Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Extend Wii's WiFi Range

    We know how it goes. You wait in line, punch preteens, and eat those nasty mall pretzels until finally your shiny new Wii is in your hands. You get it home, set it up, are all ready to really tackle the world of console online gaming, then pow! You realize your WiFi connection isn’t powerful enough to reach your living room from your mom’s basement. Lucky for you, we’ve got… Read More

  • Wal-Mart Confirms Video Download Service

    package. With the purchase of the “Superman Returns” physical DVD, Wal-Mart said customers can also choose from three video download format options — $1.97 for portable devices, $2.97 for PCs/laptops, and $3.97 for both portable players and PC/laptops. This is actually a fairly good idea – simple, easy to understand, and it allows folks to grab the video before they get… Read More

  • Gears Of War Xbox 360 Case Mod

    Gears of War is a third-person action game from Unreal developer Epic. The game features top notch graphics and game play that includes a giant gun with a chainsaw attached to it. That said, the game has easily picked up millions of fans, and it’s no surprise someone has already made a kick ass case mod for it. If I were Microsoft, I’d pay off whoever made this case mod and… Read More

  • Nintendo Wii: Graphical Difference With Component Cables

    The Nintendo Wii has some serious problems when it comes to graphics on a HDTV, especially when it come to text. Since The Legend of Zelda doesn’t have any voice overs, the game requires lots and lots of reading. This becomes difficult when using the bundled composite cables to hook your Wii up to a HDTV. Textures look undefined, text is blurry and the world itself doesn’t look so… Read More

  • Siemens Goes for Eight


    Not much is known about this display from Siemens other than the fact that it uses eight LCDs. That and the fact that I absolutely must have it. So if anyone from Siemens is reading along, go ahead and have it delivered. You know where to find me. That’s One Large Computer Monitor [Neatorama via Born Rich] Read More

  • Colbert Report Covers Wii

    You know a console has caused a stir in the media when it shows up on the Colbert Report on Comedy Central. Yes, Stephen Colbert shows off his Wii and knocks out Nancy Pelosi in the boxing game featured on Wii Sports. The video of the boxing match is definitely prerecorded, but who cares? Not us. Colbert Report Covers Wii Read More

  • Don't Hold Your Breath for Treo 750

    quarter of 07, which is December-February, not that long, after all. Ed is blaming the delay on certification of “a key product.” Wait, what? Didn’t the 750 pass FCC Read More

  • Drink-O-Matic


    I hardly even drink canned drinks, but I want one of these things. It’s a mini-’50s-vintage-looking vending machine. The device stores 10-cans, two per shelf, and dispenses them at your pleasure. It can cool to 30-degrees below its external temperature and can be powered by either AC or DC. Which means you can stick one on your dashboard so you can have cold beer while… Read More

  • Mad Catz Adds GameStick To 360 Accessory Lineup


    I’m going to assume that the Arcade GameStick for Xbox 360 from Mad Catz doesn’t shake uncontrollably as pictured above. At least, the company doesn’t mention it as a feature. What it does do is add traditional joystick flava to your Xbox 360 gaming experience. The GameStick features a “360┬░spinner control” that “allows for all new types of gaming… Read More

  • Snapalarm Smoke Detector, Because Safety's First, Or Something


    The Snapalarm Smoke Detector is for those of you who don’t want to drill holes into your ceilings or walls. The device snaps to the cords of hanging lighting to provide a non-destructive installation method. It doesn’t improve on some detector functionality at all, but it is a cool deviation for the mechanically impaired (my brother-in-law). The Snapalarm is available now for $50. Read More

  • Ghetto Gadgets


    Chris Stevens at CNET Crave has an amusing article that examines the increasingly poor build quality of modern electronics. It discusses why as technology has evolved, quality control seems to have disappeared. The article points out that there are two acceptable ways to compel users to upgrade: technology and style. As electronics become more advanced, users are forced to upgrade their… Read More

  • XM And Sirius In Talks For Merger

    Whoa there. Out of nowhere comes an article on Ars that claims XM and Sirius are in “low-level merger talks” with each other. This would be absolutely fantastic for customers of the two services. You’d be able to get tons of music, better service, Howard Stern and Opie & Anthony, your favorite sporting events, and a ton of other features all from one provider. Not to… Read More

  • BlackBerry Gives Cingular A Pearl Necklace

    Previously limited only to T-Mobile, the BlackBerry Pearl will soon rear its head on that other GSM provider, Cingular. The fancy pants Pearl is the first candybar from BlackBerry. It features all the features you’ve come to love from BB, in a sexy phone body. I’ve played around with a couple of them so far and I’m definitely a fan. The camera side of the phone looks… Read More

  • Kingston, eMusic Want You To Listen To Music On Your Cell Phone


    Those of you aching to stick a memory card in your mobile handset for the purposes of listening to a gig or two of music sans MP3 player will want to check out this offer. Kingston Technology has partnered up with music-download service eMusic now through January 2007, to give visitors to Kingston’s Mobile Phone Village Web site 50 free songs with a free 14-day eMusic trial subscription. Read More

  • PlayStation 3 Firmware 1.11


    Sony last night updated the firmware for the PlayStation 3. The new firmware, version 1.11, adds a media cross bar in the account manager as well as various other system tweaks. Kotaku is also reporting that the new firmware causes the system to lockup when users try to adjust sound settings. No word on the specific cause, but I imagine we’ll probably see new firmware soonish. PS3… Read More

  • iSymphony: Is There Room For One More iPod Dock?


    If you went shopping for electronics this past weekend, you likely noticed the assorted piles and piles of accessories that are available for iPods. Hell, even a trip I made into an Apple store last night left me bleary-eyed from the speaker/docking station options alone. So is it really worth it to mention the officially launched iSymphony M Series? Yep. Unlike most of the docking systems… Read More

  • Lenovo Gives T60 Thinkpad The Widescreen Treatment

    Lenovo has finally gone widescreen on its T60 Thinkpad models. You can now grab the T60 with a 15.4” widescreen display starting at $1399. Other features on the T60 Thinkpad include Core 2 Duo CPUs, WWAN, and security features. The T60 widescreen is targeted at business power users who need the extra screen real estate for presentations and “powerful business… Read More

  • Nokia 6290 And 6086 Announced

    Some really nice looking Nokia phones were just announced and they are packed to the brim with features…or at least one is. The Nokia 6290 3G Smartphone (pictured) will be dropping in early 2007 for $427 and will feature a 2.2” QVGA display with 16 million colors, a 2MP camera with 4x zoom, e-mail client with attachment viewer for PDF, Excel, and Word documents, an MP3 player… Read More

  • Gobble Gobble PING! Assign An IP Address To Your Turkey

    After Thanksgiving, we know you’re sick of turkey. Trust us, we ate enough of that shit to fall asleep longer than Rip Van Winkle. But this is a gadget of utmost importance that should be considered for next Thanksgiving: The Stoker BBQ Controller. It comes with the usual probes you’d use to when cooking a gigantic animal, but also features a completely programmable computer… Read More