Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • GPS – Heads Up 3D and Marking the Spot

    In January, Denso received a smart patent on displaying GPS and navigation information on a heads up display while Alpine Electronics received a patent on marking a favorite spot using a GPS system. Denso Corporation of Japan, primarily an automobile parts manufacturer, has developed and patented a three dimensional heads up display for a car that uses sensors to detect when certain… Read More

  • Is that a Star Wars Game in Your Pocket?


    Considering that the prequels have run their course, it would seem that Star Wars fans would move onto the next thing. But apparently grown geeks can’t get enough of stuff from that galaxy far, far away. WizKids is introducing a new line of constructible strategy games (CSGs), a category that the company “pioneered” in recent years, which combines trading card games (TCG)… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Two DAP Minimum Edition

    First Zune Phone Photo Leaked
    Apple Orders Bar to Cease and Desist “iPod Monday”
    Boston Acoustics Receptor Radio: It’s HD
    RoboBoa
    iWoofer Is Out Of This World Read More

  • Things We Hate About Apple


    Since its founding over 30 years ago, Apple has been one of the most important companies in the tech industry. Having defined the personal computer, mainstream GUI-based operating systems and an arsenal of other gear, Apple has been instrumental in advancing technologies. But for all its accomplishments, Apple also manages continually to be one of the most inflammatory companies trading today. Read More

  • First Zune Phone Photo Leaked

    today, I guess it was inevitable. The blogosphere is an arena of oneupmanship and we have officially been one-upped by DSL Reports. It has secured the first known picture of Microsoft’s hotly anticipated Zune Phone. To quote Gizmodo’s Brian Lam, “It isn’t what I expected at all.” Start your professions of lust below. A WiMax Zune Phone? [DSL Reports] Read More

  • FastMac Macbook Extended Life Batteries Are Here


    Macbook owners rejoice, FastMac has announced an extended life battery for Macbooks. I will definitely preorder one as I can’t get enough work done from the couch without having to recharge my Macbook. A cool $99.95 will keep your Macbook truckin, coming in white and black! Product Page [via Gizmodo] Read More

  • Vodafone Launches YouTube Mobile


    The UK gets all the drool-worthy mobile goods. Vodafone customers in key European markets will get YouTube content directly from Vodafone live! on their mobile phones. :sigh: The agreement states that YouTube will provide a selection of new videos on a daily basis especially for Vodafone customers. But that’s not the best part; users can upload their own videos from their mobile phones… Read More

  • Skype Coming To PSP? Shut Yo Mouth


    Has anyone delved into the PSP’s firmware updates snooping around for hidden treasures? We haven’t, but Quick Jump has. According to QJ, if you look into the decrypted version of vshmain.prx from Firmware 3.10, you may be led to believe that some form of VoIP functionality will show up in the future. All signs point to Skype at the moment as the provider. Checking the dump, there… Read More

  • Sonnet Technologies Gives You Four Inputs, No Waiting


    Earlier this week, we posted a collection of Mac accessories, including a Western Digital My Book Pro featuring three inputs: FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0. However, Sonnet Technologies’ new Fusion R400Q four-bay rack mount drive goes one higher with four interface choices—FireWire 400, FireWire 800, USB 2.0 and SATA II. An integrated port multiplier supports up to four… Read More

  • Apple Orders Bar to Cease and Desist "iPod Monday"

    For the past two years a Des Moines bar has run iPod Monday, a gathering where patrons bring in their iPods and share playlists others in attendance. For two years, Clint Curtis, the event coordinator, has sent weekly updates to Apple and prior to the event he asked for permission. For two years, Apple remained silent. Then one day Curtis quietly received an email from Apple ordering him to… Read More

  • Boston Acoustics Receptor Radio: It's HD

    Sure it costs $300, doesn’t have a CD player and high definition radio probably isn’t available in your area, but who cares?! It’s HD capable, and what’s more important than being an early adopter? This tabletop unit from Boston Acoustics is pretty barren, but it’s stylish face might be enough to woo some buyers. The system features two speakers, one in the… Read More

  • RoboBoa

    Robert from RobotsRule sends in this video of a RoboBoa, the dancing robot snake. In addition to its disco moves, the RoboBoa has some use doubling as an alarm clock. By far the most useful feature though is its room sentry function. Using motion tracking it can identify intruders and dance them into submission. Quite intimidating. RoboBoa Read More

  • TiFinity Titanium Toothbrush

    Something about scrubbing my teeth with metal scares me. It probably has something to do with the fear that titanium would grind the enamel right off of my teeth, I think that’s it. Anyway, there is no denying that this is the coolest looking toothbrush I’ve ever seen. Titanium is one of the sexiest metals. Due to its unique ability to retain shape, its used in a variety of… Read More

  • Zune Phone Confirmed! Launch Scenario! 4G WiMax Action! Rumors Off the WTF-o-Meter

    . On Monday, Microsoft filed a mystery application with the FCC for an enigmatic wireless device that could be used to talk over the Internet. Sounds like a VoiP device, right? Not really. The device is described as being used for “consumer broadband access and networking,” which doesn’t sound like vanilla VoIP to me. Microsoft goes on to say that the device would use OFDM as… Read More

  • iWoofer Is Out Of This World


    I can’t quite put my finger on it, but the iWoofer looks like a cross between a gremlin and some Japanese anime. Aside from its unique looks, it packs a combination of a downward-firing subwoofer, tiny titanium drivers and an FM radio, making it a sure-fire hit in the saturated iPod-accessory world. With an elevated setting you can watch your videos and see the pretty blue lights… Read More

  • Vodafone Unleashes Three McLaren Mercedes Phones

    Vodafone seems to be getting all the cool phones nowadays and these three new McLaren Mercedes phones are no exception. The new 770SH, GX29 and SGH-Z720M are manufactured by Sharp and have pretty nice specs. Aside from being designed by a company that makes cars you’ll never be able to afford, these new phones come with exclusive content, silver chrome covers and red highlights to… Read More

  • Hi-Rez Skype Hack

    Though Skype is getting cooler and is still an incredibly useful app, the video quality during conference calls is complete ass. A dude named Jason did some tinkering with Skype and found a way to up the video resolution to a super-sweet 640×480. It requires the latest version of Skype and digging into the config.xml file. Inside the file, you just edit a few parameters, save it and next… Read More

  • Scion Making Sure You Can Use That iPod All Day

    Though Scion only makes three different models currently, you can rest assured that your iPod will be seamlessly integrated into any one of them. Scion announced that its entire 2008 lineup will feature full iPod connectivity. The standard 160-watt Pioneer system that the cars come with will now feature iPod control and will show info like artist, album and track title. A normal iPod adapter… Read More

  • Beep Beep Beep, Wideload Coming Through: Clever3000 Home Server


    It’s big, it’s rotund in a rectangular way, it has 2TB of hard disk space and 2GB of RAM and did we mention that it’s huge. The CyberSelect Clever3000 is the ultimate media center for the home. It’s a high-performance beast running Windows Media Center Edition on an Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 processor and an Intel 975 chipset to support Dolby Master Studio. The… Read More

  • Verizon Is Going To Jail

    Shame on you Verizon. First you run out on your wife, then get into a bitter battle over alimony. Now the telecom giant is going to jail for failure to appear in court. Some guy named “Poodleman” was hosed by Verizon when they double-billed him, messed up his credit and didn’t do anything to fix it. Verizon was sued, Poodleman won and he was supposed to be paid. Well Verizon… Read More