• O'Neill H3 Campack Is The Coolest Backpack

    Hardcore snowboarders are much cooler than you. Get over it. They stomp you in every conceivable way. Now, they have one more tool. The H3 Campack from O’Neill is everything you need to be plugged in while on the slopes. This backpack has controls on it that can be plugged into your DV cam, iPod and Bluetooth phone. Mmmmm….talking on the phone while snowboarding. That’s not… Read More

  • HookUp for iPod: More is Less is More

    As the rest of the portable music world heads down the path of device convergence (iPods becoming iPhones, cellphones becoming musicphones), Lenntek is taking a different route. Using the apparent philosophy that people actually want to carry more gear instead of less gear, it has introduced HookUp for iPod. We’re guessing this Bluetooth device is for those with musicphone envy. HookUp is… Read More

  • From the Vaults of Stupid: Bulletproof Textbooks


    An Oklahoma man has devised a scheme for protecting kids from violence in schools: bulletproof textbooks. Bill Crozier has discovered that a normal textbook can deflect a bullet from a pistol, but when facing an assault rifle, ehhh not so much. To remedy this problem, Crozier has proposed kevlar book covers to prevent the assault rifle fire from piercing the textbooks. Now I’m not… Read More

  • iSoap

    Now this is something I’ve never experienced, or even heard of, until now (soap?). One of The Consumerist’s readers, Sean, ordered an iPod from smalldog.com, and instead of finding an iPod in the middle of Apple’s big iPod box, he found two bars of Irish Spring soap, and a some Kirkwood batteries. I know what you’re thinking, “Soap doesn’t need… Read More

  • Mission Impossible: III To Be Available on MiniSD

    Nokia announced today that Mission Impossible: III will be released on miniSD in addition to the regular DVD treatment. Apparently, you can fit an entire movie on a 512MB card. The ambition is to allow users to watch miniSD movies on their phones. Right now, the movie is only available in Europe, but this might actually takeoff. I know it’s a long shot, and people aren’t really… Read More

  • The Waiting Guide: Camping Out For PS3 And Wii

    November is on the horizon, and for gamers that should means one thing: Next gen gaming from Sony and Nintendo is nearly here. This year, it’s going to take a lot more than driving up to your favorite video game retailer early on the day to get either of these consoles. Unless you were lucky enough to get a preorder for either consoles, you’re going to have to join groups of… Read More

  • Vox Lifts Off and You'll Love It

    Six Apart announced last night the launch of its newest social networking site, Vox (Vox announcement here). The company that owns LiveJournal, Moveable Type and Typepad has done a lot of things right with this new site. The benefits of having waited for consumer desire to mature before launching a social networking site are clear in Vox. The service developed a reputation among some… Read More

  • LG AX490 FastTap Phone Quick Look

    Here’s a quick video of the LG AX490 FastTap phone in action. It will be available from Alltel Wireless in the US. Read More

  • 2004 Video Clip: Early Digg Demo By Kevin Rose

    Kevin Rose introduced Digg to the world in a December 2004 episode of The Screen Savers (Kevin was a host of the show). The video clip, now safely archived at YouTube, is embedded below. Kevin discusses Slashdot to start the clip, saying its a great site, but he also says that the fact that editors control what’s on the home page of Slashdot “takes the power away from the… Read More

  • Tower of Babel Translator

    The Tower of Babel translator is a prototype translation device that functions in a completely different fashion from existing translators. Rather than having users punch in words on a keypad and then get back a computery sounding voice, the Tower of Babel works by hooking electrodes to the users face. The electrode are able to monitor facial expressions and then issue translations when it… Read More

  • Zillow Real Estate Data Coming to a Site Near You

    Real estate search company Zillow has opened two APIs to allow other sites to utilize its data on homes around the US. The company made news last month when Yahoo! became one of the earliest users of the pre-launch API on its real estate site. There were more than 30 pre-launch users of the API in total, also including Prudential Northern California and Nevada, ZipRealty and Redfin. In… Read More

  • Sony NW-E003 MP3 Review

    has a review of the new Sony NW-E003 MP3 solid state player where it manages to score relatively high marks while simultaneously getting knocked for being openly gay (because it’s pink). Colbert-esque rants aside, this quick video review might provide some valuable insights for those of you who might have been on the fence with deciding to purchase this player. It finds that the… Read More

  • Samsung IP-830w Reviewed

    The IP-830w is Samsung/Sprint’s world phone. Designed to work with both CDMA and GSM< the IP-830w is a beefy smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard. At $799.99, $499.99 after rebate, you'd better have a huge expense account to pay for this bad boy. However, Sprint's roaming partners in GSM countries as well as some Asian partners make it a bit more compelling. It also runs… Read More

  • Pando Moves Beyond Email File Sharing

    New York based Pando has been breaking away from the P2P file sharing pack, which we reviewed in late August. They claim over 1.5 million downloads of their client software, and move up to 20 TB of data per day between users. Pando is very easy to use. Once the PC or Mac software is installed, you simply drag a file or a folder (up to 1 GB) into the open window. Pando begins uploading that file… Read More

  • Nielsen Measures Families on the Go With Psychoacoustic Encoding

    before we get our soma capsules. The changing art of measuring TV viewership [NetworkWorld via TUAW] Read More

  • Nokia 870 Web Tablet in the Wild (??)

    Looks like someone got their hands on the follow-up to Nokia’s 770 Internet Tablet. Apparently it has a little webcam in there and more VOIP functions, although the readers at Internet Tablet Talk aren’t quite sure. It does look a little flashier than the 770 and a webcam might be a nice addition. We shall see. Thread [Internet Tablet Talk] Read More

  • Veeker: Send Video Notes to the World…

    … but does the world want to see them? Oliver at MobileCrunch just got the scoop on Veeker, a video messaging service that allows you to upload an MMS video and then send it to your personal page, your contacts, or the world. Like many proud video/image sharing sites before it, Veeker promises to be a one-stop shop for grainy images of people’s junk. The system works like this… Read More

  • Everex StepNote NC 1500: $500 Green Laptop

    I’ve seen Everex pop up every so often and have rarely been disappointed. They’re an OEM reseller and simply rebadge or repackage nice hardware in their own cases, but this little bugger is on $498 and runs at a cool 1.5-GHz using the VIA VIA C7- M, a low-power chip, along with the VIA UniChrome Pro video engine. While you probably won’t be playing Half-Life 8: Gordon Gets… Read More

  • Kodak EasyShare C875 Review

    In the annals of photography, a few brands stand out as film juggernauts that barely made the jump to digital and, in some cases, died in the process. Leica. Polaroid. Eastman Kodak. How far the mighty have fallen, friends. Leica is aiming for the stars, Polaroid is almost gone, and Kodak, bless its heart, is hanging on by a thread. Has old Kodachrome fallen yet? No, it hasn’t, thanks… Read More

  • Best Buy Gets Into Wii

    Getting ready for the upcoming launch of the Nintendo Wii, Best Buy has put together a huge section to market the new gaming console. If you’ve seen the PlayStation 3 kiosks in stores, you know that the Nintendo Wii section blows it out of the water. It seems as though everyone is really pushing the marketing of the Wii console over the PS3. It’s probably because PS3 will sell… Read More

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