convergence

  • No IPO Yet, Storage Provider Nutanix Raises Another $101M At A $1 Billion Valuation

    No IPO Yet, Storage Provider Nutanix Raises Another $101M At A $1 Billion Valuation

    Nutanix has raised $101 million in a Series D round and is boasting of a $1 billion market capitalization. But the fast-growing enterprise storage company is not planning to pursue an IPO any time soon even though it has been hinting at one┬ásince 2012 when it raised $33 million.┬áThe company will now wait until it has a $2.5 billion to $3 billion market capitalization, said Nutanix… Read More

  • I/O 2013: One Google, Under Page, With Unification And Usability For All

    I/O 2013: One Google, Under Page, With Unification And Usability For All

    This is the evening before Google’s I/O developer conference and there’s already been quite a bit of chatter about what the company will announce and share at the conference. One important thing to note is that there will only be one keynote this year, a mega three-hour session where Google will talk to the attendees about all of the important things that have happened over the… Read More

  • Estimate: 800,000 U.S. Households Abandoned Their TVs For The Web

    Estimate: 800,000 U.S. Households Abandoned Their TVs For The Web

    Are you a cord-cutter, or do you want to be? Have you had enough of paying your cable company through the nose for 800 channels, when all you really watch is maybe 20 or 30? With an increasing selection of high-quality TV fare coming online, more people are experimenting with ditching their TVs (or more accurately, their cable and satellite TV subscriptions) for online options such as… Read More

  • Convergence Run Amok: Alarm clock with pen holder

    Here’s a weird-looking convergence device — alarm clock, pen holder, and speaker — that might work for anyone who needs to write things down in the middle of the night. Maybe you’re a stand-up comedian who thinks up jokes while in a sleep-like state, a famous writer, or you just need to document your aggressive night terrors before you drift back off to whatever fresh… Read More

  • XpPhone is a giant phone that runs XP or a small computer that makes phone calls

    The idea that this “phone” runs Windows XP is kind of a stretch, yet it’s being called the XpPhone. It’s pretty much a UMPC or MID, though, that happens to make phone calls because, man oh man, would you need some billowy Hammer Pants to carry this thing around in your pocket as your primary phone. Add to that the five hour battery life and a weight that I can only… Read More

  • You’ll shoot your eye out ear off, kid

    This hilarious fake prototype of a gun with an old-school Nokia phone built into the handle is what StrategyPage.com calls “The First and Second Amendment Combined.” Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Former Xbox exec predicts end of stand-alone video game system in next 5-10 years

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    The future, Conan? Could this be the last generation for the stand-alone video game console? That’s what one of the key players behind the Xbox1 thinks. Sandy Duncan, who was in charge of Xbox in Europe, says that technology will make consoles like the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii obsolete. He makes an interesting point—how different is the Xbox… Read More

  • 'Hybrid Dual Portable Computer' does XP and Linux

    Coming to Korea in July is the MIU HDPC, which stand for Hybrid Dual Portable Computer. The “dual” part comes from the fact that it can run Linux Qplus or Windows XP/Windows CE 5.0 — which I’m going to read as Windows XP Embedded, but don’t quote me on that. She’s a brick-like beast but that just means there’s more to love. Read More

  • K2 'Porcupine' flashlight for blinding and poking

    Ah, the convergence device. Is there anything better? Probably, but let’s try to stay focused here. Speaking of focused, how would you like 70 lumens of “eye-blinding white light” to freeze you like a deer on a dark Wisconsin road just before taking a nice set of “sharpened retractable spikes” to the noggin? If this doesn’t sound appealing to you, maybe… Read More

  • Convergence gone awry with the vacuum mouse

    What’s worse; That this mouse is also a vacuum cleaner or that the tagline is “Who said cleaning can’t be mouseverlous”? If you’re still reading this, the mouse itself is an 800dpi USB human interface device that also sweeps up crumbs. It costs about $30. Thanko’s Vacuum Cleaner Mouse [GeekStuff4U.com] via Pocket-lint.co.uk Read More

  • Mustek announces digital photo frame that doubles as an alarm clock and so much more

    I hate my alarm clock as I’m sure most of you do too. I’m still not sold on digital photo frames and I think it’s safe to say most you aren’t either. I only know one person who owns one. But what would you say to a digital photo frame that’s also an alarm clock? What if it had a calendar, indoor temperature gauge and MP3 player? I sure as heck would want one of those. Read More

  • Amazon's head of consumer electronics names 'excellent' convergence devices

    [photopress:9_12_07_flipvideoultra.jpg,full,center] Amazon’s head of consumer electronics cautions: Don’t let the marketing speak convince you that the Xbox 360 or latest Motorola set-top box is truly “excellent.” Paul Ryder, who’s in charge of CE at Amazon, thinks so-called convergence devices fall into one of two categories: the “capable”, like… Read More

  • Zink's Integrated Digital Camera, Printer Coming Soon?

    Zink’s camera and printer convergence device is inching its way closer to launch, at least we think it is. It remains to be seen whether or not this will be worth the wait and cost, but a few more details have emerged and it’s raising our brows. How good will the 7-megapixel sensor be and does anyone really want 2-x3-inch prints? The 2-inch display and rechargeable battery… Read More

  • The AudioFile: Gadget-On-Gadget Love


    Please, world, take a break from thinking about the iPhone. Believe it or not, there are other cool devices coming very soon that will combine music and communications. The difference is, they aren’t convergence devices in the conventional sense: They communicate and interact with each other instead of trying to swallow each other whole. I may sound like a hippie, but it seems to me… Read More

  • Multi-Purpose 16th Century Gadget Watch

    Regular readers of CrunchGear will know that I’m all about convergence, the idea that one device can really be more. It was a major theme at the end of the 90s, the idea being that we’d watch TV on our computers and visa versa, something we’re just now beginning to explore. Currently, we’re seeing lots of gadgets that have sub uses. But it’s not new. Indeed… Read More

  • DXG Announces First 5 Megapixel Digital Camera/Camcorder with Gaming Features

    Have I told you lately how much I love convergence devices? I am absolutely blown away by the DXG-589V digital camera/camcorder and portable entertainment unit. Why? Because it’s a 5 megapixel digital camera, VGA camcorder, PMP, video game player and it directly records video from TV, VCR or DVD players. The DGX-589V’s digital camera comes equipped with CMOS sensor so your pics… Read More

  • Mach Speed TV5 Hands On

    I’m the type of person that enjoys carrying around as many gadgets as I have pockets. I like the attention it gets me on the subway when I fumble and drop hundreds of dollars worth of gadgets on the scummy floor of the subway. Ok, not really, but I like my gadgets to do one thing and do it well. Convergence gadgets are trying to make their way into our pockets, but many fail while only a… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson's Newest Convergence Device: Big Let Down

    Convergence, convergence, convergence!!! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, convergence devices are awesome, but Sony Ericsson’s newest mobile phone/remote control device is just plain ridiculous. Can you imagine how bad the battery life on this will be? I don’t really care if it has a touch screen, the ability to control various devices via those interfaces… Read More