hardware

  • Shock: College kid complains that campus computer store rips people off

    I link to this article because A) I go to NYU (don’t go there; go to a real college instead) and B) it has to do with technology. Some kid’s computer crashed, right, and took it to the campus computer store. Right there I’d call him a dope because anyone who’s spent more than five seconds in there knows how outrageously overpriced it is. (I’m pretty sure blank CDs… Read More

  • French iPhone launches November 29, first picture

    TechCrunch France has broken a story saying the iPhone will be launched in France with Orange at a 300 euro price-point. The phone will be available from 29th November and announced on the 24th September during the Apple Expo in Paris. Going against predictions so far, the story says there won’t be any unlimited data plan (as there is in the US) nor will the phone be a 3G version of… Read More

  • Vista Still Sucks, Pirillo Pissed

    It’s been six months since Chris Pirillo installed Windows Vista. Six months of hell. Chris is like a lot of us who got initially excited about Vista, only to find that half of our software and hardware didn’t work with it. In Pirillo’s case, it was a fax/printer combo machine that he used for everyday work. After months of struggle and even using VMWare at one point, he… Read More

  • You Could Be So Much Better, Opera

    Hey Opera, is your marketing dude freebasing crack-cocaine? Are you sure he’s not? Because I was convinced he was after watching this particular video on your website. I don’t hate you or anything. In fact, I enjoy your Opera Mini browser. But your desktop counterpart leaves much to be desired. That aside, why in hell are you comparing Opera Mini to the iPhone? The iPhone is a piece… Read More

  • Microsoft Refuses To Say Whether or Not New Xbox 360 Heat Sinks are Permanent

    Earlier in the week we noticed that Microsoft had started installing additional heat sinks into Xbox 360s that were sent in for repair. This was done to eliminate “red lights of death” and other problems that plague the system. Yet we didn’t know, and still don’t know, whether or not the additional heat sinks are part of a new hardware revision or are installed on a… Read More

  • Celsia NanoSpreader Cools Your PC With Steam

    What’s the biggest gripe consumers have these days when it comes to electronics? Think about laptops and I’m sure the answer will come to you quickly: it’s the heat. As I’m writing this post my lap is being burnt to a crisp. Would you ever think that steam could help cool things off? I wouldn’t have thought it possible until I caught wind of Celsia’s… Read More

  • Google Engineers Go Geek on Hard Drives


    After using hundreds of thousands of hard drives in their quest for world domination, Google knows a thing or two about spinning platters. All of their hard work has been distilled into one academic paper describing correlations between hard drive age, manufacturer, and data density. The most interesting finding? SMART, the system used to test hard drives for imminent failure, is all but… Read More

  • OWC Aftermarket SuperDrive


    Other World Computer today announced an affordable aftermarket SuperDrive for use with most recent Macs. The drives are intended to replace old read-only drives. They use quiet SuperDrive technology from Pioneer and can burn double-layer DVDs at 16x. The drives are available now for prices ranging from $29.99 for the OEM and up to $99 for a bundled version. Product Page Read More

  • Creating Devices With The Windows Live Hardware Platform

    Taking a cue from Sam’s analysis of the X-series launch and Three’s inclusion of Windows Live Messenger on a pair of non-Windows handsets, I thought I’d post up a presentation I stumbled across outlining Microsoft’s vision for embedding Windows Live services in various consumer electronics devices. There are a couple interesting clues on the future relationship… Read More

  • USBCell is just a great idea …

    Every now and then a really great idea comes along that makes you go “now why didn’t I think of that”. Probably the last innovation in this genre was the Windup Radio. USBCELL is a AA battery that simply plugs into any USB port to recharge. No longer do you need to throw away used batteries or lug the chargers or adpators for rechargeable batteries. With over 15… Read More