Adwatch: Pioneer “Project Kuro” LCD-killing Plasma Tech

Adwatch: Pioneer “Project Kuro” LCD-killing Plasma Tech

Here’s a 3:40 film montage featuring Spike Lee and some other directors, cinematographers and photographers talking about films, and the essence of kuro, Japanese for the color black, but also the “deep or endless nature of black.” It’s part of Pioneer’s new “Project Kuro” marketing campaign, which will be announced…

Xbox 360 Spring Update Has Gone Live

Xbox 360 Spring Update Has Gone Live

The Xbox Spring update is going live tonight. If you’ve forgotten what this is all about, watch the video, or scan our full post on the fresh firmware refresh. And Ryan has neat DIYWK (Do it yourself with kitties) advice for updating without staying up past your bedtime. For your…

Giz’s Favorite Santa Rosa Notebooks

Giz’s Favorite Santa Rosa Notebooks

Now that you know what Santa Rosa is all about, here are some of the laptops that caught our attention. We got an 13.3-inch ultraportable from Asus (along with a DirectX 10 capable gaming notebook), a Tablet PC from Fujitsu and Sony’s Blu-ray packin’ VAIO FZ. First at bat are…

Yinke M002: A House Brick called Mercedes

Yinke M002: A House Brick called Mercedes

I have a thing for Chinese mobiles. All those cult cells that look like packets of fags cigarettes and Porsches. And now they’re moving into retro phones. This one comes from a company called Yinke and it’s an old-skool mobey but with all the newfangled stuff we consumer geeks love…

Make Your Own Night Vision Toilet Light

You need this night vision toilet light. Who wouldn’t like to have a target to aim at when it’s time to pee in the middle of the night? Turn on those bathroom lights, and it wakes you up, strains your eyes and may wake up others, too. But piss in…

HP 20-inch HDX “Dragon” Laptop Reviewed

HP 20-inch HDX “Dragon” Laptop Reviewed

The HP Mobility Summit is going down in Shanghai as we speak, and they’ve just unleashed no less than 13 lappies. I don’t care about any of them as much as I care about the Santa Rosa powered HDX Dragon, previously leaked, now unveiled in all its scaly glory. The…

Lizel Introduces Waterproof LCDs, up to a metre

Lizel Introduces Waterproof LCDs, up to a metre

iizel, a company previously unheard of until right now has introduced some fancy LCD TVs that are capable of some pretty amazing feats. Their line of LCDs, ranging from 26 inches to 55 inches, are capable of working while submerged in one meter of water. Prices for the 26-incher begin…

AdWatch: Helio Ocean’s Robotic Birth

AdWatch: Helio Ocean’s Robotic Birth

Speaking of the Helio Ocean, we’ve got a new ad they’re running for the Ocean’s TV campaign. We don’t want to describe the entire video to you here—because where’s the fun, or the point in that—but it does remind us of that Bjork video from a few years back with…

Dealzmodo: AudioVox Xpress XM Receiver, $6 AR

Dealzmodo: AudioVox Xpress XM Receiver, $6 AR

Baseball season is going strong (go Rangers!) and there is no way to catch all of the games unless you have XM (or one of those insanely overpriced TV packages). Buy.com has the AudioVox Xpress XM receiver for $6 after $54 of instant savings and a $30 mail-in rebate. The…

Don’t Get Hopes Up: Google Phone Outted Tomorrow?

Don’t Get Hopes Up: Google Phone Outted Tomorrow?

Okay, so according to English tech blog Tech.co.uk, the folks at Google are holding a press conference tomorrow where one of the announcements will be a “product for mobiles.” So naturally that means the Google phone, right? Wrong. Personally, I’m not counting on it and I’ll side with the guys…

USB Business Card is Just so Practical

USB Business Card is Just so Practical

Why carry around business cards that are portable and cheap when you can carry something around that’s much bulkier and more expensive? That’s what you’ll do if you go with Solid Alliance’s brilliant idea of printing your business card on a USB thumb drive. Sure, you won’t be able to…

USB Big Fan Evaporates Sweat With Style

USB Big Fan Evaporates Sweat With Style

We’ve seen USB fans before, but none this big. Plug this USB Big Fan from Brando into a USB port, and its huge blades dole out the coolness in great gobs, all the while looking like an orange and white Creamsicle. Running on either USB power or four AA batteries,…

Clock Safe Hides Your Goods in Time

Clock Safe Hides Your Goods in Time

Everyone knows you shouldn’t have a safe that looks like a safe. The robbers will know exactly where your valuables are and will focus on cracking it. What you need is a good hiding spot. Sure, you could hide your valuables in some poop-stained tighty-whiteys, but, well, gross. This wall…

Coming soon! News on .au developments

A quick update on where things are at on the .au front, apart from obviously “still germinating”. We are working on integrating US comments into the local feed, so you can keep an eye on what big brother readers are saying. It isn’t a simple task, and it will be…

Real Life TiVo Ears

Real Life TiVo Ears

To kick off its “TiVo Gets Me” ad campaign, the one with the funny commercials, the DVR company sent out these TiVo antenna ears along with the press release. They’re felt, with TiVo Gets Me across the side, and bendable wires inside the ears. They arrived the same day my…