Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Nokia Introduces 3109 Classic

    Those of you in Europe should pay attention to the 3109 Classic from Nokia. This offering includes Bluetooth and microSD with a built-in music player, but lacks a camera. Perfect if you want to leave your iPod at home or if you can’t use a camera-phone in your work environment. Aside from Bluetooth and music playback, the phone is pretty much a no-frills device. It has an e-mail client… Read More

  • Why Haven't CableCARD Home Theater PCs Taken Off?

    Over at Zatz Not Funny, the greatest name ever for a blog, Zatz asks an important question: What’s up with CableCARD-ready PCs? Did they fall off the face of the planet, or are people just not enthusiastic about the idea of sticking a PC in their entertainment center? Read More

  • GameTap Gets Creative, Announces Animated Series

    Fan of the original “Aeon Flux” or “Reign: The Conqueror?” Might want to sign up for GameTap soon, as the company will be releasing a new animated series called “ReVisioned.” A collective group of artists and writers will get together to create a cartoon series based on popular video games. Up first is “Tomb Raider” and guess who’s doing… Read More

  • Apple Being Sued Over Laptop Displays

    If there’s even a minor flaw in a product, there’s money to be made by lawyers and PC fanboys. A San Diego filing for a class-action law suit by Fred Greaves and Dave Gatley is the latest legal trouble for the Cupertino company. The lawsuit claims that Apple was marketing Macbook and Macbook Pro displays as if they were god’s gift to mankind. Claims are made that the Macbook… Read More

  • Video Game Sales Rise 20 Percent

    Last month video game sales jumped up 20 percent, a sharp increase over previous months. The reason for such a spike in the video game market? Nintendo. With the release of new Pokemon games and Wii sales still going strong, Nintendo took the lead for April, selling 360,000 Wii units to 14-year-olds around the country. Sony and Microsoft also contributed to the $839 million worth of hardware… Read More

  • Gnarly Alarm Clock Has Light Instead of Buzzer to Wake You Up

    It’s no Clocky, but this alarm clock innovates in a way that’s charming in and of itself. Rather than just having an annoying buzzer, not unlike the sound of creeping death to wake you up, it has a big, red, flashing light. Put it close enough to you and the pulsing redness is supposed to do enough to wake you, and only you, up. And yes, it also has an annoying buzzer. I like… Read More

  • Missing Girl Website Gets Millions Of Hits

    Poor Madeleine McCann has been missing since May 3, when she was taken from her hotel resort in Portugal. Since her abduction, supporters have set up a Web site, www.findmadeleine.com, in an effort to spread the news. Appeal posters and an e-mail chain letter are available from the site for people who want to help out. Normally, chain letters are usually ignored and do no good to helping… Read More

  • Mini Desktop Filing Cabinet Brings Back CES Woes

    Every trade show we attend, we’re swarmed by people in the industry throwing their cards at us like shurikens. After the first 50 or so, you start accumulating a little pile on your work desk and then 6 months down the road, your desk is littered by tons of cards from PR people, manufacturers, R&D guys, and those little cards people flick in your face in Vegas with hookers on them. Read More

  • The AudioFile: The Beat of a Different DRM


    Is the recording industry officially losing control over digital music? And more importantly, what new restrictions will it use to combat the rampant piracy that’s sure to follow? Also: Digital music still has one major drawback: no resale market. But imagine there was a way to capitalize on the potential for used MP3s…. Read More

  • Sony-Ericsson Prototyped Leaked

    A new Sony-Ericsson model has appeared on a Polish auction site and the phone is looking quite handsome. The seller lists the phone as a “Sony X123i”, which sounds to us like a prototype model or a completely made up name. Apparently, the phone is set to be the successor to the W850 and we like what we see. Specs on this orangey-red slider include a 16.7 million color LCD, 3G… Read More

  • AMD Preps Its Own Notebook Chipset, Due Mid-2008

    All the Santa Rosa news must have annoyed AMD and now it’s coming out a notebook chip platform of its own, code named Puma. The platform will consist of processors, GPUs and technologies, all of which are being configured to optimize battery and video performance. Puma’s still a ways away, with the first notebooks that use it coming out in mid-2008. Read More

  • Exclusive New Transformers Trailer Available

    We here at the CG are very excited for the upcoming Transformers film. Unfortunately, the past two trailers the studio has been showing are just not that great and really don’t give you a good feel for the movie. But now, thanks to Michael Bay and Yahoo!, an exclusive trailer has been put up on Yahoo! Movies in 480p, 720p, and frickin’ 1080p if you need to wake up your eyes a bit. Read More

  • Lenovo Tablet PC with Santa Rosa

    The Lenovo ThinkPad X61 tablet PC was accidently leaked and the specs look pretty tempting. Not only does it have the latest Intel processor, Santa Rose, it also includes a few other things you might want in a tablet PC. An Intel GMA X3100 graphics card isn’t too shabby nor the 2GB of RAM, 160GB HDD, Bluetooth, Fingerprint scanner or the 802.11 a/b/g/n. Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Tablet PC… Read More

  • HP Shipping LCD and Plasmas on the Cheap

    The HP TVs we saw back at CES are finally shipping and it’s a good thing because I’m actually looking for a new HDTV and HP has a 1080p LCD TV in the line-up. Sweet. A nice mix of 720p and 1080p is being offered at reasonable prices and most come with three HDMI ports. You can’t really ask for much more at the prices they’re being sold for. Read More

  • HP LED Notebooks On The Way


    Move over Apple and you too, Dell. HP is coming out with a line of laptops with LEDs before all you suckers. AUP and CMO are to begin shipping 12.1-inch panels to HP for laptops that will begin shipping Q3. Sources say Dell is slated to begin manufacturing and shipping LED notebooks sometime after HP. So when is Apple jumping on board? Digi Times Read More

  • JVC Announces Three Second Generation HDTVs

    Earlier today JVC announced its second-generation Clear Motion Drive high-speed LCD HDTVs. Keep in mind that JVC was the first to introduce this technology with a 120Hz refresh rate last year. So, come Fall, the new sets will be kickin’ out the jams like nobody’s business. CMD II isn’t the only bump in performance you’ll notice with the second-generation sets. The HD… Read More

  • Microsoft Fights Back Against Xbox Hackers

    It’s a good thing my Xbox 360 isn’t connected to the interwebs or else I’d be getting the above message. I’m not lying when I say I’d cry…a lot. It was only a matter of time before Microsoft put their foot down and punished all the hackers/modders, but it sucks all the same. The next time your modded console connects to Live it will be automatically banned and… Read More

  • Sony on PS3: Games On the Way! Don't Panic!

    Sony PS3 owners, take heart. The Japanese Giant has declared that you will be getting content for your systems in the form of 34 upcoming games, including Grand Theft Auto IV, Timeshift, and something about some pirates at the end of the world. I think it’s a porn. These are all on a 12-month release schedule, and exact dates weren’t given for each game, but in the end it puts a… Read More

  • Samsung E890 Groping Caught on Tape

    Remember the Samsung E890 from CES? Sure you do. In case you don’t, here’s a quick rundown of the features: EDGE/GPRS, tri-band, 2.3-inch hand-writing recognition touchscreen that also supports widescreen video, 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, music player, video playback, microSD and Pictbridge. Product Page Read More

  • LOST, Other ABC Shows to Sprint Phones, Free

    OMG so last night on LOST when Charlie died? That was so effed up dude! What do you mean you didn’t see it? What else better did you have to do? I don’t care if she was a model, I… Oh. She was a model. Still, you’ve gotta see this. No, now, right here. I’ve got the episode on my Sprint phone. Yah, they’ve got this new thing, right, where you can watch the… Read More