• Essential Gear for the Outdoor Photographer

    Essential Gear for the Outdoor Photographer

    Now that winter is drawing to a close in most of the country (it’s still snowing here in the Sierra Nevadas), it’s time to think about getting out and taking more pictures. As a photography enthusiast, I know there’s a few things that I consider critical whenever I’m out shooting, things are I don’t leave home without. Read More

  • E-book readers: will secondary features win consumers' hearts or leave them cold?

    E-book readers: will secondary features win consumers' hearts or leave them cold?

    How many e-book readers do you think are out there right now for you to choose from? If you did a little digging, I bet you’d find 50 or so. Maybe 10 really worth checking out. But right now is a bit of a weird period in e-reader history. The Kindle cemented e-readers in the consumer headspace, catapulting them from weirdo alternative technology to mainstream gadget. That’s what the… Read More

  • Tech Tour: Cambridge Innovation Center

    Tech Tour: Cambridge Innovation Center

    Located at the MIT-owned One Broadway Street building in Kendall Square, Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) houses more than 175 companies in over 100,000 square feet of office space and prices everything per person, so smaller companies can add more space as they grow. There are no long-term leases, either--it’s all month to month. I had a chance to take a tour with Cambridge Innovation Center… Read More

  • Spigit Brings Enterprise Collaboration Tool To SMB’s

    Spigit Brings Enterprise Collaboration Tool To SMB’s

    As companies mature from fledgling startups into small and medium-sized businesses, it becomes harder to capture and analyze ideas coming from within an organization. Email and spreadsheets are the usual tools used to deal with internal collaboration, but these modes have no way of bringing the best ideas to the top: many times they are lost in the shuffle. Spigit, creators of an enterprise… Read More

  • Contest: Win a Nikon D3000

    Contest: Win a Nikon D3000

    Looking for a DSLR this holiday season, but the budget is a bit tight? Let CrunchGear and Photojojo help you out. Photojojo is running a giveaway for a Nikon D3000, and they’ve invited you, our very special friends, to join in on the contest. Find out how to win after the jump. Read More

  • Review: Samson StudioDock 3i

    Review: Samson StudioDock 3i

    Samson StudioDock 3i: A great set of computer speakers with a built in iPod dock and USB sound card. They sound great, no matter if you're listening to music or just playing games. My only complaint about them would be the price, but frankly, they're worth it. Read More

  • The Gadget Love of a Guitar God

    The Gadget Love of a Guitar God

    Most gadget do-it-yourselfers have stories of an idea that didn’t quite work out. Maybe the prototype never functioned properly. Or maybe a competitor introduced a similar piece of gear into the marketplace first. But how many gadget geeks can say that they were stymied by a cult, a laser, and legislative changes? Of course, rock guitar legend Ace Frehley is no ordinary gadget guy. Read More

  • Konami GamesCom 2009 press conference

    The most interesting announcement from Konami at GamesCom 2009 is Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for the PSP. The release date of the game is set to 2010. In MSG:PW you will be accompanied by a comrade. This way you can control two characters at the same time, one supporting the other. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Pro Evolution Soccer, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, Krazy Kart Racing. Check out… Read More

  • Geek Weekend: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN

    Geek Weekend: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN

    Wikimedia We’ve been getting requests from various citizens to feature their respective cities in our new Geek Weekend feature here on CrunchGear, so when a request came in for the Twin Cities, John asked me to write it up and I thought, “Oh, great. More work.” “Perfect! I grew up there! I know where geeky stuff is located!” Read More

  • Nikon announces two new lenses, 70-200mm and DX 18-200mm

    Nikon announces two new lenses, 70-200mm and DX 18-200mm

    When Nikon let us know about the two new cameras today, they also mentioned two new lenses. Follow in the tradition of the recently 35mm, instead of creating something new, they are improving on existing lens technology to further bridge the gap between the old school film shooter and digital photogs. Read More