A1 Racer Beats Boeing 777 In Runway Showdown

A1 Racer Beats Boeing 777 In Runway Showdown

A Boeing 777 jet and an A1 Grand Prix racer clashed at the Auckland International Airport in New Zealand to see which was the faster machine. The Boeing got a headstart down the runway for the first race, and defeated the A1 handily. When the starting points were equal, however,…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of the Weekend

Breakfast Wrap: Best of the Weekend

PS3 Production Cost Down 50%, Sony Finally Breaking Even Uninspired bragging point, but at least Blu-ray appears to be SkullCandy Double Agent Headphones Have Built-in SD Slot, Bypass the MP3 Player and Gizmodo’s Very, Very NSFW Porn Convention Adventure The real reason Gizmodo’s in Vegas. The REAL Bill Gates Retirment…

The Truth About Mobile Phone Reception Bars

The Truth About Mobile Phone Reception Bars

The reception bars on your mobile represent EC/I0 values, which is the scientific measurement that signifies how much of a mobile’s available reception is actually usable. Well, according to the chaps at Ask Metafilter, the bars that are actually present on your mobile are a watered down representation of the…

iRiver Ebook Concept Has Handwriting Recognition, Suave Styling

iRiver Ebook Concept Has Handwriting Recognition, Suave Styling

We did not spot this ebook concept from iRiver at CES, but their website is showing it off nonetheless. To say details are light would be true. So, details are light, but what the concept ebook does promise is a colour display and handwriting recognition.

Is the Tesla Supercar Soon to be a Thing of Electric Car Fiction?

Is the Tesla Supercar Soon to be a Thing of Electric Car Fiction?

We have brought you news about Tesla’s great electric supercar development previously, but it seems the group is making moves to cease operation. According to the Tesla’s Founders Blog, the company is silently dropping its key employees, one at a time.

PS3 Production Cost Down 50%, Sony Finally Breaking Even

PS3 Production Cost Down 50%, Sony Finally Breaking Even

While the PlayStation 3 cost Sony somewhere around $800 when it was launched in Nov. 2006, Sony has told Business Week that the PS3 now costs about $450 to produce—or right around the cost of their console 40GB console (and frankly, the 80GB version can’t be costing Sony much more)….

Keychain-Sized Camera Mount Helps Capture Those Special Moments

Keychain-Sized Camera Mount Helps Capture Those Special Moments

According to the manufacturer’s website, the Manfrotto 797 Modo Pocket Camera Mount is billed as “the worlds smallest tripod,” which is a bit disconcerting seeing how it only has two legs. Nonetheless, it appears to be a cool little device. The hinged design allows you to adjust camera angles, and…

Pull Your Dog’s Hair Out with the Pet Furminator

Pull Your Dog’s Hair Out with the Pet Furminator

Dog or cat hair problems? The Pet Furminator somehow gets to the undercoat where hair is matted, leaving the shiny topcoat untouched. Looks like a great way to solve that problem of furballs and hairs sticking to everything in your abode, including you. Or, you could solve the problem by…

Tata Nano Isn’t a Music Player or Tits, Nay, It’s a $2500 Car

Tata Nano Isn’t a Music Player or Tits, Nay, It’s a $2500 Car

The words Tata Nano have nothing to do with tiny music players, but the car going by that name’s price and size are still nearly small enough to dance on the head of a pin. Introduced in India for $US2500, another feature of the car worthy of the word “nano”…

You Can Do Better Than This iPhone Window Shot

You Can Do Better Than This iPhone Window Shot

We’re all way beyond figuring out how to do this, but certainly some of our readers can do much, much better. Send your most creative iPhone window shot to Tips and the best one gets on the Giz front page next week. Extra consideration given for craziness, originality and the…

Top 10 Booths of CES 2008

Top 10 Booths of CES 2008

Wandering around the CES show floor, you have to laugh when the elaborate multi-million dollar structures designed to convince you of a company’s credibility are called “booths.” Of all we saw here this week, step through the most exquisite, best-designed and overall most awe-inspiring of them all in this top…

Gizmodo Doesn’t Rock?

Gizmodo Doesn’t Rock?

The whole team is working their collective butts off here at CES ’08, and we do it all for you guys, but every now and then it would be nice to have someone tell us they really, really love us. We went in search for some affection; unfortunately, we asked

Schwag Sucks: Why We Aren’t Doing a CES Schwag Giveaway

Schwag Sucks: Why We Aren’t Doing a CES Schwag Giveaway

Last year at CES, we rounded up schwag every day to show you what crap people were handing out. This year, we didn’t do it. We’re also not doing some schwag giveaway. Why? Because schwag sucks, and we don’t want to give free publicity to companies just because they had…

Hands-On Proposal Part II: The Ring Mouse

Hands-On Proposal Part II: The Ring Mouse

Things Ring Mouse. Impressions: Even on one knee, the Ring Mouse is both surprisingly comfortable and convenient (it’s more than a novelty, for sure). The trackball is extremely sensitive, but we’d love to see a buttonless TouchPad version of the device. The Verdict: Let’s just say what happens in Vegas,…

Attempted Wanton Destruction of a Panasonic Plasma Screen

Attempted Wanton Destruction of a Panasonic Plasma Screen

Back in Panasonic’s secret demo room at CES 2008, they’re showing off a stress test where they slam a metal ball into a plasma with one joule of energy, and see if the screen will smash up. (Guess what? They’ve also run the test on LCDs.) Videography by Curtis Walker