The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • iCache Stores All Your Credit Cards

    From what I can gather from the iCache website it seems like a pretty simple process and device. After you receive the device you jump online and register your credit cards so you don’t have to carry all that plastic cash around as well as your finger print because the device boasts biometric security. The iCache digitally replicates all your credit card magnetic strip signatures and… Read More

  • Sting Kim Jong Il And Save The World

    YNK Games in Korea has announced that in their new game ‘Sting’ you’ll be able to go on a secret mission and find the missing Kim Jong Il to prevent a nuclear disaster. It’s a big deal since South Korea’s “sunshine policy” of pacifying the crazy mofo’ up North generally prevents video game companies from touching on the subject of North-South… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: More on Netflix Internet Movie Streaming

    . The Netflix goal “to get to every Internet-connected screen, from cell phones to PCs to plasma screens.” For now, they offer an applet with streaming video viewing in 10-15 seconds from starting up with higher quality based on the bandwidth of the consumer. Netflix’s long standing patent fued with Blockbuster may reach new levels. With a relatively small patent… Read More

  • Sony VAIO VGX-TP1DT Roomba PC

    As Biggs and I roamed the floors of CES, we laid eyes on this peculiar looking PC from Sony being featured in some sort of webcast. We headed over to the Sony booth to try to locate it but were unsuccessful. Our queries to the booth monkeys yielded only looks of bewilderment. Distraught, we returned to the press room where we ripped on Vince for about an hour until it was time to… Read More

  • Wii Discs On The Verge Of Being…Backed Up For Legitimate Use

    While surfing through the almighty Digg this morning, I stumbled upon a link to a Wii Disc Dumper. No, this isn’t a disgusting scat video of Mario with diarrhea, it’s a small program that, when combined with the proper DVD drive in a PC, can dump the raw contents of a Wii Game Disc to your hard drive. Seems you need an LG-8164b or LG-8163b DVD-ROM drive to make this work and… Read More

  • New "Get A Mac" Ad Leaked Spymac seems to have gotten its hands on a yet-to-be-published “Get a Mac” ad featuring none other than our friends Mac and PC. This time around, PC is getting a webcam peripheral added with some duct tape. Looks like PC wants to do a little “online chatting with his buddies”. Silly PC. Doesn’t he know all Macs obviously come… Read More

  • The Venice Project Is Now Joost

    “Yesterday, we were The Venice Project™. Today, we’re Joost™. Tomorrow, we’re yours! Imagine having infinite choice, and TV that is truly interactive. TV anywhere, anytime…” Umm OK… Joost Read More

  • Elekson Brings SideShow to Bags

    I’ve used Windows Vista. I hate Windows Vista. I believe it’s a bloated, copy-cat of an operating system that does more to impress Microsoft’s stock holders than it does to address the legitimate concerns and complaints of unfortunate Windows users. That being said, there is one part of Vista that I do rather like, an aspect that in fact fills me with the feature envy that we… Read More

  • Dell's Latitude D620 ATG Rugged Laptop

    Seems Dell is the latest company to jump on the rugged-notebook bandwagon. Dell’s D620 ATG (All-Terrain Grade) laptop is a response to Panasonic’s infamous line of ToughBook computers that can take pretty much anything thrown at them (literally). The base model starts at $2500 and comes with a 14-inch widescreen display, up to 4GB of RAM, Core 2 Duo CPUs, port covers… Read More

  • Rubberband Machine Gun of Death

    When I was a kid, my mom used to drag me to these arts and crafts fairs at the high school auditorium. It was horrible. Row upon row of potpourri and stupid frilly crap. There was, however, one beacon of hope. Read More

  • Sony To Manufacture CF Cards

    Not a huge announcement, but those of you with DSLRs might want to perk your heads up for a second. Sony has announced they’ll be manufacturing Compact Flash cards up to 4GB capacity. The Type I cards will have 66x and 133x transfer speeds. The cards will coincide with Sony’s α100 D-SLR camera system. No word yet on pricing or who is going to shell out the extra $10 for that… Read More

  • Seagate Says It Has The "World's Fastest Hard Drive"

    Seagate sure is proud to show off its new Savvio hard drive. Seagate claims that this 15,000-RPM drive is the fastest on earth due to the 2.5-inch frame it uses. It also consumes less power than most hard drives while idling. You can even access data in a lightning-fast 2.9ms! Wow, this is real exciting stuff! I mean, think about what you could do in 2.9ms! You could pretend to picture John… Read More

  • iPhone In Wonderful 3-D!

    Behold the power of home computing! This is a sweet 3-D rendering of the iPhone done by a gentleman who took a bunch of images of the iPhone off Apple’s website and threw them together. The result? A sweet animated GIF reminiscent of 1996 and Angelfire websites. iPhone 3-D Official Site Read More

  • Morgui Wants To Kill Sarah Conner

    Check it. That white-skulled, scary as shit robot you see? His name is Morgui. Morgui is the product of the UK’s University of Reading. He’s used to test out different inputs in robotics and looks straight out of The Terminator. But as you may know, Terminator and crew aren’t for kids and neither is Morgui according to officials. With its realistic movements, incredibly… Read More

  • Wherefore Art Thou, DRM?

    Ars Technica and BusinessWeek take a cold, hard look at the reasons behind DRM and why — assuming honest people won’t break DRM — it’s still in play. Essentially, content providers are afraid of losing control over their content. Back when wax cylinders were all the rage and VHS tapes were hitting the market, Jack Valenti was actually worried that multiple people… Read More

  • Penny Arcade Weighs in on CES

    I’m just going to quote these guys and leave it at that. This is how I felt ALL THE TIME in Vegas. I can only see, oh, two hundred or so flat-panel televisions before I feel confident that they are very flat indeed. It was fun to see the men in the show’s car audio cavern pretend that they weren’t huge dorks and were, in fact, masculine, but that’s all. They seemed… Read More

  • First Pirated HD-DVD Movie Hits BitTorrent

    , weighing in at 19GB, has appeared on the Interwebs and is now being happily seeded and downloaded as we speak. This is hilarious for multiple reasons, but the most telling one is a conversation I remember at an event over the summer. A well-intentioned rep was telling journos that HD-DVD is uncrackable because it “checks online” for a key of some sort. While this is ostensibly… Read More

  • Razer Collection: Getting Better All the Time

    After much fanfare, Razer has begun steadily releasing hardware in its high-end gaming peripherals line. The latest is some sort of 2.1 sound system called the Mako. The THX-certified system uses two satellite speakers, a subwoofer, and a wonky little remote control that hangs out like a gaming lolly. Will it improve your in-game audio? The one shown at CES was just a mock-up, but if… Read More

  • 13 Minutes with the Nokia N76: 12 Minutes too Many? Stefan at Ring Nokia loves Nokia. He wants to work for them. He loves them so much that he locked himself up with the N76 and videotaped himself talking about it for 13 minutes. While we can’t speak for his sanity, if you enjoy or are at least aware of the existence of Nokia, feel free to click away. But… Read More

  • Dummy Nokia E61i In the Wild

    I dug the E61 and I suppose I’ll dig the E61i. This updated version of Nokia’s Symbian smartphone has all the slim good looks of the E61 but hopefully none of the nasty slowdown problems. What you see here is actually a “dummy” version for cellphone stores and costs a mere $22.99 for those so inclined. An interesting opportunity to for Nokia fetishists, but little real… Read More