The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Delete Erase, Low Tech—Way Cool

    For as much as I use computers, I still vastly prefer writing in print. Sure my handwriting barely rivals that of a third grader, but there is something immensely satisfying about saying my words splayed out on a page. Given my sloppy writing, it should be no surprise that I’m a pencil guy, because in addition to poor writing, I also tend to drag my hand when I write, which smears… Read More

  • HiDefSpex

    HiDefSpex manufactures high performance high definition sporting optics. Its glasses are promised to be some of the most high quality and high tech eye wear available. Used by champion marksmen and all sorts of other top athletes, it’s hard to argue with the expert proliferation. The videos on the site paint a pretty convincing picture of the increased clarity of the… Read More

  • Kronoforms Robot Watch

    Wow! I had one of these when I was a kid! Amazing! And check out the battle station! via Watchismo Read More

  • This Toaster Is So Metal, It Has A Skull AND Crossbones

    When I first saw this device, I was utterly convinced that blood and drop D tuning must pour out of it on an “as-needed” basis. Then I realized that it was just a toaster and proceeded to procure some bread. See, this just isn’t any toaster – this is a toaster that puts a skull and crossbones on every slice of bread you toast. It’s funky, niche, and oozes… Read More

  • Find Yourself with TeleNav Finds Its Winner

    There were some great stories submitted for our Find Yourself with TeleNav contest. We’re now closing the votes. The winner, I’ll remind you, will receive a TeleNav GPS Receiver with three months of service, graciously donated by TeleNav. The contest was narrowed down to a pool of three contestants. They were Trent Baur with his tale of the blind leading the blind, Martin D. Read More

  • So Four SD Cards Walk Into a Drive…

    Here’s a gadget that seems pretty useful but you won’t find at the local CompUSA. Century’s SDB25S is a terribly named enclosure that you plug into an IDE cable. Inside the enclosure, you can insert up to four SD cards (2GB each max) to create one single drive using your SD cards. Too bad it costs $260, has a cap of 8GB because SDHC isn’t supported, and has issues… Read More

  • The MPAA Is A Code Thief!

    You would think that with the MPAA suing people left and right for copyright infringement and with movies like Ghost Rider climbing to the Number 1 spot you’d think it’d have $50 to throw a blogger for his software. “Think again!” cries Patrick Robin, designer of the Forest Blog publishing platform. Robin recently discovered that the MPAA’s blog (currently down)… Read More

  • Google Engineers Go Geek on Hard Drives

    After using hundreds of thousands of hard drives in their quest for world domination, Google knows a thing or two about spinning platters. All of their hard work has been distilled into one academic paper describing correlations between hard drive age, manufacturer, and data density. The most interesting finding? SMART, the system used to test hard drives for imminent failure, is all but… Read More

  • Sirius and XM Merging Today?

    The NY Post is running some rumors that XM and Sirius are merging today, creating a satellite radio juggernaut that will be nigh unstoppable. The deal would meld XM and Sirius into one 12 million subscriber network and get Sirius out of a major hole. Both of the companies, while offering excellent content, are now learning what old media learned only a few years ago: if you build it… Read More

  • Cellular Plant Communicator

    Well this is clever if not aged, but I hadn’t seen it yet, so here we go. This is a plant that tells you how thirsty it is. Essentially it’s a sensor that measures soil moisture and relays it through an open source phone system which allows it to “tell” you if its thirsty over the phone. What good does that do when you’re next to the plant? Who knows, but at least… Read More

  • Buy Your Own Voting Machine for $82

    Princeton Computer Science Professor Andrew Appel and his students bought five Sequoia voting machines over the Internet for $82 each and are now reverse engineering the monsters to figure out how horribly our democracy is dying. The professor bought them from election officials in North Carolina during a government auction. Sequoia is well-known for their claims that opening up their… Read More

  • Microsoft's Ballmer Blames Poor Vista Sales On Piracy

    Must suck to be Steve Ballmer right now. The Microsoft CEO has again gone on an insane tirade saying that slowing Vista sales are due to rampant piracy. With Vista sales forecasts overreached and plenty of issues plaguing the OS, Ballmer went on the offensive saying: “Piracy reduction can be a source of Windows revenue growth, and I think we’ll make some piracy improvements… Read More

  • Blackberry 8820 – WiFi-tastic

    Though the rumors have been swirling like a pot of choco fondue, the upcoming Blackberry 8820 is most likely real and debuting around or by Q2. The big features? WiFi built into the device and an improved battery along with some treats we won’t know about until the release. Don’t expect anything mind-blowing aside from the WiFi though, as the 8820 is supposed to be more of a… Read More

  • NYT Reveals Teenagers Know About Craigslist

    A big shocker from the NYT over this weekend. Did you know that your teenager could be actively engaging in selling electronic goods via Craigslist? That’s right. Your son or daughter could be selling those gadgets you got him for Christmas or Hanukah last year for top dollar. The Times goes on to point out the epic story of one Greg Stoft, an 18-year old who wanted a $45 skateboard. As… Read More

  • Sony NW-A800 Walkman Unveiled

    Though these shots of the A800 Walkman from Sony look fantastic and I hope this is what the final product ends up looking like, I call 3D-rendered BS on this one. Dubbed “the Nano killer”, the A800 is the latest Walkman from Sony that’s due out in March. With a gigantic screen and easy to use controls, the A800 comes in either violet, black, blue, or pink. Though the… Read More

  • Internet Addict Sues IBM, Goes on Internet

    I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry. It seems a 58 year old vet at IBM was caught on adult chatrooms at work, fired, and is now suing Big Blue for $5 million, citing Internet addiction. “Plaintiff was discharged by IBM because he visited an Internet chat room for a sexual experience during work after he had been previously warned,” the company said. Now I like me some… Read More

  • WiiXT Modchip Allows DVD Playback On The Wii

    With no PS3 modchip in sight, it seems hackers and tinkerers have moved on to thoroughly exploiting the Nintendo Wii. WiiXT, the latest modchip to come out of hiding, is being touted as the “Ultimate Wii Modchip” by its creators. Why? Maybe because it’ll allow any Wii or Gamecube backup to be played, keeps VC support, and allows region-free playback of DVDs. It looks like a… Read More

  • PS3 Getting HD Content Downloads Soon? recently spoke with Sony’s Phil Harrison about the future of the PS3 and what new releases to expect in 2007. Seems Sony is getting geared up to launch HD content on the Playstation Network with movies, music, and TV shows. Harrison also drops hints at bigger hard drives on the PS3 and goes on to let us all know that there won’t be a price cut anytime soon. After spending… Read More

  • Want to Buy the Slinky Chair?

    Remember the Slinky Chair? It was featured on the Feb. 8th episode of Diggnation, where Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht repeatedly mentioned the hot Japanese girl in the video. Actually, the girl is probably Chinese because Mandarin is overheard in the clip, but whatever. I guess we all look the same to you, Kevin and Alex. It turns out the chair is available online for $800. The FlexibleLove… Read More

  • Not Just a Bag, But a Tripod

    Here’s a product that might help make your photo gear a bit lighter. The Camera Stablizing Bag acts as both a protective case and tripod for your camera. It features a flexible lens-stabilizing cradle for SLRs and consists of waterproof nylon that molds to the camera. In addition to creating a level platform for photo shoots, the user can fill the camera bag with rice, dirt, gravel, or… Read More