Piracy for Dummies

Piracy for Dummies

This week, as part of the Help Key column, Crunchgear’s Vince Veneziani explored the topic of piracy and explained it from A to Z. If you aren’t familiar with piracy, this is an excellent place to start. Vince explores a variety of areas including the basics, the different methods of…

Coolness Roundup: Adobe CS 3 Hands-On

Coolness Roundup: Adobe CS 3 Hands-On

Join the gurus of cool in Coolness Roundup episode 87, praising and blasting product after product in lots of lively tech talk. This week, join Gizmodo’s Charlie White and Sci Fi Tech’s Stephen Schleicher as they give you their hands-on impressions of Adobe’s latest software uber-suite, CS3, and evaluate features…

iTunes 7.1.1 Cracked, Allowing DRM to Be Stripped Off

iTunes 7.1.1 Cracked, Allowing DRM to Be Stripped Off

Boy, I didn’t see this one coming. The latest version of iTunes, 7.1.1, has been cracked, allowing you to strip off that annoying DRM so you can listen to your legally purchased songs however you’d like. It can be done using the program QTFairUse6. Unfortunately, it’s only available for Windows,…

Build Your Own Rotating/Pivoting Monitor

Build Your Own Rotating/Pivoting Monitor

Nowadays its pretty easy to find an LCD monitor that rotates and pivots, but if you don’t have the cash to spend on a new display (or if you just like building things on your own), a user by the name of odrarek has posted up instructions on how to…

HIA 07: Diamond bling Philips TV, obscenely tasteful?

HIA 07: Diamond bling Philips TV, obscenely tasteful?

Got a spare quarter mil for this one-of-a-kind Ambilight TV? 2,250 diamonds (weighing in at 225 carats) are on board this 42-inch screen, adding some sparkle to those moody LEDs around the border. Philips made this to mark the manufacture of their millionth Ambilight TV. Better than throwing a piss…

Tomorrow FBI Will Be Jacked Into Everyone’s Internets

Tomorrow FBI Will Be Jacked Into Everyone’s Internets

Tomorrow is the deadline for ISPs to have their networks wired up with G-Man-mandated surveillance equipment which will make it easier for the FBI to snoop, spy and wiretap the intertubes, per the FCC’s expanded 2002 interpretation of the 1994 Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act. (Clearly an older law,…

I Got Clocked…Clock

I Got Clocked…Clock

The I Got Clocked clocks may be too late for Mother’s Day 2007, but there will be a Mother’s Day 2008 (in about a year). Taking the novelty clock to the next level, IGC offers photo-customized clocks that use the subjects’ arms as minute and hour…hands. Yes, your son, daughter,…

1000GB Blu-ray by Hitachi?

1000GB Blu-ray by Hitachi?

There’s a highly dugg story floating around the Internet about a 1000GB, or 1TB, Hitachi Blu-ray burner that was just announced in Australia. While there is no reason to question the Smarthouse News article’s validity, it was a little light on the clarity. A 1000GB Blu-ray disc is a technical…

Keyless Locking Mailbox

Keyless Locking Mailbox

The Keyless Locking Mailbox turns the tables on mail thieves. Instead of just opening your box to steal your precious Ed Mcmahon offers, mail terrorists will be thwarted by the necessity of entering a complicated PIN. (Meanwhile, the mailperson safely drops your mail down an impenetrable chute.) For $299, you’d…

BlueBox MiJam Mini Keyz

BlueBox MiJam Mini Keyz

The BlueBox MiJam Mini Keyz is a new product within the MiJam line”music generators that hook up to iPods for realtime audio jamming along with your favorite tunes. The Mini Keyz is a synthesizer edition, providing 8 style-adjustable notes and a package of simple tempo-controllable drum loops to enhance that…

LG Super Multi Blue for PC, Kinda Super

LG Super Multi Blue for PC, Kinda Super

PC World got their hands on a LG GGW-H10NI Super Multi Blue BD Drive/HD DVD Reader. Oh my goodness that name is horrible. It’s the PC version of the Super Multi Blue that LG released for home theaters, but this version also boasts 2x single layer (4x disc) Blu-ray disc…

LED Table Gives Your Meals a Sensual Glow

LED Table Gives Your Meals a Sensual Glow

This LED table, designed by Julian Appelius and Fabien Dumas, may look like a regular table at first, but that changes when you place something down. When an object”usually transparent”interrupts the path of the light through the table, the light gets transferred into the object and lights it up all…

Dealzmodo: Logitech G5 Laser Gaming Mouse, $25

Dealzmodo: Logitech G5 Laser Gaming Mouse, $25

Dell Home is offering up this 2,000 DPI mouse for half off. The mouse normally retails for $50, but enter coupon code TZS8CNL5SGFLW3 at checkout for $25 off. This corded mouse also includes an adjustable weight cartridge and on-the-fly sensitivity switching for you o-shiping whores. “Travis Hudson Product Page [Via…

HANNspree Releases 5 Cheap, ‘Vista Certified’ LCDs

HANNspree Releases 5 Cheap, ‘Vista Certified’ LCDs

HANNspree’s computer display division, HANNS.G, announced five new LCD displays that are being touted as “Vista certified,” whatever the hell that means. The big beauty is a 22-inch HW-223DPB that displays at 1680×1050 and has a nice 5ms response time and 1,000:1 contrast ratio. It has DVI inputs, but includes…

Domia X10 Fake Touchscreen Lighting Control

Domia X10 Fake Touchscreen Lighting Control

At first glance this $399 Domia X10 touchscreen control is fantastic. You get a real-picture representation of your room so you can easily select which lights you want to turn on and off. However, the Domia is actually just a fancy picture frame that you stick an actual picture of…

SUBstage200 Rattles Your Couch, Butt

SUBstage200 Rattles Your Couch, Butt

Instead of sticking your subwoofer near the rest of your speakers and rattling the whole room, why not get a SUBstage200, stick it under your couch, and make sure you feel that bass? The SUBstage200, a follow-up to the older SUBstage100, will have a 200-watt Class D amp on board…

Steampunk Victorian Spy Camera Watch

Steampunk Victorian Spy Camera Watch

Here is the latest addition to our ever-growing steampunk collection. This is a true, Victorian Lancaster Pocket Watch that also includes a spy camera. This spy tool has a bit of history, too. It was owned by the grandson of a cabinetmaker who worked at J. Lancaster & Son likely…

Wozmodo: Woz Explains Apple Fanboyism

Wozmodo: Woz Explains Apple Fanboyism

Here’s another clip from my interview with Steve Wozniak yesterday. This time, he’s talking about what about Apple makes people so fanatical. Sure, I could have asked Blam, but he looks so cute sleeping in his Apple pajamas that I couldn’t bear to wake him up. Anyways, Woz is a…

Software With the Brains to Piece Back Shredded Files

Software With the Brains to Piece Back Shredded Files

Researchers in Germany have developed a software program that can re-assemble shredded documents. The software relies on special algorithms to help piece everything back together as it scans and analyses documents based on their color, shape, handwriting, texture and typeface. The software can even piece together files shredded by machines,…

Dual-blade Helicopter Breaks Chopper Speed Barrier

Dual-blade Helicopter Breaks Chopper Speed Barrier

Helicopters aren’t known for their speed, which is why Sikorsky Aircraft is working on a chopper prototype with two sets of blades instead of one. The blades, which would spin in opposite directions, would create equal amounts of lift on both sides of the chopper. In other words, by spinning…

Bestilt Xbox Motion Sensing Mod Pics Surface

Bestilt Xbox Motion Sensing Mod Pics Surface

Here’s that Bestilt controller mod, whose motion-sensing tricks we showed you in a video yesterday, and now today they’ve posed for their first pics. The controller attachments will be available next week from Total Console in your choice of black or white for $37.99. If you’re inclined to take off…

Muscle Suit will give you (Austin) Powers

Muscle Suit will give you (Austin) Powers

Those crazy cats at Tokyo’s University of Science have come up with a muscle suit. No, I’m not quite sure what it’s for either. Is it to wear under a suit to give you the illusion of being buff and studly? Or is it to develop your muscles? Nope, apparently…