Helio Ocean Feature by Feature Review

Helio Ocean Feature by Feature Review

We’ve had lots of time to use, re-use, and digest every feature available on the Helio Ocean. We’ve done UI videos, hardware galleries, handset sharing tutorials and sync tutorials, but what you really want to know is what we think of it. Here’s our review, broken down feature by feature…

Gizmodo AU: Want to work in our office?

Gizmodo AU: Want to work in our office?

Our Australian parent company, Allure Media, is looking for an office staffer to work in Sydney to help take care of business. But they’ll also be helping out on the editorial side of things, too. So if you know your ‘your’ from your ‘you’re’, and you’re looking for a break…

How to Sync Your Contacts with the Ocean

How to Sync Your Contacts with the Ocean

The Helio Ocean is an emailing machine, allowing you to manage a whole slew of email accounts at once. Also, Helio, unsurprisingly, would love it if you stocked up on their phones. You know, if you grabbed an Ocean for going to work and a Heat for going out at…

Mozilla Prepping a Mobile Firefox Browser

Mozilla Prepping a Mobile Firefox Browser

Looks like our favorite Web browser is about to go mobile. Mozilla head honcho, Mitchell Baker, told the folks at APC magazine that Mozilla is working on a Firefox to go for your cellphone. It’s a long-term project (meaning it’s not coming out any time soon), but the goal is…

Pong, Anytime, Anywhere

Pong, Anytime, Anywhere

As part of the ECE 476 Microcontroller Design course at Cornell University, two students have taken the game of Pong and added a new twist. This version of Pong can be played on any flat surface using two laser-sensing paddles and a laser projector that projects the Pong ball. The…

RTX Cooling Glove Cools, in a Different Way

RTX Cooling Glove Cools, in a Different Way

This is the RTX (Rapid Thermal Exchange) glove. It may look like a kinky fetish toy, but it is actually a pretty unique way to cool the body. It doesn’t necessarily cool the body like the way a good fan does, but rather it utilizes the key radiator zone (the…

Helio Ocean UI Walkthrough Part 2 and 3

Helio Ocean UI Walkthrough Part 2 and 3

Since we couldn’t get part two of our video walkthrough up in time last night, we’re giving you a bonus video as well! This time we go through much of the UI elements and answer questions you posted in the comments last night. Hit the jump for part 3 (and…

Low End Theory: Talk is Cheap

Low End Theory: Talk is Cheap

By Brendan I. Koerner I can definitely see the wisdom in having excised negotiation from most of our daily commerce. Imagine if every time you had to buy a roll of toilet paper from CVS, the cashier tried to highball you: “That’ll be $3.99, sir…What? You don’t want to pay…

Tune Phones Have a Built-In MP3 Player

Tune Phones Have a Built-In MP3 Player

These Tune Phones look like they could be quite comfortable. Too bad they only hold 512MB of your favorite songs in their built-in MP3 player, but then that might be enough for even the longest of walks or runs. You control the proceedings with the four buttons on the right…

Ultimate Intel Santa Rosa Launch Guide

Ultimate Intel Santa Rosa Launch Guide

OK, you’ve heard way too much about Intel’s new chipset today. But do you ever think about tomorrow? What if you suddenly really want to know about Santa Rosa then? Don’t laugh. One day, soon, Santa Rosa will pop back into your head, and you will want the facts. Fast….

PS3 Melee Watch: Again With the Violence

PS3 Melee Watch: Again With the Violence

Just when we thought PlayStation Violence was almost at an end, a student at Cal State Fresno shot three other students over an argument about a PlayStation. The model of the PlayStation wasn’t specified, but we’re going to assume that it wasn’t over a PS2 or a PS1. Long story…

Helio Handset Number Sharing Step-by-Step

Helio Handset Number Sharing Step-by-Step

One of the many sweet features that Helio offers is the ability to transfer your phone number to different devices via the account preferences page on the website. This feature not only simplifies setting up a new phone, as you will see in the photos that follow, but it also…

$200 Electronic Cigarette Helps Kick the Habit

$200 Electronic Cigarette Helps Kick the Habit

China’s Golden Dragon Group has introduced the first ever electronic cigarette. This “electronic cigarette” is really just a battery-powered nicotine inhaler that looks like a cancer stick. The device even emits vapors to give you that smoker look. The e-cigarette is already available in China, Israel, Turkey and some European…

Shiny Girls Grope the Blackberry Curve

Shiny Girls Grope the Blackberry Curve

Our favorite ladies across the pond, Katie and Alex of Shiny Shiny, got their hands all dirty on the BlackBerry Curve recently and filmed it for the world to see. It is definitely interesting to hear their take on the keyboard of this device, because keyboard and durability issues seems…

Original Gameboy PC

Original Gameboy PC

I’m normally a stickler for craftsmanship and would traditionally crap all over this mod for looking pretty assy, but I’ll hold back because it is an entire PC fitted into an original Gameboy. Using the ultra-compact EPIA PX10000G motherboard, this classic gaming device can now tackle quite a bit more…

NASA’s Moon Mission “Trailer”

NASA’s Moon Mission “Trailer”

NASA has clearly been spending their funding wisely. The above video is a, well, teaser trailer for the next planned mission to the moon. Complete with music and editing reminiscent of Battlestar Galactica and animation that looks to have been made around the same time as the original Toy Story,…

Samsung VRT Washing Machine Destroys Bacteria Very Quietly

Samsung VRT Washing Machine Destroys Bacteria Very Quietly

The new Samsung VRT front-loading washing machine is powered by the Intel Santa Rosa chipset, sporting a new Core 2 Duo T7300 processor, NVIDIA GeForce graphics, Turbo Memory, Turbo Boost, 802.11n wireless, two HDMI ports, Blu-ray recorder, multitouch-sensitive panoramic screen and runs Mac OS X. OK, so it’s just a…