• The Newton Messagepad that got away

    This week at CrunchGear, we’re looking back at some of our favorite gadgets from the not-so-distant past — old phones, computers, media players, toys… those devices that still stand out in our memories despite their obsolescence. Feel free to contribute some of your own nostalgia. Back in college there was this guy Joel who was always working on cooler stuff than we were. He… Read More

  • The Top Ten Groundbreaking Slates

    Tomorrow is a big day. Apple will be revealing a brand new product to the masses. While we don’t know what it will be called, we’re quite certain Jobs will be unveiling the much-anticipated Apple Tablet. While the Apple Tablet may very well revolutionize the tablet industry–as their previous products have done many times before–it wouldn’t be where it is without… Read More

  • Apple brings back Newton designer, defines irony

    That fact that Apple has rehired Michael Tchao, one of the original Newton developers, is likely to stir up stories and posts about the Apple tablet. But the man has had a storied past in the CE field and Apple might have brought him back on board after a 15 year hiatus just because of his impressive resume. Or they need help on the Apple tablet marketing. Actually, that’s probably… Read More

  • Netbook + mouse = Newton Mogo Mouse for netbooks

    Is this not the most impressive thing you have ever seen? It’s the Newton Mogo Mouse, a mouse for netbooks. Very fancy. Read More

  • Video: Meet IBM's Newton

    This is a promotional video for a “home robot”, and it is awesome. You must watch this all the way through, and then you must comment below. Has anyone ever seen one of these? As always, you’re very welcome. Read More

  • Rumor confirmed: Wiimote-like controller coming for Xbox 360

    A couple days ago we posted a sketch from MTV news detailing a new Wiimote-like controller for the Xbox 360. Today, 8bitjoystick has some more information about the device, more or less confirming it’s coming, and it has a name: Newton. Also, 8bit confirms that there was a job listing on the Xbox website for someone to work on the Newton project. We’re still guessing it’ll… Read More

  • Time-killing list: Top 25 tech flops

    [photopress:topflopsss.jpg,full,right] It’s a federal holiday today so you can look forward to a whole lot of soft news: predictions, explanations, funny videos that serve no real purpose and, my favorite, lists. And golly gee, here’s a list of the top 25 tech flops, as compiled by InfoWorld. Highlights—or should I say lowlightslol—include virtual reality, Gnu Hurd… Read More

  • Apple tablet is real, on its way

    I suppose the previous rumors of a new Apple Newton tablet were true considering Asus has now confirmed they’re ‘helping Apple build a Tablet PC’. There’s no word on when or how far along the tablet is, but we do know that it will be built from scratch instead of using an existing platform from Asus. I think it’s safe to assume that multi-touch will be all over… Read More

  • Newton 2.0?

    Excuse me while I cram this chunk of salt down my throat. Now that we’ve put that out of the way lets chat about the return of the Newton. AppleInsider has some insider info that a team of engineers has taken the multi-touch technology and is busy working on Newton 2.0 or has been for the better part of the past 18 months. During that time the project has sputtered due to the iPhone, but… Read More