Gambling

  • BringIt lets gamers put their money where their mouth is

    BringIt lets gamers put their money where their mouth is

    Even before “The Wizard” enchanted and inspired the gaming generation, gamers have sought that final prize: making a living playing video games. Unfortunately, dreams of professional-gamerism have been shown to be as elusive as dreams of being a professional gambler. Luckily, startup BringIt is attempting to make both those dreams a little more attainable. BringIt made the… Read More

  • eDeck lets you gamble for real money via Wi-Fi

    eDeck lets you gamble for real money via Wi-Fi

    Here’s a handheld electronic gaming device that’s hooked directly into the Venetian’s gambling empire via a simple Wi-Fi connection. Let me be the first to say: FINALLY! The Venetian is such a dump but I love gambling there. Now I can just go lock myself in one of the rooms instead of actually hitting the (dirty, sticky, grimy) floor in person. In another stroke of genius… Read More

  • The Matrix? ESPN Axis camera technology brings Euro 2008 to life~!

    http://sports.espn.go.com/broadband/player.swf?mediaId=3440591 Who here’s been watching Euro 2008? All you English lads, I’m sure, and right from your living room. Anyway, I only mention the Euros because of this neat camera technology ESPN has this year, Axis. It’s a 360-degree camera the network uses to show instant replays. It makes plain ol’ telestrators look… Read More

  • Microsoft Surface now at Harrah's casino in Vegas

    Microsoft Surface debuted at Harrah’s in Las Vegas yesterday. The tables come with several programs that make throwing your money away all the more enjoyable. One such program, called Mixologists, lets gamblers create their own drink, which then presumably sends the order out to the bar. There’s also one to watch YouTube videos (oh, great), and one that lets people chat and flirt… Read More

  • Hop-On (who!?) launches GSM/CDMA smartphone (what!?) for gamblers (wtf!?)

    Hop-On (who!?) launches GSM/CDMA smartphone (what!?) for gamblers (wtf!?)

    This is an odd duck out of left field, if you’ll allow me to mix metaphors like I mix a cocktail. The HOP2001 by Hop-On is a Windows Mobile 6-based smartphone with a Treo-like form factor that can be used for either AT&T or Verizon Wireless, due to it’s fairly unique dual-mode GSM or CDMA architecture. While GSM/CDMA Frankenphone’s are unheard of, Hop-On nearly is… Read More

  • Odds 20-to-1 Someone Gets Trampled for an iPhone Friday

    Odds 20-to-1 Someone Gets Trampled for an iPhone Friday

    We here at the Gear are all about the sporting life. We make bets with each other on all sorts of things. I myself, for example, just lost $250 to my co-writer Vince when Paris was released shank-wound-free. You’re welcome, VV. But we’re all set to pony up on the mother of all gadget rackets: betting on the iPhone. Some say it’s bad taste, but reports are saying that BetUS.com… Read More

  • Sexual Innuendo And Poker Chips

    I do my best not to post actual commercials on CG, but it’s the weekend and this commercial is very silly. I’ve gotten a chance to use the product, The Original Poker Chip Customizer, a bit since the last time I wrote about it and it’s quite nice. And at $60 for the deluxe set, it’s reasonably priced as far as I can tell.
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  • OrgPlus Live: Organizational Charts For The Masses

    OrgPlus Live: Organizational Charts For The Masses

    I know this is neither “gear” nor “gadget,” but I like telling you, the reader, about good software when I come across it. Software vendor Human Concepts makes OrgPlus, the go-to app for creating organizational charts. OrgPlus Live is the new Web-based version of said software. Don’t think you need org charts? Well, maybe it’s just that you don’t know… Read More

  • How to Never Lose at Roulette Again

    How to Never Lose at Roulette Again

    In the UK, gamblers are rushing to buy a £1,000 ($1,879) device that allows them to win at roulette. How does it work? Well, the gadget is made up of a time recorder, a hidden computer and an earpiece. It’s a “predictive device”, rather than a device that actually cheats directly. It’s somewhere along the lines of an aid that helps you count cards, but in this case… Read More