Feeling Up the LG Multitouch: It’s a Hoot But Flawed

Feeling Up the LG Multitouch: It’s a Hoot But Flawed

LG Philips dives into the multi-touch display game at CES 2008, seen here running Google Earth. Coolness indeed, but LG’s idea of mounting dual IR-sensitive cameras on either side of the display is still flawed. Since it’s such a big screen, its two-point moving and zooming is not exactly an…

Samsung’s 31-Inch OLED Is Biggest, Thinnest Yet

Samsung’s 31-Inch OLED Is Biggest, Thinnest Yet

It’s still years away from mainstream adoption-and there are huge barriers to manufacturing the larger screen sizes-but Sony and Samsung are already slogging it out to achieve the largest screen size for its prototype OLED TVs. (Toshiba already took its 30-incher out of this year’s battle.) The active-matrix organic light-emitting…

Weather Direct 4-Day Audio Weather Forecaster is Internet-Powered

Weather Direct 4-Day Audio Weather Forecaster is Internet-Powered

What is it? In addition to being a plain ol’ indoor/outdoor thermometer kit, the Weather Direct 4-Day Audio Weather Forecaster has an internet connection (through a proprietary wireless link interface) to download weather predictions for the next three days. Add text-to-voice email capability (it actually reads the subjects and sender…

Monster Cable iCableLink Adapts Proper Earphones with iPhone

Monster Cable iCableLink Adapts Proper Earphones with iPhone

Monster Cable, the cablemonger that never saw a $90 cable worth $10 it didn’t like, reaches deep downmarket with iCableLink, letting you use a proper set of earphones with your iPhone instead of the included stock iPod buds. Uncharacteristically, it’s reasonably priced.

Erotic Wall of Undulating Subwoofers

Erotic Wall of Undulating Subwoofers

The North hall of CES is like a different planet. Car culture dominates geek culture here, but you still find weird things like this mini wall of 7 inch Kicker solo-baric L7 subs. They were outputting a low roar that felt like a massage or subtle brush against my skin…

Reviewed.com’s CES Rap Sums Up This Week Nicely, I Think

Reviewed.com’s CES Rap Sums Up This Week Nicely, I Think

Honestly, at this point, after so little sleep, I can’t tell whether or not this is a brilliant, hilarious take on CES or the worst thing I’ve ever seen. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt, as even if I wasn’t delirious with exhaustion I’d think a guy trying…

Hands-On Proposal: Euricase Multimedia Ring Box

Hands-On Proposal: Euricase Multimedia Ring Box

The Gadget: Sarah Meyers! The Verdict… I sleep on the couch for the three months following CES. Don’t worry honey, you know I’d never propose to an internet celebrity with such a tacky, tacky product.

Eyes-on With Lumus Minority Report Projection Glasses

Eyes-on With Lumus Minority Report Projection Glasses

The Pitch: Glasses that project a transparent virtual interface directly into your eyes, essentially bringing to life all heads-up user interface designs from every Sci-Fi show ever. The Catch: It’s not a real product yet (just a reference design), and it needs some kind of other gadget (phone, PDA, computer)…

Haroon Races iShoes Team, iShoes Team Gets PWNED!

Haroon Races iShoes Team, iShoes Team Gets PWNED!

OK, I know the piss taking shall commence in full shortly, but before you do, check out the iShoes in action. We’ve told you about the motorised footwear before, but this is our first proper foots on. Weighing in at over 5 kilograms, with a top speed of 13.5 mph…

Creative TravelSound 80, a Tight-Fitting Home for iPod nano

Creative TravelSound 80, a Tight-Fitting Home for iPod nano

The Creative TravelSound 80 is small sheathe that you can just slide your iPod nano into. Ooo, that’s a tight fit, baby. Once it’s nestled inside, its mini speaker blasts the tunes, sounding crystal clear for its size. Well, its sound has a rather hot high end, but what do…

What Bill Gates Worries About

What Bill Gates Worries About

In our third interview segment, we asked Bill what’s on his mind when he wakes up in the morning, and what he’s still worried about when he goes to bed at night. At first his answer was businesslike, about Microsoft’s goals. But then it took a turn for the personal….

“Slash” Rocks the Jada Guitar Hero Air Guitar Rocker

“Slash” Rocks the Jada Guitar Hero Air Guitar Rocker

It looks like Activision is cashing in even more on their lucrative Guitar Hero licence. The Air Guitar Rocker by Jada allows you to fake rock without your console. A belt buckle senses your air rocking (via magic pick) and sends the signal to an accompanying belt pack that both…

Aigopen Reads Books So You Don’t Have to

Aigopen Reads Books So You Don’t Have to

The Brief: Hold the Aigopen up to any content in a book (text or images), and it will read out exactly what is going on, in either Chinese or English. We were amazed with the concept, clarity of audio and miniature size. As ever, there was a catch.

CES Cookie Lady Says Press People Are an Unusually Polite Bunch

CES Cookie Lady Says Press People Are an Unusually Polite Bunch

Cherished CES press room cookie provider Bonnie Snyder-Lapioli tells us that 90% of the people on whom she bestows her heavenly chocolate chip cookies say “thank you.” That’s a pretty polite group! Bonnie’s baking up the cookies from dawn to dusk, with each batch taking 25 minutes from start to…

Justify Your Gadget: WowWee FemiSapien

Justify Your Gadget: WowWee FemiSapien

The FemiSapien is WowWee’s new female robot, a RoboSapien with a hot-ish, Barbiesque figure. For now the FemiSapien is just a toy for children, but we know what you’re thinking: “Cylon companion.” So can WowWee justify their gadget? (Or, maybe more importantly, do female robots really need any justification at…

PC + Lamp = Turning Lamp

PC + Lamp = Turning Lamp

Turning Lamp by designer Seungchan Lee, is a revolutionary design that blends a lamp and a PC; two items that aren’t usually associated with each other. The PC sits atop a lamp stand that still has its power-pull-cord, allowing for the PC’s power to be controlled by simply pulling on…

Hate Your Cellphone? Deep Fry It

Boing Boing sent Xeni Jardin to set up a mobile phone fryer at Machine Project’s Fry-B-Que social in LA. The results are downright strange as they wrap Treos in bacon, bubble gum and cookie dough, dip the phones in batter and cook ’em up. The gross part is that Xeni…

Kid Leashes: WTF

Kid Leashes: WTF

This may be the saddest child at CES (other than our intern Benny Goldman). Hands-on impressions to follow.

What’s The Best at CES?

What’s The Best at CES?

We’re going into our fourth day of CES coverage, and we’ve seen some pretty sweet gadgets so far. So it’s time to put the ball in your court and ask: What’s your favourite gadget at CES? Vote or write-in your own in the comments. Gawker Media polls require Javascript; if…

RealEase Shogo Frame Is First With Touchscreen and Wi-Fi

RealEase Shogo Frame Is First With Touchscreen and Wi-Fi

Though we’re prone to turn our nose up at the majority of digital picture frames, this one doesn’t smell so bad. The Euro-born Shogo by RealEase is like an oversized PDA with built-in Wi-Fi and an intuitive touch interface. You can subscribe to public Flickr feeds, download weather forecasts, stream…

Gamboxx Cabinets are XXX Hot

Gamboxx Cabinets are XXX Hot

We got a chance to feel up some new arcade cabinets from manufacturer Gameboxx. They have some new models on the show floor that only need a distributor to get to your door. The first (model GBU003), is a miniature, single-player cabinet with 7″ screen, running $US699 retail (a price…

Giz Intern Smokes Competish at Tiger Direct AMD PC Building Contest

Giz Intern Smokes Competish at Tiger Direct AMD PC Building Contest

Last night, our weekend intern Eric Sheline made his mama proud by finishing fourth in the 11th annual Tiger Direct AMD Acer PC building contest. You’ll recall in years past that Blam finished both 3rd and 5th, which means that Sheline basically tied his master, and smoked over 80% of…

What’s Going to be Big at CES Today

What’s Going to be Big at CES Today

Sure, everyone here is bitter about Laser TVs! •New Guitar Hero guitars! •A surprise from AMD? •Us driving a BMW Sauber F1 racer! •The Delphi safety simulator! •A bunch of strange, possibly crappy, Chinese and Korean OEM stuff! •A journalist getting tasered, probably! •Surprises, oh so many exciting surprises!

Glamorous Cat Wigs

Glamorous Cat Wigs

Does your cat have a hair problem? Thinning, balding, greying hair? We’ll then, we have the product for you. Kitty Wigs. Yes, thats right, Kitty Wigs, the only wigs for your feline companions. With models ranging from pink passion, bashful blonde, silver fox, and electric blue, your cat will be…

SoundTech Ediface Will Play Guitar Hero With Real Guitar

SoundTech Ediface Will Play Guitar Hero With Real Guitar

SoundTech, makers of some interesting computer/music peripherals, has announced a new guitar attachment called the Ediface. So what’s it do? How about giving your guitar all the flexibility of a synthesizer, converting notes to trumpets or…like the headline says…playing Guitar Hero and Rock Band with your real guitar?