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…

8AM Desk Lamp, Held Up As If By Magic

8AM Desk Lamp, Held Up As If By Magic

This desk lamp, called 8AM by its designers, clamps onto your desk, and it looks like its bulb is magically held up by a wire. There’s a regular braided electric wire leading to the clamp on the desk, but then coming out the other side is an electric wire that…

For Hot Rice, Just Add Cold Water

For Hot Rice, Just Add Cold Water

Some Japanese inventors have come up with a way to make a piping hot rice dish by adding nothing but cold water. “Hotto! Raisu” isn’t designed for the totally lazy, but rather for areas hit by natural disasters that are without power. How does it work? By subjecting rice to…

Scientists Create Sleep On-Demand Machine

Scientists Create Sleep On-Demand Machine

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have created a sleep machine that’ll let you get eight hours’ worth of sleep in less than half the time. Here’s how it works: A transcranial magnetic stimulation device is strapped to your noggin’ and sends harmless magnetic waves to your brain. In return,…

Zonbu $99 Linux-Based Computer This Summer

Zonbu $99 Linux-Based Computer This Summer

There’s a cheap computer on the way that undercuts them all, the $99 Zonbu, due this summer in a silent-running form factor that’s about the size of a paperback book. It has 4GB of flash memory on board, and automatically backs up a copy of your data online. Besides that…

PMA 07: Kodak stand: cool digital frames

PMA 07: Kodak stand: cool digital frames

We mentioned the Digiframe frames earlier, which were hot. These are the best of the big name frames, and have some nice extra features on board. Their frames are 16:9 widescreen format, which is a bit strange when photos aren’t really taken in wide format. But the screens do look…

Hidden Camera Spy Clock

Hidden Camera Spy Clock

The $64 Hidden Camera Spy Clock is not just another yuppie wooden radio from Hammacher Schlemmer Holiday 1995, but (as you may have deduced from the title) functions as a hidden spy camera as well. Full color, 380-line, 510×492 video streams over the 2.4ghz spectrum for neighborhood viewing”so keep that…

Uncle Milton R/C Tarantula

Uncle Milton R/C Tarantula

Since being bitten by radioactive spiders, the Gizmodo staff is in no way fearful of arachnids. At all. Dropping one of these remote control tarantulas into a Gizmodo party would specifically not cause anyone to wet their pants (which may or may not be housing expensive test electronics, so be…

Changing Cupboard: Transforming Surfaces

The Changing Cupboard was featured at the Milan Furniture Fair 2007. While scholars will enjoy the social critique of the print medium’s reaction to everyday events, I’m mesmerized by the ad-free use of two-panel billboard technologies in the living room. Note to self: redecorate home with 100% pixel design. Second…

Rumour: HP 20-inch Pavilion HDX: Gaming Notebook

Rumour: HP 20-inch Pavilion HDX: Gaming Notebook

Rumor has it that HP will be announcing a new 20-inch gaming laptop, the Pavilion HDX. Weighing in at a hefty 12lbs, the computer is large enough to house both a full-sized keyboard and a windows media remote, side by side. Electronista speculates that the computer will feature the new…