EcoLong’s MP3 Player Goes 85 Hours on AAAs

EcoLong’s MP3 Player Goes 85 Hours on AAAs

If all you’ve got is a handful of albums in your MP3 library, this 1GB EcoLong player should be all you need for your portable music needs. Not only does it play back over 85 hours of continuous music, it does it on one single AAA battery. Oh, and it…

House-on-a-Pole is, Surprisingly, Not Practical

House-on-a-Pole is, Surprisingly, Not Practical

Sure, it’s cool to have a “unique” abode that sets you apart from all the cookie-cutter apartment dwellers, but there’s a fine line between interesting and impractical. The Single Hauz goes ahead and takes a flying leap over that line right into crazytown. I mean, I’m sure that living on…

MareNostrum, the World’s Most Gorgeous Super-Computer

MareNostrum, the World’s Most Gorgeous Super-Computer

This is the 9th biggest supercomputer in the world, MareNostrum. It also happens to be the most gorgeous supercomputer in the world, installed in a former chapel with acres of glass and steel. It belongs to the Barcelona Supercomputing Center and is polished daily by hundreds of groveling grad students….

Nokia 500 In-Car Navigation System

Nokia 500 In-Car Navigation System

Nokia has just unveiled their new in-car GPS navigation system, the 500. The large 4.3-inch display makes it more readable than the previous 330 system, and offers a few more features too. As you would expect, it integrates well with cellphones—you get Bluetooth handsfree and access to your phone contacts,…

Auction Starts for Airbus A380 First Flight Seats

Auction Starts for Airbus A380 First Flight Seats

The auction for seats on the first Airbus A380’s flight starts today: Singapore Airlines will fly it from their home city to Sydney. All profits will be shared between different non-governmental charity organizations, so not only will you have the opportunity to be first to fly the biggest passenger aircraft…

World Record Broken for 5GHz Wi-Fi Distance

World Record Broken for 5GHz Wi-Fi Distance

A new world record has been set for 5GHz Wi-Fi transmission distance. One group was based in Italy and one in Sardinia, at a distance of 188.89 miles. The record was broken by the Italian Center for Radio Activities and Ubiquiti Networks, which provided some of the necessary gadgets.

Graphic art for your iPod from People Like Us

Graphic art for your iPod from People Like Us

Aussie design collective ‘People Like Us’ has got a slick range of graphic designer stick-on covers for your iPods available now. Probably best known (in my head, anyway) for their awesome burning paper aeroplane T-shirt, this range of iPod covers offers a good way of saying “I’m not here to…

Galleries: Yep, they’re starting to pop!

You may have noticed the odd gallery from the US site starting to appear locally since late last week, rather than just the link back to the original gallery. And in the entirely impartial opinion of this Editor of this AU edition, I’d say that our gallery code beats all…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of the Weekend

Breakfast Wrap: Best of the Weekend

Hope you got leid on the weekend! *BOOMTISH* Soviet Union vs USA train race. Oh the hot science of the cold war! How quaintly antiquated! Tempo wireless trash can saves files from deletion. Nice spot of extra anti-dumb security, but probably get you fired if you work in bank/military. Scientists…

Extreme Tech Tests HDTVs For Standard Definition Compatibility

Extreme Tech Tests HDTVs For Standard Definition Compatibility

HDTVs are designed for HD playback, but there are often problems in picture reproduction when playing back media in standard definition (SD), such as from traditional DVDs. HDTVs usually display in either 720p, 768p or 1080p. DVDs, TVs and VCRs usually come in at 480i. The image would thus need…

HTMS Provia A1, So Hot It Makes Us Horny

HTMS Provia A1, So Hot It Makes Us Horny

Those bad-asses at Technabob unearthed a little, navigating gem. This sexy bitch is Korea’s HTMS, Provia A1 GPS navigator. Once again proving Korea rocks technology like the Sony Bravia advertisement slogan. Hit the jump for the details.

Microsoft’s Windows Genuine Server went down …

Microsoft’s Windows Genuine Server went down earlier today. This resulted in Windows XP and Vista installations being incorrectly labelled as counterfeit. ‘Reduced functionality’ ensued. The issue is now resolved. [Boing Boing] .

RED ONE HD Set For Launch, Movie Makers Wet Themselves

RED ONE HD Set For Launch, Movie Makers Wet Themselves

The RED ONE HD camcorder is such hot-shit property, its name invokes awe in the bellies of those that await its release. According to Jim Jannard, Red Digital Cinema CEO, the $17,500 device will begin distribution on August 31st, 2007 and a second delivery should be received by September 7th….

Palm Centro Leaked Official Shot

Palm Centro Leaked Official Shot

The Palm Centro has been courting much attention lately thanks to a host of blurry pictures and news of its diminutive stature. Today we have the first (leaked) press photo shot of the device and it does not look half bad. We have no news in the way of clarified…

Microsoft’s Windshield HUD Has Lots of Info, Hopefully Never Crashes

Microsoft’s Windshield HUD Has Lots of Info, Hopefully Never Crashes

This Microsoft patent describes a heads up user interface on windshields that shows useful information for the driver right where the eyes are. The patent takes information from phones, car stereos, your GPS, maps, weather, temperature, email, car instruments and probably the Zune, and places it your eyeline. Much more…

Unconfirmed: Nintendo Discontinues DS Browser?

Unconfirmed: Nintendo Discontinues DS Browser?

This is unconfirmed for now, but some forum poster at Neogaf claims that Nintendo is going to discontinue the DS Lite web browser. Seeing as you had to pay $29 for a web browser that wasn’t even that great, we can understand why. [Amazon via Neogaf via DS Fanboy]

GP2X F-200 Portable Game System has DivX, XviD, and Emulator Support

GP2X F-200 Portable Game System has DivX, XviD, and Emulator Support

The GP2X emulator-friendly handheld game unit is about to get an upgrade. THE GP2X F-200 game system comes in white, but has “Dual CPU Cores,” 64MB flash ram, USB 2.0, runs Linux, plays back DivX, XviD, MPEG4, MP3, OGG, supports video encoded at 720×480 resolution video at 30fps, SMI subtitles,…

Japanese Hair Growth Gadget Looks Like Electrical Torture

Japanese Hair Growth Gadget Looks Like Electrical Torture

These may look like regular headphones, but the spikes on the top are designed to shock your hair into behaving. And by behaving, we mean grow again. The KeUpper, made in Japan, is supposed to make you slightly less bald in just tens of weeks. Sounds just as good as…

Belkin N1 Vision Wireless Router Hands On

Belkin N1 Vision Wireless Router Hands On

Who knew a lowly router could be so sexy? We got our hands on one of these 802.11n draft 2.0 Belkin N1 Vision routers today, and it looks just as smooth, aerodynamic and downright alluring in our hands as it does in its publicity photos. We’re especially attracted to its…

Personal Phone Signal Blocker Delivers Electronic TFSU

Personal Phone Signal Blocker Delivers Electronic TFSU

Fed up with clueless cellphone gabbing in public? Put an immediate stop to it with this Personal Cellphone Signal Blocker. Running on a portable battery that lasts three to four hours, this 6-ounce pocketable jammer (4″x1.85″x.71″) disrupts signals from GSM, CDMA, DCS, PHS and 3G networks, and its manufacturer says…

Camp Okutta Teaches Kids How to Lob the Perfect Grenade

Camp Okutta Teaches Kids How to Lob the Perfect Grenade

There are summer camps and summer camps, it seems. Camp Okutta, somewhere in the Canadian wilds, is the best training camp outside a war zone, apparently, where you can toughen up your little darlings. Twinky-looking camp counselors give classes in grenade throwing, automatic weapon handling and land mine dodging (quite…