Windows 8 Available for Stealing, er, Download, If You Want a Virus

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So, Windows 8 is in beta testing, and, almost inevitably, it has escaped from the beta lab and is rampaging across the wilderness, eating sheep and terrifying farmers...oh, wait, that was our genetic experiment. No, it's just hanging out on torrents, saying "'Sup?" and getting downloaded by...

Mobee To Give Your Apple Keyboard a Charge

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If you're an Apple user, you're probably familiar with Mobee's technology already. Mobee makes inductive chargers for all sorts of gear, but really blew up when they made an inductive charger for Apple's Mighty Mouse, which always was kind of a pain to recharge. Mobee solved that problem, and...

Vudu Finally Gets Browser Streaming

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Online video streaming has gone from that goofy YouTube video you uploaded for your mom to a major industry in the space of about five years. But the number of competitors has stayed pretty limited: Netflix has dominated pretty much the entire market, with Hulu controlling most of TV only...

LG Window To Make Ads Even More Annoying

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There's an arms race going on in displays right now. Samsung and LG are competing with each other to create the biggest, brightest transparent screen possible, complete with touch capability. They look awesome, they perform exactly how you'd want them to, they are full HD, and you will never...

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iPad To Be Your Next Photoshop Tool?

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The iPad is, of course, a cleverly designed, highly versatile tool, something we've covered repeatedly here on Gearcrave. But, thanks to their ongoing war/nerd fight/peeing match over Flash vs. HTML5, Adobe hasn't really tapped the full potential of the iPad as an input tool for...

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HTC Incredible 2 Is Watching You

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HTC has had a meteoric rise in the smartphone world over the last few years, easily outpacing almost everyone on the market with their Droid and Windows Mobile phones, and achieving the impossible, like reviving Sprint as an actual player in the mobile market. And one of the favorites has been...

Doom 2...On an eReader?

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Remember when "Doom" was the killer app for computers and for keeping you from killing your coworkers in the real world? And then "Doom II" came out and pretty much ruined American productivity for a year? Hard as it is to imagine now, "Doom" was a huge phenomenon; there were even people...

YouTube Getting Original Content?

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Some videos linked here may not be work-safe. Ahhhh, YouTube. Is there a greater site on the Internet? All the videos of dogs humping Pokemon plushies, grown men getting punched in the testicles, and godawful pop songs you could ever want. How could it be improved? It can't....

Buffalo CloudStor: Your Media-Sharing Salvation?

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So, you've got a lot of photos, music, movies, and other digital media you've acquired via absolutely legitimate means with no torrents whatsoever. Now you're faced with a problem: you would like to share this material with your friends, but remote PC login is a pain in the butt. Buffalo...

Kinect To Revolutionize Videoconferencing?

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The Kinect has already done a lot for a $150 webcam designed to imitate a Wiimote. It's been hooked up to a PS3, used to control medical robots, created "Minority Report"-style displays, and even create stereoscopic 3D. Now there's an application that means your dad will be trying to steal...

Photoshop for iPad?

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Adobe and Apple haven't been buddies ever since Apple decided it was going to hire all of the Premiere team and make a video editing program that wasn't outrageously broken. It's a fight that only got worse when Apple banned Flash from iPhone and iPad in favor of HTML 5. Adobe has recently...

AT&T To Make Femtocells Obligatory for iPhone Owners

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As we all know, often from painful experience, AT&T has a terrible network. So terrible, it had to buy an entire other carrier just to get up to speed on 4G. Unfortunately, until that happens, there needs to be other solutions, especially since iPhone customers are jumping ship to Verizon left...

Android Not So Open After All?

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One of the key selling points of Google's Android platform was its open source mentality; anybody could have the code! Anybody could do anything with Android! It's your mobile phone OS! It's free! Free! Many analysts predicted that this would do two things: make Android the number one...

Netflix About To Go International?

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Netflix is a great service, and an extremely profitable one, raking in billions and building a stock price higher than the companies making the movies they sell. But it's also been a limited service: it was only available in the US and Canada. Netflix always planned to expand someday...and...

OCD Cutting Board Caters To Your Need for Precision

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I drive my girlfriend crazy in the kitchen, because I'm a perfectionist. She tolerates it to a point, because I have good knife skills, but she hates it when I try and cut things to precisely the measurements required by the recipe. I can't help it: I'm very picky and I take instructions...

Aircell: The First Airplane-Safe Cellphone? Or Just a Scam?

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It's an article of faith among travelers: you have to shut off your cell phone on the flight because it might disrupt the navigational equipment. And while you won't be able to take it on a commercial flight yet, Aircell, leading providers in in-the-air telephony, are happy to sell you the...

Android Can Now Take Your Money In-App

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It may not to be a function that most Android users care about, but it's something developers have been eagerly anticipating for months. No, not Google unlocking Honeycomb. No, not Google repairing Honeycomb from its painfully busted beta state. Nope, they're finally ready to...

ST Ericsson PowerHUB Promises To Be a Faster Charger

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OK, so it has nothing whatsoever to do with cars. But visual puns are just too powerful to resist sometimes. Kind of like ST Ericsson neat new charger. One of the big problems with the newer generation of gadgets is that they're huge power sucks. And while they have the high-capacity...

Inkling Brings Textbooks to Your iPad

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The iPad exists for textbooks. Really, let's not beat around the bush here; it's practically designed for college students to just load up their texts and bring to class so they have everything at their fingertips. And yet, nobody was really pursuing that angle, despite all the chatter about...

Wall Street Journal: $2 an Issue On Your iPad

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One of the biggest problems with getting magazines and other content on your iPad is the fact that everybody wants a subscription. Really, guys? On a machine that can access billions of blogs, video news sites, and podcasts, you expect users to clutter up their desktop with your back issues,...

Fisker Karma Isn't Instant, Will Get You In End

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Quick, what's Finnish, plug-in, and costs $88,000? If you said a night with Saana, boy, you're creepy. As you might have guessed, we're actually referring to the Fisker Karma, an American designed, Finnish built plug-in hybrid sports car, a field that's been getting just a wee bit crowded...