The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • TrekStor 3-1 HD Setup

    TrekStor might be better known for their outrageously expensive MP3 player, but they will attempt to change this façade at CeBIT with a 3-1 HD setup. The 3.5-inch hard disk has a dual USB 2.0 hub and has a memory card reader that is capable of deciphering nine different formats. It’s an ideal media hub because of the 250GB ($160) and 400GB ($230) options. You can easily swap data from… Read More

  • ELP Laser Turntable Price Drops, Still Expensive

    While we’re on the subject of expensive audio equipment, we figured we should mention a companion piece of equipment for the Hovland Stratos: ELP Corp.’s Laser Turntable. In case you’re not familiar, the Laser Turntable uses, um, a laser to play vinyl instead of a needle. The laser not only doesn’t physically damage records from repeated playing, but picks up audio… Read More

  • NewsGator Go!: Now for Java and Blackberry

    NewsGator Go!, previously only available for Windows Mobile, is now available for Blackberries and Java-capable phones including models from Nokia, Motorola, and Samsung. This version synchronizes with your online NewsGator account and caches articles for later, offline consumption. You can also send stories via email through the program’s interface. Read the rest at MobileCrunch… Read More

  • Fakers Fake Fake 2nd Gen Shuffles

    You know that one friend of yours? The one who was always pissed off because while he asked for Transformers toys he ended up with Go-Bots? It’s most likely because his grandma shopped at DealXtreme, where you can get this totally convincing 1GB red iPod Shuffle clone for less than $20. Another $5 gets you the required cradle. While it’s not an exact replica, the storage and… Read More

  • World's Most Expensive Shift Knob

    Got Tons Of Money Around And A Bentley? You’re in luck. Clearly a well-known company, Iced Out EMZ is offering a $150,00 shift knob that’s being touted at the most expensive shift knob in the world. It features 10 ounces of 18-karat white gold combined with 30 karats of flawless diamonds. Oh, and of course there’s a huge ass Bentley logo on the top. Pick one up if… Read More

  • Putting Your TV On Guard

    Protecting your expensive high-end consumer electronics from spikes and other jumps in power is easy enough; just use a quality surge protector and you’re good to go. However, while many even feature pass-throughs for phone, RJ-45 and coaxial cables too, these actually don’t do much to improve the signal quality, and some can actually cause a noticeable degradation. Richard… Read More

  • Intel's Quad-Core CPUs, Now With 60 Percet Less Power Consumption

    Intel’s imagineers have developed two quad core CPUs that consume 35 to 60 percent less power than the quad-cores that are already on the market. The quad core CPUs that Intel previously released consume some 80 and 120 watts of power while the new guys consume just 50 watts. Yes, it’s technical mumbo jumbo, but it could eventually mean a lot for consumers. Right now, these quad… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: Skullcandy Patents LINK between Cell Phone and iPod

    Skullcandy has been creating some interesting products such as their headphones, MP3 watches and backpacks. They were just issued their first patent on a personal portable integrator for a music player and mobile phone (US Patent 7,187,948). It’s a smart device that links your cellphone and music player with the ability to override music when you have a call – aptly named… Read More

  • Viacom to Sue Google and YouTube for $1 Billion for Copyright Infringement

    Viacom, owner of fine media outlets like MTV and Comedy Central, will sue Google and YouTube for $1 billion for failing to prevent “massive intentional copyright infringement.” (Can Google counter-sue Viacom for producing base drivel?) Viacom isn’t happy that Google hasn’t taken “proactive” steps to prevent the unauthorized use of its content. Never mind that… Read More

  • Hovland Stratos: Wealthy Audiophile Edition

    Let me state that $50,250 for an amp is outrageous. I don’t care how great it is even if it poops out gold bricks. Anywho, the Hovland Stratos is an uber-high-end mono block power amp. The Stratos promises “power, poise and precision based on 20 years of research” (whatever). This claim is apparently the reason for the astronomical price tag. The internals of the Stratos… Read More

  • Help Me Hit $2000+ By the 15th

    I promised I wouldn’t bother you all very much, but I’m coming up to a deadline in my fund-raising and thought I’d depend on the kindness of strangers. I’m running a marathon in June to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and need to raise $4,000 to support the cause and pay for logistics. If you’ve already donated, thank you. If you haven’t, anything… Read More

  • Hide Your Nano, Make it Bigger

    There is one thought that stings the back of the mind of every iPod owner: what if my MP3 friend gets ripped off? The brains at iDisguise think they have a solution: camouflage, in the form of fake Altoid-like tins. You put your Nano into the tin, as no would-be thief cares about mints… or so the theory goes. But wouldn’t any crook worth his salt just look for anything with… Read More

  • i.Sound MovieTime Has Identity Crisis

    If you happen to own a PSP, iPod, Zune and SanDisk player then chances are you’ve got one speaker system that only docks one player, which is a real bummer. MacWay feels that pain and has released the i.Sound MovieTime Universal (lamest name ever) dock for all the aforementioned players. It also plays nice with your other media players through the 3.5mm jack. It runs on four AA batteries… Read More

  • MP3 Player Vest: Eliminate Those Pesky Wires While On-The-Go

    Summertime’s just around the corner and nothing screams gutterpunk St. Marks Place raver quite like this Soundwalk MP3 player vest. You wear just like any other vest, but it has two surround sound speakers built into the shoulder straps. Since the MP3 player hooks up to the vest’s speakers there’s no more getting tangled in wires while you sashay around town. To me, $70 seems… Read More

  • Smaller, Lighter PSP Coming Your Way

    Do you remember when Sony re-designed the PS2 with a smaller form-factor and a thin design? Remember how it sold out everywhere like wildfire and still sells even to this day? Well Sony remembers this and now is doing the same with its PSP. SCEUK head honcho Ray Maguire confirmed this rumor and says that although the console will become thinner and (as 99% of tech writers say)… Read More

  • iPhone Ad Spotted on Fifth Avenue Apple Store

    Photo by Matthew Yohe We’re about three months away from the launch of the iPhone and Apple is already well on its way to annoying the hell out of us with it. Apple plastered its Fifth Avenue store (you know, that dumb cube) in New York yesterday with a gigantic picture of the iPhone with the words “Introducing iPhone. Apple reinvents the phone.” (Apparently it disappeared… Read More

  • TMNT on XBox Live

    Are you a hero-in-a-half-shell? Still living in the ’80s? Feeling like you and Splinter need to have a heart-to-heart about his mutating goo abuse? Turn on your XBox tomorrow morning and download the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This version includes co-op play, leaderboards, and voice support. It’s 400 points, but that’s not too much to pay for FUN is it? Read More

  • Mapping the Wordosphere

    A little off-topic, but it’s quite cool. Matthew Gray mashed up the publication dates and locations for thousands of titles in Google Books. He then mapped them over time, showing the spread of modern publishing from Europe into the Americas and Southeast Asia. Shown here are the early 1800s. Earth viewed from books [Booksearch] Read More

  • Twirl-a-Squirrel

    This is even better than my neighbor’s bug zapper on a July evening. The squirrel’s weight activates the motor, batteries do the rest. Product Page via The Boing Read More

  • WaveBox: Portable Microwave Kicks Ass

    In early July, as you’re camped out for Transformers (you know who you are), you’ll want to take this WaveBox with you. It’s a microwave oven that draws its power from your mom’s car’s cigarette lighter, meaning that when your buddy in the Galvatron suit (n00b) saves your place in line, you can zap yourself a burrito. Bonus nerd points if you refer to this device… Read More