Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • NAB 2007: Apple's Final Cut Suite 2 Demoes Kick Ass


    Digital video is more than a major theme at NAB this year, it’s the reason it exists. And everyone wants a piece of Apple’s Final Cut Studio 2 action, and we mean everyone. By far the largest and most popular booth belongs to Apple, who is holding demonstrations of its new editing software that seems like macro-versions of its in-store trainings seminars. There were hundreds of… Read More

  • Inexpensive Nintendo DS FM Radio Add-On

    Though the popularity of FM radio is starting to dwindle, some of still enjoy some classic rock, sports radio, or NPR. Brando knows this and have created quite a nice looking add-on for the Nintendo DS that allows you to listen to FM radio. It leeches off your DS’ battery and has a bright, monochrome screen. And the best part? It’s only $14! Pick one up and actually start getting… Read More

  • Jobs' WWDC Keynote: 9 a.m. PST, June 11

    We knew the date, now we know the time: Steve Jobs will deliver unto the world something amazing (or not) on Monday, June 11 at 9 a.m. PDT at the Worldwide Developers Conference. The keynote is scheduled to last three hours, three hours in which Apple fanatics will constantly refresh the myriad Apple rumor sites looking for any and all gossip. Now, we already know that Leopard has been delayed… Read More

  • Nokia 6120: HSDPA And A Whole Lot More

    My, oh, my is the Nokia 6120 looking sweet. That metallic paint job is so elegant, I almost mistook it for a Vertu! But enough talk about the sweet outside, let’s delve into the rich, gooey insides. For starters, the 6120 features the S60 3rd Edition OS with Feature Pack 1, quad-band GSM, and WCDMA/HSDPA. Moving on to the more user-oriented features, you’ll find Bluetooth 2.0+EDR… Read More

  • A Collection Of Geeked Out Furniture

    The gents over at TechEBlog have compiled a list of the most geeked out furniture. You may recognize a familiar face or two like the Ultimate Game Chair, but some of the other pieces are extremely awesome. There’s a whole couch made out of blue mousepads (see pic), which looks comfy as hell. Also on the list are the Verte Seating Office Chair, the one that looks like it has a spine… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Creepfactor Edition

    Adobe Photoshop CS3 Ships Today: Keep Children Away From New Mascot
    Workouts On the Edge: Wacky Fitness Gear
    You Work it Girl: Women’s Fitness
    CrunchLunch: Chocolate Gadget Goodness
    Samsung (?) Concept PCs: The Future of Computers Looks Lame Read More

  • Tellme Launches Free 411 Service

    Tellme Networks announced at the Web 2.0 Expo today that it will be adding three new ways to access its information service that was launched back in January. The service functions similar to to 411, but users can request information through voice, SMS, or Mobile Web. The announcement comes just a week after Google announced its free 411 service, Goog-411. To use the service through voice… Read More

  • FCC Leaks Sony Ericsson K818

    Behold Sony Ericsson’s newest Cyber-Shot mobile phone, the K818. It is yet another phone we won’t see here in the US. The Chinese will be able to fondle this here SE Cyber-Shot to their heart’s content. Seriously, why do we keep getting screwed? I just got back from a short trip to Korea and we really get the shaft. I’ll have more stories a bit later. The K818 is first… Read More

  • NAB 2007: Live from the Red Booth

    There are those who think that the Red One camera is vaporware. I’m here to tell you it’s not. We just spent some quality time in the booth and saw four of the cameras in action, as well as 4k footage of biplanes dogfighting as shot by Peter Jackson. It was awesome. Sadly, we were told that if we took stills or video of the unreleased WWI short, we’d leave with broken arms. Read More

  • TomTom ONE XL

    TomTom officially announced this morning an expansion to its popular ONE line of personal GPS devices. The new version will feature an expanded 4.3-inch touchscreen display and Bluetooth. It is known for its ability to conveniently deliver spoken-word turn-by-turn directions. It utilizes a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that is capable of two hours of operation. Additionally, it can display… Read More

  • Talk Helio To Helio For Free

    Not sure how many of you use Helio, but if you do, we’ve got some great news for you. As part of the “all-in” package Helio offers, you can now call other Helio users for free, anytime, anywhere. If you don’t do the “all-in” package, then you can add it to your plan for $5 bucks a month a la carte. Useful? If you have a lot of pals or family who use Helio as… Read More

  • Workouts On the Edge: Wacky Fitness Gear


    There is the belief that doing anything that gets you off the couch will help you get back in shape. But the fact remains that any activity is usually a good thing and, as geeks, we don’t want run with the pack if we can help it. Thankfully, there are plenty of fitness products that have us scratching our heads and might make you stand out among the jocks. Some promise quick results… Read More

  • Creative's CSW PlayDock i Hands On


    Cambridge SoundWorks (a division of Creative) has finally bit into the Apple and released its first bona fide Made for iPod speaker — one of the positive results of last year’s settlement between Apple and Creative over a patent dispute. The CSW PlayDock i is an impressive, compact one-piece iPod speaker/dock that leaves virtually nothing to be desired, and its reasonable $199… Read More

  • FastMac Releases Blu-Ray Drive For Macs

    Frankly, I’m sick of the format wars and all the hoopla going around, but FastMac has released the first and only Blu-Ray drive for Macs and that puts a smile on my face. Does this mean that Blu-Ray has finally put the debate to rest? No, but it is a clear indication of the direction the industry seems to be headed. The new optical drive will make your PowerBook, iBook, MacBook Pro, Mac… Read More

  • Intel UMPCs Switching To Linux

    Not that anyone is excited about UMPCs anymore, but Intel made a pretty bold move this morning. From this day forth, Intel will being using a Linux-based GUI and platform for its UMPCs. Ditching Microsoft’s Origami crapola and going to Linux is an excellent idea. People using UMPCs won’t be installing Windows-dependent apps or anything like that. They’ll just want the basics… Read More

  • Toshiba Enters Portable Hard Drive Market

    Having a cluttered desk can suck. So purchasing space-saving electronics can really be a key factor in keeping tidy. Toshiba’s new hard drives are less than an inch thick and smaller than a 4×6 photo. Other than a small size, they’re the same as any other external hard disk. You know, USB 2.0, sleek case, and semi-low price point. You’ll be able to nab the 100GB version… Read More

  • New Zune Ad

    The Zune isn’t dead just yet. Microsoft recently unveiled a new campaign designed to showcase the Zune’s battery of features. It also features hip music and ends with the tag “Be Your Own DJ,” which is clearly intended to make you want to go buy a Zune and start your own pants party. I think this ad kind of blows, but watch it and judge for yourself. New Zune… Read More

  • Microsoft Silverlight: Like Flash Only Microsoftier


    Think on this, people: Macromedia introduced true video embedding in Flash a little more than a year ago and it spawned a billion-dollar company and made another billion-dollar company quake in its boots. So now we have Silverlight, a streaming solution from MS that runs on Windows and Mac and can deliver HD-quality video with a few clicks. Read More

  • Music-Playing Cellphones Threaten iPod's Dominance

    Perhaps Apple shouldn’t get too excited about the launch of its iPhone, now just about two months away. The Times of London just published a piece that examines the rapid growth of music-playing cellphones and how this growth threatens not only the iPhone, but Apple’s main cash cow, the iPod. While Apple may have just sold its 100 millionth iPod last week, Sony Ericsson, for… Read More

  • You Work it Girl: Women's Fitness


    Let’s face it: Almost all fitness gear, from free weights to running shoes, is designed with men in mind. When companies make a “women’s version,” it’s usually clad in pink plastic. Well, today we’re taking back the gym and saying “No!” to Hello Kitty-themed treadmills. Here are some great women’s fitness gadgets to keep you running… Read More