Sub-Zero Wolf Refrigerated Drawers Ideal for the Bedroom

Sub-Zero Wolf Refrigerated Drawers Ideal for the Bedroom

“… Stretching sinuously, her back forming an arc that would make a viaduct engineer blush, Lisandra mewled like a kitten. ‘Oh Hef,’ she breathed, opening one feline eye, ‘You were staggering.’ The Hef smiled wolfishly and removed the pipe from where it shouldn’t have been*. “I know,” he said, leaning…

We Shouldn’t Promote Anorexia: Casio EX-V7: Reviewed

We Shouldn’t Promote Anorexia: Casio EX-V7: Reviewed

The Casio EX-V7 is the world’s slimmest 7x optical zoom camera. Plus, it’s the first slimline camera to include CCD-shift anti-shake technology. We were excited when it was announced back at CES, even if Casio isn’t known as the best imaging company in the world (exactly who is…I’ll leave for…

To The L33t: Wii/Gamecube Coding Contest

To The L33t: Wii/Gamecube Coding Contest

We usually don’t post coding contests, but this one was too tasty to resist. Programmers, start your engine…err…USB lava lamps. DCEmu is throwing a coding contest for the Nintendo Wii and Gamecube platforms. As to exactly what you design, that much is fairly open-ended. Entries can be Emulators, Homebrew Games,…

Before You Ask, It’s Fake: Portable GameCube Advance

Before You Ask, It’s Fake: Portable GameCube Advance

At first glance, we thought the Portable GameCube Advance was the product of console miniaturizer Benjamin Heckendorn, who has shrunk some of our favorites into nearly portable packages. But the Portable GameCube Advance is really the work of a random email tipster…surely not just a Photoshop rendition…but an entirely ready-to-go…

Laser Dance Matrix: No Black Required

Laser Dance Matrix: No Black Required

The Laser Dance Matrix is the brainchild of Applied Sciences. It’s a DDR (Dance Dance Revolution) pad matrix for getting down up, up, right, back style. But instead of relying on pressure sensitivity as most pads do, the Laser Dance Matrix senses foot position based upon breaking the proper laser…

BlueQ: Skinnable Bluetooth Wristband

BlueQ: Skinnable Bluetooth Wristband

The BlueQ is a vibrating Bluetooth wristband. Made for those times that you have a phone stowed away in your purse or backpack, the wristband vibrates with incoming calls—which works for about 30 hours on standby. But the more interesting feature is that the wristband can accept user-created Qskins. Using…

Windows Mobile 6 Office Suite for WM5 Phones

Windows Mobile 6 Office Suite for WM5 Phones

If you’re still waiting for the WM6 upgrade for your WM5 Smartphone edition so you can use Mobile Office, this is your lucky day. Someone’s taken the Office portion of the WM6 ROM, extracted it, and made it compatible with WM5 smartphones! Just head over to the download link, grab…

iTunes Single on Billboard Top 10

iTunes Single on Billboard Top 10

For the first time, an iTunes single has broken the Billboard top 10 list. From the American Idol Gives Back charity show, the Pretender’s cover I’ll Stand by You (as performed by Carrie Underwood) was downloaded 124,496 times as of this weekend. While I still think that buying a CD…

Apple iBook’s Fatal Flaws Uncovered

Apple iBook’s Fatal Flaws Uncovered

After receiving ten complaints (a lot for Denmark), The Danish Consumer Complaints Board commissioned a study (on the microscopic scale) of the Apple iBook G4. Evidently there was merit to the complaints, since the study did find a problem…

Push That Button, Baby: Intimate Game Controllers

Push That Button, Baby: Intimate Game Controllers

Inspired by a “phenomenon called gamer widowhood where men essentially abandoned their wives to play videos games,” Jenny began work on this design project. It began with a game of Pong where the paddles are controlled by two sensors in a bra (to be groped, obviously). The intimate game controllers…

Mother’s Day: LED Roses Never Wilt

Mother’s Day: LED Roses Never Wilt

My biggest problem with giving the females in my life roses is the fact that they are dead within a week (the roses, not the ladies). It could be a metaphor for the relationship, but this year I will one-up those silly girls and buy them some roses that can’t…

Vintage Apple Mouse Garage Door Opener

Vintage Apple Mouse Garage Door Opener

We love a good, vintage mod around these parts and this Apple bus mouse garage door opener just tickled me pink. Maker S1axter found a gutted Apple bus mouse and was instantly inspired. So I got bored tonight and started going though my box-o-cables and came across an old Apple…

Sneaking Suspicion Dept: Vista Battery Life Sucks

Sneaking Suspicion Dept: Vista Battery Life Sucks

I’ve complained for months that Vista hogs battery life. Yet whenever I would look a laptop product rep in the eye and ask (most recently, HP and Gateway), I’d get a blank stare that says, “We can’t really tell you.” Now, the courageous folks at ZDNet have confirmation from inside…

Lab Rat: HairMax Laser Comb Final Results

Lab Rat: HairMax Laser Comb Final Results

Okay, so technically it’s been over a month (6 weeks plus a few days) since I started using the HairMax laser comb. I started back on March 23rd and did my final sweep this past Wed. The results? Well, as you can see there are none. My hair has grown,…

BenQ’s Fat-measuring Phone Keeps Spare Tire in Check

BenQ’s Fat-measuring Phone Keeps Spare Tire in Check

We’ve seen phones with lots of crazy features, but in my opinion BenQ’s fat-measuring phone beats them all. The alleged phone keeps track of your pudge by shooting out a micro-current that travels through your body. When you touch two separate electrodes on the phone, a special chip will measure…

PMA 07: Crumpler stand becomes party central

PMA 07: Crumpler stand becomes party central

They make some of the coolest technology carry bags around and they’re from Melbourne, so it made sense that they’d put in a good showing. The quirkiest booth of the lot, come 4.00pm it was turned into a party zone as some good quality beer started flowing freely (and soft…

PC World Editorial Firewall Breach, Part 2

PC World Editorial Firewall Breach, Part 2

Wired has an interesting follow-up piece about Harry McCracken’s resignation from PC World. Crawford’s blog says that “We have and will continue to run editorial and content that both praises and criticizes as appropriate without regard to the vendor relationship.” But then a statement from IDG’s Howard Sholkin: “The reason…

Hidden USB Flash Drive Lanyard

Hidden USB Flash Drive Lanyard

Flash drives of all brands and sizes could with a lanyard nowadays, but how many are already hidden into the lanyard itself? This looks like an average lanyard on the outside, but unfasten the clip to find the USB flash drive with 2GB of memory available for taking your donkey…

PMA Imaging Expo

Just arrived here for the show. Slow start as they have delayed opening until 10.30am, but there is a big crowd here ready to barrel through the doors Stella McCartney sale style as soon as they bang the gong. Brought my own Internets today, so we should be flowing nicely….

CeBIT: Netcomm outdoor bucket of Wi-Fi

CeBIT: Netcomm outdoor bucket of Wi-Fi

Just across the way from D-Link was the Netcomm stand. I mentioned their NB12WD update on Monday, but outside that most of their range on show was best serving bigger infrastructure needs. There was this rather weird looking outdoor 802.11g access point, though, which looks like some kind of small…