Colorware Custom-Colors Consoles

Colorware Custom-Colors Consoles

If you still can’t bring yourself to buy an Xbox 360 Elite—even though its HDMI gives you the best output—take a look at Colorware. Yes, the same people who are coloring up Sidekick 3s, MacBooks, and MacBook Pros are helping you enhance your Wii, Xbox 360, and PS3s. Prices start…

First Kitty Photo Taken With Not iPhone

First Kitty Photo Taken With Not iPhone

Why is that dude is smiling? Is it because he’s eating yummy toast? Is it because his hair is as silken as a Arabian stallion’s mane? Maybe. But its also possible he’s getting his mugshot taken by a shiny Apple iPhone — now uploaded to Flickr and found by Internet…

First Windows Mobile 6 Phone Launched on German O2

First Windows Mobile 6 Phone Launched on German O2

The first commercially available Windows Mobile 6 Professional phone has just launched on Germany’s O2 (we’re not counting the WM6 upgrades you can download online and upgrade your old phones to), which means WM6 fever is just about upon us. The phone itself, the XDA Terra, is based on the…

It’sa Me: Mario Kart R/C Racer

It’sa Me: Mario Kart R/C Racer

Still can’t get enough of Mario Kart even though Nintendo’s been pimping the series out on every platform? Grab this Mario Kart R/C racer and make your own races. Well, actually, all your races would be Mario vs. Mario vs. Mario. Unless, of course, you get dress one up in…

SpongeBob USB Drive Expands When Full

SpongeBob USB Drive Expands When Full

Unfortunately not a real product, this Russian-designed SpongeBob USB Drive looks like your kids’ favorite character when empty, but fills up to a gigantic blowfish when full. Although cool, the concept doesn’t make any sense. SpongeBob is a sponge, not a blowfish. Otherwise he’d be called BlowfishBob. Get it together,…

Martin Carujo’s Sci-Fi Recycled Lamps

Martin Carujo’s Sci-Fi Recycled Lamps

You crazy people love lamps, whether they’re the coolest lamps ever by Frank Buchwald, or these pretty darn cool recycled lamps by Martin Carujo. Martin creates each lamp individually from junk he finds, and gives them the “work of art” touch that puts them over and above standard cool lamps…

Hand Butler: Not As Awesome As Thing

Hand Butler: Not As Awesome As Thing

As soon as you place an item in the Hand Butler’s palm, it starts scurrying in whatever direction he’s pointed in, so you’ll never have to pass the popcorn yourself again. Attempts to send it flying off the table to annoy your friend that dropped $20 on it will end…

Apple Issues MacBook, MacBook Pro Battery Update

Apple Issues MacBook, MacBook Pro Battery Update

Those of you with MacBooks and MacBook Pros purchased between Feb ’06 and April ’07 should grab this update. There’s some problem with these notebooks that occasionally makes it so that your battery won’t charge, won’t recognize, or reports a low charge when it’s fully charged and has a battery…

Smart Mug Heats, Maintains Liquid Temperature

Smart Mug Heats, Maintains Liquid Temperature

As good as regular mugs are, that damn second law of thermodynamics always wins out in the end, making sure your hot coffee is now just bitter luke-warm liquid. But with the Smart Mug, all you have to do is set a temperature, plug it into your car’s cigarette lighter,…

Microsoft Makes More Money, Fewer Xboxes

Microsoft Makes More Money, Fewer Xboxes

A few days ago, we reported Apple’s stellar quarterly earnings, not because we’re going all Wall Street, but because we heart Apple. (Like you didn’t know.) One brave reader named Jim called us on the bias, saying that Microsoft did amazingly well in its most recent quarter, and deserves a…

Zoozen Makes Complete Ovo 360 Shell

Zoozen Makes Complete Ovo 360 Shell

If you thought the Xbox 360 Elite was good-looking, check out this complete body mod from Zoozen. It’s only a prototype for now, but the Ovo mod replaces the entire shell of the Xbox with a spaced-out looking breadmaker-type case. We’re digging the blue lights and complete roundedness, so we’re…

Confirmed: Xbox 360 Elite Doesn’t Use Super-Quiet BenQ Drives

Confirmed: Xbox 360 Elite Doesn’t Use Super-Quiet BenQ Drives

If you remember back to our Xbox 360 DVD drive comparison, you’ll remember that the order of quietness in the units went Toshiba-Samsung loudest (the launch drives), Hitachi-LG in the middle, and BenQ LiteOn-Philips quietest (all Xboxes manufactured after November ’06). So which do you think the Xbox 360 Elite…

The Real Mouse, Mouse

The Real Mouse, Mouse

Enjoy taxidermy? Yeah, me too. This project is the sick, sick work of Instructables member canida and company. It is a real mouse, gutted and fitted with parts from one of those small laptop mice. PETA members may want to look away, or go jump off a bridge, but I’m…

Sony CyberShot DSC-S800 Goes Through Lens Puberty

Sony CyberShot DSC-S800 Goes Through Lens Puberty

Sony just raised the bar with its 8.1-megapixel compact point and shoot CyberShot DSC-S800 camera, offering a 6x optical zoom that retracts into the camera body just like those 3x optical zooms do. To do that, Sony has abandoned Carl Zeiss optics for a lens of its own making, accompanying…

Fragging’s Not Just for Fanboys Any More

Fragging’s Not Just for Fanboys Any More

Just to clear up any notion you might have that all gamers are like us pasty-faced doughboys, GamerHelp rounded up a choice group of gaming gals to prove that members of the fairer sex are also capable of pushing buttons on a controller and going into an all-night gamer trance,…

RIAA: DRM is Pro-Consumer; Gizmodo: Shut Up, Idiots.

RIAA: DRM is Pro-Consumer; Gizmodo: Shut Up, Idiots.

Earlier this week at the Digital Summit in Nashville, RIAA ringleader Mitch Bainwol spoke on the RIAA’s litigious nature and their love of DRM. Unsurprisingly, he let loose with a bunch of steamy, BS-scented PR-speak that we’re here to smash into a thousand little pieces. Bainwol: “I believe in rules….

Fluffy Alarm Clocks Awaken Your Tackiest Impulses

Fluffy Alarm Clocks Awaken Your Tackiest Impulses

Mother’s Day is coming up, and you know what that means: Time to break out the kitsch. Here are two perfect candidates, these fluffy alarm clocks by Luft, and hey, one of them even looks like an old-fashioned iMac. Sure, we showed you that Glo Pillow techno-pillow clock yesterday, but…

Cat’s Arse Pencil Sharpener

Cat’s Arse Pencil Sharpener

I think this is self-explanatory. I’m more of a dog person, myself, so I’d have no qualms about having this on my desk. Apparently the cat goes “Meow” when you stick your pencil up its butt, which is not very realistic. Far better that it leap up and down and…

Wind Chime Alarm Clock

Wind Chime Alarm Clock

Spring is in season, which only means one thing: more annoying wind chimes on my neighbor’s front porch. Okay, I’m being a bit harsh—wind chimes are kind of nice sounding, but not at 6 a.m. This wind chime alarm clock can fulfill your fix of wind chimey-ness without the need…

GeekMan: For the Geek Who Has it All

GeekMan: For the Geek Who Has it All

If having buff action figures on your desk reminds you of your own flaccid muscular structure, then this GeekMan figure will make you feel like Dolph Lundgren. Complete with a BlackBerry, a Windows (Acer? Lenovo?) PC, an analog watch, coffee mug and gigantic spectacles, the GeekMan really does remind us…

eDimensional and Ben Heckendorn to Release Product

eDimensional and Ben Heckendorn to Release Product

Not content on making Xbox laptops that nobody but him can actually build, Ben Heck is teaming up with eDimensional (see our review of their PS2 SIXAXIS-ish gamepad) to release some kind of mystery product. So far the page doesn’t say what the product will be, but hopefully Ben will…

DIY Gadget Charging Station

DIY Gadget Charging Station

Sick of the cable clutter surrounding your gadget charging area? This is a fairly simple way to eliminate the cord clutter. Just pick up a couple of wooden blocks like seen above or any other apparatus that can be attached to the wall and have cords wrapped around. Wrap the…

MIT Offers Cell Processor Class; Everyone Gets PS3s

MIT Offers Cell Processor Class; Everyone Gets PS3s

If you’re interested in doing programming for the PS3, there’s no better way to learn the ins and outs of the system than by taking a course dedicated to the cell processor that’s offered at MIT. The course is funded by Sony, Toshiba, and IBM, which means every student gets…

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…