Garmin Forerunner 50 Slim Sports Watch Records Mileage and Speed

Garmin Forerunner 50 Slim Sports Watch Records Mileage and Speed

Garmin just announced its Forerunner 50, slimming down its form factor to more like a watch, but losing GPS in the process. All is not lost, though, because there’s a motion-activated foot pod sensor you can put in your shoe that will record your mileage and speed. Let’s hope it’s…

Boob Mousepads Become Boob Pillows

Boob Mousepads Become Boob Pillows

Some enterprising Japanese company has taken those Japanese mousepads with anime boobies on them and blown them up. Now pillow sized, the mousepad/pillows provide your hands with something to do while relaxing. It’s probably a very nice neck and head rest as well. [AkibaOS via Kotaku]

NetEnforcers, Your Online Rent-a-Cops

NetEnforcers, Your Online Rent-a-Cops

Want to protect your copyrights online? NetEnforcers is offering itself for hire, acting as your personal attack dogs for anyone who wants to swipe your stuff online without your permission. Businesses such as Monster Cable appoint NetEnforcer as their personal bully, and then whenever someone uses that company’s images or…

Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR Pricing Leaked?

Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR Pricing Leaked?

Precious little information is available about the upcoming Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR, successor to the Canon EOS 30D and probably destined to be a favorite among prosumers everywhere. Unless this is a fake, some dope at Best Buy might have accidentally leaked a little tidbit of information that indicates…

Bastard Mobiles to be Taught a Thing or Two About Manners

Bastard Mobiles to be Taught a Thing or Two About Manners

Mobiles are impolite, whiny little bitches lurking in your pocket, lying in wait to interrupt you no matter what you’re doing. That’s why researchers at Intel Labs Seattle are trying to teach them some manners, creating software that turns the dumbass machines into politenessPhones that can avoid interrupting your real-world…

In case our coverage of yesterday’s “Apple …

In case our coverage of yesterday’s “Apple Special Event” just wasn’t enough to satisfy your Mac lust, Apple’s posted a streaming video of yesterday’s event in its entirety, minus the Q&A at the end. It’s just like being there, but without the choking sensation from all of the smug. [Apple]

Printer Table Concept Saves Space and Looks Good

Printer Table Concept Saves Space and Looks Good

Lukas Koh’s Space For You printer is rather a clever concept, combining a table with a printer, saving space – and, probably, your printer, if you’ve ever parked your coffee on it by mistake. It’s a simple idea:

Digitimes predict iPod

Digitimes is predicting a video-playing flash iPod in September. Digitimes, being based in Taiwan, does have easy access to manufacturers, but their track record is mixed, as are all of ours. We’ll see soon enough. [Digitimes]

Mac mini quietly bumps up, AU price down

Mac mini quietly bumps up, AU price down

The mini didn’t go home empty handed overnight either, with all models running Core 2 Duo processors now, while the entry version is now $849 with a 1.83GHz Core 2 Duo, Combo Drive, 1GB RAM, and 80GB HDD. For $1,148 you get 2.0GHz, 8x DL Superdrive, 1GB RAM, and 120GB…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Tuesday Night

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Tuesday Night

The night was dominated by Apple news, of course, but there were still a few other gems in the feedbag. Lufthansa looking at beds for economy long haul. Triple bunk beds: who gets to be on top? Fujitsu goes 231-inch mammoth LCD. Never mind the lower-than-VGA resolution! Plus scroll down…

Hands-on With the Slim Aluminium Apple Keyboards

Hands-on With the Slim Aluminium Apple Keyboards

We just played with both the new Apple keyboards, both wired and wireless, and found them actually quite good. It’s no longer mushy, like the old keyboards, but almost exactly like the keyboard on the MacBooks now. They have the same space between the keys, and pretty much the same…

Reports of Mac mini’s Demise Greatly Exaggerated

Reports of Mac mini’s Demise Greatly Exaggerated

Steve Jobs said the Mac mini is not dead yet, telling the assembled gathering at today’s event he’s extending the life of the tiniest ‘Tosh. When asked the question, “How is the Mac Mini doing? And are you updating it?”, he responded, “We are refreshing the Mac Mini and making…

Apple: iWork – Pages

Pages now has two distinct modes—page layout mode and word processor mode. The latter has photo and table support, as well as built-in change tracking and is compatible with Microsoft Word. It also has 140 Apple-built templates.

Apple: iMovie

Even though they’re still calling it “iMovie,” Steve promises it’s a “a whole new app” with the goal of making a “great movie in 30 minutes.” You can scroll through your video library just like photos. It’ll take video from from “any source”: HDV, AVCHD, etc. Surprise, you can skim…

Apple: iLife 08

iLife gets its long-rumored refresh in iLife ’08, with iPhoto adding a new feature called “Events.” It takes photo albums and organizes them as “events” automatically. “Instead of looking through 5,000 photos, you’re just looking through 100 events.” Defining events is customizable by time frame, and a day can be…

New AIBO in the Works, Could be PS3-Compatible

New AIBO in the Works, Could be PS3-Compatible

According to an interview with game designer and Sony buddy Masaya Matsuura, a new AIBOesque device is in development. From his interview with Kotaku: “The engineers behind the Aibo are doing the PS3. We are talking about making something like the new Aibo.” I ask if it will connect to…

89% of Americans Want Texting While Driving Outlawed

89% of Americans Want Texting While Driving Outlawed

According to a 2,049-person poll, demographically weighted proportionally to the US, 89% of adults think that text messenging while driving is “distracting, dangerous, and should be outlawed.” So how many of those polled text and drive anyway? AU: I know driving and talking on a mobile is illegal here. Was…

Hello Kitty Used to Punish Thai Police (YES!)

Hello Kitty Used to Punish Thai Police (YES!)

Policemen in Thailand who commit minor transgressions, such as parking in the wrong spot or arriving late for work, are to be punished by the High Priestess of Pink Tat – yes, Hello Kitty. Does it involve BDSM gear Kitty? Brit-Spanking Kitty? No, it’s even worse. This must be the…

Camy Pro Gear Wiimote Hero Pack Totally Hy-Rules!

Camy Pro Gear Wiimote Hero Pack Totally Hy-Rules!

While it isn’t officially licensed Zelda merchandise, the Hero Pack is probably the closest you’ll ever get to swinging a Wii-enabled Master Sword without going the DIY route. This slightly-miniaturized Hyrulean sword-and-shield combo is easy to assemble and designed to preserve all button and IR functionality. Live out your wildest…

IN BRIEF: Sony’s showing off their Cell processor (“Cell …

Sony’s showing off their Cell processor (“Cell Broadband Engine and RSX graphics processor) at SIGGRAPH this week. The demo will use the 230 GFLOP Cell and the arithmetic of the RSX processor, on a board that will fit inside of a 1U 19-inch rack, to do demos including processing of…