Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Heads Up: SlingPlayer Mobile For Palm OS Now Available

    Those of you who top-rock a Treo 700p should take note that SlingPlayer for Palm OS is now available for download to the public. The software is currently in beta-testing and is available for anyone to download – just remember it’s beta, so it might screw your device up, it might not. Enjoy it while it lasts though, because SlingMedia will be charging $30 for the final version when… Read More

  • LG To Use Google Apps On Phones

    Pardon me, but didn’t LG just strike a huge deal with Yahoo! recently? I suppose you shouldn’t even bother choosing sides when you can have the best of both worlds. LG has announced that it will be including some of Google’s mobile apps on future phones, which will include Gmail, Mobile Maps, Search, and Blogger. Ten of these new “Google-fied” phones will drop… Read More

  • Yahoo! Announces Unlimited E-mail Storage

    Gmail not doing enough for you? Need a little extra room to stuff those tax documents into? Yahoo! has just announced that come my birthday May 2007, all Yahoo! mail users (not just iPhone/Beta users) will have access to unlimited e-mail storage. Flippin’ sweet! But those of you already coding out UNIX shell scripts to automatically backup your hard drive to Yahoo! Mail, hold up a second. Read More

  • Hands-on Pics of The Xbox 360 Elite

    So the Xbox 360 Elite’s existence has been confirmed about two dozen times now, but we’ve gone this far without any real pictures of the thing. Major Nelson, guru of all things Xbox, just posted a bunch of hands-on pics of the new black beauty. For whatever reason, electronics do look better in black than they do in white (I had the black sports edition of the DreamCast back in… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Home Recording Edition

    M-Audio 02 MIDI Keyboard Hands On
    M-Audio’s Session KeyStudio: $99 Band In A Box
    Microsoft Roundtable For, You Know, Roundtables
    Mempile TeraDisc Boasts 1TB Of Storage
    Samsung K3 Digital Audio Player Dipped in Red and Green Paint Read More

  • HTC Goes CDMA, GSM Not SOL, We P&L, From CTIA

    One thing the GSM camp in America has always had over the CDMA camp was smartphones: there were simply more of them. This was largely due to one manufacturer, HTC, who’s Windows Mobile-base smartphones were rebadged concurrently by both T-Mobile and Cingular (now the new AT&T *insert jingle*). But things change, CDMA friends. If you’re on Verizon or Sprint (poor thing) then… Read More

  • Happy Tomorrow: Xbox 360 Elite is a Reality

    Strictly speaking, today is the 27th, meaning that the Xbox 360 Elite is all officilized, and priced at $479. That gets you the rumored 120GB internal HD, an HDMI cable, and a black casing. Nothing new, but that’s the good news: the guts are all the same (except the harddrive) so current owners don’t have to feel too bad. We don’t like the name “Elite”… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Elite Officialized Tomorrow

    Another day and another Xbox 360 Elite rumor, but this one might actually hold water. GameDaily Biz has been informed by an industry source that Microsoft will officially announce the existence of the Elite sometime tomorrow. Eh. We’ve known about it for months, but it’s always nice when it actually becomes official. If the rumors are true we’ll know for sure that the Elite… Read More

  • SanDisk 4GB M2 Card Aimed At Mobile Phone Users

    I’m not the type to use my mobile phone for media purposes because the software programs just suck. I’ve never used the MP3 player on my SK3 and my Nokia 5300 hasn’t even seen the light of day. The lack of memory is the main reason why I don’t use such features, but the SanDisk 4GB Memory Stick Micro line just might change my tune. While it’s geared towards the… Read More

  • Nintendo Fights Back Against Modchips

    Nintendo is fighting back against Modchip manufacturers and modders with an altered circuit layout on the newest shipment of Wii’s. The move isn’t all that surprising, but Taiwanese retail channels are saying revised modchips could be available within a month. If you recently purchased a Wii and you have plans to mod it then I’d think twice. Because of the new altered… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson HSDPA Mobile To Hit US Shores

    Sony Ericsson’s first HSDPA-enabled phone is set to hit our shores Q3. The Z750 clamshell will also be SE’s first mobile phone to feature the next-generation Java umbrella standard, Mobile Services Architecture. The new Java platform will support instant messaging, all facets of mobile banking, which leads me to believe that AT&T will be the carrier of choice. Who cares about… Read More

  • M-Audio's Session KeyStudio: $99 Band In A Box


    And while we’re on the subject of M-Audio and music creation, the company’s been slowly building its catalog of “Make-Music-Now” products, which includes both hardware and software solutions for creating, editing and playing back computer-based music. Today, it released a new package that combines two of its popular products: a 49-Note USB keyboard and Session software… Read More

  • M-Audio 02 MIDI Keyboard Hands On

    Need an ultra-slim MIDI controller keyboard for laying down quick tracks while you’re on the go? Or perhaps you’re looking for a small, inexpensive keyboard to complement your full-size home studio rig. Either way, the M-Audio 02–the followup to the company’s successful Oxygen 8 keyboard–isn’t the most advanced 2-octave controller out there, but it’s… Read More

  • Plantronics Pulsar 260

    I don’t usually get excited about headsets, but the Plantronics Pulsar series has produced a few strong stereo headsets and the 260 is the latest of the bunch. The headset comes with noise-isolating earbuds and a tiny little Bluetooth dongle with microphone. The headset will sell form $109.95 and includes inline answer buttons and fast forward/rewind buttons right on the unit. It also has… Read More

  • Helio Ocean: Hello, Nurse!

    and I am glad to say that the Ocean is all that and a bag of chips. The device is smaller than a Sidekick 3 and has a number of unique features including GPS photo tagging, consolidated messaging and IM support, and an amazingly easy to use browser and UI. This is a sea change in the MVNO space, friends. Helio has gotten messaging for the masses right and is gunning for Sidekick fans. The… Read More

  • LG's U.S. Shine: The Verizon VX8700


    This shine doesn’t have the “I can kill you with this thing” styling of the Korean LG Shine, but I suppose thin is in here across the pond and clearly that’s where LG is headed. This diminutive CDMA clamshell is pretty styling with punched metal buttons and brushed metal stylin’. Is it good for the road warrior. Nah. Would I kick it out of bed for eating toffee? Read More

  • iResQ Will Upgrade Your Apple TV's Hard Drive For You

    The Apple TV’s 40GB hard drive is pretty laughable, but upgrading it on your own may not be for everyone. If you’re too shy to do it yourself, iResQ will gladly do it for you—for a fee, of course. They’ll upgrade your Apple TV’s hard drive to a 160GB one for $259; to 120GB for $229; or to 80GB for $199. (Might as well go with the 160GB hard drive for those… Read More

  • The Cell Processor: The Brains of The PS3 and Now Tekken 6

    The Cell processor already sits at the heart of Sony’s PlayStation 3, but starting with Tekken 6 it will also power arcade machines. Namco’s upcoming fighter is currently scheduled for release sometime this year and will be the first arcade machine to use the notoriously difficult-to-program-for Cell. This isn’t too surprising, considering that Namco always based their… Read More

  • Microsoft Roundtable For, You Know, Roundtables

    Microsoft has announced that the RingCam will now be seeing the light of day as the Roundtable. After all, who wants to touch VoIP software that is “so disruptive” that hardware suppliers won’t come within 100 yards of it? If you’re unfamiliar with the RingCam then I’ll fill you in on some details. Basically, it’s a videoconferencing device that will… Read More

  • AT&T Has 1 Million People Asking Them About The iPhone

    Poor AT&T! With the soaring popularity of the iPhone and the launch date getting closer, over 1 million people have been bitching to AT&T/Cingular, asking when they can get their hands on an iPhone. Since AT&T isn’t taking advance orders for the phone (a smart move), the company has since started directing customers’ attention to a web page where they can sign up… Read More