convergence

I/O 2013: One Google, Under Page, With Unification And Usability For All

This is the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/05/13/at-io-google-will-be-tracking-things-like-nose-level-and-air-quality-with-hundreds-of-arduino-based-sensors/">evening before Google's I/O de

Estimate: 800,000 U.S. Households Abandoned Their TVs For The Web

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/brokentv.jpg"> Are you a cord-cutter, or do you want to be? Have you had enough of paying your cable company through the nose for 800 channe

Convergence Run Amok: Alarm clock with pen holder

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/xs0028090619c.jpg" alt="xs0028090619c" />Here's a weird-looking convergence device -- alarm clock, pen holder, and speaker -- that might

XpPhone is a giant phone that runs XP or a small computer that makes phone calls

The idea that this “phone” runs Windows XP is kind of a stretch, yet it’s being called the XpPhone. It’s pretty much a UMPC or MID, though, that happens to make phone calls bec

You’ll shoot your eye out ear off, kid

<img title="gun-ultimate-phone" style="display:inline;" height="431" alt="gun-ultimate-phone" src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/gunultimatephone.jpg" width="630" />This hilario

CrunchArcade: Former Xbox exec predicts end of stand-alone video game system in next 5-10 years

[photopress:intheyear2000.jpg,full,center] The future, Conan? Could this be the last generation for the stand-alone video game console? That’s what one of the key players behind the Xbox1 thinks

'Hybrid Dual Portable Computer' does XP and Linux

Coming to Korea in July is the MIU HDPC, which stand for Hybrid Dual Portable Computer. The “dual” part comes from the fact that it can run Linux Qplus or Windows XP/Windows CE 5.0 —

K2 'Porcupine' flashlight for blinding and poking

Ah, the convergence device. Is there anything better? Probably, but let’s try to stay focused here. Speaking of focused, how would you like 70 lumens of “eye-blinding white light” to

Convergence gone awry with the vacuum mouse

What’s worse; That this mouse is also a vacuum cleaner or that the tagline is “Who said cleaning can’t be mouseverlous”? If you’re still reading this, the mouse itself is

Mustek announces digital photo frame that doubles as an alarm clock and so much more

I hate my alarm clock as I’m sure most of you do too. I’m still not sold on digital photo frames and I think it’s safe to say most you aren’t either. I only know one person who

Amazon's head of consumer electronics names 'excellent' convergence devices

[photopress:9_12_07_flipvideoultra.jpg,full,center] Amazon’s head of consumer electronics cautions: Don’t let the marketing speak convince you that the Xbox 360 or latest Motorola set-top

Zink's Integrated Digital Camera, Printer Coming Soon?

Zink’s camera and printer convergence device is inching its way closer to launch, at least we think it is. It remains to be seen whether or not this will be worth the wait and cost, but a few mo

The AudioFile: Gadget-On-Gadget Love

Please, world, take a break from thinking about the iPhone. Believe it or not, there are other cool devices coming very soon that will combine music and communications. The difference is, they aren&#8

Multi-Purpose 16th Century Gadget Watch

Regular readers of CrunchGear will know that I’m all about convergence, the idea that one device can really be more. It was a major theme at the end of the 90s, the idea being that we’d wa

DXG Announces First 5 Megapixel Digital Camera/Camcorder with Gaming Features

Have I told you lately how much I love convergence devices? I am absolutely blown away by the DXG-589V digital camera/camcorder and portable entertainment unit. Why? Because it’s a 5 megapixel digit

Mach Speed TV5 Hands On

I’m the type of person that enjoys carrying around as many gadgets as I have pockets. I like the attention it gets me on the subway when I fumble and drop hundreds of dollars worth of gadgets on the

Sony Ericsson's Newest Convergence Device: Big Let Down

Convergence, convergence, convergence!!! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, convergence devices are awesome, but Sony Ericsson’s newest mobile phone/remote control device is just plain r