Saturday, February 25, 2012 1:50PM - By Chris Weiss
I’ve seen a few short-sighted folks that think the wristwatch is on the verge of extinction because you can tell time with a cell phone. Unfortunately, what that shallow argument fails to address is that watches are more than just timepieces; they’re fashion accessories, statement pieces. Perhaps cell phones will replace a few $15 digital watches from Walmart, but they’ll never replace fancy, multi-thousand-dollar Swiss machines.
With that being said, some watches may need to add a little more bang for the buck to remain viable. After all, not every watch is a handcrafted, jewel-encrusted masterpiece from the Alps. So watchmakers have taken to incorporating all kinds of funky tech in order to make watches a little more attractive to consumers. Here are our favorite examples.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 1:52PM - By Chris Weiss
We all know what a technological ninja James Dyson is. He saw a problem with the average vacuum and sidekicked it into a much more effective home tornado that we may not be able to afford, but love anyway. Then, he turned to one of the greatest banes on modern man, the public bathroom hand dryer and–BAM!–flying dragon straight into some crazy-ass wind tunnel-type machine that just strips the water right off your mitts.
Don’t stop there Dys. There are dozens of other products that need your help, many of which we’re forced to use every day. These things suffice because there’s nothing better, but if you have a free minute, could ya go ahead and tinker around a little on these projects.
Monday, January 30, 2012 1:59PM - By Chris Weiss
We see many new technologies and gadgets pass over our desks each day. Some will go on to support multi-billion-dollar industries and some will never be heard from again. And it’s not always easy telling the brilliant ones from the monstrous flops waiting to happen. Not until a few years have passed anyway.
At one point in time, each of these was either a conceptual technology with loads of promise, possibly even a budding market reality. In all cases, the technologies and products involved were doomed for the worst kind of failure. In fact, you may have forgotten some of these ever existed.
Saturday, January 21, 2012 1:36PM - By Chris Weiss
Concepts get some ambivalence around here at GadgetCrave. On the one hand, they provide a look into what the future could look like. I mean, who wasn’t psyched when the 7-year-old version of himself watched Back to the Future II and saw the notorious hoverboard and power laces. And who didn’t think “Wow, I can’t wait for 2015!” On the other hand, concepts can be frustrating–so awesome, so perfect yet with no discernible path to production anytime in the near future, perhaps ever.
I think the former feeling wins out in the end. As frustrating as it is not having the product in the now, a present in which we can’t conceptualize what the future might look like isn’t a place we want to be. So in honor of this great introspective discovery, we present some of the coolest gadget concepts we’ve seen over the past year or so. These are the type of ideas that make us love and hate concepts.
Friday, January 20, 2012 1:17PM - By Chris Weiss
In general, electronics salesmen hold a respectable place in the salesmen hierarchy. These wired warriors serve on the front line between the garbled, tech-laden nonsense that the industry and pundits spew and the less savvy, tech-ignorant minds of the of the American masses. Without them, many folks would be at a loss for basics like the difference between 3G and 4G. As salesmen, they are decidedly steps above the slicked-back used car and mattress salesman that bring the profession down for everyone.
Generally speaking, of course. That doesn’t mean there aren’t bad apples. And by bad apples we mean rotten, maggot-infested shriveled skin-hanging-to-cores that resemble nothing of the sweet, luscious fruit we know and love as apple. We’re using guys to cut down on pronouns, but don’t worry gals, you can suck this bad just as well as the gents.
Friday, January 13, 2012 1:42PM - By Chris Weiss
Technology is advancing more and more rapidly. Products that we once thought were timeless icons are becoming useless, and products introduced just a few years ago are being replaced by smaller, more efficient devices that do the same exact thing much better. Here are our predictions for technologies that will join such classics as the VCR and CRT television in the annals of electronics history within the next decade or so.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 3:26PM - By Chris Weiss
Canon 7D Review Roundup – Canon today announced its new EOS 7D camera, a DSLR with 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor, dual Digic 4 processors, continuous shooting at 8 frames per second and full HD video. Rather than continue on giving you a breakdown of Canon’s press release and spec sheet, we’ve hit the Web and found a number of insightful reviews. DSLR experts from the top blogs have weighed in on the new camera, in some cases getting their hands on it for field testing. If you’re in the market, or just curious how this new Canon stacks up, check out some of these excellent reviews before it hits market at the end of the month.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 1:00PM - By Chris Weiss
Fourth of July is on its way, which means it’s officially the heart of summer. This time of year is the time to assess that rusty hunk of jalopy parked in your driveway and dream of upgrading to a sweet convertible or horsepower-spewing supercar. Luckily for you, new rides and pics have been dropping like snow in the Wasatch lately. Last week at StyleCrave, we offered up a gratuitous number of vehicle shots from a suped-up VW Scirocco to a new slimmed-down, eco-friendly Range Rover. Don’t you even think about missing the gallery of the 1001-horsepower Bugatti 16.4 Grand Sport, world’s fastest convertible.
Friday, June 19, 2009 6:34AM - By Kara Jones
If any of you live in the greater Los Angeles area, you might want to check out some of the movies that are showing in the LA Film Festival. The festival technically started on Thursday, but it runs until the 28th so you still have plenty of time. We have a post highlighting a few of the films that will be shown. Lots of good information. And finally, are any of you looking forward to Bruno? Well if you are still on the fence about it, you can read a few reviews for the movie! So far, it seems like the movie is pretty entertaining. Check out the rest of the stories on ScreenCrave…