Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • JVC Sophisti DD-3 Media System

    JVC just dove into the home media center market and its latest offering is the Sophisti DD-3. Aside from an odd name, the DD-3 system is based upon speakers and a main unit. The main unit acts as a network media player, as well as a DVD player, AM/FM radio, CD player, and can stream audio from another PC. But one of the cooler features that makes the DD-3 stand out is the dedicated USB host… Read More

  • Another Day, Another Smokin' Samsung Mobile We Desire

    TV is available on just about every consumer electronic item you can buy in Korea. Almost every car you see on the road has GPS with TV, I know, because I’d watch the news in my Uncle’s car. Just about every mobile phone in Korea has DMB so the SCH-B710 isn’t ground breaking in that respect, but it does have PiP. Yes, that’s right, Picture in Picture just like your… Read More

  • DXG Announces First 5 Megapixel Digital Camera/Camcorder with Gaming Features

    Have I told you lately how much I love convergence devices? I am absolutely blown away by the DXG-589V digital camera/camcorder and portable entertainment unit. Why? Because it’s a 5 megapixel digital camera, VGA camcorder, PMP, video game player and it directly records video from TV, VCR or DVD players. The DGX-589V’s digital camera comes equipped with CMOS sensor so your pics… Read More

  • Create Beautiful 3D Landscapes With Your Pirated Downloads

    Those of you who pirate or download via P2P quite a bit might want to check out Packet Garden. Designed to create a 3D model landscape from your P2P traffic, this software is perfect for getting high and putting P2P software towards a good use. It’s open-source as well, which means you can modify it to your hearts content. Packet Garden will listen to traffic from apps like Limewire… Read More

  • NAB 2007: Aja's Firewire Do-It-All

    Aja makes video capture and playback solutions for both Mac OS and Windows PCs, and at NAB, the company has set us adrool. Final Cut Studio 2, Apple’s awesome looking new digital video editing suite (which we’ll cover more later) includes something called ProRes 422, basically a package for handling and editing uncompressed HD on the new 8-way Mactopusses. Aja has debuted a… Read More

  • NAB 2007: Biggest Darn TV I Ever Did See

    The scale here is hard to judge, as Mitsubishi hung this monster about 15 feet in the air, but this is a literal 16:9 TV: it’s 16 feet wide by 9 feet tall. Ok, not really, it’s actually a slight bit larger, but it is 1080p. And you might be thinking this is a giant LCD, but it’s not: it’s using LED technology, like the next-gen laptop displays we’ve been covering. Read More

  • NAB 2007: Toshiba's 56-inch Almost 4K Monitor

    The Red One is fantastic for its ability to shoot natively in 4k mode. But what good is that if you can’t play it back? Toshiba was showing off a 56″ display it was calling 4k, even though it technically falls short. At 3840×2160, the P56QHD isn’t quite the 4,200+ pixels true 4k demands, but man it shows a pretty picture. That’s more than 3x the 1080p of the TV… Read More

  • NAB 2007: Apple's Final Cut Suite 2 Demoes Kick Ass


    Digital video is more than a major theme at NAB this year, it’s the reason it exists. And everyone wants a piece of Apple’s Final Cut Studio 2 action, and we mean everyone. By far the largest and most popular booth belongs to Apple, who is holding demonstrations of its new editing software that seems like macro-versions of its in-store trainings seminars. There were hundreds of… Read More

  • Inexpensive Nintendo DS FM Radio Add-On

    Though the popularity of FM radio is starting to dwindle, some of still enjoy some classic rock, sports radio, or NPR. Brando knows this and have created quite a nice looking add-on for the Nintendo DS that allows you to listen to FM radio. It leeches off your DS’ battery and has a bright, monochrome screen. And the best part? It’s only $14! Pick one up and actually start getting… Read More

  • Jobs' WWDC Keynote: 9 a.m. PST, June 11

    We knew the date, now we know the time: Steve Jobs will deliver unto the world something amazing (or not) on Monday, June 11 at 9 a.m. PDT at the Worldwide Developers Conference. The keynote is scheduled to last three hours, three hours in which Apple fanatics will constantly refresh the myriad Apple rumor sites looking for any and all gossip. Now, we already know that Leopard has been delayed… Read More

  • Nokia 6120: HSDPA And A Whole Lot More

    My, oh, my is the Nokia 6120 looking sweet. That metallic paint job is so elegant, I almost mistook it for a Vertu! But enough talk about the sweet outside, let’s delve into the rich, gooey insides. For starters, the 6120 features the S60 3rd Edition OS with Feature Pack 1, quad-band GSM, and WCDMA/HSDPA. Moving on to the more user-oriented features, you’ll find Bluetooth 2.0+EDR… Read More

  • A Collection Of Geeked Out Furniture

    The gents over at TechEBlog have compiled a list of the most geeked out furniture. You may recognize a familiar face or two like the Ultimate Game Chair, but some of the other pieces are extremely awesome. There’s a whole couch made out of blue mousepads (see pic), which looks comfy as hell. Also on the list are the Verte Seating Office Chair, the one that looks like it has a spine… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Creepfactor Edition

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  • Tellme Launches Free 411 Service

    Tellme Networks announced at the Web 2.0 Expo today that it will be adding three new ways to access its information service that was launched back in January. The service functions similar to to 411, but users can request information through voice, SMS, or Mobile Web. The announcement comes just a week after Google announced its free 411 service, Goog-411. To use the service through voice… Read More

  • FCC Leaks Sony Ericsson K818

    Behold Sony Ericsson’s newest Cyber-Shot mobile phone, the K818. It is yet another phone we won’t see here in the US. The Chinese will be able to fondle this here SE Cyber-Shot to their heart’s content. Seriously, why do we keep getting screwed? I just got back from a short trip to Korea and we really get the shaft. I’ll have more stories a bit later. The K818 is first… Read More

  • NAB 2007: Live from the Red Booth

    There are those who think that the Red One camera is vaporware. I’m here to tell you it’s not. We just spent some quality time in the booth and saw four of the cameras in action, as well as 4k footage of biplanes dogfighting as shot by Peter Jackson. It was awesome. Sadly, we were told that if we took stills or video of the unreleased WWI short, we’d leave with broken arms. Read More

  • TomTom ONE XL

    TomTom officially announced this morning an expansion to its popular ONE line of personal GPS devices. The new version will feature an expanded 4.3-inch touchscreen display and Bluetooth. It is known for its ability to conveniently deliver spoken-word turn-by-turn directions. It utilizes a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that is capable of two hours of operation. Additionally, it can display… Read More

  • Talk Helio To Helio For Free

    Not sure how many of you use Helio, but if you do, we’ve got some great news for you. As part of the “all-in” package Helio offers, you can now call other Helio users for free, anytime, anywhere. If you don’t do the “all-in” package, then you can add it to your plan for $5 bucks a month a la carte. Useful? If you have a lot of pals or family who use Helio as… Read More

  • Workouts On the Edge: Wacky Fitness Gear


    There is the belief that doing anything that gets you off the couch will help you get back in shape. But the fact remains that any activity is usually a good thing and, as geeks, we don’t want run with the pack if we can help it. Thankfully, there are plenty of fitness products that have us scratching our heads and might make you stand out among the jocks. Some promise quick results… Read More

  • Creative's CSW PlayDock i Hands On


    Cambridge SoundWorks (a division of Creative) has finally bit into the Apple and released its first bona fide Made for iPod speaker — one of the positive results of last year’s settlement between Apple and Creative over a patent dispute. The CSW PlayDock i is an impressive, compact one-piece iPod speaker/dock that leaves virtually nothing to be desired, and its reasonable $199… Read More