HD DVD “The Code” Shirt

HD DVD “The Code” Shirt

The folks at Nerdy Shirts have taken the spectacle that is HD DVD on Digg and turned it into a shirt. Yes, you too can be reminded day after day (if you never change your shirts) of the code that launched a thousand stories. Have your fun now, because in…

CeBIT: Girls in spa with condoms… for your phone

CeBIT: Girls in spa with condoms… for your phone

So here are those girls in the spa I mentioned earlier. They were showing off some new mobile phone protective covers called ‘Skins’… basically, large condoms you wrap your phone in before hitting the water, or mud, or jelly. Y’know, whatever. Another photo follows the drop, showing a small number…

CeBIT: Google just spruiking ad services

CeBIT: Google just spruiking ad services

We checked in on the Google stand, which was little more than signs, a bunch of laptops, and some reps. What does an online company show off at a trade show anyway? They were really there selling both sides of their ad business ” AdWords and AdSense. Riveting stuff. Across…

Incorruptable Editor Resigns from PC World (US)

PC World’s US Editor in Chief, Harry McCracken, has resigned. The reason he resigned ” the company’s CEO killing a story entitled “Ten Things We Hate About Apple” ” shows how the magazine’s editorial is fighting hard to keep its integrity, and that McCracken’s departure shows that he’s not going…

Cybersex Has Never Been So Cute

Cybersex Has Never Been So Cute

The Happy-Kid webcam, from the fine folks at Brando is definitely happy. It bends around to attach to the top of your monitor in a variety of happy poses. It is ironic that such a cheerful and happy webcam is used to film you and your sick and disgusting Web…

The Ultimate DS Lite Zelda Mod

The Ultimate DS Lite Zelda Mod

Our buddy Ramon (who if you remember, created the ultimate Legend of Zelda Wii mod ) has done it again. This time he’s taken an otherwise plain-Jane Nintendo DSLite and turned it into a Legend of Zelda masterpiece that Miyamoto would be proud to use himself on the train to…

Sizemodo: Creative Zen Stone vs. Apple iPod Shuffle

Sizemodo: Creative Zen Stone vs. Apple iPod Shuffle

Creative’s thrown down the rocks with their iPod shuffle competitor, the Zen Stone. The 1GB Stone is $US39 compared with the shuffle’s $79, but how does it compare on size? After all, every millimeter counts when you’re competing for who’s smaller. Well, it looks like Apple’s still got the upper…

Firebell Clock is Loud, Brings Back Bad Memories

Firebell Clock is Loud, Brings Back Bad Memories

Our clock fetish is becoming a daily occurrence and today is no different. The firebell alarm clock would be sure to jolt even the heaviest sleepers awake with an ear-shattering ring. This $16 is so loud it will supposedly scare the hell out of you, therefore increasing your heart rate…

Low End Theory: Geekercise

Low End Theory: Geekercise

By Brendan I. Koerner Ah, springtime, when our thoughts turn to lust”and, by extension, we get a wee bit self-conscious ’bout how our physiques are more Dom DeLuise than Ben Wallace. Unfortunately, spending countless hours transfixed by LCDs and the data contained thereon has a demonstrably deleterious effect on one’s…

LG Jumps into GPS with Pricey Handheld

LG Jumps into GPS with Pricey Handheld

LG seems to be all over the place nowadays, and pretty soon they’ll be inside your car, too. The LN740, LN735, and LN730 mark the company’s first GPS systems. The top of the line LN740 ($US450) will feature a 10cm screen along with a 90-day trial of Traffic.com (which reports…

Nokia’s New Entry-level Phone is also its Thinnest

Nokia’s New Entry-level Phone is also its Thinnest

Dubbed the Barracuda, Nokia’s new 2630 phone is the company’s thinnest phone to date, measuring in at approximately 1cm thick. The entry-level phone also comes with Bluetooth, a built-in camera and all your basic media features (including an FM radio and MP3 ringtones). Its sibling, the 2760, ups the stakes…

Samsung MV65 HD Media Center is Envy-Enducing

Samsung MV65 HD Media Center is Envy-Enducing

First it’s taking Korea then we hope it will hit our shores – and soon. Samsung’s latest HD media center, the MV65, is a rather gorgeous-looking beast. Bright white, it boasts an integrated, hybrid analog/HDTV tuner with EPG and HD PVR functions. There’s an electronic program guide, 2.13GHz Intel Core…

Creative Introduces Teeny Tiny Zen Stone

Creative Introduces Teeny Tiny Zen Stone

Over the weekend, we teased you with a rumor that had been floating around, that Creative would introduce a tiny, flash-based audio player for under $50. Well, it happened, and it’s actually under $40. (I mean “under” in the TV-announcer sense of the word.) Creative’s $39.99 1GB Zen Stone will…

Maker Faire Coming Up: May 19 + 20

Maker Faire Coming Up: May 19 + 20

Just a quick reminder from our buddy Phil that the Maker Faire is coming up on May 19 and 20 at the San Mateo fairgrounds. We’ll be there”as will Phil and thousands of other do-it-yourselfers”hanging out with a bunch of guys with way too much time on their hands and…

CeBIT: Time is a bastard

I’ve not done half the blogging of CeBIT as intended. Sorry. Time has flown away on me since yesterday morning, but I do have a swag of coverage to post later today. Featuring Sony, Google, Sennheiser, D-Link, Netcomm, automated desks, crazy German research hardware, and girls in a spa. -Seamus…

We Laughed: The PlayStation Eye

We Laughed: The PlayStation Eye

If you’re at all curious about how the PlayStation Eye works, Penny Arcade’s got you covered. Har har. Now if you really want to know how it works, check out this interview with the creator to get an insight into their decision making and see what improvements they’ve made over…

Vroom Vroom: TVR Tuscan Wireless Mouse

Vroom Vroom: TVR Tuscan Wireless Mouse

The TVR Tuscan is a primo sports car, and for those who can’t afford the $100,000 price tag, you can pretend with the TVR Tuscan wireless mouse! It is powered by a couple of AAA batteries (a small step down from the traditional 360hp engine) and includes two buttons, scroll…

Sony to Integrate P2P into PlayStation 3 via Home?

Sony to Integrate P2P into PlayStation 3 via Home?

If you were at all interested in the Vudu box announcement”which promised an HD set-top box capable of streaming movies via P2P”this rumor may just give you a reason to get excited about the PS3 again. A source tells Sony Protection Group that Sony’s planning on integrating a P2P file-sharing…

Get Your Wife Into Gaming by Dying Wii Straps

Get Your Wife Into Gaming by Dying Wii Straps

Can’t seem to get your S.O. interested in your gaming hobby? Perhaps the project of dying your Wii straps will bridge the cap between arts and crafts and your fragging. Beyond just being fun for the whole family, dying the straps will make it easy to tell which one your…

Frankenreview: Netgear EVA8000 Digital Entertainer HD

Frankenreview: Netgear EVA8000 Digital Entertainer HD

Since man discovered digital video compression, he’s been fashioning tools to view smut entertainment on the big screen. Early attempts of cutting out holes for CRT monitors were futile, as were the fruitless attempts at training monkeys to hold laptops at eye level. Luckily, companies like Netgear have better solutions….

Bring the Basketball Court With You Wherever You Go

Bring the Basketball Court With You Wherever You Go

If you can’t manage to take your Hummer out on the town without a guarantee that you’ll be able to shoot hoops, you might have a problem. That problem won’t be solved by dropping $500 on a basketball hoop that attaches to the back of your vehicle, but I guess…

Synthetic Snot may Enable Bender to Smell his Farts

Synthetic Snot may Enable Bender to Smell his Farts

You can tell it’s a quiet day when we start talking about robot snot, can’t you? Researchers at the Universities of Warwick and Leicester in the UK have apparently discovered that synthetic snot smeared on robot noses enables the electronic sniffing devices to identify a greater number of smells. And…

Jamo i200 Speakers for iPod Look and Sound Danish

Jamo i200 Speakers for iPod Look and Sound Danish

Hurrah for Danish Laydeez Birgitte Smedegaard and Stine Weiss, who have knocked up these Jamo i200 iPod speakers in their garden shed. And they’re not too pricey, either”we found them for $149″which is not bad for the crisp sound they will give to your choons. Available in black and white,…

One Hour Circle Clock not for the Houseproud

One Hour Circle Clock not for the Houseproud

This is a bit like watching paint dry. The Everlast Circle Clock is a one-handed time-telling device that draws circles on your wall. Which to me sounds like all the hassle of having a destructive creative toddler at home with none of the benefits (dirty nappies, repeating rude words they…

Ninja Shuriken Clock with Nunchuck Hands

Ninja Shuriken Clock with Nunchuck Hands

Are you a bad enough dude to own this clock? Not everyone is capable of withstanding the eight-pointed shuriken frame, the Yin/Yang face, the nunchuck hands, the chopstick second hand, and the ninja figure that’s incessantly kicking its invisible enemies in the face before winding up and kicking some more….

Microsoft: User Account Control Is Awesome

Microsoft: User Account Control Is Awesome

The first thing I did after I installed Windows Vista was disable User Account Control”it’s pretty much the most annoying OS feature I’ve ever dealt with. Microsoft’s Chief Security Advisor in Australia, Peter Watson, however thinks that it’s “a great idea and strategically a direction that all operating systems and…