Nintendo DS to Begin Full Game Downloads

Nintendo DS to Begin Full Game Downloads

While we’ve long known the Nintendo DS to be a capable of downloading content like demos from kiosks, but “complete games” will soon be downloadable through the Wii, and then Wi-Fi transferable to the DS according to Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime’s interview with the NYT. But for the…

How to Mod your iPod to Give it Internal Bluetooth Capabilities

How to Mod your iPod to Give it Internal Bluetooth Capabilities

Fresh for 2008, here’s a way to give your iPod Bluetooth capabilities, adding a Jabra A120S music adapter. Says fstedie, the brains behind the operation, “Required: A steady hand and decent soldering skills. Oh, and you must be willing to live with the possibility that you will destroy your iPod.”…

How To Do Matrix-Like Bullet Time Video at Home

Head to Instructables for a tutorial about how to do your own spectacular Matrix-like ghetto Bullet Time videos for those lovely OMG-grandma’s-is-frozen-in-time-and-space moments. Using nothing more than wood, tubes, a whole lot of digital point-n-shots, one external shutter trigger and a box full of relays, you will be able to…

Helly Hansen Apparel Keeps You Warm When the World Will Not

Helly Hansen Apparel Keeps You Warm When the World Will Not

Helly Hansen’s Odin project is the name given to their newly completed, technologically advanced apparel system. The range, which will include various garments for extreme climates, incorporates the Odin PCM Soft-shell. The end result of the development is automatic temperature control, and we think that is promising an awful lot….

Axiotron’s Modbook Now Shipping

Axiotron’s Modbook Now Shipping

We previously brought you news of Axiotron’s brilliant Modbook, which is essentially the first real Macbook tablet. Although it’s Apple authorized, it is not an official Apple product, obviously. Nevertheless, the guys at Axiotron have gone to work on an item all fanboys are lusting after, and the end result…

Qualcomm can use rival chip patents until ’09

“A federal judge in California ruled on Monday that wireless chip maker Qualcomm can keep selling chips whose designs infringe patents held by rival Broadcom Corp through January 2009. [Reuters]

Hidden Water Tank Prevents Condo Tower From Swaying in the Wind

Hidden Water Tank Prevents Condo Tower From Swaying in the Wind

Want to prevent your own condo tower from bending back and forth like a stick of rubber? Easy, hide a 50,000 gallon water tank at the top and cover it up. That’s exactly what developers did for San Francisco’s One Rincon Hill, the tallest residential building west of the Mississippi…

World’s Ugliest Car Gets Unsurprisingly Low Gas Mileage

World’s Ugliest Car Gets Unsurprisingly Low Gas Mileage

Note to automakers: cars of the future are meant to be fierce. Sure, they can get 100mpg, but they’d better look like they can decapitate onlookers during the morning commute. This new solar vehicle (that’s still missing a sexy name) may be by the makers of champion solar race cars,…

LEDs Get Brighter, Again

LEDs Get Brighter, Again

I love going to bed at night, because every morning I wake up I have a machine that makes me breakfast like Pee-wee Herman there’s another development in my geek fetish, LEDs. Researchers from the University of Glasgow have found how to make them even brighter—without a bit more energy…

Drum Roll Please

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New Dates Set: Major Cities To Go Digital by 2009

New Dates Set: Major Cities To Go Digital by 2009

Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, has confirmed that major cities will only be broadcasting free-to-air in a digital signal by 2009. The nation-wide switch to digital television is to occur by 2013. According to Senator Conroy: Setting a firm date of 2013 for the switchover…

Crumpler Launches New Range of Laptop Cases

Crumpler Launches New Range of Laptop Cases

The crazy, bag-obsessed lads at Crumpler have launched a range of laptop bags for 13″ and 15″ machines. Sure their catalogue only features Mac notebooks, but I’m confident the bags themselves won’t discriminate. The five new, strangely Anglophilic, styles (Winston Fleece, Reginald Transfer, Chester Squander, Albert Stash and Harry Hoard)…

Skype Mouse Combo Minimises Clutter And Optimises USB Ports

Skype Mouse Combo Minimises Clutter And Optimises USB Ports

The Skype Mouse integrates two desktop essentials – the optical mouse and VoIP phone – into one nifty gadget. Featuring an 800 dpi optical sensor for precise pointer motions, the device switches seamlessly to phone mode when you flip open the lid to reveal a functional number pad and backlit…

Go On, You Know You Want To

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Cute and Classy Digital Photo Keyring

Cute and Classy Digital Photo Keyring

We’ve seen digital photo frames with 1.5 inch screens before but this one is locally available and offers decent features. The Kaiser Baas Digital Photo Key Ring can store up to 70 pictures (jpeg or bmp) that present in a slideshow on the LCD display. The included USB cable is…

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Mobile GPS On The (Relative) Cheap

PhoneIT have launched the amAze GPS software for Australian mobile users, available for free to download and use. The navigation system is compatible with Java-enabled phones (including Nokia, Sony Ericsson, BlackBerry, Motorola, Samsung and LG models) and provides maps, directions and aerial photographs. Features include voice guidance, a choice between…

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Breakfast Wrap: Best of Wednesday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Wednesday Night

Your Writers Strike TV Guide There’s some strike on that’s killing off all these TV shows. New Old Enterprise Revealed While Star Fans Faint All Over the World Rumour, since smashed, drool-worth pics nonetheless.

Breakfast Wrap: Best of the Weekend

Breakfast Wrap: Best of the Weekend

More like a lunch wrap to appease the weekend hangover: Wii Fit Unboxed and Groped Sony’s Sexy XEL-1 OLED Display Gets Unboxed Japanese Aquarium Bathroom Makes You Feel Like a Mermaid While You Go #2 Every Episode of South Park Ever Being Put Online for Free Next Year What YoutubeHD…

Honda ASIMO rocks with Gizmodo AU, part 2.2

Honda ASIMO rocks with Gizmodo AU, part 2.2

Break it down for me, ASIMO! In this clip, my new BFF ASIMO leads the way on the dance floor. Anyone ‘doing the robot’ better smooth up those pop locks, because ASIMO is certainly showing some sleek styles. Sure, the dance moves look like they’re programmed by a bunch of…

Honda ASIMO rocks with Gizmodo AU, part 2.1

Honda ASIMO rocks with Gizmodo AU, part 2.1

Here’s my first mano et mano encounter with ASIMO. Naturally, he has to make a grand entrance. This was also a lesson in just how far things still have to go. There is a very specific procedure one must follow to shake hands, and as you’ll see I was off…

New Government, New Minister, New Direction For ICT?

New Government, New Minister, New Direction For ICT?

After months of being bombarded with party rhetoric from both sides, it’s finally over. Australia has decided: Coonan is out. Our first internet election focused almost obsessively on the highly politicised issue of broadband and, despite promises of detailed proposals early in the campaign, neither party clearly outlined their policies…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of the weekend

Breakfast Wrap: Best of the weekend

Now the election’s done and dusted (phew!), it’s back to the gadgetfest: Rock Band: PC edition The PS3 kit’s almost plug and play Carphones have *never* been this big Giz US continues its post-Thanksgiving bargain hunt

Plantronics .Audio 480 ‘Virtual Phone Booth’ headset

Plantronics .Audio 480 ‘Virtual Phone Booth’ headset

We’ve been playing with a few headsets from Plantronics .Audio range over the last few weeks. We’ll mention a couple more soon, but the 480 stood out here as a really interesting take on the portable headset. We’re basically talking about a set of earbuds with a mic attached on…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Tuesday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Tuesday Night

Your regular dose of tasty treats from the mothership, coming right up! Extreme repairs for fubar’d CDsHope you have a gas stove. Wooden car is a schizophrenic masterpieceTechnically it’s a split personality, not schizophrenic. Unless the car hears voices? Camcorder of the future shoots 360-degrees of HDHead spin!