Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • The Worst Nintendo DS Ever

    The worst I’ve seen in the world of pre-owned consoles and games is a console missing an AC adaptor or a game missing its box and instruction manual. However, nothing compares this Nintendo DS that’s on display in Shibuya, Japan. Tsutaya is selling a used Nintendo DS with the following items missing and damage done:
    No box No instruction manual No stylus No strap No AC… Read More

  • New "Get A Mac" Ads Released

    Apple has been kind enough to grace us with three new hilarious Mac ads. Featuring everyone’s favorite Mac and PC, the two argue over the multiple versions of Vista in “Choose A Vista”, PC gets upstaged by a Mac Genius in “Genius”, and “Party Is Over” takes multiple stabs at Vista, pretty much attacking every last thing wrong with it. Score. These ads… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Garden Variety Edition

    3D Printers Let You Print Out 3D Objects
    Worms Can, Ah, Make Music Too
    Audio Bombing: Cassette Tape-based Graffiti
    LED Roses Make Dorky Moms Smile
    Mother’s Day Gift Trade Up Contest: Win One of 2 iPod 4GB Nanos Read More

  • Ubuntu Linux Coming To a Smartphone Near You


    I should have paid more attention during my MIS classes in college because I wouldn’t be such a tard when it comes to Linux and I wouldn’t tinkle a tiny bit when Linux is brought up. Anyways, Ubuntu is collaborating with Intel, who is planning a new low-power processor and chipset, to revolutionize the Internet browsing experience on your mobile handset. Ubuntu Mobile and… Read More

  • Boogie Gets Down With USB Mic and Looks To Go Multiplatform


    Break out that white disco suit and warm up those pipes because Boogie is gettin’ down for the Wii and the included USB microphone let’s you belt it out like the Bee Gees. In a recent video interview with IGN, gameplay/art producer, Alfredo Chavez confirmed a few tasty bits of groovy news on the upcoming Wii title: “The Wii version comes bundled with a microphone, it’s… Read More

  • Samsung YP-U3 Specs Leaked


    Samsung’s latest addition to the U-series mp3 players doesn’t do a whole lot for me, but it sure beats the heck out of an iPod Shuffle. The U3 will be available in 1, 2 and 4GB models with a 1-inch OLED display and 15 hours of hip hoppin’ fun. It also features an RDS tuner and supports MP3, WMA, ASF and Ogg files. The blue-lit rim on top conceals the USB connector and… Read More

  • "I Gotta Get Out Of Here"

    I haven’t had the chance to upgrade my PC to Vista because it’s still in California, but I’m sure this is what I’ll be looking forward to when I do. I don’t think that these ads will ever get old. Enjoy! Read More

  • Lexar ExpressCard SSD Review


    Lexar recently unveiled its ExpressCard SSD line, a collection of solid state drives that come in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB flavors. I’ve had the opportunity to test one of the 8GB models extensively over the past couple of weeks and I’m now prepared to deliver my thoughts. Does it deliver? Read More

  • Sprint Launching Treo 755p Next Monday

    The boys over at Giz have got a hot tip for Sprint subscribers and Treo fanboys. Launching next Monday, May 14th, is the Treo 755p(finally) as well as the Motorola W835, Samsung M300, Sanyo SCP-3200, and the Samsung M510. Could your Monday get any better? via The Giz Read More

  • Unofficial MacTab: The Mac Tablet That We Really, Really Want to See Released

    Apple’s industrial designers have just been showed up by Yann Le Coroller. The MacTab combines the MacBook’s looks with a tablet PC’s function and portability. It’s held together by “magnets” and “notches” and a hinge on the back lets you use it in the vertical position. Another shot of the beauty… Read More

  • VeeSee IPTV for Deaf Folks: See, IPTV Can Be Used to Fill Niches

    Look at that! Someone using technology for a good cause and not just to pump out more megapixels or whowhatsits per second. Going by the name of VeeSee, this Britian-based IPTV service (think Joost) caters to deaf people, with programming where British Sign Language is the lingua franca. The company felt there was a lack of deaf person-friendly programming on traditional TV programming to… Read More

  • Widescreen Outdoor Theater: Black and White and Hot All Over


    Yes! This is exactly what I need. A giant inflatable screen with an Optoma projector. It will be excellent for entertaining all of those friends that I don’t have when I hold pool parties in my backyard pool that doesn’t exist. Oh I can practically smell the carnage now. Anyway, if you have one of these things you might very well be able to make some friends simply by saying you… Read More

  • HP's Compaq Tablet Lineup Grows By One, the 2710p: It Comes Out in July

    News of HP’s entrance into the gaming notebook market rocked the world yesterday and today brings word of an addition to its tablet lineup. It’s the 2710p and we have no idea what it does, just that it has 802.11n. Oh, wait, and there’s a Webcam option. It’s due to hit stores, online or off, sometime in July. Hotness? Anteprima: HP Compaq 2710p [Notebook Italia via… Read More

  • Blackjack WinMo6 Update In June

    Rumor has it that Cingular is pushing out Blackjack updates in June which will allow Samsung’s slim smartphone to run Windows Live and all the other goodies that WinMo 6 has to offer. I’ve already installed 6 here at CG labs — my basement — so expect a full report this week. Otherwise, Blackjack users stay vigilant. Or maybe find some hacked WinMo 6 out there and install… Read More

  • Epoq MPEG4 Watch: Wow, Cool


    I’ve heard of MP3 playing watches. I’ve heard of TV watches. Wasn’t it just a matter of time until they stuck the two together and created an MPEG4 watch with OLED screen? It looks kind of vaporwarey, but I’d wear a big honking watch with 2GB of storage ($169.95) that plays back MPEG4 video. A 4GB version is also in the works. Read More

  • Mother's Day Gift Trade Up Contest: Win One of 2 iPod 4GB Nanos

    OK, guys. It’s six days until Mother’s Day and you don’t have anything for your mom. How about an iPod Nano and some chocolates, courtesy of Best Buy. Here’s what’s going to happen. I have two iPods lying around here and, in order to ensure they go out in time for Mom to get one, I need entries by 12:00 PM EST Wednesday, May 9 and we’ll vote until 12:00PM… Read More

  • Zonbu Networked Linux PC: Hack-in-box?

    A company called Zonbu is offering a paperback-thin desktop PC for $99 that runs Gentoo Linux on 4GB of internal flash. Where are all your files stored? On Zonbu’s $12.95 a month servers, that’s where. Made by some of the same folks who built the Vudu, I’m 100% certain this will become a nicely subsidized hacker’s toy in the first two months its available. Once the… Read More

  • Breaking: Zune Event News, Zune Phone, Flash-based Zune (Don't Exist)

    We’d heard rumors around the Internetings that today Microsoft would be disclosing a major announcement today regarding Zune. Our top source indicated that if there was anything today, it’d be the confirmation of the Zune Phone. We also hear it would instead pertain to the oft-mentioned flash-RAM-based “Zune Mini”. As it turns out, it’s a little of both. Read More

  • HP Kinda Caves In, Also Throws Support Behind Blu-ray Disc

    Used to be that HP was a member of the HD DVD forum, meaning that even thinking about Blu-ray was a no-no. How time files when consumers are confused and/or don’t know which horse to original story titleback. Two new HP computers, the Pavilion Media Center m8010y and the Pavilion d4890y, will be able to read and write Blu-ray discs as well as read HD DVD discs. (Plus regular ol’… Read More

  • Vista: Switching Back Is Easy To Do

    Nik Cubrilovic, a contributor to TC, recently had a blow-out with his Mac and started using Windows Vista full time. The terrible part? He really, really likes it! Surprisingly, I tend to agree with him. I was very pleased with Vista’s performance on an older machine I have here at home and I now look forward to booting up Windows rather than dreading it. Granted there’s no way… Read More