Wild-Looking Floor Clock Does the Bouncy Bouncy

Wild-Looking Floor Clock Does the Bouncy Bouncy

This 62-inch-high clock uses a pendulum on a spring to power itself, bouncing up and down and keeping time, just like you used to do when you were dancing The Pogo back in the ’80s, or perhaps making your own kind of postmodern music in the backseat. The minimalist clock…

Run New Hitachi Ultrastars Hard Drives, Run!

Run New Hitachi Ultrastars Hard Drives, Run!

Hitachi has released three new speedy hard drives: the Ultrastar 15K300 running at 15,000rpm, the Ultrastar C10K147 spinning at 10,000rpm in a 2.5 enclosure and a new faster version of their previous gigantastic 1 terabyte hard drive, the Ultrastar A7K1000. Beyond having potential names for russian rockets, all look like…

Samsung wall mount goes automagic

Samsung wall mount goes automagic

We shot a little footage of the new auto wall mount option available from Samsung to suit most of their new TV range (40-inch and bigger screens). Remote controlled, it pans, it tilts, and it even turns in shame when you get a bit too excited about Dancing with the…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of the Monday feed

Some tasty treats from what you may have missed overnight. Philips displays get 5 o’clock shadow Now this is what I call advanced hair! Yeah! Yeah! Exoskeletons soon available for rent. First the exoskeleton, next the Gundam… then geek shall inherit the earth. Home theatre of dreams, Skywalker style. Lucas…

LED Clock Gives You That Timeless Sinking Feeling

LED Clock Gives You That Timeless Sinking Feeling

The Sinking Clock by master clockist Ross McBride depicts a certain fatalistic and pathetic mindset whose pessimism is not necessarily representative of your humble Gizmodo narrators, but appreciated by all nonetheless. It’s as if the poor thing was flung down onto a desktop and permanently embedded therein. Alas, it’s just…

Philips Developing Hairy Displays

Philips Developing Hairy Displays

You may not have thought of this, but Philips has: furry displays, or TVs made of little hairs. Really? Yep, Philips has figured out a way to create a display that consists of a grid of short, fine hairs. When a charge is applied to a hair, it stands up…

Install Your Own 120GB Xbox Drive, Save $100

Install Your Own 120GB Xbox Drive, Save $100

Everybody knows that the Xbox 360 120GB HDD add-on is a total rip-off. I mean, come on Microsoft, who are you trying to fool here? $180 for a 120GB drive? What is this, 2002? Give me a break. Well, you don’t need to bend over and let Microsoft have its…

Mini Cooper XXL: Oxymoron on Wheels

Mini Cooper XXL: Oxymoron on Wheels

Take a Mini Cooper and stretch it out to about double its size, put a hot tub in the back and you have yourself the Mini XXL, a six-wheel, four-door six-seat stretch limousine with all the benefits of a regular stretch limousine but with that superior fuel economy and handling…

Dream Home Theater Takes Cues from Skywalker Ranch

Dream Home Theater Takes Cues from Skywalker Ranch

If you’re looking for a model of the quintessential home theater, Star Wars creator George Lucas’s theater he calls “The Stag,” located at his Skywalker Ranch in California, would probably be a good place to start. That’s what home theater installer Johann Peters did, spending $100,000 to build a 16-seat…

Multimedia Handbag: Now Bad Taste has a Receptacle

Multimedia Handbag: Now Bad Taste has a Receptacle

This is Bubble Gear‘s multimedia handbag, which consists of a “Scrag” (that’s what I call a bag-screen hybrid) with built-in MP3 and DVD player. This bag is described as an “attention magnet””thief magnet, more like”that will have people crowding round you as you sit in the mall watching the Teletubbies…

Guide to Replacing Your MacBook Pro’s Hard Drive

Guide to Replacing Your MacBook Pro’s Hard Drive

Aside from the obvious storage bump, there are plenty of reasons why you’d wanna upgrade your MacBook Pro‘s hard drive. The guys at ExtremeTech have come up with a hand-holding guide for replacing your MBP’s 5,400rpm HDD for a new 7,200rpm drive, which will give you a noticeably faster MBP….

Sony Handycam ad: scary Nanna kissing action

Sony Handycam ad: scary Nanna kissing action

For those who haven’t seen it, Sony’s new Handycam commercial has a wow factor for some, and a total gross out factor for others. Seriously, who wants to have that weird feeling of watching someone go from kissing their hot gf to suddenly kissing their Nan. Thanks, Sony. Thanks a…

Robocup: For Eggs, Not Robot Testicles

Robocup: For Eggs, Not Robot Testicles

The $12 Robocup is guaranteed to “take eating a boiled egg to another dimension.” Please hold on a sec. With a pitch like that I need to buy the Robocup ASAP. Done. FACT: Hard-boiled eggs are boring. They don’t taste that great either, but that’s a far smaller problem. And…

Adwatch: New Windows Vista Ad Has It All Wrong

Is it just me or do Microsoft ads lack a certain pop? Where’s the snark? Apple’s campaign boasting the grating Justin Long glibly goading John Hodgman into manic depression over his boring 9-to-5 life as a PC might be wearing thin, but generally speaking they put out ads that seek…

Behold: The Secret of the Magic 8-Ball’s Powers

Behold: The Secret of the Magic 8-Ball’s Powers

Unlike the spherical chewy core of a Tootsie pop, the center of the magic eight ball is just a tube filled with water, blue dye, and a 20-sided die. My entire grounding in reality has been destroyed. I would turn to the 8-ball for guidance in these dark times, but…

Sdesignunit 2+1 Furniture: Lego Inspired Loving

Sdesignunit 2+1 Furniture: Lego Inspired Loving

“This dinner is so romantic.” “Anything for you baby.” “It makes me want to…” “Hold that thought!” “Ow! You pulled the chair out from under me!” “No…I pulled the bed out from under you!” “Oh, ok. Then it’s romantic again.” Operate at your own risk. Design can be dangerous. ”…

Low-Tech Solutions: Hands-Free Cell Phone Kit

Low-Tech Solutions: Hands-Free Cell Phone Kit

Why look like a total douche bag with a blinking Bluetooth headset clipped to your ear when you can take advantage of this super simple hands-free kit? I think it speaks for itself. ” Matt Buchanan HandsFree Cell Phone Kit [Product Page via Nerd Approved]

Banpresto Moon Projector: Bring Out the Wolf

Banpresto Moon Projector: Bring Out the Wolf

Don’t you hate it when the Big Dance is coming up, but the phase of the moon isn’t right for you to surf on ice cream trucks and steal the show? Fret not, since Banpresto has a solution with their new Moon Projector. Emanating a moon that’s 2 feet in…

Apple Running Top 500 Supercomputer at NAB?

Apple Running Top 500 Supercomputer at NAB?

Apple Insider got an “inside” look at Apple’s NAB setup. They reported that Apple’s server included 3/4 Petabytes of storage space, 3 miles of fiber optic cable, 4 M2 Gb networks, 90 Xserves and 40 Xserve RAIDs. Pardon me while I change my pants. An interesting point was brought up…

LG’s Wood TV: Classy Frame, Insane Price

LG’s Wood TV: Classy Frame, Insane Price

Everyone knows that slapping some wood on a gadget adds instant class, so LG isn’t going to let a good opportunity to cash in on people obsessed with classy gadgets go by. Their new 60-inch full HD PDP TV comes cased in Italian wood, and everyone knows the best wood…

Plasma Cabinet Lifts, Separates

Plasma Cabinet Lifts, Separates

Despite not really saving space”you can’t put anything either on top of this cabinet or inside of it if it’s hidden”this Plasma Lift should be a hit with the ladies. Why? Because they really hate electronics being out in the open. With the remote, your $6,000 Plasma TV glides easily…