPark lets you turn your regular car-hold into Batman’s by hiding the second car in the ground, which then lifts via the scissor lifts to let you drive away in style. You raise and lower the lift using a big red button, reminiscent of a nuclear launch button or maybe even a fire alarm. It’s… Read More

  • Samsung SCH-B600 10-megapixel Camera Phone

    The Samsung SCH-B600 isn’t exactly “available in the US”, but it’s good to see where we’re going in the next three years. The camera phone has a 10-megapixel sensor for its camera, and if it that wasn’t enough, it also has a 3x optical zoom lens. If you can use any phone to be your “point and shoot” camera, this is it. We first saw this last… Read More

  • NEC Shipping Blu-ray/HD DVD chip

    NEC announced today that it has begun shipments on a dual-format chip that can playback both Blu-ray and HD DVD. Although there is not yet an optical lens capable of reading both formats, the release of this chip could signal an end to the format war. The chips will be available for roughly the same price as the current single-format chips, so it shouldn’t, at least, raise prices too… Read More

  • PS3 Pre-Orders Begin: It's Clobberin' Time

    EB Games and GameStop just started PS3 pre-orders and we’re almost positive they’re already sold out as you read this. Each store has about 10 consoles and requires a $100 deposit, but give your local shop a call before heading down. GameStop and EB Games will begin accepting limited pre-orders for the PlayStation 3 console on Tuesday, October 10, on a first come, first served basis. Read More

  • Apple's Masked Blogger a Brit

    <img src=" sues bloggers. That's the first rule of blogging. Therefore, it's strange that the Masked Blogger, apparently a UK-based Apple employee, decided to create a tell-all — OK, fairly tame and boot-licking — expose of the dirty laundry sequestered in the back rooms of Cupertino's golden children. Folks… Read More

  • Dresses Wriggle, Disappear

    <img src=" 2007 collection exhibited in Paris last week. What's that you say? Fasion is for guys who hang out at the Shark Tank on Saturday nights trying to pick up the ladies who work at Teledyne Consulting in Vienna, Virginia? Well, not when it involves boobies. Chalayan created dresses that turn from ball0gown to… Read More

  • Glow Gaming's GottaGlow

    Glow Gaming, from Canada, is a company that manufacturers controllers that glow in the dark. The controllers, from a line named GottaGlow, feature glowing bits on all parts of the controller except the analog stick. They require a bit of light before they can glow, but Glow Gaming says that the time it takes to load a game will power the controller for a solid half hour. The controllers… Read More

  • Sony Prices First-Party PS3 Launch Games

    The Japanese blogosphere has reported that two first-party Playstation 3 launch titles in Japan will be priced cheaper than new release Xbox 360 games. The titles will include Resistance: Fall of Man from Insomniac, and Genji from Game Republic. The titles will be selling for 5900 yen ($49.50), and will therefore be cheaper (our games are priced at $59.99) than PS3 games in America. There… Read More

  • Mad Catz Xbox 360 Arcade Stick Available For Preorder

    If you’re a big fan of Xbox Live Arcade games like Geometry Wars, the Mad Catz Xbox 360 Arcade Stick is definitely worth a look. The Arcade Stick has been rumored around for a while, but it’s now up for preorder on Gamestop, and shipping on December 1. Just imagine Street Fighter 2 on your 360 with this thing, especially if you’ve got your friends playing it with you. For… Read More

  • Meet Up Rules and Regulations

    <img src=", and fun warez. Other than that, this is our chance to hang out with you and talk hardware. There's a good chance we'll have to close the RSVP list today, so if you're planning on coming, please head over ASAP and register on the QT. Otherwise, we're not sure we'll be able to let in stragglers. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Ocean Blue Edition

    We hope you enjoyed the holiday as much as our own Cap’n Calimari, SquidVicious®: Brando Twister Hub: A USB Hub, Except It Twists
    The Nokia Concept
    Logitech NuLOOQ Freed From Bundling
    Google Buys YouTube for $1.65 Billion
    The Putter To End All Putters Read More

  • 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