Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Panasonic and the Tale of the Three Noise Canceling Headphones

    Yet another pair of noise canceling headphones about to hit stores, this time from Panasonic. Actually, make that three pairs of headphones, the HC500, HC150 and HC30. The HC500 does the best job of eliminating unwanted external sounds, supposedly getting rid of 92 percent of them. The other two only manage to get rid of 75 percent. (Which is still better the Bose in-ear headphonesI looked at… Read More

  • Treo 750 Running WinMo6

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=7772038415366662699&hl=en I’m really feeling diminishing returns on all the the WinMo6 coverage — I want a smartphone OS that works, damn it, and nothing seems to be on the horizon. Even WinMo6 seems to be more of the same. However, Mobility Today has a hands on with the Treo 750 running Microsoft’s latest and it looks… Read More

  • Microsoft WiLD Keyboard Set


    Are you ready to get WILD, Microsoft fans? Well, the $79.95 Wireless Laser Desktop 4000 is ready to get WiLD with you — get it? Wirless Laser Desktop? Wi L D? Funny, right? This keyboard/mouse combo features a Comfort Curve keyboard — for the comfort — a Zoom slider, a wireless optical mouse, and three Windows buttons including Gadget and Live Call. It’s available… Read More

  • When Mario Kart Meets Drunken Debauchery

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?umid=50229 What do you get when you throw together racing, liquor, drugs, and a group of jackasses? The CrunchGear team! Or how about a live rendition of Mario Kart. Watch in amazement as these “grown men” ride tricycles around outside dressed up as Mario Kart characters. They seriously go all out, including bananas, power ups, and… Read More

  • Nintendo Exec Claims "Victory In Europe"

    Now because Tech.co.uk thinks citing exact sources is a bunch of rubbish, there’s no proof that Nintendo exec. Reggie Fils Aime said that the Wii is a “Victory in Europe.” But for now, I’m going to assume that he did say that. See, Nintendo is not the new black, it’s the new Borg. Mindless drones march on ceaselessly, praising Nintendo for everything, thinking… Read More

  • Amp'd Mobile Comes To Canada

    Our hockey-playing, pot-growing neighbors to the north have got a new MVNO in town and the content it’s packing is looking pretty tight. Amp’d Mobile will be leeching off TELUS’ EVDO network to launch in Canada with plenty of content in store. Some of the features Canadian Amp’d customers will receive include streaming TV, 20 Amp’d video channels, Amp’d… Read More

  • Gaming on the Go: The Best of Laptop Gaming

    Hitting the road or taking flight doesn’t mean that you can’t take the gaming with you. Unlike consoles, which are reduced to handheld games via a Sony PlayStation Portable, Nintendo GameBoy or Nintendo DS (not to mention all those mobile phone and PDA games), you can actually play the same PC titles on the go that you play at your desk. Of course you’re not going to be… Read More

  • Mach Speed TV5 Hands On

    I’m the type of person that enjoys carrying around as many gadgets as I have pockets. I like the attention it gets me on the subway when I fumble and drop hundreds of dollars worth of gadgets on the scummy floor of the subway. Ok, not really, but I like my gadgets to do one thing and do it well. Convergence gadgets are trying to make their way into our pockets, but many fail while only a… Read More

  • GPS System Helps Blind People Mosey Around Town

    An Italian company has developed a GPS system that helps blind people easily and safely get around town. Called Easy Walk, the system is comprised of a Symbian cellphone, a Bluetooth GPS receiver and special speech-to-text software. Not surprisingly, the developers at Il Village made Easy Walk simple to use: the user has only two buttons at his disposal, one of which gives the user’s… Read More

  • iMac To Get A Facelift?

    Rolling out of bed this morning, I accidentally tripped and hit my head on a desk. When I looked to see what I tripped over, my anger eased – it was just the latest Apple rumor. So the latest word is that the Apple is doing away with the 17-inch version of the iMac and is sprucing up the 20 and 24-inch models with a whole new design. It has been over 3 years since the last major… Read More

  • For Real, Apple TV Now Shipping


    Several users, including our own John Biggs, are reporting that their Apple TV orders have finally started shipping. The $299 media streaming device, which was first unveiled last summer, should have already been in people’s hands by now (indeed, some of us were getting quite antsy), but last-minute delays kept all of them at Steve Jobs’ house, which is apparently in Shenzen… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Central Station Edition

    Open Your PS3 and Wii
    GrandCentral: Huh. Wow.
    Go Against The Grain: The Sand Time Watch
    The Evolution of the Computer Mouse: As Exciting As It Sounds
    Laptop Horror Stories Entry #5: UMPC Train Pain Read More

  • Laptop Horror Stories Final Vote

    Ok, folks. We’re down to the wire here. These are our five entries emailed last week and today. Please read through them and pick the best one. We’ll hold open voting until noon EST tomorrow. 1. Flame On
    2. MacBook Hell
    3. Bloops
    4. Rock and Crunch
    5. UMPC Train Pain Vote after the jump. Read More

  • Best Travel Notebooks


    There has never been a better time to be a geek road warrior. Technologies exist today that seemed like the stuff of science fiction just a decade ago. Laptops in particular have seen a glorious augmentation of performance with a concurrent reduction of size. Good times. I recently found myself in this situation and, even in my position, it was an incredibly difficult situation. But given… Read More

  • Sony And Immersion Finish Legal Battle

    Remember a few years ago Sony got into some deep trouble with a company called Immersion over the rumble technology in the PS2’s controllers? Well after a long, long battle, the two companies have finally settled their differences. Immersion and Sony are now working together to incorporate Immersion’s vibration technology inside future Sony products, most likely including the… Read More

  • EarthLink To Unveil WiFi Phone Beta


    EarthLink is expected to announce a beta test for Accton Technology Corp’s WiFi phone as early as tomorrow. Beta testing on the phone has been in the works on EarthLink’s municipal wireless network in Anaheim and it seems to be working very well. Like any WiFi phone, you’ll be able to make VoIP calls from your home network or on EarthLink’s Municipal WiFi network. As… Read More

  • Kajeet: You Know, For Kids


    The Sanyo Katana – Could a kid step on it and break it? Mine almost did! I just got in a phone from an interesting MVNO, Kajeet. The service is aimed at kids and their parents and offers a few basic features that Mr. or Ms. Mom and Dad might like. Read the rest at MobileCrunch… Read More

  • Jellyfish/CTIA Smack Off

    on their site. The site offers a limited number of products at a deep discount. The Smack Auction reduces the price over time, but only until supplies run out. If you don’t buy before they’re out, you’re stuck. The key is to time it and buy just before you hit that magic, hidden number. The fine folks at Jellyfish are planning to offer phones and laptops at a considerable… Read More

  • The Case For High-End Audio: The Super Audio CD

    I’d say it’s a safe bet to say that most of us listen to music. We all enjoy our favorite artists and like to listen to music in the car, at work, or while just relaxing at home. But some of us are complete snobs and are picky about our music and audio. For those of you who share this trait, there’s the ostracized SACD and DVD-Audio formats. Exceptional quality and… Read More

  • Open Your PS3 and Wii


    At $14.95, you really can’t go wrong with this cute toolkit. It includes everything you need to open your Wii or 360 and then some including the 360 slimjim you need to pop the case. Seriously. The Internet thinks of everything. Read More