Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • LoTR Online: I Just Wet My Pants

    I’m not a big MMO gamer, but I’ve been hoping and dreaming on LoTR Online since I was a baby in my mother’s womb. I actually have a boxed copy upstairs and I’m about to install it — I have to take some meetings and write for you people a bit before I do — but there’s something about being a dwarf in the Prancing Pony that gets me hot and bothered. The… Read More

  • Halo 3 Video Leaked: Not So Hot Looking

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?umid=59795 Halo 3 is the Xbox 360’s killer app for sure and now footage from the game has been leaked onto the Internet. If you can ignore the terrible, terrible background music, you’ll see a game that looks a hell of a lot like Halo 2. Maybe it’s just a really early build (or a fake), but I’m not really all that… Read More

  • Former Apple CFO Told To Pay Up – Big Time

    When the SEC is on your back and you’ve been backdating stock options, you’re kind of in a tight situation. So when former Apple Chief Financial Officer Fred Anderson was offered a deal to pay back $3.5 million bucks plus a $150,000 fine, you can bet your iPod he took it. The charges date back to 2001 when Anderson was working for Apple and was granted multiple stock options that… Read More

  • LG KS10: Phone With Google

    A while back, you may remember LG and Google announced some wacky partnership where LG would start releasing a series of phones called “Phones with Google,” which would feature some of Google’s applications pre-installed on the devices. Now the KS10 has emerged and this slider is looking incredibly loaded. Featuring Symbian 60 (It’s not a Nokia?!), HSDPA/WCDMA, a… Read More

  • Rent The HAL-5 Exoskeleton For $590/mo

    Tired of carrying in those groceries for your elderly neighbor all the time? Need to change the flat tire on your 1981 IROC-Z Camaro in the driveway? Don’t bother exerting all your energy on these mundane tasks when you can just pay for a Japanese invention that makes it easier. The HAL-5 exoskeleton can now be rented for just $590 a month for the next year, basically allowing anyone who… Read More

  • Transmission 0.71 Released – Key Issues Fixed

    Mac OS X users have always gotten a bit of a shaft on decent Bit Torrent clients. There’s always Azureus, but it’s cluttered, slow, and a resource hog. And until the recent release of Bit Rocket, there wasn’t much else: except for Transmission. In the past, Transmission has been banned on almost every private Bit Torrent tracker on the net. Why’s that? Transmission used… Read More

  • Griffin AirDock iPod Dock: Now With Space Age "Remote-Controller"

    If I didn’t know any better, I’d say that the Griffin AirDock looks no better (nor any worse) than any of the 2.3 million iPod docks out there. In addition to syncing your iPod, charging the battery, and outputting all audio/video to an external device, the AirDock has an RF remote control. Did you hear that? A remote control, people! Through the magic of radio, the remote control… Read More

  • T-Mobile Launches USB Modem Reminiscent Of A Maxi-Pad

    T-Mobile has introduced the web’n’walk USB modem to rival that of Vodafone’s, but it’s way cheaper, says T-Mobile. The USB modem is PC and Mac compatible, and offers broadband like speeds of up to 1.8Mbps. If you’re in the UK you can purchase one for £29.99 with a monthly fee of £29 on an HSDPA connection. Product Page [via Tech Digest] Read More

  • Apple Releases iQuiz iPod Game On The Cheap

    So you’ve got a 5G iPod, you’re bored, and only have the change buried deep within your sofa? No fear! Apple has a remedy for your boredom and it comes in the form of a 99 cent iPod game called iQuiz. To top it all off, iQuiz isn’t just a game, it’s a collection of four mini-games that include entertainment trivia, music quizzes, and pop culture puzzles. But even after… Read More

  • HeadRoom Total BitHead Mobile Headphone Amp Hands On


    One of the greatest audio-related inventions of the last 20 years has been the portable headphone amp. If you’ve got butt-kickin’ headphones from companies like AKG, Grado, Etymotic, Sennheiser, Shure, or Ultimate Ears (to name a few), you should seriously listen up: HeadRoom’s Total BitHead (just reduced to $149!) beefs up the sound from any audio source in a way that used… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Bug Invasion Edition

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    BlinkyBugs: The Coolest DIY Project You’ll See Today
    Jellyfish Beer Bong
    SmartShopper USA SS-101 Hands On
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  • Sidekick 3 Review: Are You There, God? It's Me, Austin

    Sorry we’re posting so many Sidekick videos, but I visited my own SK iD review and saw some related video along with some very pithy and cogent commentary (“do you have to activate it 2 use it”). This is one of the standouts, friends, and from now on all of CG video will be in this vein. We will bring you the shiniest, happiest gadgets fresh from the puppy fields of Boogie… Read More

  • Sidekick ID: Now Works in All 360 Degrees

    Dear Marketing Executives: Please don’t release viral video into the wild. You’ll eventually find it on YouTube where people will immediately realize it’s some sort of strange attempt at astroturfing and someone will be fired for failing to realize the model at the end of this video is holding the damn phone upside down. Thank you. Read More

  • Clip From Peter Jackson's "Crossing the Line" Online; Shot with Red One Prototypes

    Remember the WWI biplane dogchase film we told you we loved from Red’s booth at NAB? It’s called “Crossing the Line”, and a brief clip of the trenches scene is online now, ready for you to view at 1/4 resolution. It’s a large Quicktime movie, so you’ll need decent broadband connection to download it. The short is amazing, and was shot entirely with Boris… Read More

  • RAZR MAXX Ve Set to Drop Tomorrow?

    Verizon tomorrow is set to release the only phone from the RAZR line that we kinda like, the MAXX Ve. The MAXX is similar to other RAZRs in form factor, but adds a hefty 2MP auto-focus camera with true flash and an oversized external LCD. With the built-in EV-DO connectivity, this little clamshell is destined to flickr. It should hit at around $200 with a 2-year contract, and we’d expect… Read More

  • OpenDNS: The Ultimate In Short-Cut Coolness

    DNS is boring. Seriously. I’m yawning as I type this. However, OpenDNS is adding some very unusual features to their already speedy nameserver service. OpenDNS is a separate DNS nameserver system that offers a few interesting things. First, it speeds up your browsing time, subtracting a few seconds with each query. Second, it offers “search completion.” Whenever you mis-type… Read More

  • MOW-AERATOR: Gopher Perforator

    War creates all kinds of new weapons but this isn’t one of them — it’s just the scariest lawn care product I’ve ever seen. The MOW-AERATOR is a manly thing of beauty, strong 1/8 inch cold rolled steel made into sets of 1.5-inch spikes. It attaches to the rear tires of your lawn mover for great traction and aeration. Makes sense to me, I see how it would work but I… Read More

  • Creative Xmod Hands On


    The Creative Xmod is an external solution that utilizes the technology of its stellar X-Fi sound cards. Due to its ability to play nicely with both Mac OS X and Windows, it’s the first product that I’m examining as part of our CrunchGear HiFi series. The device can fit easily in your hand, but it is capable of upconverting your MP3s to 24-bit. Additionally, it can also introduce… Read More

  • More Reality Bedding For Almost Free


    At least he died happy. Reality Bedding is going nutso, people, and they’re giving away Twin XL/Full Size Sleeping Beauties bedding for $20 plus shipping. The bedding is usually $60, but because they apparently like us for some strange reason they’re offering this promo. Head on over, click on through, and start hitchiking under the Big Top. Promo Read More

  • Xbox 360 120GB HDD Hack

    The release of the 120GB HDD for the Xbox 360 was something we’ve (read: fanboys) been waiting for since the 360 was released. But $179 is a lot for a HDD that we can purchase for much cheaper. Alas, the interwebs have shown me the light and there is a hack to add on a much cheaper 120GB HDD, Western Digital Scorpio BEVS-LAT SATA 2.5-inch PC/laptop, to my beloved Xbox 360. Read More