• Higher capacity Blu-ray discs coming soon

    Higher capacity Blu-ray discs coming soon

    You might be able to squeeze a little more storage into those Blu-ray discs soon. Sony and Panasonic have been working on increasing the maximum capacity per-layer from 25 to 33.4GB, and the new version might be ready for market in the near future. Read More

  • OmniTread: a terrifying, vibrating, go-anywhere snakebot

    It’s not quite as endearing as the (also terrifying) BigDog, but the OmniTread robot does seem pretty useful. That is, if you don’t need to go fast. The bot is a specialist in navigating rubble and small spaces, and could help locate people trapped under collapsed buildings. There is a risk of them running in terror, but if they’re pinned it shouldn’t be a problem. Read More

  • Handheld PS3 device for fanbois to cuddle at night

    Handheld PS3 device for fanbois to cuddle at night

    So here's a somewhat interesting gadget. Instead of converting a PS3 into a hand-held device, a crafty modder named techknott built a custom transmitter. The transmitter allows a player to not only control their PS3 remotely, but also to view the output on a small video screen. Read More

  • Time to Hibernate: Get 100 classic action films for $45

    Time to Hibernate: Get 100 classic action films for $45

    If you live in a northern climate, tomorrow marks the first real day of hunkering down for the cold, cold winter with nothing to look forward to until spring. We used to have the new season of Deadwood starting up in February, but HBO killed it. Read More

  • Acer's Aspire One officially gets a little spec bump

    Acer's Aspire One officially gets a little spec bump

    Hold on to your hats, folks! It's a doozy. Wait... I'm being told it's actually a minor, but significant, change to an Acer Netbook, and one we already heard about. Sorry. Well, as long as you're here: it seems that the popular Acer Aspire One, a perfectly decent netbook if I ever saw one, is going to be sporting the new Atom N450 processor. This is the newest Atom, and it lowers wattage while… Read More

  • Unassuming cap sports hidden camcorder

    Unassuming cap sports hidden camcorder

    Pardon me, miss? I’d just like to tell you that I think your hat is fly. Dope, even. Too bad you’ll never remember my face. Memorize it now and then lose me forever. Unless, of course, you’ve somehow got a camcorder hidden in that thing! That’s unlikely, as your hat is far too stylish to be a technology product. Read More

  • TenYears: The Biggest Product Flops of the Decade

    TenYears: The Biggest Product Flops of the Decade

    It’s almost January 1st, 2010 and we’ve been mulling over our favorites of 2009 – and the previous decade. Here we present another installment of our “TenYears” list. We already did the biggest losers in the tech industry but why not talk about the biggest product flops? Here are a few of the biggest failures of the decade, starting with one monster release from a… Read More

  • Recognizing XM Channel 202's excellence, 2009 edition

    Recognizing XM Channel 202's excellence, 2009 edition

    Last year's Satellite Radio Awards were a smashing success, so let's do it again! Only this time I'm throwing out the idea of handing out awards to the whole of satellite radio (and these awards are obviously just for fun), and instead will focus my energies on the channel that I spend 99 percent of my time tuned into: XM Channel 202 The Virus. If It weren't for 202 I would have killed my… Read More

  • From A Geek's Geek: Daniel Raffel's Favorite New Projects, Products and Features of 2009

    When Daniel Raffel emailed and asked if we'd be interested in publishing his list of favorite stuff from 2009 we quickly agreed. He has worked on some of the more interesting projects in Silicon Valley over the last couple of years, and has his finger on the pulse of new technology. His post is below. As the year winds down, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at my favorite tech… Read More

  • Gruber on the Tablet

    Gruber on the Tablet

    Good old John Gruber. While the rest of us are panting, he sits in the corner, calmly stroking his luxurious beard. He thinks the Tablet is real, the "leaks" and "mock-ups" aren't real, all of his best sources say Apple's best designers are incognito, and that Steve loves the project. Read More