Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Fujifilm Z5fd Review


    I’ve been watching former film camera manufacturers struggle to grab a piece of the digital camera market for a few years now and, at this stage in the game, I’ve been fairly impressed. Take Fujifilm, for example. Long known for their great film and prints, the former giant has had to contend with digital ninjas like Canon and Nikon while still remaining solvent. I’ve tried… Read More

  • Slide 2 Unlock: Slide To Unlock Any Pocket PC

    One of the many revolutionary features of the iPhone, oh, excuse me, the Jesus Phone, is “slide to unlock,” whereby the user slides his or her digit across the screen to unlock the phone. Now, thanks to the freeware app called Slide 2 Unlock. It works on an Pocket PC phone and gives it the same “slide to unlock” capability. It’s essentially a glorified… Read More

  • Nokia Media Transfer Suite for Macs

    Fina-freaking-ly. Nokia has finally released a transfer suite for Macs, something that has been sorely lacking for about five thousand years now. All you have to do is download the app and you can start dragging files and music over from iPhoto and iTunes as well as iPhoto import from Symbian phones and application installation. It’s still in beta, but it’s nice to know someone… Read More

  • More PSP Slim Information Revealed

    It’s no surprise that Sony has considered and was probably working on a new version of the PSP. Whether a complete overhaul or just a re-design, one thing is for sure: Sony is up to something. Kotaku reports that the new PSP will feature a slimmer design, a bright new LED screen, and a faster UMD drive. There will also be 8GB of internal flash memory to make downloading content, new… Read More

  • TechCrunch's Take on the iPhone

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=6542481355742550486&hl=en-AU The Crunch Network — dashing itself against the rocks in order to spread FUD and sacreligious frivolity over a device that will probably make a 1 percent dent in the cellphone market. via MikeGoesGaGa Read More

  • TerraTec Electronic Noxon 2: An iPod Dock+Radio With Built-in Wi-Fi

    It’s been a while since I’ve written about any sort of iPod speaker, but TerraTec Electronic’s Noxon 2’s attempt to be all things to all people is worth a mention. This little guy has a built-in iPod dock (duh!), Wi-Fi and FM radio. It’s also got USB ports so you can connect external hard drives and the like. The Wi-Fi is used to connect to Internet radio… Read More

  • Sub-$100 Nvidia GeForce 8400 to Launch June 19

    When it comes to discrete graphics cards it’s either feast or famine. You either spend five million on a super-duper card or your poke along in Civ IV with whatever Dell sent you when you bought your PC, knowing that you’ll never see the Legion’s armor in its full DX10 graphical glory. NVidia is introducting a sub-$100 GeForce 8400 next week that should change all that. The… Read More

  • Drobo Review: Frickin' Awesome


    Drobo: Small device, big storage
    I personally use a lot of storage. Every year, I find myself buying yet another 200GB external hard drive because my iTunes library is swelling or I’ve pirated enough movies to make Paramount go bankrupt. Either way, buying multiple external drives is both expensive and annoying. For every drive I use, I’m forced to give up another USB port… Read More

  • Rumor: 3G iPhone at End of Year

    An excited tipster dropped us a line today about AT&T’s network roll-out and, interestingly enough, a 3G iPhone rumor. Clearly this is grain of salt territory, but he’s saying that AT&T employees are being told that a 3G version of the iPhone is coming out soon — perhaps even as soon as Q4 2007 aka the Holidays. Popular opinion slated a 3G version for Q1 2008 or… Read More

  • Video: How To Build a Water Balloon Catapult

    By following this how-to video to the letter, you’ll be able to make a water balloon-flinging catapult this weekend. All you need are some sections of PVC pipe, a couple of general purpose tools and the wherewithal to put it all together. (Which, frankly, leaves most of us here out.) This video does a fine job of showing the play-by-play, culminating in the launch of a toy cow on top of… Read More

  • Camouflage Hummer HT1 Cellphone: Let's Be Reckless

    Finally, a cellphone for people like me who don’t give a damn about the environment and spend their free time burning rubber tires for fun. It’s the Hummer HT1 and it comes in a few choice colors. The best is the camouflage since it evokes all the emotions and instincts that make being an alpha male fun, like sneaking up on enemies and acting before thinking. It’s the type… Read More

  • JVC Unveils World's Largest HDTV

    Football fans can rejoice knowing that there is now an even bigger screen to watch Tony Romo fumble on. Now you can experience failure on a 110-inch rear-projection screen of awesomeness thanks to JVC. This $53,000 TV set hasn’t hit the US yet and probably won’t be hitting your local Circuit City anytime soon considering it’s only in Japan at the moment. The set includes all… Read More

  • Dell Not Leaving The LCD TV Business After All

    Reports of Dell’s withdrawal from the LCD TV business have been greatly exaggerated. It turns out that the company plans has no plans to exit the biz, but will instead focus on reselling 37-inch or smaller TVs. That doesn’t mean that all that thought-provoking analysis I did doesn’t still apply, it just means that we should never trust the Taiwanese Economic Daily newspaper… Read More

  • Windows Vista: Up Close, Personal

    Ars Technica is running a massive article on the innards of Vista. As I mentioned before, I like Vista and I think it’s a good product. I haven’t used it in about two months, but that’s neither here nor there. However, I do like a good “behind-the-scenes” story. Who doesn’t? Clearly there’s very little here we didn’t already know — UAC keeps… Read More

  • LED Swing Full Of Cheap Thrills

    BCXSY has created a swing it’d love you to see. It’s an LED swing that lights up at night to create a soothing ambient glow that probably (in designer speak) “creates an atmosphere of calm for the child”. Yeah, fantastic. How about you install four of these swings at an inner-city park and watch them get destroyed in a matter of hours? Or better yet, install them in a… Read More

  • The AudioFile: Heavenly Audio Gear


    In my Brooklyn neighborhood, I’m surrounded by Christians, Hasidic and non-Hasidic Jews, Rastafarians, Santeria initiates, and the occasional Sikh. The MP3 player market must have similar diversity, right?naïveriffic! Well, not quite… in fact, I was disappointed at the dearth of religious zeal wrapped in a shamelessly commercial product–though Kosher cell phones do give me… Read More

  • OS X Leopard To Be Animated OS

    Alright, I’m not diving that far into this, but here’s the deal: WWDC is approaching, Jobs will speak about OS X Leopard, and will most likely unveil the “top secret” features Apple has kept under wraps. But these secrets could blow away the idea of an operating system as we know it. See, the next incarnation of OS X might be animated is what I’m trying to tell… Read More

  • First In-Store iPhone Ads Spotted

    Hold. The. Phone. iPhone, that is. The first pictures of AT&T’s in-store iPhone ads have appeared online and millions around the globe are going b-a-n-a-n-a-s. It’s mainly eye candy and we present it here, today, to whet your appetite for Apple’s civilization-changing cellphone. Huzzah! iPhone Banners at AT&T Stores [Mac Rumors] Read More

  • HDMI and You: So Confused Together


    Confusion about HD components and interconnects has spawned so much misinformation from all sides — including retailers, journalists, manufacturers, and forum-posting electrical engineers — that it’s time to set the Blu-ray discrecord straight. Monster Cable is the current target of somewhat misguided accusations because of this lack of understanding. The issue is: Does a… Read More

  • Lego MMO In The Works?

    Digital Trends is reporting that a Lego MMO-style game is currently in the works. Dubbed “Lego Universe”, the game will allow you to play the roll of a Lego figure in a Lego world. I’d imagine Lego is ready to let you drive around in vehicles, smashing everything in sight. I mean, that’s what makes Legos half the fun – destroying them! MMO maker NetDevil is… Read More