Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • YouTube Releases Remixer, Mobile Site

    Sammy the Cat VS The Mantis! Big news for ‘Tube fans. Over the weekend, the world’s favorite video site released some cool features that are sure to please the masses. First up is the long-awaited version of YouTube mobile. No longer is Verizon the exclusive provider of YouTube videos, so anyone with a mobile phone can now enjoy the top videos on YouTube. Unfortunately, top videos… Read More

  • Jobs' iPhoneFolly


    Now it places the lotion in the basket. John Heilemann, who writes mostly about politics but likes to drop a turd into the tech punchbowl every now and again, wrote a fairly interesting profile of the man we call “Jobs.” We all know the story — nerd makes computer, nerd sells computer, jocks steal computer, nerd steals computer back. But Heilemann focuses on the reality… Read More

  • Everything You Wanted to Know About the Sprint Mogul But Were Afraid to Ask

    Dear blogosphere: I’ve been doing this for a few years now and I’ve come across a few choice nuggets of wisdom. Example? Hire as many drunks as you can, ensuring that you can control your employees by inviting them to press events. Another tip? Unless you are really fun to watch, limit your video reviews to 2 minutes or less. Even my majestic visage is unacceptable in large doses. Read More

  • Microsoft Renames IPTV Service, Adds Features: Mediaroom, Now With Developer Support

    Microsoft just gave its budding IPTV service a shot in the arm and renamed it Mediaroom, which is surely the product of several months of extensive focus group testing. The name isn’t the only thing to change with this update to the service, as Redmond added the ability to share digital music and photos (isn’t that Windows Home Server’s job?) within the home and support… Read More

  • Palm Gandolf Specs Revealed


    The leaked specs on the Palm Gandolf reveal that some rumors are actually true. The Gandolf will be available in two versions; one running WinMo 6, while the other will run a new touch-screenless Palm OS. Code name Gandolf will be replaced by Treo 5XX and a rainbow of colors will be offered. A 2.4-inch QVGA screen will help navigate through the interwebs on a 3G network plus HSDPA. The… Read More

  • iPhone To Have Extensive Battery Life?

    Looks like Apple is really making a huge gamble on the iPhone. The Cupertino-based company just upped the ante on the iPhone by claiming its battery will provide up to eight hours of talk time. Previously, Apple said that the iPhone would only have around five hours of talk time, making this a welcome announcement to all potential owners. Jobs also says that the iPhone will get 24 hours of… Read More

  • Sidekick Users To Get MySpace App


    Talk about two years too late, but better late than never I suppose. T-Mobile Sidekick 3 and Sidekick ID users will finally have access to their spammed out MySpace accounts with a dedicated application. Users will be able to send messages, add friends, view profiles (wonder if all that custom CSS will show up), and more. Custom alerts and notifications will be available so you can find out… Read More

  • iRiver NV Portable GPS Navigator: Pretty on the Outside, Smart on the Inside

    The iRiver M10 that we spotted last week has bee made official and is now known as the iRiver NV. It’s a GPS receiver with a very LG Prada look about it (and a very LG enV name about it…). The 7-inch widescreen display trumps other GPS devices on the market. Built-in DMB support and out-of-the-box compatibility with popular video formats like Divx, Xvid and H.264 further help… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Rollercoaster Ride Edition

    SlingLink Powerline Solutions: SlingBox Over Electrical Lines
    CrunchGear Explains Your New AIM Friends
    The Toy Polaris Sub Revealed
    14K Gold Slinky For The Rich
    The Handmade Guns of Chechnya Read More

  • Sprint Mogul: Like the Wing for the Sprint Kids


    Sprint just announced ad CDMA/EV-DO version of T-Mobile’s Wing, the HTC Mogul AKA “Da Mogul.” This slide-out smartphone runs Windows Mobile 6 and includes a 512MB memory card, a 2-megapixel camera with flash, and supports full EV-DO Rev. 0 data speeds. We here at CG actually really liked the Wing, and this is basically the same animal with faster browsing and a seemingly… Read More

  • SlingLink Powerline Solutions: SlingBox Over Electrical Lines


    SlingBox just launched the SlingLink TURBO 1 ($99.99) and SlingLink TURBO 4 ($149.99) for home users. These powerline routers allow you to connect to your SlingBox over your home’s powerlines and not wirelessly or through a wireless or wired bridge. You can get similar gear for about the same price and, in my experience, powerline hasn’t matched a good old fashioned wireless or… Read More

  • Crumpler B4B Party

    Hypnotic From Chicago I just got back from the Crumpler B4B party at the Highline Ballroom in NYC and I’m a little buzzed. The event was a success and this year was way better than last year. If you missed it then you’ll have to wait another year. The folks from Crumpler sure know how to throw a party. Enjoy the video and pics from the party. Read More

  • Brooklyn Engrish


    Nothing odd here… Just something cute from the weekend’s festivities. My wife bought this beach toy, some sort of snapping turtle with shovels and buckets attached. When she got it home, we were amazed to find the most blatant disregard for English and cultural sensitivity since, oh, BenQ slapped their spokesmodel up against the ruins of the WTC. Read More

  • PatentMonkey: Cell Phone Features Seen 'em Once, and Again

    Sorting through this week’s cell phone makers’ issued patents, I found a couple examples of patented concepts (dating back to 2000-2001) that have found their way into the market more than once by means of “fast following”. In this post-KSR patent world, fast following on cool features will likely become even more important for manufacturers. Seen the above from a… Read More

  • Thinkpad Reserve: X61 In Disguise

    Finally my hatred of cows and love for technology have come together in the form of a leather-bound Thinkpad. This bovine beauty is actually a stock X61 with a leather jacket which can remain attached while the laptop is in use. It has a decent hardware lineup with a low-voltage 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB of RAM and 160GB hard drive. An 80GB external HDD is also included for backups. The true… Read More

  • Happy Father's Day

    From everyone at CrunchGear we hope you and your geeky Dad have an awesome day. Read More

  • Google Street View Pics Are Really Old

    It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon and the news is beyond dead, so I thought I’d tinker around with Google Street View in search of some compromising pictures of unsuspecting citizens. What I found was pretty confusing and just a little bit messed up. The picture taken of the Helio store location is at least 6 months old. I was under the impression that pictures taken for Street View… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Elite Signed By Drew Carey, U.S. Soccer Superstars Up For Auction

    Members of the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Soccer Teams and comedian Drew Carey have come together to auction off a one-of-a-kind Xbox 360 Elite to benefit the Mooch Myernick Memorial Fund. The charity auction honors former coach and National Team Captain Glenn “Mooch” Myernick who passed away in 2006 at the age of 51. The opening bid on the Elite is set at $750… Read More

  • NYC Helio Store Opening This Week?

    Three months ago I spotted the Helio store being built in my neighborhood and it looks like it’ll be opening up very soon. My peeps at Helio have told me it could be open as early as this week. If you’re in the area then you should definitely stop by and take a look because it looks way cooler than the Santa Monica shop. The store is located on Broadway just north of Houston. Read More

  • Blu-ray Discs Starting To Rot

    This does not bode well for the Blu-ray camp, but maybe it’s just an isolated incident. Or is it? Looks like a few other AVS Forum members are reporting the same blotchiness on their The Prestige discs. Most of the members reporting issues are PS3 users and the discs have now become coasters. That’s a real bummer because The Prestige is a rad movie. Has anyone else suffered from… Read More