Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Release Your Inner Johnny Quest With The Hover Scooter

    If your parents died and left you their business or you got set up with a fat trust fund and you’re still in your teens, take note! This is a post for something you might be able to afford! The Levitating Hover Scooter is a personal hovercraft vehicle that comes with a big metal bar to hang onto. You’ll need it too – the Hover Scooter can reach speeds up to 15mph thanks a… Read More

  • Programming Rocks!

    Feeling nostalgic for the simpler days of programming? Well apparently Kim Moser is. Moser has amassed a large collection of Commodore PET and Commodore 64 programs, which he’s dutifully transferring into video clips for YouTube-ians everywhere to take a gander. This, for example, was a program created to scare small children into thinking pumpkins can sing. No, I kid. It’s… Read More

  • Motorola And Ferrari Announce Lengthy Phone Name, Actual Phone

    Motorola, you are just on your game this week dude! You’ve been leaking stuff like wild and now you’re releasing a new phone with Ferrari? What’s the scoop, brahhhh? Turns out Motorola today unveiled its new RAZRmaxx V6 Ferrari Challenge Mobile Phone Limited Edition. Not only does it come with the longest model name for a cellphone ever, but it packs sounds from the Ferrari… Read More

  • AT&T Hooks The RAZR Up With HSDPA

    Not sure why you’d buy a RAZR with HSDPA, but if you’re into gauche phones with terrible operating systems, then this must be your lucky day. After being given the FCC nod, the Motorola RAZR V3xx is now available through AT&T. Aside from HSDPA, the phone features Bluetooth with A2DP, microSD, and a 1.3MP camera for taking blurry glamor shots of you at the Jersey shore. You can… Read More

  • One Man's Wii-pinion

    , circa 1998. Read More

  • 128GB Of Raw, Uncut Solid State Memory

    Remember when having a 100GB hard drive meant you could install all your games and have bragging room left over? The days of 100GB hard drives could vanish soon with the release of a 2.5-inch solid state drive from A-Data. Clocking in at a 128GB capacity, this would indeed be the largest SSD ever. It also connects via SATA so you should be good as far as hooking it up and speed goes. Cost… Read More

  • The AudioFile: Where's the Love In Online Music Services?


    As a journalist covering digital audio, I can’t help feeling like I’m not really contributing to the welfare of the world at large. Sure, music is important to our physical well-being, and hearing it with the utmost clarity and detail is an integral part of the experience for many. But there are bigger issues in the world, like hunger, disease, war, poverty, and the proliferation… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Cooking with Squid Edition

    Live From Vegas: Lifepod Delivers Bizarre Speakers For Backs, Dogs, Phones
    Futiro Skype Phones
    Cooks Turn To The Nintendo DS For Recipes
    Transformers Take To The Shoes
    Optimus Prime Poses for Headshot! Read More

  • Optimus Prime Poses for Headshot!

    film by Michael Bay. He doesn’t look bad, does he? It’s not the Bumblebee we knew as kids, but it is Bumblebee. But the question you’re all wondering is: How does Optimus Prime look? We have his first close up right here. Read More

  • Japan's Softbank Ships Toshiba Phone With Oakley Bluetooth Headset/Shades Combo

    HA! HA hahahahahaha! HahahahHAHAHA! HAhaha! heh. Ok, sorry. We couldn’t help ourselves. And now, back to the news. Toshiba 911T Multi-Media Phone with Oakley Bluetooth Sunglasses [MobileWhack] Read More

  • Live From Vegas: Lifepod Delivers Bizarre Speakers For Backs, Dogs, Phones

    I just got back from SIA (the skiing and snowboarding trade show) in Vegas. Cool stuff was plentiful, and I ran across a tiny Brooklyn-based outfit called Lifepod that specializes in creative (and creatively bizarre) DAP speaker systems. First up, is their High Roller line of backpacks, which aim to take on the new Skullcandy-CamelBack double-team . Stow your DAP of choice in the pocket and… Read More

  • Palm OS-Based Treos Finally Get Direct Push Support for Exchange

    If any of you are business users on the fence about a Palm OS-based smartphone (read: Treo) vs. a Blackberry because of Palm’s lack of push-email support can finally make the jump. Palm today has announced an upgrade for the 700p and 680 models of the popular Treo that grant it push email syncing capabilities with Microsoft Exchange. The lack of the feature has led many away from the Palm… Read More

  • Apple's Leopard Secrets: Sold at Auction?

    get too rich for your blood? If you are a victim of these bizarre circumstances, have I got something for you! A Portuguese eBay user going by gio_di (8) has a video of himself telling you about the new features in Leopard, ostensibly in English. Gio knows, he says, about all the stuff we don’t know about the new OS, and he’s willing to spill the beans, for a price. That price… Read More

  • Access Renames Palm OS, Fanboys Look On Accusingly

    , has made yet another move to make Palm fanboys cry: The Palm OS is now called the Garnet OS. WTF. This means that the last vestiges of the operating system that started the modern handheld and smartphone computing industries is nothing more. Gone are the masturbatory jokes and good-natured puns. While the Garnet OS is in every other way the successor to the Palm OS, losing the Palm name… Read More

  • BackupHDDVD Interview

    As the name implies, BackupHDDVD is a program that allows users to copy HD DVD movies. The program is significant because it thwarted the impenetrable HD DVD DRM AACS (Advanced Access Content System) by simply going around it. Rather than breaking AACS’ copy protection, BackupHDDVD attacks HD DVDs from the content protection side. If you’re still scratching your head over all… Read More

  • Analysts To Media: Stop Calling The iPhone A Smartphone


    Two senior ABI Research analysts—wireless research director Stuart Carlaw, and principal mobile broadband analyst Philip Solis—would appreciate it if everyone in the media would stop incorrectly calling the iPhone a smartphone. (Because it’s stupid, stupid, stupid! Just kidding.) No, the analysts simply want people to realize that to be called a true smartphone it must use… Read More

  • Avvenu Player For iTunes Access On The Go


    Onto the long list of “things I wish I had when I worked in an office cubicle” I’m adding the Avvenu Music Player, which gives you remote access to your iTunes library through a Web browser on any other Internet-connected Windows or Mac computer or Windows Mobile 5 Smartphone. Unfortunately, your iTunes library must reside on a Windows XP PC, since that’s the only… Read More

  • Apple To Stick Optical Drive On Bottom Of Macbooks?

    Apple could very well be working on that “ultra-portable” Macbook that everyone keeps blabbing about. Well thanks to a lovely patent drawing, Jobs & Co. seem to want to throw the optical drive on the bottom to decrease the amount of space used in the design of the laptop. A pain in the butt? You betcha. Though Unwired View counters that we don’t really use our optical… Read More

  • Buy An iPhone, Get 1.5 Years Of Free Service

    File this one under “completely full of it,” but according to Mr. Deleon over at Gizmodo, those of you who make the iPhone plunge in June will be welcomed with 1.5 years of free AT&T wireless service. Sweet deal, but the only proof that exists of this phantom deal is Jim Cramer’s word. The Mad Money host (SELL! SELL! SELL!) claims that the plan is to persuade people to… Read More

  • You're My Fave! Contest

    from T-Mobile. Super-slim and sophisticated. Slide the Samsung t629 open to reveal an impressive array of features: 1.3 megapixel camera, high-resolution screen, MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity, and a quad-band worldphone in a stunning silver finish. Thanks to Samsung and T-Mo for hooking us up. The contest ends on Wednesday, January 31 at noon EST. Read More