The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Nokia 5700 XpressMusic Officialized

    It didn’t take long for the 5700 XpressMusic rumors to become official. The newest 3G handset from Nokia has many of the traits of the 5300 XpressMusic, but it’s got a nice twist, literally. The rotating bottom isn’t just for show, either: each position serves as a different mode for the phone. The most obvious function for the 5700 is a music player, then a 2-megapixel… Read More

  • Nokia 7088: L'amour Luxury, or Simple Slider?

    The Nokia 7088 just had its bah mitzvah and is now a man… well, is now no longer just a rumor. The cellphone will be part of Nokia’s L’amour (French for “tacky”) collection, the first CDMA phone to be granted this privilege. How Nokia expects to battle other “luxury” cellphones with what looks to be a basic slider is beyond me. There’s no… Read More

  • CrunchGear Boooring Edition: MOTOTRBO 2-Way Radios

    ::Yawn:: Welcome folks. Today we have some, ah, stunning 2-way radios / walkie talkies from Motorola that are dubbed MOTOTRBO. These industrial-grade radios sport both an analog and digital band and have the ability the send text messages to each other. The whole package comes with all the equipment and software you’ll need to communicate within your group and drive up your… Read More

  • Apple Releases Boot Camp 1.2

    Let’s start your Thursday off with something a little action-packed, shall we? No? Ok then. Apple has released Boot Camp 1.2 and with it comes long-awaited support for Windows Vista. Now you can turn your purebred Macbook into a mutt by installing the Vis’ on it while still getting your Mac OS X fix. Other updates that come with Boot Camp 1.2 include updated drivers, support for… Read More

  • The Futurist: Simple Ways To Make Common Gadgets Better

    If your house is anything like the CrunchGear Mansion, it’s filled to the brim with gadgetry and electronica. And with all this newfangled convenience comes an equal dose of frustration. Like when your cell phone clock goes dead the second the A train pops underground. It’s almost enough to make you strap on your old Mickey Mouse wristwatch. So this got us to thinking — what… Read More

  • Sony Nudging Special PS3 Onto Radar?

    Microsoft has garnered a lot of press this week with the announcement of its Xbox 360 Elite. The updated console features HDMI inputs and an expanded 120GB hard drive. Its announcement, while not a surprise to anyone, warrants one obvious question, “What now Sony?” The above FCC filing from earlier this month might hold some indication as to how Sony plans to respond to the 360 Elite. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Bedroom Decor Edition

    Condom Dispenser for Geeks Who Get Some
    Calming Lamp for the Crazy and Cantakerous
    Fish-Cleaning Fish-Fryer
    Mario vs Sonic – Finally
    BlueAnt: SuperToof Read More

  • New Multi-Touchscreen Prototype Could be the Coolest Thing Ever I had eye surgery yesterday, so I guess my attention span is a bit shot. Perhaps that’s why I’ve been engulfed in videos today. Anyway, the Pogue posted this video a bit earlier. It demonstrates a pretty incredible touchscreen that can interpolate multiple points of contact. Take a look and drool… Read More

  • Condom Dispenser for Geeks Who Get Some

    One of the things we hate about having protected sex with a consensual partner is the inevitable fumbling to find a condom. Like any party, a roll in the hay is best if the party favors are in easy reach. Enter the Canoe Condom Dispenser. A German-designed cube that rests with poise and grace upon your bedside table, the Condom Dispenser is a perfect place to stash your prophylactics until… Read More

  • Panasonic Opts for Bus Power in External DVD Burner

    One thing we’re all about is bus power, that’s why we’re stoked on this Panasonic portable DVD player/burner. Plug it into your USB port, and you’re done. No batteries, no wires. What’s more, it’s a DVD multi-burner, meaning no matter which format your DVDs are, you’re covered. And man, it’s pretty, too. No pricing yet, but we’re going to… Read More

  • Calming Lamp for the Crazy and Cantakerous

    If you’re old or crazy (or a little of both, like our editors) then you might find yourself looking at a White Noise Lamp. The post-modern stylings are about more than just artistic aesthetics, as the design is thought to induce calm and warm, fuzzy feelings in the elderly and the mentally ill. By lining the halls of your mental hospital or retirement home with these lamps, the… Read More

  • Fish-Cleaning Fish-Fryer

    Wow this one just seems so wrong to me. The video shows a man who invented a deep fryer that is cleaned by way of a fish tank underneath. The fryer gunk drains into the tank and the fishies eat it. It prevents people from having to clean the fryer frequently and from having to feed the fish. It also turns the fish into cannibals which is pretty effed up. I guess though that it’s as… Read More

  • Gates vs. Jobs

    I love a good deathmatch and this is maybe the biggest duel to be found amongst us nerds. The video is a few weeks old, but I haven’t seen it posted anywhere, so I imagine many of you haven’t either. Anyway, enjoy. Read More

  • Viacom Looks To Dominate Mobile Content Market

    Viacom announced today that MTV Networks, BET Networks and Paramount Pictures have made significant changes to each of their mobile portfolios and they’ll soon be taking over the world. OK, I made the latter of that up, but they are trying to gain a bigger presence in the mobile content market. MTV Networks already provides Sprint with VOD (video on demand) content that includes MTV… Read More

  • Battery Backup in a Cellphone

    The Philips Xenium NRG — apparently Zorbiantium SPRFLY was already taken — is the first “commercial” mobile phone to use Techitium’s BackuPower system which allows phone users to add a little AAA battery to a phone to get a bit more juice without charging. The old fella at their booth wouldn’t let me take pictures, but it basically looks like a white… Read More

  • Sony Shows Europe Some Love, But Not The US

    It’s no surprise Sony keeps all the good stuff in Japan, but how can Sony <3 Europe more than the US? Maybe our hatred for the PS3 has upset our Japanese overlords because we won’t see the GIGA JUKE bookshelf speaker set. Bummer. The ultra sleek stereo includes an 80GB hard drive and an LCD interface for controlling and accessing ATRAC, MP3 or linear PCM audio on said hard drive. Read More

  • Video Share From AT&T

    In a conference with Cingular/AT&T about their new service, Video Share, a mobile-to-mobile video chat service reminiscient of video chat in Europe. The service is rolling out this summer. The best part? They’re partnering with WWE and Napster for some video and music hotness. Also, we’ll be seeing a new phone from Apple – something called the iPhone –… Read More

  • More HD Content Coming To Xbox Live Video Marketplace

    It’s a good day to be an Xbox 360 fanboy! Following up the announcement of the Elite this morning, Microsoft has informed us that the US Xbox Live Video Marketplace will be expanding with the addition of TV shows from A&E, ADV Films, National Geographic (boobs from around the globe and The Dog Whisperer!) and Following the success of South Park’s HD episode… Read More

  • Zune Software Update 1.3: Today

    Attention Zune users: If you’re one of the lucky people who own one of these players, then this may be some long awaited good news. You should expect a software update today that will fix (maybe) the following issues: We’re fixing the skipping problem that some users were experiencing – that is, content acquired from Zune Marketplace will no longer skip when played on… Read More

  • Mario vs Sonic – Finally

    Well, Sega Saturn titles hitting the Wii VC is one tiny step closer to being a reality because Sega has announced that Mario and Sonic are strappin’ on their dance-fight shoes. That’s right, the much anticipated match-up is set for November of this year, but it won’t be the blood thirsty battle we’ve been longing for. Wha?! The two video game icons will duke it out for… Read More