Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Avvenu Player For iTunes Access On The Go


    Onto the long list of “things I wish I had when I worked in an office cubicle” I’m adding the Avvenu Music Player, which gives you remote access to your iTunes library through a Web browser on any other Internet-connected Windows or Mac computer or Windows Mobile 5 Smartphone. Unfortunately, your iTunes library must reside on a Windows XP PC, since that’s the only… Read More

  • Apple To Stick Optical Drive On Bottom Of Macbooks?

    Apple could very well be working on that “ultra-portable” Macbook that everyone keeps blabbing about. Well thanks to a lovely patent drawing, Jobs & Co. seem to want to throw the optical drive on the bottom to decrease the amount of space used in the design of the laptop. A pain in the butt? You betcha. Though Unwired View counters that we don’t really use our optical… Read More

  • Buy An iPhone, Get 1.5 Years Of Free Service

    File this one under “completely full of it,” but according to Mr. Deleon over at Gizmodo, those of you who make the iPhone plunge in June will be welcomed with 1.5 years of free AT&T wireless service. Sweet deal, but the only proof that exists of this phantom deal is Jim Cramer’s word. The Mad Money host (SELL! SELL! SELL!) claims that the plan is to persuade people to… Read More

  • You're My Fave! Contest

    from T-Mobile. Super-slim and sophisticated. Slide the Samsung t629 open to reveal an impressive array of features: 1.3 megapixel camera, high-resolution screen, MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity, and a quad-band worldphone in a stunning silver finish. Thanks to Samsung and T-Mo for hooking us up. The contest ends on Wednesday, January 31 at noon EST. Read More

  • iPhone To Drop On Rogers Wireless For Canadians

    To our dear readers north of the border: You will be getting the iPhone and it will be with Rogers. From an official Rogers rep: “Rogers is actively working with Apple to launch the iPhone in Canada as soon as possible and will be the exclusive provider of the iPhone in Canada. ” No other details are available at this time, but we’ll keep you posted as more information… Read More

  • Futiro Skype Phones

    In case you’re not aware, Futiro is an Irish-based company that’s making some really unique-looking Skype phones. Now the company is bringing its handsets to the US and at a decent price point to boot. The Luna will set you back $75 and that’s the high-end model. Then there’s Terra at only $55, and the Solo is $65. Despite looking super, they’re all corded… Read More

  • PS3's SACD Abilities Not So SACD


    Much like the current battle between Blu-ray and HD DVD, there was once a struggle for supremacy in the field of high-fidelity audio formats: Super Audio CD vs. DVD-Audio. Actually, “struggle” is overplaying things a bit since neither really took off to any great extent. And, according to a post from CNET’s David Carnoy on Crave, it looks like Sony may have accidentally… Read More

  • Get Vista, Get Free T-Mobile Hotspottage

    Microsoft and T-Mobile are teaming up to show the world the magic of hotspot-enabled Vista. For 90 days after a full Vista purchase customers will be able to use T-Mobile’s national hotspots for free, showing them that Vista and this new wireless technology called “WiFi” can work hand in hand to bring us to a better, brighter future. Free T-Mobile Hotspot for Vista Users… Read More

  • Fox Sues the Little Guy Over Simpsons and 24

    on YouTube and did what any self-respecting media company would do these days—it sued. But they’re not suing YouTube. They’re subpoenaing the company to release the name of the offending subscriber. The “24” episodes in question actually appeared on YouTube before their primetime Jan. 14 premiere on the Fox broadcast network, which spread four hour long episodes… Read More

  • The Futurist: The Beginning of Truly Seamless Live Concert Albums

    It wasn’t too long ago that officially sanctioned concert recordings were a rarity, with most fans being forced to trade shoddily recorded bootlegs pulled from hand held recorders or sub par soundboards. Of course, both the quality and accessibility of live records has come a long way in just a few short years, and when the Palms Casino in Las Vegas opens the doors of its new concert… Read More

  • Cooks Turn To The Nintendo DS For Recipes


    Looks like Nintendo is really putting its DS to work! After ending up in museums as a tour guide, the Nintendo DS will make its way into a kitchen near you. Nintendo is currently negotiating with the Imperial Hotels Limited chain to bring a Nintendo DS into Imperial kitchens. Using the Cooking Navigator software, chefs can use the DS to scroll through recipes via voice navigation. Due out in… Read More

  • Transformers Take To The Shoes

    We’ve seen the anticipation of the upcoming “Transformers” movie through an iPod dock, but what about taking it up one notch? If you’re really feeling bold, you can get a pair of sneakers with Transformers ready to pop out. They’re basically half-size, scaled-down Nike’s (nope, you can’t wear ’em) that each unfold into a menacing… Read More

  • Alltel Gets The Palm Treo 700p

    Yesterday, Alltel announced it would be carrying the Treo 700p beginning this week. However, Alltel is going one step further by customizing its version of the Treo by making all software and hardware features unlocked. This means you can use your PC to connect to the Internet via the Treo 700p’s built-in EVDO capabilities. However, keep in mind that this is the Palm-OS version and not… Read More

  • Gateway Wins Best Budget LCD


    Those shopping for a new LCD monitor, but don’t have a bottomless wallet of cash, should check out this budget LCD roundup at ComputerShopper.com. If you’re not picky about your monitor’s features, but are just looking to, you know, see what you’re doing on your computer, it looks like the Gateway FPD1975W is the answer, nabbing top honors amongst the five 19- to… Read More

  • Samsung X830 Hands On

    Samsung X830 has been making the rounds for quite a while now but here’s a hands on vid to drool over. X830 [via Youtube and HiMobile] Read More

  • Tianyu Lets You Keep Your Stuff Safe


    So some a-hole stole your mobile while you weren’t looking huh, maybe the invisible guy from ‘Heroes’. Have no fear Tianyu is here with the new B832 that does some snooping for you once the bastards decide to change out your old SIM card for a new one via a SMS text that gets sent to your new phone with your old number once it gets back on the network. Then, just to piss… Read More

  • Windows Crossbow LEAKED

    Ever wonder what a dripping faucet and Microsoft software have in common? They both leak. Thanks to some beta testers of Windows Mobile 6.0 (aka Crossbow), you too can now enjoy the power of a next-gen, unfinished operating system on your mobile phone. So if you’re feeling adventurous and want to give a try, you can download it by clicking here. Here are the complete leaked specs… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Choose Shoes Edition

    Make Your Own Squid Vicious iPod Cosy
    Nike Considered: All Condition Gear
    Draq Queens Unite For The YOUniverse Funk Fone
    Ants Quite Literally In Your Pants
    Mark-My-Time: Bookmark of the Future! Read More

  • Win Reggie's Wii for Charity, Laughs

    . We love Reggie, we love helping, and we love long time that they’re together. It’s currently just over $1,000, but that’s a bargain when you realize some day this man’s signature alone will sell for millions, let alone the retro hardware. We’re hoping one of our readers wins it, though it’s unlikely. But if you do, we’ll dedicate the site to you for… Read More

  • Ants Quite Literally In Your Pants

    Dear Mom and Dad, I’m 12 years old now, and since it’s been two years since Blacky got hit by a car (god rest his soul in doggy heaven) I thought now might be a good time to start anew with pets. I’m not looking to start with anything expensive or messy. I don’t want another dog or even a cat. Not even a parrot. Read More