Extensys 4000: Penile Correction, Texas-Style

Extensys 4000: Penile Correction, Texas-Style

Today is a very exciting day for Gizmodo. Serious, too. We’ve got all sorts of exciting cellphone news. But first something for the best communication device I can think of: the penis. This surgical stainless steel corkscrew-cum-caterpillar thingy (the Ouch! factor is lessened by its silicone rubber “comfort contact zones”…

Samsung SENS P55 Notebook, Another Saint Pink

Samsung SENS P55 Notebook, Another Saint Pink

Everything’s coming up Santa Rosa these days, it seems, and this is the first whiff coming from Samsung. The SENS P55 notebook is a tough-looking silver machine with 15-inch screen. As well as a fingerprint reader and TPM module, there’s a speedy GeForce 8600M GS graphics chip, which might give…

Student Projects: ITP Spring Show 2007

Student Projects: ITP Spring Show 2007

It’s springtime at New York University, which means the students in the Interactive Telecommunications Program truck out their graduation projects. These range from conceptual artworks (like Andrew Schneider’s “Experimental Devices for Performance” shown above) to innovative interfaces and games. This gallery shows just a few of the works on display….

Conan O’Brien Visits Lucasfilm, Intel

Conan O’Brien Visits Lucasfilm, Intel

Late Night’s Conan O’Brien recently traveled out to San Francisco to shoot a week’s worth of shows. During his time out there he managed to visit some pretty famous studios, including Lucasfilm and Intel (who were sponsoring his San Franscisco shows). Check out part 1 of his Lucasfilm visit above,…

Sony Ericsson P1 Follows Up P990 By Going 25% Smaller

Sony Ericsson P1 Follows Up P990 By Going 25% Smaller

If you’re a fan of Sony Ericsson’s P990 Symbian smartphone, you’ll definitely scream like a little girl when you hear about the newest P1 phone. Not only is it 25% smaller than the 990, it’s got a 3.2-megapixel camera, 512MB Memory Stick Micro slot, push email through BlackBerry Connect, Wi-Fi…

Awesome Tube Slide Should Replace Stairs

Awesome Tube Slide Should Replace Stairs

Who needs stairs? They’re so last century. If I had my druthers, going up a floor in a building would be done via escalator, and going down would be done via slide. Giant tube slides, to be exact. You might think it’s impractical, but that would just mean that you’ve…

Blackboard Wall Clock Does Two Things at Once

Blackboard Wall Clock Does Two Things at Once

We’ve seen plenty of higher-tech solutions to the problem of leaving messages for others in your household, but this multipurpose Blackboard Wall Clock looks like a simple way to take care of two things at once. The 9-inch square clock was created by English sculptor Richard Miller out of a…

Wee HDD is Like a Feature-Free iPod

Wee HDD is Like a Feature-Free iPod

This fun “Wizplat” external HDD is basically an iPod without the media playing functionality. I mean, it’s about the same size, and it comes in 40GB and 60GB flavors, so if you want to be able to carry around large amounts of data with you in your pocket, it’ll do…

Mac Tablet Concept Puts Other Tablets to Shame

Mac Tablet Concept Puts Other Tablets to Shame

I’m not a tablet fan, but if this existed I’d be all over it. Designed by Yann Le Coroller, the Mactab is a tablet concept that comes in two: the tablet itself and a wireless keyboard. When not in use, the Mactab latches onto the keyboard for protection. The Mactab…

HP First to Add HD Dual Format Drive in its PCs

HP First to Add HD Dual Format Drive in its PCs

HP is breaking new grounds today by becoming the first PC vendor to swing both ways in the high-def DVD wars. The company’s new PCs (which will be part of the Pavilion Media Center m8010y series and d4890y series) will feature a Blu-ray/HD DVD combo drive and also come with…

Post PMA: Hitachi camcorder concepts

Post PMA: Hitachi camcorder concepts

We’ve got a few more stories that we just haven’t had time to write up. These cool concept designs for Hitachi camcorders is just one of these… So yes, Hitachi had some funky styles on show for possible future video cameras. All sticking around their idea of disc-based recording, though…

Wii Gets a Cooling Fan

Wii Gets a Cooling Fan

With the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 both having third party cooling systems, Nintendo’s Wii was feeling a bit left out. After all, didn’t it get hot as well? Fear not, Wiis, as a no-name Chinese company has released an add-on cooler for you, too. The cooler is powered…

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Monday’s feed

Breakfast Wrap: Best of Monday’s feed

Ready for your daily dose? Anti-violence shock gun. And by anti-violent, they mean insanely violent, but mostly non-lethal… Get twice the sleep in half the time. Scientists make machine that triggers REMs to get more rest out of less sleep. Oh God, I need this. Canon HR10 peek: AVCHD camcorder…

Soltronix AM/FM Solar Headset Makes Sun its Slave

Soltronix AM/FM Solar Headset Makes Sun its Slave

We were completely unaware that they were still innovating on the AM/FM headphone combo. Weren’t they all rounded up and sent to Radio Shack Hell next to the metal detectors? It looks like Soltronix didn’t get that memo. The Soltronix solar headset, is completely energy self-sufficient in full-on sunshine. And…

Topo 3D Ceiling Transforms Ordinary Room to Cloud 9

Topo 3D Ceiling Transforms Ordinary Room to Cloud 9

We’re armchair architects, and that’s why these Topo 3D ceiling tiles from USG caught our enthusiastic attention. By simply hanging these molded panels from their suspension system attached to the ceiling, they give you a special Frank Gehry look that gives any room an undulating cloud-like atmosphere. The panels are…

Rube Goldberg Dog Food Dispenser

Rube Goldberg Dog Food Dispenser

It’s been a while since we have seen a solid Rube Goldberg machine, so here is the latest from Instructables member Eswolowski. It is small, yet complex and accomplishes a task of feeding a dog. At first I thought it was a bit overkill to feed the dog, then I…

Samsung Ships Q1 Ultra UMPC

Samsung Ships Q1 Ultra UMPC

Samsung marks the year anniversary of the release of its Q1 UMPC by shipping the Q1 Ultra, a better all-around ultramobile PC with a lower price and enhanced usability. This $799 handheld saves energy with an LED-backlit screen at 1024×600 pixels, and that helps boost the battery life to what…

Dragon Speakers Match Your Bruce Lee Themed Pad

Dragon Speakers Match Your Bruce Lee Themed Pad

We’re not entirely sure if these Dragon Speakers are hip or not. In some settings they might look a bit tacky and others, such as a Chinese restaurant, they might be seen as post-kitsch cool. Either way, they’re not monstrosities; they’re just over 12 inches high and might just fit…