Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Welcome to the Social: Zune Phone Style


    With the news breaking about Microsoft responding to an iPhone announcement with a possible Zune Cell Phone, we wondered what feature they’d most want to have. One of the most unique elements of the Zune is its ability to share music wirelessly and socially. “Hey, while I have you on the phone, do you want to hear that new Shins song? Let me shoot it to you…” Read More

  • Verizon Rolls Out Rev. A EV-DO

    for its various services, Verizon today announced the launch of its EV-DO Revision A network. To start, the Rev. A network will work in-and-around Boston, Richmond, Chicago, Salt Lake City, and throughout Florida. The upgrade will allow subscribers of Verizon’s wireless data plans to download at speeds of 400 – 800kbps. Quite nice. To usher in the launch, Verizon also announced… Read More

  • Zune Executive Leaves Microsoft

    on Reuters. It explains that Bryan Lee (not to be confused with the blind blues guitarist from New Orleans), corporate VP of Microsoft’s entertainment and device division, will be leaving MS in the coming weeks to pursue personal projects. J Allard will now assume full control of the Zune brand. I’m not really sure what impact this will have on anything. Allard has had success with… Read More

  • SanDisk V-Mate Successfully Puts Video On Flash Cards

    . The SanDisk V-Mate connects to your TV and lets you record any video played on the screen (including protected content like studio-produced DVDs) to all varieties of SD cards as well as MMC and Memory Stick flash memory. CNET has a full review of the V-Mate, which connects to your TV through a bundled mini-plug to A/V composite cable. You can start recording immediately or, with help from… Read More

  • Seagate Readies Wireless Storage for Phones

    Seagate has announced the Digital Audio Video Experience (or DAVE), a technology that aims to deliver 10 – 20GB of wireless storage to cellphones and other WiFi and Bluetooth devices. The credit card sized drive will sync with wireless devices in order to provide supplemental storage. It has already developed software to run with J2ME, BREW, Windows Mobile, Symbian and XCCC. Seagate says… Read More

  • ATHF Is the Bomb!

    Here’s a video of the Boston bombers in action. I assure you that Al Queda will now commandeer this technique of “creating cartoon characters using LEDs” to take down most of Akron, Ohio. Click through below for some excellent video of their stoner-tastic press conference. Update: Cartoon Marketing Ignites Bomb Scare [Alternet]
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  • Samsung NV7 OPS Quick Look

    A quick tour of the Samsung NV7 OPS, a 7.2-megapixel camera that costs about $300 online right now. It’s quite compact — except for the honking 7x zoom lens — but it’s a departure from the standard “silver plastic” camera we’ve been seeing recently. Release Page [Samsung] Read More

  • Sony Gachapin(??) SE MP3 Player

    I completely forgot Sony was still in the MP3 market! What with all the iPod, Zune, Sansa and Zen marketing blitzes going on all around Sony keeps chuggin’ away nice and quiet. I’m not sure what or who Gachapin is but I think it’s some sort of buck toothed caterpillar. Maybe? The special edition lime green E series walkman comes in 512MB and 1GB flavors. It also comes with… Read More

  • Canova Dual-Touchscreen Laptop Thing

    I tend to find touchscreens problematic. They never seem to function as I want them to, tracking clumsily and seldom failing to piss me off. Nevertheless, my professed feelings on the technology, it is undeniable that this dual-touchscreen laptop from Canova is incredibly sexy. It’s apparently available only in Australia and Italy and, despite my efforts, I’ve been unable to dig… Read More

  • Dell Returns As CEO, Promises Stuff: Take Two

    following the resignation of Kevin Rollins. Dell is also the current Chairman of the Board for the company. Dell started the company back in 1984 with a $1,000 and a dream of putting small, independent computer builders out of business cutting out the middleman and selling PCs directly to consumers. As for the future, now that he’s CEO again, things are only going to get better.
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  • Zox DVD Player Has An Identity Crisis

    Just about every gadget out there has a plethora of accessories that let you change the appearance so you don’t get bored with them. Skins for Sidekicks, all sorts of cases and widgets for cell phones, modded cases for gaming consoles and yet the standard fixtures in our homes don’t have any sort of market or makers to spice up the entertainment center. This is where Zox from… Read More

  • Jim Allchin Retires, Checks Email, Leads Masses to Vista

    , retired on January 30 and is now posting in his dotage as he putters around the house playing guitar and looking at cereal. After 17 years of hard-core programming, it’s kind of silly to see this guy posting to his Vista blog in a manner not befitting the guy that ordered a bunch of pale programmers to make an Aero “Glass” interface, but it’s nice that Bill… Read More

  • Source: Microsoft Zune Phone In the Works

    We’ve just received a sound tip that Microsoft is working on its very own phone to be branded under the Zune moniker. Our tipsters inform us that Microsoft execs are in meetings today hammering out details of the device and developing strategies and timescales for its release. Seeing as that the development has hardly started, little is known yet about the Zune Phone, but there are… Read More

  • HTC Athena/Ameo/U1000 Or Whatever It's Called Hands On

    Live and in your face. One more so keep clickin’. Read More

  • Ultra Chill-TEC Keeps CPU Cool So You Don't Have To

    CPU cooling is all thermo electrics these days. Ultra Products joins the fray of Peltier-effect processor coolers with the $149 Ultra Chill-TEC. For the unfamiliar, the cooler uses a solid-state active heat pump that takes heat from one side of the device to the other. A fan, heat pipes and copper plates then quietly get rid of the heat. The best part is that it can help cool down an… Read More

  • Sprint Offers Unlimited Texting to Power Pack Customers

    It’s no secret to us techies that text messaging is popular. I personally send far more texts than phone calls. It is a far quicker and less obtrusive method of communication. The problem is that none of the providers offer unlimited texting packages. Until now. Sprint Power Pack subscribers now have the option to add unlimited texting to their plan for $10 per month. If you’re on… Read More

  • The War Is Over: Blu-ray Outselling HD DVD

    I’m a man of some intelligence and I certainly know when a silly electronics war is over. So when I read up on these stats regarding Blu-ray and HD DVD sales, I knew the format war was won. As an avid fan of the color blue for the past 15 years, I had a hunch Blu-ray was going to win hands down. I mean, HD DVD doesn’t even have a color in it’s name. How are you supposed… Read More

  • Fujitsu's Thin, Waterproof F703i



    In Japan, being thin must be in (HA!) because the F703i is now the world’s thinnest waterproof mobile phone. Released for NTTDoCoMo, it measures only 0.7-inches thick and weighs just 3.8 ounces. Features include a 2.2-inch QVGA TFT display, multiple fruity colors, microSD, a 1.3-megapixel camera and a 0.1-megapixel video camera for video calls. Oh yeah, and it’s totally… Read More

  • The Origami Remote Control

    When I was a kid, chicks were always making those little paper “fortune tellers” where you picked a few numbers then got told you had herpes. Now the same principle is being applied to TV remotes, or at least this one. You use the paper fortune teller to control things like changing channels or adjusting the volume. According to creator Hayeon Yoo, the remote is aimed at children… Read More

  • The Futurist: Your Friendar is Broken… or How MVNOs Can Succeed

    It’s nigh impossible to open a magazine these days without finding a four-page ad spread telling you that Helio is not just a phone. Nope, its a “Friendar” too! And, even better, it gives you instant access to MySpace! Wow! These ads are the product of one of the largest technology marketing campaigns in recent memory. Unfortunately, they are nearly assuring that Helio will be… Read More