• Active releases a new set of SSDs

    Solid state hard drives are increasing in popularity mainly because more are reaching the consumer market, therefore driving down prices. But most are still a bit pricey. Active has a new 1.8-inch set, however, that’s a bit more affordable if you don’t mind forgoing storage capacity. Read More

  • CrunchGear visits top robot store Vstone in Akihabara (photo report)

    We’ve covered robots from Japan-based robot developer and retail store Vstone a few times in the past. Reason enough for me (I live in Japan) to go and have a good look at Vstone’s flagship store in Akihabara, Tokyo’s electronic district, and make a few pics (the company itself is headquartered in Osaka). Read More

  • CrunchGear visits Thanko's new USB flagship store in Akihabara (photo report)

    USB-powered neckties, slippers, boob warmers, spy button cameras and tons of other ludicrous stuff: Thanko [JP], Japan’s (and possibly the world’s) most notorious maker of USB gadgets (most of which nobody really needs) never disappoints in the silliness department. The company closed their English online store just last month but continues to impress business-wise by opening a… Read More

  • Entourage announces e-book store for eDGe dualbook

    The Entourage eDGe, the world’s first “dualbook” is a dual-screen laptop / e-book reader hybrid thingie. The laptop portion is pretty straightforward, but what about the e-book? In the already crowded e-book space, how can the eDGe compete? Well, today they’ve announced they’re very own e-book store. That’s right, a device that is not yet in anyone’s… Read More

  • Apple drinking too much, wants to recreate Prodigy by way of Second Life

    A patent shows a “virtual shopping world” that will eventually — i.e. never — end up in the Apple store. The project, which is similar to Second Life, will allow you to walk through a virtual store and buy real things. My problem with this is that when you visit an online store, you’re not shopping — you’re buying. You go to the Apple store to pick up… Read More

  • Apple store closed [Update]

    Maintenance or new product? Nothing special here. Free shipping for the iFones iCrap and a time table to ensure you get your gifts by Xmas. Move along, nothing to see here. Read More