Gadgets

 

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Skype Founders To Launch Web TV

    The founders of Skype, the internet calling powerhouse, and the old KaZaA peer to peer file trading service, are planning to launch an advertising-supported internet TV network in the coming months. With shades of a higher quality, P2P YouTube, the project that’s code named “Venice” will allow amateurs and professionals to put their TV programs online for anybody to see. Read More

  • Record Online FM With Instant FM Music

    Instant FM Music is a USB drive that can record music from FM and Web stations, so that you can identify the song and play it back later on your MP3 player or PC. It uses Snaptune One software to identify the songs, and can display the radio text. I have no clue how well this works, but at least it looks like fun. Seriously, look how much fun that girl is having in the picture. She knows… Read More

  • Full-Featured USB Skype Phone On The Cheap

    There was a time when I used Skype exclusively. I talked to my parents, my friends and I even purchased some SkypeOut time to talk to my ex-girlfriend in Europe (Edit: Europe, huh? How did you manage to chase away every girl on this continent? Look out South America, he’s coming for you next–JG). I enjoyed the convenience of sitting at my computer and dialing people up, but because… Read More

  • It's Pumpkin-Carving Time, Bitches!


    I’ve never been a big fan of Halloween, but it was the one time during the year my mother let me play with knives whilst I mangled a pumpkin or two. However, much like the lack of creativity I exhibited in my costume choices (I actually dressed up as a sack of potatoes one year), my pumpkin carvings were of the standard triangles-squares-and-circles ilk. So I’m a little behind on… Read More

  • How are We Doing? Part XIV

    It will make us very happy. We started this site on August 10, 2006. In that time, we’ve posted 1,662 stories, received 3,984 comments, gained 24,458 RSS readers, and hit an average of 12,375 pageviews per day. We’re 926 in Technorati and steadily rising. We held a New York meet-up where we met over 100 readers from all over the world. We named a blue blob. Why am I blowing my own… Read More

  • MacBook Update Keeps Macs On

    If your MacBook has been shutting down since the last update, get over to the Apple Support site and download the new SMC Firmware update. The SMC Update improves the MacBook’s internal monitoring system and addresses issues with unexpected shutdowns. This update is recommended for all MacBook systems, including those that received warranty repair. My MacBook has been shutting down… Read More

  • Nyko's Intercooler Causes Problems For Xbox 360

    The Intercooler is a 3-fan venting system that attaches to the back of the Xbox 360, keeping the console cool and improving console performance. Seeing as how my Xbox 360 has never given me any problems (and it’s from the first batch of consoles), I haven’t gotten a chance to use the Intercooler myself, which turns out to be a good thing. Nyko’s Intercooler has been named a… Read More

  • Be Free Of Over-Heated Laptop Concerns With Lapworks' Miracle Laptop Desk


    Friends, let me ask you a few questions: Is your mobile-computing experience being ruined by a severe case of “hot legs?” Do you use your laptop computer in fear of a volatile battery pack? The very battery pack that your manufacturer supplied you with! Well friends, worry no more and rejoice for the Lapworks Laptop Desk Will set you free! Made from revolutionary space-age… Read More

  • Dcube Wants You To DivX Your Own High-Def DVDs


    If you’re like us, and we know you are, you’re tired of the HD DVD vs. Blu-ray pissing match that’s making it too confusing and frustrating to get your hands on high-def DVDs to watch on that fancy boobtube of yours. Dcube, a Korean A/V company, has taken it upon itself to say “STFU” to both camps in favor of a BYO solution. Many people already (legally… Read More

  • Gears of War To Push Xbox 360 To Its Max?

    Epic, the game developer behind Gears of War, is also the company that convinced Microsoft to put 512MB RAM into the Xbox 360 instead of 256MB. Epic claimed Gears of War simply would not function without 512MB RAM. Preston Thorne, Gears of War QA manager has stated multiple times that Gears of War pushes the Xbox 360 to its limits. So the big question in our minds is, is Gears of War really… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Roadside Assistance Edition

    Here are some of yesterday’s highlights: Foot-Pump-Action Jump-Starter
    Yamaha’s Fuel Cell Scooter Ready To Roll
    Axxen’s Egg-Like Speakers
    From the Vaults of Stupid: Bulletproof Textbooks
    O’Neill H3 Campack Is The Coolest Backpack Read More

  • Foot-Pump-Action Jump-Starter

    It seems we’re on an alternative-fuel-source-for-transportation theme here, but we promise it’s all coincidence. That won’t stop us, however, from showing you, the reader, this FreeCharge Weze. It’s a foot-pump-operated dynamo for jump-starting your car or boat or Frankenstein’s Monster, but maybe not aircraft carriers, airplanes or Blake’s libido. Use… Read More

  • Yamaha's Fuel Cell Scooter Ready To Roll

    Yamaha is set to debut a new pseudo-125cc fuel cell-powered scooter at this week’s International Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exposition in Yokohama. The scooter has a secondary Lithium Ion battery that charges from the main Hydrogen fuel cell. If Yamaha puts the little bike into production, it would be the first mass-produced fuel cell vehicle on… Read More

  • Rimax Mystic PMP + VOIP Chimera


    We know, there’s nothing worse than laying awake at night, unable to sleep do to nagging questions you can’t resolve. No, not the “Lohan used to be so cute, WTF happened!?” one, but the “What if my PMP also featured VOIP?” Rimax answers your nighttime prayers with the new Mystic MP4, MP3 and VOIP phone. With a 1.5-inch screen and up to 2GB memory, this… Read More

  • Apple's New iPod: Touch Bezel, Not Touchscreen?

    Let’s make it three Apple rumors in a row. The single most iconic part of the iPod, apart from its original white color scheme, is of course the clickwheel. The juxtaposition of the circular clickwheel below the squarish screen adds attractive dimensions to the simple device and is without a doubt partially responsible for the iPod’s success. But it would appear as if Apple is about… Read More

  • Apple Hides 802.11n in New MacBook Pros

    Apple seems to like the not-yet-official 802.11n WiFi standard, as its secretly packing it into both the latest iMac and now the spankin’ new Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro. Not that you can use the fancy new hardware, though, as OSX doesn’t recognize it as anything but a standard 802.11g card. We’re pretty sure that as soon as it becomes an IEEE standard protocol, that will… Read More

  • Rumor: Apple May Release 8-Core Mac

    It’s only been a couple months since Apple released the Mac Pro, which features two 2.66GHz dual-core Intel Xeon “Woodcrest” processors, but now rumors are floating around that Apple is preparing to release a new computer that will feature a total of eight cores. If the new eight-core Mac does release, it will probably feature two of Intel’s quad-core Xeon… Read More

  • Axxen's Egg-Like Speakers

    Axxen’s digital audio player speakers feature compatibility with any DAP (hooray for non-iPod users), an SD slot and a USB port, allowing connectivity to a PC or Mac. The design is pretty innovative, the two little speakers connect to each other to form one futuristic-looking egg. In the center of the egg you will find a control center with the normal pause/play/fast-forward/rewind buttons. Read More

  • Samsung to Dump WinMo, Symbian, Linux in Favor of Home Brew Smartphone OS!?

    OK, we’re taking this with a grain of salt, but just a little tiny one. Our little birdie, who is in the know on smartphone OSes, sent us a tip concerning the idea that Samsung, the company responsible for many of the feature-rich yet slim phones across the country, is working on something totally new and totally awesome. So says the source, who goes on to assert that Samsung will be… Read More

  • Miglia Wants Your Mac To Be A DVR

    Miglia, makers of the wireless VoIp solution for Macs, has come out with another Mac device. And this one is pretty dern cool. The TVDuo turns your Mac into a fully-functioning DVR. It contains two tuners and is compatible with the DVB-T standard. Pricing has yet to be announced, but I’d expect it to be affordable and worth it. This could really come in handy when Apple announces those… Read More