Devin Coldewey

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

His personal website is coldewey.cc.

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  • "Stained," the first award-winning film to be shot in 4K on a Red One camera

    I’ve got a friend working on a few things with his Red One that will probably win a few awards as well (hey man lets hang out btw), but this film, made for a 168-hour film contest, is apparently quite good. It’s about “a merciless society that segregates its undesirables” — in other words, America — and I understand it is very well-done, having won about… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Palit GeForce 9600GT for $130, wow


    Nvidia’s 9600GT is a huge value: DirectX 10 support, great performance, and they work fantastically in SLI if you’ve got the mobo for it. With this deal, you can get two 9600GTs, set them up in SLI, and get waaay more performance than a single card at the same price point. Or just do one and you’re getting more than enough to play games at a decent frame rate. Shipping is… Read More

  • Apple and Sony jointly pay out ¥1.3M to burned Japanese gentleman


    Remember when Sony’s batteries were catching on fire and there were many recalls? Well some of those poor souls who got burned by Sony’s flaming batteries (in Apple’s laptops) sued for damages and are actually squeezing a little money out of the two companies. A Japanese couple is being awarded ¥1.3 million for their troubles (and burns). It sounds like a lot, but yens… Read More

  • Mötley Crüe release their new single straight to Rock Band


    I guess they just know their audience, or maybe they play the game a lot themselves and thought it worked well. Either way, these old-school glam-rockers are releasing their single “Saints of Los Angeles” through Rock Band. I can’t think of any jokes that relate this event to the obvious TLJ/Pamela Anderson situation, so please try to imagine something funny during this… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Gran Turismo heading to the PC?


    Gran Turismo’s creator, Kazunori Yamauchi, was making noises in an interview to the effect that the sim racing series might be coming to the PC. Historically, if someone in his position with regard to a game makes comments like that, it means that the port is practically finished, or they’re already working on it. He says they’re thinking mainly of “the Chinese… Read More

  • What's 5K anyway? RED Cameras resolution comparison chart


    So maybe you’re excited about Red’s sudden announcement of two new cameras earlier today (the 5K Epic and the 3K Scarlet) but you’re not really sure why. What are these “K”s everyone is talking about, and why would anyone care whether they had two, three, or a hundred? Well, Red’s handy chart above should clear things up for you. You can see how basically… Read More

  • Papa NEC's got a brand new 22.5" 120Hz LCD HDTV


    This is a nice-looking piece of tech, but I’m afraid it’s not high resolution enough to be a desktop monitor, and it’s a bit small to be a main TV. That said, it’s got the 120Hz technology that everyone’s excited about (I don’t really trust the interpolation yet but hey), 1920×1080, and pretty great color reproduction. Great for a smaller apartment… Read More

  • Pandora: a powerhouse handheld designed for homebrew and emulation


    Wouldn’t it be nice to have all your emulators and homebrew indie games in one place? And how about on a beautiful piece of hardware designed just for that purpose? The idea is similar to the GP2X, but the feature set is a bit more next-generation: 800×480 touchscreen, dual analog sticks and an SNES-style D-pad and buttons, plus a QWERTY keyboard. It’s got nice guts, too… Read More

  • A holodeck it's not – but this cheap, depth-sensing camera has potential

    Although this video mainly convinces me never, ever to try getting into Second Life again, the glimpses you get of the actual technology behind this depth-aware webcam are pretty compelling. I think the accuracy and responsiveness need some improvement before it’s ready for mass consumption, but this isn’t meant to be a finished product, simply a demonstration of basic… Read More

  • Tetris – The Movie. Are you ready to BLOCK?


    Finally, the greatest game of all time comes to the silver screen. I’m so ready for this. The sad part is I’d probably watch this movie if it came out — it’s like Robot Jox with blocks. Robot Blox! Watch the trailer here.
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  • Transformers All Spark-style USB hub


    If you loved the (most recent) Transformers Movie, now’s your chance to show it. Buy a huge cube designed to look like the artifact from the movie. It’s got four USB slots and when you plug in a device, the cube will say some Transformers-related line like “We must protect the All Spark!” or “Bah weep granah weep ninnibon!” — well, maybe not that… Read More

  • Lot of slightly used US Military F-14 components NO RESERVE!


    It seems a bunch of current military gear is showing up for illicit sale online. I’m not really surprised, given how shoddy the military’s bookkeeping is. Investigators found F-14 parts as well as hazardous materials suits and accessories for sale on eBay and Craigslist. I don’t think Craig would approve. They guess the stuff was stolen from the Defense Department, but it… Read More

  • OpenMoko's Freerunner gets streamlined, priced

    According to someone with authority, the OpenMoko Freerunner phone platform will be selling for $399. There was originally a lux version planned, but they decided to stick with one model and snip until it went below four hundred bucks. It should look somewhat like the Neo-type phone pictured at left. I’ve always been excited for this OpenMoko to get their gear out there on the market… Read More

  • Creating wearable art from busted wristwatches for fun and net loss


    I doubt you need any help spray-painting watchesBut you’ll get an article on how to do it anyway. I’ve had the same watch for five years and I intend to keep it going for another twenty, but there are a few laying around that could be used to make a brightly colored statement on how little regard I have for time in general. Remember, there are colors other than Juicy Fruit pink, so… Read More

  • The growing market for old-folks technology


    I don’t think it’s a secret that the baby boomer generation is being largely left in the dust when it comes to technology, and not just because gadgets getting more complicated. Let’s face it, dad doesn’t hear quite as well as he used to, and mom finally took the plunge and bought some bifocals last month. What is being done to cater to this enormous market, which… Read More

  • Sweet arcade stick for the Wii – time to get your Samurai Shodown on!


    Having trouble with that →↓↘SHORYUKEN? We all have these problems now and again, usually because of the fact that almost every arcade game gets played with a joystick, then gets ported to your SNES or whatever and you have to use a weak little D-pad. Nobody every won a Street Fighter competition with a D-pad, and it’s so much easier to play stuff like Metal Slug in the arcade with… Read More

  • Robo-spoons, G-Dogs, and jelly sensors at Tepia Technology's show in Tokyo


    I don’t want to spoil the surprise, there’s a ton of weird gadgets at this Tokyo tech showcase, from robot dogs to catheters with shape memory. The translation is completely off-the-charts inaccurate (not that I know Japanese), but you can tell that some of this is actually some cool industrial tech. I like the “OTOFOKASURENZUDEBAISU” which I believe is a fun… Read More

  • DIY SLR stabilizer, total cost: a dime

    http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/1041948/1_image_stabilizer_for_any_camera___lose_the_tripod.swf Got a piece of string, a washer, and a screw? Then you’ve got a sweet camera stabilizer. With stuff like this and the Poor Man’s Steadicam, electronic image stabilizers and expensive stationary setups are being given a run for their money. The homebrew solution above seems to be suited… Read More

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    CrunchArcade: The Column


    CrunchArcade is a weekly column in which the week’s gaming news, reviews, and other games-related tidbits are collected and augmented for your pleasure and convenience. This week in CrunchArcade: iPhones, controversy, Master Miyagi vs. Pac-Man, and Japanese high-school kids blasting their spirit-brains out in Persona 3: FES. Read More

  • Preorder your Canon Rebel XSi, get hugz from me


    The newest iteration of Canon’s Rebel X__ series is available for pre-order. I’m actually considering upgrading my Rebel XT to this model, the XSi/450D because the changes are actually significant (more useful pixels, live view, bigger LCD, etc). However, I’m not really interested in paying for a useless lens along with my camera, so I’m going to go with the body… Read More