iSave Water Counter for your Green Conscience

iSave Water Counter for your Green Conscience

The iSave is a rather simple gadget that has just clinched the runner-up prize in Metropolis Magazine’s 2007 Next Generation Awards. Attach it to either your sink or a showerhead and it will show you just how much water you are using for your morning’s ablutions/scrubbing last night’s taco melt…

3’s X-Series gives birth to new handsets

3’s X-Series gives birth to new handsets

The least tempting thing about 3’s X-Series so far has been the handset range: for such an inspiring network concept, the handsets were what I like to call Minogues… as in Danni. Nice enough, but there are others you’d rather spend your time with. But NOW! Things are looking a…

PC World Editor Harry McCracken Returns, Victorious

PC World Editor Harry McCracken Returns, Victorious

In an interesting reversal, departed PC World Editor Harry McCracken has returned to the magazine as “vice-president, editor in chief”. What’s even more surprising is that CEO Colin Crawford has been dropped from the CEO position and is taking up the executive vice president, online position. He’s even given the…

Toughen Up Your Mac Mini With VictorSystems

Toughen Up Your Mac Mini With VictorSystems

There are some great Mac Mini setups out there, but none of them would hold up to military conditions. Enter VictorSystems. They took your typical pint-sized Mac and covered it in aluminum armor, wrought plates and finned heat sinks. Now the Mini is combat ready. But what good is a…

Peter Moore Talks Xbox 360 Folding

Peter Moore Talks Xbox 360 Folding

Okay, he didn’t specifically talk about the same Folding that the PS3 does, but a similar research application. Moore told Mike Antonucci of The Mercury News: Then if we truly believe that we can in some way marshal the resources of a much larger installed base of Xbox 360 owners,…

AOpen and Niveus Crash the Intel Launch Party

AOpen and Niveus Crash the Intel Launch Party

We hit up Intel’s launch party this afternoon to check out some more next-gen Centrino Duo goodness and much to our surprise we came across a pair of fresh-outta-the-oven small form factor PCs that plan on borrowing features from the new mobile platform. First up is AOpen’s new Mini PC…

Pioneer 8th Gen Plasmas On The Show Floor

Here at the Pioneer “Project Kuro” Gen 8 plasma launch, the TVs really look good. I wouldn’t expect them to look bad, seeing as everything in the room would be optimized. However, you can see from these pictures that the contrast really is dramatic, and that in low light, the…

First Unboxing of the Helio Ocean

First Unboxing of the Helio Ocean

Gizmodo is among the lucky dozen to get a finished production boxed version of the Helio Ocean. This phone of enormous importance to Helio, Earthlink, and Sky Dayton. It’s got to be the company’s Sidekick, Q and iPhone killer all in one. We’ve already shown you video of Ocean in…

Teltonika HSDPA USB Modem for Super-Fast Connectivity

Teltonika HSDPA USB Modem for Super-Fast Connectivity

If, like Shakira, you need to be connected Whenever, Wherever, then Teltonika’s little HSDPA USB modem has your name written all over it (rather like my brother thinks Shakira should have his name written all over her). Plug the little thingo into your laptop and you should have high-speed Internet…

What You Need to Know About Intel’s Santa Rosa

What You Need to Know About Intel’s Santa Rosa

So today marks the debut of Intel’s new Santa Rosa platform. Aside from the fact that your notebook is officially outdated, what else does this mean? What does Santa Rosa offer that you’re missing out on, and more importantly, is it enough to warrant buying a new lappie? First things…

Sound Blaster X-Fi Extreme Audio Notebook

Sound Blaster X-Fi Extreme Audio Notebook

Phew. Snappy name, eh? So snappy there’s no room on the headline for a bad pun. Lucky you, I say. Anyway, this is a new ExpressCard/54-compatible sound card that uses Creative’s X-Fi Crystallizer and 3CMSS-3D technology to give your laptop surround sound. There’s a 7.1-channel speaker docking module and all…

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…