Stealth Cam Prowler Catches Man or Beast in the Act

Stealth Cam Prowler Catches Man or Beast in the Act

We’re seeing more infrared cameras lately, but this one has a different marketing angle for these perverted porncams: it’s pitched to photo hunters. You position the Stealth Cam Prowler digital video infrared scouting camera where those animals you’d like see usually hang around, and then you can capture video or…

8AM Desk Lamp, Held Up As If By Magic

8AM Desk Lamp, Held Up As If By Magic

This desk lamp, called 8AM by its designers, clamps onto your desk, and it looks like its bulb is magically held up by a wire. There’s a regular braided electric wire leading to the clamp on the desk, but then coming out the other side is an electric wire that…

For Hot Rice, Just Add Cold Water

For Hot Rice, Just Add Cold Water

Some Japanese inventors have come up with a way to make a piping hot rice dish by adding nothing but cold water. “Hotto! Raisu” isn’t designed for the totally lazy, but rather for areas hit by natural disasters that are without power. How does it work? By subjecting rice to…

Scientists Create Sleep On-Demand Machine

Scientists Create Sleep On-Demand Machine

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have created a sleep machine that’ll let you get eight hours’ worth of sleep in less than half the time. Here’s how it works: A transcranial magnetic stimulation device is strapped to your noggin’ and sends harmless magnetic waves to your brain. In return,…

Zonbu $99 Linux-Based Computer This Summer

Zonbu $99 Linux-Based Computer This Summer

There’s a cheap computer on the way that undercuts them all, the $99 Zonbu, due this summer in a silent-running form factor that’s about the size of a paperback book. It has 4GB of flash memory on board, and automatically backs up a copy of your data online. Besides that…

PMA 07: Kodak stand: cool digital frames

PMA 07: Kodak stand: cool digital frames

We mentioned the Digiframe frames earlier, which were hot. These are the best of the big name frames, and have some nice extra features on board. Their frames are 16:9 widescreen format, which is a bit strange when photos aren’t really taken in wide format. But the screens do look…

Hidden Camera Spy Clock

Hidden Camera Spy Clock

The $64 Hidden Camera Spy Clock is not just another yuppie wooden radio from Hammacher Schlemmer Holiday 1995, but (as you may have deduced from the title) functions as a hidden spy camera as well. Full color, 380-line, 510×492 video streams over the 2.4ghz spectrum for neighborhood viewing—so keep that…

Uncle Milton R/C Tarantula

Uncle Milton R/C Tarantula

Since being bitten by radioactive spiders, the Gizmodo staff is in no way fearful of arachnids. At all. Dropping one of these remote control tarantulas into a Gizmodo party would specifically not cause anyone to wet their pants (which may or may not be housing expensive test electronics, so be…

Changing Cupboard: Transforming Surfaces

The Changing Cupboard was featured at the Milan Furniture Fair 2007. While scholars will enjoy the social critique of the print medium’s reaction to everyday events, I’m mesmerized by the ad-free use of two-panel billboard technologies in the living room. Note to self: redecorate home with 100% pixel design. Second…

Rumour: HP 20-inch Pavilion HDX: Gaming Notebook

Rumour: HP 20-inch Pavilion HDX: Gaming Notebook

Rumor has it that HP will be announcing a new 20-inch gaming laptop, the Pavilion HDX. Weighing in at a hefty 12lbs, the computer is large enough to house both a full-sized keyboard and a windows media remote, side by side. Electronista speculates that the computer will feature the new…

DIY: Guitar Hero 2 Xbox 360 X-Plorer Mod

DIY: Guitar Hero 2 Xbox 360 X-Plorer Mod

Hundreds of thousands of you are breakin’ out the Guitar Hero on your Xbox 360 now (we know, because the guitars are hard as hell to find), so we thought this mod could be of some use. We don’t personally find the fret buttons to be too loose, but if…

For The Drunks: Metrokane Vacuum Decanter

For The Drunks: Metrokane Vacuum Decanter

Decanting a bottle of wine is a commitment: you will drink the bottle alone in one sitting and wake up without your pants in an alley. And your teeth/lips will be purple. The Metrokane Vacuum Decanter is a smart solution. Constructed from hand-blown crystal, the decanter works normally to aerate…

Barnum Dept: Nothing On Sale for $6.28

Barnum Dept: Nothing On Sale for $6.28

It had to happen. Someone is now selling Nothing, and undoubtedly, some suckers are buying it. It’s a piece of packaging with a clear plastic sphere sticking out of it that contains absolutely nothing. Well, there’s something in there, but it’s just the same as what’s outside it: thin air….

Update: Microhoot/Yahoosoft! a No Go?

Update: Microhoot/Yahoosoft! a No Go?

According to the WSJ, it looks like Yahoo is going to turn down Microsoft yet again. They claim that Yahoo just wasn’t feeling the MS vibe. These two star-crossed lovers seemed to be doomed to a world just friendly-flirting. And thanks to the reader, only known to us as “Dean”,…

Battlebot Road Rage on Craigslist

Battlebot Road Rage on Craigslist

Always wanted to own your own Battlebot but don’t have the engineering skills or the wife’s permission to build one? Well, now you can buy a pre-mad Battlebot “Road Rage”, who fought in two actual seasons of the show and won three matches. Best of all—as if owning a Battlebot…

NYT’s Pogue Tests HD Hard Drive Camcorders

NYT’s Pogue Tests HD Hard Drive Camcorders

Pogue’s back from vacation, and this week, he’s taking a look at high def hard drive camcorders (or, HDHD camcorders), marveling at the gadgets that giving your boring home videos the same picture pizazz as professional HD content. In his words, the picture is “sharp enough to slice a tomato.”…

Spanish Tower Solar Energy from 600 Mirrors

Spanish Tower Solar Energy from 600 Mirrors

It looks like something out of a sci-fi movie. Six hundred mirrors reflecting sunlight onto a massive 40-story tall tower out in the Andalusian countryside. Yet as eerie as it looks, this is Europe’s first commercial solar power plant being operated by a company called Solucar. The structure generates 11…

Tubular Time Word Clock is Half Past Cool

Tubular Time Word Clock is Half Past Cool

Here’s an unusual angle on timekeeping that tickles our techno-lust for clocks, and this one’s a twisty, affectionately known as the Tubular Time Word Clock. Its two cylindrical segments revolve around, giving you approximate times of day rather than sticking to that pesky precision to which we’ve grown so accustomed….

Pacemaker’s Pocket-Sized DJ Brings Mixing In Your Pants

Pacemaker’s Pocket-Sized DJ Brings Mixing In Your Pants

Really into DJ-ing? Pacemaker’s pocket-sized DJ lets you practice your song mixing skills on the wheels of molded plastic, all from the comfort of your own pants. The Pacemaker has a 120GB hard drive, USB 2.0 support, a touchpad, and various other DJ-ing functions (including loop-in, loop-out, re-loop, cue point…

Frenchman Fotoshop Fiesta, Part Deux

Frenchman Fotoshop Fiesta, Part Deux

Well, the entries kept rolling in, so why not post them? This is the last batch of photoshops from our mini-contest yesterday, and it contains some more brilliance and some more absolute head-scratchers. This contest is officially closed, so thank you all for playing, and please stop disrupting my day…

Flat Panel TV Frame for Technophobes

Flat Panel TV Frame for Technophobes

Are you more traditionalist than tech-obsessed, but still like those flat panel TVs? This Chadwick Flat-Panel TV Frame might soothe that technophobia by disguising your TV as a picture hanging on the wall. It’s not the first frame-up for LCDs and plasmas, but this one’s available in three sizes, built…

Asustek To Build $249 Classmate PC

Asustek To Build $249 Classmate PC

It would seem that the shorties in developing countries are a hot new market indeed. Last month, we reported that Asustek, makers of the Asus-branded laptops, would be introducing a flash-based $199 laptop. Well, economics being how they are, the price is now looking like $249 (at the low-end, on…

PMA 07: A flash to melt retinas

PMA 07: A flash to melt retinas

And this is the middle brother in the family! 2.2m across, this bad boy from Broncolor has a ring flash into the parabola, and funnily enough it’s used in the highest end of photography — fashion. Oh, and furniture. Basically, if you need to light the subject all around, then…