• Samsung HD Photo Box Stores Your, Um, Photos

    We’re not sure about the usefulness of the Samsung HD Photo Box for average consumers, but photo/video enthusiasts that really love to look at their shots on a high-def display will probably want one. The Box connects to your HDTV via HDMI and contains a 250GB hard drive for image storage. The front of the unit features a 4-in-1 memory-card reader, a USB connector with PictBridge support for… Read More

  • Gorb: Taking Personal Reputation To A New Low

    Online reputation online is a fascinating area, partially because eBay, through their feedback score, is the only company to have reached scale. Startups like Rapleaf and iKarma are still young and struggling. Perhaps their flaw has been in taking the high road, and going out of their way to ensure that reputational feedback is being left by verified identities. New startup Gorb, which I first… Read More

  • Balancing One-Wheeled Scooter

    This guy’s scooter is like the Segway in many ways, but you don’t look like a tool riding this contraption. Your speed is controlled by shifting forward or backward. Apparently it’s very intuitive to ride. Two 12V batteries power the 400W traction motor. An ADXRS300 Rate Gyro and ADXL202 dual axis accelerometer keep you on your feet so you don’t eat it in front of the… Read More

  • Video of Our High Tech Military Might in Action

    Our brave men and women are fighting “over there” and they’re using some pretty advanced equipment to bring freedom to a desperate people. This video delivers eight glorious minutes of our bravest detailing the technology they use to spread democracy around the world. Lots of awesome explosions and guns in this one. My favorite is the eyepiece the soldiers use to check Google… Read More

  • Mundu IM V4: Mobile IM On the Cheap

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  • Playstation Home Launches In October

    According to “third party relations” Q&A document released on the Sony Developers site we’ll be seeing Playstation Home in October. Closed Beta testing will begin in April going through August with 15,000 users. Open Beta will be available to 50,000 users starting in August until its Live launch in October. Other tidbits worth noting include the size of the initial download… Read More

  • SXSW: Liveblogging Dan Rather

    SXSW: Liveblogging Dan Rather

    Blake is at SXSW right now and trying to liveblog all the keynotes. He already blogged Phil Torrone doing his geekenwerk until PT and his friend Limor turned on a cellphone jammer and shut down his WAN card. Head over for some good coverage of a great event. SXSW 2007: Dan Rather Keynote Read More

  • False Alarm: Beatles Still Not on Online Music Stores

    False Alarm: Beatles Still Not on Online Music Stores

    The Beatles will not appear on an online music store any time soon. Wippit, some small potatoes online store, just “announced” that they secured the rights to sell Beatles songs online. Except they were lying. EMI, the company that owns the rights to the Beatles’ music, told them to remove the inaccurate press release or they’d unleash hell. Frankly, I don’t see why… Read More

  • Sidekick 3, Heroic Girl Save The Day

    Sidekick 3, Heroic Girl Save The Day

    When you’re faced with a break in and only have seconds to react, grabbing your phone and hiding in the closet is an excellent choice. That’s exactly what 12-year old Katie Ruiz of Queens did when two armed men broke into her home with pistols. Katie thought fast by grabbing her Sidekick 3 she had just recently received and running to a closet for safety. Inside she dialed 911 while… Read More

  • Express' Play List Jacket: Is That an iPod in Your Pocket?

    Express' Play List Jacket: Is That an iPod in Your Pocket?

    Pseudo fashion clothier Express will release the iPod-compatible Play List Jacket later this month. Just like every other iPod-compatible article of clothing, it has a slot to fit your music player and built-in buttons to control the tunes. And of course, the jacket is “contemporary” and “elegant.” Fancy iPod man jackets cost $248. Awesome, you already dress like a tool, so… Read More

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  • LG Shine Dipped In Gold And Folds

    Just announced in SK are LG’s two newest Shine models. Details are skimp, but I don’t anticipate anything new or exciting from either. The Shine we’ve come to know and love has been dipped in gold. The CDMA version will be launched in SK in the coming weeks. Details on the clamshell Shine are very scarce and it seems to be unchanged feature-wise. We haven’t even heard of… Read More

  • T-Dancer Sound Sensitive Shirt Great For Illegal Raves

    T-Dancer Sound Sensitive Shirt Great For Illegal Raves

    Those who are currently sober at 11:10am on a Monday morning probably won’t understand the beauty of this. But to those who are drunk or using, the T-Dancer is some of the coolest apparel out there. On the front is a dancing lady with a neon-colored background. Nothing special, right? Incorrect you are my friend. The shirt comes with a sensitivity dial to increase or decrease the amount of… Read More

  • Viewsonic PJ258D: First Projector to Feature an iPod Dock

    Viewsonic PJ258D: First Projector to Feature an iPod Dock

    The Viewsonic PJ258D, the first projector to include a built-in iPod dock, will please both men in suits and everyday users. Laptop Magazine just gave it a thorough look-see and only had a few problems. First, while it’s cool and all that it includes an iPod dock to play your videos, the projector’s menu interface is pretty bad. Since part of the reason why the iPod is so popular is… Read More

  • Gucci Phone Fake Because I Say So

    Gucci Phone Fake Because I Say So

    On March 9th, Engadget Mobile fabricated a charming story on a Gucci-branded cellphone. After looking at the above-left picture for about 45 seconds, I realized it was Photoshopped to all hell and back and is never going to come out. Ever. I mean sure, with the recent announcement of that iPhone rip-off LG Prada phone, one could easily imagine the fashion house of Gucci coming out with a phone for… Read More

  • The iPhone In Total Summation

    The iPhone In Total Summation

    I think every person who sees this feels a bit better about their Monday. I know I do. Official Site [The Joy of Tech] Read More

  • Mundu IM V4: Mobile IM On the Cheap

    Mundu IM V4: Mobile IM On the Cheap

    Mobile IM is the number four cellphone killer app — the other three are, in order, voice, SMS, and Snake — but, surprisingly, it’s the hardest to use. Of all the IM programs I’ve tried, only Danger has managed to make it seamless as possible. Mundu, a new product from Indian developers Geodesic is coming in a close second. The product supports AIM, MSN Messenger, Yahoo… Read More

  • AnyFix: Charge Any Phone, Any Time

    AnyFix: Charge Any Phone, Any Time

    Chalk it up to the ‘talians for good pizza, pasta, and yours truly. They tend to make some good stuff everywhere from food to fashion. Now the latest, greatest invention to come out of Italy is the AnyFix, a universal phone charger that is designed to recharge more than 80% of cellphones on the European market. It comes from the genius mind of Prof. Luigi Colani who has quite the lengthy… Read More

  • Nikon D40x Quick Look

    While we were with Nikon, its Senior Technical Manager Lindsay Silverman went through a few of the improvements Nikon made to the D40 to bump it up to the new D40x. Read More

  • Samsung Q1P UMPC Gets Vista Certification

    Samsung Q1P UMPC Gets Vista Certification

    Samsung’s Q1P ultra mobile PC (UMPC) is the first such device to receive Windows Vista certification. Now that it’s Vista certified, it can sit at the cool kids’ lunch table at school. UMPCs haven’t exactly lit the world on fire (just look at the price—$1,300? No thanks), but it’s good to see more and more devices support Microsoft’s version of OS X. The… Read More

  • Mii Transfer X: Swap Them Miis

    Mii Transfer X: Swap Them Miis

    Apparently, people are getting really into their Nintendo Mii creations lately. So much, that someone has released Mii Transfer X 0.1, a Mii-sharing tool that works on OS X. Basically, it lets you copy your Mii to your Mac so you can share it on the internets with other dorks. Lovely. At least the source code is available and you can also use the Wiimote with it. Why people are sharing their Miis… Read More