Gadgets

 

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Xbox 360 Sells Out In Japan

    I can’t believe it, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 is selling like mad in Japan. The special edition bundle of Blue Dragon was available for preorder yesterday, in which 100,000 units sold out almost immediately. Another 90,000 standard bundles were soon to follow the shortage. Blue Dragon is an Xbox 360 title developed by the makers of the successful Chrono Cross. The special edition… Read More

  • Moto's Touchscreen, Linux-Based ROKR E6 Clears FCC, Excites Fanboys

    Another day, another slick Moto phone, right?. Sorta. This candy bar Moto is more likely than most to get the fan boys frothing, as it’s totally different, but kinda the same, as the phones Moto has been turning out lately. It’s similar in that it’s called the ROKR E6, which means it will be a music phone (and it will ROCK). Its looks are very RAZR-esque, right down to the… Read More

  • Keane to Release Next Single on Thumb Drive

    By now, CDs are a passe way to buy music. Soooo 2001, really. And iTunes, or BitTorrent? Please. If you really want to get your music the modern way, apparently you buy it on TD (thumb drive). And that is how Keane is releasing their next single. Okay, really we’re not sure whether this is stupid or inspired, but at $7.45 US, including multimedia features and bonuses such as… Read More

  • Bang & Olufsen Debuts Serene Cell Phone


    Sorry, we missed this yesterday, but luxury electronics-maker Bang & Olufsen launched its first North American mobile phone, Serene, which was co-developed by Samsung. I know it’s not new new, and the set of functions on the $1,300 plus mobile isn’t anything more than standard (camera, SMS, MMS, e-mail, calendar, WAP and Bluetooth). However, its design is fairly unique… Read More

  • Video Piracy Made Easy with iRecord


    With Streaming Networks’ new iRecord, your computer is now obsolete. At least as a way to get audio or video from the media you own onto your iPod, PSP or other MPEG-4-playing device, anyway. It’s a small video capture/encoding device with analog TV and Audio inputs and a USB output. The iRecord captures and encodes using H.264/ACC for video, MP3 for audio, and is about twice… Read More

  • How Close Is The Invisibility Cloak?

    Invisibility. Frodo used a ring, James Bond used an Aston Martin, the Klingons used space ships, and Harry Potter used a cloak. Now, it looks like they’re all closer to becoming a reality. Well, except for the ring because that’s just stupid. Scientists from the Imperial College in London and Duke University have teamed up to create a 4.7-inch piece of material that can actually… Read More

  • Epson's Hi-Def Printers Now Available


    The Epson Ultra Hi-Definition line of photo printers we reported on back in August are now available. So if you’ve got a whole lotta pent up aggression toward your current photo printer, we think it’s about time you took a baseball bat to it and replaced it with one of these beauties that churns out extra-delicious-looking pictures using the company’s new Claria… Read More

  • NetTansor WiFi Lets You Spy On Your Stuff

    I’m not sure what you could actually use this for, except to keep a close eye on your pet at home, but this is Bandai’s NetTansor WiFi Webcam on wheels. It’s a funny-looking little robot with useless arms that can be controlled from your PC. You couldn’t really use him to spy on people, because I can’t imagine that anybody wouldn’t notice the 11.4-inch… Read More

  • BlinkIt: The iPod Flashlight that Glows


    If you’ve been aching to find just the right device to occupy the dock connector on your iPod when it’s, you know, not docked, this looks like a decent one to keep handy. Yes, it’s a flashlight, and while I’m pretty sure there are other flashlight-type accessories this one is better ’cause it blinks. BlinkIt ($30) is like your own personal homing beacon. It has… Read More

  • Personal Soundtrack Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

    I live in what could be classified as “a big city,” and every day my journey to work is different. Sometimes I’m early and I get off the El early and walk casually down Michigan Ave. Sometimes, I’m extremely late so I have to walk briskly (because running is so lame) to make it on time. However I get to work, I’ve got my MP3 player firmly planted in my ears. This… Read More

  • Leica M8 Goes Digital, Expensive

    Ah yes, the old-school Leica design goes into the digital age with a 10.3-megapixel sensor and a 2.5-inch LCD. How much can you expect to pay for digital convenience? How about $5,000! If you’re not busy cleaning up the coffee you’ve just undoubtedly spilled on your shirt, the camera also has a 1/8000 shutter speed, 4GB of storage, and a black case. It’s “pro” in… Read More

  • Apple Gains Market Share


    Data released by Gartner indicates that in the past 12 months, Apple Mac sales have grown 31 percent from 744,000 to 975,000 units. The gain places Apple fourth in US shipments with 6.1 percent market share, just behind Gateway’s 6.4 percent US market tally. Despite falling 7.1 percent, Dell continues to lead the US market with a 32.1 percent share. While HP has experienced a lot of… Read More

  • nVidia Working on CPU+GPU

    working better on GPUs than CPUs has gone to nVidia’s head. After they finished high-fiving each other and downing a combined 374 Coronas, they set in motion a plan to develop a CPU with GPU features. According to nVidia, OEM manufacturers want a CPU that blends CPU functionality along with graphics functionality in order to lower costs and only have one chip instead of two on their boards. Read More

  • NYC: Get Your Hands On PS3 Early

    A number of lucky New Yorkers will get the chance to visit a PlayStation 3 event that goes from 2PM to Midnight on November 1. The visitors will also get to play the lusted for (and hated) console for 2 hours! There are no details on what the event will include, what games there will be or anything else. All we know is that you’ve got to be there, and eventually you’ll get to touch… Read More

  • Upravlator From the Optimus Designers

    and the full-blown Optimus keyboard, the Upravlator is basically a small monitor with twelve buttons. The twelve buttons aren’t just buttons – they’re just like the Mini Three in that the buttons are screens that change depending on the context. The limit of the device depends only on the SDK (Software Development Kit) and how far programmers are willing to take it. Read More

  • Domain Name муѕрасе.com For Sale, Affordable

    How much would you pay for the domain name муѕрасе.com? NewsCorp paid millions for MySpace, but you can have муѕрасе.com on the cheap, relatively speaking (it’s at $202 on eBay right now). It’s not myspace.com, but rather a cyrillic IDN domain name that looks like the genuine McCoy, but isn’t. The character encoding is different, but the characters displayed… Read More

  • Sony Talks About PlayStation 3's Online Services

    Sony CEO, Kaz Hirai, has finally announced a few details about PlayStation 3’s online services (I’m surprised they’ve done such a good job of keeping the lid closed this long). Hirai stated that Sony has taken a different philosophy on the PS3’s online services, in which there will be no differentiating between PS3’s online and offline services: What we don’t… Read More

  • Microsoft Announces 100GB HD

    Today, at X06: Korea, Microsoft announced that it will be releasing a 100GB HD for the Xbox 360. If you own an Xbox 360, you already know that the 20GB HD you received with the premium console (or bought separately) wasn’t even a full 20GB. The new HD is really something Microsoft should have included with the Xbox 360 when it first launched, not something we have to dish out more money… Read More

  • Brew-Yr-Own Crosstitch Nintendo Controller DS Case

    You’ve got a Nintendo DS, some yarn, and a few handy crosstitch grids, so it makes sense (we guess) to knit yo’self a case for your handheld game unit. And if you like your style retro, as we do, it’s natch that you’d fashion said case into an old-school Nintendo controller, and that it would kick crafty ass. Then, being that you’re all DIY and friendly with… Read More

  • Xbox Live Hits 4 Million

    Microsoft has announced that its Xbox Live service has reached the 4 million subscriber mark. What’s more, it expects to log 6 million users by June 2007. It has also stated that 70 percent of its users are downloading content and 9 million voice and text messages are sent weekly. So the 3rd Gen console war is on the brink of beginning and Microsoft has already declared a significant… Read More