Crazy Video: 20 Ways Japanese Smartphones Do It Better

Crazy Video: 20 Ways Japanese Smartphones Do It Better

Symbian Japan has launched a campaign called Boo Hoo for You, where a talking octopus and piece of sushi remind us of just how bad we have it with plain old s60 handsets in the US. Camera phone? Remember this is a country with Wallet and Door Unlocking Phones. And…

Transformers Movie Shirts Are Less Than Meets the Eye

Transformers Movie Shirts Are Less Than Meets the Eye

As if the Transformers watches weren’t cheap and tacky enough, take a look at these Transformers movie shirts. They’re actually life-sized wearable animated.gifs, which light up like the $5 lapdance joint we frequent when CES rolls around. Although we still have faith in the movie, all these cheap accessories and…

Folding Bicycle Helmet is a Lawsuit Waiting to Happen

Folding Bicycle Helmet is a Lawsuit Waiting to Happen

It is obvious that having your bicycle helmet hanging from your cubicle wall makes you look like a square. That is where the Stash Helmet is stepping in. This helmet collapses in, making it easy to stash and making your head vulnerable to any kind of crash because a folding…

The Hydropolis Building Set

The Hydropolis Building Set

Are LEGOs not wet enough for you? Peep this Hydrodynamic building set. It’s essentially a construction set that lets you make water do all kinds of weird and fantastic-looking things, like flow from one container to another, and from that container to the next one, and not to mention dripping!…

Memorex Money Clip Flash Drive Won’t Lose Data, Money

Memorex Money Clip Flash Drive Won’t Lose Data, Money

Father’s Day, anyone? Memorex has created this device for that technologically savvy money clip user. It is a flash drive that can also double as a money clip. It is available in capacities in up to 1GB and is available for $US35. It may be a bit bulky for a…

Nine Almost Ten Takes on the Helio Ocean

Nine Almost Ten Takes on the Helio Ocean

After scoring a few units of our own to play with, we talked about the Helio Ocean a ton last week—eventually posting an extensive features review that shouldn’t be missed by anyone seriously considering a smartphone. So for this week’s Frankenreview, we’re giving you a eight other opinions (that obviously…

Horrifying Cuckoo Clock Design From The Shining

Horrifying Cuckoo Clock Design From The Shining

Who knew the mild-mannered cuckoo clock could evolve into such a gruesome object? Fans of the Stanley Kubrick film The Shining will adore this takeoff on the innocent pop-out clock, where every hour Jack Nicholson’s crazed face pops through the door, yelling “Here’s Johnny!” as Shelley Duvall screams in terror….

Halo 3 Zune Up For Pre-Order, Released June 15

Halo 3 Zune Up For Pre-Order, Released June 15

Fans of the special edition Halo 3 Zune can head over to EBGames or Gamestop (they’re the same thing) and pre-order one for the release on June 15. If pre-ordering this is anything like pre-ordering anything else at EB, you’ll hand them five bucks and they’ll try and get you…

Evergreen Flash-to-USB Stick Will Take Cards

Evergreen Flash-to-USB Stick Will Take Cards

This Evergreen USB adaptor is for people who like to play with slots – of the flash memory kind. It’s a USB memory stick with a slot for memory cards, so it’s more like an adaptor, really. They have all sorts of models, ones which accept anything from Compact Flash,…

Visualux delivers best digital carpet ever

Visualux delivers best digital carpet ever

Well, not quite a carpet, but of all the interactive floor screens I’ve seen, this makes the rest look like dinky toys. It’s a plaything too, which is great. All about delivering a “social audiovisual immersive experience” for nightclub goers, and an amazing new toy for VJs to work with….

HP e-Book Reader Design Fakes Turning Pages

HP e-Book Reader Design Fakes Turning Pages

Although there’ve been lots of eBooks the past year, none of them have had this HP concept that was demoed at the HP Mobility Summit. Instead of pressing a button to turn the page (which you can presumably still do) there are touch strips on the top, bottom, and sides…

Reee Chair is Made of Recycled Consoles

Reee Chair is Made of Recycled Consoles

Rather than leaving those old consoles sitting in a closet for ages, why not recycle the oldie and get a chair out of the whole deal? The Reee chair is a chair by the Pli design company and it is constructed out of 100 percent recycled game console casings. All…

Dealzmodo USA: Save up to $822 on Sony Vaio Notebooks

Dealzmodo USA: Save up to $822 on Sony Vaio Notebooks

You’re used to seeing the Dell laptops around the Dealzmodo neighbourhood, but today we have some Sony Vaio refurbished notebook up for grabs. Here they are in convenient bullet-list form, courtesy of Dealhack. • Vaio VGN-SZ440 for $2146 – $751 instant savings = $1395. Includes 2GHz Core 2 Duo CPU,…

Proposed Legislation Would Put “Attempted” Pirates in Brig for 1-10 Years

Proposed Legislation Would Put “Attempted” Pirates in Brig for 1-10 Years

On the same day it announced the 50th conviction stemming from its massive piracy sweep, Operation Fastlink–of a member of the Apocalypse Crew (best known for dropping albums pre-street date)—the Department of Justice proposed new legislation—dubbed the Intellectual Property Protection Act of 2007—that would punish copyright infringement more harshly than…

Gasmask Becomes Most Terrifying Showerhead Ever

Gasmask Becomes Most Terrifying Showerhead Ever

Showers are great and all, but sometimes I wish they could be more terrifying. That’s why I like this Gasmask Showerhead. It strikes fear deep into my soul, which is what I look for in a bathroom appliance. It’s the details that make it special: the eye-holes hold your soap,…

Motorola May 07 Mystery Phone Unveiling

Motorola May 07 Mystery Phone Unveiling

We’re here in a nice old building in New York’s Chelsea district to check out the unveiling of Motorola’s new phones. First up was Ming touchscreen clamshell. Then Q smartphone refresh: the Q8 and 3G-capable Q9. Next was ROKR Z6 music phone and Moto Z8 entertainment phone. Coup de grace:…

NewsBreaker, Like a Group Wii Experience

NewsBreaker, Like a Group Wii Experience

We briefly mentioned MSNBC.com’s NewsBreaker Live Interactive Cinema game last week at our beloved bro site Kotaku, and now here’s video footage of that crowd gaming experience, where humans take the role of joysticks and collectively play a rousing game of Breakout. A motion sensor in front of the theater…