Gadgets

 

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Smokeless Ashtray Powered by USB, Guilt

    Smokeless ashtrays have been with us for a few years, they’re not new. By using either air convection or ionic attraction, they suck up the excess smoke caused by your cigarette to keep it from affecting those around your (or your PC). What is new is this USB-powered smokeless ashtray. It seems rather clear that this thing is geared toward old-school Unix programmers, as they tend to… Read More

  • Keep Your Crap In Order With Flic

    Not to be confused with a popular photo-sharing service, Flic is a sweet little $200 gadget that will really make the movie or CD lover in your inner circle gleam with happiness. Though a bit costly, what Flic can do is invaluable to those of you with a big CD or DVD collection. Basically, you just scan barcodes on the back of your stuff with Flic then use the accompanying software to organize… Read More

  • EV-DO Thrashing WCDMA

    Chetan Sharma at GigaOM has put together an article explicating the current divide between EV-DO and WCDMA. It finds, unsurprisingly, that EV-DO is currently “ahead by a mile.” According to the piece, EV-DO coverage is bordering national availability, while Cingular only blankets 52 major markets across 28 states, which equates to just 50% of the market. It also finds that there… Read More

  • Windows Turns 21 Years Old, Crashes 25m Times A Day

    Love it or hate it, you and I both know that Microsoft Windows is the world’s #1 desktop operating system. Today Windows turns 21 years old and to celebrate, we’re taking it out to the local pub to get hammered. Connected Internet has put together a great list of facts about Windows to celebrate its birthday. Some highlights include: “Between 1986 and 1996… Read More

  • For The Price Of An Actual Kia, You Can Pretend To Drive One

    Check it. Above is a picture of the Home Pro Racing Simulator. For the exorbitant price of $3999, you get that sweet chair with all the fixings, a 1000-watt 5.1 Dolby sound system, and a steering wheel. Nope, that TV doesn’t come with it, so be prepared to bring your own. You’d think for a price like $4,000, you’d get at least some kind of cheap, no-name 42-inch plasma with it. Read More

  • Wiimote Smashes TV?


    According to Engadget, some Goon was bowling in Wii Sports when disaster struck. The controller strap purportedly snapped and the Wiimote went sailing into his 60-inch TV. As you can see, the TV didn’t withstand the blow very well. I’ve been playing Wii Sports for the past day and this seems to me an unlikely scenario. While you do indeed swing the controller around wildly… Read More

  • PopSci Breaks Its Wii

    So aside from this article’s title sounding completely ridiculous, PopSci did some shit that is going to make you Nintendo Fanboys cringe in pain: They broke their brand new Nintendo Wii after a few hours with it. Naturally, the peeps over at PopSci wanted to get down and dirty with the Wii and check out its guts. Unfortunately for them, Nintendo decided to use proprietary screws on… Read More

  • Wave-on 5.1-surround Headphones

    The AON MDH-501H/D headphones from Wave-on offer 5.1 stereo surround in what is probably the largest headphones ever conceived. The unit comes with a dolby decoder that supports SPDIF/Optical. Seriously, look at the size of these things. It looks as if the setup is aimed at gamers, but I suspect you could cause neck trauma by wearing them for too long. It will be available later this month… Read More

  • Dude Installs Linux On PS3, Doesn’t Dig Games Apparently

    We all knew it was a matter of time before that one guy got his mitts on a PS3 and spent all afternoon trying to get Linux on it. Well there’s now a video on YouTube that looks pretty legit (although let’s face it, it could easily just be thrown together) showing Linux being run on the PS3. Looks pretty easy to boot into it too, as the guy just changed an option in the menu and… Read More

  • LG VX9900 enV Coming to Verizon


    According to Gizmodo, the LG VX9900, apparently dubbed the enV, is set to drop on November 27. The smartphone features a 2.0-megapixel camera, EV-DO, VZNavigator, microSD and dual stereo speakers. Rumors set retail price at $320, but you can knock that down to a more realistic $150 if you’re willing to pawn off two years of your life to Verizon. LG VX9900 QWERTY Smartphone… [Gizmodo] Read More

  • Upgrade Your Zune to 40GB

    iPodMods has published a helpful guide to cracking open your Zune case and Zune-Online took the next logical step — they propose stuffing a 40GB Toshiba ZIF drive in there. Apparently the 40GB model works in the Zune but the 60- and 80GB models will not, mostly due to size constraints. Is it worth cracking the bugger open for an extra 40GB? Sure. We wholly support endangering your… Read More

  • PS3 and the Ladies: Slightly NSFW But Funny

    , this short bit of cinema verite shows the lengths some PS3 sellers will go to to — ahem — sell their wares. Video post jump for so you PRUDES don’t get OFFENDED. No nudity, just cleavage. And music. Read More

  • Death Looms Near

    quotes Thomas’ famous villanelle “Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night.” The end of the intro has a blurry image and it’s rather difficult to make out what it is. Anyone care to speculate? (Thanks Stephen!) Read More

  • Weekly Crunch: Launch Edition

    PS3 Launch In New York: Rain, Rap, and Brits
    Live from New York, It’s Wii
    Yo-Yos Get Extreme Over At YoYoNation.com
    The Dream Of A 10-Gram Camera
    Apple In Talks to Intro iPod Dock Connectors to Airlines Read More

  • New Dash Entry: Another from rGoodwin

    In this short, rGoodwin puts his phone in the closet, where it belongs. Remember: just a few more hours to submit your entries. Here’s what to do: Grab a webcam or video camera. Shoot a one minute video of you telling me to stay strong and your best advice for helping me rid my bloodstream of the mad-eyed toxin we call cellphones. Remind me that carrying around four cellphones is… Read More

  • PS3 Shortage Solved: Some Jerk Bought 200

    Looks like we’ve found all the missing PS3s — some eBay punk bought up 200 and is selling them at probably 200% profit. Way to screw with babies, dude. Why not go to a day care and steal a bunch of blankies. Then beat up a kid for his Pokemon cards. These appear to be overseas models, so who knows what that means for buyers in the U.S. PlayStation 3 Shortages [DavidCiccone] Read More

  • Wii Unboxing

    Vincent over at SlashGear fought off a sick kid and his mom to get a Nintendo Wii. Marvel at his amazement. Be amazed at his marvelment. Unboxing [SlashGear] Read More

  • iPhone Story on CNBC: Meh

    A fairly nebulous story on the iPhone. Looks like the MSM is picking up on rumors. Read More

  • Live from New York, It's Wii

    Throngs of rabid fans in Times Square is nothing new. With the MTV studios across the street this is practically a daily happening. But it wasn’t the latest hip-hop artist, boy band or even Britney that brought out the masses. The crowds this time were at the world’s largest Toy R Us. And what brought them out on this chilly November evening? Read More

  • Optimus Taking Pre-Orders For Full-Sized Keyboard

    Surely you recall the Optimus Keyboard, a 103-key gadget of awesomeness where each key is a tiny LCD that’s individually reprogrammable. Well some news is finally coming out again: the keyboard will be available for pre-order starting December 12th. Price and quantity available have not been announced but there are some rumors that it might cost something in the $200 range. While… Read More