Inside the Design of the New Times Square New Year's Eve Ball

The bright ball that hovers over Times Square on New Year's Eve is special this year. Sure, it's iconic and colorful and mesmerizing as it always is. This year, however, the ball will captivate us all with a brand new crystal coating. And, boy, is it pretty. » 12/31/13 12:00pm 12/31/13 12:00pm

Holographic TVs Are Getting Closer To Reality

New methods for producing color holographic video are here, and they could lead to cheaper, higher res and more energy efficient TVs. Daniel Smalley, a researcher at MIT, built a holographic display with about the same resolution as a standard-definition TV, which is able to depict motion because it updates its image… » 6/30/13 6:00pm 6/30/13 6:00pm

Philippe Stark Crystal Clear Watch: Cherry-Colored Wrist Candy

If you haven't ditched the good old fashioned wristwatch for the cellphone clock yet, Philippe Stark would like to reward your loyalty with this beautiful Crystal Clear Watch. While it may not be "clear," the watch does feature a bright red crystal display that looks so good you may be tempted to lick it to see if it… » 9/12/08 5:40pm 9/12/08 5:40pm

Garmin Has Style Lapse: Releases Faux-Diamond Enhanced Nuvi GPSs

Garmin's had a tiny stylistic brain-fart with some new Nuvi » 9/11/08 4:37am 9/11/08 4:37am GPSs. Imagine a cheesy glimmering gadget suckered-on to your windshield, sending glittering—and distracting—shafts of light into your car... that's kind of what you've got in the "light rose" and "black diamond" editions of the Nuvi 250 and 760. They're covered…

Battlemodo of Highest Res Video Goggles: Zeiss Cinemizer vs. Myvu…

Despite the stigma, I've always wanted a pair of video goggles. I never did mind the nerd factor accompanying any piece of gear, at least not after admiring sci fi heroes like Cyclops of the X-men and Geordi from ST:TNG. But they've never been cheap or high-res enough until now. The Zeiss Cinemizer ($400) and the Myvu… » 6/07/08 9:01pm 6/07/08 9:01pm

Crystal Foosball Tables Suck All of the Fun Out of the Game

We have seen long foosball tables, hi-fi foosball tables and even beautiful foosball tables before, but none can compare to the luxury and elegance that the Teckell Collection can provide. The tables come in a number of different versions, but they all feature a crystal frame with shiny aluminum players—potentially… » 5/27/08 9:00pm 5/27/08 9:00pm

Dell Crystal LCD Reviewed: Shiny, Expensive and Crappy

You may remember Dell's fancy-pants Crystal Monitor, the sliver of prettiness that costs rich guys $1,200. We know it looks nice, but how does it, you know, work? Not so well, it turns out. » 4/18/08 10:44am 4/18/08 10:44am

They ended up giving the Crystal LCD a 5 out of 10 rating, and as anybody who's gone to school knows, getting 50% on a test is a …

Crystal Icing Give Mario, Bowser SwaroskWii Treatment

Crystal Icing is back with two more additions to their Swarovski encrusted Wii range. They previously bought us the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess edition, which looked remarkable. Well, they are obviously onto a winning formula; just checkout the new Super Smash Bros Brawl inspired Wii / Swarovski overkill… » 3/15/08 11:00am 3/15/08 11:00am

Ultra-Pretty Dell Crystal LCD Monitor Now Available

Click to viewDell has flaunted this gorgeous monitor for a while in various trade shows and press events, always saying that it's just a design concept and not available yet. That all changes now, because the 22-inch Dell Crystal LCD display is suddenly a real product. Just in time for CES, this beauty is set to ship… » 1/03/08 12:00am 1/03/08 12:00am

Vertu Goes "Budget" With the $6,600 Ascent Ti

We told you about Vertu's Ascent Ti a few months ago when it was found in an FCC filing. Well, it's been a couple of months and the Ascent Ti is finally being released along with official details. So what does $6,628 get you? For starters, a quad-band GSM phone with 3G and a 3MP camera. » 10/02/07 3:41pm 10/02/07 3:41pm

Paris Hilton's Crystal-Studded Sidekick 3

As the saying goes, the rich get richer, and T-Mobile is more than happy to accommodate America's best and brightest with the launch of their highly anticipated Sidekick 3. Paris Hilton, the very talented, earned-everything-she's-ever-received-in-her-life socialite even has a special, Swarovski Crystal-encrusted verion … » 6/26/06 11:58am 6/26/06 11:58am