Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • In-Wall Control Of Up To 6 iPods

    Ever have experience that problem of having six iPods at your house and you want to be able to control them all at the same time? I know, me too, it’s a bloody menace, really. Luckily, there is now a solution. In-wall speaker specialists SpeakerCraft have introduced the MODE Keypad. Essentially, it’s a wall-mounted LCD screen with a scroll-wheel, a volume knob and a few buttons. Read More

  • TechCrunch's Group SMS Service Round-Up


    Marshall Kirkpatrick, our weird cousin from TechCrunch who beats us up when we see him at Easter has written up a nice article detailing the selection different group SMS services that have been popping up lately. Sure, there was Dodgeball, but now you’ve got more than one choice. While he doesn’t cover all the companies offering similar services (that might well be impossible)… Read More

  • Rover Opportunity Nearing Victoria Crater

    Remember when NASA landed those two rovers on Mars a few years ago? The plan was to have them look around for a month or so to find signs of water and even life. Well, they’re still alive and kicking rolling. The rover Opportunity is nearing the Victoria Crater. This is a big deal because Victoria Crater is one of the biggest craters on Mars. It’s estimated at half a mile wide and… Read More

  • White and Nerdy

    Clearly, this is a slow news day. Top 10 Weird All Videos [Srobbin] Read More

  • iPhone, Shmy-Phone: The Rumor Roundup

    It doesn’t even exist and I’m already tired of it. Due to some creative code reading of the Apple iTunes 7.0.1 update release it has been concluded that there may or may not be an Apple-brand phone on the way. Also, there’s word of a Cingular and Apple agreement for a new phone, making Cingular the sole carrier through mid-2007. Here’s a quick recap from some of the… Read More

  • Bethesda Softworks Announces Oblivion For PS3 And PSP

    Bethesda Sotworks announced today that it will be releasing Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivions for the Playstation 3. They didn’t specify on any dates or how far along in development they are, so my guess is, it’s not going to be a launch game. It’s not so much of an issue though, since not many of us are going to have a chance to grab a console on launch day. Honestly, as powerful… Read More

  • ESPN Mobile: Game Over

    Bloops. I guess we missed this news earlier. Looks like ESPN Mobile is officially closed and if you’re a subscriber you can use your ESPN phone until the end of the year but you won’t have ESPN mobile to push around anymore. The company has signed up only tens of thousands of subscribers since it launched the service in late 2005 and began advertising early this year, with… Read More

  • Cambridge Geniuses Invent Practical Digital Scroll

    In a few years, your PDA might be the size of a typical soda straw. That’s apparently the idea behind this nifty working roll-up LCD that some smartypants at Cambridge have come up with. At less than 1mm thick, and flexible, it rolls up to about the same diameter as the cardboard from a roll of paper towels. It’s still an early prototype, and is currently only capable of… Read More

  • Zune Hi-Fi Like Dock Arrives

    Well, that didn’t take long. The same day that the Zune price-point and date were announced, Zune accessories start popping up. This is the Octavio, made by Australian company VAF Research. It looks astonishingly like the iPod Hi-Fi. How about that? The Octavio is the first accessory to bear the “Made for Zune” logo and will apparently be available in “late 2006.”… Read More

  • Geek-a-Cycle: Blog Your Way to Fitness

    At 30 years of age, I’m experiencing what’s often referred to as “middle age spread”, meaning my size 32 pants no longer fit. I finally see why my fellow geeks wear T-shirts emblazoned with dragons and wolves and Geordi La Forge: it distracts the eye from the Mountain Dew belly. I don’t want to be one of those guys, I look bad in shirts with Xbox logos. But I… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Roundup

    With Gears of War, BioShock and Halo Wars being shown at TGS and X06, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 has certainly taken its place in the next gen gaming world. Even hardcore gamers who swore by Sony have given attention to Xbox 360’s coming titles and features. If you already own an Xbox 360 and haven’t had a chance to get on Live and check out the TGS and X06 content, check it… Read More

  • Verizon Quietly Launches the Moto KRZR

    , the Moto KRZR K1m. We also told you that it would happen any day now, and we’re happy to say that today is the day. So drop your Chocolate, go out and get your KRZR. Show your RAZR-totin’ friends what real style is. The specs were what we figured they would be: 1.3MP camera with video, Bluetooth and MicroSD. Oddly, VZ notes that the KRZR K1m doesn’t have a standard… Read More

  • Lindy Illuminated Mouse Pad With Four-Port USB Hub

    Mouse pads are a dime a dozen, but we bet yours doesn’t have a four-port USB hub. Right? That is, unless you’ve already purchased one of these Lindy Illuminated pads, in which case we apologize profusely. The mouse pad not only lights up, but allows you to plug in your various iPod docks, USB fans, and fingerprint readers. Pick one up now for £14.99, or $28.46. Need some USB… Read More

  • PSP Memory Doubler Defies Laws of Nature, God

    Your PSP has one lousy card slot for your Memory Stick. You want two card slots. What do you do? Buy another PSP, that’s what, you immoral nerd. It’d be better than being seen by the rest of the town with this abomination attached to your gaming device. It’s got a dongle, see, that goes where your Memory Stick goes, and then two slots, for two Sticks. Your Memory Stick goes… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson K320i Enters The Low-End

    Coming in graphite grey, light brown, and misty silver, the K320i is SE’s newest low-end cellphone for the GSM market. It has a 4x digital zoom, VGA camera, Java support, tri-band GSM, Bluetooth 2.0, and 15MB of internal memory. If you’re not impressed with these specs, remember that we said it was low end. Despite being an entry-level phone, it still features the same K-series… Read More

  • New York Meet-up Reminder

    Hop on over to the Meet-Up Page to RSVP. We’re going to hold it on October 13th – Friday the 13th, actually – due to a scheduling conflict and we’re lining up sponsors and giveaways as we speak. It’s turning out to be a great little event. Please join us. Read More

  • Inside Look at the Zune Factory

    , but do you know how they’re building it? If you guessed “by using the crew of a Star Wars Empire battleship”, give yourself five points. Then again, the Star Wars Empire didn’t have any Chinese people. In any case, here’s a secret look at what goes on inside the Zune factory. Inside the Zune Factory [Zune Info] Read More

  • Zune Gets Price, Date

    Microsoft has set a date with Zune for Tuesday, November 14. The eagerly anticipated DAP will be available for $249.99 at retailers nationwide. If you’ve been living in a hole for the past several months, the Zune expands on currently available DAPs by offering music sharing through WiFi. Whether this feature is enough to dethrone King iPod remains to be seen. Another possible advantage… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Bluetooth Watch

    watches, this Sony Ericsson MBW-100 connects to your phone via Bluetooth and can control music playback using the buttons on the side. Unfortunately, there’s no caller ID like the Fossil watches, but this looks a bit more stylish with the sleek silver and black. Double unfortunately, it costs $399. So you’re paying four-hundy bones for something to control your cell phone music… Read More

  • Ink Rechargink Station For Inkjet Cartridges

    A station located in convenient locations so inkjet users can recharge their ink carts? That’s brilliant. This KIS Rechargink station was being demoed at Photokina, and is supposed to re-juice your ink stock in less than five minutes. There are ten sub-stations in each station, designed to work with different cartridges from different manufacturers. It pays to select the right one when… Read More