Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Info SD Card Shows Free Space

    The multinational conglomerate A-DATA is set to roll out an SD card that uses some sort of e-ink-like display to show you just how much space you’ve got left–useful if you’ve got stacks of these things. What would be really cool is if they can fit this onto a mini or microSD. Check it out sometime post-CES. Product Page [AData] Read More

  • BMW Designs Hydrogen Powered 7-Series


    Oh this is cool and I’m not just referring to the temperature of the hydrogen. This prototype BMW 7-series sedan was featured at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It can run on both gas and hydrogen and can switch between the two fuel sources in case you can’t find a hydrogen fueling station. It currently uses BMW’s 6-liter V-12, but BMW engineers say that with further development… Read More

  • LumiGrams: For the Ladies

    because it looks like some madman designed their site. However, the catalog words and the bags cost about $400 on a good day, batteries not included. Catalog [LumiGram] Read More

  • Windows Vista Gets First TV Spot

    What is it with companies making bad commercials lately? Here comes another one, this time courtesy of Redmond. It’s the new Vista TV spot. Notice that it doesn’t actually contribute anything to our knowledge of the OS. I figure if you really want to showcase a product like Vista you should actually, you know, show the product. Meh. The first ever Microsoft Vista commercial no… Read More

  • Philips 5-in-1 Portable Video Game Charger


    I suppose some of us out there have our streams crossed and are as equally addicted to Brain Age as Liberty City Stories. Unfortunately, traveling with multiple portable game systems means traveling with multiple charge cords. Philips Universal Handheld Travel Charger & Adaptor 5-in-1 charger juices up your Nintendo DS, Nintendo DS Lite, Nintendo GBA, Nintendo GBA Micro, and PSP (although… Read More

  • NewTek TriCaster: TV Studio In A 10-Pound Box

    A couple weeks ago I had the privilege of seeing a live demo of NewTek’s TriCaster Pro, a 10-pound Shuttle PC-style box that contains all the components for a very powerful television/video studio. I recorded the demo for your viewing pleasure, but unfortunately, I botched my recording left and right. Thankfully, NewTek put another demo on video for me to show you. If you’re a… Read More

  • Snap.com: We're Giving It a Try

    to create little thumbnails of the sites they’re linking to. We’ve decided to follow suit. Now, when you roll over an external link you’ll get a little Snap preview which will allow you to decide, at a moment’s notice, whether to leave the site for greener pastures or to keep clicking like a madman through CG stories. What say ye? Yay or nay? A poll post-jump. Read More

  • Seagate's CEO Is a Mr. Dirty Mouth

    I’ve always had an admiration for stalwarts like Seagate and Maxtor. They’ve been around since those halcyon days of 286es and DOS, so I feel kind of protective about the brand and their products. Luckily, they’re in good hands with Bill Watkins. I’ve never met the man, but apparently he’s a pip. Fortune is running selection of choice quotes including his opinion… Read More

  • CNET Editor James Kim and Family Missing

    CNET Senior Audio editor James Kim, his wife and two daughters are missing. They travelled to Seattle last week an were last seen at a hotel near Portland, Oregon. They are driving a Silver Saab Station wagon with the license plate “DOESF.” Contact the San Francisco PD at 415-558-5508 or 415-553-1071 if you have any information on their whereabouts. Missing Person Report Read More

  • Fender Keychain Tuner

    Here’s a great stocking stuffer for anyone in the family that plays a guitar. The Strobe-e Keychain Tuner is a guitar tuner, flashlight and to top it off with a musicians feel, a bottle opener. To use the tuner, you have to shine the keychain on your guitar string, and if your string is moving, adjust the tuning knob until the string looks still. The small keychain runs off of one… Read More

  • Microsoft Fixes Xbox 360 Problems

    For Microsoft Xbox 360 users that have been having problems with 1080p and VGA support, get on Xbox Live. The new update also fixes problems users have been having with wireless headsets and controllers. I’m not sure what the problem with the wireless controllers has been, but I know the wireless headsets have had some problems as of late with audio. Now download that update and get back… Read More

  • Goodbye GameBoy, We'll Miss You

    Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime has given the word that the GameBoy and GameBoy Advance will be seeing their last holiday season this year. We think that Game Boy Advance certainly has at least one more holiday season left in it. For us, it continues to be a great stepping stone for five-, six-, seven-year-old consumers to have their first great handheld gaming experience and… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Triplets Edition

    Insignia 2 GB Sport Quick Look
    Sennheiser MX75 Sport Headphones for the Sweaty
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    Expresso S2 Exercise Bike Hands On
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  • Free BlackBerry Pearl

    , after rebate, for $0.00. You need to get a new service plan, but that’s a small price to pay for FREE. Product Page Read More

  • Nintendo Refines Options For Parents

    Nintendo released an update for the Wii today, that gives users better control of the parental options available on the console. There’s still no news on when the channels are coming (news, weather and more) or when we’ll see the Opera browser. If you do decide to update your Wii, take into account the browser exploit that’s been available for the Wii probably won’t… Read More

  • Sony Gets New President

    Sony Computer Entertainment of America head Kaz Hirai will be replacing Ken Kutaragi as president of Sony Computer Entertainment. Kutaragi has been promoted to become chairmen of SCE and Jack Tretton, executive vice president of SCEA, will be taking Hirai’s place. Kutaragi will continue to oversee the entire SCE Group as chief executive officer, and will fully exercise his power to… Read More

  • TigerDirect.com Gives Away 20 PS3s, Wiis And Zunes…But Not To You


    Or maybe to you, if you go to the site and enter. The computer and electronics e-tailer is giving away 20 Sony PlayStation 3 game consoles, 20 Nintendo Wii game consoles, and 20 Microsoft Zune music players. There’ll be one winner for each product daily from now until December 20th. What’s the catch? Well other than having to supply your contact info, the three daily… Read More

  • Best Buy Woos Cell Customers With Mobile Phone-Only Stores


    Best Buy announced today a partnership with U.K. retailer Carphone Warehouse (CPW) to develop a mobile phone-exclusive store concept at nine locations throughout Manhattan. (And yes, I know this info was sort of announced earlier this month, but this is the official deal.) Branded Best Buy Mobile (Genius!) the stores will give customers a choice ofseven carrier brands, including Cingular… Read More

  • New Patent Shows iPhone iDeas

    It’s not an iPod Mini, it’s a possible rendition of the elusive iPhone. These drawings are from a patent filing from Apple on Aug. 7 for a radio-transparent communications device combined with a media player. That spells iPhone to us. This is by no means the final iteration of the infamously absent phone, indeed we’re unlikely to know its final form until the day His… Read More

  • Samsung Enlists Beethoven to Sell Q1 UMPCs

    Well they’re calling him Sam, but I know Beethoven when I see him. And no I’m not saying all St. Bernards look alike. Anyway, here is the commercial for Samsung’s Q1 UMPC. Intriguing product, but I’m not sure about the commercial. What do you all think? Read More