Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Non-Newtonian And Ferro Fluid?!?

    My roommate just showed me these two videos and it tripped me out soooo much I just had to show you guys. Whether you’ve seen them before or not be amazed! The first is a pool full of corn starch and the second has to do with magnets. Edit: I’ve added a third video that has something to do with Sulfur Hexafluoride Read More

  • iPhone Is Too Cool For School

    While I was exploring MacWorld 2007 in San Francisco, I finally ventured into a little area where the iPhone slumbered in its own little case. After fighting through the crowd of golems and hobbits to get closer to the phone, I finally got to take some close up shots of the sexiest cell phone I’ve ever seen. Everything on the iPhone looks top notch, but can anyone say smudge/scratch central? Read More

  • DocuPen is Mightier than the Mere Scanner

    Here is something we wish we had during the show: the DocuPen RC800, a portable color scanner. This full-page scanner will let you copy text and graphics (like those big heavy press kits) faster than Harry Potter can wave a wand, or at least so says the company. The battery-operated device can scan a full page in about four or five seconds and store up to 100 pages in memory. A Universal… Read More

  • Taking a Spin with the PC


    Many gamers already sweat WAY too much, but that’s more from bad hygiene than actually from physical effort exerted during gameplay. While the Wii will get your fat ass off the couch for a change, to really feel the burn there is the PCGamerBike, a mini exercise bike that connects via a USB connection, and can be used with various PC games. It is actually meant to be an integral part of… Read More

  • CES Post Show Thoughts From a Tired Writer


    For many of us the best part of being back from CES is that it is now the longest amount of time until we have to go back to Las Vegas for another CES. That’s not to say that the show isn’t enjoyable, but as with any trade show it means a lot of work, too much walking and too many things to see – many of which will likely never come out. Here are a few thoughts on CES… Read More

  • Mac Found In Temple Ruins Of The East

    OK, so maybe these two little gems weren’t found in ruins, but they might as well have seeing as how Mac case mods as extravagant as this one aren’t seen too often. While I was venturing the Moscone Center North Hall for the MacWorld Expo, I ran across these two bad boys at a MacMod booth. The people working there were selling this “Necromac II” at an auction. At the time… Read More

  • Best In Show: LG's Swinger


    LG’s dual format DVD player was awarded best in show at CES. Find out who else won at CNET. Read More

  • Takeoffs and Landings


    Our CES Vegas adventure is coming to a close. Vince succeeded in his goal of vomiting at every major casino on the strip. Biggs acquired a new nickname: Mumbles. Goldman learned what a kick to the face feels like. And I stayed sober enough to keep the three of them out of jail. We’ll be flying around for most of the day, so posting will be sporadic, but we’ll be back to normal… Read More

  • CellSwapper, An End To Endless Contracts

    comes CellSwapper, a service that lets you transfer cell contracts to desiring parties. The service is particularly useful since essentially every phone now comes with an oppressive two year contract. The service takes advantage of the termination clauses that allow users to end their service if they can find someone willing to take on the remainder of the contract. It also lets the… Read More

  • Blue Screen Of Death In Your Car? AOpen and Mitsubishi Say Yes!


    AOpen and Fortune Motors (Mitsubishi’s lil guy in Taiwan) have jumped into bed together to give you the first Car PC. The Car PC comes jam packed with a Celeron M360/915 chipset, a 40 gig HD, GPS, GMA 900 graphics card, 512 MB RAM, DVD player, Windows XP and support for DirectX 9. The Blue Screen of Death is exactly what I need to cure my road rage. Mitsubishi plans to launch this in the… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Still Life with iPhone Edition

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    IOGear Digital Scribe Lets You Write With Ease
    Apple iPhone FAQ
    Keep Death from Beheaded Pretty Flowers via USB Read More

  • Harman Kardon Present Drive + Play 2

    Hardman/Kardon’s Drive + Play 2 is a mobile media manager that can be installed into your car. It features a 3.5-inch customizable full-color display, five-button wireless controller, a power adapter that connects to the car’s lighter, digital expansion hub and allows you to fully browse through your Apple iPod or Microsoft Zune. If you don’t have an Apple iPod or a… Read More

  • iPhone? Who Cares?

    We’ll admit the iPhone wasn’t much of a surprise and apparently numerous companies were prepared to steal Apple’s thunder with their own product announcements. One upcoming handset that might make many reconsider joining the iPhone crowd is the new Motorola Z6 music phone, which has been optimized to operate with MTV’s Urge music store. The quad-band GSM EDGE slider runs… Read More

  • E-MU 0404 AudioPod

    The E-MU 404 AudioPod is a new USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface with 24-bit A/D and D/A converters and XTC mic/line/hi-Z preamps. Not only are you going to get great sound coming out of the 0404 AudioPod, but you’re also going to get a hot signal going to tape without having to worry about clipping the track. The XTC Class-A ultra-low noise preamps will allow you to plug microphones… Read More

  • Recycle Your Cellphone With ReCellular

    The next time you go to chuck that old cellphone you no longer use in the trash, stop and think about using ReCellular. ReCellular lets you send in your old phone (shipping is free via prepaid postage) and based on its condition, it’ll give you credit you can use towards Best Buy online. They also resell or donate old phones to charity and fix them up before they go out. Even if your… Read More

  • Bloops: Cisco Sues Apple

    Some interesting news out of Cisco today: Cisco today announced that it has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against Apple, Inc., seeking to prevent Apple from infringing upon and deliberately copying and using Cisco’s registered iPhone trademark. Will it effect the Cupertino giant? Absolutely not. But it makes for a nice downtick… Read More

  • Apple TV Hands-On

    If you missed our previous coverage of Apple TV, here’s a second chance to take a look at Apple’s new product that changes the way we can experience our digital media. Apple TV features HDMI, component outputs, built-in 802.11 g/b/n, Ethernet, an Intel CPU, 40GB of space and can support 720p resolution. On top of all that, Apple TV can also wirelessly stream media from up to 5… Read More

  • Headplay


    Last night I had a chance to checkout a new technology that has been getting a lot of hype around here. Headplay is a display headset that gives a more immersive visual experience. My experience with it was relatively positive given the short time I had the product. I had a bit of trouble adjusting it adequately to my field of vision, but I have a problem with one of my eyes that probably… Read More

  • Golla – Inexpensive, Fashionable Bags From Finland

    One of the more “fashionable” booths at CES 2007 was Golla’s. Golla is a Finnish accessories company that has great looking cases and bags that don’t cost a fortune. Plus, it has five designers working year round so that new designs are released twice per year, like clothing lines. Golla says they want to merge both fashion and technology into one beautiful genre. Read More

  • Axiotron Demos ModBook

    Now that we’ve all taken in the excitement of the new iPhone, it’s time to take a look at other innovative things going on at MacWorld 2007. The ModBook is an after-market mod kit for your Apple MacBook. The hardware mod kit allows you to convert your MacBook into a tablet computer. The ModBook is marketed toward students, professionals and artists who prefer to draw and write… Read More