Sony Launches UCHI, A ‘New Perspective On Digital Living’

Sony Launches UCHI, A ‘New Perspective On Digital Living’

Sony have sent out media invitations to an upcoming showcase of their new products called UCHI. While our non-Japanese speaking readers may think that sounds like a rare form of noodle found in dodgy chinese restaurants, our Japanese-speaking readers will (correctly) know that uchi is the Japanese word for “home”…

Canon’s Photo5 Competition Opens For Registration Today

Canon’s Photo5 Competition Opens For Registration Today

This isn’t the kind of story we’d usually post on Giz, but it’s a Friday afternoon, it’s been raining consistently for the past two hours outside my window and some of you might be talented enough to walk away winners. Canon’s second annual Photo5 competition opens for registrations today. If…

Picasa Adds Face Recognition To Web Albums

Picasa Adds Face Recognition To Web Albums

Most people have thousands of digital photos in their collections. One of the cool new features available in Picasa’s Web Albums (which kind of got swept away in the torrent of Chrome coverage the last couple of days) is the ability to tag faces in your photos quickly and easily….

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Tuesday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Tuesday Night

Dell Inspiron 910 Gets Release Date: This Friday, September 5th. Unconfirmed at this stage, but everyone here has their fingers and toes crossed. Microsoft Patents Page Up and Page Down Patents are stupid. Google Chrome Hands On and First Impressions Go on – download it now and tell the Internet…

Apple To Launch Album Cover App?

Apple To Launch Album Cover App?

I still prefer to buy CDs over purchasing on iTunes. Aside from the whole DRM and encoding issues that I can avoid by owning the CD, I also come from a time when having a physical collection meant something, and part of me refuses to let that go. I still…

Is Panasonic’s European BD Recorder Better Than Ours?

Is Panasonic’s European BD Recorder Better Than Ours?

In case you missed it today, there’s a big conference happening in Europe called IFA at the moment. And while we haven’t yet seen the Panasonic presentation, the guys from Trusted Reviews did, and they scored a photo of the presentation slide for Panny’s new Blu-ray recorder. Although when we…

iPrimus Launches Capped Priced Mobile Broadband

iPrimus Launches Capped Priced Mobile Broadband

The biggest fear for any mobile road warrior out there using a wireless internet connection from one of the Telcos is that if you exceed your data quota for a month, your next bill will probably come packaged with a taser so you can shock yourself out of the wallet-sickening…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Tuesday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Tuesday Night

PlayStation 3 Firmware 2.5 To Bring Screengrabbing? Finally! How did we all survive without the ability to take screenshots? Phew: Cute iPhone Factory Girl Didn’t Get Fired Thank God! I don’t know about you guys, but I was really worried. Kindle Rumours Say Next Version Coming Fall Will Be Thinner,…

Could You Handle The 2nd Best Job In Australia?

Could You Handle The 2nd Best Job In Australia?

If I wasn’t writing and editing the Australian version of Giz (the best job in the world), I reckon I’d be finding out who I’d need to kill to get the 2nd best gig in the country – editing Kotaku AU. You see, gaming powerhouse and current editor Logan has…

Invisible Shield Coating For Your Gadgets Available In Australia

Invisible Shield Coating For Your Gadgets Available In Australia

Invisible Shield isn’t anything new – it’s been available in the US for years. What is new is that these military-grade clear casings for your gadgets are now available down under. Prices start at $19.95, and there’s literally thousands of designs for different gadgets, with everything from phones and PDAs…

Crazy ZDNet Team Shows You How To Create BSOD Manually

Crazy ZDNet Team Shows You How To Create BSOD Manually

What exactly constitutes madness? Craziness? Being a complete nutball? Is it a lack of control of mental function? Or the inability to interact with society at a level considered “normal” by society? Or is it just the term you would use to describe anyone who actively wants to create the…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Thursday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Thursday Night

Bloo Balls Custom PC Case Mod is a Whole New Kind of Punk I could actually consider moving back to Windows for one of these… Cut-the-Crap iPhone Headset Battlemodo Quite the handy guide here, if you’re looking to replace the white buds… iTunes Blocked in China Over Free Tibet Album?…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Monday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Monday Night

Lumitop Bras Add Eye-Grabbing Glows to Lady-Chests Are there any women out there who would wear this in public? If there are, welcome to Giz! Zapp Brannigan Ray Gun For Sale (Only Shot Once At Disgruntled Underling) Anybody taking note – this is officially now on my Xmas wishlist…

Don’t Buy A PS3 For At Least Two Weeks

Don’t Buy A PS3 For At Least Two Weeks

If you go to the shops today and pick up a PS3, it will cost you around $699. For your money, you get a 40GB hard drive and a SIXAXIS controller. But if you wait until August 28, for the same amount of money, you’ll get an 80GB and a…

What Kind Of Street Has A Wall Of Tyres?

What Kind Of Street Has A Wall Of Tyres?

In the remote town of Paraburdoo in Western Australia, life is tough. The orange dirt gets in your hair, you’re miles away from the nearest town and your streets apparently have walls of tyres blocking the way. Or – in a hypothetical place a lot closer to reality – the…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Tuesday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Tuesday Night

Simpsonised Superheroes Break All Our Fetishmeters Bring on the video game! Dark Knight Xbox 360 Available On eBay For $Obscene It may be expensive, but what’s the bet they sell them all? First All-UAV Air Force Combat Wing Takes to the Skies Sans Pilots Over Iraq Quick! Where’s Christian Bale?…

Ben Stiller Must Be A Gizmodo Fan…

Ben Stiller Must Be A Gizmodo Fan…

I was fortunate enough to see an advanced screening of Tropic Thunder last night, and it was fantastic. The one thing that really stood out for me though was that Writer/Director/Actor Ben Stiller must be a Gizmodo fan – there were gadget references everywhere. Without spoiling too much, let’s just…

Hack Your Way Into YouTube’s Olympics Channel

Hack Your Way Into YouTube’s Olympics Channel

I don’t know if you guys have checked, but after the US team reviewed the NBC Olympics web player, I headed over to Yahoo!7 to see what was on offer locally. There’s good news for people who just can’t get enough of Mel and Kochy and the rest of the…

Movies On iTunes Store Today?

Firmly in the rumour section, but the iTunes Store has been down for a few hours this morning, and we’re getting a few reports that it’s due to movies going live. While it’s been a little bit

Dealzmodo: Asus Eee PC With Windows XP for $299

Dealzmodo: Asus Eee PC With Windows XP for $299

Gus over at Lifehacker spotted this one, and frankly it’s too good a deal to pass up – Catch of the Day have the Windows XP version of the unstoppable Eee PC 700 for $299. 300 bucks for any computer is a steal, but considering how well received the Eee…