Devin Coldewey

Devin Coldewey is a Seattle-based writer and photographer. He first wrote for TechCrunch in 2007. He has also written for, NBC News, DPReview, The Economist/GE’s Look Ahead, and others.

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  • Most popular posts for Tuesday, August 12th

    Today’s Top Posts: Lenovo unveils behemoth mobile workstation, W700 Video: Pac Man: The Movie 10 Days of CrunchGear: Two Boulders Daily Crunch: Pac Bad Edition Thinking of getting a Mac? Wait till September Japan advances in the development of “perfect” humanoids Dell — The New Latitudes — Live from SFMOMA Oh wow, Verizon Wireless finally has visual voice… Read More

  • Go to your local Sheraton tomorrow to play with a Surface

    Microsoft is rolling out the Surface into a bunch of Sheraton Hotel lobbies tomorrow. Unfortunately, it’s not the Surface Sphere, but from what I saw back in June, the flat one should be quite enough to keep people’s attention. It’s free to use and of course free to look, so stop by a lobby tomorrow on your lunch break and give the thing a touch. If you haven’t seen… Read More

  • Another take on E3: Mirror's Edge sucks, Fable 2 rocks

    No, that’s not my opinion. I’m looking forward to both, but this guy from Variety thinks that Mirror’s Edge is gimmicky — “a hot chick in the future who does parkour” — and talks up Fable 2 like it’s, well, what everybody wanted Fable to be. We’ll see. I think Mirror’s Edge has a great team behind it, and despite the hype (I… Read More

  • NVIDIA's PhysX-on-GPU demos go live

    Those special PhysX-enabling drivers and demos we told you about a couple days ago are now live on NVIDIA’s site. If you have a GeForce card of any recent vintage (think 8-series and higher), go get set up now! I can’t from my MacBook Pro, but as soon as I get home I’m going to throw down on a little Warmonger; the new Red Faction whetted my appetite for destruction and… Read More

  • Most popular posts for Monday, August 11th

    Today’s Top Posts: 10 Days of CrunchGear: Set Controls for the Heart of the Sun 10 Days of CrunchGear: You Have Optio-ns T-minus zero for Nokia 5610 XpressMusic on T-mobile HP unveils DreamColor laptops Tiny DVD RW recorder from Freecom Canon updates and upgrades CanoScan line Microsoft tapping Hollywood for exclusive Zune content? Fable 2 achievement list supposedly… Read More

  • Nintendo asks Miyamoto to keep his hobbies hush hush

    Sounds a bit Orwellian, but when you think about it, it’s probably a good idea to gag the guy. After all, the man starts doing something, gets an idea into his head, then makes a million-seller about it. If EA hears the guy talk about how he’s taken up curling, then jumps Nintendo’s gun and comes to market with a sweet curling game, suddenly Nintendo is out about a… Read More

  • Tech or tail? Playboy show has guys choosing between gadgets and classy ladies

    Mmm — the sweet, sweet smell of exploitation. Playboy TV’s shameless new show puts a guy with three girls. He must dismiss one immediately, then whittle it down to one after a little vetting process. Once he goes on a “real” date with his one remaining chick, he has to choose at the end whether to have a “weekend getaway” (likely at an hourly-rate motel)… Read More

  • "Barefoot" SSD controller pumps up your favorite solid state drive

    When you have something as modular as a PC, with all its little bits individually replaceable but still interdependent, it stands to reason that advances in one area might necessitate changes in another. Better video cards demand faster interfaces; thus, PCI Express x16. Faster processors and motherboard functions require more power; thus, more pins on the connector. Now, SSDs are taking over… Read More

  • Microsoft tapping Hollywood for exclusive Zune content?

    Looks like Microsoft is putting out feelers at “talent agencies and production companies” in Hollywood to perhaps get a little special love from those guys to put on the Zune. Who knows, maybe the Zune is just one major ad away from blowing up, and all it will take is “Exclusive Terminator: Salvation featurette, only on Zune Marketplace” or some such. The device itself… Read More

  • Star Trek Online: for when Star Trek reruns are not showing

    If I had to start playing a space sim a few days ago, I’d probably go with the mature and ridiculously deep EVE Online, but the unforgiving learning curve is disturbing and I’d probably cry myself to sleep. I’m guessing that Star Trek Online is going to be a little more newbie-friendly. After all, they’re trying to pull a TV audience, not necessarily a gaming one. Read More

  • Best Buy to populate airports with gadget vending machines

    Everybody’s most loathed favorite electronics retailer is putting its already-sticky fingers into the airport pie to see if it can wring a little more cash out of uninformed gadget buyers. They’re installing gadget dispensers in airports across the country come September, probably a lot like the ones already there, but the Best Buy ones will also dispense injustice. Actually, to… Read More

  • Canon's Vixia camcorders updated with 24Mbps bitrate

    These camcorders, descended from the same breed as the original best-in-show HV20, are the latest update to the Vixia line of Canon 1080p hi-def camcorders. A few months ago the HF10 (the flash-based update to the HV20) wowed reviewers and now this refresh offers what actually turns out to be a relatively minor update according to the same guys who looked at the previous ones. The video… Read More

  • Eeexquisite, sub-1"-thick Eee S101 cradled by Asus CEO

    The “exquisite,” “elite,” “extreme slim” Eee model, the S101 (as seen in the pyramid o’ Eee) has been caught in the wild. I think I’ll let the Google translation do the talking: ASUS held on the 6th of that meeting, ASUS CEO Jerry Shen Xue on Apple with a paper bag containing Eee PC S101, the imminent end of a sudden display market, the law… Read More

  • Eye-shaped camera uses curved sensor

    History with CrunchGear! For a long time, the light-sensitive part of a camera has been flat. This is for two main reasons. First, photography originally used glass plates and prints involved a gelatin which would coalesce on anything but a flat surface. This lasted until the digital age, when the new obstacle became that the light-sensitive chips are generally manufactured like other… Read More

  • Asus makes bizarro Wiimote for PC use: the Eee Stick

    Asus never stops surprising me. If it’s not an excellent silent video card it’s a tiny laptop, and if it’s not a tiny laptop it’s a freaky bizarro world version of a Wiimote. I’m going to see if I can get my hands on one of these crazy things just to see if it works as well as Nintendo’s; being that Asus probably only started R&D a year ago… Read More

  • Nikon point-and-shoot releastravaganza!

    Sometimes… there are so many Nikons in the world, I feel like I can’t take it… and my wallet is just going to cave in. (Adapted from American Beauty) Nikon dropped a half dozen cameras on us today, so if you’re in the market for a new point-and-shoot, you’d best come on inside and see what we got. I reckon some are worth a gander. Read More

  • Most popular posts for Wednesday, July 6

    Today’s Top Posts: Acoustic System Phase Corrector: Correct energy pockets that make Fleetwood Mac’s “Everywhere” sound like a badger vomiting Everything you always wanted to know about the Coaln Wars but were afraid to ask I Am Rich iPhone app costs $1,000 GoW 2 to include kiddie filter Solar powered iPhone 3G case is awesome, ugly Cloud Computing Q and A with… Read More

  • Frogger on iPhone, costs about as much as a real Atari

    So Frogger is available for your AtariPhone — yay! But it costs ten freaking dollars — boo. Does it come with a solid gold instruction booklet or something? You could get an actual Atari 2600 for that price. You’re better off playing some Frogger right now and getting the urge out of your system. Seriously, ten bucks for an Atari game? Come on. Read More

  • Lessig: prepare for "i-9/11" and "i-Patriot Act"

    Lawrence Lessig, a noted legal activist and futurist if you’re not familiar with him, theorizes an “i-9/11” (inside job or otherwise) after which the Government would expand its control and supervision over the internet substantially. I think he’s hit the nail on the head and actually I’m surprised it didn’t happen years ago. It’s a bit conspiracy… Read More

  • New 177.79 GeForce drivers to implement physics calculations on GPU

    Excellent. While so far only a few games have really used physics to truly change the game (here’s one example), having realistic debris and so on certainly makes for wonderful window-dressing no matter what. Of course, game environments are getting more and more complicated and Ageia hoped to harness the upcoming need for more physics calculation. They were, of course, assimilated… Read More