Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Gray Kangaroo Personal Liquor Filter

    The CG staff enjoys a tasty alcoholic beverage now and then and with the summer heat kicking in full force this weekend in NYC, we’ll be hittin’ the sauce a little harder than usual (we’ll be using the mixers to stay hydrated, of course). To take the sting out of summer parties — both in cost and taste — check out the Gray Kangaroo Personal Liquor Filter. Invented… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Spectrum Edition

    iPod Bible 3.0
    Cowon Puts GPS In Your PMP
    My, My What A Big Digital Picture Frame You Have
    Tourbillon Timepiece Defines Luxury
    Sandisk Gold Memory Card Contest Read More

  • Chinese Pirates Account For 93% of Counterfeit CDs and DVDs in EU

    Here’s an interesting list of 10 “inconvenient truths” that the IFPI released yesterday in regards to the EU’s latest figures on counterfeit products that were confiscated in 2006. According to the reports there were 23 million phony CDs and DVDs confiscated last year and 93 percent originated in China. The music industry’s international trade group goes as far… Read More

  • I Want A Motion-sensing Dongle Toot Sweet

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/flash/app/embedded_video_trial/r_0_3/player.swf Righto, so what we have here is a tablet PC that lets you control certain applications by tilting the screen. Give it a quick shake and you’re back to the main menu. Yeah, it’s not that astounding, but the best part is that you can add it to any tablet PC or laptop ’cause it’s just a freakin’… Read More

  • Pentax 50th Anniversary DSLR

    Pentax is 50 years old and what better way to celebrate than release a special anniversary edition to show the world how far you’ve come: The AP50 dSLR. So what’s with the Asahi? No, it’s not the beer, silly. Asahi Optical is the name by which they were known half a century ago. Anyways, let’s chat about the AP50 and what this digital SLR can do. Read More

  • iPod Bible 3.0


    Did you recently purchase an iPod? Not to sure what iTunes is all about? I’ll admit that I suck when it comes to using iTunes. It’s OK because not everyone has the time to sit around and tinker with it for hours until it’s optimized to your standards. Well, the iPod Book 3.0 is available for download and it has everything you need to know about your iPod and iTunes. It… Read More

  • Rumor: Apple Prepping For Macbook Pro Update

    All these Apple rumors need to stop because it’s giving me a headache or maybe it’s because I’m hungover. I’m not really sure which is causing the nausea I’m feeling, but there is another rumor flying about and you may have heard about it once or twice. When will the Macbook Pro line be updated? The Macbook’s were upgraded just last month and it’s… Read More

  • Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar

    Welcome to another edition of Teh.Be$T.Kommenter.Evar. You guys did great yesterday and here are the top three comments that made us LOL. We have no way of knowing who the winner is because he/she didn’t leave a valid e-mail address, but here’s what they had to say about the iPhone drought. So, the winner for today’s contest is Matthew who actually posted his witty comment in… Read More

  • Nokia Announces 6500 In Two Flavors


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    Hyvää päivää readers. (That’s good afternoon in Finnish in case you were wondering.) Nokia announced two versions of the mid-range 6500 and I believe you’ll be pleasantly surprised. The ‘Classic’ version is a simple candybar style that’s fairly thin at 9.5mm, but it comes in a weird brownish anodized aluminum… Read More

  • Cowon Puts GPS In Your PMP


    Cowon’s L2 is an extraordinary convergence device. Almost to the point of obscenity. The unit features many of the things you’d expect in a modern-day mobile device made for the lucky people in Korea: DMB TV compatibility along with AVI and MPEG-4 video support, MP3, WAV, WMA support and an FM tuner for audio and support for JPEG, BMP and PNG image formats. All of this… Read More

  • My, My What A Big Digital Picture Frame You Have

    No one actually buys a digital picture frame for themselves, only as gifts. Case in point, this new one from Smartparts (which I’ve been reading as smartpaNTS for some time now), which features a comparatively large 15-inch LCD, considering most top off at 10 inches. The company is pitching the frame as the “King-Sized Digital Photo Frame for Dad” for Father’s Day. Read More

  • Movie Exec Says Pre-Release Piracy Doesn't Matter

    I know since I wrote up that article on piracy I’ve been talking about it a little more than usual. Today though, I have a hot little story for you. It seems Lions Gate Films President Tom Ortenberg just doesn’t care about pre-release piracy. Recently, a workprint of “Hostel: Part II” was stolen and thrown up on Bit Torrent sites. This is a big deal, as workprint copies… Read More

  • Tourbillon Timepiece Defines Luxury

    When going out on the town and trying to pick up chicks, I usually settle for my Mickey Mouse Armitron watch. However, when I heard that Hickey was coming with me to pick up dudes in the restroom, I opted for something a bit classier. Meet the Tourbillon Timepiece from Avianne & Co. The ultimate definition of class and luxury, this $65,000 watch comes with a mother-of-pearl round face… Read More

  • Sony-Ericsson Patent Unveils PSP Phone Design

    Face it. It was only a matter of time before Sony took a look at its mobile phone division and went “Hmm…maybe we should do a little PSP-integration…” Sure enough, this recent patent filing shows just that. Could a new Sony-Ericsson phone be coming out that plays like a PSP? Quite possibly. If you take a look at the patent, you’ll see the screen flips so that when… Read More

  • Sandisk Gold Memory Card Contest

    Since Sandisk isn’t making killer products with pictures of hot babes surrounding them, they went for the next best thing: gold. Over in Japan, Sandisk is holding a contest for consumers who bought the Extreme IV 8GB CompactFlash or Ultra ll 4GB SDHC cards. If you bought a specially-marked package, you could win a solid gold version of your card. Incredibly exciting, I know. Totally… Read More

  • AT&T Releases Two New 3G Samsungs

    Looking to get your 3G on with a new phone for AT&T? Check out the Samsung SGH-a717, a flip phone with a 2MP camera, HSDPA, music player with Napster and Yahoo! integration, and video sharing, which allows one person at a time to show live video to their friends. Also available now is the SGH-a727, which is more of a candybar phone that looks like the Samsung Trace. It packs a 1.3MP… Read More

  • TiVo Working On Series 3 "Lite" Edition

    Some people say TiVo is down in the dumps. I beg to differ. If I was offered a TiVo right now, I’d totally take it. But then I’d hand it back because I know Comcast offers a HD DVR cable tuner for the cost of absolutely nothing. One box, much easier. TiVo knows this and it needs a plan. That plan is the Series 3 Lite. At the recent Q1 Earnings Report TiVo had, a new box that is… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Jailbait Edition

    Google Sort of Enables Face Recognition When Searching Images
    Sex Messaging: The Silent Booty Call
    First Single From New Prince Album Available From Verizon Wireless
    It’s An Exploding Golf Ball (With a Condom Inside)
    Google Maps Zoom Magic Uncovered Read More

  • Apple Opens Online Outlet

    Seriously, I can’t stop blogging about Apple’s goings-ons this week. And it’s not my fault, the company just keeps doing stuff. I can’t keep up. Take, for example, the quiet launch of a new store on Apple’s website. Gone is the “Hot Deals” section, being replaced by the Apple Outlet. It serves the same general purpose as the Hot Deals section of the… Read More

  • A Stupid, Insane Mac Rumor We're Starting Right Here: New Macs to Ship With Vista

    [Update, 05-31-07, 2:37PM PST] So some other famous bloggers and I were discussing this unlikely rumor, and we started to realize something: With core elements of Vista in place on Intel hardware, it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to imagine OS X running Windows apps. Then, by chance, I ran across this article at Mac Daily News posits the very idea, and that this could be the way big… Read More