Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Dutch Ditch Analog TV, Go Digital


    As of midnight Dutch time, whatever the hell that is, last night, analog television was discontinued in the Netherlands. The bandwidth formerly used by analog airwaves will now be put to use by Royal KPN NV for digital TV. As part of its agreement, KPN shouldered the cost of building the digital infrastructure and it must continue to broadcast three state-supported channels and a bunch of… Read More

  • Laaaaazer Laptop Etchin'


    (Kevin Rose shows off his diggbook. You’d be smiling too if you were RICH, oh and if you just got your laptop etched. Yea.) If you’ve been seeing those laser etched laptops floating around and have been hoping to get one for yourself, then head-on (apply directly to the forehead) over to Adafruit Industries. Adafruit was founded by Phil Torrone, of Make, and Limor Fried. The pair… Read More

  • Wireless Nintendo Wii Sensor Bar

    If you like to hook your Nintendo Wii at different locations and/or want one less cable floating around behind your TV, the wireless Wii sensor bar is definitely something to check out. The wireless sensor bar functions the same way your normal Wii sensor bar would, except it runs on a 9V battery. This isn’t too much of a bad thing, you’d just have to make sure your Wii… Read More

  • Macbook “Thin” Coming Soon?

    Yet another Mac rumor has graced the front page of Digg. This time, word is that a toned down version of the Macbook Pro will be coming out soon. This ultra-portable version of the Macbook Pro will have a 12-inch widescreen display capable of 1280×800 resolution, 2.16 or 2.33GHZ Core 2 Duo CPUs available, SATA 120GB hard drive, 1GB of RAM standard, expandable up to 3GB, all the ports… Read More

  • M2 Convert Winners: Day 06


    Hello everybody, I hope all is well with you all. It’s raining here in NOLA and I’m dizzy, thanks for asking. I’ve got a new batch of M2 Convert winners for ya. These are all from Monday: Read More

  • Toshiba Satellite P105-S9722 Notebook Hands-On

    Toshiba’s Satellite P105-S9722 Gaming Laptop (which from here on in shall be referred to as the P105 for the sake of my fingers) was recently unleashed upon the world and the response has been decent. This thing is a complete monster that can handle any task thrown at it. Whether you game, edit video, record music, or anything that demands a high-powered rig, the P105 can most likely get… Read More

  • iGlove for the Frigid


    This one goes out to all of our readers in the freezing, freezing cold. The iGlove Multi from Marmot not only those those precious digits toasty, it also solves the problem of not being able to manipulate an iPod’s Clock Wheel. I don’t think you can control it with every finger, but the pointers and the thumbs appear to be comprised of some shiny, and possibly magical… Read More

  • Skype for Windows Mobile 2.2 beta


    Skype has just released the beta version of its Windows Mobile 2.2 software, and it now supports Smartphone Edition. I was never able to get the previous version of Skype for Windows Mobile to work acceptably, but perhaps this version will be different. In addition to Smartphone support, the new version features an enhanced today/home screen and proxy support. It also has all the regular… Read More

  • Hangman for Apple iPod


    Here’s a unique little iPod carrying solution. While, from what I can tell, it works with all iPod generations, I think it’d mix particularly well with the 2G aluminum nanos. It works by snapping into the base of the iPod and providing a clip for attaching the device to a belt loop or something else loopy. In addition to it’s hanging properties, the hangman provides a spot… Read More

  • Squirrel-proof Rollerfeeder


    If you’re one of those birdwatching types who gets all agitated when squirrels defile your precious bird feeder, then consider the Rollerfeeder from Solutions, Inc. It is essentially exactly what it sounds like. The feeder is suspended by two bars. When weight it placed on an end of the feeder, it rolls, flinging your squirrel assailant into the great abyss (aka the grass). Being… Read More

  • Creative Live! Cam Optia Webcam Ditches The Drivers

    Creative takes away the need for drivers with the 1.3-megapixel Live! Cam Optia. Connect it to a USB port and your freakin’ done, ready to start beaming your face all over the Webbernets. The $80 Webcam does all the fun stuff most higher-end cams on the market do, like clip to your LCD (“Say goodbye to mounting woes”), face tracking (“Be in the picture, always”)… Read More

  • Get Your PS3, Wii On for Charity

    ready to become yours. It might cost you a little more than retail, but it won’t be as much as what some dumbasses are paying, and the money goes to a good cause. Best Buy has teamed up with Clear Channel Radio and launched a holiday auction to benefit Toys for Teens, part of the Marine’s Toys for Tots program. For the next 12 days (of Xmas, geddit?) the team will be auctioning off… Read More

  • Digital Music Sales Failing?

    According to a study conducted by Forrester Research, online music sales have plummeted in the past year. By researching credit card transactions over a 27-month period, Forrester was able to ascertain that the iTunes monthly revenue has fallen by 65-percent. And the trend isn’t limited just to Apple. A study by Nielsen Soundscan held over three quarters found that sales for other… Read More

  • Baseball-hitting Robot Hits Baseballs And More

    Most of us have been to a batting cage before. Hit a few balls around, etc. Usually a robot is doing the pitching to us. Now the tables have turned. This robot, dubbed “The Headless Batsman,” can hit balls all over the place and is perfect for practicing your pitching and out-fielding. The best part is, when your wife kid acts up at practice, you can grab the little bugger and… Read More

  • BarterBee: Silly Name, Good Site


    I’ve been unloading a ton of old CDs and filling in holes in my collection through a site called Lala.com, a cheap-and-easy CD-trading site. Along the same line as Lala.com is BarterBee.com, which adds games and DVDs to the trading. The site, instead of just straight trades, lets you assign point totals to the stuff you’re trying to get rid of. Someone then pays you the points… Read More

  • L Announces Fantasy 8-Core Laptop with SSD, Fairy Dust, and Elven Magic

    Today, the state of the art in laptop power is dual-core, but if that’s not good enough, leapfrog quad-core and head right for 8-way power. That day is today. If, that is, L Computer’s claims are true. The Hollywood Pro X8, announced yesterday, is the company’s most advanced laptop to date, and features a total of eight cores, but it all sounds too good to be possibly… Read More

  • Brando Eye Warmer: USB Device or Harbinger of the Apocalypse?

    When the Lamb broke the seventh seal, there was silence in John’s basement for about half an hour. And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. Another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a $15 Brando USB Eye Warmer for ; and much incense was given to him, so that he might add it to the prayers of all the geeks on the golden altar which… Read More

  • Apple to iBuzz: Party's Over, Pervs

    Apple is a company notorious for the pep it shows when it’s concerned its copyrights might be misused. The Cupertino team’s law firm is no stranger to cease-and-desist orders that often make them look like bad sports, so it was only a matter of time, really, before Jobs and company got all uppity about the iBuzz, the notorious personal vibrator iPod attachment. The suits have… Read More

  • Vaja Releases New iPod Nano Cases

    So you got your hands on a colorful 2G iPod Nano but need a case? Fear not. Vaja just announced four new cases for the Nano and they look pretty gnarly to be honest. There’s the Classic (pictured above) for $34, the Classic Top for $40, I-Volution Holster for $30, and I-Volution with hook for $45. All the cases can be customized to your liking and are available in over 1000 different… Read More

  • Mobile Device Usage As Annoying As Smoking?

    post suggests that mobile device users have gotten so rude about using their phones, BlackBerrys, Treos, etc. in public and in social settings that it’s as irritating as someone lighting up a cigarette.
    …the smoking analogy is most apt because 20 years ago, a person would have been able to light up in an elevator. Smoking was socially acceptable in all manner of venues until… Read More