• Indestructible map is indestructible

    Indestructible map is indestructible

    Maps are among the more invaluable travel tools. Android/iPhone apps are nice, but sometimes analog is just the best way to go. Industrial designer Emanuele Pizzolorusso has these Tyvek city maps in the pipes that look like they can handle anything you throw at them. Read More

  • GameStop selling 250GB Xbox 360 drive

    GameStop selling 250GB Xbox 360 drive

    Well lookie at that, GameStop is selling a 250GB Xbox 360 drive separately from a console. Microsoft has said in the past that they don't plan on selling the larger drives without a bundle, so I doubt these are a new or official product, but rather GameStop coming up with something on their own. Read More

  • Cadence wants you to learn how to tell time in binary

    Cadence wants you to learn how to tell time in binary

    Here's a geeky watch that won't destroy your budget. Cadence teamed up with designer John Flear to produce the 4-BIt watch. The geek angle? All of the time indications are shown in 4-bit binary language instead of arabic or roman numerals. Read More

  • Build (or just buy) your own flying hovercraft

    Fancy having your own hovercraft? Want one that'll take off and fly? Well a New Zealand man designed, built, and flies his very own flying hovercraft. The drawback - you have to launch and land from on the water in order to actually be able to fly. Read More

  • Upgrade the UI on your shuffle button for $1

    Upgrade the UI on your shuffle button for $1

    Do you keep music on your iPhone you don’t listen to anymore? Did you ever wish the shuffle button looked prettier? With Taptivate’s new app, Attic, you get exactly that. Read More

  • Valve understands the internet, quietly launches biggest alternate reality game since "I Love Bees"

    Valve understands the internet, quietly launches biggest alternate reality game since "I Love Bees"

    Yesterday, a minor update was pushed out to Portal, which read: "Changed radio transmission frequency to comply with federal and state spectrum management regulations." It was noticed shortly after that a new achievement had been added: "Transmission received." Upon opening the game, people found that there were radios scattered about the game, with red LEDs that would turn green when you brought… Read More

  • Silicon Valley Delegation To Go To D.C. To Rally Support For Startup Visa Act

    Silicon Valley Delegation To Go To D.C. To Rally Support For Startup Visa Act

    The U.S. needs to be more welcoming of startup founders, no matter where they were born. But the illegal immigration debate is so politically sensitive that startup founders, who create tons of jobs, get lumped in with migrant farm workers and the discussion sort of comes to a crashing halt there. Now is the time for us to rally, though, and avoid this type of situation. There is real momentum… Read More

  • TiVo Premiere hands-on~!

    TiVo Premiere hands-on~!

    Greetings! Nicholas and Jimin here live from the big TiVo Premiere launch in New York. There was a man guarding the device, which was hidden under a cloak, but when the cloak was lifted, oh dear! The gist: this is a TiVo you're probably going to want. HD menus (build using Adobe Flash), searching that actually makes sense, a fancy remote control, and other goodness that you wouldn't mind. Read More

  • Series 3 TiVo boxes will NOT get the Premiere software

    Series 3 TiVo boxes will NOT get the Premiere software

    Sorry, TiVo owners. Your TiVo HD and HD XL boxes will not be getting the swanky new software TiVo announced today according to an official TiVo spokeswomen we just asked. It probably has something to do with the fact that the Premiere hardware is the same as the current generation and therefore current owners would have little reason to upgrade to the new models. This isn’t very customer… Read More

  • Sony's gaming headset rocks the modern design

    Sony's gaming headset rocks the modern design

    Sony just launched a new gaming headset line in Asia, and they look nice. I'm not entirely sure how comfortable they are based on the rendering, but they certainly look lighter than most headsets. Expect to see them in Asia this month, and hopefully Sony will bring them over to us sooner rather then later. No word on pricing at this time. Read More