Gadgets Archive

On May 28th, tech circles went wild when Google revealed Google Wave at its Google I/O conference. The response to and the questions about the new communication platform were staggering. Is it something I should use? Is it a game-changer? Could it kill email itself?

This type of lofty rhetoric will always raise hopes and draw scrutiny. We want to …

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by Apple, Gadgets, Make Money, News

It’s not the first iPhone app that offers real turn-by-turn GPS navigation, but we’re still waiting for the heavyweights, such as TomTom, to start offering their GPS app, so NAVIGON’s MobileNavigator, which has been launched in Europe last month but now also works in the US, is a very interesting contender.

Here’s the thing about the iPhone’s GPS capabilities: …

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by Gadgets, Microsoft, News

It looks like Microsoft may have a killer-app in mind for it’s motion-sensing Project NATAL Xbox 360 camera revealed at this year’s E3 2009.

In an interview with the Seattle Times, the President of Bungie, Harold Ryan, spoke very positively of the NATAL, saying in fact that they may use it with Halo: Reach.

To quote:

Microsoft continues to distribute

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by Gadgets, Google, News

Google will open its Google Wave service up to the public beginning on on Sept. 30, the company said this week.

Google launched Google Wave at its Google IO conference at the end of May, but so far the Web giant has restricted the service to 6,000 or so developers, Dan Peterson, a product manager for Google Wave, wrote on …

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If you watched in agony as the very-cool MoGo Talk Bluetooth iPhone headset was announced and given away here on CrunchGear while your BlackBerry sat idly on your desk, take heart. The BlackBerry Curve and BlackBerry Javelin versions are coming and we’re giving 50 of the Curve models away.

Newton Peripherals has developed a flat-folding Bluetooth headset that’s just five …

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by Apple, Gadgets, Internet, Iphone, News

Here’s something to mull over while you get ready for bed. The Street is reporting that Apple will launch the highly anticipated (and rumored) tablet with Verizon. Now, we’ve heard rumors that Verizon could be getting a CDMA variant of the iPhone at some point in the near future, but no one in China has leaked such a thing.

According …

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by Gadgets, News, YouTube

Pretty neat: a YouTube engineer is playing around with the addition of 3D viewing capabilities to web videos on the insanely popular video destination site, reports Search Engine Roundtable.

The news site’s Barry Schwartz discovered a recent thread on the YouTube help forum and found out an employee named Pete is experimenting with the 3D viewing feature on his 20% …

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by Gadgets, News, Web Browsers

Jetpack is an experiment in using open Web technologies to enhance the browser, with the goal of allowing anyone who can build a Web site to participate in making the Web a better place to work, communicate and play.

Aligned with Mozilla’s goal of enabling open video and audio on the Web, we are pleased to announce the release of …

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by Gadgets, News, Twitter

Tweetmeme, the popular aggregator of the most retweeted stories on Twitter, has just released a variety of new features, some of which we previewed earlier this month. These updates are designed primarily for websites that use the Tweetmeme button (like KarachiCorner, which makes it easier for visitors to share stories on Twitter. As expected, the updates …

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by Gadgets, News

Amazon has responded to today’s Kindle book deletions story in an emailed statement, explaining the publisher did not have the rights to distribute the books, but adding that they won’t handle the situation the same way if it happens again.

The statement, from Amazon’s Drew Herdener, reads:

These books were added to our catalog using our self-service platform by a …

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