Nokia N95 8GB Update Allows Full YouTube Access

Nokia N95 8GB Update Allows Full YouTube Access

If you were among those who ponied up the $779 to score a N95 8GB smartphone, you may be pleased to know that the most recent update appears to have improved the S60 browser to integrate Adobe Flash Lite 3. That means users can now enjoy in-line viewing of FLV…

HydroPak Fuel Cell to Debut at CES 2008

HydroPak Fuel Cell to Debut at CES 2008

The Skinny: The HydroPak replaces batteries and generators with cartridges that can sit on the shelf for ages, activated with water for 12 hours of power. They’re quiet with zero emissions, and each $US20 dry cartridge cranks out a lot more than any battery can—400 Watts through an AC outlet…

Garmin nuvi 5000 Has Hummer-Sized Screen for Myopic Planet-Killers

Garmin nuvi 5000 Has Hummer-Sized Screen for Myopic Planet-Killers

The SkinnyThe nuvi 5000 is a truck-sized navigator, for well, trucks and SUVs on the higher end of the nuvi line. It has a 5.2-inch touchscreen, stores 10 routes, has a digital elevation map and an MSN Direct option, plus all the premium Garmin usuals. Media-wise it’ll display analogue video…

Mac OS X Market Share at 7.31% and Rising

Mac OS X Market Share at 7.31% and Rising

Apple’s Mac OS X had a good year last year, according to Net Applications. Market share for OS X climbed to 7.31% for the month of December, 2007, up from 6.38% in February, a 14.57% increase. How about the Windows OSes? Why, they’re at a paltry 91.79 % of the…

BlueAnt V1 Bluetooth Headset First Ever With True Voice User Interface

BlueAnt V1 Bluetooth Headset First Ever With True Voice User Interface

The Deal: BlueAnt, who we’ve seen some Bluetoothiness from before, is introing “the first ever Bluetooth headset with a true voice user interface,” the BlueAnt V1. In other words, you don’t have to fiddle with your fingers, using commands like “accept call” and “volume up” so it should actually be…

Traveler 350 Adds More Trackball to Laptops

Traveler 350 Adds More Trackball to Laptops

Laptops usually come adorned with either a trackpad or a IBM-style nub for cursor navigation, but what’s a guy that loves trackballs to do? Unless they want to bring a full-sized 1995 trackball mouse with him like Travis witnessed last year at CEDIA, their only option is this Traveler 350…

Hype Sheet Special: Blu-ray vs. HD DVD for All the Marbles

Hype Sheet Special: Blu-ray vs. HD DVD for All the Marbles

Few things set geek hearts aflutter like a juicy hardware rivalry. Who among us hasn’t thoroughly enjoyed taking sides in such legendary throwdowns as Mac versus PC, PlayStation versus Xbox, or (for the truest of old-timers) Atari versus Intellivision? It’s thus in our nature to pay excessive attention to the…

1981 Atari Handheld Breakout Game Prototype Up on eBay

1981 Atari Handheld Breakout Game Prototype Up on eBay

Sure, you may have heard of Atari’s less-than-stellar handheld offerings such as the Lynx and the Touch Me, but my guess is that you’ve never seen this, a prototype for a handheld breakout game that was never released. In fact, only two of these prototypes exist in the world.

Olevia to Roll Out New Line of 120Hz/1080p LCDs at CES 2008

Olevia to Roll Out New Line of 120Hz/1080p LCDs at CES 2008

Syntax-Brillian’s 47″ Olevia LCD (pictured here) is riding high on the kudos it got from Wired, and now the company builds on those laurels with a line of LCD displays with 120Hz technology along with 1080p resolution. Olivia is doing a full-blown rollout of the line, with five sizes from…

South Korean Soldiers Get Spam Hacked

South Korean Soldiers Get Spam Hacked

Apparently the Futurama movie wasn’t riffing with dated material, because spam scams are still a real threat in the world—much of South Korea’s military has fallen for an email virus that pulled information off individual soldier’s PCs. And to address what you’re all thinking right now: the catchy email subject…

Lenovo U110 Ultraportable Ideapad Notebook

Lenovo U110 Ultraportable Ideapad Notebook

The Skinny: Lenovo’s launching their Ideapad Notebook line and they’ve got textured magnesium covers, 11.1-inch widescreen, SSD options, weight 2.5 pounds, have a 1.3mp camera, touch sensitive multimedia controls, and face recognition biometric logins. Santa Rosa chips. Thinkpad heritage FTW. The Catch:No ultraportable can be called great without an LED…

Ultra-Pretty Dell Crystal LCD Monitor Now Available

Ultra-Pretty Dell Crystal LCD Monitor Now Available

Dell has flaunted this gorgeous monitor for a while in various trade shows and press events, always saying that it’s just a design concept and not available yet. That all changes now, because the 22-inch Dell Crystal LCD display is suddenly a real product. Just in time for CES, this…

iPhone Cut and Paste in Firmware 1.1.3?

Macscoop predicted the iphone firmware 1.1.3 features before and their same source tells them that copy and paste will make it to final. Taken, with a grain of salt. [Macscoop via Macrumors]

Unnecessary: Spending $13,000 on a Coffee Machine

Unnecessary: Spending $13,000 on a Coffee Machine

People love coffee, I get it. But spending $US11,000 on a machine that produces one cup of “heavenly” coffee at a time is just plain stupid. It pours water over a bean people. The device was developed by Clover for cafe owners looking to charge a premium (like $25 apparently)…

Doraemon Voice Activated Air Pistol Remote: Finger Bang Indeed

Doraemon Voice Activated Air Pistol Remote: Finger Bang Indeed

If you love Doraemon, you will really love this voice activated remote control…controller. Just sync the air pistol up to your remotes and then put the gun on your finger. Every time you say “bang” you can turn on the tv, control the DVD player and more. When not in…

New App Brings Zoom, Grayscale and More to iPhone Camera

New App Brings Zoom, Grayscale and More to iPhone Camera

CameraPro, a new application available through Installer, brings enhanced options to the otherwise bland iPhone camera. The best feature is digital zoom, which allows you to zoom in pretty close on your scene, albeit with reduced clarity. Grayscale works too, and the images come out very clean. I found a…

Now Playing: TiVo2Go For Series 3 on a Mac for Free

Now Playing: TiVo2Go For Series 3 on a Mac for Free

The most recent update to Now Playing widget for OS X gives it the ability to download shows from your TiVo Series 3 and have it automatically decode for playing using TiVoDecode. This looks to be the free alternative to Roxio programs for watching TiVo2Go on your Mac. Although its…

Blender With Built-In Tachometer: How Fast Does It Blend?

Blender With Built-In Tachometer: How Fast Does It Blend?

We present the latest evolution in “Will It Blend?” technology: A 900-watt, 20,000-RPM blender with a built-in tachometer. Although I’ve been quite happy with my run-of-the-mill Cuisinart, I have slight gadget lust for the brushed steel-y, $150 L’Equip RPM blender and a pulsing desire to see how many RPMs it…

The Road to CES: Liveblogs

The Road to CES: Liveblogs

Oh CES, how we love and despise you simultaneously. We love you because there’s just so much electronic goodness in your stinky, sweaty halls; but we hate you because there’s just so much stuff going on there that a person would have to spend a month to check out each…

NavStar Voice Navigator Has No Screen, May Need One

NavStar Voice Navigator Has No Screen, May Need One

If you like to keep your eyes on the road while you’re driving, the NavStar Voice Navigator can assist you by blurting out turn-by-turn directions with no screen in sight. The 11-oz unit resides in your car’s cigarette lighter outlet, and it hooks up with your cellphone, doubling as a…

Nintendo Wireless Wavebird Controllers Discontinued, World Weeps

Nintendo Wireless Wavebird Controllers Discontinued, World Weeps

Although the GameCube didn’t really advance the gaming world in any giant steps on the software side, it did introduce to us the fact that a wireless controller cannot suck. The wireless Wavebird controller, which eliminated wires in living rooms everywhere (not really everywhere, since we know how well the…

Skype Coming to Sony PSP

Skype Coming to Sony PSP

Sony’s all for loading multimedia functions onto their consoles (portable or otherwise) to add value, so the addition of VoIP via Skype is something we can definitely see them doing. The feature’s listed on Sony’s CES site, along with internet radio and a few other features we already know about,…

Crucial Announces Line of SSDs…Again

Crucial issued a press release today announcing their forthcoming line of Solid State Drives, but it appears to be the same news we covered in

<cite>Coolness Roundup:</cite> Goats and Gods of 2007, a Retrospective

Coolness Roundup: Goats and Gods of 2007, a Retrospective

It’s the annual Goats and Gods episode, where the Gurus of Cool present the best and the worst of the past year. Also, Charlie reviews a new HP workstation, Stephen offers 12 must-have plug-ins for WordPress, and the duo offer another Rapid Fire Roundup of Cool Products they’ve seen during…

Oslo Celebrated New Year’s Eve With More Fireworks Than You

Oslo Celebrated New Year’s Eve With More Fireworks Than You

This incredible photo was taken two minutes after midnight in Oslo, Norway. While some cities might set off fireworks from one location to celebrate the ringing in of 2008, the people in Oslo went crazy, setting off fireworks pretty much everywhere. But hey, when you’re a city where spending over…

Theil Multiroom Audio System Sends Sounds via IP all Over Your McMansion

Theil Multiroom Audio System Sends Sounds via IP all Over Your McMansion

Multiroom audio has been around for decades, but now high-end snooty audio purveyor Theil Audio jumps into the game with TheilNet, an audio distribution system it developed with Bicom that has so much IP smartness that it makes us want to pee. The THIELnet dB1 audio distribution processor, along with…