Gadgets

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  • CD Sales Down 20% From 2006

    The future of the CD is not looking good. Last year, 112 million CDs were sold between January 1st and March 18th. This year? A paltry 89 million. Don’t get me wrong. 89 million CDs in three months is still an lot of discs sold. But a 20-percent drop in sales? That says something. The music industry is blaming lackluster sales on the growing demand for digital downloads. I’ll… Read More

  • Guy Goes Off On T-Mobile Dash

    A while back I received a T-Mobile/HTC Dash to play with and truth be told, it wasn’t too exciting. Windows Mobile is just a crappy OS and until it’s redone completely or undergoes a major overhaul, I really don’t plan on using it…or an HTC phone I suppose. Anyways, this 9-minute long video stars The fat Phat Guy going off on a rant about the Dash. Surprisingly though… Read More

  • CG Surfer Edition: Reef Sandals Stash Your Booze And Bills

    If there’s one thing I miss more than surfing everyday back home in sunny California, it’s wearing flip-flops. I really hate wearing shoes. Reef’s are my sandals of choice, hands down. I probably have six pairs and I’m always looking for more. I saw the DRAM the other day and it put a smile on my face because the weather is getting better and the ladies are slowly… Read More

  • K-Fed Gets A Search Engine

    Lucky for you, I spend a good hour a day pissing my life away reading gossip blogs. So when I stumbled upon this K-Fed Search Engine, you could imagine my excitement of finding technology combined with a D-List A-list celebrity! “Search With Kevin” is a essentially a promo for Kevin Federline’s album Playing With Fire. A user can search the web with K-Fed and win a prize. Up… Read More

  • BGR Gets Cocky, Unboxes Red Blackberry Pearl

    Looks like our pal Boy Genius is getting cocky. Apparently claiming a Red Blackberry Pearl being released on the completely wrong carrier counts as “calling it.” Don’t think so pal. Just because it came out on AT&T instead doesn’t mean you are a winner. But nonetheless, Boy Genius has got the hot unboxing action up on his site and boy is that Pearl looking mighty fine. Read More

  • Why Apple TV Might Not Be Worth The Hype (Not Yet At Least)

    Kudos to iLounge for not automatically hopping aboard the Apple TV hype express. They’ve complied a list of 10 reasons why you might consider holding off on your purchase for the time being. That’s not to say that it’s a useless hunk of plastic, but by no means is it infallible. For starters, if you’ve already got a video iPod and a video out cable, you’ve pretty… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Using PS3 Controller as Extension for Cell Phone?

    Can’t get to your cell phone when playing College Hoops 2K7? This new feature would allow you to use your game controller, PS3 and flat panel TV to see who’s calling and answer it. Sony Ericsson recently received a patent covering the process of wirelessly transferring content or cell phone calls to and controlling them using a remote control or PS3 controller. Read More

  • Kongregate: Video Games Meets YouTube

    Kongregate.com is video game maker Jim Greer’s baby and we sort of alerted you to it yesterday with the Understanding Games post. Who could resist dumping money into a start-up when the sales pitch is: “It’s video games meets YouTube.” After a few hours playing around on the site I was pretty hooked. I’m actually playing their most popular game, The Fancy… Read More

  • Nokia's N95 'Multimedia Computer' Starts Shipping To Everywhere But Here

    The Nokia N95, also known as the “fattie media phone,” has finally started shipping to the important markets in Europe and Asia. (Of course, we’re left high and dry.) Nokia’s not even marketing it as a cellphone, but as a “multimedia computer.” The slider has a 5-megapixel camera, built-in GPS and support for mobile broadband technologies like HSDPA and EDGE. Read More

  • Hammer Storage's 2TB External Hard Drive: Gentlemen, Start Your Torrents

    A whopping 2TB of storage could be sitting atop your desk come August thanks to Hammer Storage. The company is expanding its myshare line of external hard drives to include a 2x1TB model. All models are 7200 RPMs, so you won’t have to worry about it being plenty big but plenty slow. All of a sudden, I’m not so confident in the size of external hard drive, which is a comparatively… Read More

  • Proporta Releases Wireless FM Stereo Transmitter

    I don’t own a car anymore and rarely drive, but when I do, I usually just listen to NPR because I don’t have an iTrip/FM Transmitter for my iPod. But there’s only so much Fresh Air and Marketplace a man can take. So I’m thinking about picking up one of Proporta’s new Wireless FM Transmitters. You just set your radio station, plug it into any device with a… Read More

  • WatchMyWrist: Watch Geekery Alert

    If you’ve read any of my ramblings, you’ll know I’m a big watch geek. Therefore, I’m actually quite interested in this new service, WatchMyWrist. It’s a watch rental system. You pick out a watch, rent it for a few weeks, and send it back. It’s very similar to all of those purse rental services for the ladies, but this is for manly men who like them some watches. Read More

  • The Futurist: How The PS3 Could Sink Blu-ray, And Blu-ray Could Sink the PS3


    If Sony is to be believed, the verdict is already in: HD-DVD is a non-starter, and their cross-Japanese Toshibian rivals are toast. They may very well be right: Blu-ray is certainly outperforming HD-DVD in terms of sales and support, and may be headed for the victory stand when it’s all said and done. But in order to get there, Sony may be setting themselves up not only for only a… Read More

  • Etymotic ety8 Bluetooth Earbud Hands On

    The Etymotic ety8 Bluetooth earbuds are a classic example of a potentially great idea that suffers from a lack of design sense (the picture above tells all) and forethought. These industry-first wireless canalphones work with just about any Bluetooth device so you can listen to music wirelessly without being bothered by ambient noise. Since that device is very likely to be a cell phone, it… Read More

  • Ricavision Vista SideShow Remote Control: Explore Vista's Majesty From The Couch

    One of the many wows of Windows Vista is SideShow, a technology that outputs information like e-mail onto screens other than a PC monitor. Using SideShow, this Ricavision Bluetooth remote control lets you navigate through your Vista PC’s media library, schedule TV recordings and read your e-mail without so much as leaving the couch (so long as you’re within 328 feet of the PC). Read More

  • Have You Found The Easter Eggs In Google Homepages?

    Google released six custom themes for personalized homepages yesterday and while most would be happy with them, I was not. So, of course, I did a search via Google to see if there might be some Easter eggs hidden somewhere and look what I found! There are five known Easter eggs for the six themes, but a “Bus Stop” egg hasn’t been found yet. Looking at the XML file for each… Read More

  • Celsia NanoSpreader Cools Your PC With Steam

    What’s the biggest gripe consumers have these days when it comes to electronics? Think about laptops and I’m sure the answer will come to you quickly: it’s the heat. As I’m writing this post my lap is being burnt to a crisp. Would you ever think that steam could help cool things off? I wouldn’t have thought it possible until I caught wind of Celsia’s… Read More

  • Sidekick X RAZR Details Leaked

    If yesterdays CG exclusive on the Sidekick ID wasn’t enough to wet your appetite then maybe this will. The super sidekick fanboys over at hiptop3 have the scoop on the Sidekick X RAZR from Motorola. The above picture is a slide from a PowerPoint presentation given last week at the T-Mobile national marketing meeting. Details are very skimpy at the moment, but what we do know is that… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Misunderstanding Games Edition

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    OCZ Neural Impulse Actuator Does What Your Noggin Wants
    5 Reasons Why The AppleTV Rules And Sucks
    Understanding Games Teaches Us How Games Work
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  • Travel for Geeks: What's In Your Bag?

    A true gadget nerd is only as good as the gadgets that they carry with them. We live in an age of amazing laptop bags with room, as well as special pockets, for just about everything a real world person could need, from cellphones to PDAs to the ubiquitous laptops. That doesn’t mean, however, that all gear carriers are made the same. In fact, the differences in gadget encumbrance not… Read More