The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Sony Patents 3D Virtual Reality Controller For The PS3

    Sony has patented a 3D controller for the PS3 and Vaio PCs that responds not only to your wild, flailing movements, but also to your hand grip and applied pressure. As the drawings so wonderfully illustrate, the controller’s held in the palm of your hands. There’s a tactile response, too, so you’re able to feel the game, so to speak. I bet Sony’s real happy it… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Cingular Cell Phone Geo-Finder Services

    . While there are many other players with location based technologies in this field, the fact that a carrier like Cingular has some innovations and is looking to add value to its new Apple relationship holds a bit of promise. With the growing geography + mobile, IM, blogging field developing with Twitter and, these technologies are also feeling quite timely for launch. Read More

  • Konami Characters And Their 1980s Counterparts

    This is quite possibly the most awesome set of comparisons ever. For years I’ve been saying that the guy from Contra looks like Arnold and sure enough, according to this Shamoozal article, he does. A bunch of characters from Konami games have been compared to their 1980s counterparts and boy are the results right on the money. Aside from Contra, you’ll also find comparisons for… Read More

  • The AudioFile: Apple and the Long (Mc)Fly Ball

    People have been clamoring for WiFi-enabled music players for a long time now. But current offerings from Archos, Microsoft, and SanDisk make it seem like they’re all just taking weak jabs at Apple, like when George McFly goes to deck Biff in Back To the Future and just lands a wimpy blow on his shoulder. The big blunder is simple: keeping social WiFi (sharing music) and productivity… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Shower Scene

    Geek Squad Dude Caught Recording Showering Women
    Juke Tower In-Shower MP3 Player: Bring Your Own Memory
    Fake Chopsticks for Wannabe Asian Food Nuts
    The Futurist: Technology and Toys — Sometimes Low-Tech is High-Fun
    20GB PS3 Discontinued, Funeral Service Scheduled For Next Week Read More

  • Apple Delays OS X Leopard Due to iPhone

    Apple has announced that OS X Leopard is now officially delayed. The reason? The iPhone. That’s right, Cupertino had to “borrow some key software engineering and QA resources” from Leopard development and apply them to iPhone production. As a result, Leopard will debut in October rather than at June’s WWDC event. I still maintain that the iPhone is going to be a… Read More

  • Sidekick ID Hands On

    The Sidekick ID: Don’t Call It a Comeback The Sidekick line is an odd animal. It’s not smartphone nor is it a fashion phone, but it seems to straddle the line between the two so precariously that it becomes everything to everyone. I’ve used the SK3 since it came out and found it to be the best messaging phone I’ve ever used, bar none. Symbian, WinMo and Linux have… Read More

  • Trimble Outdoors' Multimedia Google Earth Layer: All That Outdoor Fun On Your Cellphone, Desktop

    GPS software firm Trimble Outdoors gets a gold star for being the first to release an outdoor enthusiast multimedia layer for Google Earth. Users download the software to their cellphones and other GPS-capable devices. It then piggybacks on top of Google Earth, providing video clips and the like for featured areas. Want to check out your local hiking trail before you even step outside? Read More

  • China To Ban All-Day Online Gaming: You Go Now!

    China doesn’t want its citizens to become video game-playing zombies, so it’s going to impose restrictions on the amount of time gamers can play. This doesn’t just apply to Internet cafes, either, but will be a server-side ban that affects everyone. The government will give companies that host online games three months to install time-limiting software. Once installed… Read More

  • Cosplay Dance: Why, Japan, Why?

    Cosplay Dance: Why, Japan, Why? Free Skype? Cosplayers dance. Police come. Cosplayers scatter. Rinse. Repeat. via TokyoMango Read More

  • Dell Ups Laptop HD Capacities to 250GB

    In all likelihood, desktops will always be ahead of laptops as far as storage goes. It’s simply a matter of size and power: a desktop can have both in spades, but a laptop needs to be portable and cord-free. Dell, though, is stepping things up a notch by adding 250GB HDs to certain of its XPS M1710 laptops. These make the first mass-produced commercial laptops in America with… Read More

  • Stanton's T.90 USB High-Torque Turntable

    The new T.90 USB High-Torque Turntable from Stanton certainly isn’t the first we’ve seen for converting your vinyl to digital files on your computer through USB, but it is definitely better equipped to handle the demands of a pro or hobbyist DJ than most. The T.90, aside from its namesake high-torque direct-drive motor, features a built-in “Key Lock” for adjusting… Read More

  • Search Engine For Gadgets, Electronics

    A search engine made specifically for finding information on gadgets and consumer electronics? I’m in love.‘s searches focus on reviews and articles about the products your looking for and dismisses all other irrelevant information (storefronts, ads, eBay pages, etc). Down the left side of the page you get a set of tabs for single-click access things such as reviews… Read More

  • Do-It-Yourself Apple TV Upgrade Kit: More Power

    Sure, you can send your Apple TV away to some company and let them upgrade its hard drive for you, or you can buy a simple installation kit and do it yourself. Weaknees sells a kit that includes a 160GB hard drive, Torx T8 screw (for opening the Apple’s TV’s chastity belt and all the relevant instructions. The kit will set you back $200, but at least then you can store all the… Read More

  • Apple Prepping a Fully Developed Media Center?

    If this recent patent filing is to be believed, then Apple is working on an actual media center solution, not some half-hearted Front Row attempt. The patent, which was originally filed back in late 2005 but was unearthed today, depicts a central “module-controller” that appears to lie at the heart of the media center. Apparently it’s a piece of software that sits between… Read More

  • Geek Squad Dude Caught Recording Showering Women

    Here’s a sad story for all you nerds out there. A Geek Squad employee has been accused of using a cellphone to record a young woman taking a shower. Instead of fixing two computers like he was supposed to, the guy placed his video capable cellphone in the woman’s bathroom and was all ready to enjoy the fruits of his labor. Unfortunately for him, the woman discovered the cellphone… Read More

  • Final Wii Browser Released: Grab It While It's Still Free

    Nintendo released the final version of the Opera Web browser for the Wii on the console Internet Channel. The browser is free until the end of June and brings the wonders of the World Wide Web to TV screens, much like the DreamCast did so many years ago. The final version of the Web browser shows a number of improvements like smoother scrolling and collapsible toolbars. No one said the… Read More

  • AVerMedia AVerTV Hybrid Ultra USB TV Tuner Goes Both Ways

    The AVerTV Hybrid Ultra USB might look a tad on the dull side, but the little gray box contains a TV tuner for receiving both standard- and high-definition broadcasts and has an MPEG-2 hardware encoder as well. Plus, there’s an FM tuner built in for those of you that still listen to FM radio and want to listen and record it on your computer. The $129.99 (MSRP) package is designed to… Read More

  • Researchers Increase Download Speeds By 500 Percent

    American researchers have come up with a way to increase file sharing speeds by up to 500 percent, blowing your “fast” BitTorrent speeds right out of the water. Rather than split a single file into several pieces like BitTorrent does, this new method scans a whole bunch of files and reassembles the data from there. For example, looking up your favorite Liz Phair… Read More

  • Vonage CEO Leaves – I Told You So!

    I so called it! Vonage is totally creaking. Today, Michael Snyder, CEO of Vonage, stepped down from his position so that he, ya know, won’t be part of a company that fails. Rumor has it that plenty of other jobs have been cut over at Vonage as well, which is probably true when your stock is a whopping $3.11 a share. Despite all the woes lately, Vonage still posted a decent Q1 earnings… Read More