The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • The AudioFile: Gadget-On-Gadget Love

    Please, world, take a break from thinking about the iPhone. Believe it or not, there are other cool devices coming very soon that will combine music and communications. The difference is, they aren’t convergence devices in the conventional sense: They communicate and interact with each other instead of trying to swallow each other whole. I may sound like a hippie, but it seems to me… Read More

  • Anti-Virus On A USB Drive

    When your Windows-based PC becomes infected with an assload of virii and you have no clue how to recover, what do you do? You place an overseas order for DigiWorks’ USB Virus Chaser and pray for the best. This new USB thumbdrive just plugs into a USB port and starts finding every virus that has taken over your computer. Very handy. It drops sometime this month, will be available in 2GB… Read More

  • Coach Signature Stripe iPod Case

    A few years ago, I strolled into a Coach store, which happened to be next to the Apple Store. Upon entering, I noticed to the left there were cases for full-sized iPods and iPod Minis. These were the first true “designer” iPod cases I had seen and to be quite honest, they looked pretty nice. Coach’s new Signature Stripe iPod Case is no exception. This beauty comes with… Read More

  • Breaking: Steve Jobs Gets Paid Lots Of Money

    Forbes has come out with the list of highest paid CEOs and guess who’s on top? You guessed it, Stevie Jobs. While Jobs took a $1-a-year salary like the Google Guys, those stock options he got in return made for an excellent monetary gain. Since Apple stock did so fantastic during 2006, Jobs made more than $646 million through the compensation and is probably taking a shower in… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Nokia Trying to One-Up iPod Scroll Wheel?

    Nokia recently received a patent covering a new phone interface by using a frame that can be rotated and a series of input controls around a display that changes what the buttons control based on triggering the frame’s rotation spring (e.g. from letters to numbers) Nokia appears to have developed this interface using a display and changeable letter or number options to provide users a… Read More

  • T-Mobile Plans Cellphone-over-Wifi Service for This Summer

    You’re always going to have spotty service and, from my personal experience, T-Mo has been having some trouble here in New York. To help fix that problem, T-Mobile will launch Hotspot at Home this summer, a service that lets soon to be released cellphones (from Nokia and Samsung) hop onto Wi-Fi networks to make phone calls. So if your room or office has poor cellphone reception, your… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Glowworm Edition

    Tron Coming to Xbox Live Arcade
    The Coolest Halo 3 Figurines Ever
    Hippy Bath in a Bag
    LawnBott, Where Have You Been All These Years?
    Why You Can’t Just Go Ahead and Post
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  • ScottEVest Savings on the Performance Series

    Oyez, oyez. ScottEVest, purveyors of all clothes technological, is offering CrunchGear readers a special deal until May 14 on Performance Polo and Performance Pullover shirts. Type in the coupon code 2SAVE20 and get 20% off those items. I can personally vouch for SeV’s cooltasticness. I wear the Performance shirts on almost all the flights I take and the Tactical jacket I got a few years… Read More

  • Tragedy in Legoland: Woman Dies in Lego Rollercoaster Accident

    One of, if not the favorite toy of geeks and Makers everywhere is Legos. The small plastic snap-together bricks can be used to make about anything. In fact, Lego is considered by some to be the most popular toy in the world. So popular, in fact, that in Denmark there is a theme park dedicated to the bricks. Read More

  • Zelda Nintendo DS Mod is the Best in the Whole Wide World

    OK, contest over, give this guy the Best. Mod. Ever. award. It’s a Zelda Nintendo DS mod that brings Awesome (yes, as if it were an entity that could be brought) to your hands. Painted gold with a really intricate shield on the back, the mod pretty much just made my day. It even lights up behind the shield. Back shot after the jump. Read More

  • Plezo PMG 250: It's a PMP That Thinks It's a GameBoy

    Look, someone’s taken the GameBoy micro, removed all the fun, and added a slot for SD cards. The PMG-250 portable media player from Plezo, a company I’ve never heard of either, has a 2.5-inch screen and two probably terrible speakers. It does support 8-bit and 16-bit video game emulation (NES, GameBoy and others with third-party software) so I suppose it does have a leg up on… Read More

  • LawnBott, Where Have You Been All These Years?

    Growing up in Louisiana, there was never a shortage of grass to be cut. It’s nearly a year round chore, pausing only briefly for February frosts and then resuming promptly in March. As a kid I remember bemoaning the endeavor to no end and while cutting the grass, my mind would wander to thoughts of little robots that would do the chore for me while I sat around and played video games. Read More

  • CrunchGear HiFi Reader Response

    The CrunchGear HiFi Reader Response has one day left! Two winners will walk away with a brand new Sansa Connect from SanDisk. To enter, all you have to do is make as many compelling comments as you can possibly muster. We’ll select the best two commenters from the entire week and they’ll each receive a Sansa Connect from SanDisk. Winners will be announced tomorrow (for reals… Read More

  • Tron Coming to Xbox Live Arcade

    Tron is 25 years young and Disney Interactive Studios is doing the younglings of my generation a great service by re-releasing Tron and Discs of Tron for Xbox Live Arcade. Excuse me while I go and change my underpants because this is awesome news! I’ll finally be able to derezz Sark, hopefully. I couldn’t as a kid because I was, like, a year old at the time. I’ve been… Read More

  • RCA Shows off the Jewels

    Suggesting that not everyone wants (or even needs) to spend hundreds of dollars for an Apple iPod, RCA has introduced a new line of digital media players. This affordable series carries the Gem Line brand, and includes the versatile RCA Opal music and video player ($75), which can store up to 680 songs or 8 hours of video. This player is compatible with music download and subscription… Read More

  • Cali Lewis Fights the Power

    Cali Lewis of posted a cute video to Geoff Smith’s HD DVD code song featuring the lady herself hanging with Diggsters and then flipping out the magic numbers one at a time like a sporty, nerd-friendly Bob Dylan. It would have been great if they could have gotten Rose to hang out, Allen Ginsberg-like, in the background, but we get so little closure in our lives. Digg the… Read More

  • Next Version of the PlayStation Here in 18 Months?

    The PS3’s not even done tanking yet and Sony already has designs on a PS4 of sorts, here within the next 18 months. The always credible Smarthouse Web site says that Sony will take the innards of the PS3 and stick them into a gray box, making the next system, if you can call it that, more geared toward home entertainment use than the PS3 proper. Not that the PS3 has many good games for it… Read More

  • Gigabyte WinMo 6 GPS Smartphone

    I have a hard time wrapping my brain around why or how the Chinese are getting WinMo 6 smartphones before anyone else in the world. It’s not because I want a WinMo 6 phone or any WinMo phone for that matter, but how does that all work out? The T-Mo Dash is the first to receive the the new OS, but the phone isn’t that great, so I’m not heartbroken or anything. But I… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Making for Slow Going of GTA IV

    At Microsoft’s press conference during last year’s E3 Xbox exec Peter Moore happily announced that Grand Theft Auto IV would be making its debut on the Xbox 360. And a year later the game is still scheduled for an October arrival on the 360 as well as the PlayStation 3, but things are apparently going slower than Rockstar expected. GameDaily is reporting that Rockstar creative… Read More

  • Optimus Keyboard: Priced at $1,500, Shipped in December

    We’ve long thought that the OLEDrific Optimus keyboard was vaporware. While we still haven’t seen anything more than a prototype, it now has a release date and price tag, both features vaporware rarely has. We’re happy to say we were wrong. We’re unhappy, though, about the fact that we can’t afford one, and you likely can’t, either. The pre-order date… Read More