Engadget’s Response to Applegate

Technically, I’m obligated to give these guys noogies whenever I can. But I think Ryan’s response to “Applegate” is fair. So here’s my support of a fellow gadget journalist, feud be damned. (Yes, I said Journalist.)

AT&T Mobile Backup Secures Your Contacts

AT&T Mobile Backup Secures Your Contacts

It’s kind of a pain to back up the numbers in your phone even for people who know how, so imagine how your mother feels. Now you can skip the google search to see if your phone’s compatible with your computer by just using AT&T’s Mobile Backup. After you install…

Shoe Flash Drive Looks Strangely Familiar

Shoe Flash Drive Looks Strangely Familiar

This is a pretty average flash drive that comes in a not-so-average package. This toe of this athletic shoe pops off to reveal the USB connector capable of storing up to 1GB of your favorite sports (or anything else) related goods. No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. That appears to…

Dr. Frog Reminds You to Water Plants, Plays One on TV

Dr. Frog Reminds You to Water Plants, Plays One on TV

If your plants always look like they came out of the jungle where Predator and Governor Schwarzenegger did battle, invest in Doctor Frog. He’s an accredited Ph.D. in plantology, and uses what’s left of the lower half of his body—he was in a horrific golf cart accident—to detect the conductivity…

Golf Swing Analysis Watch

Golf Swing Analysis Watch

Can you sense it? Yes, that is the smell of the freshly clipped grass and the sound of the birds chirping. Oh, and there is Tiger Woods approaching on a par 5. He may not need this Golf Swing Analyzing Watch, but you sure do. This watch uses a series…

Alienware Hangar 18 HTPC Coming Soon?

Alienware Hangar 18 HTPC Coming Soon?

The folks at Computer Shopper got some inside info on Alienware’s new offerings, and from the looks of it, we’re in for some treats. First up is the Hangar 18 HD HTPC. We’ve talked about it before, but the system is finally expected to launch this week. According to Shopper,…

Every Exclusive Halo 3 Zune Photo

Every Exclusive Halo 3 Zune Photo

I’m really bad at Halo. But I can see all the Halo-themed videos, photos, and songs on the Special Edition Zune going a long way towards making this Zune pantsworthy for the fanboys. Here’s a 135 shot gallery of all the artwork (photographed, not ripped, out of respect for the…

Jet Black Digital Showerhead Can Pause H20

Jet Black Digital Showerhead Can Pause H20

The fact that the Grohe Ondus faucet-ware is digitally controlled and has a clock is secondary to the fact it comes in a Batman black finish, and that it has a pause button for the shower, which can bring the water flow back at the same temperature you left it…

A World Where Referees Talk to Things Without Ears

A World Where Referees Talk to Things Without Ears

Dum-da-duuuuuuum! I wish I had some fabulously portentious-sounding music to play you, complete with booming Timpani, to announce some mano a mano between a bunch of Robotos and their crazy machines. This is a recent Robot Fight which took place in Osaka between a bunch of machines from the Two-Footed…

Samsung 8GB Phone Memory Card Will Let You Store All Rocky Movies

Samsung 8GB Phone Memory Card Will Let You Store All Rocky Movies

Samsung says it has developed the world’s largest microSD memory card. At 8GB, the fingernail-sized card can store 2,000 MP3 files, 4,000 digital photos or around 5 DVD-quality movies. With a read speed of 16 MB/s and a write speed of 6MB/s, the 8GB memory card is one-and-a-half times faster…

Crazy Video: 20 Ways Japanese Smartphones Do It Better

Crazy Video: 20 Ways Japanese Smartphones Do It Better

Symbian Japan has launched a campaign called Boo Hoo for You, where a talking octopus and piece of sushi remind us of just how bad we have it with plain old s60 handsets in the US. Camera phone? Remember this is a country with Wallet and Door Unlocking Phones. And…

Future Hard Drives to Be Powered by Electric Jolts

Future Hard Drives to Be Powered by Electric Jolts

Researchers at the Univerity of Hamburg in Germany have discovered a way to bump up the speed and reliability of hard drives — shock them. Rather than rely on spinning motors (which is how current hard drives work) the researchers applied quick, nanosecond bursts of electric current to push magnetically…

My Take on Engadget’s 4 Billion Dollar iPhone Mistake

My Take on Engadget’s 4 Billion Dollar iPhone Mistake

Gadget blogs like Gizmodo and Engadget are in the business of spreading news and rumours quickly. But in order to be taken seriously, blogs need to label all unconfirmed information as a speculation. At the very least, for very big news like the Apple iPhone delay rumour Engadget erroneously posted…

ExerSwim Generates Currents in the Pool

ExerSwim Generates Currents in the Pool

It is a super-scientific fact (I think) that swimming laps is one of the best forms of exercise for the body. Unfortunately, some folks can’t afford Olympic-size swimming pools in their backyard and are forced to work with the smaller varieties, which are impossible for lap-swimming. Enter the ExerSwim. This…

HTC Elf Spotted, Looks Tiny and White

HTC Elf Spotted, Looks Tiny and White

Here’s an HTC phone we haven’t seen before: the HTC 3450, or the Elf. It’s tiny, white, and has Windows Mobile 6—like a baby rabbit with a T-Mobile Dash duct taped to it. It also doesn’t have a keyboard, or a bunch of face buttons. It actually looks pretty great,…

Time Projecting Laser Pointer

Time Projecting Laser Pointer

We recently groaned at the misnamed Laser Clock, wishing for a device that could actually project the time of day a half-mile away, and now our wish has been granted. This business end of this 650nm red laser pointer projects the time fo’ reals, and also has a ballpoint pen…