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The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Bower and Wilkins 800D

    Bower and Wilkins 800D

    This curved cabinet of the top-of-the-range 800D stands on a heavy cast aluminum plinth that also houses the substantial crossover. The cabinet houses twin 250mm diameter Rohacell┬« cone woofers. Bass output is reinforced by a down-firing Flowport enabling the 800D to work optimally in a wide range of ‘real world’ rooms and acoustics. The 800D is built with Kevlar cones and… Read More

  • THQ + PHILIPS = amBX

    THQ + PHILIPS = amBX


    Philips announced the arrival of ambient intelligence in adventure gaming yesterday, which isn’t too shabby. They signed up THQ to deliver its eagerly anticipated game, Broken Sword: The Angel of Death using their amBX lighting technology. amBX represents a step forward in the development of ambient intelligence and will try to revolutionize the gameplay experience by extending the… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Network Error Edition

    Daily Crunch: Network Error Edition


    Just got back from Palo Alto where I spent the weekend with Michael Arrington and his band of chino-clad merry pranksters. Not quite counter-culture, but it was fun. In related news, I returned to Brooklyn to find my network completely dead. Le horror! Cell Phones of the Future!
    Sprint Treo 700wx Ad Brochure Leaked
    Samsung 70-inch LCD TV
    Pink PS2 Coming To the UK In November
    Onkyo Portable… Read More

  • Cell Phones of the Future!

    Cell Phones of the Future!

    Business Week ran an article today showcasing several handset prototypes. Few of them look particularly practicle, but I guess originality and sensibility aren’t always mutual. The phone shown is called the Oynx from Pilotfish and Synaptics. It has no buttons and is controlled entirely by signs and gestures. The idea is cool in theory, but I can imagine many circumstances in which… Read More

  • Jadoo Goes to Space

    Jadoo Goes to Space

    Jadoo Power Systems announced today that it has received a contract to develop advanced fuel canisters for use with hydrogen fuel cells. Using a proprietary digital interface technology called N-Stor, the new canisters can utilize a chemical hydride derived from ammonia borane. This process drastically reduces the weight of the new canisters, making it ideal for space objectives. Jadoo Read More

  • Belkin WiFi Skype Phone Review

    Belkin WiFi Skype Phone Review


    Gizmodo has the exclusive review of the Belkin WiFi Skype phone up today, and they seem to be impressed. The connection and setup parts of the process were relatively painless, supporting WEP, WPA, and WPA2-PSK encryption. The actual calls were fairly good as well, with Skype to Skype performing well and SkypeOut almost just as well, with a little added delay. Other than calling… Read More

  • Sprint Treo 700wx Ad Brochure Leaked

    Sprint Treo 700wx Ad Brochure Leaked

    The Sprint Treo 700wx is almost upon us, and someone from the Sprint Users forum has a copy of the upcoming ad brochure featuring the new “Smart Device”. Some notables are the ethering your phone as a modem (needs a Phone as Modem Plan) and their target market of high-end and business users. Click the image for a full look. Sprint Users Forum [via Slashphone] Read More

  • QuickerTek Takes Macbook Pro to 5.5 dBi

    QuickerTek Takes Macbook Pro to 5.5 dBi

    QuickerTek has released a new omni-directional antenna for use with the 15″ MacBook Pro. This newly designed 5.5 dBi rig is capable of increasing exponentially the range of portables equipped with it. It will also allow users to connect to those distant networks at significantly higher speeds. There is a catch though, QuickerTek warns about installation: This one is not that easy to do. Read More

  • Shuttle XPC SD37P2: Fastest Small Form Factor PC

    Shuttle XPC SD37P2: Fastest Small Form Factor PC

    The Shuttle XPC Barebone SD37P2 will cost only 419 Euros, or 537 dollars when it’s released in the 3Q 2006, but we’ll be damned if you don’t get a lot of performance from this little machine. The included Intel 975X/ICH7R motherboard supports Intel Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Duo Extreme, Pentium Extreme or Pentium D CPUs, and has enough room for 8GB of RAM, 2 PCI-E cards, 3 SATA… Read More

  • Samsung 70-inch LCD TV

    Samsung 70-inch LCD TV

    Being unveiled August 23 at the International Meeting on Information Displays, this huge 70-inch LCD TV From Samsung holds the record for being the largest LCD, beating the previous record holder of 65-inches. The TV supports 1080p, 120Hz refresh rate, less than 8ms response rate and will be produced starting the first half of ’07. Start saving up your money now because this bad boy… Read More

  • Pink PS2 Coming To the UK In November

    Pink PS2 Coming To the UK In November

    Bundled with the popular UK game Singstar Pop, which lets you Karaoke along with your favorite pop tunes, this Pink PS2 will be landing the Queen’s country with as much grace as Ken has when he’s dressed in Barbie’s clothes. Not only is the body pink, the controller, control cables, and even the memory card is pink. Boy, we bet they’re going to get the girls to play… Read More

  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N2 Pictures Leaked

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N2 Pictures Leaked

    Pictures of he upcoming Sony DSC-N2 digicam have just turned up on a Chinese discussion board, showing off its new slim and rounded body. The new N2 is reported to have 10.1 megapixel resolution, a 3x Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar lens, a large touch screen (3 inches), and ISO 1000 support. i4u thinks the official announcement will come at Photokina in September. Forum [via i4u] Read More

  • Onkyo Portable Media Player With No Screen

    Onkyo Portable Media Player With No Screen

    Onkyo’s making this PMP to be sort of a do-it-yourself approach to PMPs. The player fits a 2.5″ hard drive which you need to put in yourself – not to mention buy yourself. Then, better yet, it has no screen, so you’ll have to pipe out all your video through your TV. Wait, I haven’t gotten to the best part, the supported codecs. Yes, because the casing is so large… Read More

  • Panasonic's New 4GB 3CCD Camcorder

    Panasonic's New 4GB 3CCD Camcorder

    The SDR-S150 SD from Panasonic has many features that set it apart from its competitors. It features MPEG2 recording with 4GB of storage and can fit up to 3 hours and 20 minutes of video. In addition to its recording capabilities, the camcorder SD utilizes a Leica Dicomar lens and an Advanced Pure Color Engine to deliver respectable image quality. The SDR-S150 SD will be available in September… Read More

  • SanDisk Introduces 8GB "Nano Killer"

    SanDisk Introduces 8GB "Nano Killer"

    SanDisk, Inc., the makers of all things flash, announced today large shakeups to its line of DAP players–the most notable of which is the forthcoming e280. The new player will carry 8GB of flash memory and a microSD expansion slot. In addition to the new model, prices for existing Sansa players at 2, 4 and 6 gigabytes will be reduced up to 30 percent, bringing the price range of… Read More

  • Cingular 8525 Pictures Surface

    Cingular 8525 Pictures Surface

    Renderings appeared this weekend of the Cingular 8525, the company’s HTC Hermes bastardization. Unfortunately, the Cingular version has had its front facing camera removed, thus preventing it from serving as a video phone. With that feature disabled, HSDPA is the only thing that really distinguishes the 8525 from the 8125. I guess that’s enough to sway some users, but it seems to be… Read More

  • Crunched Gear: Final Crunch

    Crunched Gear: Final Crunch

    Well boys and girls, our Crunched Gear competition is drawing to its staggeringly destructive conclusion. So far we’ve seen destroyed phones, exploded laptops, shattered iPods and other devices crunched beyond recognition, but I have a feeling there are still a few of you out there who haven’t yet entered. You have until noon (let’s say PST time) today to send your entries… Read More

  • Top 10 Most Beautiful Cellphones

    Top 10 Most Beautiful Cellphones

    Gearheads like us may be way into stuff like “features” and “functionality” in our cell phones, but nobody says we can’t appreciate a little dessert with our meal. Fosfor gadgets compiled a list of the 10 most beautiful cellphones they could find, most of which aren’t even available in the US. Which is the top phone? The KDDI Penck by Makoto Saito… Read More

  • Xbox Live Vision Sold At Toys 'R' Us A Little Early

    Xbox Live Vision Sold At Toys 'R' Us A Little Early


    We wonder whether this was a stocking error, or just an employee taking advantage of his position. But here it is, an Xbox Live Vision camera sitting next to a Toys ‘R’ Us receipt. Looks like the XBL Vision is due out any month now. Flickr [via Digg] Read More

  • Man Blames Dell Laptop For House Fire

    Man Blames Dell Laptop For House Fire

    A Florida man says his wife’s laptop was sitting on some papers on a couch when the couch caught fire – spreading, and then eventually destroying his house. The article says the Dell was one of the models that were recalled this week because of potential fire hazards. This man was pretty unlucky that the laptop was sitting on papers and a couch, instead of on a desk like in… Read More