Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: How to Cook for Forty Humans

    Take The Grill on the Road
    X-Ray Business Cards
    BlinkyBugs: The Coolest DIY Project You’ll See Today
    Jellyfish Beer Bong
    Slouchpod Endorses Laziness: We Get Fatter Read More

  • Were These Photos Taken With An iPhone?

    Some people need to get a new hobby, but then again, it saves me from sitting here for hours Googling for pictures “taken with an apple iphone.” The Mobile Guerilla did his homework and finally found some pics on Flickr that are supposedly taken with an iPhone. I call BS, but the pictures are no longer up, so these could be the real deal. Hit the jump for EXIF data for the… Read More

  • Apple Issues Battery Update For Macbook and MBP Notebooks

    Apple has addressed the Macbook and Macbook Pro notebook performance issues, but Apple says you don’t need to worry about exploding batteries. If you purchased either notebook or an extra battery between February 2007 and April 2007 then download the latest patch. How do I identify an affected battery? Affected batteries will have one or more of the following symptoms: * Battery is… Read More

  • O2 Xda Terra is First WinMo 6 Smartphone

    The German WinMo fanboys are raising their steins following the announcement that O2 are shipping the first WinMo 6 smartphone, Xda Terra. Apparently the Xda “referenced” the HTC Herald in every way possible. Those unfamiliar with the Herald features needn’t worry because I’ve got you covered. The WinMo 6 smartphone sports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE, W-Lan, Bluetooth… Read More

  • WinMo 6 for T-Mo Dash Leaked

    ATTN T-Mo Dash Owners: WinMo 6 is finally here! Oh and don’t worry because this isn’t a Beta version. It’s the real deal holyfield. According to the folks on Howard Forums they haven’t had any problems upgrading so feel free to download and see what all the hoopla is about. But be warned that you will need to download to your computer and upgrade via USB so be sure to… Read More

  • Apple Store to Take Up Full NY Block

    I’m not quite sure who Apple is going after here — skinny models? roughnecks? — but the NY Post just announced that they are installing a new store at 9th Avenue and 14th Street, way out in the Meatpacking District. It is an odd but fitting choice of location for a new 32,000 square foot Apple store. The Post is reporting that the store will take up three stories in an… Read More

  • Mother's Day Zune Contest: Come On!


    Come on, guys! Free Zunes? For your moms? That’s like free ice cream for kittens! Please send in those entries or your moms will be very unhappy. We’re calling them all right now. Seriously… hear the ringing? Read on for how your mom can win. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: I'm Sensitive Edition

    Electrically Sensitive People Reach Out, Tell Us to Cut Back on the Wi-Fi, Cellphones
    DreamAuthentics’ Katana: The Desktop Arcade Machine You Always Wanted
    Tiger R-Zone: Worst Console Ever, or Just Misunderstood?
    Slouchpod Endorses Laziness: We Get Fatter
    Video: flickrblockrs Keep Your Identity Safe Read More

  • MacLockPick Extracts Mac Passwords


    SubRosaSoft.com has developed a device that it claims can extract passwords from OS X 10.3 or later Macs. The unit consists of a single flash drive that is capable of pulling passwords from the Apple Keychain and system settings. It also compiles a database of the system it’s installed on. There is one catch though, to purchase one, you have to be an investigator or a law… Read More

  • Feature: Ten Lamest Fake Movie Gadgets Ever

    One of the staples in any good geek-tastic film is unusual gadgets. How many of us lust after lightsabers? You know you’d love to have a real one, so would I. But not everything that screenwriters, producers and directors come up with for films carry the same cachet. In fact, some fake gadgets are so lame that they become legendary. This list is not complete, far from it. I encourage… Read More

  • CrunchGear HiFi Reader Response Extended


    Because I’ve been traveling and thus out of the loop, I’ve decided that it’s only fair to extend our HiFi contest and features by another week. We’ll be giving away two little devices that many of you are eager to get your greasy paws on: the Sansa Connect from SanDisk. Make the jump for full details: Read More

  • Electrically Sensitive People Reach Out, Tell Us to Cut Back on the Wi-Fi, Cellphones

    The proliferation of cellphones, Wi-Fi networks and other devices that emit electromagnetic radiation is causing some people to become very, very sick. Take this woman, Sarah, who for the last several years has been electrically sensitive (self-diagnosed, mind you). She says all of the radiation generated from the myriad devices out there cause her to be sick, nauseous, lose hair, have high… Read More

  • Vista Not a Flop After All, Actually Doing Better Than XP Did

    Conventional wisdom on the Internet says that, so far, Windows Vista has been a flop. But you know what they say about conventional wisdom. In its recently released quarterly earnings report (which we alluded to earlier), Microsoft says the company division where Vista resides saw a 67 percent increase in sales over the previous year. Of those who bought Vista, a full 71 percent opted for… Read More

  • Video: flickrblockrs Keep Your Identity Safe

    The Web 2.0 monster continues to drive the evolution of the Web, but it’s also setting up neat little cottage industry. Take, for example, flickrblockrs. They’re essentially sunglasses that provide that bar-across-the-eyes effect, making you anonymous. In the day when everybody has a digital camera, it’s the only way to protect yourself. Well, that and flame throwers. As… Read More

  • FastMac Releases Blu-ray on the Cheap


    FastMac really likes Blu-ray and the newest drive was announced today for the Mac Pro and PowerMac G5 platforms. The 5.25-inch, tray loading optical drive has been tested and certified compatible with Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 so no need to worry there, video production folks. The Blu-ray drive facilitates reading, writing and re-writing to single and dual layer BR discs at a whopping 2x speed. Read More

  • Sony Cyber-shot S800 Jacked Up to 6x Optical Zoom


    The Sony Cyber-shot line is getting a punch in the arm next month with the launch of the S800. The S800 has done away with the Carl Zeiss lens and is now equipped with a proprietary 6x optical zoom lens that ensures those in your face shots will reveal every crevice. Other features include anti-blur technology, 8-megapixels with an ISO rating up to 1250 and a 2.5-inch LCD. It also includes… Read More

  • The AudioFile: Ultimate Pocket-Size Hi-Fi Rig


    As part of HiFi week here at the ol’ Crunch, I’m detailing my favorite mobile high-end audio rig. I’ve spent a lot of time finding the right balance among portability, sound quality, and budget — which means don’t go freaking out about how your home setup is so awesome and can be taken with you as long as you have a portable generator and a power conditioner, not… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Rock Your Body Headphones, Now with Surround Sound

    uncovered a Sony application on using your body to transit a signal. Well, Sony has even more out of the box thinking for body transmitting wireless headphones by even more signals rocking through your body. Read More

  • Move Over E3, E.I.E.I.O. is on the Way


    Getting into the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) this year is being compared to getting the golden ticket in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” and not just for the attendees but also for the exhibitors. The number of companies that will be at the show has shrunk from more than 400 to just 32 companies. So what are the smaller guys to do? One option is for them to wait until… Read More

  • Digital Cameras Biz Said to be Peaking ('Cause Everyone Has One)

    The digital camera craze will soon come to an end, not because consumers are losing interest in them, but because damn near everybody has one by now. Think about it: you probably already have at least one point and shoot, maybe even an SLR if you’re a little more serious about your photography. (Never mind that cellphones have had digital cameras built-in for several years now.) In… Read More