Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Epson R380 Ultra HD Photo Printer Review

    The Epson R380 is an Ultra Hi-Definition photo printer that relies on some of the same technologies used by professional photo printers. The R380s is the mid-range in Epson’s HD photo printer line with the R260 on the lower end and the RX580 at the top of the line. Slightly less than 16 pounds, the R380 is approximately 18 inches wide, 21 inches deep and just over 11 inches high and has… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Welcome to the Best Commenter Ever where we, the staff, honor you, the readers by posting your antics every now and then for everyone to enjoy. Last time we saw the introduction of the coveted CrunchDunce award and this time another commenter has had the honor bestowed upon him. We all know that Mac bashing is fun and that all the cool kids do it: Chuck earned the number one spot with his… Read More

  • YouTube Rolling Out Video Fingerprinting

    Rush could have the option to remove this video or take in profits from it In an effort to curb the constant copyright-infringement occurring over at YouTube, the company announced plans to test a new form of video identification. Disney and Time-Warner are the first companies in line to test the waters on this new form of digital fingerprinting and others will soon follow if the trial is… Read More

  • Toshiba DVRs Now Have Built-in HD DVD Burners In Japan

    Our Japanese reader will be excited to hear that Toshiba’s updating its DVRs over there to include built-in HD DVD burners. The DVRs, which come in 300GB (RD-A300) and 600GB (RD-A600) capacities, have two tuners. As anyone around during last year’s dual tuner TiVo madness knows, having two tuners lets you record two programs at the same time. Read More

  • WiFi Equipped SD Cards

    A company called Eye-Fi is looking to bring WiFi-embedded SD cards to your digital camera. Rather than spending a ton of money on a WiFi-enabled digital camera, you’ll be able to purchase an SD card that can go in almost any digital camera and will allow a WiFi connection from multiple devices. With capacities of up to 2GB, Eye-Fi certainly has a chance of creating a new device the… Read More

  • One Editor's Opinion: Your iPhone "App" Sucks

    This morning, we happened to find a particular “web application” that was already being touted as an “iPhone application”. It’s called OneTrip and guess what? It’s supposed to be an amazing shopping list app. designed specifically for the iPhone! According to OneTrip’s help page: Read More

  • 0day Exploit For Safari For Windows Spotted

    Apple released its Safari Web browser for Windows (and Mac!) yesterday. There’s already a so-called 0day exploit for it, one that causes the browser to instantly crash when visiting a specific Web site. This Web site, to be exact. It’s mainly a proof of concept, so the exploit won’t really damage your installation, but the proof is in the pudding, as they say. Now Apple… Read More

  • WTF IS UP WITH WINDOWS SAFARI!!! FONT RENDERING!

    WHO LET THIS GARBAGE LEAVE CUPERTINO! LOOK AT THOSE FONTS ABOVE! THE TOP IS FROM SAFARI AND THE OTHER IS FROM IE7 WTF IS GOING ON AT APPPLE ARE THEY ON CRACK WHA! COPME ON! JEFF ATWOOD IS SAYING: It looks like they’ve skewed the contrast of the fonts to an absurdly low level. YOU”RE DAMN RIGHT THEY DID, JEFF! WHAT A MESS! THIS LOOKS LIKE A DOG PUKED ON A COPY OF THE FOUNTAINHEAD! Read More

  • Sorry, No ZFS In Mac OS X Leopard

    I have some crushing news for you: ZFS will not be the default file system in Mac OS X Leopard. That’s as of today, June 12, 2007, at least. A senior marketing fellow for Leopard said, unequivocally, that “ZFS is not happening,” which flies in the face of what Sun said last week. Leopard is on track to use the HFS+ file system, dontcha know? The real test will be when… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Roman Bath Edition

    Rome Reborn: Ancient Rome Recreated In 3D, You Can’t Have It
    Janky Japanese MP3 Player Cleans Your Face With The Power of Negative Ions
    Oral B Takes Umbrage at Suggestion that Toothbrushes Can Make You Happy
    Western Digital Increases Storage On MyBook Drive
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  • Guess Who Picked Up An iPhone Today?!

    No, it wasn’t CrunchGear, but Walt Mossberg did and he isn’t afraid to show it off. Of all places, he decided to show off the wonder phone at The Chronicle’s Presidents Forum. Yeah, I don’t know what that is either. According to Mr. Mossberg, cell phones are one of the three technologies to be watching at the moment and the iPhone is at the forefront of the revolution… Read More

  • Cross-Platform OpenOffice Worm: Scary Proof of Concept

    A new worm reported by Symantec called “BadBunny” infects computers after the user opens a .odg file. Although the chance of becoming infected by BadBunny is low, its unique cross-platform capabilities put any computer user at risk. Also, the article bashes Macs slightly… I think we all need a little of that after a day at WWDC. OpenOffice worm BadBunny hops across… Read More

  • Is Apple Telling You to Vote Democrat in iPhone Demos!?

    While it’s no secret that Steve Jobs is a lefty, lost in today’s WWDC hubbub of what did and didn’t happen is the idea that Apple might be planting viral lefty political messages on its Website. Case in point is the “Internet Device” demonstration for the iPhone. Read More

  • Contest: End The Scourge of Pater Obsoletis, Win a 42-Inch TV

    UPDATE: We’re now voting here for the winner. Please visit and vote! Get out your Sally Struthers wigs, readers, because we’re going to end a major blight on our fair land: Pater Obsoletis. Pater Obsoletis is a wasting brain disease that encourages fathers, fathers to be, and men in general to own, purchase, and use devices which are vastly out of date. We want to bring this problem… Read More

  • Opie & Anthony Return To XM Friday; XM Waives Reactivation Fee

    Radio bad boys Opie & Anthony will return to the XM Satellite Radio airwaves this Friday, June 15, at 6 a.m. XM suspended the duo last month after all of the hullabaloo generated after they aired a homeless man’s offensive ramblings. Now, if you recall, a large number of the radio show’s fans protested XM’s decision by, among other things, canceling their XM service… Read More

  • Help-Key: What You'll Use in Leopard

    We learned a lot today about Apple’s up-and-coming OS, Leopard. That being said, nothing we learned was really Earth-shattering. All the rumors of built-in Windows integration, teleportation rays and disease curing were bunk. In fact, almost nothing that was rumored came to fruition, and that’s the rub: there just wasn’t much new stuff announced. That doesn’t mean… Read More

  • Post-WWDC Interview With Matt Hickey: LIVE!

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  • WWDC 07: iPhone's 6PM Launch Just Jobs Being Goofy

    Earlier today, during his WWDC 07 Keynote address, Steve Jobs said that the iPhone would be released on June 29, which “is 18 days from now. At, uh, 6PM.” This was said to a chuckle. I’m afraid he was joking, folks. He seemed very “off the prompter” when he said it, as a light-hearted aside. Look for the iPhone to be available when your local AT&T or Apple… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Dropping Four New Phones on June 14th


    Looks like S-E is finally releasing the Sofia and the Shinobu, along with two others, in an effort to sew up the musicphone market. I’m going to say “boooring, Sidney, boooring” to this, but someone out there I’m sure cares. Read More

  • Salon On iPhone's 3rd Party Apps: More Questions Than Answers


    “Any questions?” “Yeah, aren’t these just tarted-up Widgets?” “Ummm…” Farhad Manjoo at Salon posted a fairly cogent analysis of the Web 2.0/Safari/No SDK style of programming that the iPhone and, presumably OS X, will now support. He’s basically asking all the pertinent questions, but probably won’t get answers until October: Could… Read More