Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • iRobot Intros iWoman Personal Housekeeper


    iRobot, makers of all things Roomba, has pulled the curtain back on its newest house-cleaning tool: the iWoman Depending on which model you get, the iWoman ranges in size from about 4’11” to 5’11”, and cleans all messes around the house. The best part: You don’t need to plug it in, meaning you save on your electric bill. Instead, it runs on food, water, and oxygen. Read More

  • Sony Concedes that Wii is Better


    Sony conceded today that Nintendo’s Wii is indeed a better system than its struggling PlayStation 3 platform. In a press conference earlier this morning Sony execs admitted to their many follies in the release of its PS3 console. “Seriously guys, wtf were we thinking?” asked Ken Kutaragi. “The thing is bigger than my body.” “I wish I was J. Allard… Read More

  • Shure's Direct Injection Headphones

    Just in time for Easter, Shure just dropped a bombshell on headphone lovers everywhere by introducing the industry’s first direct-injection headphones. They promise to beat the hell out of regular old canalphones, thanks to a tiny tube sticking out from the end of the earphone that actually rests directly against your eardrum. But don’t worry, it’s only 70 percent as dangerous… Read More

  • E3 to Return to LA Convention Center, Require Models to Wear Facemasks and Robes


    It seems that the ESA (Electronic Software Association) just can’t make up their minds. First they pulled the plug on the large scale Electronic Entertainment Expo in favor of the E3 Business Summit to be held this July in Santa Monica, but now citing a lack of positive response from the major game publishers, the trade association for the video game industry has announced that for 2008… Read More

  • Samsung Announces New Spokesperson

    Gob Bluth has been named the new spokesperson of Samsung. As a former semi-professional magician, Gob knows that it’s important to create the illusion that Samsung makes decent products. Already, the board members have been extremely pleased with his work, pointing out that you must take a loss to receive a gain (or something like that). In the coming months, Gob will perform a series… Read More

  • RIAA To Drop All Lawsuits, Find Jesus

    The Recording Industry Association of America, or RIAA, announced Sunday that it is dropping all lawsuits directed against illegal file sharers. “We’ve come to our senses and realized that it’s time to create a business model that embraces technology,” said RIAA chief executive Mitch Bainwol. “These lawsuits have created a public-relations disaster for the RIAA… Read More

  • Apple Announces Unlimited iTunes Subscription Service

    In a move that will likely trounce its “Complete My Album” feature, iTunes will launch an all-you-can-eat subscription service in June, according to sources at Apple Inc. The service, which will cost around $100 a month, will offer unlimited downloads of videos and music tracks from iTunes’ extensive catalog. Purchased songs, TV shows and videos still will contain the usual… Read More

  • Spring Cleaning: Dyson D18 Slim

    It’s spring, which means many of you will be begrudgingly scrubbing your homes from top-to-bottom as part of your yearly spring cleaning ritual. As gearheads, many of you will also be searching for the surest ways to maximize your cleaning efforts — the search will undoubtedly lead many of you to the same destination: Dyson. The DC18 is the newest product to emerge from the labs… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: You're Soaking In It Edition

    Swiss Bikeboard For Those That Like Going Down Fast
    Belkin Makes Those Desk Grommet Holes Useful
    JVC’s Bathtub Floating AW33 DAP Relaxes You While You Bathe
    Daylight Savings Aftermath Could Continue
    Apple TV’s USB Port Now Hacked and (Almost) Fully Functional Read More

  • First Open-Source Car Unveiled

    The world’s first open-source car was unveiled this week at the AutoRAI show in Amsterdam. The c,mm,n (or “common”) was developed by three Dutch technical universities: Delft, Eindhoven and Enschede. The current model features a zero emission hydrogen-powered motor and it seats four (little people by the looks of it). All of the vehicle’s technical data and blueprints… Read More

  • Daylight Savings Aftermath Could Continue

    When I was at SXSW a few weeks back, the new daylight savings time took place. My Blackjack failed to recognize new switch and I was stuck with the wrong time for the entire week. It was a pain in the ass, but I finally got it fixed when I returned home and patched Windows Mobile. Well according to some speculation, many older devices could spring forward this Sunday when we reach the old… Read More

  • Nintendo Wii-Playing WiigoBot Bowls Really Well

    Robots and the Nintendo Wii make for a fine Friday afternoon. A robot—the WiigoBot—playing the Nintendo Wii, on the other hand, is amazing. Here, the folks from BattleBricks assembled a robot made from legos that bowls a perfect game in Wii Sports. A video of the robot in action is after this here jump. Read More

  • Panasonic Adds 42-inch 1080p Set to 2007 Plasma Line

    Like I mentioned, Panasonic visited Gotham yesterday to show off its plasma TV lineup for the year, including its first 42-inch 1080p model that’ll be available in June for $2,500. (Wow, run-on sentence alert.) Panasonic displayed many of these plasmas at CES earlier in the year, but it doesn’t hurt to get some one-on-one time with them without throngs of people pushing up against me. Read More

  • Sidekick ID: Fuglier Than We Thought

    Well, we showed you the first picture of the Sidekick ID and it was pretty fugly to begin with, but we didn’t expect it to be this bad. Leaked on the T-Mo Website is a rebate form with some official photos of the ID and it makes me want to purge. There’s a $50 rebate and a supposed April 18 launch. Colorful Sidekick ID spotted in its full glory: a rebate form [Engadget] Read More

  • Pioneer To Show Off 8th-Gen Plasmas This May

    Pioneer is all over plasma TV, and it looks like it’s going to launch its 8th-gen plasmas at an event in Rome this May. Pioneer kept going on and on at CES about how it wanted to make plasma the premier TV technology and this announcement should finally reveal what it’s been up to. It used to be that I was sorta down on plasma, but companies like Pioneer and Panasonic, which showed… Read More

  • Swiss Bikeboard For Those That Like Going Down Fast

    Didn’t get enough time on the slopes this winter and still feel the need to go downhill at breakneck speeds? Well the Swiss are one step ahead of you. Behold the Bikeboard! The original Swiss Bikeboard — a cross between a scooter and a snowboard — was developed for use on snow (check the picture after the jump), but the makers designed it so the boards can be easily switched… Read More

  • Apple TV's USB Port Now Hacked and (Almost) Fully Functional

    Up till now, the Apple TV’s USB port has been like your appendix: there, but not really doing anything. Incorrigible hackers have now figured out a way to unlock the port, letting the Apple TV use any number of different USB devices (think mice, keyboards, hard drives, etc.) On the other side is a video of Nicholas from The Last King of Scotland playing around with a newly hacked USB port. Read More

  • Belkin Makes Those Desk Grommet Holes Useful

    Belkin has finally made those lame grommet holes in our desks useful with a trio of In-Desk products. Two are USB 2.0 hubs with 4 ports that are either angled or flush depending on your preference. The third In-Desk is an iPod dock that charges and syncs to your PC/Mac and it includes a stereo-in jack. All three grommet hole conversion hubs retail for $39.99 and will be available… Read More

  • LG DVD Writer with LightScribe

    LG has dropped an external DVD writer with LightScribe that burns at 18x in Europe — of course. The LG GSA-E40N is powered by USB and the external Super-multi drive burns DVD±R media at 18x, DVD±R DL at 10x and DVD-RAM at 12x, CD-Rs at 48x and CD-RWs at super fast 32x. LG’s newest drive is Windows compatible and its tough outer shell allows you to place it vertically or horizontally. Read More

  • Xbox 360 120GB HDD Pre-Loaded With Awesomeness

    Microsoft has revealed what sort of goods (content) we can expect in the 120GB HDD that will be standard on the Elite and as a stand alone add-on. The list is quite extensive and very exciting. Both Elite and stand alone HDD will have a full version of Hexic HD, a slew of dashboard themes and some gamer pics (hopefully they’re cooler). A few other goodies are included as well so hit the… Read More