Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Wii OS Video Hits The Net

    Of course when anything related to the Nintendo Wii comes out, it’s always good in the eyes of rabid fanboys. So this pseudo-fake “Wii OS” shouldn’t be overlooked at all. In a six-minute-long video, a gentleman who sounds about 13 years old goes on to show us his amazing GUI which resembles that of the Wii. He also shows off an included music player he added and how his… Read More

  • Hot Swappable iPods Coming?

    It’s Friday so that can only mean two things: Another Apple rumor is upon us and I’ve been drinking too much whiskey to make John look prettier. This time around, a recent patent filing indicates Apple has filed for a “hot unpluggable media storage device.” The patent then goes on to propose ideas for quickly unmounting a device without having to do so through… Read More

  • Free Movies From AOL

    AOL is really trying to push its new video service, blandly dubbed “AOL Video,” to the masses. If you mosey on over to this URL, there’s complete instructions and information on beta testing and getting a free movie. You best hurry though, as the offer expires…today! Welcome to the AOL Video Movie Download Beta Test! [AOL] Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Perfectly Understandable Panic Edition

    The Origami Remote Control
    Boston Thinks Circuit Boards = Bombs
    ATHF Is the Bomb!
    Sony Gachapin(??) SE MP3 Player
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  • 4000

    CrunchGear has been running for just under seven months. In that time we’ve seen a lot of cool stuff and we’ve grown at a rate that never ceases to amaze us. Every once in awhile I like to step back and admire the work we’ve done. Now is one of those occasions. Just when I was preparing to wrap up for the night I noticed that we were right on the cusp of a milestone. This… Read More

  • Sonic Chair


    This retro-lookin’ chair is pretty awesome. The Sonic Chair features standard input jacks to deliver sweet sounds to its integrated speakers. So you could hookup your iPod or Xbox and have speakers hovering directly above your head. It also features two-way acoustic insulation that can block sounds from coming in and going out. The Sonic Chair (I keep wanting to type Sonic Care)… Read More

  • Nike Hatphones

    This Nike skullcap is designed to do more than just keep your cranium covered and toasty. In addition to storing your iPod Nano is a small mesh pouch, the Hatphones cap has headphones integrated within. I’m a big fan of not having wires bounce around when I run or cycle, but I wonder how comfortable it’d be having my Nano stuck to my head. Unless Nike has figured out some really… Read More

  • TV One-task HDMI Splitter


    If you find yourself in a situation that warrants splitting an HDMI signal to two or more sources, TV One-task hopes to make your task a little bit easer. Available with two, four and eight outputs, the splitters are ATC tested and certified as HDMI and HDCP compliant.The splitters are said to maintain signal strength and can achieve 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p definitions. The suggested… Read More

  • Nvidia Does SLI Threeway

    It had to happen. Just when you’ve saved up enough money for dual-SLI cards, Nvidia is going to announce the availability of SLI x3. Rumor has it Nvidia will be announcing the new technology sometime at the end of Feb.—just in time for CeBIT. The question is, how long will it take for mobos to begin appearing with three PCI-E slots? And more importantly, how much would such… Read More

  • Canon Prepping 22-Megapixel EOS-1Ds Mark III

    I’m a big fan of Canon cameras (I use an EOS-30D) and this appears to be the biggest thing they have coming: the EOS-1Ds Mark III. Featuring 22-megapixels of oh so unnecessary picturing takin’ beauty, The Mark III is set to oust the Mark II as the top rig at Canon camp. They’re also saying the Mark III will be half the size of its predecessor, making it much more… Read More

  • Collection of Strange Windows-Powered Devices

    TechEBlog has put together a neat little roundup of peculiar devices powered by Windows. The most hardcore of which is showcased above. A fully robotic parking garage run from an off-the-shelf PC running NT. It’s said to even be effective at memorizing parker habits so that cars can be stored more efficiently. Other devices include a windows powered gas pump, touchscreen boombox and more. Read More

  • Dance Dance Revolution is Healthy, Experts Say


    According to researchers at West Virgina University, Dance Dance Revolution is healthy for kids. The study required kids to play DDR five days a week for at least 30 minutes. It found that the participants did not gain weight and experienced improvements in aerobic capacity, blood pressure and overall fitness level. Researchers also found that it gave the kids at better attitude toward… Read More

  • Welcome to the Social: Zune Phone Style


    With the news breaking about Microsoft responding to an iPhone announcement with a possible Zune Cell Phone, we wondered what feature they’d most want to have. One of the most unique elements of the Zune is its ability to share music wirelessly and socially. “Hey, while I have you on the phone, do you want to hear that new Shins song? Let me shoot it to you…” Read More

  • Verizon Rolls Out Rev. A EV-DO

    for its various services, Verizon today announced the launch of its EV-DO Revision A network. To start, the Rev. A network will work in-and-around Boston, Richmond, Chicago, Salt Lake City, and throughout Florida. The upgrade will allow subscribers of Verizon’s wireless data plans to download at speeds of 400 – 800kbps. Quite nice. To usher in the launch, Verizon also announced… Read More

  • Zune Executive Leaves Microsoft

    on Reuters. It explains that Bryan Lee (not to be confused with the blind blues guitarist from New Orleans), corporate VP of Microsoft’s entertainment and device division, will be leaving MS in the coming weeks to pursue personal projects. J Allard will now assume full control of the Zune brand. I’m not really sure what impact this will have on anything. Allard has had success with… Read More

  • SanDisk V-Mate Successfully Puts Video On Flash Cards

    . The SanDisk V-Mate connects to your TV and lets you record any video played on the screen (including protected content like studio-produced DVDs) to all varieties of SD cards as well as MMC and Memory Stick flash memory. CNET has a full review of the V-Mate, which connects to your TV through a bundled mini-plug to A/V composite cable. You can start recording immediately or, with help from… Read More

  • Seagate Readies Wireless Storage for Phones

    Seagate has announced the Digital Audio Video Experience (or DAVE), a technology that aims to deliver 10 – 20GB of wireless storage to cellphones and other WiFi and Bluetooth devices. The credit card sized drive will sync with wireless devices in order to provide supplemental storage. It has already developed software to run with J2ME, BREW, Windows Mobile, Symbian and XCCC. Seagate says… Read More

  • ATHF Is the Bomb!

    Here’s a video of the Boston bombers in action. I assure you that Al Queda will now commandeer this technique of “creating cartoon characters using LEDs” to take down most of Akron, Ohio. Click through below for some excellent video of their stoner-tastic press conference. Update: Cartoon Marketing Ignites Bomb Scare [Alternet]
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  • Samsung NV7 OPS Quick Look

    A quick tour of the Samsung NV7 OPS, a 7.2-megapixel camera that costs about $300 online right now. It’s quite compact — except for the honking 7x zoom lens — but it’s a departure from the standard “silver plastic” camera we’ve been seeing recently. Release Page [Samsung] Read More

  • Sony Gachapin(??) SE MP3 Player

    I completely forgot Sony was still in the MP3 market! What with all the iPod, Zune, Sansa and Zen marketing blitzes going on all around Sony keeps chuggin’ away nice and quiet. I’m not sure what or who Gachapin is but I think it’s some sort of buck toothed caterpillar. Maybe? The special edition lime green E series walkman comes in 512MB and 1GB flavors. It also comes with… Read More