Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Daily Crunch: Rise of the Machines Edition

    Luxeed Lights Up Multi-Hued Keyboard
    Razer Collection: Getting Better All the Time
    Morgui Wants To Kill Sarah Conner
    Rubberband Machine Gun of Death
    Sony VAIO VGX-TP1DT Roomba PC Read More

  • CES 2007: Dear Diary…Seagate's Hard Drives, iPod Accessories Galore And Exhaustion

    , but with more walking. This entry catalogs the companies I met with the first “half” of January 8, my first full day of the show. After waiting in a cab line for half an hour and then coughing up $20 to get from our hotel to the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) I hit the show floor for my first meeting at 9:30 with Seagate. Last time I spoke with the company reps back at… Read More

  • Unboxed: Treo 750


    Behold one of the fruits of my CES schmoozing: a Palm Treo 750. It arrived fresh at my doorstep this morning via a dubious looking FedEx guy (he wasn’t my regular courier, quite strange!). I will be conducting a full review over the next few days, but for now, allow me to whet your appetite with some hot-and-steamy Treo 750 porn. All angles exposed below! Read More

  • A Digital Photo Frame that Gets It Right

    The only reason digital photo frames haven’t totally taken off is because they tend to be fugly affairs, the tech manufacturers that market them being far more concerned with the technical specifications of the unit that its aesthetic appeal. That’s why we’re glad that makers like i-mate are bringing decent-looking frames to market. Looking like the monitor of a G4-era iMac… Read More

  • Sprint Goes Bi with Dual Network Handsets, Plans

    Though it’s been something available on the QT for awhile, Sprint today has officialized its CDMA + iDEN hardware, merging the wireless provider’s own network with forever-ago purchased Nextel. This means a Sprint phone can have all the CDMA features (cheap calling plans, for example) and get the iDEN’s Push To Talk with other Sprint and Nextel handsets. In addition to… Read More

  • Fake iPhone on eBay

    Sadly, the actual auction has been canned by eBay, but the photo and idea remain, and that is of a “Phase 1 prototype iPhone from Apple – Phone AND iPod”. These spoofs are going to pop up everywhere, aren’t they? *sigh* (offline) Auction [eBay, via Core77] Read More

  • iCache Stores All Your Credit Cards


    From what I can gather from the iCache website it seems like a pretty simple process and device. After you receive the device you jump online and register your credit cards so you don’t have to carry all that plastic cash around as well as your finger print because the device boasts biometric security. The iCache digitally replicates all your credit card magnetic strip signatures and… Read More

  • Sting Kim Jong Il And Save The World

    YNK Games in Korea has announced that in their new game ‘Sting’ you’ll be able to go on a secret mission and find the missing Kim Jong Il to prevent a nuclear disaster. It’s a big deal since South Korea’s “sunshine policy” of pacifying the crazy mofo’ up North generally prevents video game companies from touching on the subject of North-South… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: More on Netflix Internet Movie Streaming

    . The Netflix goal “to get to every Internet-connected screen, from cell phones to PCs to plasma screens.” For now, they offer an applet with streaming video viewing in 10-15 seconds from starting up with higher quality based on the bandwidth of the consumer. Netflix’s long standing patent fued with Blockbuster may reach new levels. With a relatively small patent… Read More

  • Sony VAIO VGX-TP1DT Roomba PC


    As Biggs and I roamed the floors of CES, we laid eyes on this peculiar looking PC from Sony being featured in some sort of webcast. We headed over to the Sony booth to try to locate it but were unsuccessful. Our queries to the booth monkeys yielded only looks of bewilderment. Distraught, we returned to the press room where we ripped on Vince for about an hour until it was time to… Read More

  • Wii Discs On The Verge Of Being…Backed Up For Legitimate Use

    While surfing through the almighty Digg this morning, I stumbled upon a link to a Wii Disc Dumper. No, this isn’t a disgusting scat video of Mario with diarrhea, it’s a small program that, when combined with the proper DVD drive in a PC, can dump the raw contents of a Wii Game Disc to your hard drive. Seems you need an LG-8164b or LG-8163b DVD-ROM drive to make this work and… Read More

  • New "Get A Mac" Ad Leaked

    http://www.spymac.com/hop?id=1795521 Spymac seems to have gotten its hands on a yet-to-be-published “Get a Mac” ad featuring none other than our friends Mac and PC. This time around, PC is getting a webcam peripheral added with some duct tape. Looks like PC wants to do a little “online chatting with his buddies”. Silly PC. Doesn’t he know all Macs obviously come… Read More

  • The Venice Project Is Now Joost


    “Yesterday, we were The Venice Project™. Today, we’re Joost™. Tomorrow, we’re yours! Imagine having infinite choice, and TV that is truly interactive. TV anywhere, anytime…” Umm OK… Joost Read More

  • Elekson Brings SideShow to Bags

    I’ve used Windows Vista. I hate Windows Vista. I believe it’s a bloated, copy-cat of an operating system that does more to impress Microsoft’s stock holders than it does to address the legitimate concerns and complaints of unfortunate Windows users. That being said, there is one part of Vista that I do rather like, an aspect that in fact fills me with the feature envy that we… Read More

  • Dell's Latitude D620 ATG Rugged Laptop

    Seems Dell is the latest company to jump on the rugged-notebook bandwagon. Dell’s D620 ATG (All-Terrain Grade) laptop is a response to Panasonic’s infamous line of ToughBook computers that can take pretty much anything thrown at them (literally). The base model starts at $2500 and comes with a 14-inch widescreen display, up to 4GB of RAM, Core 2 Duo CPUs, port covers… Read More

  • Rubberband Machine Gun of Death


    When I was a kid, my mom used to drag me to these arts and crafts fairs at the high school auditorium. It was horrible. Row upon row of potpourri and stupid frilly crap. There was, however, one beacon of hope. Read More

  • Sony To Manufacture CF Cards

    Not a huge announcement, but those of you with DSLRs might want to perk your heads up for a second. Sony has announced they’ll be manufacturing Compact Flash cards up to 4GB capacity. The Type I cards will have 66x and 133x transfer speeds. The cards will coincide with Sony’s α100 D-SLR camera system. No word yet on pricing or who is going to shell out the extra $10 for that… Read More

  • Seagate Says It Has The "World's Fastest Hard Drive"

    Seagate sure is proud to show off its new Savvio hard drive. Seagate claims that this 15,000-RPM drive is the fastest on earth due to the 2.5-inch frame it uses. It also consumes less power than most hard drives while idling. You can even access data in a lightning-fast 2.9ms! Wow, this is real exciting stuff! I mean, think about what you could do in 2.9ms! You could pretend to picture John… Read More

  • iPhone In Wonderful 3-D!

    Behold the power of home computing! This is a sweet 3-D rendering of the iPhone done by a gentleman who took a bunch of images of the iPhone off Apple’s website and threw them together. The result? A sweet animated GIF reminiscent of 1996 and Angelfire websites. iPhone 3-D Official Site Read More

  • Morgui Wants To Kill Sarah Conner

    Check it. That white-skulled, scary as shit robot you see? His name is Morgui. Morgui is the product of the UK’s University of Reading. He’s used to test out different inputs in robotics and looks straight out of The Terminator. But as you may know, Terminator and crew aren’t for kids and neither is Morgui according to officials. With its realistic movements, incredibly… Read More