Gadgets

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  • Nokia Releases 8800 Sirocco In Gold

    If you thought the gold D&G RAZR was a hit, get a load of what Nokia is trying pull off. The new 8800 Sirocco Gold edition is heading to a store near you — that’s assuming you live in Europe. This phone is completely over the top. Featuring 18-carat gold plating, the 8800 Sirocco Gold features scratch-resistant glass, sapphire-coating, and white gold accents. Sounds like a… Read More

  • Fitness By CrunchGear 2007

    Summer is around the corner and, although it may not look like it outside, you might soon want to walk on the beach with your shirt off and not have Greenpeace try to roll you back into the surf. That’s why CG is running a full set of fitness features — round-ups, advice, and great tech tips — to help you prepare for warmer weather. Let’s face it. The CG crew consists of… Read More

  • The Great Skype Contest of 2007: The End

    And so it goes… SkypeWillMakeYaJump was the final secret subject line and it didn’t appear in an image — but did appear in a movie, a semantic difference that may create a firestorm of controversy that will last through the ages. And the final winner is: Kitty! Special thanks to Skype and SMC for their great products and look for more contests from your friends at CG this year. Read More

  • Atree UJ10 Portable Media Player: Yet Another Quality Korea-Only Toy

    Over in the mythical land of Korea, Atree’s got a rather suave-looking portable media player—the UJ10—that lets its design do the talking. That’s because the feature set is fairly basic: it plays the big audio formats like MP3; MPEG-4 and WMV9 videos; JPEGs and other picture formats; FM radio and DMB-TV. That last one means that it’s Korea-only. Boo. The… Read More

  • Samsung (?) Concept PCs: The Future of Computers Looks Lame

    Allegedly these PC conceptualizations are from Samsung, though I have my doubts—if they’re not, then someone else deserves credit for the least attractive concepts I’ve seen in a while. Shame, too, since we had so many decent ones lately. No specs, details or anything else one might consider “information,” but I can say that the one right after this here jump is… Read More

  • Final Cut Studio 2 Unveiled

    Video professionals rejoiced — rejoiced, we tell you — on Sunday as Apple unveiled Final Cut Studio 2. Due out in May, this behemoth of a package comes with all the necessary tools to, ah, you know, create a movie. Improvements include Apple’s new ProRes 422 format for uncompressed HD, Motion 3 with a new UI, Soundtrack Pro 2, Compressor 3 for batch encoding, DVD Studio Pro… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Disaster Exploitation Edition

    Titanic Bad Karma: Watches Made from Famous Shipwreck
    Lego’s Solar-Powered Helicopter Teaches Kids About Energy Conservation
    iRobot Plunges Into the Depths (of Your Backyard Pool)
    Lacoste Gets Jiggy With The Second Life Crowd
    History of Spy-Cam Watches Read More

  • CrunchGear at NAB 2007

    We’re in the pit known as Vegas for a couple days to bring you some goodies live from the floor of NAB, the National Association of Broadcaster’s convention, and Carrot Top is in town. Awesome. :( We’ll bring you stuff from Red, Apple, Sony, and anyone else who catches our eye. Feel free to comment with any requests if there’s something special you’d like to see… Read More

  • CrunchTheft: Selling Links to CrunchGear on eBay is No Good

    One weekly feature we have here on CrunchGear is our Help-Keys. Every Monday, we show you, the reader, how to do something you might not have known that you could do. It’s a free service, because we like you. Not long ago, I wrote a Help-Key on how to fix an iPod that won’t boot. There are dozens and dozens of comments on the post from people who’ve tried my fix and found… Read More

  • Titanic Bad Karma: Watches Made from Famous Shipwreck

    The Titanic was the one-time largest boat in the world, and is now a metaphor for things going wrong despite all the odds. You’ll want to keep that in mind when you purchase one of these luxury watches from Romain Jerome, as they’re made partially out of parts salvaged from the sunken oceanliner. Sure, there’s the novelty of having part of one of the most romantically… Read More

  • New Leopard Screenshots Leaked

    Pssst, Mac Fanboy, do you want to see the latest screenshots of Leopard? Yah, you do. Hit the link to see the new grouped Spotlight, a real advancement, and the lack of the “brushed metal” look we’ve all gotten used to. It’s pretty. Screenshots [tomwrote, via Mac Rumors] Read More

  • Prime Time: Transformers Movie Merch Preview

    We’re still a couple of months out from the premiere of what will perhaps be the most gadgetastic movie of all time: Transformers. And while we’re covering the events up till it hits the screens, it’s the movie-themed marketing gear that’s intersting to CrunchGear readers. Like this Optimus Prime Head Projection Alarm Clock. It’s Op’s head with a… Read More

  • Scienticians Debate Creating New Internet, Shutting Down Current Internet

    The privatization and monetization of the Internet is arguably the most important and world-changing development in business, human relations, and pop culture of the last 20 years. It was good while it lasted. Researchers from a cadre of Universities are toying with the idea of destroying the current Internet and re-deploying a newer, shinier, faster, more secure and robust Internet. The… Read More

  • New Mac Ad: Porky PCs, Thin Mint Macs


    Another day, another Mac ad. Here, John Hodgman, the PC character, is the morbidly obese embodiment of the trial software OEM manufactures such as Dell and HP ship with their PCs. However, Justin Long, the Mac character, remains thin and crapware free. Apple is rather cheeky with this advertisement insinuating that every Windows machine on the market comes with preloaded trial software… Read More

  • Leopard Gets Its Spots in October

    Mac users have been waiting on Leopard for several decades, if you’ll forgive my hyperbole, and they’re going to have to wait a bit longer. Originally, Leopard (OS X 10.5) was slated to hit the shelves and Macs this Summer. The iPhone, however, has gummed the works. According to an email sent to key developers and vendors: iPhone has already passed several of its required… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Crossed Wires Edition

    Cingular and Verizon Drop Kiddie Phones
    Sony Patents 3D Virtual Reality Controller For The PS3
    Konami Characters And Their 1980s Counterparts
    The AudioFile: Apple and the Long (Mc)Fly Ball
    The Great Skype Contest of 2007, Day 5 Read More

  • Cingular and Verizon Drop Kiddie Phones

    I can’t see this having much effect on anyone but the manufacturers of the phones, but Verizon today announced that it has stopped selling the LG Migo, a phone made for kids. Meanwhile, Cingular also announced that it would no longer sell the Firefly phone in its retail stores. The main feature of both of these devices is that they lack 10-digit keypads. Mom and dad can program in a… Read More

  • Philips Electronics Buys Accessory-maker DLO

    Royal Philips Electronics today announced that it will acquire US-based Digital Lifestyle Outfitters (DLO), which designs, markets and distributes a gazillion-and-one accessories namely for Apple’s iPods. This includes docking stations, FM transmitters, cables and cases. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2007, upon which DLO will become part of the… Read More

  • Intel Creating New UMPC Platform, Will Use Old UMPC Platform to Hold Up Cafeteria Tables, Maybe Make Some Nice Planters

    InfoWorld, newly online-only, is reporting that Intel is creating a new UMPC platform, McCaslin, to replace its insanely popular older UMPC platform. The new system will run at up to 800MHz and support Windows Vista. The new platform should start dribbling out in the next year. Look for it at the next CeBIT next to the booth selling boob-shaped mice. Intel expected to launch new UMPC… Read More

  • Sidekick ID Video Review

    Part One of One in which Your Hero field strips the Sidekick ID in order to Create a Clever and Vexing Combination of two Disparate Colors. See also
    Sidekick ID Hands On Read More