Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Daily Crunch: Ping-Pong with Monkeys Edition

    Feeling Cheeky? Try Out Happy Monkey!
    Pebble MP3 Player: The Have-Nots Finally Design an MP3 Player for the Masses
    It’s a Door and a Ping Pong Table, See!?
    Keep a Lid On It
    From the Vaults of Why? LG HDTV Fridge Read More

  • Google Reader for Your Wii

    Google has launched a Wii specific Google Reader for your favorite RSS feeds and the new UI makes use of all the Wii controller buttons. This makes me Wii Wii in my pants. Excuse me while I go and change. In the meantime check out the tips and tricks: * up/down: scroll up/down
    * right/left: next/previous item
    * 1 button: show subscriptions
    * 2 button: show links When… Read More

  • Microsoft, Apple Work Together…WTF?!


    Hell hath not frozen over, folks. Microsoft, with the help of Apple, released a patch today for Vista users who have been getting corrupted iPods upon ejection. I just about spewed my drank all over my screen when I read this quote from Vista product manager Nick White: “The long and short of it is this: Apple and Windows have partnered together to ensure a great experience in using… Read More

  • Pioneer 8th-gen HDTV Kicks Out 20,000:1 Ratio

    Pioneer has announced the ‘World’s best flat screen TV’ and I’m pretty sure they have some oomph to back that up. The Project Kuro TV line-up has black levels that are 80% deeper than before with a true contrast ratio of 20,000:1. OK? The blacker the background the brighter everything else is. Get it? Good. Why didn’t anyone think of that before?! The… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Unveils the Complete Mobile Office, P1

    Sony Ericsson unveiled the P1 today in the hopes that it will bring the smartphone pioneer back to the top. SE is touting the P1 as a complete mobile office with features like push email, web browsing apps, GPRS, UMTS, and WiFi(802.11b). The P1 packs a one-two-punch with a Symbian OS and UIQ 3.0. Most of those features are great, but what makes it a complete mobile office? For starters, there is… Read More

  • MSN Live Messenger on XBox 360 Tomorrow

    Want to talk to everyone, all the time? Just turn on your 360 and start chatting away. As part of the XBox Spring Update, the 360 will be compatible with Live Messenger and will be able to chat with desktop and mobile Live users. You can use a USB keyboard or the 360 keypad add-on, which is hitting the streets “very soon.” When are you getting it? May 9, baby. Tomorrow. Product Page Read More

  • HP Pavilion HDX: 20 Inches of Media Rockingness

    HP and the rest of the laptop world are dumping hundreds of laptops tomorrow, but the HDX seems to stand out in a potentially crowded news day. It’s essentially a huge media center with a tilting screen and HD DVD drive and HDTV tuner. How much will it cost? About $2,000 with only a few of the extras and expect the price to rise stratospherically with the add-ons. It also runs Santa Rosa… Read More

  • Keep a Lid On It


    I’m not exactly flipping my lid here, but Toilet Tattoos isn’t just potty talk. In my bathroom the lid is always up and it drives my girlfriend crazy. The toilet lid is not exactly a place where I expected to see art but hey, why not? Toilet Tattoos come in different styles and themes, including a line for potty training (just a little late for me).
    They are hygienic, removable and… Read More

  • HP Preps Fanless, Water-Cooled Laptops for This Fall

    Buckle up, boys and girls, because HP has yet another announcement to whet your palette, brought to us by our good friends heresy and rumor. The company will launch a line of laptops in the fall that feature fanless watercooling. No, it’s not the first laptop to have watercooling, but HP is all about bringing bleeding edge features to the average Joe, even if under the Voodoolabel. Read More

  • The End of Human Civilization I: Landline MP3 Ringtone Thing

    If you’ve got $12 to blow and want to guarantee I never speak to you again, you might consider investing in a Magic Ringtone MP3 Ringer. Sure, ringtones are nothing new, but this horrid little device takes things a step further by providing ringtones for your landline phone. No, read that again. It typed it correctly. This USB-connected box stores a single MP3 ringtone. It’s… Read More

  • It's a Door and a Ping Pong Table, See!?

    Ahoy, fellow apartment dwellers. If you’re like me, your apartment, even if roomy, could use more space. I mean, when you’re paying out the rear for a 2 bedroom, where are you going to put your ping pong table? You could just play Wii tennis, but seriously, real ping pong is the way to go. If you’ve got a doorway, you can now have ping pong. This table — net and all… Read More

  • Helio Ocean TV Ad: Awwww… Cute!

    A video for Helio’s upcoming Ocean smartphone. It’s definitely a far cry from those damn “It’s not a phone, momma!” commercials. Good on ya, Helio. Read More

  • Apple Insider Says: Crunch Not So Hot Yet

    As Apple TV users, we were excited by the launch last week of Crunch, Roxio’s video conversion application that’s focused on the set-top box market. Roxio makes Toast, the super-easy-to-use disc authoring and burning app that has fans all over. If it could do for video conversion what it did for optical discs, then it’d be a great app, right? Well, maybe. Apple Insider… Read More

  • Halo 2 Windows Vista Edition "Drops" on May 22

    Quick heads up for the many gamers out there: The Windows Vista edition of Halo 2 ships on May 22, despite what we said earlier. It seems there’s been a slight delay to address some last minute technical issues. You’ll be able to play against Xbox owners on Live and against fellow Windows users for free. There’s also a map editor. Neat. Now bring on the third installment… Read More

  • Mother's Day iPod Giveaway: The Items Can Be Virtual

    Whip out MS Paint, draw your mommy a card, and send it along, folks. I’m even canceling the “voting” portion and will pick a winner at random tomorrow at noon EST. To be fair, I will pick one of the three “physical” entrants in a separate pool than the “virtual” entrants, ensuring that they have a better chance of winning. Read on for full details, again. Read More

  • Panasonic Strada: Your GPS On Steroids


    Say “hello” to the Panasonic Strada (it rhymes with “yo mama” and means “street” in I-talian), otherwise known by its catchier model number: The CN-NVD905U. The in-dash HDD mobile navigation system (professional installers only, please) is the first Panasonic navigation system to reach the U.S. and was designed specifically for the North American/U.S. market. Read More

  • From the Vaults of Why? LG HDTV Fridge

    Today we open up The Vaults of Why? for yet another product: the LG LSC27990 refrigerator. This $4,000 appliance features the popular two door fridge and freezer design. It also comes standard with a 15-inch LCD HDTV in the door. Why anyone should need an HDTV built into their fridge is beyond me, but if you’ve found yourself wishing there was a TV there when you open it to get… Read More

  • Soltronix Solar Powered AM/FM Radio: Save the Environment, Listen to Hot Talk

    From the looks of it, going “green” is set to become the next SoHo fashion trend, following the micro-sized dog fad that’s all the rage right now. One way to get jump on the bandwagon is with the Soltronix Headphone AM/FM Radio. It’s a pair of solar powered headphones whose solar cells are sensitive enough to run with just 30 percent light exposure. It sort of works… Read More

  • Foreboding New Zune Ad

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    Video: Zune TV Spot Zune Insider has announced the release of a new Zune ad, that seems a little too appropriate. As you can see, it depicts a legion of Zunes in an environment that looks considerably like a graveyard. Now I still love my Zune, I hold to my original statement that it’s a great music player. But I have still yet to encounter… Read More

  • Feeling Cheeky? Try Out Happy Monkey!

    FM Radio is always hit or miss, but with the Happy Monkey FM Radio, every time you go to listen to the radio, you’ll feel youthful again. These crazy little monkeys come in yellow, green, blue, or red and only cost $16, which isn’t terrible for a creative-looking radio. No AM is available because AM radio sucks, but you already knew that, didn’t you? Oh. See that little… Read More