• Review: Energizer 15-minute charger

    There are only a handful of gadgets in my possession that can’t be charged over USB: TV/Cable/Blu-ray player remotes and my DSLR. My Xbox 360 controller was a battery hog once upon a time, but the Nyko Charge Base took care of that. The remotes aren’t as taxing on batteries as my SLR — that puppy is constantly draining my supply of batteries. I could always cut back on the… Read More

  • Zentact Wants to Turn You Into A Super-Connector (Invites)

    There is something about great sales people or deal makers that is entirely social. They are connectors, as Malcolm Gladwell calls them—people who know the interests, skills, and needs of everyone in their social or business circle and connects them together. If you are really good at this, like Sidney Weinberg (a legend who helped build Goldman Sachs), you are a… Read More

  • Don't forget! HP MediaSmart Server giveaway ends in 24 hours!

    This is just a friendly reminder that our contest ends in 24 hours for a 1TB HP MediaSmart Server giveaway. Oh, and yeah, HP is going to provide the winner with a brand-spanking new model so we don’t have to giveaway a used, review unit. 24 hours! Read More

  • Toshiba Japan intros two new Qosmio laptops

    Toshiba today announced a number of new laptops in its Dynabook and Qosmio series [JP] in Japan. More notable than the Dynabook models are two Qosmio notebooks that are geared towards the heavy gamer segment and will go on sale in Japan at the end of this month and at the beginning of January, respectively. The Qosmio FX (15.4- inch screen) and the Qosmio GX (18.4-inch screen) are equipped with… Read More

  • DIY electroencephalogram

    I’ve always been impressed by hardware hackers. Whether it’s a simple DIY digital picture frame, or a full-scale conversion of a gasoline car to electric, there’s something about the “can do” spirit of these guys that really impresses me. I marvel at the stuff in Make Magazine on a regular basis. Read More

  • No Steve Jobs Macworld Keynote this year? This can't be right.

    The Steve Jobs’ Macworld Keynote is Apple Fanboy’s Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Boxing Day all rolled into an one hour event, but there isn’t one scheduled this year according to the Macworld Website. It’s kind of strange that with the event less than three weeks away that the site wouldn’t put the event’s main attraction on the schedule. Jobs… Read More

  • Review: Nyko Charge Base 360

    What’s worse than having your Xbox 360 controller die during the middle of a game? Not being able to find replacement batteries, of course. Rechargeable batteries are a viable option, but those don’t seem to last as long as we’d like, right? They can be spendy as well. Read More

  • "Green" Japan's newest products

    Japan is turning greener and greener by the week, it seems. This weekend, during the Eco Products 2008 exhibition in Tokyo, a total of 750 companies showcased a few hundred new environmentally friendly products and services. Four noteworthy examples are shown in the video above [JP]. The first segment is about a water heating boiler that is powered by bricks made of dried newspapers, with the… Read More

  • Last minute gift ideas: The UroClub

    No, no, no, no, no, no, no. Come on, man. The UroClub is a screw-top container shaped like a golf club that you urinate into behind a built-in privacy towel. NO! It’s a simple three step process, according to the UroClub web site: “Unscrew the UroClub’s triple seal, leak proof cap, clip the privacy towel to the UroClub and your belt or waist band, discreetly relieve yourself… Read More

  • RadioShack to sell 3G Aspire One for $99 with AT&T

    And the subsidization of 3G-equipped netbooks starts to slowly take shape here in the US. Starting Sunday, RadioShack will be selling the Acer Aspire One for $99 with a two-year contract from AT&T at $60 per month for 5GB of high speed data. If $60 sounds like a lot to be paying for 5GB of wireless data each month, it is (if you ask me). Maybe you could wait for future offerings with… Read More

  • 5 Days of Cleaning Out My Office-Mas: Day 3

    We have two special gifts for all you today. The Blu-Ray packs have been sent out but if you added me in Twitter you’ll have discovered a super secret Blu-Ray pack that I won’t mention here. Luckily, we have two great prizes today so get cracking. Read More

  • Slingbox update now brings automatic 4:3, 16:9 switching

    Flickr’d So Sling released a tiny update, up to version 1.0.7 now, to its Sling Player software that, among other amazing things, is said to improve video quality. (Imagine that.) I was never quite bitten by the “location shifting” bug, so I can’t speak to the improvements first-hand, but PC World just raves about it. Other goodies include the ability to switch between… Read More

  • Get the new Motorola AURA for just an arm and a leg

    Move over LG Prada and Co., there’s a new outrageously priced (mobile) sheriff in town – the (previously mentioned) Motorola AURA.  For just shy of $two grand (unlocked), Motorola’s high-society handset can be yours, complete with its very own 62 Carat Sapphire Crystal Lens. But wait, there’s plenty more where that came from.  With stainless steel housing, the… Read More

  • Seagate cuts warranty from 5 to 3 years on some hard drives

    Just a quick note: Seagate is cutting some hard drives warranty from 5 to 3 years which will take effect on January 3, 2009. If you pick one up before that date however, it will stay carry the longer warranty. No word if those years start after the purchase or if it’s when the drive leaves the factory, though. Models effected by the change after the jump. Read More

  • Barbie P520: It's face-meltingly pink

    This one goes out to you, pink fans. I know you’re out there; every time I push a story about the latest Samsung phone being rereleased in pink, my inbox gets attacked with requests for more info. You want pink? The Barbie P520 is about as pink as they come. Seriously, look at it. That thing burns the eyes a little. Read More

  • Review: Targus USB Hub for Mac

    Yeah, I know, it’s a USB hub. But this little guy from Targus is pretty neat. It’s geared towards the Mac crowd with its color scheme, but that shouldn’t deter Windows or Linux folk. Read More

  • Review: Sonos Bundle 150 with loudspeakers (and more)

    We’ve reviewed a lot of home audio solutions, and they all offer different benefits and drawbacks. The big trend is “music everywhere”, whether through powerline networking or wirelessly. Most of these products require a specific music source to feed into the system. Sonos brings something rather more complete to the goal of “music everywhere”. Read on for… Read More

  • The 500GB Moxi HD DVR is finally available

    Digeo finally has made their next-gen HD DVR somewhat available. Amazon has a soft launch of the $799 box and as much as I dig the Moxi’s UI, I hope it has the right stuff to justify spending $200 more than a 1TB TiVo HD XL. True, you don’t have the monthly subscription with the Moxi box, but it’s half the storage for HD Desperate Housewives recordings. Eventually TiVo will… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Samsung NC10 for $450 with Paypal

    I hereby declare 2008 to be The Year of the Netbook! They’re like the Beanie Babies of the technology sector. Here’s Samsung’s offering, the NC10, for $449 on Buy.com if you pay with Paypal. The NC10 got Laptop.com’s editors’ choice award thanks to its “spacious keyboard and more than 6 hours of battery life” – so there you go. Specs include… Read More

  • Skimlinks Thinks It Has Solved That Annoying Affiliates Schemes Issue

    As is often the case, a startup comes up with one idea and then quickly realises there is a better model. UK startup Skimbit started out with a decision-making tool with affiliate links, but has now realised the method used to aggregate those affiliates could be offered to other publishers. Similar schemes leave little room for editorial control, but it’s new Skimlinks off-shoot… Read More

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