Gift Guide 2013

  • The Best And Worst Gadgets Of 2013

    The Best And Worst Gadgets Of 2013

    2013 was a heady year: a time of hope; a time for sadness; a time for twerking;¬†and a time for doge. But it was also a time for gadgets. As we wait for 2013 to come to a close and hope for brighter things for the year to come, here’s a look at the gadgets we loved, the ones we hated, and the ones that we found aesthetically offensive. Read More

  • Gift Guide: Our Favorite Android Phone

    Gift Guide: Our Favorite Android Phone

    Darrell and I spent a good chunk of our last Droidcast discussing some Android-centric holiday picks, but we felt that one of those choices could use a bit more fleshing out. That said, we took a moment to stop bickering and share some thoughts on Google and LG’s Nexus 5, a device that wound up being our favorite Android phone of the holiday season. Read More

  • Gift Guide: Four Sweet Presents For Your Sweetheart

    Gift Guide: Four Sweet Presents For Your Sweetheart

    The most important gift you give this holiday season will be the gift you give your sweetheart. After all, this is the person you get sex from. That said, these are some cute last-minute ideas that will keep you out of the dog house come New Years Eve. Read More

  • Gift Guide: A Few Of Our Favorite Things

    Gift Guide: A Few Of Our Favorite Things

    Friends, the moments are ticking away and it won’t be long at all before your tranquil living rooms turn into wrapping paper-strewn war zones. What’s that? You haven’t done your shopping yet? Well, we’ve decided to take a quick break from our more thematic gift guides and give you the straight dope on the gadgets and gifts that just make our lives a little better. Read… Read More

  • Gift Guide: The Tech-Loving Outdoors Enthusiast

    Gift Guide: The Tech-Loving Outdoors Enthusiast

    Technology and nature seem in constant conflict, but they can be better together. And tech enthusiasts aren’t by default mutually exclusive with people who love the outdoors, which is why we’ve put together a whole gift guide featuring stuff that scratches that techie itch but also should help you conquer (or live in peaceful harmony with, if that’s what you’re… Read More

  • Gift Guide: Five Kitchen Gadgets Your Foodie Will Eat Right Up

    Gift Guide: Five Kitchen Gadgets Your Foodie Will Eat Right Up

    More food is consumed during the holiday season than any other time. But that’s the thing with food; you can’t stay full forever. And so these gadgets, services and tools should serve your food-friendly loved ones quite handily. We’ll cover a range of products, including an ingredient-delivery service, a magical scale that measures the nutrition of your food, and one very… Read More

  • Gift Guide: Tools And Toys For The Amateur Or Master Photographer

    Gift Guide: Tools And Toys For The Amateur Or Master Photographer

    Taking pictures is fun, frustrating and rewarding. But the right gear helps minimize the frustration and bump up the other two. This guide covers a range of photographers, from amateur mobile shooters to those with the best gear operating at or near the professional level, so there should be something for everyone. And remember: When in doubt, batteries. Read More

  • Gift Guide: For The Tech-Savvy Music Lover And Audio Enthusiast

    Gift Guide: For The Tech-Savvy Music Lover And Audio Enthusiast

    The holidays are a time when music fills the air, thanks to carollers and tinned music played through mall speakers. Both of those things sound horrible compared to the items in this gift guide, which are all chosen to delight the auditory sense, and vetted against a number of comparable items that don’t quite match their musical mastery. Read More

  • Gift Guide: Walk Your Way Into 2014

    Gift Guide: Walk Your Way Into 2014

    As a convert to the standing desk lifestyle, I wondered just what I could do to further expand my alternative loafing lifestyle. To that end I brought a desk treadmill into the home, a decision that I have yet to regret. The model I’m trying, the Rebeldesk Rebel Treadmill 1000 (a bold name, to be sure) costs $749 and maxes out at 2 miles per hour. If anything I can report that… Read More

  • Gift Guide: Be Super-Healthy On A Shoestring Budget

    Gift Guide: Be Super-Healthy On A Shoestring Budget

    Are you tired of watching expensive gadgets turn your friends into Abercrombie models? Well, my pudgy popper, we’ve got a holiday gift guide that’ll give you five more ab packs without breaking your piggy bank. Standing Desk Vs. Cardboard Box It’s well-known that sitting all day long is slowing killing us, so a few savvy furniture manufacturers have begun to market chic… Read More

  • Let’s Sit Out Black Friday, Shall We?

    Let’s Sit Out Black Friday, Shall We?

    It’s Thanksgiving in the States and tomorrow is the biggest shopping day of the year. In fact stores will be open tonight so you can elbow your way into a scrum of bargain hunters and frotteurists. I’m here to tell you it’s a sucker’s game, at least when it comes to consumer electronics and computer hardware. Read More

  • Gift Guide: For The Tech-Happy Fashionista

    Gift Guide: For The Tech-Happy Fashionista

    The holidays truly are the most magical time of the year. The twinkly lights, the spiked eggnog… the designer collaborations on your favorite tech products. It warms the heart. Read More

  • Gift Guide: Gadgets For Budding 3D Printing Fans

    Gift Guide: Gadgets For Budding 3D Printing Fans

    3D printing is all the rage and it’s hard to know just where to start. If you have a budding manufacturing magnate on your Christmas list we’ve got a few fun things for them to check out. One word of advice? Don’t buy cheap 3D printers. I’ve tested a few so far and a number of the “cheap” open source models and some of the models you find at Office Depot… Read More

  • Review: Microsoft Xbox One

    Review: Microsoft Xbox One

    The final contender in the next-gen console battle has entered the arena. The Xbox One will launch this Friday, 8 years to the day after the 2005 debut of the Xbox 360. As someone who has happily played three Xbox 360s to their red-ringed graves, I couldn’t have been more excited. I spent the past few days living with an Xbox One, watching on as Microsoft shipped its final few… Read More

  • The PS4 Is Sony’s First Shot In The Next-Gen Console Wars

    The PS4 Is Sony’s First Shot In The Next-Gen Console Wars

    If you listen closely, you can hear it: the eye of the console storm. We are between technologies and the big hardware makers know it. It’s a move from an optical-disk-based, high-heat standalone device. To paraphrase William Gibson: the future is here, it’s just unevenly distributed and its on that uneasy plane the new $399 PS4 firmly sits. Read More

  • Gift Guide: Gadgets (And An App) For Digital Bookworms And Writers

    Gift Guide: Gadgets (And An App) For Digital Bookworms And Writers

    The days are getting shorter, friends, and that can only mean one thing: winter is coming, and so too are the holidays. We here at TechCrunch like to think of ourselves as a gaggle of technological bon vivants, so we’re starting our Gift Guide a little early this year. Read More

  • Presenting TC’s 2013 Gift Guides

    Presenting TC’s 2013 Gift Guides

    Every year around this time we post our TC gift guides. This long, storied tradition began at CrunchGear when we attempted to do 300 reviews in three months (it didn’t work) and this year we’re focusing our energy on creating some fun gift guides based on the gear we’ve seen in Fly Or Die, flagship phones and hardware, and gizmos we play with during the coming months. Read More

  • Neat Cuts The Cord With The New NeatConnect Scanner

    Neat Cuts The Cord With The New NeatConnect Scanner

    Late-night TV commercial stalwarts Neat may seem a little chintzy at first blush but rest assured that their products – essentially very simple document scanners – are surprisingly good. Their latest version, the $499 NeatConnect, is a completely wireless scanning solution that lets you scan documents to services like Dropbox, Evernote, Box, Skydrive, and Google Drive. You can… Read More