Sony HDD NAC-HD1: CD and 250GB HDD Music Server

Sony HDD NAC-HD1: CD and 250GB HDD Music Server

This is the NAC-HD1 250GB HDD digital music server, Sony‘s new sound system component. The included CD player will rip your albums onto its hard drive, with space for up to 125,000 tunes. The system can also stream content to other hardware compatible with the DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance)…

1GB data on Virgin for $10/month

1GB data on Virgin for $10/month

After 3’s X-Series plans hit the market a few weeks ago, it was only a matter of time before other phone companies soiled themselves scrambled to offer some competitive data pricing. So Virgin Mobile has popped up with a $10 / 1GB data deal. It doesn’t have all those extras…

Weekend Wrap: Best of the feed

Weekend Wrap: Best of the feed

Welcome to a spanking new week — and the first to bring you some local Giz goodness. Every morning we’ll be getting up in the dark to bring you the Gizmodo feed from the USA, followed by the Breakfast Wrap: our take on the best bits and the parts where…

Cushion Control: Channel Changing Via Rump

Cushion Control: Channel Changing Via Rump

The Cushion Control is a design by Didier Nicholas, urging man to ditch the efficiency of handheld control for panty pillow fights. And who can argue with logic like that? The control is necessarily basic, with each cushion assigned one function (such as volume, power and channel). Details like how…

Earth Day Roundup: Not Lame, We Promise

Earth Day Roundup: Not Lame, We Promise

Hooray for Earth Day! People gather to recycle cans before turning around in their SUV to go home. This above photo was a message from the World Wildlife Foundation to China. It reads, “Drive one day less and look how much carbon dioxide you’ll keep out of the air we…

Amosu 24ct Golden iPod: Finally.

Amosu 24ct Golden iPod: Finally.

iPod skins and laser etching are so bourgeois. If you are down with the Gizmodo, you know the only way we roll is in gold. That’s why we are happy to present Amosu‘s new line of 24 carat gold (plated) iPods. Covered in hardened mirror gold, users can stare triumphantly…

Fabled Sigma SD14 Camera: “First” Review

Fabled Sigma SD14 Camera: “First” Review

We first talked about the Sigma SD14 SLR last year, reporting that it would be released in Sept 2006. Evidently things were pushed back a bit. But the camera retained its promise nonetheless. Using a multi-layered Foveon X3 image chip, the SD14 promised superb color capture by allocating a separate…

Fake LG Shine: the Diamond KG70 Shine

Fake LG Shine: the Diamond KG70 Shine

LG isn’t very happy about the Shine knock-offs that have been floating around, issuing cease and desist letters to manufacturers. But that isn’t stopping the sale of the Diamond KG70 Shine (yet). Priced around $100, the Diamond is a spitting image of the Shine. Everything from the QVGA screen to…

Scary Handpainted Mouse

Scary Handpainted Mouse

Moving your arm around all day to control the mouse can be so tiring (apparently). Therefore, voodoo engineers created this solution: a mouse that actually controls more like a joystick. The user tilts the spherical case to control the pointer. To click, just push one of the buttons on the…

Shocking Stapler

Shocking Stapler

Ensure that nobody ever borrows your stapler again with this real-looking Shocking Stapler. It’s even colored red like Milton’s, which means your co-workers are all the more tempted to grab for it as they drop by unannounced while you’re trying to get some work done. The only downside is that…

HTC Vox Video Walkthrough

HTC Vox Video Walkthrough

If you’re a fan of HTC‘s smartphones but really don’t like the big bulge it puts into your pants, the Vox could be the phone for you. Refresher stats: slide-out QWERTY, Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi, EDGE, microSD and Windows Mobile 6. Take a look at the extensive, and some would say…

Gelaskins: Totally Awesome MacBook Skins

Gelaskins: Totally Awesome MacBook Skins

Gelaskins, the company that makes sweet art skins for your iPod, is now also selling skins for your MacBook or MacBook Pros. Featuring more irreverent stuff like the infamous Flying Spaghetti Monster to masterpieces of art like Katsushika Hokusai’s The Great Wave to contemporary artist Bob Dob’s Rough Night Out…

Microsoft’s Xbox Live Anywhere Explored

Microsoft’s Xbox Live Anywhere Explored

Microsoft‘s latest patent filing is finally giving us a deeper look into what they plan to do with their Live Anywhere service. Even though it’s been a year since Microsoft first demoed the Live Anywhere concept—which promises connectivity from all devices into the same Xbox network—at E3 2006, the only…

Fire Table Keeps Your Coffee Warm, Toasts Your Feet

Fire Table Keeps Your Coffee Warm, Toasts Your Feet

Even though spring is definitely here, we still like the idea of a cozy fire, and this Fire Table from British design firm Fuego is just weird enough to satisfy our firebug jones. Hey, any excuse to play with fire is good enough for a recovering smoker. This one’s exceptionally…

Empire State Building to Get New, Uglier Lights

Empire State Building to Get New, Uglier Lights

The Empire State Building, whose lights change with the seasons (green and red for Christmas, green for St. Paddy’s Day, etc), is getting an upgrade. Both Color Kinetics and Philips Electronics are competing for a new contract to install LEDs on the skyscraper, allowing for new colors and patterns to…

Free Go-Backs: Dell to Reintroduce Windows XP

Free Go-Backs: Dell to Reintroduce Windows XP

After pulling XP from its desktop and laptop lines, Dell changed its mind and announced that it would offer it on new Inspiron 1405, 1705, 1505 and 1501 notebooks, and Dimension E520 and E521 desktops. The decision was driven by an overwhelming outcry on Dell’s IdeaStorm feedback center, which at…

Minox DC-1022: Compact 10-Megapixel Camera with VFM and Carry Strap

Minox DC-1022: Compact 10-Megapixel Camera with VFM and Carry Strap

Details of Minox‘s DC-1022, the successor to its rather fabulous 8122, have been released. The compact 10-megapixel camera lets you choose aperture and shutter speed for yourself, and there are a range of different modes, from sports and animal photography through fireworks and nighttime. There’s also a failsafe automatic mode….

Tunnel Between Russia and Alaska in the Works

Tunnel Between Russia and Alaska in the Works

There’s a project in the works to build the world’s longest tunnel, a whopping 64 miles long, between Russia and Alaska. Not for the claustrophobic, the tunnel will take from 10-15 years to build at a cost of $10-12 billion. It’s a Russian plan, and they’ll be presenting their project…

Rumor: Palm to Launch a UMPC Next Month?

Rumor: Palm to Launch a UMPC Next Month?

All those Palm buyout rumors may have come to an end, but new rumblings on the Web predict that Palm is about to shock the world with a UMPC of their own. The wireless handheld will follow in the footsteps of the OQOs, Sonys, and Flipstarts of the world. A…

Digital Locket Stores and Takes Your Pictures

Digital Locket Stores and Takes Your Pictures

It may look like a piece of jewelry your grandmother would wear, but this high-tech locket is anything but outdated. Designed by Lindsey Picket, the 1881 features a built-in camera lens that sits on the exterior of the locket. Open the locket up and the twin LCDs will display your…

Food-shaped USB Flash Drives

Food-shaped USB Flash Drives

Different from the Solid Alliance USB food platter are these miniature morsels that also serve as data storage. Everything from cheeseburgers to pizza are available and they come in capacities ranging from 256MB to 2GB. These gems are the work of a company named Vavolo. –Travis Hudson Food Shaped Flash…

Obvious Bias: Microsoft Says iPhone Should Support Office Docs

Obvious Bias: Microsoft Says iPhone Should Support Office Docs

Microsoft‘s Asia-Pacific chief, Chris Sorenson, threw some poo at the almighty iPhone today, saying business users are better off buying a Windows Mobile 6 smartphone over Apple‘s forthcoming prodigy. “You cannot install applications…and there’s no support for Office documents. Even using it as a heavy messaging device will be a…

Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Released Into the Wild

Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Released Into the Wild

It’s a big day for us Ubuntu fanboys, because today’s the day the final version of Ubuntu 7.04, lovingly known as Feisty Fawn, goes live and is available for download. This version of the dope-easy Linux operating system’s biggest innovation is its Windows desktop migration tool, where the smart Feisty…

Samsung Expanding Their MP3 Line with GPS?

Samsung Expanding Their MP3 Line with GPS?

Looks like the boys at Samsung are the latest to jump into the GPS market with this little number that was recently discovered via the FCC. The device will come with Bluetooth (nothing out of the ordinary), but what we find interesting is the “YP” prefix given to the device’s…

Kondo Destroys! Kondo Smashes! Kondo Plays Soccer?

Kondo Destroys! Kondo Smashes! Kondo Plays Soccer?

Kondo KHR-2 HV, the robot that plays soccer, fights with other bots and dances salsa, has got some new clothes. First up is a shiny polycarbonate carapace that makes him look much more studly and buff than his previous square-headed incarnation. All the pretty little Ho’Bots will be bumping up…