Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Guy Turns Nintendo DS Into An iPod

    Behold the mystery of YouTube yet again folks. Here we have a video of someone running a virtual iPod on his or her Nintendo DS. Using the touch screen and stylus, the user operates the iPod’s clickwheel while the iPod’s display appears on the top DS screen. And does it play music? Oh hell yes. No clue on how this works, but a very cool/hip/urban/rad/gnarly use of the DS. Guy… Read More

  • Toshiba Releases HD DVD Drive


    Toshiba has brought the world it’s first HD DVD write drive while still supporting older formats, ie DVD and CD. A few sample drives of the SD-H903A will begin shipping out this month. It’s not the quickest but it is the first so we’ll give Toshiba some credit, it burns at 1x for both single and dual layer HD DVD-R. It buffers at 8MB and is said to support all HD DVD due to… Read More

  • Buy An Apple Display, Get Tiny Bugs Inside It

    Looks like for a limited time only you’ll be able to purchase an Apple-made LCD display with bugs in it. Or at least that was the case for one gentleman who discovered little, tiny critters inside the display he was using. See that little bugger in the video above? He’s the culprit. Of course this comes off of the Apple forums, so the responses to this conundrum are priceless… Read More

  • We'll Tell Off CE Makers So You Don't Have To

    OK, guys. We’re headed to CES on Saturday and will be jet-lagged, hung-over and pissed off. Let’s channel that anger into a little constructive criticism. In the comments, please tell us all your pet peeves about consumer electronics — the price, the size, the ease-of-use — and we’ll put those questions to as many bigwigs as we can, including Michael Dell. We… Read More

  • Canon Announces DC50 DVD Camcorder

    Canon just announced its new DC50 DVD Camcorder. This $799 handheld camcorder is feature-rich and is perfect for those on the fence between amateurs and professional. The DC50 offers direct-to-DVD recording, a 5.39-megapixel CCD image sensor for 5-megapixel photos, 10x optical/200x digital zoom, DIGIC DV II technology, level and grid image marking, and the ability to record in true… Read More

  • Ditch iCal, Make Your Office Wall Into A Calendar

    Who needs software and gadgets in their office? Certainly not you! You can get rid of iCal and hit up The Home Depot for some chalkboard paint. Looks like Martha Stewart knows how to multitask like a pro; her DIY Wall Calendar made of chalkboard paint is the perfect way to make your office unique while keeping it functional at the same time. Martha’s guide shows you how to create a… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Puck-Man Edition

    Japanese Live-Action Pac-Man Skit
    Rollies: Training Wheels for Sneakers, or Something
    Smartvue S4 Wireless Draft-N IP Cam Peeps With Better Range
    Cat Genie Makes Pooping AutoMagic
    Amazon’s Bezos Shows Off Egg-Shaped Spacecraft Read More

  • An Open Letter to Verizon Wireless, From Yours Truly (and David Letterman)

    Dear Verizon Wireless, I know it’s maybe been a tough year, breaking ground on your new 3G network, losing some traction to Sprint and T-Mobile, watching competitor Cingular make inroads towards stealing some of your high-speed data thunder. What you need is some hip, edgy marketing to lift you spirits, and I think Dave Letterman’s crew has just the right idea: I sincerely hope… Read More

  • Tough Guy Leather USB Drive

    Most things that are banal can be elevated from “stupid” to “interesting” by wrapping them in leather. See: rock stars, steering wheels, prom dates. So is the case with Digiwork’s latest USB thumb drives. In 1, 2, or 4GB sizes, the otherwise unremarkable flash drives are wrapped in sensual, epicurean leather. With the keyring, this would be the only flash… Read More

  • Reader Response: Countdown to CES Day 03

    The wait for CES is yawn inducing, but it looms at least. That means no more slow news days; no more staring blankly at my monitor, possibly drooling, waiting for something interesting to happen. It also means that Reader Response is drawing to a close for awhile. Today we’re giving away one Belkin SportCommand. It’s a great device that has completely changed my cycling habits. So… Read More

  • Seagate 1TB Hard Drive Coming Soon

    Seagate has been pumping out its 750GB hard drives since April 2006. Well apparently the company had enough of all the “when’s there gonna be a one-terabyte drive?” questions and sent out an e-mail to the media letting us know that a drive of that size will be coming in the first half of 2007.
    Seagate’s 1TB hard drive will be our second generation 3.5-inch hard drive… Read More

  • More Halo 3 Beta Opportunities


    If you failed to geet a beta invite for “Halo 3″ during the first round, it appears that you’ve got another shot. All you have to do is log three hours playing Halo 2 online between Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, 12:01 a.m. EST and Feb. 3, 2007, 11:59 p.m. EST. The first 13,333 people to do so and signup at the Halo 3 site will get a beta invite.If that doesn’t work for… Read More

  • Cat Genie Makes Pooping AutoMagic

    I have cats. Two of ‘um. I once got one of those LitterMaid things, but after a few days, I realized it was a lot more complicated than just changing the litter box manually. Sure it’s a gross chore, but it’s nothing difficult. So I’m sure you can anticipate my reaction for this new cat poop accessory. That’s right, in the spirit of LitterMaid comes the Cat… Read More

  • Apple Prepping LED Backlighting for LCD Displays

    Chances are pretty decent that Apple will introduce updates to its MacBook and/or MacBook Pro portables next week during MacWorld 2007. Apple has a tendency to include both slimmer design and brighter LCDs to its laptop upgrades, but one must wonder how this can happen given the already svelte styling and bright screens of the current line-up. Read More

  • Logitech X-240 Speakers With iPod Dock

    Logitech has announced the suprisingly low-priced X-240 speaker system. For $50, you get two satellite speakers and a subwoofer to crank out the bass, plus an “audio control center” where you’ll be able to dock an iPod or Zune via interchangeable docks. It’s not due out until April, but it seems like a decent system for the price regardless if you even own a Zune, iPod… Read More

  • Samsung To Release Ultra Video At CES


    As Josh reported on the Ultra Video last month, Samsung will present this at CES and yes that means we’ll be getting our grubby paws on it as well as the Ultra Music (SGH-F300). Read More

  • Smartvue S4 Wireless Draft-N IP Cam Peeps With Better Range


    Wireless Draft-N stuff is fun. IP cameras are fun, too. So it makes sense that combining the two would be a good time all the way around. Smartvue, the IP video software and hardware solutions company, agrees and to prove it, it’s launched the Smartvue S4C550, a vandal- and weather-resistant outdoor IP video camera that features long range 802.11 Draft-N wireless connectivity. This… Read More

  • FujiFilm Drops Three Digicams

    . They’ve just added three more to their line up, all of which should be available by March. We begin with the entry-level Finepix F40fd which will cost about $299 and includes and xD/SD Compatible slot (whew), face-detection, image stabilization and good low-light handling. It has an 8-megapixel sensor. Read More

  • Rollies: Training Wheels for Sneakers, or Something

    Unless you’re a really, really hot lady, sporting around town on Rollerblades will make you look like a total, out-and-out douchebag. That is a fact here in 2007. But if you really want to crank your douchebagitude up a few notches, check out Rollies. Instead of strapping your feet into ugly-futuristic-looking plastic skates, you strap these ugly-futuristic-looking plastic skates onto… Read More