Frenchman Fotoshop Fiesta: Well, I Asked For It

Frenchman Fotoshop Fiesta: Well, I Asked For It

Holy crap. I have been given a rare glimpse into the mind of Gizmodo readers, and I didn’t know what I was getting into. You people are completely insane. I asked earlier for you to Photoshop a picture of French Linux Codemeister Michel Xhaard in humourous situations. What I received…

Fridge Message Magnet Makes Writing Obsolete

Fridge Message Magnet Makes Writing Obsolete

Got a lot of messages to leave for your family? Don’t like writing? Then this message magnet is for you. The unit comes with six small photo frames where you can put in pictures of your whole family in order to easily identify them when you need to leave them…

Bose Gives Media Centre to FCC in a Ferrari

Bose Gives Media Centre to FCC in a Ferrari

Bose recently sent their new in-car media centre to regulators at the US Federal Communications Commission for testing. The car they sent it in? A Ferrari 612 Scaglietti. Bose sure knows how to wow ’em, eh? You can’t distract us from your product, Bose, no matter how much you try!…

Battlemodo: Small Wonder vs. Flip Video

Battlemodo: Small Wonder vs. Flip Video

We heard about this marketed-to-mums, easy-to-use camcorder wayyy back at CES, but today’s the day we finally got our sweaty hands on it at some strange press event at the Zoo. And we realize that it’s a variant of the Flip Video camera launched this same week. Both have a…

DIY HDTVs Provide Questionable Benefits

DIY HDTVs Provide Questionable Benefits

What in the hell is a DIY HDTV? Well, a Korean company, A1 Display, offers a service in which customers can come in, pick out “particular components such as SMPC mainboard, tuner and exterior design,” and within an hour they’ll have a “custom” HDTV. Is there really that much variation…

Linux-Lovin’ Frenchman Writes 235 Webcam Drivers

Linux-Lovin’ Frenchman Writes 235 Webcam Drivers

What do you do with your free time? Play videogames? Write poetry? Train for a triathlon? That’s all well and good, but Frenchman Michel Xhaard (awesome name, dude) fills his free time with something much more … unique. He’s written Linux drivers for 235 webcams, just for funsies, all while…

Belkin 3-in-1 Adapter Replaces Those Cables

Belkin 3-in-1 Adapter Replaces Those Cables

Three different flavours of USB usually means you have three different cables laying around to handle all of your gadgets at any given time. That is usually fine at home, but once you hit the road things can get messy. I once saw a man with a little USB party…

$8k Media Server Could Probably Be Built for $1.5k

$8k Media Server Could Probably Be Built for $1.5k

Fusion Research’s new Genesis Server is a home theatre server that’s designed to store all your music and movies in one place so you can sort through them easily with a remote control. It comes in 1TB and 2TB varieties, and the menus are customisable, so you can get it…

Hercules Wireless MP3 Mixer will Rock the BBQ

Hercules Wireless MP3 Mixer will Rock the BBQ

Yo Yo Yo! DJ Chicken Wings here, and this is my buddy MC Spare Ribs (although we also answer to Marvin and Ernesto). Bringing you the sounds of the BBQ, flickin’ the switch while we flip the burgers. Yes Ma’am, be with you RIGHT IN AN INSTANT. Ernesto! Go serve…

Lap Track Keeps you in the Swim

Lap Track Keeps you in the Swim

This is the swimmer’s equivalent to the pedometer, a length counter that makes me think of those old Walkman Sports. Stick the Lap Track on one end of the pool wall and it will show you all sorts of useful information as you power up and down the pool lane…

The DeLorean Watch: It’s Retro Time

The DeLorean Watch: It’s Retro Time

As famous as the DeLorean car is, you’ve probably never heard of the DeLorean Time watch—and for good reason. John DeLorean made this garish silver DeLorean-esque monstrosity for the sole purpose of raising funds for him to build a new sports car, the DMC2. Each watch was to be $3,495,…

Updated Nike+ Armband – Now You See the Screen

Updated Nike+ Armband – Now You See the Screen

Nike’s quietly rolled out a second-generation Nike+ Sport Armband for the iPod Nano, which incidentally fixes what could be biggest mistake on the first one: the inability to see the screen. In the 2nd-gen version, Nike’s cut a hole so you can see what the hell’s going on with your…

Cinco De Mayo: Heated Nacho Tray

Cinco De Mayo: Heated Nacho Tray

May 2, only a few more days until the festivities begin. Cinco de Mayo is the reason for the festivities I’m speaking of. Even though I am only half Hispanic, Cinco de Mayo is the perfect excuse to eat nachos, sit outside and get drunk on Modelo, Tecate and Corona….

Arriva ‘Wireless’ iPod Shuffle Headphones

Arriva ‘Wireless’ iPod Shuffle Headphones

I don’t know if it would be legit to actually call these headphones “wireless,” but how about “wire free.” The headphones attach directly to the iPod shuffle. It is an excellent idea to eliminate the cords, but something would be fishy about seeing someone walking around with what looks like…

You Ain’t Hip Without LEDs: LED Clock Time Capsule

You Ain’t Hip Without LEDs: LED Clock Time Capsule

SUCK UK (yes, their actual company name) has designed this very unique capsule LED clock and message display. It has a whole slew of LEDs and can be programmed to stream messages along with the time and date. The capsule design makes it perfect for that contemporary or futuristic-designed home….

Drink Up!: RNID Doormat Tracks the Kiddos

Drink Up!: RNID Doormat Tracks the Kiddos

This looks like a pretty average doormat, but it is well above average. This RNID doormat has a pressure sensor underneath. When something activates the pressure sensor the mat will shoot a wireless signal to a pager device that can alert an ignorant parent that their child has left the…

8.5-inch Screen on Altec Lansing iPod Dock

8.5-inch Screen on Altec Lansing iPod Dock

When it comes to iPod speaker docks, it’s hard to be different, but Altec Lansing’s iMV712 dock gets a leg up on its competition by embedding an 8.5-inch widescreen display in what otherwise would have been just another speaker dock. The dock also includes RCA inputs and an S-Video output….

MP3 Pocket Player Fits Better In Your Jeans

MP3 Pocket Player Fits Better In Your Jeans

The MP3 Pocket Player has been created to fit your pocket jeans thanks to its bent design. The designer says that it’s not only easier to wear but the curves will also make it easier to read the minuscule screen and access the controls. And, looking at the thing in…

UPDATED: Digg Riot Over Pulled HD-DVD Key Story

UPDATED: Digg Riot Over Pulled HD-DVD Key Story

The power of Web 2.0 is in full effect over at Digg, where users are revolting over Digg’s decision to pull a story (that netted over 15,000 diggs) and reportedly boot a user for posting the HD-DVD AACS Processing Key number, which would allow someone to crack the copy protection…

Axiom Audio Debuts New Speakers

Axiom Audio Debuts New Speakers

See that glossy little fella right there? That’s Axiom Audio’s sexy new M0 PC speaker. The complete package will consist of two satellites and a sub that combined wil deliver 225 watts of power. The M0s will come out this June for $599. That’s a lot of money to ask…

TVersity Now Available on PS3, Wii

TVersity Now Available on PS3, Wii

For those unfamiliar with TVersity, it’s the app you run on your PC that lets you transcode just about any format into a format your Xbox 360 can understand. Essentially, this means you can watch DivX, XviD, and other media files on your consoles on the fly. Good news, because…

CeBIT: Day One recap

CeBIT: Day One recap

Everything fell into place post-lunch yesterday, so here’s a quick list of links to what we covered in the latter part of day number one. Panasonic’s 108-inch plasma. Monstrous. Wallet Flash: credit-card shaped flash drives.

Panasonic Makes Creepy Furry Snake Heaters

Panasonic Makes Creepy Furry Snake Heaters

Panasonic demoed a “No-Constraints Carpet” concept recently, and for once we’re glad this thing is still a concept. It’s a carpet/rug that’s shaped like a furry snake in order to mimic the feel of a hot pet. The hot part? That comes from small heating elements buried inside. In essence,…

Umbrellas: Sprout Umbrella Design

Umbrellas: Sprout Umbrella Design

Even though it doesn’t rain all that much here, we’re suckers for an awesome umbrella design. Whether it’s the lightsaber-grip umbrella,the lightsaber-shaft umbrella, or this Sprout umbrella, we’re all for umbrellas. What’s special about this umbrella is the way it unlocks. You turn the knob to unlock the canopy, which…

Motorized Grill Brush is For the Lazy Grillers

Motorized Grill Brush is For the Lazy Grillers

I personally enjoy getting my paws dirty scrubbing the grill down, but for those uber lazy types this motorized grill brush is fantastic. Push the button and the roller spins, cleaning up all of that leftover meat, grease and hooker spit from the grill. It is available for $25 and…