• Cellular Plant Communicator

    Cellular Plant Communicator

    Well this is clever if not aged, but I hadn’t seen it yet, so here we go. This is a plant that tells you how thirsty it is. Essentially it’s a sensor that measures soil moisture and relays it through an open source phone system which allows it to “tell” you if its thirsty over the phone. What good does that do when you’re next to the plant? Who knows, but at least… Read More

  • Worst Workspace Challenge

    Worst Workspace Challenge

    Geeks are known to live, literally, at their desks. Their workspace can become somewhat personalized and cluttered. Sometimes massively so. If you think your workspace is one of the best (meaning worst), hop on over to CrunchGear and check out their workspace challenge. Whoever sends in a picture with the most ridiculously horrible workspace wins a new Steelcase chair. To enter, we need… Read More

  • Buy Your Own Voting Machine for $82

    Buy Your Own Voting Machine for $82

    Princeton Computer Science Professor Andrew Appel and his students bought five Sequoia voting machines over the Internet for $82 each and are now reverse engineering the monsters to figure out how horribly our democracy is dying. The professor bought them from election officials in North Carolina during a government auction. Sequoia is well-known for their claims that opening up their… Read More

  • Microsoft's Ballmer Blames Poor Vista Sales On Piracy

    Microsoft's Ballmer Blames Poor Vista Sales On Piracy

    Must suck to be Steve Ballmer right now. The Microsoft CEO has again gone on an insane tirade saying that slowing Vista sales are due to rampant piracy. With Vista sales forecasts overreached and plenty of issues plaguing the OS, Ballmer went on the offensive saying: “Piracy reduction can be a source of Windows revenue growth, and I think we’ll make some piracy improvements… Read More

  • Blackberry 8820 – WiFi-tastic

    Blackberry 8820 – WiFi-tastic

    Though the rumors have been swirling like a pot of choco fondue, the upcoming Blackberry 8820 is most likely real and debuting around or by Q2. The big features? WiFi built into the device and an improved battery along with some treats we won’t know about until the release. Don’t expect anything mind-blowing aside from the WiFi though, as the 8820 is supposed to be more of a… Read More

  • NYT Reveals Teenagers Know About Craigslist

    NYT Reveals Teenagers Know About Craigslist

    A big shocker from the NYT over this weekend. Did you know that your teenager could be actively engaging in selling electronic goods via Craigslist? That’s right. Your son or daughter could be selling those gadgets you got him for Christmas or Hanukah last year for top dollar. The Times goes on to point out the epic story of one Greg Stoft, an 18-year old who wanted a $45 skateboard. As… Read More

  • Sony NW-A800 Walkman Unveiled

    Sony NW-A800 Walkman Unveiled

    Though these shots of the A800 Walkman from Sony look fantastic and I hope this is what the final product ends up looking like, I call 3D-rendered BS on this one. Dubbed “the Nano killer”, the A800 is the latest Walkman from Sony that’s due out in March. With a gigantic screen and easy to use controls, the A800 comes in either violet, black, blue, or pink. Though the… Read More

  • Internet Addict Sues IBM, Goes on Internet

    Internet Addict Sues IBM, Goes on Internet

    I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry. It seems a 58 year old vet at IBM was caught on adult chatrooms at work, fired, and is now suing Big Blue for $5 million, citing Internet addiction. “Plaintiff was discharged by IBM because he visited an Internet chat room for a sexual experience during work after he had been previously warned,” the company said. Now I like me some… Read More

  • WiiXT Modchip Allows DVD Playback  On The Wii

    WiiXT Modchip Allows DVD Playback On The Wii

    With no PS3 modchip in sight, it seems hackers and tinkerers have moved on to thoroughly exploiting the Nintendo Wii. WiiXT, the latest modchip to come out of hiding, is being touted as the “Ultimate Wii Modchip” by its creators. Why? Maybe because it’ll allow any Wii or Gamecube backup to be played, keeps VC support, and allows region-free playback of DVDs. It looks like a… Read More

  • PS3 Getting HD Content Downloads Soon?

    PS3 Getting HD Content Downloads Soon?

    1UP.com recently spoke with Sony’s Phil Harrison about the future of the PS3 and what new releases to expect in 2007. Seems Sony is getting geared up to launch HD content on the Playstation Network with movies, music, and TV shows. Harrison also drops hints at bigger hard drives on the PS3 and goes on to let us all know that there won’t be a price cut anytime soon. After spending… Read More

  • Want to Buy the Slinky Chair?

    Want to Buy the Slinky Chair?

    Remember the Slinky Chair? It was featured on the Feb. 8th episode of Diggnation, where Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht repeatedly mentioned the hot Japanese girl in the video. Actually, the girl is probably Chinese because Mandarin is overheard in the clip, but whatever. I guess we all look the same to you, Kevin and Alex. It turns out the chair is available online for $800. The FlexibleLove… Read More

  • Not Just a Bag, But a Tripod

    Not Just a Bag, But a Tripod

    Here’s a product that might help make your photo gear a bit lighter. The Camera Stablizing Bag acts as both a protective case and tripod for your camera. It features a flexible lens-stabilizing cradle for SLRs and consists of waterproof nylon that molds to the camera. In addition to creating a level platform for photo shoots, the user can fill the camera bag with rice, dirt, gravel, or… Read More

  • Apart from the Horrible Name & Logo, I Like It

    Apart from the Horrible Name & Logo, I Like It

    A new social network named Trusted Opinion came out of private beta over the weekend. It has the single worst logo I’ve ever seen ( a circle with a check mark and some unreadable text), and a name that suggests they are a bland reputation based service like TrustedID. But actually they’re a new recommendation-based social network that has integrated both Flash and Ajax components… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Super Mario Death Star Edition

    CrunchGear Week in Review: Super Mario Death Star Edition

    Mario Enters Anger Management
    Four Versions Of Super Mario Bros. Compared
    Stormtrooper LAN Party
    Ginormous Lego Millennium Falcon Kicks the Most Ass Ever
    Round Sound
    Sub-Spacial Holograms
    Lightcast: Because Paul Van Dyk And Three Hits Of X Aren’t Enough
    The State of Mobile Content
    Find Yourself with TeleNav Finalists
    3GSM 2007 Read More

  • Memory Cards for the Chinese New Year

    Memory Cards for the Chinese New Year

    If you were born in 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983 or 1995, you are considered a pig, according to the Chinese zodiac. And this year, when the Chinese celebrate 2007, the pig returns to prominence. Supplied by Taiwan-based PQI, these limited edition Chinese New Year-themed USB memory cards celebrate the Year of the Pig in 1GB and 2GB forms. The cards feature limited-edition designs of the… Read More

  • iPhonePricingFakery–?

    iPhonePricingFakery–?

    So we started out thinking that this was the fakest ad in the world but now some research firm has confirmed — by sending me a bloody email — that in fact they’ve been passing these ads out to respondents and asking their opinions. Please note that the Apple iPhone pricing piece which is on your website was obtained from a research respondent who had signed a legally… Read More

  • IPod Dock Defies Noise Ordinances

    IPod Dock Defies Noise Ordinances

    With Ion Audio’s iPA03, you’ll be the envy of all law enforcement officials who respond to your backyard shindig because of noise complaints. The portable speaker system features an iPod dock, and microphone, CD/MP3 and instrument inputs. The heavy-duty aluminum system includes a built-in rechargeable battery that lasts more than six hours, and offers high-fidelity sound across… Read More

  • Mario Enters Anger Management

    Mario Enters Anger Management

    As a child, nothing frustrated me more than trying to find the negative worlds in the original Super Mario Brothers game for the NES. I just couldn’t get the technique with the blocks and the ducking and the jumping right. Sigh … all those sleepless nights. However, If I had these Mario-themed foam stress relievers, perhaps I would have turned out more well-adjusted. Available for… Read More

  • CD Punch Destroys Your CDs And DVDs With Ease

    CD Punch Destroys Your CDs And DVDs With Ease

    I’m sure one time or another you accidently burned Wedding Crashers to a DVD-R so you could watch it over your friend’s house. What you didn’t know is that the MPAA was tracking you and now has a SWAT team sent to your house to take you into custody. How could you possibly destroy the evidence quickly enough to knock years off your sentence? With CD Punch. CD Punch is a… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Sony GripMote in the works before the Wiimote?

    on a Hand-Held Computer Interactive Device which details the controller. Read More