Gadgets

 

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • iSoap

    Now this is something I’ve never experienced, or even heard of, until now (soap?). One of The Consumerist’s readers, Sean, ordered an iPod from smalldog.com, and instead of finding an iPod in the middle of Apple’s big iPod box, he found two bars of Irish Spring soap, and a some Kirkwood batteries. I know what you’re thinking, “Soap doesn’t need… Read More

  • Mission Impossible: III To Be Available on MiniSD

    Nokia announced today that Mission Impossible: III will be released on miniSD in addition to the regular DVD treatment. Apparently, you can fit an entire movie on a 512MB card. The ambition is to allow users to watch miniSD movies on their phones. Right now, the movie is only available in Europe, but this might actually takeoff. I know it’s a long shot, and people aren’t really… Read More

  • The Waiting Guide: Camping Out For PS3 And Wii

    November is on the horizon, and for gamers that should means one thing: Next gen gaming from Sony and Nintendo is nearly here. This year, it’s going to take a lot more than driving up to your favorite video game retailer early on the day to get either of these consoles. Unless you were lucky enough to get a preorder for either consoles, you’re going to have to join groups of… Read More

  • LG AX490 FastTap Phone Quick Look

    Here’s a quick video of the LG AX490 FastTap phone in action. It will be available from Alltel Wireless in the US. Read More

  • Tower of Babel Translator

    The Tower of Babel translator is a prototype translation device that functions in a completely different fashion from existing translators. Rather than having users punch in words on a keypad and then get back a computery sounding voice, the Tower of Babel works by hooking electrodes to the users face. The electrode are able to monitor facial expressions and then issue translations when it… Read More

  • Sony NW-E003 MP3 Review

    has a review of the new Sony NW-E003 MP3 solid state player where it manages to score relatively high marks while simultaneously getting knocked for being openly gay (because it’s pink). Colbert-esque rants aside, this quick video review might provide some valuable insights for those of you who might have been on the fence with deciding to purchase this player. It finds that the… Read More

  • Samsung IP-830w Reviewed

    The IP-830w is Samsung/Sprint’s world phone. Designed to work with both CDMA and GSM< the IP-830w is a beefy smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard. At $799.99, $499.99 after rebate, you'd better have a huge expense account to pay for this bad boy. However, Sprint's roaming partners in GSM countries as well as some Asian partners make it a bit more compelling. It also runs… Read More

  • Nielsen Measures Families on the Go With Psychoacoustic Encoding

    before we get our soma capsules. The changing art of measuring TV viewership [NetworkWorld via TUAW] Read More

  • Nokia 870 Web Tablet in the Wild (??)

    Looks like someone got their hands on the follow-up to Nokia’s 770 Internet Tablet. Apparently it has a little webcam in there and more VOIP functions, although the readers at Internet Tablet Talk aren’t quite sure. It does look a little flashier than the 770 and a webcam might be a nice addition. We shall see. Thread [Internet Tablet Talk] Read More

  • Veeker: Send Video Notes to the World…

    … but does the world want to see them? Oliver at MobileCrunch just got the scoop on Veeker, a video messaging service that allows you to upload an MMS video and then send it to your personal page, your contacts, or the world. Like many proud video/image sharing sites before it, Veeker promises to be a one-stop shop for grainy images of people’s junk. The system works like this… Read More

  • Everex StepNote NC 1500: $500 Green Laptop

    I’ve seen Everex pop up every so often and have rarely been disappointed. They’re an OEM reseller and simply rebadge or repackage nice hardware in their own cases, but this little bugger is on $498 and runs at a cool 1.5-GHz using the VIA VIA C7- M, a low-power chip, along with the VIA UniChrome Pro video engine. While you probably won’t be playing Half-Life 8: Gordon Gets… Read More

  • Kodak EasyShare C875 Review

    In the annals of photography, a few brands stand out as film juggernauts that barely made the jump to digital and, in some cases, died in the process. Leica. Polaroid. Eastman Kodak. How far the mighty have fallen, friends. Leica is aiming for the stars, Polaroid is almost gone, and Kodak, bless its heart, is hanging on by a thread. Has old Kodachrome fallen yet? No, it hasn’t, thanks… Read More

  • Best Buy Gets Into Wii

    Getting ready for the upcoming launch of the Nintendo Wii, Best Buy has put together a huge section to market the new gaming console. If you’ve seen the PlayStation 3 kiosks in stores, you know that the Nintendo Wii section blows it out of the water. It seems as though everyone is really pushing the marketing of the Wii console over the PS3. It’s probably because PS3 will sell… Read More

  • How To Break Country Lock On Xbox 360

    After hearing about all the fun Japanese gamers are having playing Blue Dragon, it’s frustrating to know that we won’t be getting the game anytime soon. So if you’re impatient like me, you might want to try this simple way to get around the country lock that is placed on your Xbox 360. Go to Xbox.com and register a new gamertag, and make sure that the email address you… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: The Usual Suspects Edition

    Will the real Squid Vicious please stand up? Face-Tracking Cellphones Coming Soon
    Why You, The Reader, Need This 68 LED Flashlight
    Camera Lemons
    Elecom Releases Bar-Code Reading Mouse
    Squid Vicious Sighting? Read More

  • Alienware MCE PC: Sleek And Powerful

    Alienware is known for building high-end gaming PCs, but don’t expect to be playing F.E.A.R or Prey or any other current 3D game on its new media center. While it features a top-notch AMD 64 FX-62 dual-core CPU, a 1,000-watt amp (yes, its own power amp) and an HDMI output for high-definition video, Alienware went with integrated graphics on this box. I know space is limited in this… Read More

  • PlayStation 3 Unboxed

    I’m going to be honest, the PlayStation 3 looks like it can grow arms and legs and destroy my Xbox 360. It is massive. Why Sony decided to use the Spiderman font baffles me, but really, who cares? You can see the console, all the normal wiring and the highly talked about SIXAXIS controller. Check out more pictures after the jump. Read More

  • Music Playing Toothbrush Does Not Make Good Web Video

    WARNING: Do not click on the movie above. You will be subjected to a tossle-headed Chinese man brushing his teeth for 2 minutes. This is not a drill. Exclusive Video: Hasbro Tooth Tunes MP3 Toothbrush [Gizmodo] Read More

  • Confessions of the Knife: Samsung Revisits the Blade


    I was locked in an unforgiving contract through the RAZR-fad so thankfully, unlike Gavin, I was never swept in the fray. Despite never owning one, it was impossible not to notice the now-ubiquitous-phone. Even in New Orleans, it’s everywhere. I don’t think I can leave the house without laying eyes on one. The funny thing that was always apparent to me, was that the RAZR was an… Read More

  • Wal-Mart Rolls Back PlayStation 3

    Our favorite American retailer Wal-Mart has rolled back the price of the PlayStation 3 to $299, allowing all gamers to experience the “play beyond” gaming of the PlayStation 3. Just kidding, but hey, we can’t blame Wal-Mart for this mishap, someone must’ve taken a look at the price tag of the PS3 and said, “Well that just can’t be right!” and corrected it. Read More