The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Belkin Lights Up UPS

    I have an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) system, and I hate it. Not because it doesn’t work, ’cause it does. I hate it because when the power does go out, I invariably turn the thing off while trying to turn off the alarm it uses to let you know you’ve lost power. Belkin seems to have heard my cries, as its advertising a new UPS (or Battery Backup) that not only has room… Read More

  • MyBlu Links Your iPod, Mobile

    Who needs iPhone? I have a smartphone. I have an iPod. Currently, they do not talk much. But that could change if I were to pick up a MyBlu, the Bluetooth iPod-to-Mobile Phone dongle. Looking very much like a second-generation iPod Shuffle, the MyBlue clips to your pocket or bag strap, then plugs into your iPod. It then sends the audio from your iPod (via the MyBlue’s own headphone jack)… Read More

  • Google Switch?

    Engadget is running a picture of what it claims could be that much fabled Google phone: the Google Switch. I really have no idea whether or not this is legit, but if you’ll recall a month ago, I ran a piece claiming that Google, HTC and Orange had teamed up to release a phone upon Europe. Could this be that mythical beast? I’m going to venture a guess and say no, but I’ve… Read More

  • Alienware Unleashes Area-51 m5790 Special Edition

    . As one would expect from an Alienware gaming notebook, this thing is beastly. It features a 17-inch display with 1080p quality. As far as I know, it’s the first Alienware laptop to have the option for an overclocked Core 2 Duo Merom CPU—coming in speeds up to 2.66GHz. The m5790 SE also has ATI Radeon graphics and a Blu-ray option. One of the other more valuable features is… Read More

  • Crap Continues to Rain on Hold Your Wee for Wii Masterminds

    while competing in a contest called “Hold Your Wee for Wii” at radio station KDND 107.9. The plot continues to thicken. The entire 10 person staff of the morning show in question was terminated earlier this week. More interestingly, however, the local sheriff’s department has opened a criminal investigation of the case. The contest required contestants to consume high volumes… Read More

  • Balmer Laughs At The iPhone, Lies Completely

    Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer was caught laughing at the mention of the iPhone in this CNBC interview. Not only does he look like a jackass, but he lies right out his own ass on numbers regarding the Zune, saying it has 25 percent of the high-end MP3 player market (over $250). Yeah right. “$500! Fully subsidized with a plan?!” sounds reminiscent of something – hmm I… Read More

  • The Amazing Mexican Ball-Dropping Robot

    Some seniors in Guadalajara, Mexico made a cool-looking robot arm that can pick up balls and drop them — no mean feat — and it’s all run with a modified Playstation controller. The real draw, however, is the amazing video score. Imagine if they added that kind of music to everything you did in life — a swell of horns when you buy a burger, a trill of violins after taking… Read More

  • Orb MyCasting: iTunes + Wii = Hotness

    Orb MyCasting is a program that allows you to stream music and photos from your PC to your Wii. Using the Wii’s built-in Opera browser, Orb creates a mini-server inside your subnet and displays your content right on the Wii’s screen. This isn’t really amazing news, but it’s clearly a nice way to get around the Massive and Prevalent Stupidity Currently Surrounding… Read More

  • Fraunhofer IIS MP3 Surround Encoder Turns Your Stereo Tracks To 5.1

    Looking for a new stereophonic sound spectacular from your MP3s? Download the Fraunhofer IIS MP3 Surround player, MP3 Surround encoder and the MP3 Stereo eXtended converter. The no-cost eval apps, which are free of any watermarks, DRM or spyware, can be used to upgrade regular MP3 stereo files into MP3 Surround files. There’s an MP3 Surround streaming module too, for Internet radio… Read More

  • World Of Warcraft: Burning Crusade First Impressions

    Yesterday I moseyed on into a GameStop to pick up the expansion pack to World of Warcraft, Burning Crusade. When I inquired about Burning Crusade, they said if I didn’t have it reserved, I couldn’t get a copy. Wow, I guess 8 million subscribers is a big deal. Disappointed, but not stupid, I went across the street to Target where they had about 500,000 copies for sale. I shelled out… Read More

  • Rubik's Cube MP3 Player Concept

    Those of you who aren’t too great with puzzles/audio need not apply here. This concept MP3 player from Yanko Design is based on the ever-popular Rubik’s Cube that we all failed miserably at when we were kids. But it’s not just a cute MP3 player, you actually need to solve the puzzle to perform certain functions. For instance, twisting the top part to the right may skip a… Read More

  • LG Announces Prada Phone

    Well hello LG! You’re looking mighty dapper today. What’s that? You just released a new Prada phone? Sweet! Tell us more, won’t you? The Prada phone or KE850 from LG is looking to be quite the sexy phone. It has a touchscreen and a design that sort of reminds us of the iPhone, but in no way is it a competitor to the iPhone. Why? Not everyone is down with Prada. I might be… Read More

  • MoGo Mouse X54 Wins Award; Buy At Least Two

    Is it me or are there just way way too many awards given out at CES? Not that the MoGo Mouse X54 from Newton Peripherals is deserving of some praise, but seriously do you people really care that it won the “coveted “Best of CES” award from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG)?” I guess I shouldn’t be so bitter about it. The MoGo is a cool little product… Read More

  • Alltel's Celltop Promises Better Access To Rodeo Standings On Your Phone

    Okay, the Celltop interface makes it easier to get at just about every bit of information on your cell phone, but the Pro Rodeo circuit stuff is, um, different. There’s no reason you should have to wade through never-ending menus on your mobile to get to your call log, text inbox, weather or sport scores, including football, baseball and yes, Pro Rodeo standings, so Alltel solved… Read More

  • Canon Intros Two New PowerShot A-Series Models

    Cannon today announced two new entry-level cameras that will be available in mid-February: The PowerShot A550 (bottom) and PowerShot A460 (top). Both cameras are pretty cheap at $199 and $149 (respectively), but they both use AA batteries instead of nice rechargeable Li-On batteries. The A550 is a 7.1-megapixel camera that uses SD, MMC, or SDHC cards, uses Canon’s DIGIC II image… Read More

  • You Know Best Buy Sucks: Here's Another Reason Why

    Oh Best Buy. We all know you and ESPECIALLY your damn Geek Squad division are both guilty of deceptive practices, but this is just too much. A dude by the name of Jorge goes and drops over $2000 on a brand new JVC TV. The aforementioned TV is supposed to come with a free stand, which of course Jorge doesn’t get. After dealing with a bunch of crap from Best Buy, he finally got his… Read More

  • Wal-Mart Can Come Over and Ride My Wii

    in order to check out. Screw y’all, Wal-Mart. Bundle this. Nintendo Wii Holiday Bundle Read More

  • Vista Served Up For Sales Three Ways

    In case you were panicked over how you would buy, upgrade or license your very own copy (or copies) of Microsoft Vista, well, you’ve got issues. But at least you won’t have to wait in long lines to get the new operating system on January 30. It’ll be available worldwide through Windows Anytime Upgrade, Windows Vista Family Discount and Windows Marketplace. Windows… Read More

  • Proporta Launches New Lateral Cases

    Proporta, maker of cases and accessories, is releasing a new case design for consumer electronics. The Lateral case design is making its first debut with the Palm Treo 700. Featuring premium leather and aircraft-grade aluminum, the case protects both the screen and the device from shocks and scrapes. It also comes with a belt clip and holds two SD/MMC cards. It’ll set you back about $65. Read More

  • The Futurist: Can The Mobile TV Industry Survive The Slingbox?

    After years of infrastructure building and billions of dollars of investment, the United States is finally ready to join the ranks of our Eastern neighbors who have long had watchable streaming TV service. CES announcements by companies such as MediaFlo and Verizon made as much clear, and competing services aren’t that far off. However, standing in the way of these corporate Goliaths… Read More