electronics

  • Video: Sanwa's power strip with integrated wattage meter

    Japan-based accessory specialist Sanwa Supply hasn’t reinvented the wheel with their newest device [JP], but this power strip, which features an integrated wattage meter, doesn’t look like a bad idea. It basically helps you to keep track of the power consumption of any electronic device that’s connected to either one of its five outlets. Read More

  • Sears starting to take pre-orders on 3D TVs

    Get ready, the 3D revolution will be televised. Sears has started offering pre-order pricing on Samsung’s 3D televisions, with some models expected to be available in stores later this month. Sears is also starting to advertise a Blu-ray player with 3D glasses as well. Read More

  • TSA To Save Print Media? No Electronics On International Flights? What A Joke.

    Before I begin, let me just state that TSA has yet to confirm any of this on its website, so the details aren’t entirely clear at the moment. That said, there are several indications that orders have been issued to cease the use of electronics during international flights. Yes, that means no laptops, no iPods, no Kindles, no CD players, no portable DVD players, no Nintendo DSes… Read More

  • Penny fer a heatsink, guv'nor?

    I’m no rocket therapist but isn’t using a potentially fally-offy penny as a heatsink a bit dangerous in the aggregate but this little test of weird heatsinks is actually pretty cool. They used a few permutations here: paperclip, bolted penny, glued penny, and four pennies in series. The results are startling. Read More

  • Yikes: Circuit City files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

    Adios, Circuit City. You will be remembered forever as a not-good-enough version of Best Buy (even though Best Buy is pretty suspect, too.) Yes, Circuit City has officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It did so last week, when we were busy talking about store closings and fake sales. It is, I think, the biggest tech-realted failure (if that’s the right word to use) of… Read More

  • Get ready to pay more for Chinese-made electronics


    Hopefully that doesn’t say anything inappropriate Speculation at Slate today on how you may end up having to pay more for cheap goods, including electronic gizmos, coming from China. No more $30 DVD players, knock-off iPhones and no-name portable media players. We’ll have to stretch our increasingly worthless dollar (well, compared the to Euro) even further, it looks like. Read More

  • Nickelodeon's NPower Lineup Of Electronics

    Last night was the Showstoppers event, which is usually pretty lame and filled with cruddy vendors. However, last night was an exception. The guys behind the event must have finally realized that using the aging Copacabana as a venue was a bad idea and instead chose to host the even at the new New York Times building. Read More