Honda ASIMO set to tour Australia in October

Honda ASIMO set to tour Australia in October

Good news, robot fans! Honda’s ever-so-cute robot friend ASIMO is going to tour Australia this October. Exact dates and venues are yet to be finalised, but it will be hitting a number of major cities around the country. That’s all we have for now, but we’ll certainly be doing all…

Boomtune Mini Offers Form and Function In Its Tripod Speaker

Boomtune Mini Offers Form and Function In Its Tripod Speaker

Japanese company Focal Corp has recently released the Boomtune Mini, a speaker accessory that doubles as a tripod for your smallish MP3 player. What was once a concept a few years ago has become reality, and it appears to have turned out nicely, clearly designed for the smaller iPods.

Gadget Sadism: How Should We Hurt Some Gadgets?

Gadget Sadism: How Should We Hurt Some Gadgets?

A few weeks ago, I asked you to send in your old and useless gadgets for us to destroy. We now have a pile of gadgets on death row, and we’re gonna start going to town on them next week. All we need now from you lovely people is some…

TV Out on iPhone Coming Soon via Software Update?

TV Out on iPhone Coming Soon via Software Update?

The Apple store page for the Component AV cables—which up until now only supported the iPod Classic—lists both the iPod Touch and the iPhone as supported devices. What’s up with that? The iPhone doesn’t support TV out. Well, seeing as the iPod Touch is also there, and since the Touch…

Halo-Style Three-soldier Attack Rover Kicks Hummer’s Butt

Halo-Style Three-soldier Attack Rover Kicks Hummer’s Butt

This is the MWMIK or Mobility Weapon Mounted Installation Kit. The troops in Afghanistan call it “Wimiks.” We call it “Mad Max Jeepy BMF”, a new 4×4 attack rover that can kick some serious baddy’s butt thanks to its three soldiers/three major guns combo. It can mount different weapon configurations,…

Booze in Tubes to Revolutionize High School Parties Everywhere

Booze in Tubes to Revolutionize High School Parties Everywhere

Do you like fruity alcoholic beverages that allow you to get wasted without ever really tasting the booze in your drinks? Are you a functional alcoholic on the go? Good news! GO Wodka is a new line of fruity hooch that comes packaged in portable, toothpaste-like tubes. No one will…

Hype Sheet: Radio Shack is Wrong on So Many Levels

Hype Sheet: Radio Shack is Wrong on So Many Levels

The Pitch “Penelope” is not a happy camper. Seems that she’s had it up to here with her boyfriend’s vinylphilia, and she appears to have issued an ultimatum in advance of her latest business trip: either the records go, or I do. How will the conflicted Romeo respond? Why, by…

New Maxtor OneTouch 4 Drives Are Metallic, Sexy, Storage-y

New Maxtor OneTouch 4 Drives Are Metallic, Sexy, Storage-y

Seagate’s Maxtor OneTouch line is getting an upgrade, with three new models in the OneTouch 4 series: OneTouch 4 ($US100 for 250GB, $US170 for 500GB, $US270 for 750GB), OneTouch 4 Plus ($US130 for 250GB up to $US360 for 1TB) and the OneTouch 4 Mini ($US100 for 80GB, $US120 for 120GB…

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,…