Cheat Sheet: New BlackBerry Product Line

Cheat Sheet: New BlackBerry Product Line

With the speed new gadgets come out, their clever names like RTU-4789r and the ever-dwindling time we have to keep up, we can all use a refresher course once in a while. So today we’re giving you a cheat sheet for the updated BlackBerry line. Once upon a time, you…

Video: Wattson Wireless Power Meter In Action

Video: Wattson Wireless Power Meter In Action

Here’s a clip of a Reuters reporter interviewing Richard Woods, one of the designers of the Wattson energy meter. It’s still not clear when Woods’ firm DIY Kyoto will be mass producing them for the US market (we introduced you to a $600 handmade original over a year ago), but…

Helio Ocean UI Walkthrough: Part 1

Helio Ocean UI Walkthrough: Part 1

Here’s part one of our Helio Ocean UI walk-through. In it, we show you some searching from the idle screen, some IMing, contact searching, various apps, Google Maps, some browsing, Buddy Beacon and flipping the screen from landscape to portrait a couple of times. We’re still working on part two,…

AMD’s Barcelona Chips Make a Quick Appearance

AMD’s Barcelona Chips Make a Quick Appearance

Perhaps it’s a mild case of jealousy, but the folks at AMD are trying to win back the spotlight from Intel by revealing their long-awaited Barcelona CPU. They demoed a dual processor setup alongside a quad-processor rig for ultimate 4×4 power. The folks at [H] Enthusiast claim the octo-core set…

First Creative Zen Stone Video Review

First Creative Zen Stone Video Review

Still curious about Creative’s new Zen Stone player? The folks at GenerationMP3 put the tiny player behind the camera for a thorough unboxing/review. It looks a little chunky when they compare it to the nano (although its real competition is the shuffle, which it also beats in size). Still, $39…

Spamtrap, a Guillotine For Junk Email

Spamtrap, a Guillotine For Junk Email

Here’s an emotionally satisfying piece of performance art, an installation called “Spamtrap” by artist Bill Shackelford. Its sole purpose is to entrap spam email into its Pentium II PC that’s connected to a wireless network, print out the messages, and then unceremoniously rip them all to shreds, accumulating into a…

Student Projects: Taking Pics in the Blink of an Eye

Student Projects: Taking Pics in the Blink of an Eye

We showed you a few still pictures of him as a sneak preview yesterday and you can see them again in the gallery below, but now here’s Andrew Schneider in all his full-motion glory: the one-man band picture-taking guy whose invention leaves us nonplussed. His graduation project for NYU’s Interactive…

Motorola Revealing “Media Monster” on Tuesday

Motorola Revealing “Media Monster” on Tuesday

Motorola’s not taking falling sales and iMpending competition lying down, as CEO Ed Zander let it be known that next week Motorola’s unveiling a phone that’s a “media monster” which is able to churn out video at 30 fps. (They have a news conference Tuesday, do the math.) The as-of-yet-unnamed…

Xbox 360 Spring Update Video FAQ

Xbox 360 Spring Update Video FAQ

With great power comes great responsibility, and with added codec support comes a crapload of new questions. That’s why Microsoft’s Xbox team has released a FAQ detailing what you may or may not want to know about the newly supported codecs. Among the more interesting answers (as if knowing what…

Zune 2 Details: Even Larger Screen, Hard Drive

Zune 2 Details: Even Larger Screen, Hard Drive

Although the announcement on Monday didn’t happen publicly as we first thought, select developers did get to see the Zune behind closed doors and signed NDAs. iLounge’s source tells them Microsoft demoed more than one upcoming Zune at the event. First was the flash-based Zune which everyone was expecting, which…

Intel’s New Core 2 Duos Get Priced

Intel’s New Core 2 Duos Get Priced

Now that we’ve shown you the technology and the hardware behind Intel’s new Centrino Duo platform, it’s time to talk CPU pricing. What do these new Core 2 Duos cost? It depends. They range from the top of the line 2.40GHz T7700 ($530) to the Core 2 Duo processor LV…

Brian Lam on Cranky Geeks Today!

Brian Lam on Cranky Geeks Today!

Hey folks, our Brian Lam is on Cranky Geeks with John Dvorak today, chatting about hairstyles, gadgets and wearing underwear on their heads. Make sure to tune in at 12:30 PST (that’s in 10 minutes!) to see Brian sweaty from running all the way to downtown San Francisco from his…

iPod + Vista = BFF (Finally)

iPod + Vista = BFF (Finally)

Microsoft published a final compatibility update for Vista iPod users that should eliminate any problems still happening. This patch fixes the problem that caused iPod to get corrupted after trying to eject using Windows Explorer or “Safely Remove Hardware.” “Travis Hudson Patch [Via Vistablog]

Want a Joost Invite, Moocher?

Want a Joost Invite, Moocher?

Well, do it yourself, you lazy bum! GigaOM and NewTeeVee are offering up self-invitations to the new Joost service that is taking the Intertubes by storm! I personally haven’t played around with Joost that much, but from what I have done it is an alright service. Let’s just hope they…

Adwatch: Pioneer “Project Kuro” LCD-killing Plasma Tech

Adwatch: Pioneer “Project Kuro” LCD-killing Plasma Tech

Here’s a 3:40 film montage featuring Spike Lee and some other directors, cinematographers and photographers talking about films, and the essence of kuro, Japanese for the color black, but also the “deep or endless nature of black.” It’s part of Pioneer’s new “Project Kuro” marketing campaign, which will be announced…

Xbox 360 Spring Update Has Gone Live

Xbox 360 Spring Update Has Gone Live

The Xbox Spring update is going live tonight. If you’ve forgotten what this is all about, watch the video, or scan our full post on the fresh firmware refresh. And Ryan has neat DIYWK (Do it yourself with kitties) advice for updating without staying up past your bedtime. For your…

Giz’s Favorite Santa Rosa Notebooks

Giz’s Favorite Santa Rosa Notebooks

Now that you know what Santa Rosa is all about, here are some of the laptops that caught our attention. We got an 13.3-inch ultraportable from Asus (along with a DirectX 10 capable gaming notebook), a Tablet PC from Fujitsu and Sony’s Blu-ray packin’ VAIO FZ. First at bat are…

Yinke M002: A House Brick called Mercedes

Yinke M002: A House Brick called Mercedes

I have a thing for Chinese mobiles. All those cult cells that look like packets of fags cigarettes and Porsches. And now they’re moving into retro phones. This one comes from a company called Yinke and it’s an old-skool mobey but with all the newfangled stuff we consumer geeks love…

Make Your Own Night Vision Toilet Light

You need this night vision toilet light. Who wouldn’t like to have a target to aim at when it’s time to pee in the middle of the night? Turn on those bathroom lights, and it wakes you up, strains your eyes and may wake up others, too. But piss in…

HP 20-inch HDX “Dragon” Laptop Reviewed

HP 20-inch HDX “Dragon” Laptop Reviewed

The HP Mobility Summit is going down in Shanghai as we speak, and they’ve just unleashed no less than 13 lappies. I don’t care about any of them as much as I care about the Santa Rosa powered HDX Dragon, previously leaked, now unveiled in all its scaly glory. The…