Breakfast Wrap: Best of the Weekend

Breakfast Wrap: Best of the Weekend

The Nine Lives of the Superstar Who Wanted to Jump the Grand Canyon Our tribute to the crazy cool of the stuntman of stuntmen, Evel Knievel. Batmobile Lost its Wheel … And It Fetched No Cash on eBay Ah well…At least Clooney can always rest assured that Batman and Robin…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Thursday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Thursday Night

The Rubbot Male Sex Gadget is in Beta, Looks Slightly Dangerous Umm…hmmm…. The State of HD DVD Where we’re at in the format war. New Old Enterprise Is Not the Real McCoy, Still Gives Star Trek Fans Stiffies [UPDATED] Gabriel answers a few of questions about his Star Trek artwork…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Tuesday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Tuesday Night

DIY Breast-Shaped Stress Reliever Not exactly SFW though… Almost-Perfect Lego Costume Allows Man to Get Drunk Anonymously Errr…but how do you grip the beer, let alone a shot glass?

Get To Know Your New Minister

Stephen Conroy Add to My Profile | More Videos Stephen Conroy is so hip and with it. Our newly appointed Communications Minister has his own myspace page that provides all the important details like his football teams (Chelsea and Collingwood FCs), zodiac sign (Capricorn) and marital status (married with children)….

Microsoft hardware 25% rebate until 31st January

While checking out the details on the new Sidewinder mouse, we spotted Microsoft throwing a general party around their hardware line up. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of their hardware business, Microsoft is doing 25% cashback deals when you send off for redemption. So that SideWinder might be retailing for…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Wednesday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Wednesday Night

The Case for Two TVs in One Living Room Considerations for your couch potato-dom setup. New York Judge Who Jailed Everyone in Court for a Ringing Phone Is Removed From the Bench Aimed too high. Should have just jailed the idiot who didn’t switch his phone off.

Honda ASIMO rocks with Gizmodo AU, part 3

Honda ASIMO rocks with Gizmodo AU, part 3

This is the last in our series, and delves into a little more geeky detail. The Honda ASIMO team let me do a quick 360 degree tour of ASIMO up close, so I poked the camera around him so you can have a closer look than you’ve ever had before….

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Monday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Monday Night

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Posters, Trailer Are Mildly Sexy Completely SFW propaganda featuring the new Terminator babe, for those with a fembot fetish. Koenigsegg CCXR Biofuel Car Breaks 1000HP The hottest wheels for rich treehuggers the socially conscious.

Honda ASIMO rocks with Gizmodo AU, part 1

Honda ASIMO rocks with Gizmodo AU, part 1

On Friday we got to spend a little ‘quality time’ with the awesomely awesome Honda ASIMO. We’re going to run a few clips this week showing just how awesome the little guy is. Here’s a clip of the rockstar entrance ASIMO makes at the start of each show. The audio…

More news on Australian EPGs

Some more EPG/TV news: SMH reports the Channel Nine and Ten EPGs began broadcasting this week, while the Channel Seven EPG is the one that won’t go live until January 1st. IceTV also reports that with the multi-channel programming about to launch on the HD channels of the commercial networks,…

iiNet first to go the nudie run with Naked DSL

iiNet first to go the nudie run with Naked DSL

The ads are popping up all over (even here) with the news that iiNet has really, truly, rooly launched naked ADSL services. Starting from $49.95, you can now get ADSL2+ from iiNet and you don’t have to pay the line rental tax to do so. The intro plan gives 2GB+2GB,…

Samsung LED backlit monitor goes for OTT colour gamut

Samsung LED backlit monitor goes for OTT colour gamut

It’s expensive, but it’s not built for those who worry about price tag when they’re buying their workstation monitors. The new Samsung XL20 is a designer LCD with LED backlighting that pushes colour gamut up to 114% of the NTSC spectrum. Sadly, this is the figure they’ve shared with the…

Custom MP3 carhorns to annoy the masses

Sarah at Lifehacker AU spotted this pearler, though she takes more of a ‘oh dear god no’ position whereas I take a ‘greatest aftermarket car mod ever’ position. The Horntones FX-550 MP3 carhorn. Oh yes, now you can load MP3s into your car for use as a carhorn. Decisions, decisions….

Breakfast Wrap: Best of the Weekend

Breakfast Wrap: Best of the Weekend

Welcome to a spanking new week of Movember Gizmodobro goodness! Windows XP edition. Kite sailing katana yacht catches steady winds from on highSexy like a Bond film vehicle. US control over core Internet systems called into questionDid you know the US government holds veto power over ICANN?

Another Potentially Creepy Spawn of Social Networking

Another Potentially Creepy Spawn of Social Networking

I’m paranoid, extremely vain and hence under the impression that everyone is out to stalk me, so my Facebook profile is highly privatised. FBChicks is a site that may appeal to those who are more into the ‘social’ aspects of ‘social networking’ and follows in the grand tradition of class…

Led Zeppelin send 3 Mobile into Communication Breakdown

Led Zeppelin send 3 Mobile into Communication Breakdown

Okay, for the younger folk, Communication Breakdown is the name of a Zeppelin track. Yeah, the jokes are never as good when you have to explain them… Anyway, Zeppelin will be rocking up the 3 Mobile network, with full-length audio downloads available over the air from Saturday. They’ll even be…

Internode announces Naked DSL trial: applications wanted

Internode announces Naked DSL trial: applications wanted

Want naked DSL now, now, NOW? Okay, you can’t order it today, but you can apply to Internode to be a part of their trial. You’ll have to wear your own costs to disconnect, etc, from any current services, but Internode has put their trial participant price at $40 per…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Wednesday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Wednesday Night

Tough couple of days around these parts, with a mix of personal and technical issues holding up the AU end of postage. Thanks for not getting too rowdy in your complaints — here’s the best of last night as a reward! Fastest Windows Vista notebook? A MacBook ProFanboys, time for…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Thursday Night

Getting back on track with the new system, though galleries are still not flowing through correctly. Once Kaan, king of codes, is unshackled from his uni exams we’ll be entering a summer of hot lovin’ as new features flow forth from his magic fingers of code fu. Anyway, here’s what’s…

Nokia Nseries get free Wi-Fi around Australia

Nokia Nseries get free Wi-Fi around Australia

Nokia has partnered with Azure Wireless, a Wi-Fi hotspot provider, to deliver free Wi-Fi access for their Nseries handsets until end of January 2008. There is coverage in all state and territory capitals, as well as other major centres in NSW, Queensland and Victoria. I was dubious at first but…

Toshiba sub $500 on HD-E1, plus discs too

Tosh is ramping up the HD DVD push this festive season, with the announcement of price drops across their range. The entry point for the HD-E1 is now $599 ($50 off), and drops to $499 with a cashback scheme through the Toshiba website. For $100 more you can have the…

LOLpols: the Greens get down with LOLkids in election 07

“DOOD IM IN UR MARGINLS, STEELING UR VOTEZ!!!” The Greens blog had an idea to call for some political LOLcats-style images, and the idea has started to spread pretty quick around the election scene – hooray for something that isn’t just same old, same old “debate or not” boredom! For…

Apple Australia Leopard dates and pricing

Local news on Leopard is that we’ll be paying $158 for the software, or $249 for a single-residence, 5-user license. Buyers of new Macs since October 1st will be eligible for an upgrade at a shipping cost of $12.95. Available Friday, October 26, at 6.00pm. -SB

ASIMO begins Australian tour

ASIMO begins Australian tour

ASIMO landed in Melbourne yesterday to begin his national tour, hitting Melbourne, Bendigo, Adelaide, Newcastle, Sydney, and Brisbane between now and early December. First appearances will be at Chadstone Shopping Mall from 17th to the 21st, with shows at 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm and 5.30pm. If you own a Honda car…

Content feed borked – working on it

Something snagged in our back-end feed system on Friday night, and our monkeys are hard at work trying to set things right. Apologies for the weekend devoid of fresh news. Go visit the mothership for now, then come back and see us again Monday. -SB

Government ain’t going to ban plasmas, LCDs anytime soon

Government ain’t going to ban plasmas, LCDs anytime soon

The possible Australian ban of plasmas and LCDs for poor power consumption has caused quite the stir (sidenote: there was quite the heated discussion of this story, and the fallacies of this report, on an Aussie IT journalist email list yesterday). The mothership mentioned things overnight, and this story from…