Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Conde Nast Uses Girls to Teach It Cool, Supply Sweet Virgin Blood

    Guys… Guys… Graydon, wake up. Listen. These [air quotes]social network[air quotes] things are soooooo hot. They’re really popular with children — who has kids here? Nobody? Ok, we got some, don’t worry. Paula, we do not want to hear about your uterine journey, no, just wait… later. At the Holiday Party. Sure. Slides. Whatever. — and our magazines… Read More

  • Spion Orbitor Electronic Listening Device for the Devious

    I was browsing Uncrate this morning when I stumbled upon the Spion Orbitor Electronic Listening Device. While it’s nothing new, it managed to call forward a horde of memories that were repressed somewhere between my first kiss (don’t ask) and my freshman P.E. class.(ditto). When I was a kid my uncle gave me one of these things and I used to terrorize the neighborhood with it. Read More

  • The Year In Computer Viruses: 2006


    Panda Software, makers of fine computer security and Internet threat protection applications, has released a look-back at computer viruses, spyware and malware that made opening e-mail and surfing porn adult education Web sites so much fun in 2006. So without further ado, here’s my cut-and-paste job from the release. – The most moralistic. This award goes to the spyware… Read More

  • Skype Home For Free


    If you have any friends or relatives in Korea be sure to let them know they can call you for free over Skype starting December 23rd til January 3rd. This promotion extends to calls made to Japan from Korea as well and there are no restrictions on how many calls you can make or talk time during this 10 day promotion. Skype Promo [Chosunilbo] Read More

  • Handy Drive From US Modular

    Usually when a USB flash-drive gets connected to some other kind of gadget, things go wrong. But US Modular might have actually done things right this time around with their Handy Drive. Aside from the goofy name, this USB drive comes with a pen and flashlight built-in. It’s pretty much the best McGyver tool for when a geek like you ventures out into the wild — and by wild I… Read More

  • 12-year Old Gets Zune Filled With Porn

    Looks like Zune made a boo boo! A mom bought her 12-year old daughter a Zune from Wal Mart hoping it was the right gift for her. But going Zune proved to be a terrible decision — the player she bought was filled with tons of porn and the charger was missing. Wal Mart immediately apologized, blamed it on Microsoft, and offered a full refund plus a $25 gift card for their troubles. Aside… Read More

  • Vigor Gaming's AMD Quad FX4 Powerhouse


    Never heard of Vigor Gaming? Maybe you’ve heard of its Monsoon thermoelectric desktop cooling system? Okay, well you’ll just have to take my word for it then that Vigor builds some top-notch performance desktops and notebooks, such as the Vigor Force Recon QX4. Made for what the company’s calling “megatasking” (running multiple apps side by side with… Read More

  • Creative SE2300 Wireless Headphones Released

    If you’re looking for a pair of wireless headphones that work with any device you have and not just your iPod, you may want to check out Creative’s new SE2300 Wireless Headphones. Just plug the transmitter into your device-of-choice’s headphone jack and you’re set. The headphones receive your tunes via Bluetooth and you’ll be able to control music playback… Read More

  • KISS: Keep It Simple, Skype

    If you’re thinking of jumping to new-school telephony, like Skype, but want to keep your hardware assets old-school, a USB phone might be for you, like this Firebox VoiP Cyberphone. Use the included Skype software, get a cheap Skype account for your-own-self, and you’re ready to talk to other Skypers for free, and landlines for just a little more. It’s supposed to look and… Read More

  • MediaLounge Takes Hi-Def TV Wireless

    We like the convergence renaissance going on right now that makes it easy to download content from the Web and view it on your TV or home theater system. The ability to display this digital content without a real physical media is the promise of the last half of this decade, and D-Link knows it. We’ve seen wireless TV streaming boxes before, but D-Link ups the ante with the… Read More

  • Yoto's MP4: I Want One!


    Yoto, not to be confused with Yoko, is launching it’s 1GB mp4 player, the V200, in China with a ginormous 2.4-inch QVGA display wrapped in metal with all buttons and ports placed along the side so you can enjoy all that Pr()n on the train to work. Why is it that we here in the States just get screwed when it comes to gadgets like this? Granted there may be better players we can get but… Read More

  • Iomega And Mac Make Sweet, Sweet Love

    Last I can remember, Iomega used to be down with Macs back in the Zip Drive days. But as of lately, I haven’t really seen much of Iomega kicking it with Mac. Therefore I am happy to announce that Iomega has introduced two new Mac-only hard drives. The first is the UltraMax desktop drive. This bad boy comes with 1TB of storage, has Firewire and USB 2.0 ports, has a USB hub built-in, and… Read More

  • Helio Allows Customers To Use Obopay

    Today Helio announced that its subscribers will be able to pay their bills via Obopay. Targeted mostly for pay-as-you-go users, Obopay is the latest in MasterCard’s way of having you spend money on their terms. It works sort-of like a prepaid credit card that you can use to top up minutes, buy crappy wallpapers, and such. But it’s also so much more! Helio says that if you have a… Read More

  • Solar Power in Her Purse

    Being that I’m a geek, I think of gadgets when it’s time to find a gift for my sweetie. Unfortunately, gadgets are generally geared towards guys, some exceptions being cell phones and the iPod. But there are meta-gadgets out there, devices that work with those we already have, expanding their usefulness. And, sometimes, they’re totally girl-friendly This solar mobile… Read More

  • Makayama Gives You One More Way To Watch TV On A Small Screen


    In case you can’t tell just by looking at this picture, this woman is very excited to be accessing the digital video on her Windows Media Center PC through one of more than 550 mobile devices with the help of Makayama Interactive’s Mobile TV Center. Or she’s just sitting in a room with a TV pretending. Either way, the app exists as of today. The software takes the shows… Read More

  • Snoopy iPod Nano Kit: From The Peanut Gallery


    Just released in Japan is the limited edition Snoopy iPod Nano set. It features a sweet looking laser-engraved shot of Snoopy and Woodstock on top of the doghouse with a nice leather case with the same etching and a few other goodies to sweeten the deal. Act fast because they’re only releasing 1,000 units in Japan. Shell out about 285 peanuts for these Special Limited Edition… Read More

  • Lamp with USB Charging Port

    , we thought we’d share this soon-to-be-released lamp that caught our wary but wandering eye. The SI561 is, by most accounts, a standard desk lamp, featuring a regular 3-prong power socket on the base to provide convenient power to your laptop or what have you. The fun here is that the lamp, which just cleared FCC for some reason, also sports a secondary USB port. There’s no data… Read More

  • Sony Preps PSP Movie Store, Does Anyone Care?

    UMD has been a thorn in Sony’s side since it was introduced as an ill-fated storage format for the popular PSP almost two years ago. Sony has had a string of proprietary format failures, and has now faded into relative obscurity. That does not mean that movies for the PSP is a dead idea, though. Reports indicate that Sony is developing a movie download store of its own, much like… Read More

  • Want To Ditch Cingular? Now’s Your Chance

    Recently, you may have heard about text messaging fees increasing in price for Cingular customers. The $.10 to $.15 jump is enough to piss off a few people I’m sure. So if you’re a Cingular customer and hate the new rates or just want to ditch your service altogether, now’s your chance. Cingular points out in their ToS agreement the following: “IF WE INCREASE THE PRICE… Read More

  • Onkyo VR-1000J Video Recorder


    Onkyo has just released its newest media recorder, the VR-1000J, and guess what? Everything you choose to record from TV or any other video source is fully compatible with Sony’s little wonder box, the PSP, and your mobile phone. With 3 different video modes you’re sure to be pleased with Super Fine (320×240 at 30fps), Fine(320×240 at 15fps) and Normal(176×144 at… Read More