The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Daily Crunch: Bike Race Edition

    Indoor Fitness: Making the Most of the Great Indoors
    Pedal Power: Cycle Fitness Products
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  • Xbox 360 Portable Display

    Peripheral manufacturer Hori has announced the Compact TFT Monitor EX. It’s a 12.1-inch monitor that can display 720p via an RGB connector. It also includes stereo speakers and a headphone jack. It might still weigh 30-pounds and not be, well, very portable, but this LCD attachment for the Xbox 360 could be the most portable the system is going to get. You can get yours this July for… Read More

  • Indoor Fitness: Making the Most of the Great Indoors

    Ideally we’d all live on a beach and spend our days taking in some rays. Unfortunately even when the sun is shinning there are times when we’re trapped inside. Quality of life can be affected by stale air, limited space and bad weather. But a good work out can help can change your mood. For those times when the sun isn’t shinning outside there are ways to stay fit, feel… Read More

  • More Insight Into Leopard Delay

    Yeah, yeah, we know already know that Mac OS X 10.5—Leopard to you and me—has been delayed until October. And we kinda know that the delay is because of the iPhone. But what does that even mean? A Silicon Valley analyst has surmised that the iPhone is so complicated to that, last minute, Apple had to pull a bunch of developers off Leopard to help work out some of the… Read More

  • Shuttle XPC X200m Hands On

    While I’m certain there are people out there that think Apple pioneered the “mini” computer, Shuttle Computers has long been an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of small-form-factor (SFF) PCs. The Shuttle XPC X200 is a prime example of that leadership. Measuring 2.1×8.3×11.8 inches (HWD), the little black-and-silver box is a powerful Media Center PC. Read More

  • Sprint Sniffing Vonage

    Following the verdict of a catastrophic patent infringement suit from Verizon, one that likely signals the end of Vonage as we know it, word comes that Sprint could be exploring a buyout of the ill-fated VoIP provider. Although Vonage is also embroiled in a patent dispute with Sprint, sources indicate that Sprint is keen on the possibility of acquiring Vonage’s 2.4 million customers at… Read More

  • Gamecube Gets Crushed, Brother Loses Faith In Brother

    Remember when Bart replayed the scene where Lisa spurned Ralph’s love and pointed out the moment Ralph’s heart was broken? Well, fast forward to the third minute of this masochistic video and watch as brotherly love, along with a Gamecube, is shattered forever. Read More

  • Philips VOIP8411B Skype Phone Does The Job While Looking Pretty

    With the VOIP8411B, Philips jumps into the hurly-burly world of Skype handsets. Fortunately for the Dutch conglomerate, its handset is the best looking of the bunch. It doesn’t do anything that other Skype handsets don’t do—make Skype-to-Skype and SkypeOut phone calls—but it also works as a POTS handset. Remarkable! Read More

  • PS3 Just Might Get a Bigger Hard Drive After All

    Hottt, hot hot! The PS3 may get a bigger hard drive after all, if you’re one to believe the Reuters news agency. A Sony spokesman in Japan said that 60G “may not be big enough” considering all the content that Sony expects gamers to store on their PS3s. An 80GB hard drive has been rumored for some time now, and Bloomberg quoted another Sony dude as saying the company was… Read More

  • Pedal Power: Cycle Fitness Products

    Spring — if it actually ever really arrives — means it is time to get out of that cave you live in, get some fresh air and most importantly get back into shape. One way to drop that winter weight is to take a spin. Riding isn’t just for Lance Armstrong or the paperboy either. And even if spandex isn’t your thing, there are plenty of high-tech toys to play with while… Read More

  • Belkin Network USB Hub Avaible in June

    In an effort to make your life all the more easy, Belkin has come up with the Network USB Hub. The hub plugs into your home network (router, access point, what have you) and then you can plug up to four USB devices into the hub. From then on, you’ll be able to access those devices from any computer on the network. Since it’s compatible with the still unfinished 802.11n… Read More

  • LED Candles That You Can Blow Out: Now You Just Need Friends To Dine With

    Since some places don’t allow actual candles — my dorm, for instance — these LED candles could be a sad, if not practical solution. They “blow out” like real candles once the main button is pushed and, so says ThinkGeek, they almost look like real candles from a healthy distance. The flicker of the imitation flame is said to mesmerize even the most stoic… Read More

  • Sony Sells 800K PS3s In Europe, Dubbed a Success

    Sony has sold 800,000 PS3s in Europe and the company’s CEO, Howard Stringer, called it the “largest consumer electronics sale in history.” How modest of Mr. Stringer. Sony says this success (800K sold is certainly nothing to sneer at, though Nintendo may yet have something to say about all of this) could be attributed to the fact that European gamers don’t have the… Read More

  • Domo Robot Has Human-Like Eyes That Can Sorta See

    I normally don’t give a damn about robots, but this Domo character is a real card. I mean, look at his eyes—they almost look like real eyeballs. Gnarly! The eyes aren’t just for show, either: inside are cameras that essentially “see” Domo’s surroundings. This means that he (he?) can do things other than “normal” robot operations, like work on… Read More

  • nVidia 8600 and 8500 GPUs Now Official: Still Rock PureVideo HD

    Graphics-card big-shot nVidia finally made its mid-range 8500 and 8600 cards official. They’re both essentially as powerful as the top-end 8800, but nVidia limited the number of shaders. Or, in English, the cards aren’t as powerful as its top-level cards. Big surprise. Prices aren’t too bad, however, with the 8600 GTS carries a $229 price tag and the 8500 dips all the way down… Read More

  • Blackberry 9900 Coming Soon?

    BGR is getting some early reports that the Blackberry 9900 could be hitting the market late this year and a few specs have been released. Screen resolution will be 384×288 allowing for sharper images and/or larger viewing area. OS is slated to be 5.0.0, but it could change as the year goes on. I’m expecting we’ll see the 9900 series release prior to the long-anticipated debut… Read More

  • Panasonic Steps It Up To 4x Burning Speed For BD-Rs

    In this next-gen format war, it seemed whoever had the biggest disc ended up becoming the winner. While this fraternity-esque attitude is childish, it certainly benefits the consumer with inexpensive prices for BD-R discs. But now Panasonic isn’t going for size, it’s now going for speed. Panasonic is now claiming they’ve produced a 4x Blu-Ray disc that’s capable of… Read More

  • Special Trade-In Deals For The Xbox 360 Elite Confirmed

    We’ve heard a few rumors about Xbox 360 owners being able to get a special deal if they want to trade up to an Elite model and now some have been confirmed. Here’s the deal: If you’re going to trade in your old 360 for an Elite model, go to Gamestop. They’ll give you $50 for an Xbox (wow, not too bad at all), $200 for a Core Xbox 360, and $250 for your Premium… Read More

  • Don't Call It A Comeback (Actually, Go For It)

    Everyone’s favorite liberal and entertaining talk station, NPR, ran a story this morning on how vinyl is making a comeback. The reason for those Talking Heads 7-inches coming back in style? NPR cites the popularity of the low-cost USB turntable and the total lack of DRM on vinyl. So far sales of new records are up 10% and seem to keep growing. Oh, and indie kids still buy a ton of… Read More

  • Haier Boasts World's Smallest MP3 Mobile

    Haier’s newest mobile phone is a beast and good things do come in small packages. Why? It’s quite simple, really, the Elegance, as it’s dubbed, is a wee lil phone with a bundle of features that make it quite enticing. Said features include an MP3 player, FM radio, Bluetooth, games and up to 200 hours of standby. The size of the phone is compared to a Mars bar and that’s… Read More