Gadgets

 

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Bella DV Keyboard 3.0

    The Bella DV Keyboard 3.0 is a full-featured keyboard that has an integrated jog wheel in place of the arrow keys. The keyboard is aimed towards users who use video editing programs. The keyboard is PC and Mac compatible, and also features mappable buttons. Bella also says you can take advantage the keyboard’s jog wheel and programmable buttons in every day programs such as Microsoft… Read More

  • Official PlayStation Magazine Canceled

    It’s time to say goodbye to Official PlayStation Magazine, though you can’t exactly say you didn’t see this coming. OPM focused on issues most gaming sites tackle (for free), and gave users a little extra with a demo disc. With the launch of the PlayStation Network (which offers game demos and videos) coming soon, there’s little to no use for the demo disc that OPM… Read More

  • Nintendo Wii Debuts On TV Tonight

    If you want to watch the Nintendo Wii’s TV debut tonight, you’ll have to do something you’ve never done before: Watch the Dancing With The Stars finale on ABC. All part of Nintendo’s $200 million marketing plan, the Wii commercial will air during prime time. The commercial is actually part one in a series of four commercials, all of which have already surfaced on… Read More

  • DVD-Enabled Wii Coming Next Year

    Although Nintendo first announced that a DVD-enabled version of the Wii would only be coming to Japan, it has now confirmed that the premium version of the Wii will soon be available in North America. Apparently, Nintendo feels DVD compatibility isn’t a big deal for gamers: If DVD movie playback is so important, people can wait for the later model next year. For most consumers it’ll… Read More

  • Apple In Talks to Intro iPod Dock Connectors to Airlines

    . Sure, there are last-resort portable chargers, but they’re bulky and a pain to carry around. Apple apparently feels your pain. Instead of increasing the capacity of the iPods pedestrian battery, its struck a deal with many airlines to include iPod chargers on the seatbacks of many of their flights. Not only will the chargers provide power to your iPod when they launch in 2007, but… Read More

  • Cable Going Mobile

    After more than a year of development, Comcast and Time Warner are each slated to begin offering services via Sprint mobile phones. Later this month, Comcast will start offering services in Boston and Portland, while Time Warner will break into Austin and Raleigh. The cable by cell service will offer a handful of features that could appeal to many users. In addition to allowing you to watch TV… Read More

  • Halo 3 to Drop This Weekend?

    Alright take this one with about a 400-pound grain of salt, but word on the street is that Halo 3 could find its way on shelves within the next seven days. The launch would strategically coincide with the release of the PlayStation 3. Indeed, Bill Gates was quoted last year saying something to the effect that launching Halo 3 close to the PS3 launch would be perfect because it would divert… Read More

  • Apple Matters Looks at Zune Marketplace Pricing


    Apple Matters has a complete breakdown of the points system used by the Zune Marketplace. It seems as if James was a little overzealous in his claims that the Zune Marketplace is overcomplicated, but whatever, it’s worth checking out. Alright the Zune Marketplace price scheme isn’t perfect. Users should be charged per song or full album. Sure Apple did it first, but that… Read More

  • Battle Test: Cingular 3125 "Star Trek"

    When it comes to smartphones, there are generally two types: cellphones with built-in PDAs, and PDAs with built-in cellphones. The Cingular 3125 is the former. A slim flip along the lines of Motorola’s RAZR family, the 3125 (known also as the HTC Star Trek or STR TRK) fits into your pocket like any other slim phone, and is stylish to boot. It also offers the business-class features of… Read More

  • NBC News Looks to Video Podcasts

    Let’s all take a moment to welcome NBC to the digital age. In a play that surely isn’t dumb, NBC will begin offering the NBC Nightly News and Meet the Press in their entirety via video podcasts. The Nightly News will be available nightly at 10PM EST and Meet the Press will pop up each Sunday at 1PM EST. Each broadcast will be available for download at www.podcasts.msnbc.com. This is… Read More

  • ActionDVR: PVR for Your Day-to-Day

    This device is clearly intended for those with lives more exciting than mine, namely those who do more than sit in front of a computer all day. The ActionDVR is a portable digital video recorder that straps to a hat and looks totally ridiculous. Who cares though? You can record everything you see. Well everything for eight hours at least. It includes a small camera and microphone and weighs in… Read More

  • Nyko to World: We Did Not Burninate Your Xbox

    In response to claims that Nyko’s Intercooler 360 Xbox cooling system burns up Xbox 360s, Nyko is essentially saying that it’s impossible and that you people better calm yourselves. Fair enough. However, they’re also saying: While a small percentage of all products suffer from defects, the total defect rate for the Intercooler 360 is well under 1%, which is less than half of… Read More

  • Hey Baby, Wanna See My iSnake?

    Let us say you’re really lazy. Lazy to the point where you need both hands free to eat Doritos and use the remote on your TV. Perhaps you like to listen to music while watching this aforementioned TV. Well now you can keep your iPod hands-free thanks to the iSnake. Aside from having a silly name, the iSnake is a 27-inch flexible metal pole with a clamp on the end for your iPod. It will… Read More

  • Attack Of The Gaming Notebooks: Toshiba Joins The Battle

    Hot damn! For some reason, gaming is a popular topic this holiday. So it comes as no surprise that PC manufacturers are releasing gaming notebooks left and right. Toshiba’s offering is the Satellite P100-ST9742 notebook with Intel Core 2 Duo. Aside from the terrible model name/number, this sucker is packed to the brim with awesome features like a 1.4” chassis, NVIDIA GeForce Go… Read More

  • Yamaha Miburi Wearable Instrument

    So yesterday we told you about that crazy wearable air guitar, right? Turns out the Aussies copied the Japanese (isn’t that always the case?) version of the same shit from the 1990s. Dubbed “Miburi” and released by Yamaha in the 1990s, this wearable instrument allows for 1980s-style outlandish and synthesized performance. Just check out the video of some chicks and dudes… Read More

  • Elecom SCR-CD0001 Disc Destroyer

    So you’ve just burned some top secret information to a CD, but evil ninjas are on your tail. They are, of course, bent on stealing said top secret information to use for all sorts of diabolical schemes. What do you do? Simple, carry the Elecom SCR-CD0001. When those ninjas are finally closing in, you can just plug the SCR-CD0001 into an available USB port and insert your top secret disc. Read More

  • Velocity Micro Launches Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core Processor Machines


    There will be plenty more of these “quad-core” announcements today I’m sure, but Velocity Micro is one of my favorite desktop vendors for both gaming PCs and workstations. The boutique system builder (though you can now find its handy work in Best Buy stores) is all-in with Intel’s new very, very fast processors. For example, there’s the Velocity Raptor… Read More

  • Zune Headache on Launch Day

    Just installing the old Black Zune here, folks, and I’m here to say that either the Zune marketplace is running on an old 386 complete with a copy of Windows 98 or somebody’s got some ‘splaining to do. Like Ryan over at Engadget, I went through the Zune install rigamorale on a fairly new Gateway laptop and am now waiting patiently for the Marketplace to appear. I started… Read More

  • Novint Gets VTech To Build Falcon Game Controller


    Novint Technologies Falcon game controller is the first controller to make high-fidelity interactive three-dimensional touch possible and practical for consumer computing applications. (Admittedly something I didn’t know I needed, but now feel I must have.) The Falcon lets users feel weight, shape, texture, dimension, dynamics, 3D motion and force effects when playing enabled games. Read More

  • Nvidia Recreates Adrianne Curry Into World's First Real-Time, Virtual Celebrity

    Alright, so wasn’t Adrianne Curry already kind of a virtual celebrity? If so, then maybe Nvidia wasted its time using its new G80 processors to create another one that’s possibly just as vacuous, but with better posture. Well, at least this one doesn’t talk, which was the biggest shortcoming of the original model. Nvidia’s made a little movie to show off its creation. Read More