The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • The Floppy is Dead, Part 523

    PC World, a British computer superstore, has stopped ordering floppies and will stop selling them when their on-hand supplies run out. While this is not news to us super nerds, it’s important to note that we once were able to drag files over back and forth between computers on little disks of spinning plastic that could hold 1.44 megabytes of data. Let’s all bow our heads for a… Read More

  • You're My Fave! Contest Update

    If you’ve yet to participate in the You’re My Fave! contest, you have about two more hours to enter yourself into the running before the contest ends at 12 noon EST. To participate, all you have to do is head over to Technorati, log in or create an account (make a fake one for all we care), favorite us and take a screenshot. Send the screenshot to contest at crunchgear dotter com… Read More

  • Canon HV20: HD Camcorder

    Canon just announced the HV20, a 1080i HD camera with building in hard drive. The camera uses Canon’s 1920 x 1080 CMOS and can take 24p cinema style video along with 3.1-megapixel stills. It includes a hot shoe for external light sources and microphones. 10x zoom and mini HDMI — wow! — round out the package. Strangely enough there is no mention of hard drive size but it does… Read More

  • Zink Pocket Printer Holds Promise

    Zink is using a new kind of printing technology utilizing crystalized-ink embedded in paper. The result is a heat-activated printing solution that will create quick, great looking photos. Zink’s first product is a small pocket printer that is about the size of a deck of cards and is priced to sell for less than $100. The printer will easily connect to a mobile phone or a computer to… Read More

  • Puzzle Alarm Clock Wakes You Up, Pisses You Off

    Perhaps physically getting out of your bed to find your alarm clock just isn’t your thing. That’s ok. If you’re more of a thinker, then there’s still a unique, annoying alarm clock for you. This puzzle alarm clock has three puzzle-pieces on top that pop out when the alarm goes off. To shut off the alarm, you’ll need to use that noggin of yours to solve the puzzle. Read More

  • Russia Busts Out A Gem-infused Ubiquam U300 Phone

    Hello. My name Viktor. I help post CrunchGear, yes? My homeland Russia have extremely nice phones. Best provider SkyLink has made deal with Almaz Holding to design amazing phone. The two take a Ubiquam U300 handset (it feature CDMA and EV-DO, no torture) and ahh, how you say, add silver drawing of a mustang using 7.2g of silver. Then they add 29 0.01 carat gems and you done. Only one exist and… Read More

  • Skype 2.5 For Mac Ready To Download

    in the mail and today the Internet-communications company goes and drops a new version of the free app for Mac OS X users: Skype 2.5. The beta’s been around since mid-November, but the final version was officially released today. And aside from a slightly updated look, there’s a new birthday reminder feature and the abilities to send SMS messages to any mobile phone in the world… Read More

  • CNN Calls Gates Out On Vista's Design

    Sometimes you gotta face the music, Billy boy. You know damn well you copied a lot of features from OS X when designing Vista and now CNN is calling you out. Watch this video to see Gates get called out on his own game and go “no no no” as a rebuttal. But according to Gates, Vista has revolutionary features like support for tablet PCs and parental controls. Parental controls? Wow! Read More

  • Samsung FlapCam

    Could this be Samsung’s newest digital camera to hit the market? No but it sure does have a unique design that makes you wonder. The FlapCam from Matthias Lange has all the usual features of a normal digital camera but it does let you fold and fold and fold so you can protect the lens and display from dust and scratches. Read More

  • March Of The Penguins

    These little happy feet have a seizure every time you pump up the jams, well at least their eyes do. You may have your very own fit while watching the eyes twitch around like Vince’s mom’s, so proceed with caution. Four total watts of sound emanate from these penguins and the set goes for around $32. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Pink Elephants Edition

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  • More Color iPod Shuffle Info

    Vince wrote this morning that Apple had released an onslaught of colored 2G iPod Shuffles. Well we’ve got a bit more information for you. In addition to having a bunch of high-res pics of the new orange Shuffle, Apple Insider is reporting that the new Shuffle Colors include a pair of updated earbuds. They are the same buds that have been included with other iPod models for some… Read More

  • Okoro's $4,595 OMS-GX300 Media Center

    <img src=" don't play on their TVs because using a keyboard and mouse on your couch is inconvenient at best. However, with Vista now able to natively handle an Xbox 360 controller it makes a bit more sense to have a Media Center that’s capable of handling graphics-intensive games. And that’s where the $4,595… Read More

  • Hipster Double-Wide

    I was flipping through the Feb. issue of Wired earlier and I came across the Glassic Soho trailer. Now it’s no secret that I’m from the South. That said, I’ve set foot in my fair share of trailers—hell I know more than a few people who live in them. But this model, created by architect and furniture designer Christopher Deam and manufactured by Breckenridge, is… Read More

  • Clocky Is Now Shipping!

    In all likelihood, when you first came across Clocky, it was still just a project from the mind of MIT student Guari Nanda. Now Clocky has grown into a full-fledged product and I totally want one! It works just like a normal alarm clock except that if you hit that snooze button, Clocky is going to roll away from you so that you’re forced to wake up and find it. You can snag one now for… Read More

  • Hot Jugz Personal Shower

    Believe it or not, Hot Jugz is not the name of a porn star from 1983. It’s a personal outdoor shower. It’s comprised of a two-gallon container that can keep your hot water warm and has a shower wand for helping dirty people get clean. It requires no power and can go for sixteen minutes with just a few pumps on the container. There’s a bunch of different models available and… Read More

  • BGR Plays With The Motorola MAXX Ve

    They’ve done it again! Our peeps over at Boy Genius Report got their paws on on a spankin’ new Verizon MAXX Ve from Motorola. Equipped with an auto-focusing 2MP camera and MP3 playback, the MAXX looked like a promising phone until I scrolled down and saw this… Read More

  • LG SV260 Nags And Then Nags Some More

    Seems as though LG’s new SV260 Premium Folder flip phone has some very enticing features only a business person would love. Its Motiquette (Mobile Etiquette) option for example switches to text-only communication for when you’re in those oh-so-very important meetings. The Voice Secretary provides nagging reminders of your next appointment. There’s a TTS (Text to Speech)… Read More

  • Anthrax Guitarist Can't Play His Own Song In GH2 Meet Scott Ian. You either remember him from the band Anthrax like I do, or you’ve at least seen him doing bits on VH1. Either way, he’s a guitarist and a good one to boot, but when Scotty goes to play an Anthrax song in Guitar Hero 2, things… Read More

  • Belkin Wi-Fi Phone For Skype I’m a little late to the pleasures of Skype-ing, but Belkin was kind enough to loan CrunchGear one of its Wi-Fi phones to use with the service. Setup was easy, just connect to a network (it tells you if there’s an open one to connect to or you can type in an SSID and password for a secured one) and… Read More