Pioneer Unveils Elite BDP-95FD Blu-ray Player

Pioneer Unveils Elite BDP-95FD Blu-ray Player

Pioneer’s new Elite Blu-ray player, the $US1,000 BDP-95FD, is geared to audiophiles as much as it is aimed at videophiles: In addition to HDMI 1.3a and x.v.ycc color, it has bitstream output of even the highest audio codecs, including DTS HD Master Audio. In other words, if you just bought…

A-Space, MySpace for Feds

A-Space, MySpace for Feds

What do the the United States’ most classified, undercover agents need to do their job better? A little social networking. In order to better share information between various areas of U.S. intelligence, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is setting up a network called A-Space. A-Space is a…

ASUS Silent Knight II Super Cooler

ASUS Silent Knight II Super Cooler

ASUS has announced a new version of their obnoxious yet effective Silent Knight CPU cooler. Now supporting quad core processors, the SNII is packed with six copper tubes and 100% copper fins to distribute heat away from your precious processor. A PWM function fan automatically adjusts its speed to the…

Sharp Jumps Into the Blu-ray Player Derby With its Aquos BD-HP20U

Sharp Jumps Into the Blu-ray Player Derby With its Aquos BD-HP20U

Sharp made a bit of news today when it rolled out its brand-new BD-HP20U Blu-ray player at CEDIA, the first one to bear the Aquos name. Sharp calls this pretty little temptress a “slim profile model,” and rightfully so. It’s tiny-slim. Sharp is proud of the fact that it builds…

‘Matrix Goggles’ Probably Sounded Like a Good Idea at the Time

‘Matrix Goggles’ Probably Sounded Like a Good Idea at the Time

A bunch of Russian artists have created these “Matrix Goggles,” which allow you to stagger around with everything looking like you’re trapped in a mediocre sci-fi movie. It’s the most useful invention to come out of Mother Russia since Vodka. Insert your own tired “In Soviet Russia _____ ______s you!”…

Sony’s BDP-S2000es Flagship Blu-ray Player

Sony’s BDP-S2000es Flagship Blu-ray Player

Sony announced its BDP-S500 at IFA, but they were holding out on us until today. Their BDP-S2000es flagship bears the ES designation, which longtime Sony fans will recognize as their Elevated Standards gear. What do you get over the BDP-S500? Cleaner circuitry in the form of separate boards for audio…

5 Things We Love, 5 Things We Hate About the New iPod Lineup

5 Things We Love, 5 Things We Hate About the New iPod Lineup

It’s easy to say what we love about the new iPods—like Gizmodo commenters, they are each special in their own unique way. But there are some gnawing issues that we would like to bring up. First, five things we love: • iPod touch’s iPhone interface – Now everybody wants to…

iPod Nano Hands On

iPod Nano Hands On

After a brief hands on with the iPod Nano, here’s what we think: -The Nano is small considering its screen. Very light and comfortable to hold. Thinner than even the first generation nano. -The New UI is very smooth. Animations are a bit slower, but the navigation is as responsive…

8GB iPhone Price Cut by $200, 4GB iPhone Gone

8GB iPhone Price Cut by $200, 4GB iPhone Gone

The price of an 8GB iPhone just got lower, and the 4GB iPhone is on its way out, according to Apple CEO Steve Jobs. He announced the 8GB iPhone’s new price will be $399, down $200 from its original $599 price. Well now, how does that make those of us…

iPod nano Shape-Shifts Into Next Generation

iPod nano Shape-Shifts Into Next Generation

The next iPod nano made its debut appearance at the Moscone Center in San Francisco this morning, bringing along video playback features and a slimmer, wider form factor that was surprisingly close to the obligatory mockups that heralded its arrival.

Kiddie Green Screen Makes Special Effects Accessible

Kiddie Green Screen Makes Special Effects Accessible

The Rip Roar Creation Station is a cheapo green screen setup for kids and impoverished filmmakers. It’s got everything you need to make it look like you’re standing in front of a volcano, when you’re really standing in your parent’s basement: camera with LED lighting, a mic, two green screens,…

HP iPAQ Photos and Specs Leaked?

HP iPAQ Photos and Specs Leaked?

Rumblings of HP’s return to the hand held world are looking more solid with a complete lineup of very legitimate looking iPAQs. We’ll run you through it wham-bam-thank-you-ma’m style. Hit the jump and let’s do this thing.

Hype Bubbling Back Up for EEStor’s State-of-the-Art-Defying Battery Killer

Hype Bubbling Back Up for EEStor’s State-of-the-Art-Defying Battery Killer

The hype for EEStor’s mythical battery-killing, capacitor-based technology that we’ve been hearing about for a while keeps coming, re-ringing promises of, for instance, a five-minute plug-in time for a car to make a 500-mile trip. Naturally, details on how EEStor has managed to accomplish a feat academics have been taking…

Mobile Steers You With Heat and Cold

Mobile Steers You With Heat and Cold

When you’re in a strange city it’s easy to get lost, but you don’t want to miss the sights because you’re glued to a map or GPS device. German and Swedish researchers may have created a solution – cell phone that can give you GPS directions simply by heating up…

NBC Jumps Ship to Amazon Unbox

NBC Jumps Ship to Amazon Unbox

After the she said BS between Apple and NBC over the last few days, we’re kind of glad to see some kind of resolution: NBC’s taking its business to Amazon Unbox, which will give NBC “greater flexibility in the pricing and packaging of video downloads.” For the time being though,…

Department of Duh: Microsoft Admits Zune Phone Not Unreasonable

Department of Duh: Microsoft Admits Zune Phone Not Unreasonable

The not-new-but-still-enjoyable video above is pegged to a fresh quote from a Microsoft exec, via Reuters: “It wouldn’t be unreasonable to think at some point there might some integrated thing,” Mindy Mount, chief financial officer of Microsoft’s entertainment and devices division, told investors at Citigroup’s global technology conference. That was…

Japanese Chair Desk Optimizes Space For Tiny Japanese Workers

Japanese Chair Desk Optimizes Space For Tiny Japanese Workers

Just when you thought you’ve graduated from college and escaped the desk + chair combination furniture, here comes the Thanko Chair-Desk. It’s a standard rolling office chair, yes, but it also has an attachment with a desk-surface for writing/computing. Very useful for Japan’s 200 sqft. apartments, but definitely useful for…

Fake Logitech G25 Edge Fan Art Shows Optimus-Style Keys

Fake Logitech G25 Edge Fan Art Shows Optimus-Style Keys

File this in the realm of totally false (Logitech said “this is definitely made up”), but here’s some fanart of a possible Logitech G25 keyboard. It has their EDGE-line stylings, but combines Optimus style changeable display keys with a scrolling circle pad on the left. Yeah, we could see ourselves…

FleetHorse: The Horse-Powered Car

FleetHorse: The Horse-Powered Car

Hey guys, I’ve got the best plan to both keep our cars and reduce our reliance on oil. Know what it is? It’s so awesome. Ok, here it is. You take a van, right? And then you hollow out the back, and stick a horse inside. Dude, isn’t it great?…

Braille CDRs: They Just Now Thought of This?

Braille CDRs: They Just Now Thought of This?

We’re not sure how unorganized blind people were able to keep track of their CDs before (other than sticking them into a computer and playing it back), but this Braille CD-R from Mitsubishi is a fantastic idea. They have two layers of high viscosity ink that creates 0.1mm Braille bumps…

iPhone Book Sneak Peek: Third-Party iPhone Application Tutorial

iPhone Book Sneak Peek: Third-Party iPhone Application Tutorial

Pash over at Lifehacker has a tutorial up on how to install third-party applications to your iPhone. It’s notable because it comes straight from our iPhone Book, along with many more tips and tricks that you won’t find in other books (seriously, we’ve read the other books, and they don’t…

Shiny Shiny Gets Hands-on With the Shocking Taser Guns

Shiny Shiny Gets Hands-on With the Shocking Taser Guns

The lasses over at Shiny Shiny took the shocking taser gun and brought them out for a little fun—at each other’s expense. Not to spoil the fun, but Zara and Katie throw out their usually composed British demeanors and zap out all their latent workplace aggression in the span of…