Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Amber Alert USB Drive

    Concerned parents can now store all of their child’s biographical information and stats on a Kensington USB thumb drive, the Amber Alert Child ID Kit. This $30 512MB USB drive is password protected but stores info for only one kid per drive. The included software, which judging by the screenshots only works on Windows, organizes things like medical info and the contact information of… Read More

  • U.S. To Lose The PS2 Inside The PS3?

    Word on the wire is that folks in the good ol’ USA may be getting PS3s without the PS2 Emotion Engine chip. Europeans and those using the PAL version of the PS3 already have gotten the shaft. Not having that Emotion Engine chip means the PS3 is forced to emulate a PS2 through a software-based method. Because this is the same way Microsoft is doing Xbox-support on the 360, only a… Read More

  • T-Mobile Tips: Unlock Your Phone


    Well, we have the quadfecta, friends. A T-Mobile rep just spilled the beans on the inside secrets. One of the most interesting tricks to asking for a rebate both at the store and online. The T-Mo system is apparently not up to the tracking task and will accept both attempts as legitimate. Another tip: “T-Mobile has a policy that they do not advertise that is called a price match guarantee. Read More

  • Real Life Star Trek Tricorder Developed

    Star Trek fans (sorry, I’m not one of ’em) should thank Purdue University researchers for developing a real life tricorder, the famous little device that analyzed and identified unknown substances. The device identifies substances based on their mass with the use of something called an ion tap. After putting the object inside, the device lets an item’s ions out one by one… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Killer Mario Killer Edition

    Shock Ball: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Funner
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    Super Paper Mario: OMG
    Super Mario Doom 64
    How To Be a Fanboy
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  • PMA 2007: Sony Press Conference

    In all its undiluted glory, we present the Sony Press Conference feature the new Cybershots and Alphas. Enjoy! Read More

  • Kodak's Newest Long Zoom: EasyShare Z712 IS

    PMA 2007 is the first time Kodak is publicly showing its newest 12X optical zoom camera, the $299.95 7.1-megapixel EasyShare Z712 IS. Probably its most impressive feature is the click-to-capture time of .26 seconds. And while I didn’t time it, it was incredibly fast despite the showfloor unit being a pre-production model. Read More

  • PMA 2007 Opening Day

    In case you didn’t know, one of the biggest camera, film and printing (and accessories) conventions started today: Photo Marketing Association 2007. Sadly, most of the stuff that’s on display is already announced. But, while perfect, vendor-supplied images of the cameras are readily available to the masses, CrunchGear wanted to give you a chance to see the cameras a little more… Read More

  • Booq Vyper Exo: A Laptop Case

    Some guys get off on cars, some guys like wine or women. Brian at Spungle likes laptop cases. How do we know? Why else would a grown man make pee over a heavy duty laptop case with plenty of pockets but little that would encourage erotic or even platonic love. That said, head over for the full review and you can even win a Vyper if you’re careful. Booq Vyper Exo (Verdict: Perfect… Read More

  • Novint Falcon


    The GDC floor is a barren wasteland in regards to hardware. I’ve scoured it back-and-forth and come across few items worth reporting. Most of the physical things on display are worthless baubles, but there are at least a few things worth mentioning. One such item is the Novint Falcon. It looks rather stupid, and I’m not sure how useful it’ll be in the long run, but it is… Read More

  • Playstation Home Beta Registration Coming Soon

    If you loved the preview of the Playstation Home we gave you yesterday and want to know more about it then check out the official Beta site. You’ll need to check it everyday because registration hasn’t started and they will surely go quick. Beta Trial [via Giz] Read More

  • Mario Galaxy: A Little Less OMG

    http://gamevideos.com:80/swf/gamevideos11.swf?embedded=1&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&src=http://gamevideos.com:80/video/videoListXML%3Fid%3D9890%26ordinal%3D1173393229698%26adPlay%3Dfalse Galaxy is a little aged by now but it still looks hot. I still feel a little funny over Paper Mario, though, like my pants are too tight. Read More

  • The Xboy Could Be A Reality (Updated)

    AMD’s next-generation of mobile graphics parts will be pretty badass thanks to the suite of tools that were announced today. Rendermonkey 1.7 is the most notable tool as it’s a shader tool that allows developers to write graphics code for a variety of devices that support OpenVG 1.0, OpenGL 2.0 and Unified Shader Architecture technologies. Unified Shader Architecture is a big… Read More

  • The New AT&T's First Smartphone: SMT5700


    The SMT5700 is the AT&T’s first smartphone, hearkening back to the dark ages of the SMT5600 which was considered one of the best smartphones in the Americas before it disappeared. Looks like this new model is running WinMo 5 and has a 2-megapixel camera. Not sure if this is a contender in the WinMo6 landscape, but we shall see. Big changes afoot at Cingular/AT&T… Read More

  • Shock Ball: What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Funner


    So you and your buds are baked and looking for something that will remind you all that you have hands. Why not throw a ball around that will shock you? Simply plug in and recharge the ball and begin throwing. Switch on the timer and one of you gets a mean shock. Not as bad as a Taser to the heart, but just as fun! Available now for a mere $40. Product Page Read More

  • GE E-Series: Point-and-Shoot At Its Finest

    The E-series from GE comes in four flavors: 850, 1030, 1040 and 1240. Let’s start with the basics and I’ll fill you in on the minute details later. The E850 is the mid-level point-and-shoot camera in the GE lineup. Picture taking is a breeze with the 8-megapixel resolution and 28mm equivalent (aka fakey fake fake) wide-angle lens, but it does come in handy for those… Read More

  • Super Paper Mario: OMG

    http://gamevideos.com:80/swf/gamevideos11.swf?embedded=1&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&src=http://gamevideos.com:80/video/videoListXML%3Fid%3D9856%26ordinal%3D1173339884823%26adPlay%3Dfalse Seriously. This is amazing stuff. Wii, I’m re-in love with you. via TechEBlog Read More

  • Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=17614 Straight outta GDC we have an odd new Zelda game for the DS. The Phantom Hourglass includes multi-player game play with some basic capture-the-flag action. I’m not amazed, but I do like me some Zelda. Via GameTrailers Read More

  • GPS Sniper Rifle Tracks Terrorists, Pizza Delivery Guy

    Though headshots and blowing the enemy’s leg off in battle are fun in video games, non-lethal weapons can prove extremely useful in real-life situations. Danish company Empire North is working on a GPS-based rifle called ID Sniper that’s designed to embed a tiny GPS chip in a target’s body from up to 1.1km away. But if you’re thinking that GPS chips are the only… Read More

  • Budget Friendly GE A-Series

    The GE A730 and A830 are the budget friendly entry-level digi’s of the line-up, but they claim to have the ‘firepower of cameras nearly twice its price’. The A730 has 7-megapixels while the A830 has 8-megapixels. Both have 3x optical zooms, but the A730 has 4.8x digital zoom and the A830 has 5.1x digital zoom. Both have 2.5-inch LCD, and the same features and color options as… Read More