Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Holidays 2006: The Season's Best Home-Theater-In-A-Box Systems


    With all the talk about screen resolutions on HDTV sets, people tend to forget about the other important part of the high-def experience: 5.1-channel surround sound. So if you’ve got yourself a sweet plasma, LCD, projector, or rear-projection HDTV and you’re rocking the built-in speakers (though we know there are some good ones out there) you’re doing you and your loved ones… Read More

  • Prototype Phone: Powered by the Sun for Patchouli-frangranced Vegan Commies

    Attention, hippies: if you could put down your bong for one second, we have something here you might like. T3, the British magazine about gadgets and babes, has come back from Tokyo with these photos and stats on a prototype phone powered by solar energy. Cool, right? Sure, if you live outdoors on a cloud-free mountaintop. But then how would you get service? We don’t like the idea. Maybe… Read More

  • Sony-Ericsson to Slim Down

    If you’re a Sony-Ericsson holdout who loves the sturdy phones, high-end features, and intuitive interface it offers, you’ve probably been watching with some envy the shrinking form-factors the rest of the cellphone world enjoys, specifically Motorola and Samsung. Sure, your phone has a 332-megapixel camera with Tungsten flash, radar, anti-fungal spray and a laser pointer built in… Read More

  • Breaking: Steve Ballmer Spotted Naked At Gym

    So this summer my friend “James Cagney” was interning at Microsoft in Redmond, WA. He had lots of cool and amusing stories of the shit that went down there. But he’s back in Philadelphia now and just told me his pal spotted Ballmer naked at the gym. At first I was taken back by the horror, but managed to pull myself together and get more details. Aside from going on huge… Read More

  • Get Thee to a PS3-ery! Costco.Com

    A wee bird told us that Costco is currently flush with PS3s and just waiting for you to come on over and join the Sony-cial. Interestingly enough, Costco’s website is currently hosed. Site Read More

  • Dash Entrant #3: The Blair Dash Product

    Looks like this is a three horse race, kids. We just got this in from rgoodwin, a charming young man recreating a famous scene from a film I actually paid to watch way back when and now regret. Remember: view these videos early and often and we’ll pick a winner on Monday. Nagging Wife
    Jango Read on for the rules… Read More

  • The Zune Ads Microsoft Never Wanted You To See

    Ahh yes. A few days after the Zune launches and already everyone is parodying everything from the installation screens to that stupid “Welcome to the Social” slogan. Our favorite hands down has to be the gigantic orgy one you see above you that we found on deepsignal’s flickr account. But wait, that’s not all. We also found some new campaign ads originally intended… Read More

  • PS3 Goes For $9000: The Economy Is Strong

    PS3 Mania has clearly gripped everyone. As far as Mr. Deleon over at Gizmodo is concerned, the highest price paid for a PS3 on eBay so far is $9000. Imagine what you could do with $9000 though! You could set aside $1000 for a PS3 next year with some good games, cables, etc., and then go on an insane shopping spree at the local KMart. Looks like people just really want this system though… Read More

  • Nokia N97 Rumors Flying About

    Hold the phone Nokia (HA! Finally I made that joke work), are you really releasing the N97? Seriously, rumors are flying around that Nokia’s new N97 phone is real and slowly making it’s way into people’s hands as a prototype. Mobile Whack has some hot pictures of one sexy phone, but are they real? The rumored specs on this baby are insane: huge 3” display, 20GB… Read More

  • Daisy MP3 Player Brings Hope To The Open Source World

    The Daisy MP3 Player isn’t an iPod killer. It’s not supposed to be. Originally created by artist and designed Raphael Abrams as a challenge to himself, the device has come a long way since 2001 and is incredibly easy to integrate into existing interfaces such as kiosks and displays. Abrams’ goal was to create an easy to build MP3 player that was open source and connectible. So… Read More

  • New York TechCrunch Meet-up: Guys and Dolls

    Blake and I got to bask in the beatific glory of Mr. Web 2.0 himself, Michael Arrington. He got a bobble head doll from Compete.com and we started taking orders from it until we found out it was drunk. Read More

  • G-Tech Fabric Keyboard Hits Major Retailer For The Holidays


    I haven’t kept it a secret that I dig things with ElekTex smart fabric controls. Well, in a step to get its roll-up wireless fabric keyboard into the hands of many more mobile professionals, G-Tech (by Goodhope Bags) has inked an agreement to sell them in 30 select CompUSA stores as well as in CompUSA’s online store. If you’re unfamiliar with the product, the G-Tech… Read More

  • Helio Drift Gets a Close-up

    We got our hands on a Helio Drift last night and snapped a few grainy, Zapruder-esque photos for you all. The phone is very small — quite refreshing from a company famous for its brick-like super-phones — and apparently the GPS integration is much better, allowing developers to create truly location-based features. Should be available in the next month or so and expect a few… Read More

  • SanDisk Shows Wii Some SD Love


    If using a plain old SD card with your new Nintendo Wii just won’t do, flash-memory manufacturer SanDisk is shipping special edition cards to coincide with the console’s release. So what’s special? For starters the cards are white (Yes! It’s true! A white SD card!) and will be emblazoned with “SanDisk For Wii.” And sadly that’s where the… Read More

  • PS3 Launch In New York: Rain, Rap, and Brits

    Where would you expect to see a Knight of the British Realm, a notorious hip hop artist (and entourage), a video game character and a bunch of desperate journalists on a Thursday night in New York City? Try the Sony Style Store on Madison Ave. The normally upscale store for expensive electronics – all from the Sony brand – along with the lobby for Sony’s NYC corporate… Read More

  • Jessica Biel: Socially Conscious Hottie, RFID Supporter


    Maybe this is old news to you since we’re sure you read your copy of RFID Journal (The World’s RFID Authority) cover to cover already, but RFID tags are starting to be slapped on official memorabilia to prove authenticity. One of the first to start using them is actress Jessica Biel. The tags, which are being supplied by Denver-based systems integrator RFID Ltd., will… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Brotherly Love Hi-Fi Edition

    Yo-Yos Get Extreme Over At YoYoNation.com
    Zoom H4 Handy Digital Recorder, Welcome to the Future
    Panasonic Drops Science in Dope Retro Headphones
    Philadelphians Get RSS-Based Audio Tours
    Zune Says “Screw You” To Songs On Dude’s Hard Drive
    Dash Contest Last Gasp Read More

  • iFrogz To Open Mall Kiosks Around The US

    Personally, I think iFrogz makes some of the best cases for the iPod today. You can customize the living hell out of them, the price isn’t too exorbitant, and they have speedy shipping and excellent customer service. Well they must be doing something right, because today iFrogz announced it would be opening 15 new kiosks in malls around the US to sell their cases at. They’ll be… Read More

  • Cingular Set to Drop Its Pearl


    Cingular is about ready to pop yet another smartphone (kinda) any day now, as these photos from Boy Genius have surfaced showing a Cingular-branded Blackberry Pearl. Cingular, in its wisdom, has made it ugly as hell and is calling it the 8100. Whatever. The specs are about the same, though Cingular is adding support for its Push-To-Talk service. The PTT should actually be showing up in many… Read More

  • Wal-Mart To Sen. John Edwards: No PS3 For You!


    So this is fun: In a statement from Wal-Mart today, former Senator John Edwards had a staffer contact the electronics manager in a Raleigh, North Carolina store to try and get his hands on a PlayStation 3. Problem was, later that night he reportedly told a story to people on a United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union-sponsored call that his son had ridiculed a classmate about his… Read More