Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • UK Theatergoers Want to Jam Your Phone, Hate Your Freedom


    Apparently 72 percent of British theatergoers would like theaters to block cellphone reception during the show, thereby avoiding the typical in-movie conversation which consists solely of “I’m in a movie. What? A movie. Oh, I don’t know. It’s pretty good. What?” Clearly, this poll isn’t the reality and the moment anyone tried to jam a phone during a… Read More

  • Mysterious Apple Multi-Functional Device

    What is it? It might be a warp field generator! Or a phone! Or a device that gives worms to ex-girlfriends! Is it what Steve will be holding up on September 12? There’s no telling! MacNN dug up an Apple patent, filed September 7, for a multi-functional device that appears to be a cross between a phone, a PDA, and a music player. Let’s call it a Treo, for sake of argument. This… Read More

  • HTC Excalibur Hands On

    . His thoughts? This is the most responsive, fastest Windows Smartphone I have ever used. Everything was made to perfection. The device is metal and rubberized plastic which gives it a great feel in your hands, and the keys… oh my lord, the keys! They are firm but not hard, softly tactcile but not squishy. The touch bar is incredible: highly responsive and ingenious or, Boy Genius if… Read More

  • Creative Zen Vision W Reviewed, Gets Editor's Choice

    , no doubt thanks to all their contacts in the Asian manufacturing community. So why did this player get the editor’s choice? Because the 4.3-inch screen is so large and pretty, it makes the player unable to be held by just one hand. Other good stuff: the GUI, a CompactFlash slot to dump your photos into, WMV/MPEG1/MPEG2/MPEG4/MJPEG/DivX/XviD support, radio and voice recording, TV out… Read More

  • LumaLive Video

    We reported a couple of a weeks ago that Philips would be showcasing LumaLive at IFA 2006. LumaLive is a process that allows manufacturers to seamlessly integrate LEDs into fabrics. A video has surfaced from IFA of people arm-in-arm while clad in LumaLive clothing. While the video is a bit homoerotic, it does offer a nice view of this new technology applied to several different mediums of… Read More

  • HP Enters 30-Inch Arena

    Staging up to compete with Dell and Apple, HP has announced a 30-inch addition to its line of widescreen LCDs. The specs are pretty similar to those already on the 30-inch playing field. It features 1000:1 contrast ratio, 2560 x 1600 resolution, 178 x 178 viewing angles, 92 percent color gamut, 300 nits brightness and has three dual-link DVI-D inputs and two dual-link DVI cables. The HP… Read More

  • SanDisk V-Mate Flash Video Recorder

    The SanDisk V-Mate’s job is simple. Stick in a flash card (SD, MMC, MMCplus, MMCmobile, SDHC, MiniSDHC, MicroSDHC, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick PRO Duo), connect the device to a composite video source, and it will record video onto the card using MPEG4 compression. SanDisk says a 1GB flash card can support up to 3.5 hours of whatever video you throw at it. The… Read More

  • Philips Touchscreen Message Board

    This is a neat idea that probably isn’t too new. Nevertheless, Philips has unveiled a concept product that is essentially a large mirror touchscreen intended to be used as a message board for families and offices. The device displays thumbnail avatars of its various users. One simply clicks the user you want to leave a message for and the board allows you to either write a note with a… Read More

  • Hand Powered Paper, Credit Card and CD Shredder

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/Paper Shredder works well enough on CDs and DVDs to your wife can't find out what you've been doing in your office, but not well enough to hide your trail from the Feds. Powered by a hand crank, the shredder can make strips out of credit cards, papers, and even the sturdiest of media. Comes with a basket, and… Read More

  • LaCie Desktop Biometric Hard Drives Provide Storage and Security

    Coming in 160, 320, and 500 GB sizes, the Lacie external hard drive protects your document in three ways. The first is a fingerprint scanner that supports up to five users. The second is a firmware lock that tethers the drive to the enclosure, so if you remove the drive it becomes unusable. The third is a chain lock port to tie the enclosure physically to your desk or some other solid… Read More

  • LG Chocolate MG810 Black Sapphire Confirmed

    If you’re a chocolate fan dislike the slider in the current Verizon Chocolate, you’re in luck, because the LG MG810 is a chocolate flip phone. Yeah, what’d you think we were going to say? The MG810 has a 1.3 megapixel camera, two displays, MP3/AAC playback, Bluetooth, FM radio, 128MB of internal storage, and GPRS. Apparently it’s on sale in Brazil for $465 US now. Our… Read More

  • Transfer Your TiVo Lifetime Subscription To Series 3 Units for $199

    TiVo’s offering an upgrade deal for the TiVo Series 3 units. If you have an older Series 1 or 2 that already has a lifetime subscription, you can transfer it to your Series 3 for a price of $199. That may be a lot since you already paid $800 for a Series 3, but it’s better than not having a lifetime subscription at all, since TiVo cancelled that a few months back. So that means… Read More

  • Sony Drops the HDR-FX7 HDV Camcorder

    Sony has added a new HDV camcorder to the low end of its high end models. The HDR-FX7 wields three CMOS imaging censors instead of the typical three CCDs and it is capable of improved slow motion and low light recordings. It features connectivity for HDMI and RCA. The FX7 also weighs 3.63lbs–40% less than the FX1. It’s not up to par with the currently available FX1, but it… Read More

  • The Silicon Valley Going To Get 1,500 Sq. Miles Of Wireless Coverage

    Good news for our brothers in the Bay. The Metro Connect consortium, which includes Cisco and IBM, got the winning bid to provide WiFi to the entire Silicon Valley. Each city in the valley needs to approve the contracts, but Metro Connect is privately owned and plan to operate through sponsorships, not through money from each city. What’s also interesting is that Internet VoIP calls will… Read More

  • Sirius Stiletto 100 Video

    Slashgear has a rendered video of the forthcoming Stiletto 100 from Sirius. This little device will be the first DAP capable of truly portable satellite radio, basically enabling it to function like a Walkman, except with satellite radio. It also features 2GB storage for MP3s and WiFi for wireless connectivity.
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  • HTC Launches Four New Smartphones

    HTC released today four new smartphones to round out its Q4 offerings. All of the phones run Windows Mobile 5 and each of them offer slightly different features: HTC S620 – HTC’s new, super slim form factor with integrated QWERTY keyboard: perfect for email and messaging HTC P3300 – HTC’s first dedicated navigation PDA with in-built GPS and complete with TomTom NAVIGATOR… Read More

  • Miglia Wireless VoIP for Mac and PC

    Migilia has released a 2.4GHZ wireless handset that can work on either Mac or PC. It has no display and transmits through a USB dongle. The setup includes software that can synch with AIM, iChat AV, MSN or Skype, making it a versatile option for VoIP. It might be a bit light on features, but for those of you wishing a bit more privacy than simply talking into a mic, this device seems like a… Read More

  • Korean Air Bans Dell, Apple

    The Korea Times is reporting that following a similar move by the Aussies at Qantas, Korean Air has banned Dell laptops and Apple Powerbooks and iBooks from its flights. The decision comes at the heels of recent widespread issues with exploding laptop batteries. Laptops from Sony, the makers of the questionable battery, remain unaffected because they were apparently using better… Read More

  • 400,000 PS3s For U.S. Launch

    If you haven’t already preordered PS3, now would probably be a good time. Sony’s Ken Kutaragi spoke to the associated press earlier today and suggested that only 400,000 Playsation 3 consoles will be available on launch day. That isn’t the worst part, either. Kutargi stated that Japan will only be receiving 100,000 consoles on launch day. The limited amount of stock is a… Read More

  • Two Choice Samsungs Coming to T-Mobile September 11th

    T-Mobile has added a “coming soon” page for two hot new Samsungs, the fashionable Trace (T519) and the more serious T719. Both phones feature a 1.3 Megapixel camera, Bluetooth, quad-band GSM and EDGE. The Trace is a superslim candybar with a micro-SD slot, 80MB built-in memory and speakerphone. The sexy thing should do quite well with the not-a-RAZR crowd. The new T719 is a… Read More