Bush Office Countdown Keyring

Bush Office Countdown Keyring

We’ll leave the political debate for our concerned citizen cousins over at Wonkette, but here’s a Backwards Bush keychain that counts down the days he has left in office. So if you’re the kind of person who really needs to know exactly how much time is left until we need…

ATI 2900 XTX Falls at the Hands of GeForce 8800 GTX

ATI 2900 XTX Falls at the Hands of GeForce 8800 GTX

Yesterday we saw ATI’s Radeon 2900 XT duke it out against the GeForce 8800 GTS (verdict: ATI stomped Nvidia). Today, however, the tables have turned as the GeForce 8800 GTX spanks the Radeon HD 2900 XTX (ATI’s mac-daddy of video cards) back into submission. The gang at DailyTech put the…

Anti-Sniper Scope Hunts the Enemy With Lasers

Anti-Sniper Scope Hunts the Enemy With Lasers

Noah’s got a long piece on Sniper Hunting tech over at Danger Room. He highlights the systems that’ll pinpoint direction from the audio delay between its buglike seven-microphone array. But my favorite system is the Mirage 1200 handheld scope by Torrey Pines Logic that can pick up and magnify the…

DreamAuthentics Katana Brings the Arcade to Your Desk

DreamAuthentics Katana Brings the Arcade to Your Desk

The DreamAuthentics Katana is a half-sized arcade machine, allowing you to bring your childhood obsession into your home and keep it on a desk, rather than taking up a large, dorky chunk of your living room. It comes loaded with over 200 games, both from the arcade and from the…

Low End Theory: Cheapness as the Milk of Creativity

Low End Theory: Cheapness as the Milk of Creativity

By Brendan I. Koerner I’m by no means an audiophile, but I’ve never quite gotten the appeal of low-end iPod speakers. I mean, it’s definitely a sign of mankind’s genius that $8.99 can now buy you the means to pump audible music—cavemen would’ve no doubt killed for that sort of…

DIY Moleskine Notebook HDD: You’re a True Artist

DIY Moleskine Notebook HDD: You’re a True Artist

If you’re a geek who wants to masquerade as a sensitive, artsy poet, then all you need to do is cram an external hard drive into a Moleskine notebook. The ladies will think you carry it around with you to write down your soliloquies on the modern world and your…

PlayStation 3 Eyetoy No Longer Toy

PlayStation 3 Eyetoy No Longer Toy

The PlayStation EyeToy has grown up: today, it has officially been rechristened, simply, PlayStation Eye. It will be out this summer, at an as-yet-unannounced price. Judging from its appearance, function outweighs form. The original EyeToy had an industrial yet streamlined look, like one of those battleships at the beginning of…

QED Crutches: Look Good Even When You Feel Bad

QED Crutches: Look Good Even When You Feel Bad

Great colors, these crutches. They make a change from the usual scratched steel pair with a tatty sticking plaster running up the side with “Weemawee General Infirmary” scrawled on it in biro. These are from German design firm qed*, who like to make everyday life “more pleasurable and sensible” –…

What’s in store for .au?

We’re getting a lot of questions about what an Aussie version of Gizmodo can do for you. While it’s early days and like any blog we’re slowly finding our feet, here’s a few things that will be hitting Gizmodo Australia real soon: Dealzmodo Australia: yes, flagging deals that will actually…

Transformer Headphone: A Beat Box Bot in your Ear

Transformer Headphone: A Beat Box Bot in your Ear

Following in the vein of the Transformer sneakers, voice changing helmet, and iPod dock are these Japan-only Takama Tomy Transformer headphones. Technically, they should make that biew-biew-biew-biew-biewwww noise that the bots make when the shape-change. You know, for historical accuracy to the cartoons. – Brian Lam Earphone Transforms Into A…

Can Your CPU Mess with Your GPS Unit?

Can Your CPU Mess with Your GPS Unit?

We’re not sure how accurate this study is, but the Swedish Defense Research Agency has found out that using your GPS unit near a computer with a CPU clocked at 1.7GHz or above can cause your GPS to malfunction. In some cases, the GPS unit failed completely. Most people wouldn’t…

Brookstone Digital Photo Keychain: 56 Pics, 50 Bucks

Brookstone Digital Photo Keychain: 56 Pics, 50 Bucks

And that, by my calculations, works out at 89¢ per picture, which is, effectively, 89¢ per keychain if, like me, you think that new photo = new keychain (well, it works for me.) Cheap as chips, don’t you think? There’s a 1.4-inch screen and 8MB of internal flash memory and…

15 Lame-o Technology Mascots

15 Lame-o Technology Mascots

Those crazy cats over at Wired have devised a list with 15 of the lamest of lame tech mascots. The predictable choices are there, like Clippy from MS Office fame. But there were even some newer entries, like the scarier-than-Hell Jester from Adobe CS 3. But they crossed the line…

Brando’s Flexible Wireless Keyboard

Brando’s Flexible Wireless Keyboard

If there’s one thing we wish we could do in our day, it’s type in the bathtub. With this Wireless Multimedia Flexible Keyboard from Brando, we can almost do that. Much better than the Bendi Light-up Keyboard (because that one’s got wires), this wireless one uses the 2.4GHz frequency to…

Insight Watch Has Built-in Magnifier

Insight Watch Has Built-in Magnifier

HELLO OLD PEOPLE. THIS WATCH HAS A MAGNIFYING GLASS BUILT IN SO YOU CAN SEE. HAVE YOUR CHILDREN BUY YOU ONE AND YOU WILL NEVER TIP 35% BECAUSE YOU THOUGHT THE THREE WAS AN EIGHT. – Jason Chen Product Page [Firststreetonline via UberGizmo]

Ballmer Says No Zune Phone… sorta

Ballmer Says No Zune Phone… sorta

Not that this would be the first time an exec was caught lying through his teeth about future products, but for the time being Ballmer is sticking to the idea their won’t be a Zune phone coming from Microsoft. It’s not a concept you’ll ever get from us. We’re in…

Pharos GPS Phone 600 Hands-On: Rarely Get Lost Again

Pharos GPS Phone 600 Hands-On: Rarely Get Lost Again

As much as we’ve enjoyed Windows Mobile phones and GPSes, we haven’t actually had the pleasure of using something that combined both into one device. That’s why Pharos‘s GPS Phone 600 is a welcome addition to our gadget arsenal whenever we have to go anywhere and we’re not driving. We’ll…

LG and VW Team For MP3 Player

LG and VW Team For MP3 Player

Now this doesn’t make a whole lotta sense. What do you get when you take LG‘s Prada-ish design and combine it with VW? Apparently an LG/VW MP3 player. There aren’t very many details here, but all we know is that there’s a 2.4-inch (possibly touch) screen, 2 to 4GB of…

Palm Sized R/C Helicopter Not Too Big for a Flyswatter

Palm Sized R/C Helicopter Not Too Big for a Flyswatter

How small can these tiny radio-controlled helicopters get? This one’s palm-sized, and it has a color cycling multicolor LED to make sure aircraft in the area are alerted to its miniscule presence. This one looks like an even smaller version of the Picco Z helicopter we tested late last year….

Portable Grill: Now you can BBQ on the Subway

Portable Grill: Now you can BBQ on the Subway

This Fold-Flat Barbecue could make you the most popular guy on the block this summer. It’s not like it’s the first portable grill, but it is probably the easiest to carry around. It’s made of pressed steel and folds out into a 45 x 30 cm cooking area with a…

Cube Weapon Target Might Just Save Your Job

Cube Weapon Target Might Just Save Your Job

So you went ahead and bought every annoying office projectile you could get your hands on, and now you’ve come close enough to getting fired that you have no one to use your toys on. Boy, being the office manchild sure is tough, isn’t it? Well, you don’t need to…

LG’s WiMax-enabled Phone Might be a Little Early

LG’s WiMax-enabled Phone Might be a Little Early

LG-Nortel seems to be a bit early on this one, but they’ve made what looks to be the first WiMax-enabled phone. It’s a standard phone with a videophone built in, which is where the WiMax fits in. With a camera and a screen for seeing your caller, it doesn’t look…

Nintendo Pondering Wii Kiiboard

Nintendo Pondering Wii Kiiboard

We could definitely see the need for a text input attachment for the 360, especially with the upcoming Windows Live Messenger update, but for the Wii? Not so much. That’s probably why Nintendo‘s only just now thinking about adding a Wii keyboard peripheral to make Web surfing easier—as if anyone…

V-Moda Vibes Video Non-Review by Nick Douglas

V-Moda Vibes Video Non-Review by Nick Douglas

Professionally, I despise Nick Douglas, former Editor of Valleywag, for preferring Gizmodo’s competitor, Enga..Enga..Engadget over his Home Team’s Gadget Blog. Personally, I enjoy his pleasant demeanor, cutting wit, and ability to talk around a given subject like V-Moda headphones for minutes on end. It’s better than it sounds. Look Shiny…

Corrections: Yamaha Receiver and JVC Rear Projection HDTV

We got two things wrong this week. We’d incorrectly said the sub-$1000 Yamaha RX-V861 would upscale your non-HD sources to 1080p. It actually only goes to 1080i. Then, we’d described the JVC HD-58S998 as a DLP. Silly us, it’s an LCoS or Liquid Crystal on Silicon display under JVC’s D-ILA…

Dr. Ashen Reviews the Megacrisper

Dr. Ashen Reviews the Megacrisper

For those of you unfamiliar with our Dr. Ashen, he’s the man that’s reviewed all sorts of shoddy products. Whether it’s a piece of shite MP4 player, a piece of shite green laser, or a piece of shite handheld console, Ashen’s been there and made fun of it. Now he’s…