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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  • Badger badger badger badger, mushroom vacuum

    I could use one of these. I love sesame bagels, but they rain seeds down like no other and i usually end up with a rather farinaceous desktop. These cute-as-a-button mushroom vacuums (we’ll call them mushruums — oh my god, I’m a genius) are for picking up after such an event. Tiny, battery-powered, and only $12, these strike me as a decent little investment for those of us… Read More

  • Geek-out: Watchmen trailer and Star Trek cast photos

    Fanboys, start your whingeings! First, Entertainment Weekly’s latest issue has a few large shots of some of the primary characters from the upcoming Star Trek movie. They go together to form this composite image; looks pretty cool except for the tattoos on the Romulan Nero. Could they make them any more tribal and generic? Secondly, the trailer for our beloved Watchmen is live. Read More

  • Homebrew Wiimote-Controlled Lego Robocar

    From the “Preposterous Headline” Dept:
    This looks like fun. This guy has put together a C# program that takes input from a Wiimote and passes it to a Lego NXT car with a wireless interface. The program looks pretty powerful and customizable and the car certainly responds right (although there is a little lag). I’d like to think these are the projects I’d do if I were… Read More

  • Pyramid Head coming soon to your favorite platform, PC included

    I’m not sure whether to jump for joy or cower in abject terror. Pyramid Head, the enigmatic and utterly terrifying boss-monster from Silent Hill, is making another appearance, this time in the new Silent Hill: Homecoming. The game will be coming out on 360, PS3, and PC (simultaneity unconfirmed) and will doubtless be another pants-moistening romp through the titular town… Read More

  • New Das Keyboard officially available

    You may remember Das Keyboard as a late entry in our little high-end keyboard roundup. It wasn’t available for purchase then, but it sure is now. If you’re not familiar with it, Das Keyboard is the keyboard with two distinct features: it has a distinctive (and addictive) clicky noise, and it’s available with all the keys completely blank. There’s nothing less… Read More

  • Most popular posts for Thursday, July 17th

    Today’s Top Posts: Creepy Japanese mobile phone commercial Video: Wolfenstein teaser trailer HTC Victor: A flat-back HTC Touch Diamond Video: Galaga Legions iPhone! $1,000! Unlocked! Nikon lens! A look at iPhone 3G with B&O headset SK Telecom not intereseted in acquiring Sprint Try these Karaoke pills in case you suck at singing Analyst predicts computer mouse dead in 3-5… Read More

  • E3 2008: Mega Man 9 trailer – yes, it's awesome

    [ Oh yeah, baby. I’m going to beat this mother in one sitting no matter what. I’m really glad they went back to about the Mega Man 2 era in terms of skills and enemies since that’s the era I rock. I’m going to play some Mega Man tonight with “Eye of the Tiger” on in the background to get ready for this. Read More

  • Shocking iPods surface again, along with shock mice, shock USB drives

    I love finding stuff like this in Chinatown. Here in Seattle I found two awesome dart guns that fired those little orange darts like 30 feet. Amazing. And Geeksugar has located a collection of prank shock-gadgets — joy buzzers for this modern age. And here I thought this was a shock mouse! There’s an iPod version too, and if it looks familiar, that’s because you saw me and… Read More

  • Why Bungie got left out in the rain at E3

    We were as pumped as everyone else to see what was going on with Bungie, and their big countdown suggested it was both big and imminent. So we were just as disappointed when they were a no-show altogether. What’s up with that? Bungie posted yesterday: “For the last several months, we’ve been building toward a reveal of something exciting that Bungie is working on,”… Read More

  • Rumor: Nintendo to integrate MotionPlus with Wiimote

    I guess it’s not so much a rumor as sound business practice (and scamming), but as long as it’s not confirmed, I’ll continue calling it a rumor. The Register has heard (although they decline to quote the Nintendo rep as saying so) that the big N is planning on integrating the precision enhancement accessory into the Wiimote in the future. That’s a natural course of… Read More

  • E3 2008: Red Faction is back, and it's fun as hell

    Do you like to blow things up? Do you like to watch buildings come down? Then you probably bought into the hype of Red Faction 1 and 2, both of which promised a lot of that, and delivered, well, not as much as we’d have liked. Fortunately, Volition has been spending the last four years making the game that should have been made back in 2001. More screens and impressions inside. Read More

  • E3 2008: Ubisoft gives us the business

    Ubisoft has got a hell of a lineup coming. And for once I am convinced of the necessity of having a headset to get the best out of a game — and believe me, with EndWar it’s a good thing. I also got to see the new Prince of Persia in action, and Far Cry 2 was in effect as well. Click below for shots and impressions. Read More

  • E3 2008: Project Origin, Left 4 Dead, and more

    I’m checking in from E3 and it’s been, well, a stressful morning. I’d like to say for the record that Peter can’t drive, and that rental cars should come with compasses standard. But more pressing is the gaming news going on here — you saw our coverage of the big Nintendo event this morning, which was sweet, and now we’re cruising around the (surprisingly… Read More

  • EA's press conference: Live in 20 minutes

    We’re about to go live at EA’s big press conference here at E3, at the Orpheum Theater. They’ve got a ton of stuff lined up to show, I’m pretty sure, judging from the assets they gave us. Expect to hear some stuff about: Crysis:Warhead Left 4 Dead Mirror’s Edge NBA, NCAA, and NHL 09 Red Alert 3 Rock Band 2 Spore And many others as well as probably some… Read More

  • Nintendo's Wii MotionPlus enhances Wiimote sensitivity

    Nintendo’s going to be demoing this tomorrow, but it’s worth mentioning today. The MotionPlus accessory attaches to the port on your WiiMote and “allows for more comprehensive tracking of a player’s arm position and orientation.” Sounds good to me; I’m guessing it’s basically another set of accelerometers and such that work in concert with the… Read More

  • Contest: Doom at 10,000 feet

    I just flew into Los Angeles last night, and boy are my thumbs tired. That’s not a joke. They actually are, because I beat Doom while in midair. Well, Knee Deep in the Dead, anyway. In case you didn’t know, Virgin America’s in-flight entertainment system, “Red,” includes the shareware version of the iconic shooter in addition to all the usual fixins. Bafflingly… Read More

  • Most popular posts for Friday, July 11th

    Today’s Top Posts: An apology… and a dark gift Apple and AT&T in cahoots over fake iPhone shortage? Daily Crunch: Smoke and Mirrors Edition Paint it black Six million iBricks… and growing CrunchGear’s John Biggs live from the iPhone line Not iPhone: Seagate introduces new 1.5TB desktop drive, two 500GB notebook drives Not iPhone: New super-mobile robot for use in… Read More

  • Oops! Technical difficulties. We're back, though

    Whoops, there was a minor (read: major) problem with that thing that makes the site go. It’s all fixed now, thanks for letting us know, everybody who wrote in. If that happens again, just scream “Unavailable!” out the window. We’ll hear you. And nobody will think you’re crazy. Read More

  • Yum: legume-shaped speakers for your pPod

    Get it, pPod? Pea pod? No? Okay. Well, you can still enjoy these little peanut/pea pod shaped speakers. Bird Electron, Japanese leatherworker in extraordinary and maker of the acclaimed leathernila envelope for your MacBook Air, have made these tiny soundblasters as cute as humanly possible. I have two doubts regarding these: first, whether they sound at all good, and second, whether you can… Read More

  • Seattleites, go to Sub Pop's music festival for me and Zune it up

    I’m mainly posting this out of frustration, since I’m traveling to LA this weekend to visit friends and go to E3 and can’t go. If you’re in Seattle, you are likely aware of Sub Pop’s upcoming SP20 music festival, starting (kind of) tonight. I’m angry because I’m missing a bunch of sweet bands like Kinski, Low, Iron and Wine, and most of all Comets… Read More