Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Tomb Raider: Anniversary On Its Way to Xbox Live?

    Next Gen, the online magazine that used to be a dead tress magazine I used to read because it didn’t use hyperbolic language to describe video games, reports that Tomb Raider: Anniversary, a remake of the original game, may well be on its way to Xbox Live as a downloadable game. It cites a recent ESRB listing on the organization’s Web site that shows the game was rated (and… Read More

  • DivX Pro is Free Today


    Want DivX Pro Mac for free? Of course you do, who doesn’t? Today is special for some reason because the folks at DivX have lost their collective minds. Head on over now and download Pro. Not only do you get the DivX player, but you also get DivX Converter and DivX Pro Codec. Make sure you do it today because it won’t be free tomorrow. Thank me later. Oh and Windows users are privy… Read More

  • Santa Rosa To Get HD DVD, Blu-ray Playback

    According to Intel mobile graphics spokesperson Mike Choi, Intel will begin using a third-party hardware HD DVD and Blu-ray decoder in some versions of Santa Rosa. Using a separate decoder will enable machines with cheaper integrated graphics to play high-definition media, while allowing Vista’s Aero interface to run smoothly and keep costs down. This will hopefully let more consumers… Read More

  • Qualcomm Eyeing Amp'd, I Don't Think So


    This is simply an “interesting idea” from In-Stat analyst, Allen Nogee, and what he thinks will happen to bankrupt Amp’d. He believes Amp’d’s daddy, Qualcomm, will save the MVNO and use it as a test bed for new services. Not a bad idea, right? Read More

  • Belkin Introduces iPod Charging Solutions


    Belkin announced today the availability of four new chargers for iPod. The Power Dock AV allows you to charge via an entertainment center while the Power Dock works through a computer. There is also a Charging Kit for car use and a Power Adapter for wall chargin’. The devices are available now for prices ranging from $24 – $49. Belkin Read More

  • Update: Mysterious 12th Application Disappears From iPhone

    Apple reedited one of the iPhone videos to eliminate the so-called mystery application that had everybody talking these past few days. Once again, it’s Macenstein that points out that the 12th icon from the “How To” ad has disappeared, leaving us with the 11 icons that we all know and love. (Though, for whatever reason, 12 icons are still present in the “Never… Read More

  • WWDC Banners Reveal Secrets

    Some crafty photographer over at Roughly Drafted managed to get some key shots inside the WWDC conference before it’s even started. Inside, there are some banners that say “Welcome to WWDC07 Expand your universe.” and “Mac OS X Leopard Rocket fuel for your apps.” Clearly this means that OS X Leopard will be the star of this year’s WWDC. In addition to… Read More

  • The Futurist: We Predict the iPhone Will Bomb


    Until June 29, it’s hard to tell too much about the iPhone, but I can tell you with near-certainty one thing: the product was almost certainly rushed to market before Apple’s engineers would have liked. At MacWorld, Jobs said: “We’re shipping them in June”. Had the phone release date been set in July or August, the entire tech world’s collective red flag… Read More

  • Sony Computer Entertainment Cut Backs

    Those employees who won’t be staying with Nintendo’s marketing and sales teams better think again before they send their resumes to Sony. Reuters is reporting that there will be a few more people out of work in the video game industry soon. Sony is looking to cut jobs in the United States, and is even considering a restructuring in Japan! According to the Reuters story Sony has not… Read More

  • Leaked Interal AT&T Docs Point to More Collaboration With Apple

    Talking points make the world go ’round and, somehow, that Boy Genius obtained internal AT&T documents detailing the wireless provider’s game plan for the iPhone and beyond. Most of the document is simply rehashed stats and specs and marketing speak, but there are a few morsels of information for us to devour. Shall we? Read More

  • MeetMoi Raises Cash To Help People Have Sex

    Are you familiar with Twitter? That “short blogging” site where people post blurbs about random stuff rather than just calling their friends about what a great time their having? OK, good. A company named MeetMoi is looking to turn the Twitter-idea into a dating platform. The company just raised $1.5 million in financing and aims to change the way people date. Read More

  • Download An MP3, Get Expelled

    Universities like Columbia and UCLA have recently come under fire from the RIAA and House committees, and are being pressured into upping the consequences for illegally downloading music. Nineteen universities across America were forced to take a six-page survey, which contained questions such as, “Does your institution expel violating students?”. In the past 4 months the RIAA… Read More

  • Watch Atlantis Launch On Your Mobile

    Mobile space junkies rejoice! Tomorrow’s launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis (still on schedule for Friday, June 8, at 7:38 pm EDT at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida) is being shown on Space.com as well as on Space2Phone.com. By pointing your cell phone’s WAP browser to wap.space2phone.com you’ll be able to watch the ship blast off for the 21st U.S. mission to the… Read More

  • Dual-Access Computer Case


    Here’s a useful solution for traveling professionals. The Dual-Access Computer Case features a quick access laptop space. It can also store about a weekend’s worth of clothes. Exterior zipper slots are present for files and various other gear. Available now at Magellan’s for $139. Dual-Access Rolling Bag [Book of Joe via Gizmodo] Read More

  • Sprint Now Offering GPS-based Shopping

    Too wrapped up in the Burberry store to even notice the new YSL store a block down? Sounds like you love to shop. Sprint users can get the one up on the hottest deals by giving its new Slifter service a try. Slifter is a GPS-based way to shop via your mobile phone. It’ll track your location and recommend you places near your current location. You can also search for stores by both name… Read More

  • Shakeup at Nintendo

    Things are getting interesting at Nintendo of America Game Informer reports that three key players are jumping ship, and they’re not the only ones. The company’s Sales and Marketing team is set to make the move from Seattle to either San Francisco or New York, and approximately 90% of the of the staff has decided not to go. But the big news is that three key executives including… Read More

  • Windows Vista SP1 Coming Soon(er)

    Apparently Windows can’t keep its big mouth shut. After some digging, a number of sites have found mention of Windows Vista SP1 in Microsoft Downloads, the service Microsoft offers for updates and other big file downloads. What does this mean? Essentially it looks like Service Pack 1 exists within Microsoft’s own confined workspace and that some technical writer didn’t… Read More

  • The HQV HDTV Benchmark Disc

    A true hi-def aficionado knows that just buying an HDTV and then getting drunk with your pals while you watch a Mets game is not the way to go when it comes to buying a new TV. Luckily, HQV shares the same distinctive taste with these HDTV fans and has created a disc in both Blu-Ray and HD DVD format for calibrating a new HDTV. Each disc contains various tests and assessment tools to make sure… Read More

  • Samsung Announces Official Mobile Phones For The Beijing Olympics


    With the Olympics just around the corner, and by that I mean another year, Samsung has announced three high-profile mobile phones specifically designed for the upcoming event. The E848 slider with 2-megapixel camera and 10.6mm of phatness joins the BOCOG network and hopes to boost the Samsung brand in China. Efforts to improve China Mobile will come from the P318 and U308 handsets. The U308… Read More

  • Lazy Dude Makes Program To Keep Laptop From Sleeping

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-1846703595557332132 Alright, so there’s this dude named Brien Schultz, right? This guy is so finnicky, that he doesn’t want his laptop to go to sleep when he moves it around the house. God forbid he just leave the lid open or get a laptop that isn’t from 1997. Anyways, Brien went ahead and created a program that monitors the… Read More