Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • ACESS Announces ALP Delayed Till '07

    Palm OS and cell phone developers have been waiting patiently for ACCESS to release the development environment for ALP, or ACCESS Linux Platform, the company’s successor to the aging Palm OS. ACESS had told developers that it would release the package by the end of the year, however a statement on its Website today says that the deadline will not be met. Further, the statement notes that… Read More

  • Microsoft Raising Army of Killer Robots, With Your Help

    It was only a matter of time, really, until Microsoft started development on its army of robots to rule the Earth. In the guise of the Microsoft Robotics Studio, Redmond aims to dominate the world by 2012. The idea behind the robotics studio is that any hobbyist can build any robot from popular off-the-shelf robotics kits and control said mechanoids with the studio. One set of objects and… Read More

  • Ford Racing: 1, 2, 3, Bankruptcy

    If you prefer a trip to the local arcade over playing video games at home, take a seat on Ford’s new twin-unit arcade racing machine. The $19,000 arcade machine features Ford Racing: Full Blown, which includes cars like the 68′ Mustang GT and the SVT Cobra. The arcade machine also gives you force feedback steering wheels, driving pedals, racing chairs and 12 tracks. The arcade… Read More

  • Siano Mobile TV ExpressCard

    Since ExpressCard 34 appeared in Apple’s Macbook Pro, a few items for the new slot have popped up here and there – nothing of real value. In comes the SuwonExpress Card from Siano Mobile and Samsung. Shove the card into the side of your notebook and enjoy mobile TV on the go. The card is going to be bundled with some software from CyberLink, so it shouldn’t be too bad a package. Read More

  • Chris Pirillo and Wife Read Vows From UMPCs


    It seems Blog Ninja Chris Pirillo and his lady wife dediced to read their vows off of two UMPCs. I really don’t know what to think. It seems like a logical idea — geeks in love, etc. — but why didn’t they get an HD projector and scroll the vows on the back wall of the church, U2 style. That would have been geeking out. Anyway, congrats, kids. A Tablet PC Wedding… Read More

  • Hunker Down with the Vector Tough Brite Storm Tracker


    These things look ridiculous, but they’re such an immense utility for everybody, especially those of us who live in disaster prone areas (like me). Aside from looking like something out of a bad SciFi movie, the Vector Tough Brite (aka bright) Storm Tracker provides an LED-area light, spotlight, AM/FM radio and a 5-inch UHF/VHF black and white TV. The most important part, however, is… Read More

  • Admit You Have a Zune, Win A Vaja Zune Case


    We have a winner! Tricia popped up in our random drawing. Bought a Zune? Need a case? Drop a comment under the post describing why you love your Zune SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much and we’ll send one lucky commenter a handsome Vaja Balance Zune case. The case is really very nice. It’s made of thin leather and has a great feel to it, so you’ll be pleased. It comes with these… Read More

  • Detroit Pistons MP3 Player

    Looks like the Detroit Pistons are readying to become the next Chinese knock-off company. But don’t get on their cases just yet. Despite looking a lot like a first-generation iPod Shuffle, this $25 MP3 player is only 128MB and plays WMA and MP3 formats and comes with a beautiful Pistons logo on the front of the device. It could be the best thing to come out of Detroit since Ford and… Read More

  • HTC Love Is Lookin’ Cute

    HTC is about to show us some love with the release of the Love. The HTC Love is focused primarily on media and really is a multimedia device more than a phone. This quad-band GSM device comes with EDGE, WiFi, FM radio, a 2-megapixel camera, a 2.8-inch 64k color LCD at 340×240 resolution, 256MB of ROM/64MB of RAM, microSD with a plentiful 512MB card packaged with the device, USB, and… Read More

  • Question: Where Are You?

    Quick question: where are most of you located? I’m trying to plan our coverage and wanted to post the coolest stuff at the right time. [poll=8] Read More

  • Amanda Congdon on ABC: Travesty or Horror?

    Everyone in this crazy post-Web 2.0 world deserves a break, but please, people, explain to me Amanda Congdon’s draw and/or why this snippet of WTF is being hosted by ABC? I know my video reviews suck the donkey wang, but there’s an ABC News bug down in the corner there. I thought she’d have a budget. ABC++VIDEOCASTPAGEDOTCOML33T!
    Amanda Congdon’s Webcasts Are Real… Read More

  • The Eight Ways The Tech Industry Tries To Screw Us — And How To Avoid Them


    It may come as a shock to some people that tech companies are corporations–charged first and foremost with making money. Still, it sometimes seems like it wouldn’t hurt Big Tech to treat us just a little bit better. Here are some of the ways companies try to screw you… and how a savvy customer can avoid them. Read More

  • Cambridge SoundWorks PlayDock i For iPod Announced

    Cambridge SoundWorks announced today that it’ll be releasing their new iPod Dock in January. The PlayDock i (gotta have that lowercase “i”, right?) looks and probably sounds a lot like Bose’s SoundDock for the iPod. It holds the iPod Nano, iPod Mini, 4G and 5G iPods and has a line-in connector in case you bought some other kind of portable music player. The PlayDock i… Read More

  • Flickr Gets Into The Holidays

    Just a heads up peeps. One of the best photo-sharing services on the web, Flickr, is offering some nice gifts for the holidays. Flickr Pro users now get unlimited uploads instead of the usual 2GB monthly limit. That’s pretty slick! And if you’re a total cheapskate on a budget and just sign up for a free account, you now get to upload 100MB a month instead of 20MB. Pretty sweet… Read More

  • Verbatim Color LightScribe Discs


    Until HP or some other company finds a way to make optical drives burn color images, these color LightScribe CD-Rs is as close as you’re going to get to adding color to your laser-etched labels. If you’re unfamiliar with LightScribe drives, it’s a technology built into optical drives that allows you to burn labels into the top of specially coated CDs and DVDs. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Afternoon Nap Edition

    Brando Eye Warmer: USB Device or Harbinger of the Apocalypse?
    Squirrel-proof Rollerfeeder
    BarterBee: Silly Name, Good Site
    Laaaaazer Laptop Etchin’
    Admit You Have a Zune, Win A Vaja Zune Case Read More

  • Mini Cube Holds 12GB

    OK, so it’s not really a cube at all, but it is square and it does manage to contain 12GB. It measures about 1.7 x 1.9-inches wide and less than half an inch thick and it features a USB jack that pivots 180-degrees. Another pertinent feature is its one touch synchronization. Simply plug the drive in, push the button on the drive and it’ll perform its automatic backup function. The… Read More

  • 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