Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • T-Mobile Dash Users, Please Report to Your Minders

    It is now midnight and you have T-Mobile’s permission to upgrade your Dash to Windows Mobile 6.0. How will you do it, you ask? The free WM6 upgrade will be available online to T-Mobile Dash customers beginning May 4 at http://www.t-mobile.com/wmupgrade.
    Before you reflash your Dash with the maintenance release, make sure you
    check and do the following first:
    1. USB sync cable is… Read More

  • Flat Panel Frame, Debatable Elegance for those with Cash to Burn


    Pottery Barn is selling an item designed to improve the look of one’s flat panel TV. The Chadwick Flat Panel Frame is essentially a picture frame for a flat panel TV. It’s available in three sizes and it’s crafted from hard wood. The frame is available now for $400 – $500. Product Page [via Uncrate] Read More

  • Mom + Zune + Voting = Update

    How can you make one out of 5 Moms happy? Step 1: Read these heart-warming testimonials.
    Step 2: Vote {democracy:12} 9 out of 10 doctors agree: Moms are great! Read More

  • iPhone Spotted on Heroes…NOT!!!

    The stupidity of some people on the interwebs amazes me. Any mobile phone that isn’t advertised all over the place is immediately thought to be the iPhone. Oy Vay! Last night I was watching Heroes I noticed that Nathan/Skyler and Matt seemed to have been using the iPhone. The pic that shows the camera lens looks a little differnt then what I have seen of the iPhone but I have not seen… Read More

  • Tampon Taser

    Want to freak out an unshaven man with a flashlight and black watch cap? Shock him with the leads of the Tampon Stun Gun, a pink Taser-like device designed for ladies — or the men who dress up like them — and a couple thousand volts could mean the difference between a bad situation and a quick getaway.

    I don’t know if this thing actually exists but it does seem like a… Read More

  • Moto ROKR e6 Linux-Based Smartphone Gets Screen Time

    We’ve told you about the forthcoming ROkR e6 Linux-based Moto smartphone before, and while it’s been months since it passed the FCC’s muster, we still haven’t seen it much. Today, though, we’ve got a little video of the beast in action, and it appears as if the specs we’d heard (2-Megapixel auto-focus camera, Bluetooth, QVGA touchscreen, etc) were on the… Read More

  • Green Apple = Better Monitors for You

    It’d be nice to think that Steve Jobs is a tree-humping hippie. Ok, maybe he is. He’s from California, after all, and in a note he left on Apple’s Hot News site about making Apple more earth-friendly, he mentions that company will be transitioning all of its monitors from backlit LCDs to more eco-friendly LED monitors, among other green actions. This kicks much ass. Not only… Read More

  • Call of Duty Goes Mobile

    One of the biggest World War II shooter franchises will soon be reporting for duty on your handset, as Activision and Glu Mobile has announced a partnership to develop an upcoming Call of Duty title for mobile phones. The series, which is known for it cinematic styled take on the Second World War, has been popular on the PC and console systems including the Xbox 360 and PS3, and will be… Read More

  • IE8 Hinted at Mix'07, Browser Wars are Back?

    MIX has come and gone and Silverlight hogged all the spotlight at the conference, but the sleuths at Ars Technica pieced together what we should expect from IE8. Does anyone really care because I sure don’t. My feeling is that Microsoft isn’t proactive enough to seek out flaws or patch holes until they’re exploited, which leaves everyone vulnerable to whatever the Interwebs… Read More

  • 7.1-speaker Cellphone With Vista: The Best Part? WATERMARK WAR!

    This Chinese smartphone that runs Vista and has 7.1-surround sound speakers may look stupid, but that won’t stop site after site from running it and, as we see from the above image, watermarking the heck out of it. It’s got a 3.75-inch touchscreen, some ridonkulous windscreen thing, and enough possibility of hitting these shores as a raft of civet cats with rabies. Was it really… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Get a Life… Online


    This is the first installment of Peter Suciu’s CrunchArcade column in which he explores some of the latest and greatest in gaming software and gear. There’s a whole world waiting for you online, actually several of them. And while Second Life might let you buy property online or start a virtual business, this just sounds like it will become another extension of the daily routine. Read More

  • Jobs Kicking-Off WWDC 2007

    Everyone loves the WWDC. Know why? Because it’s the time of the year when Steve Jobs announces some awesome new product and everyone gets out their rumor machines in the big run up, hoping that this year it’s an iWoman, a lady-sized iMac with muliple ports. This year will be no exception. Jobs is set to start WWDC 2007 with a keynote that will address Mac OS X Leopard. Read More

  • Roxio Crunch Exports Video Better Than Us

    Roxio’s new product called “Crunch” is designed to convert and export video to Apple TV, iPod, and iPhone resolutions and filetypes. Support includes native QuickTime file formats such as DV, AVI, and MOV, in addition to non-QuickTime file formats like DivX, MPEG-2 and DVD-Video. Essentially, you’ll be set between Crunch and Quicktime Pro. Just don’t forget who… Read More

  • Oh Snap! Biz 2.0 Doesn't Do Backups!

    The worst possible scenario for a print magazine is for your entire future issue to be completely wiped out in a hard drive failure. Now that you’ve read that sentence and most likely this article’s title, I’m sure you can put two and two together to find out which magazine lost its entire June issue thanks to data failure. Funny how a magazine that’s always ranting on… Read More

  • Clearwire Gets FCC OK For WiMax Card

    If draft-N wireless still isn’t good enough for ya, then keep your eye out later this year for a Motorola manufactured card for Clearwire’s WiMax service. Clearwire Mobile just got the OK from the FCC to sell their new WiMax laptop card. You’ll get high speeds with Peyton Manning-esque ranges (as in long, long long distances) all on the 801.16e spectrum. No word yet on… Read More

  • Hot Fuzz: The Sleep Squad Alarm Clock

    Nothing scares the living crap out of you more than the po’ kicking down your door and telling you to freeze. So if you woke up to the sound of a police officer screaming “This is the police, you have until the count of three to get out of bed or we are coming in, 1…..,2…..,3” with a hail of siren sounds and flashing lights going off soon after, I’d bet 10 bucks… Read More

  • Altec Lansing iMV712: Best iPod Dock This Week


    The Altec Lansing iMV712 made an appearance back in January at CES, and if you’re loving your 5G iPod, it’s certainly not a bad way to spend $350. And, it’s finally hit the streets, so you can actually buy one now. Today. In consumer electronic stores or online at Altec Lansing. The company claims it can “deliver powerful, concert-like sound and a true cinematic… Read More

  • Sprint Nextel At A Loss For Q1

    What a shock. I am stunned. The carrier with the coolest phones, most awesome rate plans, and best service ever, Sprint Nextel, posted a loss for Q1 of 2007. Well a company as awesome and rad as Sprint Nextel couldn’t have lost that much cash, right? Try $211 million. Sprint Nextel blames lackluster sales and the loss of high-quality subscribers for the loss. Word is that a lot of… Read More

  • The Great Digg Riots of 2007: Digg Caves In, Link to Encryption Keys All You Want, Kiddos

    The nerds cried foul and Digg acquiesced. Digg’s founder—and deity to many—Kevin Rose just posted an explanation for all the shenanigans that happened yesterday regarding HD DVD encryption key stories being pulled. The short of it, Digg has a policy of removing stories from the front page that it deems could get it into legal trouble—porno, piracy, and here… Read More

  • Looks Like The iPhone Needs Some Pizzazz

    I’m sure plenty of you are still excited about the iPhone, but when the end of June rolls around, will you buy one? It’s not looking likely according to a recent Markitecture poll. Out of 1300 people surveyed, only 6% said they were “likely to purchase the iPhone” when it comes out. The reason? Mostly the price and having to deal with a contract/specific carrier. Ouch! Read More