Gadgets

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  • Patent Monkey: Using PS3 Controller as Extension for Cell Phone?

    Can’t get to your cell phone when playing College Hoops 2K7? This new feature would allow you to use your game controller, PS3 and flat panel TV to see who’s calling and answer it. Sony Ericsson recently received a patent covering the process of wirelessly transferring content or cell phone calls to and controlling them using a remote control or PS3 controller. Read More

  • Kongregate: Video Games Meets YouTube

    Kongregate.com is video game maker Jim Greer’s baby and we sort of alerted you to it yesterday with the Understanding Games post. Who could resist dumping money into a start-up when the sales pitch is: “It’s video games meets YouTube.” After a few hours playing around on the site I was pretty hooked. I’m actually playing their most popular game, The Fancy… Read More

  • Nokia's N95 'Multimedia Computer' Starts Shipping To Everywhere But Here

    The Nokia N95, also known as the “fattie media phone,” has finally started shipping to the important markets in Europe and Asia. (Of course, we’re left high and dry.) Nokia’s not even marketing it as a cellphone, but as a “multimedia computer.” The slider has a 5-megapixel camera, built-in GPS and support for mobile broadband technologies like HSDPA and EDGE. Read More

  • Hammer Storage's 2TB External Hard Drive: Gentlemen, Start Your Torrents

    A whopping 2TB of storage could be sitting atop your desk come August thanks to Hammer Storage. The company is expanding its myshare line of external hard drives to include a 2x1TB model. All models are 7200 RPMs, so you won’t have to worry about it being plenty big but plenty slow. All of a sudden, I’m not so confident in the size of external hard drive, which is a comparatively… Read More

  • Proporta Releases Wireless FM Stereo Transmitter

    I don’t own a car anymore and rarely drive, but when I do, I usually just listen to NPR because I don’t have an iTrip/FM Transmitter for my iPod. But there’s only so much Fresh Air and Marketplace a man can take. So I’m thinking about picking up one of Proporta’s new Wireless FM Transmitters. You just set your radio station, plug it into any device with a… Read More

  • WatchMyWrist: Watch Geekery Alert

    If you’ve read any of my ramblings, you’ll know I’m a big watch geek. Therefore, I’m actually quite interested in this new service, WatchMyWrist. It’s a watch rental system. You pick out a watch, rent it for a few weeks, and send it back. It’s very similar to all of those purse rental services for the ladies, but this is for manly men who like them some watches. Read More

  • The Futurist: How The PS3 Could Sink Blu-ray, And Blu-ray Could Sink the PS3


    If Sony is to be believed, the verdict is already in: HD-DVD is a non-starter, and their cross-Japanese Toshibian rivals are toast. They may very well be right: Blu-ray is certainly outperforming HD-DVD in terms of sales and support, and may be headed for the victory stand when it’s all said and done. But in order to get there, Sony may be setting themselves up not only for only a… Read More

  • Etymotic ety8 Bluetooth Earbud Hands On

    The Etymotic ety8 Bluetooth earbuds are a classic example of a potentially great idea that suffers from a lack of design sense (the picture above tells all) and forethought. These industry-first wireless canalphones work with just about any Bluetooth device so you can listen to music wirelessly without being bothered by ambient noise. Since that device is very likely to be a cell phone, it… Read More

  • Ricavision Vista SideShow Remote Control: Explore Vista's Majesty From The Couch

    One of the many wows of Windows Vista is SideShow, a technology that outputs information like e-mail onto screens other than a PC monitor. Using SideShow, this Ricavision Bluetooth remote control lets you navigate through your Vista PC’s media library, schedule TV recordings and read your e-mail without so much as leaving the couch (so long as you’re within 328 feet of the PC). Read More

  • Have You Found The Easter Eggs In Google Homepages?

    Google released six custom themes for personalized homepages yesterday and while most would be happy with them, I was not. So, of course, I did a search via Google to see if there might be some Easter eggs hidden somewhere and look what I found! There are five known Easter eggs for the six themes, but a “Bus Stop” egg hasn’t been found yet. Looking at the XML file for each… Read More

  • Celsia NanoSpreader Cools Your PC With Steam

    What’s the biggest gripe consumers have these days when it comes to electronics? Think about laptops and I’m sure the answer will come to you quickly: it’s the heat. As I’m writing this post my lap is being burnt to a crisp. Would you ever think that steam could help cool things off? I wouldn’t have thought it possible until I caught wind of Celsia’s… Read More

  • Sidekick X RAZR Details Leaked

    If yesterdays CG exclusive on the Sidekick ID wasn’t enough to wet your appetite then maybe this will. The super sidekick fanboys over at hiptop3 have the scoop on the Sidekick X RAZR from Motorola. The above picture is a slide from a PowerPoint presentation given last week at the T-Mobile national marketing meeting. Details are very skimpy at the moment, but what we do know is that… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Misunderstanding Games Edition

    Thunderdome Showdown: HSDPA Vs. EV-DO
    OCZ Neural Impulse Actuator Does What Your Noggin Wants
    5 Reasons Why The AppleTV Rules And Sucks
    Understanding Games Teaches Us How Games Work
    How Not To Get Your Laptop Stolen (And How To Protect Yourself If It Does) Read More

  • Travel for Geeks: What's In Your Bag?

    A true gadget nerd is only as good as the gadgets that they carry with them. We live in an age of amazing laptop bags with room, as well as special pockets, for just about everything a real world person could need, from cellphones to PDAs to the ubiquitous laptops. That doesn’t mean, however, that all gear carriers are made the same. In fact, the differences in gadget encumbrance not… Read More

  • Crumpler Geek Travel Contest Winner #1


    I know it’s well into the evening, but I was preoccupied getting the below comparison done. Please forgive me my darlings! Well I know you will since I have the first winner for our Crumpler Geek Travel contest. Read More

  • Thunderdome Showdown: HSDPA Vs. EV-DO

    The battle of the year! Cingular’s newcomer HSDPA squares off with Sprint’s crowd-favorite EV-DO. Speculation has been splattered from one side of the Internet to the other about which technology fairs better and I’m here to set the record straight. Using both a Novatel Merlin XU870 HSDPA ExpressCard and a Merlin EX720 EV-DO, during my travels to various points across the… Read More

  • OCZ Neural Impulse Actuator Does What Your Noggin Wants

    Here’s an interesting product from OCZ that seemed to be overlooked at CeBIT and I’m extremely surprised to say the least. For one thing the eye candy alone should have had extensive coverage. It sounds to be a lot like Emotiv’s Epoc project regarding sensory gaming. In a nutshell, the OCZ Neural Impulse Actuator carries out specific commands that your noggin wants to do… Read More

  • Wii Goes Chrome


    To the diehard fans the Nintendo Wii is the gold standard for console gaming, and soon they’ll have a chance to show their system at least in chrome if not actual gold. A new outer shell, the I-Case, will be available at the end of the month from XCM for $37.99, giving the console that extra high-tech look. And if the shiny cyber-look isn’t your thing, alternate colors include… Read More

  • 5 Reasons Why The AppleTV Rules And Sucks

    The AppleTV is finally shipping after a month of nail-biting anticipation and most people are excited while others are attempting to justify some reason to order it. I’m still on the fence about shelling out $300, but Gadget Lab’s “5 Reasons Why AppleTV Rules, 5 Reasons Why it Sucks” tells it like it is and backs up some of the reasoning why I think it will change… Read More

  • Laptops Set to Overthrow Desktops in 2011

    Some British analysts have hypothesized that the laptop market will trump desktop sales by 2011. The group has issued a report predicting that laptop sales will expand by 16.1 percent each year while desktop sales increase by just 3.8 percent. The group cites that 82 million portable computers and about 140 million desktops were sold in 2006. These numbers equate to a 26.3-percent growth… Read More